She Pivots

Emily Tisch Sussman

Join Emily Tisch Sussman as she sits down with a diverse group of women to explore how their personal experiences led to their pivot and eventually their success. In partnership with Marie Claire, She Pivots challenges the typical definitions of success and explores the role our personal stories play in our professional journeys. The series will celebrate those who have made bold moves with a view towards inspiring others to pursue their own non-linear paths. Be sure to subscribe and follow us on Instagram @ShePivotsThePodcast read less

Teacher to Jewelry Icon: Joan Boyce
Jun 29 2022
Teacher to Jewelry Icon: Joan Boyce
Joan Boyce has been an icon in the jewelry business for over 50 years. But before her huge success as a jewelry designer and home network star she was a teacher at schools in Brooklyn and inner-city Manhattan. Then just months after giving birth to her first child, she decided to open a jewelry counter. After facing discrimination finding housing because of her interracial marriage, she keep pushing forward, determined to find success. For over a decade she balanced being a teacher, mother, and business owner until she decided to take the leap. At 68, and after finding success among her high-end jewelry clients, Joan joined the home network TV family converting her iconic jewelry designs into affordable costume jewelry to sell on HSN. Now 80, is continuing to find success in her Pivot, appearing on JTV and continuing to spread her infectious personality at her store in Westhampton New York. Today we learn how her decision to design and sell her own jewelry changed her life and brought her success.Be sure to subscribe, leave us a rating and share with your friends if you liked this episode! She Pivots was created in partnership with Marie Claire to highlight women, their stories, and how their pivot became their success. To learn more about Robin, follow us on Instagram @ShePivotsThePodcast or visit marieclaire.com/shepivots.She Pivots Links: Instagram: www.instagram.com/shepivotsthepodcast/Twitter: twitter.com/shepivotsthepodWhere to find Michelle:TIKTOK | @michellewparkINSTAGRAM | @michellewparkFACEBOOK | | @michellewpark
‘I was always a woman’: Paula Neira
Jun 1 2022
‘I was always a woman’: Paula Neira
When Paula Neira graduated with distinction from the U.S Naval Academy in 1985 and went on to serve in the Navy, she was faced with the difficult choice. As a transgender woman, Paula had to make the difficult choice to leave the Navy so she could live authentically. A difficult moment turned into an inspiring pivot when she decided to serve her country in another way - through nursing. She spent five years as a trauma ER nurse, but after feeling frustrated that she didn’t have a voice, she pivoted again. She decided to go to law school then used her law degree to fight for something deeply personal to her: the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell (the archaic policy that barred openly gay, lesbian, or bisexual persons from military service). Emily talks with Paula about how she leveraged her pivots and became a leading expert on transgender military service and health care. She now works at Johns Hopkins and has an impressive list of letters after her name (Paula M. Neira, J.D., M.S.N). Be sure to subscribe, leave us a rating and share with your friends if you liked this episode! She Pivots was created in partnership with Marie Claire to highlight women, their stories, and how their pivot became their success. To learn more about Paula, follow us on Instagram @ShePivotsThePodcast or visit marieclaire.com/shepivots.This episode is sponsored by Michter's Distillery. Michter’s Distillery has a passion for making the finest bourbon, rye and American whiskey possible.For more information follow us on social media @michterswhiskey or go to michters.com or visit your favorite bartender.LINKS: Instagram: www.instagram.com/shepivotsthepodcastTwitter: twitter.com/shepivotsthepodWebsite: www.shepivotsthepodcast.com/