Podcast

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.

Thought-Leader Julius Solaris on His New Posting and the State of the Industry

In this Meetings Today Podcast recorded in March, Meetings Today’s Tyler Davidson talks with Julius Solaris, the founder of EventMB who just joined Swapcard as its head of engagement. Always a leading meetings and events industry thinker, Solaris shares his take on the confusing “new normal” we’re all in, as well as recent findings from a meeting planner survey he conducted and how the mix of virtual and in-person events will shape up in the future. 

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.