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    Challenges of Doing Sustainability – Kate Gaertner, Triple Win Advisory

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 41:08

    “I think the biggest issue is there are no quote unquote ‘incentives' at the national level to require companies of any size, whether they're private or public to do this hard work, right. And corporate sustainability really is hard work, especially when you're talking about reducing carbon emissions within their supply chains……. (Europe has mandatory ESG reporting, but not the U.S.)  So, it's only those companies that really believe in it, leaders who really care and understand that it can build resiliency, that it can also provide long-term longevity to their business models, if they embrace sustainability.” Kate Gaertner, on Electric Ladies Podcast Companies are under increasing pressure to report their environmental impact, carbon emissions and diversity statistics, and accurately, including from employees, consumers and investors. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) says it's working on mandatory reporting requirements, but hasn't released them yet. So, it's still only “voluntary” in the U.S.  Many companies made bold commitments at the big UN Climate Conference known as COP26 and now they have to figure out how to meet them. How will they do it and what impact will doing so have on company operations, suppliers, employees, and profits as they have to pivot to meet what's called ESG criteria (or environment, social and governance)? Listen to Kate Gaertner, CEO of Triple Win Advisory, a sustainability consulting firm, explain it all in conversation with Electric Ladies host Joan Michelson in this important and engaging interview. You'll hear about: How companies can assess their ESG status and develop a plan to improve it What's really at stake in this transition and transparency – challenges and risks – and opportunities. The need for government incentives to nudge companies to be more aggressive. How to engage employees in the effort, and leverage “purpose” authentically Plus, insightful career advice …. “What kind of impact do you want to have, in your life and your family's life and your community, and of course, on the planet. Everyone says, well, ‘what are the career options in sustainability and corporate sustainability?' They're endless because every industry, every sector, every company is going to have to embrace this and soon… Figure out where you want to play, and specifically where that focus is going to be in sustainability and just start to it, because there's so much need, and there's not enough people yet that are dipping their toe into sustainability.” Kate Gaertner on the Electric Ladies podcast  Read Joan's Forbes article with insights from this interview here too. You'll also want to listen to: Kathryn Pavlovsky, Deloitte Energy, Resources & Industrials, on the energy transformation and ESG Kristen Sullivan, Deloitte Sustainability & Supply Chain practice, on companies “doing” ESG, and the supply chain. Cindi Bigelow, CEO, Bigelow Tea, on converting a 75-year old tea company to combat climate change. Anne Kelly, VP of Government Relations at nonprofit Ceres, which helps businesses and policy come together for the planet and people, as well as the economy Subscribe to our newsletter to receive our podcasts, blog, events and special coaching offers.. Thanks for subscribing on Apple Podcasts or iHeartRadio and leaving us a review! Reach us on Twitter @joanmichelson    

    Climate & Economic Opportunity, COP26 - UNFCC Panel with Extraordinary Leaders

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 70:28

    As the new year begins, listen to this recording of one of the most remarkable panels at the recent United Nations climate conference  known as COP26, with some of the world's top CEOs. The heads of Volvo, Rocky Mountain Institute, Club of Rome (group of heads of state, CEOs), and "the" top venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins, along with the former CEO of the UN Sustainable Energy for All programme, share their thoughts on leveraging solving the climate crisis into an economic opportunity for all. Electric Ladies host Joan Michelson recorded this session (starting a bit after the session began) in person and asks an important question at the end of the panel discussion which prompted another vibrant 20-minute discussion. So, this one is a bit longer than most of our episodes, but well worth it. Read Joan's related Forbes articles here too. You'll also want to listen to: Sandrine Dixson, Co-President, The Club of Rome, from COP26, about the need for transformational public-private partnerships to get to net zero. Gillian Tett, Financial Times, from COP26, about what the new financial alliance means for a net zero economy. Twila Moon, Ph.D, climate and glacier scientist at University of Colorado at Boulder, National Institute of Snow and Ice Data, from COP26 Michele Wucker, thought leaders and author of “You Are What You Risk: The New Art & Science to Navigating an Uncertain World.” Subscribe to our newsletter to receive our podcasts, blog, events and special coaching offers.. Thanks for subscribing on Apple Podcasts or iHeartRadio and leaving us a review! Follow us on Twitter @joanmichelson  

    What Happened At COP26 - Joan Michelson on GreenTV with Betsy Rosenberg

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 27:27

    We need “a whole economy transition,” the announcement at COP26 of the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero stated, where “every company, bank, insurer and investor will have to adjust their business models, develop credible plans for the transition and implement them.” Gillian Tett of the Financial Times said on my Electric Ladies podcast at COP26 that, “what they've done is say we've got 450 institutions from around the world that have 130 trillion (dollars) worth of assets. All of whom are going to commit to try and decarbonize the world's economy and to get supposedly to net zero by 2050.” Joan Michelson in Forbes You've heard about the big United Nations climate conference last month. But what impact did it have? What might it mean for your workplace, or your city, town or community? Listen to Electric Ladies host Joan Michelson summarize COP26 on the last day of it from Glasgow, in her appearance on GreenTV. She was interviewed by GreenTV Managing Editor and long-time climate reporter Betsy Rosenberg. You'll hear about: The big announcements at COP26 that matter. What the Financial Alliance is and why it could make a big difference. What it was like to be there, on the ground, at COP26. Where Joan spoke at COP26 and what she told the audience. Plus, insightful career advice …. Showing up is critical to business and career success. Just being at COP26, in person, meeting people, even wearing a mask, was powerful, enriching and engaging. I definitely met people I don't know how else I would have been able to meet – many of whom I'm following up with afterwards. Electric Ladies podcast host Joan Michelson   Read Joan's related Forbes articles here too. You'll also want to listen to: Sandrine Dixson, Co-President, The Club of Rome, from COP26, about the need for transformational public-private partnerships to get to net zero. Gillian Tett, Financial Times, from COP26, about what the new financial alliance means for a net zero economy. Twila Moon, Ph.D, climate and glacier scientist at University of Colorado at Boulder, National Institute of Snow and Ice Data, from COP26 Michele Wucker, thought leaders and author of “You Are What You Risk: The New Art & Science to Navigating an Uncertain World.” Subscribe to our newsletter to receive our podcasts, blog, events and special coaching offers.. Thanks for subscribing on Apple Podcasts or iHeartRadio and leaving us a review! Follow us on Twitter @joanmichelson    

    Year-End Planning to Get Investors - Jenny Kassan, Jenny Kassan Consulting

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 40:30

    “If you're solving a problem in the world, if your business addresses climate change, for example, guess what?...So, anyone who's passionate about climate change would be a great potential investor for you. So (investors) are really all over the place. Mostly, it just takes a mindset shift.” Jenny Kassan on Electric Ladies Podcast As the year comes to an end, you may be thinking you would like to raise money for your small business from investors, but you're feeling overwhelmed or put off by what you've heard about the process.  Well, listen to Jenny Kassan, CEO & Founder of her own firm, where she helps entrepreneurs – especially women and entrepreneurs in mission-focused businesses – find investors in “normal” people. How? Listen to Jenny explain these trends and findings in this fascinating interview with Electric Ladies podcast host Joan Michelson. You'll learn (and want to take notes) about: Why you might need a “mindset shift” to be able to see the investors in your circle or network. How mission-focused businesses, like those combating climate change in some way, are more attractive to more “normal” investors today than ever before. How covid affected the ability of more people who don't call themselves an “investor” to invest in small businesses. How to create a term sheet of what you're going to offer that is customized to you, your business, and your desire for a win-win-win agreement – that's good for the planet too. Plus, insightful career advice …. “Don't be afraid to go ahead and start your own business if it is something that you're passionate about, but do learn that skill of raising money. I think that's the biggest problem that happens when women do start their own businesses, that they started on a shoestring…A lot of businesses do need some upfront money to invest in things, to make sure it's a healthy, successful business before you can really start to be profitable. So… be realistic about what it takes and learn that skill of raising money for your business.“ Jenny Kassan on the Electric Ladies podcast Read Joan's related Forbes articles here too. You'll also want to listen to: Michele Wucker, thought leaders and author of “You Are What You Risk: The New Art & Science to Navigating an Uncertain World.” Shelly Porges, Billion Dollar Fund for Women & Beyond the Billion, on raising money for women entrepreneurs. Heather Long, Leading economics reporter at The Washington Post, on the pandemic economy's impact on women. Colleen Biggs, CEO/Founder of LeadUp for Women, and former top corporate executive. Kathleen McQuiggan, Artemis Advisors, on how women invest and successful ESG investing Angela Duckworth, Author of “Grit” on how passion and perseverance are more valuable than talent, whose TED Talk has been viewed over 21 million times. Subscribe to our newsletter to receive our podcasts, blog, events and special coaching offers.. Thanks for subscribing on Apple Podcasts or iHeartRadio and leaving us a review! Follow us on Twitter @joanmichelson    

    Twice As Many Women Appointed CEO In 2021 - Bonnie Gwin, Heidrick & Struggles

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 19:14

    Show Notes: Bonnie Gwin, Heidrick & Struggles Twice As Many Women Appointed CEO In 2021 - Bonnie Gwin, Heidrick & Struggles “Diversity matters. Building diverse boards, building diverse suites, ensuring you have diversity. And I mean, in the broadest sense, it's not just gender, it's every aspect. It's life experience, it's geographic it's age. I mean, there's a wide range of things that go into diversity. I think diversity matters and companies realize that very clearly.” Bonnie Gwin on Electric Ladies Podcast All the shifts in 2020-2021 – from covid to climate change to social pressures – caused “a lot of turnover in the CEO suite” this year, as Heidrick & Struggles Vice Chair Bonnie Gwin explained to host Joan Michelson on Electric Ladies podcast. It's caused a greater focus on “resilience, empathy, agility, ability to articulate, communicate, inspire people, keep people moving forward in very difficult times. All those are skills that a lot of CEOs have had in the past, but they've really moved to the forefront.” And that seems to have caused a spike in women appointed as CEO in the first half of 2021, according to a new Heidrick report. Listen to Bonnie Gwin explain these trends and findings in this fascinating interview. You'll hear about: Why empathy and resilience and communication are no longer considered “soft skills” but are prerequisites for the C-suite Where these women – and all the new CEOs are coming from and how they're being recruited. Why this matters at all. What we can all learn from these trends for our own careers. Plus, insightful career advice …. Build a foundation of skills and, and get sponsors, not just mentors but people who will advocate for you, and make sure that you rotate through different roles. Career advice from Bonnie Gwin on the Electric Ladies podcast   Read Joan's related Forbes articles here too. You'll also want to listen to: Michele Wucker, thought leaders and author of “You Are What You Risk: The New Art & Science to Navigating an Uncertain World.” Barbara Whye, Chief Diversity Officer of Apple, and former VP of Human Resources and Chief Diversity Officer of Intel. Roberta Rincon, Society of Women Engineers, Director of Research, on the status and careers of women in various types of engineering roles. Telle Whitney, Former CEO of Anita Borg Institute for Women and Cofounder of the Grace Hopper Conference Angela Duckworth, Author of “Grit” on how passion and perseverance are more valuable than talent, whose TED Talk has been viewed over 21 million times. Subscribe to our newsletter to receive our podcasts, blog, events and special coaching offers.. Thanks for subscribing on Apple Podcasts or iHeartRadio and leaving us a review! Follow us on Twitter @joanmichelson

    The New Smart Built Environment – Shirley Ann Jackson, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 60:21

