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Baby Sleep Training

Baby Sleep Training

May 10, 2021

Natalie Nevares, founder of Mommywise, has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and on CBS This Morning for her work as one of the top Baby Sleep Training experts.  I think of Nevares as a "Baby Whisperer," helping parents discover the secret to sweet dreams -- for all.  Joining the conversation is Margaret Siebers who, at the time we recorded this conversation, the mother of two young girls -- who now have a baby brother. Whether you are the parent of a baby and desperate for more sleep, or a grandparent or auntie worried about the sleepless nights young parents in your family are struggling through, this episode is for you.

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COVID-19 Lessons Learned

COVID-19 Lessons Learned

May 3, 2021

When it comes to loss of life from COVID-19, Singapore has one of the world's lowest case fatality rates.  With 60,000+ cases and around 30 deaths, there is much to be learned from the island nation's approach to the pandemic that is currently raging out of control in India and Brazil and mutating globally into even more dangerous variants. Professor Ivy Ng, a physician, researcher and CEO of her country's largest healthcare provider, shares Singapore's lessons learned and why the world should be preparing for the "new normal" of the future. 

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Transgender Girls Playing Sports: What’s All the Fuss About?

Transgender Girls Playing Sports: What’s All the Fuss About?

April 27, 2021

So far in 2021, over 100 anti-trans bills in 33 states are under consideration in U.S. state legislatures. That's the highest number in any year since we started counting. Many of those bills target transgender athletes, with the goal of making it illegal for trans students to play on teams that correspond with their identity. Advocates argue that trans students threaten Title IX gains for girls sports. Opponents argue the growing anti-trans movement is about misinformation, misunderstanding and fear. So what are the facts? Donna Lopiano and Nancy Hogshead-Makar, both world class athletes and internationally respected advocates for sports gender equity, answer our questions. Additional resources they recommend include: Women Sports Policy Working GroupChampion Women, and Title IX Schools. 

 

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Sarey Ruden: Rebelling Against Male Toxicity on Dating Apps

Sarey Ruden: Rebelling Against Male Toxicity on Dating Apps

April 20, 2021

Sarey Ruden, fed up with the vulgar, mean and often threatening responses she has received from men on dating apps, finally had enough. The Detroit-based creative artist used her skill (and sense of humor!) to turn online harassment into compelling art. In the process, she created a growing movement of women rebelling against this new form of toxic sexual harassment. She also discovered that online platforms find women who complain more problematic then misbehaving men! You'll love the "good trouble" this "dating disruptor" is stirring up with her Sarey Tales and Tedx talk. 

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The ERA: How Long Must American Women Wait For Equality?

The ERA: How Long Must American Women Wait For Equality?

April 14, 2021

It has been 97 years since Suffragist Alice Paul first drafted the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, beginning the long and still unsuccessful fight for equal protection under the law for American women. Even today, the USA is the ONLY modern democracy, among peer countries, that does not explicitly include protection against sex based discrimination in its Constitution. With more women, including women of color, elected to state and federal office, the ERA is once again gaining momentum. Columbia Law Professor Katherine Franke, who recently launched THE ERA PROJECT and Barbara Rodriguez, a journalist covering the renewed ERA push for The 19th clear up the misinformation and intentional disinformation about what the ERA would do and shed light on what it will take to finally get it passed.

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Power Lifting Your Way to Confidence & Health

Power Lifting Your Way to Confidence & Health

April 5, 2021

Women's Body Building started growing in popularity in the late 1970s, but organized competitions to compare true "female muscularity" are still in their infancy.  One of the most prestigious of those titles is Ms. Olympia -- for the highest-ranking female body builder in the world.  Detroiter Andrea Shaw, the 2020 Ms. Olympia, didn't get into power lifting until college. Today, she is not only a champion, she is a sought-after personal trainer and an evangelist for women building confidence and health, as well as strength, through fitness.

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Algorithmically Amplified: Combatting Disinformation

Algorithmically Amplified: Combatting Disinformation

March 31, 2021

According to a recent study, false news reports are 70% more likely to be retweeted than factually accurate reports and they reach recipients six times faster. Willow Bay, former network TV news & sports journalist and now Dean of the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, talks with Anne Doyle about how to protect yourself and your organization from disinformation and misinformation. She highlights why people are susceptible to disinformation and the importance of being not only a conscious and critical consumer of content but an ethical creator as well. 

Anne is a member of the Global Board of the International Women's Forum and also hosts IWF'S Game Changers podcast.  Each month she shares one of the interviews with an inspiring and influential IWF global leaders with POWER UP WOMEN listeners. 

Getting to Know Hosts Anne Doyle & Dana Harvey

Getting to Know Hosts Anne Doyle & Dana Harvey

March 22, 2021

March is Women's History Month in the USA. As part of our coverage, we thought our listeners might like to learn a little about hosts Anne Doyle & Dana Harvey. They interview each other about career paths, defining moments in their leadership journeys, female friendships and why they are each so passionate about girls and women achieving their personal, professional and leadership potential. POWER UP WOMEN is produced by the MOTOR CITY WOMAN STUDIOS in metro Detroit, owned by Robin Kinnie who joined Anne & Dana in the studio for this photo before COVID turned us all into Zoomers! 

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Women’s History: Gender Trailblazer in the Nixon White House

Women’s History: Gender Trailblazer in the Nixon White House

March 15, 2021

The Gender Revolution has been called one of "the most profound social changes America has ever experienced." Although there is still plenty of unfinished business, it is important to review and celebrate the decades of work already done. Barbara Hackman Franklin has been on the front lines of women's progress for over 50 years.  From opening doors for women in the Nixon White House and global board rooms to being named by Time Magazine as one of the "50 American Women Who Made Political History, she is not only "one of the first" in many arenas, her legacy, told in the book, A Matter of Simple Justice," includes lifting others as she climbed. She shares her journey and tips for aspiring women leaders. 

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Women’s History Month: Madeleine Fequiere Tackling Systemic Bias Worldwide

Women’s History Month: Madeleine Fequiere Tackling Systemic Bias Worldwide

March 8, 2021

Madeleine Féquière, the Corporate Credit Chief for Domtar Corporation shares her leadership journey from her childhood in Haiti to her ascent in Montreal, Canada to global business. Co-founder of the Black Opportunity Fund, an unprecedented Canadian initiative to address systemic racism, she shares with Anne how the killing of George Floyd in the U.S. triggered global responses, as well as her advice to the next generation of aspiring leaders. 

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