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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 Discover why traditional career strategies are outdated, what skills are growing in demand, and how to stand up and stand out in the workplace.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 41: Dare to Dream Because It’s Never Too Late with Dinah Lin

Do you feel like you’ve missed your window of opportunity? That perhaps you didn’t do the right thing at the right time or the right age? And now it’s just too late to follow your dreams? Meet Dinah Lin, who started her corporate career at…

Episode 40: Habits & Hacks: Inspiring Life Lessons From Our Mothers

Have you ever felt torn between doing your best at work and giving your best at home? As a working mother, do you carry a constant sense of guilt or overwhelm? About 72 percent of American women with children are in the workforce(fulltime…

Episode 39: The Secret To Living Is Giving with Nick Champagne

In this anxious and stressful time of COVID-19, it’s hard to know what to do. Over a few short weeks, the pandemic has brought the hospitality industry to its knees. Our guest, Nick Champagne, is one of the premier connectors and luxury consultants…

Episode 38: Stand Up, Stand Out and Get Ahead with Daisy Auger-Dominguez

What do you do when you put your head down, work really hard, strive to do everything right but still see yourself being quietly sidelined and marginalized? Are you exhausted from battling toxic workplace cultures, and realizing you have…

Episode 37: Habits & Hacks: Lessons Learned In Crisis & Adversity

Have you ever experienced temporary paralysis when you are faced with a difficult decision and you don’t know what to do? How do you handle those situations? What’s your “go to” state – fight, flight or freeze? In this episode, we…

Episode 36: Taking Risks & Changing Lanes With Elizabeth Shaw

Have you ever been stuck in the slow lane but didn’t know how to get ahead? Our guest is C-suite advisor, Elizabeth Shaw, who shares how taking risks and changing lanes helped her build her career. Elizabeth Shaw is an industry thought leader…

Episode 35: Hacking HR For The Future Of Work With Enrique Rubio

What do you do when you plan for the future of work, but the future shows up overnight? What if this COVID-19 pandemic was the colossal catalyst for the transformation and disruption of work, culture and talent development in organizations…

Episode 34: Habits & Hacks: How To Stand Out In A Crowded Marketplace

Do you struggle to differentiate yourself professionally? According to a recent CareerBuilder survey, 70% of employers use social media profiles to screen candidates during the hiring process. Does your digital presence set you apart from…

Episode 33: Get Out Of Your Own Way & Move Up The Ladder With Sarah Johnston

Have you ever struggled to find the right job only to get passed over because you didn’t interview well or know how to position yourself? Or, have you stayed in the wrong job because you were afraid to take a leap of faith and pursue your…