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A Boardroom Of Our Own - Julia Rhodes Davis, Vote.org and The Partnership on AI

Ask any woman who's sat through a long meeting surrounded by men, and she could tell you how exhausting it can be: we struggle to make ourselves heard while carefully avoiding accusations of being 'bitchy,' 'strident,' or 'shrill.' We rarely have the kind of permission to fail that our male counterparts get. We want to take ownership of what little power is tossed our way, yet we're always at risk of being punished for wielding such power. Which is why Julia Rhodes Davis decided to form an all-women board for her non-profit, Vote.org. The question is, can the empowerment that takes place in an all-women board meeting translate into actual, world-changing power once they step outside the boardroom? Listen to my conversation with Julia Rhodes, Chair of Vote.org and Director of The Partnerships for Artificial Intelligence. Find out what Julia has to say about turning empowerment into power, and also shaping the future so women and minorities don't need to be "empowered" anymore. (All views are her own. As they should be!) And when you're done, come on over to The Inflection Point Society, our Facebook group of everyday activists who seek to make extraordinary change through small, daily actions. Subscribe to "Inflection Point" to get more stories of how women rise up right in your feed. Thank you to care/of for their support! Get 25% OFF your first month of personalized daily vitamins at takecareof.com when you enter INFLECTION at checkout.

A Boardroom Of Our Own - Julia Rhodes Davis, Vote.org and The Partnership on AI

Inflection Point Season 8 Trailer: "Empowerment"

It's 2018 and women are more empowered than ever. But how do we turn that into actual power? We're living in the era of the Women's March, #MeToo, the surge of women in politics and t-shirts proclaiming "the future is female." Then again, Roe vs Wade is under threat of being overturned, confessed sexual harassers get standing ovations at comedy clubs, and female political candidates of all parties are threatened and harassed on a daily basis. This season, the podcast Inflection Point with Lauren Schiller is taking a journey into the whole "empowerment" thing and how that turns into actual power. Lauren will go way past the buzzwords, asking questions like: How did we get to the double standards women live with today? Are women-only spaces preparing women for leadership... or are they keeping women cloistered? Is there a place in the world where women, especially women of color, genuinely have power without living on the margins? And explore what's possible when women are really in charge... And what can go wrong... Check out the new season of *Inflection Point with Lauren Schiller *from KALW and PRX. And subscribe! inflectionpointradio.org

A Brief But Spectacular Conversation - Special Live Episode

After Brief But Spectacular creator Steve Goldbloom filmed 94-year-old retired English teacher Flossie Lewis and "Black Girl Magic" poet activist Mahogany L. Browne, their short segments on PBS NewsHour went unexpectedly viral. Although they come from entirely different backgrounds, the two women share a deep passion for language and an appreciation of its power to heal and to harm. Join our live conversation, recorded at the Commonwealth Club to learn how, despite our differences, we can find connections that bring us together. And when you're done, come on over to The Inflection Point Society, our Facebook group of everyday activists who seek to make extraordinary change through small, daily actions. Subscribe to "Inflection Point" to get more stories of how women rise up right in your feed!

Stitch Fix Founder Katrina Lake gives the C-Suite a Makeover

At age 35, Stitch Fix founder Katrina Lake became the youngest female founder and CEO to take a company public in 2017. Stitch Fix is now worth over two billion dollars. She has not only changed the way many of us shop for clothes, but she's also changing how we think about leaders. Find out she learned to embrace her history-making role as the youngest woman to take a startup to IPO. Subscribe to "Inflection Point" to get more stories of how women rise up right in your feed! Want to support more women's stories? Support the program at inflectionpointradio.org/contribute.

When Teachers are Trusted to Teach - Gabrielle Howard, Saint Ann's School

What happens when teachers are given the freedom to inspire a lifelong love of learning? In this episode, I talk with Gabrielle Howard, who recently retired as the head of the Lower School at Saint Ann's School in Brooklyn, where she worked for 35 years. We'll talk about why she dedicated her life to fostering a love of learning in young children, why she let them swear in her office, how a school without grades can produce high-achieving graduating classes time and time again, and the deep value of listening to kids. Support Inflection Point with a monthly or one-time contribution at inflectionpointradio.org/contribute. Join our Facebook group for everyday activists at inflectionpointsociety.com.

