Beyond Barriers Podcast: A Year In Review

Beyond Barriers Podcast: A Year In Review

This is our last podcast episode of the year. We are so grateful, honored and blown away by the amazing podcast guests we've had the opportunity to interview since our launch in February. And what better way to close out the year then to share with you a recap of some of the best and inspirational seeds of wisdom that our guests planted for all of our listeners.

In this episode, Nikki and Monica discuss how the Beyond Barriers Podcast came to life, the milestones we’ve reached, and nuggets of wisdom from our most popular guest episodes. 

We’d like to wish you a very Happy New Year from Beyond Barriers! Thank you for supporting us and our community of women worldwide.


[01:02] Launching a new podcast
[02:16] Thank you to our community
[03:44] Recap of our most popular podcasts episodes
[18:57] Happy New Year from Beyond Barriers


“Just by sharing your vision, you may not need to ask for help.” – Ginny Clarke

“The life that you want is on the other side of a difficult conversation.” – AmyK Hutchens

“It's about talking to the right person at the right time about the right opportunity.” – Sarah Johnston 

“Figure out what your self-promotional gift is and how it's going to help other people.” – Dr. Nashater Del Solheim

“Don't let a crisis pivot you from your true north.” – Carina Edwards

“The more you try to fit into a mold that wasn't made for you, the more energy you have to expend.” – Annie Jean-Baptiste

“We don't have failures, we have experiences and lessons learned.” – Iliana Quinonez 

“Talk about your work like you're your own best friend.” – Judith Williams

“Sometimes others see something in you that you may not see in yourself, and you need to be open to them.” – Gail Fierstein

“Asking for help allows others to know where they can use their superpowers to help you.” – Tami Rosen 

“Your ability to have power and influence is limited when no one knows what you've done.” – Mallun Yen

“Having courage of voice empowers you when you take ownership of your own ideas.” – Melonie Parker

“When someone gives you feedback, make it comfortable for them to give you feedback again.” – Anilu Vazquez-Ubarri

“Exceptional leaders do not want to be the smartest person in the room.” – Katie O’Reilly

“You can't be every woman every day.” – Gizelle George-Joseph

“Part of securing the seat at the table is owning the space that you want to create.” – Minda Harts

About Nikki Barua:

Nikki Barua is a digital innovator, serial entrepreneur, author & speaker. Learn more at

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About Monica Marquez:

Monica Marquez is a senior corporate leader, ex-Googler, and diversity expert. Learn more at

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