We Get Real AF

We Get Real AF

Did you know that women are building spacecraft for Mars, designing augmented reality-enhanced contact lenses, creating apps that turn your hormones into a superpower, and using AI to help you make smarter investments? Join Sue Robinson and Vanessa Alava for fascinating conversations with forward-thinking Women & Girls in Emerging Technology, XR, AI, and Futurism. We "get real" about life, careers, breaking down barriers, and using transformative science and technology to shape our world & our future - for good!

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September 20, 2021 25 min

Imagine commuting to work via flying taxis!  That could be reality for major metropolitan areas in the next 4-5 years.  Sue and Vanessa get a peek at future commuter life from Diana Siegel, expert in ESTOL (Extremely Short Takeoff and Landing) technology, and the Director of Strategy for Electra Aero.

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 LinkedIn
https://www.linkedin.com/in/diana-siegel/?originalSubdomain=ch

Electra Aero
https://www.electra.a...

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The gig economy is growing, and so is the need to be savvy about negotiating contract work.  Talent Specialist Alisa Walters shares some tips with Sue and Vanessa.

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LinkedIn

We Get Real AF Podcast Credits:

Producers & Hosts: Vanessa Alava & Sue Robinson

Vanessa Alava

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Sue Robinson

LinkedIn Instagram Twitter 

Audio Producer/Editor: Sam Mclean  

Instagram  Website

Technical Director: M...

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Vanessa, Sue, & Alisa talk about the expectations and realities of holding two full-time jobs at the same  time.

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LinkedIn

We Get Real AF Podcast Credits:

Producers & Hosts: Vanessa Alava & Sue Robinson

Vanessa Alava

LinkedIn Instagram Twitter

Sue Robinson

LinkedIn Instagram Twitter 

Audio Producer/Editor: Sam Mclean  

Instagram  Website

Technical Director: Mitchell Machado

LinkedIn Reset Gaming

Audio Music...

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Imagine if 1 million more school-age girls were engaged in STEM activities in the next five years... it could help close the technology sector's gender gap while expanding the talent pipeline.  This is the goal of the Million Girls Moonshot, and its director Teresa Drew chats with Sue and Vanessa about how her program is shaping the future.


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STEM Next Opportunity Fund
https://stemnext.org/teresa-d...

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A chat about the value of friendship in the workplace, and how to navigate its upas and downs.

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LinkedIn

We Get Real AF Podcast Credits:

Producers & Hosts: Vanessa Alava & Sue Robinson

Vanessa Alava

LinkedIn Instagram Twitter

Sue Robinson

LinkedIn Instagram Twitter 

Audio Producer/Editor: Sam Mclean  

Instagram  Website

Technical Director: Mitchell Machado

LinkedIn Reset Gaming

Audio Music Track Title: Beatles ...

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Vanessa, Sue, & Alisa talk about where the influx of jobs in 2021 can be found.

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LinkedIn

We Get Real AF Podcast Credits:

Producers & Hosts: Vanessa Alava & Sue Robinson

Vanessa Alava

LinkedIn Instagram Twitter

Sue Robinson

LinkedIn Instagram Twitter 

Audio Producer/Editor: Sam Mclean  

Instagram  Website

Technical Director: Mitchell Machado

LinkedIn Reset Gaming

Audio Music Track Title: Beatles Unite

Artist...

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As Afghanistan has fallen into chaos and terror under the Taliban, American mom Allyson Reneau has mobilized her personal network to help 10 girls from the Afghanistan All Girl Robotics Team escape to freedom.  Now, after receiving world-wide coverage of this story, Allyson is being inundated with texts from Afghan professional women (lawyers, judges and others) who are fearful for their lives.  Hear how she’s making a difference, ...

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Sue, Vanessa and Alisa talk about the importance of managers supporting their teams, how it impacts retention, and how to do it right.

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LinkedIn

We Get Real AF Podcast Credits:

Producers & Hosts: Vanessa Alava & Sue Robinson

Vanessa Alava

LinkedIn Instagram Twitter

Sue Robinson

LinkedIn Instagram Twitter 

Audio Producer/Editor: Sam Mclean  

Instagram  Website

Technical Director: Mitchell Machado

LinkedIn

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Sophia Matveeva talks about the importance of breaking down tech jargon for the non-technical professional and why the A in STEAM matters. 

