33 episodes

"It isn't what we say or think that defines us, but WHAT WE DO" -Jane Austen
Welcome to What We Do! With new episodes every Tuesday, our host and former Miss America, Kira Kazantsev, sits down with some of the most inspirational women in the game to bring you their stories of triumph, failure, overcoming adversity, determination, success, and how they do what they do. Look forward to honest, raw, real, and sometimes hilarious conversations. From female entrepreneurs, to agents of social change, to reporters, hosts, hometown heroes making a difference in their community and beyond, the What We Do podcast aims to inspire women to do more, be more, and dream more. It truly is what we do that defines us, so let's do more, together.

What We Do Kira Kazantsev

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9, 88 Ratings

"It isn't what we say or think that defines us, but WHAT WE DO" -Jane Austen
Welcome to What We Do! With new episodes every Tuesday, our host and former Miss America, Kira Kazantsev, sits down with some of the most inspirational women in the game to bring you their stories of triumph, failure, overcoming adversity, determination, success, and how they do what they do. Look forward to honest, raw, real, and sometimes hilarious conversations. From female entrepreneurs, to agents of social change, to reporters, hosts, hometown heroes making a difference in their community and beyond, the What We Do podcast aims to inspire women to do more, be more, and dream more. It truly is what we do that defines us, so let's do more, together.

    Episode 32: Nina Davuluri #GlowAndConquer

    Episode 32: Nina Davuluri #GlowAndConquer

    Happy Wednesday! We are back with another episode featuring the fabulous Nina Davuluri. Nina is the cofounder of the skincare brand Aavrani which is making a major splash in the skincare and beauty industry. She is an advocate for diversity and cultural competency and STEM education. She is a phenomenal host and on camera personality, and yes, she is a former Miss America. Nina is someone that I have looked to for advice in some of my most trying times and someone I see as a soundboard to bounce ideas off of to help me figure out the crazy game of life! Before we get to the episode, a quick WWD announcement. I mentioned before that I love true crime and I love women's empowerment podcasts, well I've found a way to bring the genres together. Something really major (at least to me) is coming up at the end of November and that is the one year anniversary of WWD which I can't even believe. To celebrate that, we're bringing you this project and it is completely different from anything that WWD has ever done. So look out for that. In fact, WWD is going to take a break for a few weeks while we work on this project for you and then we will be back with regular content. In the mean time you can catch up on any episodes you might have missed and tell all your friends about the show! Now sit back and enjoy this episode with Nina Davuluri!

    • 55 min
    Episode 31: Laura Rutledge #TimingIsEverything

    Episode 31: Laura Rutledge #TimingIsEverything

    Hello WWD! This week I am having an amazing conversation with the one and only Laura Rutledge. A graduate of the University of Florida, you can catch Laura as the host of SEC Nation and a slew of other shows on ESPN talking college and professional football, basketball tournaments, championships, and basically anything under the sun when it comes to sports. On the podcast she tells you all about what she does, how she got there, what she's overcome, her advice for you, some of her most embarrassing moments on camera, and some of her most rewarding moments along with how she balances it all or at least how she fits it in to 24 hours a day and seven days a week. Laura is a true testament to working hard and earning your success. Ya'll are gonna love this episode!

    • 56 min
    Episode 30: Angel Joy Blue #DontGiveUp

    Episode 30: Angel Joy Blue #DontGiveUp

    IT IS EPISODE 30\. WHAT?! Thank you so much to all of the listeners out there who have made this possible! I am so thankful for each and everyone of you and for all of the kind messages I get every week about how much you love the show. To celebrate episode 30, I could not be prouder to bring you this next episode. It took months of coordination, overcoming technology, and extensive work for the Resonate Recordings team to bring you this episode, but alas it is here and I hope you love it as much as I loved creating it. Please welcome Angel Joy Blue to the show. Months ago, Angel was nominated by one of our listeners to be on the show and finally here she is! Angel is quickly establishing herself as one of the best singers of her generation, having performed in over 35 countries in the last 6 years in venues like the Royal Opera House in London, La Scala in Milan, and The Met and Carnegie Hall in New York, along with many, many others. Currently singing the role of Musetta in The Met's production of La Boheme, the stunning opera singer with her Masters in Music in Opera Performance from UCLA is recognized all over the world for her beautiful timbre and incredible stage presence. Angel and her mother co-founded a foundation called Sylvia's Kids, a foundation that gives a scholarship award to support an inner city high school senior graduating and continuing their studies at a trade school, community college, or four year university. But beyond all of that, she is simply a wonderful human and you will feel that in every word of this interview. Enjoy! And thanks again for getting us to 30!

