Together Digital Power Lounge, Women in Digital with Power to Share

Chief Empowerment Officer, Amy Vaughan

Digital is demanding and competitive field. And, women are still grossly underpaid & underrepresented. But we are not powerless, we have each other. Together Digital Power Lounge is your place to hear authentic conversations from women in digital who have power to share. Listen and learn from our amazing guests along with host, Amy Vaughan, Owner and Chief Empowerment Officer of Together Digital. Together Digital is a diverse and collaborative community of women who work in digital who choose to share their knowledge, power, and connections. To learn more visit www.togetherindigital.com.

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Leading with Emotional Intelligence | Liz Ritzcovan, Chief Revenue Officer at Hustle | Power Lounge S1E33
6d ago
Leading with Emotional Intelligence | Liz Ritzcovan, Chief Revenue Officer at Hustle | Power Lounge S1E33
THIS WEEK'S TOPIC:Join us and learn what emotional intelligence (EQ) is and how it can work on a go-to-market team. As well as how to identify talent and pursue equitable hiring, and motiving folx in a remote-first culture; all while keeping numbers central to your success.We will also discuss:Leading a sales team (or any team) in a pandemic is challenging; how do we thrive together?How digital comms norms continue to evolve but human connection and trust remain central to lasting relationshipsTHIS WEEK'S GUEST:Elizabeth Ritzcovan, also known as Liz, has been the Chief Revenue Officer at Hustle since 2021. Ms. Ritzcovan is responsible for the overall leadership of Hustle's Go-To-Market organization, including sales, market development, sales operations, client services, and marketing. She has served as Global Chief Revenue Officer of Namogoo, Foursquare, Bazaarvoice, Sizmek, and Parade Media Group. Prior to that, she served as a Vice President at Yahoo! and Time. She has 20 years of print, digital media, and software sales experience with industry-leading organizations. She started her career in print media, where she held a number of roles with Conde Nast Publications, Miller Publishing, and H & H Publishing. Active in the New York community and industry, she serves as a Strategic Advisor to DigiFSi, a start-up for digital coupon solutions. She serves on the board of the New York Pops and also as an Executive Member of the Advertising Women of New York.Support the show
Leading with Emotional Intelligence | Liz Ritzcovan, Chief Revenue Officer at Hustle | Power Lounge S1E33
6d ago
Leading with Emotional Intelligence | Liz Ritzcovan, Chief Revenue Officer at Hustle | Power Lounge S1E33
THIS WEEK'S TOPIC:Join us and learn what emotional intelligence (EQ) is and how it can work on a go-to-market team. As well as how to identify talent and pursue equitable hiring, and motiving folx in a remote-first culture; all while keeping numbers central to your success.We will also discuss:Leading a sales team (or any team) in a pandemic is challenging; how do we thrive together?How digital comms norms continue to evolve but human connection and trust remain central to lasting relationshipsTHIS WEEK'S GUEST:Elizabeth Ritzcovan, also known as Liz, has been the Chief Revenue Officer at Hustle since 2021. Ms. Ritzcovan is responsible for the overall leadership of Hustle's Go-To-Market organization, including sales, market development, sales operations, client services, and marketing. She has served as Global Chief Revenue Officer of Namogoo, Foursquare, Bazaarvoice, Sizmek, and Parade Media Group. Prior to that, she served as a Vice President at Yahoo! and Time. She has 20 years of print, digital media, and software sales experience with industry-leading organizations. She started her career in print media, where she held a number of roles with Conde Nast Publications, Miller Publishing, and H & H Publishing. Active in the New York community and industry, she serves as a Strategic Advisor to DigiFSi, a start-up for digital coupon solutions. She serves on the board of the New York Pops and also as an Executive Member of the Advertising Women of New York.Support the show
Human Giver Syndrome + Boundaries | Kay Coughlin, Business Coach at Facilitator on Fire | Power Lounge S1E32
Nov 16 2022
Human Giver Syndrome + Boundaries | Kay Coughlin, Business Coach at Facilitator on Fire | Power Lounge S1E32
