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Sports Columnist Christine Brennan Talks Sports, Gender and Purple-Haired Leadership

Sports Columnist Christine Brennan Talks Sports, Gender and Purple-Haired Leadership

July 15, 2019

USA Today Sports Columnist and TV Commentator Christine Brennan has covered every major sporting event imaginable for nearly four decades -- including 18 Olympics and all four World Cup championships of the U.S. Women's Soccer Team.  Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan and their 2019 teammates have delivered revenue, viewing audiences, championships and the all-time best-selling soccer jersey in U.S. history. Now they are demanding equal pay.  Brennan says, "Love  'em or hate 'em, they are strong, tough, have changed the conversation about women's sports and they're not going away!" 

 

With over 1,000 women covering sports today, Brennan encourages girls and women to learn more about sports journalism careers through her website: ChristineBrennan.com.

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A Leadership Conversation with General Linda Singh on racism, sexism and ending sexual assault in the military

A Leadership Conversation with General Linda Singh on racism, sexism and ending sexual assault in the military

July 9, 2019

General Linda Singh, the first African American and first woman to head up all military operations for an entire state, made national news earlier this year when her Maryland leadership team became the first all-female National Guard command staff in the United States. A leader who believes in the value of talking openly about difficult issues, Adjutant General Singh spoke candidly with me about racism, sexism and sexual harassment and assault, including her personal experiences.   

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In the Game: Women’s Sports Progress

In the Game: Women’s Sports Progress

July 1, 2019

Hall of Fame Women's College Basketball Coach Sue Kruszewski Hardy and Vice President of Marketing for the Detroit Tigers Ellen Hill Zeringue, one of the few executive women in major league sports, join Anne and Monica to talk about women's progress in the world of sports -- as athletes, coaches and executives.  Their "In the Game" conversation was recorded in front of a live audience as part of the Second Annual Detroit Podcast Festival, hosted by Robin Kinnie, founder of Motor City Woman Studios. 

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The “Girl Effect” and the Global Fight to Educate Females

The “Girl Effect” and the Global Fight to Educate Females

June 25, 2019

Education is transformational with the power to break cycles of poverty, child marriage and violence. The “Girl Effect” is particularly powerful because it extends the benefits to families and communities more than when only boys are educated. Yet 130 million girls around the world are not in school because of poverty, custom or conflict. In places like Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria, girls schools are under attack.  Anne talks with Totsie Memela of South Africa and Shamim Jawad of Afghanistan --  two leaders on the front lines of the fight to change ideas, cultures and policies about why educating girls lifts the entire human family.

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1,000 Toys Silently Proclaim, “Remember the Children!”

1,000 Toys Silently Proclaim, “Remember the Children!”

June 17, 2019

At least three thousand young children have been separated from their refugee parents, seeking asylum in the U.S. They have been held in cages, shipped to foster care all over the country, some have been sexually assaulted, and several have died. Can you imagine having your baby or very young child pulled from your arms, perhaps never to see them again? Determined that these children must not be forgotten, Michiganders Elaine Roseborough and Laurie Lisi tied 1,000 teddy bears, dolls and toys to stakes and displayed them along a busy Detroit-area highway to remind people of the several thousand missing migrant children. For information on how to follow their lead, indivisiblefighting9.com or Facebook @Fighting9.  Leaders take action and inspire others to find the courage to act, as well. How about you?

 

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Men as Gender Allies: YWomen Founder Jeffery Tobias Halter

Men as Gender Allies: YWomen Founder Jeffery Tobias Halter

June 11, 2019

What do men have do with women's power and progress? Everything!! As fathers, husbands, colleagues, bosses, brothers or lawmakers, men impact women's personal lives, careers and legal rights every day. Women contending with sexual harassment, toxic workplaces, gender bias, extreme laws violating our right to privacy and growing male backlash against the #MeToo movement, need male allies!

Jeffery Tobias Halter, president of YWomen, is the USA's leading expert on engaging men to advance women.  A two-time TEDx speaker who has been known to don red women's heels on stage to make a point tells host Anne Doyle, "It's time to stop urging women to lean in and start asking men to stand up!"  

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Anxiety, Stress and Suicide on the Rise. Talking About It Helps.

Anxiety, Stress and Suicide on the Rise. Talking About It Helps.

May 28, 2019

Millennials have been called "the stressed out generation," as record numbers are dealing with anxiety and depression. Suicide among young people is also rising.  Psychotherapist Dr. Jane Shure, a nationally-recognized expert on self-esteem issues and healthy management of our “inner critic,” as well as co-founder of The Resilience Group in Philadelphia, joins Anne, Monica and millennial Kevin Farrell to talk about how 21st Century culture increases anxiety and how we can help ourselves, our kids and our friends manage it. “Worrying is a human survival instinct,” says Shure who explains what’s causing all our stress and practical skills for living well with it.  

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Finding Your Purpose

Finding Your Purpose

May 14, 2019

Nancy Trites Botkin, a Leadership Guide, Founder of Think8 Women and Author of Living on Purpose, has been helping women tap into and pursue their unique purpose for decades. Graduates of her intense, intimate, one-on-one personal discovery sessions like to call themselves, "Wonder Women." She joins Anne and Monica from Montreal to share steps each of us can take to unlock our individual power by discovering and releasing our deeply-ingrained blocks that hold us back.

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VoteRunLead: Just Do It!

VoteRunLead: Just Do It!

May 7, 2019

Record numbers of women in the USA, particularly young women are running for and winning elected political office.  An unprecedented number of women -- SIX -- are currently running for president, and there are now 127 women in the U.S. Congress -- 25 in the Senate and 102 in the House, nearly 25%.  Better, but nowhere close to equal representation for female citizens. And the numbers of Republican women in national office, meager as they have been, are getting worse.  VoteRunLead is a bi-partisan organization training thousands of women to master the political skills needed to run for office and run campaigns. We talk with VoteRunLead alums from both sides of the political aisle: Heather Barmore and Tina Barton. 

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Becoming: The Impact of Michelle Obama’s Powerful Memoir

Becoming: The Impact of Michelle Obama’s Powerful Memoir

April 29, 2019

Once described as an "angry black woman," Michelle Obama is now one of the most admired women in the world. Her memoir has sold over three million copies and her speaking tour has been extended to 21 more cities, including Canada and Europe. Why is the story of her personal journey resonating across generational, class and racial lines? Guests Marilyn French Hubbard and Tatiana Wheeler are generations apart, but both were so moved by the book they have created platforms to engage with other women around Obama’s powerful mantra to all women that, “Yes, you are enough!”

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