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GIRL Talk

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GIRL Talk is a podcast for girls, hosted by Girl Scouts River Valleys. Join Hannah and Shanna as they dive into topics like careers, STEM, culture, advocacy, nature, failure, and what it takes to be a leader. Featuring interviews with subject-matter experts, community leaders, women with cool careers, and girls like you who are out there doing amazing things. G.I.R.L.—Go-Getter, Innovator, Risk-Taker, Leader

GIRL Talk is a podcast for girls, hosted by Girl Scouts River Valleys. Join Hannah and Shanna as they dive into topics like careers, STEM, culture, advocacy, nature, failure, and what it takes to be a leader. Featuring interviews with subject-matter experts, community leaders, women with cool careers, and girls like you who are out there doing amazing things. G.I.R.L.—Go-Getter, Innovator, Risk-Taker, Leader

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United States

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GIRL Talk is a podcast for girls, hosted by Girl Scouts River Valleys. Join Hannah and Shanna as they dive into topics like careers, STEM, culture, advocacy, nature, failure, and what it takes to be a leader. Featuring interviews with subject-matter experts, community leaders, women with cool careers, and girls like you who are out there doing amazing things. G.I.R.L.—Go-Getter, Innovator, Risk-Taker, Leader

Language:

English

Contact:

800-845-0787


Episodes

Episode 015: Navigating Polarizing Conversations with Julia Burkstaller

4/2/2020
Right now when we’re releasing this episode we’re in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, and things are changing around us all the time. We recorded it a while ago before this all started, but we think you’ll still find a lot that’s relevant to what’s going on and how people are talking about it. We hope you’re safe and healthy, and that you enjoy our conversation with Julia. We asked our friend and colleague Julia Burkstaller to join us as a subject matter expert to talk about how to get...

Duration:00:49:53

Episode 014: Hair – Expectations, Identity, & Stereotypes

3/5/2020
In this episode we’re talking about hair. Now, before you jump to any conclusions about this topic and maybe skip this episode because you’re not into talking about hair, we’re not talking tips and tricks for teasing the perfect curls or how to get out of your house in the morning with the perfect hairstyle in less than 30 minutes; we’re talking about our hair journeys. How we feel about our hair, stereotypes that are out there for girls and women, and how our hair ties to our identity. This...

Duration:00:58:49

Episode 013: Designing, Building, & Leading – Careers in the Built Environment with Jessie Houlihan

2/6/2020
This episode features Jessie Houlihan, who is the president of Stahl Construction in Minneapolis, MN. Jessie's passion for workplace culture development, education, empowering women, civil rights and social action, and the environment have led her to build a career that ties together STEM, sustainability, and business to create strong communities and ultimately make the world a better place. Hannah and Shanna had a great conversation with Jessie about her background, how she got to where she...

Duration:00:40:38

Episode 012: What It Means To Be A Leader (Part II)

7/24/2019
This episode is part two of our conversation with returning guest Khadra Mohamed about what it means to be a leader. In the first part we talked with Khadra about different leadership experiences and opportunities we've had throughout our lives so far, what kinds of leadership styles come naturally to us, and some things that can keep us from showing up as ourselves. In this part we'll go deeper, talking about how we became leaders and what helped us see ourselves that way. We'll talk about...

Duration:00:42:26

Episode 011: What It Means To Be a Leader (Part I)

7/10/2019
This is part one of a two-part episode about what it means to be a leader with our friend and returning guest Khadra Mohamed. We talked with Khadra about different leadership experiences and opportunities we've had throughout our lives so far like working at camp, taking care of siblings, and stepping up at school or work. Leadership styles and how we approach leading can be very different. For example, Khadra shared that what leadership looks like for her is showing up, being consistent for...

Duration:00:45:29

Episode 010: Talking About Race and Difference

6/26/2019
This episode features a conversation with guest expert Karla Benson Rutten on how to talk about race and difference. Karla works at Girl Scouts River Valleys as the Vice President of Community Engagement, developing strategies to help Girl Scouts be culturally responsive, relevant, and accessible to girls in communities of color. She also founded and runs her own coaching, consulting, and training firm focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Karla is a facilitator and advocate with tons...

Duration:00:56:15

Episode 009: Social Media – Eaden’s Experience

6/12/2019
In this episode we're talking with Eaden, who is a high school senior. We had a great conversation about her experience with social media and the huge role it plays in her friend group and school. We talked with Eaden about how social media is a big part of a lot of girls' lives when it comes to connecting with friends, keeping up with news, and showing the world who you are. It ties into things like self-esteem, identity, and being accepted by your peers. You might hear some of your own...

