22 episodes

WoVen celebrates remarkable women working in science, technology and business. Each episode explores specific inflection points in a guests professional lives -- those make or break moments that shaped who they are and where they are today -- and their sources of drive and inspiration.

WoVen: Women Who Venture Canaan

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 20 Ratings

WoVen celebrates remarkable women working in science, technology and business. Each episode explores specific inflection points in a guests professional lives -- those make or break moments that shaped who they are and where they are today -- and their sources of drive and inspiration.

    Passion Meeting Purpose: With Sue Siegel

    Passion Meeting Purpose: With Sue Siegel

    On this episode of WoVen, Nina Kjellson from Canaan talks to Sue Siegel, who, over 30+ years, has worked as an operator, leading innovator, VC investor, thought leader, and board member of industry-changing companies.

    Sue has repeatedly been recognized for her leadership skills, and in 2020 she was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by Global Corporate Venture.

    Today Sue shares how learning of her mother’s struggle and success encouraged her to fight for her own progress and achievements, and equally to celebrate others’ accomplishments. She imparts wisdom on building and sustaining top-class teams in order to produce the best possible work, and how her five ‘Ways of Working’ principles guide and strengthen the workforce.

    Together, Nina and Sue discuss how business has progressed over the course of Sue’s expansive career, as well as a number of silver linings we can glean from the pandemic. These include reaffirming the importance of family time, technological acceleration, and positive, deliberate changes in recruitment, diversity, equity, inclusion, and retention. 

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    Canaan

    Nina Kjellson

    Sue on LinkedIn

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    • 43 min
    Closing the Gap to Access: With Headspace’s Dr. Megan Jones Bell

    Closing the Gap to Access: With Headspace’s Dr. Megan Jones Bell

    On this episode of WoVen, Canaan’s Nina Kjellson speaks with Chief Strategy & Scientific Officer at Headspace, Dr. Megan Jones Bell. Megan oversees medical and clinical affairs, behavioral science and clinical research, design research, and the company’s digital health subsidiary: Headspace Health. 

    Megan shares how her own mental health journey led her to study psychology and wanting to turn her negative experiences into a source of strength for herself and a source of positive impact for others. 

    The two explore how the company reacted with agility and speed to adjust its offerings at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, listening to, and acting on, feedback from within its workforce and its members. From free access for healthcare workers and the unemployed, to reshaping the working week, they also discuss how to put the mental health and needs of ourselves and our employees first.

    Content Warning: this episode contains conversations about disordered eating and suicide. 

    Links:

    Canaan

    Nina Kjellson

    Dr. Megan Jones Bell

    Headspace

    Headspace Health

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    • 44 min
    The Best of WoVen: Stepping Into The Unknown

    The Best of WoVen: Stepping Into The Unknown

    Unknowns: To truly set ourselves apart we need to have faith in our own abilities and take the plunge. From lightbulb moments, to dodging educational expectations, our guests prove that by venturing into the unknown we are able to unlock new potential, for our careers and ourselves. We’ll hear from Julie Wainwright, Julia Collins, Candace Nelson, Dr. Odette Harris, Amy DuRoss, Michelle Phan, and Glo Harris about forging new paths, taking risks, and finding their true callings.

    Hosted by Laura Chau, WoVen : Women Who Venture is a podcast from Canaan and Edit Audio Inc. that represents a platform, a community and really a celebration of venturesome and adventurous women in healthcare, tech and business.

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    • 14 min
    The Best of WoVen: Importance of Community

    The Best of WoVen: Importance of Community

    Community: Often we think about success as being a personal achievement, but these guests demonstrate the power of being an active part of a community. Whether it’s hearing advice from a leader, or sharing concerns with associates, working in collaboration with and seeking support from others can shape the way we think and act, ultimately compelling us to become better versions of ourselves and better managers of our teams. We’ll hear from Julia Collins, Karla Gallardo, Glo Harris, Michelle Phan, Gail Medaris, Amy DuRoss and Dr. Odette Harris about inspiring high school teachers, managers with emotional intelligence, and the overlooked loneliness of being a CEO.

    Hosted by Laura Chau, WoVen : Women Who Venture is a podcast from Canaan and Edit Audio Inc. that represents a platform, a community and really a celebration of venturesome and adventurous women in healthcare, tech and business.

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    • 14 min
    The Best of WoVen: Balancing Work and Family

    The Best of WoVen: Balancing Work and Family

    Balance: Domestic responsibilities have always fallen more heavily on women than on men, and that remains true even when both partners work outside the home. Juggling domestic and professional life has always been hard, but COVID-19 has made that balance impossible. Our co-host Nina Kjellson finds that even in these pre-COVID interviews, our guests provide much inspiration and guidance in their individual perspectives and experiences as working moms. We’ll hear from Dr. Odette Harris, Mariam Naficy, Karla Gallardo, Ginger More, Julia Collins, and Amy DuRoss to hear the similarities between starting a family and a company at the same time, the difference supportive managers make, and why women should take more entrepreneurial risks before having children.

    Hosted by Nina Kjellson, WoVen : Women Who Venture is a podcast from Canaan and Edit Audio Inc. that represents a platform, a community and really a celebration of venturesome and adventurous women in healthcare, tech and business.

    See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    • 18 min
    The Best of WoVen: Combatting Prejudice and Inspiring Change

    The Best of WoVen: Combatting Prejudice and Inspiring Change

    Prejudice: Last time we explored the power of self-care. This episode, we’ll dig into prejudice, a draining reality that most women, and especially women of color, have to deal with on a regular basis. Being an “other” in a predominantly white and male working environment comes with many challenges, but it also comes with an opportunity to influence change. Our co-host Laura Chau reveals the ways in which our guests experience, cope with, and push back against the prejudice they face. We sit down with Odette Harris, Julia Collins, Julie Wainwright, Amy DuRoss, and Mariam Naficy to hear how they embody confidence, unapologetically innovate, and evoke change for the future.

    Hosted by Laura Chau, WoVen : Women Who Venture is a podcast from Canaan and Edit Audio Inc. that represents a platform, a community and really a celebration of venturesome and adventurous women in healthcare, tech and business.

    See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

LBraggAboutIT ,

Awesome Podcast - interesting, helpful and though-provoking

I found I could really relate to the women in his podcast. great variety of guest speakers, All doing incredible things - really trailblazers in their space!

Creeperguy1123 ,

Powerful stories

I really enjoy the blend of personal and professional elements in each interview. These are authentic insights and unvarnished stories from trailblazing women. A great podcast for current or aspiring women leaders.

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