I love meeting other powerful and supportive women. When my dear friend Toi Sweeney introduced me to today’s guest, I knew I had to bring her on the show! She is an incredible example of owning her voice and showing women a better way to make an impact. She has made a big difference in my life, so I’ve been really excited to share her wisdom with you on the show.

Eliza VanCort is the author of the bestselling book, “A Women’s Guide to Claiming Space: Stand Tall. Raise Your Voice. Be Heard.”  With a background in political science and the arts, she is an in-demand consultant, speaker, and writer on communications, career and workplace issues, and women’s empowerment.

She is the founder of The Actor’s Workshop of Ithaca, a Cook House Fellow at Cornell University, an advisory board member of the Performing Arts for Social Change, a Diversity Crew partner, and a member of Govern For America’s League of Innovators. Eliza has been featured in dozens of publications such as People Magazine, Forbes, Parade, Apple News, Thrive Global, and her expertise on top podcasts and network news.

In this episode, Eliza shares so many powerful tips and insights from her decades of experience in training women to claim their space, practice courage, and invest in their relationships.

Here’s what you will learn:

  • Greatest lessons learned from one of the biggest challenges in her life (3:08)
  • The trouble of tokenization in success (10:32)
  • The importance of forming networks and groups around things you like (14:31)
  • How bravery factors into starting a business (19:23)
  • The importance of claiming space (23:46)
  • How diversity in your circle can expand your awareness (29:55)
  • How trusting your gut is essential (35:24)
  • Suggestions for success in finding your speaking voice (41:21)

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