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UNBOSSED by Marina

Marina Malaguti

Stories of Amazing Women in the World Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marina-malaguti/support

E71 - Interview with Megan Ross, President & CEO at Lincoln Park Zoo
In this episode I interviewed Megan Ross, President & CEO at Lincoln Park Zoo. A trailblazing leader, Megan Ross, Ph.D. serves as President & CEO of Chicago’s iconic Lincoln Park Zoo. As the first woman and first scientist to lead the global urban zoo and science center, Ross drives the zoo’s mission and vision of being open, accessible, and welcoming for guests from all around the globe. Dr. Ross has had an extensive career of learning about — and caring for — animals that has taken her across the world, from China to Atlanta to right here in Chicago. She joined Lincoln Park Zoo in 2000 as the Hope B. McCormick Curator of Birds, and over the next 20 years she served as the zoo’s General Curator, Vice President of Animal Care and Education, Executive Vice President, and Zoo Director. Appointed as CEO in 2022, she centers her work on four pillars: Care, Conservation, Community, and Culture. These values are the zoo’s platform for engaging the people of Chicago around broader issues of animal welfare, coexistence with nature in an urbanizing world, and environmental issues like climate change, habitat loss, and conservation of diverse and healthy ecosystems, both at the zoo and around the world. A passionate, published scientist and committed environmentalist, she incorporates her broader perspective into improving animal welfare and helping zoo visitors connect with nature. For instance, she launched ZooMonitor in 2016, an animal-behavior monitoring app that gives insight into the needs and best possible care of animals. Today, the app has been downloaded by more than 700 institutions across more than 50 countries. Dr. Ross is also widely regarded as an expert on zoo ethics as the former chair of the ethics board for the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), and a newly appointed AZA board member. Locally, she is also a member of Leadership Greater Chicago’s inaugural Daniel Burnham Fellowship cohort, The Chicago Network and the Economic Club of Chicago. A self-proclaimed science nerd, Dr. Ross has a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in psychology and lives in the Chicago area with her husband and two children. Wepa! I'm Marina. I am a technologist, mom, podcast host, leadership coach, cruciverbalist, and aquarian. ;) UNBOSSED is “Stories of Amazing Women”. If you are a new listener to UNBOSSED, we would love to hear from you. Please visit our Contact Page and let us know how we can help you today! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marina-malaguti Key Highlights/Tools: Woman CEOModern Zoo CultureLincoln Park Zoo Chicago Memorable Quotes: “I think it is important to say why not instead of why because when you ask why you can always come up with reasons why not; but when you say why not it is hard to say why not.” - Megan Ross, President & CEO at Lincoln Park Zoo Useful Links and Resources: https://www.lpzoo.org/https://www.linkedin.com/in/megan-ross-ph-d-48908b112/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marina-malaguti/support
Apr 12 2022
53 mins
E70 - Interview with Megan McCann, CEO & Founder of McCann Partners
I interviewed Megan McCann, CEO & Founder of McCann Partners. Megan McCann is an established IT recruitment and technology services leader known for building and leading highly successful IT services firms, and for the work she does to advance diversity and cultivate talent across the technology industry. Megan is the CEO of leading IT recruitment firm McCann Partners, which she founded in 2011. She and her team deliver IT recruitment with intention and integrity to a growing portfolio of innovative organizations—from Chicago-based startups to companies with a global footprint. McCann Partners is dedicated to creating a more equitable and diverse workforce, and proud that more than 70% of their talent placements in the past two years have been diverse hires. Prior to McCann Partners, Megan co-founded and helped build Geneva Technical Services (GTS), and was a strategic force in growing SelecTech—both premier IT recruitment firms. Megan’s impact on the tech community far exceeds her day-to-day work as CEO of her own firm. Passionate about attracting, retaining, and advancing women in technology, Megan is a proud co-founder of ARA, a national organization that seeks to promote women in technology and leadership through mentorship, events, and programs. Her additional industry and leadership affiliations include membership in the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion, the American Staffing Association, CHIEF, and TechServe Alliance. She is also a founding partner of the Chicago Executive Women’s Networking Group and an active member of Chicago Innovation’s Women’s Mentoring Co-Op. In addition, as a Chicago Business Journal Bizwomen Headliner in Technology, Chicago Business Journal Women of Influence, a three-time Midwest Women in Tech Awards finalist, and an Illinois Technology Association CityLIGHTS finalist. In 2021, Megan was named to Staffing Industry Analysts inaugural Top 50 DE&I Influencers list and selected as a ChiTech Academy Young Women’s Leadership Society Ambassador of the Year. Wepa! I'm Marina. I am a technologist, mom, podcast host, leadership coach, cruciverbalist and aquarian. ;) UNBOSSED is “Stories of Amazing Women”. If you are a new listener to UNBOSSED, we would love to hear from you. Please visit our Contact Page and let us know how we can help you today! