The Leading Ladies Of…Podcast

This is a must-listen series for ladies who love to soar above the clouds but are still looking for the tools needed to crack the glass ceiling.  Empowering women is at the heart of what this podcast does, while recognizing that the heart itself is an important foundation for women to thrive in the workplace – and this should not be overlooked.  Through Leading Ladies, we address key business skills required to thrive in business, such as courage & confidence, leadership, resilience, executive presence and owning your power – all while recognizing the need to nurture our heart-based needs.  Topics such as vulnerability, self-compassion and permission to be authentic are among the many topics our conversations will cover.  Through our interviews with Leading Ladies you will learn the stories of endurance and courage, while taking actionable advice from the women determined to make a dent in gender imbalance.

Join Fiona and her guests for frank, courageous and heartfelt conversations designed to take you to new levels of personal and professional success.  Grab your wings and get ready to fly!

And by the way, people think her British accent is pretty cool!

Are You A Leading Lady Of…?

Leading Ladies… come from a wide range of backgrounds, cultures, business functions and ages.  What sets a Leading Lady apart is her commitment and determination to challenge the status quo.  Despite the inevitable hurdles, a Leading Lady of picks herself back up, dusts off her heels and continues the march towards gender balance.

A Leading Lady is recognized as a FIMAC:

  1. Somebody committed to changing the future for all women in traditionally male dominated professions
  2. An influencer who actively creates a positive impact on others
  3. A role model for what it means to have compassion and courage in the workplace
  4. An advocate for ALL workplace diversity
  5. Someone with the courage to challenge the status quo

Do you have a Lading Lady story to share?

Is there a Leading Lady you would like to hear from?

Is there a topic you are passionate to hear featured here?

Contact Fiona:  fiona@mckayunlimited.com

Episode Blogs

Introducing The Leading Ladies Of…Podcast With Fiona McKay

In this first “official” podcast, I introduce what the Leading Ladies Of…Podcast is about.  I talk about the glass ceiling and how – even though it has changed – it is still preventing women from reaching higher levels in the workplace.

Honing And Owning Your Power In The Workplace With Shelley Roberts

It’s often said that women shy away from power…but what if we changed what power meant to us? In this episode, Fiona McKay interviews guest speaker, Shelley Roberts, a people and performance expert, and CEO of Strategy Clicks, about how women can redefine their experience of power.

Turning Your Differences Into Your Competitive Advantage With Dr. Fariba Alamdari

So often we worry that our diversity holds us back.  But what if we were to turn it on it’s head?  What if we were to view it as an advantage, how would things change?  Fiona McKay interviews Dr Fariba Alamdari, a seasoned leader in aerospace, renowned TEDx speaker and advocate for diversity, about her journey and the power of viewing your diversity through a different lens.

Being More Than With Gina Radke

We’re More Than businesswomen, we’re More Than co-workers, we’re More Than wives, we’re More Than mothers, we’re More Than friends.  We are so many things and we’re really just More Than.  In this episode, Fiona McKay interviews Gina Radke, CEO of Galley Support Innovations and author or More Than.  They discuss how being ‘More Than’ is embracing everything that we are and moving forward with it and saying, ‘I’m proud of this.’  

Like Hires Like: Barriers To Employment With Tiffany Nicolow

Why are some workplaces so homogenous?  What are the risks of only hiring ‘culture fit’ candidates?  In this episode, Fiona interviews Tiffany Nicolow on her experience of ‘like hires like’ and what that’s meant for women of color in the workplace.  Together they will explore  how we can challenge and change that, build strong relationships with people from other backgrounds, advocate for one another…and maintain grace for ourselves in the face of injustice.

Overcoming Imposter Syndrome With Rachel Camarillo

When it comes to our internal glass ceiling, Imposter Syndrome is a major contributor to people holding themselves back.  And it’s something we need to work on to prepare ourselves to break through the ceiling.  Fiona McKay interviews Rachel Camarillo who shares her story of overcoming this.  They discuss the the inner work that we can do for ourselves to tackle it, and how some of the uglier parts of our story are key to this.

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