Jan 21, 2020

Denise Roberts Hurlin, Dancer, Educator, Activist

Dancer, educator, activist, all describe Denise Roberts Hurlin.  Part of the Paul Taylor Dance Company, Denise is a founding member of Parsons Dance.  She's also taught at Julliard in Manhattan, New Hampshire's Keene State College and her alma mater, Purchase College.  Denise also happens to be the founding director of Dancers Responding to Aids, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids.   Under her leadership DRA has produced more than 150 events including the annual Fire Island Dance Festival and together, they've raised more than $300 million to provide lifesaving medication, healthy meals and other social services for people living with HIV.

Jan 14, 2020

Heather Booth, Organizer and Activist

Heather Booth is a force to be reckoned with and that's a very good thing! She is one of the country's  leading strategists when it comes to progressive issue campaigns and driving issues in elections. Heather's organizing and commitment to social justice began during the civil rights, anti-Vietnam War and women's movements of the 1960s. She also started JANE, an underground abortion service in 1965 before Roe v Wade became law. We cover a lot of territory in this open, honest, impactful conversation with a compassionate, committed woman.

Jan 7, 2020

Dr. Wang Newton, Drag King

You're about to meet and get to know "Dr. Wang" Newton, a Taiwanese-born American performance artist, who specializes in the art of drag or 'drag king' performance. Assigned female at birth, Dr. Wang is gender-fluid and offers social commentary on culture and politics with comedic jabs. This is one open, honest conversation with a truly fascinating guest.

Dec 31, 2019

Revisit: Melissa Iwai, Children’s Book Author and Illustrator

Melissa Iwai has wanted to be a children's book author and illustrator as far back as she can remember. She has illustrated more than 30 picture books, beginning with Night Shift Daddy published in 2000. Melissa also wrote and illustrated Soup Day and Pizza Day. And speaking of soup and pizza - when she's not creating visual art, Melissa can be found in her kitchen, cooking, baking and developing new recipes. In fact, she was a 2010 Cooking Light Reader Recipe winner. We're so glad Melissa took a break from creating visual and culinary art to have a conversation with us!

Dec 24, 2019

Revisit: Tracy Edwards, Competitive Yachtswoman, Author, and Philanthropist

How to describe Tracy Edwards? Let's start with determined, accomplished, ballsy, adventurous, passionate. In 1989, when she was in her mid-20's, Tracy and her crew of 11 females became the first-ever all-women's team to compete in the grueling, prestigious, 32,000 mile Whitbread Round the World sailing race that begins and ends in Southampton, England. How she managed to pull this off (besting male crews in their class, by the way) is the focus of the inspiring, empowering documentary, "Maiden." We are thrilled to share Tracy's story in this not-to-be-missed conversation.

Dec 17, 2019

Vivian Chew, Music industry, visionary, entrepreneur, co-owner of Chew Entertainment, a premiere event production fire and RVMK Recording Studio

For Vivian Chew it's all about music. While working at ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers), she founded the "ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Awards," which is celebrating its 32nd year. She's also the founder of TimeZone International, the first and only U.S. based African-American owned company that provides recording artists with a wide array of services. Vivian and her husband, Music Director/ Producer Ray are co-owners of Chew Entertainment, a premier production company. There's also their foundation, "Power2Inspire" and their New Jersey-based RVMK Recording studio. Join us for a fascinating conversation with this music biz mover and shaker.

Dec 10, 2019

Cassandra Greene, Pastor, Writer, Director, Activist

Cassandra Greene is a pastor, writer, director, producer, teacher, civil rights activist, domestic violence advocate...and...INSPIRATION. For more than a dozen years, she has directed the re-enactment of the infamous 1946 lynching murders of 2 black men and their wives on Georgia's Moore's Ford Bridge.
Her efforts are chronicled in the film, "Always in Season."  Cassandra has also conducted workshops, retreats and seminars on domestic violence, relationships and has also written plays and skits for several non-profits about bullying, sexual abuse and human trafficking.  There's no stopping this incredible, committed, creative woman!

Dec 3, 2019

KT Sullivan, singer, actress and artistic director of the Mabel Mercer Foundation

KT Sullivan is a woman of many talents.  The Broadway actress (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Three Penny Opera with Sting) and singer has headlined at the Oak Room of the legendary Algonquin Hotel and one of those performances, "Rhyme, Women and Song," was featured on WNET, New York City's public television station. KT's also performed at Carneige Hall, Lincoln Center, 54 Below, Birdland, The Kennedy Center in D.C. to name just a few. She also happens to be Artistic Director of the Mabel Mercer Foundation, which hosts the NY Cabaret Convention.  We're sure you'll enjoy getting to know yet another creative woman.

Nov 26, 2019

Elizabeth Suda, Jewelry Designer, Entrepreneur, and Social Activist

Put simply:  the world needs more women like Elizabeth Suda!  After two years working in the Merchandising Department of Coach, she bagged it all and headed for Laos.  Elizabeth was on a mission to understand how local, sustainable crafts made by women could become part of the global fashion industry.  It was there that she learned bout the Secret War in Laos (1963-1974), which left behind 80 million unexploded bombs.  That trip made quite an impact, because before long, Article22 was born, and with it, the Peacebomb bracelet, handmade by local Laotian artists from Vietnam War shrapnel.  Article22 has developed into a global business with an ever evolving collection of jewelry.  This is truly a conversation you can't afford to miss!

Nov 19, 2019

Dr. Anne Fishel, Clinical Psychologist, Family Therapist, Professor

You're about to meet one amazing, accomplished, committed woman who really is making a difference in the world.  Not only is Dr. Anne Fishel a clinical psychologist, family therapist, Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School, Director of the Family and Couple Therapy Program at Mass General, she's also the Executive Director and co-founder of The Family Dinner Project.   Its goal is to encourage and help families have more frequent and meaningful dining experiences - certainly a challenge in today's world.  Needless to say, there's plenty to take away from our latest conversation.

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