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improve it! Podcast – Developing Teams and Leaders Through Play, Improv & Experiential Learning

Mar 3, 2021

“Because of the women who have come before us, we have the power to lead and lead with conviction. We have the power to invest and hire women because as you can see – women are not only diverse problem solves, but we boost employee engagement, and prioritize social corporate responsibility.” - Erin Diehl


Happy March, failed it! Fam! This is very important month, Women’s History Month, and we are highlighting it in this episode! Erin speaks to her own experience as a woman, founder, leader, and entrepreneur. So grab your notebooks, and listen to why investing in women in your organization is extremely in today’s digital world.  


In today’s episode, Erin talks to us about:


  • Women’s History Month and why it’s important to celebrate in a corporate setting


  • Statistics on female leadership to date


  • Three reasons why you should invest in female leaders



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About the Host: Erin Diehl is the founder and Chief “Yes, And” officer of improve it! and host of the failed it! Podcast. She’s a performer, facilitator and professional risk-taker who lives by the mantra, “get comfortable with the uncomfortable.” Through a series of unrelated dares, Erin has created improve it!, a unique professional development company that pushes others to laugh, learn and grow. Her work with clients such as United Airlines, PepsiCo, Groupon, Deloitte, Motorola, Walgreens, and The Obama Foundation earned her the 2014 Chicago RedEye Big Idea Award and has nominated her for the 2015-2019 Chicago Innovations Award.

This graduate from Clemson University is a former experiential marketing and recruiting professional as well as a veteran improviser from the top improvisational training programs in Chicago, including The Second City, i.O. Theater, and The Annoyance Theatre.


When she is not playing pretend or facilitating, she enjoys running and beach dates with her husband and son, and their eight pound toy poodle, BIGG Diehl.


You can follow the failed it! podcast on Instagram and facebook, and you can follow Erin personally on Instagram here. You can also check out improve it! and how we can help your organization at We can’t wait to connect with you online!