DAWN Rising: Inspiring & Honest Conversations with Women in Higher Education
By DAWN Rising Podcast
DAWN Rising: Inspiring & Honest Conversations with Women in Higher EducationMay 02, 2023
The Path to Trauma Informed Leadership
In this episode the DAWN Rising Podcast Team chats with Carolyn Swora, a Trauma-Informed Leadership Consultant and two-time author. Her latest book, “EVOLVE: The Path to Trauma Informed Leadership”, invites readers to examine their relationship with work and experienced trauma, both personal and collective, to create a new paradigm of leadership. Carolyn's personal experience supporting her husband through his terminal cancer and coming to grips with her own turbulent childhood has enabled her to create a guide that helps readers examine themselves and their leadership styles to evolve the workplace. In this episode, Carolyn debunks the idea that being a trauma-informed leader means becoming a trauma therapist. She provides an accessible primer on a difficult but important topic that will reframe your definition of trauma and inspire your leadership practice to even deeper levels. Carolyn's extensive background in personal resilience, cultural transformation, and Dare to Lead™ facilitation has enabled her to drive positive change for individuals and organizations alike. Join us in this thought-provoking discussion as we explore Carolyn's insights and ideas on trauma-informed leadership and creating more compassionate and empathetic workplaces. Be sure to check out Carolyn's book, "Evolve: The Path to Trauma-Informed Leadership" for an in-depth understanding of this important topic.
Carolyn Swora is a Trauma-Informed Leadership Consultant. She works with small, medium and large organizations across Canada and the United States on becoming more compassionate, human and empathetic places for people to thrive. Her extensive work in the corporate world including executive positions in big Pharma, sparked her passion for culture transformation on deep levels to support human and organizational success. She has a Master’s degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology and has studied Resilience and Workplace Culture Transformation.
The DAWN Leadership Summit Reflection: How To Lead From Where You Are
In this episode, Yah Hughes, Assistant Dean for Student and Corporate Engagement at Delaware State University, will share the how to lead from where you are and ways to develop yourself to cultivate your purpose.
Yah Hughes serves as the Assistant Dean for Student and Corporate Engagement within the College of Business at Delaware State University. Yah is a bestselling author, award winning speaker, barrier-breaking Coach and Emotional Wellness specialist. She also is the Founder of Cultivate Wholeness, a self-development firm that teaches women how to live a life of courage and wholeness. Yah holds a master’s degree of Education with a concentration in Community Counseling from the Illustrious University of Maryland Eastern Shore and a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated.
Difficult Conversations with Dr. Adrienne Bey
Have you ever struggled with or even dreaded having a conversation with someone? Do you ever have something on your mind that you want to share but don’t? Do you ever avoid initiating a conversation that might be difficult for all parties?
Today’s topic is “Holding Difficult Conversations” and today’s guest is Dr. Adrienne Bey, Professor and Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence at Wilmington University. Dr. Bey is a graduate of the University of Delaware with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Ph.D. from the College of Human Services, Education and Public Policy, with a concentration in Human Development and Family Sciences. She further holds a Master of Social Work Degree from Delaware State University and is a licensed mental health clinician in Clinical Social Work (LCSW), a Certified Co-Occurring Disorders Professional Diplomate (CCDP-D), a Human Services Board Certified Practitioner (HS-BCP), a Human Resources Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), a clinical supervisor, and a diversity training certified leader. She holds a diploma in Biblical Counseling, and professional certifications in: Leadership, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI) Assessment, PREPARE/ENRICH Pre-Marital Assessment, Parent Education, Nonprofit Management, Faith-Based Community & Economic Development, Conflict Resolution, and Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.
Dr. Bey is a member of DAWN and has been named this year’s DAWN Visionary. DAWN Visionaries are women who have been identified for doing great things in their communities, families, careers, and are forward thinkers.
Creating the Year You Want
Join the DAWN Rising podcast co-hosts for a round table discussion on "Creating the Year You Want." In this episode, we'll share our personal best practices for moving beyond resolutions to create sustainable habits and achieve our goals.
Polishing Your Personal Brand
In this episode, Beth Robertson, Regional Managing Director of NFP and former HR Leader, will share the importance of building your personal brand and letting it shine through multiple communication channels.
The Journey to Confidence
In this episode, LeaNora Ruffin, Assistant Dean for Career Development at Widener University Delaware Law School and the Founder of Total Radiance Coaching, LLC, will share how she cultivates her own confidence and will provide us with strategies for beginning and sustaining professional and personal confidence.
Better Together: How Women Can Cultivate Supportive Networks at Work
In this episode, Dr. Nicole Romano, Assistant Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Wilmington University will share how she cultivates connection with peers, colleagues, and professional role models in order to both sustain her own professional growth and create highly functioning teams at work. Nicole will discuss how we, as women, can leverage our trusted connections and networks with other women to help each other navigate challenges, develop professionally, and offer support to one another.
Keeping it Real: How to Show up Authentically featuring Dr. Emerald Christopher-Byrd
Be authentic! Be true to yourself! As modern women, we’re no stranger to this call to action. But showing up authentic can be difficult as we navigate the pressures to fit in, to please others, and to reach higher levels of personal and professional success. In this episode, our featured speaker, Dr. Emerald Christopher-Byrd, Assistant Professor at the University of Delaware, Women & Gender Studies Department, will share how she incorporates authenticity into her career and relationships and will provide you with practical strategies for beginning your own journey to show up more authentically.