Learn what Human Giver Syndrome is and how it affects women at work and in home life. THIS WEEK'S TOPIC: In this week's conversation with Business Coach, Kay Coughlin we're taking a look at Human Giver Syndrome and how it affects women at work and home life. We'll explore the connection between Human Giver Syndrome and impostor syndrome, i.e. that icky feeling we get about charging clients what we're worth, and why we feel the need to prove ourselves.Finally, we'll share how boundaries can be the beginning of absolving yourself from Human Giver Syndrome.Y ou will walk away understanding:What Human Giver Syndrome isWhy every human is allowed to have boundariesAnd, why you're not behind - it's OK to start right where you are!THIS WEEK'S GUEST: Kay is a business coach and advocate for family caregivers. She's on a mission to help every human set boundaries and get some rest. Kay is the author of "From One Caregiver to Another: Overcoming Your Emotional Grind," and is the host of the "From One Caregiver to Another" podcast. Everyone who happens to be human is invited to join Kay's free Boundaries Community. Kay is a business owner, family caregiver, wife, and mom. Links to everything can be found at FacilitatorOnFire.net/Links.Brought to you in partnership with:Agency For Change - Agency for Change is an uplifting podcast from KidGlov that aims to tell feel good stories from around the world. Every week, you'll hear from changemakers who are using their power to address real issues and improve lives through their nonprofits, programs, products or services. And you'll learn about the role each of us can play in making our own positive change.Support the show
Taking the Sleaze Out of Email Marketing | Yuval Ackerman, Ethical Email Strategist & Copywriter | Power Lounge S1E31
Nov 9 2022
Taking the Sleaze Out of Email Marketing | Yuval Ackerman, Ethical Email Strategist & Copywriter | Power Lounge S1E31
Do you want to create more authentic connections with your customers through email? Then you're going to want to tune into this. THIS WEEK'S TOPIC:We're going to cover the three main pillars of ethical marketing, and how can you implement those in your emails. We'll also help you understand email's better practices and how to implement them in your business. lastly, how Yuval's journalism job at 17 on a national radio station led her to become a business owner who does ethical email marketing.Y ou will also learn:How you can sell without being sleazyWhy email marketing is something you need to invest inWhy storytelling, consent, and transparency are the way to goTHIS WEEK'S GUEST:Yuval Ackerman is the person you want to work with when you want to promote your brand without all the possible sleazy sales tactics in the email marketing roam - but don’t know how to do it yourself.As an ethical email strategist and copywriter, she helps entrepreneurs and companies tell their stories and sell without feeling guilty (and even having fun on the way!).She believes that email is a wonderful platform to create real and honest connections with your audience while cutting the unreliable "middleman" of social media.When she's not thinking about witty and ethical ways to help her clients market themselves, Yuval enjoys anything food-related, songwriting, and hosts a conscious relationship podcast named "Loving Against My Instincts".Brought to you in partnership with:Agency For Change - Agency for Change is an uplifting podcast from KidGlov that aims to tell feel good stories from around the world. Every week, you'll hear from changemakers who are using their power to address real issues and improve lives through their nonprofits, programs, products or services. And you'll learn about the role each of us can play in making our own positive change.Support the show
Interaction over Interruption | Adrian Owen Jones, Chief Growth Officer at ThreeSixtyEight | Power Lounge S1E30
Nov 2 2022
Interaction over Interruption | Adrian Owen Jones, Chief Growth Officer at ThreeSixtyEight | Power Lounge S1E30
