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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!

Women Amplified The Conferences for Women

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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!

    James Clear on How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

    James Clear on How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

    Show Notes: Habits are not a finish line to be crossed. They're a lifestyle to be lived. They're something to stick to, day in and day out. In this episode, leading expert and best-selling author on habits James Clear will help you keep those New Year’s resolutions.



    Sharing proven and actionable tips, learn how to re-frame your thought process to focus on the identity you want to build instead of the outcomes. This small shift will help you form lasting habits within your daily routine all year long, allowing you to build a new normal, a new lifestyle, and sustainable, non-threatening change.

    • 30 min
    Think Again: Adam Grant on the Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know

    Think Again: Adam Grant on the Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know

    In this episode, Wharton’s top-rated professor and organizational psychologist Adam Grant invites us to examine the critical leadership skill of rethinking: learning to question your opinions and open other people’s minds, making you a stronger and more flexible leader in the process.

    In an increasingly divided world, too many of us favor the comfort of conviction over the discomfort of doubt. The result is that we can become siloed in our lives and in our workplaces, surrounded by people who agree with our conclusions instead of challenging our thought process.

    Transcript & additional resources for this episode below!

     





     

    Adam Grant

    Adam Grant has been Wharton’s top-rated professor for seven straight years. As an organizational psychologist, he studies how we can find motivation and meaning, and lead more generous and creative lives. He has been recognized as one of the world’s 10 most influential management thinkers, Fortune’s 40 under 40, and Oprah’s Super Soul 100. He is the author of multiple number one New York Times best-selling books that have sold over 2 million copies and been translated into 35 languages: Give and Take, Originals, Option B, and Power Moves. His new book is THINK AGAIN: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know, (February 2, 2021). Grant’s TED talks on original thinkers and givers and takers have been viewed more than 20 million times. He hosts WorkLife, a chart-topping TED original podcast; writes on work and psychology for The New York Times; serves on the Defense Innovation Board at the Pentagon; and has received a number of distinguished awards. He has over 3 million followers on social media and shares monthly insights in his newsletter, GRANTED. He was tenured at Wharton while still in his twenties, and has received the Excellence in Teaching Award for every class that he has taught. He is the founder and host of the Authors@Wharton speaker series, and co-director of Wharton People Analytics. He curates the Next Big Idea Club along with Susan Cain, Malcolm Gladwell, and Dan Pink, handpicking two new books each quarter for subscribers and donating 100% of profits to provide books for children in under-resourced communities. He is also the cofounder of Givitas, a knowledge collaboration platform that makes it easy to give and receive help in five minutes a day. @adammgrant

     

    Celeste Headlee

    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

     





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    • 44 min
    How to Turn Your Difference into an Advantage – with Tania Katan

    How to Turn Your Difference into an Advantage – with Tania Katan

    Amazing “creative disruptor” Tania Katan has spent years sneaking her imagination into the office, using creativity to disrupt norms and turning her differences into her superpower.

    As a woman, breast cancer survivor, and a member of the LGTBQ community, Tania shares real-life experiences to help transform your mindset.

    You’ll be inspired to capitalize on your differences rather than striving for similarity, and leave a lasting impression so you stand out and get noticed.

     





     

    This Month’s Guest:

    TANIA KATAN is the CEO of Creative Trespassing, best-selling author, inspirational speaker, and co-creator of the globally viral campaign #ItWasNeverADress; a social movement that has inspired over 60 million people to see, hear and celebrate women for the superheroes they are. Her visionary way of formulating ideas led to the groundbreaking bestseller, Creative Trespassing: How to Put the Spark and Joy Back into Your Work and Life (Penguin Random House, 2019), winner of the 2019: Best Business Book of the Year: Creativity & Innovation, Porchlight Books. As an inspirational speaker, Katan is highly sought after to teach people and companies of all stripes how to kick limiting beliefs to the curb and generate unlimited creative breakthroughs. Some of the organizations and major conferences impacted by her talks include: CiscoLive!, Expedia, Amazon, Google, Humana, Etsy, TED, American Express, Wonder Women Tech, World Domination Summit, Uber, Inbound, and Comedy Central Stage. Katan’s transformative work has appeared in the New York Times, USA Today, HuffPost, Time, BuzzFeed, CNN, GLAMOUR, Adweek, Mashable, Forbes, Money Magazine, and Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls. She’s been a guest on the Good Life Project, Amy Jo Martin’s Why Not Now, and I Want Her Job.

