Tag Archives: Women Empowerment


Women In History: We’ve Come A Long Way, Baby (Ep. 18)

March is Women’s History Month, so we thought reflecting on how far women have come in America over the past 100 years would be appropriate.

In order to celebrate, we are tripling female empowerment by having another badass lawyer on the show!

Margo Pillischer, Partner at Ross Scalise Employment Lawyers joins Julie and Christina to discuss her role as a female lawyer, what life was like as an intern at the White House, how she helps everyday people find justice in the workplace, and so much more!

Spend time with us to discover:

  • How Margo became an employment lawyer and the types of cases she’s worked on 
  • Your rights as an employee in the workplace, dependent on your state legislation 
  • What it’s like being a woman in a male-dominated industry
  • And more


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About our Guest: 

Margo Ross Pillischer is an employment lawyer from Austin, Texas. Margo is a lawyer for Ross Scalise Employment Law. Margo attended Tulane University for her undergraduate for the Spanish Language and Political Science and then Cardozo School of Law for Law School. Additionally, during her undergraduate, Margo interned at the White House!

Margo credits her dad for the passion she has for law as he is a lawyer as well. Margo and her dad continue to work together to this day. 



Estate Planning: From The Ultra-Wealthy To The Working Class With Neil Lyons (Ep.9)

Law Powered By Women does not mean that men are not allowed to be part of what we do here at Luhrsen Goldberg!

Because in this episode, Christina Goldberg and Julie Luhrsen invite Neil Lyons, fellow associate attorney at Luhrsen Goldberg, onto the show to discuss some must-know estate planning tips! He also shares some professional stories about helping people create an estate plan when their family dynamic is far from normal.

Neil discusses: 

  • How his role as an estate planner at Luhrsen Goldberg enriches their services
  • How he handles uncomfortable family dynamics when formulating an estate plan
  • His opinion on the Britney Spears conservatorship case
  • What it’s like working in an office as the only man
  • And more

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About our Guest: 

Neil Lyons is a fellow associate attorney at Luhrsen Goldberg and is here to share his expertise about estate planning. He attended the University of South Florida for his undergraduate and then Stetson University College of Law for law school. Additionally, Neil is the only man that works at Luhrsen Goldberg!



Lessons Learned with Julie and Christina (Ep. 7)

Life is full of lessons, and a lot of them are learned through trial and error. 

In this episode, Christina and Julie uncover what they have learned as lawyers, and as female business owners. During their conversation, they provide real-life examples, as well as the reasons why they think these lessons are worth learning.

Join them as they discuss: 

  • Why it’s important to set and manage expectations
  • How undisclosed priors could make or break your case
  • The role social media may play in bodily injury cases
  • What “Living Out Loud” means to them
  • And more


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Becoming A CEO With Allison Imre Perkowski (Ep. 6)

Starting a new business is hard, but what if you became the owner of a business that has been around for 15 years? 

In this episode, Christina Goldberg and Julie Luhrsen invite President, CEO, and Owner of Grapevine Communications, Allison Imre Perkowski, to discuss her journey into the world of marketing, advertising, and creative writing. 

Allison highlights how she became the company’s owner, and how she shares her company’s vision within her community.

Allison discusses: 

  • How a quick decision over a glass of wine turned her into a business owner
  • Why she believes marketing and communications is a part of her DNA
  • Marketing strategies her team uses to interconnect a client’s brand 
  • How she was surprised to have won a Woman-Owned Business Award
  • And more


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About our Guest: 

Allison joined the Grapevine family in 2017 as president and owner after a decade working in advertising for the #1 media company in the country. Her focus on enhancing client brand awareness and executing integrated marketing campaigns in broadcast, events and digital/social made her the perfect fit for the Grapevine culture.

As a graduate of the esteemed University of Kansas School of Communications, Allison launched her professional career working with the Marketing Director of the Kansas City Royals and coordinating the season broadcast on their national Radio Network. It was here that she combined her love of radio with sports.

Allison is well-traveled, having lived in Kansas, the Virgin Islands, New Orleans, Tampa, San Diego, and Lake Tahoe before she found her home in Sarasota in 2003.

Beginning in 2007, Allison worked with iHeart Media as a Senior Account Executive, collaborating with clients such as Anheuser Busch, the Baltimore Orioles, Schroeder Manatee Ranch and more. In 2011, she was recognized by Radio Ink Magazine as one of the top Account Executives in the country. In both 2011 and 2014, she was honored with the Salesperson of the Year Award.

Allison, her husband David, and their two children live in Sarasota and are proud and active members of the community, working with non-profit organizations such as the American Cancer Society, Suncoast Blood Bank, Forty Carrots Family Center, Step Up Suncoast and Sisterhood for Good.


Dr. Heather Crawford Has Your Back (Ep. 5)

That’s What She Pled wants to put a spotlight on smart, successful women who are making an impact in their industry, and in this episode, Christina and Julie do just that!

Meet Dr. Heather Crawford, a cheerleader turned chiropractor that found her path to doctorhood was properly aligned. Hear how she went from judging competitions across the country to owning a practice that sees little miracles everyday, and how she has faced obstacles with a “don’t be average” attitude.

In this episode, Heather shares: 

  • The event in her life that inspired her to become a chiropractor
  • How she strives to make her practice fun for her staff and clients
  • Why she ignores the stigma that women should not lift heavy weights
  • How her team handles preconceived notions about chiropractic treatments
  • And more

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About our Guest: 

Dr. Heather Crawford is originally from central Pennsylvania, Dr. Heather has lived in Bradenton since the age of 9. As a graduate of Florida State University with a degree in Exercise Science with an emphasis in Exercise Physiology, the body has always fascinated her. After completion of her undergraduate degree at FSU, she set her sights on Palmer College of Chiropractic in Port Orange, Florida.

Dr. Heather Crawford’s passion and purpose is to help others feel better throughout their daily lives. Whether it’s to help athletic performance, help little ones with ear aches and colic, or maintain function in the elderly, chiropractic care helps the body heal itself naturally. Dr. Heather is excited to help heal her hometown community naturally through chiropractic care and active rehabilitation. Please call today to schedule your free consultation and learn how chiropractic can help you!