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WISER Conversations

16 EpisodesProduced by Missouri Cures Education FoundationWebsite

Dena Ladd, Executive Director of Missouri Cures talks to women excelling in the fields of science, entrepreneurship, research, innovation, technology, and business about their successes and struggles.

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Dionne Stalling

February 17th, 2021


Dionne L. Stalling is a writer, editor, and master storyteller who is passionate about helping others use their experiences to tell their stories.
After being diagnosed with common variable immune deficiency in 2014, …

Rachel Anderson

February 3rd, 2021


Rachel Anderson is a Springfield native who graduated from Central High School.  She went on to attend the University of Missouri where she earned a …

Dr. Cheryl Watkins-Moore M.B.A.

January 13th, 2021


Dr. Cheryl Watkins-Moore is the Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Accelerated Rehabilitation Technologies, LLC a technology development …

Lisa Nichols

December 16th, 2020


Lisa Nichols is the CEO and co-founder of Technology Partners, an award-winning, certified Women Business Enterprise that provides premier IT …

Jannette Berkley-Patton, M.A., Ph.D.

December 2nd, 2020


Dr. Berkley-Patton is a professor in the UMKC School of Medicine’s Department of Biomedical and Health informatics. She received both her master’s …

Cynthia Chapple

November 10th, 2020


Cynthia Cappel My launched Black Girls Do STEM to change the face of STEM industry. As both black and a woman She has felt cultural isolated in STEM …

Mitch Meyers

October 28th, 2020


Mitch Meyers made a name for herself, marketing for Anheuser-Busch and creating Spuds MacKenzie. Meyers is now CEO of medical marijuana dispensaries in Missouri, and Illinois. Meyers is an advocate for cannabinoid …

Stacy Taubman

October 7th, 2020


As the Founder/CEO of RISE Collaborative, Stacy Taubman launched a company that is changing the way women do business. RISE Collaborative Workspace …

Randi Foraker, PhD, MA, FAHA

September 22nd, 2020


Randi Foraker, PhD, MA, FAHA, is focused on applying epidemiology and informatics techniques to solve problems in the population health domain. She …

Natalie Self

September 9th, 2020


Natalie Self brings an extensive background in building a more equitable STEMSTL through cross-sector collective leadership, operationalizing equity …

Kelly Ranallo

August 25th, 2020


Kelly Ranallo is a globally recognized rare disease advocate. Ranallo co-founded the RareKC Project in 2016 — a citywide effort to bring awareness …

Susan Abdel-Rahman, PharmD

August 11th, 2020


Dr. Rahman is the Marion Merrell Dow/Missouri Chair in Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology; Section Chief, Therapeutic Innovation; Director of Innovation …

Fit & Food Connection

July 28th, 2020


The Fit and Food Connection (FAFC) offers people living in food and fitness deserts access to free nutritious food, physical activities, educational workshops, and personal coaching to encourage and support healthy …

Dr. Jennifer Silva

July 8th, 2020


Dr. Jennifer Silva is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics in Pediatric Cardiology and the Director, Pediatric Electrophysiology at Washington …

Carolyn Henry, DVM, MS

June 24th, 2020


Carolyn Henry, DVM, MS is a the Dean of the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Henry's research in oncology is leading to …

Maxine Clark

June 11th, 2020


Maxine Clark is a world renown entrepreneur and philanthropist. Clark founded Build-A-Bear Workshop in St. Louis, Missouri. She's the inspiration of the Delmar DivINe, and the CEO/Co-Founder of the Clark-Fox Family …

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