6 episodes

Welcome to ElevateHER’s Empower Space “What I Wish I Knew Podcast Series”!

This limited podcast series will help young women learn from seasoned Design professionals all the things they wish they knew when entering the workplace.

EmpowerSpace Zweig Group

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Welcome to ElevateHER’s Empower Space “What I Wish I Knew Podcast Series”!

This limited podcast series will help young women learn from seasoned Design professionals all the things they wish they knew when entering the workplace.

    Navigating Workplace Interactions with Amy Jones

    Navigating Workplace Interactions with Amy Jones

    In today’s episode, we meet with Amy Jones, President at O’Connell Robertson. Amy talks about her unique experience in the AEC industry and navigating her way up the corporate ladder. We talk about thinking win/win, being solutions orientated, and the importance of being honest with yourself and others.
    We also discuss the importance of finding a supportive group/community, finding a mentor, being a mentor, and befriending and celebrating others. Amy also advises on discussing a difficult life situation at work and even crying in the workplace. Through these topics and more, we help our listeners Navigate Workplace Interactions.
    To learn more about ElevateHER or get involved, visit https://zgelevateher.com/ (https://zgelevateher.com/)
    https://www.amazon.com/You-Dont-Need-Title-Leader/dp/0385517475 (Read “You Don’t Need a Title to be a Leader” by Mark Sanborn here:)
    https://www.amazon.com/Successful-Women-Think-Differently-Healthier/dp/0736938567 (Read “Successful Women Think Differently” by Valorie Burton here:)
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    • 35 min
    How to Find Your Way with Colleen Martindale

    How to Find Your Way with Colleen Martindale

    In the season finale of season 1 of EmpowerSpace, we interview Colleen Martindale, a Director at McCarthy Building Companies, on How to Find Your Way. Colleen gives tangible advice from her experience building McCarthy’s Partnership for Women for those looking to implement a similar program and the successes they have seen from the program. We talk about the importance of bringing your authentic self to the workplace, Colleen’s musical talents, and the benefits of being multilingual.
    Additionally, we talk about the importance of building relationships and making connections and how to get better at it and feel more comfortable doing so. Colleen also discusses the importance of feedback, creating an elevator pitch for yourself, keeping a list of small victories, and ensuring your value is recognized. We end with a discussion on preparing to ask for a promotion or interview for a new role.
    To learn more about ElevateHER or get involved, visit https://zgelevateher.com/ (https://zgelevateher.com/)
    Read “Dare to Lead” by Brene Brown here https://brenebrown.com/book/dare-to-lead/ (https://brenebrown.com/book/dare-to-lead/)
    Or listen to the Dare to Lead podcast https://brenebrown.com/podcast-show/dare-to-lead/ (https://brenebrown.com/podcast-show/dare-to-lead/)
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    • 24 min
    Know Your Worth with Zaida Basora

    Know Your Worth with Zaida Basora

    In this episode, we speak with Zaida Basora, Executive Director of AIA Dallas. We had an amazing conversation about being creative and resourceful while you find your way in the AEC industry. Zaida gives excellent information on being open-minded, demanding change, and supporting others. Our discussion leads us to talk about toxic workplaces, how to recognize you’re in one, how to change it, or when it is finally time to walk away. Zaida also recommends finding support and mentors within the industry and your community.
    We also discuss demystifying having children and being a working professional, setting boundaries, and developing a support network. Zaida also talks about how to start the discussion with your supervisor when you are ready for a raise or promotion. Find out about Knowing Your Worth and more on this episode of EmpowerSpace.
    To learn more about ElevateHER or get involved, visit https://zgelevateher.com/ (https://zgelevateher.com/)
    https://www.amazon.com/Working-Girl-Melanie-Griffith/dp/B000SVZIH6 (Watch Working Girl here:)
    https://www.amazon.com/Honoring-Self-Self-Esteem-Personal-Tranformation/dp/0553268147 (Read “Honoring the Self” by Nathaniel Branden here:)
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    • 35 min
    The Team behind EmpowerSpace

    The Team behind EmpowerSpace

    In this week’s episode, we hear from members of Team EmpowerSpace of the 2022 ElevateHER cohort. We discuss why we wanted to get involved with this initiative, what it means to us, and how we hope to help current and future AEC professionals. We also discuss, how and why we chose the topics for season 1 of the podcast and what we hope to inspire in our listeners. Lastly, hear advice from some of the team and learn about resources that have helped our group find our way in the AEC industry.
    To learn more or get involved with ElevateHER’s mission, visit https://zgelevateher.com/ (https://zgelevateher.com/)
    For more resources, visit https://zgelevateher.com/resources/ (https://zgelevateher.com/resources/)
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    • 24 min
    The Data behind ElevateHER with Christy Zweig Niehues

    The Data behind ElevateHER with Christy Zweig Niehues

    In this episode, we speak with Christy Zweig Niehues, Director of Research and E-Commerce at the Zweig Group. Christy discusses the research and data supporting ElevateHER’s mission and how she felt after seeing the information. We discuss potential solutions for the AEC industry’s talent shortage and some of Christy’s own struggles while finding her way in the AEC industry. Finally, we talk about the future of the ElevateHER platform and future cohorts.
    To learn more or get involved with ElevateHER’s mission, visit https://zgelevateher.com/ (https://zgelevateher.com/)
    For more resources, visit https://zgelevateher.com/resources/ (https://zgelevateher.com/resources/)
    Get yourhttps://zweiggroup.com/pages/subscribe-to-the-zweig-letter ( FREE Subscription) to the Zweig Letter Newsletter.

    • 13 min
    The Origin of ElevateHer with Jamie Claire Kiser

    The Origin of ElevateHer with Jamie Claire Kiser

    In this episode, we talk with Jamie Claire Kiser, Zweig Group’s Director of Advisory Services and founder of the ElevateHER platform. We chat about her inspiration for ElevateHER and where the platform is headed in elevating the AEC industry. Recruiting and retention problems are discussed, along with potential solutions and how ElevateHER can be a part of that solution. Lastly, we discuss issues listeners may be facing, like speaking up when they feel alienated and advocating for themselves and others.
    To learn more about ElevateHER or get involved, visit https://zgelevateher.com/ (https://zgelevateher.com/)
    https://www.amazon.com/Quiet-Power-Introverts-World-Talking/dp/0307352153 (To read “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking” by Susan Cain)
    And to learn more about the SE3 Project visit http://www.se3project.org/ (http://www.se3project.org/)
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    • 20 min

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