Nov 29, 2016

Tamra Ryan, of The Women’s Bean Project

Meet Tamra Ryan, CEO of the Women's Bean Project.  Founded in 1989, this Denver-based non profit is dedicated to helping women break the cycle of chronic unemployment and poverty through on-the-job-training and life skills coaching. Tamra defines her role as the visionary leader and organization's spokeswoman, a position she's eminently qualified for with more than 20 years of marketing and sales experience.  Products made by Women's Bean Project include mixes for bean soup, chilli, corn bread, cookies and brownies and are sold at womensbeanproject.com, amazon.com, walmart.com and nearly 1,000 retail stores across the U.S.  Here's yet another conversation you won't want to miss!

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Aug 9, 2016

Barbara Collins and Marsha Wallace, Philanthropists

Barb Collins and Marsha Wallace, two amazing, inspirational and committed women. They are the co-founders of Dining for Women, the largest educational giving circle that connects people in the West with projects supporting women and girls living in extreme poverty in the developing world. Thanks to their tireless efforts and drive to make the world a better place, Dining for Women has 8,000 grassroots members in just about every state and 6 countries, who meet in home and community-based chapters. Members donate what they would have spent dining out. Since it's founding in 2003, DFW has raised more than 5 million dollars. Marsha and Barb will 'blow you away!'

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Apr 26, 2016

Amy Newmark, ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul’ Editor-in-Chief

Amy Newmark spent 30 years working in finance and telecommunications. In 2008 she made a major career change. That's when Amy and her husband Bill Rouhana, bought the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series from the company's co-founders. Bill's the Chairman and CEO, Amy's the Publisher, Editor-in-Chief and Co-Author. With more than 250 titles - 110 million copies sold in the U.S. and Canada, and 500 million worldwide, Chicken Soup for the Soul is the best selling trade paperback book series of all time. Tune in - Amy's got plenty to share.

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Oct 20, 2015

Lois Prislovsky, PhD

LoisPrislovsky.jpgLois Prislovsky, PhD, is an educational psychologist who prior to opening a private practice created and served as director of the special needs program at the University of Tennessee. It served student athletes with disabilities. Her areas of expertise include working with clients on the autistic spectrum, ADHD coaching, and anxiety management. Our conversation focuses on the special relationship she has with one of her clients, an autistic and mute 43-year-old woman. They're in business together.

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Aug 4, 2015

Caren Merrick

CarenMerrickHR.jpgCaren 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.

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Mar 10, 2015

Wendy Crawford - Revisited

Wendychair1.jpgThis week we revisit our conversation with Wendy Crawford. On a summer day in 1984, while driving to the airport for her first international modeling gig, 19 year old Canadian Wendy Crawford was hit by a drunk driver. Wendy never walked again. As she struggled to come to terms with life as a quadriplegic, Wendy saw the need to develop a way to raise awareness of, and become an advocate for, women facing physical challenges. So, in 2002, she founded mobileWomen.org, an online magazine that provides information and a community for women in wheelchairs. Her story is one we all need to hear.

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Oct 14, 2014

Karen Pearl

KarenPearl.jpgWith a small but dedicated professional staff and 8,000 volunteers, God's Love We Deliver provides 4,600 meals each weekday to people in the New York City metropolitan area who are too sick to shop or cook for themselves. The person overseeing this critical lifeline is President and CEO Karen Pearl. Learn all about this amazing operation that's been around for 30 years.

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Oct 7, 2014

Carrie Rich

CarrieRichHeadShot.jpgYoung people can change the world, especially when they're matched with experienced leaders. That's the philosophy behind the Global Good Fund, founded in 2011 by Carrie Rich, who has worked tirelessly to make the world a better place. Her grit, determination, and refusal to take 'no' for an answer makes her a real force to be reckoned with. Tune in and be inspired.

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Sep 30, 2014

Wendy Crawford

Wendychair1.jpgOn a summer day in 1984, while driving to the airport for her first international modeling gig, 19 year old Canadian Wendy Crawford was hit by a drunk driver. Wendy never walked again. As she struggled to come to terms with life as a quadriplegic, Wendy saw the need to develop a way to raise awareness of, and become an advocate for, women facing physical challenges. So, in 2002, she founded mobileWomen.org, an online magazine that provides information and a community for women in wheelchairs. Her story is one we all need to hear.

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Sep 16, 2014

Keren Taylor

KerenTaylor.jpgNever underestimate the power of a girl and her pen. It's that philosophy that propelled Keren Taylor to start WriteGirl, an non-profit literacy program for underserved 13-18 year old girls in the L.A. area. Since its inception in 2001, it has helped hundreds of teens find their voices/calling and in 2013, Michelle Obama presented Keren and WriteGirl with the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award, the highest honor given to such endeavors. And just this year, Keren was selected a CNN Hero for her creative efforts to help young people. She is truly an inspiration.

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