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Forgotten Hero Of The Suffrage Movement And A Source For “Wonder Woman”

Forgotten Hero Of The Suffrage Movement And A Source For “Wonder Woman”

As we commemorate the centennial of the 19th Amendment that gave women that right to vote, we pay homage to those who put their lives and livelihoods on the line for this momentous effort: Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the other women of the suffrage movement are well known. We should also celebrate the women journalists of the time, like Miriam Michelson, whose relentless and vivid coverage was pivotal in achieving passage of this important amendment that gave women the right to vote.

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Climate Resilience – Climate Scientist Rawlings Miller on How to Prepare for Climate Change

Climate Resilience – Climate Scientist Rawlings Miller on How to Prepare for Climate Change

Climate change is expected to increase the frequency and intensity of some natural disasters….. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) strongly recommends that pre­-incident planning be documented,” says a brand new report from the EPA. In other words: prepare for the imminent consequences of climate change-related natural disasters and extreme weather events.  But how? And, how can your community improve its infrastructure at the same time? Listen to Rawlings Miller, a climate scientist and principal in the WSP advisory firm in this information-packed interview with Joan Michelson on Green Connections Radio podcast.

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Earth Day & Data Science – Kathleen Rogers, President of Earth Day Network

Earth Day & Data Science – Kathleen Rogers, President of Earth Day Network

“It’s really about voting…Commit to the greenest candidate you can. Period. For any office. Board of supervisors. School boards. Mayors. City Councils. It’s all about politics. We’ve got the technology. We’ve got the capacity We have brilliant people, but…It’s about voting.”Kathleen Rogers on Green Connections Radio. For Earth Day’s 50th, listen to Earth Day Network president, Kathleen Rogers talk with Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson about the top issues and novel ways they are engaging people today on environmental issues.

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Maximizing A Multi-Generational Workforce – Mary Lee Gannon, CEO & Executive Coach

Maximizing A Multi-Generational Workforce – Mary Lee Gannon, CEO & Executive Coach

“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 a huge gift to innovators, because of the wide range of experiences and perspectives they bring to any challenge. Yet, there’s a tendency to buy into stereotypes and these stereotypes can interfere with success. Listen to long-time healthcare CEO Mary Lee Gannon, who is also an executive coach, talk about how to maximize this new workforce and more. 

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How FinTech & Data Increase Opportunities For Women – Shamina Singh, Mastercard Center For Inclusive Growth

How FinTech & Data Increase Opportunities For Women – Shamina Singh, Mastercard Center For Inclusive Growth

“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 your full potential.” Shamina Singh on Green Connections Radio. But 1.7 billion people are not connected to these networks, and most of them are women, according to Shamina Singh, President of the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth.  Listen to this engaging and inspiring interview with Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson about leveraging and partnering with NGO’s and nonprofits to address this “poverty of access.”
 

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Risks of 3D Printers, For Everyone, Kids Especially

Risks of 3D Printers, For Everyone, Kids Especially

Do you have a 3D printer in your home, school or office? Do your kids have one at school? If so, or if you’re considering buying one, listen to Dr. Marilyn Black of UL Chemical Safety talk with Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson about a ground-breaking new study that revealed the hazards of these magical machines and how you can reduce the risks to your and your kids’ health – or anyone standing near it.

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“Ecosystem of Social Good” – Rachel Hutchison, Blackbaud

“Ecosystem of Social Good” – Rachel Hutchison, Blackbaud

“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 volunteer at a nonprofit, or donate to one? Does your employer even know what causes align with you?  More and more employers are realizing that it’s important to offer ways their employees can give back. Listen to Rachel Hutchisson of Blackbaud describe how to create “an ecosystem of social good” for employees tailored to your team, in this enlightening interview with Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson.

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Tips to Protect Your Side Gig, Intellectual Property – Christina Martini, Top IP Attorney

Tips to Protect Your Side Gig, Intellectual Property – Christina Martini, Top IP Attorney

“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 your employer. Listen to veteran intellectual property attorney Christina Martini in this practical and engaging interview on Green Connections Radio podcast with host Joan Michelson.

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10 Real Life Career Tips From The Women Rule Summit

10 Real Life Career Tips From The Women Rule Summit

  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...

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Do This Before You Plan Next Year – 10 Things To List

Do This Before You Plan Next Year – 10 Things To List

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...

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10 Best Career Tips For Women Of 2018

10 Best Career Tips For Women Of 2018

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...

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Pay Gap? Harassed? Discrimination? Listen up – Charlotte Burrows, Commissioner of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Pay Gap? Harassed? Discrimination? Listen up – Charlotte Burrows, Commissioner of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

“Let me give you some reassurance here,” even when there are no direct witnesses, “there is always more evidence than you think.” Charlotte Burrows on Green Connections Radio. As a Commissioner of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for 4 years, since December 2014 having been nominated by President Obama, she is a non-partisan defender of employees. Her goal is to make it as easy as possible for anyone to have the opportunity to seek legal protection in the workplace, so she shared terrific tips and insights in this raw, yet highly informative conversation with Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson.

