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How To Bring Joy Into The Resistance - Paola Mendoza and Sarah Sophie Flicker, The Women's March

1/17/2018
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If there was ever a time when we need to consistently keep our souls replenished for the fight against injustice, it would be now. Hear how Women’s March artistic director, Paola Mendoza and strategic advisor and national organizer Sarah Sophie Flicker use the power of art and culture in activism, and what they learned in documenting The Women’s March for the newly released book, "Together We Rise." As national organizers for The Women’s March and leaders of The Resistance Revival Chorus,...

Duration: 00:30:51


How To Question The True Value Of A College Degree-Nancy Niemi, Yale University

1/3/2018
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As more and more women graduate from college and even surpass their male peers in levels of education, men are finding other means for achieving career success. Nancy Niemi, Director of Faculty Teaching Initiatives at Yale questions the conventional wisdom that college is a path to gender equality. Women now need more degrees than ever just to compete because in spite of all this education, institutional sexism is still prevalent. Her book is called, “Degrees of Difference.” Inflection...

Duration: 00:32:36


How To Turn Your Dreams Into Reality - Bonny Simi, President of JetBlue Ventures and Olympic Athlete, and...

12/20/2017
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When Bonny Simi was 14 years old, she made a list of life goals--to be a pilot, go to college, be a TV broadcaster, be an Olympic athlete and to build a log cabin. Today, she's achieved 4 of the 5 of them and she founded JetBlue Ventures to massively improve the travel experience. She may be the 'most interesting woman in the world.' And I wanted to know how she did it. Inflection Point is brought to you by FreshBooks—spend less time dealing with invoices and expenses, and more time...

Duration: 00:36:05


How To Redesign Your Life - Suz Somersall, KiraKira

12/6/2017
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From her childhood as a self-confessed gaming nerd to her career as an engineering-inspired artist (or is it art-inspired engineer?), Suz Somersall has made a life of her own design. She's now the founder of KiraKira, a learning program that makes girls feel confident and excited about creating new products using 3D printing, design-thinking and STEAM concepts. We’ll hear how while living as on a remote Japanese island with her husband fighting halfway across the world, Suz redefined her...

Duration: 00:52:30


How To Reinvent Journalism - Cristi Hegranes, Global Press Institute

11/22/2017
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Cristi Hegranes wanted to be a foreign correspondent since the time she was six years old. Within days of achieving her dream job, after all the traditional training, she realized she was the wrong person for the job. The right person? The women who actually live in the countries usually covered by outsiders. So she decided to train women journalists and give them a platform to tell the stories of their own communities. As she says, "To change the story, you have to change the...

Duration: 00:32:24


How To Be A Tech Founder - Live at Women In Product Conference, Silicon Valley

11/15/2017
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This fall, I was invited to moderate a panel for a conference put on by Women In Product, a non-profit formed to create a strong community of women builders and leaders in the tech industry. My panel included four female founders of technology companies: Cheryl Contee of Fission Strategy, Heather Fernandez of Solv, Selina Tobaccowala of Evite and Gixo and Aarthi Ramamurthy of Lumiod. You’ll hear what surprised each of them about starting a company, the pros and cons of running a company...

Duration: 00:38:55


How To Run For Office - Kate Black, (then) Chief of Staff at EMILY's List

11/8/2017
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More women than ever are raising their hands to run for office. But what does it actually take to to win? And what will be different when they do? Kate Black, now at the FCC, recorded with me in August when she was Chief of Staff for EMILY's List, an organization that helps pro-choice, Democratic women run for office. And she has her own story of awakening to the fact that we need more women in office.

Duration: 00:31:07


Bonus: How To Hit Back At A-holes, Psychos, Trolls and Pervs - Part 2 Carrie Goldberg, Sexual Consent and Internet Abuse Lawyer

11/1/2017
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In part 2 we hear the personal story that started it all for sexual consent and internet abuse lawyer, Carrie Goldberg. And it begins with the usual, "I met him on the internet..." Carrie shares how she fights back against perpetrators of revenge porn and other sexual misconduct, as well as how victims may actually come out the other side with more power. Inflection Point is brought to you by FreshBooks—spend less time dealing with invoices and expenses, and more time changing the world....

Duration: 00:30:21


How To Hit Back At The "Harveys" - Part 1 Carrie Goldberg, Sexual Consent and Internet Abuse Lawyer

10/25/2017
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With the Harvey Weinstein tsunami of sexual misconduct allegations, it has everyone asking, will this be the moment when everything changes? And if it is, what will it take to balance the power between harassers and their victims? And what about the enablers--Is this all one big conspiracy? I talk with sexual harassment and internet privacy lawyer Carrie Goldberg to find out. Inflection Point is brought to you by FreshBooks—less time dealing with invoices and expenses, and more time to...

