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Powering Up! is a cross-generational, cross-cultural conversation about female power. Hosted by Anne Doyle, Journalist and Author, Powering Up! How America's Women Achievers Become Leaders.

Powering Up! is a cross-generational, cross-cultural conversation about female power. Hosted by Anne Doyle, Journalist and Author, Powering Up! How America's Women Achievers Become Leaders.
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Powering Up! is a cross-generational, cross-cultural conversation about female power. Hosted by Anne Doyle, Journalist and Author, Powering Up! How America's Women Achievers Become Leaders.




European Space Agency’s Ersilia Vaudo Scarpetta

In addition to POWERING UP, I also host the "Game Changers" podcast for the International Women's Forum, which gives me the chance to talk with groundbreaking Sheroes from all over the world and share them here. Ersilia Vaudo Scarpetta, the Chief Diversity Officer for the European Space Agency, has worked in science and space for 30 years. Our conversation ranged from why she believes studying science gives girls super powers to how her unusual mother taught her children, growing up in...


Franchising Executive Recruiter Kristen Odeh

Who ever heard of a franchising executive recruiter? Monica and I never had, until I reconnected with former ran Ford Motor Company executive colleague Kris Odeh. Now the founder and CEO of Momentum Franchise Group, Odeh draws on her 30 years of global executive and leadership credentials in the technology, finance, non-profit, retail and auto industries, helping ambitious entrepreneurs -- of all ages -- find their perfect franchise match. With a particular passion for working with women and...


Journalism at a Crossroads

As an inductee into the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame, I worry about the future of journalism, which is facing two crises. With newspapers going out of business and journalists losing their jobs, it is clear the old business model is broken. Plus, the value of a trustworthy free press, one of the cornerstones of American democracy, is under attack, with disagreeable facts labeled, "fake news" and respected journalists called "enemies of the people." Monica and Anne tackle the crisis in...


Talking About Gender With Transgenders

Millennials have led the way on new thinking and open conversations about gender. Co-host Monica Doyle invited two transgender friends – Grace, a transgender woman, and August, a transgender man – to talk about their experiences. As a Baby Boomer committed to equal rights and dignity for all humans, Anne learned a lot.


The Power of Getting Comfortable In Your Own Skin

Meritor senior executive Linda Taliaferro has climbed the corporate ladder in the very male world of global commercial vehicles. So she understands the gender landmines and obstacles ambitious women must navigate throughout their leadership journeys. From confronting sexual harassers to mastering workplace politics, Taliaferro has experienced it all. That's why she founded The TEE (The Extra Effort) organization to share what she has learned (often the hard way!) and mentor other women. The...


Challenging the Patriarchy's Control of Women

Rabbi Tamara Kolton, author of the upcoming book, "Oranges for Eve: My Beautiful, Brava and Badass Journey to the Feminine Divine," is a truth teller, spiritual leader and powerful voice for women. As growing numbers of states in the USA pass extreme legislation aimed at overthrowing women's right to privacy over our bodies, Rabbi Kolton provides insightful context on her position, published in the Jewish News, that the national debate over abortion is not truly about caring for babies or...


COMIQUE CON: Diverse Women Raising Their Voices & Profiles in World of Comics

The world of comics has long been one more world ruled by white males -- both as characters and creators. But that is changing as young women who grew up reading comics featuring female superheroes (such as "shojo" Magna books created in Japan specifically for girls) are looking for adult content they can identify with. So, they're creating it themselves. We explored this growing, cultural phenomenon at Comique-Con -- a conference specifically for female and female-identifying illustrators,...


Robin Jones: The Reality Is That Most Disabilities Are Invisible

We recorded this episode the day after two mass shootings killed at least 31 people and injured dozens of others in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. Were the young, white males who perpetrated these hateful, horrible acts suffering from mental illness? Perhaps, but not necessarily. Robin Jones, Director of the Great Lakes ADA Center (Americans with Disabilities Act) talked with us about her work training, consulting and providing technical assistance to business, schools, employers ,...


In Our Prime: How Older Women Are Re-Inventing the Road Ahead

Enlightened Sexism author and Communications Studies Professor Susan Douglas makes the case for "life span feminism," her upcoming new book -- In Our Prime: How Older Women are Re-Inventing the Road Ahead -- and why it's time to destroy the media myth that older and younger feminists can't get along.


Sports Columnist Christine Brennan Talks Sports, Gender and Purple-Haired Leadership

USA Today Sports Columnist and TV Commentator Christine Brennan has covered every major sporting event imaginable for nearly four decades -- including 18 Olympics and all four World Cup championships of the U.S. Women's Soccer Team. Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan and their 2019 teammates have delivered revenue, viewing audiences, championships and the all-time best-selling soccer jersey in U.S. history. Now they are demanding equal pay. Brennan says, "Love 'em or hate 'em, they are strong,...


