19 episodes

Christine Gannon, CEO and Dr. Antoinette Farmer-Thompson conduct interviews with C Suite thought leaders sharing the latest research, global advocacy, and best practice solutions for increasing female equity and participation in the boardroom.

Close the Gap Dr. Antoinette Farmer-Thompson, Christine Gannon (CEO)

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Christine Gannon, CEO and Dr. Antoinette Farmer-Thompson conduct interviews with C Suite thought leaders sharing the latest research, global advocacy, and best practice solutions for increasing female equity and participation in the boardroom.

    Close the Gap with Kahilla

    Close the Gap with Kahilla

    FOUNDED IN 2019, KAHILLA STRIVES TO CREATE GENDER PARITY ACROSS THE CORPORATE WORLD.
    This bold vision combines our own desire for a supportive community of ambitious women with empirical evidence documenting a lack of women in top leadership positions and the financial risk facing companies without equal representation.

    We realize our vision by uniting diverse subject-matter experts with a representative network of like-minded, like-hearted women on a singular digital platform. Through curated content and ongoing engagement, we help women become more confident and informed — and embolden them to own their choices, whatever they may be.

    This spirit of empowerment, inclusivity, and accountability informs our core values and every aspect of Kahilla, including our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Policy and charitable commitments. Our Step Up, Reach Down gifting program contributes 10% of all corporate memberships to non-profits helping women rise. We are similarly dedicated to donating 1% of Kahilla’s profits to charities supporting women via the global Pledge 1% community.

    Our commitment to building a more equitable world is also reflected in our name: Kahilla, which refers to a group of people united by a common goal.

    Enjoy this interview with co-founders Kim Havens and Noa Ries.

    • 22 min
    Close the Gap with Latasha Causey, Vice President of Human Resources for Bell Banks South Region

    Close the Gap with Latasha Causey, Vice President of Human Resources for Bell Banks South Region

    Latasha Causey is the Vice President of Human Resources for Bell Banks South Region markets, with oversight of human resources activities, including culture and diversity efforts, for Bell Bank and its divisions. Causey offices in Phoenix and works with Bell’s team members in Arizona, as well as its mortgage offices in New Mexico, Kansas, Missouri, Tennessee and Florida.

    Latasha has over 20 years’ experience in Recruiting and Human Resources leadership. Prior to joining Bell Bank Latasha worked for 12 years at USAA’s North Phoenix Campus. Holding various leadership roles, responsible for strengthening USAA's brand and culture in the Phoenix market. She was also responsible for leading the USAA local Foundation and employee volunteerism in the Phoenix community. During her tenure she was also part of the HR Talent Acquisition team, supporting and leading recruitment efforts across all USAA locations.

    Latasha has also worked for U-Haul, Charles Schwab and Wells Fargo in various Human Resource leadership roles, having a vast knowledge of the HR and Recruiting fields. Latasha holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Arizona State University, Master of Arts Degree with a concentration in Organizational Management and Professional Human Resources certification (PHR).

    Latasha is married to her wonderful husband Sullivan; they have two beautiful boys, Sullivan III and Maysn. Latasha is very active in the Phoenix community, being named a 2018 Outstanding Women in Business by Phoenix Business Journal. She is on the Teach for America of AZ, Valley of the Sun United Way, Arizona State University Alumni Association and Mayoral appointment by Mayor Kate Phoenix Workforce Commission Board of Directors.

    • 20 min
    Close the Gap with Naomi Cramer, CHRO Banner Health

    Close the Gap with Naomi Cramer, CHRO Banner Health

    Naomi leads all aspects of HR with accountability for staffing, employee leadership development and training, employee engagement, assessments, compensation and total rewards, HR operations and shared services, organizational effectiveness, patient experience, employee relations, internal communication and all HR functions for 52,000 team members.

    Prior to joining Banner, Cramer had a progressive career in operations and human resources at Target Corporation. Her last role was senior vice president of field HR, where she led all areas of Human Resources for 350,000 employees in 1,780 retail stores and 37 distribution centers. Cramer holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree from the University of Phoenix.

    • 22 min
    Up Close with Nicole Stanton, Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Harvest Health & Recreation

    Up Close with Nicole Stanton, Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Harvest Health & Recreation

    Nicole has twenty years legal experience first at a large private law firm and now in-house at an emerging company. She has received numerous recognitions and awards throughout her career, including listing in Best Lawyers in America from 2012-2019, Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona (Arizona Business Magazine, 2015–2018), Southwest Super Lawyers Top 25 Female Attorney (2015–2016), Phoenix Business Journal’s Most Admired Leaders (2014) and was elected to the prestigious American Law Institute in 2015.

