“Stand Up & Take Up Space” with Martha Shaughnessy

If you’ve ever felt you’ve come from a world of work where you’re a woman fighting for a seat at the table, then this episode of the Lead with Love podcast is for you. We explore what it means to leave the boys club and redefine work on our terms as female leaders.

In this episode, I get cozy with Martha Shaughnessy, the founder of The Key PR,
and she’s the San Francisco Communications Lead of the Women’s March.

Over the span of her 20 years in communications, working with huge tech brands, startups and nonprofits, Martha has cemented her position as a trusted go-to among journalists.

In 2017, she founded The Key PR with a mission to serve high-impact, low-BS communications services to clients. Headquartered in San Francisco, the team has doubled in size over the last year, and has the pleasure of creating media, messaging and content programs for game changing companies in financial tech, transportation, and consumer brands like Lending Club, Swell Investing, Skip Scooters, and Shopkick.

I’ve had the opportunity to partner with Martha and The Key along with La’Kita Williams at CoCreate Work in bringing The Key PR’s company mission, purpose, values and vision to life. If you’re a purpose-driven company who is looking to scale your business and grow your team while leading with love, fill out an application at www.jadahsellner.com/apply.

Tune in and listen below:

What you'll hear (and don't want to miss!)

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Resources + links mentioned:

The Key

Connect with The Key on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn!

Women's March Bay Area

Cracking India by Bapsi Sidhwa

Pachinko & Free Food For Millionaires by Min Jin Lee

Becoming by Michelle Obama


Key Quotes:

“I find that our own energy and capacity is expanded exponentially by feeling seen, heard and loved by the community in which we work.” [5:43]

“We met the first weekend after the election. It was a total hodge podge group of women, and I knew right away that we were going to pull something off, although none of us really knew how at the time.” [18:10]

“I always want to be the kind of leader who will lay myself down in the dirt to protect my team.” [22:13]

“Recognizing how important it is to have a culture that is the same for the founders that it is for the most recent hire is something that is really important for me.” [30:49]

“If speaking my truth and standing up for values that are core to who I am push people away from my door, then I’d rather have that conversation out of the way early.” [52:04]


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The Lead with Love podcast is hosted by Jadah Sellner (that's me!). I help entrepreneurs build their tribes with the online program, Build Your Challenge. I'm also an author, international keynote + TEDx speaker, poet, and creator of Love Over Metrics™, a Business Growth Incubator and Mastermind for women with big ambitions and even bigger hearts. #LeadWithLove

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