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The Vital Voices Podcast highlights women leaders and change-makers from around the world. Hosted by Vital Voices President and CEO, Alyse Nelson, the Vital Voices Podcast provides a space for extraordinary women to be heard. To learn more about Vital Voices, visit www.VitalVoices.org. Follow us on Twitter (@VitalVoices), Instagram (@VitalVoices) and like us on Facebook (facebook.com/VitalVoices)! You can also donate to Vital Voices by texting VITAL to 41444.
 
Are you fed up with food? Disgusted by diets? Bitter about the whole body-beauty industry? This is *not* another weight-loss program. Host Ali Shapiro, Founder of Truce With Food, dedicated academic, and well-known health and nutrition coach, shares a more truthful approach to curbing your cravings, emotional eating, bingeing, bargaining, and other diet derailments. Join Ali for interviews, practical advice, and radically honest discussions about food, truth, transformation and reform.
 
Florence Ion, a veteran tech journalist and lifetime computer lover, talks to her friends, colleagues, and folks from varying industries on how they leverage technology to improve their lives and the lives of others. This podcast aims to be jargon-free. It's fit for anyone with a little love for the computers, tablets, smartphones, and smartwatches making their world turn.
 
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Owner of the Amar Singh Art Gallery, Human Rights Activist and Solidarity Council Member Amar Singh, sat down with Host Alyse Nelson to discuss men’s critical role in the fight for gender equality and his work in bridging the gender gap and championing women within the art space. As an art gallerist, Amar saw the blatant lack of representation of w…
 
Civil rights activist and the CEO and founder of Rise, Amanda Nguyen sat down with host Alyse Nelson to discuss the recent rise in hate crimes against the AAPI community and how she uses her activism to advocate for more informed and collaborative change. Amanda reflects on how she got involved in activism, her work with Rise Justice Labs and the i…
 
As interest has grown in recent years in "cleaning up" the beauty industry, specialty brands have popped up all over the internet. But what about those times you want to just "run to the store" for a jar of moisturizer? Are there any cleaner beauty buys available at the drugstore? Fortunately, the answer is Yes! Unfortunately, they aren't easy to s…
 
If the idea of a capsule wardrobe sounds good right up to the point where you have to actually put one together, today’s episode is for you. In this show, we’re discussing the benefits and best ways to tackle creating a wardrobe that works for you. About today’s guest: Kim Hancher is a Style Coach. She teaches women how to create their unique style…
 
Ali gives a pep talk about how to navigate the building post-quarantine weight loss pressure diet culture will be capitalizing on. She also offers accessible ideas and free resources of what to do instead of trying extreme detoxes or diets to feel comfortable in your body when it finally comes time to leave the house for more than a grocery store r…
 
Advocate and disability and inclusion expert Sara Minkara sat down with host Alyse Nelson to discuss her approach to framing inclusivity as a value-based proposition and how we can all lead with empathy and without assumption. Sara, the founder of the non-profit Empowerment Through Integration (ETI), draws from her experience as a blind, Lebanese-A…
 
If you’ve never heard of Rothy’s, you’re in for a treat. Today’s episode features friend and frequent show contributor, Deanna Segrave-Daly, here to talk about this cute little shoe brand that’s risen to cult-like devotion. From their clever use of recycled plastic to their high resale value, Rothy’s are more than your average shoe. Links mentioned…
 
Activist, Social Impact Strategist, co-founder of Freedom March NYC and all-round icon Chelsea Miller joined Host Alyse Nelson for a special Black History Month episode of the Vital Voices Podcast series: Power to Empower. Tune in to hear Chelsea share her thoughts on everything from mobilizing youth last summer following the murder of George Floyd…
 
‘Leap and the net will appear.’ Vital Voices network women Jessica Hubley, CEO of AnnieCannons, and Leah Lizarondo, co-founder of Food Rescue Hero, sat down with Alyse Nelson to discuss the power of pivoting. In both of their careers, Jessica and Leah each took leaps of faith, changing their trajectories to make an impact in their communities. Desp…
 
It's a conversation most parents don't want to have but know they probably should... the question becomes WHEN & HOW? Discussing the realities of porn with your tweens and teens can be very uncomfortable, but today's guest gives guidance on WHEN, HOW & WHY having "the porn conversation" is an important part of modern-day parenting. About today's gu…
 
President of the non-profit Reinserta, Saskia Niño de Rivera, and social worker and co-founder of the non-profit Prerana, Priti Patkar, sat down with Vital Voices Podcast host Alyse Nelson to discuss current barriers to achieving human rights for children around the world. Saskia and Priti explain their efforts to break the cycle of intergeneration…
 
Young women will lead the way. That much is clear when speaking with women like Faith Florez, founder of the Latina Legacy Foundation and creator of the Calor App. Faith reconnected with podcast host Alyse Nelson to discuss the way that Faith’s family inspired her work protecting farm workers and informing them of their rights through technology. F…
 
