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TrailBlazers Impact transports the listener into the journey of contemporary history-makers with “her-story” of the range of influences, challenges and strategies that made way for women with an ordinary start to go on to rack up extraordinary achievements. These stories touch your heart and soul and make you realize it is possible to prevail even in the face of gender bias and/or racial discrimination to blaze your own trail when there is no clear path ahead.

TrailBlazers Impact transports the listener into the journey of contemporary history-makers with “her-story” of the range of influences, challenges and strategies that made way for women with an ordinary start to go on to rack up extraordinary achievements. These stories touch your heart and soul and make you realize it is possible to prevail even in the face of gender bias and/or racial discrimination to blaze your own trail when there is no clear path ahead.

Location:

Marana, AZ

Description:

TrailBlazers Impact transports the listener into the journey of contemporary history-makers with “her-story” of the range of influences, challenges and strategies that made way for women with an ordinary start to go on to rack up extraordinary achievements. These stories touch your heart and soul and make you realize it is possible to prevail even in the face of gender bias and/or racial discrimination to blaze your own trail when there is no clear path ahead.

Twitter:

@nanmckay6

Language:

English


Episodes

Ep. 123 - Sumedha Kukreja & Jay Berger: A Breakthrough in Wellness

1/22/2021
The founders of Virtual Kare, Jay Berger and Sumedha Kukreja, provide rehabilitation, prevention and wellness programs for all ages but in an entirely different way. Their programs focus on a variety of areas including pain management, caregiver training, cardiac rehabilitation, stroke recovery, pulmonary rehabilitation, and a variety of other areas, all focused on getting care from the comfort of your home. See how they have merged wellness and...

Duration:00:43:52

E[. 122 - Tai Christensen: Close the Racial Gap in Homeownership

1/15/2021
Meet Tai Christensen. Tai learned early in life from her great-grandmother that the way to build wealth was through homeownership. So what are the barriers, especially if you are an African-American family? Tai explains why the racial gap in homeownership must be closed and helps black families daily to close that gap. Top Takeaways: Listen in to learn the importance of homeownership for minority communities to be able to build generational wealth. Learn more at www.TrailBlazersImpact.com

Duration:00:36:33

Ep. 121 - Clare Price: Making Remote Work

1/8/2021
Many of us were floundering in March 2019 when we had to work from home. COVID was raging outside our door - we had to stay in to work unless we were classified as an essential worker. Clare Price wrote and uploaded a free e-book on her website called Making Remote Work that layed out tips, tools, advice, and a plan on how to make remote work. It was and is one of the best books available! And it was just in time! Meet Clare Price, the President, and CEO of Octain Growth Systems, a digital...

Duration:00:34:35

Ep. 120 - Denise Patterson McKenney: How to WIN!

1/5/2021
Denise Patterson McKenney is a success story in how to negotiate a win/win which is really how to WIN! Have you ever wanted to win an argument so bad you could practically taste it? Have you ever laid awake at night thinking of what you should have said? Have you ever “won” and regretted it? Have you ever had to discuss a negative performance with an employee and wished you knew how to even begin the conversation? Denise tells us how to prepare for the conflict situation – and the big one –...

Duration:00:43:35

Ep. 119 - Paula Ward: Break the Glass Ceiling

12/31/2020
Would you like to break the glass ceiling? Are people moving up the corporate ladder but you feel like you are stuck in place? Would you like to retire at age 36? If you did, what would you do with the rest of your life? Meet Paula Ward who shares her journey from a childhood in the segregated south, to college-marriage-family-career in the Los Angeles metro area; and a return to the Atlanta metro area and the “new south” after achieving multiple breakthrough career moves in California. How...

Duration:00:42:17

Ep. 118 - Mozhgan Wafiq Alokozai: Empowering Women in Afghanistan

12/30/2020
Are you courageous? Imagine yourself walking down a street in Afghanistan. You have to be accompanied by a male relative. As you walk along, the potential of a bomb exploding is very real. How do you economically and socially empower oppressed women? Education. By arming women with knowledge, they are able to develop themselves and their households. Mozhgan Wafiq Alokozai has a passion that continues driving through adversity again and again. She’s lived under the Taliban regime in Pakistan,...

Duration:00:46:29

Ep. 117 - Karen Kendra: Write Your Memoirs!

12/25/2020
How are you planning to re-fire after your retirement? Perhaps, find a new second career that you’re passionate about and will help you continue building your legacy and impacting others? Karen Kendra is a former nurse who decided to join a writing class to rediscover herself after retirement. She wanted to write about her experiences in life which landed her in memoir writing. She now facilitates classes and writing groups to teach people how to write their memoirs/...

Duration:00:25:49

Ep. 62 - Amy Glassman: Is Fair Housing Fair?

12/21/2020
Is fair housing fair? What is disparate impact and how can housing authorities and landlords determine the application of it? What is reasonable accommodation? How is HUD conducting market testing to determine racial discrimination? Amy M. Glassman is a partner with Ballard Spahr, a law firm with more than 650 attorneys and 15 offices. Amy has had extensive experience with HUD regulatory and statutory compliance issues including disparate impact. She assists clients on matters such as...

Duration:00:41:17

Ep. 116 - Cathy Light: Increase Business Performance with DEI

12/18/2020
How are you exercising diversity, equity, and inclusion in your organization? Every employee deserves to be treated with dignity and to feel safe in the workplace environment regardless of their race, gender, or sexuality. But how do you implement and then measure that in the workplace? Cathy Light has an answer on how to increase your business performance by including diversity, equity and inclusion. Cathy Light is a founder and CEO of four companies all focused on achieving business...

