2 Girls Talking

2 Girls Talking

We are 2 business owners, 2 journalists and 2 working moms! Our lives are crazy as we live our dreams of entrepreneurship and raising a family. Sometimes those worlds collide, sometimes they co-exist and some rare times they work together.

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March 22, 2022 30 min

Tracie Potts was always up for a challenge. After two decades as an NBC News reporter, and working the very early morning hours, and covering some of the biggest stories of the 21st Century, she was used to challenges. 

But perhaps the biggest challenge of her career is happening now, her Second Chapter. Tracie traded in her professional journalism career for a life in academia, and helping future generations achieve their dreams....

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Meet Jessie Kanzer - modern, 21st century actress, author, essayist and mom. And a firm believer in the ancient practice of doing nothing. 

You read that right:  Nothing. Jessie has led the life of a voyager, escaping from the former Soviet Union to the U.S., hitting the stage and big screen with the now President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky. Yes, THAT president. 

But it wasn't until she embraced the writings of the Tao Te ...

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February 22, 2022 36 min

Most of us have a road map for our lives. We go to school, many on to college, then begin our adult lives. But what happens when the map we created takes us to places we don't love as much as we thought we would? Which road do we take?

That's the question facing our latest podcast guest, Kristen Glosserman. Faced with her own personal turmoil she tore up that road map and started over. It was scary, it was overwhelming and...

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February 8, 2022 32 min

Millions of Americans are leaving their jobs - and not for a better job. Are these workers just fed up with corporate life? Need a new outlet? The answer is surprising - and complex. But we are going to dive into all the scenarios with Mark Hamrick - Washington Bureau Chief of Bankrate.com. He is also the Senior Economic Analyst for Bankrate - which means he spends his days researching what this so-called Great Resignation will hav...

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Money can be intimidating for adults. Many entrepreneurs have a love hate relationship with money. So imagine the perceptions we give to our kids? Teaching kids how to handle, and more importantly how to save money can be difficult for parents. Do allowances work? If we give allowances how much? Or should we pay them for extra work, like a wage?

 

See? It's hard! And that's why Jim DeGaetano is here. Jim's book, Larry...

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Happy 2022! Or is it? For both Ashley and Anna this is going to be a year of change and growth, and how better to tackle these challenges than talk about them! The girls are kicking off the new year with a new podcast  to catch you up on how they're coping with two years of Covid, what they've learned, what they've overcome and the new adventures ahead. 

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November 9, 2021 27 min

Hidden toxins are everywhere, and for many people they have a real detrimental effect on their lives. Just ask Tonya Harris. When one of her kids began to show signs of a learning disabilities she began doing some research. She thought she had been doing a good job reading labels, but soon realized some of the most dangerous toxins come cloaked in safe words.

But to do a complete and total overhaul of her household would take time...

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Every 30 seconds a child in the United States is sold into slavery. That is a terrifying statistic. Even scarier, this happens everywhere. Your neighborhood, my neighborhood, affluent neighborhoods, schools, even some work places. When it comes to trafficking young people for sex or work slavery, anyone can be a victim. Most don't realize they've been groomed until it's much too late. Most parents have no idea their chi...

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October 5, 2021 31 min

Sleeping well is a skill. Who knew?  Baby Sleep Boss Dana Obleman, that's who!

Every parent of a newborn will tell you their biggest problem is sleep. Sleep for the infants - and adults too. When Dana's first child wasn't sleeping through the night, she started experimenting with different techniques and after just a few days she had found the right method to get her son to sleep 8 straight hours. And then 11 hours. An...

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At first glance Lorilee Binstock had a perfect life. She is a successful media professional, has a great husband, beautiful kids. But she harbored a secret, one so traumatic that she kept it a secret even from herself, for decades. Lorilee was sexually abused as a child, and she pushed that trauma so far down in her subconscious that one day she forgot about it and built a life. Until one day she didn't want to live anymore.

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When Eboné Bell watched television, or read magazines she never saw anyone who looked like her, or was like her: A black, lesbian professional. She decided she would be the one to change that - and Tagg Magazine was born.

Today, the magazine for lesbians, queers and everything in between has a big following, and that's thanks to Eboné; who uses connections and grit to nab interviews and bring awareness to issues in her communi...

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**This is a repeat from 2020***

 

Losing a job is never easy. But it happens. Sometimes a lot. Just ask Nhu-y Lehner, she has been laid off three times in her career. And each time brought its own set of challenges, realizations and revelations.

Some listeners may know Nhu-Y from her LinkedIn articles where she wrote about getting laid off. That's where we discovered her story and knew we had to talk with her. Because so man...

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***This episode is a repeat from 2020***

Kelly Glover knows a thing or two about brands. She has had to rebrand herself. Kelly was living her best life in L.A. She had made a name for herself as a plus-size blogger and it was workin'!

Interviewing celebrities! Working at Miramax! Podcast Queen! Check check check.

Then her health crashed and Kelly made a lifesaving decision. She lost more than 200 pounds. And her brand. And h...

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July 13, 2021 34 min

**This is a repeat episode for the summer**

How many times have you woken up and just did not feel motivated to work? Too many to count? We've all been there. When you're staff you take a mental health day, but when you run your own business can you afford to take a day like that? 

Everyone has days we don't feel motivated but as business owners, we need to be disciplined to find ways to make us move forward. Ashley a...

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June 22, 2021 26 min

Are you afraid of money? We admit we are a bit intimidated when it comes to the business of money, but why? Turns out it's a problem a lot of business owners, especially women, have. Tara Newman, with her decades of experience in the corporate world knew this was a problem and she knew she could help.

She created the The Bold Leadership Revolution to teach women how to create sustainable profits so they can pay themselves the ...

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Julye Williams read an article years ago that she never forgot. The make-up of the U.S. population was about to undergo a radical change, minorities would one day become the majority. And Julye knew the country wasn't ready. So when she lost her job at a non-profit during Covid she took it as an opportunity to finally do what she always wanted to do - teach equity.

Now Julye partners with corporations to prepare for the popula...

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May 25, 2021 34 min

There is an old Vedic phrase - "Treat the World as Family". 

Dr. Vishakha Desai understands this. She knows that what happens in one part of the world has an effect waayyy over on the other side of the globe. She knows because she has lived it. We all do, though we may not know it. We all live locally yet we must think globally. 

That's why Dr. Desai says she has six identities. And if you ask her what they are she...

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May 11, 2021 41 min

Now the title may seem like this is just for women who have kids. But it's not. Because somewhere along the path of our jobs, careers, social lives, (social media!) we forgot to mother the most important woman in our universe. Ourselves.

Open the door to Dr. Gertrude Lyons who is on a mission to rewrite the Mother Code - and take all women on a transformational journey to find ourselves.

 

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April 27, 2021 19 min

Ashi Jelinek never thought she would start a company and be an advocate for health-conscious kids products. Then she became a mom. And she soon realized there wasn't a product for her kids that wasn't laden with sugar. So she made her own product - KidsLuv. A juice-infused water that's not just healthy but tastes good.

 

And she's not stopping there!

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April 13, 2021 28 min

The world needs kindness, and Little Dude is intent upon teaching it to kids. Cara Zelas is Little Dude's human, and the brains behind Big World of Little Dude. When she moved to America she saw a disconnect between early learning and empathy and kindness. As an educator herself, Cara knew she had to try to connect the disconnected. Enter Little Dude, the sweetest, fluffiest teacher you will ever meet.

He's a bundle of fur...

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