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The Growth League
The Growth League
Wonder Media Network

Hi, I’m Diana Kander and like you, I feel the call to grow. I'm a midwestern mom of two, balancing a career... more

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Bonus: Introducing...I Was Never There

Introducing Wonder Media Network’s first true crime show, I Was Never There. Thirty-four years ago, Marsha “Mudd” Ferber vanished without... more

09 Jun 2022 · 28 minutes
Rule #22: Don’t Take Things Too Personally | Kenya Williams, Oaktree’s Real Estate Strategies

After working at and then leaving several jobs, Kenya Williams was feeling undervalued in the corporate world. She tried... more

30 May 2022 · 28 minutes
Rule #21: Discomfort Is a Sign of Growth | Whitney Johnson, Disruptor Advisors

From music major to stock picker to CEO - Whitney Johnson has had quite the unconventional career path. But with... more

23 May 2022 · 29 minutes
Rule #20: Find the Context | Jayshree Seth, 3M

When she was growing up, Jayshree Seth wasn’t sure science was for her - now, with 70+ patents under her... more

16 May 2022 · 26 minutes
Rule #19: Build Your Brand | Michele Promaulayko, The Well

At the beginning of her career, Michele Promaulayko’s plan was to climb the ranks of the magazine industry and secure... more

09 May 2022 · 24 minutes
Rule #18: Embrace Your Spikiness | Jennifer Dudeck, Red Hat

Jen Dudeck didn’t set her sights on being the Chief People Officer of a global software company when she first... more

02 May 2022 · 27 minutes
Rule #17: Document the Value You're Providing | Kate Robinson, BDG

In this week’s episode, Diana talks with Kate Robinson about the importance of not only knowing the value you offer... more

25 Apr 2022 · 31 minutes
Rule #16: First Impressions Deliver Outsize Impacts | Noelle Kim, Airtasker

Noelle Kim has worked in a variety of industries - from food to tech. But no matter where she's worked,... more

18 Apr 2022 · 25 minutes
Rule #15: Growth Requires Reflection | Francoise Brougher, Ex-Google & Pinterest

When Francoise Brougher took the job as the first COO of Pinterest, she never could’ve guessed that it would end... more

11 Apr 2022 · 26 minutes
Rule #14: There’s Power in Zooming Out | Melanie Bell-Mayeda, Google

This week, we’re joined by Melanie Bell-Mayeda, the Head of Strategy and Operations, Insights and Innovation at Google. Melanie... more

04 Apr 2022 · 26 minutes
Rule #13: Curiosity Is the Secret to Flexibility | Jane Garvey, Meridiam

To conclude our Women’s History Month series, we are joined by Jane Garvey, the first woman to serve as the... more

28 Mar 2022 · 27 minutes
Rule #12: Recover with Flair | Sunayna Tuteja, Federal Reserve

This Women’s History Month, we’re spotlighting who were the first to do something big in their organization. This week, we’re... more

21 Mar 2022 · 26 minutes
Rule #11: Speak Up to be Heard | Marie Watkins, Missouri National Guard

To continue our Women’s History Month series, this week we’re joined by Marie Watkins, the first female infantry commander in... more

14 Mar 2022 · 28 minutes
Rule #10: Build Your Army | Gillian Power, Lathrop GPM

Happy Women’s History Month! This month, we’re spotlighting women who were the first to do something big in their organization.... more

07 Mar 2022 · 26 minutes
Rule #9: Prioritize Your Sleep to Fuel Professional Growth | Lexi Bohonnon, Yext

As a former collegiate athlete and consultant, Lexi Bohonnon hasn’t always valued the importance of sleep. Now at the executive... more

28 Feb 2022 · 29 minutes
Rule #8: Take the Hard Assignments | Alicia LeBeouf, Meta

Alicia LeBeouf’s career trajectory looks a little bit different than most. Why? She takes risks, thinks strategically, and jumps on... more

21 Feb 2022 · 34 minutes
Rule #7: You Don't Need a Title to Be a Leader | Nicole Presperin, Aon

Nicole Presperin always thought she was destined to be a CFO. But after not getting a big promotion, she reevaluated,... more

14 Feb 2022 · 31 minutes
Rule #6: Recognize When Feedback is Just a 'Goat Rodeo' | Lisa Kolodny Johnson, Ro

Lisa Kolodny Johnson’s career has had its ups and downs. She was laid off during her maternity leave at one... more

07 Feb 2022 · 32 minutes
Rule #5: Tactical Goals Won’t Bring Transformative Changes | Vicki Lin, Ex-Stripe & Google

Vicki Lin doesn’t believe in New Year’s Resolutions, because she doesn’t believe that tactical goals - like saying you’ll run... more

31 Jan 2022 · 25 minutes
Rule #4: Plan for the Antibodies | Marie Rosecrans, Salesforce

We’ve heard about the antibodies in our body, but what about the antibodies in our lives - like the people... more

24 Jan 2022 · 32 minutes
Rule #3: Invest In Your Public Speaking Ability | Sara Fay, Brookfield

Sara Fay kicks off this week’s episode with her advice on how to succeed when you’re often the youngest and... more

17 Jan 2022 · 24 minutes
Rule #2: Get a Sponsor, Not a Mentor

In this week’s episode, Mita Mallick, Head of Inclusion, Equity and Impact at Carta joins the show. She introduces the... more

10 Jan 2022 · 28 minutes
Rule #1: Everyone Is Just Making It Up

Welcome to The Growth League Podcast! In our first episode, host Diana Kander speaks to Liz Simon, COO of Industrious... more

03 Jan 2022 · 25 minutes
Welcome to The Growth League

From Wonder Media Network, The Growth League is a podcast and community of extraordinary women looking to learn and grow... more

13 Dec 2021 · 2 minutes
The Shocking After Action Review of New Coke - with Sergio Zyman

It's been 35 years since the launch of New Coke and we're still talking about it. What has been labeled one of... more

16 Dec 2020 · 49 minutes
Why we should treat business failure like a broken heart - with Guy Winch

In this episode, we talk with Guy Winch about his amazing book, Emotional First Aid: Healing Rejection, Guilt, Failure, and Other... more

09 Dec 2020 · 33 minutes
What led to the fall of Atari? - with John Hagel

In the early 1980s Atari owned 80% of the video game market and accounted for 70% of the profits of... more

01 Dec 2020 · 34 minutes
After Action Review - The Amazon Fire Phone with Ian Freed

The Fire Phone is widely regarded as one of Amazon’s biggest failures. The phone sold what industry experts estimated to be... more

24 Nov 2020 · 50 minutes
The Greatest After Action Review of All Time: Nokia's Historic Collapse with Timo Vuori

In 2007 Nokia had 50% of the world’s cell phone market. The cover of Forbes magazine in November of 2007... more

17 Nov 2020 · 46 minutes
How to Decide With Annie Duke

Annie Duke is an author, corporate speaker, and consultant in the decision-making space. Today we discuss Annie’s latest book, How to Decide: Simple... more

10 Nov 2020 · 52 minutes
The Growth League
Rule #2: Get a Sponsor, Not a Mentor
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In this week’s episode, Mita Mallick, Head of Inclusion, Equity and Impact at Carta joins the show. She introduces the idea of... more