Duration:00:30:57

Ep. 115 - DeLois Strum: WHY Black Lives Matter

12/16/2020
Listen to learn WHY Black lives matter! It is important to believe that change will happen if we continue advocating for it as leaders. The American society needs economic, social, and policy changes in order to give everyone regardless of their gender or race equal opportunities where they reach their full potential. Meet DeeDee Strum, a 40+ year entrepreneur, a public speaker, an affordable housing advocate, and is currently involved in offshore wind as a renewable source of energy. She’s...

Duration:00:52:24

Ep. 114 - Kristin Keen: Trafficked Women Survival Assistance

12/11/2020
Kristin Keen lived for 5 years in Kolkata India where she co-founded Sari Bari, a thriving business that gives survivors of human trafficking a way out of exploitation through employment. Upon her return to Jacksonville, Kristin started forming relationships with women on the street where she found that the problem of human trafficking was flourishing in her own city in 2012. She then founded Rethreaded, which is a safe supportive work environment where women can start a new career while...

Duration:00:31:30

Ep. 112 - Karen Jenkins: Empowering Through Synergy Leadership

12/4/2020
Did you know that the energy you bring into a room is the energy you receive? It is therefore important to build positive energy for you and your team members to engage them and make them understand their roles. Karen Jenkins leads KRJ Consulting clients to experience growth through her guiding concept of synergy leadership. With synergy leadership, Jenkins develops confident leaders who engage, enlighten and empower their teams. Jenkins believes synergy leadership includes igniting action...

Duration:00:45:30

Ep. 112 - Jennifer Brown: How to Create a DEI Workplace

11/27/2020
What is a DEI workplace and do you know how to create a DEI workplace? DEI stands for diversity, equity and inclusion. Jennifer Brown leads companies through consulting, online training, and her books to become that place everyone wants to work! What are you doing to be inclusive and equitable as a leader at your workplace? Are you creating a space for more people to tell their diversity stories? Meet Jennifer Brown, an award-winning entrepreneur, speaker, and diversity and inclusion...

Duration:00:47:38

Ep. 111 - Belinda Kendall: A Media Star

11/20/2020
What are you passionate about? Are you willing to sacrifice and even be hurt while fulfilling your purpose? Being ready to use whatever platform you’re given and every opportunity available to bring that passion to life? Well, Belinda Kendall is. Belinda Kendall, the owner and founder of Promise Media Group, LLC, has spent several years working in media. She had her own talk show on WGIV and Hot77 the Mix where she interviewed celebrities, internationally known pastors, community leaders,...

Duration:00:32:35

Ep. 110 - Allison Shapira: Find Your Voice

11/13/2020
We are often too afraid of what the future holds when what we thought we wanted doesn’t happen, right? The disappointment and the inability to pick ourselves up and find another passion that might fulfill us in the same way as our original one palpable. Allison Shapira had always dreamed of being an opera singer from a young age, and when her dream was crushed by a teacher in college who believed ‘she wouldn’t make it in the industry’, she found it hard to pick herself up. Later she found...

Duration:00:28:10

Ep. 109 - Leslie Andrews: Resilience

11/6/2020
Exercising loyalty and community love comes easy for Leslie Andrews because it was instilled at an early age. She learned to be courageous and resilient in facing life’s adversities, including being widowed at a young age, and viewing the world. Leslie Andrews is described as a Master Relationship Strategist and Community Connector. She has a documented track record as a corporate executive, a fundraiser, a civic leader, an entrepreneur, a community activist, a public speaker, and a global...

Duration:00:40:14

Ep. 108 - Runa Magnus: Divisive Black and White Thinking

10/30/2020
RÚNA MAGNÚSDÓTTIR, (Runa Magnus) created the antidote for divisive and black and white thinking in the #NoMoreBoxes Movement. We all unconsciously box people, creating automatic perceptions and resulting conflict. Find out how a change in a little four-letter word can change your world. She believes that life doesn’t exist in Black & White. But instead in shades of grey and glorious technicolor. Find the 5 C’s that will help change your world. Listen to her experience at the Impact...

Duration:00:43:14

Ep. 107 - Marcia Blum: Adoption, Hospice, End-of-Life Reflections

10/30/2020
Marcia Blum is an amazing person. She is a retired social worker and mental health therapist. Listen as she describes pioneering open adoption, finding your birth parents, hospice care, and grief programs. Listen to her gift to listeners as she gives us 4 end-of-life reflections to help a dying person. She tells about her efforts to end sex trafficking and help survivors. Another passion is elderly mental health. She continues to work tirelessly to help Omaha citizens and has worked in the...

Duration:00:46:31

Ep. 106 - Neelam Chahlia: Mrs. Washington America - A First!

10/23/2020
Visualize yourself standing on the stage, wondering who will be crowned, and then . . . they call your name. Neelam Chahlia tells us what it is like to win Mrs. Washington America and then to go on to the nationals. She created history by being the first Indian-American woman to win the state title and the first woman of Indian origin to be at the nationals, Mrs. America. Her role represented hope and the symbol of equality for all women of all color and ethnicities. She is proud that a...

Duration:00:30:30

Ep. 105 - Ruth White: What Do We Do with the Kids?

10/16/2020
What's happening to children reaching an age to leave a foster home? What do we do with kids when there is not a good place to go? Ruth White is the Executive Director of the National Center for Housing and Child Welfare. Children need better homes where they’re protected either with their families or with people who will genuinely take care of them. Young adults coming out of foster also require a stable place to call home so they don’t become homeless. She champions young people in foster...

Duration:00:27:30