fbpx






















Empower yourself to rise, lead, and thrive in all aspects of your life.

Influential women reveal insights on challenging gender and intersectional issues, getting ahead, defining success, taking their place at the table, and how to do it while thriving.

Join our community today!

Amet minim mollit non deserunt ullamco est sit aliqua dolor do amet sint. Velit officia consequat duis enim velit mollit. Exercitation veniam consequat sunt nostrud amet.

Latest Episode

Institute for Women, Wellness & Work
Institute for Women, Wellness & Work
Denise Reading on Why We Need to Live Intentionally
/

Recent Episodes

Allyson Jimenez: Swagelok

Institute for Women, Wellness & Work
Institute for Women, Wellness & Work
Allyson Jimenez: Swagelok
/

An experienced leader in the Energy Industry and Mechanical Engineer Allyson Jimenez shares her journey as a woman in STEM, how she confronted imposter syndrome,…

Lisa Factors-Borchers: Journalist, Activist & Author

Institute for Women, Wellness & Work
Institute for Women, Wellness & Work
Lisa Factors-Borchers: Journalist, Activist & Author
/

Journalist, activist, and author Lisa Factora Borchers opens up about the challenges of “having it all.” She discusses her love for language, her own journey as…

Ronette Burkes: ODRC

Institute for Women, Wellness & Work
Institute for Women, Wellness & Work
Ronette Burkes: ODRC
/

Ronette Burkes discusses her career in the justice field and offers insights on team building, creating a positive culture, and transformational leadership.

Erica Merritt: Equius Group

Institute for Women, Wellness & Work
Institute for Women, Wellness & Work
Erica Merritt: Equius Group
/

Erica Merritt, founder of Equius Group (and Ursuline alum!) is described by clients as a skilled coach, gifted facilitator and leadership and organizational development expert. She is well-recognized for her commitment to positive social change and as an authority on diversity, equity, inclusion and intersectionality. In this episode, Erica shares how she made her decision to leave a salaried position to found Equius Group, critical points for creating cultures of belonging in the workforce, and how we can navigate our own leadership journeys.

Kelly Fuscaldo: Amazon

Institute for Women, Wellness & Work
Institute for Women, Wellness & Work
Kelly Fuscaldo: Amazon
/

Kelly Fuscaldo shares the importance of relationship building, how women can excel in relationship management, and important skills to boost productivity and get the credit you deserve.

Patrice Russell: Akron Children's Hospital

Institute for Women, Wellness & Work
Institute for Women, Wellness & Work
Patrice Russell: Akron Children's Hospital
/

Patrice Russell discusses her role as Talent Acquisitions Manager for Akron Children's Hospital, what it's like working for an organization that is primarily female, and the many ways we can further develop our leadership skills. 

Blessing Omakwu: The Gates Foundation

Institute for Women, Wellness & Work
Institute for Women, Wellness & Work
Blessing Omakwu: The Gates Foundation
/

Blessing Omakwu shares how her experience growing up in Nigeria led to a passion for gender equity and human rights law and to serving in leadership roles with the United Nations, the One Campaign, and the Gates Foundation where she currently serves as the Deputy Director of Goal Keepers.

Introducing Women's Work

Institute for Women, Wellness & Work
Institute for Women, Wellness & Work
Introducing Women's Work
/

Empower yourself to rise, lead, and thrive in all aspects of your life. Influential women reveal insights on challenging gender and intersectional issues, getting ahead, defining success, taking their place at the table, and how to do it while thriving.

Women’s Work: Rising, Leading, and Thriving
Produced by the Institute for Women, Wellness & Work at Ursuline College

This is a podcast that empowers women to recognize ourselves as the leaders we’ve been waiting for. We take on leadership roles in different ways but know this: all women lead. Whether you’re climbing the corporate ladder, a stay-at-home mom (a.k.a., a working mom), whether you’re running for office or a social influencer, a student or a volunteer in your community, you are a leader.
We all face challenges and have areas for growth yet we also have the ability to cultivate our strengths and become the leaders we want to be. Join us and learn about diverse women leaders who courageously share their challenges and ambitions, how they’ve overcome gender and intersectional challenges, and where they’ve found value in their own identities. Listen for mentoring tips, leadership strategies, and discover how to find your voice.
Embrace your strengths and claim your seat at the table.

Meet the Host

Women's Work Podcast Host Gina Messina
 
Gina Messina, Ph.D., M.B.A. is an author, educator, and thought leader. Well recognized as an expert practitioner, Gina has an international platform and has spoken at universities, organization, and conferences. She has also presented at the Commission on the Status of Women at United Nations on multiple occasions and in the national news circuit with appearances on MSNBC, PBS, NPR, and SiriusXM Radio. Gina has been welcomed to the TEDx Stage and has been featured in The Washington Post, HuffPost, The Associated Press, and The Boston Globe among others. 

Gina began her career in non-profit advocacy and administration before shifting to higher education. Her background brings together more than 25 years of experience across multiple fields including women’s leadership, intersectionality, emotional intelligence, and spiritual well-being.

New episodes

We publish INTERVAL on DAY at TIME.

Be our guest?

Show Name

Listen Now!

Amet minim mollit non deserunt ullamco est sit aliqua dolor do amet sint. Velit officia consequat duis enim velit mollit. Exercitation veniam consequat sunt nostrud amet.