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!... Show More

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March 4, 2021 36 min
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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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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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Back in 1998, she helped bring about peace in conflict-torn Northern Ireland, through her Northern Ireland Women's Coalition. The lessons she has to teach are even more valuable today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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She's earned raves for her lead role in the Netflix comedy hit, "Never Have I Ever." And Maitreyi Ramakrishnan wants to make sure she's not the only young woman of South Asian descent who gets to see herself represented in movies and TV. 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. Her life story has been one of resilience and courage.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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Her nonfiction books—including Ashley’s War and The Dressmaker of Khair Khana—top best-seller lists and get made into movies and TV series. Gayle Tzemach Lemmon talks about the remarkable women she’s written about, including for her newest book, The Daughters of Kobani. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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One of the most influential people in the art world, Thelma Golden has made The Studio Museum in Harlem the leading venue for contemporary and modern art by Black artists. She tells why art is so important to making sense of our lives today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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Ever since she was 3, Alyssa Carson has dreamed of traveling to Mars. She's now 19, and she's spent the years in between getting experience at NASA space camps and earning fame as an aspiring astronaut. Alyssa is also partnering with Olay on their campaign to get more women and girls into STEM fields. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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She was the first woman to be president of PBS and of CNN Productions. She launched TED Women. She's won an Emmy, and she's led the Paley Center for Media. And her mission is to elevate women's stories and get more women into leadership. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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People are sometimes surprised to learn that what's been called the largest movement in US history was founded by three women: Opal Tometi, Alicia Garza and Patrisse Cullors. Tometi, a community organizer from Phoenix, Arizona, tells how and why Black LIves Matter grew into a global phenomenon.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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In 1849, Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman to graduate from medical school in the US. But she was more than a first: She started clinics and infirmaries and even a medical college for women. Dr. Debra Michals, Director of the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies at Merrimack College, tells how Blackwell has inspired succeeding generations of women in medicine. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodc...
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January 26, 2021 31 min
The daughter of Ethel and the late Robert Kennedy, this activist and lawyer has carried on the family legacy of fighting for equal justice and basic rights. She heads the organization Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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The first woman to lead the NYSE in its 228-year history, Stacey Cunningham has successfully piloted the world's largest exchange through the challenges of Covid. She puts a premium on diverse viewpoints and reminds that in the American economy, there is no real success without shared success.  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 IMF, which has been called the “chief steward of the world’s monetary system.” During her tenure the IMF has kept some member countries from economic collapse in the time of Covid, and put a relentless focus on gender equality. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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Putting people on the road to better mental health, and removing the stigma around treatment, is the mission of psychiatrist Dr. Gail Saltz, clinical associate professor of psychiatry at the New York Presbyterian Hospital and best-selling author. And now she's launching a new show on the Seneca Women Podcast Network: How Can I Help? With Dr. Gail Saltz. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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She's the president and CEO of McKissack & McKissack, the oldest women/minority owned architecture, engineering and construction firm in the US. The company's roots trace back to a slave named Moses McKissack, and its illustrious history has been burnished even brighter by Cheryl McKissack Daniel. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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Amid the devastation of the ongoing civil war in Yemen, activist and writer Wameedh Shakir is making sure that women's voices are heard and their suffering is recorded. It's not easy in a country where women's activities are tightly constrained, but she's doing it to ensure a better tomorrow for Yemen. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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The wife of one president (FDR) and the niece of another (Teddy Roosevelt), Eleanor Roosevelt upended her expected role to become an advocate for social justice and equal rights—for women, for African-Americans, for the poor and for working people. Betty Boyd Caroli, author of books including First Ladies: Martha Washington to Michelle Obama and The Roosevelt Women reveals just how remarkable Eleanor was. Learn more about your ad-...
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Meridith Maskara is a third generation Girl Scout, one who overcame childhood trauma with the help of Scouting's lessons in courage, confidence and character. Today, as CEO of Girl Scouts of Greater New York, she helps instill those qualities in more than 38,000 girls—and she does it with innovative, forward looking programs. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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Since 2016, Dr. Paula Johnson has led one of America's top colleges, Wellesley. But besides being the first Black woman to head the school, Dr. Johnson is also a renowned cardiologist, health policy expert and researcher who has made groundbreaking studies of how diseases affect women and men differently. She shares her insights into women's leadership, the direction medicine needs to take, and her optimism for the future. ...
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