Today’s podcast centers around women’s business. And businesses for women’s products, AKA FemTech.
Growth strategy consultant, marketing expert, sought-after public speaker and
Vagipreneur, Rachel Braun Scherl is a trusted authority on leadership,
entrepreneurship and female health. Over the course of her career, Rachel has
driven growth for her clients as well as her own businesses. As co-owner and
principal of SPARK Solutions for Growth, a consulting firm advising businesses on
strategic growth and partnerships, product development and marketing, Rachel
has built an international client base that includes multiple divisions of Johnson &
Johnson, Allergan, Pfizer, Merck, Bayer and Deloitte.
Edie also explains about Holocaust Remembrance Day in Israel, how Israeli’s actively remember those who were murdered and honor those who survived.
Plus→ The Strong Jewish Women’s Summit is going strong!
You can still register, at any time. If you are reading this before April 28 then you can even enjoy 10 interviews completely free of charge.
The link to the summit is here: www.thestrongjewishwomenssummit.com
Do you ever wonder how you’d behave in extreme situations?
If you were training for the olympics as a cross country skier, got smashed by a truck, were diagnosed as a paraplegic, were in rehab for six months, what would you do?
I can tell you that I’m pretty confident that I wouldn’t become an aerobatic flight instructor as soon as I was discharged.
That is, however, what Janine Shepherd did, and she is my guest on the podcast today.
Janine has written a memoir about her incredible years after the accident; how she became a flight instructor, how she was told that she wouldn’t be able to have children, but yet she did; some of the more intimate details of what her doctors told her, how she was treated, and how she overcame.
The book is called Defiant: A Broken Body is Not a Broken Person
Through powerful and emotive storytelling, there is something for everyone in Janine’s message of hope. DEFIANT topics include the following:
Why some people don’t give up and can succeed against all odds. Struggling to rehabilitate with permanent disabilities, Janine rekindled her defiant spirit in a dramatically improbable way. Seeing a small plane fly overhead one day, she declared, “That’s it! If I can’t walk, I’ll fly!”
How to come back from a major loss. It’s not about whether or not you will face adversity, it’s how you approach it. Once she let go of “Janine, the athlete,” which was how she had always defined herself, Janine was able to create a completely new life.
Her ultimate goal: become a pilot, even though she’d never flown a small airplane and was disabled. Little goals kept her going along the way.
A broken body is not a broken person. Janine’s mantra: You are not your body, and
you have the choice to create new dreams. Be defined not by what you've lost, but instead by who you are and what you can become.
What to do when things don’t go as planned. Janine’s real strength didn’t come from her body. This realization changed everything. She was no longer tied to a set path, and was free to explore life's infinite possibilities.
Janine’s recipe for healthy defiant living. Janine learns about how to not just survive, but to flourish in the face of adversity. Challenges and change are not to be dreaded, but actually welcomed as opportunities to thrive in unexpected ways.
The concept of disability. Janine inspires those coping with physical disabilities and other challenges to believe in the power of potential. Her accomplishments (and mindset) far outweigh any disability.
Janine Shepherd is an inspirational speaker.
She was awarded the Order of Australia, the nation’s highest honor, for her service to the community, her inspiration and her work in raising awareness of spinal cord research.
She is a contributor to Deepak Chopra’s workshops and has been featured on 60 Minutes, This is Your Life and CNN’s Turning Points with Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
You can see Janine's TEDx Talk from her website: janineshepherd.com
Come to the Strong Jewish Women’s Summit (www.thestrongjewishwomenssummit.com)
This week I tell you a story about my new hater, what she wrote to me, and how I dealt with it.
We leave the story in the middle, the end has not come to be yet.
I’m in suspense too.
Working hard on the Strong Jewish Women’s Summit.
We talk about producing a large event, and some of what goes into it.
Come to the event! Let’s make this happen together!
Happy Passover 2017
Rabbi Dr Jackie Tabick became Britain’s first female rabbi in 1975. She worked for many years at West London Synagogue with Rabbi Hugo Gryn and then at North West Surrey Synagogue in Weybridge. She is now Convenor of the Reform Beit Din and is very involved in interfaith work being co-President of the World Congress of Faiths. She received her PhD in 2014 and the subject of her thesis was outcomes of conversion to Judaism 1952 to 2002.
Who is the Strong Jewish Women’s Summit for, who should attend, and who is speaking on the summit?
This summit is for you:
If you believe in women’s leadership
If you believe Jewish women can be part of a non-political sisterhood of women that completely supports each other
If you love to hear biographies and stories from real people that are like you, with similar backgrounds and history
If you’d like to get concrete information, and have it at your fingertips so that you’ll have an intelligent answer ready when somebody flippantly says to you that women have exactly the same opportunities as men; or why does it matter, a good leader is a good leader, regardless if they’re male or female; or either you’re born a leader, or you aren’t, it isn’t something you can learn… yada yada yada
If you believe that we as Jewish women have the responsibility to hold our communities together, to learn from each other, and to get closer to each other
Who is speaking on the Strong Jewish Women’s Summit?
We have an amazing line-up of extremely strong women who will inspire you, who are forward-thinkers, who you will learn from and will want to hear more of!
These are some of the speakers:
Professor Mina Teicher: speaking about international women’s leadership. Dr. Teicher is the former Chief Scientist of Israel, and now is the Vice-President of the International Women’s Forum
Lori Palatnik: Founding Director of the Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project. Lori speaks about how to start a movement you really believe in, with many practical tips
Devora Mason: the Manager of the Innovation Lab at the Tower of David Museum in Jerusalem, Devora speaks about designing your career path to suit your own needs
Dr. Judith Rosenbaum: The Executive Director of the Jewish Women’s Archive speaks about the history of Jewish women and feminism, and how it’s relevant to us all today
Dr. Yael Schuster: Founder of StellarNova, talks about her startup that centers around girls and STEM, why and how she developed it
Dr. Rahel Berkovits: Rav Rahel teaches us about women and halacha, and our participation and obligations in rituals
Jenny Belotserkovsky and Michal Tavrovsky: Founders of the JFE (Jews For Entrepreneurship), we discuss the importance of networking, of connections in the Jewish world, of how they built their accelerator, and more
Carol Schwartz: Founding Chair of the Women’s Leadership Institute Australia, we discuss the need to advocate for gender equality, women’s leadership, governance, social enterprise, business and finance issues
Miriam Lottner: Creator and founder of Reveal Cards, public speaker, and business consultant. Miriam takes us through how to go from idea to product, some bumps along the way, and how to deal with them well
Rivka Malka Perlman: Rivka Malka addresses both the spiritual side and the practical side of you to get you further in your business and life. She tells us of the near-death experience that changed her life
Sue Zimmerman: Sue is a social media expert who uses her business acument to blow up social media campaigns. Her niche is Instagram, but her knowledge is marketing. She teaches us the importance of using social media wisely
Plus many more!!
Join us at www.thestrongjewishwomenssummit.com
See you there!!