Hacking the Patriarchy

Raven O'Neal

The Hacking the Patriarchy podcast provides a time and space for engaging in candid and boundary-breaking discussions where diverse women (and female-identifying individuals) can feel empowered to lean into patriarchal norms and society, taking what works and discarding what doesn't. Our focus is on better-supporting women, dismantling patriarchal systems and structures, and reimagining a future that is more inclusive, intersectional, equitable, and diverse. www.hackingthepatriarchypodcast.com read less
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Ep. 007 - Negotiating w/Nicholle Taylor
Feb 28 2024
Ep. 007 - Negotiating w/Nicholle Taylor
Join us in this enlightening podcast episode as we welcome the remarkable Nicholle Taylor, Co-Founder and General Partner of Aponi Advisors. Nicholle, a seasoned professional with a background in sales, operations, and multinational environments, shares her passion for nurturing talent and fostering an entrepreneurial spirit within organizations. With a talent for driving efficiency and fostering strong client relationships, Nicholle offers a wealth of experience and valuable insights into effective negotiation strategies. As a dedicated lifelong learner, she discusses her continuous pursuit of new perspectives, and her ability to connect disparate elements to create innovative solutions. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from Nicholle's expertise and wisdom as she provides a roadmap for mastering the art of negotiation in both personal and professional contexts. Tune in and gain the confidence to skillfully navigate any negotiation with poise and success. KEY TAKEAWAYS: Tailor your negotiation approach by exploring Multiple Equivalent Simultaneous Offers (MESOs) to create mutually beneficial outcomes. Adopt a curious mindset to ask questions and understand the other party's perspective, fostering alignment and collaboration. Use anchoring to set the negotiation tone with your first offer, and employ mirroring to adapt your communication style to the other party. Respond to biased questions by reframing the answer to subtly challenge the bias and redirect the conversation. Enhance negotiation skills through courses, reading, and real-life practice to confidently navigate diverse situations. CONNECT WITH NICHOLLE: Aponi Advisors on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/aponi-advisors/) Nicholle Taylor on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicholletaylor/) HOST INFO: Hi, y'all! I'm Raven O'Neal, a diversely curious serial entrepreneur with over a decade of experience. But the fun doesn't stop there. I'm also a mentor, wife, mother, and business expert. I see my business as an extension of all my personal and professional life experiences, embracing growth and learning from a few fumbles along the way. Throughout my business journey, I've supported over 500 female-led startups, advised more than 200 founders 1:1, and played a role in facilitating over $100M in funding. My calling is to help women transform their businesses and lives through collaboration and partnerships. I look forward to being with you every step of the way on your journey to growth and transformation. If you want to join the conversation, be sure to hit Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. www.hackingthepatriarchypodcast.com
Ep. 006 - Communication Skills w/Samantha Falk
Feb 21 2024
Ep. 006 - Communication Skills w/Samantha Falk
Welcome to a conversation that will transform the way you communicate! In this episode, we're exploring the power of effective communication and how it can empower women in the professional arena. Joined by the dynamic Samantha Falk, a communication expert with a wealth of experience as a broadcast journalist, corporate communications leader, and founder and CEO of Samantha Falk Communications. Delving into the intricacies of communication and its crucial role in achieving success. From understanding the subtleties of communication differences between genders to embracing confidence in self-expression, this episode is a treasure trove of insights and practical tools. Samantha shares her expertise on common challenges women face in the workplace, such as imposter syndrome and navigating emotional expression. She equips listeners with strategies to refine their communication styles, including the power of purposeful pausing, proper breathing techniques, and embracing authenticity. Whether you're a seasoned professional or finding your way in your career, this episode is an essential listen. Join us as we dismantle communication barriers and elevate women's voices in the professional arena. KEY TAKEAWAYS: Effective communication skills are crucial in both personal and professional spheres, signaling confidence and expertise. Recognizing gender differences in communication styles, women need to embrace confidence. Women leaders often lean towards empathetic and patient leadership, leveraging their natural strengths. Overcoming communication challenges, such as being perceived as too emotional, involves focusing on clear messaging. To enhance communication, prioritize comfort, practice public speaking, and embrace authenticity in written communication. CONNECT WITH SAMANTHA: ⁠www.samfalk.com⁠ Email: sam@samfalk.com Linked In: www.linkedin.com/in/samanthafalk/ Twitter (X): @samantha_falk HOST INFO: Hi, y'all! I'm Raven O'Neal, a diversely curious serial entrepreneur with over a decade of experience. But the fun doesn't stop there. I'm also a mentor, wife, mother, and business expert. I see my business as an extension of all my personal and professional life experiences, embracing growth and learning from a few fumbles along the way. Throughout my business journey, I've supported over 500 female-led startups, advised more than 200 founders 1:1, and played a role in facilitating over $100M in funding. My calling is to help women transform their businesses and lives through collaboration and partnerships. I look forward to being with you every step of the way on your journey to growth and transformation. If you want to join the conversation, be sure to hit Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. www.hackingthepatriarchypodcast.com
