40 episodes

A podcast exploring the invisible barriers holding women back in the workplace and sharing stories of women navigating careers and building power collectively. 

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A podcast exploring the invisible barriers holding women back in the workplace and sharing stories of women navigating careers and building power collectively. 

    Why are Men often Reluctant to Mentoring and Advocating for Women at Work?

    Why are Men often Reluctant to Mentoring and Advocating for Women at Work?

    In this episode VEST Members talk to gender-inclusive culture expert Brad Johnson, Professor of Psychology at the United States Naval Academy and Faculty Associate at John Hopkins University, about the skills and benefits men earn when they engage in advocating for women at work. The misconceptions and challenges that often get in the way of men engaging in gender-equity advocacy and the economics of inclusive workspaces. Special thanks to VEST Member, Jessica Dietrich, Director of Gove...

    • 53 min
    Amplifying Women's Voices in Politics and Policy

    Amplifying Women's Voices in Politics and Policy

    In this episode we talk to Oklahoma State Senator Julia Kirt and Oklahoma State Representative Melissa Provenzano about why it is becoming harder and harder for people to engage in politics. Join us as we talk about why people are feeling disenfranchised and divided. How can we better navigate the process, skip the noise, and be more effective in our advocacy efforts? Together, we dissect the urgency of empowering women in politics and how recent shifts like the overturning of Roe v. Wad...

    • 52 min
    Embracing Career Change with VEST Members

    Embracing Career Change with VEST Members

    In this episode we talk to VEST Members about how they've managed to navigate career transitions and setbacks, while rediscovering themselves and building meaningful connections. We discuss the importance of asking for help, leveraging peer networks, advocating for ourselves and other women unapologetically. Join us as we dive into double standards women face at work like self-promotion, work-life balance, and ageism. Guest Speakers:Judy Reyes-Henderson COO at Freedom City OKC and owner ...

    • 55 min
    The Future of Remote and Flexible Work

    The Future of Remote and Flexible Work

    Remote-work has dwindled over the past few years as employers issue return-to-office mandates. But will that continue in 2024?In this episode VEST Member Jess Kyle, Data Engineer Manager at Underdog Sports, a fully remote company with more than 350 distributed employees, talks to Lynn Greenberg, Founder of Pivt, a platform helping employers reduce turnover and enhance the social well-being of relocated, mobile, and remote workers and their families.Listen to the conversation, we covered:00:00...

    • 57 min
    Identifying and Mitigating Burnout

    Identifying and Mitigating Burnout

    More and more women are considering switching roles or leaving the labor force in general as a result of burnout. This burnout is in large part due to caregiving responsibilities. In fact, caregiving responsibilities are the number two reason (behind retirement), that people, mostly women, leave the labor force. This negatively impacts our nation’s workforce availability as well as women’s lifetime earnings. Making this not a women’s issue, but an economic one.So what do we do about it? ...

    • 54 min
    Achieving Goals through Discipline and Accountability Systems

    Achieving Goals through Discipline and Accountability Systems

    In this episode Accountability Coach and Author of "Why Not You," Amanda McKinney shares tips, tools and resources with VEST Members on how to achieve goals through discipline and accountability systems. We also talk about the struggle we all grapple with: self-doubt, fear of failure, and decision fatigue. We share strategies to overcome these barriers and discuss how honesty about our fears and seeking support from trusted individuals can be game-changers.We delve into how tracking progress ...

    • 53 min

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Mklttown918 ,

Valuable career and life advice!

Erika Lucas, moderator of this podcast and CEO of Vesther always books the most pertinent guests and elicits targeted advice. I have listened to several episodes multiple times as I navigate different issues in life and career. I highly recommend this podcast. It helps me realize regardless of industry or position, there are issues we all face and can better address with a network of advice.

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