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Dec 7, 2018

Olivia Benson is community engagement director for the Women and Girls Foundation. She oversees the organization's communications, membership program, volunteer projects, and external community engagement activities. Her experience includes leading communications for political campaigns, working as the director of youth policy for the city of Pittsburgh. She holds a bachelor's degree in public policy and management from Carnegie Mellon University, an MBA from Point Park University, and a master's in social policy from the University of Pennsylvania. 

Olivia spoke with Kim and Natalie about the WGF's GirlGov program, the importance of getting young girls involved in the political process and the challenges ahead for protecting Roe v. Wade. 

Nov 30, 2018

Felicia Savage Friedman is owner of YogaRoots on Location, which provides anti-racism professional development, integrative group and individual yoga classes, and yoga teacher training in and around the city of Pittsburgh.  She teaches yoga-based techniques for people to manage the trauma and stress of their daily lives.

Felicia holds a bachelor's in natural sciences: mathematics, geology and biology, a master's degree in elementary education and teaching certification, all from the University of Pittsburgh.

Kim and Natalie talked to Felicia about how she approaches her yoga practice, and how she fine-tunes her instruction to suit her audience.

Nov 21, 2018

Abigail Gardner is the founder of Scottie Public Affairs, a strategic communications consulting firm in Pittsburgh that serves corporate, non-profit, and political clients locally and nationally. She has worked with campaigns since 2004 and is founding board member of Emerge Pennsylvania, a group that recruits and trains Democratic women to run for office.

Kim spoke with Abby about what Democrats can learn from the midterms as they prep for the presidential election in 2020, and how women candidates are affecting politics and political strategy.

Oct 19, 2018

Pittsburgh native Andrea Robinson is the founder and CEO of the new restaurant Sugar and Smoke in the city's Bloomfield neighborhood. Her goal was to recreate a feeling of southern hospitality. Andrea is passionate about people, food, and serving others. With over a decade of experience in Chemical Manufacturing, Andrea knows a thing or two about ingredients. She talked with Kim and Natalie about starting a restaurant on her own, and how her daughter inspires her.

Oct 11, 2018

Julia Poepping is Principal Consultant with Copasec LLC.  She's a Pittsburgh-based independent IT consultant with 30 years of experience in the field. 

Julia has a BA in Management Information Systems from University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh-Katz Graduate School of Business.  She is actively engaged in the community, serving on volunteer boards with Pitt’s MBA business simulation program, 412 Food Rescue, Red Chair Pittsburgh and Robert Morris University’s Center for Cyber Research and Training.  She is an adjunct teaching professor for Carnegie Mellon University’s IS project course and guest lectures for Pitt’s Risk Management program in the business school.

Julia spoke with Kim and Natalie about the ongoing challenges for women in the IT field (including one stat that really blew our minds), and how companies can be more inclusive to emerging and mid-career women in tech.

Oct 4, 2018

Shaunda McDill joined The Heinz Endowments in October 2017 as the program officer for arts and culture, following more than a decade of nonprofit executive and arts management experience. 

Shaunda has worked for theater companies across the country, including The Goodman Theatre of Chicago, Second Stage Theatre, Yale Repertory Theatre, Pasadena Playhouse and Cornerstone Theater Company. She also founded demaskus, a nonprofit, service-oriented collective of artists and administrators who produce theatrical projects sharing stories of the marginalized.

In Pittsburgh, Shaunda served as vice president of programming and cultivation at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture, where she managed all artistic and educational programs. As the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s director of public relations, she headed both national and local public relations campaigns, including the North American premiere of Florentijn Hofman’s Rubber Duck Project.

Shaunda spoke with Natalie and Kim about the depth of culture in Pittsburgh, and her work connecting artists with resources. 

