Beyond Barriers Podcast

If you are an ambitious woman who wants to dominate your career, then the Beyond Barriers Podcast is for you. Discover why traditional career strategies are outdated, what skills are growing in demand, and how to stand up and stand out in the workplace.

This podcast is co-hosted by Nikki Barua - Digital Innovator, Serial Entrepreneur, Author & Speaker. And Monica Marquez - ex-Googler, Diversity Expert and Senior Corporate Leader. As thought leaders in innovation and inclusion, we bring unique insights on what it takes to turn your barriers into breakthroughs.

In each episode, we interview C-level executives, industry influencers, and business leaders from top corporations. From inspiring stories to cutting-edge strategies, you’ll learn how to develop the skillset, mindset and toolset to accelerate your success.


All Episodes

Episode 22: The 5 Essential Elements Of Community

If you are looking for new career opportunities, then applying for a job online and hoping you get it is not an effective strategy. Regardless of your talent and experience, it’s impossible for hiring managers to spot you in a pool of…

Episode 21: Self-Care In Uncertain Times With SketchPoetic’s Sheila Darcey

How do you respond to uncertainty caused by crisis? Do you feel paralyzed by fear and anxiety? Are you walking on eggshells but trying to hold it all together? Meet Sheila Darcey who is an artist, innovator and founder of SketchPoetic. Sheila’s…

Episode 20: Surviving An Unexpected Crisis With Pam Isom

If you are overwhelmed with fear and anxiety and don’t know what to do during a pandemic, you are not alone. We are all navigating through turbulence without a compass and there’s just a lot of risk and uncertainty. That’s why we are…

Episode 19: How To Focus On The Right Thing At The Right Time

Have you ever felt overwhelmed and struggled to balance competing priorities? You can’t focus on one thing if you’re constantly worried about something else. Well, you are not alone. Did you know that human attention span is now less than a…

Episode 18: How To Build Your Power Network With Pat Hedley

Success often isn’t about what you know, but who you know. Although, that’s easier said than done, isn’t it? Everyone tells you to network, but no one tells you how to do it. If you’ve ever struggled with networking or reach out to…

Episode 17: Become A Super Connector On LinkedIn With Jennifer Corcoran

When it comes to professional networking, we all know that LinkedIn is the place to be. But do you feel lost when it comes to presenting yourself or your business? Are you missing out on opportunities because you just don’t know what to…

Episode 16: The 5 Essential Elements Of Commitment

Do you define your vision and goals but struggle to stay on track? If you can relate to missed deadlines and dreams, don’t worry you are not alone. A shocking 92 percent of people do not achieve their goals! In this episode, you’ll learn…

Episode 15: The State Of Women With Anu Bhardwaj

What if your dreams are way bigger than your reality? Who would you ask for help? How would you find the courage and confidence to take action? Anu Bhardwaj, serial entrepreneur and investor, shares her journey of struggling financially, being nobody…

Episode 14: Becoming A Worthy Woman With Audrey Bellis

Do you find yourself stuck in a situation that is no longer right for you but you’re afraid to make changes? Audrey Bellis, founder of Worthy Women, shares with us why it’s important to focus on what’s good for you, how to step up from…