Inspiration meets practical advice in this podcast from the nation’s largest network of conferences for women in the workplace. For over 20 years, we’ve delivered insights from extraordinary women, such as Michelle Obama, Maya Angelou, Indra Nooyi, Elizabeth Gilbert, Serena Williams, and Brené Brown. Now, Women Amplified offers you a taste of the Conference each month to enjoy from the comfort of your own phone! Hosted by award-winning journalist Celeste Headlee, you can expect true stories and real-world advice from the most brilliant and successful women out there. We cover topics around leadership, career advancement, self-care, transitions and other relevant issues that women face. This is your go-to listening experience to help you navigate life in your career and at home and bring your best “you” to all that you do!
How to Trust Your Voice Within—with Glennon Doyle
“We’re always asking other people how we should live. And when you think about it, that’s totally hilarious because by definition, no one has ever lived the life we’re living.
No one has ever lived my life with my experiences, with my pain, with my loss, with my skills, with my effort. Every single life is an unrepeatable and unprecedented experiment, which makes it hilarious.
It’s literally like we’re asking other people for directions to places they’ve never been.”
It’s no secret that the past year’s pandemic has impacted women disproportionately, leaving many with an overwhelming sense of exhaustion.
Today’s episode, timed for Mental Health Awareness Month, will explore the important issues women face today around emotional, spiritual and physical health. Glennon Doyle, author of Untamed, Love Warrior, and Carry On, Warrior, speaks with Target EVP Laysha Ward to offer wisdom and invaluable advice to help you stop striving for perfection and instead start trusting your voice deep within.
Discover the joy and peace that awaits when you let go and find your truest self.
This Month’s Guest:
GLENNON DOYLE is an activist and author of the #1 New York Times best-sellers Untamed, a Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club pick, and Love Warrior, an Oprah’s Book Club selection, as well as the New York Times best-seller Carry On, Warrior. A thought leader and speaker, Doyle leads a highly engaged social media following of more than three million people. She is the founder and president of Together Rising, an all-women led nonprofit organization that has revolutionized grassroots philanthropy—raising over $25 million for women, families and children in crisis, with a most frequent donation of just $25. Doyle is a co-founder, with Bozoma Saint John and Luvvie Ajayi Jones, of #ShareTheMicNow, a campaign resulting in 2.1 billion impressions magnifying Black women and their work through a takeover of social media accounts of white women with large platforms. She lives in Florida with her three children and her wife Abby Wambach. @glennondoyle
This Month’s Special Guest Host:
LAYSHA WARD is an accomplished C-suite executive with thirty years of leadership experience at Target. In 2017, Ward was named executive vice president, chief external engagement officer, overseeing Target’s enterprise-wide approach to engage and deepen relationships with cross-sector stakeholders to drive positive business and community impact. In 1991, Ward began her career with Target as a member of the store sales and management team of Marshall Fields in Chicago. In 2000, she was named director of community relations and promoted to vice president of community relations and Target Foundation in 2003. In 2008, President Bush nominated, and the U.S. Senate confirmed Ward would serve on the board of directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service, the nation’s largest grantmaker for volunteering and service, which she continued to serve as board chair under the Obama Administration. Later that year, she was promoted to president of community relations and the Target Foundation. She serves on the Aspen Institute Latinos and Society Advisory Board and the Stanford Center for Longevity Advisory Council, is a member of the Executive Leadership Council, the Economic Clubs of New York and Chicago, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority,
Suze Orman Answers Your Real-Life Money Questions
“Whole life insurance or variable life insurance or universal life insurance, or this new universal index life insurance that everybody is being sold right now are probably my top four hate investments that I have. I don’t like them. I’ve never liked them and I’m never going to like them, because do you think that there is an insurance company out there that’s going to pay you $100,000 death benefit if you haven’t paid them over the years at least $300,000 or $400,000 so that they can make money off of you? I don’t think so.”—Suze Orman
With tax season upon us, coupled with the financial challenges brought on by the pandemic, it’s no surprise money is top of mind for so many of us.
This special episode is a replay of the live audience Q&A from the virtual 2020 Pennsylvania Conference for Women, featuring personal finance expert Suze Orman.
Women in our community asked real-life questions and she delivered invaluable advice around debt management, retirement, investing and so much more. Listen in and learn how to best navigate this complex time and ensure your finances are secure.