    Because 40% “of greenhouse gas emissions come from the built environment,…one has to take an integrated look at the built environment to look at how people live, work, and play. But also integration in the sense of understanding how transportation systems fit into that, how urban design affects the efficiency of how people live, how communications networks play, and then ultimately supply chains because people need things.” Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson on Electric Ladies Podcast The new infrastructure funding and Build Back Better plan moving through the Senate provide funding to address various aspects of buildings, transportation, broadband and more, to upgrade our communities, while also reducing their carbon footprints. But Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson, President of the revered Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute says we need to look at them as an integrated system.  (She's also the first black woman to earn a PhD in PhD. from MIT.) Listen to Dr. Jackson explain how this new concept of place can serve us so much better in this fascinating interview with Electric Ladies host Joan Michelson. You'll hear about: How that built ecosystem works Why the integration is critical for both the community as an ecosystem and for the planet How their new Institute of Energy, the Built Environment and Smart Systems will affect our daily lives. Why they believe an interdisciplinary approach is critical, including design What impact covid had on their Institute. Plus, insightful career advice …. “I think one has to start with the idea of not letting others put a lid on you….Be who you are…. You have to be who you are because that centers you, and that can be the source of your confidence to take a risk in order to move into something different…. (And) think about, ‘what do I want to accomplish in the next three months against the larger picture?'” But you also have to compete and to compete, takes confidence.” Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson on the Electric Ladies podcast   Read Joan's related Forbes articles here too. You'll also want to listen to: Elizabeth Thompson, Vice President, U.S. Green Building Council on safety of green buildings. Wendy Vittori, Health Products Development Corporation, on their database of criteria on building materials. Olivia Martin, USAFacts.org, on the State of the Earth in 2021, using various sources of government data. Michele Wucker, thought leaders and author of “You Are What You Risk: The New Art & Science to Navigating an Uncertain World.” Subscribe to our newsletter to receive our podcasts, blog, events and special coaching offers.. Thanks for subscribing on Apple Podcasts or iHeartRadio and leaving us a review! Follow us on Twitter @joanmichelson      

    Why Glaciers Matter – Twila Moon, Ph.D., Glacier Scientist, Univ of Colorado at Boulder – COP26

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 24:48

    “For the entire development of modern civilization, Greenland and Antarctica have been holding vast amounts of water as frozen ice and helping us to maintain very steady sea levels around our coast. And that's allowed us to build infrastructure, build mega cities, right on the coast where many of our world's mega cities sit. Now….we're raising our air temperatures …and that's adding more water to our oceans, which is arriving at shores around the world… disrupting the infrastructure we built…(and) caus(ing) health and other problems.” Dr. Twila Moon on Electric Ladies Podcast We hear about melting ice caps as a symbol of global warming. What do they mean? What does the ice caps mean? What does the fact that they're melting mean? And what does it mean for our cities, towns and communities? Listen to Dr. Twila Moon, a climate scientist from and the University of Colorado at Boulder's National Snow and Ice Data Center who specializes in the ice caps - a cryosphere scientist – in this fascinating interview with Electric Ladies host Joan Michelson where she helps us understand what those melting ice caps mean for us. You'll hear about: Why glaciers matter How glaciers melting directly affects our daily lives. Why small changes in air temperature directly affect our infrastructure, food and water supplies. What we can do in our daily conversations to help people understand the impact of climate change. Plus, insightful career advice …. “So first recognizing that you're in a continually evolving space of influence and the dreams that you, that position that you were applying for three years ago, take the time now to consider…(that) you might've already grown out of that dream and already be able to take on bigger responsibilities or bigger roles. And the second thing is learning how to say no saying no is saying yes to the things already on your plate.” Twila Moon on the Electric Ladies podcast Read Joan's related Forbes articles here too. You'll also want to listen to: Sandrine Dixson, Co-President, The Club of Rome, from COP26, about the need for transformational public-private partnerships to get to net zero. Gillian Tett, Financial Times, from COP26, about what the new financial alliance means for a net zero economy. Olivia Martin, USAFacts.org, on the State of the Earth in 2021, using various sources of government data. Michele Wucker, thought leaders and author of “You Are What You Risk: The New Art & Science to Navigating an Uncertain World.” Subscribe to our newsletter to receive our podcasts, blog, events and special coaching offers.. Thanks for subscribing on Apple Podcasts or iHeartRadio and leaving us a review! Reach us on Twitter @joanmichelson

    Food Insecurity & Thanksgiving - Dole's Dr. Lara Ramdin

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021 55:32

    A Circular Economy for Plastic – Emily Tipaldo, U.S. Plastics Pact

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 46:26

    “We struggle to keep the plastics that we have in the economy and reuse them...because we are in a linear economy where all the way upstream, there are lots of subsidies on a national and international level to subsidize the extraction of oil and gas, which are the base materials…to produce the plastics….We also have the wrong economic incentives in place…. all the way downstream to not necessarily do the right thing for the environment or for our continued material use.” Emily Tipaldo on Electric Ladies Podcast This week we commemorate America Recycles Day, so we thought it was fitting to share Electric Ladies podcast host Joan Michelson's powerful interview with Emily Tipaldo of the U.S. Plastics Pact, about the frustrations of building a circular economy to keep plastics out of the landfill. The issues Emily raises go way beyond recycling to the incentives in place nationally as well as locally to do the non-environmental thing. What does that mean? Listen to Emily....  You'll hear about: The incentives in place to keep plastics in landfills. How we need to change incentives for oil and gas companies, since the base materials for plastic comes from petroleum. How a circular economy for plastics really works – and how to get there. What manufacturers and retailers can do to help keep plastics out of landfills. Great career advice, especially for women. “You are your own best advocate and you can't wait to be recognized. You can't wait because you know, you you've demonstrated you can do all of these things. If you want something, you really have to go for it and not be shy about it.” Emily Tipaldo, U.S. Plastics Pact on Electric Ladies Podcast Read Joan's related Forbes articles here too. You'll also want to listen to: Keefe Harrison, Founder and CEO of The Recycling Partnership, on improving local recycling programs. Connie Stacey, Founder and CEO of Growing Greener Innovations: The remarkable new energy storage technology that also reduces the use of oil and gas products.  Jennifer Gerbi, Ph.D., Deputy Director and Acting Director, ARPA-E, the innovation arm of the Department of Energy  Lisa Jacobson, Business Council for Sustainable Energy, on the impact of covid on energy and transitioning to a clean energy economy Anne Kelly, VP of Government Relations at nonprofit Ceres, which helps businesses and policy come together for the planet and people, as well as the economy Michele Wucker, thought leaders and author of “You Are What You Risk: The New Art & Science to Navigating an Uncertain World.” Subscribe to our newsletter to receive our podcasts, blog, events and special coaching offers.. Thanks for subscribing on Apple Podcasts or iHeartRadio and leaving us a review! Reach us on Twitter @joanmichelson  

    Climate-Economic Leadership Models, COP26 - Sandrine Dixson, Club of Rome

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 24:34

    “What I think is really interesting is how do we get PPPs out there, public private partnerships, where we bring in also the investment community from the beginning, so that we can truly shift the capital where it needs to go in order to reduce our impact.” That's from Sandrine Dixson, Co-President of the Club of Rome.” Sandrine Dixson on Electric Ladies Podcast Covid demonstrated how to get things done for all of us a lot faster: create partnerships. Co-opetition between competitors. Partnering with nations. Pooling resources, whether transporting patients to hospitals with space for them, or funding allocated for one thing moved to pandemic mitigation. We need to do the same thing, argues Sandrine Dixson, Co-President of the Club of Rome, a European-based influential organization of global leaders, including former heads of state, CEOs of major multinationals and leading foundations, and top scientists. Listen to Sandrine explain the new model of public-private partnerships we need to tackle climate change and birth the net-zero economy to Electric Ladies host Joan Michelson in this fascinating conversation. Sandrine has deep experience seeing these partnerships at work, including in her work as Director of the Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group and the EU office of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership. You'll hear about: Why Sandrine thinks unusual partnerships are critical to get us to a net zero economy. What the United Nations can and should do to seize this moment when truly all the world's nations need to come together to save our shared planet. The unique role women play at this moment. Plus, insightful career advice …. “Women need to have more confidence in what they can deliver and to take those risks and to go for those jobs, even though they may not have 100% of the criteria that's necessary because what happens most of the time, women over-deliver, and…work with women, work with men, continue to develop our own capacities.” Sandrine Dixson on the Electric Ladies podcast   Read Joan's related Forbes articles here too. You'll also want to listen to: Gillian Tett, Financial Times, from COP26, about what the new financial alliance means for a net zero economy. Kristen Sullivan, Deloitte Sustainability & Supply Chain practice, on companies “doing” ESG, and the supply chain. Lisa Jacobson, Business Council for Sustainable Energy, on the impact of covid on energy and transitioning to a clean energy economy Anne Kelly, VP of Government Relations at nonprofit Ceres, which helps businesses and policy come together for the planet and people, as well as the economy Michele Wucker, thought leaders and author of “You Are What You Risk: The New Art & Science to Navigating an Uncertain World.” Subscribe to our newsletter to receive our podcasts, blog, events and special coaching offers.. Thanks for subscribing on Apple Podcasts or iHeartRadio and leaving us a review! Reach us on Twitter @joanmichelson  

    Is GFANZ The GPS To Net Zero?  - Gillian Tett, Financial Times Editor-at-Large

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 20:43

    “The GFANZ is potentially very interesting, because what they've done is say, we've got 450 institutions from around the world that have 130 trillion (dollars) worth of assets, all of whom are going to commit to try and decarbonize the world's economy and to get supposedly to net zero by 2050.” Gillian Tett on Electric Ladies Podcast The thing about addressing climate change is that it requires every aspect of the economy to pivot to net zero. That's the challenge the big UN climate conference known as COP26 is tackling head on this week. To do so, we need to “follow the money.” Enter the Global Financial Alliance for Net Zero, or GFANZ. What is and will it matter? Listen to Gillian Tett, Editor-at-Large of the Financial Times and its former U.S. Managing Editor, explain the new Global Financial Alliance for Net Zero and why it matters, to Electric Ladies host Joan Michelson in this enlightening and witty conversation. Gillian has been one of the pillars of the financial community for many years and written books on it.    You'll hear about: Why Gillian thinks GFANZ could be a pivotal tool to get us to a net zero economy. What role the International Sustainability Standards Board will play in potentially bringing consistency to the various sustainability standards to hold companies accountable. Why net zero and GFANZ brings accountants out from their “dull boring conference rooms” to the core of the fight to save the planet. Why women are key – and what the UN's new role should be. Plus, insightful career advice …. “Be tenacious. Don't give up. Recognize the wisdom of what Sheryl Sandberg once said to me, which is that life isn't a career ladder. It's a jungle gym. You can go up, 'round, sideways, spin around the backs, and you have to think more creatively and flexibly.” Gillian Tett on the Electric Ladies podcast Read Joan's related Forbes articles here too. You'll also want to listen to: Kristen Sullivan, Deloitte Sustainability & Supply Chain practice, on companies “doing” ESG, and the supply chain. Kathryn Pavlovsky, Deloitte Energy, Resources & Industrials, on the energy transformation and ESG Lisa Jacobson, Business Council for Sustainable Energy, on the impact of covid on energy and transitioning to a clean energy economy Anne Kelly, VP of Government Relations at nonprofit Ceres, which helps businesses and policy come together for the planet and people, as well as the economy Michele Wucker, thought leaders and author of “You Are What You Risk: The New Art & Science to Navigating an Uncertain World.” Subscribe to our newsletter to receive our podcasts, blog, events and special coaching offers.. Thanks for subscribing on Apple Podcasts or iHeartRadio and leaving us a review! Reach us on Twitter @joanmichelson

    Helping Communities Recycle More - Keefe Harrison, The Recycling Partnership

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 37:34

    “...We felt like we needed a solution, and that solution had to be a public-private connection. We needed companies who were creating the products to be at the forefront of creating the solution and we needed to to bring together the 9,000 local governments who run recycling programs and build a system solution that is also hyper local..” Keefe Harrison on Electric Ladies Podcast The conversation around climate change and the race to save our planet must include the  impact that is our current recycling programs, or the inefficiency therein. Connecting the local efforts and accessibility with the large scale system is a complex, costly issue that requires creative and forward thinking solutions.  What is it? Listen to Electric Ladies host Joan Michelson's informative and enlightening conversation with Keefe Harrison, Founder and CEO of The Recycling Partnership; a non profit crafting innovative recycling programs around the country.  You'll hear about: Our current recycling system and how its failing us The economic, health and environmental impact  Moving from a linear solution to a circular system  Read Joan's related Forbes articles here too. You'll also want to listen to: Connie Stacey, Founder and CEO of Growing Greener Innovations: The remarkable new energy storage technology  Jennifer Gerbi, Ph.D., Deputy Director and Acting Director, ARPA-E, the innovation arm of the Department of Energy  Lisa Jacobson, Business Council for Sustainable Energy, on the impact of covid on energy and transitioning to a clean energy economy Anne Kelly, VP of Government Relations at nonprofit Ceres, which helps businesses and policy come together for the planet and people, as well as the economy Michele Wucker, thought leaders and author of “You Are What You Risk: The New Art & Science to Navigating an Uncertain World.” Subscribe to our newsletter to receive our podcasts, blog, events and special coaching offers.. Thanks for subscribing on Apple Podcasts or iHeartRadio and leaving us a review! Reach us on Twitter @joanmichelson

