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Green Connections Radio - Innovative Women on Energy, Sustainability, Climate, Careers, Leadership

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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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Washington, DC

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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Insurance Climate Protection – Tina Kirby, Insurance Innovators

5/7/2021
“When you think about what you are claiming from an insurance perspective, it’s partly property damage, but it’s largely also business interruption. So, your lack of sales, your lack of being able to produce things, your lack of being able to distribute things.” Tina Kirby on Green Connections Radio podcast We all have way too much experience with disasters after the past 15 months of covid – and we noticed that extreme weather events didn’t stop with covid either. We still had massive,...

Duration:00:34:53

A New Energy Infrastructure – Lisa Jacobson, Business Council for Sustainable Energy

4/30/2021
“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 A key component of President Biden’s infrastructure plan is addressing our energy needs and doing so in a way that does not continue to hurt the planet or public health. We are acutely aware of the massive impact the pandemic had on the energy...

Duration:00:25:50

Climate Action Creates US Jobs - Tracy Raczek, Fmr UN Climate Advisor

4/22/2021
"I truly, truly think that the green economy is an opportunity...When you look at greening infrastructure...truly transitioning our entire economy, you have incredible job opportunity...(including) for our business to be thinking ahead." Tracy Raczek on Green Connections Radio podcast This Earth Day, as President Biden convenes his Summit of global leaders on climate action, listen to the woman who crafted the Paris Climate Accord,Tracy Raczek, talk about why it creates U.S. jobs - and much...

Duration:00:39:06

Hydrogen Car Infrastructure - Jackie Birdsall, Toyota

4/16/2021
"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 A key part of President Biden’s ambitious infrastructure bill is incentives to increase the adoption and use of alternative fuel vehicles. Some of those...

Duration:00:37:51

EVs & Infrastructure - Katie Sloan, Southern California Edison

4/9/2021
"I've never seen as much alignment as there are in electric vehicles today." Katie Sloan on Green Connections Radio podcast As President Biden launches a massive infrastructure bill, including support for electric vehicles, listen to Katie Sloan, Director of eMobility at Southern California Edison, on how this would work. She's the focal point for electric vehicle adoption in the most populous state in the U.S. (This was recorded shortly before the pandemic.) You'll hear: and more! "The...

Duration:00:32:27

Secret Success of Women in STEM - Ariane Hegewisch, Inst for Women's Policy Research

4/2/2021
“The biggest problem with the official surveys that we rely on a lot… [by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS], is that…the number of women isn’t plentiful enough yet to have enough data on an annual basis to come up with reliable estimates.” Ariane Hegewisch on Green Connections Radio There’s a little secret about the pandemic-economic recession that economists are not talking about much: that women in STEM jobs actually did pretty well. Why? Because STEM jobs are what economists...

Duration:00:38:52

Cleaning Industrial Water - Karen Sorber, Micronic Technologies

3/26/2021
Our brains are 73% water and our bodies are 60% water, so we literally cannot live without it. But most community water systems suffer from industrial pollution. It doesn't have to be that way. Listen to Karen Sorber, Cofounder/CEO of Micronic Technologies describe their innovative chemical-free system for cleaning wastewater on this Green Connections Radio podcast with host Joan Michelson. You'll hear: "Save money to increase your (career) options...and do what you love because (that...

Duration:00:48:46

Aligning Your Money & Values – Kathleen McQuiggan, Artemis Advisors

3/19/2021
“I think there’s more that’s happened in probably the past two years in the sustainable and ESG investing space than probably has in the prior 20 years.” Kathleen McQuiggan on Green Connections Radio podcast “Your money is power,” veteran financial advisor Kathleen McQuggan reminds us, and today more than ever. What if we could invest in ways that support advancing women and protecting the planet, while also earning the financial returns we want and need? Yes, we can. Listen to Kathleen...

Duration:00:42:18

Massive Indoor Farming - Jackie Roberts, Appharvest

3/12/2021
"A.I has enabled us to get very precise measures and give the plants precisely what the plans need...(So) The yields in our greenhouses are about 30x the traditional farm." and without any chemicals. Jackie Roberts on Green Connections Radio podcast What if we could grow produce in a way that was not at the mercy of weather swings or events? A new massive indoor farm called Appharvest thinks they have found a way. Listen to Jackie Roberts, Chief Sustainability Officer of Appharvest...

Duration:00:36:47

Women's Advance Includes Men - Brooke Kroeger, Author, "Suffragents" & NYU Professor

3/5/2021
“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 As we commemorate Women's History Month in this tumultuous year, just as President Joe Biden chose Kamala Harris as his VP, it's important to remember the pivotal role men have played in women's advances over time. Listen to...

Duration:00:55:08

Tea, Family & Climate Change - Cindi Bigelow, Bigelow Tea

2/26/2021
“We’re really a botanical business. And our botanicals come from all over the world….All botanicals are going to be impacted and have been impacted by climate change, and the real challenge is trying to get in front of that.” Cindi Bigelow on Green Connections Radio podcast Do you or someone you care about drink tea? Grown around the world, it’s at the mercy of climate change, just like any other crop. But how do you pivot a 75-year old business to mitigate potentially catastrophic damage...

