Powerful Women. Powerful Positions.
WONDER WOMEN is a podcast that showcases the female movers and shakers running and leading businesses, non-profits, governments, and schools across the Quad City Area, Iowa, and Illinois.
EPISODE NINE: She is the Iowa Restaurant Association’s 2019 Employee of the Year and the Manager of Hemispheres Bistro in Bettendorf, Iowa. That’s Emily Hudson on paper.
However, what you might not know and what you definitely won’t notice, is that she is battling a chronic autoimmune disease – Lupus.
In this month’s podcast episode, this “Wonder Woman” explains her rise in the male-dominated restaurant industry, how she balances her long-term health issues with long hours, and what motivates her to get out of bed and follow her passion every day.
We are digging deeper in this podcast, though.
We ask Emily what it took to get to the top, how the restaurant world is changing, and who her role models were in a world where women weren’t always included in the cuisine culture.
Finally, Emily gives her advice for the next generation of the “Girl Power” Movement and describes what a Wonder Women is to her – it’s an answer that will bring tears to your eyes, just like ours.
Click on the link above to hear our conversation or click here to listen on Spotify.
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