Monthly Archives: April 2019
Monthly Archives: April 2019
Annie LaCroix is a small business owner and host of the Brainy Boss Podcast. Annie, a self-proclaimed brain science geek, is passionate about teaching leaders and owners to protect their time with a vengeance. Therefore, her bio is short, saving you time to get other stuff done– this talk touches on how to get more time in your business. Take a listen to an excerpt above and listen to the full episode when it’s live on 4/29/19.
Andrea Conner is President of ATHENA® International
Listen in as Andrea discusses the following:
*Why ATHENA® International helped to create this podcast.
*Every woman is on a different leadership path and ATHENA® International celebrates each unique path.
*The podcast continues to grow because of the great collaboration among Jeff Biletnikoff and ATHENA® International.
*The reach of ATHENA® International around the world.
*What led her to the President's chair of ATHENA® International.
*How an international passport changed her life.
*From selling radio advertising to helping to build a playground, Andrea has a wide range of experiences.
*She sees challenges as an opportunity and has had to remain agile - giving her a great perspective and an appreciation for diversity.
*Why being uncomfortable is important in your career.
*The 8 ATHENA® International leadership principles are very important to her and offer an essential toolkit for her that helped her navigate all sorts of environments.
*Why professional women love to learn from other professional women.
*How does ATHENA® International support growing women leaders.
*Her international travel was an eye-opening experience allowing her to see there are many creative ways to approach problems and challenges.
*Her advice for emerging women leaders.
*Why it's important to build a tribe.
*The vision for ATHENA® International International.
*In 2019 they will have recognized over 7,300 ATHENA® leaders.
*Why you need ATHENA® International in your community.
*How ATHENA® International collaborates to maximize opportunities for women.
*Find out what your passion is, live your life authentically and lean in plus keep learning.
Get more resources from Andrea below her photo.
Andrea Conner is President of ATHENA® International. An international passport was the catalyst to opening up this leader’s mind on a wide and varied career that has brought her to the President’s Chair of ATHENA® International – this talk touches on many leadership principles including embracing your unique journey. Take a listen to an excerpt above and listen to the full episode as it is now live.
Dr. Jingze Jiang is an Associate Professor of Economics at Edinboro University. She received her Master in Statistics and PhD in Economics from Washington State University in 2013, and Bachelor in Finance from Shanghai University in China in 2009.
Listen in as Jingze discusses the following:
*Her journey as someone frequently published and cited in energy economics.
*What energy economics is and how it impacts a society.
*Economics is not about money - it's about how to allocate scarce resources.
*Natural resource and environmental economics is a new field that she is and this field helps governments make better decisions.
*Her view of renewable energy and how it impacts us going forward.
*She also is in the field of environmental economics and talks about the importance of this for the future.
*Her goal is to help future generations.
*She advises governments, does research and also serves her students - how does she balance it all?
*She busts a myth about energy - that clean energy will destroy the traditional energy industry and she busts a myth about the environment - that environmental economists are environmentalists which is not true - in the field of environmental economics they try to do what is best for everyone involved - industry and society.
*Why it's important to know what you're good at by the time you get to college.
*Failures she faced were important in her journey - winners are those that know how to deal with failures.
*Perseverance is an important trait to her but it differs from being stubborn and it's an important distinction that she explains. It's good to have perseverance but not good to be stubborn.
*Having perseverance + a mentor is a winning combination.
*What the ATHENA principle of "building relationships" means to her.
*It's a family tradition for her to help other people.
*How she and her husband work together to create balance for their child.
*She works hard to show her daughter that you can help the world and still be a good mother.
*Dr. Jiang loves her home country of China and still visits often but has chosen the U.S. and details why.
*The most important things in life are finding your dream and helping others.
Get more resources from Jingze below her photo.
Recommended Links From Jingze:
Her Official Site
Her Page On Edinboro University's Website
Find a mentor - but be intentional about it - go to conferences for your industry and attend business events because you'll never know when you'll meet people to walk with you on your journey.
Dr. Jingze Jiang is an Associate Professor of Economics at Edinboro University. She received her Master in Statistics and PhD in Economics from Washington State University in 2013, and Bachelor in Finance from Shanghai University in China in 2009 and she not only educates you on the fields of energy and environmental economics and how it impacts your business but even more important she talks about how important failure is for leaders. Take a listen to an excerpt above and listen to the full episode as it is now live.
Kelli Casto COTA/L, BAS is the Founder of Saving Our Seniors
Listen in as Kelli discusses the following:
*Why it's so important for vulnerable seniors get durable medical equipment.
*Durable medical equipment can range from shower chairs all the way hospital beds and more.
*This non-profit is important because many seniors live on fixed incomes and can't afford something as simple as a shower chair that can actually make a big difference for them.
*People are living longer and their money is running out - Saving Our Seniors is helping fill in the gaps.
*Hear an inspirational story of how she changed one woman's life for the better - in fact this woman says she would not have been able to go out with Saving Our Seniors.
*How giving up alcohol and a conversation with her parents contributed to her starting a charity.
*Delivers 30 pieces of equipment a week and it's only getting bigger as they're in phase 1 of 4 with plans to expand as they go forward.
*Advice for what she's learned as a new non-profit owner.
*The obstacles she thought were going to be obstacles were not obstacles and vice versa - and that's been a surprise.
*Finding a board of directors aligned with her has been challenging but she's working through it.
*The things that keep her grounded as well as her why's.
*How the loss of her mom has impacted her and how her lessons influence Saving Our Seniors.
*How women can work together to really help each other.
Get more resources from Kelli below her photo.