Women's Work

Women's Work

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8/09/2018
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Lacey Beam is a small-town attorney, primarily doing indigent defense work. Where she lives and works isn’t large enough for a public defender’s office, so this means she works for a small firm, but the majority of her caseload is court-appointed wor... Details
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8/02/2018
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Sallie Miura and her family have lived in Brazil for quite awhile, for her husband’s work, actually, but she’s taken it upon herself to create her own career as a conversational English teacher. She takes in students and uses the power of conversatio... Details
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7/26/2018
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Liz Dolan has been a podcaster since before podcasting was even a well-known thing, which is why many in the industry consider her truly a podcasting pioneer. Her show, Satellite Sisters, has won more Gracie Allen awards for excellence in women's med... Details
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7/19/2018
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Lauren Porter is a scientist who does research at basically a think tank — you can hear it in her voice how excited she gets about the tiny little things most of us don’t even know about, much less pay attention to. But her work is so important, and ... Details
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7/12/2018
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Cori Salchert is a hospice mom. What's that? Basically, she says she’s ready and willing to receive babies into her home with her family who have a life-limiting prognosis or terminal diagnosis. Her job? Is to love them just like a mama for whatever ... Details
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7/05/2018
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Amy Anderson's title is civil engineer, but really, she’s a water resources engineer — which is really cool, you’ll hear more about what that means in our chat. Amy’s part of the Partnership for River Restoration and Science in the Upper Midwest (pro... Details
33:20
6/28/2018
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Both of Luci Ramos Hoppe’s parents grew up in poverty, but then she grew up with some wealth—and she’s the daughter of an immigrant and a woman of color. This all ties closely to her calling to social work education and social justice. In her work as... Details
41:39
6/21/2018
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Kate Edwards hosts quarterly gatherings where 16 creatively-driven women, most of whom have never met before, come together and share a meal, conversation, and experience. Every attendee brings something both literally and figuratively to the table, ... Details
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6/14/2018
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Toni McEwan is a project manager, which sounds pretty broad, right? I mean, what is that, even? Well, she’s worked for her company, Dow Agro Sciences, for awhile now, but specifically, she simply leads teams of people. Her work is all about the peopl... Details
34:48
6/07/2018
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Jenni Burke a fairly unassuming literary agent, because she’s one of the nicest people in the world to talk to, but the woman can get things DONE when it comes to contracts, business negotiations, and representing her authors well. I love her approac... Details
49:19
5/31/2018
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Jo Ellis started a nonprofit crafting school in her town called Make Do, where she and others in the community use the unassuming power of different crafting skills like sewing, quilting, felting, and painting to make a difference in their community.... Details
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5/24/2018
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Amber Rae began her work in marketing, but then took a giant leap of faith and moved into work as an artist, which for her, also took a major move across the country for a clean do-over. She ended up doing some pretty cool installations across New Yo... Details
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5/17/2018
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What’s a presentation creator, right? Well, Sandra Johnson has been in this industry a long time now, enough to where she used to call herself a power point creator, but now she works in all sorts of mediums. Basically, she helps presenters make good... Details
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5/10/2018
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Callie Salmon has been in the wedding industry for a few years now, but she just started her business less than a year ago at the time of our conversation. So this one’s a fun, slightly different episode because I’m talking with her about the early s... Details
45:45
5/03/2018
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Maile Urbancic saw a gap in both the jewelry and STEM fields, and wanted to intersect the two. So, she founded Boutique Academia when she was pregnant with her third child (she actually did her business taxes during labor!). She loves both science an... Details
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4/26/2018
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Heather Whaling started the PR company she’s currently president of, called Geben Communication, a PR firm where she oversees a small team of people that handles multiple clients. She’s currently passionate about helping other small businesses roll o... Details
29:44
4/19/2018
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Tanorria Askew is a personal chef and runs a business called Tanorria’s Table, where people can hire her for both everyday meals and special occasions. Her cooking roots originate from the south, and Tanorria’s had fun putting a modern spin on Americ... Details
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4/12/2018
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Bethany Rydmark is an eighth-generation Oregonian and a small business owner, raising her young kids and helping shape the places people live with their families. She's passionate about care for the natural environment and leaning into its natural cy... Details
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4/05/2018
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Kirstin Yates is a therapist working at a local community clinic, doing work that’s so valuable and necessary to our communities, but largely goes unnoticed and unappreciated. I’ve personally benefited so much from the therapists in my life, so I’m g... Details
40:57
3/29/2018
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Connie Gabbert is a book cover designer, and you may have heard me talk about her before—this is because she’s not only a personal friend of mine, but she also designed the covers of my last two books, At Home in the World and Notes From a Blue Bike ... Details
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