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marina-malaguti Key Highlights/Tools: IT and Tech StaffingGreat ResignationDEI hiring Memorable Quotes: “If I look at my industry now, there are definitely now enough senior candidates that are diverse. We need to start talking about succession planning now, so that when time comes, we have the candidate for the role” - Megan McCann, CEO & Founder of McCann Partners Useful Links and Resources: https://www.mccannpartners.com/https://www.linkedin.com/in/meganpmccann/ Join the Conversation Our favorite part of recording a live podcast each week is participating in the great conversations that happen on Linkedin, Twitter, and in our comments section. Follow UNBOSSED Podcast Anchor: https://anchor.fm/marina-malaguti --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marina-malaguti/support
Apr 5 2022
51 mins
E69 - Interview with Parissa Behnia, CEO & Business Whisperer at Sixense Strategy
I interviewed Parissa Behnia, CEO & Business Whisperer at Sixense Strategy. Parissa Behnia coaches C Suite and Senior leaders who are high will-high skill and have a growth mindset. In other words, they're badasses like you who go 80MPH in a 45MPH zone. These days, leadership is full of complexities whether you’re navigating from an audacious goal or trying to avoid that iceberg up ahead. In either case, Parissa's clients choose her because she's either sat in those seats or next to those seats often enough to know how it can feel to be alone in a crowded leadership room. She's unafraid to speak truth to power to help propel you forward. With over two decades of corporate, consulting, coaching and – let’s be honest – real life experience, Parissa’s key strategic difference is Empathy. Empathy in business is more than being nice to one another, it’s a strategic imperative. It means that leaders create context and understanding so that they do a better job of serving their customers AND engaging their teams. She’s so passionate about the application of empathy in business that she’s developed the Sixense Empathy Model for her clients to employ. And, she wants all of us to put empathy at the forefront of how we engage with everybody. One of Parissa’s favorite things to do is to stand in front of a whiteboard – real or pretend – to help clients imagine what the world could look like and then propels them as they navigate to that vision of success. This work enables clients to put together pieces of the puzzle to create the “A-Ha!” or “Eureka!” moment that ignites action. She leans into the discomfort of the unknown and invites her clients to embrace all of their talents (even ones they don’t recognize or value fully) to create their own paths out of the unknown. Parissa Behnia is a Certified Professional Coach, holds a BA from Northwestern University and MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business. Wepa! I'm Marina. I am a technologist, mom, podcast host, leadership coach, cruciverbalist, and aquarian. ;) UNBOSSED is “Stories of Amazing Women”. If you are a new listener to UNBOSSED, we would love to hear from you. Please visit our Contact Page and let us know how we can help you today! Key Highlights/Tools: Executive and Leadership CoachingGroup Coaching: https://www.sixensestrategy.com/inconceivable-influence/Sixense Empathy Model Memorable Quotes: I needed to touch the flame and feel the burn in order to choose to do differently moving forward - Parissa Behnia, CEO & Business Whisperer at Sixense Strategy. Useful Links and Resources: https://www.sixensestrategy.com/inconceivable-influence/https://www.sixensestrategy.com/2020/07/29/the-14-traits-of-a-modern-badass-leader/https://www.linkedin.com/in/behnia/ Follow UNBOSSED Podcast Anchor: https://anchor.fm/marina-malaguti --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marina-malaguti/support
Mar 29 2022
1 hr
E68 - Interview with Dr. Kathleen S. Caliento, President & CEO of Cara Collective
