Women in the Arena

Women in the Arena

Women in the Arena is the celebration of everyday women living extraordinary lives in plain sight. We seek to inspire, encourage and challenge you to reach for the great heights you're made for.

Episodes

November 15, 2022 45 min

Kara Forney is a successful business executive, entrepreneur, founder of The Bump.com and mother of two boys.   As a mother, she realized that her experience as a "boy mom" didn't always fit in societies' narrative.  In 2022, fueled by her desire to shed light on all of the varying experiences of raising boys, she created and published Boy Moms: Collective Tales of Mothers and Sons.  This is a collection of essays b...

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Laurel Mintz didn't start out as a disruptor.  She did what many of us have done; she did the things that were expected.  Laurel attended one of the most prestigious law schools in the country...and hated it.  She didn't really want to be an attorney, but had no idea what else to do.  Then fate stepped in.  Her father became ill and Laurel needed to step in and run his company.  It was then that she discovered her passion o...

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What role do you play in your life?  Are you stuck in the drama triangle? Do you feel as if your life does not look like what you want?  

If you answered yes to any of these question and want to be the Queen Bee in your life, then join Kimberly and I  as we talk about:

  •  Being stuck in the drama triangle and playing either the hero, victim or villain role and how you get out of it
  • Do you know that want something different but don't...
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    Dr. Duana Welch believes that relationships, especially the right ones, are too important to leave up to chance.  Approaching your love life with a proven scientific method is much more likely to have a successful outcome.  Dr. Welch has written the book with this approach; Love Factually, 10 Proven Steps from I Wish to I Do.   This week she shares some of the methods that she has used herself to attract the right relationship in h...

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    When I met Sherea, I knew I was meeting a rare person.  She is intelligent, kind and goes out of her way to see those that others would prefer to ignore.  As Sherea says, she takes care of those that make us feel uncomfortable; those that been systematically  marginalized over generations and have had the game rigged against them.  She points out that they are people deserving of respect and kindness and they could be any one of us...

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    They say that necessity is the mother of invention.  Katy and Gwen think that it's really the desire to be included.  Katy Flannery and Gwen Burlingame are the founders behind Beckon Ice Cream, whose journey started with a simple idea; Katy just wanted to enjoy ice cream with her family without getting ill.  What they discovered along the way in building their brand was so much more than ice cream; they discovered an entire com...

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    We all have those moments in life that change us forever.  Some of them are of our own choosing, but then there are some that are chosen for us.  This typically far more often than we'd like.  It's in these moments and our responses that shape our destiny.  Our guest this week has made changing her life from circumstances that have been handed to her an art form.  Suha Zehl has reinvented herself many times, and somehow eac...

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    For our 2 year anniversary, I thought it would be fun to invite two of my friends to interview me.  Nothing is off limits!  Be sure to listen to hear some provocative, vulnerable and funny questions as Suha and Mike take turns with me in the hotseat! 

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    Lou Featherstone is on a mission.  Her mission is to encourage all women everywhere to love themselves as they are and live life out loud.  And for once put yourself as a priority to chase those big crazy dreams or maybe just spend time alone with yourself to remember who you are.  Lou is so serious about this mission, she is going on a cross country tour to meet other women along the way and create connections like never before. B...

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    Being a woman comes with all of these unwritten cultural rules that we are expected to follow, especially if you are a mom.  But who made these rules and why do we have to follow them?  What would happen if we didn't? 
    Marquita Wright is that rule breaker that decided that these old tired rules did not suit her and decided to do something crazy.  She decided that being a mom while pursuing her passions made her a better, happie...

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    Laura Brandao is an accomplished woman who had a great thing going.  Her life checked all the boxes- long, happy marriage, healthy grown children and a successful career. From the outside you would have thought that she was complete...until an unexpected WHY showed up.  Laura discovered her passion and her WHY when she was a reluctant speaker at a conference.  After she was done speaking, a line of women waited to speak to her, to ...

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    Asha is a corporate executive, start up advisor and career strategist.  She is also an architect of great change.  In fact, she wrote the book on it.  Asha's book "Skills, The Common Denominator" is a book about harnessing your skills and creating opportunity and change to live the life you deserve.  From the beginning of the pandemic, to the Great Resignation, we are in a time of evolution.  Asha walks you through the ...

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    This week my friend LaWanna Bradford joins me to share her expertise regarding money.  It's an important topic to discuss to get us all in the habit of openly speaking about our finances as the statistics are staggering:

  • 85% of women will only have $18K in retirement
  • Most women are more comfortable discussing death than they are money
  • Wage parity still continues.  And depending on your race, you can be even further behind than you...
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    April 19, 2022 43 min

    Karina Sanchez has lived a remarkable life; from growing up in communist Poland to living in Latin America, her experiences have made her a woman of the world.  Regardless of where she has been, her passion has been to help women connect to that magic that they were born with, magic that comes from living in the purpose that they were born with. Join me as Karina and I discuss engaging with that voice that may have been silenced an...

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    This week we catch up to our friend Samantha Capaldi,  one of our favorite wine experts.  When she was on the show last year, she shared with us the journey of creating her own business and life on her terms. 

    (You can find that episode here:  https://womeninthearena.net/episodes/dont-settle-for-just-a-paycheck-with-samantha-capaldi/

    Well, she's been busy and what a difference a year makes.  Join me as I catch up with Samantha a...

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    Nicole Philips' life looks perfect on social media.  She has a beautiful daughter, loving husband, a stunning home and a booming following.  She looks like she has it all, but behind those squares lies the truth; Nicole is a woman in pain.  She feels fear and sadness simultaneously, the feelings of unworthiness and doubt are her constant companions.  Her life reaches a critical point when she made an almost irreversible decisio...

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    Dana Rubin is a speech writer and consultant that was in the middle of research when a sobering reality became apparent; very few speeches given by women are documented.  That sparked a curiosity that has now become a mission.  Dana has created Speaking While Female, the world's largest female speech bank.  Her work is intensive, exhausting but oh so rewarding as she has found that there are so many women that have help shape h...

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    Rana Sabra is fearless. She has lived through civil war, defied traditional expectations and lived in other countries, all in the pursuit of her passion.  Rana knows that the absence of chasing her passion is a slow march through  nothingness.  Her passion now surrounds helping other women live their lives to the fullest through mentorship and coaching.   Listen to our interview on how she is modeling for girls that passion and mot...

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    Susan Newman Manfull is in the position that no parent ever wants to be in.  She is grieving the loss of her only child to a disease that many have never heard of.  PANDAS is a neurological disorder that is the result of a strep infection, and manifests in the most confusing ways.  Today's episode is an opportunity to bring awareness to this little know disease and educate parents on the possible signs of PANDAS.  This is the m...

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    Join us to hear Part 2 with Christine Beckwith.  In today's episode, she shares some more personal and vulnerable experiences with us.  Her message is clear that regardless of our circumstances, we are all capable of greatness.


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