• 00:28

    What Women Can Learn From Groundhog Day!

    in Business

    Join us today on Women Leading the Way Radio as we interview Cathy Francis, President of Karacal Communications.


    Groundhog Day has been in existence in the US since the early 1800’s. February 2nd also marked an important date for farmers who celebrated Candlemas Day, which marked the midpoint of winter, halfway between the shortest day and the spring equinox. In olden times during the middle of winter farmers used it to determine whether they would have enough crops to feed their stock before winter was over.


    It is ironic that today we’re talking on Groundhog day, regardless of whether he saw his shadow or not.  So maybe we should be asking the question ourselves: are we going back into hibernation or is spring around the corner.  We can play this analogy out as it relates to how we react in our own careers these days.


    Cathy Francis’ career has been guided by her uncompromising quest to provide her employers and clients with open minded leadership and flexibility while providing simple effective solutions to human resources and management issues.  She credits her success to her ability to think strategically and to translate strategic plans into tactical actions that lead to business success.  


    Cecile Bereal is your host of Serving Up Diversity, a show designed to showcase the value of diversity and inclusion in the workplace and to examine best practices among stellar companies striving for a cohesive and diverse workforce.

  • 00:28

    Employment Discrimination or Harassment: Education and Training

    in Business

    Join us today on Women Leading the Way Radio as Cecile Bereal your host of Serving Up Diversity, interviews Chris Olmsted, Shareholder/Employment Law and Litigation at Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, PC.


    Today we will ask Chris about employment discrimination and harassment. Currently, California employers with 50 or more employers are required to provide harassment prevention training to supervisors. Under this new law, this training must also include training and education on the prevention of ‘abusive conduct’ or bullying.


    Mr. Olmsted regularly consults with clients regarding employment law compliance, and also provides training to management and staff, as well as other attorneys.

  • 00:28

    Do Small Businesses Really Need Coaches?

    in Business

    Join us today on Women Leading the Way Radio as Cecile Bereal, your host of Serving Up Diversity, interviews Karie Kaufmann, Entrepreneur and Owner of ActionCoach.


    It often seems as if only medium to large businesses invest in hiring professional coaches to address issues in the workplace.  But what about small businesses?  They also have workplace issues where hiring a business coach would be helpful. Today we will ask Karie is there a difference between a small business coach and a coach who works with medium to large companies?  Why has she chosen to help small businesses?  What are the typical needs of a small business? Are they very different from larger businesses? 

  • 00:28

    Think you’re too young for breast cancer? Think again.

    in Business

    Join us today on Women Leading the Way Radio Show as Cecile Bereal, your host of Serving Up Diversity, interviews Laura Knoll, Advocate and Daughter of The Helen Knoll Foundation.


    Did you know that every 30 minutes a woman under 40 is diagnosed with breast cancer? Thousands of women under 40 are caught off guard each year. Don’t wait -- it’s never too early to fight breast cancer. 


    Laura Knoll is the daughter of Helen Knoll, who died from breast cancer.  Laura, her sister Christi, and their father, David have become advocates for educating young women 18 – 40 about the risks for breast cancer, prevention, and screenings that are available to those under  40. 

  • 01:02

    Women in the C-Suites with Cecile Munoz

    in Jobs

    She's one of the only executive recruiting agencies run and owned by a woman in Wall Street investment firms, meet Cecile Munoz President of U.S. Executive Search leading that charge.  Known for her candor and unique approach to recruiting the industry's top talent, Cecile shares her story of entrepreneurship as well as how women can excel in the C-Suite.  This intense and very candid interview pulls the veil back on how investment firms look at outside talent for the executive corner offices, how candidates can increase their chances and the pitfalls of interviewing.  If you're looking to move your career this year to the next level, an aspiring board member or need inspiration out of your career rut, this is a must listen to interview. 

  • 00:31

    Is Work-Life Balance What We should Be Seeking?

    in Business

    Join us today on Women Leading the Way Radio Show as Cecile Bereal, your host of Serving Up Diversity, interviews Bryan Banville, President and Co-Founder of Institute for Mastering Success.


    One topic that we hear about over and over again is the importance of work-life balance. A 2012 study from the Society for Human Resources Management concluded the importance of work-life balance for overall job satisfaction of employees is steadily increasing by approximately 46%. Employees rated having the flexibility to balance life and work was very important to their overall job satisfaction! But is it really?

