Episode 147: Joan Michelson: Hire Outliers to Drive Results
In this SWE Diverse episode, Rachel Morford, President of the Society of Women Engineers, sits down with Joan Michelson, the host of the acclaimed and newly re-branded podcast, Electric Ladies. Michelson discusses her interest in climate, energy and sustainability, why she believes women make strong leaders in green industries, and the biggest life lessons she’s learned in her years of being an interviewer.
Joan Bryna Michelson
Host, Green Connections Radio
Joan Bryna Michelson, MBA is an award-winning business and communications leader, public speaker and host of the acclaimed podcast series, Green Connections Radio™, which was chosen in 2015 as one of the top six podcasts by USA Today, especially for business travelers. On GC, she has engaging, insightful discussions with top innovators and leaders in the “green” and energy space, especially women.
Her blogs can be seen in Forbes, The Huffington Post, TheAtlantic, The New Economy magazine (distributed at the World Economic Forum), Greenbiz.com, Career2.0 and WTOP-FM, the top radio station in the U.S. (by sales) where she has also been an on-air contributor and many other media, including having co-produced segments for network newsmagazine shows (CBS News’ “60 Minutes,” ABC News, “The Crusaders” and specials on NBC). She has also been a featured guest on other podcasts and has blogs on Medium and LinkedIn as well, though most are on her website, greenconnectionsradio.com. Her specialties are: innovation, clean energy, sustainability, electric vehicles, corporate responsibility, leadership, STEM careers, business, communications, and women in business.
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