Celebrating Bravery and Brilliance in Women's Leadership

For Women's History Month, hear key moments from our past interviews with remarkable women leaders

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In this special episode of Brave Commmerce, hosts Rachel Tipograph and Sarah Hofstetter celebrate Women’s History Month by featuring key moments from past interviews with remarkable women leaders, offering insights into their experiences and showcasing diverse perspectives on leadership, innovation and empowerment.

Tipograph and Hofstetter kick off the episode by highlighting that 50% of Brave Commerce guests have been women. While the hosts never set a goal to hit equitable gender representation on the podcast, their ability to do so undercuts any suggestions that there is a shortage of impressive women to feature, hire and/or promote in the worlds of marketing and commerce.

They emphasize the importance of women helping each other succeed, a departure from past norms where women often competed rather than collaborated in professional settings. They acknowledge the change in tone among women in leadership, where mentorship and support are becoming the norm, creating a community of women uplifting and empowering one another.

Emphasizing the significance of bravery in the workplace, Hofstetter also highlights how learning to balance family and career, alongside seizing opportunities for growth, has shaped her journey. Finally, the episode concludes with expressions of gratitude for the female friendships and connections fostered through the podcast.

Guests featured in this compilation episode include (in order of appearance):

  • Surabhi Pokhriyal — chief digital growth officer, Church & Dwight
  • Esi Eggleston Bracey — chief growth and marketing officer, Unilever
  • Diana Haussling — svp, general manager of consumer experience and growth NA, and CMO, Colgate Palmolive
  • Esi Seng — CEO, Tate’s Bake Shop
  • Andrea Sengara — head of U.S. marketing, Campari
  • Joy Simonsen — global head of digital excellence, 3M
  • Cristina Marinucci — global head of shopper insights and analytics, Mondelēz International
  • Sarah Travis — president, Roundel by Target