Own It! from Women Lead Change

Own It! from Women Lead Change

You say “stubborn," we say determined. You say “quiet," we say deliberate. You say “outspoken," we say passionate. You say “bossy," we say… #ownit. The most courageous female leaders have been called a lot of things. But what can keep some down, only propels the best forward. They own it all. Join Women Lead Change CEO Tiffany O’Donnell as she digs deeper into the power of the stories these women tell themselves. Each one with a perspective that may be just what you need, when you need it. Tactical, informative, and inspirational. How will you #OwnIt? This podcast features thought leaders, industry experts, CEOs, and senior leaders who recognize the imperative to advance women leaders at all levels. Topics range from personal interviews to tactical development insights around issues like gender intelligence, male allyship, emotional intelligence, and executive presence.

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May 19, 2022 24 min

Tiffany O'Donnell talks to Annette Hamilton, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Ho-Chunk, Inc. Annette joined the company in 2001 as Chief Financial Officer and was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in 2004. She oversees the daily operations of the Ho-Chunk, Inc’s subsidiary companies which is a tribally owned development corporation of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. She serves on the board of directors for the F...

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Tiffany O'Donnell talks to native Iowan and the Sole Survivor of Survivor: Philippines, Denise Stapley. She currently practices as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor & AASECT Certified Sex Therapist. She hopes to bring to the podcast what she brings to her clients which is the encouragement to be unapologetically herself; to own her own path, and to encourage others to do the same. 

On today's episode, Denise talks abou...

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Tiffany O'Donnell talks to Annette McNamara. In Sept 2018, long time photographer Annette, had an idea for her own photoshoot. Growing up she struggled with her self-image and allowed other’s negative words to affect how she saw herself. Beautiful Strength was born out of a need to say those struggles out loud and finally accept herself for who she was. No filters, no Photoshop, just her and her words. That one idea blossomed i...

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Tiffany O'Donnell talks to Heidi Parkhurst, a founding board member of Women Lead Change. As Market President, Heidi is Bank of America’s leader for the Iowa Market. In addition, she is a Senior Vice President of Wealth Management and Senior Resident Director at Merrill overseeing 39 advisors and support staff in the Quad Cities office. Heidi was a Field Champion for Diversity and Inclusion within Global Wealth and Investment M...

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February 18, 2022 25 min

Tiffany O'Donnell talks to Jenn Lim, the CEO of Delivering Happiness, a company founded to create happier company cultures for a more profitable and sustainable approach to business. Her mission is both simple and profound: to teach businesses how to create workplaces—led with happiness and humanity—that generate more profit, sustain all people at every level of the organization, and share how we can make an impact by being tru...

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Tiffany O'Donnell talks to Michelle Bates, Founder and CEO of SkyPrairie Inc. She is a transformational business and technology executive with more than 25 years of experience across multiple industries and market segments. Michelle has a strong commitment to her community and is engaged in philanthropic work. She supports the LGBTQ+ Clinic at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, One Iowa, Shelter House and the Eng...

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Tiffany O'Donnell talks to Wendy Davidson, a global executive with over 25 years of experience in the branded CPG, retail, and foodservice industries, with a record of accomplishment in innovation, turnaround and profitable growth of mature businesses. As the President of the Americas for Glanbia Performance Nutrition, Wendy is responsible for leading the $1.2B business across North America and Latin America for leading brands ...

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Tiffany O'Donnell talks to Kellie Gerardi, a bioastronautics researcher with the International Institute for Astronautical Sciences (IIAS). She has flown multiple parabolic research campaigns here on Earth, and will soon fly to space as a Payload Specialist on a dedicated research mission with Virgin Galactic. Kellie’s work as a science communicator has attracted hundreds of thousands of fans on social media. She serves on the ...

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Tiffany O'Donnell talks to Kindra Hall, a professional storyteller who teaches leaders, executives and entrepreneurs across countless industries to harness and leverage the power of their stories. Her book, Stories that Stick, debuted at #2 on the Wall Street Journal Bestseller List and Forbes said it “may be the most valuable business book you read." In 2020, she became the Chief Storytelling Officer of SUCCESS Magazine wh...

