24 episodes

Welcome to the Women Rise Podcast, a podcast about women leaders changing their organizations from within. These women share one characteristic: They are "Organizational Shamans" - women who are putting their awakening emotional and spiritual intelligence in service of the collectives and systems they are a part of. We explore how they are able to straddle worlds and rise to their unique purpose as architects of change in their circles of care and concern. 

Women RISE Claire Molinard

    • Society & Culture

Welcome to the Women Rise Podcast, a podcast about women leaders changing their organizations from within. These women share one characteristic: They are "Organizational Shamans" - women who are putting their awakening emotional and spiritual intelligence in service of the collectives and systems they are a part of. We explore how they are able to straddle worlds and rise to their unique purpose as architects of change in their circles of care and concern. 

    "Walking the land" with Becca Gardner

    "Walking the land" with Becca Gardner

    Becca is an environmental social justice advocate who works on the state and national level. She describes herself as « deeply honoring all beings of the natural world, including the winged swimmers, creepy crawlies, standing people, and furries ». She was raised by women who conveyed to her a deep resonance with animals and plants. In this episode, she shares how, as an elementary school teacher she cared to awaken a connection to nature with her students, and how her love of nature ha...

    • 23 min
    "Words worth fighting for" with Margot Andresen

    "Words worth fighting for" with Margot Andresen

    Margot Andressen is a Senior Speech Writer for the Canadian Minister of International Development. In this episode, Margot speaks of a spontaneous experience of connecting to Source as a young reporter, and how that experience was pivotal in pursuing her career in journalism and then as a Speech Writer. We explore how writing speeches is, for her, a way to touch people's hearts and infuse light and magic into the world. Thank you for listening to Women Rise. Sign up fo...

    • 31 min
    "Bridging Worlds" with Marie Anne Amadieu

    "Bridging Worlds" with Marie Anne Amadieu

    Marie Anne Amadieu is a leader in a major humanitarian organization and holds a mandate in response to the Syrian Crisis. In this podcast, she shares her initial struggles to fit into her organization, how that didn’t work for her, how she eventually learned to lean into her gentle and sensitive nature instead, and how that makes her a better leader and a happier human being. She shares the limits of a leadership culture that only focuses on exterior delivery at the expe...

    • 30 min
    "What makes us resilient?" with Melissa Stone

    "What makes us resilient?" with Melissa Stone

    Melissa L. Stone, Ph.D., is a human development advocate with more than 20 years of experience managing international programs at the intersection where social and behavioral determinants of health, peace, and security meet the public policy agenda promoting human rights, rule of law, and democratic process. She specializes in the wide-angle definition of health, particularly for vulnerable populations, including women; racial, ethnic, national, linguistic, and sexual minorities; children; pe...

    • 29 min
    Cultivating "Emergence" as a response to the emergency of our time.

    Cultivating "Emergence" as a response to the emergency of our time.

    Gloria Cooper is a veteran public school teacher who has dedicated her life to empowering youth. She and her husband started New Age Academy, a private school in Berkeley in 1981, to help at-risk middle school children by providing emotional and physical nourishment. After running the school for 25 years, Gloria designed the Sophia project in 2007 to provide education and support to children who have experienced trauma, neglect, and abuse. The project aims to create a safe and nurturing envir...

    • 30 min
    "Judge" as a spiritual practice, with Sam Presland.

    "Judge" as a spiritual practice, with Sam Presland.

    Sam was a practising specialist litigation lawyer who started on the spiritual path about 10 years ago after having a breakdown ( or a breakthrough) and turned to spiritual practices rather than conventional therapies or prescription medication. She has since moved to being a judge working mostly in criminal courts, but occasionally family courts, and is now also training as a rebirthing breathwork practitioner, and planning long term to open a retreat. She considers her wo...

    • 28 min

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