Woman Around Town’s Editor Charlene Giannetti and writers for the website talk with the women and men making news in New York, Washington, D.C., and other cities around the world. Thanks to Ian Herman for his wonderful piano introduction.
Dr. Phyllis Goldberg and Dr. Rosemary Lichtman are co-authors of Whose Couch Is It Anyway: Moving Your Millennial.More than 20 million millennials are still living with their parents, although older millennials in their mid 30s are beginning to reach milestones typically related to adulthood – buying homes, getting married, and having children. Drs. Goldberg and Lichtman talk about how this age group is evolving, what obstacles remain, and how families can handle having an adult child move home.
Shannon Walker’s Northwest Battle Buddies is a non profit with an important mission – partnering veterans suffering from PTSD with professionally trained service dogs that can help these men and women regain their freedom and independence. Shannon and her team work to help the men and women who have given up so much for our country. She talks with Woman Around Town’s Editor Charlene Giannetti about Northwest Battle Buddies and what needs to be done to clear up some of the confusion about service vs. emotional support animals.
Have we reached a tipping point with sexual harassment? Karetta Hubbard and Lynne Revo-Cohen come to this discussion from a unique point of view. For more than 30 years, they have been advising companies on important workplace issues, including sexual harassment and sexual assault. They have been writing about the topic for Woman Around Town in a series titled “Toxic Culture.” In this podcast, they talk with Woman Around Town’s Editor Charlene Giannetti about how the workplace has evolved since they began their work, how the #metoo movement is forcing change, and what needs to happen next.
Stacy Sullivan was born into a musical family in Boggy Depot, Oklahoma. She now lives in New York City where she continues to dazzle audiences with her performances, creating new shows that are fresh and exciting. Journalist Alix Cohen, who writes about music and theater, talks with Stacy about her childhood, her musical training, and how she continues to challenge herself with her musical choices.
Linda Lajterman wrote Life After You: What Your Death from Drugs Leaves Behind after her son, Danny died of a drug overdose. She hoped to prevent other families from losing a loved one because of the opioid/heroin epidemic. Her family’s story is the inspiration for the film, 19 Daniel Highway, now in development. Linda talks about her family, the book, and the film in this podcast.
For three years, Sharon Hazard had been writing The Dowager’s Diary for Woman Around Town, chronicling the activities of Kate Shippen Roosevelt as written about in her diary. Sharon talks about how she first “met” Kate and what it’s been like to view New York City through the eyes of a woman who counted two presidents among her relatives.
Have you ever thought about starting your own business? Do you worry that you don’t have what it takes to make that venture a success? You’re not alone. Jason Veduccio has launched businesses and has also worked with many entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. He offers advice that just might help you achieve your dream of being your own boss.
Jacqueline Sibanda was born in the African nation of Zimbabwe, then raised and educated in England. She now lives in the Washington, DC area. Noticing more and more startups in tech, storytelling and other industries powered by African women entrepreneurs, Jacqueline was inspired to launch 54 Stories, conversations with African women entrepreneurs on the continent and in the diaspora.