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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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Apr 6, 2016

Professor Meg Urry is the President of the American Astronomical Society, and was the Chair of the Physics Department at Yale from 2007 to 2013.
Professor Urry also actively works at increasing the number of women in the physical sciences.

We learn from Prof. Urry how sometimes it’s good to work stage-to-stage, step-by-step, towards your goals. She also talks about how being pregnant can be empowering!
And… Check out The Strong Women’s Mastermind!
Joining one of these groups will be no less than life-changing for anybody who is committed to the journey. Plus, you’ll have a group of women you can lean on and trust from all over the world.

Get more info and check out the introductory offer at www.thestrongwomensclub.com/mastermind

Thank you for listening!

Have a really great day,
And stay strong!
Edie

Mar 30, 2016

Brittney Hogan built her business Virago Fitness one tank top at a time after her newlywed husband was killed as a marine in Afghanistan. Fitness saved her from her depression and drinking. Now Brittney's mission is to promote the use of fitness to cope with life's uncontrollable changes and inspire post-traumatic growth.

Check out her site at www.virago-fitness.com

And we have masterminds!!!

Read a bit more about our program at www.thestrongwomensclub.com/mastermind

Thank you for joining us,

Have a really great day,

and Stay Strong!!

Edie

Mar 23, 2016

We have Strong Women’s Masterminds!! Listen to the end of today’s show to get more details. And you can go to http://www.thestrongwomensclub.com/mastermind to get more information.

Today’s guest is Dr. Alyson McGregor, and Associate Professor at Brown University, who teaches us about the difference between the terms sex and gender, and how they need to be handled differently in emergency rooms and in treating women in general. Alyson is an Acute Care specialist. You can see her and learn more about the differences when treating men and women in her TED talk entitled: “Why Medicine Often Has Dangerous Side Effects for Women”.

Join us on our FaceBook group, in our Strong Women’s Mastermind, and on the website http://www.thestrongwomensclub.com

Have a really great day,
And Stay Strong!
Edie

Mar 16, 2016

Strong Women in Israel!
In this episode Hilla Ovil Brenner talks about how:
• It’s important not to stay out of the game too long
• You should network with women who have the same mindset as you
• She founded Google Campus TLV for Moms
• Things will take longer than you think, so don’t get discouraged
• Investors need you just as much as you need them!

Thank you so much for listening and being part of the Strong Women’s Club!
Check us out at http://www.thestrongwomensclub.com/
Have a really great day and stay strong!!
Edie

Mar 9, 2016

Lina Khalifeh is from Jordan, and she is the Founder of SheFighter " A Self-Defense Studio for women in the Middle East". She has started her studio because of the high rate of violence against women in society and the region. She found the one real solution to violence against women is training women Self-Defense in order to protect themselves.

Lina has won first place at Women in Business that was held at the United Nations in Geneva, and she was mentioned by President Barack Obama during his speech at the White House in 2015.

Lina’s website: www.shefighter.com

Come on over to http://www.thestrongwomensclub.com/ , get your free copy of “Strong Women Say”, and stay up to date with what we’re talking about.

Have a great day,
and Stay Strong!!
Edie

Mar 2, 2016

Christmas Abbott has broken down numerous barriers as one of the first women in NASCAR, a spearhead in the fitness community, a fearlessly authentic model, a National Best Selling author, and an inspirational figure to all.
You can find out more about her at www.christmasabbott.com

Come on over to http://www.thestrongwomensclub.com/ and sign up to get your freebie, and join our club!

Can’t wait to meet you,

Have a great day,
and Stay Strong!
Edie

Feb 24, 2016

Rabbi Susan Silverman is an activist, teacher, and an author.
Susan is one of the brave women involved in WOW: Women of the Wall, where she was famously arrested.

Susan has five children, three daughters, two sons. Both sons were adopted from Ethiopia.

Susan has three sisters, two of which are famous comediennes, Laura and Sarah. Susan’s husband, Yosef Abramowitz is also very well known here in Israel as a human rights activist, a three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee, and a global social entrepreneur who was the first to commercially harvest solar energy in Israel
In this episode you will hear Susan speak about her work with the African refugees in Israel, about her home life growing up, and about how she thinks you should just adopt.

The links mentioned in today’s show:

The Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI)
Hotline for Refugees and Migrants
Jerusalem African Community Center (JACC)
Just Adopt
Book: Casting Lots: Creating a Family in a Beautiful, Broken World
STUCK by Both Ends Burning

Thank you for listening today, I very much appreciate you!
Join the Club at http://www.thestrongwomensclub.com/

Have a great day,
And Stay Strong!!

Feb 17, 2016

Today’s guest on the podcast: Dr. Afaf Meleis, internationally renowned nurse scientist and medical sociologist. She talks to us about some of her major life decisions and how they have enabled her to have such a large impact on the world.