When Teachers are Trusted to Teach - Gabrielle Howard, Saint Ann's School

How Kids' Books Inspire Activism - Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein Stahl

Now and then a "girl power" book pops up that is truly inspiring and, better yet, timely. And even better, written by actual feminists, parents, and educators who want to use their books to incite change by creating role models our daughters and sons can relate to. Sounds pretty rad right? That's actually the name of a book series..."Rad Women"..."Rad Women A to Z"; "Rad Women Worldwide", and now, those women Kate Schatz and her co-author/illustrator the rad Miriam Klein Stahl are out with a third book called "Rad Girls Can." I talked with Kate and Miriam at a benefit for children's literacy hosted by Reading Partners, an organization that mobilizes communities across the Bay Area to help students read at grade level by fourth grade. Join me for a special on-stage discussion with the authors of RAD Girls Can, Miriam Klein Stahl and Kate Schatz. The book is available now.

What Trans Women Can Teach Cis Women (and vice versa) - Daniela Petruzelak, Diversity Activist

Daniela Petruzalek is an accomplished software engineer from Brazil, who started working with computers at the age of 14. She's now a software engineer. She's always tried to fit into the male dominated field, but it was in direct conflict with who she really was, even growing up. The thing is, Daniela has lived most of her life as a male. But three years ago, she took the leap to transition to her true female self and had to fight her own internal prejudices. And not only that, she was now competing in that same very male field, but as a woman. Daniela has made it her mission as a trans woman, to make the white, cisgender male dominated tech industry truly inclusive. Join the conversation when you join our "Inflection Point Society" Facebook Group— for everyday activists who want to make extraordinary social change through everyday actions. Listener support is the engine that keeps us rolling! Consider supporting at inflectionpointradio.org/contribute.

What Trans Women Can Teach Cis Women (and vice versa) - Daniela Petruzelak, Diversity Activist

What Happens When Sexual Assault Goes Unpunished: Sarah Delia, Creator of "She Says"

When radio journalist Sarah Delia heard a story about the sexual assault of one of her station's listeners, "Linda" (not her real name), she knew it was a story that needed to be told. It's also a story about how one survivor took matters into her own hands when the police department she turned to for help seemed to be failing to help her. And it's a story about how our criminal justice system handles sexual assault cases nationwide--and what needs to change to make violence against women the exception rather than the status quo. Sarah turned Linda's story into a new investigative podcast series called "She Says". Listen to our conversation about the courage it takes to tell your story of sexual assault--and keep telling it---until you are heard by someone who can help you get justice. And also--what it takes to be the person who takes on the "second-degree trauma" of listening to and reporting on stories of sexual assault. Join the conversation when you join our "Inflection Point Society" Facebook Group— for everyday activists who want to make extraordinary social change through everyday actions. Thank you to our sponsors: Banish skin care (Get $10 off at banish.com for a limited time with code INFLECTION) Commonspace podcast Listeners, please consider supporting at inflectionpointradio.org/contribute.

What Happens When Sexual Assault Goes Unpunished: Sarah Delia, Creator of "She Says"

Are We Teaching Our Girls Too Much Empathy? -Emily Abad, The Mosaic Project

Empathy is often seen as the magic bullet against intolerance. But when we take on too much empathy for others it can be difficult to create emotional boundaries when it comes to our own needs. At the same time, when we put up emotional walls, we're judged as being selfish, cold or "bossy."** ** Emily Abad is someone who was raised to always put others' needs ahead of her own and not speak up for herself. She's always struggled to find that perfect balance between empathy and assertiveness. When her religious father refused to accept her after she came out as gay, she was at a loss as to what to do. Then she began working with kids at the Mosaic Project, an experiential education program addressing issues of diversity, empathy, and conflict resolution. Hear how teaching kids the power of speaking their truth from a place of love helped Emily to find her own voice. This episode is brought to you in part by Banish skin care. Get $10 for a limited time when you use the code INFLECTION. And, Commonspace, a podcast featuring live storytelling and conversation. Season two is rolling out right now. And when you're done, come on over to The Inflection Point Society, our Facebook group of everyday activists who seek to make extraordinary change through small, daily actions. Support Inflection Point with a monthly or one-time contribution at inflectionpointradio.org to keep women's stories front and center.

Are We Teaching Our Girls Too Much Empathy? -Emily Abad, The Mosaic Project

How to Age Without Apology - Nina Collins, author of "What Would Virginia Woolf Do?"

What's so monumental about turning 40 that women need their own Facebook group? Turns out--pretty much everything. From discussing fashion to friendship to feminism, work and health Nina Collins has created an "environment that's a little like Vegas...our special place to talk about what's really going on in our lives..." But why don't real life friends fill that need? Collins turned what she learned from the group--and her own experience with hitting 40–into a book, "What Would Virginia Woolf Do?" Hear it all, including a foray into chin hairs and Botox on this week's episode.

How to Age Without Apology - Nina Collins, author of "What Would Virginia Woolf Do?"

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