Hi, I’m Diana Kander and like you, I feel the call to grow. I'm a midwestern mom of two, balancing a career as a keynote speaker, and trying to leave the world a little bit better than I found it. Each week on The Growth League, I seek out the most remarkable women leaders and uncover their rules for growth. Whether you’re trying to get better at your presentation skills, get that next promotion or even do your first pull up, each episode will provide you with a New Rule for Growth to supercharge your efforts!
Rule #20: Find the Context | Jayshree Seth, 3M
When she was growing up, Jayshree Seth wasn’t sure science was for her - now, with 70+ patents under her belt, she’s more certain. Over the course of her career, Jayshree climbed the ranks at 3M to become a Corporate Scientist, and in 2018 became the company’s Chief Science Advocate. In today’s episode, Jayshree talks about why she loves science, and how she solves big problems by finding the context.
Rule #19: Build Your Brand | Michele Promaulayko, The Well
At the beginning of her career, Michele Promaulayko’s plan was to climb the ranks of the magazine industry and secure a corner office. But as the industry shifted, so did her plans. Now, Michele is a multi-hyphenate - author, podcast host, and editorial director - who has found the value in building her own brand. This episode, she shares advice on how we can all work to build our brands, along with other lessons she’s learned along her career journey.
Rule #18: Embrace Your Spikiness | Jennifer Dudeck, Red Hat
Jen Dudeck didn’t set her sights on being the Chief People Officer of a global software company when she first started her career. But when an opportunity presented itself, Jen took a leap of faith and didn’t look back. In this week’s episode, Jen details how following her instincts, recognizing the need for balance in her life, and most importantly leaning into what makes her unique led to her success today.
Rule #17: Document the Value You're Providing | Kate Robinson, BDG
In this week’s episode, Diana talks with Kate Robinson about the importance of not only knowing the value you offer but also tracking it. Kate has incorporated this practice of documenting her value into her professional habits for growth, and she explains how it’s benefitted her professionally and personally. This practice in addition to her fearless approach to life has undoubtedly contributed to her success.
Rule #16: First Impressions Deliver Outsize Impacts | Noelle Kim, Airtasker
Noelle Kim has worked in a variety of industries - from food to tech. But no matter where she's worked, she’s gotten ahead by delivering an incredible first impression. This episode, she gives her advice on how we can all get better at first impressions, how to build trust with your team, and what her various career pivots have taught her.
Rule #15: Growth Requires Reflection | Francoise Brougher, Ex-Google & Pinterest
When Francoise Brougher took the job as the first COO of Pinterest, she never could’ve guessed that it would end in termination and a gender discrimination lawsuit. This week, Francoise shares the details of her time at Pinterest, how she climbed the corporate ladder at Google, and what intentional reflection can do for your career.
Fantastic starting block for the week
Somehow Diana’s guests and questions always resonate and apply to what is going on in my week. The questions are impactful and never feel scripted. Diana makes me better at asking and answering questions too! I give feedback to and receive feedback from men every day and it is refreshing to hear how other women have approached this — removing obstacles that may be holding them back — and how I can do the same.
Love this podcast! Diana is an amazing host and has a way of unpacking key leadership themes with guests! I enjoyed being guest and will be anxiously waiting for future episodes to drop!
Perfect for growth-minded women managers!
I’ve been looking for a podcast I can enjoy and recommend to my clients. There are a lot of great podcasts out there but this is the best I’ve found. Diana has interesting guests and she leads upbeat and authentic conversations that always have an applicable takeaway.