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”

Risk & New Climate-Inflation Bill – Michele Wucker, Author, “You Are What You Risk: The New Science & Art of Navigating An Uncertain World”

How will Members of Congress view the risks of climate change and their actions as they prepare to vote on new ground-breaking legislation to reduce carbon emissions, further the transition to clean energy, and help families with basic costs?  What’s our own risk “fingerprint” and risk “ecosystem”? Listen to this interview with Michele Wucker on… Continue reading Risk & New Climate-Inflation Bill – Michele Wucker, Author, “You Are What You Risk: The New Science & Art of Navigating An Uncertain World”

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

Can Big Companies Innovate Electric Vehicles? – Sue Ozdemir, Exro Technologies, CEO

Sue Ozdemir, Exro Technologies CEO

“Part of our culture, a core value, we call it disciplined innovation. So, innovation that leads to execution is our goal. It’s a lot of fun to be able to spitball together different ideas…But then to kind of boil that down and say ‘what makes a great business model? What also helps real people in… Continue reading Can Big Companies Innovate Electric Vehicles? – Sue Ozdemir, Exro Technologies, CEO

Scaling Women Climate Entrepreneurs – Zainab Salbi, Daughters For Earth

“I co-founded Daughters For Earth, a collaborative effort between philanthropists and climate activists and women’s rights activists to get together…to mobilize women and to put more resources into the hands of women. 70% of who is going to be impacted by climate disasters, such as displacement and food security, are women. Women are actually pivotal… Continue reading Scaling Women Climate Entrepreneurs – Zainab Salbi, Daughters For Earth

Sustainable Fashion 2.0 – Kerry Bannigan, Conscious Fashion Campaign

“The fashion industry is a supply chain….but the reality is it’s a human chain. Nothing is made that we wear that does not go through many human hands. And so really for me, the environmental aspects are extremely important. But.. it’s really about brands being more open about their supply chain. And, specifically, when there… Continue reading Sustainable Fashion 2.0 – Kerry Bannigan, Conscious Fashion Campaign

Dealing with Trauma – Emily Harman, Retired Navy Officer Now a Coach

“(G)ratitude raises our level of energy and there are things to be grateful for even when everything’s falling apart around us…(and) when you focus on helping others too, it kind of gets your mind off of yourself…and better ideas come to you.” Emily Harman on Electric Ladies Podcast With the war raging in Ukraine, many… Continue reading Dealing with Trauma – Emily Harman, Retired Navy Officer Now a Coach

How Women Can Become Automotive Leaders – Lisa Brown, Ph.D., Volkswagen Group of America

“To me an exciting industry, the auto industry, so I wondered ‘why aren’t more women, particularly young women interested in the automotive industry?’…So this is why I conducted a quantitative-qualitative correlational study looking at relationships between all these things the experts say you should do…. I wanted to know, ‘is that really true?’ … And… Continue reading How Women Can Become Automotive Leaders – Lisa Brown, Ph.D., Volkswagen Group of America

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

Is GFANZ The GPS To Net Zero? – Gillian Tett, Financial Times Editor-at-Large

Gillian Tett

“The GFANZ is potentially very interesting. Because what they’ve done is say we’ve got 450 institutions from around the world that have 130 trillion (dollars) worth of assets. All of whom are going to commit to try and decarbonize the world’s economy and to get supposedly to net zero by 2050.” Gillian Tett on Electric… Continue reading Is GFANZ The GPS To Net Zero? – Gillian Tett, Financial Times Editor-at-Large