Recent Podcasts

Career vs. Family, Critical Thinking and Asking for More

Anh Nguyen, head of customer success at twine and principal and founder of Spark Event Collective, discusses the lost art of critical thinking, redesigning the business model for career women who are caretakers, and the importance of community support to advance and succeed.

Owning the Skin You're In

How can women in business navigate and challenge stereotypes associated with their outward appearance? Anca Trifan, Founder, Creator and CEO of Tree-Fan Events, speaks candidly about her experience as a woman in the male-dominated field of A/V and event production.

etc.venues' Garrett Ronan on Meetings Industry Trends and Beyond

Garrett Ronan, U.S. chief operations officer for etc.venues, talks about post-pandemic meetings and conference center trends and the company's potential expansion plans in the U.S. after opening two New York City venues shortly before COVID-19 roiled the industry.

F-IT! We're Talking About Menopause, Period.

Yes, we're talking about menopause, people. Carleeka Basnight-Menendez, the No. 1 Black voice for women in menopause, discusses her F-IT Method, building confidence to take risks, advocating for your needs and understanding the business value of addressing a wellness challenge that impacts 50% of the world's population. 

Recovery on Pace: "Shimo" Shimasaki on the Pace of Meetings Bookings

Meetings industry veteran Christine “Shimo” Shimasaki, of Simpleview's 2Synergize, is privy to booking pace data from hundreds of DMOs. Here's her well-informed take on where the meetings industry is regarding the return to in-person events, and how data-driven strategic decisions are the key to its future.

New Level, New Devil: Breaking Up with Burnout Culture

Why do we wait until the sh*t hits the fan to take care of our mental, physical and emotional wellbeing? This vulnerable, blunt conversation between some of the event industry's leading hustlers sheds light on managing stress and anxiety, thriving under pressure and breaking up with burnout culture.