HERdacious

HERdacious

HERdacious is a podcast for audacious women seeking to break down the barriers to success and to live their lives confidently. We host honest conversations with badass women across the country, about their being bold, both in their lives and in the workplace. So if you want some femme support along for your professional journey, HERdacious is here for you!

Episodes

May 10, 2021 37 min

Organizational Inclusion

In this episode, herdacious host Lorelei chats with Rose Saenz about the importance of organizational inclusion at all levels of an organization. Unfortunately, it can be easy for workplace hierarchies to let employees feel overlooked. However, Rose urges us to realize that we are not just a number in the masses. With 20 years of management experience, Rose teaches us how to recognize the worth in our contri...

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What To Know About Recruiters

In this episode, herdacious host Lorelei chats with Liz Bronson about the job recruiting process, more specifically, those all-too-mystifying recruiters. As job applicants, we’ve all experienced the dank, dark hole that is the recruiting process … but what’s on the other end of that interaction? Enter Liz, whose insight as a recruiter reveals the methods to the madness. Though the world of recruiting mi...

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April 26, 2021 36 min

Career Exploration

In this episode, herdacious host Lorelei chats with Lynn Chang about exploring various career paths. During her tenure as a college career coach, Dr. Lynn guided students toward balanced and satisfying career choices. However, career exploration is not exclusive to the youth of pre-paid meal plans; it’s a common phenomenon to all working professionals. From exploring the multi-faceted career playground to prioriti...

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April 19, 2021 37 min

Secrets to Breaking Glass Ceilings

In this episode, herdacious host Lorelei chats with Lee Anne Crockett about navigating top corporate positions as a woman. Having encountered adversity when seeking promotions in a male-dominated industry, Lee learned the number of systemic barriers women face on their climb to the top of the professional pyramid. From her experience, Lee teaches us ways to outsmart the system, or more accurately p...

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April 12, 2021 34 min

Avoiding Self-Sabotage in Our Professional Lives

In this episode, herdacious host Lorelei chats with Michelle Hoover about avoiding self-sabotage through self-mastery. Time and time again, the hand of self-sabotage notoriously pulls us down by the sleeves. Michelle teaches us how to release the grasp self-sabotage has over our professional development by proactively fighting our learned habits, and instead, making favorable choices....

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April 5, 2021 36 min

The Importance of Giving and Receiving Feedback

In this episode, herdacious host Lorelei chats with Stacey Rudnick about effectively giving and receiving feedback in the workplace. Feedback is an informative tool to have in our professional development toolbox, as such, Stacey spills the beans, or more applicably, the Oreos, on how feedback underscores the strengths and weaknesses necessary to improving our career performance. From ...

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March 29, 2021 35 min

The Importance of Professional Development and Mentorship

In this episode, herdacious host Lorelei chats with Telesa Via about the effects of authentic mentorship and how prioritizing your own professional development will lead to greater career success. With the countless trailblazing women in the workforce today, Telesa relays the benefits of connecting with these women who can act as a source of guidance on our career journeys. F...

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March 22, 2021 34 min

Getting Over Being Liked in An Interview

In this episode, herdacious host Lorelei chats with Tyann Osborn about prioritizing organizational fit in the job interview. Many women tend to approach interviews with an emphasis on charisma, but TyAnn explains why focusing on likeability above self-advocacy and intuition can be detrimental to finding an ideal fit. From dodging the good girl phenomenon to redirecting bad behavior, TyAnn rem...

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December 7, 2020 36 min

Being Your Own Best Friend

In this episode, herdacious host Lorelei chats with Sapna Aggarwal about looking within oneself and loving who you find. Sapna highlights the need to spend more time learning about our own needs and goals, allowing us to bravely move forward from a place of self love. Whether we're adopting a growth mindset or pinpointing borrowed goals, Sapna reminds us of the importance of self-empowerment: loving wh...

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November 30, 2020 34 min

Responding to Workplace Harassment

In this episode, herdacious host Lorelei chats with Amy Averett about how we can respond to workplace harassment. As the head of the SAFE Institute, Amy brings her leadership expertise to guide us through a variety of responses when witnessing harassment of others and for ourselves. With the conversation ranging from distinguishing the difference between harassment and misconduct to developing an i...

