a podcast by and about women
a podcast by and about women
Tes is a long-time blogger and foodie. For the past 10 years, she’s focused her blog and work around women’s issues. This is her long-form interview podcast. She’s lined up women activists and volunteers from around the world to tell their stories and the stories of the women they work with.
Amy Impellizzeri – NYC Litigator Turned Author
Amy Impellizzeri is a reformed corporate litigator, former start-up executive, award-winning author of fiction and non-fiction, and host of the Speak Studio original podcast, I KNOW HOW THIS (BOOK) ENDS. Amy’s novels have earned awards and recognition including INDIEFAB Book of the Year awards, the inaugural Francis Ford Coppola Books & Bottles Pick, National Indie Excellence Awards and more. New York Times Bestselling Author, Kristy Woodson Harvey calls her “a standout in the fiction world.” Kirkus Reviews (in a Starred Review) compared Amy’s latest novel, IN HER DEFENSE to Big Little Lies and called it “crackling courtroom drama.” Amy is also the author of LAWYER INTERRUPTED (published by the American Bar Association) and co-author of the newly available HOW TO LEAVE THE LAW, featured in Bloomberg Law, Boston Business Journal and more. New York Times Bestselling Author, Marie Benedict calls HOW TO LEAVE THE LAW “a wise and invaluable guide to lawyers.” Amy is a Tall Poppy Writer, a past President of the Women’s Fiction Writers Association, a 2018 Writer-In-Residence at Ms-JD.org, recipient of Ms. JD’s Road Less Traveled Award, faculty member in Drexel University’s MFA in Creative Writing Program, and a frequently invited speaker at legal conferences and writing workshops. Connect with Amy at www.amyimpellizzeri.com.
Updates on Amy Impellizzeri’s work:
Her newest novel, BARR NONE, just hit shelves. A few blurbs are included below:
“Impellizzeri’s prose is shrewd and evocative ….”
“The Firm meets the Devil Wears Prada in former attorney Amy Impellizzeri’s newest novel, Barr None, about the sacrifices required to succeed as a female attorney at New York CIty’s most prestigious law firm. A smart and thrilling page turner you don’t want to miss.”
-Danielle Girard, USA Today bestselling author of The Ex
“Dark, disturbing, and constantly unsettling. Amy Impellizzeri’s deep understanding of the perils of lawyering comes through in this cautionary tale about power, ambition, and the soul-crushing effects of stress and desire. Uniquely structured and instantly cinematic, Barr None is endlessly thought-provoking.”
-Hank Phillippi Ryan. USA Today Bestselling Author
“A twisty, jaw-dropping look at the rotten underbelly of a prestigious Manhattan law firm, BARR NONE’s tantalizing secrets unfold like the best true crime case. With the deftness and expertise of a former lawyer, Impellizzeri nails every hairpin turn with authenticity, telling a mesmerizing story where corporate law intersects with the darkest of human instincts.”
—Emily Carpenter, Bestselling Author of Burying the Honeysuckle Girls
“Razorsharp, Fierce with a capital F and with breathtaking twists, BARR NONE is a force to be reckoned with. Netflix, are you listening?”
-Barbara Bos, Managing Editor, BooksByWomen.org
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Simone Levine – New Orleans Parish Criminal Court Judge Candidate
Today, Tes talks with Simone Levine. Ms. Levine has dedicated her career to ensuring public accountability in the criminal courts. She is currently a major
Melissa Jaggernauth – Creator of OneZnality
Today, Tes talks with Melissa Jaggernauth. Melissa is the owner and creative genius behind OneZnality, an adjustable onesie. The birth of her daughter and feeling unprepared as a first-time parent inspired her to take the modern day onesie and give it a twist. The goal is for OneZnality to be a staple product for all parents to have in their home for their bundle of joy. Melissa believes every baby is unique and should have clothing to accommodate their uniqueness.
Melissa was born in the Caribbean West Indies on the island of Trinidad & Tobago and raised in Queens, New York. She received her undergraduate degree in Finance from St. John’s University and her MBA from Wake Forest University. She currently lives in Charlotte, North Carolina where she is watching her inspiration behind OneZnality, her daughter, grow up right before her eyes. When Melissa is not dedicating time to growing OneZnality, she is working for an organization that builds affordable housing for low-income families, and she is traveling and creating memories with her family.
To learn more about Melissa Jaggernauth:
Stephanie Lawrence – Founder & Principal of Cause After a Pause
Today, Tes speaks with Stephanie Lawrence. Stephanie is a nonprofit leader, fundraiser, and capacity builder with a passion for strengthening nonprofits’ organizational infrastructure, leadership, communities, and donor relations. After a decade at home full-time with her triplets and younger daughter, Stephanie successfully relaunched into the nonprofit workforce by crafting a personal strategic plan that included project-based volunteer experience, career development classwork and intentional volunteering. Wanting to help women coming up behind her, she founded her career advising practice Cause After A Pause to guide and support those looking for an appropriate and rewarding role in the nonprofit sector after a career break. She provides advising services, strategies, programs and workshops to career relaunches as well as those looking to move from the private sector into the nonprofit sector.
In addition to working with nonprofit sector relaunches, Stephanie currently serves as the Assistant Director of Brandeis University’s Women’s Studies Research Center. She holds a BA from Tufts University and an MPA from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.
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Dr. Robyn Joppy – Visionary & CEO
Dr. Robyn S. Joppy, affectionately known as “Dr. Robyn”, is a serial entrepreneur. She is the Visionary and CEO of One Accord Consulting Firm (helps organizations/companies develop and implement robust compliance and integrity programs), Pearls Management, (business management and global event-planning company), Project-Cultivate, Inc. (non-profit organization serving girls around the world), and International Shades of Beauty (ISOB) which is an international hair, beauty, fashion, and wellness trade show. Additionally, Dr. Robyn is an award-winning International Compliance and Integrity Expert, award-winning International Speaker, and Best-Selling Author.
Carin Mikos – Founder & Creator of The Quietus House
Today, Tes speaks with Carin Mikos. Carin has been a registered nurse for 24 years. She spent the first 15 years in a clinical setting in the hospital, in intensive care units, emergency departments and even a burn unit. The past 10 years she has been in community nursing doing homecare. In the last 2 years she has found her home in hospice.
Doing hospice work has led her to achieve an end of life specialist certification and to open a death doula consulting business. She is able to provide guidance in obtaining health care proxy and power of attorney paperwork. Her services include creating legacy projects for patients and families, respite care and holding vigil, assisting with funeral and burial arrangements, as well as writing obituaries and holding “life” ceremonies.
All of her services are available online and in person.
To learn more about Carin Mikos & The Quietus House: