Summer Reading: Women in Leadership



For those of you who have made it through our first list of suggested summer reading books, we wanted to share with you a few more, with a special focus on women in leadership. These six books have challenged us, made us think about what it means to be a woman and a leader in the world, and encourage us to make changes to step more fully into our power to help others.

Do you have other favorites? Let us know below!

Summer Listening from TED



If you’re looking for some inspiration while we’re on hiatus this summer and want to dig more into the leadership conversation, we’ve curated the following nine amazing TED talks for you.

Once you finish watching, share your thoughts with us below: This summer, what’s your ONE WORD that describes your current leadership style or ambition?

Sheryl Sandberg: Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders


Drew Dudley: Everyday Leadership


Roselinde Torres: What It Takes to Be a Great Leader


Simon Sinek: How Great Leaders Inspire Action


Stanley McChrystal: Listen, Learn…and then Lead


Jim Hemerling: 5 Ways to Lead in an Era of Constant Change


Simon Sinek: Why Good Leaders Make You Feel Safe


Bunker Roy: Learning from a Barefoot Movement


Sheryl Sandberg: So We Leaned In – Now What?


And don’t forget to share with us what your ONE WORD that describes your current leadership style or ambition is.

(Photo by Steinar Engeland)

Summer Reading: Leadership



Summertime is the perfect time to take things slower, savor life and kick back. We like to have some great reading on hand for those precious moments in the sun, just enjoying being alive. If you haven’t figured it out yet, we’re total book nerds at heart. Here are some of our favorite reads about leadership and related topics. We hope you will enjoy them!

Let us know your favorites in the comment section below!

Episode No. 12 | Lessons from Season 2



How can we integrate what we’ve learned of the feminine?

Karna and Brandi began Season 2 with an exploration of what the feminine looks like both in the entrepreneurial world and in the corporate world. In this episode, they reflect upon what they’ve learned, where challenges are arising, and what’s next for The Next Leaders.

Some of questions shaping this conversation:

  • What challenges do we encounter when integrating the feminine with the masculine?
  • How can we infuse the feminine into our goal setting?
  • What does the feminine look like in leadership?

After you listen in, please share with us your biggest a-ha moment of the season.

Let’s dive in…
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Episode No. 11 | How Astrology Can Supercharge Our Intuition



How can engaging with moon cycles supercharge our intuition?

In episode 11 Karna and Brandi speak with Jennifer Racioppi, a women’s health/success coach and astrologer. Jenn helps women reconnect with the cycles and rhythms of the moon and to deepen their intuition and connection to their own bodies. So often in business we focus on linear timeline, but looking at cyclical timelines instead may help us to see new aspects and opportunities that we may otherwise miss.

Some of the questions shaping this conversation:

  • How can astrology be used by entrepreneurs?
  • How does naturally engaging with the waxing and waning phases change our relationship to ourselves and to our lives?

Dive in…
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Episode No. 10 | Sustainability, Ease, and Origin



What does redefining how we create our businesses look like?

In episode 10 Brandi and Karna sat down to speak with the effervescent Kate Northrup, author of the bestselling book Money: A Love Story, about her new membership site, Origin, a special offering for mothers and entrepreneurs. To no surprise, Kate delivered straightforward wisdom anchored in her experience as a successful hustler turned graceful mompreneur.

Some of the questions shaping this conversation:

  • How can we bring more ease into our businesses and lives?
  • Why do women struggle with money and worth?
  • How does motherhood change the way we operate our businesses?

After you dive in, tell us how you plan to add more ease into your life.

Dive in…
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Episode No. 9 | Creating Socially Conscious Businesses



How are women founders changing the way companies are run?

In episode 9 Karna and Brandi chat with Kara Wiegand, co-founder of Threads Worldwide, and Shannon Keith, founder and CEO of Sudara, two women on a mission to change the world through their businesses.

Some of the questions shaping this conversation:

  • What is socially conscious business and how can it change the world?
  • How are women rethinking leadership and power structures in business?
  • How does collaboration differ from competition?

After you dive in, tell us more about how you’re changing the world with how you engage with businesses.

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Episode No. 8 | Reimagining Corporate America



How are women changing the corporate climate?

In episode 8 Karna and Brandi speak to Anna Auerbach and Annie Dean, co-founders of Werk, a new type of job marketplace that allows job seekers to discover flexible career opportunities, and Adwoa Dadzie, a career strategist for corporate women today.

Some of the questions shaping this conversation:

  • What does the future of work look like for women?
  • How do women add specific value to the world of business?
  • How can we lead within the existing structures we participate in?
  • What are women doing to change the landscape of corporate America?

After you listen in, tell us what flexibility means to you and what you think needs to change to see more women leaders in the workplace.

Let’s dive in…
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Episode No. 7 | The Feminine in Business and Work



How can we step into the feminine?

In episode 7 Karna and Brandi begin Season 2’s exploration of what the feminine looks like both in the entrepreneurial world and in the corporate world.

Some of questions shaping this conversation:

  • What does the feminine really look like when compared to the masculine?
  • What is work-life balance and how do we begin to understand how to realign to our values?
  • Why are self-care and reflection such crucial parts of the feminine?
  • How are our superpowers or gifts connected to the feminine?

After you listen in, please share with us how the feminine shows up in your world and what sustainability looks like to you.

Let’s dive in…
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Episode No. 6 | Integrating Season 1’s Lessons



How have you expanded?

In episode 6 Brandi and Karna sit down and take stock on what they have learned during this first season. It’s a exchange that touches on their past struggles, current breakthroughs, and insights on how we can be more of ourselves by honoring the masculine and feminine in all of us!

Some of questions shaping this conversation:

  • Does speaking about the masculine and feminine in these terms further separate us, or does it bring value?
  • After speaking about the masculine and feminine with different people and experts how have we been impacted personally?
  • Where does our true value lie?

After you listen in, we want to hear from you! What was your biggest aha-moment from season 1?

Let’s go! LISTEN + LEARN MORE

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