In this conversation, we discuss the ways brands must fight for attention in an oversaturated market.THIS WEEK'S TOPIC:Brands must fight for attention in an oversaturated market, with a customer base that is growing more weary of and savvy to advertising. By focusing on engaging interactions and building affection, ThreeSixtyEight has found a clear path to success.You will also learn:Interaction > interruptionYour aim should be winning affection rather than stealing attentionNo-code tools are changing the business for the betterTHIS WEEK'S GUESTAdrian Owens Jones helps teams leverage data and technology to improve their strategy and drive growth. She is known for bringing a creative approach to problem-solving, coupled with sound technical skills honed over her time as an analyst. She became a data junkie through a non-traditional path. She started as a top world-ranked player in World of Warcraft. This experience taught her the critical technical and leadership skills she uses to this day as Chief Growth Officer and EOS Integrator at ThreeSixtyEight.Adrian is a life-long learner. She has a bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State in Classical Studies and is pursuing her MALA at Louisiana State University with a focus on Leadership & Emerging Technology. Her research is exploring the relationship between millennial leadership and video games. She is also a Gallup-Certified strengths coach.Support the show
A working Woman's Bill of Rights | Seher Khawaja, Senior Attorney at Economic Empowerment Legal Momentum: The Women's Legal Defense & Education Fund | Power Lounge S1E27
Oct 12 2022
A working Woman's Bill of Rights | Seher Khawaja, Senior Attorney at Economic Empowerment Legal Momentum: The Women's Legal Defense & Education Fund | Power Lounge S1E27
We must reimagine the workplace as a place of equal opportunity for ALL women. Learn how one legal team is getting this done. THIS WEEK'S TOPIC:In the United States and around the world, women continue to be uniquely undervalued and disadvantaged in their pursuit of economic security. On average, women continue to be paid less, work lower-paying jobs, and endure higher levels of sexual harassment and abuse, all while taking on more family care responsibilities. These barriers intersect, add up, and reinforce each other in ways that profoundly undermine women’s ability to achieve equal opportunity in the workplace. The resulting imbalance of power is often exploited, which further undermines women’s pursuit of economic security.To break this cycle, LegalMomentum and the Women's Legal Defense and Education Fund have created an integrated solution with meaningful protections, accommodations, and services that eliminate existing gender-based penalties. We must reimagine the workplace as a place of equal opportunity for ALL women. To do so, the following 13 cross-cutting protections must be meaningfully reflected in our law and enforced.THIS WEEK'S GUEST:Seher is the Senior Attorney for Economic Empowerment at Legal Momentum, where she leads the Women Valued Initiative. Seher engages in litigation, policy advocacy, and educational outreach to advance economic security and workplace equality for women, with a focus on assisting women in low-wage work. Seher has a background in economic justice and human rights. She previously worked as a policy and legislative attorney for the New York City Housing Authority and has worked internationally with organizations in Burma, Haiti, Iraq, Israel, South Africa, and the United States on issues including housing rights, gender-based violence, minority rights, and economic security. Before law school, Seher consulted with the Democratic Governance Group at the United Nations Development Programme and worked for the International Democratic Governance practice for the World-Federalist Movement—Institute for Global Policy. She received her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School, where she was a Sparer Public Interest Fellow. She also holds degrees in International Relations from the London School of Economics (M.Sc.) and the Johns Hopkins University (B.A.).Support the show
From Dropout to Tech Founder | Andrea Gerson, Career Tech Founder & Senior Career Strategist at Resume Scripter | Power Lounge S1E26
Sep 28 2022
From Dropout to Tech Founder | Andrea Gerson, Career Tech Founder & Senior Career Strategist at Resume Scripter | Power Lounge S1E26
There is no such thing as effortless success. Learn from the trials and tribulations of a female tech founder, Andrea Gerson. THIS WEEK'S TOPIC:Positive change is possible in your own lives and careers. Andrea is proof of that. She now knows that her past does not define her future and she wants to help you realize the same. Learn how she overcame a number of obstacles to go from a Community College dropout to Columbia with a 4.0 GPA to NYU for her graduate degree to eventually finding her "zone of genius" as one of the top-ranked professional resume writers in the country and recent tech founder.