“If it’s something that you want, then you just go and do it. Don’t let anybody or anything stop you or talk you out of it…even if that’s YOU.” - Audra Agen, inspired by her grandmother.
(1:35) Audra shares her vision for Women in the Arena podcast, to create a platform for women get the recognition they deserve and appreciate their value
(3:25) Adela asks: Why Podcasting? Audra explains how she became an accidental podcaster. She describes her sales approach in the 'corporatey-corporate-corporate-world' and how that translates into her podcast interviews
(7:34) Audra’s advice if you are thinking about starting a podcast: ‘just do it’; and how does she finds guests for her show
(11:40) Her feisty, fierce entrepreneurial spirit comes from the wonderful women in her life, like her Sonoran grandmother. She shares more about her Hispanic Heritage and being a descendant of explorer Juan Bautista Francisco de Anza and his ties to the founding of the City of San Francisco.
(19:84) More on her Latina identity, her Hispanic Heritage and some challenges
(21:00) Audra describes living in the South-west and feeling free in the desert and mountains – it’s like being surrounded by an ‘environmental hug.’
(24:30) On her welcoming experience as a college student in Guadalajara, Mexico and how she continues to share the pride of her Hispanic culture with her husband and children
(29:48) Audra shares with us the best way to support her podcast: (1) listen and share and (2) refer amazing women for her to interview
(31:00) Words of wisdom: listen to that quiet urging and dare to try. If it fails, so what. Try again. Bet on yourself!
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