Donna Langley, Chairman of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, joined Vital Voices Podcast host Alyse Nelson to talk about her journey from intern to Chairman, and how she forged her way through challenges by making a plan and pushing herself to the next level. Donna shares stories from her childhood, catalyzing moments from her career and how sh…
 
Artist and activist Tronja Anglero joined Vital Voices President and CEO Alyse Nelson to disucss the new portrait of Kamala Harris Vital Voices commissioned from Tronja. The two discussed the power that art like this has to showcase the positive and strong side to women and their contributions, the deep impact representation at high levels can have…
 
Last month, we gathered our network of supporters– virtually – to celebrate and recognize the launch of our book, Vital Voices: 100 Women Using their Power to Empower. At that event, we brought together two women leaders, Global Leadership Awards Honoree, humanitarian and CanDo founder Dr. Rola Hallam and VV Board of Directors member, Cameroonian p…
 
Secretary General and co-founder of the Council of Women World Leaders, Laura Liswood joined Vital Voices Podcast host Alyse Nelson to talk about her leadership journey, the lessons learned along the way and how she uses ethics and empathy in leadership to empower others. Tune in to hear how Laura’s theories on power and leadership that can exclude…
 
VVEngage Fellow and current Interim President of Peru’s Council of Ministers, Violeta Bermudez spoke with host Alyse Nelsonabout building a career fueled by a passion for creating change. The staunch gender equality advocate discusses her goal for gender parity in politics, and the cascading impact of seeing women in leadership positions. Tune in t…
 
Human rights advocate Ravi Kant joined the Vital Voices Podcast series: Power to Empower with host Alyse Nelson to talk on the importance of men’s allyship and his fight in breaking the silence around violence against women and children in India. In this episode, Ravi shares how his mother raised he and his brothers to be advocates in the fight for…
 
If you’ve ever tried to lose weight only to find yourself gaining right back to where were before, “set point theory” may explain why. Set point theory suggests that there is an internal control in the human body that actively regulates weight (primarily fat mass) to certain weight for each individual. It’s a fascinating concept and is what I’m dis…
 
Author and Activist Chessy Prout joined the new episode of the Vital Voices Podcast series: Power to Empower with host Alyse Nelson to talkabout her journey as a survivor of sexual assault and how critical the allies around her were as she and her family worked through the draining process of seeking justice. Chessy reflected on the importance of c…
 
In today's 8 track episode, I'm giving an update on recent changes/additions I've made to my beauty routine. Prompted by recent questions I've been getting and discussions I've been having, I'm sharing about these products: L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara L'Oreal Double Extend Beauty Tubes Mascara Rodan & Fields Lash Boost Beautycounter Tetrapeptide Sup…
 
VV Woman Leader Kiran Bir Sethi joined the new episode of the Vital Voices Podcast series: Power to Empower with host Alyse Nelson to talk about the turning point for her leadership journey: becoming a mother. In this episode, Kiran shares how - through role as a mother - she learned the importance of empathy, ethics, excellence, elevation and evol…
 
Biologist, entrepreneur and founder of Wakami, Maria Pacheco, joined the Vital Voices Podcast new series: Power to Empower with host Alyse Nelson to talk about her work as a bridge between communities and the larger world. Maria spoke about her focus on channeling positive energy to make change happen for people and the environment, and how the 20-…
 
Joining me in today's show is friend and fellow registered dietitian, Danielle Omar. Danielle -- an integrative dietitian and nutrition consultant -- is the co-creator of my new Fasting + Food program. We share a mutual love of beautiful eyelashes (she first appeared on the show in The Eyelashes Episode), plant-based eating and of course, fasting f…
 
In today's 8 track episode, my friend Robin joins me for a quick follow up discussion to her recent post in the Facebook group about her newfound love of the Netflix show -- The Queen's Gambit. *** Today’s episode is brought to you by General Mills Big G Cereals. On Instagram right now I’m hosting a giveaway with General Mills Big G Cereals to send…
 
Climate change and indigenous rights activist Hindou Oumaru Ibrahim joined the Power to Empower series to discuss the way she brings the unique perspective of the Mbororo community to the international stage to inform global climate change efforts with on-the-ground experience. With Host Alyse Nelson, Hindou shares her path to leadership, her conne…
 
You know menopause is coming. But do you know what healthy habits you should adopt now to help best manage the symptoms of menopause? About today’s guest: Liz Ward* is a registered dietitian nutritionist and co-author of several books, including The Menopause Diet Plan, which is written with her friend and colleague, Hillary Wright. Liz and Hillary…
 
Today's episode is a new format I'm debuting today -- the "8 track" episode. While these will never replace full-length episodes, 8 track episodes will be shorter (8-minute-ish) episodes on smaller topics. I hope you enjoy them! About this episode: As a result of my sponsorship and partnership with Life Extension, today I'm sharing a recap of what …
 
Managing Director of Sosai Renewable Energies, VV GROW Fellow, Global Ambassadors alumna, WE Empower Awardee and Global Leadership Awards Honoree Habiba Ali joined this episode of the Vital Voices Podcast new series: Power to Empower. Habiba joined host Alyse Nelson to talk about her work in the renewable energy space in Nigeria, how her past has b…
 
