Professor Ann Mari May on Closing the Gender Gap in Economics

December 12th, 2018

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University of Nebraska-Lincoln Professor of Economics and Women’s and Gender Studies Ann Mari May sits down with Susan to discuss why women in economics are often discouraged by a lack of representation and how closing this gender gap could lead to changes in public policy. Why has there been such a strong push for women in science and technology fields recently but no equivalent push for women in economics, and how can we change that?

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Rainy Day Inspiration: A Creative Idea Takes Off!

November 28th, 2018

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Rainy Day Inspiration: A Creative Idea Takes Off!

In celebration of World Entrepreneur Day, Susan is joined today by two successful women who were inspired by something as simple as a rainy day! Stacy Struminger and Rachel Teyssier are the creators of RainRaps, a fashionable alternative to traditional bulky rain gear.  With their unique idea, they were able to win the Today Show’s Bright Idea Contest in 2013, just over a year after they began their journey. Their product is now featured in hundreds of stores across the United States, as well as in Canada, the Netherlands, and Australia.

Join us every other week on Women's Wealth: The Middle Way®, a radio show aimed at helping women navigate questions about work, money, and family. You can find us on http://www.womensradio.com/author/lhurd, and https://womenswealth.podbean.com, on the SoundCloud Apps for iPhone and Android, https://soundcloud.com/womenswealthmiddleway and Spotify. See you in two weeks!

 

Kelli Tanghe and Team Ari: Pushing for Inclusion, One Race at a Time

November 14th, 2018

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Kelli Tanghe and Team Ari: Pushing for Inclusion, One Race at a Time

Kelli Tanghe promised herself that when her daughter Arianna, who has cerebral palsy and is legally blind, took her first steps on her own after years of therapy, she’d lace up her sneakers and start to run. Little did she know the journey that would follow. When Ari entered middle school, she voiced her disappointment being left on the sidelines in gym class and desire to compete in sports just like her older brother and sister. In order to get Ari off the bench and into the action, in 2012, Kelli pushed her daughter in her wheelchair in a 5k race. Since, they’ve crossed over 60 finish lines together, including multiple marathons, all while raising awareness for the inclusion of physically challenged and assisted athletes. Kelli is able to push herself through the miles thanks to encouraging words from Ari, who feels like her “disability disappears” when she races with her mom. Tune in as Kelli discusses how, even with the obstacles, Arianna blesses her life and inspires her every day.

 

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The Oldest Woman to Swim the English Channel on Retirement Adventuring

October 31st, 2018

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At the age of 46, Pat Gallant-Charette’s son decided to swim an open-water race in honor of Pat’s brother who had recently passed away from a heart attack at the age of only 34. When Pat commended his decision and commented that she wished she could do the same, he surprised her by responding, “Mom, you can if you try.” Those encouraging words started Pat’s journey of transition from a mom who cheered in the stands and was afraid of swimming in the ocean to a mom who competed in some of the world’s most famous and difficult open-water swims. Even as a caretaker to her young grandchildren and a working nurse, Pat proved to herself and others that she could accomplish whatever she set her mind to. At the age of 66, she became the oldest woman to swim the English Channel, and she’s still competing and adventuring, proving that age is truly just a number.

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The Art of Trial and Error with Joy Fennell and Valerie Wray

October 17th, 2018

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When friends Valerie and Joy decided to join forces for a creative passion project alongside their busy work schedules, they began a journey that may be familiar to any entrepreneur. From deciding they wanted to be self-funded instead of taking outside loans to the process of finding the perfect pop-up location, the building of their lifestyle brand, The 125 Collection, is the result of ongoing analysis and re-evaluation. Through the ups and downs and sacrifices that come out of financing your own business and building a recognized brand in New York City, Valerie and Joy have plenty to share when it comes to the trial and error process in the beginning stages of a business.

 

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Sandy Hook Teacher Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis on Finding Hope After Tragedy

October 3rd, 2018

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When a gunman opened fire inside the friendly, peaceful Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14th of 2012, lives were changed forever. First-grade teacher Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis, whose classroom was only a few feet from where the attack began, immediately sprang to action by hiding her 14 students in a 3x4 foot bathroom and keeping them quiet. Although she and her students survived, others did not, and the tragedy left the community frozen with dismay and unanswerable questions. In an effort to overcome the darkness and chaos, Kaitlin created an organization to promote kindness in the classroom and wrote a novel, Choosing Hope, to guide others who are suffering through hardship to find their light, one day at a time. From her heroic actions as a teacher, philanthropist, writer and speaker, Kaitlin was chosen as a 2013 Glamour Woman of the Year.

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The Big Rethink with Veronica “Niki” Fielding

September 19th, 2018

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Susan Michel, CEO of Glen Eagle, sits down with accomplished senior digital marketing executive, entrepreneur, writer and speaker Veronica “Niki” Fielding to discuss the “Big Rethink” and its implications in the business world. In the 80s and 90s, people considered success as two-dimensional and strictly financial. However, after the Great Recession about a decade ago, people began to ask themselves what they truly wanted out of life, and began to consider money as just a part of the success equation, alongside other personal factors and values. As part of the workforce, how should we restate our career goals as they intertwine with our personal goals? As employers, how do we work with the new realization that our employees might not stick around for long as personal journeys and growth begin to take priority over vertical promotions?

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Pursuing Passion Over Perfection with Carlota Zimmerman

September 5th, 2018

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Carlota Zimmerman, like many women, had always strived for perfection. Her list of accomplishments is impressive: child actor on Sesame Street at age 4, published playwright at 17, law school graduate and successful television news manager in Moscow. Finally, it took a low point in her life with nothing left to lose to push her to take a chance and pursue her passion of coaching others. Reflecting on her life of trial and error, “safe” decisions like going to law school out of practicality and riskier decisions like starting her own business with no experience, Carlota discusses what it takes to truly pursue your passions, despite doubt from yourself and others.

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Sara Schaer on Kango: An App for Working Moms, Created by One

August 22nd, 2018

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Any mother knows the chaos that is transporting your kids from school to soccer practice to their friends’ houses and all the other places they go, especially as a working parent. That’s exactly how Sara’s life was before she decided to take matters into her own hands as an entrepreneur and create Kango--essentially Uber for kids with thorough background checks and live GPS tracking. From dealing with gender-specific questions from investors, such as “How will you run this company as a working mom?” to dressing up in a pink kangaroo as a marketing stint, Sara’s unique journey is one that all women can learn from.

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A Balancing Act: Starting a Business with your Best Friend

August 8th, 2018

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Typical business advice often warns people not to start a business with their best friend if they want the company -- or the friendship -- to last. When a Harvard Business School professor studied over 10,000 startups, he found that the least stable teams were friends, with a founder turnover rate of 28.6%, higher than teams of virtual strangers. But Meghan Patke and Lisa Strangis have proven that with a shared passion and respect for each other, you can balance the friend and business partner relationship. Tune in as Susan sits down with Meghan and Lisa to discuss how they collaborated and compromised to make the business and relationship work.

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