Lorelei is a women's issues advocate, communications consultant, nonprofit professional, and multimedia host dedicated to empowering women.
Doing Well by Doing GoodIn this episode, herdacious host Lorelei chats with Ernestine about being a socially responsible entrepreneur. Ernestine recounts her personal journey with her mother-daughter business, Kanti Goods, detailing the triumphs and obstacles that led her business to its success. From networking with leaders in the field to knowing the value of the products we sell; Ernestine reminds us that although a business premised in supporting others might take immense devotion, our passions can benefit more than our bottom lines.Host: Lorelei GonzalezCo-host: Ernestine LammersErnestine Lammers is the founder of Kanti Goods, a socially minded and mission-driven mother-daughter business owned by women that supports other women and artisans globally. Many of Kanti Goods’ products, jewelry and accessories come from organizations that give opportunities to underprivileged women and small-scale craftspeople, artisans and entrepreneurs while encouraging the use of local materials and fair-production methods. Lammers’ goal is to support these women and small-scale artists throughout the world by providing them with jobs so their families and communities can thrive. Things you will learn in this episode (chapter markers available):  A business model 3:30 Where to start? 7:00 Female-centric hurdles 9:46Valuing your own (and others’) work 16:45 Building a support system 20:24Successful business-building tips 22:40Femme fact: Witches 28:15 Resources mentioned in this episode:  AMAZING Women Alliance (community)BNI: Business Network International (community) National Women’s Business Council (community) Link to show transcript here.Episode sponsors:  HERdacity   Moonray  Looking for additional resources on this topic? Check out our blog post “How Women Can Start a Business With Confidence” Loved what you heard on herdacious and want to share with friends? Tag us and connect with HERdacity on social media:Twitter: @herdacityFacebook: @HERdacity Instagram: @herdacityLinkedIn: HERdacity For up to date information on HERdacity events, webinars, podcasts, and community activities, join our newsletter here.  Disclaimer: While we appreciate our sponsors' support in making this show possible, herdacious content is curated with integrity and honesty.Support the show (http://herdacity.org/donate/)
Socialization of WomenIn this episode, herdacious host Lorelei chats with Joy about a pernicious societal symptom of sexism: the sabotage of women by women. Joy explains society’s troubling role is teaching women and young girls to feel negatively about themselves and other women, and how this behavior is bound to disadvantage us in the workplace. Joy reminds us that we can make the conscious decision to defy our socialization and, instead, love ourselves and support one another. Through her personal and professional experiences, Joy encourages us to first empower ourselves so that we can then empower others. The math checks out: two empowered women are always more unstoppable than one.Host: Lorelei GonzalezCo-host: Joy Wiggins, PhDJoy L. Wiggins, PhD, received her doctorate from The Ohio State University in multicultural education and social justice. She is the founder and CEO of Joy Wiggins, PhD: Equity and Inclusion Consulting which provides speaking, facilitation and mentorship opportunities on the topics of power, privilege, racial and gender justice, and liberation. She has spent the past 20 years working on understanding our cultural identities and perceptions of how we navigate the world through our cultural identities. Her consulting centers around understanding biases and women supporting women in the workplace.Things you will learn in this episode (chapter markers available):  How women view themselves and others 1:20Expectations, expectations, expectations 6:09Sabotage of others (and to yourself) 8:00Symptoms include: implicit bias, microaggressions 16:54Supporting your fellow sisters in the workplace 21:00From femmenies to femmeships 24:35  Femme fact: Hocus Pocus 27:47Resources mentioned in this episode:  HERdacityLean In, Fairygodboss, PowerToFly, Leadership Austin, The Riveter (career help)Mary-Frances Winters, Jennifer Brown (authors)From Sabotage to Support by Joy Wiggins and Kami Anderson (book) @laylafsaad, @girlbeheard (instagram)Link to show transcript here. Episode sponsors:  HERdacity   Moonray  Looking for additional resources on this topic? Check out our webinar "Women: From the Margins to the Mainstream | Joy Wiggins, PhD"Loved what you heard on herdacious and want to share with friends? Tag us and connect with HERdacity on social media:Twitter: @herdacityFacebook: @HERdacity Instagram: @herdacityLinkedIn: HERdacity For up to date information on HERdacity events, webinars, podcasts, and community activities, join our newsletter here.  Disclaimer: While we appreciate our sponsors' support in making this show possible, herdacious content is curated with integrity and honesty.Support the show (http://herdacity.org/donate/)
