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Your Voice is our new groundbreaking webcast focused on all aspects of helping working women, from empowerment to the real-life unique challenges that working women face (including work/life balance, maternity leave, and gender discrimination).


Episode 12:

What should you do if you are facing workplace adversity, hostility, or discrimination? In this episode, host Deborah O’Rell chats with Jaime-Alexis Fowler, the founder and executive director of Empower Work, a national nonprofit on a mission to build healthy, equitable workplaces.

Learn about how Empower Work is changing the discussion around workplace issues by providing free counseling and resources to individuals struggling with work issues and discrimination. If you would like to learn more about Empower Work’s support and services, please visit or text 510-674-1414 to connect with their support team.

Episode 11:

Jaime-Alexis Fowler is transforming the way we build workplaces so that people thrive. She is the founder and executive director of Empower Work, a national nonprofit on a mission to build healthy, equitable workplaces.

Empower Work provides free counseling services and resources to individuals facing workplace adversity. Check out this new episode to learn about the inspiration behind Empower Work and how it is changing the careers of countless workers across the country. If you would like to learn more about Empower Work’s support and services, please visit or text 510-674-1414 to connect with their support team.

Episode 10:

Can interns work for free? Can an employer have you work a week training or testing out a position and NOT pay you?

If you have burning employment questions, this episode is for you. Employment attorney Lina Stillman breaks down the ins and outs of employment law.


Episode 9:

Are you looking to hone your leadership skills? If so, Positive Disruptor Simone Sloan is ready to share the essential factors that foster effective leadership.

Simone is the founder and CEO of Your Choice Coach. She is also a business strategist, executive coach, and DEI (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion) consultant who has been a senior executive at Fortune 500 companies across marketing, communications, medical, sales and global business sectors.

As an emotional intelligence executive coach, Simone changes the way leaders and their businesses engage with employees and clients, emphasizing the human element with a focus on diversity and inclusion.


Episode 8:

How much should you ask for during your next interview or yearly review? How do you elevate your career through strategic #Negotiation? If you are asking these questions, Certified Professional Coach (CPC) and Recovery Coach (CCAR/OASAS) Kelley Joyce has answers for you.

Kelley draws on her nearly 20 years of experience working as a senior executive of global technology public relations agencies to help women elevate their careers.


Episode 7:

Are you paralyzed by fear and afraid to take a leap? Are you facing what seems like insurmountable uncertainty and adversity? If so, Lauree Ostrofsky’s story is going to strike a major chord.

Lauree Ostrofsky had her life turned upside down at the age of 28 after being diagnosed with a debilitating brain tumor. After three surgeries and loss of her balance, hearing in one ear, and the feeling in half of her face, Lauree overcame and healed herself from the inside out. She discovered first-hand proof of how much power we all have to change our lives, physically, mentally and emotionally for the better.


Episode 6:

Are you contemplating a career change and want to land your dream job? We were thrilled to speak with Certified Professional Coach Kelley Joyce about the steps individuals can take to land their ultimate dream position. Kelley has counseled executives at Fortune 500 companies and high-profile startups, providing pragmatic and strategic guidance designed to elevate their careers.

Episode 5:

If you are looking to radically change your relationship with work, you can’t miss out on the new episode of Your Voice – Women’s Rights in the Workplace.

Today, Deborah O’Rell welcomes Kelley Joyce, a Certified Professional Coach (CPC) and Recovery Coach (CCAR/OASAS) who draws on her nearly 20 years of experience working as a senior executive of global technology public relations agencies to help others find the right balance between their careers and essential life components, including health, financial security, relationships, spirituality, a nurturing home, and fun!

Episode 4:

Are you ready to build an executive presence strategically designed to elevate your career? If so, this is a must-watch episode.
In this episode, Deborah O’Rell sat down with results-driven executive coach, consultant, and communications strategist Joy Murphy Stewart. Joy has over two decades of experience serving as a trusted advisor to CEOs and senior management of public and private companies across the fashion, beauty, retail, restaurant, and technology industries, helping teams master effective communication and public speaking skills, foster leadership development, strengthen credibility, and build unique brands.

Episode 3:

Are you contemplating or going through divorce? If so, this is a must-see episode. Host Deborah O’Rell had the pleasure of chatting with Liza Caldwell, the cofounder and Director of SAS for Women. Trained in transformational coaching, Liza is a Certified Professional Coach recognized by the International Coach Federation (ICF) who specializes in divorce. Over the past decade, Liza has helped countless women navigate some of the most prevalent challenges associated with separations and divorces, helping them move forward while retaining their integrity.

Episode 2:

Host Deborah O’Rell had the pleasure of chatting with Dana Rubin, the founder of Speaking While Female, a company that encompasses both a coaching aspect as well as the world’s largest collection of women’s speeches. For over two decades, Dana has helped women in business, education, and non-profits find their voice, including high-profile individuals like Martha Stewart, as well as top executives at CBS, Deloitte, and PepsiCo.

Episode 1:

Are you ready to elevate your career? In this episode, host Deborah O’Rell sits down with Michéle Kline, the founder of Kline Hospitality, to discuss the challenges, breakthrough moments, and advice that has shaped her wildly successful career. Michéle is an industry expert in organizational behavior and process improvement, who has developed and repositioned the operations of some of the most refined hospitality brands, including (but not limited to) Four Seasons, Hilton, Caesars Entertainment, Marriott International, Pinnacle Entertainment, Wyndham Hotels, and Diamond Resorts. She is also an international bestselling author, and in 2021, was awarded the Global Top 15 training in Hospitality award.

Meet Your Host, Deborah O’Rell

Deborah O'Rell

Through decades of working with women’s rights clients who have faced gender-based discrimination and disparities, Deborah O’Rell, our Client Advocate, has developed a purpose and mission to support women through the process of separation and transformation, to elevate and encourage them to see the opportunities before them, and to inspire them to raise the bar for themselves and everyone in their lives.

As the moderator of Your Voice, Deborah speaks with influential, working women about their personal journeys to success, as well as the gender-based struggles encountered along the way. Stay tuned for upcoming episodes.


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