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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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Cici Battle, social impact strategist, organizer, and facilitator, joined host, Alyse Nelson, for a discussion on Juneteenth and how the United States must move beyond performative solidarity in order to address its deep-rooted issues with race and equality. By reflecting on the events of the past year, including the murder of George Floyd, the glo…
 
Sadiqa Basiri , Founder of the Oruj Learning Center, joined host, Alyse Nelson, for a discussion on women’s rights in Afghanistan and how strong educational institutions will be crucial mechanisms to grow the next generation of Afghan leaders. Sadiqa shared how her experience of being denied the opportunity to attend medical school and living under…
 
TW || Former Mexican congresswomen and life-long advocate against gender-based violence in Mexico, Adriana Hinojosa Céspedes, joined the Vital Voices Podcast with host Alyse Nelson, to discuss Mexico’s ongoing femicide crisis, the strength of women in this time of uncertainty, and the hope that is generated from small steps of progress in the fight…
 
Visionary Entrepreneur and Co-founder of Women in Business Development Inc in Samoa, Adi Tafuna’i joined host Alyse Nelson to discuss her pioneering work revitalizing the local economy in Samoa by building female entrepreneurship using locally-sources resources and tapping into external markets. Adi and Alyse discuss the impact climate change has h…
 
Career diplomat and NDI Director for Women, Gender and Democracy Sandra Pepera joined host Alyse Nelson on the podcast to discuss her career building inclusive, resilient democracy. Sandra reflected on the need to focus on creating systems that push for culture change to really secure lasting impact when it comes to greater gender equity and repres…
 
The COVID behavioral health trajectory mirrors the out-of-control eating cycle. The toll of our COVID era is why many of us turned to food for the first time or eating issues returned for others. Or for others, it got worse, better, or stayed all-or-nothing. If we can understand our COVID eating has deeper root causes than “willpower” or “disciplin…
 
Democratic activist and economist Obiageli (Oby) Ezekwesili joined host Alyse Nelson to discuss how her leadership style has been shaped by a staunch commitment to her values and deep community engagement. Leading by example, Oby explains how she uses her power to empower community voices around her, coaching a new generation of leaders who are dri…
 
Future for Us Founder and Leadership Incubator Fellow Sage Ke'alohilani Quiamno sat down with host Alyse Nelson to discuss her passion for equity and her fight to get more women of color in leadership within the modern workplace. Sage shared how dealing with her own experiences of discrimination in the workplace motivated her to put her passion for…
 
Thanks for all the prayers and well wishes over the last few weeks. I'm sharing today a portion of what's been happening with me including my recent breast cancer diagnosis. I'm also specifically sharing details about how mammograms, to a certain extent, failed me over the last few years and encouraging women to do self-breast exams and perhaps jus…
 
Outspoken Congolese radio journalist and co-founder of the South Kivu Women’s Media Association Chouchou Namegabe sat down with host Alyse Nelson to discuss Chouchou’s efforts enacting cultural change surrounding sexual assault and gender-based violence. Throughout her career, she has focused on bringing the stories of survivors to light by leverag…
 
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…
 
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