POWERFUL WOMEN: LET’S TALK

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POWERFUL WOMEN: LET’S TALK
A series of POWERFUL PODCASTS by WOMEN, about WOMEN. 

Women’s strength has shaped the world in which we live in all possible aspects, the likes of government, education, health, science, business, spirituality, arts, culture and MORE. NPR-WGVU Public Media’s POWERFUL WOMEN: LET’S TALK podcast is a series of interviews with diverse women who are trailblazers who have helped shape our community and transform who we are and how we live. Hear them tell their stories in their own words.

This podcast will be released in the summer of 2020 which corresponds to the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women’s constitutional right to vote in the United States. This release will also parallel PBS national programming celebrating this historic event.

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Podcasts

  • Friday, August 7, 2020 1:41pm
    Hear the story of Stacie Behler, Meijer Group Vice President of Public Affairs and Communication and the Executive Director of the Meijer Foundation. She directs Meijer's community partnerships and philanthropic work, but you'll also see Stacie out and about in the community. And she's good at keeping her promises. Stacie Behler is this week’s Powerful Woman.
  • Monday, August 3, 2020 12:17pm
    Today’s powerful woman is Lauretta Murphy. An attorney for Miller Johnson, Lauretta advocates for the elderly. She is an expert in the field of Elder law, helping families with the legal and practical aspects of planning as people age. Murphy leads with a kind heart as her mission is to serve as an “agent of hope” when families are in crisis. She also helps those who need special needs planning, believing that every person deserves the highest level of respect and consideration. She meets the challenges of life, head-on. Meet today’s powerful woman: Laurie Murphy.
  • Friday, July 24, 2020 11:05am
    Floriza Genautis is a scuba diver, she’s scaled the Great Wall of China, and admits to a fear of needles. Floriza is the Principal and Founder of Management Business Solutions in Grand Rapids. This powerful woman joins us to share her recommendations for a balanced life and her reasons to give back to your community.
  • Monday, July 20, 2020 8:52am
    Connie Dang is Grand Valley State University’s Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Special Assistant for Inclusive Community Outreach. She has also been appointed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer to the Michigan Coronavirus Task Force on Racial Disparities. Connie’s powerful woman approach to leadership is to show strength through kindness as well as “lifting as you climb”, helping others to see their strengths. Connie likes a quote from Mahatma Ghandi, which is, “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
  • Friday, July 10, 2020 9:39am
    Charisse Mitchell serves as the CEO of the YWCA West Central Michigan, a resume that includes earning a strong reputation among private and public funders throughout Michigan, plus over a decade in Washington DC in the area of Municipal Management and Human Services. What motivates Charisse to do what she does so well in a challenging niche? We ask her.

009: Stacie Behler

Aug 7, 2020
Stacie Behler
Meijer

Hear the story of Stacie Behler, Meijer Group Vice President of Public Affairs and Communication and the Executive Director of the Meijer Foundation. She directs Meijer's community partnerships and philanthropic work, but you'll also see Stacie out and about in the community.  And she's good at keeping her promises.  Stacie Behler is this week’s Powerful Woman.

008: Lauretta Murphy

Aug 3, 2020
Lauretta Murphy
Miller Johnson

Today’s powerful woman is Lauretta Murphy. An attorney for Miller Johnson, Lauretta advocates for the elderly. She is an expert in the field of Elder law, helping families with the legal and practical aspects of planning as people age.  Murphy leads with a kind heart as her mission is to serve as an “agent of hope” when families are in crisis.  She also helps those who need special needs planning, believing that every person deserves the highest level of respect and consideration. She meets the challenges of life, head-on.   Meet today’s powerful woman: Laurie Murphy.

007: Floriza Genautis

Jul 24, 2020

Floriza Genautis is a scuba diver, she’s scaled the Great Wall of China, and admits to a fear of needles. Floriza is the Principal and Founder of Management Business Solutions in Grand Rapids. This powerful woman joins us to share her recommendations for a balanced life and her reasons to give back to your community. 

006: Connie Dang

Jul 20, 2020
Connie Dang
Grand Valley State University

Connie Dang is Grand Valley State University’s Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Special Assistant for Inclusive Community Outreach.  She has also been appointed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer to the Michigan Coronavirus Task Force on Racial Disparities.  Connie’s powerful woman approach to leadership is to show strength through kindness as well as “lifting as you climb”, helping others to see their strengths.

Connie likes a quote from Mahatma Ghandi, which is, “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”

Charisse Mitchell
Bird + Bird Studio (cropped)

Charisse Mitchell serves as the CEO of the YWCA West Central Michigan, a resume that includes earning a strong reputation among private and public funders throughout Michigan, plus over a decade in Washington DC in the area of Municipal Management and Human Services. What motivates Charisse to do what she does so well in a challenging niche? We ask her.

Diana Sieger is a “Powerful Woman” who needs no introduction.  Long time head of the Grand Rapids Community Foundation, Diana’s charge and passion is to effect positive change in our community.  She is an effective community, statewide and national leader in community problem solving, policy development and advocacy.

Diane Griffin
The Mitten Tog Owner/Photographer

Diane Griffin makes her mark nationally and internationally, running Griffin Properties Residential Real Estate Team and Chairing the Board for Keller Williams United Kingdom. She is an Ironman, plus has seen the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Her adventure of life is sure to inspire!

Sandra Gaddy is a phenomenal woman with a caring, giving heart who also loves a good laugh.  She’s the CEO of the Women’s Resource Center in Grand Rapids.  She seeks to empower those who need that “touch of encouragement.”  Sandra is a passionate servant leader and social justice advocate to her core. Gaddy’s favorite quote comes from Maya Angelou, which states, “No one has ever become poor from Giving.”

Dr. Jacqueline Taylor, retired Vice President for Development for Davenport University, has been in education for over 30 years. She is currently an Executive Coach and Leadership Consultant for Pondera Advisors, LLC.

“You may not get your way but you should be able to have your say.” Hear her tell her story, her views on important qualities in leaders and much more in this POWERFUL interview.

Series Tease

May 18, 2020

POWERFUL WOMEN: LET’S TALK

A series of POWERFUL PODCASTS by WOMEN, about WOMEN. 

Women’s strength has shaped the world in which we live in all possible aspects, the likes of government, education, health, science, business, spirituality, arts, culture and MORE. NPR-WGVU Public Media’s POWERFUL WOMEN: LET’S TALK podcast is a series of interviews with diverse women who are trailblazers who have helped shape our community and transform who we are and how we live. Hear them tell their stories in their own words.