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The 6% with NancyMD

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The 6% with NancyMD is dedicated to women thriving in traditionally male-dominated fields. As a female orthopaedic surgeon, I belong to the 6% that are women in this field - and thus the inspiration for the title.The birth of The 6% came about when I was at an airport and saw a female commercial air… read more

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S4 E6: Living the Pie Life with Samantha Ettus

February 14th, 2022

40:45

Episode Overview:

To live a successful life, you need to give certain things up is advice we frequently hear. Well, my guest begs to differ. To her, …

S4 E5: Objecting to the Unconscious Bias with Kelly Charles-Collins, Esq.

February 7th, 2022

38:41

Episode Overview:

Society is plagued with biases and preconceived notions, with certain groups more vulnerable to it than others and Kelly is no …

S4 E4: Fighting for Success In the Face of Inequality with Clarissa Silva

January 31st, 2022

30:03

Episode Overview:

The academia system can sometimes be described as archaic. There are various barriers that can deter people from success or even …

S4 E3: Spreading Love Around the World with CEO Chrissie Lam

January 24th, 2022

26:38

Episode Overview:

It can be easy to feel discouraged in a world that can be filled with strife, prejudice, and hardship. But our next guest refuses to give in to that and instead uses fashion to spread her message of …

S4 E2: Breaking Records and Stereotypes with Ninja Warrior Jessie Graff

January 17th, 2022

34:56

Episode Overview:

“Sometimes it's really hard to convince yourself that you can do something until you've done it. It's okay to be afraid. It's okay to think that you're not strong enough as long as you try.” 

Success …

S4 E1: Taking the First Step with Kathrine Switzer

January 10th, 2022

49:07

Episode Overview:

Pictures are worth so much more than a thousand words-- in my guest’s case, her one photo sparked a revolution and laid the tracks …

S4 E0: Kay Kirkpatrick: From Orthopedic Surgeon to Senator

January 9th, 2022

30:37

Episode Overview:

“I encourage young people to say ‘yes’ because earlier on. There are lots of opportunities that if you don't take them, you're gonna miss something important.”

I am thrilled to have Dr. Kay …

S3 E12 : Dr. Saralyn Mark, Women’s Health Expert, Geriatrician and NASA Advisor

July 12th, 2021

34:50

Episode Overview:

Sometimes, even when you’ve reached your goal, it may not be what you were expecting. This is the case for a lot of women across male-dominated fields. They find themselves in situations where they …

S3 E11 : Never Too Late for Change with Uli Sommers, Building Inspector

July 5th, 2021

24:55

Episode Overview:

We all carry biases. Just because on this show, we are women that have open conversations about being in male-dominated fields, doesn’t mean that we are completely free of these biases. I never really …

S3 E10 : Shooting for the Stars as a Woman in Aeronautics with Payton Barnwell, Space Flight Science Engineer

June 28th, 2021

19:21

Episode Overview:

 

As young girls and products of our times, it’s not uncommon to be told not to pursue a career simply because it’s a male …

S3 E9 : Kendra Fischer: Team Canada Hockey to Mental Health Advocate

June 21st, 2021

34:53

Episode Overview:

 

Making a choice is not always easy, but for our guest Kendra Fischer-- it was easy to make that choice and move from figure skating into Candian Hockey.

 

I met Kendra on Twitter and when I first …

S3 E8: Paving the way for Women in Agriculture with Stacy Mayo-Martinez

June 14th, 2021

39:04

 

Episode Overview:

 

In the United States, only 2% of the population work in agriculture. The choice to join the industry though-- was easy for our …

S3 E7 : Daphne Horowitz, CEO and Keynote Speaker: Change of Heart

June 7th, 2021

27:59

Episode Overview:

When you’re unhappy with leaders around you, you should consider becoming a leader yourself! In this episode we are joined by …

S3 E6: Melaney Schmidt and Malia Myers of Landmass Wine: Powering through with dedication

May 31st, 2021

41:03

Episode Overview:

 

“My grandpa taught me that it doesn't matter what you do except being really really good at it.”

