141 episodes

We Get Real AF (WeGRAF)​ is an upbeat lifestyle and emerging tech & science podcast packed with mentorship & practical tools that empower women to succeed professionally & personally. Not a coder or a rocket scientist? Neither are we! Our goal is to redefine feminism, bridge cultural gaps, and give practical advice for living your BEST life in a tech-enabled world. Join Vanessa Alava & Sue Robinson for REAL conversations with female leaders exploring how cutting-edge science & technology intersect with everyday life.

We Get Real AF Vanessa Alava & Sue Robinson

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    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

We Get Real AF (WeGRAF)​ is an upbeat lifestyle and emerging tech & science podcast packed with mentorship & practical tools that empower women to succeed professionally & personally. Not a coder or a rocket scientist? Neither are we! Our goal is to redefine feminism, bridge cultural gaps, and give practical advice for living your BEST life in a tech-enabled world. Join Vanessa Alava & Sue Robinson for REAL conversations with female leaders exploring how cutting-edge science & technology intersect with everyday life.

    Ep. 139: Summer Throwback Series - Solving Big Crimes with Tiny Evidence Re-Release with Forensic Scientist Kelly Knight

    Ep. 139: Summer Throwback Series - Solving Big Crimes with Tiny Evidence Re-Release with Forensic Scientist Kelly Knight

    Modern technology is empowering forensic scientists to peer into broken fragments of remnant DNA to solve decades-old cold cases.  Join Sue and Vanessa in a fascinating conversation about cutting-edge crime investigation with forensic scientist and professor, Kelly Knight.

    Find Kelly Knight Online:

    Website

    Instagram

    Facebook

    Twitter


    We Get Real AF Podcast Credits:
    Producers & Hosts: Vanessa Alava & Sue Robinson
    Vanessa Alava
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vanessahalava/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vanessahalava/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/vanessahalava 
    Sue Robinson
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susannemrobinson/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/susanneandthesea/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/sociallysue_

    Audio Producer/Editor: Sam Mclean
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mcleansounds/
    Website: www.inphase.biz
    Audio Music Track Title: Beatles Unite
    Artist: Rachel K. Collier
    YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiHnYgtOn8u9YovYplMeXcw
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rachelkcollier/
    Website: https://www.rachelkcollier.com 
    Intro Voice-Over Artist: Veronica Horta
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/veronicahorta/


    Cover Artwork Photo Credit: https://unsplash.com/@alicemoore 

    We Get Real AF Podcast Online
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wegetrealaf/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/wegetrealaf
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wegetrealaf/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/wegetrealaf
    Website: https://wegetrealaf.com
    This episode is part of the  Summer Throwback series - a re-release of favorite WeGRAF episodes.  The We Get Real AF podcast is a production of MicDrop Creative, telling inclusive stories through film and media.
    Support the show

    • 39 min
    Ep. 138: Summer Throwback Series - Rebranding STEAM to Inspire Young Girls Re-Release with Abi Olukeye, Founder of Smart Girls HQ

    Ep. 138: Summer Throwback Series - Rebranding STEAM to Inspire Young Girls Re-Release with Abi Olukeye, Founder of Smart Girls HQ

    Abi is the founder of a STEM education solutions provider focused on gender inclusivity and raising inspired smart girls.  
    Find Abi Olukeye Online:
    LinkedIn
    Referenced:
    Raising Smart Girls
    Smart Girls HQ LinkedIn
    Smart Girls HQ Instagram
    Smart Girls HQ Twitter
    Smart Girls HQ Facebook

    We Get Real AF Podcast Credits:
    Producers & Hosts: Vanessa Alava & Sue Robinson
    Vanessa Alava
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vanessahalava/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vanessahalava/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/vanessahalava 
    Sue Robinson
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susannemrobinson/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/susanneandthesea/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/sociallysue_

    Audio Producer/Editor: Sam Mclean
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mcleansounds/
    Website: www.inphase.biz
    Audio Music Track Title: Beatles Unite
    Artist: Rachel K. Collier
    YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiHnYgtOn8u9YovYplMeXcw
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rachelkcollier/
    Website: https://www.rachelkcollier.com 
    Intro Voice-Over Artist: Veronica Horta
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/veronicahorta/


