March 18, 2020
The Covid-19 crisis started as a global health emergency, but its economic impact could be nearly just as devastating. As we all tighten our financial belts, advice from professional financial planners is more important than ever. Willa Williams and Weslia Echols of Trinity Financial Coaching share the lessons they've learned -- the hard way -- about living abundantly but within your means.
February 26, 2020
The "Guilty" verdict in the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault trial was a watershed moment in women's centuries long fight for respect and safety from sexual innuendo, harassment and assault. It took over 90 courageous women telling their stories to finally stop the powerful predator. Eliminating "boys will be boys," toxic work cultures requires women of all generations to raise their voices collectively to demand change. That's exactly what our guests, MI State Senator Mallory McMorrow and Journalist Julie Hinds, did when a powerful MI State Senator "had some fun" at the expense of Gen Z reporter Allison Donahue -- who had the courage to object.
February 19, 2020
Mentoring relationships can bridge both cultural and geographic barriers. Meet Jordanian Samar Nassar, an Olympic athlete and changemaker for women athletes in the Mideast and her mentee, American elite basketball player Brianna Salvatore Dueck. We talk sports diplomacy, leadership and their shared passion for sports participation to empower women all over the world. Samar, a member of the International Womens Forum was matched with Brianna as part of IWF'S Women Athletes Business Network for help elite athletes transition to business careers.
January 29, 2020
As the WNBA wins record-setting salary increases and maternity leave and legendary Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw sounds off on the growing number of men being hired to coach women's teams, we talk women and sports with Hall of Fame Women's Basketball Coach Sue Kruszewski Hardy, a trailblazer who built one of the early women's college basketball powerhouses in the late 1970's and early 80's with her University of Detroit Lady Titans. And she did it with the full support of the legendary basketball guru Dick Vitale. Women's sports have come a long way, but there's still a long, long way to go!
January 13, 2020
American Astronaut Cady Coleman, a veteran of two space shuttle missions, lived for six months on the International Space Station. What's it like to live, work, sleep (and yes manage all other bodily functions!) without gravity for 159 days or 4,330 hours? Cady answers all those questions for hosts Anne and Monica, and also gives her perspective on the first all-women space walk and how women and minorities still have to push hard for opportunities.
January 2, 2020
Women own 40% of all businesses in the USA, but female entrepreneurs receive less than 1% of venture capital -- yes, ONE PERCENT! Plus, they are much more likely to be declined for a loan than male entrepreneurs. The HERImpact Pitch Competition, supported by the Ford Fund, provides badly needed funding and business coaching to help female social entrepreneurs with great ideas scale their businesses. Started in Detroit, the program has already expanded to Miami and Washington, DC. We talk to pitch competition winners Brittany Rhodes, founder of Black Girl Math-gic, Arielle Johnson, founder of Fierce Staffing and Ford's Yisel Cabrera about how and why HERImpact works.
December 16, 2019
Every year, thousands of women diagnosed with breast cancer face complex medical decisions. Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame medical reporter Patricia Anstett, author of Breast Cancer Surgery and Reconstruction: What's Right for YOU, has made it her life's mission to inform women about what she calls "the under-discussed issues" related to breast surgery and reconstruction. She wants women to feel empowered to understand the choices are THEIRS ALONE and to give them the knowledge they need to resist well-intentioned pressure for surgery -- including for nipples -- that may not be right for them.
November 19, 2019
Hall of Fame photojournalist Linda Solomon was Aretha Franklin's personal photographer for decades, and given rare access to many of "The Queen of Soul's" most private family and behind-the-scenes musical moments. We talk with Linda about her unusual relationship with Aretha and her gorgeous new book, The Queen Next Door: An Intimate Portrait of Aretha Franklin. Solomon calls the book her "love letter" to one of the greatest musical talents of our time. We'll also hear about Solomon's career journey, which includes putting over one million cameras in the hands of children and inspiring homeless children through her Pictures of Hope program.
October 20, 2019
In the early days of rodeoing in the American West, cowgirls competed just as fiercely as cowboys in everything from roping to bronco riding. But women were gradually forced out of the sport, supposedly because it was "too dangerous." But professional "All Girl Rodeo" is making a comeback. Two of the driving forces behind this growing sport are sisters Nicole and Katie Schrock. Skilled horsewomen and visionary entrepreneurs, they are the first siblings to both win the title of Miss Rodeo Oregon. If you like cowgirls, horses and "That Western Life," you'll love this episode.