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Episode 27: Ashley Connell, Prowess Project

Our guest this week saw a problem, and she decided to do something about it. That’s our kind of woman!

Ashley had a career she was passionate about, but there was an undercurrent of worry. She knew that it was going to be hard to maintain the pace of that career and be a parent, something she definitely wanted to become. Instead of continuing to worry about it, Ashley started interviewing women and employers, putting together a more complete picture of challenges facing mothers in the workforce. 

And thus, Prowess Project was born.

If it seems like we left out some details, we did. We’re keeping the show notes a no-spoiler zone, but just so we don’t seem too selfish, some of the things Ashley shared with us:

  • The biggest barrier to reentry for women who take a career break.
  • How Prowess Project saves time and money for employers, as well as job seekers.
  • How Prowess helps women create a complete picture of their skills and values.
  • The true cost to women when they leave the workforce

And a lot more, including… the exclusive details on a new feature of Prowess Project.

You need to know Ashley. You need to know Prowess Project. You gotta listen to this episode.

More About Ashley

Ashley Connell is the CEO and Founder of Prowess Project. She is one part fearless entrepreneur, one part fearless women’s advocate landing her thought leadership pieces in Forbes, Built in Austin and at SXSW. 

For the first 15 years of her career, she was an award-winning tech marketer in both Austin and London. Ashley’s unstoppable drive to have both a career and time for family motivated her to start Prowess. Now she’s committed to changing the lives of overloaded employers, women seeking rewarding work, and doing all she can to close the gender gap.

In her pretty much non-existent spare time she enjoys yoga, walks with her bulldog, cheering on her beloved Longhorns, and spaghetti and meatballs.

Connect with Ashley and the Prowess Project:

Our Looks, Listens, and Learns 

Susanne:

Ashley:

Missy:

Other Things That Came Up

  • The Fisher Price Circus Train from the 70s… and the circus monkey tail that Missy chewed on
  • Dog of Wisdom (watch this at your own risk… earworm alert)
  • Seinfeld – no hugging, no learning

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Musical NotesOur delightfully happy intro and outro theme music, “We Will Get Through This” is performed by Young Presidents, and used under license from Shutterstock.

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