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245 Leading Inside the Beltway with Dr. C. Nicole Mason

By Giovanna Rossi | Apr 7, 2021 |

This week on the on the Well Woman Show, I talk to Dr. C. Nicole Mason. the president and chief executive officer of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), a leading voice on pay equity, economic policies, and research impacting women. Having stepped into this role in November 2019, Dr. Mason is the youngest person currently leading one of the major inside-the-Beltway think tanks in Washington, D.C., and one of the few women of color to do so. She succeeded noted economist and MacArthur Fellow Heidi Hartmann, the Institute’s founding CEO.

We discuss:

Why don’t women earn the same as their male counterparts?

What can women do to bridge this wage gap?

What was the impact of COVID-19 on our wage gap in America?

I want to let you know that during the month of May the Well Woman Show will welcome a series of guest hosts who are past guests on the show and in honor of Mother’s Day they will interview their own moms. We’ve already started production on this and I can tell you – these stories are not to be missed! We will have Babsy Sinandile interviewing her mom Nkazi Sinandile who left her rural village in South Africa to build a life of service here in the US.

You can find notes from today’s show at wellwomanlife.com/245show.

You can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at wellwomanlife.com/community

The Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at wellwomanlife.com/academy.

244: Your Sex Life Doesn’t Have to be a Mystery with Bat Sheva Marcus

By Giovanna Rossi | Mar 31, 2021 |

This week on the show, I talk to Dr. Bat Sheva Marcus. She is the founder and director of Maze Women’s Sexual Health, the country’s largest independent women’s sexual health center, where for 20 years, she has developed and overseen the treatment of thousands of women. A Licensed Clinical Social worker with a master’s in public health, a master’s degree in social work, and a PhD in Human Sexuality, Dr. Marcus has been profiled in numerous publications, including the New York Times Magazine and is a frequent guest on TV, radio, and podcasts.

In her new book, SEX POINTS: Reclaim Your Sex Life with the Revolutionary Multi-Point System, this “Queen of Vibrators” and the “Orthodox Sex Guru” grounds her practical, useful advice in the core belief that “good sex is possible for everyone, at every age, in every situation,” and that solutions exist for nearly every problem.

We discuss:

Why is understanding our sex life so important?

How do we avoid feeling broken in our relationships?

How do we bring new energy and fulfillment into the bedroom?

You can find notes from today’s show at wellwomanlife.com/244show

You can find Bat Sheva’s Book Sex Points here

You can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at wellwomanlife.com/community

The Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at wellwomanlife.com/academy.

243: How Purpose Shapes Everything About You with Jaya Jaya Myra

By Giovanna Rossi | Mar 24, 2021 |

This week on the show, I talk to Jaya Jaya Myra. She is a research scientist turned natural health advocate and the go-to media expert on mind-body wellness, stress management, mindfulness, food for mood, and natural, healthy living. She’s a best-selling author, TEDx and motivational speaker, and Creator of The WELL Method. After healing herself naturally from debilitating fibromyalgia, Myra developed The WELL Method to teach others the 4 cornerstones of a healthy, purpose-driven life.

We discuss:
– Why you should aim for synergy instead of harmony
– How Purpose shapes everything about you, down to your physical body type
– Practical ways to build synergy in daily life

You can find notes from today’s show at wellwomanlife.com/243show.

The books Jaya Jaya recommended were anything by David Frawley

Visit Jaya Jaya’s Website: https://www.jayajayamyra.com/

Grab her books:

The Soul of Purpose: A Step-By-Step Approach to Create a Purpose-Driven, Healthy Life

Vibrational Healing

You can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at wellwomanlife.com/community

The Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at wellwomanlife.com/academy.

242 Thriving as an Advocate for Change with Ali Moore

By Giovanna Rossi | Mar 10, 2021 |

Today on the show, I talk to Ali Moore, Director of Student Support for Future Focused Education. Ali focuses on fostering the development of asset-driven, trauma-informed and inclusive school practices in order to increase schools’ capacity to set students up for success while promoting school cultures of support for all. She is also the lead in creating increased accessibility and support for paid career pathways for young parents statewide. We talk about all of this and how Ali manages her career and being a mom.

Although her career has taken her to work internationally, she is most passionate and proud to be living and working in her community of birth. Her work in Albuquerque, NM has included: in-home services to youth and families, building case management services within School Based Health Centers, youth-driven program development, the training and development of young adult peer support workers, teaching and supervising BSW and MSW interns, establishing and mobilizing community partnerships and the opening of a peer-support drop-in center for transition-age young people.

We discuss:

  • Why do young people need our social and emotional support?
  • Why does mentorship make such a difference for young parents?
  • How can you thrive as an advocate for change?

You can find notes from today’s show at wellwomanlife.com/242show.

You can find Ali at

https://futurefocusededucation.org/

https://futurefocusededucation.org/x3-internship/

The books Ali recommend were:

Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts by Brené Brown

You can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at wellwomanlife.com/community

The Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at wellwomanlife.com/academy.

241 Career and Motherhood with Anya Creightney

By Giovanna Rossi | Feb 25, 2021 |

Today on the show, I talk to Anya Creightney, a poet, mother of two, and Programs Specialist at the Library of Congress.

