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How To Get Through The Worst — Together, Kelsey Crowe, Co-Founder Help Each Other Out

Most of us don't know what to say when we are grieving or how to reach out when the people we love go through something awful. Dr. Kelsey Crowe's own experiences with grief helped her realize that so many people suffer alone because the people around them don't know what to do or say. So Kelsey actually shifted her career focus to understand what grieving people want, and what they don't. She surveyed 900 people about their experiences with grief, founded Help Each Other Out to provide empathy bootcamps, and wrote a book about what she learned. The title of her book sums it up: There is No Good Card for this: What to say and do when life is scary, awful and unfair to people you love.* Lauren talks with Kelsey about what she learned and how we can all help each other out. Thank you to our sponsor: Rent The Runway - Unlock an endless wardrobe. Get 25% off your first month when you enter the code INFLECTION at checkout. Visit them here: RentTheRunway.com/Unlimited. Thank you to our Patrons! Get rewarded when you become a monthly supporter at Patreon.com/InflectionPoint

How To Get Through The Worst — Together, Kelsey Crowe, Co-Founder Help Each Other Out

How To End Ageism - Ashton Applewhite, Author & Activist

Ashton Applewhite is on a mission as old as humanity itself — to change our attitudes about age and ageing. Her book is "This Chair Rocks. A Manifesto Against Ageism," and her Ted Talk received a standing ovation. She's onto something. This week on Inflection Point, she talks with Lauren about how she plans to end what she calls "the last acceptable prejudice."

How Jeanette Walls Claimed Her Truth - Author, "The Glass Castle"

When she was young, Jeannette Walls wanted nothing more than to escape her crazy, chaotic family. She grew up in poverty, in a crumbling home, where her parents couldn't always put food on the table. They moved from place to place and school to school. After putting her past behind her to become a successful journalist and author, Walls finally revisited her upbringing in her memoir, "The Glass Castle." Now it's been adapted into a film, and this was my chance to talk with her about how she rose out of a seemingly impossible situation.

How Sabaah Foyalan Is Changing The Narrative of Ferguson, Director of "Whose Streets"

When Michael Brown was shot by a police officer in Ferguson, MO in August, 2014 and the protests began, Sabaah Folayan felt the media's coverage was overly focused on the looting, rioting and property damage, and not nearly enough on the stories of the people who rose up. So she dropped everything and went to Ferguson to see for herself what was happening on the ground and to talk with the people who live there. The result is her documentary film Whose Streets? She shares what it was like to be there and how she made her film in such extraordinary circumstances. Whose Streets comes out August 11th. Thank you to our sponsor: Rent The Runway - Unlock an endless wardrobe. Get 25% off your first month when you enter the code INFLECTION at checkout. Visit them here: RentTheRunway.com/Unlimited Thank you to our Patrons! Get rewarded when you become a monthly supporter at Patreon.com/InflectionPoint

How Sabaah Foyalan Is Changing The Narrative of Ferguson, Director of "Whose Streets"

How To Negotiate Like a Woman-Leanne Meyer, Carnegie Mellon Tepper School of Business

"The biggest trick is how do we teach women at any stage to keep knowing what they want and asking for that," says Leanne Meyer, Program Director of the Carnegie Mellon Leadership and Negotiation Academy for Women. Meyer's work focuses on two main components that inhibit women's progress in the workplace: the environments at work and school, and the habits of women themselves. Meyer educates women on the stereotypes and biases holding them back; teaches them to network; how to seek out and make use of the support of sponsors and mentors; and how to understand their environments and not sell themselves short in negotiation. Thank you to our sponsor: Rent The Runway - Unlock an endless wardrobe. Get 25% off your first month when you enter the code INFLECTION at checkout. Visit them here: RentTheRunway.com/Unlimited. Thank you to our Patrons! Get rewarded when you become a monthly supporter at Patreon.com/InflectionPoint

How To Negotiate Like a Woman-Leanne Meyer, Carnegie Mellon Tepper School of Business

How Femininity Can Save Humanity-Nina Simons, Co-Founder Bioneers

What if the root of all the world's problems is the imbalance of masculinity and femininity in our leadership? Nina Simons, co-founder of Bioneers has spent over twenty years investigating the power of femininity to solve some of humanity's greatest challenges. We discuss how she discovered that leading with the feminine can help anyone–male or female–find their purpose and their passion.

How To End Structural Racism In Tech-Laura Weidman Powers, Code2040

Laura Weidman Powers is co-founder and CEO of Code2040, an organization focused on ending structural racism in America by smoothing the pathways into tech for people of color. She shares her 'aha' moment, how she got involved in this work and why it's critical for companies to rethink their current approach to diversity.

How To Beat Perfectionism-Patti Niemi, San Francisco Opera Orchestra

What if the thing you really love to do makes you so anxious it gets in the way of doing your job? For Patti Niemi, a percussionist, her first experience with anxiety cropped up while in her second year at at Juilliard, causing her hands to shake uncontrollably. Niemi wrote a memoir called "Sticking It Out. From Juilliard to the Orchestra Pit." In this episode, hear how she rose to the top of the music world and above her anxiety.

Developing More Women in Tech - Deb Liu, Facebook

As one of few female executives in technology, Deb Liu is working to address the challenges that women in tech are facing-- both on day-to-day basis and through a non-profit she co-created called "Women in Product."

Bringing The Birth Control Pill Over-the-Counter, Samantha Miller

Samantha Miller is leading the only pharmaceutical company whose mission is to bring the birth control pill over the counter-- with their product "Kate." This has never been attempted before. Although men's birth control has been available at pharmacies for years.

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