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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 Discover why traditional career strategies are outdated, what skills are growing in demand, and how to stand up and stand out in the workplace.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 77: There’s No Substitute For Hard Work With Goldman Sachs’ Gizelle George-Joseph

Have you ever heard the saying, “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard”? It’s such a powerful statement in that it provides both candid advice and inspiration in one sentence. On the one hand, it reminds you to never…

Episode 76: How To Ignite Your Career With Kris Holmes

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Episode 75: Habits & Hacks: Morning Routines Of Successful People

Does this sound familiar? It’s 6am and the alarm goes off. You hit the snooze button and try to catch a few more minutes of sleep. Then the alarm goes off again and you hit snooze one more time. On the third try, you finally get out of…

Episode 74: Habits & Hacks: 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…

Episode 73: Learning to Pay Yourself First With Stephanie Groschup

When it comes to your finances, are you someone who is diligent, saves wisely, and knows where every penny you’ve earned goes? Or are you more carefree and you plan to get serious about saving for that “rainy day” when you are in a…

Episode 72: Empowering Female Founders With Women 2.0 CEO Kate Brodock

Much has been researched and written about the lack of women in the tech sector, whether it’s representation at major tech companies, as start-up founders, or as investors. What can be done to make the tech world a more inclusive space for…

Episode 71: Habits & Hacks: How To Deal With Burnout

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Episode 70: Redefining Success with Christy Rutherford

How do you define success? Are you accepting someone else’s definition or are you deciding what success is for yourself? In this episode, 5 Times Best Selling Author, Christy Rutherford shares her journey to high levels of success, but…

Episode 69: How Your Authenticity Fuels Innovation with Google’s Annie Jean-Baptiste

How many times have you purchased a product, only to realize that the whoever created it, didn’t build it with you in mind? How many times have you laughed out loud when seeing a clothing tag that says, “One size fits all”…when…