Duration:00:35:30

Data Bias & Women Engineers - Roberta Rincon, Society of Women Engineers

2/19/2021
Many companies collect diversity and jobs data and review it internally, but don’t want to release it publicly, “because it doesn’t always make them look very good,” But, she added, different sources collect and report data on gender differently, and others lack the resources or incentives to either collect or report it. Roberta Rincon on Green Connections Radio podcast We bemoan Big Data because it seems they have every possible piece of data about us. But, when it comes to data we need...

Duration:00:34:00

Water Justice - Actress Gloria Reuben, Waterkeepers Alliance

2/12/2021
“When you talk about pollution of the waterways, that goes very much to industries, like fossil fuels of course, like factory farming, like businesses or corporations that are allowed to just dump their waste or by-product of making things, manufacturing, into the waterways, when there’s no regulation, then clearly, then people can just do what they want to without any consequences.” Gloria Reuben on Green Connections Radio podcast Flint, Michigan's water contamination crisis is more...

Duration:00:40:30

Power of Black Women Voters - Marcia Chatelain, Prof. African American History, Georgetown University

2/5/2021
Black women voters were a force in the 2020 election and are going forward and their rights are under attack in states anew today as a result of their power. Where did their activism start? In commemoration of Black History Month, Listen to this remarkable interview with Marcia Chatelain - Professor of History and African American Studies at Georgetown University - tell great stories about the black women suffragists who fearlessly helped women finally get their vote ratified, with the 19th...

Duration:00:32:47

Benefits of Women’s Non-Dominant Role – Laura Liswood, Council of Women World Leaders

1/29/2021
“In a crisis time, you need the most creative ideas and the most differing experiences and perspectives, which is obviously what diversity provides…So, particularly companies need to be ever-vigilant in that they don’t skimp in their focus around diversity,” Laura Liswood, Secretary General of the Counsel of Women World Leaders warned in a World Economic Forum’s Davos 2021 As our economies seek ways to emerge stronger from this covid pandemic and the economic crisis it caused, it is...

Duration:00:47:31

Why Paris Accord Can Create US Jobs - Tracy Raczek, Frmr UN Climate Advisor

1/22/2021
"I truly, truly think that the green economy is an opportunity...When you look at greening infrastructure...truly transitioning our entire economy, you have incredible job opportunity...(including) for our business to be thinking ahead." Tracy Raczek on Green Connections Radio podcast A mere hours after being sworn in as president, President Joe Biden immediately rejoined the Paris Climate Accord with the stroke of his pen. Tracy Raczek, former Climate Advisor to the UN Secretary General,...

Duration:00:38:40

Giving A Great Speech – Tricia Brouk, Former TEDxLincolnCenter Producer, Speaker Coach, Film Producer

1/15/2021
“It’s our responsibility when we take the stage to understand that we’re going to affect people, we’re going to make change….And if you pull back in any way, you are missing that opportunity to…change that one life.” Tricia Brouk on Green Connections Radio As President-Elect Joe Biden prepares to give his inaugural address after being sworn is as the 46th President of the United States, let’s listen again to one of the most renowned speaking coaches on how to give a great speech. It’s a...

Duration:00:42:05

Talking Science to Policy Makers – Michelle Wyman, National Council For Science and the Environment

1/8/2021
“The part in this that is so important is the relationship building component, and that part takes time… (it) is the glue that brings cohesion across the issues and it enables a different form of listening and a different openness, in my view, that includes openness to hearing the science….. Science is the strongest tool of diplomacy.” Michelle Wyman, NCSE This week as the National Council of Science and the Environment, NCSE, embarks on its 2021 conference, days before we have a new...

Duration:00:47:52

Branding in Crisis – Anne Bahr Thompson, Author, “Do Good: Brand Citizenship to Fuel Both Purpose and Profit"

1/1/2021
“Brand citizenship is a way of doing business – from a company’s core purpose; to its delivery of goods and services; to its responsibility to its employees, community, the environment and the world – that people trust, believe in and rely on…all with the aim of earning profits that are maintainable over the long term.” Anne Bahr Thompson on Green Connections Radio podcast As we welcome in 2021, leaders, organizations and workplaces are preparing for a post-covid world, figuring out which...

Duration:00:29:04

"Ecosystem of Social Good" - Rachel Hutchisson, Blackbaud

12/18/2020
"This idea of 'voice and choice' is, ask me what I think and then listen to what I have to say and then give me a choice as to how I can participate. Don't forget that I'm an individual...That's a really big trend." Rachel Hutchisson on Green Connections Radio Connecting with our colleagues and employees is harder than ever – and more important – during this crisis. The holidays are usually when we have company or organization parties and gatherings that would bring us together, but we...

Duration:00:48:32