Dr. Kathleen S. Caliento has spent two decades committed to urban education, student success, and dismantling social injustice. As the President & CEO of Cara Collective, she leads a social purpose enterprise with 30 years of experience helping people affected by poverty (and often the interrelated challenges of recovery, domestic violence, episodic homelessness, incarceration, and systemic inequity) to get and keep quality employment. Further, Cara Collective works with employers and organizations across the nation to create more equitable workforce solutions and build a more inclusive economy for all. Through its four entities, Cara Collective produces nearly 1,000 jobs each year, at retention rates more than 20 points higher than national norms. Before joining Cara Collective, Caliento was the Chief Learning and Design Officer at the Academy Group, where she worked to help people rise above the effects of poverty, while demonstrating a professional commitment to access and equity. Prior to the Academy Group, she held several leadership positions at Spark, including Executive Director of Spark Chicago. A published author, Caliento earned her Master of Arts in Secondary Science and her Doctor of Philosophy in Science Education from Columbia University. Caliento serves on the Boards of Adler University, 826CHI, and Leadership Greater Chicago LFA Board. Additionally, she attended the Civic Leadership Academy at the University of Chicago and is a Fellow of the 2020 class of Leadership Greater Chicago. Wepa! I'm Marina. I am a technologist, mom, podcast host, leadership coach, cruciverbalist, and aquarian. ;) UNBOSSED is “Stories of Amazing Women”. If you are a new listener to UNBOSSED, we would love to hear from you. Please visit our Contact Page and let us know how we can help you today! Key Highlights/Tools: Being Hatian American in New YorkGuidance and support as a woman of colorCEO and President Cara Collective in Chicago Memorable Quotes: “As a person of color, the question about whether “I can” is always there.[...] And yet we do it everyday.” -Dr. Kathleen S. Caliento, President & CEO of Cara Collective“You are black. You are a woman. That's two strikes against you. Unless you have an education, no one is going to respect you” - Parent of Dr. Kathleen S. Caliento, President & CEO of Cara Collective Useful Links and Resources: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kathleen-caliento/https://caracollective.org/ Join the Conversation Our favorite part of recording a live podcast each week is participating in the great conversations that happen on Linkedin, Twitter, and in our comments section. Follow UNBOSSED Podcast Anchor: https://anchor.fm/marina-malagutiYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDTz6_FepG04QTs1BjFLBjw/Spotify: https://lnkd.in/eUhfH8EApple Podcasts: https://lnkd.in/e7cWtBvGoogle Podcasts: https://lnkd.in/enjChPtFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/UNBOSSEDpodcastLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/unbossedAnd all others… Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/infraction/live-it License code: 0OYRKRXZRCJPIFYY --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marina-malaguti/support
Mar 8 2022
57 mins
E67 - UNBOSSED Founder Spotlight - Bri Caplan, Founder & CEO at CoderHeroes + Founder & Executive at Director Code Your DreamsE66 -  Interview with Andreea Moga, Founder and Tech Mentor at Growth Mentor Academy
Wepa! I'm Marina. I am a technologist, mom, podcast host, leadership coach, cruciverbalist, and aquarian. ;) UNBOSSED is “Stories of Amazing Women”. If you are a new listener to UNBOSSED, we would love to hear from you. Please visit our Contact Page and let us know how we can help you today! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marina-malaguti In this episode: I interviewed my first international guest, Andreea Moga Tech Entrepreneur, Mentor with a touch on the Growth Mindset, former technology consultant at big global IT firms in The Netherlands and The UK, Romanian at heart & at origins with a BsC and Msc in Electronics, Telecommunications and IT. Andreea Moga is the founder of Growth Mentor Academy and the Chairwoman and lead Co-Founder at Techlabs Rotterdam - a non-profit learning accelerator for tech skills.With Growth Mentor Academy, Andreea’s mission is to create a world where more women are being seen and really are visionary leaders in the tech space. In her free time, she enjoys reading books, helping people with her knowledge and building communities to achieve greater goals. Key Highlights/Tools: Being a women in tech in EuropeClimbing the ladder vs Climbing a Jungle GymBecoming tech experts and transferring knowledgeHiring in Tech & the Gap between Tech Education and the Real World Memorable Quotes: “A lot of us forget that as we become experts, we can multiply ourselves by transferring that knowledge to others” - Andreea Moga, Founder and Tech Mentor at Growth Mentor Academy“When a woman is interviewed for a job she’s usually asked about her past experience and men aer asked questions about the future - e.g. leadership, strategic and potential” - Andreea Moga, Founder and Tech Mentor at Growth Mentor Academy Useful Links and Resources: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andreeamoga/https://techlabs.org/location/rotterdamhttps://growthmentor.academy/ Join the Conversation Our favorite part of recording a live podcast each week is participating in the great conversations that happen on Linkedin, Twitter, and in our comments section. Follow UNBOSSED Podcast Anchor: https://anchor.fm/marina-malagutiYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDTz6_FepG04QTs1BjFLBjw/Spotify: https://lnkd.in/eUhfH8EApple Podcasts: https://lnkd.in/e7cWtBvGoogle Podcasts: https://lnkd.in/enjChPtFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/UNBOSSEDpodcast Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/unbossed --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marina-malaguti/support
