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Lessons Learned with Therese Allison
Therese Allison is a self-made success story, mom, mentor and Best-Selling and Award-Winning Author of “Playing for Keeps – How a 21st century businesswoman beat the boys” (self-help memoir.) To help others succeed, Allison openly shares how she became financially independent at age 38 when her company (McKenna & Associates) was sold to AON, and retired early at 43 to spend quality time with her children.
In this episode, hear all about her new book and how it uncovers her “16 Pearls of Wisdom”, “Velvet Glove for Women” approach (using humor while being smart/firm), “Lucy Moments”(self-deprecating stories that broke barriers) and how her unknown heritage helped her “break the glass ceiling” in a “man’s world” in the 1980s and 1990s.
You can also learn more about Therese at http://thereseallison.com/.
Eroding Obstacles with Sheryl Clarke
Sheryl Clarke had an extensive career in aviation from military to commercial to private aviation. She then took her skills in a new direction and transitioned to the oil and gas industry where she is currently the Head of HSE Learning and Operations Management System program management for British Petroleum-North America. Hear more about the discrimination and obstacles she has faced being a female in a male dominated industry and how her upbringing and military experience led her to where she is today.
Breaking Barriers with Jessica Webster
Jessica Webster is a mother, partner, and career pilot residing in New Hampshire. She is a private executive jet captain with 20 years in the aviation industry.
Driven by value creation through cultural transformation and continuous improvement, Jessica is the Founder and President of Hera Aviation Group; a non-profit organization and coaching and development-based consultancy group dedicated to making the aviation industry a more inclusive environment for women, caregivers and underrepresented cohorts.
Hear more about the obstacles Jessica faced in her career after returning from maternity leave and how she advocated for herself and how this led to the creation of her non-profit that promotes belonging and being valued in the aviation industry.
Marrying Technical and People Skills with Anna Diaz
Anna Diaz is a Partner & Principal at Dowling & Yahnke Wealth Advisors which is an independent wealth management firm, managing over $5B in assets. D&Y is Ranked as a Top Advisor by Barron’s and other national publications. They provide investment, tax and financial planning services to over 1,300 clients across 36 different states.
Hear more about how Anna combines both her technical and people skills in her industry, how she set goals along her career path from teller to partner and how she strives to help improve financial literacy for women.
Taking Command with Mary Jackson
Retired Vice Admiral Mary Jackson has over three decades of service in the United States Navy. She currently contributes as an independent advisor, serves as a board member for the Greater Jacksonville Area USO and the Surface Navy Association, and is pursuing for-profit board roles.
Hear more about how Vice Admiral Jackson's unconventional journey led to an illustrious career of serving our great country.
The Sky's the Limit with Stacey Rudser
Stacey Rudser is Maintenance Supervisor for Breeze Airways, specializing in Airbus A320 family maintenance. She was the first woman to graduate from the Aviation Institute of Maintenance, Orlando and earned her A&P in 2009.
Passionate about diversity in aviation, Stacey serves on the national Board of Directors for the Association for Women in Aviation Maintenance (AWAM), chairs the national Scholarship Program, and is the founder of Central Florida AWAM chapter #23. She works closely with many industry organizations like the Aviation Technician Education Council (ATEC) and the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) to ensure women are represented at all levels of the aviation maintenance industry.
Stacey was inspired to become an advocate after receiving a career changing scholarship through AWAM for UPS Airlines 767 maintenance training. In 2018 she was selected as a recipient of the AMT Magazine Next Gen 40 under 40 award and her greatest honor is the opportunity to serve on the FAA Women in Aviation Advisory Board.
Hear more about Stacey's career path to aviation maintenance as well as the extreme challenges she faced being a woman in the aviation industry.
Inspiring and Thought Provoking
Rene's candid interviews with real women working real jobs is inspiring and thought provoking. Listen to her first podcast and you will get to know Rene - she begins by interviewing herself, without holding back, and it sets the stage for a series of interviews that will bring you joy, encouragement, and food for thought....
Encouraging & Practical
Thank you, Rene for consistently encouraging all of your friends with practical advice to help us take the next right step on our journey!
Inspirational and Empowering
I enjoy Rene's approach to diving into the realm of women's dreams, aspirations, and careers. It brings a level of understanding and thoughtfulness to listeners to challenge their beliefs of what women can do. As a guest speaker, I think it's amazing to know that there are so many women out there who "defy the status quo" while overcoming adversity and challenges. It's an inspirational podcast series that is good for the soul.