10 episodes

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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    • 4.7 • 57 Ratings

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!

    Take Control of Your Stress Response

    Take Control of Your Stress Response

    In this episode, Jeff Benton shares a roadmap for self-evolution — and for changing your feelings from the enemies of ease to a superpower in all areas of life. Jeff channeled tragedy in his personal life into success, confidence, and strength; now, his company, Paragon Performance Evolution, teaches those principles on the individual and team levels. Today, he shares tips for cultivating resilience, managing stress, and harnessing the body’s connection with the mind.

    • 34 min
    Tap into Your Inner Genius and Progress Your Career

    Tap into Your Inner Genius and Progress Your Career

    This episode features The Karma of Success author Liz Tran, a pioneer in blending spirituality with practical strategies for personal and professional growth. She will share insights to help you recognize your core competencies, understand your motivators, and offer ways to manage your strengths effectively. With a mix of advice and inspiration, you will leave feeling empowered to navigate your life with clarity and purpose.







    (This episode is a replay from the March 2024 National Conference for Women.)







    Our Guest: Liz Tran













    Liz Tran is the creator of Reset, an executive coaching company to CEOs and founders. Before Reset, Tran spent a decade in tech, most recently as the only female executive at a top venture capital firm. Today, Tran coaches the CEOs and founders of the fastest-growing companies in the world, and altogether they have raised more than $500 million in funding and created over $4 billion in enterprise value. Her clients are backed by funds like A16Z, Box Group, General Catalyst, Insight, Sequoia, Tiger, Thrive, and Y Combinator. In addition to her fifteen years of tech and VC experience, Tran also coaches from her spiritual practice. She is a Buddhist, trained meditation teacher, and studied at the Samyak Ashram in Dharamshala, India. She is the creator of the podcast, Reset with Liz Tran and the author of The Karma of Success.















    Our Host: 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 Speaking of Race: Why Everybody Needs to Talk About Racism—and How to Do It, Do Nothing, 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























    Additional Resources:









    * Learn more about Liz and her book, The Karma of Success, at Liz-Tran.com







    * Check out Liz’s podcast, Reset with Liz Tran









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    • 29 min
    How To Deal – And Heal – With Your Money

    How To Deal – And Heal – With Your Money

    In this episode, Kara Stevens — AKA the Frugal Feminista and author of Heal Your Relationship with Money — brings her signature honesty and compassion to a candid conversation about all things money. Learn the tactical ways you can save, invest, build wealth and retire, without sacrificing today.  And explore how your emotional relationship with money is impacting your bottom line and approach to financial planning.

    • 34 min
    The Art & Science of Effective Communication

    The Art & Science of Effective Communication

    In this episode, join Hillary Wicht, an acclaimed expert in executive leadership coaching, as she explores the art of communication.



    Discover the hidden "power leaks" that undermine influence, and learn practical strategies to overcome them.



    With Hillary's guidance, listeners will learn how to build trust, ensure their voices are heard, and gain respect for their ideas. Drawing from her diverse background, Hillary will share how to break free from patterns that hold you back and step into your full potential, transforming your communication skills and impact.

    • 44 min
    Secrets to a Successful Interview

    Secrets to a Successful Interview

    In today’s competitive job landscape, acing an interview is more challenging than ever.







    Anna Papalia, seasoned HR expert and author of the transformative guide Interviewology, brings a game-changing approach to mastering interviews. In this enlightening conversation, uncover the pivotal role of self-awareness, and why standard advice often misses the mark.







    Explore the four distinct interview styles—Charmer, Challenger, Examiner, and Harmonizer—and how recognizing them can shift the dynamics in your favor. With Anna’s actionable insights, learn to sidestep common pitfalls, embrace your unique style, and truly resonate with your interviewer.







    Interviewology isn’t just about securing a job—it’s a journey to understanding oneself, empowering you to shine authentically in every interaction. 





    Read more: Secrets to a Successful Interview





















    Our Guest: Anna Papalia













    Anna Papalia is the CEO of Interviewology, a keynote speaker, and a career influencer with over 1.5 million followers across social media platforms.  She has worked with large companies, such as Cigna and Lincoln Financial, and taught at Temple University’s Fox School of Business for 12 years, where she collected research and discovered the four interview styles. As a former Director of Talent Acquisition turned career coach, she has vast experience on both sides of the interview table and knows what it takes to interview better. She has advised more than 10,000 clients, helping students, entrepreneurs, senior executives, and job seekers in all industries, and taught hundreds of corporate training sessions dedicated to training hiring managers how to interview. Nominated for HR Person of the Year in 2020, she is also a public speaker at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and DisruptHR, and is a highly sought-after thought leader on all things interviewing. She lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.















