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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 026: Why We Endured the Darkness – a short story by Maddy Dietz

4/5/2021
In this episode Idelle is joined by returning guest Maddy Dietz. Maddy is a fiction writer and aspiring journalist, a Gold Award Girl Scout, the National Student Poet representing the Midwest region, a YoungArts Finalist in Short Story, and is a candidate for US Presidential Scholar in the Arts. She is also a recent recipient of Girl Scouts River Valleys' Changemaker Award for her work in arts and journalism education. Maddy talked with Idelle about what she's up to now and her plans for...

Duration:00:34:17

Episode 025: Mindful Meditation

3/4/2021
For this episode we welcomed a returning guest, Karla Benson Rutten. Karla joined Idelle to talk about a passion of hers, mindful meditation. Karla practices mindful meditation herself and with her family, but she has also incorporated it into her business as a life coach, and into our meetings at Girl Scouts. If you've been thinking about trying meditation for yourself, Karla has some great insight. Mindfulness gives us a chance to think about how we want to be in a day. It's helpful when...

Duration:00:49:13

Episode 024: Peace & Happiness through Stoicism with Sarah Mikutel

2/5/2021
In this episode we welcomed a special guest, Sarah Mikutel, to talk about Stoicism. Sarah runs her own business as a transformation coach, using the Enneagram and Stoicism to help women replace anxiety, overwhelm, and procrastination with calm, confidence, and fast action. She is a location-independent world traveler, entrepreneur, writer, and experienced podcaster, but what makes Sarah a particularly special guest, is that she works behind the scenes on GIRL Talk as our editor! Sarah’s...

Duration:00:55:57

Episode 023: Hmong Shamanism – Kalue’s Experience

12/3/2020
In this episode we welcomed our Girl Scout colleague Kalue Her to the podcast to talk about Hmong Shamanism through her personal experiences. Shamanism focuses on health and balance in body and soul, and helping and healing individuals, families, and communities. It's all about love, healing, and a connection and respect for nature and living things, and is rooted in the belief that everything has a soul. Shamanism is a practice of healing and protecting family members - providing balance....

Duration:00:41:55

Episode 022: Midwest Dirt Legion – Building Equity in the Mountain Biking Community

11/5/2020
In this episode we're talking with two guests, Ash Murray and Steph Aich, who are the founders of Midwest Dirt Legion - a riding club for cisgender women, gender non-conforming, and transgender mountain bikers. Ash also works with Girl Scouts River Valleys’ Girls in Gear mountain bike program, teaching Girl Scouts technical skills and taking them out to tear up the trails on our new mountain bike course at Camp Elk River in Zimmerman, Minnesota. Ash and Steph started Midwest Dirt Legion with...

Duration:00:48:14

Episode 021: Lead Like You – with LA Film School President Tammy Elliott

10/1/2020
This episode features a conversation about leadership with Los Angeles Film School President Tammy Elliott. How did we get such a prestigious guest, you might ask? Spoiler alert - she's Hannah's mom! Tammy has built an amazing career as a leader in higher education, and she shared with us some truly amazing nuggets of wisdom about how she got there and what it takes to lead her team with kindness and grace. Girl Scouts is a leadership organization, and we love hearing people's leadership...

Duration:00:49:02

Episode 020: Finding Your Calling – Veterinary Medicine with Dr. Amanda Doran

9/3/2020
For this episode we welcomed Dr. Amanda Doran to the show for a conversation about her unique journey in the field of veterinary medicine. We know a lot of girls are passionate about helping animals and making the world a better place, and Dr. Doran has found a way to do both of those things through her career. We think you'll will be interested in hearing about the way she is able to care for animals and people, and how she recognized her calling. Dr. Doran talks about why she became a...

Duration:00:49:53

Episode 019: Finding Yourself Outside with Grace Heneghan

8/6/2020
In this episode we're talking with Grace Heneghan. Grace is an expert in the field of wilderness guiding and is passionate about connecting wilderness tripping with gender, feminism, identity, and the environment. Grace talks about how she really didn't have a lot of interest in the outdoors as a kid until she started going on trips with YMCA Camp Widjiwagan, and discovered a love for being in the wilderness even though at times it can be super challenging. She found where she fit in and...

Duration:01:00:37

Episode 018: Becoming a Writer with Maddy Dietz

7/2/2020
In this episode we're talking about creative writing with Maddy Dietz. We've wanted to talk to Maddy for a while now - she's got some interests that we think a lot of listeners will identify with. She's a high school student but is taking college courses, and shows up as a leader in Girl Scouts as part of the Girl Leadership Board and as a founding member of the Press Corps. She's working on building a career as a fiction writer and journalist and has already had a couple of her works...

Duration:00:36:38

Episode 017: Justice, Hope, & Action

6/26/2020
In this episode, we took time to hold some space for a conversation about what's going on in our community here in the Twin Cities in Minnesota. We checked in with our friend and former co-host Shanna to talk through what we've been experiencing, feeling, and doing after George Floyd was murdered by Minneapolis police on May 25, just a month ago. We got into some tough things like feelings of grief, fear, and anxiety, feeling like we're not doing enough, how we find credible news and deal...

Duration:00:58:07

Taking Action

6/4/2020
Hi GIRL Talk listeners. As many of you know, Hannah and I both live in the Twin Cities in Minnesota, where there’s been a lot going on. George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, was murdered by police in Minneapolis on Monday, May 25th. In the wake of George Floyd’s death, Minneapolis and St. Paul experienced protests that spread across the country. Our hearts ache for George Floyd’s family and community. While we’re feeling tremendous pain, outrage, fear, and anxiety, this is the time for change....

Duration:00:01:18

Episode 016: Finding Your Creative Outlet with Keziah Ojika

5/7/2020
Right now when we're releasing this episode, we're in the midst of changing and challenging times. We recorded our conversation with Keziah Ojika before everything with the COVID-19 pandemic started, but we think you'll find it interesting and maybe a little inspiring. A lot of us are stuck at home, and it might just get you thinking about doing something that lets off some creative steam and allows you to find your voice. Keziah works with us at Girl Scouts, where she is a leader on our...

Duration:00:45:56

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