This Month’s Guest:
SUZE ORMAN has been coined America’s favorite financial advisor by The New York Times, and “a force in the world of personal finance” and a “one-woman financial advice power house” by USA Today. A #1 New York Times bestselling author, two-time Emmy Award winner, host of the popular Women & Money podcast, magazine and online columnist, writer/producer, and one of the top motivational speakers in the world today, she is undeniably America’s most recognized expert on personal finance. Twice named to the TIME 100 and ranked among the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women by Forbes, Orman was the host of The Suze Orman Show on CNBC for thirteen years, and a contributing editor to O: The Oprah Magazine for 16. However, some may say her true claim to fame is having been spoofed on Saturday Night Live four times. Orman’s incredible journey to becoming America’s most recognized expert on personal finance began as a young broker at Merrill Lynch, helping clients of all backgrounds create a financially secure retirement plan. Orman was an account executive at Merrill Lynch from 1980 to 1983, served as Vice President-Investments for Prudential-Bache Securities from 1983 to 1987, then directed the Suze Orman Financial Group from 1987 to 1997. Currently, Orman hosts the popular Women & Money podcast, serves as the official personal-finance educator for the United States Army and Army Reserve, and is a special advocate for the National Domestic Violence Hotline, bringing her message of awareness and empowerment to women who have suffered financial abuse.
CELESTE HEADLEE is a communication and human nature expert, and an award-winning journalist. She is a professional speaker, and also the author of Do Nothing: How to Break Away from Overworking, Overdoing, and Underliving, Heard Mentality and We Need to Talk. In her twenty-year career in public radio, she has been the executive producer of On Second Thought at Georgia Public Radio, and anchored programs including Tell Me More, Talk of the Nation, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition. She also served as cohost of the national morning news show The Takeaway from PRI and WNYC, and anchored presidential coverage in 2012 for PBS World Channel. Headlee’s TEDx talk sharing ten ways to have a better conversation has over twenty million total views to date. @CelesteHeadlee
How to Get Good with Your Money — with Tiffany Aliche (the "Budgetnista!")
“Do you have children? Do you have a partner? Do you pay your bills? Do you manage at a workplace? Those things are hard. Investing is nothing in comparison to living your life as a woman. I promise you. You’re already killing it, and so you can invest. It is a confidence issue but not a capability issue.”
—Tiffany Aliche, personal finance expert and author, Get Good with Money
Over 1M+ women live richer because of Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche – former teacher turned personal finance educator and best-selling author. This episode, perfectly timed for Financial Literacy Month, will explore how you can find peace, safety and harmony with your money no matter how big or small your goals and no matter how rocky the market might be.
From budgeting to investing, saving plans, and her newly released book Get Good with Money, we will cover a lot of ground so you are prepared to take control of your finances and make your money work for you now!
This Month’s Guest:
TIFFANY “THE BUDGETNISTA” ALICHE is America’s favorite personal financial educator, and author of Get Good with Money. The Budgetnista is also an Amazon #1 bestselling author of The One Week Budget and the Live Richer Challenge series and most recently, a children’s book, Happy Birthday Mali More. Through her company, The Budgetnista, Tiffany has created a financial movement that has helped over one million women worldwide collectively save more than $250million, and pay off over $200 million in debt, purchase homes and transform the way they think about their finances. These women that participate in this global (Live Richer) movement call themselves, Dream Catchers. Tiffany credits her experience as a preschool teacher for 10 years in Newark, NJ for defining her purpose behind The Budgetnista…education. In 2019, Tiffany transformed her commitment into legislation when she partnered with Assemblywoman Angela V. McKnight to write a bill that was later signed into Law A1414 (The Budgetnista Law). This law made it mandatory for financial education to be integrated into all middle schools in New Jersey. To further her mission, Tiffany created and teaches numerous financial classes both online and in person. The Live Richer Academy is her signature platform with tens of thousands of students learning how to maximize their money and upgrade their life. She also blogs about personal finance for The Budgetnista Blog, and co-hosts an award-winning podcast, Brown Ambition. The Budgetnista and her financial advice have been featured on Good Morning America, the TODAY show, PBS, TIME, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, ESSENCE Magazine, FORBES, Fox Business, MSNBC, CNN/HLN. She is also the featured financial expert for the popular daytime talk show, The Real. Today, Tiffany continues to break down barriers. She was the first (solo) Black woman to grace the cover of Money Magazine (Feb. 2021).
CELESTE HEADLEE is a communication and human nature expert, and an award-winning journalist. She is a professional speaker, and also the author of Do Nothing: How to Break Away from Overworking, Overdoing, and Underliving, Heard Mentality and We Need to Talk. In her twenty-year career in public radio, she has been the executive producer of On Second Thought at Georgia Public Radio, and anchored programs including Tell Me More, Talk of the Nation, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition. She also served as cohost of the national morning news show The Takeaway from PRI and WNYC, and anchored presidential coverage in 2012 for PBS Worl...