    Cover Artwork Photo Credit: https://unsplash.com/@alicemoore 

    We Get Real AF Podcast Online
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wegetrealaf/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/wegetrealaf
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wegetrealaf/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/wegetrealaf
    Website: https://wegetrealaf.com
    This episode is part of the  Summer Throwback series - a re-release of favorite WeGRAF episodes.  The We Get Real AF podcast is a production of MicDrop Creative, telling inclusive stories through film and media.
    Support the show

    • 59 min
    Ep. 137: Summer Throwback Series - How Hollywood Films Influence Technology & Manufacture Culture Re-Release with Raqi Syed, VR Developer & Visual Effects Designer

    Ep. 137: Summer Throwback Series - How Hollywood Films Influence Technology & Manufacture Culture Re-Release with Raqi Syed, VR Developer & Visual Effects Designer

    Raqi is an award winning immersive film director and an accomplished VR Developer & Lighting Artist. She is the Program Director – Master of Design Technology at Victoria University of Wellington. 
    Find Raqi Syed Online:
     Instagram
     LinkedIn
     Twitter
     Victoria University of Wellington
     Referenced:
     2001: A Space Odyssey
     Star Wars
     George Lucas: Maker of Films 
    River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West by Rebecca Solnit
     Minimum Mass
     Weta Digital

    We Get Real AF Podcast Credits:
    Producers & Hosts: Vanessa Alava & Sue Robinson
    Vanessa Alava
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vanessahalava/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vanessahalava/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/vanessahalava 
    Sue Robinson
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susannemrobinson/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/susanneandthesea/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/sociallysue_

    Audio Producer/Editor: Sam Mclean
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mcleansounds/
    Website: www.inphase.biz
    Audio Music Track Title: Beatles Unite
    Artist: Rachel K. Collier
    YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiHnYgtOn8u9YovYplMeXcw
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rachelkcollier/
    Website: https://www.rachelkcollier.com 
    Intro Voice-Over Artist: Veronica Horta
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/veronicahorta/


    Cover Artwork Photo Credit: https://unsplash.com/@alicemoore 

    We Get Real AF Podcast Online
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wegetrealaf/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/wegetrealaf
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wegetrealaf/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/wegetrealaf
    Website: https://wegetrealaf.com
    This episode is part of the  Summer Throwback series - a re-release of favorite WeGRAF episodes.  The We Get Real AF podcast is a production of MicDrop Creative, telling inclusive stories through film and media.
    Support the show

    • 52 min
    Ep. 136: Summer Throwback Series - Inventing Augmented Reality Contact Lenses with Dr. Ashley Tuan

    Ep. 136: Summer Throwback Series - Inventing Augmented Reality Contact Lenses with Dr. Ashley Tuan

    Ashley is the VP of Medical Devices at an invisible computing company dedicated to developing products and platforms that re-imagine the intersection of ideas, information, and people.  
    Find Dr. Ashley Tuan Online:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kuang-mon-ashley-tuan-2784934   
    Find Mojo Vision Online:
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/MojoVisionInc
    Facebook: https://facebook.com/MojoVisionInc/
    Website: https://www.mojo.vision/

    We Get Real AF Podcast Credits:
    Producers & Hosts: Vanessa Alava & Sue Robinson
    Vanessa Alava
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vanessahalava/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vanessahalava/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/vanessahalava 
    Sue Robinson
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susannemrobinson/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/susanneandthesea/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/sociallysue_

    Audio Producer/Editor: Sam Mclean
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mcleansounds/
    Website: www.inphase.biz
    Audio Music Track Title: Beatles Unite
    Artist: Rachel K. Collier
    YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiHnYgtOn8u9YovYplMeXcw
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rachelkcollier/
    Website: https://www.rachelkcollier.com 
    Intro Voice-Over Artist: Veronica Horta
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/veronicahorta/


    Cover Artwork Photo Credit: https://unsplash.com/@alicemoore 

    We Get Real AF Podcast Online
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wegetrealaf/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/wegetrealaf
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wegetrealaf/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/wegetrealaf
    Website: https://wegetrealaf.com



    This episode is part of the  Summer Throwback series - a re-release of favorite WeGRAF episodes.  The We Get Real AF podcast is a production of MicDrop Creative, telling inclusive stories through film and media.
    Support the show

