10 episodes

Some women live life out loud while others have chosen a more quiet path. Sometimes called introverts or private people, they keep their stories to themselves. These tales can be inspiring and entertaining stories involving humor, adventure and romance as well as those that are tragic and about overcoming challenges. Whether you are a quiet woman looking for the courage to let yourself be seen or you simply enjoy a good story about real life, join Stephanie Sumner, a marketing executive, entrepreneur and quiet woman herself on her quest to reveal the real and amazing lives of women you’ve never heard from before and celebrate them coming out of their shell.

Quiet Women Stephanie Sumner

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

Some women live life out loud while others have chosen a more quiet path. Sometimes called introverts or private people, they keep their stories to themselves. These tales can be inspiring and entertaining stories involving humor, adventure and romance as well as those that are tragic and about overcoming challenges. Whether you are a quiet woman looking for the courage to let yourself be seen or you simply enjoy a good story about real life, join Stephanie Sumner, a marketing executive, entrepreneur and quiet woman herself on her quest to reveal the real and amazing lives of women you’ve never heard from before and celebrate them coming out of their shell.

    Episode 10 - Stephanie: Part 2

    Episode 10 - Stephanie: Part 2

    Closing out season one of Quiet Women, our host shares the impact this podcast has had on her. Venturing into uncharted waters was both frightening and empowering as Stephanie Sumner discovered the true value of showing up and letting herself be seen. 

    • 12 min
    Episode 9 - Stevie

    Episode 9 - Stevie

    Stevie Archer, an accomplished executive creative director, has climbed the corporate ladder of the male-dominated advertising world. Her rise was fueled by refusing to let her gender define her, embracing herself for who she is and fighting the imposter syndrome that never seems to go away.

    • 48 min
    Episode 8 - Suzanne

    Episode 8 - Suzanne

    In her small hometown where everyone knows your business, it was a known fact that Suzanne Flowers’ father was an alcoholic. But it wasn’t something she talked about with that many people. Until now. She shares how his addiction impacted her life, the strength it has given her and the love and admiration he earned from her along the way. 

    • 44 min
    Episode 7 - Daisy

    Episode 7 - Daisy

    Daisy Simonis witnessed a cultural tragedy that sparked a desire to help those in need. When Covid-19 rocked her London world, she dove into action again. Along the way, she discovered how an introvert like herself can master frightening social skills and reveals the superpower they hold inside. 

    • 34 min
    Episode 6 - Michelle

    Episode 6 - Michelle

    After a gut-wrenching battle with infertility, Michelle Cawley made a decision that would change her life forever. The path she followed led her to transform from a quiet woman to one who is putting herself front and center for all the world to see. The lessons she’s learned on her journey of healing to happiness are ones she openly shares in her new book as well as on this very insightful and inspiring episode.

    • 50 min
    Episode 5 - Lisa

    Episode 5 - Lisa

    Known for her outgoing personality, Lisa Parker reveals there is a whole other side to her that she’s kept hidden for decades. She shares how personal ads and notes from the universe contributed to her finally finding joy. Listen to her courageously share the story she's kept to herself for the very first time. It’s a lesson to all of us that we may not know our friends as well as we think we do.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Junebug0913 ,

So Relatable

Thanks, Stephanie, for sharing how so many of us “quiet women” feel. I look forward to listening to other stories.

watercolor lover ,

There are lots of us

This new podcast really speaks to me in that I am basically a Quiet Woman, although age has a way of allowing a few shout-outs now and then. I think Steph’s personal reflections set the tone for what will come in future interviews. The two interviews with Jenny show how determination and detailed planning resulted in sailing around the world for six years with her family (husband and two kids aged 10 and 12 at the start). Quite a story.

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