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Through her work as the founder and CEO of the Women’s Business Development Council in Connecticut, Fran Pastore has had the privilege of knowing and working with remarkable and accomplished women.
In every episode, Fran will be speaking with influential women whose stories have had an impact on her and they will do the same for you. Their stories will excite and inspire you to conquer your fears, take a stand for yourself and break down the barriers that stand in your way.
We may cover timely topics like racial and gender inequality and the importance of advocacy and voting, but mostly we’ll be sharing the personal journeys of extraordinary women.

Courageous Conversations with Fran Pastore Fran Pastore

    • Entrepreneurship
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Through her work as the founder and CEO of the Women’s Business Development Council in Connecticut, Fran Pastore has had the privilege of knowing and working with remarkable and accomplished women.
In every episode, Fran will be speaking with influential women whose stories have had an impact on her and they will do the same for you. Their stories will excite and inspire you to conquer your fears, take a stand for yourself and break down the barriers that stand in your way.
We may cover timely topics like racial and gender inequality and the importance of advocacy and voting, but mostly we’ll be sharing the personal journeys of extraordinary women.

    02. Own the Arena with Katrina Adams

    02. Own the Arena with Katrina Adams

    Katrina Adams shares her inspirational journey from the tennis court to the boardroom in this previously recorded WBDC Town Hall, hosted by Fran Pastore
    Katrina is the first African-American, the first former professional tennis player and the youngest person ever to serve as USTA president.
    Katrina is also an author. Her new book Own the Arena provides a behind the scenes look at the leadership skills involved in hosting the U S open; the largest and most lucrative sports event in the world.
     
    Own the Arena will be published February, 2021 and is available for pre-order now from all major book retailers and through her publisher, Harper Collins
    To Learn more about Katrina, please visit her website 
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    • 32 min
    01. Coping with Trauma and EMDR with Dr. Karen Alter-Reid

    01. Coping with Trauma and EMDR with Dr. Karen Alter-Reid

    In this first episode of Courageous Conversations with Fran Pastore, Fran is joined by her friend of 30 years, Dr. Karen Alter-Reid, a global expert on EMDR and the treatment of trauma-related symptoms. They discuss what EMDR is and why it is an effective treatment for trauma, not only for veterans and sexual assault victims, but for first responders and everyday people.
     
    Dr. Alter-Reid gives several actionable tips for coping with the high stress that we’re living under these days, including a two minute mindfulness exercise.
     
    To find out more about Dr. Alter-Reid and her work, please visit
    http://www.alter-reid.com
    Make sure to visit our website, https://ctwbdc.org to find out more about the work we do for women and small businesses in Connecticut and across the country.
     

    • 35 min
    Official Trailer: Courageous Conversations with Fran Pastore

    Official Trailer: Courageous Conversations with Fran Pastore

    Through her work as the founder and CEO of the Women’s Business Development Council in Connecticut, Fran Pastore has had the privilege of knowing and working with remarkable and accomplished women.
    In every episode, Fran will be speaking with influential women whose stories have had an impact on her and they will do the same for you. Their stories will excite and inspire you to conquer your fears, take a stand for yourself and break down the barriers that stand in your way.
    We may cover timely topics like racial and gender inequality and the importance of advocacy and voting, but mostly we’ll be sharing the personal journeys of extraordinary women.

    • 1 min

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Fran is a tireless advocate for women. I’m looking forward to listening to the conversations she will be having with inspiring women.

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