23 episodes

The Warrior Queen Project serves to provide a platform for AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islander) women to share their stories and experiences in order to help motivate and inspire our listeners. The podcast was born as result of its founder Swati Bhise, who recently created "The Warrior Queen Project," an organization dedicated to the empowerment of AAPI women worldwide. We hope that your enjoy these stories and we are very excited for what is to come!

The Warrior Queen Podcast Swati Bhise

    • Society & Culture
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The Warrior Queen Project serves to provide a platform for AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islander) women to share their stories and experiences in order to help motivate and inspire our listeners. The podcast was born as result of its founder Swati Bhise, who recently created "The Warrior Queen Project," an organization dedicated to the empowerment of AAPI women worldwide. We hope that your enjoy these stories and we are very excited for what is to come!

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires macOS 11.4 or higher

    Claudia Chan on Transforming Culture through Transforming People (Part 2)

    Claudia Chan on Transforming Culture through Transforming People (Part 2)

    This second episode featuring Claudia Chan focuses on the importance of whole life planning. Starting with the pillars of health, family, career and community, Claudia frames generations of women’s empowerment through education. With the family being the original leadership development arena, Claudia and guest host Rinarisa DeFronze share stories of chasing the things that light them up, opposed to chasing the ghosts society places upon us. Through demolishing what we’re given to build what our futures can be, Claudia shares her thoughts on how women can become the highest versions of themselves.

    • 27 min
    Claudia Chan on Transforming Culture through Transforming People (Part 1)

    Claudia Chan on Transforming Culture through Transforming People (Part 1)

    On this episode of the Warrior Queen Podcast, guest Claudia Chan, women’s empowerment and leadership expert, and social entrepreneur, is interviewed by Rinarisa DeFronze, who sits in for host Swati Bhise. The author of How We Rise and founder of the SHE Summit, Claudia shares her story from growing up the child of Chinese immigrants in New York, and chasing external achievements to find worthiness to how her expectations of herself have transformed as she’s grown. Claudia shares how transforming people leads to transforming culture for systemic change and advancing gender equity. In this first part of a two-part conversation, Claudia talks about the importance of defining who do you want to become to create a new generation of leaders in the humanity movement era.

    • 22 min
    Sivagami “Shiva” Subbaraman on Bringing Together Who We Are (Part 2)

    Sivagami “Shiva” Subbaraman on Bringing Together Who We Are (Part 2)

    Welcome back to The Warrior Queen Podcast for Part 2 of the conversation between Swati Bhise and Sivagami “Shiva” Subbaraman. The episode begins with Swati Bhise expressing that it is okay to have a chosen family that is different than your blood relatives. The pair speak about South Asian Society and the struggle that comes with “breaking the silence” in many of those communities. Swati and Shiva call for the acceptance of beauty in every color; whether you are black, brown, white, or gold. Shiva states that she is working for the next generation of South Asian youth and through artistic expression, she wishes to broaden their acceptance and understanding of others. Swati & Shiva share the joint message to eliminate prejudice and furthermore, to demystify the judgments that we make on others. Shiva hopes to lead by example and sites the importance of documentary theatre, where students can walk in the shoes of their predecessors and hopefully by doing so, learn the ability to take that empathy back into their own world.

    • 23 min
    Sivagami “Shiva” Subbaraman on Bringing Together Who We Are (Part 1)

    Sivagami “Shiva” Subbaraman on Bringing Together Who We Are (Part 1)

    This week on the Warrior Queen Podcast, Swati Bhise speaks with Sivagami “shiva” Subbaraman. Shiva was the Founding Director of the LGBTQ Center and Executive Director of the Women’s Center from 2008 to 2021 and is now an Adjunct Faculty member and Lead Advisor in Performing Arts at Georgetown University. As a long-time LGBTQ activist, Shiva shares with Swati the many personal events that shaped her life and career. After immigrating from India, Shiva eventually found herself in the midwest of the United States, where she was met with the unexpected conflict of white academic politics. Faced with another hurdle of racial & social prejudice, Shiva lost her beloved teaching position because she was an Asian woman teaching African American Literature. Years later, in an unexpected turn of events Shiva applied, and was chosen to be the Founder of the first LGBTQ Center in a Catholic Institution. Swati and Shiva discuss the continuing struggle for LGBTQ acceptance in India and the at times, necessity to find “home” and safety outside of your given family. To be continued in Part 2!

    • 22 min
    Michelle C. Wang on Buddhist Art & Silk Road Studies

    Michelle C. Wang on Buddhist Art & Silk Road Studies

    In this, the 17th episode of The Warrior Queen Podcast, Swati Bhise interviews Michelle C. Wang. As First Vice Chair of Georgetown's Main Campus Executive Faculty, Michelle is a leading expert in Chinese, Buddhist, and Silk Road art. The interview begins with Professor Wang describing her family’s history and cultural journey, both which laid the foundation for her accolade filled career. After hearing that both of Professor Wang’s parents are of Roman Catholic Faith, Swati inquires as to how Michelle’s fascination with Buddhist Art & Mandalas developed. Michelle responds with in-depth insight into her academic history at University of Chicago, University of California, and Harvard. She continues to describe her research into Buddhist Steles, Donors, and how she best teaches these topics in an academic setting. Finally, Professor Wang describes the significance of the findings of Aurel Stein, desert excavations, and how the history of these oasis societies can provide insight into the study of climate change.

    • 26 min
    Era Ray: The Beauty of Community

    Era Ray: The Beauty of Community

    In this episode, Joe Kenny speaks with Era Ray, who is currently the Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives at Estée Lauder and the co-founder of SALUTE (South Asian Ladies Unite to Empower). Era begins the conversation by sharing with Joe her history in the consulting sector for consumers and retail, and how that led to the further development of her overall career path. After taking some time to reflect, Era took a courageous step and followed her passion into the Beauty Industry. She describes to Joe how wanting to share all of this experience helped fuel the creation of SALUTE, which is an impactful community of South Asian women focused on innovation, unity, and progress. Era concludes the conversation by describing her connection to being a “Warrior Queen” and shares some networking advice to others who are looking to further their career paths.

    Check Out SALUTE: https://salute.community

    • 27 min

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