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Interviews of influential and inspiring female role models.

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Interviews of influential and inspiring female role models.

    Marilyn Waring Interview

    Marilyn Waring Interview

    For our latest episode, we interviewed Dr. Marilyn Waring, a prominent New Zealand economist and feminist, and a leading activist for women’s human rights.  Dr. Waring was one of the youngest New Zealanders ever elected to Parliament, serving as a National MP between 1975 and 1984. She was just 23 when she entered Parliament and from 1978 to 1981 she was the only woman in the National caucus.   After leaving politics she wrote her famous book “If Women Counted”.  Due to her writings and research she is known as being the principal founder of the discipline of feminist economics.  Since 2006, Dr. Waring has been a Professor of Public Policy at the Institute of Public Policy at AUT in Auckland.  During this time she has focused on public policy and governance, political economy, gender analysis, and human rights.

    • 42 min
    Katrina Johnston-Zimmerman Interview

    Katrina Johnston-Zimmerman Interview

    Our latest guest is Katrina Johnston-Zimmerman, an urban anthropologist and lecturer from Philadelphia.  She co-founded the “The Women Led Cities Initiative” which aims to bring women's voices to the forefront of urban planning and design. In 2019 she was named to the “BBC’s 100 Women of 2019”, an annual listing of the most inspiring and influential women from around the world.  She has served as a lecturer at Drexel University and the KTH Royal Institute of Technology.  With this episode we tried something new, we conducted our interview on the streets of Philadelphia in Johnston-Zimmerman’s neighborhood, it was a great way to talk to her and learn more about urban anthropology.  It was a really fun way to do the interview and we really enjoyed our conversation.

    • 32 min
    Christina Koch - Record Setting Astronaut

    Christina Koch - Record Setting Astronaut

    Our guest for today is Christina Koch, a record setting astronaut who recently completed the longest mission in space for a woman. In addition she was part of the first ever all-female spacewalk. We were very excited to talk with Ms. Koch and her interview did not disappoint us, her stories were interesting, inspiring and entertaining. We hope you enjoy our conversation with her as much as we did.

    • 39 min
    Dr. Jennifer Doudna - CRISPR Pioneer

    Dr. Jennifer Doudna - CRISPR Pioneer

    Our guest for today is Jennifer Doudna Ph.D, a world famous American biochemist. Her work and leadership with CRISPR genome editing technologies has helped launch the CRISPR revolution. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to interview Dr. Doudna, her work has the ability to change and improve our world. We greatly appreciate Dr. Doudna taking time to share her thoughts, insights, and experiences with us. We are sure you will enjoy learning more about Dr. Doudna!

     

    • 16 min
    Lindsey Vonn - All Time Great Ski Racer

    Lindsey Vonn - All Time Great Ski Racer

    Today’s guest is Lindsey Vonn, the most successful women’s ski racer of all time. We were super excited to interview Lindsey, we both have grown up ski racing and Lindsey has been our hero since we first started skiing. We really appreciate Lindsey’s open and thoughtful answers to our questions. Lindsey talked about the challenges she has faced, advice she is willing to share with our listeners and insights into what the Lindsey Vonn Foundation is doing to help out young girls. We hope you enjoy the episode.

    • 10 min
    Ellen Stofan - Director National Air & Space Museum and former NASA Chief Scientist

    Ellen Stofan - Director National Air & Space Museum and former NASA Chief Scientist

    Today’s guest is Dr. Ellen Stofan, the Director of the National Air and Space Museum and former Chief Scientist of NASA. We loved talking with Dr. Stofan as she shared her stories, wisdom, and advice. Our conversation covered a lot of topics including the search for life in space, the challenges of getting humans to Mars, flying cars, and the recent success of the Event Horizon Telescope. We hope you enjoy our talk with Dr. Stofan as much as we did.

    • 38 min

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dskip23 ,

Fascinating and Informative!

Learned much about science from a dedicated leader. Great questions! Would have loved to find out how tiny is a tiny black hole! Hope you will continue this series!

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