20 episodes

Join Chris Atiyah, the host of HerSuccess, as he interviews successful, high-flying women working in Engineering & Technology, with the aim of inspiring the next generation of diverse leaders in these industries.

From shattering glass ceilings to amplifying female voices - these interviews celebrate the remarkable journeys of inspirational women in this space.

Every episode is packed with honest reflections, advice, and practical tools you can apply professionally - uncover new strategies to cultivate your own leadership style, overcome obstacles, and confidently seize new opportunities.

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Join Chris Atiyah, the host of HerSuccess, as he interviews successful, high-flying women working in Engineering & Technology, with the aim of inspiring the next generation of diverse leaders in these industries.

From shattering glass ceilings to amplifying female voices - these interviews celebrate the remarkable journeys of inspirational women in this space.

Every episode is packed with honest reflections, advice, and practical tools you can apply professionally - uncover new strategies to cultivate your own leadership style, overcome obstacles, and confidently seize new opportunities.

    Teshera Hull: Career Twists, Opportunities, and Personal Priorities

    Teshera Hull: Career Twists, Opportunities, and Personal Priorities

    In this episode, Teshera Hull, a dynamic leader and marketing director at GE Healthcare, shares her insights on navigating the twists and turns of a career, seizing opportunities, and owning one's career trajectory.

    Teshera emphasizes the importance of staying focused and visualizing goals through meditation, which has been instrumental in helping her realize her ambitions and maintain clarity.

    As a single mother of two young children, Teshera discusses the challenges and rewards of balancing a demanding career with her responsibilities as a parent. She highlights the significance of setting non-negotiables and prioritizing what truly matters to her, including her children and spiritual life. In addition to her role at GE Healthcare, Teshera is also a property developer, showcasing her ability to manage multiple roles effectively.

    Listeners will gain valuable insights into staying resilient and focused in their careers while maintaining a healthy work-life balance. Teshera's story is a testament to the power of determination, strategic planning, and the importance of personal well-being in achieving professional success.



    This episode explores:


    Teshera’s ‘non-traditional’ background and career journey
    Entrepreneurship and developing passive income
    Work-life balance and managing priorities
    Insights into medical education
    How companies can approach DEI
    The importance of a sponsor as well as a mentor


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    About Teshera Hull

    Teshera Hull is a dynamic leader and innovator with extensive experience in the medical device sector, alongside running her own real estate business. She has held significant positions at Johnson & Johnson, the American College of Surgeons, and GE Healthcare, excelling in leadership and customer-focused initiatives .As the owner of TAM Enterprises, she has over 25 years of success in property development and sales. Teshera earned the Global Standards of Leadership Award for leadership of Johnson & Johnson’s Credo.

    Teshera is a natural connector and relationship builder and has been engaged in advocacy and volunteer work alongside her career and professional ventures.


    www.tesherahull.com


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    About Engtal


    HerSuccess is brought to you by Engtal. Engtal is a US-based staffing agency specializing in engineering and technology, with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Part of our mission is to balance the diversity scales in our industry.


    We are so tied to this mission that we donate a thousand dollars from every underrepresented placement made to our nonprofit, Diversify the Future. We then use that money to fund scholarships for underrepresented groups to help them obtain a STEM degree. If you're an engineer or a tech professional looking for a new position, or you're hiring for talent in this space and want a recruitment partner, please get in touch.



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    • 32 min
    Nicole Osmer: Journey from Freelancer to Medtech PR Powerhouse

    Nicole Osmer: Journey from Freelancer to Medtech PR Powerhouse

    In this episode, we sit down with Nicole Osmer, Founder and President of Health+Commerce, a leading PR and marketing agency for innovators in medtech, biotech, and digital health.



    Nicole shares her entrepreneurial journey of starting Health+Commerce in 2017 and growing it to over 30 employees before being acquired by Supreme Group, a healthcare commercialization platform backed by private equity.



    We discuss the unique challenges of building an agency in the highly technical healthcare space, attracting top industry talent, and the keys to successful growth like delegation. Nicole provides insights into managing the work-life balance as a mom of five while scaling her business.



    The conversation also dives into Nicole's experience with the private equity acquisition process and her new role as President at Health+Commerce under Supreme Group's ownership. She offers learnings for entrepreneurs considering private equity and how to navigate that transition successfully.