When facing a crossroad and …

S3 E5: Shattering Glass Ceilings for Women: Going Head First Against Gender Bias with Dr. Amy Diehl

May 24th, 2021

37:17

Episode Overview:

The best way to solve an issue in society, is to finally admit that there is in fact an issue in society. We as women try in our …

S3 E4: Raven the Science Maven: Passion and Being Black in Science. Raven Baxter, PhD

May 17th, 2021

42:04

Overview:

With everyone stuck in quarantine, it forced a lot of people to get creative with their time. For Raven-- that meant writing a rap song about staying indoors to protect yourself and the ones around you from …

S3 E3: Progressive Technology: Women in Artificial Intelligence with Huma Abidi

May 10th, 2021

37:39

Overview:

Growing up in a small town in India, Huma was encouraged to pursue medicine by taking pre-med and chemistry. But she felt her call to medicine dwindle as she discovered computers and the possibilities one …

S3 E2: Amanda Sichon and Seda Bilginer of ESAS NYC

May 10th, 2021

41:34

Episode Overview

One big issue we’ve had in society today is where men hold great power over female-oriented products, where their decisions affect …

S3 E1: Gender Roles: Breaking Glass Ceilings and Equalizing Opportunities with Dr. Kim S. Clay

May 10th, 2021

42:03

When we’re born, one of the first things we’re ever taught is that we are either male or female-- and they come with their own set of gender rules …

S3 E0 : Speaking Up for Orthopaedics with Dr. Alana Munger, MD & Dr. Jennifer Weiss, MD

May 7th, 2021

47:11

 

Episode Overview:

 

Welcome to Season 3 of the 6% with NancyMD! To kick off this season, I wanted to start with a very special episode featuring …

S2 E12: Turning Whiskey into Passion with Jackie James

December 7th, 2020

46:00

In this episode, we are joined by Executive Bourbon Steward, Whiskey Consultant, #1 Amazon Bestselling Co-Author, Podcaster, Content Creator & …

S2 E11: Normalizing Women “Having It All” with Chi Viet, DDS, PhD, MD

November 30th, 2020

33:28

Women have long been made to choose between starting a family or pursuing a career. Dr. Chi Viet believes women can have both a fulfilling family …

S2 E10: Passion, Perseverance, and the Renaissance Woman with Summer Shedd

November 23rd, 2020

53:57

As a woman in orthopaedics, I'm fully aware of how few women are in the field of medical device sales, particularly in orthopaedic implants.

In this …

S2 E9: Thrive! Don’t Just Survive with Paraplegic Olympic Gold Medalist and Idaho Representative Muffy Davis

November 16th, 2020

38:22

In this episode, you’re going to hear an inspiring story of a woman who is proof that adversity cannot hinder a woman with unbridled passion to reach her goals.

Muffy Davis was a top ranking junior skier and was poised …

S2 E8: Expanding roles for women in Sports Nutrition and Sports and Conditioning with Jaclyn Sklaver

November 9th, 2020

25:50

Many women in sports, whether they’re coaches, athletes or sports journalists, simply aren’t treated the same as their male counterparts.

For female coaches, opportunities in the professional sports level are not …

S2 E7: Embracing Your Uniqueness with Jenny Chong

November 2nd, 2020

25:20

As a female working in an industry filled with men, you don’t necessarily have to fit in or blend into the crowd. This does not have to be a bad thing. You can turn it around and make it into something positive.

In this …

S2 E6: Eradicating Gender Bias with Mechanic Angeline de Luca

October 26th, 2020

23:50

There is an unconscious and inherent bias against women that exists in our society that results in women getting passed over for opportunities and …

S2 E5: Leading differently as women with Barbara Hamilton, MD

October 19th, 2020

31:43

In this episode, I’m joined by Dr. Barbara Hamilton. Barbara is a mom, writer, and a leader. She’s the Chief of Interventional Radiology in Desert …

S2 EP4: Embracing Your Feminine Strengths for Success with CEO Tanya Hall

October 12th, 2020

29:55

Young women who step into male-dominated careers rarely find female mentors to look up to. So it’s hard to know - do you need a thick skin? Do you need to suppress aspects of their femininity, to succeed?

