The Strong Women’s Club: Jewish women's stories, Jewish women entrepreneurs, Jewish women leaders, Jewish women in business, sports, and science

Join the Strong Women’s Club where Edie Berg interviews successful Jewish women who share the behind-the-scenes personal sides of their stories. Jewish women leaders whose life stories are fascinating, inspiring and will make you proud that you, too, are a member of The Strong Women’s Club. In the Strong Women’s Club, you will hear Jewish women talk about how they reached where they are today, and you will relate to their struggles, their small daily difficulties that sometimes feel insurmountable, and learn straight from one of our own members how they are able to reach their goals.
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Jul 27, 2016

Noelle Duncan is a recording artist, songwriter, and performer. She has also worked at Women’s Audio Mission for 5 years and before that as a marketing professional and copywriter for various nonprofit organizations such as Women Impacting Public Policy and Aorta Magazine. Noelle started interning at WAM in 2010 and was hired in 2011 and is now a Development and Communications Associate and instructor in electronic music production at WAM.

“In a field where women are chronically under-represented (less than 5%), WAM seeks to "change the face of sound" by providing hands-on training, experience, career counseling and job placement to women and girls in media technology for music, radio, film, television and the internet.”

In this episode you will learn:
• That Noelle is a music producer/song writer in her own right and loves teaching women to use technology. She loves empowering women/girls with tech. music knowledge.
• WAM (est. 2003) is a one of a kind nonprofit project that gives women the tools to learn and work in a male dominated industry
• Also the only built and run by women recording studio in the world
• Have an online audio training option - on Sound Channel with over 7,000 students from 93 countries (all gender). This course is also part of several College sound curriculums.
• Community events include adults and youth programs are free and serve over 850 girls in the Bay area yearly, funded by philanthropy and corporate sponsors.
• They have a project for girls to create their own podcasts - to really talk about things that matter to them, they have the ability, using technology, to reach a global audience - and WAM gives them the tools to do this.
• Also host community events such as the Local Sirens: Women in Music Festival, a free, quarterly performance series featuring incredible local women musicians and performers in neighborhood venues.
• Annually they go to the Audio Engineering Society (AES) Convention which is 95% men – they are the only women’s organization there.
• There is a link between the ways women are socialized around technology and to fear it – this is a barrier to gaining skills to produce content.
• There are also economic barriers to accessing creative technology tools.

Noelle’s advice to young women:
Be persistent and don’t be afraid of technology! It is a tool to get your ideas across.


Resources mentioned in the show:
Women’s Audio Mission
Sound Channel
Audio Engineering Society (AES) Convention

Thank you so much for listening,
Have a really great day,
And Stay Strong!!

Jul 20, 2016

Dr. Judith Coche, owner and founder of the Coche Center in Philadelphia. She is a nationally recognized expert on intimate relationships and has been on The Today Show, Good Morning America, and Oprah, talking about her work.

In our conversation Judith talks about how:
--Women combine logic with intuition
--It’s very hard not to change when you’re in a group
--People can be committed to making changes in their lives, but have trouble doing it alone
--Groups create support and provide a foundation so that people can live optimal lives
--To love is the greatest human need
--Good self-care is the key so we need to take care of ourselves first

Plus a lot more!

Links and resources mentioned in the podcast:

-Can This Marriage Be Saved, cover story of New York Times Magazine, by Laurie Abraham 

--Coche Center

--The Power of Love: Judith’s TEDx talk 

--Judith’s books 

Be sure to take care of yourself first!
Your homework for this week is to do something you don’t usually do to take care of yourself. And then tell me what you did!

Tell me here:
Twitter @edieberg
Snapchat: edieberg

Can’t wait to hear all about it!
Thank you for listening,
Have a really great day,
And stay strong!!

Jul 13, 2016

Blair Braverman left her home and family in California to find her life in the north. She's a talented author, adventurer, dogsled racer, and a fulfiller of her own dreams. Blair fought and won struggles to succeed in a male-dominated world, but it wasn't always easy.

Blair's website:, where you can read excerpts of the stories she's written.

Blair's new book: Welcome to the Goddam Ice Cube comes out July 2016, published by Ecco/HarperCollins.

Read it!
And welcome to the world Buffy and her brothers and sisters!

Jul 6, 2016

Heidi Basch-Harod is the Executive Director of Women’s Voices Now, which promotes the free expression of women’s struggles for civil, economic, political and gender rights worldwide. WVN accomplishes this by providing free online platforms for film, art, writing, and social-media activism. Watch the short movies for free on the website at

Heidi knew she wanted to be an activist ever since she was 10 years old and heard her grandfather’s stories and advice after having survived the holocaust.
Heidi has gathered women’s stories and experiences from all over the world, and is devoting her work to giving these women a platform and a voice.