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Interviews of influential and inspiring female role models.

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Interviews of influential and inspiring female role models.

    Kathrine Switzer - First Woman To Officially Run The Boston Marathon

    Kathrine Switzer - First Woman To Officially Run The Boston Marathon

    Happy Boston Marathon day! We are excited to share our interview with Kathrine Switzer, an iconic athlete, author, Emmy-award winning broadcaster and advocate for sports and social causes, Ms. Switzer was the first woman to officially register and run the Boston Marathon in 1967. She was attacked in the race by an angry official who tried to rip off her bib number (#261) and throw her out of the race because she was a woman. She finished the 26.2 mile distance anyway and went on win the 1974 New York City Marathon and to champion women in the sport globally, most notably leading the drive to make the women's marathon an official Olympic event in 1984. Now, 58% of all runners in the USA are women. To celebrate this social revolution,  and to support another on active aging, Switzer ran the Boston Marathon again, at age 70, on the 50th anniversary of her iconic run, finishing only 24 minutes slower than she did when she was 20.  This run launched her non-profit '261 Fearless' --named after that famous bib number--which empowers women globally though running. She has been honored widely for her achievements including being inducted into the USA National Women’s Hall of Fame which recognized her for creating positive social change throughout her storied career.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Gwen Young - CEO, Women Business Collaborative

    Gwen Young - CEO, Women Business Collaborative

    In today's episode, we are interviewing Gwen Young, the CEO of Women Business Collaborative (WBC).  Ms. Young is also a Visiting Scholar at the Elliot School of International Affairs at George Washington University.  She has had an amazing career, formerly serving as the Director of the Global Women's Leadership Initiative at the Wilson Center.  Prior to that she worked at some amazing international organizations including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Medecins Sans Frontieres, the International Rescue Committee, and the Harvard Institute for International Development.  She is our first CEO guest and we were very excited to learn about her work at WBC and about her career. Please take a few minutes to listen to this episode, her stories and her words of wisdom make this a can't miss episode!

    • 41 min
    Katrín Davíðsdóttir - 2015 & 2016 Fittest Woman on Earth

    Katrín Davíðsdóttir - 2015 & 2016 Fittest Woman on Earth

    For our latest episode, we are interviewing Katrín Davíðsdóttir, one of the worlds top CrossFit athletes and the overall female champion for both 2015 and 2016. It was a really fun interview for us, her message was both interesting and inspiring. It was great to hear about her accomplishments, but it was equally rewarding to learn about her challenges and setbacks and how she overcame them. We especially loved her quote of saying “Failing is only failing if you see it as a destination”, this is one of our favorite motivational phrases going forward! Please listen to this episode, we know you will enjoy it!

    • 49 min
    Dr. Virginia Man-Yee Lee - Award winning biochemist and neuropathologist

    Dr. Virginia Man-Yee Lee - Award winning biochemist and neuropathologist

    In this episode, we interview Dr. Virginia Man-Yee Lee, an award-winning biochemist and neuropathologist who specializes in the research of Alzheimer's disease at the University of Pennsylvania.  She is the John H. Ware 3rd Endowed Professor in Alzheimer’s Research, Director of the Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research, and the Marian S. Ware Center for Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Program. Dr. Lee’s h-index is 224 and she is listed among the 10 most highly cited AD researchers from 1985-2008 and among the top 400 most highly influential biomedical researchers from 1996-2011. ISI has recognized Dr. Lee as an ISI Highly Cited Researcher and places her in the top 10 most highly cited neuroscientists from 1997 to 2007. Dr. Lee has been ranked 2 among Top Female Scientists for 2022 by Research.com. She received the 2020 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences.  It was a fun interview for us, Dr. Lee had lots of great stories to share, which we think you will find quite interesting.

    • 41 min
    Misty May-Treanor - 3 Time Olympic Gold Medal Champion

    Misty May-Treanor - 3 Time Olympic Gold Medal Champion

    We started 2024 by interviewing three time Olympic beach volleyball gold medalist, Misty May-Treanor. Mrs. May-Treanor is considered the greatest beach volleyball player in the history of the sport, thanks to her Olympic gold medals and her 109 career tournament victories. We really enjoyed our conversation with her, we found the story of her athletic career, her experiences outside of professional athletics and her insights as a mother to three girls both inspiring and fascinating. We hope you find this episode as interesting as we did!

    • 39 min
    Lindsey Jacobellis - 2 time Olympic gold medalist, winningest snowboarder in history

    Lindsey Jacobellis - 2 time Olympic gold medalist, winningest snowboarder in history

    For this episode we interviewed five-time Olympian Lindsey Jacobellis is the most dominant SBX rider of all time. She is a 2x Olympic gold medalist, 1x Olympic silver medalist, 6-time world champion and 10-time X Games gold medalist. Her World Cup win in Germany marked 31 victories, making her the winningest snowboarder in history. She is a member of the U.S. Snowboardcross Team and is the inspirational leader and mentor for Super Girl Snow Pro.

    • 37 min

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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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