Christine Lagarde, President of the European Central Bank, joins this week’s episode of the Vital Voices Podcast new series: Power to Empower! President Lagarde joined host Alyse Nelson for a thoughtful and dynamic conversation about being the first woman in a role – and both the responsibility and motivation that comes with the title. She offered …
 
Tunisian human rights activist, global technology entrepreneur and founder of Mos.com, Amira Yahyaoui joined the second episode of the Vital Voices Podcast new series: Power to Empower. Amira joined host Alyse Nelson to talk about her past, present, and future as an advocate for change and what it means to be a trailblazing human rights advocate, a…
 
Inaugural US Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman joined the debut episode of the Vital Voices Podcast new series: Power to Empower. Amanda joined host Alyse Nelson to talk about building her confidence as a poet and leader to overcome her speech impediment and raise her voice as an agent for change. Amanda talked about the lessons she’s learned as sh…
 
"When your muscles are more flexible they are going to be more efficient in their movement." Whether you're a fitness junkie or just someone who wants to be able to get up and down off the floor as you age, this quote from today's guest sums up one of the main reasons people need to incorporate exercise that enhances flexibility. Joining me in toda…
 
If there was ever a year to learn more about how certain herbs can reduce stress, it has to be 2020, right? In today’s episode, my guest — Vicki Shanta Retelny — explains how certain herbs known as “adaptogens” help your body adapt to stress by acting on the neuroendocrine system to thwart our stress response. Vicki*, a fellow registered dietitian …
 
I typically reserve Odds & Ends Episodes for times when there's been a lot to catch up later in the season. But there's been so much happening since Season 3 ended, over the summer and in recent weeks, I wanted us to catch up on a few things sooner rather than later. In this episode: A recap of recent recipes on ThisUnmillennialLife.com My (unpaid)…
 
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Kicking off Season 4 of the podcast is the much-awaited and anticipated Migraine Episode. Recorded (and promised to listeners) at the end of Season 3, this episode has been a long time coming. As a migraine sufferer myself, I’ve struggled off and on over the years to determine triggers and find the best preventative treatment. Today’s episode featu…
 
Street artist, human rights advocate and survivor Panmela Castro gave us a first-person update from Brazil on how the country is handling the pandemic - from concerns of inequitable healthcare and crowded housing, to increased domestic and gender-based violence. But despite it all, Panmela is energized by the artistic options still available and th…
 
Former Marine and Congressional Candidate Claire Russo joined Vital Voices' Alyse Nelson to share her harrowing story of sexual assault, and discuss the deeply difficult journey she had to undertake to fight for justice within the armed forces. Claire's courage didn't stop there - she not only shared her story to get justice, but also as a part of …
 
In this conversation, Data2X's Emily Courey Pryor outlines the crucial points as to why gender data matters in building a more equal world. Biased data leads to biased policies, which widen economic and opportunity gaps and leave women behind when pushing for progress. From the way data is gathered to how questions are structured to how it's analyz…
 
For Women's Equality Day and the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in the United States, we're joining RepresentWomen's Cynthia Richie Terrell to discuss voting access and best practices for election systems to bring better gender balance and representation into politics. Find out more about RepresentWomen: https://www.representwomen.org/ See t…
 
VVEngage Fellow Joelle Abou Farhat spoke with VV President and CEO Alyse Nelson about the devastating impact of not only the explosion in Beirut, but the lack of formal response in the country. She offered perspective on the government's response, and shed light on why Lebanese women - at the center of recovery efforts today - are always ready to s…
 
Business leader and philanthropist Mona Sinha joined Vital Voices President and CEO Alyse Nelson for a passionate conversation about women's role investing in causes that matter and why authentic representation will make the world a better place for more people. Mona discussed her journey and drive to prioritize issues that advance equality, and wh…
 
Last week, the world lost an unparalleled human rights activist, Dr. Hawa Abdi. Hawa gained international attention when she was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 2012, but spent a life long before that committed to overcoming obstacles so that she could care for those around her. After losing her mother at a young age to maternal mortality, Haw…
 
Entrepreneur and restauranteur Aline Kamakian was hosting a staff meeting in her restaurant near the port when the explosion in Beirut went off. The restaurant she worked to create for 20 years was immediately destroyed, and the 25 members of her team in the space were all injured. She joined the podcast to update us on the disaster, the quick work…
 
Renée Brinkerhoff is breaking records as a rally racecar driver with a mission. She shared her journey from homeschool teacher and stay at home mom to racing around the world on all 7 continents. Renée is on a global tour to bring awareness and raise funds to fight child trafficking, and scheduled to race on her 7th and final continent – Antarctica…
 
Anna Phearman from Mobility4All joined Vital Voices President and CEO Alyse Nelson to discuss the ways that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the disabled community. The additional considerations that people with disabilities range from difficulties wearing masks to issues masks pose to reading lips and gathering facial expressions for deaf people…
 
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