Jul 26, 2018

Jessica Lewis is the director of operations for two of Pittsburgh's hottest new restaurants, or, the Whale and Merchant Oyster Co. The former contestant on Hell's Kitchen and alumna of the Smallman Galley's incubator program, Lewis came to Pittsburgh from the NYC restaurant scene to run the Steelers' catering program, and opened the Hotel Monaco's Commoner and Biergarten restaurants. 

Her latest project is the upcoming Raw Vegan Dinner Series, held at Heirloom Superfood Market. Jessica talked to Kim and Natalie about her philosophy behind cooking (or not cooking) and her approach to food.

Jul 19, 2018

Lara Dalton is a wealth advisor at Waldron Private Wealth. In this role, she’s responsible for providing comprehensive wealth planning for clients through customized and integrated trust, estate and multigenerational strategies. In addition, Lara guides the development and implementation of Waldron’s concierge service vision.
A Pittsburgh native, and Gateway High graduate, Lara has a B.S.
in International Business from Florida International University and a certificate in Financial Planning from Kaplan University and is a Certified Financial Planner
Professional.

She talked to us about what women need to consider when it comes to saving and investing, and what it's like being a woman in the (still) male-heavy financial planning industry.

Jul 12, 2018

Shenay Jeffrey is the Outreach Coordinator at the office of PittServes at the University of Pittsburgh. In this role, she is responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships with community partners who are interested in providing service opportunities to students. 

Shenay was born in Georgetown, Guyana and attended secondary school in Nassau, Bahamas. She's active in community organizations including The Urban League Young Professionals of Greater Pittsburgh, PUMP and New Voices for Reproductive Justice. Shenay is a 2016 One Young World US Ambassador, an alumna of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation 2015 Health Innovator’s Fellowship and the Fast Track Social Justice Fellow with Get Involved Inc!

We talked to Shenay about the challenges of being an activist in the current political climate, and what issues she views as the most urgent.

Jun 28, 2018

Samantha Story-Camp is the Owner, Operator, and Goddess of Soap for Pip & Lola’s Everything Homemade, a Munhall-based vegan and vegetarian soap company. Her company makes over 150 different varieties of handmade hand and body, shave, facial, and shampoo soaps. She's also an actor and foster parent, and a believer in doing good/paying it forward/being an all-around awesome human. 

Jun 20, 2018

PublicSource executive director Mila Sanina (and friend of Kim and Natalie) talked about the challenges of leading an independent newsroom in a time when journalists and journalism are frequently under attack. A very timely conversation with a fascinating Pittsburgher.

Jun 14, 2018

Yu-Ling Cheng Behr is an entrepreneur, marketer and business strategist. She currently serves as CEO for handbag and jewelry company Sandra Cadavid, and is active in Remake Learning and Kidsburgh. We talked to her about Sandra Cadavid and the challenges of educating kids in the digital age.

Jun 7, 2018

Jennifer March is Executive Director of Family House. She has a history of working with nonprofits, including the Children's Home of Pittsburgh, the Lemieux Family Center, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and other arts and nonprofit entities in the region.  A native of Berkeley, California, March came to Pittsburgh from Washington D.C., and was immediately enamored with the region's nonprofit sector.

She talked with us about her work with Family House and why she felt drawn to working in Pittsburgh's nonprofit sector.

May 31, 2018

Lisa Lurie is a survivor and the co-founder of Cancer Be Glammed, a company aimed at empowering women facing all forms of cancer ro recover with dignity, positive self-esteem and personal style. She co-founded the company following her own battle with breast cancer, during which she underwent a double mastectomy, an oophorectomy and chemotherapy. 

Lisa has just launched a cancer guidebook Cancer Be Glammed: Recover in Style. Designed like a fashion magazine, it tackles the most common recovery concerns women face and provides practical-yet-fashionable solutions to empower them to “take charge” of their own recovery.

