Women in the Arena

Women in the Arena

Women in the Arena is the celebration of everyday women living extraordinary lives in plain sight. We seek to inspire, encourage and challenge you to reach for the great heights you're made for.

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September 21, 2021 29 min

No one has ever said life is easy, but why do some tolerate adversity better than others?  It all comes down to mindset and resilience as the foundation.  Kristin Durney joins us today to discuss how to build resilience like a muscle.  She is the co-founder of Mental Wellness Unleashed, a firm dedicated to helping companies and individuals train for adversity.  Kristin is a an expert in this field; with 23 years of experience and t...

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Audrey Hinds has always wanted to be a writer, but life and responsibility got in the way.   Life stopped her from pursuing her passion until the ache in her soul could no longer be ignored.  She wrote and published her first book "Hair with Flair", which became a best seller.  What Audrey discovered along the way was a deep desire to help other individuals achieve their dream of becoming authors as well.  Her brave step in...

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In 2020 when the pandemic changed all of our lives, Michelle DeFeo was faced with a huge challenge.  As CEO of Laurent- Perrier US, Inc, it was her job to figure out how to keep the doors open and her employees on staff in the middle of a global crisis.  With most of the restaurants closed and celebrations canceled, the market for champagne was in distress.  In order to save their US business, Michelle did something radical...she p...

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GLO was developed because we must grow from fear and standing still. GLO believes that Faith without works is dead. Standing on faith is what has bought me through so much bad that has been in my life and to be able to grow and learn so that we can develop new ways for all women to WIN. We are Queens and no one should be able to tip our crowns, instead straighten the crown and keep pushing to win to the finish line


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Sarah Bohdanova is a cheerleader of women, croissant addict, and Italian by heart and stomach. She is a World Professional Semi-Finalist in Latin style dancing, an Award-Winning Coach, and an Entrepreneur. For almost 2 decades she's worked with hundreds of women between the ages of 16-65, and helped them find what feminine elements can be amplified in them, and given them skills and roadmap to get them there in record time. Sar...

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Diahnna Nicole Baxter is a certified Transformational Life Coach, Kundalini Yoga Instructor and Emmy Winning Storyteller (actress/writer/director.) Diahnna has been a student of mastering spiritual laws and a leader in transformation for over a decade.  A ruthless storyteller with a compassionate heart, she addresses trauma as an opportunity for transformation through all of these mediums.

 

“I help overachieving women of color shed ...

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Heather Cox is a tireless advocate for diversity. She is a business executive, seminar director, public speaker and marketer whose business venture is helping to make the business world more closely resemble the real world. Heather co-founded Certify My Company after her own frustrating exposure to the certification process opened her eyes to the challenges facing small and diverse businesses. 

As president of CMC, Heather works wit...

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Stephanie Diaz is a Partner at Atlanta-based Zane Venture Fund where she raises capital for early-stage tech startups. She’s also host of the podcast, She Conquers Capital, where she amplifies the voices of female CEO’s, venture partners, and angel investors. Let’s listen as Stefanie shares with us her journey to claiming the many facets of her voice as a Latina, a Mom, a financial whiz, and a dancer. She also talks about creating ...

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Host Adela Yelton welcomes Audra Agen. An award-winning sales professional, Audra created 'Women in the Arena' podcast which celebrates women doing extraordinary things in plain sight. Audra is Latina and she lives in the South(west). Let’s listen as she shares with us how the entrepreneurial spirit of her Sonoran grandmother, and being the descendant of a Spanish explorer, both influenced her to create her podcast.



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Delilah Buitrón Arrebola “Delilah Muse” is a native Texan from Laredo and received her BA in Theatre and Television Communications from the illustrious Hofstra University in New York. Upon graduation, Delilah moved to Spain where she studied Spanish Classical and Flamenco at the Isabel Quintero Conservatory as well as at the internationally acclaimed Amor de Dios school of Flamenco. Delilah has since performed in Mexico City’s prod...

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Camille Martin is a woman like many of us.  She has been on some sort of a diet since she was 12 and developed an eating disorder all in the attempts to fit in the mold that society pressures women to fit into.  At 30, she decided that she no  longer wanted to be controlled by  the obsession with food and weight.  She gave herself permission to stop the madness and as a result found herself again.  Camille became a registered dieti...

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Amanda is both a professional and a mom, but discovered that hard way that her expectations of herself were unrealistic.? You cannot be all things to all people, and trying to achieve "life balance" is impossible.? After being diagnosed with postpartum depression, she realized that life harmony was a much more realistic expectation and started to make herself a priority.? Amanda learned early on that the recipe for success ...

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Dawn Payne earned her BA in Sociology from Winston Salem State University in 2007. She went further and received her master’s degree from UNCG and the NC A&T Joint Master of Social Worker program in 2009. While enrolled at WSSU as a freshman she was called to active duty for Operation Iraqi Freedom. Dawn is highly decorated and has received numerous Marine Corps Awards. She served from 2001-2009. After serving the remainder of ...

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Kris Nurse is a Learning and Development professional with over 20 years of experience in performance consulting, developing high-performing teams and leaders and inspiring company cultures that create a differentiating employee and customer experience. She designs personal and professional development programs that are unique to the organization, support the culture objectives and impact the entire employee lifecycle.


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Samantha is Phoenix based Sommelier, influencer, TV personality and online wine and social media consultant. She found her passion in wine very early and launched her in home wine tasting business, SAMANTHA SOMMELIER at age 23.    Her  sommelier-led virtual wine tastings  are fun, laidback, and approachable! Any level of wine enthusiast can benefit from a sommelier guided tasting with Samantha.  The fantastic thing about wine is th...

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Farah Foustok is the Chief Executive Officer of Lazard Gulf Ltd. based in Dubai. She began working in the investment field in 1994. Prior to joining Lazard in 2014, she was Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of ING Investment Management Middle East from 2008. 

Previously, she was the Head of Asset Management at NBD Investment Bank. Farah was a senior fund manager at EFG-Hermes prior to NBD IB, responsible for manag...

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Mrs. Cynthia Williams-Bey is a wife, mother of 5 beautiful children, prophetess, best-selling, award-winning author, international speaker, philanthropist, and business mogul. Born and raised in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, she is one of 19 children. Mrs. Williams-Bey is the CEO and founder of Heaven-Sent Child Care, which is a childcare facility based out of Richmond, Virginia, that provides services from 6 am until 12 midnight. ...

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Liz Whitehead is an award-winning business development consultant that specializes in guiding diverse businesses to leverage their certification and benefit from corporate supplier diversity initiatives. Her clients include Fortune 500 companies as well as certified business enterprises who are invested in making the most of their certification.  She supports her clients in reaching their goals through facilitation, consulting, and...

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Ikimi Dubose, Executive Director of The Roots Fund Inc

“Find what you love and let it kill you.” is the famous quote wrapped around a global knife tattooed on Ikimi’s back. Destined to be a lawyer to help her Brooklyn community, Ikimi ended up in Culinary school by accident. Securing her first job at the World Trade Center Marriott as a silver polisher, was a humbling and knowledgeable experience. Ikimi attended Johnson & Wales ...

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February 16, 2021 41 min

Pam is a woman that embraces her unique place in this world.  She thrives on being her authentic self  and believes everyone, no matter who you are, brings value to this world in their own way.  Listen to our conversation about life, the lessons you learn and how to always keep sight of your value.





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