Career Strategies for Women that Work

Career Strategies for Women that Work

Many professional women aspire to advance their careers. Yet, many encounter common obstacles when navigating the landscape both at work and at home. From corporate cultures to internal chatter, high impact women are often searching for proven and actionable strategies to make their goals a reality. With firsthand experience in demanding roles while juggling the numerous demands outside of work, JJ DiGeronimo, a woman in tech turned award-winning author for working women, shares some of her best strategies to empower women at work and in life right here. From self-efficacy to self-boundaries, from asking for a raise to landing a board seat to maneuvering guilt, this podcast offers a series of proven initiatives for women looking to accelerate their professional paths. As many have already learned, much of what happens on the outside starts on the inside. So don’t be surprised if we chat about mindfulness, mediation, and ancient practices too! My goal with Career Strategies for Women that Work is to create safe places to learn, explore and identify what is no longer serving us with opportunities to unleash our inner knowing to illuminate our next level of impact. Through personal anecdotes, examples, and stories from those who have stumbled, fallen, and succeeded, this podcast shares insight to focus on specific actions to maximizes your talents and make your professional goals a reality.


January 26, 2023 19 min

Questions we discuss:

  • What should you ask yourself?
  • What do you need to invest in?
  • What are the fears of success?
  • Are you stuck in the shoulds?
  • How do you maximize your influence?
  • Where do you want to be in your work and life?
  • Kristen Zavo is a career coach, keynote speaker, and author of the international best-seller Job Joy: Your Guide to Success, Meaning, and Happiness in Your Career. In her coaching practice, she works to help high-ac...

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    How do you define Brilliance?

    What are a few ways women downplay their Brilliance?

    What advice do you have for women as they aspire for their next level of impact?

     Alicia Jabbar, CPCC, PCC has designed and delivered more than 100 experiences that inspire liberated leadership for women working in male-dominated industries. She is an executive leadership coach who partners with individuals who sit on the outside of what is known, value...

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    December 28, 2022 15 min

    Happy Holidays. Today is a really special episode because it reflects back on 30 years ago when I gained some insight into my life's work. Little did I know it then, but much of what happened in just a few minutes is some of the work that I do today. So hopefully this story from chapter 20 and Chapter 21 of Seeking will give you a glimpse of your life's work. Have a wonderful holiday season and I'll see you in 2023. 

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    December 15, 2022 22 min

    Here with us at Career Strategies for Women at Work, and today I have an awesome author, a speaker for women in business, and just a downright strategist for making things happen. Chellie, Phillips is with us today and I am so excited to dive into When In Doubt, Delete it.

    When In Doubt, Delete It!

    If you’re ready to start a new chapter, Author Chellie Phillips created 36 Life Edits using her 20 plus years of experience in team build...

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    In this episode of the Career Strategies for Women podcast, leadership expert and best selling author, Ramona Shaw, talks about how our thoughts influence our behaviors and why therefore you have to grow, expand, and update your thought patterns to become a more effective leader to others.

    JJ and Ramona also discuss common leadership challenges and why the root causes to these challenges lie in the leaders’ mind and have a lot less ...

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    November 17, 2022 11 min

    It is good to have perspective so when things do not unfold as planned you have some reserve energy!

    Can you think of the last time you were told no or can you think of a project or initiative where every door was closed? It’s not easy, as many of us are told NO, so often, whether it's at home in our communities, or even at work. 

    No, seems to be such a popular thing, and it comes in so many ways, and oftentimes it can really dep...

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     Professional women are subject to blind spots—obstacles that can minimize career potential, impact, or advancement. On Career Strategies for Women that Work, master executive coaches Brenda Wensil, MA, and Kathryn Heath, PhD, who recently published I Wish I'd Known This: 6 Career-Accelerating Secrets for Women Leaders with Berrett Kohler Publishers, will discuss the three common blindspots for women in their careers, including...

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    In this episode of the Career Strategies for Women podcast, feminine leadership expert, Lorraine Hamilton, discuss the double-bind for women in the workplace.

    Lorraine is a former engineer, voracious tea drinker and wannabe race car driver. She is also the founder of the Feminine Success AcceleratorTM and has spent the past 16 years coaching ambitious high-achieving women, writing books and mentoring hundreds of other coaches to gre...