    Portable Clean Energy Storage? - Connie Stacey, Growing Greener Innovations

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 32:19

    “Energy storage kind of cuts across multiple sectors…vehicles, that's a big one…and quite frankly, to move ahead with a lot of the smart cities initiatives, we have to look at centralizing storage in order to maintain the current grid, because the grid can't handle increased load…So storage really runs the gambit in touching our lives in many, many different ways.” Connie Stacey on Electric Ladies Podcast We can't transition to clean energy without addressing energy storage. It's the hub into which all energy sources must connect. But most storage options only work with one type of input, wind, solar or hydropower, for example. Today, as we prepare for the big UN Climate Conference known as COP26 in a few days, when the world will be focused on how we transition to a clean energy economy, here's a novel storage option that's unique because it can store any kind of energy. What is it? Listen to Electric Ladies host Joan Michelson's truly fascinating conversation with Connie Stacey, Founder and CEO of Growing Greener Innovations based in Canada, about Connie's remarkable new energy storage technology.   You'll hear about: How Connie applied her computer science skills to developing a new type of portable clean energy generator. How Connie's generator can serve multiple purposes, from construction sites and movie sets, to charging vehicles and powering the smart grid. What makes this generator intelligent. How this Canadian won an award from the U.S. Department of Defense, Plus, insightful career advice …. “Too often people have a great idea but don't realize that maybe it's too expensive for somebody to buy… You have to be sure without any doubt that you have a customer. And the second is, you can't quit….I've watched so many of the other entrepreneurs around me kind of fall off, because at some point it got hard and believe me it gets hard, and they quit and I didn't it.” Connie Stacey on the Electric Ladies podcast Read Joan's related Forbes articles here too. You'll also want to listen to: Jennifer Gerbi, Ph.D., Deputy Director and Acting Director, ARPA-E, the innovation arm of the Department of Energy  Lisa Jacobson, Business Council for Sustainable Energy, on the impact of covid on energy and transitioning to a clean energy economy Anne Kelly, VP of Government Relations at nonprofit Ceres, which helps businesses and policy come together for the planet and people, as well as the economy Michele Wucker, thought leaders and author of “You Are What You Risk: The New Art & Science to Navigating an Uncertain World.” Subscribe to our newsletter to receive our podcasts, blog, events and special coaching offers.. Thanks for subscribing on Apple Podcasts or iHeartRadio and leaving us a review! Reach us on Twitter @joanmichelson  

    The Energy Industry Does ESG – Katie Pavlovsky, Deloitte Energy, Resources & Industrials

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 39:15

    “We did see that the industry accelerated its energy transition and many of the companies, during the height of the pandemic, were announcing their zero goals… and announced production cuts going forward over the next decade through automation and looking for opportunities to do this, and the pandemic was certainly an accelerator.” Katie Pavolvsky, Deloitte Energy on Electric Ladies Podcast Energy consumption and prices plummeted during the pandemic, which was a wake-up call to the oil and gas sector. With the big UN Climate Conference known as COP26 coming up in days, the huge spotlight on ESG investing and strategies (for Environment, Social and Governance), plus President Biden's infrastructure bills with lots of provisions affecting the energy sector moving through Congress, Joan wanted to talk to an expert in the oil and gas sector about how the sector is coping and pivoting. So, what are the energy companies doing in response? Listen to Katie Pavlovsky, head of Deloitte's Energy, Resources and Industrial Services break it down with Electric Ladies host Joan Michelson in this insightful and engaging interview.    You'll hear about: What ESG looks like for the oil and gas companies, one decision at a time. How the pandemic was a dry-run of what a transition to a clean energy economy will look and feel like, especially for the oil and gas sector that saw their bottom lines fall through the floor. Why the ESG focus is also improving efficiencies, which creates new types of jobs for the sector and, therefore, opens the door to more diverse talent. How the combination of hybrid work and the drive toward greater transparency are highlighting the reputational as well as financial risks of not adapting fast enough to this changing energy ecosystem.   Plus, insightful career advice …. “Even within energy and on the topics of environmental, social, and governance, what is the role that women can play in particular, in moving forward that agenda and driving earlier results just based on the networks that they have with each other?” Katie Pavolvsky on the Electric Ladies podcast  Read Joan's related Forbes articles here too. You'll also want to listen to: Jennifer Gerbi, Ph.D., Deputy Director and Acting Director, ARPA-E, the innovation arm of the Department of Energy  Lisa Jacobson, Business Council for Sustainable Energy, on the impact of covid on energy and transitioning to a clean energy economy Anne Kelly, VP of Government Relations at nonprofit Ceres, which helps businesses and policy come together for the planet and people, as well as the economy Michele Wucker, thought leaders and author of “You Are What You Risk: The New Art & Science to Navigating an Uncertain World.” Subscribe to our newsletter to receive our podcasts, blog, events and special coaching offers.. Thanks for subscribing on Apple Podcasts or iHeartRadio and leaving us a review! Reach us on Twitter @joanmichelson    

    How Companies Do ESG - Kristen Sullivan, Deloitte Sustainability & Supply Chain Compliance Services

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 39:33

    “Companies are really recognizing that this concept of greenwashing, and these bold ambitious assertions that they can't back up, that's no longer, that's not transparency. That is risk, and that exposing an organization to very concrete reputational and other risks….I think it's all about transparency driving trust, but it has to be credible, it has to be authentic and it has to be meaningful.” Kristen Sullivan, Deloitte Sustainability Compliance on Electric Ladies Podcast A new report from the Journal Nature Climate Change reports that 85% of the world's population is negatively affected by climate change. With that report and the big UN Climate Conference known as COP26 coming up in days – and President Biden's infrastructure bills moving through Congress – we have been focusing on risk and the changing role of companies in society.  So, what do companies really think about their role today and how to report on it, called ESG reporting for environment, social and governance? Listen to Kristen Sullivan, head of Deloitte's Sustainability and Supply Chain Social Compliance Services talk about it with Electric Ladies host Joan Michelson in this important and engaging interview. The management consulting firms have a unique perspective on this, because they analyze trends and advise companies across industries.    You'll hear about: The need companies have to define the attributes of ESG that drive performance “in a data-driven way” so they can “evaluate long term value”? The critical role of transparency, primarily to build trust, and how and why companies can struggle with it. The impact of the rapid increased prioritizing of ESG from a “nice to have” to “must have,” especially over the past couple of years due to the confluence of covid, George Floyd, and climate change. How companies now have a broader definition of what drives risk including “financial risk, operational risk, reputational risk” and how they can systematically integrate those factors to find seize opportunities. Plus, insightful career advice …. “And I think that especially through a broader, sort of ESG-purpose lens, that establishing a competency in a business context (is important in your career), whether that's marketing or finance or supply chain or operations, whatever it is, and layering on a differentiated perspective – whether it's climate risk, whether it's societal consideration – to really be able to deliver on that traditional competence but at such a higher level, and through that value-enhancing lens.” Kristen Sullivan on the Electric Ladies podcast   Read Joan's related Forbes articles here too. You'll also want to listen to: Anne Kelly, VP of Government Relations at nonprofit Ceres, which helps businesses and policy come together for the planet and people, as well as the economy Michele Wucker, thought leaders and author of “You Are What You Risk: The New Art & Science to Navigating an Uncertain World.” Lisa Jacobson, Business Council for Sustainable Energy, on the impact of covid on energy and transitioning to a clean energy economy Kathleen McQuiggan, 30-year wealth management expert specializing in ESG investing, especially for women. Olivia Martin, USAFacts data scientist, on their State of the Earth 2021 report. Subscribe to our newsletter to receive our podcasts, blog, events and special coaching offers.. Thanks for subscribing on Apple Podcasts or iHeartRadio and leaving us a review! Reach us on Twitter @joanmichelson

    What is 'Risk'? - Michele Wucker, Author, "You Are What You Risk: The New Science & Art of Navigating an Uncertain World'

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 56:23

    “Your risk fingerprint is… a combination of genetic,… your innate personality… It also interacts with other things, your experiences….And lots of social influences, whether it's within your organization or your country, your culture, your peer group, within your family, and all of those things come together. And they pretty much tell you what it is that you care about, what you value, what you're ready to risk losing or not.” Michele Wucker on Electric Ladies Podcast   As Congress debates President Biden's infrastructure bills to get them into law, the fundamental question at the core of each Member's decisions and votes is their definition of what is risky and what is not. Michele Wucker, author of the new best-selling book, "You Are What You Risk: The New Science & Art of Navigating an Uncertain World,” explains how each of us develops a unique “risk fingerprint” and “risk ecosystem” that drive all our choices, consciously or unconsciously.   Listen to this fascinating interview with Michele Wucker on Electric Ladies, with host Joan Michelson – and learn how to identify your own risk fingerprint and ecosystem and how to make it work for you.  (Electric Ladies was formerly known as Green Connections Radio.) You'll hear: What exactly a risk fingerprint is and how to find yours, and those of the people in your life. How families, peer groups, organizations, and even countries each have risk profiles and how to use this tool to understand them better. How men and women see risk differently – and what impact that has in the workplace and families. How risk is a tool of negotiation and innovation, and the differences in it between executives in large companies versus entrepreneurs. Plus, insightful career advice for using the risk fingerprint tools in your career…. And much more! “Understand what your risk fingerprint is, and the most important things about who you are. That, in turn, leads to the path forward that you're going to chart through often very, very uncertain times, and will help you to make the choices that you need. That that risk fingerprint is like your north star and your anchor.” Michele Wucker on Electric Ladies podcast Read Joan's Forbes articles on this here and watch here for her article on risk and infrastructure policy. You'll also want to listen to: Michele Wucker, on her book “The Gray Rhino” about the warnings we miss in front of our eyes. Katharine Hayhoe, Ph.D., Climate Scientist, Time “100 Pioneer,” and University of Texas Professor Anne Kelly, Ceres Government Relations, on business and infrastructure policy Jennifer Gerbi, Deputy Director and Acting Director of ARPA-E, the innovation arm of the Dept. of Energy Michelle Wyman, Executive Director of National Council of Science and the Environment on how to talk to policymakers about science to keep science in policy decisions. Subscribe to our newsletter to receive our podcasts, blog, events and special coaching offers.. Thanks for subscribing on Apple Podcasts or iHeartRadio and leaving us a review! Reach us on Twitter @joanmichelson   and @electricgalspod          

    Smart & Sustainable Tires? - Maureen Kline, Pirelli Tires

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 39:48

    “We asked the Forest Stewardship Council to go on the ground and do the whole certification process, just like they do for paper…Then they're following that rubber throughout the chain of custody all the way through to the factory here in Georgia….and we have just produced the first FSC certified tire.” Maureen Kline on Electric Ladies Podcast The transportation sector is transforming, from GM's announcement that they are eliminating gas engines by 2030, to Ford's announcement this week about going all EV, to the massive legislation moving through Congress now to rebuild our transportation infrastructure. All those vehicles still need tires, though, and rubber is still an environmental challenge. How to balance safety with environmental protection? Pirelli Tires thinks they have found a solution – and these new tires are “smart” as well as sustainable. How? Listen to Maureen Kline, head of sustainability for Pirelli Tires explain it to host Joan Michelson on Electric Ladies podcast.   You'll hear: How Pirelli is using outside sources like the Forest Stewardship Council to help them make sustainable tires in a credible and responsible way. What “smart tires” are, how they work, and how they keep passengers safer than “normal” tires do. How Maureen got Pirelli to include an option in the company's 401K plan options to invest according to ESG criteria. Plus, insightful career advice …. “I think what's really important is to gain knowledge of sustainability and weave it into every career… Use all possible, learning opportunities, whether it's online courses, listening to your podcast, reading, and just get your overall sustainability education in order. And then you can really start diving into how to make what you do, more sustainability focused.” Maureen Kline on Electric Ladies podcast You'll also want to listen to: Jennifer Gerbi, Deputy Director and Acting Director, ARPA-E, Dept. of Energy Anne Kelly, Ceres, on the role of the business community in the clean energy transition Lisa Jacobson, Business Council for Sustainable Energy, on the impact of covid on energy and transitioning to a clean energy economy Margaret Lewis, New Flyer electric buses Subscribe to our newsletter to receive our podcasts, blog, events and special coaching offers.. Thanks for subscribing on Apple Podcasts or iHeartRadio and leaving us a review! Follow us on Twitter @joanmichelson  

