44 episodes

The Pretty Powerful Podcast with Angela Gennari showcases women who are breaking barriers, shattering glass ceilings, dominating in their sport and rising to the top of their industry. Angela will interview a different powerful woman each week to provide our audience with insight, tools, and inspiring stories from their personal journey. The goal of this podcast is to empower, educate and inform not just other women, but everyone, on the importance of including women in all aspects of growth and innovation.

Pretty Powerful Podcast with Angela Gennari Angela Gennari

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 25 Ratings

The Pretty Powerful Podcast with Angela Gennari showcases women who are breaking barriers, shattering glass ceilings, dominating in their sport and rising to the top of their industry. Angela will interview a different powerful woman each week to provide our audience with insight, tools, and inspiring stories from their personal journey. The goal of this podcast is to empower, educate and inform not just other women, but everyone, on the importance of including women in all aspects of growth and innovation.

    Episode 43: Justice Shawn LaGrua

    Episode 43: Justice Shawn LaGrua

    Justice Shawn LaGrua, has achieved incredible success in her career, reaching what many would consider to be the pinnacle of a career in law... being elected to the Georgia Supreme Court. However, it is what she does off the bench where she feels she is making the biggest impact... in working to provide a better future for at-risk youth through her "My Journey Matters" program. Justice LaGrua speaks with Angela about her path to the Supreme Court, the importance of accountability, and why intervention before incarceration is critical. 

    • 47 min
    Episode 42: Martha Lackritz-Peltier

    Episode 42: Martha Lackritz-Peltier

    In the words of the great Dr Martin Luther King Jr, “True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice.” Thankfully, we have Martha Lackritz-Peltier to advocate for the latter. Martha B. Lackritz-Peltier is General Counsel at TechSoup and General Manager at NGOsource, where she oversees NGOsource’s legal operations and ensures the program’s continued alignment with best practices. In other words, Martha helps non-profit organizations worldwide get funding and resources that are desperately needed by ensuring strict oversight, and understanding of, the tax and legal implications in these complicated transactions. As an expert in tax law, as well as NGO guidelines, Martha is able to connect beneficiaries with donors... providing much needed guidance and support.  Angela and Martha discuss social justice and the obligation of the legal profession to advocate for good. 

    • 51 min
    Episode 41: Dr Susan Landers

    Episode 41: Dr Susan Landers

    Dr Susan Landers has vast experience practicing neonatology in the NICU for thirty-five years... but while taking care of our most vulnerable humans, she wasn't taking care of herself, leading to burnout. This lead her down another path of rediscovering her passion and finding balance, and sharing her insight in a book. 
    Dr Susan Landers talks with Angela Gennari about her career as a doctor, challenges she faced in balancing her own family life, and advice that she gave to new mothers. 

    • 54 min
    Episode 40: Conversation with the Ladies of Gen Z

    Episode 40: Conversation with the Ladies of Gen Z

    As Generation Z enters the workforce, it is essential that we as employers, managers and coworkers understand how to best integrate, inspire and embrace them. Two ladies of Gen Z, Shayla Shaw and Rowan Green, talk with Angela about what influences them, what they look for in company culture, dating life, politics and more. This is an important conversation that we need to be having in order to thrive in our businesses and home lives. 

    • 47 min
    Episode 39: Amanda Bear

    Episode 39: Amanda Bear

    From biotech to law enforcement to insider threat assessment.... Amanda Bear has an innate curiosity that enables her to solve complex problems while being relatable and engaging. Not just a great investigator, Amanda Bear is also one of the few women in the nation who are certified in both Defense Tactics and Firearms Instruction, was the first female to go out for the North Metro SWAT Team and is trained in Jiu Jitsu... truly a badass woman who, as she says it, loves to "run and gun". You will love this conversation and learn so much about protecting yourself and finding your inner badass!

    • 47 min
    Episode 38: Dr. Leen Kawas

    Episode 38: Dr. Leen Kawas

    Dr. Leen Kawas has shattered ALL the glass ceilings in her quest to chase the American Dream. As a researcher, inventor and founder of a bioscience company, Leen fueled her passion for change with innovation and tenacity, while raising $400 million to lead her company into a groundbreaking IPO.
    Dr. Kawas is the Managing General Partner of Propel Bio Partners. She is the co-founder of Athira and a co-inventor of its lead drug candidate ATH-1017, and also invented several of the innovative drug candidates in Athira’s pipeline. ​ Dr. Kawas served as Athira’s chief executive officer and president, and as a member of its board of directors from January 2014-2021. In this role, she led the technological and financial growth of Athira, raising around $400M and taking the company through its public offering. According to Business Insider and GeekWire, Dr. Kawas was one of only 22 female founders and CEOs to lead their company to an IPO, as of February 2021, and was the first woman to guide a company through an IPO in Washington State in over 20 years (at the time of Athira’s IPO in September 2020).
    Join us for this in-depth talk about Dr. Kawas' journey through the IPO process, the need for women at the executive level and why bioscience is so personal for her.

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

faegal55 ,

Female empowerment at its finest

Great conversation, female friendly with a focus on empowerment. Love it

AnneWatsonTX ,

Pretty Powerful is Right

Loved recording this podcast with superstar host, Angela Gennari! She’s got a real heart to give her audience valuable, insightful content that will help them move their businesses forward. I recommend this podcast to any female business owner looking to go to the next level!

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