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Inspirational Women is a weekly podcast that features women who are leaders in their field, entrepreneurs, authors or women carving new paths in education, the environment, charities, crime prevention, health care, domestic issues, and youth outreach.

Inspirational Women is a weekly podcast that features women who are leaders in their field, entrepreneurs, authors or women carving new paths in education, the environment, charities, crime prevention, health care, domestic issues, and youth outreach.
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Inspirational Women is a weekly podcast that features women who are leaders in their field, entrepreneurs, authors or women carving new paths in education, the environment, charities, crime prevention, health care, domestic issues, and youth outreach.








Saeeda Hafiz Author of "The Healing: One Woman's Journey from Poverty to Inner Riches"

Saeeda Hafiz is a yoga teacher and wellness expert, a holistic health educator, and also an author: The Healing--One Woman's Journey from Poverty to Inner Riches. Sometimes with the fall season comes a time of feeling we can push a reset button on our life plans. We might glean some ideas from Saeeda as she provides an open sharing of her life--one filled with addiction, domestic violence and poverty. Saeeda's journey, surviving her childhood and youth, and choosing education, was her way to...


Heather Hansen is The Elegant Warrior

Heather Hansen is a trial lawyer with 20 years' experience focused on medical malpractice cases. She's consistently named one of the top 50 female attorneys in Pennsylvania. Heather works as a communications consultant, appearing on CNN, NBC, Fox News Channel, and is the host of The Elegant Warrior podcast. And Heather is now an author, providing an important and useful book, a manual, to navigate our world--The Elegant Warrior: How to Win Life's Trials Without Losing Yourself....


Limitless--How to Ignore Everybody, Carve Your Own Path, and Live Your Best Life With Author Laura Gassner Otting

Laura Gassner Otting is an entrepreneur, a philanthropic activist--she helped shape AmeriCorps -- and author. Her book: Limitless--How to Ignore Everybody, Carve Your Own Path, and Live Your Best Life" captures in print the work Laura does in the world, working with thousands of leaders at crisis points in their life. Laura consults and is an executive coach. And her book helps us uncover the passion we have and make it work in harmony with the 'work' that we do in the world. As the title...


Aimee Ross Models Overcoming Adversity in "Permanent Marker"

Aimee Ross is a mother, a wife, a daughter, a high school English teacher, and the author of "Permanent Marker, a Memoir" an open and honest sharing of a specific time in her life that occurred 10 years ago. These are things we may relate to because we've had them happen. In Aimee's case in just the span of 5 months, she went through a divorce, had a heart attack, and nearly died as the result of a car crash, hit by an intoxicated driver. But Aimee is a survivor and in this gripping story we...


Inspiration for Life, 'Choosing Joy: Alzheimer's a Book of Hope' by Helene Berger

Helene Berger is an inspiring woman, the author of "Choosing Joy: Alzheimer's, A Book of Hope". Written as a result of her personal experiences in caring for her husband for the last 6 years of his life following his diagnosis, Helene discovered some simple but profound ways to be with, and help her husband. One very important thing is to get help, and give yourself time to rest and regenerate. There was the discovery of 'the magic of questions'. Rather than directing him, asking him what he...


Lisa Manheim and the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer are Fighting Cancer with Bikes

Lisa Manheim is the cofounder of a unique non profit organization: Tour de Pier, and Executive Director for the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer research. 7 years ago the first Tour de Pier happened in Southern California. This September the first one takes place on the shores of Lake Union, with 100 or more stationary bikes in use for 5 hours, with typically 5 riders/1 hours each. Seattle's love of cycling, and the major commitment to cancer research, make it the ideal place for...


Christina Kelly is Kicking Off the Making Strides Walk at Woodland Park Zoo

Christina Kelly is the Director of Communications with the American Cancer Society. Making Strides for Breast Cancer is a major fall fundraising event, taking place October 19th at Gas Works Park. But there's a lot of prep that needs to get done for a successful fundraiser. There's a big Kick-Off on Thursday, August 8th, 7-9pm at Woodland Park Zoo--"Wild for a Cure". Guests will get to see some of the Zoo in the evening, but also get great info on creating a team, and fun and successful ways...


Jen Syrowitz & Ronnie McGlenn from Washington Outdoor Women

Jen Syrowitz is the new Executive Director of Washington Outdoor Women (WOW), and Ronnie McGlenn, is the Founder. WOW has been here in the Puget Sound area for 22 years, providing important classes and trainings for women, by women, to keep us safe in nature. It's also about respecting the land and all nature. Washington Outdoor Women began with just a few classes, but keeps growing and expanding which attests to its popularity. September 13-15 is the time of the Fall weekend Workshop. Held...


Debbie Graham MSW, Support Women in Recovery & Their Children

Debbie Graham MSW is the Executive Director of Pacific Treatment Alternatives-Snohomish County PCAP, in Everett. In her work Debbie sees the effects of domestic abuse, addiction, homelessness, on women, and often women with children. And with the PCAP program, Debbie tells us how it helps link mothers to community resources that will help them build and maintain healthy, independent family lives. It assure that the children are in safe, stable home environments and receiving appropriate...


