podcast

We Don’t Need to Pathologize Messiness. Drs. Sipra Laddha and Jenny Schneider on the Home[ward] Grown Mentorship Series || EP. 163

We Don’t Need to Pathologize Messiness. Drs. Sipra Laddha and Jenny Schneider on the Home[ward] Grown Mentorship Series || EP. 163

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Dr. Jenny Schneider about the new Home[ward] Grown program to elevate women founders and leaders that was launched last year. Dr. Sipra Laddha, CoFounder and CEO of Luna Joy discusses her experience with the program. Jenny is very vested in female founders and believes that the worn battle […]

Jami Youmans on the importance of a strong network. || EP. 162

Jami Youmans on the importance of a strong network. || EP. 162

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Jami Youmans, President and CEO of HealthEco. Jami is an athlete and expected to be seven feet tall when she grew up and likely playing professional basketball. It was her sincere curiosity that led her to healthcare and building her company HealthEco. In this 2024 WBL (Women Business Leaders) Series […]

“It has to be us.” Denielle DeWynter on making time for the next generation of women leaders. || EP. 161

“It has to be us.” Denielle DeWynter on making time for the next generation of women leaders. || EP. 161

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Denielle deWynter, CFO and SVP of Hearst Health. Denielle has spent twenty years in finance and half of them in various Hearst businesses. It’s the mission driven focus that Denielle finds so meaningful, making this her best position so far. In this 2024 WBL (Women Business Leaders) Series, Denielle […]

Kristin Rodriguez on Guiding the Hero’s Journey || EP. 160

Kristin Rodriguez on Guiding the Hero’s Journey || EP. 160

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Kristin Rodriguez. Kristin is many things, and one of those things is that Kristin is funny. Don’t confuse her quick wit and humorous approach to career trajectory (a winding path indeed!) with anything less than her seriousness in how she expects to help Heroes. Who are the Heroes? The people […]

Innovation Leader. Mid-Careerist. Happy Mother’s Day Emily Fry!! || EP. 159

Innovation Leader. Mid-Careerist. Happy Mother’s Day Emily Fry!! || EP. 159

In this 2024 WBL (Women Business Leaders) Series, Emily talks about her leadership journey from the point of view of a “mid careerist”. Today she is leading innovation operations at Geisinger. Her path to leadership was not a clear straight journey and she credits her prior diverse experience to giving her the confidence to lead […]

Michelle Wright: Payer executive. Mom, first and foremost. || EP. 158

Michelle Wright: Payer executive. Mom, first and foremost. || EP. 158

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Michelle Wright. In this 2024 WBL (Women Business Leaders) Series, Michelle begins our conversation talking about what it means to play the long game. She has always been in Maryland and for nearly thirty of those years she was a senior executive at Carefirst BlueCross BlueShield. To play the […]

Staying sharp with Nadine Hauf || EP. 157

Staying sharp with Nadine Hauf || EP. 157

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Nadine Hauf. In this 2024 WBL (Women Business Leaders) Series, Nadine begins our conversation with a view into how she developed an innovative technology hub for health plan members. A place where people can come into the care system and understand what is available to them. She built this […]

On Being ReWired… with Karen Walker Johnson || EP. 156

On Being ReWired… with Karen Walker Johnson || EP. 156

In this 2024 WBL (Women Business Leaders) Series, Karen begins our conversation talking about her path to sorting out retirement. What I learned from Karen is that she is exceptional at just about everything she has ever set her mind to with the minor exception of retirement. Welcome to Karen Walker Johnson’s world of “reWIREment”. I am here for all of it. Karen is a nurse… and she is a lawyer… an...

Carla Harris and Calling a Thing a Thing || EP. 155

Carla Harris and Calling a Thing a Thing || EP. 155

Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman Carla Harris. THE Carla Harris…the renowned international public speaker, top 40 female speakers in the world who is sharing her “Carla’s Pearls” on career success. This is the first of the 2024 WBL (Women Business Leaders) Series where Laurie and Carla are speaking to a live audience of senior […]