    This episode explores:


    Founding and scaling Health+Commerce in the medtech/biotech PR space


    Growth opportunities from the Supreme Group acquisition


    Nicole's transition from an individual contributor to a successful leader
    Empowering women through community networks
    Advice on balancing family responsibilities with career growth

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    About Nicole

    Nicole Osmer is a seasoned healthcare communications professional and the Founder and President of Health+Commerce, a boutique public relations and digital marketing agency that serves the healthcare sector. She balances her role with being a mom of five.

    Nicole began her career in communications, holding key roles in various companies such as Responsys, Guidant, and Abbott. At Abbott, she was part of the integration team that positioned Abbott Vascular as a leader in vascular care. In 2007, Nicole launched her consultancy, Nicole Osmer Healthcare Communications, which provided strategic communications services to medtech clients, including prominent names like Abbott, CardioKinetix, and Shockwave Medical.

    In 2011, Nicole co-founded MedtechWomen, a nonprofit dedicated to highlighting and advancing women leaders in the medtech industry. Nicole's efforts in public relations were recognized when she received a Public Relations Excellence Award in 2015. With a rich career spanning over two decades, Nicole has a proven track record of elevating the profiles of innovative medtech companies and healthcare organizations.



    About Engtal

    HerSuccess is brought to you by Engtal. Engtal is a US-based staffing agency specializing in engineering and technology, with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Part of our mission is to balance the diversity scales in our industry.

    We are so tied to this mission that we donate a thousand dollars from every underrepresented placement made to our nonprofit, Diversify the Future. We then use that money to fund scholarships for underrepresented groups to help them obtain a STEM degree. If you are an engineer or a tech professional looking for a new position, or you are hiring talent in this space and want a recruitment partner, please get in touch.



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    • 31 min
    Yesenia Sevilla: Innovating Beyond Boundaries

    Yesenia Sevilla: Innovating Beyond Boundaries

    Yesenia Sevilla is the Director of Strategic Engagement and Ecosystem Development at Vanderbilt University, but Yesenia's career journey has been anything but linear.

    Speaking to host Chris Atiyah, Yesenia shares insights on embracing possibility and seizing opportunities, likening her career approach to carrying a toolbelt and a backpack.

    She emphasizes the importance of cultivating an innovative mindset, the key to driving real transformation.

    Yesenia advocates for individuals to forge their paths, urging them not to be constrained by others' career expectations. She recounts the process of creating and pitching her current role, offering valuable lessons on crafting your professional trajectory.

    This episode is an inspiring testament to the power of personal ownership and the pursuit of unconventional career paths.


    This episode explores:

    ·      Yesenia’s career and background

    ·      Advice on building your career to your strengths and skills

    ·      Carving out your own role in the workplace

    ·      An exploration of the ‘phygital’ revolution

    ·      Strategies on how to innovate and build an innovative mindset

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    About Yesenia

    Yesenia B. Sevilla is a dynamic TEDx speaker with over 25 years of diverse leadership experience spanning global biotech and healthcare industries, consulting, and higher education innovation. Her journey has been marked by a commitment to inclusive innovation and collaboration, guided by her roles as a Connector, Innovator, Collaborator, Builder, and Leader. Currently serving as the Director of Strategic Engagement & Ecosystem Development at Vanderbilt University, Yesenia is dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship and galvanizing connections within the Nashville innovation ecosystem. Previously, she held positions as Assistant Director of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Academy at Vanderbilt University and the University of Florida, respectively. Yesenia's expertise lies in nurturing innovation mindsets, mentoring minority and female entrepreneurs, and spearheading collaborative projects that drive sustainable community development. As an Innovation Advisor for GLCC and through her consultancy work, Yesenia continues to champion inclusive innovation and
    empower individuals to thrive in today's rapidly evolving landscape.



    About Engtal

    HerSuccess is brought to you by Engtal. Engtal is a US-based staffing agency specializing in engineering and technology, with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Part of our mission is to balance the diversity scales in our industry.

