Giovanna Rossi interviews high achieving, professional women who have overcome anxiety, burnout and insecurity to become healthy, fulfilled and powerful. We share our challenges and successes as women leaders, entrepreneurs, mothers, daughters and sisters. On the "Just Giovanna" episodes, she shares insights and coaching based on mindfulness, feminism and her 20+ years working with women claiming their power and living with joy and ease. Whether it’s physical or mental health, juggling life, work and family, professional development or financial success, a Well Woman is passionate about achieving her highest level of well being. Each episode is packed with tips and best practices for women who are doing something innovative in order to make a difference in the lives of others, and maintain a sense of well-being while doing it all!
327 Thinking Bigger Than Roe With Sylvia Ghazarian
Today on the show I interview Sylvia Ghazarian, Executive Director of Women’s Reproductive Rights Assistance Project, the largest national independent abortion fund. As former Chair of the Commission on the Status of Women for 12 years, she has championed policy advocacy on healthcare, poverty, domestic/sexual violence and human trafficking in Los Angeles. Sylvia is from California, and identifies as middle eastern and a woman of color.
Importance of our national abortion fund and the need to destigmatize this common health procedure.Thinking Bigger Than Roe as we head into what would have been the 51st anniversary of Roe v Wade.How leadership development and career paths can be formed in unexpected ways.
She recommended the book Luminous Darkness: An Engaged Buddhist Approach to Embracing the Unknown and the documentary The Burning Times.
Some other podcasts about Roe vs. Wade:
326 50 Years of Ms Magazine with Kathy Spillar
296 Reclaiming Abortion as Healthcare With Joan LaMunyon Sanford
I want to personally invite you to the Bioneers Conference. As Bioneers celebrates its 35th-anniversary conference, the urgency of transformative change is starkly evident. It is more important now than ever that we connect and scale brilliant social movements to enact the kinds of breakthrough solutions that this earth needs. The clock is ticking. The call to action resounds: We must recognize our collective power, understanding that what we do to one another resonates with our treatment of the Earth.
Previous episode with Nina Simons, the co-founder of Bioneers, https://wellwomanlife.com/captivate-podcast/297show/
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The Well Woman Show is thankful for support from Collective Action Strategies – a consulting firm that supports systemic change so that women and families thrive, and by the Well Woman Life Movement Challenge Quiz at wellwomanlife.com/quiz
326 50 Years of Ms Magazine with Kathy Spillar
Hello Well Women! Today on the show I interview Kathy Spillar, the Executive Director of Feminist Majority, a national organization working for women’s equality, empowerment, and non-violence. One of the founders, Spillar has been a driving force in executing the organizations’ diverse programs securing women’s rights both domestically and globally since its inception in 1987. In December 2001, the Feminist Majority Foundation became the sole publisher of Ms. magazine (founded in 1972). And they just published their new book: “50 Years of Ms. The best of the pathfinding magazine that ignited a revolution.
The Well Woman Show is thankful for support from Collective Action Strategies – a consulting firm that supports systemic change so that women and families thrive, and by the Well Woman Life Movement Challenge Quiz at wellwomanlifecom/quiz
As always, all the links and information are at wellwomanlife.com/radio
325 Thriving Workplaces with Ellen Galinsky
Today on the show I interview Ellen Galinsky, the President of Families and Work Institute and the elected President of the Work and Family Researchers Network. She serves as a senior advisor to the Immediate Office of the Assistant Secretary of Youth Mental Health at the Administration for Children and Families and between March 2016 and September 2022 was Chief Science Officer of the Bezos Family Foundation. Her research has focused on work-life, children’s development, youth voice, child-care, parent-professional relationship, and parental development. Galinsky is the author of Mind in the Making and The Breakthrough Years. She’s also the author of 90 books/reports and 360 articles for books, journals, magazines, and the Web.
We discuss her work with women and children,
her upcoming book, The Breakthrough Years,
and what the most common thing kids wish for their parents.
