12 episodes

This is a series of interviews with the amazing people whose wisdom inspires the work of WCI.

Wise Women Interviews WCI

    • Business

This is a series of interviews with the amazing people whose wisdom inspires the work of WCI.

    S3E4 Sylvia Baffour

    S3E4 Sylvia Baffour

    Wise Women:  Sylvia Baffour
    Susan Burgess-Lent interviews Sylvia Baffour, author of I Dare You to Care.  Sylvia is an expert on emotional intelligence, a business coach, and a keynote speaker.  Her insights offer new ways to sustain gracious and vibrant relationships, both personal and professional.
    www.SylviaSpeaks.com

    • 21 min
    S3E3 Susan O'Connell

    S3E3 Susan O'Connell

    In this episode Susan Burgess-Lent interviews Susan O'Connell, a Zen priest with the San Francisco Zen Center, about Truth, Zen-off-the-cushion, collaborating, and her fifteen year effort to create Enso Village, a Zen-inspired senior living facility in California. Wonderful insights!

    • 35 min
    S3E2 WCI Wise Women Podcast

    S3E2 WCI Wise Women Podcast

    Susan Burgess-Lent interviews Tracey Williams, Director of Urban University in Oakland, CA.
    Tracey founded the non-profit Urban University in 1998 to improve the socioeconomic status of impoverished individuals. The organization delivers  culturally competent workforce development training, coaching services for low-income individuals, and housing and employment for single mothers departing from poverty and homelessness.

    • 28 min
    Tracey Nails Bell - WCI Wise Woman interview S3E1

    Tracey Nails Bell - WCI Wise Woman interview S3E1

    In this first episode of Season 3, WCI's Executive Director Susan Burgess-Lent interviews Tracey Nails Bell, Founder and CEO of A Diamond in the Ruff, a non-profit that provides transitional housing for single women and single moms with children in Oakland, California.

    Tracey tells powerful stories about the inspiration for A Diamond in the Ruff, and the amazing evolution of the organization, especially during the pandemic.  

    She shares three fundamental bits of wisdom hard-won during more than two decades of helping women transform their lives out of poverty.

    • 27 min
    S2E3 WCI Legacy Interviews - Being a Mom in Kenya

    S2E3 WCI Legacy Interviews - Being a Mom in Kenya

    In this episode, Dr. Vivian Smith-Del Toro interviews Susan Burgess-Lent, Executive Director of WCI and from Nairobi, Kenya Wanjiru Ngigi, Program Director of Baraka Women’s Center, and Alice Awuor, a young mom and member of Baraka Women’s Center.
    The interview offers some fascinating insights into the challenging social and economic realities of motherhood in Kenya.

    • 19 min
    S2E2 WCI Legacy Interviews - The Role of Women in Disasters

    S2E2 WCI Legacy Interviews - The Role of Women in Disasters

    In this episode, Dr. Vivian Smith-Del Toro interviews Jill Hofmann, a 40-year veteran of American Red Cross domestic and international interventions, and Susan Burgess-Lent, Executive Director of Women's Centers International, about the role of women in responding to war, forced migration, and natural disasters.

    • 26 min

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