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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.








4-21-19: Dr. Broughton, Infertility Awareness, 1 in 8 couples has a challenge,

Dr. Darcy Broughton is an obstetrician and gynecologist, specializing in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at Pacific NW Fertility, in Seattle. April 12th-27th is National Infertility Awareness Week. 1 in 8 couples has a challenge with becoming pregnant, over 7 million women in the US have received infertility care. This is a medical diagnosis, so it's critically important to inform and spread the word.


4-14-19: Rosemary Lombardy, financial planning in domestic abuse situation,

Rosemary Lombardy has 35 years experience as a financial advisor. Using this professional experience, along with her personal experience of surviving domestic abuse, and drawing on the stories of other women in similar circumstance, Rosemary has written an important and empowering book, Breaking Bonds: How to Divorce an Abuser and Heal--A Survival Guide. Rosemary provides lists and details about subjects such as getting a restraining order, 21 Essential items to pack in a to-go bag. And at...


4-07-19: Cap. Lisa Barnes, Brave, empowers girls 12-18, ,

Captain Lisa Barnes is a pastor with the Salvation Army at White Center and is deeply committed to social justice work, to bringing love to those most in need (which maybe is all of us). Lisa brought a girls' empowerment program "Brave" to Seattle, a program to help girls in foster care, ages 12-18. The statistics are staggering. Around 70% of these vulnerable young women can find themselves in the sex trafficking trade, homeless, or losing their life. One day, Saturday, May 18 gives them an...


3-24-19: Geneen Roth, holistic teacher, author, 'This Messy Magnificent Life',

Geneen Roth is a NY Times best-selling author, a life coach, and workshop leader. She incorporates all these talents in her morning conversation with a focus on her latest book-- This Messy Magnificent Life: A Field Guide. Geneen shares stories of her challenges, the personal discoveries to overcome them, and also includes stories from workshop attendees--all helping us to learn and grow.


2-24-19: The Little Rock 9, desegregation,

Dr. Melba Patillo Bales is a great figure in history and in this country. She is one of the high school students from 1957, the Little Rock 9, who played a significant role in desegregation. The Federal Court had ruled on integration in all schools. Even at a very young age Melba did not understand segregation, so she was a natural candidate for the group of black students selected to attend Capital High School in Little Rock. In her memoir "March Forward, Girl" she tells of her youth, and...


2-17-19: The Night Olivia Fell, new novel offers great discussion topics,

Christina McDonald is a journalist and author originally from our Puget Sound area, but now living in England--a very interesting story. Christina has a passion for writing which comes through strong and clear in her first adult published novel: The Night Olivia Fell. This thriller offers so many topics for good, deep conversation--mother-daughter relationships, truth, honesty, the teen years, life and death. Christina provides a guide for Book Club groups. And she's written and self...


2-10-19: Vanessa McGrady, motherhood/adoption, author

Vanessa McGrady is a woman of many talents, of a great sense of adventure, a woman sharing a special love story in her memoir : Rock Needs River--A Memoir About a Very Open Adoption. Vanessa felt the call for motherhood, and adoption was her best option, and a big journey. Her very open adoption involved receiving her very aware and wise daughter, Grace, from bio parents who felt they were not prepared to have a child. When they became homeless Vanessa invited them to live with her and Grace...


2-03-19: Laurie Trachta, author of "Can the Sad Come Out?", a focus on dealing with death & grief

Laurie Trachta is a former educator and school counselor with over 20 years experience working with kids in the formative years--grades 1-8. Laurie is also an author. Her book: Can the Sad Come Out? is a children's book that suits all ages, and provides important insights and a basis for good heartfelt conversations about death, dying, grief and acknowledging it as a process of life. Laurie shares that she has had response from parents and grandparents about how it has helped them, and has...


1-27-19: Go Red for Women, wear Red on Feb 1, learn about women's heart health,

Go Red for Women--wear red on Friday February 1. The Ambassadors for the 2019 American Heart month, Dr. Marina Jansen, cardiologist at CHI Franciscan, and Miriam Barnett, a Survivor, who underwent open heart surgery 2 years ago--share important information about women and heart disease. Heart disease continues to be the number 1 killer of women, so we need to know that it is different than it is for men. It may manifest as nausea, pain in the left arm, profuse sweating. Dr. Jansen tells us...


1-20-19: Olympia LePoint, Rocket Scientist, motivator, teacher & author,

Olympia LePoint is a contemporary "Hidden Figures" woman--recall the movie from a couple years ago. Olympia is a 'rocket scientist' who helped launch 28 space missions in her nearly 10 year career with Boeing. She shares her story to encourage us to push beyond perceived failures. She failed math and science until the 11th grade and then in university graduated 5th in her class of thousands. She was the youngest scientist hired by Boeing at age 21. In 2004 she was the recipient of the Boeing...


1-13-19: Allison Tenney, Ignited Womxn Summit, Feb 9 in Seattle,

Allison Tenney is the founder of Seattle Ignited Women Project, an event dedicated to redefining what success and strength means as a woman. For any of us who want to be instruments of change in the world, this is the experience that is essentially like a lab where we learn some things, test them out with a group of women seeking to also be a force of change in the world, and then continue to collaborate with new found friends and connections to put the solutions into action. The next...


1-06-19: Elizabeth Emens, author: Life Admin--How I Learned to do Less, Do Better and Live More

Elizabeth Emens is a Law Professor at Columbia University, a mother of 2 youngsters, and now author of an important new book: Life Admin--How I Learned to do Less, Do Better and Live More. The book is important because it is an education--one that provides insight into the things /stuff of our own life, it presents experiences of others, and thus the means of making our life work more efficiently for ourselves. 'Life Admin' is a great term to cover all the time it takes to deal with all the...


12-30-18: Prof. Elizabeth Primamore, author "Shady Women: Three Short Plays",

Elizabeth Primamore is Professor of English at City University of New York, and an author, most recently of 'Shady Women: Three Short Plays'. Elizabeth uses the plays to discuss some of the events of this past year including the Me 2 movement, and the various ways women have been encouraged to find their voice, to address the issues that have impacted them/us over time.


12-23-18: Eileen Heisman, charitable giving, creating work-life balance.

Eileen Heisman is President and CEO of National Philanthropic Trust, and a recognized expert on charitable giving. Eileen has a few tips about this for us--to include taking the $$ we earmark for charity, and donating a larger sum to fewer organizations. Eileen shares about work life balance and finding the work that brings us fulfillment.


12-16-18: Rabbi Sara, "From Sorrow to Strength: My Journey with Depression"

Rabbi Sara Berman is a broad certified Chaplain, a certified instructor in Mental Health First Aid, and is now manager of spiritaul care at Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Rabbi Sara is also a writer and share insights from her new book-- From Sorrow to Strength: My Journey with Depression. One in Five of us is affected. Rabbi Sara's book is a wonderful gift that helps us to embrace compassion, and be both a support and advocate for more attention and better treatment for mental illness....


12-09-18: Kate Atherley, knitting for fun and function, 'The Knitter's Dictionary',

Kate Atherley is a talented and creative woman. Her hobby--knitting, has become her work, and it seems like great fun. Kate comes from a Mathematics and Software background, and combining all these things seems quite creative in itself. Kate's story about her life path which included working for Microsoft, and has evolved to transferring the math knowledge to her love of knitting. She relates the results in her latest book: The Knitter's Dictionary--Knitting Know-How from A to Z. Knitting is...