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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May 6, 2021 35 min
For Mother's Day, we revisit Christy Turlington Burns, founder of the global nonprofit, Every Mother Counts. The former supermodel has dedicated the last 10 years to bringing down the shockingly high rate of maternal death—both in the US and around the world. Christy started Every Mother Counts after enduring dangerous complications following the birth of her own child.
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Anna May Wong was a big star in the 1920s and 30s—she almost overshadowed Marlene Dietrich in Shanghai Express.?Arizona State University professor Dr. Karen Leong tells why it's time for a new appreciation of Wong, as both a captivating actress and a crusader against racism.
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Anna Jarvis, the founder of Mother’s Day, never had children of her own. But as Dr. Katharine Antolini, history professor at West Virginia Wesleyan College, tells us, Jarvis was a tireless campaigner for the  movement to honor mothers—and a fierce defender of her personal vision for the day.
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In February, Amanda Nguyen helped ignite the crusade to combat violence against Asian Americans. But her activism goes back farther; in 2016 she persuaded Congress to pass legislation—unanimously!—to ensure the rights of sexual assault survivors She is also the founder of Rise, a nonprofit that helps individuals pass legislation on issues that mean the most to them. 
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April 22, 2021 25 min
A pioneer in Big Data, former CEO of global data science company dunnhumby and chair of Starcount, she has been honored with Britain’s OBE. The nonprofit she founded, The Female Lead, was created to build the next generation of women leaders.
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She was the first woman to lead an Ivy League college, as president of the University of Pennsylvania, and the first woman to be president of the prestigious Rockefeller Foundation. Now she’s reshaping our perspective on finance with her new book, Making Money Moral: How a New Wave of Visionaries is Linking Purpose and Profit.
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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. Now an author and TV host, as well as the youngest member of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list, she’s on a mission of social justice, equality and inclusiveness.
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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 2015 press conference to reveal her findings on the problem. Hear how she found the courage to stand up and fight for Flint's children, even in the midst of a fierce backlash.
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In 1967, Kathrine Switzer was the subject of one of the most famous sports photos of all time, when a male race official attacked her and tried to eject her from the all-male Boston Marathon. Switzer finished her race and went on to become a champion for women in sports.
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If women’s basketball is a big deal these days, you can partly thank Val Ackerman, former college basketball star and founding president of the WNBA. Today she’s commissioner of the Big East Conference, overseeing 22 men’s and women’s sports.
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The founder and CEO of communications consultancy McPherson Strategies has a new book that tells how to make the human connections that mean so much, and why the most important thing we can do is ask others: How can I help?
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There are valuable lessons to learned—in leadership, and in giving back—from Michelle Nunn, President and CEO of this acclaimed humanitarian organization that helps tens of millions of people around the world.
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Among the many successes for this inspiring leader and long-time champion of women is Coca-Cola’s 5by20 initiative. Its goal was to empower 5 million women entrepreneurs by the end of 2020; it not only met that target—but exceeded it by 1 million women!
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The first woman and first African-American person to lead the magnificent Library of Congress, Dr. Carla Hayden is making sure that the Library's millions of documents and artifacts are accessible to all Americans.
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Led by CEO Janti Soeripto, the renowned organization serves millions of children around the world, giving them a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. During Covid, their work has become even more crucial.
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She's a groundbreaker with a passion for law and women’s leadership who is developing a whole new generation of women leaders.
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For Women’s History Month, we’re showcasing women entrepreneurs and revisiting some of our favorite episodes. One standout is Kay Koplovitz: She changed the way we watch TV, and was the first woman to lead a TV network.
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The TV journalists and authors of the best-sellers The Confidence Code and The Confidence Code for Girls, have a new book out, Living the Confidence Code, which tells the inspiring stories of 30 amazing young women who are making a real difference in the world.
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Schools in Washington, DC, were still segregated when Shirley Jackson started her education. She went on to become 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.
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Today we are revisiting a very special episode featuring Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex,  a long-time advocate for gender equality and youth empowerment. She has long used her power for purpose, leveraging platforms—from the United Nations to the Royal Foundation Forum—to encourage us all to think differently about the world in which we live and how we can each contribute to a more just and inclusive society. In this episode, we hea...
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