Women Worldwide with Deirdre Breakenridge

Women Worldwide with Deirdre Breakenridge

Interviewed by Deirdre Breakenridge, women around the globe share their incredible stories--from the heights of success to the agony of defeat.


December 16, 2022 25 min

We often hear about self-care and it is definitely a buzzword right now. But there are many misconceptions about what self-care really is. Ultimately, self-care is a thing, even the small things, that bring you peace and joy. That’s why Roberta Hughes joins us today because the work she does with her clients is all about finding moments of peace and joy in their life so they can feel value and purpose.

Roberta Hughes is the Founder...

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Energy is a broad term, isn’t it? Sometimes something so broad can be hard to understand. So, today’s episode is all about tuning into your energy with guest Rebecca Ahmed.

Rebecca Ahmed is an award-winning speaker, business consultant, and an Energy Leadership Index™ Master Practitioner (ELI-MP), which is an exclusive training in human energy and how we can experience, express, and expand it in ourselves and others. Rebecca is als...

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Inspiration can come from anywhere, but for today’s guest, her family has been the biggest inspiration of all, creating opportunities to channel her passion into writing. Author Annette Berkovits does just that with each and every one of her books and today she shares her journey.

Annette Libeskind Berkovits was born in Kyrgyzstan and grew up in postwar Poland and the fledgling state of Israel before coming to the U.S. at age sixte...

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Brand equity is a big buzzword in the business world. Brands like Apple are highly recognizable not just for what they sell but also for what they stand for. Today, all businesses strive to have that type of impact with their brands. My guest today is an expert at helping women transform their business visions through building brand equity. 

Ari Kryzek, CEO & Head of Strategy at Chykalophia, is a certified brand strategist. She...

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It’s no secret that the corporate boardroom is still a “man’s world,” but we also know that diversity at every level of an organization is so impactful. And when it comes to getting more women on corporate boards, you won’t find many more passionate than today’s guest Jocelyn Mangan.

Jocelyn is a co-founder of Him For Her, a social impact venture that aims at accelerating diversity on boards. Him For Her is building the boardroom o...

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When it comes to communicating, there are a surprising number of elements that go into effectively speaking to others, whether that be in a professional setting or a personal one. And it all starts with knowing your baseline.

In this episode, I explain what a baseline is and how the knowledge of your own baseline can impact the effectiveness of your communication.

As you are thinking about your baseline, you have to consider things...

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September 2, 2022 26 min

Did you get the memo or do you feel like you missed something? Today’s guest admits that for a long time, she felt that she had totally missed the memo. But in reality, she just hadn’t made her own yet.

Today’s guest is Yemi Penn, an engineer by profession, a fascinating and successful entrepreneur, author, speaker, and transformation mindset coach. In our conversation, Yemi helps us understand transformation and how we can make th...

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Today’s guest is proof that you can have it all and you don’t have to wait. Mary D’Souza has built a very successful career and focuses her efforts on living her best life. But what’s her secret?

For Mary, it has always boiled down to relationship building. In her experiences in private credit, equity, real estate, and investment banking, Mary learned what it takes to build meaningful relationships when you want to move forward wit...

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August 5, 2022 24 min

How do you go from med school to becoming a franchise consultant? My guest today is Kim Daly, a top consulting franchising expert, and international bestselling co-author. She is also the creator of the Daly Plan, a millionaire mindset coaching program, and the host of KimDaly.tv.

We discussed Kim's path from preparing for med school to becoming a successful franchise consultant, how to overcome limiting beliefs and realize you...

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I am sitting down with Amy Pyles in this episode of Women Worldwide to discuss various topics such as how to embrace technology and become better at solving problems!

Amy is the president of Saxum, a digital integrated agency that solves complex problems for brands and organizations! Amy helps brands make more effective connections with those whom they serve – even brands as big and as recognizable as Walmart!

Tune in as she shares...

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July 8, 2022 27 min

We have conversations just about every single day, but are you having conversations with the companies from whom you're buying products? 

Well, in this episode of Women Worldwide, I am sitting down for a discussion with Brooke Sellas to talk about just that and more! 

Brooke is the C.E.O. and founder of B Squared Media, an award-winning digital marketing agency focusing on social media management, advertising, and social-led cu...

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Have you ever had one of those moments when you just don't feel like you're in sync? Maybe your voice is shaky, you can't find the words that you want to use, and/or your body feels stiff. Join me as I fly solo today and share my tips to help you overcome these no-flow moments!

A no-flow moment is when, for whatever reason, your vocal cues, your verbal cues, and your body language are not synchronized, and I share with ...

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Loss of any kind in one’s life is tragic and soul-altering. The grieving process that follows, while painful and difficult, is necessary in order to return to a place where you can live life to the fullest. Someone who knows a lot about this process is Kristine Carlson, the co-author of the book Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

Richard Carlson, her late husband, wrote the book and was considered the foremost expert on happiness and st...

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May 13, 2022 32 min

So many women believe they’re bad at negotiations because it’s not a skill they’ve ever been successful at building. Not because they haven’t sought out the knowledge and advice, but because the advice they were given was not gender neutral. 

That’s right. Negotiation is a highly gendered skill, and that needs to change. 

Kathryn Valentine founded Worthmore Negotiations after having a bad experience with negotiations while she was ...

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April 29, 2022 29 min

Dr. Martha Saunders, the President of the University of West Florida, has worked in higher education for over three decades. She has served in academic leadership roles in Florida, Georgia, Wisconsin, and Mississippi, and is known for her ability to manage and navigate crises. 

She credits her ability to help move through tough times to her views on innovative learning and creating cutting-edge academic programs. Higher education i...

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For so many people, finding love is one of the most difficult things they’ve ever done. It makes you wonder, why do some people find love so easily and others have immense trouble? Venus Castleberg, author of Here to Forever: Finally Free to Be Me, joins me to chat about looking for love in all the wrong places, and where she finally found hers. 

Venus has spent much of her life jumping from modality to modality, practice to pract...

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April 1, 2022 25 min

Have you ever been faced with a decision that could mean someone lived or died? Jillian Haslam, author of the new book, A Voice Out of Poverty, has faced life-threatening decisions, which kept her younger sister alive.

Jillian is an inspiration and her story is one you won’t want to miss. Listen as Jillian shares her inspirational story and learn more about the principles behind her decision-making process.

She took those words to...

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March 18, 2022 5 min

I was recently chatting with a colleague and she was sharing with me her frustrations because she felt like no one was paying attention. It got me thinking about why that might be. I’m going to impart the knowledge I shared with her here. Let me know, are people listening to you? 

First, be fully present when you’re in a meeting or one on one. Think about it, why would someone connect with you if your mind is obviously elsewhere. B...

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March 4, 2022 32 min

Maria Brito started her career as an attorney. She grew up in a household that believed the best way to make money was to become a professional. Once she graduated and started working in law, she realized she couldn’t do that work. 

She hated every single minute that she spent at the law firm. The final straw came when she had her first child and the thought of going back devastated her. 

When she was a kid she was always writing p...

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February 18, 2022 27 min

In this day and age people have trouble being alone with themselves. With social media opening the door into our lives in new and persistent ways, we no longer have the solitary space to just be. Alone time however is necessary for growth, alignment, and joy. 

Listen as Rebekah Iliff and I chat about her new book and why having the space to be alone is so important. 

Rebekah is an author, speaker, and entrepreneur who has spent a l...

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