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Deal Us In is a podcast brought to you by McGuireWoods. Deal Us In promotes the advancement of women in private equity and finance through conversations with women leaders and rising stars in the private equity and finance space. These conversations provide both insights and practical takeaways to inform your deal work and enhance the culture of your organization. If you’re ready to drive the industry toward a more inclusive and diverse environment then, it’s time to come to the table.

If you have a recommendation for an inspiring interviewee, a question you’d like us to ask, or topic you would like to hear covered, or if you’d like to tell us about women-focused initiatives in the field, please go to our website at www.dealusinpodcast.com.

This podcast was recorded and is being made available by McGuireWoods for informational purposes only. By accessing this podcast, you acknowledge that McGuireWoods makes no warranty, guarantee or representation as to the accuracy or sufficiency of the information featured in the podcast. The views, information or opinions expressed during this podcast series are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily reflect those of McGuireWoods. This podcast should not be used as a substitute for competent legal advice from a licensed professional attorney in your state and should not be construed as an offer to make or consider any investment or course of action.

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Deal Us In is a podcast brought to you by McGuireWoods. Deal Us In promotes the advancement of women in private equity and finance through conversations with women leaders and rising stars in the private equity and finance space. These conversations provide both insights and practical takeaways to inform your deal work and enhance the culture of your organization. If you’re ready to drive the industry toward a more inclusive and diverse environment then, it’s time to come to the table.

If you have a recommendation for an inspiring interviewee, a question you’d like us to ask, or topic you would like to hear covered, or if you’d like to tell us about women-focused initiatives in the field, please go to our website at www.dealusinpodcast.com.

This podcast was recorded and is being made available by McGuireWoods for informational purposes only. By accessing this podcast, you acknowledge that McGuireWoods makes no warranty, guarantee or representation as to the accuracy or sufficiency of the information featured in the podcast. The views, information or opinions expressed during this podcast series are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily reflect those of McGuireWoods. This podcast should not be used as a substitute for competent legal advice from a licensed professional attorney in your state and should not be construed as an offer to make or consider any investment or course of action.

    Empowerment Through Maternal Guidance: Nurturing Confidence, Building Networks, and Mentorship with Amy Weisman and Julia Weisman

    Empowerment Through Maternal Guidance: Nurturing Confidence, Building Networks, and Mentorship with Amy Weisman and Julia Weisman

    Don’t be deferential when you should be more confident. “Technical skills give you the confidence to speak up and take a seat at the table,” says Amy Weisman. 
    On this episode of Deal Us In, host Penny Zacharias, Partner at McGuireWoods, is joined by mother-daughter duo, Amy Weisman, Managing Director of Business Development at Sterling Investment Partners, and Julia Weisman, Account Manager at Bloomberg LP.  
    In a candid conversation, Amy, an accomplished private equity professional, and Julia, a rising star in finance, delve into their experiences in the finance sector. They offer insights into overcoming imposter syndrome, the power of networking, and the importance of striking a balance between work and personal life. Amy underscores the value of networking for career growth, highlighting Exponent Women, the organization she founded for women in private equity, while Julia emphasizes the value of mentorship and the role it has played in her career at Bloomberg. This episode provides essential guidance for women professionals navigating their careers in private equity and finance.
    Connect and Learn More☑️ Amy Weisman | LinkedIn
    ☑️ Julia Weisman | LinkedIn
    ☑️ Penny Zacharias | LinkedIn
    ☑️ McGuireWoods | LinkedIn | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter/X
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    This podcast was recorded and is being made available by McGuireWoods for informational purposes only. By accessing this podcast, you acknowledge that McGuireWoods makes no warranty, guarantee or representation as to the accuracy or sufficiency of the information featured in the podcast. The views, information or opinions expressed during this podcast series are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily reflect those of McGuireWoods. This podcast should not be used as a substitute for competent legal advice from a licensed professional attorney in your state and should not be construed as an offer to make or consider any...