    Creative Community Solar Financing – Laura Pagliarulo, SolaREIT

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 33:27

    “SolaREIT works with a lot of community solar developers. When a landowner wants to tie up their land or farm their land for solar for a community project, we can come in and be the land financing solution.” Laura Pagliarulo on Electric Ladies Podcast As more communities want solar, and don't have access to their own solar panels, such as in apartments or condos, they are looking for more creative solutions. The Energy Department is trying to create new solutions. SolaREIT thinks they have developed one such solution. It's a real estate investment trust (REIT) that leverages land under one owner to provide financing for solar power to other people. Confused? Curious? Listen to Laura Pagliarulo, CEO of SolaREIT, explain how it works to host Joan Michelson on Electric Ladies podcast.   You'll hear: How SolaREIT leverages farm land or other land, to help speed up the transition to clean energy, and provide an income to the property owner at the same time. How exactly it works – no matter how small the land parcel is – and where there's flexibility. How SolaREIT provides community solar to communities looking for it – and the cost. Examples of stories of landowners doing this now Plus, insightful career advice …. “Your network is critical, because those are the people who know you and support you and can open doors on a regular basis… and you gotta be willing to take risks… I have learned more about myself in the (SolaREIT) startup process than I ever have working at any other company and in defined roles.”  Laura Pagliarulo on Electric Ladies podcast You'll also want to listen to: Jennifer Gerbi, Deputy Director and Acting Director, ARPA-E, Dept. of Energy Anne Kelly, Ceres, on the role of the business community in the clean energy transition Lisa Jacobson, Business Council for Sustainable Energy, on the impact of covid on energy and transitioning to a clean energy economy Rachel Kyte, CEO, UN's Sustainable Energy for All program Subscribe to our newsletter to receive our podcasts, blog, events and special coaching offers.. Thanks for subscribing on Apple Podcasts or iHeartRadio and leaving us a review! Follow us on Twitter @joanmichelson    

    Electric Ladies Trailer

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 2:52

    Short trailer for the Electric Ladies podcast. 

    Disruptive Innovation in Energy – Jennifer Gerbi, ARPA-E

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 46:17

    “There's this amazing thing that we think should happen, which is right now physically impossible. That's fine. Let's talk about that. Let's dig down to the technical gap that needs to be filled to enable that new disruptive pathway to start.” Jennifer Gerbi, ARPA-E on Electric Ladies Podcast To truly address climate change, we need to pivot to a zero-carbon economy, and that means finding ways to fuel our energy-dependent lifestyle on energy sources that do not emit any pollutants. But since 77% of our energy still comes from fossil fuels, that's a very tall order. It requires a lot of innovative thinking, a lot of trial and error, a lot of technical risk, and a lot of money to try new ways of generating power. Enter ARPA-E, the Advanced Research Program Agency for Energy, which is the innovation arm of the Department of Energy, akin to the renowned DARPA agency in the Department of Defense. How is ARPA-E reinventing our energy supply? Listen to Jennifer Gerbi, Ph.D., Deputy Director and Acting Director of ARPA-E explain it in this fascinating conversation with Electric Ladies host Joan Michelson.   You'll hear: How they are finding and funding technologies that are “right now physically impossible” and helping to make them possible, even real. Their mission, processes and unique structure, especially for a government agency, and how being comfortable with ambiguity is crucial to their success. How they have managed to attract billions of dollars more in private capital to their projects than the agency invested in them. How they deal with the requisite risks, trials and errors of high-stakes, capital-intensive innovation that's transforming the very foundation of what makes our economy function. Plus, insightful career advice …. “You can't fear changing things around and it is terrifying leaving a job and finding another job…. So even if you things aren't going well, just learn from it, use it as this is your school. Okay. Now this is your school about how not to be a boss, or this is your school about how to get people to work together.” Jennifer Gerbi, ARPA-E on the Electric Ladies podcast You'll also want to listen to: Anne Kelly, Ceres, on the role of the business community in the clean energy transition Lisa Jacobson, Business Council for Sustainable Energy, on the impact of covid on energy and transitioning to a clean energy economy Rachel Kyte, CEO, UN's Sustainable Energy for All program Kate Sloan, Southern California Edison eMobility, on how to get 7 million electric vehicles on the road by 2030 Subscribe to our newsletter to receive our podcasts, blog, events and special coaching offers.. Thanks for subscribing on Apple Podcasts or iHeartRadio and leaving us a review! Reach us on Twitter @joanmichelson    

    Infrastructure, Jobs & Climate Change - Anne Kelly, Ceres Government Relations

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 37:07

    “This is very much a jobs plan….It deals with four interwoven challenges…The first is the post-pandemic reality, the second is the economic downturn, the third is the climate crisis, and the fourth is inequality and racial equity… The general theme is that the road to economic recovery is through climate action..” Anne Kelly, Ceres.org on Electric Ladies Podcast Hurricane Ida was a different kind of wake-up call, because it showed the increased severity of extreme weather events in the age of climate change, and how even big cities like New York and inland areas are vulnerable. In short, it emphasized the need to shore up our infrastructure from coast to coast. Listen to Electric Ladies host Joan Michelson's enlightening interview with Anne Kelly, VP of Government Relations at the nonprofit Ceres and Director of their Business for Innovative Climate Policy, explain how the infrastructure bills moving through Congress today are critical – and the much-needed jobs they will create.   You'll hear: What specifically the infrastructure bills fund upgrades to and what the Clean Electricity Standard is. What jobs would be created and the skills that would be required for them. What “sustainable infrastructure” is and how it will protect communities from the ravages of climate change – including maintaining power in a storm. Why businesses support these bills to maintain and grow, and create more jobs – and the SEC's ESG momentum. Plus, insightful career advice that may surprise you…. “Be careful about what you're good at. So, if you're not happy with what you're doing, you really do have to take a risk and be willing to step out of your current role and try something new, and test yourself. And you can do that in your own position, you can dabble in another area….and then see if that's a place you want to go.” Anne Kelly, Ceres on the Electric Ladies podcast Read Joan's related Forbes articles here too. You'll also want to listen to: Olivia Martin, USAFacts data scientist, on their State of the Earth 2021 report. Gloria Reuben, Waterkeeper Alliance & Actress, on holding industry accountable for their water pollution. Kate Sloan, Southern California Edison eMobility, on how to get 7 million electric vehicles on the road by 2030 Lisa Jacobson, Business Council for Sustainable Energy, on the impact of covid on energy and transitioning to a clean energy economy Subscribe to our newsletter to receive our podcasts, blog, events and special coaching offers.. Thanks for subscribing on Apple Podcasts or iHeartRadio and leaving us a review! Reach us on Twitter @joanmichelson        

    Earth's Data Speaks - Olivia Martin, USAFacts.org

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 32:10

    Earth's Data Speaks - Olivia Martin, USAFacts.org “Really use the information…We hope that it helps you develop opinions… (that help you) vote, contact your representatives…We really hope that this report among others will empower…people and as voters to, to use the data, to hold their government accountable.” Olivia Martin, USAFacts on Electric Ladies Podcast   What is the Earth saying this year? We see lots of reports from various sources, but the ones that government officials and business leaders tend to rely on are from government sources, whether those sources are local, state or federal. What does the information say about the State of Earth in 2021 and where does that data come from?   Listen to this fascinating interview with data scientist Olivia Martin of USAFacts on Electric Ladies, the podcast formerly known as Green Connections Radio, with host Joan Michelson.  USAFacts is a nonprofit founded by former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to collect and analyze data from all government sources, no matter how granular they need to get. And, they make sense of it for the rest of us, translating what the Earth's data is telling us, so we can use it. You'll hear: How USAFacts.org collects this information and keeps it up to date. How they analyze and organize it, and find sources to fill in the gaps, so we can use it. What Earth is saying in 2021 – and the loud alarms about climate change we need to heed. How you can use this data – to vote, contact your representatives and hold government accountable. Plus, insightful career advice from an old soul in a young lady…. and more. “Whenever you're a woman in a field that is typically not dominated by women, which is very true in the data space …I think having confidence in yourself and having confidence in the research you've done and your own preparation is important.” Olivia Martin on Electric Ladies podcast   Read Joan's Forbes articles on this here and here on the data. You'll also want to listen to (some of these are under the name Green Connections Radio): Olivia Martin, USAFacts: on their 2020 State of the Earth report. Katharine Hayhoe, Ph.D., Climate Scientist, Time “100 Pioneer,” and University of Texas Professor Kathleen Rogers, President, Earth Day Network on citizen scientists collecting climate data. Heather Long, Economics Reporter, the Washington Post, on how women suffer in this economic crisis. Michelle Wyman, Executive Director of National Council of Science and the Environment on how to talk to policymakers about science to keep science in policy decisions. Subscribe to our newsletter to receive our podcasts, blog, career advice and special coaching offers.. Thanks for subscribing on Apple Podcasts or iHeartRadio and leaving us a review! Reach us on Twitter @joanmichelson @electricgalspod    

    101st Anniversary Of Women Voting - Lori Harrison-Kahan, Author of Book on Women's Suffrage

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 33:53

    "#MeToo as an idea isn't new....(W)omen journalists (have been) shedding light on the obstacles, indignities, and violence women face in the workplace....(since) the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when a significant cohort of women entered the newspaper industry." Lori Harrison-Kahan in an OpEd on CNN.com August 18th is the 101st anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which ratified women's right to vote. What most people do not know, is that the fight for women's voting rights was also the beginning of what we now call the #MeToo movement.  As we see yet another powerful white man fall from the power of the #MeToo movement, listen here to this untold part of the story. Listen to professor Lori Harrison-Kahan of Boston College explain how these brave women started speaking out against harassment in the early 1900's – and about a prominent (and rare) female journalist of the era who used her platform to keep the movement in the headlines. That journalist is Miriam Michelson, who also happens to be GCR host Joan Michelson's great-great aunt. (Lori wrote a best-selling book about her, "The Superwoman and Other Writings of Miriam Michelson, which Joan wrote the foreword to.) You'll hear:  How women journalists in the 1890s-1900's addressed the #MeToo movement of their day. How Miriam used her platform for social causes she cared about, especially women's rights. Lessons for women today. Great stories from Miriam's best-selling fiction, which made her a "celebrity" of her day. Click here to watch a video of Joan and Lori's sold-out event at the Newseum about it, and to find more articles and podcasts about it, including Professor Marcia Chatelain of Georgetown University on Black women suffragists. You'll also want to listen to: Newseum event on Suffrage Movement, Brooke Kroeger, Author of “The Suffragents” on the male supporters of women's vote (Is Joe Biden a “Suffragent” for choosing Senator Kamala Harris as his VP) Marcia Chatelain, Professor of American History and African American History at Georgetown University, on Black women suffragists. Jennifer Palmieri, Former Communications Director for Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign and President Obama, and author of “Dear Madam President.” Thank you for subscribing to Green Connections on Apple Podcasts or iHeartRadio and leaving us a review! Also, join our Private Facebook Group and share your insights! Join our mailing list to stay up to date on the top podcasts! Reach us on Twitter @joanmichelson  