The book she recommended was: Demon Copperhead: A Pulitzer Prize Winner by Barbara Kingsolver
Girls on the Run Rio Grande is a social and emotional development program, driven by an evidence-based curriculum that helps 3rd-5th grade girls build confidence, kindness and decision-making skills. Dynamic lessons instill valuable life skills including the important connection between physical and emotional health. We operate in Sandoval, Valencia and Bernalillo counties. In our 12 years of operation, we have never turned a girl away based on her ability to pay. Our programming is delivered by our incredible volunteer coaches, which we are in need of! The impact of a Girls on the Run volunteer coach is as boundless as it is beautiful. As a coach, you will also reap countless benefits, including deepening your leadership skills, finding joy in helping others, and earning new perspectives – just to name a few!
Girls on the Run coaches are:
· Trained to lead small teams through engaging lessons that build confidence, inspire healthy habits and foster meaningful connections
· Not required to be runners or athletes
· Fully prepared and supported by GOTR
· Available for practice once or twice week for 90 minutes for the 10-week season
· Compassionate and empowering leaders who want to support the next generation of change-makers.
Our coaches bring our evidence-based curriculum to life and are at the heart of what makes Girls on the Run one of a kind. At every practice, their encouragement inspires girls to activate and reach their limitless potential.
Remember: We provide coaches with all the training and supplies necessary, so prior experience is not required! Lead the way for more girls in your community and watch your own life transform. If you have any questions about our program, its impact or volunteering, please contact us. Our website is
Girls on the Run Rio Grande or check us out on instagram and facebook @girlsontherunriogrande.
The Well Woman Show is thankful for support from Collective Action Strategies - a consulting firm that supports systemic change so that women and families thrive, and by the Well Woman Life Movement Challenge Quiz at wellwomanlife.com/quiz
As always, all the links and information are at wellwomanlife.com/325show
324: How to be Brave with Lisa Niver
Hello well women! On the Well Woman Show today I interview Lisa Niver. Lisa is the author of Brave-ish, One Breakup, Six Continents and Feeling Fearless After Fifty and an award-winning travel expert who has explored 102 countries and six continents. Discover her articles in publications from AARP: The Magazine and AAA Explorer to WIRED and Wharton Magazine, as well as her site WeSaidGoTravel. For her print, podcast, digital and broadcast segments, she has been awarded three Southern California Journalism Awards and two National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards and been a finalist 22 times. Niver is also the host of the award-nominated podcast Make Your Own Map.
We discuss today:
The transformative potential of embracing change.
The importance of setting bold goals for personal growth.
Strategies for overcoming fear and self-doubt.
As always, all the links and information are at wellwomanlife.com/324show
The books she recommended were:
Hidden Potential: The Science of Achieving Greater Things by Adam Grant
50 Years of Ms.: The Best of the Pathfinding Magazine That Ignited a Revolution by Katherine Spillar
Here is Giovanna's episode about turning fifty:
The WWS is thankful for support from Collective Action Strategies - a consulting firm that supports systemic change so that women and families thrive, and by the Well Woman Life Movement Challenge Quiz at wellwomanlife.com/quiz
If you're in burn out or major transition, this is YOUR time to figure out what is holding you back from making the changes you need to make in order to live your fullest, most joyful life! The cause of all our challenges (personal or professional) can actually be rooted in the lack of Internal Superpowers and/or External Supports. Our Well Woman Life Framework tells you which stage of the WWL Cycle you're in and what to do about it so you can truly live your best life. You can find out more at http://www.wellwomanlife.com/quiz
323 Choosing Love Over Fear at the End of Life with Danielle Slupesky
On the Well Woman Show today I interview Danielle Slupesky. Danielle is a certified End of Life Coach and Death Doula. She takes a non-judgmental, heart-centered approach to working with those who are thinking about, preparing for, and near the end of their lives. She offers non-medical, practical, emotional, spiritual and physical support to the dying, as well as to their caregivers and loved ones. Through public education and community engagement her goal is normalize conversations surrounding death, grief and loss. She aims to desterilize and demedicalize death and the dying process. After a near death experience in 2013, Danielle says, "I came back with a mission. I want to bring death back home. Back into the hands and hearts of our families and communities. Death, like birth, need not be a medical event. You've prepared for this journey your entire life. Embark without fear and full of love.
