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.
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.

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