    • 40 min
    Ep. 135: Throwback Summer Series - The Power of Empathy in Corporate Strategy Re-Release with Indi Young

    Ep. 135: Throwback Summer Series - The Power of Empathy in Corporate Strategy Re-Release with Indi Young

    We kick off our Throwback Summer series with a re-release of our conversation with Indi Young,  a qualitative data scientist.  Indi helps organizations better understand human behavior for product design strategy and innovation.  
    Find Indi Young Online:

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/indiyoung/
    Website: https://indiyoung.com/
    Referenced:
    Dr. Brene Brown: https://brenebrown.com 
    Inside Out by Pixar:
    https://www.amazon.com/Inside-Out-Plus-Bonus-Features/dp/B00ZZMEBFS

    Practical Empathy: For Creativity and Collaboration in Your Work by Indi Young:
    https://rosenfeldmedia.com/books/practical-empathy/
    Mental Models: Aligning Design Strategy with Human Behavior by Indi Young: https://rosenfeldmedia.com/books/mental-models/
    Future Ethics by Cennydd Bowles:
    https://www.amazon.com/Future-Ethics-Cennydd-Bowles/dp/1999601912  

    We Get Real AF Podcast Credits:
    Producers & Hosts: Vanessa Alava & Sue Robinson
    Vanessa Alava
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vanessahalava/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vanessahalava/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/vanessahalava 
    Sue Robinson
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sue-robinson-29025623/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/memyselfandfinds/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/sociallysue_
    Audio Producer/Editor: Sam Mclean
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mcleansounds/
    Website: www.inphase.biz
    Audio Music Track Title: Beatles Unite
    Artist: Rachel K. Collier
    YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiHnYgtOn8u9YovYplMeXcw
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rachelkcollier/
    Website: https://www.rachelkcollier.com 
    Intro Voice-Over Artist: Veronica Horta
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/veronicahorta/
    Cover Artwork Photo Credit: https://unsplash.com/@alicemoore 

    We Get Real AF Podcast Online
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wegetrealaf/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/wegetrealaf
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wegetrealaf/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/wegetrealaf
    Website: https://wegetrealaf.c
    This episode is part of the  Summer Throwback series - a re-release of favorite WeGRAF episodes.  The We Get Real AF podcast is a production of MicDrop Creative, telling inclusive stories through film and media.
    Support the show

    • 42 min
    Ep. 134: We Get Real About - Men's Health, Great Places to Work, and Wrapping Season 3!

    Ep. 134: We Get Real About - Men's Health, Great Places to Work, and Wrapping Season 3!

    Liz Cormier-May of Mammogen gets real about men's health and what we can do to help keep the men in our lives healthy.  Alisa Walters the Recruiter joins us to talk about what makes a company a great place to work, and Vanessa & Sue wrap up Season 3! Be sure to stay tuned for our Summer Throwback  Series: a re-release of some of our favorite episodes of the We Get Real AF podcast. See you all back for Season 4 later this year! 


    We Get Real AF Podcast Credits:

    Producers & Hosts:  Vanessa Alava & Sue Robinson


    Vanessa Alava


    LinkedIn Instagram Twitter


    Sue Robinson


    LinkedIn Instagram Twitter

    Special Guests:

    Real Health with Liz Cormier-May

    Profesh Sesh with Alisa Walters


    Audio Producer/Editor: Sam Mclean  


    Instagram  Website

    Technical Director: Mitchell Machado


    LinkedIn Reset Gaming


    Audio Music Track Title: Beatles Unite


    Artist: Rachel K. Collier


    YouTube Channel Instagram Website


    Cover Artwork Photo Credit: Alice Moore 


    Unsplash


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    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Letty Beth ,

Flo IS in the Know!

Flo’s short weekly update about science and tech is the best! Outer space and the brain? Yes please! Thanks WGRAF!

pickleball4two ,

Sharp, Smart, Engaging

A friend recommended this podcast & I was hooked after one episode. The women featured are crazy smart, gutsy, innovative, and true 21st century trailblazers. If Hollywood ever needs new thought-provoking story lines (and do they ever!) — We Get Real AF offers some awesome ideas! Keep up the great work with your podcast, Susanne and Vanessa!

CDroni ,

Loved it

Very relatable conversations! Really enjoy this podcast!

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