    Non-Toxic Disinfecting Work-School – Rayne Guest, R-Water & Covid-19

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 35:04

    “For healthcare grade disinfection, the EPA has certain requirements….that you test against, and those lab reports, we showed 100% kill in one minute, which is actually really impressive, because most toxic products they use in hospitals for disinfectants take 10 minutes, have to be reapplied multiple times to stay wet for 10 minutes, and only have a 95% kill rate and still be approved by the EPA for healthcare grade disinfection.”   Rayne Guest on Green Connections Radio podcast As we return to work and school, what can we do to feel safe from covid-19, including the new variants? There are no 100% guarantees, but the EPA has said that the disinfectant we're talking about today is 100% effective against covid, and it's fast and environmentally-friendly. There are no plastic jugs either, and no toxins going into the water supply. Listen to this fascinating interview with the woman behind this new disinfectant, Rayne Guest, CEO and Founder of R-Water by Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson and find out how it works, how it's tested and how it compares to others out there, even in use in hospitals. (This episode is a replay as we prepare for the launch of our new name and website, coming very soon!)   You'll hear: How their disinfectant works and why it's 100% effective, according to the EPA. Why hospitals prefer to use it, keeping their staffs safer and reducing ancillary infections. Why it's actually a device that makes the disinfectant in your own place, vs. being shipped in. Her entrepreneurial journey and the power of paying attention and networking. Plus career advice especially for women with an entrepreneurial bent…. and more. “People should really take this time while they have more time to explore what really makes them tick. Because passionate people in the world make it turn and we need more of them out there…Do good by doing good, positive impact all the way around, socially, economically, environmentally, we need as many of you out there as we can get.” Rayne Guest on Green Connections Radio podcast   Read my Forbes blog about it too. You'll also want to listen to: Rachel Gutter, President, International WELL-Building Institute, on standards for building safety   Olivia Martin, data analyst, USAFacts.org on making sense of government data, including on COVID-19 and on the environment.   Kay Gebhardt, Senior Scientist, Seventh Generation, on the science of developing environmentally sound and effective cleaning products.   Tina Kirby, Insurance Innovators, on getting the business interruption insurance coverage you deserve in a crisis like this.   Subscribe to our newsletter to receive our podcasts, blog, events and special coaching offers.. Thanks for subscribing on Apple Podcasts or iHeartRadio and leaving us a review! Reach us on Twitter @joanmichelson    

    What Are Green Building Materials? Wendy Vittori, HPD Open Standard

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 50:38

    “Any product that is used to construct the building, finish the building, or furnish the building is comprehended within our standard,” Wendy Vittori on Green Connections Radio The green building sector is booming, and expected to grow to $433 billion by 2024, in efforts to combat climate change, since buildings comprise 40% of U.S. carbon emissions.  But, as we wait for answers to what exactly caused the Champlain Towers in Surfside, Florida to collapse, we must ask: how do we know these materials are safe? To find out, listen to Wendy Vittori, Executive Director of the Health Products Declaration Collaborative, which developed the Open Standard being used to publicly disclose what is actually in all building materials, in a consistent, reliable and transparent way. You'll learn: How they developed the Open Standard, and who decides What exactly the Open Standard tells us, and what it does not., and why How widely it's used by the construction industry. How and how often it's updated Plus, powerful career advice from this former Fortune 100 c-suite tech executive. "Be honest with yourself… All of us have our strengths and weaknesses, and those weaknesses are just opportunities to be better. That's all they are. And instead of sort of living with that, address it.” Wendy Vittori on Green Connections Radio podcast Read Joan's Forbes article about how their standard might keep us safe, and her ones with the powerful career advice from Wendy here and here too. You'll also want to listen to: Elizabeth Thompson, US Green Building Council, on how innovative green building products are tested. Maria Blasé, President of Ingersoll Rand's Buildings and Trucks Division on reducing their climate impact Laura Busse Dolan, Owner of Applied Imagination, building miniature buildings from plants, botanicals. Jessyca Henderson, American Institute of Architects, on the International Green Building Code And read Joan's other Forbes articles on the safety of green buildings in the face of Surfside here and here. Thanks for subscribing on Apple Podcasts or iHeartRadio and leaving us a review! Join our mailing list to stay up to date on the top podcasts, career tips, and special offers! (Watch for our new podcast name and redesigned website coming very soon!) Reach us on Twitter @joanmichelson    

    First Female 'Yachtsman' - Tracy Edwards &'Maiden' Go 'Round the World

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 43:58

    “I learned that we are all capable of so much more than we think we are, until we push ourselves. We all have these reserves that I don't think we use anymore…Keep looking for those parts of yourself that you have ignored.” Tracy Edwards on Green Connections Radio Are you going boating this summer? Listen to this fascinating interview with Tracy Edwards on her adventure captaining the first all-female crew in the world's most dangerous round-the-world boat race - the Whitbread 'Round the World Yachting Race - with very, very limited experience at the ripe age of 24 years old. And. She. Won the two most dangerous legs of the six-leg race. Her story is the subject of the recent extraordinary documentary,  “Maiden” with original footage from the actual race. You'll hear: How she built and captained the first all-female Whitbread race crew - and how they won What her internal voice was like during the journey and how she managed it to lead and thrive. How they turned disadvantage into advantages What we can learn from her transformation from novice to history-making winner Lots of great career advice and inspiration! Read Joan's Forbes blog about it too. “Open yourself up to the universe and you will always find the right people in the right place at the right time… Look around you and you will see the people you will need to meet.” Tracy Edwards on Green Connections Radio You'll also want to listen to: Ellie O'Brien, Earth Angel: Reducing the movie and television industry's carbon footprint. Ashley Bell, actress, on her new documentary about saving Asian elephants and how it transformed her into an activist. Heather Metcalf of Assn. of Women in Science on transforming culture to increase women in leadership. Ingrid Daubechies of Duke University, MacArthur “genius” award winner, and master innovative thinker. Thanks for subscribing on Apple Podcasts or iHeartRadio and leaving us a review! Join our mailing list to stay up to date on the top podcasts and special offers! (Join our January Mastermind Group at a steep Early Bird discount!) Reach us on Twitter @joanmichelson

    Women's Voting Rights - Women Journalists Give Bird's Eye View at The Newseum

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2021

    Women did not have the right to vote when the U.S. was founded; that's a fact many still do not know. With voting rights under siege again today, listen to the group of prominent women journalists and an historian talk about the women journalists behind the scenes using their stories, influence and access to help the 19th Amendment, which acknowledged women have the right to vote, ratified 101 years ago. Panelists include: Anna Palmer, then of Politico and now Founder of Punchbowl Media, Shawna Thomas then managing editor of Vice News Tonight and now Executive Producer of CBS This Morning. and Lori Harrison-Kahan, author of “The Superwoman and Other Writings by Miriam Michelson” This was an event GCR host Joan Michelson produced and moderated at The Newseum to commemorate the centennial of the 19th Amendment. It was recorded prior to the 2020 election. Maybe you'll get tips for supporting today's voting rights battles. You'll hear: Clever ways women journalists and editors used their stories and voices to drive women's voting rights. The role of Joan's great-great aunt and journalist, Miriam Michelson, in ratification of the 19th Amendment. Fascinating stories of women's journalists on the front line of women's voting rights. The diverse levers it took to get the Amendment across the finish line. Great questions from the audience! Thank you to the Newseum for being fabulous hosts and to Politico's Women Rule initiative for supporting us! Watch the video replay here and read more stories about Miriam Michelson and other unsung heroes of the 19th Amendment fight. You'll also want to listen to: Newseum event on Suffrage Movement, Lori Harrison-Kahan on the role of women journalists in the suffrage cause and how the #MeToo movement began in suffrage Brooke Kroeger, Author of “The Suffragents” on the male supporters of women's vote (Is Joe Biden a “Suffragent” for choosing Senator Kamala Harris as his VP) Marcia Chatelain, Professor of American History, African American History, Georgetown University Jennifer Palmieri, Former Communications Director for Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign and President Obama, and author of “Dear Madam President.” Thank you for subscribing to Green Connections on Apple Podcasts or iHeartRadio and leaving us a review! Also, join our Private Facebook Group and share your insights! Join our mailing list to stay up to date on the top podcasts! Reach us on Twitter @joanmichelson    

    Joan's Career Advice on Cherice Taylor's "Time Matters" Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2021 22:24

    Listen to Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson interviewed by Cherice Taylor on career advice. Cherice Taylor's show is targeted to students, but the advice we share is relevant to any career levels. One topic we talk about is how to stay focused on your own goals, in an era when we are bombarded by distractions - from social media to emails to texts to traditional media and the people in our lives. You might also want to listen to Joan's goal-setting process as well, which is here: http://greenconnectionsradio.com/goal-setting-session-joan-michelsons-ground-breaking-process/ Please send Joan any questions about your career challenges on Twitter @joanmichelson. We are airing episodes where GCR host Joan was interviewed while we are preparing the launch of our renamed show, so watch for the new show and brand new website coming soon! Same great women innovator interviews, under a new name. Subscribe to Green Connections Radio and you'll automatically receive the new show. Subscribe to our newsletter for special offers and blogs too on our website here: http://greenconnectionsradio.com/book-coaching/contact/ Thanks for listening and see you soon!

    Are ‘Green' Buildings Safe? – Elizabeth Thompson, USGBC

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2021 36:06

    “Any concrete new mixture, whether it's embodied carbon or flyash or any other innovation in making concrete more sustainable one way or the other in terms of the material itself, those are all tested through a rigorous standardized process.” Elizabeth Thompson, USGBC on Green Connections Radio podcast As our hearts go out to the people in Surfside, Florida coping with the loss of their loved ones and friends in the catastrophic building collapse, this tragedy raises some hard questions that the “green” building community needs to answer. First among them is: Do sustainable building technologies and materials affect the structural integrity of their buildings? How are they tested to be sure? Listen to architect Elizabeth Thompson, Vice President of the US Green Building Council – which developed the iconic LEED certification protocols that are gold standard for sustainable buildings – in this enlightening and engaging interview on Green Connections Radio podcast with host Joan Michelson.  Elizabeth brings her 20+ years of experience as an architect, including in sustainable buildings, and provides helpful insights. You'll hear: How new building technologies and materials are tested for durability and safety. How the iconic LEED certifications are developed by teams of industry experts. What role the local climate plays in determining the building code standards. The importance of holistic preventative maintenance plans and how to develop and implement them effectively. Plus great career advice! “I have found it very helpful to keep following the trail of my curiosity. So, if I'm really interested in something, find a way to make the space for following that in my life. Reading books, having conversations, all of that.” Elizabeth Thompson on Green Connections Radio What questions do YOU have for Elizabeth Thompson? Tweet them to us @joanmichelson or post them on our Facebook Page — and ask to join our private Facebook group. You'll also want to listen to: Rawlings Miller of WSP on developing a climate resilience plan for your community or business.   Kathy Baughman McLeod of the new Atlantic Council Resilience Center, on climate resilience preparation.   Beth Gibbons, Executive Director of American Society of Adaptation Professionals (ASAP).   Robin Currey, Prescott College, on creating a sustainable food supply. Listen to more great interviews with innovators at www.greenconnectionsradio.com  – or on Apple Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Spotify or other podcast networks, and subscribe. Subscribe to our newsletter to receive our podcasts, blog, events and special coaching offers.. Reach us on Twitter @joanmichelson

    Women Innovating Sustainability - Joan Michelson on JJ Walsh Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2021 65:45

    Sustainability is an international challenge and therefore so are the challenges to innovate to meet sustainability goals.  Women play an important role in innovating, especially for sustainable solutions, because women have always had to find "another way" to address business, policy and societal challenges. Listen to Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson on the "Seeking Sustainability Live" podcast from Japan, with Joy Jarman-Walsh (aka "JJ") on the ways women do so. Send us your ideas too! @Joanmichelson Watch for our new podcast name and website launching soon! Sign up for our newsletter to be one of the first to know and to get special coaching offers, as well as Joan's Forbes articles.