We discuss:

  • The struggle of balancing career and motherhood in our society
  • How the Library of Congress represents everyday people
  • Why learning and knowledge is fundamental to moving forward as a society

You can find notes from today’s show at wellwomanlife.com/241show.

Check out the Library of Congress website: https://www.loc.gov/

The books Anya mentioned were:

Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi

Ottolenghi Flavor: A Cookbook by Tara Wigley (Author)  Yotam Ottolenghi (Author) and Ixta Belfrage

You can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at wellwomanlife.com/community

The Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at wellwomanlife.com/academy.

240 Just Giovanna: Turn Fear into Power

By Cianna Reider | Feb 17, 2021 |

On the Well Woman Show this week, I am sharing a quick podcast episode to help you turn fear into power.

If you found this helpful, and want to dig in deeper check out The Well Woman Academy: https://wellwomanlife.com/academy

Feel free to reach out to me, and let me know the results you found during your practice today at info@wellwomanlife.com, or by joining our community at wellwomanlife.com/community.

The Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from the Well Woman Academy® and High Desert Yoga in Albuquerque.

Ep 239: Leadership Power Tools with Gloria Feldt

By Cianna Reider | Feb 10, 2021 |

Today on the show, I talk to Gloria Feldt, an expert on women, power, and leadership, bestselling author, media commentator, and former head of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. She is co-founder and president of Take The Lead, whose mission reflects her life’s passion for gender and racial equality: to prepare, develop, inspire, and propel women to take their fair and equal share of leadership positions across all sectors by 2025 by providing training, mentoring and coaching. Its signature 9 Leadership Power Tools to Advance Your Career program is customized by industries for women in early career, mid-career, and executive levels.

She is the author of No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power and she is currently at work on a book about the power of intention.

We discuss:

Why gender parity starts at home

When woman don’t go after leadership roles

and what leadership power tools women need

You can find notes from today’s show at wellwomanlife.com/239show.

You can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at wellwomanlife.com/community

The Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at wellwomanlife.com/academy.

238: Unapologetically Ambitious with Shellye Archambeau

By Giovanna Rossi | Jan 27, 2021 |

This on the Well Woman Show, I am taking to Shellye Archambeau. She is an experienced CEO and Board Director with a track record of accomplishments building brands, high-performance teams, and organizations. Ms. Archambeau currently serves on the boards of Verizon, Nordstrom, Roper Technologies, and Okta. She is

also a strategic advisor to Forbes Ignite and the President of Arizona State University and serves on the board of two national nonprofits, Catalyst and Braven. Ms. Archambeau has over 30 years of experience in technology. She is the former CEO of MetricStream, a Silicon Valley-based, governance, risk, and compliance software company.

During her tenure MetricStream grew from a fledgling startup into a global market leader. She is the author of Unapologetically Ambitious: Take Risks, Break Barriers and Create Success on Your Own Terms. A book that will inspire you and provide the tools to enable you to fight

the battles, make the tradeoffs and create the life you want. She is also a Forbes contributor and the protagonist of the Harvard Business School Case Study: Becoming a CEO.

We discuss:

– Why wanting recognition isn’t a bad thing.

– How Shellye struggled with white culture

and

– Why we should be unapologetically ambitious

You can find notes from today’s show at wellwomanlife.com/238show.

The book she recommended was: Talking To Strangers: What We Should Know About The People We Don’t Know By Malcolm Gladwell

You can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at wellwomanlife.com/community

The Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at wellwomanlife.com/academy.

237: Brave Enough to Be the Light

By Giovanna Rossi | Jan 20, 2021 |

On the Well Woman Show this week, we listen to the National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman recite her poem, The Hill We Climb, at the Inauguration of President Biden and Vice President Harris, and discuss how her inspiring words relate to reaching our full potential as a country but also as Well Women.

You can find more info and links at www.wellwomanlife.com/237show

Grab your power up workbook at www.wellwomanlife.com/234show

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The Well woman show is thankful for support from the Well Woman Academy

236 Women and Power: Part Two with Elizabeth Lesser

By Giovanna Rossi | Jan 13, 2021 |

We’re continuing our discussion with Elizabeth Lesser this week. Elizabeth is the author of several bestselling books, including Cassandra Speaks: When Women are the Storytellers, the Human Story Changes; Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow and Marrow: Love, Loss & What Matters Most. She is the co-founder of Omega Institute, recognized internationally for its workshops and conferences in wellness, spirituality, creativity, and social change. She has given two popular TED talks, and is one of Oprah Winfrey’s Super Soul 100, a collection of a hundred leaders who are using their voices and talent to elevate humanity. On the show today, I walk Elizabeth through the Well Woman Framework, and get her feedback on the process, and how we can make it even better.

We discuss:

Where Elizabeth is in the WellWoman Framework

Why this Framework is helpful.

Elizabeth’s insight into the process.

All the information shared today can be found at the show notes at wellwomanlife.com/236show

Listen to part one at wellwomanlife.com/235show

Take the Well Woman Quiz.

Grab the Power Up Workbook.

You can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at wellwomanlife.com/community

The Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at wellwomanlife.com/academy.