Mar 1 2022
56 mins
E65 - Central Bank Digital Currencies - UNBOSSED Podcast Topics- With Diana Barrero Zalles and Sangita GaziE64 - UNBOSSED Founder Spotlight - Cheryl Kemp, Founder & Chief Exercise Officer at (dissolved) indiFITE63 - Interview with Ari Krzyzek, Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Chykalophia
Co-founder and chief creative officer of Chykalophia (read: see-ka-lo-fia), Ari Krzyzek helps Femtech DTC and women-led companies craft a brand that delights their customers beyond a pretty design, deliver no-brainer user experience, and getting them the clarity they need to for their business to thrive online. She has over 10 years of branding and design experience, a certified brand strategist, and UX expert. She has transformed businesses visions into a tangible form that help set their business apart from their competitors. As her diverse client roster attests, the one constant in her work is spot-on design for major impact every time. Additionally, she serves as a design consultant, mentor and professional peer in support of fellow female entrepreneurs through the #1 ranked private business incubator in the world, 1871 Chicago, Interaction Design Foundation, and ADPlist. Wepa! I'm Marina. I am a technologist, mom, podcast host, leadership coach, cruciverbalist, and aquarian. ;) UNBOSSED is “Stories of Amazing Women”. If you are a new listener to UNBOSSED, we would love to hear from you. Please visit our Contact Page and let us know how we can help you today! Key Highlights/Tools: Growing up in BaliLeaving the family businessSeen a role model and speaking dreams to universe into reality as a graphic designerSide hustles and quitting your full time jobGetting mentors to help outBeing in community help with the transition from fulltime to startup Memorable Quotes: “Stop wasting time that you are never going to be good at, instead discover and invest in your strengths” - Ari Krzyzek, Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Chykalophia“Things happen for you not to you” - Ari Krzyzek, Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Chykalophia Useful Links and Resources: https://www.linkedin.com/in/arichykalophia/https://chykalophia.com/ Join the Conversation Our favorite part of recording a live podcast each week is participating in the great conversations that happen on Linkedin, Twitter, and in our comments section. Follow UNBOSSED Podcast Anchor: https://anchor.fm/marina-malagutiYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDTz6_FepG04QTs1BjFLBjw/Spotify: https://lnkd.in/eUhfH8EApple Podcasts: https://lnkd.in/e7cWtBvGoogle Podcasts: https://lnkd.in/enjChPtAudible:  https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/cea4c49e-6c7e-4dab-833e-eb57d204c493And all others… --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marina-malaguti/support
Feb 22 2022
1 hr 2 mins
E62 - UNBOSSED Live Woman Founder Spotlight - Gabby Lubin, CEO & Founder at Spark by GabbyE61 - Interview with Chandra Brown, CEO of MxD
Chandra Brown is passionate about U.S. manufacturing. As CEO of MxD, the nation’s digital manufacturing and cybersecurity institute, Chandra uses that passion and her more than 25 years of experience in manufacturing to help American manufacturers seize the potential offered by new and emerging digital technologies. In her role at MxD, Chandra oversees all technology investment, partner relationships and project execution for the more than $120 million dollar portfolio of advanced manufacturing technology, cybersecurity and workforce development research, development, and demonstration. Her journey to MxD started in Portland in the private sector at a small to medium size metal manufacturing company called Oregon Iron Work, where she worked for over 19 years, also becoming the CEO of United Streetcar where the 1st modern streetcar in the United States in over 60 years was built. While at Oregon Iron Works, Chandra was presented with the opportunity to work for the Obama administration as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing, a role that entailed traveling the world promoting U.S.-made products and working on trade barriers. MxD is an opportunity that brings her experience in both the public and private sector together. Wepa! I'm Marina. I am a technologist, mom, podcast host, leadership coach, cruciverbalist, and aquarian. ;) UNBOSSED is “Stories of Amazing Women”. If you are a new listener to UNBOSSED, we would love to hear from you. Please visit our Contact Page and let us know how we can help you today! Memorable Quotes: “One of things that I am most proud of, is that my organization, MxD, it is very diverse in the manufacturing space. My board is more than half women. 60% of the senior leadership team is women. 50% of staff in stem positions is people of color.”- Chandra Brown, CEO at MxD“You better have kitchen cabinets- a group of diverse people that are there to advise you” - Chandra Brown, CEO at MxD Useful Links and Resources: https://www.mxdusa.org/https://www.linkedin.com/in/chandrabrown/ Join the Conversation Our favorite part of recording a live podcast each week is participating in the great conversations that happen on Linkedin, Twitter, and in our comments section. Follow UNBOSSED Podcast Anchor: https://anchor.fm/marina-malagutiYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDTz6_FepG04QTs1BjFLBjw/Spotify: https://lnkd.in/eUhfH8EApple Podcasts: https://lnkd.in/e7cWtBvGoogle Podcasts: https://lnkd.in/enjChPtAudible:  https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/cea4c49e-6c7e-4dab-833e-eb57d204c493And all others… --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marina-malaguti/support
