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

7/17/22: Stephanie Moram – Live simply, eat simply, and contribute to a healthier planet

on Inspirational Women: Stephanie Moram is a green living expert, the CEO and founder of Good Girl Gone Green who will join us to share her awakening and journey in living more ethically on our planet. More than a decade ago Stephanie realized the impact each of us has on our planet and made the decision to consciously do something about it, and now her children know that eating organically–so lunches may look different from what their friends bring to school, to shopping in thrift stores, or using online platforms, so that we repurpose what we have, while considering the source of our products. This point is considering the fashions we are addicted to and who makes them and what their life is in providing these goods.


7/10/22: Dr. Alyson Nerenberg – Who determines what is perfect for our life, for our family and relationships?

on Inspirational Women: Dr. Alyson Nerenberg is a psychologist and author of ‘No Perfect Love: Shattering the Illusions of Flawless Relationships’. Dr. Nerenberg addesses perfectionism and its expectation can shatter relationships, setting up unrealistic expectations both in our adult life and relationships and in our kids. Dr. Alyson discusses forgiveness–both of ourselves and others, setting boundaries, and being present in our life.


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