In conversation with PhD Student and Diversity & Equity Facilitator, Victoria Alexander, Natalie and Diane learn about and discuss what it means to be antiracist versus “not racist.” In the first of a two part conversation series, Victoria breaks down misconceptions around terminology including racism, white supremacy and color blindness.
Serial entrepreneur, Adrienne Arieff, imparts wisdom for all stages of life and all environments (COVID-19 and otherwise!) around how to stay on top of your game both personally and professionally. In episode 15, we explore ambition, being present so we can be open to opportunities, the juggling act of the working mother, mentorship, and recreating yourself for the 21st-century job market. All of that and more with our girl crush, Adrienne Arieff!
In discussion with proud Cartagena tour guide and Afro-Caribbean researcher, Marcella "March" Diaz, Natalie & Diane discuss and learn about the history of liberation and enslavement of Africans in Colombia, the true definition of the word “Champeta” beyond a musical genre, and racial identity as a self-described “mulatta” woman.
In the 4th installment of the Mother Daughter Diaries: COVID-19 series, Diane & Natalie gather perspective from two teenagers, Addy (16) and Chloe (13) and their mother, Christine. The group discusses the role of technology, staying connecting with friends, the future of education and how they are coping with the "new normal" as a family.
As COVID-19 slogs on and international response diverges, we have invariably seen female-led countries lead the way in their proactive and compassionate responses to the pandemic. With a pulse on the advancement and equity of women in the workplace and across the globe, Shelley Zalis, CEO & Founder of The Female Quotient, offers her perspective on feminine versus masculine leadership. Join Diane, Natalie & Shelley in The Time for Feminine Leadership is Now to learn about Shelley’s journey to becoming “Chief Troublemaker”, the family values that molded her and insight into the future of feminine leadership. Psssst - the time is now!
This episode balances the longing to travel again with the realities and potential silver linings in the global tragedy at hand. Featuring “wellness tourism” pioneer and co-creator of Escape to Shape, Erica Gragg, Episode 11 of Mothers & Daughters Unfiltered unpacks what the pandemic will mean for the travel industry and explores the opportunities some of us may have to unleash our personal superpowers in this trying time.
The third episode in Mothers & Daughters Unfiltered’s series, Mother Daughter Diaries: COVID-19, brings together mother-daughter duos that are taking the challenges of COVID-19 in stride and transforming them into opportunities. Twenty-one-year-old, Rennie Lembo, details the 3D printing masks project she has embarked upon with her community college to keep our health workers safe as her mother, Laurel, “walks the talk” as an owner of an “essential business.” New business owner, Alex Aitchinson, thinks creatively about pivoting her business as her mother Deb offers wisdom on how to keep an even keel through it all.
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The second installment of Mother Daughter Diaries: COVID19 compares the experiences of two young women forced to return home from abroad due to COVID-19 in late March 2020. Diane & Natalie interview two mother-daughter duos about the experience coming home and their perceptions of the response in countries they left; Victoria, returning from her job placement in Singapore with her mother Nancy; and Fiona, returning from her graduate degree in Public Health in London with her mother Hazel.
This is the first episode of Mothers & Daughters Unfiltered’s timely series, Mother Daughter Diaries: COVID-19. This collection interviews mother-daughter duos across the country and world to gain perspective on how the pandemic is affecting all of us. In the first installment, Diane and Natalie talk with Connecticut-based, Pamela (mother) and Charlotte (daughter), about the realities of returning home as a young adult - for both sides. The group gets real about boundaries and mental health and laughs about new hobbies and our fur family.
With the onslaught of COVID-19, the world has changed overnight. Social distancing, shelter-in-place and quarantine have become the new norm and our ways that we connect with one another on a daily basis are shifting. In conversation with Martha McBride, community builder at the Neighborhood Project, we discuss the ways that we can come together during and after the global pandemic.