Feb 15 2022
1 hr 4 mins
2022 Podcast IntroE60 - Blockchain - UNBOSSED Live Topics - with Linda Goetze and Valerie SpinaE59 - Interview with Stephanie Neely, Managing Director, J.P. Morgan Asset Management
Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marina-malaguti Stephanie D. Neely is Managing Director, J.P. Morgan Asset Management. Prior to joining Chase, Stepahnie was Treasurer of the City of Chicago, Illinois for 2 terms (2006, 2011). Neely accumulated more than 20 years of private-sector financial experience before being appointed City Treasurer. She returned to the private sector in 2015 when she became Vice President of Treasury for Allstate Insurance Company, where she oversaw corporate finance and commercial banking. As the City’s banker, Neely manages a $7 billion portfolio and tracks the balances on all City accounts. During her time in office she has streamlined the office, reinvented its programs and achieved double-digit returns on pension fund investments. She serves as trustee on the City’s five public pension boards. Her innovative programs include Small Business Development Loans, Financial Literacy programs in Chicago Public Schools and free seminars on using Social Media to build small businesses. Stephanie Neely is a native Chicagoan with deep ties to the City and a strong commitment to its civic and financial well-being. She is the daughter of an entrepreneur who owned and operated a successful chain of gas stations located on the southside of Chicago.  She earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Smith College, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago. Wepa! I'm Marina. I am a technologist, mom, podcast host, leadership coach, cruciverbalist, and aquarian. ;) UNBOSSED is “Stories of Amazing Women”. If you are a new listener to UNBOSSED, we would love to hear from you. Please visit our Contact Page and let us know how we can help you today! Memorable Quotes: “If I can change just one thing, I would ask people to try to see the world from a different lens” - Stephanie Neely “Women think no means no forever. Ask again and keep asking.” - Stephanie Neely “Typically in politics women are asked and men go for it” - Stephanie Neely Useful Links and Resources: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephanie-d-neely-ba8a1938/ Join the Conversation Our favorite part of recording a live podcast each week is participating in the great conversations that happen on Linkedin, Twitter, and in our comments section. Follow UNBOSSED Podcast Anchor: https://anchor.fm/marina-malaguti Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDTz6_FepG04QTs1BjFLBjw/ Spotify: https://lnkd.in/eUhfH8E Apple Podcasts: https://lnkd.in/e7cWtBv Google Podcasts: https://lnkd.in/enjChPt Audible:  https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/cea4c49e-6c7e-4dab-833e-eb57d204c493 And all others… --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marina-malaguti/support
Feb 8 2022
59 mins
E58 - Interview with Tai Duncan, Vice President of Community Integration at Cresco Labs
Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marina-malaguti In this episode: Tai Duncan is Vice President of  Community Integration at  Cresco Labs, one of  the largest multi state, vertically  integrated  cannabis  companies in the  US. In this role, Tai  and her team  provide expertise  and leadership to promote Cresco’s community related goals to a wide internal and external  audience, driving strategic initiatives that align  with Cresco’s rapid expansion and serve as the  company’s central point of contact with  community leaders. A licensed attorney since 2008, Tai has enjoyed  a successful legal and business career, serving in  a variety of roles across industries. As a founding member of the adult basketball fitness  company, Swish House, Tai has acted as a  consultant to the startup since 2014, serving as  its Vice President of Business and Legal affairs  prior to joining Cresco. With civic engagement as a priority, Tai has  served on boards, committees and as a  volunteer for nearly a dozen local organizations.  