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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.  
Dec 6, 2017
In November, Ashleigh Deemer co-founded the new political action committee Women for the Future of Pittsburgh along with outgoing City Councilor Natalia Rudiak, mayor-elect of Wilkinsburg Marita Garrett and County Controller Chelsa Wagner. Deemer has a bachelor’s in environmental policy from Chatham University and has worked for Rudiak's office since 2011, where she currently serves as chief of staff.  Deemer ran for the Democratic nomination for the District 4 City Council seat herself but lost in the primary earlier this year. We talked to Deemer about the new PAC which aims to “disrupt the crippling political inertia in western Pennsylvania” by helping raise money for female candidates (something she knows about firsthand) and why Democrats in Allegheny County should be thinking more about diversity. Find Deemer on Twitter and check out WTF Pittsburgh (that acronym!) for info about their launch party on Dec. 11.
Sep 28, 2017

Sara Innamorato, owner of Innamo Co. is the cofounder of She Runs Southwestern Pa., one of many organizations focused on getting more women to run for office.  Pennsylvania ranks 40th when it comes to female representation in government.

She talked to us about why she decided to run for office.; she says both the results of the 2016 election and her father's struggle with opioid addiction are big motivators. Innamorato wants people to feel more connected to their elected officials, to know that someone is listening to their concerns.

Sep 20, 2017
  Sarika Goulatia is a sculptor/installation artist who comes to Pittsburgh by way of Gorakhpur, India. She has a Bachelors and Masters degree in textiles at the National Institute of Fashion Technology in India and a BFA from the School of Art at Carnegie Mellon University. She spoke with the Broadcast Podcast about what inspires her work and her thoughts on cultural assumptions and appropriation. Check out her work at her website.
Sep 14, 2017
Joy KMT is founder of the Tabernacle of Immaculate Perception, a performing and healing arts group for women of color. She is also co-founder of Ujamaa Collective, an organization dedicated to economic justice for women of African descent. Joy is a healer, artist, activist, lover and mother, and is a Macdowell Fellow and recipient of the Heinz Fellowship. She spoke with us about the ongoing challenges of healing race relations in Pittsburgh and across the country.  Find her writing at www.joykmt.com
Sep 6, 2017
Shahira Wahba is an event designer for Luxe Creative, and helps people create the special events they're envisioning for important occasions. The Toronto native talked about how she came to Pittsburgh via Punxsutawney and even offered suggestions for sprucing up the annual Groundhog Day shindig.
Aug 31, 2017
Deanna Tomaselli of Havas PR got her start in public relations just as social media was becoming a crucially important tool for communication.  Her PR experience spans 10 years, and she's managed her share of Facebook crises. We talked with Deanna about the importance of a strategy when handling public relations and got her take on how she might handle things if she worked at the White House communications office.
Aug 23, 2017
Vivian Lee Croft and Andrea Laurion cofounded Girls Write Pittsburgh to give teenage girls in Pittsburgh a safe space for writing and self-expression. They talked to us about how their weekly sessions helps build confidence and critical thinking skills among the girls who participate.  They're in Garfield and Brookline now, with plans to expand to other Pittsburgh neighborhoods soon. For more on Girls Write Pittsburgh, visit their website and find them on Facebook
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