Dr. Meleis’s writings and research have had an impact on advancing nursing knowledge in global health and women’s health. Much of her life’s work has been dedicated to uncovering the experiences and the voices of vulnerable women.

Afaf Meleis knew from a young age that she wanted to change and improve the world, and her journey has been driven by this throughout her life, both personally and professionally. If you are able to adopt one message from today’s podcast it should be:

Allow for serendipity in your life, so that you can take advantage of opportunities that occur.

Thank you for listening today!

Come sign up to be a member of The Strong Women’s Club at http://www.thestrongwomensclub.com/

Have a great day and stay strong!
Edie

Feb 10, 2016

Sonia Hunt is the President of Neyya, a new wearables technology company based out of San Francisco, CA.

Sonia is also the Executive Producer of a digital lifestyle brand that is focused on helping people with dietary restrictions, food issues and food allergies to ‘Stay Safe, Live Healthy and Eat Well’.

You can see Sonia’s TEDx talk here: Stay Safe, Live Healthy and Eat Well with Food Allergies

The beautiful wearable smart ring is here: http://www.myneyya.com

And Sonia’s personal website is here: http://soniahunt.com

Thanks for being part of The Strong Women’s Club!
Come see what else we have at http://www.thestrongwomensclub.com/

Have a great day,
and stay strong!

Feb 3, 2016

Renée Hlozek is a Cosmologist. She is a Professor of Astronomy at the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Toronto. Her research focuses on theoretical cosmology and statistical methods in cosmology.

Renee is a TED Senior Fellow.
Here is a link to Renee’s TEDx talk: Cosmology: Discovering the Unknown

Our conversation centers around Renee’s work, what scientists actually look like, and troubles many women have in male-dominated workplaces.

You can find Renee Hlozek at http://reneehlozek.moonfruit.com

Jan 27, 2016

Felicity Aston is the first and only woman in the world to ski across Antarctica alone.
And now she wants to invite you to go on an expedition to the North Pole in 2017!

Need more info?

It’s all in the podcast, plus:

• How to be mentally strong
• How being stubborn is a great characteristic
• How you should make daily progress, no matter how small

Come join the discussion in our Facebook Group!!

Have a great day,
And Stay Strong!
Edie


www.felicityaston.com
https://twitter.com/felicity_aston
http://www.felicityaston.co.uk

Jan 20, 2016

Dr. Sheila Ochugboju was born to a community of strong women in Nigeria.

In this episode you will hear:
• How you must embrace any opportunity you are give fully!!
• How you should not fear your own power!
• How you do not have to be an expert to do high-level things!

From the ages 5-9 Sheila was raised by the community, while her parents were overseas studying and working. Sheila then joined her mother in England… HUGE culture shock!!
But, she did, and did it fabulously!
Sheila studied Biochemistry in London University, completed her Ph.D research at age 25 and went on to study Baculoviruses as a Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Oxford University.

Sheila launched TEDx Nairobi, is a senior TED fellow, and is now a science communicator, and works for the United Nations Settlements Programme – UN-Habitat, coordinating the Global State Of Urban Youth Report (GSUYR).

You can find Sheila’s TED Fellow bio here:
http://www.ted.com/profiles/133411/fellow


Sheila at the Training Center in Communication here:
http://www.tcc-africa.org/tcc/index.php/61-dr-sheila-kaka-ochugboju

Jan 13, 2016

Sally Becker saved many children’s lives in the Balkan war.
That’s the short story, which she tells humbly and inspiringly on today’s show.

Sally Says:
“You never know what you’re capable of until you give yourself a chance”

Sally writes about her experiences in her book: Sunflowers and Snipers: Saving Children in the Balkan War.
Sally is an artist and writer, lives in the south east of England with her daughter.
Her work rescuing innocent victims of war has been recognised with many awards, including:
• The Unsung Heroes Award
• The Ross McWhirter Award for Bravery
• The Variety Club Award
• Woman of the Year, Blue Drop Group Sicily

Sally is a Goodwill Ambassador for Children of Peace, a non-partisan charity dedicated to building friendship, trust and reconciliation between Israeli and Palestinian children.
Sally featured in the 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony, carrying the Olympic Flag with a host of other dignitaries.

Sally’s websites:
www.sallybecker.co.uk
www.roadtopeace.org.uk

Jan 6, 2016

Shannon Moss is a well-known journalist,and was a TV news anchor in Maine for 6 years, and in TV in Maine for 15 years.

Shannon is involved in all sorts of projects, she is now the owner of Code Gratitude, a company dedicated to showing appreciation to those who serve us every day by offering special deals and discounts from local businesses. CodeGratitude.com connects supportive businesses with the men and women in Law enforcement, Fire, EMS and Military.

