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9 minutes | Jul 8, 2021
Episode 25: An Update
43 minutes | May 18, 2021
Episode 24: Tissa Hami
Meet Tissa Hami. (Pronounced like Lisa Mommy.) Tissa is an activist, idealist, and challenger. She is an Ivy League graduate turned investment banker, turned stand-up comic, turned consultant who is known for her groundbreaking work as a female Muslim. In this episode Tissa’s shares her story of how a career on Wall Street, where she was often the “only” in the room – the only woman, person of color, or immigrant led her to work as a stand up comic and ultimately to founding Korsi Consulting, which specializes in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. I hope you’ll tune in to this important conversation and also take to heart her call to action at the end. To learn more about Tissa and her work you can go to https://www.korsiconsulting.com. As always, thanks for listening.
14 minutes | May 5, 2021
Episode 23: Looking on the Bright Side
Is there a bright side to cancer? I am not sure about that but I do know, that even though the worst of things, there are still little things to be grateful for. In this episode, I share some of the unexpected silver linings to my cancer diagnosis.
38 minutes | Apr 20, 2021
Episode 22: Asha Dahya
It feels good to back talking to other people and I couldn't have asked for a better guest to get restarted. Meet Asha Dahya. Asha is the author of a recently released book 'Today's Wonder Women: Everyday Superheroes Who Are Changing The World' which features inspiring, heroic stories of 50 women and girls from around the world. She is also the founder of a digital platform called GirlTalkHQ.com, which shares the voices and stories of women. She also shares her own story, from Australia to Hollywood, to leaving a bad relationship and the conservative church she thought was her home, to why she created GirlTalkHQ. She is herself, an inspiration. We talk about all that, plus some exciting projects she has on the horizon.
8 minutes | Mar 19, 2021
Episode 21: This One Is Not About Me
In this episode, I share what's on my mind in the wake of the Atlanta mass murder of 8 Asian Americans.
10 minutes | Feb 23, 2021
Episode 20: It's A Big Day
The latest update in my breast cancer journey.
11 minutes | Dec 26, 2020
Episode 19: The Last One of The Year
Just another update and what I’m looking forward to.
41 minutes | Nov 25, 2020
Episode 18: Jonathan Silver
I so excited for you to meet my special guest...my husband, Jonathan. He is a rock star doctor, dad, and husband, as well as an aspiring musician. In this episode, we talk about he is coping with my diagnoses and share some fun stories about how we met and how we kill time in the middle of the night when we can't sleep.
6 minutes | Nov 13, 2020
Episode 17: Heading into chemo
Just a quick update to let you know where I am in the process.
12 minutes | Nov 2, 2020
Episode 16: Update Post-Surgery
23 minutes | Oct 12, 2020
Episode 15: Where Do We Go From Here
In this episode, I share details of the moments, days, and weeks after my breast cancer diagnosis.
26 minutes | Oct 7, 2020
Episode 14: A Very Personal Story about Speaking Up
We see it all the time - reminders about how important it is to speak up and advocate for ourselves and others. Recently, I found myself in a situation where speaking up was life-changing in a way I could have never imagined. I am sharing this in the hopes it help other women to do the same.
56 minutes | Sep 22, 2020
Episode 13: Shaitia Spruell
Shaitia Spruell is a proud young mom, born and raised in Springfield, Ma. She and I are fellow Commissioners on the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women and she is a Senior Program Officer for the Office of Economic Empowerment. She is an inspiring advocate for women of color, youth empowerment, and rebuilding communities rattled by injustice. In this episode, Shaitia shares important information about the work her office is doing to support the financial wellbeing of vulnerable populations in Massachusetts. We also hear about her experience growing up as one of few black students attending a predominantly white school. I also ask her about what it's like to be a black mom in our country today. There has never been a more important time to ask tough questions.And then, on a lighter note, we also talk about food (we are both foodies) and a bit of pop culture including her current recommendation for some great TV.Enjoy!
