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“Science can do amazing things and answer questions for us,” she told me, “but then we can use that knowledge to do this in a responsible way or in an irresponsible way….Science is good to have. Then, what are you going to use it for and how do you do it responsibly?”...read more
“A 40 foot electric bus can save up to 100 metric tons of greenhouse gas per year, which is really what a traditional…bus would emit per year.” Margaret Lewis on Green Connections Radio Transportation is one of the top three contributors to climate change,...read more
Dr. Harrison-Kahan's terrific book on Joan's great-great aunt, suffrage reporter and fiction writer Miriam Michelson, "The Superwoman and Other Writings of Miriam Michelson," drew great acclaim. Here are a few of the endorsements she received: Thank you! ...read more
“To me, creativity is the ability to connect, in often unexpected ways, observations or experiences or skills from completely different realms,” Ingrid Daubechies on Green Connections Radio The next time you send a photo to someone from your smartphone, and it asks...read more
100 Years of Women Voting – Lori Harrison-Kahan, Author “The Superwoman” on Journalist Miriam Michelson
As we commemorate the centennial of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote, here is a glimpse into an untold part of the story: a woman journalist who supported the cause by keeping the movement in the headlines: Miriam Michelson, She also happens to...read more
When you send a photo from your smartphone, it asks you to choose a size of photo to send. Which size should you choose and why? Each smaller size means the image is more compressed, so each size is a trade-off between bandwidth and detail. The smaller you go, the...read more
“(T)here’s an enormous opportunity to talk about sustainability and environmentalism in a way that captures the imagination of an everyday consumer or an everyday fashion lover and find a way to make it exciting and interesting and accessible.“ Laura Jones on Green...read more
You'll never look at your friends' photos of riding an elephant the same way again after watching Ashley Bell’s documentary, "Love and Bananas." It’s the story of rescuing Asian elephants from the cruelty they endure to be housed in zoos and “entertainment” in...read more
“It’s really important that we think about cooling the areas where people are living, working and playing, and parks do that,” Diane Regas on Green Connections Radio. Whether you hang out in your local park with your kids or dogs enjoy reading on a park bench,...read more
“We recognize that women add fundamentally different and unique and a very powerful contribution to creating new ideas, new products, new services.” Alfia Ilicheva on Green Connections Radio If you think only the “ah-ha” ideas become successful...read more
“It’s really about voting…Commit to the greenest candidate you can. Period. For any office. Board of supervisors. School boards. Mayors. City Councils. Tweet at candidates. It’s all about politics. We’ve got the technology. We’ve got the capacity We have brilliant...read more
“There is some sense that women lead differently than men, but it’s hard to parse out if it’s because of gender differences or because women have historically been in the non-dominant group and men have been in the dominant group.” Laura Liswood on Green Connections...read more
Women, Sustainability & Innovation – GCR Host Joan Michelson on “Sustainable: The Podcast” With Tabitha Jayne
Switching seats, Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson was interviewed on "Sustainable: The Podcast" about women's unique role in sustainability innovation by Tabitha Jayne. They talked about how sustainability presents particular opportunities for women, and...read more
“It would be a mistake to think that computer scientists only need to know how to code, because…ethics and privacy issues are so important. (Therefore) understanding a little bit about history and humanity will be really important as we move into these new...read more
“It’s about who you are in the process….We have more generations in the workforce than ever before and their life experiences are very different….Look at the other person as a peer.” Mary Lee Gannon on Green Connections Radio Multiple generations in the workplace is...read more
How FinTech & Data Increase Opportunities For Women – Shamina Singh, Mastercard Center For Inclusive Growth
“Data Philanthropy” Innovation That Powers Our Daily Lives “There are networks that power the modern economy. They can be financial networks…social networks, energy networks, transportation networks…You have to be connected up into these networks in order to realize...read more
"There is a concern…that some of these chemicals are resulting in changes in the biological systems that could be affecting growth and development of the child.” Marilyn Black on Green Connections Radio Do you have a 3D printer in your home, school or office? Do your...read more
"This idea of 'voice and choice' is, ask me what I think and then listen to what I have to say and then give me a choice as to how I can participate. Don't forget that I'm an individual...That's a really big trend." Rachel Hutchisson on Green Connections Radio Do you...read more
"How protectible is your work, is really important to know." Christina Martini, Green Connections Radio Whether you're an entrepreneur with a book, developing a new app, or have a side hustle, you need to understand what you own and how to protect it - including from...read more
How Focusing on Failing Helped Create Energy Storage From Molten Salt “It’s more about establishing an ecosystem of players” collaborating to make it a success. Adrienne Little, on Green Connections Radio Energy storage is the single largest hurdle in transitioning to...read more
Boost Your Community’s Resilience – Karen Lightman, Exec. Director, Metro21 Smart Cities Institute, Carnegie Mellon U.
“You have to start with empowering people at the local level...You’ve got to do a combination of bottom up and top down...Everything is interconnected.” Karen Lightman on Green Connections Radio A community in Pittsburgh was alarmed by the high rate of asthma and...read more
Politico's Women Rule Summit 2018, panel with (l to r) Shawna Thomas of Vice, Cristina Shapiro of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women, Olivia Milch of "Oceans 8," and Rhonda Foxx, Chief of Staff to Congresswoman Alma AdamsJoan Michelson You know you’ve struck a chord...read more
Women are only 4.8% of the S&P 500 and only 5% of Fortune 500 CEOs, down from 6.4% in 2017 What will it take for the Fortune 500 C-level and other senior levels to match the population – and their customer bases? Mellody Hobson spoke truth to power at the New York...read more
Race to the finiish line. Pixaby Before you dash into 2019, take stock of what you accomplished in 2018. We are strengthened and motivated by recognizing what we have done, even if we did not achieve all our 2018 goals, and it will boost your confidence and clarify...read more
To start 2019 off strong, here are a bakers’ dozen of the top career tips for women from my ForbesWomen blogs in 2018. These apply to women in every field from government to the arts, and especially science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and other...read more
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