Seneca Women Conversations on Power and Purpose

Seneca Women Conversations on Power and Purpose

Hosted by Ambassador Melanne Verveer and Kim Azzarelli, of Seneca Women, this podcast features fascinating conversations with leaders who are using their power for purpose to accelerate women while building a better world. Seneca Women Conversations on Power and Purpose is brought to you by the Seneca Women Podcast Network, with support from Founding Partner P&G, and iHeartRadio. For more information on Seneca Women, visit our website senecawomen.com, follow us on social media and download the Seneca Women app free in the App Store.... Show More

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April 9, 2020 22 min

With much of the global population living with anxiety, fear and loss due to the coronavirus pandemic, many are looking for answers on how to find some happiness during these difficult and uncertain times. Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Science Director of UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, discusses what happiness really means and shares science-based practices for managing stress and anxiety.  

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In recent weeks, Covid-19 has resulted in an increase in domestic violence—which already affects one out of three American women. President and CEO of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence Ruth Glenn joins to talk about the impact of Covid-19 on rates of domestic violence and what each of us can do to help women who might be at risk.

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A former undersecretary at the US Treasury Department, Mary Miller explains why she expects a deep but short economic downturn, and how individuals and small businesses can take advantage of the array of help that is out there.

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The organization Vital Voices has a long history of supporting women leaders on the frontlines of change — and the coronavirus crisis doesn’t change that. President and CEO Alyse Nelson discusses the impact of the coronavirus on women worldwide, how the origination has quickly adapted to support its network and how women leaders have pivoted to offer solutions during this difficult time. 

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Parents nationwide are understandably overwhelmed with new responsibilities as teachers and caretakers while also holding their full-time jobs. Kindergarten teacher Mary Brant shares her perspective on realistic at-home learning, creative ways to keep your kids engaged and says that, yes, you can even include screen time in your child’s activities.  

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New York City's Dr. Nicole Seminara talks about her grassroots campaign, Masks4Medicine, that accepts donations of all kinds of protective equipment—including items you may have at home right now—and why she and other medical personnel are uplifted by the tremendous, nationwide response.

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CEO of Grameen America, Andrea Jung tells how micro-loans, innovative financing and a community built on trust are helping women entrepreneurs pull through the coronavirus crisis.

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Psychologist Laura Kasper tells how to defuse tense personal situations, change the emotional energy in close quarters and even how to come out of this all with a tighter bond with your partner.

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In these turbulent economic times, Commissioner Sharon Bowen gives us her perspective on what’s happening, what we can learn from the past and the attitude to have in this moment.

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New York Registered Dietitian Malina Malkani reveals how to keep your immune system strong, the must-buys for your trips to the grocery store, and whether you need to take extra precautions with produce. 

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Looking for inspiration at this troubled time? The CEO of Girl Scouts of Greater New York tells how members are leading and innovating: everything from helping the eldery to keeping communities connected to, yes, selling cookies-- online of course.

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Temple University Psychologist, Dr. Kathryn Hirsh-Pasek, offers advice to parents on how to talk to children about the coronavirus, tips for keeping kids engaged and social, and ideas to make indoor play fun (for everyone)!

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As the coronavirus shakes the world, women are on the frontlines of the disease. Ambassador Melanne Verveer discusses the global impact on women, the contributions women are making, and how she remains optimistic about our future.

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Dr. Vanessa Raabe, an infectious disease specialist at New York City’s NYU Langone Health, puts a women’s lens on staying healthy during the coronavirus crisis, and provides practical tips and tactics.  

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Psychiatrist Dr. Gail Saltz, of New York Presbyterian Hospital, offers practical tips on how to manage stress and anxiety and stay positive during the coronavirus.

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March 5, 2020 25 min

Katie Couric is one of the most successful women in media and has won just about every journalism award possible while overcoming the gender bias that has pervaded much of broadcast media. Katie joined Ambassador Melanne Verveer at Seneca Women’s Forum at the New York Stock Exchange. Hear why news networks need more women, how Katie handles her critics, and why she’s dedicated to creating quality content with purpose-driven partner...

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Sandra Day O’Connor holds a place in history as the first woman to sit on the US Supreme Court. But the retired Justice has another great achievement as her legacy: the creation of iCivics, a series of digital games that teach how democracy works—and that have reached more than 5 million American school children. iCivics Executive Director Louise Dubé joins Kim Azzarelli to discuss Justice O’Connor’s impact, why we need civic engag...

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Arianna Huffington tells why our always-on lifestyle isn’t working—and how to fix it. Here's her conversation with Melanne Verveer, at Seneca Women’s Forum at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Get tips, and learn micro-steps to avoid burnout, live healthier and happier, and even be more productive.

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March 5, 2020 18 min

We know Valerie Jarrett as the longest, and closest, Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama. How did she make her way to the White House? And what leadership lessons does she have to pass along? Valerie joins Seneca Women at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City to discuss the power of professional networks, effective ways to make progress and pursuing a fulfilling career path.

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March 5, 2020 17 min

You can put purpose at the center of your business and succeed; that's what Tory Burch learned when she created a global brand that also empowers and supports women entrepreneurs. Tory's other inspiring message: We should all "embrace our ambition." Hear Tory's conversation with Melanne Verveer at Seneca Women's Forum at NYC's Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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