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One of the '6 Best Podcasts for Business Travelers' per USA Today -- engaging, enlightening and informative interviews with women innovators and leaders across sectors. Topics" Driving innovation, leadership, communications and career management. Features mostly women experts.

One of the '6 Best Podcasts for Business Travelers' per USA Today -- engaging, enlightening and informative interviews with women innovators and leaders across sectors. Topics" Driving innovation, leadership, communications and career management. Features mostly women experts.


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One of the '6 Best Podcasts for Business Travelers' per USA Today -- engaging, enlightening and informative interviews with women innovators and leaders across sectors. Topics" Driving innovation, leadership, communications and career management. Features mostly women experts.




New Apple Diversity Chief! - Barbara Whye, formerly CDO at Intel

"Innovation is ...the heartbeat of the company, and as we strive for increasing diversity and inclusion, at the heart of that is... Because when doing so, it actually brings forth the best ideas, the best results, and just a higher level of creativity and solving problems." Barbara Whye, CDO of Intel on Green Connections Radio podcast What do we need to know to recruit, retain and promote truly innovative talent? Diversity! What do we need to look for in a potential employer if we ARE...


Masks From Recycled Fabric - Jennifer (JJ) Lee, United We Mask

“100% of the materials used in our back to school (mask-making) kits were …from deadstock (discarded) materials…to provide a sustainable mask alternative for kids in need to that they ….can keep their communities safe." Jennifer Lee on Green Connections Radio As we all adapt to the temporary normal of having to wear a mask to protect ourselves and others from the Covid-19 pandemic, Jennifer Lee came up with a creative eco-friendly way to make mask-wearing fun for kids and give masks to...


Planet Word Museum - Ann Friedman, Founder, CEO, Creator

"You learn the techniques that make a song or a speech or that ad really effective and persuasive.." Ann Friedman on Green Connections Radio We are experiencing every day how powerful words are, ours and other people's. From the 2020 election to social media, to the protests for equality and climate change, to advertisements and music. Now, there's a brand new interactive museum in Washington, DC about language and how it's effective and persuasive. They describe it as "where language comes...


Social Impact in Tech - Gabriela Gonzales, Intel Foundation

"Build relationships and trust...and don't generalize programs across communities. Listen and localize." Gabriela Gonzales on Green Connections Radio podcast With the number of women in science, technology, engineering and math stubbornly stuck at about 25%, tech companies need to be proactive to ensure they have a 21st century workforce. Listen to Intel Foundation's Deputy Director Gabriela Gonzales explain how Intel is investing in diverse communities to attract middle school girls to...


Managing Crisis & Change, Frmr Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James

“We all have to recognize whether we’re working in industry or government or in the nonprofit sector, is change is a constant...(Y)ou constantly have to be thinking about your next move. Life is not a game of checkers these days, it’s a game of chess and you have to be thinking three or four steps beyond where you are now if at all possible.” Deborah Lee James on Green Connections Radio podcast. From managing life-and death crises to managing career decisions and "jerks," Secretary James...


Making Women Extraordinary Leaders - Coco Brown, A Top 100 Woman in Silicon Valley, CEO of Athena Alliance

“It’s time (for women) to pick our heads up and look around the executive realm and really think broadly about how big our impact can be…Don’t underestimate your value.” Coco Brown on Green Connections Radio podcast The economy is in the midst of a massive global shift when the old ways of doing business are giving way to new paradigms – in every sense from managing supply chains to marketing to employee relations, to financial reporting – to a focus more on sustainable business aligned...


World Food Day & Climate - Robin Currey, Sustainable Food Systems, Prescott College

"Plant-based diets are better for the planet....but meat is not necessarily to blame for climate change." Robin Currey on Green Connections Radio As we face climate week at the U.N. this week, one of the more delicate issues is the threat that climate change poses to our food supply and in turn, the way our current food systems exacerbate climate change. So it's a great time to hear from a food systems expert and get the facts. Listen to Robin Currey, Faculty Director of Sustainable Food...


Getting Women On Boards - Jocelyn Mangan, Him For Her

“It’s a network gap…Every board has its own ecosystem.” Jocelyn Mangan on Green Connections Radio podcast Women still make up only 26.1% of corporate boards, despite clear evidence that companies with more women on the board perform better on all metrics, including financially. So, if you want to figure out how to grab one of those coveted seats, it’s important to get prepared, network, especially with men and make it known. Listen to this fascinating interview with Jocelyn Mangan to find...


What Motivates Women To Be Leaders? - Maggi Reiss, IDS Publishing

“If you have a strong need for something, you need to do things to satisfy that need, you will go out of your way to fulfill those needs. ...(Since) work is a big part of your day,” it’s natural to want your work to satisfy your strong needs. Maggi Reiss on Green Connections Radio podcast With women still only 7.4% of the Fortune 500 CEOs, executives, recruiters, and advocates are wondering what needs to happen for more women to ascend to those roles. A brand new study conducted by Green...


7 Million EVs, Climate Week - Katie Sloan, Southern Cal Edison

"I've never seen as much alignment as there are in electric vehicles today." Katie Sloan on Green Connections Radio podcast To commemorate Climate Week 2020, Listen to Katie Sloan, Director of eMobility at Southern California Edison, who is the focal point for electric vehicle adoption in the most populous state in the U.S. and how they plan to achieve their 7 million EVs goal. (This was recorded shortly before the pandemic broke out in the U.S.) You'll hear: and more! "The main thing I...