    Instagram: @theunrealtaniakatan

     

    Our Host:

    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

     





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    * Sign up for Tania’s free newsletter to receive inspiration—and transformation—in your inbox every week.



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    • 36 min
    Asian-American Women Pioneering the Path Forward: A Conversation with Awkwafina & Lisa Ling

    Asian-American Women Pioneering the Path Forward: A Conversation with Awkwafina & Lisa Ling

    Today’s episode is an exclusive replay of a 2020 Massachusetts Conference for Women keynote conversation recognizing two remarkable pioneers blazing trails for Asian Americans, and inspiring women and girls of all ages and backgrounds: award-winning writer, actress, and comedian Awkwafina and journalist Lisa Ling.

    With authenticity and vulnerability, Awkwafina shares personal experiences in navigating the ups and downs of her career and life, illustrating that everyone, regardless of success level, grapples with insecurities and self-doubt. Packed with advice and laughter, you will walk away inspired and ready to tackle your fears and take a risk.

     





     

    This Month’s Guest:

    AWKWAFINA is an award-winning writer, actress and rapper. Her “government name” is Nora Lum. Most recently, Lum earned rave reviews for her performance in Lulu Wang’s The Farewell. Before that, she was seen in Warner Brothers features Ocean’s 8, directed by Gary Ross, opposite Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett and Crazy Rich Asians, directed by Jon Chu, opposite Constance Wu and Michelle Yeoh. Lum can be seen in the Universal film Neighbors 2 opposite Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, and Rose Byrne. She also starred as Rebecca in the independent comedy Dude, written and directed by Olivia Milch. She was the voice of Quail in the Warner Bros. animated feature Storks (2016). In television, Comedy Central ordered ten episodes of Awkwafina is Nora from Queens, a series which Lum created and stars in. Her other TV credits include: Hulu’s Future Man as well as MTV’s Mary + Jane and Girl Code. She is self-noted for her extensive satire and comical appeal in her music. Lum sold her first book, a travel guide to New York entitled Awkwafina’s NYC published by Penguin Random House. She hosts a talk show on YouTube for Astronauts Wanted entitled TAWK. Lum is a cast member on MTV’s show Girl Code and Girl Code Live. On October 2, 2018, Lum hosted Saturday Night Live. She has been featured in The New York Times, Cosmopolitan, New York, The Daily Beast, Gothamist, Jezebel, Gawker, Hairpin, HelloGiggles.com, and Bust. @awkwafina

     

    In Conversation With:

    LISA LING is the executive producer and host of THIS IS LIFE on CNN, now its seventh season. For five seasons prior, Ling EP’d and hosted Our America on OWN. She was also a field correspondent for The Oprah Winfrey Show and contributor to ABC News’ Nightline. Ling was the first female host of National Geographic’s flagship show Explorer which sent her to cover the phenomenon of female suicide bombing, the spread of the MS-13 gang and the humanitarian crisis inside North Korea. She got her start in journalism as a correspondent for Channel One News where she covered the civil war in Afghanistan at 21 years of age. She later went to become a co-host of ABC Daytime’s hit show, The View, which won its first daytime Emmy during her time at the show. Ling is the co-author of Mother, Sister. Daughter, Bride: Rituals of Womanhood, and Somewhere Inside: One Sister’s Captivity in North Korea and The Other’s Fight to Bring Her Home that she penned with her sister Laura. In 2014, President Obama appointed her to the commission on White House fellows. She is an advisory board member for Fostering Media Connections, The Amani Project, and a Baby2Baby angel. @lisaling

     



     

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    • 23 min
    How to Trust Your Voice Within—with Glennon Doyle

    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.”

    —Glennon Doyle

    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,

    • 42 min
    Suze Orman Answers Your Real-Life Money Questions

    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.

     

    Our Host:

    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

     

    • 25 min

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