The World-Changing Women Podcast with host, Nina Bernardin, shares the stories of female founders and business leaders who've built successful, game-changing companies that have a positive impact on the world.
Ep. 46 Nicole Systrom on Combating the Climate Crisis with an "Investment Revolution"
Now that the U.S. has just elected a presidential candidate with the most specific, ambitious and comprehensive climate plan ever put forward by a national party candidate, how can the new administration make up for the lost time over the last 4 years? Nicole Systrom, Founder of Sutro Energy Group, works with investors and clean tech social entrepreneurs and is a climate activist who believes there are things President Biden--and everyone--can and must do to address climate change in his first few months in office. As a member of Climate Leaders for Biden, she is laser focused on addressing the climate crisis and can discuss what’s needed from investors, philanthropists and policymakers to move the needle forward at last, from supporting local environmental justice groups to making a first low-carbon investment. And, as someone who advises clean-tech entrepreneurs, she’s knowledgeable about the innovation that’s needed from startups too. Come join us as we learn more about the much needed “investment revolution” to combat the climate crisis.
Nicole serves on the board of directors for Activate, a non-profit supporting entrepreneurial scientists and engineers tackling the world's biggest challenges; Prime Coalition, a non-profit providing funding to companies combating climate change; and the Energy Foundation.
Ep. 45 Judy Samuelson on Creating Real Value in a Changing World
Today we’re fortunate to be joined by Judy Samuelson, vice president at the Aspen Institute, Founder and Executive Director of the Aspen Institute Business and Society Program, and author of her new book THE SIX NEW RULES FOR BUSINESS: Creating Real Value in a Changing World. We’re going to talk about Judy’s path as well as get a sneak peek at her book, out January 12, 2021. In it, Judy discusses the profound shifts in attitudes and mindsets that are redefining our notions of what constitutes business success. Changes such as transparency, the power of the worker's voice, and the lessening importance of capital. How do we balance the needs of our global supply chains with the reality of our limited natural resources?. Judy gives us a roadmap on how to engage business decision-makers and identify the forces that are moving the needle in both boardrooms and business classrooms and offers a powerful guide to how businesses are changing today—and how best to succeed in tomorrow's economic and social landscapes.
Ep. 44 Kathleen McLaughlin Walmart's EVP + Chief Sustainability Officer on Climate and Sustainability
Sustainability and climate are front and center among many corporations and U.S. manufacturers as they step up and adopt more sustainable practices around their supply chains across industries. Some are just getting started, hiring sustainability officers, switching to renewable energy, and taking other initial steps. Today, however, "do less harm," is not enough—companies need to operate as regenerative businesses that give back. Walmart, an early mover in this field, is moving into the sustainable and regenerative future. In this episode of SOCAP Leadership, SOCAP Global President Kate Bryne has a conversation with Walmart's Executive Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer Kathleen McLaughlin.
Ep. 43 Elizabeth Lesser on the Power of Storytelling From The Perspective of Women
Today we are sitting down with author and co-Founder of the Omega Institute, Elizabeth Lesser. Through her work, be it the books she writes or the wellness she empowers through the Institute, Elizabeth fuels our creativity and social change. One of Oprah Winfrey’s Super Soul 100, Elizabeth is one of a hundred leaders who are using their voices and talent to elevate humanity. This morning we are going to dive into her latest creation, Cassandra Speaks: When Women Are the Storytellers, the story changes. We’ll talk about power and investigate the role of men. What would the world look like today if the stories we grew up with, ranging from myths to the bible to fairy tales, were written from a female point of view? Listen and find out...
Ep. 42: Cheryl Contee on Perseverance and Building Equitable Companies
In this episode, we'll be hearing from serial tech entrepreneur, Cheryl Contee. Cheryl co-founded and sold her first company, Attentive.ly, and is now the CEO and Founder of the mission-driven digital agency, Do Big Things. On top of that, Cheryl is the author of Mechanical Bull: How You Can Achieve Startup Success, and she’s an award-winning political blogger. We recorded this conversation on June 3rd, 2020 in the midst of national protests of the murder of George Floyd. In our conversation, we talk about systemic racism in business and building diverse and equitable workplaces.
The Way We're Working Isn't Working by Tony Schwartz and Jean Gomes
HBR Article: Advice on Launching a Tech Startup When You’re Not a White Man by Cheryl Contee
Ep. 41: Akaya Windwood on Leadership in the Modern Age
Welcome back to the World-Changing Women Podcast Season 4! To kick off the season, we're releasing our favorite Lightning bolt speakers from past World-Changing Women's Summit Events. In this episode, we'll be hearing from leadership thought-leader, Akaya Windwood. Akaya led the Rockwood Leadership Institute for over a decade and is now a Partner at Wisebridge - a consultancy committed to creating a world where people and planet thrive. Akaya is internationally recognized for elevating the effectiveness of leadership and collaboration in the nonprofit and social benefit sectors (plus, she has always been a crowd favorite at Conscious Company events). Today, she’ll be offering her leading edge perspective on patriarchy, hierarchy, race, the future of the planet, climate change, being a woman, and where to source our wisdom.
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This podcast is wonderful at telling stories of women and I am always inspired by the end. Meghan is a great host who creates space for her guests, and it’s a rare talent in the podcasts I listen to! From Shea butter to icecream to venture capital to moringa, women are making things happen.
I am not traditionally hooked on Podcasts yet WCW is a game changer. It’s an honest look at the struggles and challenges of entrepreneurs as displayed through females leading and conquering the world of business. I love the real world and practical advice and am so thankful for content like this. Keep it up you’re helping.