Dare to Interrupt

Girl Code, Outspokenness and Awkward Moments

Kate Patay, Chief Strategist, Patay Consulting, shares how outspokenness, awkward moments, and really fantastic women have shaped who she is— and where she is—as a successful entrepreneur in the events industry today.

Leaning In to Vulnerability, Tough Topics and Bold Leadership

Tune into a special live audience recording at Jimmy Kimmel's Comedy Club in Las Vegas as host Courtney Stanley interviews influential leaders on the most pressing topics facing women in the industry, including mental health, diversity, equity and inclusion, office politics and more.

Toxic Bosses, Workplace Trauma and Choosing Yourself

What are the effects of working for a toxic boss and how do you know when it's time to walk away? Michelle Thornton, Events Producer at Meetings & Events by Michelle, shares her experience of working for a destructive leader and how it affected her overall wellbeing, as well as the lessons she learned along the way.

Progress, Not Perfection: Becoming a Wellness Warrior

With the global pandemic exacerbating our stress levels, how can we keep our health in check? When faced with a stress-induced thyroid disorder, Dr. Kim Bercovitz, Ph.D, Health Behavior Scientist and Chief Wellness Officer at Byte-Size Wellness, leaned on her expertise and took action. 

Eat, Pray, Love: Traveling the World and Making an Impact

Is it safe to host meetings abroad? Third generation incentive travel professional Ashley Lawson, VP of business partnerships at Achieve Incentives & Meetings, is spending a year traveling to the world's top incentive destinations to report back to meeting planners how—and where—they can safely host in-person events. With community impact at the heart of her work, Ashley shares how she has been able to change lives while executing events, including raising funds for a hotel employee's son to receive a life-saving surgery. 

We Can Carry the World on Our Shoulders (most of the time)

Tenacious powerhouse entrepreneur Tammy Dickerson, President & Lead Planner at tbg Events, discusses how being your own biggest cheerleader, putting people first, and taking care of yourself are all important actions to implement when catalyzing professional momentum, especially during COVID-19.

When You Get a Seat at the Table, Pull Up Another Chair

Megan Henshall, Global Events Account Manager at Google, discusses the importance of trusting your instincts and taking action, doing self-work first to catalyze societal change, and how communal success leads to empowerment and progress for all women.

Shifting the System: Reshaping the DNA of Leadership

What can we do to ensure that the right voices are included in conversations where decisions are being made? Trevor Lui, Principal of The Highbell Group and Co-Founder of Quell Agency, discusses this and more in episode 11 of Dare to Interrupt.

Give Yourself Permission to Take a Leap of Faith

Daphne Hoppenot, CEO & Founder of The Vendry, launched a brand new network and marketplace with empowering women in events built into the foundation of her company’s mission. Daphne encourages the audience to take leaps of faith and start new ventures and stay the course.

A Leader Worth Following: Burnout, Boundaries, and COVID-19

Angie Ahrens, Vice President of Program & Event Operations at Leadercast, discusses how reevaluating your core values, setting boundaries, and incorporating self-respect into your leadership approach are a few key strategies to successfully prioritizing your needs and supporting your team during times of crisis.