Now she’s sharing what she’s learned and taking her friends along for the ride. On The Lawyer Who Rocks, Joleen chats up fellow entrepreneurs about what they do, how they do it, and what they’ve learned along the way. From founders of startups making waves in tech and media, to authors, musicians and VC’s – The Lawyer Who Rocks is amplifying their badassery with the world at large.
With a background in marketing, Peter Zaballos spent over 25 years in high-growth tech companies as a C-level executive. Always a keen observer and listener, he was frustrated when it took him over a year to get approval to increase the wage of an unequally paid female employee. He embraced the idea of creating a “User Manual,” a one page document for his staff which, among other things, expressed his core beliefs of inclusion and diversity. Peter and Joleen discuss how important it is for men to make uncomfortable decisions for the sake of creating a diverse, safe space where everyone can voice their opinion and be heard. His powerful message for real change in business equality make this episode a must-listen.
Angy Merola discovered her love for accounting while desperately attempting to evade a Calculus course. But Angy was too social to be just a ‘bean counter’, so she took her financial background into operating retail businesses. With her work at Zulily, GlassyBaby, and now Kari Gran Cosmetics, Angy is a pro at keeping the checks and balances within a business. On this episode, Angy explains the importance of understanding your customer, and talks through useful and easy tricks to make the finances of a new business more efficient and understandable.
Emmy award winning news anchor Carolyn Douglas spent thousands of hours behind the microphone. After working for King TV for 12 years, her curiosity to be ‘in the thick of it’ drove her to start her own consulting business. Her consulting company, Carolyn Douglas Communications, gives her the flexibility to define the story for all types of businesses, from non-profits, to the City of Edmonds, and even the University of Washington. Carolyn sits down with Joleen to discuss the state of journalism, her hopes for the future of news and how the importance of curiosity is one of the most valuable tools any reporter can have.
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Mikaela Kiner forged a career as a busy HR executive. Determined to take a more modern approach to solving HR problems, she started he own badass company, Reverb. A first-hand witness to so many instances of female inequality in the workplace, Mikaela’s brand new book, “Female Firebrands: Stories and Techniques to Change, Take Control, and Succeed in the Workplace” tells the stories of badass women from every walk of life who own their own power, diversity and accomplishments. The book also gives practical advice to help women overcome obstacles with grace and wisdom. This is a truly must-listen episode about a must-read book.
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