Seneca's 100 Women to Hear

Seneca's 100 Women to Hear

What if you could learn from 100 of the world’s most inspiring women? Introducing “Seneca’s 100 Women to Hear” a podcast brought to you by the Seneca Women’s Podcast Network and iHeart Radio in partnership with P&G. Over the course of 100 episodes you’ll hear from women who broke barriers, changed history and are building bridges across political divides. You’ll get insight into not just what they accomplished but how they think about the world. These are Seneca’s 100 women to hear. Listen, learn and get inspired!

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August 24, 2021 42 min
In the 1920s, Bessie Coleman, one of the first Black women to earn a pilot’s license, transfixed audiences with her daredevil flying. We learn about Coleman from author and pilot Carole Hopson, a pioneer in her own right, who is among the few African American women to fly big commercial jets.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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Besides being the first Black woman to head the prestigious college, Dr. Johnson is also a renowned cardiologist and researcher whose groundbreaking studies show how disease affects women and men differently. We revisit this episode from late 2020 in which she shares her insights into women's leadership, how to improve health care, and her optimism for the future. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastne...
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Her nonfiction books —including Ashley’s War and The Dressmaker of Khair Khana—top best-seller lists. We revisit this episode with Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, who talks about her newest book, The Daughters of Kobani, and about the remarkable women she met in recent years in Afghanistan. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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Thousands of children in Flint, Michigan were exposed to dangerous levels of lead in the city’s drinking water—but the world didn’t pay attention until pediatrician and public health advocate Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha called a press conference to reveal her findings. We revisit this episode to hear how she fought for Flint's children, even in the face of a fierce backlash. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpod...
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When Zainab Salbi learned that women were enduring rape and other horrors during the Bosnian War she started a fund—which became the renowned nonprofit, Women for Women International, which aids women in conflict zones. Since then Zainab has gone on to be a media commentator, podcast host and even helped found another nonprofit. Learn why she’s so hopeful about the future.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpod...
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August 5, 2021 46 min
The first woman to win a Pulitzer Prize, Edith Wharton wrote novels like The Age of Innocence and The House of Mirth that remain popular today. We get fascinating insight into this multifaceted writer and designer of homes and gardens from Susan Wissler, executive director of Wharton’s estate, The Mount. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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August 3, 2021 29 min
A champion for women in sailing, Dawn Riley has made history in the world’s most challenging races. Among her feats: She was the first woman ever to manage an entire America’s Cup syndicate, and the first American, man or woman, to sail in three America’s Cups and in two Whitbread Round the World races. She has lessons to offer on focus and leadership, and tells why any sailing crew benefits from the participation of women. Learn ...
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Sixteen-year-old Marley Dias likes to call herself “a problem solver,” a role she took on with #1000BlackGirlBooks, the campaign she launched at age 10. We revisit this fascinating conversation with Marley, who's an author and TV host as well as the youngest member of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list. Learn about her mission of social justice, equality and inclusiveness. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnet...
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In her book, Awakening, Vogelstein, who has served as director of the Women and Foreign Policy program at the Council on Foreign Relations, tells how #MeToo has spread around the globe, ushering in a new, powerful women’s rights movement. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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Schools in Washington, DC, were still segregated when Shirley Jackson started her education. We revisit this conversation in which Dr. Jackson tells how she became the first African American woman to get a PhD from MIT, the chair of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and president of the renowned RPI. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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On July 19 and 20, 1848, the first American women’s rights convention, held in Seneca Falls, New York, launched a movement whose work continues to this day. Historian Sally McMillen tells about the brave women who dared speak up and declare that all men and women are created equal. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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When she was an undergrad at Princeton, she launched a revolution in education with Teach for America, a way to help children in under-served neighborhoods get a good education. With Teach for All, her mission has gone international.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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Among her many firsts: She was the first woman to become a four-star admiral in the US Navy, and the first African-American woman to command a ship. We revisit this episode and learn about her life of resilience and courage.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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The only woman to lead a major American orchestra, Marin Alsop steps down this summer as conductor of the Baltimore Symphony. She’s leaving on a high note, as a champion for other women in music and for making classical music more accessible. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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The last 18 months have been tough on everyone, especially women in the workforce. But the pandemic has also given us an unprecedented opportunity to make work life better for women. Learn how that can happen from Lorraine Hariton, President and CEO of Catalyst, the global nonprofit dedicated to building workplaces that work for women. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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Kristalina Georgieva is the second woman, after Christine Lagarde, to hold the job of Managing Director of the powerful IMF. We revisit this fascinating conversation from early 2021; in it Georgieva tells how the IMF helped some member countries avoid economic collapse during the pandemic, and why she puts a relentless focus on gender equality. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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Although she’s only 20, Alaska native Charitie Ropati has already made herself a voice to be heard. She’s developed public school curriculums that bring to light the histories of Indigenous Americans, and she’s working to reverse climate change. Her efforts got her named a Champion for Change  by the Center for Native American Youth. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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Born in Wales to parents who never finished their schooling, Julia Gillard grew up with a desire to make a difference. We revisit this episode in which she talks about the famous speech she gave before Parliament that called out sexism and the double standard. Now she’s helping other women become leaders. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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She overcame a hearing disability, a speech impediment, and being taunted as a child—and rose to become one of basketball’s greatest players as a star on the Indiana Fever. She’s poured that same passion and determination into her foundation to help disadvantaged children. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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The Los Angeles-based artist, writer, director and activist has had performances across the US, and she’s turned LA’s Little Tokyo into a cultural destination. What unites these various efforts?  A passionate determination to show how we are all connected. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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