You can find Shannon at: CodeGratitude.com

If you enjoyed today’s episode, come on over to http://www.thestrongwomensclub.com/, and join our Strong Women’s Club!

Thank you again,
Have a great day,
and Stay Strong!

Edie

Dec 30, 2015

Iman Oubou is the current Miss New York US, an entrepreneur, a scientist, and a leader for young ambitious women.

Iman teaches us about changing our stereotypical thoughts, about how women can and should support each other.

Iman’s advice to other women is:
“Don’t forget who you are”

and

“Find your own purpose, and stick with it!”

Iman Oubou’s website: www.entrepreneursenvogue.com

Come on over to http://www.thestrongwomensclub.com/

and join The Strong Women’s Club!

Thanks a lot!
Have a really great day,
And Stay Strong!!

Edie

Dec 23, 2015

Dr Kathleen Yep is a professor of Asian American studies, with a strong base in feminist philosophies.

In this episode you’ll hear:
How stories matter, they come in many forms, and can have impact in many different ways
How your small stories can have relevance for others
How you should be bold, and be humble, at the same time
How you need to learn to speak up for yourself and believe in your own project

Thank you for listening to The Strong Women’s Club podcast! I really appreciate it!

So now would be a really good time for you to head on over to our website at www.thestrongwomensclub.com and sign up to get 12 Smart Quotes from the Strong Women of 2015!

Have a great day and stay strong!
Edie
www.thestrongwomensclub.com

Dec 16, 2015

Lauren Carson is a straight-shooting, unapologetic, says-it-as-it-is, woman, and I’m honored to have been able to speak to her briefly this week.

Lauren is serving her first term as State Representative for Newport, RI House District 75.

Prior she was a multiple small business owner.

Now, Lauren is concentrating her efforts on the economic impact of flooding and sea rise, particularly in the district she represents, Newport, Rhode Island.
In this episode you’ll hear:
• How age is immaterial. It is never too late to do what you believe in!
• How everyone needs a mentor
• How you can learn from teaching
and more….

Check out the big pink box on the website:
www.thestrongwomensclub.com

Sign up and get invited to our private Facebook group, and also get your thank you gift.

Can’t wait to meet you!

Have a great day,
and stay strong!
Edie

Dec 9, 2015

Margaux Alvarez placed 9th in last year’s Crossfit Games. And Team USA just won the 2015 Reebok Crossfit Invitational in Madrid, Spain!
She has only been crossfitting since 2011, and I had a lot of practical questions to ask her!

In this episode you will hear:
• How many hours per day Margaux trains
• That her coach, Alex, is her husband, and how they keep it together
• The huge amount of food Margaux needs to consume every day
• How she keeps her motivation high
• What she does to prevent injuries
And a lot more!

Margaux’s training website for you is:
http://prepareandexecute.com

Thank you to Margaux for being a featured member of The Strong Women’s Club!

If you haven’t already, please sign up on the website for blog posts, updates, and your freebie thank you gift: 12 quotes from super strong women on how to be successful!
You can get that at http://www.thestrongwomensclub.com/

Thanks a lot,
Have a great day,
And Stay Strong!

Edie

Dec 2, 2015

Nellie Akalp is the founder & CEO of CorpNet.com, an online legal document filing service, where she helps entrepreneurs start, grow and maintain a business. Her last company was acquired by Intuit in 2005. Nellie is a contributor to Forbes, Entrepreneur and Mashable and is a regular guest expert on the Fox Small Business Center. She was named a Top 100 Small Business Influencer in 2012, 2013, and 2014 by Small Business Trends.

In this episode of The Strong Women’s Club podcast you’ll hear:
• How you must do what you love
• How if you are passionate about something, and you are solving a problem, you should start there, then work backwards
• How Nellie writes and talks about the panic attack that saved her business
Nellie made it to the top, and has started again. Would you do that??

Let me know! Now’s the right time to head on over to the website at: www.thestrongwomensclub.com. In the big pink pox leave your name and email, and I’ll be able to send you your thank you gift and you’ll also get your invitation to our exclusive Facebook group. See you there!

Have a great day,and stay strong!
Edie

Nov 25, 2015

Merav Oren is today’s featured member of The Strong Women’s Club podcast!
Merav is a serial entrepreneur, having sold her first business to McCann Erickson at the age of 26!
In this episode you’ll hear:


How being an entrepreneur is lonely
How you must believe in yourself, and
How you have to do what’s good for you!

