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