Inflection Point with Lauren Schiller

118 Episodes

Hear stories from women who have risen to a challenge, stepped up to create change and are ready to share their experiences. Get tools and ideas for how women rise up that you can apply to your own life. New episodes every other Wednesday. From KALW 91.7FM in San Francisco and PRX.

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Stitch Fix Founder Katrina Lake Gives the C-Suite a Makeover

August 15th, 2018

46:30

At age 35, Stitch Fix founder Katrina Lake became the youngest female founder and CEO to take a company public in 2017. Stitch Fix is now worth over two billion dollars. She has not only changed the way many …

When Teachers are Trusted to Teach - Gabrielle Howard, Saint Ann's School

August 1st, 2018

46:05

What happens when teachers are given the freedom to inspire a lifelong love of learning? In this episode, I talk with Gabrielle Howard, who recently retired as the head of the Lower School at Saint Ann’s Scho…

How Kids' Books Inspire Activism - Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein Stahl

July 18th, 2018

21:32

Now and then a “girl power” book pops up that is truly inspiring and, better yet, timely. And even better, written by actual feminists, parents, and educators who want to use their books to incite change by c…

What Trans Women Can Teach Cis Women (and vice versa) - Daniela Petruzelak, Diversity Activist

July 4th, 2018

29:49

Daniela Petruzalek is an accomplished software engineer from Brazil, who started working with computers at the age of 14. She’s always tried to fit into the male dominated field, but it was in direct conflict…

What Happens When Sexual Assault Goes Unpunished: Sarah Delia, “She Says”

June 20th, 2018

45:50

When radio journalist Sarah Delia heard a story about the sexual assault of one of her station’s listeners, “Linda” (not her real name), she knew it was a story that needed to be told. It’s also a story about…

Are We Teaching Girls Too Much Empathy? -Emily Abad, The Mosaic Project

June 6th, 2018

46:43

Empathy is often seen as the magic bullet against intolerance. But when we take on too much empathy for others it can be difficult to create emotional boundaries when it comes to our own needs. At the same ti…

How to Age Without Apology - Nina Collins, author of "What Would Virginia Woolf Do?"

May 23rd, 2018

45:22

What's so monumental about turning 40 that women need their own Facebook group? Turns out--pretty much everything. From discussing fashion to friendship to feminism, work and health Nina Collins has created a…

Do Haters Deserve Our Compassion? - Sally Kohn, author of "The Opposite of Hate"

May 9th, 2018

48:17

Can you find compassion in your heart for the haters in your life? Should you? CNN political commentator and first-time author Sally Kohn says if we keep on hating the haters, the cycle of hate will never end…

"I am powerful by just living" - Sarah McBride, LGBTQ activist & author of "Tomorrow Will Be Different"

April 25th, 2018

46:47

Sarah McBride made history as the first transgender person to speak at a national political convention in 2016. As of 2018, more than half of LGBTQ people live in states that don’t protect them from discrimin…

Is 'Girl Power' Creating a Mental Health Crisis? - Rachel Simmons, author "Enough As She Is"

April 11th, 2018

47:23

For many girls today, the relentless pursuit of accomplishment is fueled by harsh self-criticism and an acute fear of failure. Rachel Simmons has been researching young women for two decades, and her research…

New Season Trailer

March 10th, 2018

1:37

Conversations with women rising up and making history—and how you can too.

It’s time for some tough conversations about what women are up against right now and what to do about it.

So how can …

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