Coffee Break w/ NYWICI is a career-oriented podcast featuring casual conversations with compelling women who work within the communications industry.
Host and career expert Julie Hochheiser Ilkovich chats with successful, passionate women in various roles at different stages in their careers. During these conversations, Julie asks guests to share thoughts and experiences on universal career topics, such as mastering the job interview, managing up, workplace fashion, personal finances, entrepreneurship, time management, and more. Coffee Break w/ NYWICI breaks through the clutter and provides women with unique, valuable, tried-and-true career advice that they are seeking.
Plus, since it is a coffee break, the guest and host sip and talk about their favorite caffeinated (or decaf) beverages! This podcast is presented by New York Women in Communications.
Ladies Who Laugh 2020
Missed our Ladies Who Laugh event? We’ve got you covered. The hilarious annual event may have gone virtual this year, but emcee Nicky Sunshine and comedians Jackie Fabulous, Negin Farsad, and Liz Simons still had us cracking up in our living rooms with jokes about quarantine self-care, growing up in the ‘90s, politics, and more. Plus, you’ll “meet” the amazing 2020 NYWICI scholarship winners. So kick back, relax, and enjoy this special mini-episode of the podcast! (A quick heads up: This episode contains some explicit language and themes. It’s all very fun, but you’ve been warned!)
Rachel Dry, Deputy Politics Editor for Enterprise, The New York Times
Just in time for the upcoming presidential election, we spoke with Rachel Dry, the deputy politics editor for enterprise at The New York Times. In this fun conversation between two good friends, Rachel talks to Julie about the pandemic’s effect on political engagement, how booking guests for NPR made her a better journalist, and why this election will be decided by women. She also explains what “enterprise” means in a newsroom (so interesting!)—and you won’t want to miss one of the most amazing pieces of career advice that we have heard on this show, which Rachel got from Marty Baron, editor of The Washington Post. Talking to Rachel was a great way to celebrate 100 years of women’s suffrage!
Timi Lewis, Founder & Principal, Lewis Media Company
From working at non-profits to starting her own communications business, Timi Lewis has made a career out of helping others. Now the founder and principal of Lewis Media Company, she’s full of essential advice for entrepreneurs, which she shares in this episode of the podcast. Plus, tune in to hear her talk about working in public policy, serving on the NYWICI board, and figuring out how to play to your strengths.
Johnita Due, Senior VP & Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, WarnerMedia News and Sports
Johnita Due is making the workplace more welcoming to everyone. As senior vice president and chief diversity and inclusion officer at WarnerMedia News and Sports, she’s focused on building an organization where all employees can feel free to be their true selves. In episode 38 of the Coffee Break w/NYWICI podcast, Johnita chatted about how she got this important job and why it’s crucial for companies to have a diversity and inclusion action plan right now.
Sally Susman, Pfizer & Lisa Sherman, The Ad Council
Sally Susman (executive vice president and chief corporate affairs officer at Pfizer) and Lisa Sherman (president and chief executive officer of the Ad Council) have been friends for more than three decades. They’ve sought each other’s professional advice countless times—and it’s made a huge difference in their careers. On episode 37 of Coffee Break w/ NYWICI, the two Matrix Award winners walk us through how they became best friends, their techniques for getting work done, and their rules for talking politics with colleagues. (And psst, if you’re one of those people who feels guilty about turning down work, you’re definitely going to want to hear their thoughts on the power of saying no.)
This episode was recorded in December of 2019.
How to Start Your Own Podcast: Tips from NYU Students
Are you thinking about starting a podcast? You won’t want to miss this episode! Recorded live at a New York University panel event, host Julie Hochheiser Ilkovich spoke with go-getter college students who have launched their own inspiring and informative podcasts: Kelly Drake (Theatre-in-the-Sound), Jordan Marley Powell and Anuka Sethi (WOC Makin’ It Big), Charitssa Stone (Color Me Nerd), and Guru Ramanathan and Michael Oluokun (The Passion Project). These impressive students discussed everything from the details of their recording processes to their strategies for social media promotion. Check out this lively discussion and then start recording your own show! (This episode was recorded in the fall of 2019.)
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LOVE this podcast
This is one of my favorite podcasts! There's actual "real talk" about career and life, and Julie and the guests always have such a great rapport. Highly recommend!
No matter what stage of your career you’re in, these interviews are so insightful! I love the diversity of perspectives that these high-achieving women bring to the table.
This podcast is awesome! So insightful and great career advice even if you don't work in communications.