19 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, 19 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.

    The Best of WoVen: Balancing Work and Family

    The Best of WoVen: Balancing Work and Family

    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 host Nina Kjellson finds that even in pre-COVID interviews, our guests provide much inspiration and guidance in their individual perspectives and experiences as working moms. These women prove that, even in the best of times, there really is no ‘one’ or ‘right’ way to manage family life. And, with a global pandemic raging, sometimes the best one can do is just get through the day.

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

    The Best of WoVen: Combatting Prejudice and Inspiring Change

    Host Laura Chau explores past guests’ experience with prejudice. These women share the unique set of challenges that being a woman, or a woman of color presents in overwhelmingly white and male spaces. From their stories, we learn how to cope with the demand of continuously having to prove yourself to others, and the empowerment that can come from pushing back.

    • 15 min
    The Best of WoVen: Self-Care and How to Look After Body and Mind

    The Best of WoVen: Self-Care and How to Look After Body and Mind

    Our host, Laura Chau from Canaan, explores how past guests approach self-care. These women share how they prevent or recuperate from burnout, how they’ve honed ways to decompress, find calm, and look after both their bodies and minds. We learn how even the busiest of us can carve out time to look after ourselves.

    • 12 min
    The Best of WoVen: Resilience and How To Bounce Back Stronger

    The Best of WoVen: Resilience and How To Bounce Back Stronger

    Our Co-host Nina Kjellson takes a look at past guests' reflections on resilience. These women share some of the toughest challenges they've faced and offer advice on how to bounce back even stronger than before.

    • 14 min
    The Woman Who Gets Inside the Heads of Execs at Facebook, Google and More

    The Woman Who Gets Inside the Heads of Execs at Facebook, Google and More

    Gloria Harris - a.k.a. Glo - is an executive and leadership coach who has worked with many Fortune 100 companies, and in her work, she trades in concepts such as self-confidence, self-awareness, mission and vision, truth-speaking, team alignment, legacy and succession. Glo gets really deep into the mud of it, looking at what it is to aspire and to achieve, and also how all of us wrestle with personal and institutional demons along the way.

    Glo has a master's in social work from Washington University in St. Louis, and she's trained as a psychotherapist with a specialization in Gestalt, a theory that emphasizes that the whole of anything is much greater than its parts. She spent years as a therapist to individuals, couples and families, and also taught at universities.

    These days, Glo travels the globe to coach, teach, train and inspire her clientele, which includes executives from Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Lyft, Twitch, McKinsey, State Street Bank, Carnival Cruise Lines and Albertsons Grocery. In short, her impact spans every industry, market, tenure, type of workforce and culture.

    Glo is originally from upstate New York, and has lived in the hills of Oakland, California for around 20 years. She's married, has three children, two stepchildren and seven grandchildren.

    • 38 min
    Three Industry Leaders on Championing Women (and Girls) in Business

    Three Industry Leaders on Championing Women (and Girls) in Business

    In this special episode, three trailblazers take the stage at the annual WoVen gathering during the J.P.Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco: Pam Kostka, Roxanne Christophe and Diana Kapp.

    Moderator Pam Kostka is the founding CEO of All Raise, a nonprofit on a mission to accelerate the success of women in the tech ecosystem. Roxanne Christophe is the founder and executive director of Girls Crushing It, an organization that is empowering girls between the ages of 8 to 18 to flex their leadership muscles. And Diana Kapp is the author of a recent book called Girls Who Run the World: 31 CEOs Who Mean Business, which chronicles the stories of 31 CEOs and their achievements. 

    They take the stage to discuss the progress women have made in business, the chasms that are left to cross, and how to support young girls entrepreneurial instincts. Increasing diversity in our industry - whether that's investing, innovating or executing - takes all sorts of efforts, and these three women who venture are committed to expanding the pipeline and to celebrating women's achievements.

    • 32 min

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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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