Inspirational Women

Inspirational Women is a weekly podcast that features women who are leaders in their field, entrepreneurs, authors or women carving new paths in education, the environment, charities, crime prevention, health care, domestic issues, and youth outreach.


12-10-17: Mary's Place Seattle, "no child sleeps outside" fundraising

Linda Mitchell, Director of Communications for Mary's Place Seattle a non-profit organization responding to the needs of the homeless in our community for nearly 2 decades, focuses the lens on the needs and the support the community provides-- items, which also includes buildings! and funds, to help those in need. Many of the homeless are families and find themselves in this situation just this once. The support they receive helps them to get back on their feet and thrive once again. Popsicle Place is a family home where a child is undergoing treatment at Children's. They don't have to live in their car, but have a warm place to be together. There's a big musical fundraiser Thursday December 14m 7pm at the Amazon Meeting Center, 7th Ave. Seattle raising funds for the 2017 campaign 'no child sleeps outside'. Can't attend, simply donate.
00:30:16 12/8/2017

Past Episodes

Allison Schwartz is the External Outreach Director for the Seattle Dept of Transportation and the force behind a new event: Seattle's Safest Driver. This is a free app at driver or at an app store. It's a competition for residents of King, Pierce, Snohomish, and Kitsap Counties, and tracks your trips and you can check out your scores at the end of a trip, follow the tips to improve, and see where you rank amongst other competitors. Prizes are involved--the best being considered a better, safer driver! The competition runs November 20, 2017 - January 14, 2018. This is key to helping Seattle reach its "Vision Zero" goal of ending traffic deaths and serious injuries on city streets by the year 2030.
00:30:04 12/1/2017
Cari McKinstry is the Education Manager for the iconic Cougar Mountain Zoo in Issaquah. Known for their motto "Conservation through Education" Cougar Mountain Zoo provides great programs throughout the year. In December, it all turns magically "Christmas". Santa comes from his North Pole Home to get the reindeer ( Cougar Mountain is home to the largest Zoo herd of Siberian Reindeer in the Country) all prepped for their round the world jaunt on Christmas Eve. And we get to see it happening. The Zoo is open every day during daylight hours December 1 thru 23.
00:30:22 11/26/2017
Kasey Mathews is a mom of 2 teens, the younger one, Andie, being the subject of Kasey's first book: "Preemie--Lessons in Life, Love, and Motherhood". One of the marvelous things about Kasey is the attention she pays to life around her, her feelings, her reactions. From this she created what is a wonderful Gift for us, a downloadable book: "A Mom's Guide to Creating a Magical Life...8 Practical Steps to Feel Happier, Inspired, and More Relaxed". Kasey offers this opportunity on her website until mid-December.
00:32:03 11/17/2017
Dottie Greenwood and Linda Mullin are members of the Dr. Flashman Guild at Children's Hospital and tell of the important fundraising work they do, raising Millions of dollars to cover the costs of 'undercompensated care'. Parents do not need to stress, and children get the care they need to live a healthy life. The big fundraiser is the "Festival of Trees" at the Fairmont Hotel beginning the weekend before Thanksgiving. It includes the big Gala on Sat. Nov 18 and the lighting of the Tree and viewing the specially decorated trees on Sunday Nov 19--this a free event! Wendell will be there! Dottie and Linda also invite people to consider joining the Dr. Flashman Guild. Dottie has devoted 36 years, and Linda is now in her 4th year. Both are committed to the fun, and the very important work of helping children and families.
00:29:48 11/10/2017
Deborah Shouse is a writer, speaker, a caregiver, and dementia advocate. She has a huge amount of awareness to share which she does in detail in her book "Connecting in the Land of Dementia --Creative Activities to Explore Together." It's a terrible and frightening diagnosis, which seems to be happening more frequently, so Deborah's insights are helpful and useful.
00:30:49 11/5/2017
Holly Koelling is Director of Strategy for KCLS, the King County Library System. We might question...strategy...aren't libraries about books?...and that's the key reason to have a conversation with Holly, to understand the reason for a Director of Strategy. Holly tells us of an important survey, of community engagement, and how libraries offer and open up doors to the incredible opportunities.
00:31:32 10/27/2017
Paola Gianturco is an author-photographer, has documented women's issues in 62 countries, and has an important new book: Wonder Girls: Changing Our World. It features girls 10-18, doing great, brave things to make the world a better place. Paola will be in Seattle Thur. Oct 26, 6pm at the Bill & Melinda Gates Visitor Center for a slide presentation and book signing. 100% of the authors' royalties from Wonder Girls will go to The Global Fund for Women.
00:29:50 10/20/2017
Peggy Barchi, with the Northwest Railway Museum lets us know it's time to reserve a spot on the Santa Train that starts rolling the Thanksgiving weekend--A really special tradition for many families. And a newer tradition to consider, is the Halloween Storytelling Train. 2 weekends--October 21, 22, and 28, 29. Everyone gets to ride on the Halloween decorated coaches, spend a half hour at the Train Shed hearing railroad stories by Storyteller Karen Haas, see cider pressing demos, and learn about the early history of our area. Really a great family and friend experience!
00:29:56 10/13/2017
Ann Hood is a best-selling author, who joins us to discuss her memoir: Morningstar--Growing Up with Books. Ann uses an interesting method to share various parts of her life, she uses books that she read at various times in her life, the impact they had on her life, the impact books can and do have for each of us. For Ann Hood it also meant her life's work.
00:29:07 10/7/2017
Aja Estrada is a director of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) local office, joins us to extend a big invite to the upcoming major fundraisier: "Light The Night Walk". takes place at Seattle Center, Sat Oct 21, 5:30pm. It's symbolic with the lights and lanterns we the space where a cancer diagnosis can feel so dark. Let's be counted on to support the research to end this darkness.
00:27:04 10/1/2017

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