    • 45 min
    Balancing Work and Family and the Lessons Learned Along the Way with Laura Redinger

    Balancing Work and Family and the Lessons Learned Along the Way with Laura Redinger

    The workplace has changed considerably in recent years, making arrangements such as working from home more common. However, navigating a career path while simultaneously raising a family can still be challenging, especially in the high-powered financial industry.
    On this episode of Deal Us In, host Kelsey Hitchcock, partner at McGuideWoods, welcomes guest Laura Redinger, Principal and Business Development Leader at Foundation Investment Partners, a private equity firm focused on acquiring niche manufacturers, high value added distributors, outsourced business service providers, and niche software developers.
    Tune in to hear Laura share how she made the transition from commercial banking to private equity, and how she balanced being a working mom in a primarily male-dominated field, as well as the lessons she learned along the way. Laura also imparts advice for other women aspiring to leadership roles in private equity, particularly those facing gender-related obstacles in their career advancement. 
    Connect and Learn More☑️ Laura Redinger | LinkedIn
    ☑️ Foundation Investment Partners | LinkedIn
    ☑️ Kelsey Hitchcock | LinkedIn
    ☑️ McGuireWoods | LinkedIn | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter/X
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    This podcast was recorded and is being made available by McGuireWoods for informational purposes only. By accessing this podcast, you acknowledge that McGuireWoods makes no warranty, guarantee or representation as to the accuracy or sufficiency of the information featured in the podcast. The views, information or opinions expressed during this podcast series are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily reflect those of McGuireWoods. This podcast should not be used as a substitute for competent legal advice from a licensed professional attorney in your state and should not be construed as an offer to make or consider any investment or course of action.

    • 39 min
    Be Prepared to Pivot and Jump with Meredith Carter

    Be Prepared to Pivot and Jump with Meredith Carter

    If you could look ahead and see the future, and that future doesn’t appeal to you, then you might want to pivot your strategy or your career aspirations. 
    On this episode of Deal Us In, host Ann Dorsett, counsel at McGuireWoods, welcomes guest Meredith Carter, President and CEO of Edge Capital, a family office-backed specialty finance company outside of Philadelphia focused on providing asset-based loans to lower middle market companies.
    Tune in to hear how Meredith got started in asset-based lending and how she successfully transitioned from a career in corporate law to niche specialty finance. Meredith also shares strategies for helping women advance in their organizations and advice for women who aspire to have a leadership role. 
    Connect and Learn More☑️ Meredith Carter | LinkedIn
    ☑️ Edge Capital | LinkedIn 
    ☑️ Ann Dorsett | LinkedIn  
    ☑️ McGuireWoods | LinkedIn | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter/X
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    This podcast was recorded and is being made available by McGuireWoods for informational purposes only. By accessing this podcast, you acknowledge that McGuireWoods makes no warranty, guarantee or representation as to the accuracy or sufficiency of the information featured in the podcast. The views, information or opinions expressed during this podcast series are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily reflect those of McGuireWoods. This podcast should not be used as a substitute for competent legal advice from a licensed professional attorney in your state and should not be construed as an offer to make or consider any investment or course of action.

    • 25 min
    Working Hard, Finding Balance, and Letting Go of ‘Mom Guilt’ with Kristin Gunther

    Working Hard, Finding Balance, and Letting Go of ‘Mom Guilt’ with Kristin Gunther