    We are so tied to this mission that we donate a thousand dollars from every underrepresented placement made to our nonprofit, Diversify the Future. We then use that money to fund scholarships for underrepresented groups to help them obtain a STEM degree. If you are an engineer or a tech professional looking for a new position, or you are hiring talent in this space and want a recruitment partner, please get in touch.



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    • 36 min
    Heidi Wyle - Petri Dish Discoveries to Autonomous Tech

    Heidi Wyle - Petri Dish Discoveries to Autonomous Tech

    Heidi Wyle is the CEO and Founder of Venti Technologies; from a lower socio-economic background, she excelled through her love of learning, achieving a bachelor's from Brown, an MBA from Harvard, and a Ph.D. from MIT.

    She started in biotech when the industry was in its infancy, and following three successful business exits she moved into autonomous tech, founding Venti. Her journey is a testament to the power of perseverance, the pursuit of knowledge, and the importance of embracing diversity in the workplace.

    Heidi's story inspires aspiring leaders everywhere, and why her company mission has always been to improve the world.

    She talks about the grit gene and emphasizes the need for curiosity, resilience, and the willingness to listen and learn from those around you, including younger generations.



    This episode explores:


    Heidi Wyle's background and journey as a founder
    Empowerment and the importance diversity in the workplace
    Challenges and lessons in managing diverse teams
    Balancing career and family as a woman in leadership
    Future of autonomous vehicles and impact on the environment



    About Heidi Wyle

    Heidi Wyle is a pioneering entrepreneur and visionary leader, renowned for her exceptional business achievements and groundbreaking innovations in technology startups. As the Founder and CEO of Venti Technologies, a global leader in AI-powered autonomous vehicle logistics, Heidi has propelled the company to unprecedented success, revolutionizing transportation with cutting-edge technology.


    Prior to Venti, Heidi has founded and led a number of biotech organizations, securing significant venture capital, driving growth, and leading them to successful acquisitions.

    In addition to her entrepreneurial pursuits, Heidi is dedicated to mentorship and serves on various high-profile boards, including her role as Governor for the HBS Association of Boston. Her academic background includes a Bachelor of Science with Honors in Physics from Brown University, a Doctor of Philosophy and a Master of Science in Health/Medical Physics from MIT, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

    Heidi Wyle's remarkable leadership, coupled with her ability to inspire teams, continues to shape the landscape of technology and entrepreneurship, driving impactful change across industries.



    About Engtal

    HerSuccess is brought to you by Engtal. Engtal is a US-based staffing agency specializing in engineering and technology, with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Part of our mission is to balance the diversity scales in our industry.

    We are so tied to this mission that we donate a thousand dollars from every underrepresented placement made to our nonprofit, Diversify the Future. We then use that money to fund scholarships for underrepresented groups to help them obtain a STEM degree. If you are an engineer or a tech professional looking for a new position, or you are hiring talent in this space and want a recruitment partner, please get in touch.



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    • 31 min
    Jamila Parham: Innovation and Inclusion with the Tech Unicorn

    Jamila Parham: Innovation and Inclusion with the Tech Unicorn

    Jamila Parham's fascination with technology ignited in childhood when she played video games with her brother. Raised on the south side of Chicago, Jamila attended DePaul University School of Computing.

    However, she soon realized that STEM lacked diversity and inclusion, reflecting a disparity Jamila wanted to change for the better.

    Thus, The Tech Unicorn was born.

    The Tech Unicorn embarked on a quest to empower 'unicorns'—those hidden figures within STEM communities.

    Through mentorship, impactful projects, and strategic partnerships, The Tech Unicorn paves the way for aspiring individuals from diverse backgrounds to thrive in STEM-related industries.

    Jamila Parham's brainchild isn't merely about breaking barriers but building bridges and fostering a community where everyone can shine.

    This episode explores:
    • Jamila’s discusses her journey from growing up in Chicago to becoming the founder of the Tech Unicorn.
    • Importance of DEI in the tech industry and creating inclusive environments
    • Jamila’s experiences of overcoming challenges and advocating for underrepresented communities.
    • Jamila’s insights and advice for careers in tech
    • AI and technology policy to ensure inclusivity and accountability


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    About Jamila Parham
    Jamila Parham, affectionately known as "The Tech Unicorn," has harbored a deep-seated love for technology since her formative years, where she found solace in video games and the realms of science fiction. Hailing proudly from Chicago, she has emerged as a prominent figure in the tech community, recognized for her leadership acumen and unwavering dedication to civic technology.
    Throughout her illustrious 15-year career, Jamila has garnered acclaim as an award-winning tech leader and a fervent advocate for STEM education. Driven by her commitment to public service, she tirelessly endeavors to cultivate a more inclusive and diverse tech landscape, advocating tirelessly for underrepresented communities in STEM fields.

