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Women to Watch® Media is the premier global media platform for women leaders. We tell the real story behind the titles of some of the most accomplished women worldwide. Our mission is to inspire and encourage more women to pursue leadership roles worldwide.

Women to Watch Media® with Sue Rocco Sue Rocco

    • Society & Culture
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Women to Watch® Media is the premier global media platform for women leaders. We tell the real story behind the titles of some of the most accomplished women worldwide. Our mission is to inspire and encourage more women to pursue leadership roles worldwide.

    Denelle Dixon, Stellar Development Foundation

    Denelle Dixon, Stellar Development Foundation

    Denelle Dixon, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the Stellar Development Foundation ( https://www.linkedin.com/in/denelle-dixon-967a236/ ) , shared the *story behind her title* with us on Saturday, May 1st and Sunday, May 2nd, 2021.

    The Stellar Development Foundation is a non-profit organization using blockchain to unlock the world’s economic potential by making money more fluid, markets more open, and people more empowered.

    Before joining Stellar, Dixon served as COO of Mozilla, one of the most successful mission-driven open-source organizations. During her tenure at Mozilla, she led the organization’s business, revenue and policy teams including the ongoing fight for Net Neutrality and the global effort to ensure that people can control their personal data. She also pushed Mozilla to understand how to partner with commercial entities while staying true to its core mission of openness, innovation, and opportunity on the web. A lawyer by trade, Denelle previously served as a general counsel and legal advisor in private equity and technology.

    Throughout her career, Denelle has been a vocal advocate for net neutrality, encryption, the disclosure of vulnerabilities by governments, and greater user choice and control.

    SUE ( https://women2watch.net/about/founder/ ) SAYS
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    "In society today, particularly in the U.S., there are endless conversations around race, prejudice and inequality. For someone like Robin, who in her own words grew up privileged and white, she has a unique perspective because she experienced living in two worlds-one as a minority and one where all her peers looked the same. Robin's integrity and life experience has led her to walk the walk and purposefully contribute in areas that defend the rights of all people."

    • 42 min
    Robin Lorenzini, The Lorenzini Family Foundation

    Robin Lorenzini, The Lorenzini Family Foundation

    Robin Lorenzini, President at Lorenzini Family Foundation ( https://www.linkedin.com/in/robin-lorenzini-she-her-048663a9/ ) , shared the *story behind her title* with us on Saturday, April 24th and Sunday, April 25th, 2021.

    Robin is an experienced Philanthropist and Community Builder with a successful record in, program design and leadership. She specializes in making connections that build community to improve businesses in the for profit and non-profit areas.

    SUE ( https://women2watch.net/about/founder/ ) SAYS

    "In society today, particularly in the U.S., there are endless conversations around race, prejudice and inequality. For someone like Robin, who in her own words grew up privileged and white, she has a unique perspective because she experienced living in two worlds-one as a minority and one where all her peers looked the same. Robin's integrity and life experience has led her to walk the walk and purposefully contribute in areas that defend the rights of all people."

    • 43 min
    Deborah Parenti, Radio Ink

    Deborah Parenti, Radio Ink

    Deborah Parenti, EVP & Publisher of Radio Ink , Radio & TV Business Report , and Podcast Business Journal *,* shared the *story behind her title* with us on Saturday, April 17th and Sunday, April 18th, 2021.

    Deborah has been EVP/Publisher of Radio Ink and Radio + Television Business Report since. She succeeded Eric Rhoads, chairman and founder of Radio Ink, at the helm of the publication which she established in 1992. She has also led the company’s radio conference division since 2007, including Forecast, the Hispanic Radio Conference, Convergence, and the Radio Ink Sports Conference.

    *SUE* ( https://women2watch.net/about/founder/ ) *SAYS*

    35 years is a long time to work in one industry. But if you love what you do, you continue to learn and look for ways to be creative. That was certainly the case for Deborah Parenti who even found a way to use her love of food from her Italian heritage as an equalizer when dealing with colleagues and clients. Deborah is the finest example of the power behind leaders allowing others to feel valued and important!

    • 43 min
    Colleen Cutcliffe, Pendulum Therapeutics

    Colleen Cutcliffe, Pendulum Therapeutics

    Colleen Cutcliffe, CEO & Co-Founder at Pendulum Therapeutics ( https://pendulumlife.com/pages/about ) , shared the *story behind her title* with us on Saturday, April 10th and Sunday, April 11th, 2021.

    Colleen has over 15 years of experience leading and managing biology teams in academia, pharmaceuticals, and biotechnology. Prior to starting Pendulum, Colleen was the Senior Manager of Biology at Pacific Biosciences and a Scientist at Elan Pharmaceuticals. Colleen received her Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Johns Hopkins University and her B.A. in Biochemistry from Wellesley College.

    SUE ( https://women2watch.net/about/founder/ ) SAYS

    "As a young girl growing up in the deep south to immigrant parents, Colleen's experience was not one of racism or discrimination. She recalls the lesson she learned from her parents was that every person, no matter their background, has the absolute power to chart their own course in life. She's taken these values of integrity, hard work and education and applied them directly to her company Pendulum. "

    • 44 min
    Shy Averett, Microsoft

    Shy Averett, Microsoft

    Shy Averett, Global Sr. Community Program and Events Manager for Microsoft, shared the story behind her title with us on Saturday, April 3rd and Sunday, April 4th, 2021.

    A serial philanthropist and Detroit native, Shy Averett serves as the Global Sr. Community Program and Events Manager for Microsoft in Redmond, Washington where she leads EDU & D & I Programming. She is tasked with strategically creating opportunities for advancement in underrepresented communities, educating the masses, and bringing forth ground-breaking solutions to problems in communities often forgotten.

    In 2017, Shy created Microsoft’s MANCODE Program to help underrepresented minority boys grow a passion for STEM related careers. Over the next few years, MANCODE would grow and develop into a program that not only teaches boys basic coding in areas such as C+ or HTML, but to also bring African American male mentors to teach and inspire attendees everywhere. By the end of 2020, almost 70,000 young boys across the US have gone through MANCODE program.

    SUE SAYS
    "Some of us go through life searching for our “calling.” Others find it early on, and spend their lives doing exactly that. Shy is certainly one of those people. At age 15 she became the youngest President of the NAACP in Michigan, and has been working to help others rise up ever since. Her story is a beautiful example of the power in being ” a little less selfish.”

    • 43 min
    Elizabeth Neumann, Department of Homeland Security

    Elizabeth Neumann, Department of Homeland Security

    Elizabeth Neumann, Former Deputy Chief of Staff and Assistant Secretary for The Department of Homeland Security and Counter Terrorism, shared the story behind her title with us on Saturday, March 27th and Sunday, March 28th, 2021.

    Elizabeth served in the Trump administration from 2017 to April 2020 as a senior advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to DHS Secretary John Kelly and Acting DHS Secretary Elaine Duke, and as DHS Assistant Secretary for Threat Prevention and Security Policy to DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, Acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan, and Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf. Starting in 2003, she served on the Homeland Security Council in the George W. Bush administration.

    This episode also features Terri Boyer, our Educational Partner, providing information about Villanova University Women’s Leadership Program!

    SUE SAYS
    "As a young girl, Elizabeth’s parents told her she could do or be anything she wanted in the world. This lesson was challenged when she heard a different message from some of her peers who felt that women were not meant to lead, but be in more supportive roles. This was not something Elizabeth would buy into, or follow, as she set out to make her way in Washington."

    • 1 hr 28 min

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Great show Sue

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Inspiring! Great show!

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