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

7/03/22: S.W. Leicher – Acts of Atonement–an immersion into a variety of life experiences.

on Inspirational Women: S.W. Leicher is an author, a writer. Susan brings us a thought provoking novel, Acts of Atonement. Susan notes that ‘novel’ means new ideas. In this book Susan offers us an immersion into a New York City world, given the opportunity to learn, to really get a sense of an Orthodox Jewish culture, of a Latinx culture, family, disabilities, sexuality, education, the Justice system. Susan masterfully weaves all these many threads into a gripping novel. A great summer read!


6/26/22: Stephanie Warren Drimmer – What might the future hold? Peek inside the Ultimate Book of the Future

on Inspirational Women: Stephanie Warren Drimmer is a writer who is curious about the world around her especially as she looks at the science of it. She is a frequent contributor to National Geographic Kids magazine and has a new book: Ultimate Book of the Future–Incredible, Ingenious, and Totally Real Tech That Will Change Life As You Know It’. Nature inspires invention and sciencists created a hummingbot based on their study of hummingbirds. It weighs less than an ounce and moves like a hummingbird. Scientists hope that it might be useful in the future to search disaster areas and for filming.

6/19/22: Pennie Crocket – Offering Hope. Pennie's Teas offer opportunity and healing.

on Inspirational Women: Pennie Crocket is a strong woman, a strong leader who broke free of an abusive relationship, and in the course of her healing and rebuilding her life founded a business, Pennie’s Tea. The business provides opportunities and hope for other women in similar circumstances. Pennie has written about her experiencs in her book: Dangerous Love: From Battered to Boss Lady. Look for Pennie’s teas, both bottles and in packages, at many retail locations. A portion of the sales return to support women leaving abusive relationships.


6/12/22: Dothula Baron M.A. – Communication, self-esteem good decision-making = the path to curbing aggression

on Inspirational Women: Dothula Baron M.A. has worked in community mediation, problem-solving and conflict resolution, and has counseled and coordinated women’s support groups. She leads workshops in communication, self-esteem, decision-making, life coping and job seeking skills for youth and families. Dothula is also the Founder of My FACE, Inc., a nonprofit that works to empower women to be all they can be, all that they were intended to be. Dothula is an author and her latest book is ‘Walking in Light, Living in Love’.

6/05/22: Kate Eckman – Live with enthusiasm, be in the moment

on Inspirational Women: Kate Eckman is a performance expert, a certified executive coach, and the author of ‘The Full Spirit Workout: A 10-Step System to Shed Your Self-Doubt, Strengthen Your Spiritual Core, and Create a Fun & Fulfilling Life’. Kate says that we may easily have fallen into some complacency thinking through the pandemic time, thinking it could always be worse. Drawing from her personal experiences and successes she shares the steps we can incorporate into our life to boost ourselves into the life we choose to life. Her secret sauce–Enthusiasm!


5/29/22: Seattle Pride – More than just a month of celebration, A model for inclusivity

on Inspirational Women: Krystal Marx is the Seattle Pride Executive Director and shares details of 2 big events, the first on Saturday, June 4, Seattle Pride in the Park at Volunteer Park on Capital Hill. All the performances are free and take place noon-7. The Seattle Pride Parade is Sunday, June 26, 11am – 3:30pm and takes place on 4th Ave between Pike St & Denny Way in downtown Seattle.

www.seattlepride.org or follow on Facebook and Twitter @SeattlePride

5/22/22: Dr. Julie Gatza – The path to taking care of our gut so we can enjoy good food and feel energized.

Dr. Julie Gatza is one of the nation’s top chiropractic physicians with more than 30 years of clinical practice during which she has assisted thousands of patients to resolve a wide variety of physical ailments. Using her understanding of the nervous system, nutrition, and alternative therapies, Dr. Julie brings focus to the digestive system, with what we eat and the timing ‘sof these foods. So for any meal and at BBQs, begin with the protein, wait 20-min and eat the veggies, and in another 20-min it’s time for the carb, the baked potato. Dessert if ok but again giving time for digestion to occur before this next layer.


5/15/22: Kelly Hargrave – Summertime fun learning for kids, Can't Get Enough Shark Stuff

on Inspirational Women: Kelly Hargrave writes fun nonfiction, whimsical activity books, and engaging guided journals and diaries to inspire kids and draw them into the amazing world around us. Kelly has a new book published by National Geographic: Can’t Get Enough Shark Stuff. Big kids can also learn a great deal about these ocean creatures that generally scare us–what about the fact that they have been on the planet for more than 400 million years, there are 500 species, or that some sharks can grow 20,000 teeth in their life time. Sharks are important in maintaining the health of the ocean.

www.kellyhargrave.com, Instagram @kelly_hargrave TikTok @wildflowerbeat

5/08/22: Premature births affect us all. Join the Walk for Babies May 14th.

on Inspirational Women: Hayley Statema, Manager of Donor Development for March of Dimes in the Puget Sound area provides some infomation about premature births in the US, and in Washington–we are a little better than the national average, but still too many babies are born early. Amy Thorne is a mom who gave birth early to twins. Her son was born slightly more than 1 lb and lived for 34 days; her daughter was just over 1lb and less than a foot long. Miraculously she survived, and her parents and family are committed to helping other families who find themselves in this situation. Amy is the Parent Ambassador for the 2022 Walk taking place Saturday, May 14 at Woodland Park Zoo. Please support with donations and definitely by attending.


5/01/22 Part 2: Eastside Baby Corner – Provide necessities for kids for their security, support via wagives.org

Helen Banks Routon is the Director of Development for Eastside Baby Corner which actually serves children and families in need in King and North Pierce County. The services are providing food, diapers, clothing for babies through age 12, and expectant mothers. It’s a great model of collaborative effort where agencies such as housing or social workers connect those in need with the source of the things they need.