POWERFUL WOMEN: LET’S TALK

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POWERFUL WOMEN: LET’S TALK

is a series of POWERFUL PODCASTS by WOMEN, about WOMEN.

Women’s strength has shaped the world in which we live in all possible aspects.  We’re talking about government, education, health, science, business, spirituality, arts, culture and so much MORE. 

These podcast are hosted and produced by NPR-WGVU Public Media’s own team of powerful women, Shelley Irwin and Jennifer Moss.

Interviews with diverse women who are trailblazers shaping our communities and transforming who we are and how we live. Hear them tell their stories in their own words.

POWERFUL WOMEN: LET’S TALK

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  • Monday, February 22, 2021 7:51am
    She founded La Fuente Consulting with a focused mission of bridging cultures, simplifying workplace communication, and more. Ana L. Ramirez-Saenz is a thought leader, with hands-on practical experience in the field of organizational development, in particular diversity, inclusion and cultural intelligence. She is involved in her community and has won awards for her work. She’s also recently started bird watching. Meet Powerful Woman Ana L. Ramirez-Saenz. 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, February 15, 2021 10:39am
    A 30-plus year enthusiastic, creative, and passionate educator, mentor and advisor who believes that students of all ages, economic, social and ethnic backgrounds can learn and thrive in a learning environment that is stimulating, comforting and appropriate to their unique talents and abilities. "That" is the perfect description for GVSU's Cassonya Carter. Her passion for helping others and mentoring students, along with the gift of song, makes her this week's Powerful Woman: 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.
  • Monday, February 8, 2021 9:04am
    She's board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, Chief Medical Officer and co-founder of True Women's Health, and she has driven that race car. Dr. Diana Bitner is today’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.
  • Monday, February 1, 2021 11:43am
    Vanessa Greene is the new CEO of GRAAHI and is expanding on the mission as a leader for health equity in West Michigan. She’s helping to identify and eliminate barriers to health for blacks, latinx and all people of color. Prior to this new position, Green held leadership positions focused on fostering diversity and inclusion at Hope College for the last 16 years. Vanessa Greene 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.
  • Monday, January 25, 2021 9:42am
    Diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy at age 12, Wife, Mother, and Nana Lori Hastings is the Founder of Lori's Voice, a non-profit that helps assist children with medical items that insurance doesn't cover. Welcome Lori to 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 WGVU NPR’s local programs, including Powerful Women: Let’s Talk.

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
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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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