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More than a business show, this is a story show... Let's listen to some of the women who make our world a better place and contribute to the greater good. Author and podcaster Tsh Oxenreider asks women—from all walks of life, who do all sorts of work—why they love what they do.

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More than a business show, this is a story show... Let's listen to some of the women who make our world a better place and contribute to the greater good. Author and podcaster Tsh Oxenreider asks women—from all walks of life, who do all sorts of work—why they love what they do.

    Attorney (+ a Podcast Announcement!) | 30

    Attorney (+ a Podcast Announcement!) | 30

    Lacey Beam is a small-town attorney, primarily doing indigent defense work. Where she lives and works isn’t large enough for a public defender’s office, so this means she works for a small firm, but the majority of her caseload is court-appointed work. She says it allows her to have her heart broken on a regular basis, but she’s grateful she gets to serve her community with this type of legal work.

    Plus, a big announcement about some BIG changes around here! Stay to the end.

    Notes:Lacey on Instagram

    • 29 min
    Conversational English Teacher | 29

    Conversational English Teacher | 29

    Sallie Miura and her family have lived in Brazil for quite awhile, for her husband’s work, actually, but she’s taken it upon herself to create her own career as a conversational English teacher. She takes in students and uses the power of conversation to help them learn English without the hassle of a classroom.

    Notes:Tsh on Twitter & InstagramWomen’s Work on TwitterThe Untethered Soul, by Michael SingerAn American Marriage, by Tayari JonesJoin us in PatreonGet the email 5 Quick Things

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    Podcast Pioneer | 28

    Podcast Pioneer | 28

    Liz Dolan has been a podcaster since before podcasting was even a well-known thing, which is why many in the industry consider her truly a podcasting pioneer. Her show, Satellite Sisters, has won more Gracie Allen awards for excellence in women's media than any other radio show/podcast ever. And before this? She was a badass in the business world, working for brands you might have heard of: Nike, Oprah, and National Geographic, just to name a few.




    Notes:Satellite SistersTsh on Twitter & Instagram

    • 33 min
    Biophysicst | 27

    Biophysicst | 27

    Lauren Porter is a scientist who does research at basically a think tank — you can hear it in her voice how excited she gets about the tiny little things most of us don’t even know about, much less pay attention to. But her work is so important, and it both depends on the work of others and contributes to what future scientists like herself can discover and learn for the betterment of our entire world.

    These scientists are truly unsung heroes, because they contribute so much to our society’s well-be

    • 33 min
    Hospice Mom | 26

    Hospice Mom | 26

    Cori Salchert is a hospice mom. What's that? Basically, she says she’s ready and willing to receive babies into her home with her family who have a life-limiting prognosis or terminal diagnosis. Her job? Is to love them just like a mama for whatever time they have before they pass away.

    She has 8 biological children and have fostered or adopted 7 more children. Cori says she and her family aren’t professionals; they’re just here, telling their story so others are aware of the needs of these babies, a

    • 33 min
    Civil Engineer | 25

    Civil Engineer | 25

    Amy Anderson's title is civil engineer, but really, she’s a water resources engineer — which is really cool, you’ll hear more about what that means in our chat.

    Amy’s part of the Partnership for River Restoration and Science in the Upper Midwest (pronounced "prism"); basically, she’s one of the many engineers who make our world function without most of us non-engineers even realizing it.

    Interviewing smart women like Amy has given me a newfound appreciation for engineers.




    Notes:PRRSUM in Min

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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
172 Ratings

172 Ratings

nounusednicknames4me ,

Great podcast

I really enjoy all of Tsh’s podcasts. This one is so interesting. I love peeking into the lives of all these wonderful ladies and hearing about there professions, how they came to them, and how they balance work and personal life.

Tamara Hill Murphy ,

Intelligent, Warm, and Compelling

I've always enjoyed Tsh's podcasts but this is my favorite format so far. The guests share authentic accounts of how and why they do the work they do and Tsh is a gracious, intelligent host. Two thumbs up!

User1003 ,

Educational, enjoyable, enthusing!

Love the podcast! Always inspiring!

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