A Leadership Conversation with General Linda Singh on racism, sexism and ending sexual assault in the military

General Linda Singh, the first African American and first woman to head up all military operations for an entire state, made national news earlier this year when her Maryland leadership team became the first all-female National Guard command staff in the United States. A leader who believes in the value of talking openly about difficult issues, Adjutant General Singh spoke candidly with me about racism, sexism and sexual harassment and assault, including her personal experiences.


In the Game: Women’s Sports Progress

Hall of Fame Women's College Basketball Coach Sue Kruszewski Hardy and Vice President of Marketing for the Detroit Tigers Ellen Hill Zeringue, one of the few executive women in major league sports, join Anne and Monica to talk about women's progress in the world of sports -- as athletes, coaches and executives. Their "In the Game" conversation was recorded in front of a live audience as part of the Second Annual Detroit Podcast Festival, hosted by Robin Kinnie, founder of Motor City Woman...


The “Girl Effect” and the Global Fight to Educate Females

Education is transformational with the power to break cycles of poverty, child marriage and violence. The “Girl Effect” is particularly powerful because it extends the benefits to families and communities more than when only boys are educated. Yet 130 million girls around the world are not in school because of poverty, custom or conflict. In places like Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria, girls schools are under attack. Anne talks with Totsie Memela of South Africa and Shamim Jawad of...


1,000 Toys Silently Proclaim, "Remember the Children!"

At least three thousand young children have been separated from their refugee parents, seeking asylum in the U.S. They have been held in cages, shipped to foster care all over the country, some have been sexually assaulted, and several have died. Can you imagine having your baby or very young child pulled from your arms, perhaps never to see them again? Determined that these children must not be forgotten, Michiganders Elaine Roseborough and Laurie Lisi tied 1,000 teddy bears, dolls and toys...


Men as Gender Allies: YWomen Founder Jeffery Tobias Halter

What do men have do with women's power and progress? Everything!! As fathers, husbands, colleagues, bosses, brothers or lawmakers, men impact women's personal lives, careers and legal rights every day. Women contending with sexual harassment, toxic workplaces, gender bias, extreme laws violating our right to privacy and growing male backlash against the #MeToo movement, need male allies! Jeffery Tobias Halter, president of YWomen, is the USA's leading expert on engaging men to advance...


Anxiety, Stress and Suicide on the Rise. Talking About It Helps.

Millennials have been called "the stressed out generation," as record numbers are dealing with anxiety and depression. Suicide among young people is also rising. Psychotherapist Dr. Jane Shure, a nationally-recognized expert on self-esteem issues and healthy management of our “inner critic,” as well as co-founder of The Resilience Group in Philadelphia, joins Anne, Monica and millennial Kevin Farrell to talk about how 21st Century culture increases anxiety and how we can help ourselves, our...


Finding Your Purpose

Nancy Trites Botkin, a Leadership Guide, Founder of Think8 Women and Author of Living on Purpose, has been helping women tap into and pursue their unique purpose for decades. Graduates of her intense, intimate, one-on-one personal discovery sessions like to call themselves, "Wonder Women." She joins Anne and Monica from Montreal to share steps each of us can take to unlock our individual power by discovering and releasing our deeply-ingrained blocks that hold us back.


VoteRunLead: Just Do It!

Record numbers of women in the USA, particularly young women are running for and winning elected political office. An unprecedented number of women -- SIX -- are currently running for president, and there are now 127 women in the U.S. Congress -- 25 in the Senate and 102 in the House, nearly 25%. Better, but nowhere close to equal representation for female citizens. And the numbers of Republican women in national office, meager as they have been, are getting worse. VoteRunLead is a...


Becoming: The Impact of Michelle Obama's Powerful Memoir

Once described as an "angry black woman," Michelle Obama is now one of the most admired women in the world. Her memoir has sold over three million copies and her speaking tour has been extended to 21 more cities, including Canada and Europe. Why is the story of her personal journey resonating across generational, class and racial lines? Guests Marilyn French Hubbard and Tatiana Wheeler are generations apart, but both were so moved by the book they have created platforms to engage with other...


Girls and Sports: Why It Matters

Nearly fifty years after Title IX began opening opportunities for girls to compete in sports, barriers to participation still exist -- particularly for inner city girls. We talk with Dr. Ramona Cox, who runs the "Girls Changing the Game" sports and leadership programs for Detroit PAL (Police Athletic League) and young athlete Mackenzie Fordham about why sports is a critically important confidence-building laboratory for girls.