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

  • Tuesday, September 22, 2020 7:17am
    Jeanne Englehart is recognized as an accomplished, dynamic individual with a proven track record of successful business leadership and lots of firsts on her list. She also considers herself a new world chef. Jeanne Englehart is today’s Power Woman. Powerful Women: Let’s Talk is created by WGVU NPR and made possible by WGVU NPR sustaining monthly donors. Become a sustaining monthly donor now at wgvu.org/donate to support WGVU NPR’s local programs, including Powerful Women: Let’s Talk.
  • Monday, September 14, 2020 9:56am
    Shannon Cohen, author of Tough Skin, Soft Heart, she empowers community members to embrace who they are. She connects difference makers in a powerful, purpose driven way. Shannon’s work has taken her to serve the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy as well and systems and organizations across the Midwest. She’s also developed a greeting card line. And she has a passion for seeing leaders thrive in every aspect of their lives. Shannon Cohen is this week’s Powerful Woman. Powerful Women: Let’s Talk is created by WGVU NPR and made possible by WGVU NPR sustaining monthly donors. Become a sustaining monthly donor now at wgvu.org/donate to support WGVU NPR’s local programs, including Powerful Women: Let’s Talk.
  • Friday, September 4, 2020 1:31pm
    Clinical Psychologist Dr. Mira Jourdan's talents focus on supporting autistic individuals with traumatic brain injury. Outside of the clinic, she tirelessly gives back to the profession locally, regionally and nationally. Powerful Women: Let’s Talk is created by WGVU NPR and made possible by WGVU NPR sustaining monthly donors. Become a sustaining monthly donor now at wgvu.org/donate to support WGVU NPR’s local programs, including Powerful Women: Let’s Talk.
  • Monday, August 31, 2020 1:53pm
    She hails from Nigeria, but she has become a powerful woman in West Michigan in her own right. Let’s talk to Nkechy Ezeh, an internationally recognized scholar and tenured Associate Professor of Education and Director of Early Childhood Education Program at Aquinas College. She’s traveled the world providing Professional Development and Parent Education workshops in Australia, Hong Kong, Dubai, Japan and Singapore to name just a few locations. At the core is her commitment to help vulnerable children in the classroom. Powerful Women: Let’s Talk is created by WGVU NPR and made possible by WGVU NPR sustaining monthly donors. Become a sustaining monthly donor now at wgvu.org/donate to support WGVU NPR’s local programs, including Powerful Women: Let’s Talk.
  • Monday, August 24, 2020 9:07am
    Throughout her life, Christina Arnold has been one who has a servant’s heart. She learned from her grandparents and mother how to make an impact, a positive impact on her community and those around her. She works hard in areas of diversity and inclusion. And she has been highlighted as one of the 50 Most Influential Women in Grand Rapids, not once but twice. Meet this week’s Powerful Woman, Christina Arnold. Let’s Talk! Powerful Women: Let’s Talk is created by WGVU NPR and made possible by WGVU NPR sustaining monthly donors. Become a sustaining monthly donor now at wgvu.org/donate to support WGVU NPR’s local programs, including Powerful Women: Let’s Talk.

Jeanne Englehart is recognized as an accomplished, dynamic individual with a proven track record of successful business leadership and lots of firsts on her list. She also considers herself a new world chef. Jeanne Englehart is today’s Power Woman.

Powerful Women: Let’s Talk is created by WGVU NPR and made possible by WGVU NPR sustaining monthly donors. Become a sustaining monthly donor now at wgvu.org/donate to support WGVU NPR’s local programs, including Powerful Women: Let’s Talk.

014: Shannon Cohen

Sep 14, 2020

Shannon Cohen, author of Tough Skin, Soft Heart, she empowers community members to embrace who they are.  She connects difference makers in a powerful, purpose driven way.  Shannon’s work has taken her to serve the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy as well and systems and organizations across the Midwest.  She’s also developed a greeting card line.  And she has a passion for seeing leaders thrive in every aspect of their lives. Shannon Cohen is this week’s Powerful Woman.

Powerful Women: Let’s Talk is created by WGVU NPR and made possible by WGVU NPR sustaining monthly donors. Become a sustaining monthly donor now at wgvu.org/donate to support WGVU NPR’s local programs, including Powerful Women: Let’s Talk.

013: Mira Jourdan

Sep 4, 2020
Mira Jourdan
Mira Krishnan LLC

Clinical Psychologist Dr. Mira Jourdan's talents focus on supporting autistic individuals with traumatic brain injury. Outside of the clinic, she tirelessly gives back to the profession locally, regionally and nationally.

Powerful Women: Let’s Talk is created by WGVU NPR and made possible by WGVU NPR sustaining monthly donors. Become a sustaining monthly donor now at wgvu.org/donate to support WGVU NPR’s local programs, including Powerful Women: Let’s Talk.

012: Nkechy Ezeh

Aug 31, 2020

She hails from Nigeria, but she has become a powerful woman in West Michigan in her own right.  Let’s talk to Nkechy Ezeh, an internationally recognized scholar and tenured Associate Professor of Education and Director of Early Childhood Education Program at Aquinas

College.  She’s traveled the world providing Professional Development and Parent Education workshops in Australia, Hong Kong, Dubai, Japan and Singapore to name just a few locations.  At the core is her commitment to help vulnerable children in the classroom.

Powerful Women: Let’s Talk is created by WGVU NPR and made possible by WGVU NPR sustaining monthly donors. Become a sustaining monthly donor now at wgvu.org/donate to support WGVU NPR’s local programs, including Powerful Women: Let’s Talk.

Throughout her life, Christina Arnold has been one who has a servant’s heart.  She learned from her grandparents and mother how to make an impact, a positive impact on her community and those around her.  She works hard in areas of diversity and inclusion.  And she has been highlighted as one of the 50 Most Influential Women in Grand Rapids, not once but twice.  Meet this week’s Powerful Woman, Christina Arnold.  Let’s Talk!

Powerful Women: Let’s Talk is created by WGVU NPR and made possible by WGVU NPR sustaining monthly donors. Become a sustaining monthly donor now at wgvu.org/donate to support WGVU NPR’s local programs, including Powerful Women: Let’s Talk.

010: Tasha Blackmon

Aug 17, 2020

Tasha Blackmon, President/CEO of Cherry Health, is a dynamic leader bringing her experience to ensure patients in her own community receive the highest quality of care. She has knack for remodeling and still holds a high school track record. We share this inspiring conversation with Tasha on WGVU's Powerful Women Let's Talk.

Powerful Women: Let’s Talk is created by WGVU NPR and made possible by WGVU NPR sustaining monthly donors. Become a sustaining monthly donor now at wgvu.org/donate to support local programs like Powerful Women: Let’s Talk.

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.”

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