Inspirational Women

Inspirational Women is a weekly podcast that features women who are leaders in their field, entrepreneurs, authors or women carving new paths in education, the environment, charities, crime prevention, health care, domestic issues, and youth outreach.

Latest Episodes

3/26/23 – Laura Black

Laura Black is a retired attorney and award-winning businesswoman, turned author and speaker. She conceived and co-founded one of the first temporary legal staffing companies in the U.S., moving on to become its CEO after it was acquired by a public company. The company emerged as the largest of its kind in America. Laura sits on numerous boards including The Associated Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore and was a past president of Network 2000 (now called Executive Alliance). She strives to help women embrace their second or third, even fourth, acts through her speaking and writings.  Laura validates challenges of women with humor and affirmation, as evidenced in her new book “Climbing Down the Ladder: A Journey to a Different Kind of Happy.”
https://laurablack.net/  Facebook.com/agingwomanconfessingstuff 

3/19/23 – Christina Maria Martinez

Christina Maria Martinez is the author of “Shattered Pieces Everywhere: How I Found True Joy in My Most Broken Moments”. Christina’s memoir will resonate with many, if not all, women. In sharing the struggles of childhood and youth touched by domestic violence, substance abuse, foster care and much moving across the country, many will identify with Christina. When she met the love of her life and was planning her wedding, she was involved in a serious car crash and faced a major crisis. Her face was badly scarred, and she felt live was not worth living. But Toman stayed by her side, and she began her healing journey, one that she shares honestly and in so doing provides a path for healing for any of us.

3/12/23 – Christina Maria Martinez

Christina Maria Martinez joins us to share her riveting and inspirational story, about how she recovered emotionally and physically from a car accident that left her face scarred. The experience, which occurred just prior to her (eventually rescheduled) wedding, recently turned into the basis for her book “Shattered Pieces Everywhere: How I Found True Joy in My Most Broken Moments”. Christina speaks from the heart, and the mind toward this important story of hope, resilience, and loving commitment.

3/5/23 – Sharon Price John

Sharon Price John is President and CEO of Build-A-Bear Workshop, and author of “Stories & Heart–Unlock the Power of Personal Stories to Create a Life You Love”.  Sharon shares her journey, which gives us the opportunity to gain awareness that life is a series of experiences, the ones we need, perfect for us to create the life we came here to live. The book is a self-paced workbook of self-discovery.

2/26/23 – Brianna Labuskes

Brianna Labuskes is the Washington Post bestselling author of five thrillers, with her latest book just released. “The Librarian of Burned Books” is a WWII-era novel about the intertwined fates of three women. This is historical fiction at its finest taking us into life in Berlin, Paris and New York via these 3 characters. While we experience the era, we might also find ourselves drawing parallels to our present time. 

2/19/23 – Dr. Holly Geyer

Dr. Holly Geyer is an Addiction Medicine Specialist at Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, AZ, and is passionate about educating us about what we can do for those we know who may be struggling with drug issues. A key part of her work focuses on quality of life and the best use of drug-free interventions for diseases such as cancer. However, OPIOID OVERDOSE IS NOW THE LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH IN ADULTS 18-49, so Dr. Geyer includes stories of individuals and families dealing with drug addiction in her book, an important guide for all entitled: “ENDING THE CRISIS: The Mayo Clinic’s Guide to Opioid Addiction and Safe Opioid Use.”

2/12/23 – Rasheda Hatchett

Rasheda Hatchett Is a Registered Nurse, Coach, entrepreneur and author. Rasheda is the CEO of Rasheda Hatchett Media where she coaches and leads women, in particular Women of Color in leadership and resilience. As a nursing professional Rasheda also spotlights the health care issues for Women of Color, and in particular heart health.


2/5/23 – Katherine Goble Moore

Katherine Goble Moore is the daughter of Katherine Johnson–the American mathematician whose calculations of orbital mechanics as a NASA employee were critical to the success of the first and subsequent U.S. crewed spaceflights. Katherine along with her sister Joylette Goble Hylick and their mother, collaborated on a very important book: “One Step Further, My Story of Math, the Moon, and a Lifelong Mission”, published by National Geographic Kids. (Katherine Johnson died February 24, 2020 at age 102.)

1/29/23 – Linnea Star

Linnea Star is a Psychic Medium who helps people understand their Angel Numbers, leading seminars and workshops, and connecting individually with people. If you have ever noticed certain numbers appear with some regularity, the time of day happens to be the date of someone’s birthday, a car license plate is a number that brings a memory or person to mind–Linnea shares how these are ‘Angel Numbers’, special communications, a godwink. www.linneastar.com

1/22/23 – Sarah Moore

Sarah Moore is the founder of Dandelion Seeds Positive Parenting, where the focus is on connection and mutual respect between adult and child. Rooted in her life and a desire to bring peace and joy to all of us beginning with the family, Sarah has created a series of blogs and online training modules, and now has a new book which is an invaluable resource: Peaceful Discipline: Story Teaching, Brain Science, & Better Behavior.