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I Want Her Job

If you've ever thought, "I want her job!" then join us for curated career conversations with women leading the future of business -- including both entrepreneurs building something of their own and thought leaders disrupting storied industries. In each episode we'll give you the inside perspective on different career choices, along with specific advice and tips for building balanced careers and fulfilling lives. We believe that you can have a high-growth career and still make a social impact. We believe you can boldly challenge the status quo, while taking a step back to build a life you love. And, we firmly believe that your success can be determined by your own success metric. No one else's. Join us every week for a virtual sit-down with game-changing women who believe in helping one another, and if you like what you hear, don't forget to subscribe and leave us a review.
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Dec 12, 2015
Jane Mitchell's idea started out with an idea on a sticky note. It has since grown into The Reset Foundation, an organization set to buck convention for those incarcerated. The idea is simple, says the Foundation's website, "Instead of serving time in a dehumanizing prison environment, a sentenced young adult lives at Reset Campus, focused entirely on academics, career and healthy living." The goal of The Reset Foundation is to keep these young adults out of an ongoing prison/poverty cycle through a two-year program focused on training, counseling, education and career support.
 
The United States has a higher incarceration rate than anywhere in the world -- with 2.8 million behind bars. Of these individuals, 68% are re-arrested within only three years. And while Jane has selected a career path that's far from glamorous, she loves her job, lives her faith and has an unmatched enthusiasm for keeping young people out of jail.
Nov 25, 2015

Katherine Brown, practice lead for investors industries, focuses on impact investing for the World Economic Forum. Known for its annual Davos conference, Katherine shares what it's like to work for the WEF, including her role influencing impact investing for communities around the world. She also shares her unpredictable path that led to her role at WEF, as well as why she loves her job -- and the impact it makes -- so much. 

 

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Nov 18, 2015

Margot Kane from the Calvert Foundation joins us to discuss impact investing. If you are want to know more about an entirely new way of investing that allows you to invest money while improving communities around the world, join us as we discuss the work Margot is doing. You may be surprise to learn if you have a tax ID and twenty dollars, you too can become an impact investor today! We discuss what impact investing is, projections for growth in this tremedously exciting sector, examples of impact investments, and the potential within impact investing to transform some of our biggest social issues around the world. 

Topics discussed in today’s show:

  • If you want to learn more about this field, don't be scared off by the Finance side. Margot Kane says  Finance is not rocket science, it’s more fancy arithmetic”.
  • “Women are basically going to be running all of this, so don’t be shy about jumping in with both feet if this is what excites you”
  • “Impact investing is a mismatch, a multi-disciplinary practice, it encompasses everything” says Margot.
  • Margot’s projects for communities and women investing in women.
  • Learn more about impact investing at GIIN and  read here to for inspiration on why we need more women in finance.
Nov 9, 2015

With an abundant passion for technology, we're excited to introduce you to Jocelyn Goldfein, an angel investor and technology company adviser. With a resume that includes tenures as an engineering leader at VMware and engineering director at Facebook, Jocelyn is now using her experience and influence to help technology startups build teams and grow business. In our conversation with her, we discuss her career path, how to tackle the issue of a low percentage of women in tech jobs and her thoughts on how our world could change if that number doubles! We're sure that by the end of this episode you'll want to work for Jocelyn as much as we do!

 

Sep 16, 2015

Dona Sarkar is an Engineering Lead for Microsoft’s HoloLens, a fashion designer, blogger and author of several books. We talk to Dona about her career in technology and how following your interests on the side can enhance your career.

 

Dona compares learning to coding to learning a new language, it takes time. We discuss online resources to start learning new skills, and the massive opportunity to build products for the 5 billion people who are currently underserved in the markets. “We keep going after the same 2 billion people over and over again in tech, but why, lets go after 5 billion.”

 

Growing up in Detroit, Dona didn’t have a lot of money or resources, so she made up her own stories and characters. Dona talks about how writing and the benefits of growing up with a need to constantly use her own creativity to entertain herself. Dona says “when you don’t have very much, consider it your superpower”. Dona also explain how a lack of resources can help you understand the 5 billion undeserved people in the market today.

 

Dona's Blog 

 

Topics discussed In this show: 

  • Tips for getting started in technology
  • Coding is just building things for people and how not to be scared when trying to learn technical skills
  • If you don’t succeed at something, Dona suggests “do it again!”
  • Resources to learn new skills (skillfeed, udemy, youtube, Lynda, codeacademy)
  • Dona’s time management secret
  • Dona talks about her book on eating disorders in minority women
  • We talk about the opportunity to make products for 5 billion people
  • How growing up with less can be your superpower
  • Dona’s philosophy on staying away from non believers and negativity

We also speak with Brianne Perleberg, the founder of I want her job, about how the website was founded, and a lot more!

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