  • 00:29

    Is Ergonomics Still A Big Deal in the Workplace?

    in Business

    Join us today on Women Leading the Way Radio as Cecile Bereal, your host of Serving Up Diversity, interviews Susan Doherty, Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist of Action Ergonomics.

    Susan Doherty is a certified ergonomic professional with over 13 years of experience in the field. Her background includes health and wellness programs management, coaching, facilities management, budgeting and forecasting, all of which she uses to offer her clients a well-rounded approach to implementing or enhancing an OSHA compliant ergonomics program.  Her ergonomic support is comprehensively expressed through training seminars, group assessments and one-on-one detailed evaluations.

    Today's office is constantly evolving in response to emerging technology and employee and customer needs. Even the very definition of an office can be in the home, at a customer's site, in a café or at 36,000 feet in an airplane.
    With all the changes and complexities to consider, managing the modern office workplace is indeed a challenge. At the center of the challenge is the need for organizations to maintain stimulating and healthy environments for their employees.

  • 00:30

    Top Issues of 2014: Wage and Hour

    in Business

    Join us today on Women Leading the Way Radio as Cecile Bereal, your host of Serving Up Diversity, interviews C.J. Westrick, Owner of HR Jungle. 


    Ms. C.J. Westrick, SPHR is a certified human resources professional who has been in human resources management for over 20 years. She started HR Jungle, her consulting firm, 7 years ago and specializes in working with small to mid-sized businesses who don’t need full-time HR staff but want senior-level expertise. 


    Wage and hour workplace issues have been prevalent for many years, and still plague employers and employees today. Who is exempt? Who is non-exempt?  When is paying overtime a requirement? Large employers find ways to handle the issues. Small and mid-sized companies have no safe harbor as there is no "small employer exemption" to most state or federal wage and hour laws. Our guest today works primarily with small-mid sized businesses, and will share with us how wage and hour apply to them.

  • 00:31

    Employee Wage Fraud - Is It Real?

    in Business

    Join us today on Women Leading the Way Radio as Michelle Bergquist, CEO & Co-Founder of Connected Women of Influence interviews Cecile Bereal, President of RMAHR. about a disturbing trend happening across Corporate America with employee wages and salaries.

  • 00:29

    Legal Counsel’s Role When Employees Request ADA Accommodations

    in Business

    Join us today on Women Leading the Way Radio as Cecile Bereal, your host of Serving Up Diversity, interviews Rosana Ortega, President and Business Attorney of Ortega Business Law Firm, APC. 


    In today’s workplace, it seems more employees are coming forward requesting ADA accommodations, indicating they have a disability. There are times when employers are unsure on how to handle the requests; when to say ‘yes’ or ‘no; when to contact legal counsel for help. Our guest today will discuss today’s ADA and what employers must know in order to accommodate requests.

  • 02:13

    ** WARRIOR QUEENS SPEAK ** ~ Sound Of A Woman ~

    in Culture

    ASA~ Family , We will be join by an Extraordinary Music recording artist JaRae Womack.. Ja’Rae Womack, p/k/a “Ja’Rae” or “J-Mack,” was born and raised in Miami, Florida. As the niece of the legendary R&B singer Bobby Womack and the great grand-daughter of the incomparable Sam Cooke, her raw talent and their genetic imprint are all there and very obvious. From the age of three, Ja’Rae knew she wanted to be an entertainer --- it was in her blood --- it’s in her DNA. At that early age, she told her mother she would become a famous singer one day. Well, that day has arrived! The daughter of a Puerto Rican mother and an African American father, Ja’Rae is conversational in both English and Spanish. Her musical talents as a singer, songwriter and dancer cross several musical genres, including R&B, Hip Hop, Reggae, Pop, Jazz, Blues and House.  It wasn’t until she met the label reps at SoBe Entertainment, who offered to work with her initially on a handshake to see if they were creatively compatible, that she finally found nirvana. Given the artistic freedom to write her own lyrics and compose her own music, the magic happened. Suddenly a creative relationship was formed and her musical journey began *Ja’Rae and her nine-member ensemble, “The J-Mack Band,” will begin her eagerly anticipated North American, Japanese and European tours starting in March 2014. Ja’Rae states, “I have a great musical challenge ahead of me. I have an incredible musical legacy to live up to and I have to bring it correct, every time. I must make my uncle and great grandfather very proud of me, at all costs. I am dedicated to meeting that challenge.” Cecile D. Barker, Chief Executive Officer of SoBe Entertainment International, states, “Ja’Rae is the real truth. Her vocal abilities and rhyming skills are second to none.

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