Being an Assertive Female LeaderIn this episode, herdacious host Lorelei chats with Leanna about being an assertive female leader in the workplace. Leanna emphasizes the need to be vulnerable allowing us to learn our true goals and implement the type of leadership needed to attain them. It is common for women to face a plethora of challenges, including likeability standards and leadership stereotypes on the premise of race and gender. Through her experience as a successful entrepreneur, Leanna teaches us to ignore false beliefs about women in leadership and to embrace our individual work styles, showing everyone who’s boss. With some self-awareness and a relentless drive to succeed, we’ll be exactly where we intend to be!Host: Lorelei GonzalezCo-host: Leanna SauerlenderLeanna Sauerlender is 25-year-old entrepreneur who recently exited her first business venture - a 2 million dollar nationwide dental industry software and consulting business. She has and continues to be focused on supporting female entrepreneurs who are looking to step out of their comfort zones and embrace risk in business. Leanna is a results driven, process-oriented, productive individual with fantastic leadership, communication, writing, and problem-solving skills striving to build a career with impact. She enjoys working collaboratively with hard-working, efficient, ambitious, positive teams and is motivated by technological innovation and conscious, purposeful, industry growth.Things you will learn in this episode (chapter markers available):  Assertiveness in the workplace 1:40Vulnerability, authenticity, and femininity 4:30 Don’t go chasing ALL the waterfalls 5:47 But is assertiveness really necessary? 9:14Combating the backlash 14:35Growing into your power 17:30Femme fact: Halloween Rituals 21:05Resources mentioned in this episode:  Michael Cornwall (author) The Likeability Trap by Alicia Menendez (book)Link to show transcript here.Episode sponsors:  HERdacity   Moonray  Looking for additional resources on this topic? Check out our blog post “The Ultimate Guide to Setting (and Achieving) Your Goals!” Loved what you heard on herdacious and want to share with friends? Tag us and connect with HERdacity on social media:Twitter: @herdacityFacebook: @HERdacity Instagram: @herdacityLinkedIn: HERdacity For up to date information on HERdacity events, webinars, podcasts, and community activities, join our newsletter here.  Disclaimer: While we appreciate our sponsors' support in making this show possible, herdacious content is curated with integrity and honesty.Support the show (http://herdacity.org/donate/)
Women in LeadershipIn this episode, herdacious host Lorelei chats with Cara about common trends women in leadership experience. Cara emphasizes the impact a diverse work culture has on a company’s performance, and how women, in particular, can lead that effort. While it's well known that women are under-represented in the leadership realm, Cara details some tips for recruiters to mitigate bias and hire based on individual skill and experience. For women seeking those roles, Cara advises us to wield data in ways that support our success. The roles are already changing; with a little practice and intention, we’ll be viewing the world from the top.Host: Lorelei GonzalezCo-host: Cara McCartyCara McCarty is the VP of People at Cognite, a global industrial AI (SaaS) company, and Co-founder of Code Pilot. In 2019, Code Pilot was one of the fastest growing training & recruitment platforms for developers and was acquired by AngelList, the second largest talent marketplace in the world. Cara is also a top-rated mentor at the Founder Institute, nominated as an ABJ Profiles in Power, and you can listen to her founders journey on the podcast "Establishing Your Empire" on iTunes with Daran Herrman. Prior to Cognite, Cara partnered with founders and leaders to support complex organizational and high-growth people initiatives for successful outcomes -- including WorldFirst, Acquisition and RetailMeNot, IPO. Things you will learn in this episode (chapter markers available):  Why diversity, equity, and inclusion are important 2:45 Leadership differences within companies 4:50Hiring without bias 7:57Common gender pitfalls 11:09Shortage of women in leadership (but not for long) 13:45What makes a great leader? 15:27 Tips for recruiting talented women 17:50Femme fact: Breast Cancer Awareness Month 19:37Resources mentioned in this episode:  Mother, Daughter, Sister, Bride: Rituals of Womanhood by Lisa Ling (book)Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck (book)How I Built This with Guy Raz (NPR podcast)First Round Review (website)Link to show transcript here.Episode sponsors:  HERdacity   Moonray  Looking for additional resources on this topic? Check out our blog post “Why Women Need to Take Credit for Their Work”Loved what you heard on herdacious and want to share with friends? Tag us and connect with HERdacity on social media:Twitter: @herdacityFacebook: @HERdacity Instagram: @herdacityLinkedIn: HERdacity For up to date information on HERdacity events, webinars, podcasts, and community activities, join our newsletter here.  Disclaimer: While we appreciate our sponsors' support in making this show possible, herdacious content is curated with integrity and honesty.Support the show (http://herdacity.org/donate/)
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Austin, Texas, United States of America
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35
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1
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18 hours, 50 minutes
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