The Strong Women’s Club: Fitness business in depth. Health and wellness as tools for success for business women, corporations, female entrepreneurs.

Edie Berg speaks with experts about the business side of the fitness industry, how to grow your fitness business, and how businesses and corporations can use health and wellness to improve employee satisfaction, retention and improve their bottom line. Edie interviews women leaders who use health and fitness as tools for success. Currently, the Strong Women's Club is in Season 3 of production.
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Jun 1, 2016

This week’s guest is Lori Palatnik, who is a public speaker, a blogger, a teacher and an author of a number of books, the latest is entitled “Turn your husband into your soulmate”.

Lori and a group of other women established the Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project which you can find at

Lori talks about becoming orthodox, establishing the JWRP and donating her kidney to somebody she didn’t know before the donation process began.

Today’s episode marks the end of the recent series of Strong Women in Israel.

Join the Strong Women’s Club at

I’m excited to meet you there!

Have a really great day and stay strong!


May 26, 2016

The International Women’s Forum Cornerstone Conference was in Tel-Aviv this week, May 2016. As a member of the media, I was able to listen to lectures, interview prominent women, soak up the positive energy that was buzzing throughout and talk to the organizers and one of the sponsors.
IWF understands the power of the group, the mentoring and teaching.
One of its main missions is to cultivate young women leaders, as well as exchange ideas, learn and inspire and build leadership.
In this episode you will hear:

  • How women can be confident without apology
  • How we can be leaders without belittling
  • How we can brag about our accomplishments without ego
  • How we can push limits and erase boundaries

    There are five short interviews in today’s episode:
  • Crosby Cromwell: Director of External Affairs and Partnerships at IWF
  • Dr. Mina Teicher: Professor of Mathematics and Neural Computation, ex-Chief Scientist of Israel
  • Dr. Cady Coleman: NASA Astronaut
  • Claudia Patton: Chief Talent Officer at Edelman
  • Asma Chaabi: Moroccan Parliamentarian, first Moroccan female mayor, artist
  • Mich Atagana: Head of Communications and Public Affairs for Google South Africa
  • Ziva Patir: Previously the Director General of the Standards Institution of Israel, currently co-CEO at Patir Consultants

    The podcast is very different this week to its usual format. I look forward to hearing your feedback. What do you think? Let me know on Facebook or at

    Have a great day and stay strong!
May 18, 2016

Ibtisam Erekat and Ruth Ebenstein met at a support group for Muslim, Jewish and Christian women with breast cancer. They became best friends despite both being devoutly religious and living on opposite sides of the green line. Their story is unusual and inspiring. If you want to learn more about them or have them speak at your event or school, you can find them at

When we are open to meeting people who we might not understand, who are different to us, who we don't necessarily agree with politically but have so much in common with it cannot be ignored, then we are open to learning and listening, and our hearts can open where our heads may be shut off.

I hope you enjoy this interview, it's important.

May 11, 2016

Joanna Landau talks about the process she used when, a bit late in the game, she changed her professional direction.

Joanna is the founder of Vibe Israel, a company that is rebranding Israel, with positive emphasis on Israel’s creative energies. You can check it out at
If you are also thinking of what your dream job would be, and how you could possibly use the skills you have now while changing your direction, then this episode has a lot of practical tips for you.

Remember to check out the details of our mastermind program at

Thank you for listening to the show,
Have a really great day,
And stay strong!!

May 4, 2016

All about mental toughness today!

Continuing with my series on Strong Women in Israel, Yael Arad is on the show!
Israel’s first olympic medalist, Yael talks about how mental resilience helped her break through the 7th-place barrier and go on to win a silver medal at the Barcelona olympics in judo and then the gold medal at the European Championships the year after that, as well as many other medals in her long judo career.

We also talk about mental toughness in general, elaborating on these points:
Make connections
Take care of yourself
Accept that change is part of living
Move towards your goals
Take decisive actions

The website has had a facelift! Check out the new site at the old address:

And have a look at the mastermind program. The introductory sale is still on, but only for the month of May,

So be sure not to miss it!

Have a really great day, and stay strong!

Apr 27, 2016

Hana Rado is not just talking about women needing to be at least 50% of speakers at conferences and of every panel, she is making it super-easy for organizers to find female speakers. Hana, with 11 other women, founded, where you can choose from over 1000 highly-qualified women to speak at your event, whatever the topic. Supersonas is global, with the first branch outside of Israel in New York.

Hana is energetic and inspirational, and her advice to young women: Surround yourself with people who fill you with positive energy and believe in you!!

Apr 20, 2016

Today’s interview was conducted in a hotel lobby, face to face, so there is quite a bit of background noise. Still, I find it’s a lot more fun to interview people this way, as opposed to over Skype, so I’ll keep doing in person interviews whenever I get the opportunity.

Barbara Stewart, CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) researches and writes about women and finance. She speaks globally about issues relating to women, money and financial literacy.

Barbara has written many useful and easy to understand articles which you can find on her website
Barbara's advice is to work with your strengths, be deliberate about going for the things that interest you and try to talk more about your accomplishments to others.

Thank you, Barbara, for taking the time out of your schedule to talk to The Strong Women’s Club!

Apr 13, 2016

Dr. Romie talks about her life-changing illness and surgery and how she changed her entire way of thinking and treating patients. She uses mindfulness and integrative medicine in her clinic and is spreading the word all around the country.
Mainly, Dr. Romie says we are not alone and that we should all recognize our BSC (Bat Shit Crazy) and learn how to deal with it.
You can find her at

We are continuing with our introductory offer for the Mastermind program. Visit our website for all the information you need and to apply at

Thank you for listening,

Have a really great day,
And stay strong!

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

Thank you for listening!

Have a really great day,
And stay strong!

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

And we have masterminds!!!

Read a bit more about our program at

Thank you for joining us,

Have a really great day,

and Stay Strong!!


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 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

Have a really great day,
And Stay Strong!

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
Have a really great day and stay strong!!

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:

Come on over to , 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!!

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

Come on over to and sign up to get your freebie, and join our club!

Can’t wait to meet you,

Have a great day,
and Stay Strong!

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

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

Have a great day and stay strong!

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:

And Sonia’s personal website is here:

Thanks for being part of The Strong Women’s Club!
Come see what else we have at

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

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!

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:

Sheila at the Training Center in Communication here:

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:

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. connects supportive businesses with the men and women in Law enforcement, Fire, EMS and Military.

You can find Shannon at:

If you enjoyed today’s episode, come on over to, and join our Strong Women’s Club!

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


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”


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

Iman Oubou’s website:

Come on over to

and join The Strong Women’s Club!

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


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 and sign up to get 12 Smart Quotes from the Strong Women of 2015!

Have a great day and stay strong!

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:

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!

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