Women in L&D (WiLD) Special Guest: Ashley Lonie of Teamed

Valerie Sunyak speaks to Ashley Lonie on today’s episode of WiLD. Ashley Lonie is the CEO and Founder of Teamed. She is passionate about moving the needle forward in how learning occurs and believes people are the most important asset. Teamed is a marketplace and staffing agency specifically for the digital learning industry. Teamed connects professionals with the organizations who need their services and provides flexible hiring solutions.

Show topics:

  • Introduction & Announcements
  • Ashley’s background and forming Teamed
  • Discussing the Teamed marketplace
  • How it differs from other sites like Upwork, Fivver
  • Challenges in forming a community as a woman in the startup space
  • How Ashley started Teamed
  • Building meaningful relationships
  • Trends observed in L&D, switching fields
  • Soft-skills and business acumen companies are looking for
  • Balance when developing for live workshops vs eLearning
  • Demonstrating return on learning
  • Gender, geographic pay gap for consultants, achieving parity
  • Figuring out consultant rates
  • Identifying niche consultants
  • Challenges encountered as a woman in the workplace and as a CEO
  • Lessons learned
  • Remaining authentic while being a CEO as a woman
  • Observations in the L&D field for women from the #MeToo movement
  • Closing thoughts

View the broadcast: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/010919wild

Links in the chat:

Site – https://tldc.us/
Membership – https://tldc.us/membership
TLDC19 Conference – http://www.tldc19.com/
Slack channel – http://TLDChat.us

Special Panel – L&D Women – Led by Cara North

Today brought an amazing panel into the windows to talk about breaking through the glass as females in the L&D industry. With a rotating cast, we got some great insight from all the panel members on bias, direct discrimination, and the challenges that are evident for females in the technology and L&D field. The text chat was extremely active with great stories and great advice.Be sure to scroll up through the chat when you listen to the play back or  you will be missing

  1. Panel background
  2. Difference in markets for female employment
  3. Discrimination, direct and overt
  4. Microaggressions
  5. Ok to say “no”
  6. Imposter syndrome
  7. Confidence vs arrogance
  8. How to make it better

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