    Tap Your Own Innovators DNA - Joan Michelson's Webinar to Lead Up for Women

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2021 52:59

    Do you enjoy your own company? Really. Do you? Many of us have been spending a lot of time alone lately due to the pandemic (unless of course, you have kids living at home, in which case you probably wish you had more time alone). We can see being alone as miserable and waste the time complaining and binge-ing, or we can see being alone as the gift of quiet time, as an opportunity to enjoy and appreciate our own company.  Psychotherapist Dr. Stephanie Dowrick, in her best-selling book “Intimacy and Solitude,” calls it “welcoming time with your own self as you might welcome time with a friend.”  We can also see it as a time to tap our own Innovators DNA for new, creative ideas and solutions. Listen to this webinar Joan did for Lead Up for Women on how. You'll hear: About the five components of the Innovator's DNA and why they matter How to use alone-time to tap your own creativity. Why being your own best friend matters - and is fun, and makes you a better partner, friend, boss or co-worker. Steps you can take today, and tomorrow, including for your career. "We spend so much time reacting to and being distracted by other people's ideas, agendas, stories, news and priorities...that we can lose sight of our own ideas, and of what we want. Our inboxes are full of other people's agendas and priorities." Joan Michelson in Lead Up for Women magazine Find Joan on Twitter @joanmichelson Subscribe to our newsletter for more career tips, podcasts, events and special coaching offers: http://www.greenconnectionsradio.com  

    Goal-Setting Session! - Joan Michelson's Ground-Breaking Process

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2021 26:50

    Goal-setting is a year-long and life-long process. No matter your age, status, or career industry, if you're human being, you have goals, things you want to accomplish in your life. Here is a podcast of a process that I presented in a goal-setting workshop earlier this year. I cover both career and personal goals - approaching it holistically, since it's all important to your happiness and feeling of success. Please have a listen and let me know your thoughts on Twitter @joanmichelson and if you want a coaching session to develop your own goals, click here: http://greenconnectionsradio.com/book-coaching/contact/ We are renaming the podcast and launching the new brand and website in a few weeks, so we're airing my appearances and a few great episodes from our archives in the meantime. Thanks for listening and I look forward to working with you! Joan Michelson

    Joan's Career Tips - Joan Interviewed on Carlette Christmas's "On Point TV"

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2021 33:58

    “…You have to know when to you have to know an opportunity when it's in front of you and you have to have the courage to take that opportunity…” That's a quote from GCR Host Joan Michelson on On Point Talk with Carlette Christmas. This week we air an episode that was previously only available on our youtube page - Joan Michelson as a guest on another podcast, On Point Talk with Carlette Christmas. Here are some key points discussed: • Joan's career path through corporate journalism to working with Chrysler heading up the Communications and co-head the sales and marketing of their electric car division (despite not owning a car) which put her on the green economy trajectory and spurred Green Connections Radio podcast. • Bringing awareness to the lack of women in the industry and using her outlet to increase the visibility of women. • Helping women figure out their professional journeys as a career coach • Career tips • And more! “Self-talk is huge self-talk and self-compassion. You won't always say the right thing, you won't always make the right decision, you won't always you know fill in the blank but you make the right decision and you say what you think is appropriate at that moment, but it's what we tell ourselves. If we say, ‘oh you're an idiot, you screwed that up’ then you're gonna bring yourself down, right? If you say ‘hey, you know, you put yourself out there, you gave it a shot.’ Makes all the difference in the world because when you feel good about it, it opens up possibilities and then you can see possibilities.” What did you take away from this interview? Tweet it to us @joanmichelson

    Flipping Tables, Joan As Guest - GCR Host Joan Michelson on All In Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2021

    “Sometimes I find that the assumption that you’re making is what’s keeping you from seeing other possibilities.” That's a quote from GCR Host Joan Michelson on the All In podcast with Daniel Giordano recently In this episode, we turn the tables on our host, Joan Michelson, and air a recent interview of her on another podcast, All In with Daniel Giordano. Here are some of the key topics Daniel says she talks about: Joan’s key area of focus when it comes to clients (mid-career women in STEM-related fields) and why she chose that area. Coaching requires a different approach for each individual client, as people are all different and have different needs, so an “assembly line” type of structure that offers the same process to all people is very limiting. Joan’s idea of a “Career GPS” that looks at where clients ideally want to go with their career, but allows room for tangents and diversions, as some of the best opportunities are those you never expect. The importance of assessing the assumptions you have about your career and your future and what those assumptions are based on" “(A coach) is not just something that you have when the 'proverbial' hits the fan, or when you feel out of sorts, it’s also to take you to the next level.” “An assembly line works great for assembling cars, or clothing, or computers, but you’re a human being, and you have a different process than other people...to just have the same process for everybody, hasn’t worked for my clients and hasn’t worked for me personally. I find those very limiting.” What did you take away from this interview? Tweet it to us @joanmichelson Click here to set up a complimentary 20-minute coaching call. Thank you to Daniel Giordano for including GCR Host Joan Michelson in his powerful show! The All-In Podcast Show presents top Entrepreneurs, Innovators and World Changers willing to share their breakthrough moments and how they are changing the world. Focused on being “All-In” on the four areas of life: faith, family, finances, and health, host Daniel Giordano invites mentors who exemplify balance and a commitment to building a bold life of excellence. https://danielgiordano.com/podcast/

    Insurance Climate Protection – Tina Kirby, Insurance Innovators

    Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2021 34:54

    “When you think about what you are claiming from an insurance perspective, it’s partly property damage, but it’s largely also business interruption. So, your lack of sales, your lack of being able to produce things, your lack of being able to distribute things.” Tina Kirby on Green Connections Radio podcast We all have way too much experience with disasters after the past 15 months of covid – and we noticed that extreme weather events didn’t stop with covid either.  We still had massive, devastating hurricanes, tornados and wildfires.  That means we want to make sure we have good insurance to cover our homes, automobiles and businesses – and that it includes climate related damage too. Many business owners and homeowners found during hurricanes like Harvey and Maria that their insurance policies did not cover them as they thought they would, for example. Listen to Tina Kirby, head of Insurance Innovators, translate insurance-speak for the rest of us and give us tips on how we can maximize our policies and what to ask to do so in this enlightening and engaging interview on Green Connections Radio podcast with host Joan Michelson.  Tina brings her 25+ years in the insurance industry, and is now working full time to reinvent it to benefit everyone in the 21st century economy. You’ll hear: How to decipher your current insurance policy and questions to ask before you renew it again. Three steps for how your insurance policy could better mitigate your risks. What to do if your insurance company says you’re not covered for the damage you incurred. How to  build a movement in your community to pressure your elected officials and insurance commission to make the changes the community needs for realities on the ground today. Plus great career advice! “I would begin with what your passion is…and look for links between what you do and that passion you have, or that purpose you would like to see in your company…And be curious and openminded and help out wherever you can.” Tina Kirby on Green Connections Radio What questions do YOU have for Tina Kirby? Tweet them to us @joanmichelson or post them on our Facebook Page — and ask to join our private Facebook group. You’ll also want to listen to: Rawlings Miller of WSP on developing a climate resilience plan for your community or business.   Kathy Baughman McLeod of the new Atlantic Council Resilience Center, on climate resilience preparation.   Beth Gibbons, Executive Director of American Society of Adaptation Professionals (ASAP).   Robin Currey, Prescott College, on creating a sustainable food supply. Listen to more great interviews with innovators at www.greenconnectionsradio.com  – or on Apple Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Spotify or other podcast networks. Subscribe to our newsletter to receive our podcasts, blog, events and special coaching offers.. Thanks for subscribing on Apple Podcasts or iHeartRadio and leaving us a review! Reach us on Twitter @joanmichelson

    A New Energy Infrastructure – Lisa Jacobson, Business Council for Sustainable Energy

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2021 25:51

    “The Covid-19 pandemic has created the biggest shock to the global energy system since at least World War II…Renewables are the only energy source that will grow in 2020.” David Turk, International Energy Agency Testifying on Capitol Hill June 2020 A key component of President Biden’s infrastructure plan is addressing our energy needs and doing so in a way that does not continue to hurt the planet or public health.  We are acutely aware of the massive impact the pandemic had on the energy sector – with oil going literally to below zero dollars per barrel for the first time – and are also acutely aware of our economy’s dependence on energy of some kind. So, how do we move forward to address this conundrum? Listen to this fascinating discussion with Lisa Jacobson, president of the Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) on Green Connections Radio podcast on how a silver lining in this crisis may be the critical clean energy innovation coming out of it, including millions of new, high-skilled jobs. You’ll hear: How clean energy is a bright spot in this crisis, even as it takes a hit economically. Why this pandemic-economic crisis is driving much-needed clean energy innovation and infrastructure. Creative, bipartisan legislation that could ramp up these changes and help us keep the clean air and water we’ve seen during this pandemic. Steps you can take in your own world today – including voting for candidates across government in every election, including the presidency, who support clean energy and the environment. Plus, important career advice from a woman proving that you can make a difference and do well at the same time…. and more. “Go for it! Do your research on organizations, share your passion and be persistent. (Renewable energies) are the growth sectors.” Lisa Jacobson on Green Connections Radio podcast   Read my article on these issues in Forbes here too. You’ll also want to listen to: Katie Mehnert, CEO of Pink Petro, organization of women in energy. Lynn Abramson, Clean Energy Business Network (a division of BCSE) on small business and energy needs and policy. Rachel Gutter, President of the International Well Building Institute, on questions to ask before you go back into your workplace. Michelle Wyman, Executive Director of National Council of Science and the Environment on how to talk to policymakers about science to keep science in policy decisions. Subscribe to our newsletter to receive our podcasts, blog, events and special coaching offers.. Thanks for subscribing on Apple Podcasts or iHeartRadio and leaving us a review! Reach us on Twitter @joanmichelson  

    Climate Action Creates US Jobs - Tracy Raczek, Fmr UN Climate Advisor

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2021 39:07

    "I truly, truly think that the green economy is an opportunity...When you look at greening infrastructure...truly transitioning our entire economy, you have incredible job opportunity...(including) for our business to be thinking ahead." Tracy Raczek on Green Connections Radio podcast This Earth Day, as President Biden convenes his Summit of global leaders on climate action, listen to the woman who crafted the Paris Climate Accord,Tracy Raczek, talk about why it creates U.S. jobs - and much more - in this fascinating interview on Green Connections Radio podcast with host Joan Michelson. Tracy was Senior Climate Advisor to the UN Secretary General when she began crafting what became the Paris agreement. You'll hear: Why the UN Paris Accord can create U.S. jobs. What the U.S. needs to do to make the Paris Accord work. The critical role of transparency and disclosures. Why women play a critical role in the success of climate change mitigation. Insightful career advice "There's always a million things you can do, so you've just got to figure out the alignment between your skills and...your big goal way up ahead." Tracy Raczek on Green Connections Radio. You might also like: Rachel Kyte, former head of the UN's Sustainable Energy for All program Heidi Binko, Founder/CEO of Just Transition Fund, retraining coal workers for a clean energy economy Beth Gibbons, head of the American Society of Adaptation Professionals. Katie Sloan, head of eMobility of Southern California Edison Find us @joanmichelson and on any podcast network

    Hydrogen Car Infrastructure - Jackie Birdsall, Toyota

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 16, 2021 37:53

    "Fuel cells create electricity by stripping electrons from hydrogen atoms; the hydrogen then bonds to oxygen to create water, while the electrons power the electric motor. The result is an electric vehicle that is fueled with hydrogen from a pump rather than electrons drawn from the nation's electrical power grid." Car & Driver magazine A key part of President Biden’s ambitious infrastructure bill is incentives to increase the adoption and use of alternative fuel vehicles. Some of those car and truck options run on hydrogen fuel cells, and they need infrastructure too.  These are what I call “the other electric vehicles,” because they run on electricity but not on batteries like your neighbor’s Tesla. So, what are they and how do they work? Listen to Jackie Birdsall, Senior Engineer of these vehicles at Toyota, explain how they work and give great career advice, with Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson. You'll hear: How hydrogen fuel cell vehicles work Where the infrastructure is for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and when refueling will be more available. What these EVs cost and how to get government tax incentives for buying them. Why hydrogen fuel cells vehicles travel more miles than battery-powered EVs, and charge faster. And, important career advice, including how Toyota is empowering women specifically. “Open yourself to all kinds of opportunities and say ‘yes’ to them and it will help you find your passion and …step out of your comfort zone.” Jackie Birdsall on Green Connections Radio podcast   You’ll also want to listen to: Bonnie Datta, Siemens, expert on electric vehicle regulatory issues. Shirley Meng, PhD., UC San Diego, electric vehicle battery research & development. Rachel Gutter, President of the International Well Building Institute, on questions to ask before you go back into your workplace. Michelle Wyman, Executive Director of National Council of Science and the Environment on how to talk to policymakers about science to keep science in policy decisions. Subscribe to our newsletter to receive our podcasts, blog, events and special coaching offers.. Thanks for subscribing on Apple Podcasts or iHeartRadio and leaving us a review! Reach us on Twitter @joanmichelson  