The Book of Hot by Laurel Sturt Inspires Living Your Best Life and Shows It's Never Too Late

Laurel Sturt, aka Mrs. Hot, is the author of the Amazon bestseller, The Book of Hot. In it Laurel opens her life, shares her transformation, and aims to be an inspiration for women. In a 2 year period she lost 82 lb, left an unfulfilling job, began a new career as a life coach and author, and eventually married a younger man. Laurel is an advocate for women living their best lives no matter their age, as age is just a number. Find out more at


Deborah Santana, Stories of Resonance & Connection,

Deborah Santana is an author, seeker and activist for peace and social justice. She is founder of "Do A Little", a nonprofit that serves women and girls in the areas of health, education and happiness. She's penned a memoir--Space Between the Stars, and is the editor of a magnificent collection of stories in the anthology All the Women in My Family Sing. In it, 69 Women of color share experiences, thoughts, and actions in griping essays that are a powerful education for each of us. Find out...


6-23-19: Leslie Landis inspired by youth earth actions, writes Chendell,

Leslie Landis is a licensed marriage and family therapist. Leslie has also been a legislative assistant to a U.S. senator, a teacher, financial planner, a bank trust officer, and an associate director in TV. And now Leslie is a new author. Her new book is: Chendell--A Natural Warrior. The focus is the environment, the health of the planet. The Superhero genre is sure to captivate and resonate with young people, but with all ages. "Little by little, a little bacomes a lot" is an African...


6-16-19: Cristal Glangchai PhD, Leadership, Start Young! Book and website,

Cristal Glangchai PhD is a scientist, entrepreneur and mentor whose big passion is to inspire and help girls in all of these areas. And her work in leadership is such an important complement to all that Dr. Zeitz is outlining for our current and future work. Cristal is dedicated to helping girls really fulfill their potential, because they have it in their young years until many when they reach school age, give away their genius. Much of her work can be found in her new book: VentureGirls:...


6-09-19: Creating a great Life, 7 Practices of Prosperous Women,

Raven Magwood an international speaker and achievement expert who graduated with honors from Clemson University at just 19! Recognized as one of the top 10 Clemson graduates in the past decade, Raven received the Roaring Ten Award. She was a national gymnastic champion at age 11 and was encouraged to write a book about her experiences. Raven now has her 4th book, and discusses with us the '7 Practices of Prosperous Women'. One of the practices is to write down our goals, along with smaller...


6-02-19: Subconscious Power: Use Your Inner MInd...

Kimberly Friedmutter is a board-certified Master Hypnotist, and NLP trainer. She is known as the “Mystic in Cowboy Boots” and has her own radio show. Now she is also an author, whose book brings great information to us about our Mind. "Subconscious Power: Use Your Inner Mind to Create the Life You've Always Wanted" reveals that the subconscious is not magic, and not just for some select few. This is a part of all of us. Kimberley works with celebrity clients, but here she addresses the...


5-26-19: Rene Czerwinski, mental health counselor, Help is available, Talk to someone,

Rene Czerwinski is a licensed mental health counselor with Pacific Medical Centers. The statistics are staggering--roughly 45 million people in the U.S. suffer from mental illness and at least 10 million of these people suffer from serious mental illness. And, I feel we see evidence of this on our city streets every single day. PacMed is launching a campaign that highlights the importance of identifying and treating mental health issues. Their staff works collaboratively with referrals to...


5-19-19: MC Fox, author of Countdown America, a contemporary thriller,

MC Fox is a first time author. Her book--Countdown America, is a thriller that contains cyber espionage, Russian scandals, has strong women in powerful positions....and it's really quite interesting as this conversation follows Hu Dalconzo speaking about the role of women, and feminine energy in our world today. Professionally Marcie Fox is an accountant--being practical she knew she needed a career to support her on the journey. But writing has always been a passion, so she has progressed...


5-12-19: Sarah Slack, support, compassion around infant death,

Sarah Slack is the founder of The TEARS Foundation. This beautiful nonprofit organization came about because 18 years ago Sarah lost her baby boy--he was stillborn. Sarah is honest about her painful grief journey and she has made it have a beautiful meaning and is doing so much to help other families in similar difficult circumstances. The TEARS Foundation continues to grow and evolve and is now in various communities in the US and is also international. It provides both emotional and...


5-05-19: Nancy Long, Clare Petersky invite all to collarate for a strong community!

Give Big 2019!! This week Nancy Long Executive Director of 501 Commons, the new owner of Give Big, and Clare Petersky, Executive Director of Wallingford Senior Community Center give us an inside look at the work that they do. And it truly is BIG, and shows the collaboration we have with each other to provide critical and important support to over 1500 nonprofit organizations in our area. We can now support organizations across the state, even international ones that are based here. Every...


4-28-19: Jessi Roberts - Strong, supportive, sassy, women -

Jessi Roberts is the founder of Cheekys, a unique and popular boutique that is so much more than a boutique. Jessi has a heart to help women empower themselves, realize their dreams. Jessi shares some insights of both creating a million dollar business in a tiny Idaho town, and creating a vibrant community of women and families. Jessi Roberts has written about her experiences...clearly and this part memoir, part inspirational book: Backroads Boss Lady--Happiness Ain't a Side...