100 Years of Power, Part 2: Slow Burn of Progress
From Eleanor Roosevelt to Shirley Chisholm, women begin to win control over their lives and bodies. With historians Susan Ware and Gina Luria Walker and advocate Nell Merlino.
Ep. 41: Making Affordable Prosthetics for Amputees
Around the world, 45 million amputees lack access to a prosthetic limb. At UMass-Lowell, plastics engineer Erin Keaney is designing a solution.
Ep. 40: Changing Immigrants’ Lives Through Food
Paty Funegra is the founder of La Cocina VA, a social enterprise that helps unemployed Latino immigrants find jobs in the food industry by teaching them food and language skills.
Ep. 36: Revisiting ‘Helping Native American Women Heal’
Our thanks to the Newswomen’s Club of New York for honoring us with a Front Page award for this podcast on Norine Hill of Mother Nation.
Ep. 35: A Podcast for Dog Lovers
Once upon a time, Sherri Franklin was a successful (but uninspired) hairstylist. To find purpose in life, she began volunteering at the SPCA…and an old dog named Heidi captured her heart. Today, Franklin runs Muttville, a $4 million social enterprise that specializes in rescuing senior dogs.
Ep. 33: Instead of Building a Wall…
Lost in the politics of “build the wall” is how to help families in Central America. In this inspiring podcast, we talk to Kate Curran of Boston, whose School the World builds schoolhouses in Guatemala and Honduras.
EP. 29: Helping Native Women Heal
In Seattle, Norine Hill, who is a member of the Oneida Nation of the Thames, has founded Mother Nation to help women out of abusive situations and bring them culturally appropriate services so they can rediscover their strength.
Ep. 25: Empowering Our Young Girls
A girl’s self-confidence peaks when she’s 9 years old. Ret. Lieutenant Colonal Dianna Flett is using her military training to run leadership workshops, dubbed Girl Smarts, for girls in 4th and 5th grades.
Ep. 8: A Free Spirit Gets Hard-Nosed About Business
Kristine Jones started a business on a whim in an obscure, cutthroat industry. Then she got serious about building a strong company.
Ep. 04: Succeeding as a Woman in Tech – Shaan Kandawalla, Melody McCloskey, Amy Sheng
These three women are thriving in the technology industry by offering innovations that serve other women.
Ep. 3: The ‘Rain Woman’ Behind a Digital Detective Agency
Alison Chung parlays a phenomenal gift for numbers into a successful computer-forensics firm.
The Story Exchange Podcast
Showcasing the stories and strategies of entrepreneurial women from San Diego to New York and beyond.