Career Advice From 5 Extraordinary ‘Electric Ladies’ Of 2023 – By Listener Demand!

“For me, the key to my career was being clear on what my mission is….I feel so enormously fortunate that I found a president to be able to work for who shares that goal….So I think the lesson in that is either be the leader that you want to believe in, or find that leader… Continue reading Career Advice From 5 Extraordinary ‘Electric Ladies’ Of 2023 – By Listener Demand!

Career Advice From 3 Women Innovators – By Listener Demand!

This is our next in the series – requested by our loyal Electric Ladies Podcast listeners – for a collection of career advice from a handful of our various guests. The last question I ask in every interview is for career advice for midcareer women who want to make a difference. Is that you? If… Continue reading Career Advice From 3 Women Innovators – By Listener Demand!

Climate & Culture – Sandra Bargman & Chantal Bilodeau, Artists & Climate Initiative

“For anything to happen on a grand scale, we need to have culture supported… Artists are good at planting these seeds, putting the stories out there and for anybody. The key is repetition. So, if you encounter a certain story, certain type of story in the music you listen to, in the articles that you… Continue reading Climate & Culture – Sandra Bargman & Chantal Bilodeau, Artists & Climate Initiative

Hire The Outliers – Joan on Lesley Michaels Show, “Women We Should Know”

“72% of CEOs say that innovation is one of their top three priorities. And close to 70% of them say they have a hard time driving innovation in their organization. I would posit, having been in there and been an intrapreneur myself, that the problem is they hire the wrong people. They hire for what… Continue reading Hire The Outliers – Joan on Lesley Michaels Show, “Women We Should Know”

Career Advice From 5 Top Guests In 2022 – By Listener Demand!

Electric Ladies Podcast listeners requested that we air a collection of career advice from our various guests and here it is!  In fact, we’re making it a new continuing part of our series. The last question in each of our Electric Ladies Podcast episodes is asking for career advice, especially for midcareer women who want… Continue reading Career Advice From 5 Top Guests In 2022 – By Listener Demand!

How GM Is Going All Electric – Kristen Siemen, Chief Sustainability Officer, General Motors

“We’ll have over 50% of our facilities producing EVs here in the U.S. by 2025. We’ve announced four battery plants here in the U.S., a number of supply chain agreements, again, to really get those critical minerals happening here. So, so really excited to see where this, this is going to take us.” Kristen Siemen… Continue reading How GM Is Going All Electric – Kristen Siemen, Chief Sustainability Officer, General Motors

Recruiting To Build EVs – Telva McGruder, General Motors Chief Diversity Officer

“It takes work and it takes commitment to really screen in versus screen out….We are approaching this in many ways…We don’t simply need an electrical engineer or a mechanical engineer, or a person with a computer science degree. What are the skills that we’re looking for? What are the interests that we need in the… Continue reading Recruiting To Build EVs – Telva McGruder, General Motors Chief Diversity Officer

Sustainability in Hotels – Denise Naguib, Marriott VP of Global Sustainability

“I think one of the most important starting points, whether it be on social or environmental, is back to the measurement, setting a goal and making progress every single day towards that goal with actions….Even if that goal seems unattainable, challenging, unsure of what the steps are between X and Y. I think the fact… Continue reading Sustainability in Hotels – Denise Naguib, Marriott VP of Global Sustainability

Twice As Many Women Appointed CEO In 2021 – Bonnie Gwin, Heidrick & Struggles

“Diversity matters. Building diverse boards, building diverse suites, ensuring you have diversity. And I mean, in the broadest sense, it’s not just gender, it’s every aspect. It’s life experience, it’s geographic it’s age. I mean, there’s a wide range of things that go into diversity. I think diversity matters and companies realize that very clearly.”… Continue reading Twice As Many Women Appointed CEO In 2021 – Bonnie Gwin, Heidrick & Struggles

The New Built Environment – Shirley Ann Jackson, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Because 40% “of greenhouse gas emissions come from the built environment,…one has to take an integrated look at the built environment to look at how people live, work, and play. But also integration in the sense of understanding how transportation systems fit into that, how urban design affects the efficiency of how people live, how… Continue reading The New Built Environment – Shirley Ann Jackson, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute