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Badass Women at Any Age

Women are becoming stronger, claiming our power, and being true badasses. Host Bonnie Marcus interviews some of the most groundbreaking badass women and shares their stories of doing extraordinary things to change perceptions and challenge the status quo

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From Betrayal to Reinvention with Jillian Romero Chaves
Jillian Ramirez Chaves’s life took an unexpected turn when she faced the painful discovery of infidelity by her soon to be fiance.  This life altering experience shattered her self-confidence and left her questioning her ability to make healthy relationship choices.  Refusing to let this define her, she embarked on a profound journey of healing, discovery, and personal growth. Jillian is a dynamic visionary who has pioneered transformative changes in the dating and relationship health landscape as the founder and CEO of Clara.  For daters, she leads a revolution that empowers individuals to make informed purposeful choices in their dating lives. Her journey from a successful career in the male dominated automotive industry to becoming a trailblazing entrepreneur in the tech world is a testament to her resilience and passion.  As a female minority founder and CEO, Jillian embodies the spirit of resilience and innovation. She is a staunch advocate for mental wellness in the context of dating, a subject often overlooked but of paramount importance in today's society. Her mission is to guide individuals in embracing intentional dating thereby  enhancing their overall wellbeing.     What You Will Hear in This Episode:  2:30 - Jillian’s Personal Journey 10:20 - Bouncing back & finding your mission 20:45 - Jillian’s dating app, Clara for Daters 28:09 - Challenges for women in dating   Quotes “I had to figure out how to learn from my mistakes and not let them happen again on an expedited level.” “We have all these ways to meet people, dating apps, social media, yet we're still facing a loneliness epidemic because we're not actually converting them into social connections.” “When it doesn’t work out that means that you learn something and you’re going to keep going.” “Being hopeful is not a bad thing, but we have to be smart and hopeful” . Mentioned: The Rules of Love by Jay Shetty Esther Perel Clara For Daters Instagram  Jillian's Instagram Jillian's LinkedIn eConnect with Bonnie Gendered Ageism Survey Results Forbes article 5 Tips to own the superpower of your age IAMMusicGroup   Purchase my book Not Done Yet on Amazon:    If you enjoyed this episode of Badass Women Podcast, then make sure to subscribe to the podcast and drop us a five-star review.  
39:55 5/14/24
Navigating the Patriarchy with Dr. Joshua Klapow
As a clinical psychologist, Dr. Joshua Klapow recognized a pattern of professional women attempting to navigate a workplace culture that was never set up for them to succeed.  Inspired to affect change, Dr. Klapow re-focused his career and is making an impact in that culture through performance coaching. Dr. Klapow is a clinical psychologist, behavioral scientist, and performance coach who helps women in leadership positions leverage their unique style and build influence to successfully navigate the male dominated culture in which they work.  Josh is a Phi Beta Kappa alumnus of University of California, L.A. with a Ph. D. in clinical psychology from UCLA San Diego.  He's authored over 100 scientific publications and is the author of Living Smart:Lifestyle Change Made Simple. He's also the co-founder of Chip Rewards, a privately held company with proprietary software that delivers incentive offers to influence population health behaviors. The success of this venture led him to be one of the top entrepreneurs 2020 by Yahoo Business.  What You Will Hear in This Episode:  1:53      Dr. Klapow’s journey into performance coaching 5:47 Gender biases in corporate culture 10:09    Where the culture stands now,  18:51    Authenticity and humanity 23:18    Toxicity, insecurity and balance 33:23    The benefits of working with a male coach Quotes “ As a clinical psychologist, I can't unsee what I'm trained to see.” “It's a no win situation because we're asking you to be “more like men”, but when you are, that scene is threatening.” “I see a lot of women that I work with who absolutely get lost because they are literally forced to play all of these different roles, many of which are not true to their own persona.” “We all have these different personas that are who we are.” “ There are a lot of scared men, this is part of the problem, who are in leadership positions who have no clue  how to be. They have all the power in the world in that organization, and they don't know how to leverage it in a supportive way because they're insecure.” “Look for the healthy psychology or psychological adjustment in the person. Not necessarily the gender.” . Mentioned: mentaldrive.com Mental Drive (Facebook) Mental Drive (Instagram) Mental Drive (TikTok) Dr. Joshua Klapow (LinkedIn) eConnect with Bonnie Gendered Ageism Survey Results Forbes article 5 Tips to own the superpower of your age IAMMusicGroup   Purchase my book Not Done Yet on Amazon:    If you enjoyed this episode of Badass Women Podcast, then make sure to subscribe to the podcast and drop us a five-star review.
39:09 4/30/24
Love of Money with Judy Wilkins Smith
Sparked by the tragic loss of her father, Judy Wilkins Smith set out on an unexpected journey as a writer that developed into much more.   Judy is a highly regarded Family Patterns, Systemic Work, constellations expert, transformational coach, motivational speaker, and author who is passionate about individual growth, visionary leadership, and positive, accelerated, global change. The Founder of System Dynamics for Individuals and organizations, she has 18 years of expertise assisting high-performance individuals, Fortune 500 executives (Chevron, JP Morgan, Kellogg's, ExxonMobil), and legacy families end limiting cycles and create lasting breakthroughs and transitions into peak performance. She is a regular guest on TV news and entertainment shows and is the author of Decoding Your Emotional Blueprint: A Powerful Guide to Transformation Through Disentangling Multigenerational Patterns.    What You Will Hear in This Episode:  1:55 Judy’s personal story 5:20 Constellation work defined 12:26 What we can learn about money from our generational DNA. 15:33 Our relationship with money 19:49 Gender and money 26:55 Common blocks regarding our relationship with money   Quotes ”Money is not a commodity, it is a relationship, and the way you show up for money is the way it will show up for you.” “It’s really creating the environment to have a healthy relationship with money that opens up the ability for money to flow to you.” “You've gotta invest in money, if you want money to invest in you.” “When you start to realize that you are valuable and you can add value and you have something to give and you offer it, the money will flow.” “You are as valuable as you think you are.”   Mentioned: JudyWilkins-Smith.com Instagram Facebook LinkedIn eConnect with Bonnie https://bonniemarcusleadership.com/ https://web.facebook.com/bonnie.marcus/  https://www.linkedin.com/in/bonniemarcus https://twitter.com/selfpromote https://www.instagram.com/self_promote_/ Gendered Ageism Survey Results Forbes article 5 Tips to own the superpower of your age IAMMusicGroup Purchase my book Not Done Yet on Amazon:    If you enjoyed this episode of Badass Women Podcast, then make sure to subscribe to the podcast and drop us a five-star review.  
34:08 4/16/24
Aligning Your Talent with Jennifer Ritvo Hughes
A life long lover of music,  Jennifer Ritvo Hughes found her calling as a college student sitting in the back of a concert hall.  A musician herself,  Jennifer was passionate about integrating her business savvy and love of music into a successful career supporting the arts.  Jennifer is CEO of American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra overseeing their daily operations, fundraising efforts, community engagement, and promotion of the globally renowned Israel Philharmonic in the United States.  Jennifer received a master's degree in musicology from Brandeis University and has led a variety of performing arts organizations and initiatives, including Boston Bass Chorus. Cantata Singers and Wellesley College's first ever Arts at Wellesley initiative.     What You Will Hear in This Episode:  1:18 Jennifer’s personal story 6:31 Greatest challenges 10:19 Lesson learned and work life balance 14:32 Challenges relative to gender and age 20:05 Confidence and courage as a young executive director 23:28 The role of the arts in cultural change   Quotes ”I really love bringing creativity to  the business side of things as much as the artistic side of things. And I think that when you are challenging yourself to be as creative as your counterparts on stage. That's when magic happens.” “Your strengths can also be your weaknesses if they're on overdrive.” “I don't think music is a universal language, but I think that music can communicate universally.  I think that music has that power to create a shared experience, a shared emotional response beyond language and to me, that is the essence of our shared humanity.”   Mentioned: American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Instagram Facebook Youtube Boston Early Music Festival eConnect with Bonnie https://bonniemarcusleadership.com/ https://web.facebook.com/bonnie.marcus/  https://www.linkedin.com/in/bonniemarcus https://twitter.com/selfpromote https://www.instagram.com/self_promote_/ Gendered Ageism Survey Results Forbes article 5 Tips to own the superpower of your age IAMMusicGroup Purchase my book Not Done Yet on Amazon:  If you enjoyed this episode of Badass Women Podcast, then make sure to subscribe to the podcast and drop us a five-star review.
28:07 4/2/24
The Love of Story with Lydia Sherrer
Raised with a lot of personal agency, Lydia Sherrer learned the value of hard work and personal responsibility from observing how her entrepreneurial father ran his business.  Lydia is the award-winning and USA today bestselling author of Love, Lies and Hocus Pocus Universe of Books, which has sold over half a million copies worldwide.  Most recently, she published her Gamelit series, Trans Dimensional Hunter, with New York Times bestselling author, John Ringo, and has written stories for several Black Tide Rising anthologies. Lydia Co-owns Chenoweth Press with her husband David Cher, and together they publish their own books and games to a growing audience of science fiction  and fantasy fans.    What You Will Hear in This Episode:  1:40 Lydia’s personal journey 7:40 Choosing writing as a career 24:70 Advice for women interested in writing as a career 31:05 Self publishing   Quotes “We as humans have incredible powers to over come things….if we just believe we can.” ”It’s really important to understand your personality, your working strengths, your weaknesses, where your passions lie, and where your abilities lie.” “Moderating expectations and having realistic expectations is very important in the publishing industry, and it is possible to get realistic expectations, but you have to be willing to reach out, to make relationships, and to ask bold questions with the knowledge that when people say no, it's not personal.”   Mentioned: LydiaSherrer.com Love Lies and Hocus Pocus   eConnect with Bonnie https://bonniemarcusleadership.com/ https://web.facebook.com/bonnie.marcus/  https://www.linkedin.com/in/bonniemarcus https://twitter.com/selfpromote https://www.instagram.com/self_promote_/ Gendered Ageism Survey Results Forbes article 5 Tips to own the superpower of your age IAMMusicGroup Purchase my book Not Done Yet on Amazon:    If you enjoyed this episode of Badass Women Podcast, then make sure to subscribe to the podcast and drop us a five-star review.  
40:57 3/19/24
Fierce advocate for women 50+ with Michela Di Carlo
Annoyed by the lack of representation and the  way society media portrayed middle aged women, Michela Di Carlo decided to do something about it.  She embarked on a journey and launched an online magazine to help empower women over 50 and reframe midlife as a colorful journey.  Michela is a seasoned, bilingual lifestyle journalist (Italian/English) with a Masters in Communication Sciences from the University of Rome.  Living between Manchester and The Eternal City,  former feature writer for the most influential Italian National newspaper “La Repubblica”, regular contributor for ANSA, the italian major news agency, she is the founder and chief editor of CrunchyTales.com, the popular first solely illustrated online magazine for sassy, badass women over 50.  Focusing her work on inspirational content to empower women feeling stuck in the second act of their life and highlighting the bright side of growing older, Michela is also the creator and producer of the first pro-age live radio show format called “The Beauty of Aging”.  She also has curated and chaired several talk-shows around the UK promoting a refreshing approach to aging, partnering with several charities and players including Chester University, StoryHouse and the Open University.  Currently holding the role of Adjunct Professor in Food Design at The University of Tor Vergata in Rome, she believes mature students are the best and she continues to be a fierce Late Bloomers advocate determined to change the narrative on aging while promoting the benefits of lifelong learning.    What You Will Hear in This Episode:  2:57 Michela’s personal story 6:23 Biggest challenges in launching her magazine, Crunchy Tales 10:57 Things Michela learned about women over 50 15:01 Crunchy Tales format,  illustrations and popular articles 22:10 Gendered ageism in UK vs Italy 30:56 Writing Crunchy Tales in english   Quotes “I think that midlife is a time of reawakening, it’s a time when you finally pursue what you always   dreamt about.” “We wanted to show that midlife is anything but a gray, dull time of life, so we encourage women to develop a new path maybe a more authentic path.”   Mentioned: CrunchyTales.com MichelaDicarlo.com eConnect with Bonnie https://bonniemarcusleadership.com/ https://web.facebook.com/bonnie.marcus/  https://www.linkedin.com/in/bonniemarcus https://twitter.com/selfpromote https://www.instagram.com/self_promote_/ Gendered Ageism Survey Results Forbes article 5 Tips to own the superpower of your age IAMMusicGroup Purchase my book Not Done Yet on Amazon:    If you enjoyed this episode of Badass Women Podcast, then make sure to subscribe to the podcast and drop us a five-star review.  
32:23 3/5/24
Discovering Your True Story with Suzette Mullen
At 50 Suzette Mullen couldn’t shake the feeling that, despite her successful professional and family life,  there was something missing.  Focusing on her passion for writing,  Suzette began working on a memoir that led her through a personal journey and discovery of  her true authentic self.  Suzette Mullen (she/her) is a memoir and nonfiction book coach, retreat leader, and the author of the new memoir The Only Way Through Is Out, published by the University of Wisconsin Press. Her essays have appeared in the New York Times, today.com, among other outlets. As a book coach, Suzette focuses on amplifying the voices of LGBTQ+ writers as she guides them to find their deeper stories and define their big ideas. A graduate of Harvard Law School and Wellesley College, and the mother of two sons, Suzette made a big leap professionally and personally at midlife and now lives in Pennsylvania with her wife and their rescue pup.      What You Will Hear in This Episode:  1:41 Suzette’s personal story 5:44 Writing and self discovery 10:54 Alignment and authenticity 16:07 Overcoming fear and self doubt 25:30 How Suzette helps her clients dig and find their deeper story and the results   Quotes “The only way through is out.” “When you're out of alignment in one part of your life, it impacts every other part of your life. And then when you are in alignment and when you're living authentically  in one part of your life, it impacts. The rest of your life.” “I wasn't willing to go to my grave without knowing who I was fully.”   Mentioned:\   Website The Only Way Through is Out Instagram   eConnect with Bonnie https://bonniemarcusleadership.com/ https://web.facebook.com/bonnie.marcus/  https://www.linkedin.com/in/bonniemarcus https://twitter.com/selfpromote https://www.instagram.com/self_promote_/ Gendered Ageism Survey Results Forbes article 5 Tips to own the superpower of your age IAMMusicGroup Purchase my book Not Done Yet on Amazon:    If you enjoyed this episode of Badass Women Podcast, then make sure to subscribe to the podcast and drop us a five-star review.  
36:00 2/20/24
The Power of Sharing Your Story with Molly Sider
As Molly Sider approached her 40s panic set in.  Unsure of her life decisions and what lay ahead she chose to focus on what interested her and began the long, brave and arduous work of discovering herself, her purpose and her joy by sharing her story and encouraging others to do the same. Molly is a midlife change coach and the creator and host of the podcast “I Am This Age,” proving you’re never too old to make a significant change. When Molly turned 40, she needed proof that she wasn’t too late or too old to find her “extraordinary” career, love, friendships – she sought meaning in all of it and found her life purpose in the process. Now an ICF-accredited CPC, motivational speaker, and podcast host, Molly coaches people in midlife, turning their “crisis” into meaningful change and helping them to write their next life chapter with clarity and confidence.   What You Will Hear in This Episode:  1:50 Molly’s personal story  5:21 Storytelling 10:53 Courage 15:33 Lessons learned about people in midlife 25:33 Midlife crisis in men vs women and doing the work to overcome it   Quotes ”We're very unique in the details of our stories. We're not so unique in the thoughts, feelings, and emotions in our stories,” “If you're grounded and you're focused, you know who you are and you're in a much more empowered position to take on new challenges and be your authentic self.” “​​It's scary to change because you gotta let go of a lot of things that maybe you're scared to let go of, but it's so important.”   Mentioned: MollySider.com @mollyatthisage Instagram I Am This Age Podcast   eConnect with Bonnie https://bonniemarcusleadership.com/ https://web.facebook.com/bonnie.marcus/  https://www.linkedin.com/in/bonniemarcus https://twitter.com/selfpromote https://www.instagram.com/self_promote_/ Gendered Ageism Survey Results Forbes article 5 Tips to own the superpower of your age IAMMusicGroup Purchase my book Not Done Yet on Amazon:  If you enjoyed this episode of Badass Women Podcast, then make sure to subscribe to the podcast and drop us a five-star review.
34:19 2/6/24
Funnel Your Passion with Eileen Maus
Eileen Maus manifested an incredible career by finding her passion, recognizing her strengths, trusting the process, working hard and honoring the journey.  CEO of Axena Health, Eileen brings 20 years as a healthcare industry sales and marketing executive with strategic planning experience to her role as Chief Executive Officer with Axena Health. Eileen entered the women’s healthcare space during her 12 years with Cytyc Corporation, where she was a key contributor to Cytyc’s growth from $8 million to over $700 million, holding leadership roles from sales management to Vice President, Commercial Operations of the Surgical Division. Specifically, Eileen built and managed sales forces for five new product launches, including the ThinPrep® Pap Test, ThinPrep® Imaging System, FirstCyte Breast Test, NovaSure Endometrial Ablation, and Mammosite Targeted Radiation Treatment. In addition, Eileen spearheaded the integration and commercialization of Cytyc’s surgical division. Prior to Axena Health, Eileen served as CEO of Renovia, Inc. the medical device company who developed and first commercialized the Leva® Pelvic Health System, and as Chief Commercial Officer of Constitutional Medical Investors, a portfolio company of Warburg Pincus. In addition to participating in the diligence of diagnostic companies for potential acquisition, she developed the commercial plan for a disruptive technology in the hematology space that was acquired by Roche Diagnostic. Eileen is a graduate of LaSalle University, with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Communications.  Eileen’s favorite quote is: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Meade    What You Will Hear in This Episode  2:37 Eileen’s personal story 12:15 Major challenges Eileen has had to face.  Balancing motherhood 18:08 Attributes of a woman led company and Eileen's philosophy as a CEO 28:11 Setting expectations and setting limits/boundaries   Quotes “The journey is what it’s about, it’s not about reaching the pinnacle of the mountain because as soon as you do that, you want the journey back again.” “Put yourself out there, give yourself a chance. It's okay to fail. That's how we learn, and then just get right back up.” “Don’t be afraid of feedback, welcome it.”   Mentioned  Leva Therapy Axena Helath Inc. Ozarks   eConnect with Bonnie https://bonniemarcusleadership.com/ https://web.facebook.com/bonnie.marcus/  https://www.linkedin.com/in/bonniemarcus https://twitter.com/selfpromote https://www.instagram.com/self_promote_/ Gendered Ageism Survey Results Forbes article 5 Tips to own the superpower of your age IAMMusicGroup   Purchase my book Not Done Yet on Amazon:  If you enjoyed this episode of Badass Women Podcast, then make sure to subscribe to the podcast and drop us a five-star review.
36:20 1/23/24
Overcoming Chronic Illness with Momoko Uno
Watching her mother struggle with chronic illness Momoko Uno knew by the age of 14 that she wanted to have a career in medicine. Momoko has overcome trauma and adversity to become a doctor of integrative medicine, entrepreneur and author. She grew up in Australia and obtained a medical degree in internal medicine, integrating pharmaceuticals and Chinese herbal medicine. She has a masters in psychology with a certification in Consciousness Health and Healing, and is also a certified functional medicine practitioner and licensed acupuncturist. Momoko came to the United States 25 years ago with borrowed money, two suitcases and her dreams. She served as the department chair of clinical studies at Pacific College of Health Sciences and taught various classes there as well as at Touro College in 2009. She founded Omni Wellness, a multidisciplinary wellness center in New York City, where she also maintains her private practice.  She holds a particular interest in trauma and its effect on the body and mind and how it plays a role in chronic illnesses. The majority of her patients have exhausted conventional medicine and turn to alternative medicine to treat complicated conditions. Momoko published her first book in 2023, which is a memoir about losing her mother during solitary confinement and how she overcame the traumatic loss. Her stories are ultimately all about healing the mind and spirit while overcoming adversity.    What You Will Hear in This Episode:  2:15 Momoko’s personal story 8:39 Biggest challenges 13:36 The effects of on chronic illness and  Momoko’s approach 20:57 What conventional medicine misses about trauma and chronic disease 24:15 Signs of poor stress management and proactive solutions 28:20 Gender and chronic illness   Quotes “it's never a real mistake if you actually learn something from it. “ “I try to get the release to come out from different levels, and that's when I find it the most effective because if you just get it physically and you don't get the change on an emotional or mental level, it usually just comes back. “ “Chinese medicine is supposed to be about preventative health, so that means that you're supposed to be going to see a practitioner before there's any symptoms at all. That's Chinese medicine. You go when you're feeling good, “   Mentioned: Omni Wellness Center Book eConnect with Bonnie https://bonniemarcusleadership.com/ https://web.facebook.com/bonnie.marcus/  https://www.linkedin.com/in/bonniemarcus https://twitter.com/selfpromote https://www.instagram.com/self_promote_/ Gendered Ageism Survey Results Forbes article 5 Tips to own the superpower of your age IAMMusicGroup Purchase my book Not Done Yet on Amazon:    If you enjoyed this episode of Badass Women Podcast, then make sure to subscribe to the podcast and drop us a five-star review.  
41:43 1/9/24
Social Impact Trailblazer Emily Kane Miller
Emily Kane Miller was deeply influenced by the resilience of her grandparents, two of whom were holocaust survivors.  She has dedicated her career to transforming the social impact and philanthropic paradigm.  She's a social impact trailblazer who's built a 20 year career at the intersection of government, non profit, business, and philanthropy. As the founder and CEO of Ethos Giving, a social impact consultancy, Emily is behind some of the most innovative social impact programs for a range of companies, from professional sports teams, to founder-led startups, to fortune 500 companies. She also founded Ethos Tracking, a 100 percent bootstrap, female led, social impact management platform that allows clients to measure and manage their social impact efforts all in one place.  Launched just last year, the platform already has a range of very dynamic, socially conscious companies on the tool. Prior to founding this company, Emily served as vice president of philanthropy and community affairs at the wonderful company where she led the organization's award winning philanthropic efforts. Emily lives in Los Angeles with her husband and three children.     What You Will Hear in This Episode:  3:00  Emily’s personal story 5:21  The path of philanthropy and corporate social responsibility 9:24  Starting her own firm and the challenges 14:35 What motivates and generates Emily’s clients 22:18 Example design of a community engagement program 26:56 Social media and promotion 30:50 Measuring social impact efforts 35:55 What Emily has learned about herself through the process of starting her business   Quotes “This idea of sharing what you have isn't new. But I do think in the 21st century, we've seen just a total reformation of what generosity can do and can mean.” “What are we doing here, not how did we get here?” “I heard so many times in my career, “Well, we wish we could make a difference, but it's so hard to measure or it's so hard to know where to start.” It was just a throwaway excuse and I wanted, frankly, to take the excuse out of the room.”   Mentioned: Ethos Giving   eConnect with Bonnie https://bonniemarcusleadership.com/ https://web.facebook.com/bonnie.marcus/  https://www.linkedin.com/in/bonniemarcus https://twitter.com/selfpromote https://www.instagram.com/self_promote_/ Gendered Ageism Survey Results Forbes article 5 Tips to own the superpower of your age IAMMusicGroup Purchase my book Not Done Yet on Amazon:  If you enjoyed this episode of Badass Women Podcast, then make sure to subscribe to the podcast and drop us a five-star review.
39:08 12/26/23
Street Smarts with Joy Farrow and Laura Frombach
Although both Laura Frombach and Joy Farrow lived completely different experiences, their similarities working in male dominated fields and their desire to help women compelled them to work together to write a book for women and their safety.  Laura Frombach was introduced to technology in the United States Army, working on Pershing nuclear missiles. She spent most of her career as a technologist and engineer with IBM, Hewlett Packard, FedEx, Coca Cola Enterprises, Lenovo, and others. A turning point in Laura's life was the aha moment when she correlated her mother's mental illness to domestic violence. She advocates for local domestic violence shelters. She's a TEDx speaker and speaks on women's safety. And Joy Farrow is a retired deputy sheriff with 28 years of experience. She worked road patrol in Pompano Beach, Florida and faced every situation imaginable. After the 911 tragedy, Joy transferred to the Fort Lauderdale Holiday International Airport with Broward's Sheriff's Office to focus on safety of air traveling. In 2017, Joy assisted in the aftermath of the mass shooting at the airport. She's received numerous letters of recommendations and several lifestyle life saving awards. Joy is also a TEDx speaker. She speaks on women's safety. Joy and Laura wrote Street Smart Safety for Women, which came out in October, in an effort to help women learn how to defend themselves, give them the tools to continue pursuing their interests and upkeep their physical and mental well being. It includes modern strategies for women to develop safety intuition, practice defensive living by trying to be persuasion proof, incorporating daily safety practices, tech vigilance, and learning about victim recovery.    What You Will Hear in This Episode:    3:47 Laura and Joy’s personal journeys 11:08 Being professionals in a male dominated field 13:09 Street Smart, Safety for Women inspiration and advice from Laura and Joy’s book 16:10 Dating apps and dating 27:00 Traveling alone 34:01 Disengaging in conversation and social conditioning as women     Quotes “violence isn't normal and it's not okay. No matter Who you are.” “The anonymity of the internet. is a playground for predators. “ “Predators take advantage of that with women, they know that we are  brought up to be nice, that we're brought up to be pleasant, that we're brought up to be polite and they take advantage of it.”   Mentioned: Streetsmartsafety.org Facebook  Instagram eConnect with Bonnie https://bonniemarcusleadership.com/ https://web.facebook.com/bonnie.marcus/  https://www.linkedin.com/in/bonniemarcus https://twitter.com/selfpromote https://www.instagram.com/self_promote_/ Gendered Ageism Survey Results Forbes article 5 Tips to own the superpower of your age IAMMusicGroup Purchase my book Not Done Yet on Amazon:    If you enjoyed this episode of Badass Women Podcast, then make sure to subscribe to the podcast and drop us a five-star review.  
40:12 12/5/23
Overcoming Migraines with Debbie Waidl
Unaccepting of the fate of having to live life with migraines as her mother and grandmother had, Debbie Waidl  made it her mission to seek out the root cause, conquer her migraines and lower the percentage of women  that suffer from migraines worldwide to zero. Debbie’s passion stems from her past experience with daily migraines and her desire to ensure no one has to live through years of endless pain as she did. Debbie is a migraine specialist certified through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and the Institute for Functional Health Coaching. She's founder of In The Balance Health Coaching and the Freedom From Migraines Method, and she's a proud mom of two amazing kids and a little havanese, a wife of 30 years and a lover of learning.  Debbie helps busy moms dealing with migraines, uncover what's holding them back from migraine freedom so they can live their life pain and symptom free. Spend time they want with their family and friends, and stop missing out on the things they enjoy.     What You Will Hear in This Episode:  1:33 Debbie’s personal story 4:10 Migraines: root cause, care and management 11:38 Changing lifestyle and habits successfully 14:59 Hormones, genders, age,  genetics and triggers 21:59 How Debbie’s passion for curing migraines changed her life   Quotes “When, when it comes to reducing chronic inflammation, it is a lifestyle change.” “if we don't take responsibility for ourselves and our actions, then there's only so much that can be done to make us healthy.   Mentioned: DebiieWaidl.com Facebook The Womens Freedom Migraine Group   eConnect with Bonnie https://bonniemarcusleadership.com/ https://web.facebook.com/bonnie.marcus/  https://www.linkedin.com/in/bonniemarcus https://twitter.com/selfpromote https://www.instagram.com/self_promote_/ Gendered Ageism Survey Results Forbes article 5 Tips to own the superpower of your age IAMMusicGroup Purchase my book Not Done Yet on Amazon:   If you enjoyed this episode of Badass Women Podcast, then make sure to subscribe to the podcast and drop us a five-star review.  
32:27 11/28/23
Let Your Passion Lead the Way with Sherri Nourse
Sherri Nourse is a successful woman entrepreneur who at the top of her game followed her passion, tapped  into her creative energy and is making a difference in the lives of many women.   Sherri's background is in social media. Her digital agency is Ambition Media but in 2022 Sherri started a new venture, Audrey Nicole Diamonds, which makes fabulous custom engagement rings and jewelry from ethically sourced and lab-grown diamonds,  Sherri designs personalized pieces for you online or in person and as a woman-owned business, she empowers and collaborates with  nonprofits and donates a portion of her profits  from every purchase to women who've been through trauma.  Whether that be emotional, physical, sexual or sex trafficking  she wants to help them get back on their feet and get their lives back.     What You Will Hear in This Episode:  1:32  Sherri’s personal story 4:35  Helping women who have gone through trauma 8:28  Lab grown diamonds and ethically mined diamonds 18:19 Starting the business and its challenges 22:16 Lessons learned and finding motivation to keep going 28:05 Things Sherri wish she knew beforehand and advice for starting a business   Quotes “I always wanna do anything to empower women.” “You can always make it in a crowded market. You just have to be unique and different.” “As women, we can always reinvent ourselves. We can always get out there and make something happen.”   Mentioned: Audreynicole.com @audreynicoldediamonds Instagram Facebook TikTok eConnect with Bonnie https://bonniemarcusleadership.com/ https://web.facebook.com/bonnie.marcus/  https://www.linkedin.com/in/bonniemarcus https://twitter.com/selfpromote https://www.instagram.com/self_promote_/ Gendered Ageism Survey Results Forbes article 5 Tips to own the superpower of your age IAMMusicGroup   Purchase my book Not Done Yet on Amazon:   If you enjoyed this episode of Badass Women Podcast, then make sure to subscribe to the podcast and drop us a five-star review.  
37:12 11/14/23
Processing Your Trauma with Amy Hoyt
After going through the process of healing from a traumatic experience that significantly affected the first two decades of her life, Dr. Amy Hoyt dove into trauma research and found a calling in helping others recover from their trauma.  According to Dr. Hoyt, it's important to look inside yourself and see if you have old wounds that are creating subconscious patterns and thoughts that are keeping you small. Toxic stress and trauma can cause autonomic responses to the world, business, and others that keep us playing small.  When we heal our wounds, we're able to create new neural wiring and start to think and act differently. Dr. Hoyt is certified in traumatic stress studies by the Trauma Research Foundation.  She's been working in the field of trauma for 10 years as a researcher of mass trauma, genocide, and apartheid, and individual trauma. She's an author, podcaster, and speaker, and is passionate about helping others learn to break free from the chains of past trauma using research and science. And, she lives in the Ozarks with her husband and five children.    What You Will Hear in This Episode:  1:42 Amy’s personal story 6:55 Traumatic event symptoms and responses 8:00 Effective trauma therapies 16:19 Women and trauma.  Forgiveness and reconciliation 23:54 Individual trauma vs group trauma 29:09 True forgiveness   Quotes “When we have a traumatic event, our language center shuts down. It's called Broca's area. And a lot of times memories are kind of hidden away from us. And so what happens is the mind doesn't consciously remember but the body does.” “Forgiveness is actually a conscious decision that we make.”   Mentioned: The Whole Health Lab Mendingtrauma.com   eConnect with Bonnie https://bonniemarcusleadership.com/ https://web.facebook.com/bonnie.marcus/  https://www.linkedin.com/in/bonniemarcus https://twitter.com/selfpromote https://www.instagram.com/self_promote_/ Gendered Ageism Survey Results Forbes article 5 Tips to own the superpower of your age IAMMusicGroup Purchase my book Not Done Yet on Amazon:    If you enjoyed this episode of Badass Women Podcast, then make sure to subscribe to the podcast and drop us a five-star review.  
36:43 10/31/23
Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone with Kim Imas
Discovering that her chosen career in engineering was not for her, Kim Imas took a leap of faith and dramatically changed the direction of her career to pursue something that brought her joy, came naturally and she always loved. Kim received degrees in engineering and urban planning before deciding to pursue a career as a writer. Her pieces appeared in the likes of Boston Magazine, in the Boston Globe magazine. Before she transitioned to long form fiction, her first novel, which was a romance novel, was initially published under a pen name and earned praise from Publishers Weekly for its smooth prose and witty dialogue. A former Oregonian, she now lives with her family outside New York and tries to accomplish in her writing what Dolly Parton does in the song Nine to Five, delivering stories of women's struggles in a way that is too damn delightful to ignore.     What You Will Hear in This Episode:  1:30    Kim’s personal story 7:31   Getting into writing.  The Aha moment 16:03 Lessons learned and being neurodivergent 23:16  Kim’s upcoming novel Beast Mom and dealing with  anger 27:45  Approaching difficult subjects with wit 32:54  Advice for women looking to make a similar career move   Quotes “I did not have a sense that it was something I could immediately turn into a career or even turn into a career at all but I knew that it was good for my soul.” “Many of us have great difficulty expressing our anger.”   Mentioned: Beast Mom KimImasauthor.com   eConnect with Bonnie https://bonniemarcusleadership.com/ https://web.facebook.com/bonnie.marcus/  https://www.linkedin.com/in/bonniemarcus https://twitter.com/selfpromote https://www.instagram.com/self_promote_/ Gendered Ageism Survey Results Forbes article 5 Tips to own the superpower of your age IAMMusicGroup Purchase my book Not Done Yet on Amazon:    If you enjoyed this episode of Badass Women Podcast, then make sure to subscribe to the podcast and drop us a five-star review.  
34:28 10/17/23
Inspire Action with Aisha Muhammed-Oyebode
Born into a family of strong women, Aisha Muhammed-Oyebode defied societal norms by pursuing her education.  Motivated by her observance of the difference between formally educated and uneducated women in Nigeria, Aisha felt compelled to fight for change.   Aisha  is a development specialist, international non-governmental organization (NGO) expert, and human rights activist specializing in women’s and girls’ initiatives. She is the founder and CEO of the Murtala Muhammed Foundation (MMF), a non-governmental organization that promotes good governance and is dedicated to engendering socio-economic change on the African continent.  As co-founder of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG), an activist group formed in the aftermath of the abduction of 276 girls from their school premises in the Chibok village of Borno State, and the author of Stolen Daughters of Chibok, Aisha is committed to societal change and making sure all of the girls are returned home and not forgotten.    What You Will Hear in This Episode:    1:50 Aisha’s personal story 6:40 Boko Haram Chinbok schoolgirls kidnappings 9:00 Activism for women's rights,  gender issues and education 14:00 The impact of Boko Haram on women and girls 22:10 Reconstructing communities and building trust 28:22 Aisha’s book, “Stolen Daughters of Chibok”   Quotes “I come from a family of women who are very clear about what they want and so you can imagine if you then juxtapose that with an education I think activism probably runs in our blood.” “In some communities 70% of the children have never seen the inside walls of a formal classroom. “ “My argument also is that for every child that you put back in school, that's a whole generation of that child's family that is going to benefit.”   Mentioned: Stolen Daughters of Chibok Murtala Muhammed Foundation Facebook Instagram LinkedIn   eConnect with Bonnie https://bonniemarcusleadership.com/ https://web.facebook.com/bonnie.marcus/  https://www.linkedin.com/in/bonniemarcus https://twitter.com/selfpromote https://www.instagram.com/self_promote_/ Gendered Ageism Survey Results Forbes article 5 Tips to own the superpower of your age IAMMusicGroup Purchase my book Not Done Yet on Amazon:    If you enjoyed this episode of Badass Women Podcast, then make sure to subscribe to the podcast and drop us a five-star review.  
37:11 10/3/23
Navigating Change with Lisa DeAngelis
Through a series of life altering events, Lisa DeAngelis learned how to masterfully fuse work and passion in her life.  Recognizing that she could live the life she wanted based on the choices she made, gave Lisa the motivation, resilience, and power to show up as her most authentic self every step of the way.  Lisa is a holistic change practitioner.  She's an author, teacher, and speaker. She's passionate about building meaningful relationships and helping others live authentically. Her debut book, embracing the Unknown, Exploring the Pathways to Change, offers research, wisdom and inspirational stories, which will empower and support others in learning to navigate change in their own lives. Lisa's own unfolding journey has established her commitment to living with intention and purpose and helping others walk through the meaningful intersections of their lives. An avid traveler, singer, and lover of the arts, Lisa lives and works in New York City.   What You Will Hear in This Episode:   2:31 Lisa’s personal story 7:45 Self realizations Lisa has experienced throughout her journey 15:37 Why people resist change. Fear  22:45 Successfully navigating through change.  Adaptability, resilience and courage 28:10 Growth mindset, limiting beliefs and authenticity   Quotes “ Fear is a momentary reaction and we can use the data in our environment to remind us that it is just a moment in time. “ “​​The brain is brilliant. It's a brilliant system that hones in on what skills are most needed for the situations you find yourself most in.” “There are always opportunities to learn new things and there are always opportunities to learn from some of our missteps and our failures that will help us move forward.” “Each time we are willing to go outside of the scope of what we already know, It opens and deepens us a little bit more.” “A piece of learning is also figuring out what we need to unlearn.” “Sometimes not getting to where I thought I wanted to go, actually allowed me to get to where I needed to be”   Mentioned: Alexander Technique Embracing The Unknown: Exploring the Pathways to Change LisaDeAngelis.com   eConnect with Bonnie https://bonniemarcusleadership.com/ https://web.facebook.com/bonnie.marcus/  https://www.linkedin.com/in/bonniemarcus https://twitter.com/selfpromote https://www.instagram.com/self_promote_/ Gendered Ageism Survey Results Forbes article 5 Tips to own the superpower of your age IAMMusicGroup Purchase my book Not Done Yet on Amazon:    If you enjoyed this episode of Badass Women Podcast, then make sure to subscribe to the podcast and drop us a five-star review.  
37:36 9/19/23
Discover Your Erotic Self with Stella Fosse
Defying the notion that characters in novels need to be of a certain age to be popular, Stella Fosse is living her dream as a successful writer and advocate of erotica for older women.  Stella completed her career as a biotechnology writer in 2019 and became an advocate for the creative power of older women. She champions older women's creativity by leading imaginative workshops in seasoned romance erotica and memoir writing.  She writes sexy stories as a creative antidote to the gendered ageism that exists in our society.  Her 2019 book, Aphrodite’s Pen encourages ripe women to encourage erotic writing as a joyful practice.  She models this playful approach in her own fiction, including her novel, Brilliant, Charming Bastard and her story Collection, The Erotic Pandemic Ball.  Stella Blogs about topics of interest to women after midlife, including creativity, media representation, and finances. She draws from her background in biotechnology to write about older women's health and encourages guest blogs on her site by other women of a certain age. Her upcoming novel, which we'll learn more about today, is a gothic romance called Vampires of a Certain Age, about a medieval healer turned vampire.  Also in the works is Crone Hub, an online resource center for older women's culture. Stella's next book on writing will be The Well Seasoned Romance: How to Write and Sell Your Late Life Love Story,  and in 2024  look for Stella's collected essays, tentatively entitled, What to Expect When You're 60.  Stella Lives with her partner in North Carolina Research Triangle.  What You Will Hear in This Episode:  2:51 Stella’s personal journey 9:52 What attracted Stella to writing seasoned romance erotica  12:34 What holds women back from embracing their erotic selves. Conditioning 15:36 What led Stella to the characters in her books 17:49 The creative power of older women 21:15 Tips for getting around your inner critic 26:30 Lessons learned and challenges overcome   Quotes “I really do encourage creative writing and writing our vivid stories as a way to push back on the stereotypes in society about people of a certain age  because we really are out there living our lives and having a grand time, and that word needs to get out.” “I think for women of my age, our ideas about sexuality were already formed and they were quite constrained and it's tough to put that conditioning behind you.” “Learning and sex until rigor mortis” - Maggie Kuhn “As we become successful we do build certain barriers that we live inside in order to maintain our success.” “It's important to find a way to just let yourself play. That is really the key.”   Mentioned: Aphrodite’s Pen: The Power of Writing Erotica After Midlife Andy Courier Stellafosse.com Facebook LinkedIn   eConnect with Bonnie https://bonniemarcusleadership.com/ https://web.facebook.com/bonnie.marcus/  https://www.linkedin.com/in/bonniemarcus https://twitter.com/selfpromote https://www.instagram.com/self_promote_/ Gendered Ageism Survey Results Forbes article 5 Tips to own the superpower of your age IAMMusicGroup Purchase my book Not Done Yet on Amazon:    If you enjoyed this episode of Badass Women Podcast, then make sure to subscribe to the podcast and drop us a five-star review.  
34:38 9/5/23
Walking Your Way To Better with Joyce Shulman
After practicing law for over a dozen years, Joyce Shulman’s lifelong entrepreneurial spirit led her in a different direction.  Learning to use walking as a tool from a young age, Joyce, encouraged by her husband, turned her love of walking  into more than just a daily practice for herself.  An advocate for intentional walking, Joyce is the co-founder and CEO of 99 Walks and Jedi Fitness, two wellness brands that are rooted in the transformative power of an intentional walking practice.  A self-confessed idea junkie,  Joyce is an entrepreneur committed to building authentic communities. She is a frequent speaker, host of The Weekly Walk podcast, Veteran of the TEDx stage and author of the book Walk Your Way to Better.   Most importantly, Joyce says she's a joyful wanderer, and I'm so glad she wandered onto our show today,  What You Will Hear in This Episode:  1:20 Joyce’s personal story 4:50 Lessons learned on her entrepreneurial journey 7:56 Starting her own walking practice,  intention and their effects 13:40 Intentional walking and the idea of a walking practice as a business 16:15 Walking vs running, treadmill vs nature 21:08 What you can expect from a daily walking practice 27:40 Advice on overcoming the challenges of developing a walking practice 33:55 Does tracking make a difference?   Quotes “Once you get that (entrepreneurial) bug, it's really hard to go back because what I love is building things and communities that have real impact on people.” “What I think so many of us need, especially right now, is to reduce the stress, reduce the cortisol. Just be really present and finish it feeling less beat up.” “A 20 minute walk can boost your creativity by 60%.” “A 10 minute walk can have as much of an energy boost as a shot of espresso.” “I do believe that we are meant to move. We're not all meant to move in the same way and there is value in figuring out what feels good for your body.” “Every step counts in every mile matters.” “We are more likely to show up for other people than we are to show up for ourselves.”   Mentioned: 99walks.fit Jetti fitness Joyceshulman.com 99Walks Podcast   eConnect with Bonnie https://bonniemarcusleadership.com/ https://web.facebook.com/bonnie.marcus/  https://www.linkedin.com/in/bonniemarcus https://twitter.com/selfpromote https://www.instagram.com/self_promote_/ Gendered Ageism Survey Results Forbes article 5 Tips to own the superpower of your age IAMMusicGroup   Purchase my book Not Done Yet on Amazon:    If you enjoyed this episode of Badass Women Podcast, then make sure to subscribe to the podcast and drop us a five-star review.  
35:18 8/22/23
Helping You Find Your Badass Match with Nelly Sudri
Feeling the pressure of companies getting leaner during the pandemic, Nelly Sudri made the decision to leave her successful corporate career to pursue an MBA.  Finding that she enjoyed helping people more than crunching numbers, Nelly pivoted her focus to a masters program that centered around interpersonal dynamics and began working as a relationship coach. She grew her social media channels and created a course which replaced her corporate salary and found success doing what she truly loved, helping people.  Nelly is the star of Roku’s new original series ‘Match Me in Miami’. Nelly is the #1 Dating Coach for High-Value™ Women & Men and has the track record to support it. With over 900,000 followers on TikTok & Instagram combined, Nelly has become the top dating coach for High-Value™ singles around the world! Her dating advice videos have garnered over 20 million likes across social media and her content has transformed the love lives of millions of men and women.  Prior to starting her dating coaching business, Nelly graduated with a B.S. in Communications from the University of Miami in 2017. She then earned a certificate from Harvard Business School online in 2020 and eventually earned her master's degree in Conflict Resolution & Negotiation from Columbia University. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Columbia in 2021 and is trained in mediation.  Nelly recently launched her new card game, The Datrix. The Datrix is a tool that offers a quantifiable approach to predicting success among couples. The Datrix highlights the relationship between chemistry and compatibility - two essential components that form the foundation for lasting love. Depending on the score determined at the end of the game, one may discover that they have a weak, medium, or strong Datrix with the object of their desire, and through doing so, pinpoint areas that can help them develop more self awareness and strategies to reach their goals.    What You Will Hear in This Episode:  3:20 Nelly’s personal story 9:30 Lessons learned along the way 11:17 The pressures in dating 14:17 Biggest challenges women face in dating 17:18 Advice for women looking to get into the dating game and key issues 22:36 The Datrix card game.  Chemistry and compatibility 27:35 Online dating advice   Quotes “ I have been really cautious to get too invested with people who I don't feel are gonna add value, and that's not just dating wise, it's also friendship wise.  I'm very protective of my energy.” “The more time you spend entertaining the wrong person, the longer it's gonna take to meet the right one.” “Don't be with someone just cause you feel like you're uncomfortable being alone.” “You don't attract what you want in life. You attract what you are.” “Dating is a numbers game. And what I mean by that is the more dates you go on, the more likely you are to hit it off with someone and find a connection.”   Mentioned: NellySudri.com Ask-Nelly.co TikTok  @ask.nelly Instagram @ask.nelly eConnect with Bonnie https://bonniemarcusleadership.com/ https://web.facebook.com/bonnie.marcus/  https://www.linkedin.com/in/bonniemarcus https://twitter.com/selfpromote https://www.instagram.com/self_promote_/ Gendered Ageism Survey Results Forbes article 5 Tips to own the superpower of your age IAMMusicGroup Purchase my book Not Done Yet on Amazon:    If you enjoyed this episode of Badass Women Podcast, then make sure to subscribe to the podcast and drop us a five-star review.  
35:26 8/8/23
Journaling Your Badass Story with Merle Saferstein
While taking a break from her career as a lifelong educator Merle Saferstein was offered a series of opportunities that led her to discover the importance of leaving her legacy.  Working with over 500 Holocaust survivors and having kept journals her entire life, Merle was inspired to help others leave their legacy through journaling.  She is a pioneer in the field of legacy journaling. She's a professional educator, speaker, author, and we can learn a lot from Merle's personal story and about the art of journaling. Merle has been journaling for 48 years and has amassed a collection of 380 journals, the majority of which are the basis for her Legacy Journal books, Living and Leaving My Legacy Volumes 1 and 2. After 26 years as a Holocaust educator, where she worked with hundreds of Holocaust survivors, helping them to leave their legacy, she retired and created Living and Leaving Your Legacy through classes, workshops, and lectures. She has guided thousands of people in Sacred Legacy work, writing for wellness and journaling. Her short story collection Room 732 pays homage to the historic Hollywood Beach Hotel.  Merle lives in Miami, Florida with her husband of 56 years and has two children and two grandchildren.    What You Will Hear in This Episode:  3:15 Merle’s personal journey 6:50 Expanding from education to writing and public speaking 10:21 Journaling and its benefits 17:06 Journaling promoting wellness  20:34 Journaling advice and challenges 26:52 Using journaling as a tool   Quotes “ Just as I believe legacy work is a gift we give ourselves, I believe journaling is as well.” “ I remember things and I do believe that I remember them because of the fact that I wrote them down.” “If you don't even know where to start, then just start with Right now I'm thinking, or right now I'm feeling. Just get to exactly where you're at in that moment, and just let your pen go, and don't censor what you write.”   Mentioned: Room 732 Living and Leaving My Legacy Merlersaferstein.com IAJW   eConnect with Bonnie https://bonniemarcusleadership.com/ https://web.facebook.com/bonnie.marcus/  https://www.linkedin.com/in/bonniemarcus https://twitter.com/selfpromote https://www.instagram.com/self_promote_/ Gendered Ageism Survey Results Forbes article 5 Tips to own the superpower of your age IAMMusicGroup Purchase my book Not Done Yet on Amazon:    If you enjoyed this episode of Badass Women Podcast, then make sure to subscribe to the podcast and drop us a five-star review.  
31:33 7/25/23
Love after 50 with Francine Russo
After losing her husband to a heart attack at the age of 46, Francine Russo began a 10 year quest to find a partner.  When history repeated itself and she lost her second husband, she followed the same pattern, omitting the mistakes she had made the first time around.  Combining what she learned from her experiences, career and love for relationships and psychology, Francine embarked on a journey to help people over 50 find love.  Francine Russo is the author of Love after 50 and They’re Your Parents, Too!  Armed with a PhD in English literature, she became a journalist focusing on psychology, relationships and social trends. And she’s made her mark. Having cut her teeth at the late lamented Village Voice, she’s gone on to write for virtually every publication from the Atlantic to The New York Times. She covered the Boomer beat at Time magazine for over a decade, and her cover stories have appeared on Parade and Scientific American and New York Magazine. A dynamic and polished presenter, she is in great demand as a keynote speaker.  Francine has two grown children, three adult stepchildren and eight amazing grandkids. She has experienced first-hand the tremendous potential we all have to grow and transform ourselves with the people we love. She lives in New York with her partner.    What You Will Hear in This Episode:  1:50 Francine’s personal story 3:50 Persistence and sudden loss 7:50 Lessons learned about herself through life and career 9:50 relationships, psychology and Love After 50 12:15 Most important thing women should know about dating after 50 19:30 Habits, stepping out of your comfort zone and baggage 25:16 Common mistakes when dating and tips on how to avoid them 31:10 Issues around sex and intimacy    Quotes: “I learned to endure the pain, to live with it and to get through it……I learned that I could survive pretty  much anything and that I was stronger than I had realized and that I am strong.“ “People have to unload their baggage….We can look at it as something that’s part of our past. that we have lived through and learned from and  are now at a place where we dont need to rely on that baggage anymore.” “it's perfectly okay if you are done with sex and you're not interested, as long as you find a partner, and there are plenty of men as well as women who really just wanna cuddle and hold hands and sleep in each other's arms, and that's ok. Whatever you need, as long as you work it out with your partner.” “Women who are older have far more options about the way they wanna have a relationship.”   Mentioned: FrancineRusso.com Love After 50   Connect with Bonnie https://bonniemarcusleadership.com/ https://web.facebook.com/bonnie.marcus/  https://www.linkedin.com/in/bonniemarcus https://twitter.com/selfpromote https://www.instagram.com/self_promote_/ Gendered Ageism Survey Results Forbes article 5 Tips to own the superpower of your age IAMMusicGroup Purchase my book Not Done Yet on Amazon:   If you enjoyed this episode of Badass Women Podcast, then make sure to subscribe to the podcast and drop us a five-star review.  
39:41 7/11/23
The Unwritten Rules with Helen Appleby
Growing up with a father who instilled in her the fact that girls can do anything boys can do, Helen Appleby put it to the test with great success.  Helen Appleby is a British New York-based Women’s Leadership expert, author, speaker and podcaster who has helped hundreds of women step into their power and write their own rules for success while also helping hundreds of men understand how to best support those women. Having seen firsthand the experiences women disproportionately face in their careers, Helen created the “Unwritten Rules” to empower women with tools to write their own rules, navigate their versions of success and achieve their potential. Prior to becoming a fulltime women's leadership expert, Helen was a global business leader for Glaskow Smith Kline, her career there and unilever.  She has lived and worked in Canada, The Uk, Dubia, Cypress, Malaysia and the United States.  Helen hosts the Unwritten Rules of Women’s  Leadership Podcast interviewing  female leaders on their experiences.  Helen also offers the Unwritten Rules course to grow and develop the male leaders.  She is a fantastic shopper, an average yogi and a terrible cook.    What You Will Hear in This Episode:  1:56 Helen’s personal story 6:34 The Unwritten Rules and gender differences  11:34 Self promotion vs educating and authenticity 13:05  Greatest challenges women face today in the workplace 22:34 Limiting beliefs and overcoming the fear of failure 28:30 Women supporting women 31:44 Major differences between coaching women and men    Quotes “ I liked growing people more than I liked growing brands or businesses.” “The things that work for men in the world of work are not always the things that work for women.” “Men were much more drawn to take interest in the careers of people that reminded of them when they were younger” “Who you marry is one of the most important career decisions you make.” “We're expected to work like we don't have children and to parent like we don't work. And that is exhausting.” “Every time we do things that are out of our comfort zone, we all have that inner critic.” “I describe perfectionism as fear in a pretty dress.” “Done is better than perfect.” “Leadership in general is lonely” Mentioned: HelenApplebycoaching.com LinkedIn Instagram The Unwritten Rules Podcast The Unwrittne Rules Book Eve Rodsky Fair Play Enneagram Margaret Thatcher   Connect with Bonnie https://bonniemarcusleadership.com/ https://web.facebook.com/bonnie.marcus/  https://www.linkedin.com/in/bonniemarcus https://twitter.com/selfpromote https://www.instagram.com/self_promote_/ Gendered Ageism Survey Results Forbes article 5 Tips to own the superpower of your age IAMMusicGroup Purchase my book Not Done Yet on Amazon:  If you enjoyed this episode of Badass Women Podcast, then make sure to subscribe to the podcast and drop us a five-star review.  
36:07 6/27/23
Finding Your True North with Cari Kenzie
After unsuccessfully searching for answers to her inexplicable physical ailments, Cari Kenzi came to the realization that her struggles were a manifestation of her own self invalidation and doubt.  Learning to truly honor and understand her value and self-worth, Cari began the process of healing and growing beyond her own imagined limitations by putting herself first and practicing self-love.  No stranger to adversity, as a survivor of the Boston Marathon Bombing, she's experienced firsthand the power of resilience and the importance of a growth mindset. Cari Kenzie is an entrepreneur, success coach, and speaker who's dedicated to helping high achievers and organizations unlock their creativity, clarity and confidence. With her experience as a prior owner of a multi-million dollar marketing agency, Cari brings a unique perspective to her coaching and speaking engagements. Her approach is all about empowering her clients to push past their limits, find their voice and achieve their wildest dreams.  Cari has been featured in Entrepreneur Magazine, Runners World, Medium and appeared on dozens of podcasts. Her insights and expertise have helped thousands of individuals and organizations achieve success on their own terms.  What You Will Hear in This Episode:  1:35 Cari’s personal story 10:35 Physical toll of burying emotions 12:52 Lesson learned 18:48 Shifting your mindset in the middle of trauma 23:55 Discovering and embracing self-love Quotes “ I came to realize that I had been disregarding or invalidating myself for years.” “You really, really have to honor every question, every experience, every thought in such a way that it allows you the opportunity not only to truly be seen, but to understand your value and worth. When you understand that value and worth, and you give yourself the permission to get super curious about everything that's around you and within you that's where that true shift change and healing can happen.”   Mentioned: Instagram LinkedIn CariKenzie.com  Connect with Bonnie https://bonniemarcusleadership.com/ https://web.facebook.com/bonnie.marcus/  https://www.linkedin.com/in/bonniemarcus https://twitter.com/selfpromote https://www.instagram.com/self_promote_/ Gendered Ageism Survey Results Forbes article 5 Tips to own the superpower of your age IAMMusicGroup Purchase my book Not Done Yet on Amazon:    If you enjoyed this episode of Badass Women Podcast, then make sure to subscribe to the podcast and drop us a five-star review.
33:38 6/13/23
Trust Your Voice with Karly Polkosnik
Karly Polkosnik started blogging about everyday life as a pastime after high school.  Operating in truth on and off camera and excelling in leadership as a result of her high school experience,  Karly found that her authenticity combined with her love for helping others was a perfect combination for success as an influencer. Karly is the real, raw and relatable voice we wish we had when we were growing up. Karly went viral as a plus size body and sex positive content creator who started making content after she was laid off from her nine to five corporate job. Realizing there was more to life than her job, Karly pressed the reset button and started fresh. Taking matters into her own hands she started sharing witty and relatable content on social media, forming a newly found path as an entrepreneur, being her own boss and making her own rules, even if it went against the grain.  As a woman of color and a member of the LGBTQIA+ community Karly inspires others through messages, preaching self-confidence, whether it's through her podcast series, “Hey Bitches” or her blog, “Your Girl Karly”.  Karly makes sure to touch all the bases on fashion and wellness while instilling confidence in her 550,000 followers.   What You Will Hear in This Episode:    1:55 Karly’s personal story 4:44 Karly’s blog and transition to  podcast 19:35 Why people gravitate to Karly and her message 24:27 Fear and advice for finding your authentic voice 30:12 Content rollout process 33:27 Lessons learned about self through her journey   Quotes “I'm a real person who just happens to have a platform versus someone who built a platform for the sake of having a platform.” “I want a certain type of person to follow me and engage with me and be in my space and if people are unfollowing me and whatnot, like they obviously aren't the right type of person that  I want to have here on my journey with me.” “If I was too rigid and too set on a schedule and  just ingrained in how you do this thing, I don't think that I would be as successful as I am today,  because I am not scared to act on instincts that are positive and push my  dream life forward.” Mentioned: @yourgirlkarly TikTok instagram Youtube Hey Bithces Podcast Blog Connect with Bonnie https://bonniemarcusleadership.com/ https://web.facebook.com/bonnie.marcus/  https://www.linkedin.com/in/bonniemarcus https://twitter.com/selfpromote https://www.instagram.com/self_promote_/ Gendered Ageism Survey Results Forbes article 5 Tips to own the superpower of your age IAMMusicGroup Purchase my book Not Done Yet on Amazon:    If you enjoyed this episode of Badass Women Podcast, then make sure to subscribe to the podcast and drop us a five-star review.  
36:16 5/30/23
Forge Your Own Path with Emily Rogan
Trusting that life takes you in many different directions Emily Rogan has never been afraid of change and has pivoted throughout her life to many roles including stay-at-home mom, politician and CEO.   Emily’s non-linear journey led her to finding her passion in communication and health equity. Emily is a writer, editor, storyteller, communications expert and award-winning journalist. She's a vice president at 120/80 Marketing, an agency focused on digital health and healthcare, where she works with some of the most innovative companies in the space. She also teaches at Columbia University's School of Engineering graduate program. Helping students improve their public speaking and build confidence as communicators. Early in her career she led communications at a large nonprofit organization,  worked for a national news magazine and freelanced as an editor, writer, and tutor coach. Emily earned her bachelor in English from Cornell University and her master in journalism from NYU.     What You Will Hear in This Episode:  1:54 Emily’s personal story 23:45 Communication and its challenges 26:13 How to be a better communicator/listener 30:51 Role modeling   Quotes “There isn't just one path for any of us. You have to be open to the fact that life takes you in a lot of different directions and often those directions that you weren't expecting. “ “Communication isn't a monologue.” “We all need to be better listeners to be able to be better communicators.” “I hope that my lived experience and my professional path shows people that, and shows young women that there is no right way. There's just your way.” Mentioned: LinkedIn 120/80 Inc   Connect with Bonnie https://bonniemarcusleadership.com/ https://web.facebook.com/bonnie.marcus/  https://www.linkedin.com/in/bonniemarcus https://twitter.com/selfpromote https://www.instagram.com/self_promote_/ Gendered Ageism Survey Results Forbes article 5 Tips to own the superpower of your age IAMMusicGroup Purchase my book Not Done Yet on Amazon:  If you enjoyed this episode of Badass Women Podcast, then make sure to subscribe to the podcast and drop us a five-star review.
38:30 5/16/23
Empowering Underserved Communities through Tech with Irma Olguin Jr.
Growing up in a farming and agriculture community,  Irma Olguin Jr. never imagined a life and career in tech.  Taking the PSAT as a sophomore and being offered a scholarship to attend college  in Ohio completely changed the trajectory of Irma’s life.  Inspired by her own story of opportunity and life changing decisions, Irma has made it her life’s work to positively affect and change the lives of people from underserved communities through tech with Bitwise Industries.  The idea of Bitwise was hatched in 2012 over a Red Bull (hers) and a gin and tonic (his) with her then IP attorney, Jake Soberal. Fueled by a series of aha moments, they decided they were in a unique position to build such a mechanism for progress.  At Bitwise, Irma oversees the screening and interviewing of all employment candidates and apprentices,  including that of Bitwise Workforce Training and Bitwise Technology Services. Her goal is to ensure Bitwise always remains faithful to its mission of strengthening Fresno’s tech industry and turning it into a driver of real economic progress. Previously, Irma created 59DaysOfCode, a competition highlighting and encouraging the Valleyʼs tech industry. She co-founded Hashtag, an open co-workspace for designers and developers alike. She also co-founded Edit LLC to solve efficiency and data issues in the ag industry. Irma holds a degree in computer science and engineering from University of Toledo, Ohio and has been a contributing advisor on several community boards, including 59DaysOfCode, President’s Advisory Board for California State University – Fresno, the American Red Cross (Central Valley Chapter), Kingsview Behavioral Health, and Youth Leadership Institute. Her dog, Bruce, is the king of her world and is widely recognized as the mascot for Bitwise Industries.   What You Will Hear in This Episode:  2:16 Irma’s personal story 13:08 First job and first significant paycheck 15:32 Bitwise, opportunity and potential 17:58 What differentiates Bitwise 27:05 Success defined 29:31 Personal motivation 33:41 Enrollment   Quotes “Sometimes it's something as simple as a bus ticket that stands in the way of your next opportunity.” “The truth is that an average person, an average mind with an average skill, can make an above average contribution in the technology industry because of the state of the world.  Because technology is the fastest growing industry on the planet, because it is pervasive and it shows up in all of the different places in our lives,  you need talent, you need human capital to power that, to make that continue to grow and so there's space for all kinds of minds, and it doesn't just have to be the kid that got an 800 in math on his SATs, “At the end of the day, all of these trappings and all the pretty words about what Bitwise is and does it all comes down to whether that person found a way to take advantage of the opportunity to change their own lives and then implicit in our culture is, did you take that and then use it to deliberately contribute to the success of somebody else? Mentioned: Bitwise Connect with Bonnie https://bonniemarcusleadership.com/ https://web.facebook.com/bonnie.marcus/  https://www.linkedin.com/in/bonniemarcus https://twitter.com/selfpromote https://www.instagram.com/self_promote_/ Gendered Ageism Survey Results Forbes article 5 Tips to own the superpower of your age IAMMusicGroup Purchase my book Not Done Yet on Amazon:  If you enjoyed this episode of Badass Women Podcast, then make sure to subscribe to the podcast and drop us a five-star review.
35:42 5/2/23
Art and Activism with Sara Drescher
Sara Drescher fell in love with art at an early age and was blessed with parents who supported her love and study of art from grade school through college.  While working as an artist after college, Sara took time to develop her artistic voice and upon returning to grad school found the purpose that fuels her art today.  Sara is a Texas based painter who creates hyper realistic watercolors of ordinary objects with a hidden story. Currently her work centers on issues regarding double standards and other obstacles that women face today, as well as issues surrounding sustainability in the environment.  Sara earned her Master of Fine Arts degree at Texas Tech University and her Bachelor Fine Arts degree at the University of North Texas. She has more than 20 years of experience as a professional artist and more than 10 years of experience leading popular workshops and ongoing art classes for adults. In 2021, Sara had a solo exhibit at the Museum of the Southwest titled, Reclaiming the Casserole. This exhibition was reviewed in Glasstire, Texas Visual Art News and Reviews, August 31, 2021. This was her second solo exhibition at the Museum of the Southwest in Midland, TX, and she has also had a solo exhibition at the CASE Gallery in Ft. Morgan, CO. Her work has been recognized in numerous juried art shows around the United States, and she has been the artist in residence at the Museum of the Southwest Children’s Museum, the Midland County Centennial Library, and at Elsewhere Studios in Paonia, CO. When not in the studio, she enjoys scouring flea markets and thrift stores for unusual finds which often appear in her paintings.   What You Will Hear in This Episode:  2:29 Sara’s personal Journey 6:50 Going back to school at 42 10:37 Message and purpose behind Sara’s art 15:09 Where the art starts and how it influences cultural change 22:06 Societal pressure and activism through art   Quotes “Women are great at brainstorming. We're great at finding solutions to problems. We're great at talking things out.” “Art is a great way to ask questions and make commentary. “ “I've realized I have this voice through my art, I just have to speak through it.” “Don't worry about mistakes.  Mistakes are just part of learning.” “Being brave is a really important part of being creative.”   Mentioned: SaraDrescher.com Instagram @sdrescherart   Connect with Bonnie https://bonniemarcusleadership.com/ https://web.facebook.com/bonnie.marcus/  https://www.linkedin.com/in/bonniemarcus https://twitter.com/selfpromote https://www.instagram.com/self_promote_/ Gendered Ageism Survey Results Forbes article 5 Tips to own the superpower of your age IAMMusicGroup Purchase my book Not Done Yet on Amazon:    If you enjoyed this episode of Badass Women Podcast, then make sure to subscribe to the podcast and drop us a five-star review.  
31:27 4/18/23
Badass Optimism with Giovanna Moraga Clayton
As a self proclaimed optimist, Giovanna Moraga Clayton has kept joy and gratitude at the forefront of her endeavors.  A freelance musician in Los Angeles, Giovanna credits her optimistic outlook as the key to her successes.   As the daughter of professional musicians,  Giovanna was destined to have a life in music.  “She's going to be a cellist!”,  an exclamation made by her father within hours of her birth set the path for her future. Born in Touca, Mexico and raised in Southern California Giovanna earned a number of accolades as a young child. Making her orchestral solo debut at the age of 14 Giovanna has continued to solo with orchestras in the United States, as well as Central America, as well as holding tenured positions with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra working in the Los Angeles studio scene for the last 18 years.  Giovanna has played on countless movie soundtracks, records and television shows.  In search of a more creatively challenging project. Giovanna became a founding member of the Latin Grammy nominated group, Quattro.  Touring with the group, now known as Quattrosound, has provided a new platform for her to expand her musical reach.  Giovanna has shared stages with many greats, including Yo-Yo Ma, Pinkas  Zukerman, Daniel Hope, Andrea Bocelli, Prince, Beyonce, Adele, Barbara Streisand, Ariana Grande  and many more. Giovanna lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two children and dog. What You Will Hear in This Episode:  Giovanna’s personal story The impact of teachers Working as a freelance musician Gaining tenure in an orchestra A musical family Having a  creative outlet Stage presence and poise Challenges faced and overcome The power of optimism Quotes “One of the best things that we can give to our children is a space for them to have an outlet and be creative. I think that that would actually solve a lot of our issues as a society.” “Children emulate what they see. If you decide to become a parent, you have to keep that in mind. You are the example. “ “If I have a moment to really think about what's in my soul and my spirit, then I'm motivated to create something of it.” “My big mission in life, through music or through whatever it is that I'm doing is to spread joy and bring light.” “Just by writing a song, or playing a tune, you can change somebody's outlook or  disposition and it's incredible. It's like magic.” “There's a time in life for everything.” “Give people time and they'll show you their true colors.” Mentioned: IAMMusicGroup IG: @giocellomusic Fb: @giovannamoragaclayton https://bonniemarcusleadership.com/ https://web.facebook.com/bonnie.marcus/  https://www.linkedin.com/in/bonniemarcus https://twitter.com/selfpromote https://www.instagram.com/self_promote_/ Gendered Ageism Survey Results Forbes article 5 Tips to own the superpower of your age Purchase my book Not Done Yet on Amazon:  If you enjoyed this episode of Badass Women Podcast, then make sure to subscribe to the podcast and drop us a five-star review.
34:08 8/9/22

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