Power of Community

Power of Community

Have you struggled with advancing your career and don’t know what steps to take? Do you feel stuck and don’t know who to turn to for help?

In this episode, you’ll meet 4 extraordinary women who share their stories of transformation and how their peer community helped them go beyond barriers.

Each of them overcame fears and limiting beliefs, gained confidence and conviction in their purpose, and are on a mission to create impact in the world.


[01:06] About Bella Mokua
[01:21] About Dominique Piñon
[01:38] About Jenean Glover
[01:54] About Jessica Medrano
[02:07] Impact of the pandemic
[05:44] Bella: Commitment to your true north
[07:56] Dominique: Putting yourself first guilt-free
[10:44] Jenean: Learning to adapt and pivot
[15:44] Jessica: Always believing in yourself
[20:50] Jessica: Don’t wait for perfection
[23:19] Dominique: Create your own narrative
[27:11] Bella: Feel the fear and do it anyway
[30:35] Jenean: Mentorship, sponsorship and championship
[34:43] What’s holding back women in the workplace
[45:10] Habits and hacks to accelerate success


“Own your experiences and believe that you are good enough to be successful.” – Bella Mokua

“The power of community is out there, you just have to look for it. And sometimes you have to be proactive in building it.” – Monica Marquez

“The Beyond Barriers program normalized failing and normalized success and normalized the concept that if we’re failing it’s because we’re pushing our boundaries.” – Dominique Piñon

“The Beyond Barriers program taught me the art of the pivot. To embrace the pivot, not fear change and make the appropriate move at the appropriate time.” – Jenean Glover

“The Beyond Barriers program helped me identify my strengths and lead with them. Now I can focus on the work at hand, motivate others and help create change.” – Jessica Medrano

“Conditions are never going to be perfect in every area, but you still need to move forward and work with the conditions that you do have.” – Jessica Medrano

“What I wish I had known sooner was feeling the fear and doing it anyway.” – Bella Mokua

“Don’t talk yourself out of opportunities. Let them tell you no.” – Bella Mokua

“Create your own narrative and actualize yourself. No one’s going to actualize things for you.” – Dominique Piñon

“It is equally as powerful when we have allies that share our stories in addition to crafting our own narrative.” – Jenean Glover

“Nothing can grow if you don’t nourish your own soil.” – Bella Mokua

“After making your list of what you need to be better, make sure you look around and be grateful for what you have now.” – Jessica Medrano

About Podcast Guests:

Bella Mokua

Jenean Glover

Jessica Medrano

Dominique Piñon

About Nikki Barua:

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

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About Monica Marquez:

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

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