As the creator and owner of Heidi's Brooklyn Deli, a company she launched in 1994, Heidi Naples has navigated the path of entrepreneurship while leading the company with her family. Growing up with an entrepreneurial mother in the New Jersey countryside, she was inspired to follow in her footsteps, launching her deli in Colorado and eventually franchising the company to create a sense of life balance for herself and her family.
In this interview we discuss:
- Navigating the joys and challenges of working in a family business
- Insights into the restaurant business
- How an entrepreneurial Mother and an adventurous and hard-working Grandmother paved the way for her journey
- Stepping into leadership after a lifelong role of support
- The importance of listening to the wisdom of the next generation
- The role of intuition in business
Heidi Bendiksen Naples
Consulting for small biz, franchising and restaurants.
Amber McReynolds is the Executive Director for the National Vote At Home Institute and Coalition and is the former Director of Elections for the City and County of Denver, Colorado. Amber is an experienced election professional and is nationally recognized as an innovator and has proven that designing pro-voter policies, voter-centric processes, and implementing technical innovations will improve the voting experience. Under her leadership, Denver Elections earned national and international recognition from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, Election Center, the National Association of Counties, and the International Centre for Parliamentary Studies (ICPS) for various innovations.
In this interview we discuss:
- How she revolutionized the voting process in Denver and how she is now doing it at a national level
- The challenges of working in a field where people are resistant to change and decision makers are predominantly male
- Raising two kids as a single mom while having a very active and prolific career and the impact she hopes she has on them
- Her upcoming book
- The importance of telling women's stories
Learn more about our host, Chelley Canales.
Women overwhelmingly care about the impact and values of the companies they support. In this episode of the Women Who Badass Podcast local Coloradan, Michelle Moore, discusses her new platform that will help women find companies that support what matters most to them.
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Dr. Isabel Yang is Chief Technology Officer at the leading semiconductor manufacturer in the world, Advanced Energy. She is a seasoned executive, having worked with IBM for the past 19 years, most recently as VP of strategy and operations for IBM research.
On this podcast episode we discussed her path to becoming a top exec and how women, particularly those in the tech field, can follow her footsteps to earn a career in the top ranks of corporate leadership.
Nichole's a coach, author, and speaker who helps ambitious women make self-care fun & ROCK at life.
In this episode she shares tools for reducing burnout, and living your best life. Take a listen for tips and resources for feel more confident, less exhausted, and more at ease.
This Leader Founded a Massive Event to Power Change for Colorado Women : Meet Cynda Collins Arsenault
Cynda Collins Arsenault, Co-Founder and Board Member of One Earth Future (OEF) and the Arsenault Family Foundation. She is also co-founder and President of Secure World Foundation an operating foundation promoting cooperative solutions for the secure and sustainable use of outer space for the benefit of humanity. She has 45+ years of experience in non-profit work including peace and justice, criminal justice, mental health, disability rights and environmental issues.
She has been the recipient of Peace Jam’s “Hero Award”, Boulder Business and Professional Women’s “Woman of the Year” and World Denver’s “Pathfinder” award.
Learn more about her event at https://www.womenpoweringchange.org
From baking bread in her home kitchen to managing national distribution channels with her husband Richard. Victoria has persevered to build a successful brand of gluten free bread. With award-winning products and a million dollar business, she's ready to share lessons learned on the journey to reaching her dream of a nationally known brand that offers better taste and value to those avoiding gluten
Making big moves whether in our personal life or career can be emotionally taxing, especially when we haven’t broken down the psychological barriers that hold us back. Monika Bhasin refers to these barriers as invisible fences and to get where she is, she had to break down many of her own personal fences to achieve the greatest heights of her career and life success.
Learn more about her journey and the path from growing up in a small Indian village, to becoming a pharmaceutical scientist, to now owning her own tech startup.
Learn more about Monika’s company at https://discover.glyd.co
Karen Worstell was hooked on cyber-security back when it wasn't cool! Now it's one of the most talked about growth industries around.
Her resume is extensive, but a few highlights are her time in research and development at Boeing and serving as a silicon valley startup CEO. She has authored three books and contributed to others and now runs a cybersecurity consultancy in Denver while also spending time empowering women in tech with her Mojo Maker program.
In this episode we talk about one of the #1 growing tech careers and why more women should enter the tech world to be part of this growing industry.
Learn more about Karen at www.KarenWorstell.com
Shana Cordon, founder and lead trainer for The Moxy Lab discusses the ECHO listening profile -- a scientific system that helps people develop their listening skills to create greater teamwork, stronger leadership and ultimately higher revenues.