We discuss today:
No one makes it out of here alive - lets talk about what that means and how it feels to accept this fact.
If you knew you were going to die within three months, what would you focus on or do differently?
And how we can bring beauty, ritual and ceremony and sacredness to any space - even a heavily medicalized ICU!
If you want to know more about Women Empower Sessions hosted by the Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce, please visit https://web.santafechamber.com/events/WomenEmpower Featuring The 2023 Business of the Year Kitchen Table Santa Fe-3674/details?mibextid=Zxz2cZ
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The books Danielle mentioned were:
The Book of Awakening: Having the Life You Want by Being Present to the Life You Have by Mark Nepo
Change Your Thoughts - Change Your Life: Living the Wisdom of the Tao by Wayne W. Dyer
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Overcoming the Odds, Changing Careers and Developing Resilience with Dr. Wendy Ellis
On the Well Woman Show today I interview Dr. Wendy Ellis, Assistant Professor in Global Health and the Founding Director of the Center for Community Resilience at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University. I met Dr. Ellis at a summit on early childhood, childcare and workplace policy - one of my all time favorite topics. And when I heard her speak about resilience and her take on the Adverse Childhood Experience model (known as ACES), I just knew I had to have her on the show. While the world, and the US in particular, might be in breakdown, there are leaders that are already rebuilding, and actually facilitating the emergence of a new version of the systems and structures that we not build for or by women and certainly not women of color. Dr. Wendy Ellis is one of those leaders.
She is an Assistant Professor in Global Health and the Founding Director of the Center for Community Resilience at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University. Dr. Ellis has spent the last fifteen years developing and working to grow a 'resilience movement' to address systemic inequities that contribute to social and health disparities that are often transmitted in families and communities from generation to generation.
The Center for Community Resilience seeks to improve the health of communities by enabling cross-sectoral partners to align policy, program and practice to address adverse childhood experiences in the context of adverse community environments--or as Dr. Ellis has coined it "The Pair of ACEs". This innovative framing of ACEs, with an explicit focus on equity and prevention, has had a substantial influence on local initiatives, programs, public health initiatives and local, state and federal policy. Using the Pair of ACEs framing, Building Community Resiliencenetworks have successfully led systems and policy change focused on addressing long-standing economic, social and health disparties by partnering with community, integrating service delivery and building political will for change.
The strengths-based approach is aimed at building the infrastructure to disrupt cycles of structural racism, foster equity and promote resilience in communities by improving access to supports and buffers that help individuals 'bounce back' and communities thrive.
Leveraging her extensive background in communications, in 2022 Dr. Ellis produced a documentary, “America’s Truth: Cincinnati” that follows her team’s innovative approach to centering conversations on structural racism that galvanized a resilience movement to foster equity through systems and policy change. Dr. Ellis holds several leadership positions in public health including Chair of the National Academy of Sciences, Enhancing Community Resilience in the Gulf States Committee, Scientific Advisor to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Prevention and Injury Center and the National Academy’s Culture of Health Advisory Board. In 2018 Dr. Ellis was selected as an Aspen Institute Ascend Fellow to support her leadership in developing cross-sector strategies to address childhood trauma, foster equity and build community resilience.
Being unafraid in the face of change.
Betting on yourself when it comes to your dreams and goals.
Leading with faith & focus as a leader.
As always, all the links and information are at wellwomanlife.com/322show
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This podcast is an excellent resource for women looking to level up in business and in life. Giovanna is an amazing host and each episode inspires and empowers.
You speak my language
When I listen to Giovanna and her guests, it's like a reminder that I'm not alone in my thinking. We need more empowered, steering, and balanced women and this show is the cream of the crop. Thank you!
I had to research podcasts for an internship when I found this one. Giovanna covers a variety of topics, but she keeps it very conversational. She also hosts many different kinds of women, and I can learn a lot from all of them! Very glad I found this podcast, and I will listen to it in my own time.