    We see people succeed and wonder how they got there. But it’s just as important to look at what they didn’t do, as it is to look at what they did.
    On this episode of Deal Us In, host Xaviera Webb, an associate at McGuireWoods, is joined by guest Kristin Gunther, partner at Revolution Growth, a venture firm based in Washington, D.C. With over 15 years of experience in private equity, finance, and operations, Kristin shares her journey, her struggles, and her advice for women seeking to achieve success in the finance industry. 
    Tune in to hear Xaviera and Kristin discuss juggling work and family commitments, the trade-offs of being a working mom, and ‘mom guilt’. They also talk about the character traits that have enabled Kristin to succeed in the high-intensity worlds of both private equity and venture capital, the strategies Kristin finds most effective in managing competing priorities, and the specific challenges unique to women in a competitive workplace. 
    Connect and Learn More☑️ Kristin Gunther | LinkedIn
    ☑️ Revolution Growth | Twitter/X | Instagram | LinkedIn
    ☑️ Xaviera Webb | LinkedIn
    ☑️ McGuireWoods | LinkedIn | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter/X
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    This podcast was recorded and is being made available by McGuireWoods for informational purposes only. By accessing this podcast, you acknowledge that McGuireWoods makes no warranty, guarantee or representation as to the accuracy or sufficiency of the information featured in the podcast. The views, information or opinions expressed during this podcast series are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily reflect those of McGuireWoods. This podcast should not be used as a substitute for competent legal advice from a licensed professional attorney in your state and should not be construed as an offer to make or consider any investment or course of action.

    • 31 min
    Promoting Female Leadership: Be the Difference You Want to See with Hannah Jordana

    Promoting Female Leadership: Be the Difference You Want to See with Hannah Jordana

    Depending on where you work, financial institutions can have a churn-and-burn atmosphere. How does this affect work-life balance, particularly for aspiring female business leaders?  Although previous generations did a lot of the heavy lifting in terms of overcoming barriers to female leadership, there's always work to be done.
    On this episode of Deal Us In, host Phyllis Young, a partner at McGuireWoods, is joined by guest Hannah Jordana, Senior Vice President of Commercial and Industrial Lending at Cadence Bank, to discuss women in the finance industry.
    Tune in to hear Hannah’s journey and experience in private equity and finance and how she got involved in deal-making. Hannah and Phyllis also discuss some of the obstacles women face in business, how to address those challenges, and ways in which organizations can actively support and empower women to take on leadership roles in deal execution and decision making.
    Connect and Learn More☑️ Hannah Jordana | LinkedIn
    ☑️ Cadence Bank | LinkedIn | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter/X | YouTube
    ☑️ Phyllis Young | LinkedIn    
    ☑️ McGuireWoods | LinkedIn | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter/X
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    This podcast was recorded and is being made available by McGuireWoods for informational purposes only. By accessing this podcast, you acknowledge that McGuireWoods makes no warranty, guarantee or representation as to the accuracy or sufficiency of the information featured in the podcast. The views, information or opinions expressed during this podcast series are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily reflect those of McGuireWoods. This podcast should not be used as a substitute for competent legal advice from a licensed professional attorney in your state and should not be construed as an offer to make or consider any investment or course of action.

    • 30 min
    Start Strong in a Private Equity Career, With Alyssa Daniel of PNC Mezzanine Capital

    Start Strong in a Private Equity Career, With Alyssa Daniel of PNC Mezzanine Capital

    Most of us have experienced imposter syndrome. But when you’re the only woman of color in a predominantly white, male-dominated field, it can feel like you’re shooting above your weight.
    On this episode of Deal Us In, McGuireWoods associate Xaviera Webb talks to Alyssa Daniel, a private equity associate with PNC Mezzanine Capital, about Alyssa’s journey into private equity, including some of the challenges she faced and how she overcame them. They discuss the role of mentorship, the need to advocate for yourself and the importance of making connections. Alyssa also shares some advice for aspiring private equity professionals.
    Connect and Learn More☑️ Alyssa Daniel | LinkedIn | TikTok
    ☑️ PNC Mezzanine Capital 
    ☑️ Xaviera Webb | LinkedIn   
    ☑️ McGuireWoods | LinkedIn | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter/X
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    This podcast was recorded and is being made available by McGuireWoods for informational purposes only. By accessing this podcast, you acknowledge that McGuireWoods makes no warranty, guarantee or representation as to the accuracy or sufficiency of the information featured in the podcast. The views, information or opinions expressed during this podcast series are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily reflect those of McGuireWoods. This podcast should not be used as a substitute for competent legal advice from a licensed professional attorney in your state and should not be construed as an offer to make or consider any investment or course of action.

    • 34 min

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