Dare to Interrupt

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.

Women in the White House

What can we do to unite our country in the midst of ongoing divisiveness? Johanna Maska, host of Pod is a Woman, CEO of Global Situation Room and former White House Director of Press Advance for President Barack Obama, discusses how bringing people together who don't agree, getting involved at the local level, and not backing down from tough conversations are the keys to creating a more connected, inclusive community.

Speaking Up, Office Politics, and Unapologetic Ambition

What winning strategies have two of the industry’s most accomplished women applied to their career journeys? Annette Gregg, Senior Vice President, Experience at Meeting Professionals International and Jenn Artura, Senior Director, Global Events & Incentive Programs at Veritas Technologies LLC., discuss how leaning into office politics, engaging sponsors with intention, and boldly creating self-visibility have been key to their professional advancement.

Communicating Like a Boss

How do our communication techniques play a role in the trajectory of our success? At every turn, we’re given opportunities to amplify others, speak our truth, and provide honest feedback. Elisabeth Diana, Vice President of Communications at Instagram, shares how practicing “real talk,” being concise and owning moments of redemption pave the way for a more rewarding professional journey.

Inclusion Is the Driver of Innovation

What role can we play in breaking the cycle of injustice? Melissa Majors, CEO of Melissa Majors Consulting, shares how exposing yourself to difference and promoting inclusion leads to greater levels of innovation and success in this episode of Dare to Interrupt.