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Is AI Biased Against Women? Miriam Vogel, Executive Director of Equal-AI

“Decades and generations of fighting for equality and against discrimination can be almost erased by one line of code.” Miriam Vogel on Green Connections Radio Listen closely the next time you get directions on your smartphone or order Alexa to do something. Did you notice that the voices of personal digital assistants like GPS systems, Siri and Alexa are female? Why is that? Especially when the sophisticated problem-solving technologies like IBM Watson and Microsoft's Einstein are named...


Women Journalists Trailblazing for Women's Right to Vote - Newseum Event on the 19th Amendment Centennial with Top Political Reporters

We did it! In case you missed it, the event Joan Michelson and Green Connections Media produced and moderated last week at the Newseum celebrating 100 years of women voting – the centennial of the 19th Amendment – was a big hit! Thank you to the Newseum for being fabulous hosts and to Politico’s Women Rule initiative for supporting us! Thanks to the fascinating and engaging panelists, Anna Palmer of Politico, Shawna Thomas of Vice News and Lori Harrison-Kahan, author of “The Superwoman...


"Genius" Scientist Shares Her Secrets for New Ideas - Ingrid Daubechies, Duke University

“To me, creativity is the ability to connect, in often unexpected ways, observations or experiences or skills from completely different realms,” Ingrid Daubechies on Green Connections Radio The next time you send a photo to someone from your smartphone, and it asks you for which size to send, you'll think about that decision differently after listening to Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson's truly fascinating and inspiring conversation with Dr. Ingrid Daubechies of Duke...


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

AAs we commemorate the centennial of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote, here is a glimpse into an untold part of the story: a woman journalist who supported the cause by using her work to keep the movement in the headlines: Miriam Michelson, She also happens to be my great-great aunt. Listen to professor Lori Harrison-Kahan share stories about how Miriam used her platforms and broke the rules as a woman in this then-non-traditional field. These are stories from her...


Making Your Community Resilient – Climate Scientist Rawlings Miller on How to Prepare for Climate Change

“Climate change is expected to increase the frequency and intensity of some natural disasters….. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) strongly recommends that pre-­incident planning be documented,” says a brand new report from the EPA. In other words: prepare for the imminent consequences of climate change-related natural disasters and extreme weather events. But how? And, how can your community improve its infrastructure at the same time? Listen to Rawlings Miller, a...


Sustainable Stylist’ - Laura Jones, The Frontlash Magazine on Sustainable Fashion

“(T)here’s an enormous opportunity to talk about sustainability and environmentalism in a way that captures the imagination of an everyday consumer or an everyday fashion lover and find a way to make it exciting and interesting and accessible.“ Laura Jones on Green Connections Radio Celebrity stylist Laura Jones found herself overwhelmed when she realized the field she had dedicated her career to was damaging the environment big time: fashion. Then, she resolved to do something about...


"Love & Bananas" - Rescuing Elephants with Actress, Director Ashley Bell

You'll never look at your friends' photos of riding an elephant the same way again after watching Ashley Bell’s documentary, "Love and Bananas." It’s the story of rescuing Asian elephants from the cruelty they endure to be housed in zoos and “entertainment” in circuses, as well as rides. Ashley calls the film “an action adventure story,” yet it’s so much more. It’s also a love story between the elephants being rescued and Lek Chaillert, the renowned conservationist/rescuer who was Bell’s...


Women’s Talents in Innovation – Alfia Ilicheva & Maria Potoroczyn

“We recognize that women add fundamentally different and unique and a very powerful contribution to creating new ideas, new products, new services.” Alfia Ilicheva on Green Connections Radio If you think only the “ah-ha” ideas become successful businesses (or nonprofits), then Alfia Ilicheva and Maria Potoroczyn want to talk to you. They believe it’s a deliberative process that anyone, especially women, can do. Listen to Alfia and Maria, Cofounders of Women in Innovation, a nascent...


How Parks Mitigate Climate Change - Diane Regas, Trust for Public Land

“It’s really important that we think about cooling the areas where people are living, working and playing, and parks do that,” Diane Regas on Green Connections Radio. Whether you hang out in your local park with your kids or dogs enjoy reading on a park bench, or hiking in a national park this spring, you probably didn’t realize the park is also helping to mitigate climate change. Listen to Diane Regas, President and CEO of The Trust for Public Lands, explain how - and give great career...