Ep. 005 - Nailing the Hiring Process w/Laura Leach
Feb 14 2024
Ep. 005 - Nailing the Hiring Process w/Laura Leach
Ready to elevate your career? Uncover invaluable interviewing hacks with Laura Leach, CEO of Meredith Consulting. With over 20 years in technology recruitment, Laura specializes in coaching female tech leaders, guiding their transition to purposeful careers, and negotiating the salaries they truly deserve. She's your confidence-building guru, offering actionable job search strategies for lucrative outcomes. Based in the Bay Area and San Diego, Laura finds joy in hiking, exploring new restaurants, and occasionally pretending to surf. Beyond her personal pursuits, she's a driving force for good as a Board member for Phase2Careers, a non-profit advocating for professionals over 40, combating ageism, championing pay equity, and sharing effective job search strategies. Dive into Episode 5 and let Laura empower you to navigate your interviewing process with skill and confidence. KEY TAKEAWAYS: Potential challenges for women, such as imposter syndrome and a tendency to hold back in expressing thoughts. Practice and record yourself to enhance your communication skills and build confidence. Have a solid networking strategy over solely relying on submitting applications through online platforms. Focus on how your experiences and skills can make an impact in a new role or industry to help communicate your value. Celebrate every milestone in the job search process, including small victories. CONNECT WITH LAURA:​ http://www.linkedin.com/in/lauradleach/ https://www.instagram.com/meredithconsulting 👉🏼 https://meredithconsultingllc.com/services/ 📆 Schedule a FREE Discovery Call - https://tinyurl.com/2p9cm95w 📧 laura@mereditconsultingllc.com HOST INFO: Hi, y'all! I'm Raven O'Neal, a diversely curious serial entrepreneur with over a decade of experience. But the fun doesn't stop there. I'm also a mentor, wife, mother, and business expert. I see my business as an extension of all my personal and professional life experiences, embracing growth and learning from a few fumbles along the way. Throughout my business journey, I've supported over 500 female-led startups, advised more than 200 founders 1:1, and played a role in facilitating over $100M in funding. My calling is to help women transform their businesses and lives through collaboration and partnerships. I look forward to being with you every step of the way on your journey to growth and transformation. If you want to join the conversation, be sure to hit Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. ⁠⁠www.hackingthepatriarchypodcast.com
Ep. 004 - Online Branding w/Rachel Serwetz
Feb 7 2024
Ep. 004 - Online Branding w/Rachel Serwetz
Embark on a transformative journey into online branding with Rachel Serwetz, the genius behind WOKEN. Gain expert insights on optimizing your LinkedIn profile, fostering authenticity, and leveraging your personal brand for success. Discover how personal branding can elevate your current career and pave the way for future triumphs. Join us to shape a captivating online identity, nurture your brand, and fuel your growth in today's digital landscape. Rachel Serwetz, with early roles at Goldman Sachs and Bridgewater Associates in Operations and HR, transitioned to HR Research at Aon Hewitt. Trained at NYU and certified by the International Coach Federation, she earned a Technology MBA at NYU Stern. Assisting professionals in career exploration, she spent the past 4.5 years building WOKEN. Rachel serves as an Adjunct Professor at Binghamton University and has been a Career Coach at institutions including the Flatiron School/WeWork, Columbia University, and Project Activate. KEY TAKEAWAYS: LinkedIn is as important as the traditional resume, serving as a dynamic, public-facing, and evolving document for continuous updates, engagement, and networking. Strategic decisions shape personal branding on LinkedIn, requiring careful curation of highlighted aspects, omissions, and intentional strategy. Overcoming hesitations in online branding, such as women feeling the need to meet all job criteria, necessitates building confidence and seeking external support. Creating a well-optimized LinkedIn profile involves attention to the headline, about section, work experience, and recommendations. Incorporating keywords associated with desired roles is crucial for visibility. Successful career transitions and ongoing professional development depend on maintaining a strong online profile, actively building one's brand while employed, and engaging in intrapreneurial activities. MORE ABOUT WOKEN: WOKEN is a career coaching company providing coaching sessions as well as a digital career platform that guides professionals through various critical career steps like clarifying one's career path, deciding on upskilling opportunities, strengthening personal branding materials, networking, job searching, interviewing, and more. We offer texting & emailing with a coach, group coaching & group coworking as well.  Our forte is our novel, proven, step-by-step career path exploration process to help individuals clarify their best fit role, industry, and work environment. We have coached hundreds of professionals spanning a wide variety of tenure, roles, and industries. Learn more here: www.iamwoken.com.  RESOURCES & CONNECT WITH RACHEL:​ https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachelserwetz/⁠ ⁠https://www.linkedin.com/company/woken/⁠ ⁠ https://www.instagram.com/getwoken/⁠ ⁠ https://www.tiktok.com/@getwoken⁠  Free career resources: ⁠www.iamwoken.com/resources⁠ Free coaching call: ⁠www.calendly.com/woken/demo ⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzENh4CtxdGdnsABkLHeAAg⁠ ⁠ https://www.facebook.com/getWOKEN⁠ HOST INFO: Hi, y'all! I'm Raven O'Neal, a diversely curious serial entrepreneur with over a decade of experience. But the fun doesn't stop there. I'm also a mentor, wife, mother, and business expert. I see my business as an extension of all my personal and professional life experiences, embracing growth and learning from a few fumbles along the way. Throughout my business journey, I've supported over 500 female-led startups, advised more than 200 founders 1:1, and played a role in facilitating over $100M in funding. My calling is to help women transform their businesses and lives through collaboration and partnerships. I look forward to being with you every step of the way on your journey to growth and transformation. If you want to join the conversation, be sure to hit Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. ⁠⁠www.hackingthepatriarchypodcast.com
Ep. 003 - Networking w/Sabine Gedeon
Jan 31 2024
Ep. 003 - Networking w/Sabine Gedeon
In this exciting and insightful episode, Sabine Gedeon, founder of She Leads Network and the host of the highly-rated podcast, She Leads Now, dedicated to women in leadership and business, delves into reshaping our perspective on networking. She underscores the significance of relationship building and social capital, drawing from her extensive 20-year experience in empowering individuals to advance in their professional and personal realms. Sabine shares invaluable insights on navigating the traditional challenges of networking, especially for women, and advocates for a more authentic and genuine approach. Sabine's expertise has guided clients in both startups and Fortune 500 companies, fostering their growth and development by overcoming mental barriers and enhancing their confidence, influence, and impact as leaders and change agents. Her transformative message is further amplified through her book, "Transformed: The Journey to Becoming." Sabine holds a Master's degree in Management and Organizational Leadership and is certified as both a Life Coach and Leadership Consultant from ICF-accredited institutions. KEY TAKEAWAYS: Move away from the traditional and often forced networking model, focusing instead on building genuine relationships with others. The success of networking begins with mindset. Sabine emphasizes the importance of understanding one's motives, setting clear goals, and approaching networking with a positive mindset. Have strategic conversations. Instead of starting with the common "What do you do?" initiate conversations with questions like "What brings you here?" or discussing shared interests. It's about finding common ground and making the interaction more meaningful. After networking events, particularly larger ones, utilize LinkedIn for efficient follow-ups. Sending personalized connection requests with a quick note and expressing gratitude within 24-48 hours helps maintain momentum. Explore various networking activities aligned with your interests, whether it's through sports, hobbies, or virtual events. The key is aligning networking efforts with personal and professional goals. CONNECT WITH SABINE:​ Social: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sabinegedeon/ Website: sabinegedeon.com HOST INFO: Hi, y'all! I'm Raven O'Neal, a diversely curious serial entrepreneur with over a decade of experience. But the fun doesn't stop there. I'm also a mentor, wife, mother, and business expert. I see my business as an extension of all my personal and professional life experiences, embracing growth and learning from a few fumbles along the way. Throughout my business journey, I've supported over 500 female-led startups, advised more than 200 founders 1:1, and played a role in facilitating over $100M in funding. My calling is to help women transform their businesses and lives through collaboration and partnerships. I look forward to being with you every step of the way on your journey to growth and transformation. If you want to join the conversation, be sure to hit Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. ⁠www.hackingthepatriarchypodcast.com
Ep. 002 - Work-Life Balance & Boundaries w/Gwenevere Crary
Jan 24 2024
Ep. 002 - Work-Life Balance & Boundaries w/Gwenevere Crary
