Women Taking the Lead

Women Taking the Lead

The Women Taking the Lead podcast is a resource for women leaders, allies, and organizations looking to promote more women into senior leadership. Episode formats include specific leadership challenges, "on-air" coaching with women leaders, and interviews with talent and organizational development leaders. Women Taking the Lead inspires women to overcome self-doubt and lead with confidence, integrity and a sense of humor.


November 22, 2023 50 mins

Sometimes you’re looking for a mindset shift and transformation. And sometimes what you need is help STAT!

If you have no bandwidth and you are at your wits end, stay with me because I’ve got a woman who can help you.

Meet Kelly Nolan

Kelly Nolan is an attorney-turned-time management strategist and mom of two. After experiencing overwhelm as a young patent liti...

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How are you at knowing exactly what you need in any given moment?

This may sound silly but, really, how tuned in are you to what you really need, and not what you think you need or think you want.

Many of us get swept away by the day and how we think we should be functioning. When the workday comes to a close, we’re a little dizzy thinking about what happened. On these ...

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November 8, 2023 14 mins

Does the thought of stepping into a new role, surrounded by new faces and greater responsibilities, send a ripple of anxiety through your core?

If so, you’re not alone.

The first 90 days post-promoti...

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Do you ever wonder if your financial decisions are aligned with your values and goals?

Money can be a murky topic, especially if you don't feel 100% competent or confident around money management. And considering most women between the ages of 30 and 60 are getting pulled in many...

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Let’s talk about Imposter Syndrome.

While Imposter Syndrome is a universal experience there are times when this experience is activated more than others.

A common trigger for Imposter Syndrome is when we take on new and expanded roles. There’s excitement at first a...

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Have you and your coworkers been grappling with burnout at work?

Burnout has been a hot topic and yet it continues to persist because the symptoms are often dismissed as run-of-the-mill stress or overwork.

In this episode I’m chatting with Julia Coit and Lindsay Coit, two of the breakout session speakers for The Maine Women's Conference coming up on October 25th. They s...

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We are unpacking a big topic today. We’re exploring developmental trauma broadly and child poverty trauma specifically, and the impact it has on leaders.

Clinical Professional Counselor and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Nikki Yardy joined me to create more awareness arou...

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September 20, 2023 16 mins

Have you ever wondered why women often find themselves juggling a multitude of tasks and responsibilities both at home and in the workplace?

Why is it that women seem to be burdened with an invisible load that is attached to the roles traditionally assigned to them?

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September 13, 2023 31 mins

Are you ready to redefine failure and discover how to tap into confidence?

I’m chatting with Dr. Brittney Ezell, a former athlete and motivational speaker, Read more

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September 6, 2023 9 mins

How is the new season impacting you?

You may be VERY aware of these changes (Hello new school year!). Or, only mildly considering the change.

Before the fall, Q4, or winter holidays fully ramps up, l...

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Have you ever experienced a transformational time in your workplace that demanded agile thinking, new combinations of skills, a higher level of collaboration, and a growth mindset? This week I have Anuradha Mayer of Wind River on the podcast to discuss the importance of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) for any company looking to thrive as we...

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Have you heard the terms management skills and leadership skills being used interchangeably?

It sounds like they refer to the same skills but they are, in fact, different.

And as a leader in an organ...

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Are you aware that a 2022 Women in the Workplace study shows that women make up 48% of entry level positions, but only 26% of C-Suite positions?

These numbers can be even more stark in male-dominated industries. You can only imagine how delighted I was to meet Sarah O’Hare of Fre...

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August 9, 2023 11 mins

Are you ready to unlock the secret to success as a leader?

Today's episode of "Women Taking the Lead" we'll explore the power of curiosity and how cultivating this essential characteristic can enhance your leadership journey.

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How companies support their female employees that are going through perimenopause and menopause is starting to hit the headlines.

Think about it. Most women go through the menopause transition between the ages of 45 and...

July 26, 2023 47 mins

Did you know the clothes you wear impact how you perform as a leader? And they impact how others interact with you.

I remember from my Catholic School days being told that uniforms were worn for a couple different ...

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There are companies that have had success creating gender equality in the workplace. This is demonstrated by representation of nearly 50% or more women throughout all levels of leadership in the organization, including the executive level. 

Are you curious to know exactly what is making the difference in those companies? 

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Have you ever had to manage a difficult team member?

It can be a challenge, especially when personalities clash and work styles don't align. As women leaders, we tend to be conscientious of relationships and want everyone to enjoy their job. This is fantastic and yet we also need to be aware that this can sometimes hold us back fro...

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Are you looking to enhance your leadership skills and create a positive feedback culture within your team?

Constructive feedback is an essential aspect of effective leadership. It empowers team members to grow, improve, ...

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Do you ever find yourself struggling to give constructive feedback?

It takes some finesse and perhaps a little bit of courage to face the unknown reaction from the person you are giving feedback to.

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