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

Sophie Egan, How to Be a Conscious Eater – great guide book for a balanced life

Sophie Egan a journalist who also holds a master’s degree in public health with a focus on health and social behavior. It is the thing that drives her to write and educate and be a source of change for our world. She has a long list of credentials and activities, and now has a new book that is a wonderful guide and can help each of us make decisions on the food we eat and its impact on our planet. How To Be a Conscious Eater–Making Food Choices That are Good for You, Others, and the Planet is just out in book stores–it’s a useful tool to have at hand.

Sophie was to be at Town Hall on Thursday March 19, 7:30, along with her dad, author Timothy Egan. This is now a Livestream event!


Dr. Lois Frankel, Great audiobook, guide: Nice Girls Don't Speak Up or Stand Out…

Dr. Lois Frankel is the President of Corporate Coaching International, a sought-after speaker as she is a recognized expert in the fields of workplace behavior and female empowerment. Her newest book in her list of “Nice Girls….” books is only in audio format: Nice Girls Don’t Speak Up or Stand Out–How to Make Your Voice Heard, Your Point Known, and Your Presence Felt. We might consider it an essential guide. As an audiobook, it can feel like you have Dr. Lois sitting on your shoulder.


Anne Devereux Mills authentically speaks with women

Anne Devereux Mills can be regarded as a role model for transitions in our life. We are certainly individuals, but there is a commonality that we can all learn something from. Anne shares about some major shifts in her life–a recurrence of cancer, losing an executive position, her last daughter off to college–all at the same time. She was questioning herself and as a result created a program, an on-going event called “Parlay House”. It is an experience of women getting together at someone’s home, to discuss a topic, to have a speaker, to have the change of getting in touch with ourselves, and doing so in a connected way. Anne is bringing the first Parlay House to Seattle on March 5 & 6.


Robyn Whitmore brings the human face to the "working Homeless"

Robyn Whitmore is a filmmaker and author who is currently a member of the “working Homeless”. As odd as this sounds, it is a growing population. Robyn lives in Atlanta, but we can see the same situation all around us in the Puget Sound area, and across the country. In her book “Your Battle Scars Are Beautiful” Robyn showcases the stories of numerous women who have found themselves homeless. Her new film “Fighting for Normal” turns the camera to those who find themselves homeless. Having been there herself Robyn has the platform from which to honestly address this tragic situation–housing costs without wages keeping pace being a major contributing factor.

IG/FB: @RobynWhitmoreStudios

Helene Berger, author, A story of living life well. 'Choosing Joy…'

Helene Berger is the author of “Choosing Joy: Alzheimer’s, A Book of Hope”. Helene wrote the book after collecting many notes she made during her husband’s illness with Alzheimer’s. And her book and insights have much relevance beyond this disease, and it really can help us live a good and connected life each day, everyday. It has a lot to do with respect, with patience, and from this feeling a peace and love.


Dr. Nicole Beurkens, secondhand screen time creates health concerns for kids

Dr. Nicole Beurkens is the leader of digital safety and wellbeing for kids and families. Secondhand screen time is legit, and it’s being dubbed the “new” secondhand smoking. Thirty years after the EPA warned about the dangers of secondhand smoke, research now shows that people are addicted to their screens and without even realizing, adult screen time is having a negative impact on their kids. Dr. Beurkens is a licensed clinical psychologist and board certified nutritionist, and specializes in evaluation and treatment of children with serious developmental and emotional health conditions.


Holley Moseley shares a great story of love and advocacy

Holley Moseley is an amazing bundle of energy–a mom, a nurse, an advocate, a champion, and now, an author. Holley brings us her incredible story filled with so much heart. “A Ray of Hope–A mother’s story of Love, Healing, and the Miracle of Medical Marijuana”–captures the essence of Holley’s life for the past 14 years, caring for Ray Ann who lives with cerebral palsy and epilepsy. There are many important messages, and anyone with a special needs child, or family members, or support teams, will find this a great resource.

Melba Bales of "The Little Rock Nine" Talks About Her Life & the South in "March Forward, Girl"

Dr. Melba Patillo Bales is a truly great figure in history and in this country. She is one of the high school students from 1957, the Little Rock 9, who played a significant role in desegregation. The Federal Court had ruled on integration in all schools. Even at a very young age Melba did not understand segregation, so she was a natural candidate for the group of black students selected to attend Capital High School in Little Rock. In her memoir “March Forward, Girl” she tells of her youth and life in the south in the 1940s and 1950s.

"Light It Up" by Kekla Magoon Illustrates That Every Life Matters

Kekla Magoon is an award-winning author of a number of books for young adults–the latest is “Light it Up”, and she’s an incredible storyteller. This book is very insightful and helpful and is timely as we consider both the birthday of The Rev. Martin Luther King whom we honor and recognize next weekend, and of Black History month, which is February. We can gain some insights and awareness for compassion and understanding of recent and current situations, and the will to make a change in our society.


How to Accomplish More with Doing Less

Elizabeth Emens is a Law Professor at Columbia University, a mother of 2 youngsters, and now author of an important new book: Life Admin–How I Learned to do Less, Do Better and Live More. The book is important because it is an education–one that provides insight into the things /stuff of our own life, it presents experiences of others, and thus the means of making our life work more efficiently for ourselves. ‘Life Admin’ is a great term to cover all the time it takes to deal with all the extra things in our life, such a an insurance company to navigate the costs and issues dealing with claims. Or dealing with the cell company when things are flying north with our necessary device. Information is power!