Get ready to gain valuable insights on the importance of setting boundaries in your career! In this informative episode of the Hacking the Patriarchy Podcast, Gwenevere Crary, founder of Guide to HR, shares her thoughts and insights on this crucial topic. Gwenevere emphasizes the need to recognize that everyone's approach to setting boundaries is unique and personal. She advocates for taking ownership of your calendar and effectively communicating your work preferences to maintain a healthy work-life balance. Gwenevere eats, sleeps, and breaths People Operations. From her time as Global People Ops Executive for a B2B and B2B2C SaaS start-up companies to her current role as a full-time fractional People Operations consultant, she has two decades of experience in HR for tech and startup companies.  Awarded the National Human Resources Association Executive of the Year in 2021, Gwenevere is relentlessly positive and refreshingly innovative, while providing transformative and innovative People Operations support, guidance, and advice to help founders and CEOs scale their business from a people perspective. KEY TAKEAWAYS: Individualized boundaries and the importance of recognizing and respecting individual differences when setting career boundaries. Taking control of one's calendar is crucial for effective boundary setting. Additionally, understanding personal working preferences, communicating them to colleagues, and employing calendar management techniques are vital. The value of mentorship is crucial, as having supportive individuals to guide and encourage one in their career journey is essential. The impact of gender on career boundaries, especially for women who may face challenges balancing work and home responsibilities. Returning to office dynamics post-COVID introduces challenges, particularly for women, as they may encounter additional expectations and responsibilities. At different career stages, engaging in self-reflection, understanding personal needs, avoiding constant apologies, and seeking mentorship are essential for personal and professional growth. Everyone is navigating their unique path; the key is to continually adjust and adapt career boundaries based on evolving circumstances and individual growth. CONNECT WITH GWENEVERE:​ www.guidetohr.com https://www.linkedin.com/company/guide2hr/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/gwenevered/ HOST INFO: Hi, y'all! I'm Raven O'Neal, a diversely curious serial entrepreneur with over a decade of experience. But the fun doesn't stop there. I'm also a mentor, wife, mother, and business expert. I see my business as an extension of all my personal and professional life experiences, embracing growth and learning from a few fumbles along the way. Throughout my business journey, I've supported over 500 female-led startups, advised more than 200 founders 1:1, and played a role in facilitating over $100M in funding. My calling is to help women transform their businesses and lives through collaboration and partnerships. I look forward to being with you every step of the way on your journey to growth and transformation. If you want to join the conversation, be sure to hit Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. ⁠www.hackingthepatriarchypodcast.com
Ep. 001 - An Introduction to the Podcast w/Dawn Bowes
Jan 17 2024
Ep. 001 - An Introduction to the Podcast w/Dawn Bowes
What is feminism, and are there tools, tips, and tricks that can help women live more authentically and with greater ease in a world still grappling with patriarchy? In this episode of the Hacking the Patriarchy Podcast, Dawn Bowes, owner of Be/come Coaching joins us. Dawn loves helping people realize their wildest dreams, create a balanced and meaningful life, and uplevel their careers without the stress. She has spent the majority of her career in the education and wellness industries, gaining experiences in areas such as burnout recovery, wellness, and career coaching. While counseling and career coaching are her primary job functions by day, Dawn also enjoys traveling, learning new things, and trying great food. KEY TAKEAWAYS: Promote equality by embracing feminism's belief in women's equality without superiority, emphasizing equal opportunities in education, government, law, and all spaces. Recognize the cultural specificity of how men and women show up in the world, understanding that definitions of femininity and feminism vary across regions. Challenge learned behaviors and societal expectations that shape gender differences by dismantling gender-based expectations, especially in childhood education, allowing children to express themselves without being confined by stereotypes. Address gender equality through intersectionality by recruiting individuals from diverse backgrounds and fostering an inclusive environment that values everyone's ideas and contributions. CONNECT WITH DAWN:​ www.dawnbowes.com HOST INFO: Hi, y'all! I'm Raven O'Neal, a diversely curious serial entrepreneur with over a decade of experience. But the fun doesn't stop there. I'm also a mentor, wife, mother, and business expert. I see my business as an extension of all my personal and professional life experiences, embracing growth and learning from a few fumbles along the way. Throughout my business journey, I've supported over 500 female-led startups, advised more than 200 founders 1:1, and played a role in facilitating over $100M in funding. My calling is to help women transform their businesses and lives through collaboration and partnerships. I look forward to being with you every step of the way on your journey to growth and transformation. If you want to join the conversation, be sure to hit Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. www.hackingthepatriarchypodcast.com