Women are in positions of leadership in the business world more than ever before. And for many women who make it to the top, it’s about more than just power and a big paycheck. They’re giving back, in ways that sometimes even they never expected!
Hey Boss, Lady! Is our new podcast about what women are doing once they make it to the top of their fields. The stories they tell are stories of transformation. They’re stories that inspire and, at a time in our world when we’re all facing challenges, they give us hope.
July 20, 2021
Everyone has a story about a favorite teacher, or a favorite coach, who made a difference in their lives. Our guest on Hey, Boss Lady today, Lauralyn Sandoval, is an executive at Aristocrat Technologies and well known as the former First Lady of the State of Nevada. But there was a time when she didn’t think she’d even be able to afford college. She tells her story to hosts Andrea Goeglein and Kristi Atwater on this episode of Hey, Boss Lady!
Do You Really Need That College Degree?
July 6, 2021
Missy Young changed her major six times before she decided to quit college and go into tech. Within days of getting certifications, not degrees, she got a job. She’s now the Chief Information Officer for Switch, one of the most powerful behind-the-scenes tech companies in the world. She joins hosts Andrea Goeglein and Kristi Atwater on Hey, Boss Lady to talk about how she got there, and what still needs to change for young women entering a field still largely dominated by men.
Put Your Lipstick on the Table
June 22, 2021
Nicole Nollette is Executive Vice President of Operations for Dominion Voting Systems. She’s a senior business executive who had to use all of her leadership skills in the aftermath of the 2020 election, when the company faced intense public scrutiny over false charges of voter fraud. She talks with Hey, Boss Lady hosts Kristi Atwater and Andrea Goeglein about how she navigated that time, using everything she’d learned about being a leader.
Your Tribe is Everything
June 8, 2021
Cynthia Delfino’s career path has been full of surprises. She’s been a lobbyist, a town manager, and is now leading a turnaround at the YMCA, Central and Northern Westchester, outside of New York City, as it adapted its services to the urgent community needs for child care during the pandemic. Through it all, she says a key to her success has been her tribe, her network of women whom she stays connected with daily. Meet Cynthia Delfino, in conversation this week with Hey, Boss Lady Hosts Andrea Goeglein and Kristi Atwater.
Doing “What Matters”
June 3, 2021
Mary Mazur, President and General Manager of Vegas PBS – Mary Mazur describes herself “a creative executive”, who took the helm of Vegas PBS this year after years as a producer and senior media manager in the PBS system. In this episode of Hey, Boss Lady, Mary talks about her early challenges as a woman in media management and the road ahead for an industry working to address larger diversity needs.
Meeting Pandemic Needs
May 11, 2021
Los Angeles psychiatrist Dr. Christina Ford juggles her private practice, motherhood and community service at Feast, a nonprofit group fighting food insecurity in Los Angeles. She talks with Hey, Boss Lady hosts Andrea Goeglein and Kristi Atwater about what it takes to manage all that, even as the pandemic has added challenges.
A Legacy of Empowering Women
April 27, 2021
Patty Becker is a legend among women in the gaming industry in Nevada. She’s blazed trails as an attorney in the industry for decades. But what she’s most focused on now is her work as a mentor with an organization she founded over ten years ago that is bringing women together in ways women–and men–are noticing. She tells her story on this episode of Hey, Boss Lady.
April 13, 2021
Dr. Hannah Valantine is a force for change for women and people of color in medicine. A physician scientist at Stanford University, she’s paving the way for women in university leadership. In the lab, her groundbreaking work on procedures for heart transplant patients has the potential to save lives. We meet Dr. Valentine on this episode of Hey, Boss Lady!
Episode 11: The Anti-Retirement Movement
March 30, 2021
Patti and Milledge Hart: Authors of “The Resolutionist: Welcome to the Anti-Retirement Movement” – The first time former International Game Technology CEO Patti Hart tried to retire, she says she failed. The second time around, she learned how to embrace a powerful new chapter in her life. She and her husband, Milledge are both retired business executives and authors of a new book, The Resolutionist: Welcome to the Anti-Retirement Movement. They say retirement is no longer the story of old age. It is the story of long life. Patti and Milledge join hosts Andrea Goeglein and Kristi Atwater to share their secrets for seizing the opportunities retirement presents.