    EVs & Infrastructure - Katie Sloan, Southern California Edison

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 9, 2021 32:29

    "I've never seen as much alignment as there are in electric vehicles today." Katie Sloan on Green Connections Radio podcast As President Biden launches a massive infrastructure bill, including support for electric vehicles, listen to Katie Sloan, Director of eMobility at Southern California Edison, on how this would work. She's the focal point for electric vehicle adoption in the most populous state in the U.S. (This was recorded shortly before the pandemic.) You'll hear: What drives EV adoption - from incentives, to design, to confusion How they plan to achieve their goal of getting 7 million EVs on California roads by 2030 - and lessons for other states. What role federal and state financial incentives play - and what happens when they are in flux. How they are preparing for the impact of more EVs on the grid. Great career advice...and more! "The main thing I would suggest is just do it, don't ask for permission to make it happen. Don't wait to be asked. People will see you getting things done." Katie Sloan on Green Connections Radio  You may also like: Jackie Birdsall, Toyota, Senior Engineer, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles Bonnie Datta, Siemens, Regulatory Affairs & Market Development Tracy Raczek, former Senior Climate Advisor to U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon Diana Lee, Founder/CEO, Constellation Agency, digital marketing for automotive sector Anna Schneider, SVP of Industry and Government Affairs at Volkswagen of America. Mary Powell, CEO of Green Mountain Power utility and a major innovator in the sector. Thanks for subscribing on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts and leaving us a review! Also, join our Facebook Page  and share your insights! Join our mailing list to stay up to date on the top podcasts and special coaching offers! Follow/DM us @joanmichelson  

    Secret Success of Women in STEM - Ariane Hegewisch, Inst for Women's Policy Research

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2021 38:53

    “The biggest problem with the official surveys that we rely on a lot… [by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS], is that…the number of women isn’t plentiful enough yet to have enough data on an annual basis to come up with reliable estimates.” Ariane Hegewisch on Green Connections Radio There’s a little secret about the pandemic-economic recession that economists are not talking about much: that women in STEM jobs actually did pretty well. Why? Because STEM jobs are what economists call “professional” jobs and they have been in demand and therefore, not cut for the most part.   Listen to Ariane Hegewisch, Program Director for Employment and Earnings at the Institute for Women’s Policy Research explain why and how women in STEM fields can benefit in this engaging conversation with Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson.   You'll learn: Why the problem with data is related the number of women in each field – and how they get classified. Which STEM fields hired more women in 2020 (and still are). How to read BLS and other data on women in STEM fields. ..great career advice, especially for women in STEM career. And more!   "It’s reasonably easy to get to middle management, but then if you want to get above that, suddenly it’s elbows and you need to be prepared for that…Write your own pathway, take yourself seriously" Ariane Hegewisch on Green Connections Radio podcast Read my Forbes blog about this issue here too. You'll also like: Roberta Rincon, Society of Women Engineers, on data on women in STEM fields Brenda Darden Wilkerson, CEO of Anita Borg Institute for Women in Technology Barbara Whye, new Chief Diversity Officer of Apple, formerly CDO and VP of HR at Intel. Telle Whitney, former CEO, Anita Borg Institute for Women in Technology, cofounder of Grace Hopper Conference Maggi Reiss, on a new GCM study on women achievers Heather Metcalf, head of Research, Assn. of Women in Science on how to get more women in STEM Thanks for subscribing on Apple Podcasts or iHeartRadio and leaving us a review! Also, join our Facebook Page  and share your insights! Join our mailing list to stay up to date on the top podcasts and special offers! Follow us on Twitter @joanmichelson    

    Show notes: Karen Sorber, Micronic Technologies Our brains are 73% water and our bodies are 60% water, so we literally cannot live without it. But most community water systems suffer from industrial pollution. It doesn't have to be that way. Listen to K

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 26, 2021 48:47

    Our brains are 73% water and our bodies are 60% water, so we literally cannot live without it. But most community water systems suffer from industrial pollution. It doesn't have to be that way. Listen to Karen Sorber, Cofounder/CEO of Micronic Technologies describe their innovative chemical-free system for cleaning wastewater on this Green Connections Radio podcast with host Joan Michelson. You'll hear: How their system works - chemical-free. How a particular business trip inspired her to find a way to help get clean water to communities. How Karen transitioned from 30+ years in the federal government to cofounding Micronics About the rigorous testing needed to be done on such a system to be approved by regulators. And, valuable career advice, especially for transitioning to a new career or business. "Save money to increase your (career) options...and do what you love because (that passion) will help you find another door to open....(and) a mentor will help you look around brick walls." Karen Sorber on Green Connections Radio podcast You'll also like: You'll also like: Gloria Reuben, President, Waterkeeper Alliance, and renowned actress, on community activists holding industrial water polluters accountable. Lee-Anne Walters, Flint, Michigan community organizer and whistleblower on their water crisis. Talia Buford, ProPublica reporter who covered Flint, MI water crisis. NASA Teen Contest Winners, Mikayla Sharieff and Bria Snell of a DC area high school invented an innovative way to get clean water to their school water fountains. Thanks for subscribing on Apple Podcasts or iHeartRadio and leaving us a review! Also, join our Facebook Page  and share your insights! Join our mailing list to stay up to date on the top podcasts and special offers! Follow us on Twitter @joanmichelson        

    Aligning Your Money & Values – Kathleen McQuiggan, Artemis Advisors

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 19, 2021 42:19

    “I think there’s more that’s happened in probably the past two years in the sustainable and ESG investing space than probably has in the prior 20 years.” Kathleen McQuiggan on Green Connections Radio podcast “Your money is power,” veteran financial advisor Kathleen McQuggan reminds us, and today more than ever. What if we could invest in ways that support advancing women and protecting the planet, while also earning the financial returns we want and need? Yes, we can. Listen to Kathleen McQuiggan, Wealth Advisor at Artemis Advisors and former head of Pax World’s Global Women’s Index Fund explain how, with ESG investing – for environment, social and governance-focused – and how women are changing the world of money and investing. You'll learn: How ESG investing outperformed other investments, especially during the pandemic-economic crisis. What to look for and beware of, and why. Why you can’t evaluate every industry’s environmental performance the same way. Why diversity of experience and thought, as well as demographics, drives performance and innovation. ..Kathleen’s 4 key pieces of career advice.   "You need to have a wealth plan…..What do you have coming in, what do you have going out? How much money you need to make and...What’s in the future for you?....What do want your money to do for you?…And, make sure you have a retirement plan in place.” Kathleen McQuiggan on Green Connections Radio podcast   Read Joan’s Forbes articles with financial tips from her interview with Kathleen McQuiggan here.   You'll also like: Heather Long, Washington Post economics reporter, on how women have been hit in this pandemic-economic crisis. Shelly Porges, Billion Dollar Fund for Women, on investing in women and to help women Gabrielle Rubenstein, Managing Partner and Founder, Manna Tree Partners, investors in food companies making our food supply more transparent and healthier. Julie Fox Gorte, Pax World Investment head of ESG investing Thanks for subscribing on Apple Podcasts or iHeartRadio and leaving us a review! Also, join our Facebook Page  and share your insights! Join our mailing list to stay up to date on the top podcasts and special offers! Follow us on Twitter @joanmichelson

    Massive Indoor Farming - Jackie Roberts, Appharvest

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 12, 2021 36:48

    "A.I has enabled us to get very precise measures and give the plants precisely what the plans need...(So) The yields in our greenhouses are about 30x the traditional farm." and without any chemicals. Jackie Roberts on Green Connections Radio podcast What if we could grow produce in a way that was not at the mercy of weather swings or events? A new massive indoor farm called Appharvest thinks they have found a way. Listen to Jackie Roberts, Chief Sustainability Officer of Appharvest describe how their massive 60-acre indoor farm is climate resilient and innovative - and produces yummy produce – in this engaging conversation with Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson. Jackie was also awarded the White House Presidential Environment and Conservation Challenge Award.   You'll learn: How A.I. and micro-sensors enable them to target nutrients and water to exactly what plants need and w Why their crops are non-GMO (genetically modified) – and when GMO is a good thing. How precision agriculture is a gift to sustainability. How their farm is climate resilient, even in hurricane and tornado prone Appalachia, and prepared for very high wind sheer. ..valuable career advice for women in any career and at any level from her varied career, including previously at the Environmental Defense Fund working with multinationals, and at influential private equity firm The Carlyle Group, and now at Appharvet.   "I really appreciate that in each role, I’ve learned something new…(always) working with integrating sustainability into all functions and financial systems. " Jackie Roberts on Green Connections Radio podcast   You'll also like: Cindi Bigelow, CEO, Bigelow Tea, on converting a 75-year old tea company to combat climate change. Gabrielle Rubenstein, Managing Partner and Founder, Manna Tree Partners, investors in food companies making our food supply more transparent and healthier. Robin Currey, Professor of Sustainable Food Systems at Prescott College. Amy Bachman, DC Central Kitchen on food security and reducing food waste. Haley Lowry, Dow Chemical’s Sustainability Director on reducing the carbon footprint of food packaging. Thanks for subscribing on Apple Podcasts or iHeartRadio and leaving us a review! Also, join our Facebook Page  and share your insights! Join our mailing list to stay up to date on the top podcasts and special offers! Follow us on Twitter @joanmichelson        

    Women's Advance Includes Men - Brooke Kroeger, Author, "Suffragents" & NYU Professor

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 5, 2021 55:09

    “The reason their (men’s) participation in that last decade (before ratification of the 19th Amendment) was so important, was because they had the means and the will to help the movement financially and politically.” Brooke Kroeger on Green Connections Radio podcast As we commemorate Women's History Month in this tumultuous year, just as President Joe Biden chose Kamala Harris as his VP, it's important to remember the pivotal role men have played in women's advances over time. Listen to Brooke Kroeger, author of "The Suffragents" about the men who supported ratification of the 19th Amendment, confirming that women have the right to vote, explain more in this fascinating interview on Green Connections Radio podcast with host Joan Michelson. Kroeger is also a professor at New York University School of Journalism and developer of an extensive database on the suffrage movement. You'll hear: How women built alliances with men in positions of power and influence. Why male support is so important to women’s advancement. How women leveraged the (male-owned) media to drive public opinion and pressure lawmakers. Why women’s roles in wartime were so important to securing women’s rights. Lessons for women today from the fight for women’s suffrage. And, great career advice too! Read my Forbes blog about my interview with Brooke too.  “I never had any connections for any of the jobs I’ve had in life...” and, about finding the right job, “you find it when it feels right. ” Brooke Kroeger on Green Connections Radio podcast You may also like: Lori Harrison-Kahan, author, “The Superwoman” on suffrage journalist Miriam Michelson and how she helped win women the vote. Commemorating the 19th Amendment Centennial – video and podcast of event at the Newseum Telle Whitney, Former CEO of Anita Borg Institute for Women in Tech and top diversity expert Wanda Lloyd, former senior editor of USA Today and local newspapers, author of “Coming Full Circle: From Jim Crow to Journalism.” Thanks for subscribing on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts and leaving us a review! Also, join our Facebook Page  and share your insights! Join our mailing list to stay up to date on the top podcasts and special coaching offers! Email us or follow/DM us @joanmichelson

