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The Leadership is Female podcast brings interviews with female leaders in sports to you each week so that you can uncover opportunity, hear tips to elevate your career, learn from our mistakes and successes, so that you can get to the top FASTER. I will lead HER forward because leadership is female.

Leadership is Femal‪e‬ Emily Jaenson

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    • 4.6 • 23 Ratings

The Leadership is Female podcast brings interviews with female leaders in sports to you each week so that you can uncover opportunity, hear tips to elevate your career, learn from our mistakes and successes, so that you can get to the top FASTER. I will lead HER forward because leadership is female.

    Graduate to the Next Level of your Career with CRO of the Houston Dynamo, Dionna Widder

    Graduate to the Next Level of your Career with CRO of the Houston Dynamo, Dionna Widder

    Dionna Widder is in her third season with the Houston Dynamo and Dash and serves as the club’s Chief Revenue Officer. Widder is responsible for the revenue-generation strategy and execution for the Club, including overseeing the ticket sales and service along with the corporate partnership sales and marketing teams for the Houston Dynamo, Dash, and BBVA Stadium.  Dionna was recently honored by the Sports Business Journal as a member of the Game Changers Class of 2020.

    Widder broke into professional sports in 2006 upon graduating from Central Michigan University with the NBA’s Indiana Pacers and WNBA’s Indiana Fever. She advanced rapidly within the club, starting out as a group sales executive before being named the Director of Group Ticket Sales and ultimately Sr. Director of Ticket Sales. Widder spent two years as a Director in the NBA’s Team Marketing and Business Operations group, providing league support to individual teams with a focus on ticket sales, corporate partnerships and marketing functions to NBA, WNBA and G-League teams.  Next, Dionna was the Vice President of Ticket Sales and Service for the Cleveland Cavaliers.  

    Widder is a native of Flint, Michigan and reside now in Houston along with her husband Mark and their three children, eight-year-old fraternal twins Wells and Ellis and three-year-old daughter Rowan. As a passion project, Dionna hosts a podcast titled Women Blazers, which is features conversations with women who are leading the way in the sports and entertainment industry.

    Dionna's favorite quote: As Oprah Winfrey, once said: “Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.”

    Follow Dionna at:

    Twitter: @DW_Dynamo
    Instagram: @dwidder2 and @womanblazers
    Podcast: https://anchor.fm/womenblazers


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    • 43 min
    FIERCE with Tara Wilson, CEO of the Tara Wilson Agency

    FIERCE with Tara Wilson, CEO of the Tara Wilson Agency

    Tara Wilson, CEO of the Tara Wilson Agency, entrepreneur of the year 2018 for Auburn University’s Harbert School of Business. The Tara Wilson agency has a fortune 500 client list that includes Nike, Lou & Grey, and Samsung and leds experiential marketing for for these brands and more that want to connect with the female consumer.  Tara has identified her niche, she leads an agency who “gets women”.

    We discuss teamwork, leveling-up your circle, finding success in saying NO, being patient with your growth and finding your niche.

    https://www.tarawilson.com/

    https://www.instagram.com/tarawilsonagency/

    https://www.instagram.com/taramwilson/


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    • 57 min
    Confidence: How to get it and How to increase it!

    Confidence: How to get it and How to increase it!

    A common denominator for all successful female leaders?  CONFIDENCE!! This episode lays out the pathway for you to get it or get more.

    1. Confidence is a skill set, you are NOT born with it!

    2. Confidence can waiver. That's normal!

    3. Confidence is a process and a practice!

    Join your host, Emily Jaenson on this week's solo episode honing in and extracting the best tips to give you the confidence to LEVEL-UP!

    Follow and get in touch with Emily at:

    https://www.instagram.com/leadershipisfemale/
    https://www.instagram.com/emilyjaenson/



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    • 31 min
    Authenticity Made my Career with NBC Sports Journalist, Jessica Kleinschmidt

    Authenticity Made my Career with NBC Sports Journalist, Jessica Kleinschmidt

    Jessica Kleinschmidt worked for Major League Baseball's CUT 4 and was then hired by NBC Sports in the Bay Area, and now covers the Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants. She’s the co-host of the Cork’d Up podcast produced by Momentum and Balk Talk with NBC Sports.

    Jess is one of the most authentic people I have met. Her brand is Jess Kleinschmidt and she owns that All. Day. Long. Think about this, if you be yourself and find a way to be confident in who you are (which Jess also discusses) there is no pretending! There is one and only, YOU, and you get to be that person.

    Follow Along or ask Jessica for help at:

    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/jessicakleinschmidt/

    https://www.instagram.com/corkdup/




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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Courage and Consistency with Megan Kurcwal, Director of Sales & Marketing at StellarAlgo

    Courage and Consistency with Megan Kurcwal, Director of Sales & Marketing at StellarAlgo

    This week’s interview on the Leadership is Female podcast is in the sports tech world, our guest is Megan Kurcwal, Director of Sales & Marketing at StellarAlgo (a customer data platform focused on helping sports organizations better understand and nurture their fans with data). Megan is a former 2-sport student athlete and national champion at the University of Calgary in swimming and rugby, and graduated with a Business degree with a specialization in marketing.

    Megan worked in the Canadian Football League with both a team – the Calgary Stampeders – and then the League office, then moved to the college athletics world and led the marketing and fan experience team for Dinos Athletics at the University of Calgary.

    Her story today covers planning, courage (courageous conversations and behavior) and consistency in your efforts.

    Connect with Megan at https://www.linkedin.com/in/megankurcwal/

    On Twitter @megkurcwal

    Email: mkurcwal@stellaralgo.com


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    • 47 min
    Giving and Receiving Feedback with Ashley Strauss, Creative Director for the Detroit Lions

    Giving and Receiving Feedback with Ashley Strauss, Creative Director for the Detroit Lions

    Ashley is an Emmy-nominated creative in the sports industry, with experience working in-house for teams in the NFL, MLB, and NCAA.

    She currently serves as Creative Director for the Detroit Lions, leading and overseeing the ideation and design of all Detroit Lions and Ford Field branded campaigns. Past roles include Design Manager at both the San Diego Padres and Tennessee Titans as well as creative leadership and design positions at Indiana University and Mississippi State University.

    Her work has been featured in several sports properties and organizations such as Brand New, Adidas America, ESPN, the SEC Network, Bleacher Report, SB Nation, Saturday Down South, Makers of Sport Podcast and the National Association of Collegiate Marketing Administrators (NACMA).

    Ashley earned both her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design ('09) and a Masters in Sport Management ('12) from Eastern Michigan University.



    Follow Ashley at @ashleystrauss on Instagram, Twitter, and Ashley Strauss on LinkedIn


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    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

Nicholas Dupont ,

Meh

Nothing very entertaining. I was hoping it would be clever, insightful, or funny—none of the above

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