A monthly podcast interviewing Entrepreneurs, Authors, Creatives, Artists, and Musicians around their dreams. Topics focus on diversity, tech, inclusion, women empowerment, social impact, love, and funding. The podcast amplifies positive frequencies on planet Earth and inspires you to achieve your dream.
Y-Vonne Hutchinson: A conversation on race, inequality, tourism, and securing our future.
Y-Vonne Hutchinson is an Author, former international human rights lawyer, and Silicon Valley serial entrepreneur. She is the CEO and Founder of ReadySet, a diversity and inclusion training firm that helps tech giants, political leaders, media outlets, and Fortune 500 companies speak more productively about racism and turn talk into action. Y-Vonne also hosts a podcast called Time To Act about Diversity and Inclusion.
On the show, we talk about her latest book HOW TO TALK TO YOUR BOSS ABOUT RACE: Speaking Up Without Getting Shut Down. This episode is a conversation on race, inequality, and how race is fluid. A candid discussion from a global perspective that leaves the viewer with concrete advice that they can use in their work life.
Part memoir, part actionable guidebook, this book equips employees with a framework to think about race at work, prepares them to have frank and effective conversations with more powerful leaders, helps them center marginalized perspectives, and explains how to leverage power dynamics to get results while navigating backlash and gaslighting.
Alexandra Fine: Co-Founder of Dame Products on sexual wellness and taking the MTA to court over ad censorship.
On the show, Alexandra talks about Dame’s three-year-long court battle against the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Dame’s historic triumph over the MTA validates both the existence of the woman-owned company as well as of female pleasure and wellness. Ensuring that Dame has the right to advertise on subways, buses, and commuter rail. This is a big deal since the MTA transports over 11 million passengers a day. That’s a lot of customers. Places that have long welcomed male-focused brands like Ro (Roman), Hims, as well as breast enhancements, and more. This is also a giant win for free speech and anti-censorship. Al also talks about Sims BDSM, female pleasure, and non-binary perspectives.
Ethan Zuckerman: Talks Metaverse, building a better internet, and the power of local communities.
Ethan Zuckerman is a Professor at the UMass Amherst. On the show, Ethan talks about the Metaverse, trust, Facebook vs Apple, making the Metaverse a safe space, governance of online spaces, data ownership, what the biggest piece missing from the Metaverse conversation is, Omar Wasow and Black Planet, and technical barriers when it comes to storytelling access on various platforms.
Ben Curtis: On being a Creation Coach, the Dell Dude, and going after your dreams with abandon.
Ben Curtis is a magician, award-winning actor, musician, and public speaker. He is also a Creation Coach helping people actualize their dreams. You probably recognize Ben as the iconic "The Dell Dude” from the Dell commercials in the early 2000s. Dell recently brought him back to kick off a new campaign and we caught up. Ben lives in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and we talk about being neighbors.
Alina Zavatsky: Founder of Vegan Runner Eats on veganism and body positivity.
Alina Zavatsky is a vegan mom, runner, three-time marathoner, weightlifter, and champion of a whole-food, plant-based diet. Alina runs an awesome blog called Vegan Runner Eats and I really love her newsletter. It's filled with useful information for anyone interested in veganism, an active lifestyle, and tips on raising a vegan family. Alina was born in Uzbekistan – a country that used to be a part of the Soviet Union so it was interesting to speak with her about our shared experience of living in that part of the world. We talked about social media, body positivity, staying fit, and raising vegan children.
Jordan Marie Daniel: Lakota Professional Runner and Activist bringing attention to the MMIW crisis.
Jordan Marie Daniel is a Lakota professional runner and Activist raising awareness about Missing and Murdered Indigenous Womxn, girls, two-spirits, and relatives. Through her running, Jordan is representing Indigenous athletes and relatives, and the BIPOC community. She is an advocate for diversity, inclusivity, and justice for Indigenous, Black, Brown folx within these spaces.
She is the Founder of Rising Hearts which was born out of Standing Rock and the fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline. She is also a producer on the film The Sacred And The Snake. Following three Water Protectors – Lauren, Cheryl, and Olive – through their transformative experiences at Standing Rock and beyond.
On the show, we talk about her experience of moving to DC to be an advocate for Indigenous people. We also talk running, running through pregnancy, and MMIW. Jordan is holding a run to honor MMIW on May 5 which is the day honoring MMIW. You can learn more about it by following her insta. I’ll run it and I hope you’ll join us as well.
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New fav show
A really diverse podcasts with interesting guests. Great inspiration and practical advice for ways you can follow your dreams. The topics are current and Yulia and guests always bring something new to the conversation. Highlighting different aspects and new view points.
Authentic, warm and thoughtful!
Yulia was a delight to speak with, so down to earth and real. Yet warm and inspirational, too. Thanks so much for having me on the show!
I'm only a couple of episodes in and am really digging the host, topics and interesting guests.
You should give a listen and hear for yourself!