Merav has two main projects she is currently working on:
WMN : a cowork space and ecosystem for young startups that have a woman at the lead
Culiz.Market : Culinary experiences for foodies

Please sign up for our mailing list, and get your thank you gift:
www.thestrongwomensclub.com

Have a great day,
And Stay Strong!
Edie

Nov 18, 2015

Lee Caraher from DoubleForte.com is today’s featured member on the Strong Women’s Club podcast.
Lee’s book is:

Millennials & Management: The Essential Guide to Making It Work at Work

Lee's website: www.doubleforte.com

In this episode you’ll hear:
• How to have great inter-generational offices
• How it’s best to say the truth, and over communicate
• How money is important, but it’s not the only currency that’s important
• How to use communication skills that you use at work in the home also
• How there are specific words you should not use when speaking to people you work with

Thank you for listening to The Strong Women’s Club podcast! I really appreciate it!

Now’s the time to head on over to the website, and join the mailing list, and get your thank you gift!

You’ll also get an invitation to join our exclusive Strong Women’s Club facebook group

Have a great day and stay strong!
Edie
www.thestrongwomensclub.com

Nov 11, 2015

Today’s featured member is Joan Sotkin from www.prosperityplace.com.

Joan’s book is:

Build Your Money Muscles: Nine Simple Exercises for Improving Your Relationship with Money

Joan is a financial advisor, gives a LOT of practical advice on the podcast about how to be on top of taking care of your finances. She is also very connected to her mystical side, and the combination of practical and metaphysical lead to a really fun conversation!

In this episode you’ll hear:
• How emotions are the creative force behind our financial issues
• How we need to teach kids to be financially literate
• How all people feel more complete when we feel more connected to each other
• How we need to be proactive when taking care of our money

Thank you for listening to The Strong Women’s Club podcast! I really appreciate it!

For this project to be able to reach more people, I could really use your help in getting the word out.

I’d love for you to go to iTunes, subscribe to the show, and leave an honest rating and review, which helps the show get exposure, and in turn will help more women and men find the show.

It will only take a minute or two, and it really will help a lot! Thank you for that!!

Have a great day and stay strong!
Edie
www.thestrongwomensclub.com

Nov 4, 2015

Lisa Lieberman-Wang is the founder and CEO of F.I.N.E. (F’d up, Insecure, Neurotic and Emotional) to F.A.B. (Fabulous, Awesome and Beautiful). For more than 20 years, Lisa has helped thousands of people overcome lifelong emotional challenges of depression, anxiety, stress, self-sabotage, emotional eating, shopping, sexual abuse and codependency.

Lisa’s personal story is one of emotional abuse, as well as being physically attacked more than once. She had an eating disorder, was in mental institutions, and had a very rough road.

Lisa tells us all about her journey, how she recovered, and her current work in today’s episode.

In this episode of The Strong Women’s Club you will learn how:
There’s no such thing as perfect

When you hurt yourself you’re also hurting those that love you
You can program yourself for success


Thank you for listening to The Strong Women’s Club podcast! I really appreciate it!
For this project to be able to reach more people, I could really use your help in getting the word out. I’d love for you to go to iTunes, subscribe to the show, and leave an honest rating and review, which helps the show get exposure, and in turn will help more women and men find the show. It will only take a minute or two, and it really will help a lot! Thank you for that!!
Have a great day and stay strong!
Edie


www.thestrongwomensclub.com

Oct 28, 2015

Kim Ades has built a large coaching platform and process which centers around daily journaling. She also has 5 children !

In this episode you will learn how:

Successful business people have a high degree of emotional resilience
Emotion comes from a way of thinking, and not necessarily from what’s actually occurring

You can apply this to your home life as well

Demonstrating how you manage yourself well, and role modelling influences your children

We need to identify the beliefs that are standing in the way of a person’s success

Plus many more insights

Kim’s website is: www.frameofmindcoaching.com

For this project to be able to reach more people, I could really use your help in getting the word out. I’d love for you to leave an honest rating and review in iTunes, which helps the show get exposure, and in turn will help more women and men find the show. It will only take a minute or two, and it really will help a lot! Thank you for that!!

Have a great day and stay strong!
Edie


www.thestrongwomensclub.com

Oct 21, 2015

Rebecca Rachmany is the founder and CEO of Gangly SIster, which is creating digital comics, video and apps that encourage and inspire girls to pursue career paths in tech and entrepreneurship.

Purple and Nine is launching this week!! October 15, 2015

In this episode you’ll hear:
• How the gender gap is still a real thing
• How if you see something, you can be it!
• How the best thing you can do for yourself is get educated
• How we need to change people’s subconscious ideas about what people can do
• How there is no correlation between fashion sense and scientific acumen
• How you don’t have to fit into one category, you can be popular and be nice
• How you need to set the rules around your work day that work for you
• How in business, the reward for solving a problem is a bigger problem!
• How a balanced life may cause things to take longer
• How when you ant to develop a business or a skill, see what value you can add, and add more value than somebody else is adding

You can find Purple and Nine at : http://www.ganglysister.com

You can join the Strong Women’s Club by signing up at www.thestrongwomensclub.com

I look forward to seeing you over at the Facebook group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SWCmembersonly/

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