*Note: some listeners may find content around depression and suicide triggering. If you are in need of help or support please reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Available 24 hours at1-800-273-8255.THIS WEEK'S GUEST:As one of the top-ranked professional resume writers in the country, Andrea Gerson has crafted impactful hiring materials for thousands of clients – many of who have gotten hired at organizations like Google, Apple, and the United Nations. She even created a resume for a Chief of Staff in the Obama Administration!A social worker by training, Andrea started her career in the nonprofit workforce development sector. She spent six years working with NYC-based agencies, helping people from high-need communities to create resumes and get hired in self-sustaining roles. She became really good at writing resumes. Like, really really good. (side note: She was the #1 resume writer in Yelp in New York City for 10 years straight.) After one too many friends asked her to review their resumes in exchange for a beer, she launched her website, ResumeScripter.com. This was in 2011, and she was still in school. By the time Andrea finished her Master's program, resume writing had evolved into her full-time job. 100% of her clients have been through referrals and online reviews, and her clients average 40% salary bumps.By 2019, Andrea had been writing resumes full-time for private clients for five years. The repetition started to seep in, and she began to feel less and less energized and purpose-driven in her work. To reconnect with the equity-minded reasons she originally got into the field, Andrea started pitching herself to workforce nonprofits as a trainer and consultant. She landed a six-month consulting gig to train 50 job counselors on all things resume-related. Through these sessions, she saw firsthand what she recalled from earlier in her career: Job counselors at these nonprofits were spending way too much time writing resumes that were not actually positioning their participants for much beyond minimum wage jobs. Andrea felt like this was a huge missed opportunity to intervene in the cycle of economic inequality. So she and her employee created a digital platform that made her resume writing tactics, industry-specific content, and templates easily accessible to these counselors. She launched the tool as an online subscription service in 2020, and organizations like Goodwill and Henry Street Settlement have already signed up. Andrea's currently working on an improved version of the platform, and a version for individual job-seekers will be launching in the fall of 2022.Support the show
Building Frameworks to be Heard | Hitha Palepu, CEO Rhoshan Pharmaceuticals & Author of  "We're Speaking: The Life Lessons of Kamala Harris" | Power Lounge S1E21
Aug 3 2022
Building Frameworks to be Heard | Hitha Palepu, CEO Rhoshan Pharmaceuticals & Author of "We're Speaking: The Life Lessons of Kamala Harris" | Power Lounge S1E21
Learn how to own the power of your multitudes, act on and embracing your ambition, and find your North Star to guide your decisions.THIS WEEK'S TOPIC:If you’re a fan of books, or of reading in general, you’ve probably heard of Hitha Palepu. Palepu’s new book, "We're Speaking: The Life Lessons of Kamala Harris" encourages everyone to find their own “north star” and celebrate their multitudes.We are honored and excited to invite Hitha into our community of women working with passion and purpose.THIS WEEK'S GUEST:Hitha Palepu is a woman of multitudes—a feminist, a lifelong politics enthusiast, a daughter of immigrants, and a mother raising feminist sons. These multitudes spill into her multi-hyphenated career as an entrepreneur, investor, writer, and speaker.Hitha’s passion for the news and politics is captured in #5SmartReads, a Webby-honored social series that shares 5 must-read articles every day to keep her community informed without being overwhelmed. Hitha's longtime blog, Hitha On The Go, established her as an authority on lifestyle topics and gave way to her book and collaborations with leading brands such as Headspace, Google, and Northwestern Mutual. Her book, How To Pack, was published by Clarkson Potter in 2017.As CEO of Rhoshan Pharmaceuticals, Hitha oversees financing, partnerships, and strategy for the company. Hithan also puts her money where her values are through early stage investing. A partner in Adama Ventures (her family office), she has invested in innovative companies primarily founded by women and focused on women (MM.LaFleur, Girls' Night In, Brightland, and Heymama among them). She is a sought-after speaker on politics & the news, investing, entrepreneurship, work-life juggle, and motherhood.Hitha has spoken at The Riveter Summit, Fohr, Global Brands Group and was selected to speak at SXSW 2020. She is represented by AllRaise's Visionary Voices speakers bureau.In her most recent book called We're Speaking: The Life Lessons of Kamala Harris: How to Use Your Voice, Be Assertive, and Own Your Story, she connects illuminating stories from Harris’ unique biography with tactical advice on the importance of being assertive and true to yourself in your personal life and work alike.Support the show