    Central to her mission is The Tech Unicorn™, a groundbreaking initiative she spearheaded to drive social impact through STEM engagement. With a focus on amplifying voices and empowering marginalized groups, The Tech Unicorn™ is dedicated to narrowing the opportunity gap in STEM for youth, women, and people of color. Through mentorship and comprehensive development programs, Jamila aims to dismantle barriers and foster the next generation of STEM leaders and entrepreneurs.


    www.jamilaparham.com/

    About Engtal
    HerSuccess is brought to you by Engtal. Engtal is a US-based staffing agency specializing in engineering and technology, with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Part of our mission is to balance the diversity scales in our industry.


    We are so tied to this mission that we donate a thousand dollars from every underrepresented placement made to our nonprofit, Diversify the Future. We then use that money to fund scholarships for underrepresented groups to help them obtain a STEM degree. If you are an engineer or a tech professional looking for a new position, or you are hiring talent in this space and want a recruitment partner, please get in touch.

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    • 27 min
    Lisa Ventura MBE - Championing Neurodiversity 

    Lisa Ventura MBE - Championing Neurodiversity 

    Lisa Ventura was recently awarded an MBE for her services in Cyber Security, spearheading diversity and inclusion.

    It's undoubtedly one of the most exciting career journeys we've heard of in the tech space, following an incredibly successful career in the entertainment industry. Lisa worked on a widely popular TV show that became a global hit, 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.'



    Lisa's career in cybersecurity is fascinating; she founded the first-ever dedicated UK Cyber Security Association (now Cyber Security Unity) to unite the cybersecurity industry worldwide to combat the growing cyber threat.

    In 2023, King Charles III personally awarded Lisa an MBE for her dedication, commitment, and service to diversity and inclusion in the Cyber industry.

    Lisa talks openly about this humbling moment and her dedication to raising awareness and understanding about neurodiversity; as a neurodiverse woman, she is passionate about supporting neurodiverse careers in the industry.

    This episode explores:


    Lisa’s background and career journey into cyber security and success in the sector


    The potential and risks of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in cybersecurity.


    The importance of cybersecurity awareness for businesses and individuals.


    Neurodiversity and Lisa's personal experience with autism


    Imposter syndrome among successful people, including those who are neurodivergent.


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    About Lisa Ventura MBE  

    Lisa Ventura MBE is a renowned cyber security awareness and culture specialist, keynote speaker, and author. She is the Founder of Cyber Security Unity, a global community membership organization dedicated to uniting individuals and companies actively engaged in cyber security to combat the escalating cyber threats. 

    As a consultant, Lisa collaborates closely with cyber security leadership teams, enhancing their collaboration and providing training in cyber security awareness and culture. Lisa's contributions extend beyond consultancy; she actively participates on several boards and councils, including Think Digital Partners as their Cyber Security Advisor, and the Advisory Board for the World-Wide Women in Cyber Security (w3-cs) Association amongst others. Lisa’s expertise covers various domains, including the human elements of cyber security, cyber psychology, AI, and cyber security, and supporting DE&I in the cyber security industry. Additionally, Lisa focuses on addressing topics such as mental health, impostor syndrome, and neurodiversity.  

     

    About Engtal 

    HerSuccess is brought to you by Engtal. Engtal is a US-based staffing agency specializing in engineering and technology, with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Part of our mission is to balance the diversity scales in our industry. 

    We are so tied to this mission that we donate a thousand dollars from every underrepresented placement made to our nonprofit, Diversify the Future. We then use that money to fund scholarships for underrepresented groups to help them obtain a STEM degree. If you are an engineer or a tech professional looking for a new position, or you are hiring talent in this space and want a recruitment partner, please get in touch. 



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    • 34 min

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