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 LinkedIn

Instagram

Twitter

Referenced:

Tech for Non-Techies Podcast

Tech for Non-Techies

General Magic Documentary

We Get Real AF Podcast Credits:

Producers & Hosts: Vanessa Alava & Sue Robinson

Vanessa Alava

LinkedIn Instagram Twitter

Sue Robinson

LinkedIn Instagram Tw...

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Vanessa, Sue, & Alisa talk about important interview questions YOU should be asking a potential employer. 

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LinkedIn

We Get Real AF Podcast Credits:

Producers & Hosts: Vanessa Alava & Sue Robinson

Vanessa Alava

LinkedIn Instagram Twitter

Sue Robinson

LinkedIn Instagram Twitter 

Audio Producer/Editor: Sam Mclean  

Instagram  Website

Technical Director: Mitchell Machado

LinkedIn

Audio Music Track Title: Beatl...

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Sue and Vanessa round up some recent attention-grabbing headlines in the world of science and tech - from Facebook aiming at a younger market, to a cool new Olympics museum - and a potential breakthrough for people living with paralysis.

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Producers & Hosts: Vanessa Alava & Sue Robinson

Vanessa Alava

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Sue Robinson

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Audio Producer/Editor: Sam Mclean ...

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Recent allegations of sexism and intolerable work culture at gaming giant Activision Blizzard point out how ugly "bro culture" can be at some companies.  Sue, Vanessa and Talent Specialist Alisa Walters discuss how to nip it in the bud and what to do when things get toxic.

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LinkedIn

We Get Real AF Podcast Credits:

Producers & Hosts: Vanessa Alava & Sue Robinson

Vanessa Alava

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Kelly Lannan talks about personal finance, fintech, and the new Fidelity App: Spire.

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 LinkedIn

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Fidelity Spire

Fidelity Youth Account

We Get Real AF Podcast Credits:

Producers & Hosts: Vanessa Alava & Sue Robinson

Vanessa Alava

LinkedIn Instagram Twitter

Sue Robinson

LinkedIn Instagram Twitter 

Audio Producer/Editor: Sam Mclean  

Instagram    Website

Technical Director: Mitchell Machado

LinkedIn   Rese...

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Vanessa, Sue, & Alisa talk about mass resignations amidst the aftermath of the 2020 Covid-19 Pandemic.

Find Alisa Walters Online:

LinkedIn

We Get Real AF Podcast Credits:

Producers & Hosts: Vanessa Alava & Sue Robinson

Vanessa Alava

LinkedIn Instagram Twitter

Sue Robinson

LinkedIn Instagram Twitter 

Audio Producer/Editor: Sam Mclean  

Instagram  Website

Technical Director: Mitchell Machado

LinkedIn

Audio Music Track Title: Beatles U...

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Companies seeking to attract female talent and women looking for their next great employer have a powerful tech platform at their fingertips!   Ursula Mead launched www.inhersight.com to help women assess prospective employers from a uniquely female point of view - and help companies create a more inclusive culture. 

Find Ursula Mead Online:

LinkedIn

In Her Sight

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Producers & Hosts: Vanessa Alava &...

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Sue, Vanessa & Alisa provide practical ways to be more assertive at work and in life, in this episode on effective communication.

Find Alisa Walters Online:

LinkedIn

We Get Real AF Podcast Credits:

Producers & Hosts: Vanessa Alava & Sue Robinson

Vanessa Alava

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Sue Robinson

LinkedIn Instagram Twitter 

Audio Producer/Editor: Sam Mclean  

Instagram  Website

Technical Director: Mitchell Machado

LinkedIn

Audio M...

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Join Sue and Vanessa  for a round-up of science,  tech,  & WEGRAF news.

Referenced:
Mask Biosensors

We Get Real AF Podcast Credits:

Producers & Hosts: Vanessa Alava & Sue Robinson

Vanessa Alava

LinkedIn Instagram Twitter

Sue Robinson

LinkedIn Instagram Twitter 

Audio Producer/Editor: Sam Mclean  

Instagram  Website

Technical Director: Mitchell Machado

LinkedIn

Audio Music Track Title: Beatles Unite

Artist: Rachel K. Collier

YouTube C...

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Talent Specialist Alisa Walters explains the 5 most common types of communication styles that you often find in the workplace and how they affect others - which one describes you?

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LinkedIn
We Get Real AF Podcast Credits:

Producers & Hosts: Vanessa Alava & Sue Robinson

Vanessa Alava

LinkedIn Instagram Twitter

Sue Robinson

LinkedIn Instagram Twitter 

Audio Producer/Editor: Sam Mclean  

Instagram  Website

Audio...

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