32 minutes | Aug 26, 2020
Episode 12: Sending Your Kids to College Pandemic Style PART II
In this episode, I share our college drop of experience, the good, the bad, and the ugly.
44 minutes | Aug 12, 2020
Episode 11: Debi Kleiman
In this episode, I talk with Debi Kleiman. Debi is a world-class marketing expert, an entrepreneur's best friend, a talented author, a mom, and I am proud to say, also my personal friend.Debi shares her story about growing up with a mother who set the standard for working mothers, attending Harvard Business School, raising kids while advancing and progressing in a career in marketing and entrepreneurship, and most recently, writing her first book First Pitch. You'll hear why I LOVED this book and why I strongly believe that anyone looking to improve their presentation skills should read it. We also spend some time talking about how women and minorities are impacted and discriminated against in the start-up and funding environment and Debi shares some strategies for overcoming those challenges. There has never been a more important time for us to become aware of and confront our own implicit biases. Debi's passion, easygoingness, practicality, and confidence make her not only fun to listen to but compelling because she KNOWS what she is talking about.I hope you enjoy it.
19 minutes | Aug 5, 2020
Episode 10: Sending Your Kid to College Pandemic Style - PART 1
This whole year has been an emotional roller coaster. Now, as I prepare to send my oldest off to college, during a pandemic, all my emotions are in flux. And I know I am not alone. In this episode, I share how I am feeling about this - the good, the bad and the ugly. I also share some good tips I have received and even make an offer to share my own prized creation. Tune in to learn more!!
41 minutes | Jul 22, 2020
Episode 9: Beth Knaus
Beth Knaus is a kick-ass content writer for entrepreneurs and small businesses with personality. She creates dynamic copy true to her client's voice so they can clearly and confidently communicate who they are and what they can do for their target audience. From an early age, Beth learned that she’d have to do things for herself and didn’t have the luxury of depending on others in the way many other people do. Beth shares how her complicated childhood shaped her life, and how finding inspiration in an interesting place helped her to push out of her comfort zone. From overcoming public speaking fears to breaking the cycle of alcoholism in her family, her story is impactful and important. I can't wait for you to meet her.Beth lives in Norwood, MA with her awesome husband, their spoiled feline, and some of their adult kids some of the time.For more information about Beth, please visit her website at email@example.com.
64 minutes | Jul 8, 2020
Episode 8: Anjali Enjeti
In this episode, I talk to Anjali Enjeti, an Atlanta based writer and activist and the mom to 3 beautiful girls. She is also a former co-worker of mine and a dear friend.In this supersized episode...we talk about everything, from how we both ended up in law school (though neither of us still practice), to her decision to get her MFA while juggling motherhood, to the upcoming election and campaigning, to my favorite topic...southern biscuits! This episode has it all.
41 minutes | Jun 24, 2020
Episode 7: Ilana Beigel
In this episode, I get to reconnect (or really connect) with someone who I have known for years, yet never really got to know, until now. I am really excited for you to meet Ilana Beigel. Ilana is a Yoga Teacher, Coach, Speech-Language Pathologist, and mom.What I love about most about Ilana's story, and how she tells it, is how relatable it is. We talk about finding yourself in a career and job that on some days, is fine. And other days, it is utterly unbearable and unsatisfying. Ilana talks about how this has impacted her life and shares her journey to finding the joy and satisfaction she so desperately craved. Not only that, but she talks about how she is also turning that knowledge into a business to help other women and moms.For more information about Ilana, visit her website at https://www.ilanab.com/.
35 minutes | Jun 17, 2020
Episode 6: Jessica Robison
In this episode, you'll meet Jessica Robison and how she turned her hobby and passion for edible gardening into a side business. She makes growing your own food...which can be a daunting task for some, as easy as a phone call.Of course, all of this is on top of her full-time jobs. In addition to being in the tech world for the past 15 years, she is also the mother of two young boys. As always, I love to hear how other moms make it work and Jessica shares with us how she does it.For more information about Jessica and her services, you can visit her website at www.actonfoodforest.com.
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