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November 23, 2020 33 min

Conquering Self Doubt

In this episode, herdacious host Lorelei chats with Velera Wilson about overcoming those nagging feelings of self-doubt that many of us harbor. Velera explains that the road to confidence requires us to abandon negative attitudes and patterns that we use to gauge our self-worth: from seeking "perfection" to comparing our achievements to those around us. Velera reminds us that the courage we need to be o...

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November 16, 2020 37 min

Female Entrepreneurial Leadership

In this episode, herdacious host Lorelei chats with Lauren Fritsch about the intersecting path of entrepreneurship and leadership. Lauren brings her experience as a lifelong female entrepreneur to talk about the differing gender expectations, the challenges, the return on emotion, and much more. Whether you’re launching your first birdhouse venture as a budding 12-year-old or you’re a seasoned busin...

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November 9, 2020 30 min

Elements to Include in Your Management Routine

In this episode, herdacious host Lorelei chats with Jennifer Farris about all things management. Jennifer brings forth her extensive HR expertise to advise us on being successful managers in the workplace, and how to find the very best of the best for the job (ladies, this is your cue). From developing our leadership skills to the six C’s of management, Jennifer teaches us that being a ...

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November 2, 2020 33 min

Allyship with Women and Parents in the Workplace

In this episode, herdacious host Lorelei chats with Harold Hughes about being an ally to our co-workers with less privilege. Harold highlights his experience as an investor seeking out women-led businesses, his intentionality regarding supporting unique and diverse perspectives, as well as engaging with the unfamiliar. Harold encourages us to leverage our influence and power to propel...

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October 26, 2020 33 min

Doing Well by Doing Good

In this episode, herdacious host Lorelei chats with Ernestine Lammers about being a socially responsible entrepreneur. Ernestine recounts her personal journey with her mother-daughter business, Kanti Goods, detailing the triumphs and obstacles that led her business to its success. From networking with leaders in the field to knowing the value of the products we sell; Ernestine reminds us that although a busi...

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October 19, 2020 33 min

Socialization of Women

In this episode, herdacious host Lorelei chats with Joy Wiggins, PhD, about a pernicious societal symptom of sexism: the sabotage of women by women. Joy explains society’s troubling role is teaching women and young girls to feel negatively about themselves and other women, and how this behavior is bound to disadvantage us in the workplace. Joy reminds us that we can make the conscious decision to defy our soci...

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October 12, 2020 26 min

Being an Assertive Female Leader

In this episode, herdacious host Lorelei chats with Leanna Sauerlender about being an assertive female leader in the workplace. Leanna emphasizes the need to be vulnerable allowing us to learn our true goals and implement the type of leadership needed to attain them. It is common for women to face a plethora of challenges, including likeability standards and leadership stereotypes on the premise of r...

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October 5, 2020 23 min

Women in Leadership

In this episode, herdacious host Lorelei chats with Cara McCarty about common trends women in leadership experience. Cara emphasizes the impact a diverse work culture has on a company’s performance, and how women, in particular, can lead that effort. While it's well known that women are under-represented in the leadership realm, Cara details some tips for recruiters to mitigate bias and hire based on individu...

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September 28, 2020 31 min

Flexing Your Communication Style in the Workplace

In this episode, herdacious host Lorelei chats with Ashley Connell and Leah Steinkirch of the Prowess Project about finding our communication styles and effectively implementing them into our workplaces. Leah and Ashley explain that each of us has a communication wavelength where we thrive the most, and it's important to recognize that our colleagues might not operate at that sam...

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September 21, 2020 33 min

Challenging Power in the Workplace

In this episode, herdacious host Lorelei chats with Tara, Not the HR Lady, about standing up to people in power. The difficulties that come with being a woman in the workplace are no secret - Tara explains how those difficulties magnify when challenging power and implores us to effectively communicate our ideas for actionable change. From equipping ourselves with the facts to staying true to our va...

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