What it Takes to Make History—with Dr. Jane Goodall
“I think an awful lot of what I’ve done is dependent on the amazing mother I had. I mean, she supported this crazy dream I had when I was 10 of going to Africa. When everybody else laughed at me, there was never any question that, because I was a girl, I couldn’t do these things, which is what everybody else said.”—Dr. Jane Goodall
With strength, determination, purpose and passion, iconic scientist, conservationist and humanitarian Jane Goodall followed her dreams to an unconventional career, despite gender stereotypes.
Just in time for Women’s History Month, we will hear from this remarkable pioneer who has been making history for over six decades. To lead this conversation, Dr. Goodall is joined by author and MSNBC anchor Alicia Menendez, who will explore her journey—from chimpanzees to wildlife to environmentalism—and her commitment to anti-poverty and education for women and girls.
Offering important lessons on leadership and messages of hope, you will walk away inspired and ready to make history in your own way!
This Month’s Guest:
JANE GOODALL is the founder of the Jane Goodall Institute (janegoodall.org), and a UN Messenger of Peace. She was born on April 3, 1934, in London England. At the young age of 26, she followed her passion for animals and Africa to Gombe, Tanzania, where she began her landmark study of chimpanzees in the wild immersing herself in their habitat as a neighbor rather than a distant observer. Her discovery in 1960 that chimpanzees make and use tools rocked the scientific world and redefined the relationship between humans and animals. In 1977, she established the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) to advance her work around the world and for generations to come. JGI continues the field research at Gombe and builds on Dr. Goodall’s innovative approach to conservation, which recognizes the central role that people play in the well-being of animals and the environment. In 1991, she founded Roots & Shoots, a global program that empowers young people in nearly sixty countries. Since it’s inception in 1991, Roots & Shoots has greatly impacted youth in over 100 countries to act as the informed conservation leaders that the world so urgently needs. Today, Dr. Goodall travels the world, speaking about the threats facing chimpanzees, environmental crises and her reasons for hope. In her books and speeches, she emphasizes the interconnectedness of all living things and the collective power of individual action. Dr. Goodall is a UN Messenger of Peace and Dame Commander of the British Empire. @janegoodallInst
This Month’s Interviewer:
ALICIA MENENDEZ is an anchor on MSNBC. She is also the author of The Likeability Trap and host of the Latina to Latina podcast. Menendez joined MSNBC in October 2019. Prior to joining the network, she served as a correspondent on Amanpour & Company on PBS and formerly hosted a nightly news and pop culture show on Fusion called Alicia Menendez Tonight. Her reporting and interviews have appeared on ABC News, Bustle, FusionTV, PBS and Vice News. Born and raised in New Jersey, Menendez has been called “Ms. Millennial” by The Washington Post, “journalism’s new gladiator” by Elle, and a “content queen” by Marie Claire. @aliciamenendez
CELESTE HEADLEE is a communication and human nature expert,
Women Making History: with Time’s Up Co-Founder Nina Shaw
It’s Women’s History Month, and we're talking to a woman who’s been making history for decades: renowned entertainment attorney and co-founding organizer of Time’s Up, Nina Shaw.
As one of Hollywood’s most powerful dealmakers, Nina has been elevating the voices of women everywhere. This special, candid conversation explores the past, present and future of gender equality in the workplace.
Part inspiration and part actionable takeaways, learn how to break the unique barriers you face, have influence with impact, and pave the path forward for generations of women to come.
Women of Color Blazing Trails: A Conversation with Issa Rae & Laysha Ward
Show Notes & Transcript: This episode is a special way to kick off Black History Month by bringing you an extraordinary keynote conversation between producer, actress and writer Issa Rae and Target’s EVP and chief external engagement officer Laysha Ward. This conversation happened at the October 2020 Texas Conference for Women.
Featuring two pioneers who are blazing trails for women of color and all women and girls around the globe, Rae and Ward talk about many timely issues—including leadership, breaking barriers, race, justice and women supporting women.
This conversation covers it all! It’s a slice of inspiration packed with incredible actionable nuggets for navigating your career and life with purpose, meaning and authenticity.
Great podcast with advice, motivation and inspiration from women of different backgrounds with topics from making connections, setting boundaries, and tips on staying committed to goals, financial wealth tips, sales, among so many different topics and shared life stories of wonderful women. I recommend this podcast for both women & men, young or old.
Kudos to highlighting both women’s successes and struggles that are often overlooked in the workplace. Equality has gone a long way - we’re almost there, but not yet! Thanks for contributing to a better future for everyone! To the hosts, awesome source! Love the energy of every episode!
Amazing stories here
I really love listening to the women they have the show. The interviews are so engaging, the stories are very unique; never a dull moment. Very intriguing perspectives.