    After earning her JD from the University of Arizona College of Law in 2000, Nicole began her career as clerk to Vice Chief Justice Charles E. Jones of the Arizona Supreme Court. As Justice Jones’ clerk, Nicole analyzed Petitions for Review in civil and criminal cases, reviewed direct appeals of death penalty cases, and researched, drafted, and edited judicial opinions.

    In 2001, Nicole joined Quarles & Brady LLP, first accepting a position as associate attorney and later as a firm Partner. In 2013, Nicole was promoted to Managing Partner of the Phoenix office of the Firm, taking on leadership and management responsibility for 100 lawyers and 75 support staff with an annual office budget of over $50 million. At the time she was the first woman to ever manage a national law firm in Phoenix.

    Nicole is also highly invested in Phoenix, her local community, not only as the former First Lady of Phoenix but as a committed civic servant in her own right. She spearheaded a statewide anti-bullying and childhood well being initiative called Stop Bullying AZ (now the Dion Initiative), teachers professional responsibility courses at Arizona State University, and currently serves as the President of Charter 100 Arizona. She has served on many nonprofit boards receiving several awards for her community service activities.

    Nicole joined Harvest in 2019 as Vice President and General Counsel. She oversees and manages all of the company’s legal matters and regulatory compliance. Her focus has been on developing best practices to facilitate regulatory compliance and drive national cannabis legal and policy initiatives.

    She is the wife of Congressman Greg Stanton, mom to Trevor (13), Violet (10) and four fur babies. She is an avid women’s basketball fan and loves the Phoenix food scene.

    • 29 min
    Up Close with Tony Felice, Founder of Felice Agency

    Up Close with Tony Felice, Founder of Felice Agency

    Tony Felice is the founder of the Felice Agency. He is named "One of 20 People to Know in Advertising & Marketing" by the Phoenix Business Journal and Ranking Arizona awarded his agency one of the Top 10 PR Firms and Top 10 Advertising Agencies in Arizona in 2020.

    His multiple decades career has taken him from the halls of the U.S. Congress to Hollywood California and now Phoenix and San Diego. His clients have included Microchip, the Arizona State Fair, Adopt Technologies, International Association of Fire Chiefs, and many others.

    Appointed by Mayor Stanton, he was a member of the Ad-Hoc Committee for FastTrack Cities. His volunteer work includes serving as Chief Communications Advisor to former Phoenix First Lady Nicole Stanton and serving as board member on many non-profits including Local First Arizona, Arizona Community Foundation, Phoenix Art Museum and many others.

    Tony recently overcame a six month life ending diagnosis and the resulting experience led him to understand how mindfulness can overcome any challenge and can be harnessed to transform a business' bottom line.

    He holds a Bachelor’s in Operations Management, summa cum laude from Arizona State University and most recently completed the pandemic crisis communication course from Harvard University where he intends to finish his Masters degree.

    • 28 min
    In Person with Shannon Goldwater, Founder + Emeritus Board Member, Feeding Matters

    In Person with Shannon Goldwater, Founder + Emeritus Board Member, Feeding Matters

    Shannon Goldwater, a native of Arizona, graduated, with a degree in marketing, from Arizona State University in 1997. Since 1994, she has been a licensed Real Estate Broker in the Valley. She is a devoted volunteer who has won several honors and accolades. In her spare time, Shannon enjoys spending time with her 18 year old triplets, Megan, Will, and Lee, and her husband, Bob, of 23 years, as well as traveling, playing tennis, and riding horses.
    Since 2006, Shannon Goldwater has been a visionary leader, ardent supporter, and steadfast champion as Founder of Feeding Matters. Shannon’s story began in 2002 when her premature triplets required feeding tubes to survive and suffered every time they were fed. Her family’s harrowing experience fueled her determination to find comprehensive resources and support for her family and a relentless commitment to make sure feeding, something so fundamental to every childs overall well-being and survival will never be disregarded. Without a clear path, Shannon’s passion and ingenuity inspired Feeding Matters as a movement to fill an unmet need and create a world where all children with pediatric feeding disorder thrive.
    During her 10 year tenure as Board Chair Shannon’s dedication and vision resulted in significant progress, in the field, including:
    · Inception of the Infant and Child Feeding Questionnaire by bringing together international feeding experts to form the original Medical Professional Council.
    · The creation of a nationwide online platform for family advice, resources, support, and a virtual learning center for the healthcare community.
    · The vision for a universally accepted definition and identity which lead to the groundbreaking 2018 publication of “Pediatric Feeding Disorder: Consensus Definition and Conceptual Framework.”

    • 30 min

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