Earth Day & Data Science - Kathleen Rogers, President of Earth Day Network

““It’s really about voting…Commit to the greenest candidate you can. Period. For any office. Board of supervisors. School boards. Mayors. City Councils. Tweet at candidates. It’s all about politics. We’ve got the technology. We’ve got the capacity We have brilliant people, but…It’s about voting..” Kathleen Rogers on Green Connections Radio Happy Earth Day/Earth Month! It’s been almost 50 years since the first Earth Day, and as we approach the 50th anniversary of Earth Day in 2020, listen...


Dominance Drives Culture – Laura Liswood, Council of Women World Leaders

“There is some sense that women lead differently than men, but it’s hard to parse out if it’s because of gender differences or because women have historically been in the non-dominant group and men have been in the dominant group.” Laura Liswood on Green Connections Radio Cultural dynamics drive the ability to innovate, hirings and promotions, whether it invests in sustainability and responsibility, and, well, how an organization functions across the board. Culture itself is driven by the...


Diversity Tactics Drive Microsoft Innovation – Mary Snap, Microsoft Philanthropies CEO

“It would be a mistake to think that computer scientists only need to know how to code, because…ethics and privacy issues are so important. (Therefore) understanding a little bit about history and humanity will be really important as we move into these new technologies” such as artificial intelligence. Mary Snapp on Green Connections Radio We walk into meetings or even coffee shops and can guess the stories of the people we see. It’s fun, but also one of the biggest hindrances to...


Innovating With A Multi-Generational Workplace – Mary Lee Gannon, CEO & Executive Coach

“It’s about who you are in the process….We have more generations in the workforce than ever before and their life experiences are very different….Look at the other person as a peer.” Mary Lee Gannon on Green Connections Radio Multiple generations in the workplace is a huge gift to innovators, because of the wide range of experiences and perspectives they bring to any challenge. Yet, there’s a tendency to buy into stereotypes of what people of a certain age are like, and these stereotypes...


How FinTech & Data Science Increase Opportunities For Women – Shamina Singh, Mastercard Center For Inclusive Growth

“There are networks that power the modern economy. They can be financial networks…social networks, energy networks, transportation networks…You have to be connected up into these networks in order to realize your full potential.” Shamina Singh on Green Connections Radio But 1.7 billion people are not connected to these networks, and most of them are women, according to Shamina Singh, President of the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth. Listen to this engaging and inspiring interview...


Risks of 3D Printers – Marilyn Black, UL Chemical Safety

"There is a concern…that some of these chemicals are resulting in changes in the biological systems that could be affecting growth and development of the child.” Marilyn Black on Green Connections Radio Do you have a 3D printer in your home, school or office? Do your kids have one at school? If so, or if you’re considering buying one, listen to Dr. Marilyn Black of UL Chemical Safety talk with Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson about a ground-breaking new study that revealed...


"Ecosystem of Social Good" - Rachel Hutchison, Blackbaud

Engaging, enlightening and entertaining interviews with women innovators and leaders in corporate responsibility, energy, clean tech and sustainability. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Own Your Intellectual Property - Christina Martini, Vetern IP Attorney, on Top Lawyer Lists

Engaging, enlightening and entertaining interviews with women innovators and leaders in energy, clean tech and sustainability - including on innovation and leadership issues and caeeers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Building a 21st Century Infrastructure - Kelly Carnes, TechVision21

Have you noticed that the tires on your car don’t stop wearing down while you’re deciding when to get new ones? That potholes get bigger while political leaders debate when to fix them? And, that more and more severe weather events across the country, no matter where you live, are leaving many without power or shelter, and isolated? It’s been almost two years since the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) gave the U.S. infrastructure a grade of D+ on March 8, 2017. Since then, more...


Energy from Salt? – Adrienne Little, Malta, formerly of Google X

Engaging, enlightening and entertaining interviews with women innovators and leaders in energy, clean tech and sustainability. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Cool New Energy Efficiency Technology – Carmen Best, Open Energy Efficiency

Engaging, enlightening and entertaining interviews with women innovators and leaders in energy, clean tech and sustainability. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit