10 episodes

This podcast focuses on introducing you to the vast world of women impacting their industries and communities. Unafraid of being called the 'B' word, we talk openly about the uncomfortable issues impacting women and gender inequality in business, politics, at home and out in the world.

defining HERstory Christina Meade

    • Society & Culture

This podcast focuses on introducing you to the vast world of women impacting their industries and communities. Unafraid of being called the 'B' word, we talk openly about the uncomfortable issues impacting women and gender inequality in business, politics, at home and out in the world.

    Introducing Nancy Sabino of SabinoCompTech

    Introducing Nancy Sabino of SabinoCompTech

    Meet Nancy Sabino of SabinoCompTech who is taking the IT industry by storm! We talk about change, the IT industry and more.

    • 35 min
    Talking about Change with Jessica Brassington

    Talking about Change with Jessica Brassington

    I met Jessica earlier this year at a mutual friend's book signing party. We struck up a conversation about her podcast where she focused on having awkward conversations with women about their bodies. As we were talking I remember thinking "I want to be like her! So confident and courageous!" Flash forward a couple of months, I asked Jessica to be on the defining HERstory talk show about sex when she confessed that she was nervous about being on the show. I was surprised but also comforted. Here is someone I admire who was just as nervous as I was.

    Over this year, I've been watching Jessica on Instagram and Facebook and have been watching this subtle change. So when I decided to do the topic of change, she was the first person who popped into my head. We had a great conversation about the subject of 'Change'. What does it mean to each of us and how do we deal with it.

    • 35 min
    Is it all just a hashtag?

    Is it all just a hashtag?

    "My prediction, which I hate and which I'm sorry for, is that the #MeToo backlash will be far more powerful than the #MeToo movement." ~ Jaron Lanier

    The #MeToo movement has brought many men into the light for their actions and holding them accountable. Following that campaign is the #TimesUp movement with Hollywood celebrities wearing their black gowns to the awards ceremonies.

    These movements have brought a lot of awareness to the daily sexual harrassment that many women face. But is it enough? Is this just a phase? Will the public get hashtag fatigue and move on to something else? Or is real change on the horizon?

    Listen in to hear what our panel and viewers had to say on the subject.

    On this episode:

    Alicia Elatassi (Thinking Boutique)
    Brandie Seifert (Hollywood Hippie Cosmetics)
    Christina Meade (Nerdy Girl Success™)
    Leslie Richardson (Jetsetters Cruise Planners)
    Nancy Sabino (Sabino CompTech)

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    We'd love to hear what topics are hot buttons for you right now and that you'd love for us to discuss. You can leave us a voicemail at 954-NERD-GRL (637-3475). Who knows? We might just be dishing about your topic next!

    Resources shared during the episode
    timesupnow.org/#resources-anchor



    Podcast music provided by BenSounds.com

    • 38 min
    The Motherhood Penalty

    The Motherhood Penalty

    Does the motherhood penalty really exist or is it just a bunch of women who are crying foul for no reason? Today we discuss this phenomenon, whose responsible and how to combat it.

    • 29 min
    Working in a man's world

    Working in a man's world

    "Being a woman in comedy is like being a woman in any other male dominated field: you have to work twice as hard, have to be twice as good, to get 70% of the pay." ~ Aida Rodriguez

    We've come a long way in the working world right? In fact, there are many surveys of people in corporate America who think things are equal now. Diversity has been achieved in the workplace.

    With legislation that requires fair hiring practices, has equality been achieved? We're discussing the topic of women in the workforce. Has equality been achieved? What are the challenges women faced and have those challenges changed over the decades?

    Listen in to hear what our panel and viewers had to say on the subject.

    • 30 min
    The Alpha Female ~ A His & Hers Perspective

    The Alpha Female ~ A His & Hers Perspective

    "There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful, than a woman being unapologetically herself; comfortable in her perfect imperfection. To me, that is the true essence of beauty." ~ Steve Maraboli

    Many alpha women find it hard to have relationships, both romantic as well as female friendships. Those strong characteristics that are viewed so highly for men (strong, confident, determined) are big negatives when women exhibit them. Often these women are called a bitch. Research actually shows that there is an inverse relationship between likeability and those traits for women. The stronger, more confident she is, the more successful and powerful she becomes, the less she is liked by her peers.
    In this episode, we have a his and hers perspective on the alpha female. We discuss what it's like to be an alpha female and to be in a relationship with her.

    Listen in to hear what our panel and viewers had to say on the subject.

    • 47 min

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