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Tiffany O'Donnell talks to Judi Holler, an author, speaker, thought leader, podcaster, improviser, and the creator and CEO of the Haus of {&}, a possibility-driven lifestyle brand that helps teams, companies and the humans inside them think like improvisers so they can have more breakthrough moments!

On today's episode, Judi talks about her book, "Fear Is My Homeboy," how everyone uses improv even if they may no...

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Tiffany O'Donnell talks to Jennifer Pastiloff whose inspirational memoir, On Being Human, recounts how years of waitressing taught her to seek out unexpected beauty; how deafness taught her to listen fiercely; how being vulnerable allowed her to find love; and how imperfections can lead to a life full of wild happiness. Her workshop “On Being Human,” is a unique hybrid of yoga related movement, writing, sharing out loud, lettin...

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Tiffany O'Donnell talks to sisters Amanda Hollenbeck and Mackenzie Monroe who were born and raised on a hog and grain farm in rural Iowa. They make up part of the 4th generation of their family to carry on the farming operation. Amanda has taken on a full-time role with a primary focus on grain marketing, field analysis/mapping and record keeping. When not working as a clinical pharmacist, Mackenzie takes on an active role assi...

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Tiffany O'Donnell talks to Gayle Tzemach Lemmon who addresses U.S. national security in terms that are personal, relevant and digestible. She has spent the past fifteen years chronicling the post-9/11 conflicts and writing about Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq in terms that make far-away conflicts feel close to home. She combines a rare mix of business acumen, using her Harvard MBA and current experience in leadership at an emergin...

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Tiffany O'Donnell talks to Ariane de Bonvoisin. With a degree in economics and international relations from the London School of Economics at the age of 19, Ariane began her professional career at The Boston Consulting Group working in over a dozen countries. After an MBA from Stanford University, she moved to New York and in 2000, she joined Time Warner as the Managing Director of their new $500 million digital-media venture f...

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Tiffany O'Donnell talks to Selena Rezvani, whose mission is to help women carve out paths to leadership – and to activate allyship at all levels. She also consults with employers on how to make work truly “work” for women - by creating culture change that improves working women’s experience. She’s the author of the bestselling “Pushback” and “The Next Generation of Women Leaders.” In 2018 Selena delivered a TEDx talk called Int...

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Tiffany O'Donnell talks to Shellye Archambeau, one of high tech's first female African American CEOs. In her book, Unapologetically Ambitious, Shellye shares her story of growing up an ambitious Black girl in the racially charged 1960s and 70s. She recounts how she overcame the challenges she faced as a young woman, wife, and mother, managing her responsibilities while climbing the ranks at IBM, and brings readers on a wild...

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Tiffany O'Donnell talks to Brit Barron, a sought-after speaker about the intersections of spirituality, race, gender, and sexuality. Along with her wife, Sami, she co-founded Other Dreamers, a creative agency designed to help others tell their stories authentically. She co-pastors New Abbey, a church in Pasadena, California, that seeks to challenge and redefine what "church" looks like today.

On today's episode, Brit...

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March 26, 2021 1 min

Season 2 of Own It! from Women Lead Change premieres Friday, April 2nd. 

You’ll hear from past and future WLC Conference Speakers, thought leaders, industry experts, CEOs, and senior leaders all about how they are advancing women leaders and of course how they Own It both personally and professionally. 

Tactical, informative, and inspirational. How will you #OwnIt?

Own It! from Women Lead Change is sponsored by Iowa State University&#...

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Tiffany O'Donnell talks with Mel Robbins. Mel has spent the past decade coaching, teaching, and motivating millions of people around the world. Her practical, no-nonsense advice and life strategies provide tangible results and skills that help people push through the everyday challenges we all face in life, work, and love.

On today's episode, Mel discusses The 5 Second Rule and how she got to where she is today.

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Tiffany O'Donnell talks with Dr. Angela Franklin who became Des Moines University’s 15th president in the spring of 2011. She is a native of McCormick, South Carolina and a graduate of Furman University. A licensed clinical psychologist, she completed her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Emory University, followed by a year-long clinical internship at Grady Memorial Hospital.

On today’s episode, Dr. Franklin discusses her journey...

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