Duration:00:44:44

Episode 008: Girl, Stay Inside! – Video Games and Gaming

5/29/2019
In this episode we had a lot of fun getting into one of Hannah and Shanna's favorite subjects - video games! We know there are a lot of podcasts out there about gaming, but we hope you'll get a little something different from our conversation. We'll talk about what we love about gaming, how we got started, and what we look for in a game. We'll also share our thoughts about female characters and discuss how we take up space as women in the mostly male-dominated gaming culture. This is the...

Duration:00:48:04

Episode 007: Mental Health – Maddie’s Experience

5/15/2019
In this episode we're talking about mental health with our friend Maddie Phelps. Maddie is a Development Associate at Girl Scouts River Valleys writing grant applications that fundraise for the Girl Scout mission. Outside of work they spend their time writing, weightlifting, and hanging out with friends. We had a great conversation with Maddie about experiences we had with mental health as teenagers and now as adults. Like what it felt like to deal with things like depression and anxiety,...

Duration:00:49:29

GIRL Talk Season 2 – Coming Soon!

4/15/2019
Hey GIRL Talk listeners! We’re hard at work putting together season two, coming soon! We've got all new topics and some great guests lined up for our next round of episodes. Make sure you subscribe to the show in your favorite podcast app so you'll know when they're released, and if you're listening in Apple Podcasts please rate the show and submit a review. It'll help us reach more listeners! Do you have a favorite episode you'd like to tell us about, or a topic you'd like us to dig into?...

Duration:00:00:58

Episode 006: Somali in America – Khadra’s Experience

2/27/2019
In this episode we talk with Khadra Mohamed about her experience growing up Somali in America. Khadra is a friend of ours and a young professional woman who works as a program coordinator for Girl Scouts ConnectZ bringing programming to girls in underrepresented communities. She has a degree in child psychology from the University of Minnesota and has worked with youth in lots of different ways. Outside of her work with girls Khadra loves going to concerts, sewing, journaling, and hanging...

Duration:00:46:34

Episode 005: Fear, Courage, and Being Brave

2/13/2019
The idea of bravery: you might think of courage, selflessness, or just not being afraid. We know bravery is not necessarily equal to not being afraid, but it can seem that way. Bravery can be navigating your own anxiety and insecurity, or fears of judgment and criticism, and putting yourself out there to try something new or stand up for yourself. Feeling scared or intimidated can keep us from trying new things. Don't beat yourself up, we've all been there. It's hard not to have expectations...

Duration:00:38:10

Episode 004: Star Wars, Screamo, and Scientists- Girls and Women in Media

1/30/2019
In this episode we dive into the types of media content that shaped us when we were girls and now as adults. We're constantly taking in information and messages through media sources like YouTube, Snapchat, Instagram, books, radio, magazines, movies, TV, music, and podcasts. This can have a huge impact on how we see ourselves and can be a major factor in the direction we take in school, jobs, relationships, and life. It's important to be able to see yourself reflected in media. A quote that...

Duration:00:33:39

Episode 003: Advocacy- Raise Your Voice and Be Heard!

1/16/2019
Advocacy— it’s standing up for things you believe in and influencing the decisions that affect you and your friends and family’s lives every day. We recorded this episode right in the middle of the 2018 election season, so advocacy was at the top of our minds! This made for a great conversation with our guest— Girl Scouts River Valleys' Capacity Building Director and resident guru of all things girl advocacy, Liana Michelfelder-Tessum, about how political decisions affect girls and how they...

Duration:00:37:08

Episode 002: Girl, Get Outside!

1/2/2019
Getting outside is good for you! In this episode we'll get into what we like to do outside in our everyday lives as part of our own self-care, where we would go on dream adventures, and just how fascinated we are by tiny black capped chickadees and mountain-dwelling lizards. Our challenge to you: spend time outdoors! Find some green space, or snow space, to go for a walk or just hang out. Things like taking photos, drawing, listening to music, exercising, or reading are all better outdoors....

Duration:00:29:24

Episode 001: Epic Fail

12/2/2018
Failure: We've all been there. It's a learning experience, right? And it can be good for us…right? But it can feel really bad! In this episode Hannah and Shanna dive into what it means to fail, why it feels so bad, and how you can turn it around to learn and grow from your mistakes. They'll get into some of their own epic fails, how it felt in school, and how it's still hard when you grow up. Did you know failing comes with sound effects? You do now. ;-) Stay tuned at the end of the episode...

Duration:00:33:18