When business realizes that women in leadership roles has such a positive impact you would think more women would be chosen to fill those roles. But, not yet. Enter the NEXUS Epic Challenge a way to affect Central Iowa businesses by attracting, retaining and promoting women as a workplace development strategy. Our guests are Jann Freed and Leisha Barcus and the topic is timely. Here is our conversation:
She's back and this time we spend some time with Karen Miller on hiring veterans and what returning vets can bring to the workplace. We then pivot and talk about the qualities that make up a great workplace. Timely and right on. Here's Karen from Manpower!
On Thursday, 5 November there is a seminar that centers on women's issues as they relate to pay, work/life balance, equal pay, female mobility in business and more. The event is sponsored by the Center for American Progress and Progress Iowa. Our guest is Sarah Jayne Glenn and we cover lots of issues.
It's the business of politics and in Iowa that is a big deal. Recently we learned that Progress Iowa was planning a large event, the first Iowa Corn Feed, as well as delivering rubber ducks to Terrace Hill. We invited Matt Sinovic to tell us the story. Here is that conversation.
We sat for over an hour with Robert Reich former Secretary of Labor under President Clinton listening to his formula for getting the Middle-Class back to a position of security. (We'll have a more in-depth report later.) In this segment Secretary Reich outlines the three ways the United States can revive the economy and working families.
Just this week we noticed something called the Working Family Summit something that is being sponsored by Progress Iowa among other groups. Within 8 days of announcing the event registration was closed because the event reached it's maximum capacity. We wanted to know more so we put in a call to Matt Sinovic from Progress Iowa for details.