Mar 9, 2018

Pam Eichenbaum is business development associate at Innovation Works.  She supports fundraising activities from foundations, government entities and corporations — all set on spurring growth of the region’s economy. In addition to her role with Innovation Works, she serves as part of the Repair the World Advisory Committee, Social Venture Partners Pittsburgh, Adele’s Circle of Women at the University of Maryland, and Gateway Committee of the Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition. We talked to Pam about Pittsburgh's startup ecosystem and what makes it special to her. 

Mar 2, 2018
Varsha Mathur is a life coach and entrepreneur. She lives by the principles of her business, KnowingLuxe: Life Unleashed by an Exceptional Existence. 
Before becoming a life coach, Varsha owned a management company and practiced law in the areas of mediation, real estate, and land use. As a South Asian, born and raised in the United States, she uses her personal story of divorce, love and re-marriage to help remove the taboo of these topics that still exist in some communities.
Varsha talked with us about her experiences as a life coach and about her love for cooking, especially Indian food. 
Feb 23, 2018

Evelyn Castillo is the owner and creative director of Sterling Events (even though she has a degree in biology!). She's on the board of the Pittsburgh chapter of ILEA, and is a trustee for Awesome Pittsburgh, which awards microgrants to "forward the interest of awesome in the universe." She talked to us about planning events for nonprofits and what's on the horizon for Awesome Pittsburgh.

Feb 15, 2018

For our first anniversary episode, we've invited back one of our first and most entertaining guests, the one and only sarah huny young.  We got the latest on her American Woman photo project, which has taken her to New Orleans, Atlanta and Chicago.

Thanks for listening to the podcast over the past 12 months. We've got more to come, so stay tuned!

Feb 8, 2018

Raji Sankar is the co-founder of Choolaah, a new Indian restaurant in Pittsburgh's East Liberty neighborhood.

She co-founded restaurant development company Wholesome International in 2004,  co-founded and sold a technology company, co-founded a media company, and held leadership positions in technology and media companies in Pittsburgh. She has an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University

We talked to Raji about Choolaah, what Indian fast-casual food looks like, and how the restaurant industry has evolved. 

Feb 1, 2018

The inventor of the Pittsburgh Fish Fry Map, Hollen Barmer is a bit of a local celebrity in Pittsburgh. She talked with us about the tradition of fish frys and her work in STEAM at Carnegie Mellon University. 

Jan 25, 2018
 
Jan 18, 2018
Rebecca Lucore is Head of CSR and Sustainability for Covestro LLC’s America’s region, responsible for innovating new approaches to social programs, philanthropy and donations, community relations and partnerships and sustainability initiatives in North and South America. We talked to her about the company's recent THINC30 summit and the concept of reverse mentoring, where younger and older workers learn from each other.
Jan 11, 2018
Erika Strassburger is the longtime chief of staff for city councilor Dan Gilman, and is running for his seat. She got the job by replying to a Facebook post. Her previous work includes advocacy for Penn Environment, and she is a board member of Conservation Consultants Inc. We asked her about dealing with constituents and their concerns, and why she thinks she's the person to represent District 8. Bonus: Natalie and Kim talk New Year's resolutions.
Dec 21, 2017
Virginia Montanez has been writing about Pittsburgh in some form or other for more than a decade, first with her blog PittGirl, which evolved into That’s Church, and later with a popular column in Pittsburgh Magazine. She’s the co-founder of the Mario Lemieux Foundation’s Make Room 4 Kids initiative which delivers video game units to kids at Children’s Hospital.

Here's where you can donate to Make Room 4 Kids 

A longtime presence on Pittsburgh’s social media scene, Ginny decided recently to step away from Twitter. We had a really thoughtful discussion with her about social media's good and bad sides to close out our podcast's first year.

Dec 14, 2017
Kate Dewey will soon depart the Forbes Funds after four years at the helm, but her career in nonprofits spans half a century.  She's going to continue overseeing the UpPrize social innovation competition,  which has already funded several notable projects aimed at helping others. Dewey spoke to us about Pittsburgh's reputation as a city of nonprofits, and the challenges facing nonprofit companies and workers in the current political and economic climate.  
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