Sep 22, 2020

Actress Lena Olin

Lena Olin is one accomplished, celebrated, respected actress, considered the greatest to come to the States from Sweden since Ingrid Bergman. While still in drama school, she made her on-screen debut in Ingmar Bergman's "Face to Face," and continued working with him both on stage and film. Lena made her English language film debut in "The Unbearable Lightness of Being." That led to other well-known films including "Chocolat," directed by her husband Lasse Hallstrom. Nominated for several acting awards, Lena's latest project is "The Artist's Wife," co-starring Bruce Dern. We know you'll so enjoy meeting and getting to know this terrific, creative woman!

Sep 15, 2020

Mama Gloria Allen

You're about to meet and get to know one helluva woman! 75-year-old Gloria Allen is a transgender woman who grew up in the 50s and 60s on Chicago's South Side and transitioned from George to Gloria after high school, but obviously before the Stonewall Uprising. Her story is riveting, empowering, inspirational. Case in point - while in her 60s, Gloria started a charm school for homeless trans youth - hence the 'Mama.' And....Mama Gloria is the title of a documentary (directed by former CWCW guest Luchina Fisher) that chronicles the life of this amazing woman. This is a conversation you won't want to miss!

Sep 8, 2020

Selene Castrovilla - Award-Winning Fiction and Non-Fiction Author

Selene Castrovilla lives in the past...and that's a good thing! Her work focuses on exposing the concealed truths about our nation's history, including the impactful and poignant way women contributed to the making of America. There's a lot to learn in this fascinating look back with this accomplished author and educator.

Sep 1, 2020

Revisit Yilian Cañizares, Violinist, Singer, Composer

We are revisiting our conversation with Yilian Cañizares, a truly fascinating, unique, multi-talented violinist, vocalist and composer who makes beautiful music by artfully blending jazz, classical and her Afro-Cuban roots with her unique voice. Yilian’s songs range from the poignant to the exuberant. Her warmth, enthusiasm and honesty are palpable and….contagious. You’ll be hooked!

Aug 25, 2020

Chef Maria Loi

Maria Loi? A force of nature! She's a celebrity Chef, Restaurateur, Cookbook Author, Greek Food Ambassador, Author, Social Activist, Philanthropist. Did we whet your appetite? Tune in and meet this amazing, creative, accomplished dynamo!

Aug 18, 2020

Dr. Kathryn Anthony - Professor and Author

Simply put, Dr. Kathryn Anthony is a powerhouse! As Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Distinguished Professor of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, she's its longest serving female faculty member. Dr. Anthony has written for numerous publications and is the author of 5 books, including Designing for Diversity: Gender, Race and Ethnicity in the Architectural Profession. And...she also happens to be the Vice President of the American Restroom Association. COVID109 has forced experts to rethink the designs of public spaces, which obviously includes the most private of those spaces. This is one fascinating, eye-opening and important conversation you won't want to miss.

Aug 11, 2020

Ashley Lyn Olson - Founder of wheelchairtraveling.com

When it comes to living her life, nothing seems to stand in Ashley Lyn Olson's way. At 14, a horrific car accident killed her father, crippled her mother, injured her younger sister and left Ashley paralyzed. Her physical limitations didn't stop her from seeing the world. And...in 2006, she founded wheelchairtraveling.com, a resource for people with disabilities. The site averages 25,000 monthly visits and its 70+ videos have been viewed half a million times. You'll want to meet this passionate, ballsy, determined, young woman.

Aug 4, 2020

Sara Bernstein - Award-Winning Producer and Executive Vice President of Imagine Documentaries

Sara Bernstein is Executive Vice President at Imagine Documentaries, the documentary division of Ron Howard and Brian Grazer's Imagine Entertainment. Her latest project, REBUILDING PARADISE for National Geographic and directed by Howard, chronicles the devastating firestorm that ravaged the city of Paradise, California in 2018. Before joining Imagine, Sara was Senior Vice President at HBO Documentary Films. Needless to say, we cover a lot of ground with this 'cinematic' producing powerhouse!

Jul 28, 2020

Jessica Swale - Olivier-Award Winning British Playwright, Theater Director, Filmmaker, Screenwriter

Talk about a creative woman! Jessica Swale fits that bill and then some. Her first play, Blue Stockings, premiered at Shakespeare's Globe in 2013. Then came Nell Gwynn, which won the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy. Jessica is making her feature film debut with the newly released period drama, Summerland. She also wrote the screenplay. We know you'll enjoy meeting this accomplished, passionate, fascinating woman.

Jul 21, 2020

Milene Jardine - Chocolatier

Talk about mouth-watering! You're in for a special treat, courtesy of New York City-based entrepreneur and chocolatier, Milene Jardine. Sold on line, at boutiques, and corporate gifting/pairing events, fans of Milene's confectionary creations include Hillary Clinton, Warren Buffet, Sting and the reknown chefs Marc Forgione and Dominque Crenn. Inspired by her travels, Milene Jardine Chocolatier's vision is celebrating diversity through chocolate. Makes sense to us!

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