    Tea & Climate C - Cindi Bigelow, Bigelow Tea

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 26, 2021 35:31

    “We’re really a botanical business. And our botanicals come from all over the world….All botanicals are going to be impacted and have been impacted by climate change, and the real challenge is trying to get in front of that.” Cindi Bigelow on Green Connections Radio podcast Do you or someone you care about drink tea? Grown around the world, it’s at the mercy of climate change, just like any other crop. But how do you pivot a 75-year old business to mitigate potentially catastrophic damage to your main ingredient from climate change? Listen to Cindi Bigelow, CEO of Bigelow Tea, started by her grandmother, explain the steps they are taking to do so in this engaging conversation with Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson. You'll learn: How her grandmother started the tea business out of the ashes of the Depression – and grew it. Where they grow their tea and why it matters (all tea is not created equal). How they are reducing their carbon footprint and mitigating against climate change. What it’s like being a woman in this industry, and being the third generation to run the business. ..great career advice for women in any career and at any level. "Listening, observing a room, learning the room, learning where your biggest obstacle could be, learn who is connected to something you need to understand…Try to understand the audience and the pitfalls in advance….I’m bringing the stuff out from under the table before they do" Cindi Bigelow on Green Connections Radio podcast You'll also like: Laura Busse Dolan , President of Applied Imagination, botanical sculpture Gloria Reuben, Actor-Activist, president of Waterkeeper Alliance, protecting water from polluters. Sharelynn Moore, SVP of Itron on Conservation, Virtual Reality & Kids Maggi Reiss, on a new GCM study on women achievers Thanks for subscribing on Apple Podcasts or iHeartRadio and leaving us a review! Also, join our Facebook Page  and share your insights! Join our mailing list to stay up to date on the top podcasts and special offers! Follow us on Twitter @joanmichelson  

    Data & Strategies of Women Engineers - Roberta Rincon, Society of Women Engineers

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 19, 2021 34:01

    Many companies collect diversity and jobs data and review it internally, but don’t want to release it publicly, “because it doesn’t always make them look very good,” But, she added, different sources collect and report data on gender differently, and others lack the resources or incentives to either collect or report it. Roberta Rincon on Green Connections Radio podcast We bemoan Big Data because it seems they have every possible piece of data about us. But, when it comes to data we need on women in STEM, somehow the systems are not there to collect consistent data over time, I discovered. Not even the federal government. The Bureau of Labor Statistics collects some, but it seems every organization has its own definitions.   Listen to Roberta Rincon, head of Research at the Society of Women Engineers explain the issues on data, and that women engineers face in this engaging conversation with Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson.   You'll learn: Why the data is so bad when it comes to women in STEM and what we can do about it. What we can learn from other countries. The different types of bias women engineers face, like “prove it again bias,” and how they are disguised. What we can do in our own organizations to help reduce bias and drive inclusion. ..great career advice for women in any career. And more!   "Think of your career as more of a jungle gym, go sideways or down to go up…(and) Most of the time, (the problem) is not you." Roberta Rincon on Green Connections Radio podcast Read my Forbes blog about this issue here too. You'll also like: Brenda Darden Wilkerson, CEO of Anita Borg Institute for Women in Technology Barbara Whye, new Chief Diversity Officer of Apple, formerly CDO and VP of HR at Intel. Telle Whitney, former CEO, Anita Borg Institute for Women in Technology, cofounder of Grace Hopper Conference Maggi Reiss, on a new GCM study on women achievers Heather Metcalf, head of Research, Assn. of Women in Science on how to get more women in STEM Thanks for subscribing on Apple Podcasts or iHeartRadio and leaving us a review! Also, join our Facebook Page  and share your insights! Join our mailing list to stay up to date on the top podcasts and special offers! Follow us on Twitter @joanmichelson    

    Water Justice - Actress Gloria Reuben, Waterkeepers Alliance

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 12, 2021 40:31

    “When you talk about pollution of the waterways, that goes very much to industries, like fossil fuels of course, like factory farming, like businesses or corporations that are allowed to just dump their waste or by-product of making things, manufacturing, into the waterways, when there’s no regulation, then clearly, then people can just do what they want to without any consequences.” Gloria Reuben on Green Connections Radio podcast   Flint, Michigan's water contamination crisis is more common than we realize in communities of color and low-income communities. Often it's due to industrial polluters dumping waste and toxins into the waterways.   One organization has been holding polluters accountable for decades -- the Waterkeepers Alliance -- and now they have a new leader who brings starpower as well as commitment to advocacy and justice. Gloria Reuben, actress and environmental activist is their new President. Listen to Gloria explain their impact in this engaging conversation with Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson, commemorating Black history Month.   You'll learn: What polluters have been trying to get away with for years. Why communities of color are targets of polluters. What Waterkeepers does to hold polluters accountable how she juggles her acting/singing career with leading Waterkeepers ..Fascinating career advice for women who juggle careers. And more!   "Stay open to possibilities that might surprise you and take a risk in a positive way...Nothing ventured, nothing gained..(and) Self-care, self-care, self-care." Gloria Reuben on Green Connections Radio podcast   You'll also like: Lee-Anne Walters, Flint, Michigan community organizer and whistleblower on their water crisis. Talia Buford, ProPublica reporter who covered Flint, MI water crisis. Ashley Bell, actress & activist on her documentary about Asian elephants Marcia Chatelain, Georgetown U professor, on black women suffragists Thanks for subscribing on iTunes or iHeartRadio and leaving us a review! Also, join our Facebook Page  and share your insights! Join our mailing list to stay up to date on the top podcasts and special offers! Follow us on Twitter @joanmichelson    

    Power of Black Women Voters - Marcia Chatelain, Prof. African American History, Georgetown University

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 5, 2021 32:49

    Black women voters were a force in the 2020 election and are going forward and their rights are under attack in states anew today as a result of their power. Where did their activism start? In commemoration of Black History Month, Listen to this remarkable interview with Marcia Chatelain - Professor of History and African American Studies at Georgetown University - tell great stories about the black women suffragists who fearlessly  helped women finally get their vote ratified, with the 19th Amendment 100 years ago. The Amendment did not explicitly grant black women their own voting rights.  Dr. Chatelain also has a fascinating take on the impact of Senator Kamala Harris as Vice President. (This was recorded prior to the 2020 election.) You'll hear:  How black women managed the racial tensions within the suffrage movement. Stories of remarkable black women suffragists who played a critical role in successful passage of the Amendment. Strategies the black women suffragists employed to make sure their voices were heard. Her surprising take on the impact of Kamala Harris as the Democratic VP Nominee. Plus, insightful career advice! Also read Joan’s Forbes blog on Marica’s insights here, and for more on the suffrage movement, including Joan’s sold-out even at the Newseum go here. You’ll also want to listen to: Newseum event on Suffrage Movement, Lori Harrison-Kahan on the role of women journalists in the suffrage cause and how the #MeToo movement began in suffrage Brooke Kroeger, Author of “The Suffragents” on the male supporters of women’s vote (Is Joe Biden a “Suffragent” for choosing Senator Kamala Harris as his VP) Jennifer Palmieri, Former Communications Director for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign and President Obama, and author of “Dear Madam President.” Thank you for subscribing to Green Connections on Apple Podcasts or iHeartRadio and leaving us a review! Also, join our Private Facebook Group and share your insights! Join our mailing list to stay up to date on the top podcasts! Reach us on Twitter @joanmichelson  

    Benefits of Women’s Non-Dominant Role – Laura Liswood, Council of Women World Leaders

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 29, 2021 47:32

    “In a crisis time, you need the most creative ideas and the most differing experiences and perspectives, which is obviously what diversity provides…So, particularly companies need to be ever-vigilant in that they don’t skimp in their focus around diversity,” Laura Liswood, Secretary General of the Counsel of Women World Leaders warned in a World Economic Forum’s Davos 2021 As our economies seek ways to emerge stronger from this covid pandemic and the economic crisis it caused, it is shocking that so few women (and under-represented groups) are at the leadership tables planning this recovery. Listen to this fascinating interview with Laura Liswood on the benefits women bring simply because they have NOT been in control. Liswood is Secretary General of the Council of Women World Leaders and has studied, interviewed and worked with dozens of female heads of state and ministers, Fortune 500 companies and global nonprofits, including having led diversity programs. Laura spoke at the World Economic Forum 2021 about these issues, and this interview was recorded prior to the pandemic. You'll hear: What exactly “dominant” and “non-dominant” styles are and why they drive an organization. How women’s networks are different than men’s – and the pros and cons. How women collaborate and why it depends on their “dominance” in the organization. How leveraging women’s creative instincts helps drive innovation. How women’s way of preparing makes raises the group performance. Critical career advice… and much more! “What is your true north that is going to make you feel really energized? Be open to what the possibilities can be for you. As Mary Catherine Bateson has said, women’s life experiences are more likely to  look like a quilt, with blocks of experience.” Laura Liswood on Green Connections Radio Read my Forbes blogs about why having so few women leaders planning the recovery matters, with other insights from Laura during the WEF, and about the multi-generational workforce and with career insights here. You'll want to check out these interviews too: Mary Lee Gannon, CEO of a multimillion dollar healthcare foundation and executive coach, on maximizing a multigenerational workforce. Mary Snapp, long-time C-level executive at Microsoft, CEO of Microsoft Philanthropies on driving social innovation in a large organization. Rainia Washington, VP, Global head of Diversity and Inclusion at Lockheed on innovating with purpose. Barbara Whye, VP, head of Global Diversity and Inclusion at Intel, on recruiting and retaining innovative talent. Go for the Outliers, Joan’s Forbes blog on hiring people who don’t “fit in.” Thanks for subscribing on ApplePodcasts or iHeartRadio and leaving us a review! Also, join our Facebook Page  and share your insights! Join our mailing list to stay up to date on the top podcasts and special offers! Reach us on Twitter @joanmichelson  

    Why Paris Accord Can Create US Jobs - Tracy Raczek, Frmr UN Climate Advisor

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2021 38:41

    "I truly, truly think that the green economy is an opportunity...When you look at greening infrastructure...truly transitioning our entire economy, you have incredible job opportunity...(including) for our business to be thinking ahead." Tracy Raczek on Green Connections Radio podcast A mere hours after being sworn in as president, President Joe Biden immediately rejoined the Paris Climate Accord with the stroke of his pen. Tracy Raczek, former Climate Advisor to the UN Secretary General, believes signing the Accord can be a job-creator in the U.S. Listen to Tracy explain why and much more in this fascinating interview on Green Connections Radio podcast with host Joan Michelson. You'll hear: Why the UN Paris Accord can create U.S. jobs. What the U.S. needs to do to make the Paris Accord work. The critical role of transparency and disclosures. Why women play a critical role in the success of climate change mitigation. Insightful career advice "There's always a million things you can do, so you've just got to figure out the alignment between your skills and...your big goal way up ahead." Tracy Raczek on Green Connections Radio. You might also like: Rachel Kyte, former head of the UN's Sustainable Energy for All program Heidi Binko, Founder/CEO of Just Transition Fund, retraining coal workers for a clean energy economy Beth Gibbons, head of the American Society of Adaptation Professionals. Katie Sloan, head of eMobility of Southern California Edison Find us @joanmichelson and on any podcast network

    Giving A Great Speech – Tricia Brouk, Former TEDxLincolnCenter Producer, Speaker Coach, Film Producer

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2021 42:06

    “It’s our responsibility when we take the stage to understand that we’re going to affect people, we’re going to make change….And if you pull back in any way, you are missing that opportunity to…change that one life.”  Tricia Brouk on Green Connections Radio As President-Elect Joe Biden prepares to give his inaugural address after being sworn is as the 46th President of the United States, let’s listen again to one of the most renowned speaking coaches on how to give a great speech. It’s a skill that is crucial to career success today, whether you have to do it virtually or when events and conventions are resumed in-person. Listen to Tricia Brouk, former long-time producer of TEDxLincolnCenter in New York City, on how to connect with your audience and move people in a positive way, in this remarkable interview with Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson. You'll hear: How to take the stage with confidence. How to build trust with your audience. How to identify what to talk about, including in pitching a TEDx Talk. Why practice, practice and more practice matters. Why you need to vet the organizers as much as they vet you. Great career advice, especially for creative people… and much more! Read my Forbes blog on my interview with Tricia and my own public speaking tips too. You'll want to check out these interviews too: Jennifer Wisdom, psychologist, author and speaker, on managing office politics. Mary Lee Gannon, CEO & Executive Coach, on building an executive career and executive presence. Jennifer Palmieri, former Communications Director for President Obama and Hillary Clinton, on women in leadership Joann Lublin, WSJ Management News Editor on success tips from top women CEOs Joan’s Forbes blog of speaker tips from Emceeing a corporate gala at Lincoln Center recently. Thanks for subscribing on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts and leaving us a review! Also, join our Facebook Page  and share your insights! Join our mailing list to stay up to date on the top podcasts and special coaching offers! Email us or follow/DM us @joanmichelson

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