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Air & Space Museum Director – Ellen Stofan, Head of the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum

Air & Space Museum Director – Ellen Stofan, Head of the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum

“Think about who you’re going to be and what you’re going to contribute.”Ellen Stofan on Green Connections Radio. When Ellen Stofan stepped off the management track to stay home with her kids and work part-time, she accepted that she was probably derailing her career.  She kept a few toes in the game over the 12 year period, working part-time doing a few interesting research projects that she could do on her own time.Today, she finds herself the new Director of the famed Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC — the most visited museum in the United States — and spearheading its ~$1 billion transformation, as the first woman in this prestigious role. Wait, really? Listen to this fascinating conversation Dr. Stofan had with Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson.

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A Creative Way To Teach Kids To Be Eco-Conscious

A Creative Way To Teach Kids To Be Eco-Conscious

“What does the earth need from you if you want to be a good friend to it?” “We choose where we spend our time and our energy “What do you appreciate?” “What do you value?” “What’s your favorite animal?” “What does the earth need from you?“ “Why should we care?” These...

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Eco-Kids? Ellen Sabin, Author of “The Greening Book,” Watering Can Press

Eco-Kids? Ellen Sabin, Author of “The Greening Book,” Watering Can Press

How do you “grow kids with character”? That’s the goal of Ellen Sabin, President of Watering Can Press and author of experiential children’s books that teach different values, including “The Greening Book” about taking good care of the environment.  How can a book be experiential? How can you teach kids values without being preachy? Listen to this engaging interview with Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson to find out and also learn about her unique book publishing business model that guarantees sales before she starts writing.  She does extensive research before she starts writing and provides tools for teachers too.

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High Achievers, Grit & Talent – Angela Duckworth, Author of “Grit” & TED Talk Star

High Achievers, Grit & Talent – Angela Duckworth, Author of “Grit” & TED Talk Star

“Race your strengths and train your weaknesses” to accomplish your goals, Angela Duckworth on Green Connections Radio. Listen to best-selling author of “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance,” Angela Duckworth, Ph.D. in this inspiring conversation with Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson about grit, talent, strengths, weaknesses and strategies to achieve your goals. Duckworth’s TED Talk has nearly 20 million views!

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Innovating with Purpose – Rainia Washington, VP of Global Diversity & Inclusion, Lockheed Martin

Innovating with Purpose – Rainia Washington, VP of Global Diversity & Inclusion, Lockheed Martin

Leveraging Culture to Drive Performance and Innovation. “How do we innovate for the future?…Do we have the right talent to compete tomorrow? Are we thinking about technology and innovation from the right perspective?” Everybody talks about how innovation is crucial to success over the long term. But how do you do it? How do you stay abreast of changing technologies and market needs, while maintaining performance standards? Listen to Rainia Washington, Vice President of Global Diversity and Inclusion at Lockheed Martin – one of the most innovative and high-regarded companies in the world — in this engaging interview with Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson.

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8 Tips For Designing Your Career GPS

8 Tips For Designing Your Career GPS

You want a promotion with more responsibility and a higher salary that also positions you well for future growth.  How do you get there?  Which roles should you seek?  Is it best to stay where you work now or jump to someplace else? What you’re looking for is a career...

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Recruiting Innovative Talent for STEM – Barbara Whye, VP of HR and Diversity Chief at Intel

Recruiting Innovative Talent for STEM – Barbara Whye, VP of HR and Diversity Chief at Intel

What do we need to know to recruit, retain and promote innovative talent? What do we need to look for in a potential employer if we ARE innovative talent? Listen to Barbara Whye, Vice President of Human Resources and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at Intel — one of the most innovative and high-regarded companies in the world — in this engaging interview with Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson.

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“What People Say About You”: Your Brand – Diane Diaz, The Brand Teacher

“What People Say About You”: Your Brand – Diane Diaz, The Brand Teacher

“Clarity, credibility and consistency are the three most important things about your brand….Understand what you want to do and what you’re good at… You have to live up to your brand promise”
Diane Diaz on Green Connections Radio. Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has said, “Your brand is what other people say about you when you’re not in the room” (according to various sources). Yikes! So, what is your personal brand or your company’s brand, why should you care, and what can you do to understand and control yours? It’s complicated. Trust. Listen to “brand teacher” Diane Diaz, who literally teaches about branding as well as coaches people on their personal and organizational brands, in this fascinating interview with Green Connections host Joan Michelson to find out. They talk about Diane’s favorite brand assessment tool, which Joan did – and its enlightening insights.

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Joan, I love your show, you’re a terrific interviewer, you ask smart questions, and your topics are important and interesting. Green Connections is a favorite!!!
– David, CEO EdgeStudio.com

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Joan Bryna Michelson, MBA is an award-winning business and communications leader, public speaker and host of the acclaimed podcast series, Green Connections Radio™... Read More

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    As we embark on a crucial presidential election, today, women voters are the largest single voting bloc, but, as most of us know, that right to vote was a hard-fought battle 100 years ago. That is, ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920. To commemorate that centennial, this Women’s History Month, I sat down with one of the foremost chroniclers of the suffrage movement, Brooke Kroeger, to tell us how it happened and glean lessons for women today. Read more →

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