She has been a member of the Board of  Trustees of The Cove School, Lookingglass  Theatre Company, and the Lynn Sage Cancer  Research Foundation. Tai continues to be  involved with a variety of nonprofit organizations through philanthropy, advocacy, and board service, including Imerman Angels  and A Silver Lining Foundation. In 2016, Tai  received the WNBA Chicago Sky’s #RedefinePossible Women’s Leadership Award,  and she was recognized as one of Chicago  Scholars’ 35 Under 35 Making an Impact in  2018. Tai Is also a member of the inaugural  cohort of The Black Bench Chicago public affairs  leadership development program. Wepa! I'm Marina. I am a technologist, mom, podcast host, leadership coach, cruciverbalist and aquarian. ;) UNBOSSED is “Stories of Amazing Women in Chicago”. If you are a new listener to UNBOSSED, we would love to hear from you. Please visit our Contact Page and let us know how we can help you today! Key Highlights: Do your best, don’t do the best. Watchout for the golden handcuffs and the exhausting noise I'm Still Here by Austin Channing Brown Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know by Adam Grant Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson Trailblazer: The Power of Business as the Greatest Platform for Change by Marc Benioff and Monica Langley Memorable Quotes: “Do the best you can, at time, with what you have” - Tai Duncan’s mom “If you want to be an artist, just go do that; don’t pay for school” - Tai Duncan’s dad “Lawyers think cool, that’s why I loved it” - Tai Duncan Useful Links and Resources: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tai-d-b831763/ https://sky.wnba.com/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marina-malaguti/support
Feb 1 2022
55 mins
E57 - Interview with Niharika Hanglem, Program Director at Kaplan Institute and Board Director at Delta Institute
Wepa! I'm Marina. I am a technologist, mom, podcast host, leadership coach, cruciverbalist and aquarian. ;) UNBOSSED is “Stories of Amazing Women in Chicago”. If you are a new listener to UNBOSSED, we would love to hear from you. Please visit our Contact Page and let us know how we can help you today! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marina-malaguti Interview with Niharika Hanglem, Program Director at Kaplan Institute and Board Director at Delta Institute. As the Program Director at Illinois Tech's Kaplan Institute, She is leading the design and development of Kaplan Institute’s programmatic frameworks. If you are working to advance equity in entrepreneurship and drive transformative change in the innovation and startup ecosystem, get in touch with her. Prior to that, she consulted for the Melinda Gates-backed GET Cities initiative and the USAID-funded Global Innovation Exchange initiative. She was also an Innovation and Entrepreneurship consultant for the World Bank, working on various social innovation projects for 5+ years. And a StartingBloc Fellow building on her passion to create significant social impact using market-based solutions for innovative projects across service delivery models. She has over 13 years of work experience in the social innovation space and her expertise covers innovative business models, innovation, and entrepreneurship. She has worked for various startups, social enterprises, and the private sector. Some of her notable projects include: built an ecosystem diagnostic of the social enterprise sector in Asia and Africa, facilitated and showcased the use of big data innovations in global projects, conducted impact assessments for 150+ schools in the urban slums of India, launched a first-of-its-kind school choice initiative, supported the design and deployment of the 108 emergency medical service, and launched the inaugural India Demo Day showcasing innovative startups in NYC. Born and raised in India, Niharika earned an MBA from the Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies & a Masters in Sociology from the University of Mumbai. Key Highlights: ResearchEconomic Dynamic and Social WorkSocial Innovation, Social Enterprises, and Social Entrepreneurship Memorable Quotes: “Fundamentally I am a researcher” - Niharika Hanglem, Program Director at Kaplan Institute“When I look at my work, I always try to bring empathy to it” -  Niharika Hanglem, Program Director at Kaplan Institute“There is a difference between Social Innovation, Social Enterprise, and Social Entrepreneurship. Social Innovation is the idea, Social Enterprise is the delivery model and Social Entrepreneurship is a mindset.”-  Niharika Hanglem, Program Director at Kaplan Institute Useful Links and Resources: https://www.linkedin.com/in/niharikahanglem/https://chihacknight.org/events/2020/10/06/get-cities.html Follow our Podcast Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDTz6_FepG04QTs1BjFLBjw/Spotify: https://lnkd.in/eUhfH8EApple Podcasts: https://lnkd.in/e7cWtBvGoogle Podcasts: https://lnkd.in/enjChPtAnd all others... --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marina-malaguti/support
Jan 25 2022
55 mins
E56 - Interview with Pam Buchanan, Founder of Everly James
