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.
Jul 26, 2016
When it comes to public education Harriet Isecke's been there, done that. During her more than 38 year career, she's been a teacher, curriculum director, educational consultant, grant writer, children books author and has been listed in Who's Who Among American Educators four times. In 2010 Harriet began a new venture - Readorium. It's a web-based supplemental program aimed at teaching students reading comprehension skills using fun, easy to digest concepts. Readorium won the 2016 National CODiE Award for Best Reading/English/Language Arts Solution.
Mar 15, 2016
Tahrir Square, the conflicts in Libya, and Syria, the refugee crisis in Europe. Award winning photo-journalist Nicole Tung has shared powerful, poignant, searing images in a career that began shortly after she graduated from college in 2009. Nicole talks openly, honestly, chillingly about her work documenting 'humanity at its worst, its best and everything' in between. No one should miss this conversation.
Feb 16, 2016
Little did Kristin Russo know that coming out during Thanksgiving dinner, when she was 17, would have had the impact it did on her life. That was back in 1998. In 2010, she co-founded EveryoneIsGay.com -- one of the only advice sites for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender youth and their parents. Three years later, The Parents Project was born -- which provides answers to a slew of questions asked by moms and dads whose children had recently come out. To say that Kristin will always have her work cut out is a helluva understatement.
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.
Aug 4, 2015
Caren Merrick - risk-taker, business-woman, philanthropist. She and her husband co-founded a business-to-business software company in their basement, took it public on the Nasdaq and eventually sold it for $540 million dollars. Caren's also the Founder and CEO of Your Pocket Mentor a mobile app and digital publishing company. She's a founding investor of Venture Philanthropy Partners, AND sits on numerous company boards. This is a conversation you won't want to miss.
Apr 28, 2015
This week we revisit our Conversation with Lacey Schwartz. Lacey is the director and subject of Little White Lie,
a riveting, powerful, emotional documentary that traces her upbringing
as an only child in a white, Jewish family in upstate New York. However,
it was during her freshman year in college that she learned the truth.
When confronted, her mother finally acknowledged having had an
extra-marital affair...and that her biological father was in fact,
black. Lacey, who is also the CEO of Truth Aid, a company that makes
movies, produces multi-media content and performs educational outreach
on social issues, makes for a fascinating conversation.
Feb 17, 2015
A return appearance for the wonderfully refreshing, no-holds barred actress/voice-over artist/commentator Nancy Giles...who, since 2002 has been sharing her views, comedic and cutting, on CBS Sunday Morning. Sit back and enjoy another fascinating, provocative, and entertaining conversation with the irrepressible Nancy Giles.
Feb 10, 2015
Author, social thought leader, innovator, Robin Rice doesn't believe in the status quo, especially when it's not working. And to that end, her company, Be Who You Are Productions, is behind a wide range of free creative social change projects including Stop The Beauty Madness Campaign and YourHolidayMom.com. Tune in to a conversation that is thought provoking, empowering and even somewhat unorthodox.
Jan 20, 2015
In her more than 30 years working in broadcast, print and digital journalism, Lisa Anderson has covered a lot of territory - fashion, politics, war, terrorism. Twenty-five of those years was spent as a reporter at the Chicago Tribune and its New York Bureau Chief. Most recently, Lisa developed TrustLaw Women, a web site devoted to global women's legal rights and issues for the Thomson Reuters Foundation. She also covers women's rights, good governance, anti-corruption and humanitarian issues.