Finessing Tough, Watergate – Jill Wine-Banks, Former Watergate Prosecutor, and Author of “The Watergate Girl”

“You can’t take offense at everything. If you do, you aren’t going to get along and getting along is important, but you do have to stand up for your rights. You have to take a seat at the table and you have to speak up.’” Jill Wine-Banks on Green Connections Radio podcast We’re all navigating tough things, tough crises and tough people right now – and do it in a country led by a president whose modus operandi more often resembles a tough guy character in a mob movie than a world leader....


Seeing Opportunities in Crisis – Colleen Biggs, Founder/CEO & Leadership Coach, Lead Up for Women

“People aren’t looking for the perfect you, they’re looking for you and what you can do for their company – and your ‘why.’” Colleen Biggs on Green Connections Radio podcast We are all having to find new ways to generate revenue, be seen and heard, conduct business, stay connected to our audiences and make a difference in this pandemic economy. Some are thriving while others are struggling, and we wanted to know what the thrivers are doing, so we sat down with a serial entrepreneur who has...


Flint Residents Wins Water Funding! - Lee-Anne Walters, Flint Water Crisis Organizer

"It worked really well with everyone concentrating on their area of strength." Lee-Anne Walters on Green Connections Radio What would you do if your water came out of the tap brown? As we congratulate Flint, Michigan residents for winning a big settlement recently for the lead contamination of their water supply, finally, after years of fighting for it, listen to the courageous and tenacious Lee-Anne Walters, one of the main community organizers, explain to Green Connections Radio host...


Strategies of Black Women Suffragists – Marcia Chatelain, Professor of African American Studies at Georgetown University

One- hundred years ago on August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment, which confirmed women have the right to vote, officially became part of the U.S. Constitution. But not black women, despite many black women suffragists fighting just as hard as white women for the rights of all women to vote. Black women suffragists were quite strategic though, as you’ll hear as you listen to professor Marcia Chatelain, professor of history and African American Studies at Georgetown University. Dr. Chatelain...


100 Years of Women Voting - Lori Harrison-Kahan, Author of Book on Suffrage Journalist Miriam Michelson

As we commemorate the centennial of the 19th Amendment, which confirmed women have the right to vote, here is a glimpse into an untold part of the story. It’s about a rare female journalist in the then male-dominated field of journalism who used her platform to keep the movement in the headlines. She also wrote fiction that is considered source material for "Wonder Woman" comics. That journalist is Miriam Michelson, who also happens to be GCR host Joan Michelson’s great-great aunt. Listen...


Is Biden A "Suffragent"? - Brooke Kroeger, Author of "The Suffragents," about men supporting women's right to vote in 1920

“The reason their (men’s) participation in that last decade (before ratification of the 19th Amendment) was so important, was because they had the means and the will to help the movement financially and politically.” Brooke Kroeger on Green Connections Radio podcast During the fight for women’s right to vote over 100 years ago, male supporters were crucial. Male lawmakers ultimately had to vote to give women that right in 36 states, by ratifying the 19th Amendment in 1920, and women...


Eco-Oysters at Whole Foods! - Kay Olin, Estuary Oysters

You can still get sustainable seafood during a pandemic, and Green Connections Radio previous guest Kay Olin and her Estuary Oysters proves businesses can continue to grow. They are now a supplier to all Whole Foods in Florida (where Estuary is located), with plans to expand. Listen to this interview from a couple of years ago when Kay explained to GCR host Joan Michelson how they farm sustainable oysters and build the economy at the same time. You’ll learn a lot about oysters and farming...


Non-Toxic Disinfecting COVID19 – Rayne Guest, R-Water

“For healthcare grade disinfection, the EPA has certain requirements….that you test against, and those lab reports, we showed 100% kill in one minute, which is actually really impressive, because most toxic products they use in hospitals for disinfectants take 10 minutes, have to be reapplied multiple times to stay wet for 10 minutes, and only have a 95% kill rate and still be approved by the EPA for healthcare grade disinfection.” Rayne Guest on Green Connections Radio podcast How do you...


Fuel Cell Cars & Trucks - Jackie Birdsall, Toyota

"Fuel cells create electricity by stripping electrons from hydrogen atoms; the hydrogen then bonds to oxygen to create water, while the electrons power the electric motor. The result is an electric vehicle that is fueled with hydrogen from a pump rather than electrons drawn from the nation's electrical power grid." Car & Driver magazine There are many voices talking about how we need to rebuild the post-pandemic economy to also make us more resilient to the ravages of climate change....


COVID-19 is Transforming Energy – Lisa Jacobson, Business Council for Sustainable Energy

“The Covid-19 pandemic has created the biggest shock to the global energy system since at least World War II…Renewables are the only energy source that will grow in 2020.” David Turk, International Energy Agency Testifying on Capitol Hill June 2020 We could not get through this pandemic – or run our national or global economies – without energy. Literally. Energy kept hospitals taking care of patients, kept essential services like grocery stores and pharmacies open, kept first responders...