The 3 C's of Client Management | Nicole Staley, Co-Founder & VP of Client Services at Digible, INC | Power Lounge S1E18
Jul 13 2022
The 3 C's of Client Management | Nicole Staley, Co-Founder & VP of Client Services at Digible, INC | Power Lounge S1E18
THIS WEEK'S TOPIC:Clients... sometimes things go swimmingly and sometimes go sideways. We've all been there. But one way to avoid the latter is to lean into the discovery phase with clients in order to ensure your expectations are aligned. Setting them and yourself up for success.You'll also learn:The importance of curiosity when setting expectationsConfidence in the service /product you are offering & you/your service will not be a fit for everyoneStrategies for clear communication as a key to successTHIS WEEK'S GUEST:Nicole Staley is the Co-Founder and Vice President of Client Services of Digible, Inc., a marketing and technology company specializing in the multifamily housing industry. Nicole has dedicated the past thirteen years to executing brand strategy, driving marketing campaign optimizations, and fostering client relationships. In 2021 she was recognized as Adweek's Fastest-Growing Women-Led Agencies, as well as being a Top WorkPlace award winner in Colorado.Nicole is passionate about empowering future leaders and is currently an Advisory Board Member for the University of Colorado, Boulder - Leeds School Customer Experience Program. She is enthusiastic about fitness and spending time outdoors, recently completing her first 50-mile ultra event. Nicole actively volunteers for organizations such as Spark the Change Colorado, and Food for Thought Denver.Support the show
"Success" Needs a Rebrand | Kelly Ferraro, Head of Growth at Hometeam Global Content | Power Lounge S1E17
Jul 6 2022
"Success" Needs a Rebrand | Kelly Ferraro, Head of Growth at Hometeam Global Content | Power Lounge S1E17
Learn what it takes to define success for yourself along with digital leader, coach, and consultant Kelly Ferraro. THIS WEEK'S TOPIC: The current construct of success doesn't work for women: it needs a rebrand. It is not jagged, triangle-shaped like some mountain to climb. It is softer — more like a circle. When we view success as a choice we can lead from vision, dream bigger, feel the expansion and are more likely to hit goals. You'll also learn: Discover what makes you whole. Get clear on what you want out of your life and career We need to rebrand "success" and make it work for women THIS WEEK'S GUEST: Kelly Ferraro is a digital leader, coach, and consultant with over 16 years of experience working for some of the world's largest brands — Facebook, Ogilvy, and Diageo, to name a few. She is currently the Head of Growth at Hometeam, a Global Content film production company with over 500 filmmakers worldwide who just wrapped NBC's "American Song Contest" and three seasons of NBC's "The Voice." She cut her teeth in digital marketing and advertising, and most recently she lead a team of solutions consultants at Facebook delivering over $1BN in revenue across 1,000 advertising agencies. In her career, she has led high-performance teams and fast-scaling companies to success through her ability to set a bold vision, lean into each player's strengths, and inspire co-creation and realization of big ideas. During the pandemic, Kelly found herself unsatisfied with "working motherhood" in a corporate context and left her career at Facebook to step out on her own and start her own coaching and consulting company. She currently coaches mothers seeking work-life balance and works with business clients on a contract basis. Kelly holds a BA from Rutgers College, a JD from Catholic University, and certifications in Strategy from Columbia Business School, and leadership coaching from Lightyear Leadership. She is a wife, mother of two young children, Liam (5) and Evi (3),a fitness and movement enthusiast, and currently resides in Austin, TX.Support the show