Women Leadership Nation’s™ Breaking Barriers Podcast was created to provide a place where women can share inspiring stories, real-life experiences, and new ideas for how to break barriers, overcome challenges and grow your career while remaining authentic to who you are.
Hosted by Jennifer Ladouceur, President of Women Leadership Nation™ Inc., each episode offers an open
and honest conversation with inspiring women who are forward-thinking, accomplished professionals in their respective fields.
Davina is super successful in real estate and has secured property sales in excess of over half a billion dollars. Her mega-mansion real estate transactions were previously shown on Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing and she is currently on the hit Netflix series Selling Sunset. She was a Ford model, and is the Director of New Development/Broker Assoc. at The Oppenheim Group in California.
At 22 years old, Lauren Simmons shattered the glass ceiling and made history by being the youngest and only full-time female equity trader on Wall Street for Rosenblatt Securities. Affectionately called the “Wolfette of Wall Street,” Simmons was also the second African-American woman in history to hold the prestigious title.
Since her story broke, Lauren Simmons has been featured in various media outlets including Harper’s Bazaar, Forbes, Politico, CNBC, and The Cut. She has had brand partnerships with LinkedIn, Express, Champs, and currently, she has a movie on her journey to Wall Street starring Kiersey Clemons.
Living with Intent is a chronicle of Mallika Chopra's search to find more meaning, joy, and balance in life. Chopra's insights and advice will help us all come closer to fully living the lives we truly intend.
From the first female real estate broker on Million Dollar Listing LA, a no-nonsense guide to analyzing big egos, deflecting power plays, and taking control of any room.
Jana Webb is an inspirational industry disruptor who is the founder and CEO of Joga a hybrid of the science of yoga with the biomechanics of sport movement. She is an innovator, a creator, an entrepreneur, a businesswoman, a teacher, a mother, a TEDx presenter, a published fitness writer, an ambassador, a media sensationalist a renowned speaker and was on the reality show the desperate housewives of Toronto. In this episode Jana shares with the audience her inspiring journey.
Councillor Sandra Yeung Racco has worked tirelessly on behalf of her constituents for more than 15 years. She was first elected in 2003 and is currently the longest serving Asian female politician in the City of Vaughan and York Region.
Sandra’s background and experience blend business relations, the arts, family and a complex understanding of the needs and priorities of her constituents. She is committed to delivering results beyond the level of expectation and to building a vibrant community in Ward 4. 4mycommunity.ca
At 33, Jodi Kovitz was a lawyer with the uneasy feeling she’d chosen the wrong career. By 40, she was founder and CEO of #movethedial, a global movement to advance the participation and leadership of all women in tech—and living her passion and purpose. Along the way, she developed the theory that advancing was basically about having the courage to connect with others, show up for them repeatedly with a generous heart, and build meaningful relationships with them. Blending her own frank stories and tactical advice with insights from tech and corporate leaders, she provides a guidebook for moving the dial in career, company, and life and creating an enriched workplace.
With personal examples and insights from savvy business leaders, Jodi Kovitz illustrates the power of generosity and going out of your way to help people. Kovitz also describes how other people went out of their way to help her when she launched #movethedial, a global movement to get more women into tech.
Rhonda Klosler the National COO and Toronto Office Market Leader at RSM which is an international tax and accounting firm. As the national chief operating officer of RSM Canada, Rhonda oversees the firm’s finance, human resources, and growth initiatives. In her inspiring interview Rhonda shares what it takes for an organization to maintain a strong corporate culture during this unpredicted and uncertain time; along with insights into how organizations can close the gender gap, while increasing employee engagement.
Zahra Al-harazi is the co-founder of Skillit (www.myskillit.com) and Author of What it Takes. Skillit is an experiential marketplace for skills. The founder and CEO of Foundry Communications, an internationally acclaimed, award-winning marketing and communications firm based in Calgary, Al-harazi was selected at Chatelaine’s Top Female Entrepreneur of the Year, named one of the Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada by the Women’s Executive Network, and voted one of RBC’s Top 25 Canadian Immigrants. Al-harazi, an international sought-after speaker and consultant for leading organizations around the world, also served as the Canadian ambassador for UNICEF.
Vicki Saunders the founder of SheEO.world
“Our ecosystem-based model dramatically improves outcomes for women entrepreneurs. With the SheEO model women show up as customers, advisors, network connections and funders of revenue-generating women-led businesses that are working on the World’s To-Do List.” Vicki Saunders
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