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No matter where you are on your life journey, Polished is a place for you. We're a safe community of young professional women who ask the hard questions about life and faith, and we work together to find the answers. At Polished, we welcome women of all faith backgrounds. We intentionally design our events to help women explore Christianity for the first time or the first time in a long time. Polished hosts chapters in: Austin, Dallas, North Dallas, Southern Dallas, Ft. Worth, Houston, Lubbock, and Oklahoma City. Chapters launching Fall 2020 include: Milwaukee and Washington DC/Arlington.
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Now displaying: October, 2020
Oct 30, 2020

In our final episode of our A Través de Sus Ojos, or Though His Eyes series celebrating Latin Heritage Month, hosts Kat and Rocio are joined by Maria Pacheco to discuss some of the cultural scripts that hold Latina women back in the workplace. Maria was born in Mexico, grew up in Wheaton, IL (a suburb of Chicago) and currently resides in Dallas, TX. She serves as Act's Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, overseeing and developing many of ACT’s new initiatives and programs. Maria has a Bachelor of Arts in both Psychology and Spanish and a graduate degree from Dallas Theological Seminary in Christian Education where her concentration was Women’s Ministry and Family Life. She loves to spoil her three nieces, drink tea, and travel.

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Oct 23, 2020

In the latest episode of the Polished Podcast, Pamela Flores joins our hosts, Kat Armstrong and Rocio Lopez, to share her perspective on this month’s theme, A Través de Sus Ojos, or Though His Eyes. Pamela, Rocio and Kat discuss the beauty and strength of Latin families as well as what it looks like to courageously find one’s authentic voice in the workplace.  

Pamela Cosio Flores is an executive coach and emotional intelligence expert specializing in helping high capacity leaders find a positive work-life balance, thrive in relationships at home and work, and continue to grow and improve their performance at work. In addition to her coaching and consulting practice, Pamela currently leads two Townsend Leadership Program Teams in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Pamela currently lives in Dallas with her husband and two little boys.

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Instagram: @pamela.c.flores

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Brunch con Salsa Podcast

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Oct 16, 2020

This month on the Polished Podcast, we’re celebrating Latina Heritage Month by amplifying the voices of Latinas making their mark in the workplace and a special introduction from the ladies of Brunch Con Salsa podcast. Latinas belong to the largest minority group in the U.S. and have significant buying power in the economy, yet negative stereotypes diminish their identities as image-bearers of God and contributors at work. Christ's work on the cross calls for all of us, Latinas included, to see each other through his eyes.

Today’s episode features Polished Regional Director and Senior Director of International Operations and Strategic Initiatives at Buckner International, Rocio Lopez. Rocio’s candid discussion with our host, Kat Armstrong, about her experience working as a Latina in America and her faith’s crucial role in finding her purpose and voice in the workplace will both challenge and encourage you today.

Rocío López has a deep-rooted passion for empowerment and transformation. This has fueled her professional experiences and has inevitably carried over into other aspects of her life. She has worked at a global non-profit headquartered in Dallas, Texas since 2010 where she currently leads operations and drives the strategy of international programs for underserved children and families in Latin America and Africa. Rocío grew up in Dallas, Texas, and is of Mexican heritage. Her experiences in majority culture have pushed her to look deeper to understand herself and her roots better. As a result of this process, she co-founded the Brunch con Salsa podcast with two of her friends which highlights conversation around what it's like to be Latina, living between cultures in the U.S.

Connect with Rocio: 

Instagram: @rolop

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Brunch con Salsa Podcast

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Oct 2, 2020

In the final episode of our "Come Together" series, licensed professional counselor, Tricia Gordon, joins our host, Kat Armstrong, to discuss how to work through relational breakdown, tips for connecting in our current world, and the healing space she's creating for black women. Tricia's perspective on what it looks like to really come together in every aspect of life will inspire you to get creative and intentional with connection in your own life. 

Tricia Gordon is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Supervisor in private practice at You Matter Counseling in Dallas, TX. She is a compassionate, insightful, inspiring leader and entrepreneur with 15+ years’ experience working with Fortune 500 corporations, non-profits, healthcare agencies, and government and faith based initiatives. Tricia is passionate about helping women turn down the volume of their internal negativity in order to hear the truth of their intrinsic value, worth, and capabilities. To that end, Tricia’s most recent venture is developing a space for black women to recognize and heal from trauma.  

Connect with Tricia: 

Instagram: @soulreparation

Website: youmattercounseling.com

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Oct 2, 2020

In the latest episode of our "Come Together" series, Polished's National Director, Amy Cedrone, joins host, Kat Armstrong, to share her perspective on what it looks like to show up for others, especially in the midst of a crisis, and what gives her hope in the midst of division. Amy's wisdom on how to seek unity and hope in Christ regardless of our circumstances will encourage you no matter where you are in life. 

Amy Cedrone is a preacher, retreat speaker, passionate shepherd, and Bible teacher. She mentors both young and older adult women and she works as a consultant for staff training, volunteer leader training, and missions development in churches and Christian organizations who are expanding their reach. Amy has a strong conviction to see women and young adults fully understand the deep love and freedom that can only be found in Christ. 

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Instagram: @akcedrone

Facebook: Amy Cedrone 

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