Wepa! I'm Marina. I am a technologist, mom, podcast host, leadership coach, cruciverbalist and aquarian. ;) UNBOSSED is “Stories of Amazing Women in Chicago”. If you are a new listener to UNBOSSED, we would love to hear from you. Please visit our Contact Page and let us know how we can help you today! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marina-malaguti In this episode I interviewed Pam Buchanan, Founder of Everly James. Former Managing Director at NASDAQ. Key Highlights/Tools: Creating confidence and conviction as a professional womanBe open to new challenges, not necessarily readyMake a better world by vibrations, energy, and the five senses Memorable Quotes: “You really do have to be grounded in the belief that what you are saying is the truth and it is better for the company.” - Pam Buchanan, Founder of Everly James“We got in the room, we sat down at the Table. Now let’s stand up and present ourselves”  - Pam Buchanan, Founder of Everly James Useful Links and Resources: https://byeverlyjames.com/https://www.linkedin.com/in/pam-buchanan/ Join the Conversation Our favorite part of recording a live podcast each week is participating in the great conversations that happen on Linkedin, Twitter, and in our comments section. Follow UNBOSSED Podcast Anchor: https://anchor.fm/marina-malagutiYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDTz6_FepG04QTs1BjFLBjw/Spotify: https://lnkd.in/eUhfH8EApple Podcasts: https://lnkd.in/e7cWtBvGoogle Podcasts: https://lnkd.in/enjChPtAudible:  https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/cea4c49e-6c7e-4dab-833e-eb57d204c493And all others… --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marina-malaguti/support
Jan 18 2022
51 mins
E55 - Interview with Phyllis Glink, Executive Director, Irving Harris Foundation
Wepa! I'm Marina. I am a technologist, mom, podcast host, leadership coach, cruciverbalist and aquarian. ;) UNBOSSED is “Stories of Amazing Women in Chicago”. If you are a new listener to UNBOSSED, we would love to hear from you. Please visit our Contact Page and let us know how we can help you today! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marina-malaguti In this episode: Phyllis Glink (she/her/hers) is the Executive Director of the Irving Harris Foundation. In her over two decades with the Foundation she has led, developed and implemented its grantmaking and field leadership work in the areas of early childhood development and child and family welfare, reproductive health and justice, Jewish values, and social justice. Phyllis works closely with the Foundation’s partners in the non-profit, advocacy, philanthropy, and government communities to leverage shared investment and maximize the impact of Foundation grants in Illinois and across the country. She leads the Foundation’s partnerships with national replication and public policy efforts such as BUILD, the Early Learning Challenge Collaborative, First Five Years Fund, the Alliance for Early Success, the Educare Learning Network, Health Connect One’s replication of the Community Based Doula model and the Harris Foundation’s Early Childhood Professional Development Network, a group of 18 infant mental health and child trauma institutions across the United States and Israel. Phyllis holds many leadership roles in the public and philanthropic sectors including serving as co-chair of the Governor’s Early Learning Council, the Illinois Commission on Equitable Funding for Early Childhood Education and Care, the Advisory Board of the National Center of Excellence in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation, the Membership Committee for the Early Childhood Funders’ Collaborative, and co-chairs BUILD’s Advisory Board. Prior to joining the Irving Harris Foundation, Ms. Glink worked for the Chicago Community Trust focusing on grant making and program development in the areas of education and women and girls’ issues. Ms. Glink started her career in philanthropy at the University of Chicago where she worked for seven years in the Central Development Office as a major gifts officer raising funds for the successful $650 million capital campaign. Key Highlights/Tools: Identical twinJewishActivistRaising MoneySystemic Philanthropy - using private money to change the way public money is investedWhite woman leading a foundation trying to be an anti-racist organization Memorable Quotes: “We are using private money to change the way public money is invested”- Phyllis Glink, Phyllis Glink at Executive Director at Irving Harris Foundation“There’s never going to be enough philanthropy in the world no matter how many billionaires give away money, because the big money is really public money; therefore we need to change the policies, systems and structures that invest public money” - Phyllis Glink,Executive Director at Irving Harris Foundation Useful Links and Resources: https://www.linkedin.com/in/phyllis-glink-1924425/https://www.irvingharrisfdn.org/ Join the Conversation Our favorite part of recording a live podcast each week is participating in the great conversations that happen on Linkedin,Twitter, and in our comments section. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marina-malaguti/support
Jan 11 2022
58 mins
E54 - Interview with Geeta Pyne, Chief Enterprise Architect - Platform and Architecture at Intuit
