How Can Women Flourish at Home and at Work?

In this episode, Kymberli Cook invites Joy Dahl and Brandy Baxter to talk about how women can flourish at home and at work with a focus on putting God first. 

About the Contributors

Brandy Baxter

Brandy Baxter is the Strategic Partnerships Director at Polished Network where she builds meaningful relationships with those who share in the Polished mission: Polished gathers women to navigate the workplace and explore faith together in authentic community.  

Brandy is a Future-Focused Financial Coach.  She is currently a Doctoral student at Regent University studying Strategic Foresight and she is a veteran of the US Air Force.  She is active in her local community and is a 2020 Governor’s Volunteer Award Recipient for Service to Veterans. 

She is married to Dr. Herman Baxter, Dean of Students at Dallas Theological Seminary, and retired Air Force Major. She is mom to daughters, Joy and Faith. She has the gift of exhortation and coaching others to follow God’s lead in their lives. 

Joy Dahl

Dr. Joy Dahl is a disciple-making disciple, helping believers embrace their calling as Christ’s ambassadors in the world and in the workplace. As a CPA and a Chief Financial Officer by trade, Joy has focused most of her career on start-up and high-growth companies in Washington DC, New York, and Texas. Joy earned three degrees from Dallas Theological Seminary: Master of Christian Education, Master of Biblical Studies, and Doctor of Ministry. Her emphasis on the integration of faith and work led to her current role as Executive Director of Polished Network, which gathers women to navigate the workplace and explore faith together in authentic community. Joy blogs monthly on, serves on the Board of Entrust which multiplies leaders to multiply churches, and she is the visionary behind the BOLDLY Conference––the first-of-it’s kind Faith + Work for Women Conference launching in 2021. Joy and her husband, Gordon, call Dallas home. Joy’s favorite things include: God’s Word, international travel, dark chocolate, horses, flowers, beach getaways, running, big dogs, and adventure! 


Kymberli Cook

Kymberli Cook is the Assistant Director of the Hendricks Center, overseeing the workflow of the department, online content creation, Center events, and serving as Giftedness Coach and Table Podcast Host. She is also a doctoral student in Theological Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary, pursuing research connected to unique individuality, the image of God, and providence. When she is not reading for work or school, she enjoys coffee, cooking, and spending time outdoors with her husband and daughters.