Episode 10: Pandemic Workout Workarounds
March 16, 2021
Amy Glosser, founder and CEO of BYKlyn Indoor Cycling and Fitness – Amy Glosser didn’t waste any time when the pandemic hit New York City. She turned a vacant lot into an outdoor cycling space. The media took notice, from New York to Australia, and so did her customers. Her business, BYKlyn Indoor Cycling and Fitness, is going strong. She says it’s a testament to the survival instincts of New Yorkers, but it’s also her story of resilience. We meet her in this episode of Hey, Boss Lady!
Episode 9: Never Too Late
March 2, 2021
Rita Glosser, owner and Founder of Reminkie Memory Bears and Custom Keepsakes – When Rita was in her sixties, she found her mother’s mink stole in a box and decided to make a teddy bear out of it. Never mind that she didn’t know how to sew. That was the start of her business. 25 years later, it’s still going strong, and so is Rita. In fact, she says the pandemic year may be her biggest year yet, with customers at home cleaning out closets. Meet Rita Glosser in this episode of Hey, Boss Lady!
Episode 8: Giving Back
February 16, 2021
U.S. Representative Susie Lee – Susie Lee didn’t know she would be a politician and go to Washington DC, but she knew she was destined for a life of community service. In this episode of Hey, Boss Lady, we’ll learn how this Nevada woman made the leap to run for Congress and joined the historic class of women entering the political arena in 2018. She’s now the 3rd District Representative from the state of Nevada.
Episode 7: A Force for Change
February 3, 2021
Tiffany Warren, Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer for Sony Music Group – Calls for racial justice and equality in 2020 have changed a conversation Tiffany Warren has been part of her whole professional life. Says Tiffany, “There are a whole lot more people at the table now”. Early in her advertising career in Boston, she began working toward racial diversity. She started the non-profit ADCOLOR devoted to diversity in advertising. Today, she is the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at Sony Music Group, where she says the music industry has the opportunity to be a powerful force for change.
Episode 6: “That Expletive Broad”
January 20, 2021
Attorney and Author Jennifer Gaynor Reveals the Powerful Stories of Women in the Gaming Industry – By day, Jennifer works as an attorney in the Las Vegas gaming industry, where she has played a key role in reshaping Nevada gaming law. In her other life, she’s an author. Her recent book, That Expletive Broad, is a fascinating collection of little-told stories about the women who have made a difference in the country’s gaming history.
Episode 5: Winning the Race
From the “C Suite” to the Race Course
January 5, 2021
In this episode of Hey, Boss Lady!, we’ll meet Nikki Etherington, a partner at a major international accounting firm, a mom and a racecar driver. It might not seem that way, but they all connect in ways that help her with a very demanding career.
Episode 4: Daring to Dream
How a Lifelong Commitment to Community Service Led a California Vintner to Join the Peace Corps in her Sixties
Linda Neal’s career is the stuff of dreams. She turned her high school experience in Future Farmers of America into a lifelong career in the wine industry. She’s sole owner/operator of Tierra Roja Vineyard, a small boutique winery in the lush Napa Valley. But that’s not all. All her life, community service has been important to her. In her sixties, she decided it was time to join the Peace Corps. That story’s coming up in this episode of Hey, Boss Lady!.
Episode 3: Becoming a Role Model
How the CFO of a Successful Las Vegas Gaming Company Becomes a Mentor for Women in her Field
In this episode of Hey, Boss Lady, we meet Chelle Adams, a mother of two and the CFO of the successful Las Vegas gaming company, The Cosmopolitan. Chelle broke barriers in two male-dominated industries–finance and gaming–and now seeks to be the role model she never had.
Episode 2: The Power of Collaboration
How the Leader of a Domestic Violence Prevention Nonprofit Navigates the “Perfect Storm” Caused by the Pandemic
December 8, 2020
On this episode of Hey, Boss Lady!, we meet Liz Ortenburger, CEO of SafeNest, a Nevada nonprofit agency devoted to ending domestic violence. When the pandemic hit, it created what Liz Ortenburger calls a perfect storm for domestic violence. Unlike many nonprofits hit hard by the early shutdown, SafeNest, with Liz’s business background, had a cash reserve that helped it respond to the crisis.
Episode 1: Transformation
A Former Ballet Dancer Finds a New Stage
December 8, 2020
Colleen Werner loved to dance. But when an injury brought her young ballet career to a halt, she had to rethink everything. She bootstrapped a wellness company in an apartment building in Chicago that in a few short years has become a national leader in the wellness industry. We’ll meet her in this episode of Hey, Boss Lady!.