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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.




HERImpact - Accelerating Women Through Social Entrepreneurship

Women own 40% of all businesses in the USA, but female entrepreneurs receive less than 1% of venture capital -- yes, ONE PERCENT! Plus, they are much more likely to be declined for a loan than male entrepreneurs. The HERImpact Pitch Competition, supported by the Ford Fund, provides badly needed funding and business coaching to help female social entrepreneurs with great ideas scale their businesses. Started in Detroit, the program has already expanded to Miami and Washington, DC. We talk...


Breast Cancer Surgery & Reconstruction: What's Right For You?

Every year, thousands of women diagnosed with breast cancer face complex medical decisions. Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame medical reporter Patricia Anstett, author of Breast Cancer Surgery and Reconstruction: What's Right for YOU, has made it her life's mission to inform women about what she calls "the under-discussed issues" related to breast surgery and reconstruction. She wants women to feel empowered to understand the choices are THEIRS ALONE and to give them the knowledge they need...


Sports Journalist Joanne Gerstner Shares Concussion Expertise

Back in the Game: Why Concussion Doesn't Have to End Your Athletic Career is the definitive book on youth sports and concussions. Joanne Gerstner, co-author of the book, joins Anne and Monica for a cutting edge conversation on concussions, women athletes and her many-faceted career in the world of sports.


Photojournalist Linda Solomon & The Queen Next Door: An Intimate Portrait of Aretha Franklin

Hall of Fame photojournalist Linda Solomon was Aretha Franklin's personal photographer for decades, and given rare access to many of "The Queen of Soul's" most private family and behind-the-scenes musical moments. We talk with Linda about her unusual relationship with Aretha and her gorgeous new book, The Queen Next Door: An Intimate Portrait of Aretha Franklin. Solomon calls the book her "love letter" to one of the greatest musical talents of our time. We'll also hear about Solomon's career...


All Girl Rodeos on the Rise

In the early days of rodeoing in the American West, cowgirls competed just as fiercely as cowboys in everything from roping to bronco riding. But women were gradually forced out of the sport, supposedly because it was "too dangerous." But professional "All Girl Rodeo" is making a comeback. Two of the driving forces behind this growing sport are sisters Nicole and Katie Schrock. Skilled horsewomen and visionary entrepreneurs, they are the first siblings to both win the title of Miss Rodeo...


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...