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Podcast: Col. Nicole Malachowski on Asking "Why Not Me?"

Colonel Nicole Malachowski Podcast
Colonel Nicole Malachowski is a 21-year-veteran of the US Air Force and the first-ever female Thunderbird pilot. In our newest podcast, we talk with Nicole about her journey from Air Force Academy Cadet to Fighter Squadron Commander, Thunderbird pilot, and White House fellow and adviser. And, she reveals what was going through her mind as she made the decision to apply for a program, the Thunderbirds, that no woman had ever successfully joined before. 

During our conversation with Nicole, we ask her questions like:

  1. What was the toughest part of joining such a historically-male organization? Did you feel pressure to be so extraordinary because you were the first woman joining the ranks?
  2. What has the Air Force taught you that you bring into your everyday life?
  3. What’s your advice to someone who wants to shatter a glass ceiling in their life?
We talk to Nicole about what it means to "harness the headwinds of change," something she routinely calls on anyone hoping to advance personally or professionally to do. And we get her thoughts on the #MeToo movement sweeping the nation. 

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Or, download the podcast episode from iTunes here.

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