May 23, 2017
For Susan Johnson it's all about entertainment. After a successful career as a music video director, she decided to move over to movies, becoming an independent producer. Her first produced feature, Mean Creek premiered at Sundance and Cannes in 2004 and was released by Paramount Pictures and Focus Features. A total of 10 films followed, but for Susan, the time had come to 'go' behind the camera. She made her feature directorial debut with Carrie Pilby. Based on a best selling young adult novel, it premiered at the 2016 Toronto Film Festival. Susan talks openly and honestly about her career and what it's like being a woman in a man's world.
Feb 21, 2017
Here's a piece of art history you may not know. Telfair Museums, located in Savannah's beautiful historic district, happens to be the oldest public art museum in the South. Founded by a woman (!), it is comprised of the Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Owens-Thomas House, - a National Historic Landmark, and the Jepson Center, devoted to contemporary art.
Lisa Grove is Director/CEO of Telfair Museums. Her leadership, vision and guidance have helped make Telfair Museums a dynamic center for the local community, serving more than 180,000 visitors each year. Join Lisa on this 'insider' tour of these three special and distinct sites.
Feb 14, 2017
Lori Sokol's list of credentials is long and impressive. A psychologist, scholar, writer, mover and shaker, Lori is President of Sokol Media, which publishes a variety of business magazines that advocate for diversity in the workplace. She is also Executive Director of Women's eNews. Founded in 1999, its mission is to 'report stories of women and girls to create a more equitable world, a world that honors, respects and supports the lives of women and girls.' The match is a perfect one, since Lori is, someone who has, "dedicated my entire career to advocating for gender rights through the media."
Sep 20, 2016
A Marketing Executive whose business career has spanned more than 25 years, Marla Isackson has created innovative campaigns for Citibank, American Express, Barnes and Noble and WebMD. She has also been a longtime supporter of women's initiatives. Combining both, Marla founded Like A Boss Girls (likeabossgirls.com). The website with the catchy title, provides young women with the tools, information and inspiration to define, explore and achieve their goals to become entrepreneurs, leaders and social activists. She knows young women have the strength, determination and talent to make a difference - a big difference.
Aug 30, 2016
How many professional, classical female trombonists can you name? Let's go out on a limb and say, none. That's about to change. Let us introduce Rebecca Cherian, co-principal trombone of the Pittsburgh Symphony since 1989. The road to being the highest paid, highest ranked woman trombonist in a top ten U.S. orchestra has been a hard-fought journey for this talented, passionate, trail-blazing musician. As you're about to find out, Rebecca's one amazing woman.
Jun 28, 2016
From a young age, sports played an important role in Yolanda Jackson's life and continues to do so today. She's the founder and CEO of Yolanda L. Jackson and Associates, a sports marketing company that represents female athletes - a profession built on 30 years experience. Twenty of those years were spent working at the Women's Sports Foundation - the brainchild of tennis great Billie Jean King. You'll want to hear what Yolanda has to say about the current and future status of women in sports.
May 10, 2016
How many women do you know who host their own weekly sports show? Well, you're about to meet one. A pioneer of sports radio and tv, Amy Lawrence brings her passion, talent and take to "After Hours with Amy Lawrence," a four-hour late night program which airs on CBS Sports Radio, the country's largest 24/7 major market radio network. Before joining CBS, Amy spent 9 years at ESPN Radio and had the distinction of being its only regular female host. Amy doesn't hold back - she shares the highs, lows, good, bad and ugly about what it's like being a woman working in a male-dominated world.
Dec 15, 2015
Get to know journalist Riva Richmond, who specializes in technology, global and small business. She is currently the Director of Digital Media at The Story Exchange, a nonprofit media project dedicated to sharing the stories of women entrepreneurs from all over the world. It recently completed an unprecedented 3 year study of 1,000 women in business, which provides the largest qualitative data about female entrepreneurs to date. The information not only offers an intimate look at the stories of women behind the stats, but at the same time challenges the accepted norms about why we start our own businesses. Riva has lots to say.
Dec 8, 2015
A committed, impassioned and devoted public servant, Democrat Loretta Weinberg has been a major player in New Jersey politics for more than 20 years. She was elected to the State Assembly in 1992; moved to the Senate side in 2005 and has been Majority Leader since 2012. A member of numerous committees, Senator Weinberg's long list of legislative accomplishments includes: sponsoring the New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act, forming the Governor's Advisory Council on Adolescent Pregnancy, and helping to shape a landmark autism research funding bill. At 80, she's got more energy, stamina and grit than people half her age. You'll want to meet this force of nature.
Nov 17, 2015
Ever wonder what a television producer really does? You're about to find out. Meet journalist and Emmy Award Winner Sabrina Clay, who is a segment producer on The Dr. Oz Show. Before joining the Dr. Oz staff, Sabrina was supervising producer of the weekend edition of The Today Show. She spent 14 years at NBC News. On the entertainment side, Sabrina's worked the Oscar, Golden Globes and Emmy Red Carpets. There's lots to talk about.