Potential Over Perception: Dr. Na on Asian Women in Leadership
Season 1, Ep. 7
Organizational psychologist Dr. Yon Na talks about what's holding Asian women back from leadership positions and how to trust if a company or organization is serious about their commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
Wednesday, May 10, 2023
Sick N' Tired: Alexa’s Werk Story
Season 4, Ep. 12
Alexa shares how a health scare was the final straw in her leaving her toxic job. But as a low salary worker, how was she able to do it?
Wednesday, May 3, 2023
The Beauty In the Struggle: Victoria's Werk Story
Season 4, Ep. 11
Victoria Leiato, owner of The Bloom Space, a host space for independent beauty professionals, talks about her journey to entrepreneurship from the corporate world. She built the work culture after what she didn't like about her corporate jobs while giving women, many Latina, a pathway to generational wealth.
Wednesday, April 26, 2023
The Problem with HR: Solutions w/ LaShawn of The HR Plug
Season 4, Ep. 10
LaShawn Davis, owner of The HR Plug, talks about common issues she sees in the companies she's worked with and what HR's true role is supposed to be in the workplace.
Wednesday, April 19, 2023
Silent No More: Marie's Werk Story
Season 4, Ep. 9
Marie, a soft-spoken construction administrator for engineering and architectural firm, went job after job not directly addressing workplace culture issues and disrespect and then finally learned to speak up for her.
Wednesday, April 12, 2023
Elected for Greatness: The Black Female Judges of Dallas
Season 4, Ep. 8
Five of the 42 Black female judges in Dallas County, Texas talk inspiration, legacy and what it's really like being a Black woman in law: the Hon. Dominque Torres- Kelly, Hon. Shequitta Kelly, Hon. Tonya Parker, Hon. Sheryl Shannon, Hon. Gracie Lewis.
Wednesday, April 5, 2023
The Power of the Underestimated: Maheen's Werk Story
Season 4, Ep. 7
Maheen Kaleem is an attorney who's spent her entire career in human rights, particularly rights for women, girls and non-binary folks of color. She's seen a lot in this work and tells us how we can be better advocates for the causes dear to us. Maheen is the Vice President of Operations and Programs at Grantmakers for Girls of Color.
Wednesday, March 29, 2023
Pet to Threat: Jo Anna's Werk Story
Season 4, Ep. 6
Jo Anna Thomas found favor with notable degrees that impressed every employer, but her education wasn't enough to stop the doubt from colleagues as she, a Black woman, solved problems and brought new ideas to the table. Later, a diagnosis and chronic pain changed the course of her career as a new purpose blossomed.
Wednesday, March 22, 2023
Safe Space Required: Olamide's Werk Story
Season 4, Ep. 5
Therapy was crucial in Olamide's search for a healthy career. She realized people of color needed access to therapy to manage everything from work stress to racial trauma and she created a system to make that easier. https://startsayingmore.com/
Wednesday, March 15, 2023
The Other One Percent: Stephany's Werk Story
Season 4, Ep. 4
Stephany talks about the many challenges of being a Latina in corporate, especially when less than four percent make it into leadership roles and only 1.6 percent enter executive roles. Climbing the ladder is lonely, but she keeps going.