In this …

S2 EP3: Thriving in a Female-Friendly Environment with Liz Luda

October 5th, 2020

32:26

Women working in male-dominated fields thrive when there is support for their growth. Being viewed as an asset is key, and allows women to be free to …

S2 EP2: Helping Moms Conquer Incontinence Through Innovative ONDRwear With Urologist Jessica Lubahn

October 5th, 2020

47:42

Incontinence can serve as a barrier for new mothers attempting to reclaim their bodies and sense of self. The interplay of shame and discomfort in needing to wear “diapers” or poorly-designed leak-proof underwear …

S2 EP1: Proving Your Credibility with Major Michelle Curran

October 5th, 2020

30:42

In this episode, I’m joined by Major Michelle Curran. Michelle has been in the air force for more than 10 years and is the Lead Solo Pilot in the US …

S2 EP0: Being Unapologetically You with Dr. Jennifer Weiss, MD and Dr. Vonda Wright, MD

October 5th, 2020

27:13

Welcome back to the second season of The 6% with NancyMD!

To kick start this new season, I’m bringing in two amazing physicians who are part of the 6% that make up female orthopedic surgeons here in the US, to share …

EP 12: Finding Your Path and Going For It with Dr. Melissa “Red” Hoffman, MD, ND

August 3rd, 2020

30:55

Sometimes one of the hardest things to figure out is what career path will bring you fulfilment and joy. Sometimes, we think we are headed down one …

EP 11: Putting the Spotlight on Women Making History with Elliana Welby, age 14

July 27th, 2020

13:29

Numerous notable women have made their mark in the world but there are only a handful in traditional history education who get the recognition that …

EP 10: Living Your Best Life Now with Nicole Middendorf

July 20th, 2020

32:40

In traditionally male-dominated fields like finance, tech, and medicine, women sometimes feel the need to obscure what’s perceived as “feminine”, for …

Ep 09: Adventures in Urology and Sexual Medicine with Ashley Winter, MD

July 13th, 2020

46:19

If you need to see a urologist, the odds are good that your doctor will be male. Of all the medical specialties, urology is one of the lowest as far …

Ep 08: The Relevance of Community and Bouncing Back from Failures with Civil Engineer Dr. Erica Fischer

July 6th, 2020

32:54

Women were long steered away from STEM fields, including engineering, as it was thought that women did not possess the analytical skills to excel. 

 

Girls and women are systematically tracked away from science and math …

Ep 07: Venture Capitalism with a Women's Health Focus with Linda Grueb & Corinne Nevinny

June 29th, 2020

33:40

Women are encouraged to be tough in the workplace. However, traits that are considered to be feminine have great potential to create a more inclusive type of leadership, which is especially necessary in the world of …

[BONUS Episode] - Understanding The Roots Of Police Aggression with First Female Chief of Police Penny Harrington

June 26th, 2020

44:15

2020 has been a year defined by the COVID pandemic and heightened attention to long-standing racial inequality and excessive force in law …

Ep 06: How High-Achieving Moms Balance Career and Family with Leah Backhus MD

June 22nd, 2020

37:50

The pandemic has altered the lives of high-achieving career moms. Now more than ever, they are continuing to juggle their careers, while spending …

Ep05: The Power of Showing Up with TV and Film Producer Kimi Culp

June 18th, 2020

27:14

We don’t often see women in the film and content creation industry. This is why it is so refreshing to see a woman ace this male dominated field. In …

Ep04: Creating a Gender-Balanced Business with Avivah Wittenberg-Cox

June 17th, 2020

36:07

When it comes to leadership roles, men are always the first ones that come to mind. People don’t normally think of women to sit in higher positions. …

Ep03: Success Behind The Scenes with Filmmaker Vicky Wight

June 15th, 2020

30:15

In this episode, you’re going to meet Vicky Wight, the director of the ‘The Lost Husband’ which stars Josh Duhamel and Leslie Bibb. Vicky is a writer and director and she produced the script for Boy Genius which won …

Ep02: Pioneer and Groundbreaker Penny Harrington

June 15th, 2020

1:11:05

My heart was heavy as I decided to release this pre-recorded episode. As I was wrestling with that decision, protests were, and likely still are, occurring not just across our country, but all over the world. Though …

Ep01: Resilience and Passion: How Rachel Balkovec made Baseball History

June 15th, 2020

39:09

Join me in this episode as the first-ever female full- time hitting coach, Rachel Balkovec shares her journey on how she made baseball history. At …

6 Minutes with The 6%

May 8th, 2020

6:53

The 6%" is a podcast dedicated to women thriving in traditionally male-dominated fields. As a female orthopaedic surgeon, I belong to the 6% that are women in this field - and thus the inspiration for the title.

The …

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