    Our Host: 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 Speaking of Race: Why Everybody Needs to Talk About Racism—and How to Do It, Do Nothing, 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























    Additional Resources:









    * Read Papalia’s new book, Interviewology: The New Science of Interviewing







    * Check out the FREE a href="https://www.conferencesforwomen.

    • 27 min
    Feeding the Soul: A Conversation with José Andrés and Laysha Ward

    Feeding the Soul: A Conversation with José Andrés and Laysha Ward

    This episode features an extraordinary conversation between chef and humanitarian José Andrés and Target strategic advisor Laysha Ward.







    Andrés’s work with World Central Kitchen recently earned him a nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize. In this conversation, which was recorded at the 2023 Pennsylvania Conference for Women, we’ll hear about his work fighting hunger, the power of compassion, adaptive leadership, and effecting positive social change.







    Learn from his vision for creating a more equitable and nourished world — and identify small ways in which you, too, can make a difference and have an impact.





























    Our Guest: José Andrés







    José Andrés, named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in 2012 and 2018, and awarded the 2015 National Humanities Medal from President Barack Obama, is an internationally recognized humanitarian, culinary innovator, educator, and New York Times bestselling author. A pioneer of Spanish tapas in the United States, he is also known for his groundbreaking avant-garde cuisine and his award-winning restaurant collective, JoséAndrésGroup. In 2021, he launched José Andrés Media (JAM) which produces television series, books, podcasts, and digital content with a focus on food-related stories and the culture of food. JAM projects include the Emmy-nominated series José & Family in Spain for Max and the Longer Tables podcast. In 2023, Andrés and George Washington University partnered to lead the world in delivering food system solutions through a Global Food Institute, powered by interdisciplinary research and teaching. In 2010, Andrés founded World Central Kitchen, a non-profit which uses the power of food to nourish communities and strengthen economies in times of crisis and beyond. WCK continues to respond to natural disasters ranging from hurricanes, wildfires, and earthquakes, as well as humanitarian emergencies around the world. Andrés’ work has earned awards and distinctions, including Outstanding Chef and Humanitarian of the Year by the James Beard Foundation and the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Association of Culinary Professionals. Andrés and World Central Kitchen were awarded the Princesa de Asturias Foundation’s 2021 Concordia Prize. As a naturalized citizen originally from Spain, Andrés has also been a tireless advocate for immigration reform.















    Guest Host: Laysha Ward













    Laysha Ward is an accomplished C-suite executive with 32 years of leadership experience at Target, where she now serves as Strategic Advisor. In 2017, Ms. 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. She is a founding member of the Racial Equity Action and Change committee(REACH), established in 2020 to help lead the organization’s strategy to drive lasting impact for Black team members, guests and communities. Ms. Ward began her career with Target in 1991 as a member of the store sales and management team of Marshall Fields in Chicago. She was named Director of Community Relations in 2000 and promoted to Vice President of Community Relations and Target Foundation in 2003. She previously served as Executive Vice President, Chief Corporate Social Responsibility Officer before being named to her current position. In 2008, President Bush nominated and the U.S. Senate confirmed Ms. Ward to serve on the board of directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service, the nation’s largest grantmaker for volunteering and service.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
57 Ratings

57 Ratings

Andieo1997 ,

A Must-Listen!

Women Amplified is nothing short of a masterclass for every woman navigating the intricate labyrinths of the professional world. Celeste truly creates a vibrant tapestry of guidance and motivation in each episode. This is a must-listen for every woman aiming to bring her best self to every endeavor!

CelineRaschel ,

Loving this podcast!

I love how this podcast empowers women while touching on important topics like burnout, self-care, and not being afraid to work towards your goals.
Grid + Glam

CGLockhart ,

A podcast that puts women at the center

I love that this podcast puts women at the center—of their own stories, of their own careers, and of their own lives. Also Celeste Headlee is an amazing interviewer.

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