In today’s society there are blockades keeping people from finding balance and success in their everyday lives. This podcast series leverages insight from leaders who are breaking mindsets and overcoming barriers. In each episode, we take a deep-dive into how they defy expectations and accomplish great change in their field.

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Christine Pompa from Yeti on Making Career Moves


Christine Pompa is the Director of Intellectual Property and Litigation at Yeti. Christine has significant experience working both in private practice and in in-house. She is passionate about diversity and inclusion efforts in the legal industry and is very involved in the Asian-Pacific American Bar Association. In this episode of Breaking Mindsets, Sangeeta Shah talks with Christine about what it was like to transition from a law firm to an in-house role that included a geographic move and how she is balancing work, being a mom and wife, and her own mental well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Dr. Tonya Matthews from Wayne State on Strengthening Intersectional Inclusion in STEM Careers


Dr. Tonya Matthews is the Director of STEM Learning Innovation and Associate Provost for Inclusive Workforce Development at Wayne State University. She is a thought leader with a diverse background which includes academics and professional work as a scientist, educator, volunteer, and award-winning writer and poet. In this episode of Breaking Mindsets, Sangeeta Shah talks with Tonya about her personal STEM career journey and the importance of intersectional inclusion, diversity of thought, and community in STEM.
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Dr. Tonya Matthews from Wayne State on Creating Equitable Access to STEM Careers

Dr. Tonya Matthews is the Director of STEM Learning Innovation and Associate Provost for Inclusive Workforce Development at Wayne State University. She is a thought leader with a diverse background which includes academics and professional work as a scientist, educator, volunteer, and award-winning writer and poet. In this episode of Breaking Mindsets, Sangeeta Shah talks […]



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Gael Tisack from Olympus Co. on the Role of Flexibility as a Driver of Professional Success

Gael Tisack is the Global Head of Intellectual Property at Olympus Corporation, a manufacturer of optics and reprography products.  In this episode of Breaking Mindsets, Sangeeta Shah talks with Gael about her passion for acting as a mentor, the importance of being flexible in the workplace, work-life balance, and how instead of learning to say […]



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Dr. Rose Moten on Staying Healthy and Connected During Social Distancing

Dr. Rose Moten is a fully licensed clinical psychologist, author, speaker and life-transformation coach with 20 years of mental health experience. She is the director of BLOOM Transformation Center, a full-service wellness clinic offering traditional and holistic services to assist others in psychological and emotional well-being. In this episode of Breaking Mindsets, Sangeeta Shah talks […]



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