Wepa! I'm Marina. I am a technologist, mom, podcast host, leadership coach, cruciverbalist and aquarian. ;) UNBOSSED is “Stories of Amazing Women in Chicago”. If you are a new listener to UNBOSSED, we would love to hear from you. Please visit our Contact Page and let us know how we can help you today! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marina-malaguti In this episode: Interview with Geeta Pyne, Chief Enterprise Architect - Platform and Architecture at Intuit. Geeta Pyne has extensive experience in Technology strategy,architecture and digital solution delivery. As lead architect she has led global companies through digital transformations, cloud migrations and enabled new business models. She has worked in both Products development and Business Technology solution delivery. She brings enterprise mindset while working in a startup, agile fashion. Recently as the Vice President of Data at Zuora she drove data strategy and execution to help the company scale to $1 Billion. Prior to Zuora, she worked at multiple high-tech companies from healthcare to supply chain to cloud and data management. She started her career as a research scientist developing algorithms for Satellite Image Processing and takes pride in holding IP in India’s first parallel computer PARAM and Image Processing system ISROVISION. In the recent past she has laser focused on data, machine learning, AI and using data as a competitive differentiator. Key High|lights: Woman in tech growing up in IndiaImmigrant data leaderIndia Space OrganizationGetting into the roomHorizontal Career Growth and Vertical Career Growth Memorable Quotes: “If you are good at something, dig deep into your craft”- Geeta Pyne, Chief Enterprise Architect at Intuit“Some people go for opportunities, others go for possibilities. Geeta goes for possibilities.” - One of Geeta’s managers“Don’t only think about who you invite [into a meeting], also think about who you are excluding.” - Geeta Pyne, Chief Enterprise Architect at Intuit“Nobody messes with Geeta Pyne” - Geeta Pyne, Chief Enterprise Architect at Intuit Useful Links and Resources: https://www.linkedin.com/in/geetapyne/https://tipco.medium.com/lessons-from-an-immigrant-data-leader-geeta-pyne-chief-enterprise-architect-intuit-544f039d09c6 Join the Conversation Our favorite part of recording a live podcast each week is participating in the great conversations that happen on our live chat, on social media, and in our comments section. Follow our Podcast Spotify: https://lnkd.in/eUhfH8EApple Podcasts: https://lnkd.in/e7cWtBvGoogle Podcasts: https://lnkd.in/enjChPtYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDTz6_FepG04QTs1BjFLBjw/And all others... --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marina-malaguti/support
Jan 4 2022
51 mins
E53 -  Interview with Dr. Suzet M. McKinney, Principal and Director of Life Sciences for Sterling Bay - Part 2
Wepa! I'm Marina. I am a technologist, mom, podcast host, leadership coach, cruciverbalist and aquarian. ;) UNBOSSED is “Stories of Amazing Women in Chicago”. If you are a new listener to UNBOSSED, we would love to hear from you. Please visit our Contact Page and let us know how we can help you today! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marina-malaguti In this episode: Dr. Suzet M. McKinney is a public health expert, medical executive, thought leader, strategic thinker and nationally recognized expert in emergency preparedness and response. As Principal and Director of Life Sciences for Sterling Bay, Dr.McKinney oversees relationships with the scientific, academic, corporate,tech, and governmental sectors involved in the life sciences ecosystem.She also leads the strategy to expand Sterling Bay’s footprint in life sciences nationwide. She is back on UNBOSSED to talk about life sciences in Chicago and Nationwide. Key Highlights/Tools: 16 years difference in life expectancy in people 3 stops from the Blueline away (living within the medical district and outside of the medical district)Life Sciences have a number of economic benefits, including not needing a college degree for employment, therefore using life sciences for the unemployed and underemployed on the West side of ChicagoThere is a 30 years difference in life expectancy between people living in the southside vs downtownJob opportunities in life science that do not require a GEDOctober 19,2021 Ally at 1229 W Concord Place, Lincoln Yards, GroundbreakingVenture Capital Investment in Life Science topped $20B in a single quarter Memorable Quotes: “When an opportunity presents itself, go for it” - Dr. Suzet McKinney Useful Links and Resources: Dr Suzet Linkedinhttps://www.cmap.illinois.gov/updates/all/-/asset_publisher/UIMfSLnFfMB6/content/join-state-of-the-regionhttps://blockclubchicago.org/2021/10/19/sterling-bay-breaks-ground-on-lincoln-yards-first-building-a-massive-life-sciences-center/ Join the Conversation Our favorite part of recording a live podcast each week is participating in the great conversations that happen on our live chat, on social media, and in our comments section. Follow UNBOSSED Podcast Anchor: https://anchor.fm/marina-malagutiYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDTz6_FepG04QTs1BjFLBjw/Spotify: https://lnkd.in/eUhfH8EApple Podcasts: https://lnkd.in/e7cWtBvGoogle Podcasts: https://lnkd.in/enjChPtAudible:  https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/cea4c49e-6c7e-4dab-833e-eb57d204c493And all others… --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marina-malaguti/support
Dec 31 2021
36 mins