Duration: 00:31:27


How To Fight An Invisible Illness - Jennifer Brea, "Unrest"

10/11/2017
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Jennifer Brea was an avid traveler, a Harvard PhD student and a Princeton grad. She was engaged to be married to the man she loved. Then one day she couldn't get out of bed with an illness that went undiagnosed for over a year. Until finally she started to meet other people--mostly women--who had the same problem: a misunderstood illness, generically described as "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome" or what used to be called "hysteria." To take control of her life--and to be taken seriously, she...

Duration: 00:50:42


How To Flip The Script on D*ck Pics (Part 1) - Whitney Bell

9/27/2017
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Whitney Bell got tired of receiving unwanted sexually explicit photos from men, and decided to do something about it: She gathered 200 of these images and put them on display in an art gallery show entitled "I Didn't Ask For This. A Lifetime of Dick Pics." This is “Part 1” of our convo. Be sure to listen to Part 2 for more about her feminist activism.

Duration: 00:26:40


How To Flip The Script on D*ck Pics (Part 2) - Whitney Bell

9/27/2017
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Part 2 of our conversation…To hear about Whitney Bell’s gallery show “I Didn’t Ask For This: A Lifetime of Dick Pics” please check out “Part 1.” In this episode, we move onto the response Whitney got from an article she wrote about abortion for Teen Vogue; why she posed for Playboy and how she handles the backlash from her feminist activism.

Duration: 00:23:49


How To Get Through The Worst — Together, Kelsey Crowe, Co-Founder Help Each Other Out

9/13/2017
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Most of us don’t know what to say when we are grieving or how to reach out when the people we love go through something awful. Dr. Kelsey Crowe’s own experiences with grief helped her realize that so many people suffer alone because the people around them don’t know what to do or say. So Kelsey actually shifted her career focus to understand what grieving people want, and what they don’t. She surveyed 900 people about their experiences with grief, founded Help Each Other Out to provide...

Duration: 00:42:09


How To End Ageism - Ashton Applewhite, Author & Activist

8/30/2017
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Ashton Applewhite is on a mission as old as humanity itself -- to change our attitudes about age and ageing. Her book is "This Chair Rocks. A Manifesto Against Ageism," and her Ted Talk received a standing ovation. She's onto something. This week on Inflection Point, she talks with Lauren about how she plans to end what she calls "the last acceptable prejudice."

Duration: 00:50:37


How Jeanette Walls Claimed Her Truth - Author, "The Glass Castle"

8/16/2017
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When she was young, Jeannette Walls wanted nothing more than to escape her crazy, chaotic family. She grew up in poverty, in a crumbling home, where her parents couldn’t always put food on the table. They moved from place to place and school to school. After putting her past behind her to become a successful journalist and author, Walls finally revisited her upbringing in her memoir, “The Glass Castle.” Now it’s been adapted into a film, and this was my chance to talk with her about how...

Duration: 00:48:01


How Sabaah Folayan Is Changing The Narrative of Ferguson, Director of "Whose Streets"

8/2/2017
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When Michael Brown was shot by a police officer in Ferguson, MO in August, 2014 and the protests began, Sabaah Folayan felt the media’s coverage was overly focused on the looting, rioting and property damage, and not nearly enough on the stories of the people who rose up. So she dropped everything and went to Ferguson to see for herself what was happening on the ground and to talk with the people who live there. The result is her documentary film Whose Streets? She shares what it was like...

Duration: 00:23:56


How Femininity Can Save Humanity-Nina Simons, Co-Founder Bioneers

7/5/2017
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What if the root of all the world’s problems is the imbalance of masculinity and femininity in our leadership? Nina Simons, co-founder of Bioneers has spent over twenty years investigating the power of femininity to solve some of humanity’s greatest challenges. We discuss how she discovered that leading with the feminine can help anyone–male or female–find their purpose and their passion.

Duration: 00:38:59


How To End Structural Racism In Tech-Laura Weidman Powers, Code2040

6/28/2017
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Laura Weidman Powers is co-founder and CEO of Code2040, an organization focused on ending structural racism in America by smoothing the pathways into tech for people of color. She shares her ‘aha’ moment, how she got involved in this work and why it’s critical for companies to rethink their current approach to diversity.

Duration: 00:24:13


How To Beat Perfectionism-Patti Niemi, San Francisco Opera Orchestra

6/26/2017
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What if the thing you really love to do makes you so anxious it gets in the way of doing your job? For Patti Niemi, a percussionist, her first experience with anxiety cropped up while in her second year at at Juilliard, causing her hands to shake uncontrollably. Niemi wrote a memoir called “Sticking It Out. From Juilliard to the Orchestra Pit.” In this episode, hear how she rose to the top of the music world and above her anxiety.

Duration: 00:27:59


How To Beat Perfectionism-Patti Niemi, San Francisco Opera Orchestra

6/14/2017
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What if the thing you really love to do makes you so anxious it gets in the way of doing your job? For Patti Niemi, a percussionist, her first experience with anxiety cropped up while in her second year at at Juilliard, causing her hands to shake uncontrollably. Niemi wrote a memoir called “Sticking It Out. From Juilliard to the Orchestra Pit.” In this episode, hear how she rose to the top of the music world and above her anxiety.

Duration: 00:27:29

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