inspire.empow(her) Podcast
Episode 6 - Kim Melton and Tamu Metz Special Homeschooling Edition

Episode 6 - Kim Melton and Tamu Metz Special Homeschooling Edition

March 26, 2020

Many families are impacted by COVID-19 and learning to both work from home an at the same time ensure at the same time home schooling.  Hear from Kim Melton and Tamu Metz and great tips like pushing your children to independence to manage their time and improving engagement through involving them in defining the schedule.  Unique positives through being able to connect with your children through these special moments, how to manage differences in younger children and older children and how to stay focused and motivated by setting up working agreements with your family.

Episode 5 - Lauren Maffeo - Predicting the Future of Technology

Episode 5 - Lauren Maffeo - Predicting the Future of Technology

March 13, 2020

Lauren Maffeo has a liberal arts education in media studies and these insights led to a passion as a future technologist analyst.  She utilized these transferable skills like analytical thinking, cross-cultural collaboration, coherent writing and public speaking - that have formed the backbone of her career in tech. Tune in to find out how technology analyst like Lauren is predicting the future trends for small businesses with topics like AI bias and internal analytics to support informed business decisions.

Episode 4 - Mico and Raquel from BI Brainz and the secrets of leveraging data in storytelling

Episode 4 - Mico and Raquel from BI Brainz and the secrets of leveraging data in storytelling

February 10, 2020

In today’s episode hear from Raquel and Mico on how analytical insights can get your teams and organizations "unstuck" and the secrets of success of leveraging data in storytelling.  Also learn about growing a community, entrepreneurship and empowering the next generation of women in technology.  These are Raquel’s and Mico’s true stories (not just the hero story, but the authentic stories of success over challenges) of their respective journeys into technology in the Caribbean and keeping pace globally with the growth of technical innovation at their company BI Brainz https://bibrainz.com/

Episode 3 - Interview with Lesley Bishop

Episode 3 - Interview with Lesley Bishop

January 29, 2020

In today’s session listen to the inspiring advice and important life-lessons from Lesley Bishop, a career coach, career counselor, experiential learning advocate, and positive influencer, team leader, career strategist and successful career pivoter.  Topics covered in this session include: Finding a deeper purpose, Advice for individuals starting out, Showing up authentically, How to grow through reaching out to people you are interested in - or said another way whenever you are stuck have an information interview, Transferable skills/changing careers/allowing yourself to be afraid and working through that imposter syndrome, Human factors, Psychological biases (narrow, cognitive and optimistic), How we deceive ourselves, Building relationships, How to ask for feedback, Great quotes like “they don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care”. You can connect with Lesley on linked in https://www.linkedin.com/in/lesley-bishop

Episode 2 - Interview with Huma Hamid

Episode 2 - Interview with Huma Hamid

December 25, 2019
Listen to Huma Hamid’s inspiring journey to understand her purpose to be passionate of building products, teams and communities.  How to connect, learn and grow together in the most inclusive way.  The journey starts at age 11 in Pakistan being intrigued by the magic box of computing; breaking out of culture expectations to follow her passions in engineering; to defining moments in London and learning harmony through culture awareness and a new learning style of adaptability and flexibility.  Huma’s curiosity with other cultures has led to her unique leadership style of influence and inspiring through personal journeys and her latest impact is to increase visibility, impact and empowerment through the platform she co-founded pwic.org.  It is through this organization she has helped others to see beyond what is possible and mentor at scale a number of woman in technology through listening to their pain points and helping them move forward.  Empathetic leadership is a cornerstone of Huma’s leadership principle and through this she has been able to help others who feel a sense of isolation and are afraid to fail to help us grow as human being.
Episode 1 - Interview with Grace Ling

Episode 1 - Interview with Grace Ling

December 11, 2019

Listen to the inspiring and empowering interview with Grace Ling.  Grace is a game designer and developer, product designer artist, and engineering student.  Learn from Grace about keeping an open mind, not being afraid to take risks, and not listening to your critics when they say you can't do something.  Grace is a positive example of following your passions and making your own path and along the way we learn sage advice of multi-culture, empathy, how to network, and the future of AR/VR.  You can learn more about this inspiring woman in tech at https://grace-ling.com/about/ 

Episode 0 - Interviewing Shawn McCarthy

Episode 0 - Interviewing Shawn McCarthy

November 20, 2019

Hear from Jane and Shawn on the inspiration for our mission: To inspire and empower women in technology through positive influences and encouragement, and guide them to growth. 

  • We would like to discuss personal stories of growth. 
  • We would like to discuss things like career advice for people starting out. 
  • We would like to discuss secrets of success. 
  • We would like to discuss stories of breaking into the tech industry. 
  • We would like to discuss how you get the right support. 
  • We would like to discuss how you bring your best self to work. 

The Inspire and Empow(her) thought leadership, passion and energy are infectious and an ongoing experience that cannot be articulated well with words - but with your help we believe we can change the world. For us, they ignite an internal passion and desire to be part of something that is larger than we are and we hope others will join us in inspiring and empowering woman in technology.

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