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    When nudged by the Universe to write this book, my initial response was I’m not ready. That was followed with I still have more to learn. Yet after each women’s event where I was invited to present, I would share some of these insights and exercises, and the noticeable interest was reassuring, validating that women were ready to talk more about their self-doubts and fears. They were ready to be more vulnerable and more vocal about ...

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    If you are tired of chasing standards that are imposed on you by others; if you are drowning in to-do lists that deplete your energy and maybe even your impact; or if you are swimming in negative thoughts and self-talk or seeking more meaning …You are not alone!

    I, too, felt an internal tug for something more.

    The pages in my new book include key findings, strategies, and insights to dig deep, release the guilt, and move toward my li...

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    There have been so many moments in my career where I could have used a bit of courage, or a “microdose” of bravery. And to be honest, I wish I would have known this week’s guest in those moments. I’m chatting with Dr. Kristen Lee, head of the Behavior Science Program at Northeastern University and author of Worth the Risk. In this week’s episode of Career Strategies for Women that Work, Dr. Lee is sharing how to create small acts o...

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    As I was preparing this episode and talking to this week’s guest, two words that kept coming up for me were self-doubt and self-worth.

    In this week’s episode of Career Strategies for Women that Work, I’m chatting with my friend Martha Aviles, she’s a woman in tech and has had a tremendous career journey, and together, we’re going to talk about how to catapult yourself into a direction you desire, even when you may be dealing with se...

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    Words matter. It’s not only about how you talk to yourself, but what you say and how you engage with others. Words can shift our perspective. They can empower us or prohibit us. And in this week’s episode of Career Strategies for Women that Work, we’re going to discuss five powerful word shifts that will make a difference in your life. These have not only given me new opportunities, but they’ve also given me insight into how I talk...

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    We think we have to do more, have more, be more, and that will sum up to success. And as women, we feel like we have to try to make it look easy, and be pleasing and agreeable on top of that. It can get very overwhelming very quickly and lead to serious burnout. Well, in this week’s episode of Career Strategies for Women that Work, I’m chatting with my friend Karen Mangia, tech veteran, TEDx speaker, and author, about what it’s lik...

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    Fear drives a lot of what we do as humans. We often make decisions based on fear, and those don’t always land us in the best of spots. So, how do you use fear as something to propel you to a place of impact and influence? In this week’s episode of Career Strategies for Women that Work, I’m chatting with my friend Dawna Jones.

    Dawna has a knack for seeing beneath the surface to identify what is going on and then coming up with novel ...

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    April 7, 2022 14 min

    I know, I know it's not easy to say no, but if you have aspirations—it's critical that you do! You’ve got to align yourself to the right activities. If you want to have more influence and impact, you have to find time in your schedule to make that happen. And that involves saying no, which isn’t always easy. As women, we tend to be overcommitted; we’re working on activities at home, in our community, with friends and family...

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    There is hardly a week that goes by where a woman does not ask me about guilt. How do I stop feeling guilty? Why do I feel so guilty? When is this guilt going to step aside so I can move forward? Guilt is an overwhelming energy that holds so many women back. It’s an emotion that many of us carry that many of us cannot figure out how to get around. And so, for this week’s episode of Career Strategies for Women that Work, we are digg...

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    Human Design is a Career Tool too!

    Have you incorporated tools such as Myers-Briggs and StrengthsFinder 2.0 in your career strategies? I know I have done this for years too!

    I have recently learned that Human Design can provide great insight into the work too!

    Shannon McAlister is a Human Design & Somatic Coach.  She helps womxn tap into their soul expression through self-discovery, somatic healing, and Human Design.

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    February 24, 2022 10 min

    Lateral Moves - Are they Worth It? AND When do they make sense?

    “Climbing the corporate ladder” kind of makes it sound like there’s only one way to get to the top. But many of us end up exploring a variety of paths in our careers. And today, on Career Strategies for Women that Work, we explore the benefits of lateral moves. 

    Lateral Moves are essentially career changes that don’t typically involve a significant change in salary, titl...

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    February 3, 2022 20 min

    Are you aligned to the right work? Have you ever thought about how you align your time and the projects you’re taking on? The work and projects you say yes to now can affect the impact you have in the future. 

    In my experience, I’ve found that you have to be strategic about where you spend your time—and that often comes down to the projects you take on. 

    In this episode of Career Strategies for Women That Work, I dive into a Project ...

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