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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.