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Moving from Stuck to Courage

Hayley Dickson has always been driven to find “success” in her career. After a decade in the entertainment business, rising from executive assistant to a SVP at Fremantle Media, the largest media production and distribution company in Europe, she realized she wasn’t fulfilled. 
While exiting the entertainment arena, a conversation with her financial advisor led to an offer from his company, Northwestern Mutual. In her first year, Hayley was No. 1 in the Western Region among advisors with fewer than five years at the company, and in 2019 she was named one of the Los Angeles Business Journal’s Most Influential Wealth Managers.

Why You Should Care about Personal Branding

Cynthia Johnson, Co-Founder & CEO of Bell + Ivy wrote Platform: The Art & Science of Personal Branding for “normal people.” She is on the podcast today to share whether we are a CEO, entrepreneur, or employee why it is important for us to own our personal brand and some steps we can take audit our online brand. Cynthia shares why it is important for us to advocate for ourselves, our work, and learn how to ask for what we want.

Radically Generous Women Change the World

Vicki Saunders is an entrepreneur, award-winning mentor, advisor to the next generation of change makers and leading advocate for entrepreneurship as a way of creating positive transformation in the world. Vicki is Founder of SheEO and #radicalgenerosity a global initiative to radically transform how we support finance and celebrate female entrepreneurs.

Chasing the Bright Side

Jess Ekstrom, Founder & CEO of Headbands of Hope shares the humble beginnings of Headbands of Hope, why she started a social enterprise instead of a nonprofit, and some of the lessons learned from her book Chasing the Bright Side. They discuss some of the challenges Jess faced growing her company, how she redefines what entrepreneurship means, and how she’s passionate about humanizing the hustle.


Becoming the Best Version of Yourself

Melissa N. Aldridge is the Director of Corporate Strategy and Development for  Unum Group and the new COO and CFO of Her Story of Success. These roles allow her to fulfil her twin passions of deriving actionable insights to transform businesses and positively impacting women and families.