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 29: Kira on What all Those Successful People Do #MarkWahlberg

    Episode 29: Kira on What all Those Successful People Do #MarkWahlberg

    This week on WWD, Kira is taking a few minutes of your day to break down what successful people in the world actually do on a day to day basis as their lifestyle to set themselves up for success, what she does daily, and some of the new projects that WWD is working on. See you next week for Episode 30! What?!

    • 13 min
    Episode 28: Savvy Shields #RainMakesFlowers

    Episode 28: Savvy Shields #RainMakesFlowers

    Happy Wednesday! It's the best day of the week because it's What We Do Wednesday and we have a new interview for you! Last week we had a Miss USA on and this week, we thought it would be only right if we balanced that out by having on a Miss America! Please welcome none other than Mrs. Savvy Shields Wolfe to the show. Savvy was Miss America 2017 and I'm so proud to call her a Miss America Sister. Born and raised in Fayetteville Arkansas, Savvy, an art major at the University of Arkansas, spent her year as Miss America advocating for healthy life decisions with "Savvy's Choices", woking with CMN Hospitals, the USO, and much, much more. Savvy just got married and is literally living her best life with her new husband Nate. She continues to crush the social media game and is releasing some original art work soon! Today we are covering a lot, including her tips and tricks for social media, married life and planning a wedding, some of her big challenges leading up to and during Miss America, her favorite moments from the experience, mental health and dealing with our mental health in a positive way, and her hopes for the future! Please enjoy the episode!

    • 59 min
    Episode 27: Kristen Dalton Wolfe #TheSparkleEffect

    Episode 27: Kristen Dalton Wolfe #TheSparkleEffect

    Hello What We Doers! This week WWD welcomes Kristen Dalton Wolfe to show! Kristen is a former Miss USA who helps women step into the radiance of their true identity. Since Miss USA, Kristen has used her passion for women coupled with her degree in Psychology to launch SheisMore.com, a faith blog to spread the truth that every woman is royalty. 400,000 readers are impacted every month by the site. Kristen and her husband are based in Los Angeles and run men and women’s ministries, retreats and conferences. They speak regularly in churches, conferences, events and universities. Kristen is also a TV host with her own nationally syndicated show and you may also see her in global print and commercial campaigns. Kristen is the author of Rise Up, Princess: 60 Days To Revealing Her Royal Identity and Rise Up With God: The Guided Journal. Her next book, The Sparkle Effect is coming soon! Today on the episode, Kristen and Kira discuss Kristen's road to and after Miss USA, her life based in faith, a spirited discussion on relationships, religion, and overcoming anxiety, the joys and challenges of being a new mom, launching a book product, and much more! Please enjoy!

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
88 Ratings

88 Ratings

caraleanna ,

Motivating, Uplifting, Empowering

What We Do has become a weekly essential for me. Love hearing about the hustle and what that looks like to inspiring women across multiple industries. Kira is a delight

Laurencol ,

Wednesday!!

Love Wednesdays so I can hear the what we do podcast. Kira brings something new every week that is fresh and real. Time well spent on my drive

Kate H. 123 ,

Beautifully Inspiring!

This podcast is everything! Successful women share their stories and lessons learned, and Kira is a fun, sweet, and smart host. This podcast is easy to listen to, and there is something to be learned from every guest and episode. If you like to listen to women celebrating and encouraging other women, this podcast is for you!

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