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.
Bolanle Williams-Olley is the CFO and co-owner at Mancini Duffy, a national design firm with a 100+-year-old history and tech-forward approach based in New York
Adi Kaplan has a Masters in Industrial Engineering, but went a totally different direction. At the age of 40, when many of her friends decided to go the Botox way, she knew she was going to work her way into well-aging (as she is not “anti” anything 🙂 ) and decided to go the NOtox way! She will go a long way to reduce her wrinkles, get a glow to her face and look great THE NATURAL WAY. Besides, her motto is that every wrinkle she has – she earned with hard work 🙂 She loves treating people, loves seeing results, and most of all – loves getting compliments from clients after each and every treatment.
To learn more about Adi Kaplan and Facial Healing by Adi:
Ofra Abramovich is the Founder of Mamanet – Mothers League, which is the largest women’s league and the 3rd most popular sports branch in Israel.
Mamanet has thousands of active mother players participating in close to 1500 teams
located in municipalities all over Israel, Cyprus, Austria, Italy, USA, Canada and Switzerland
Singapore and more.
She devotes her life to promoting Mamanet’s philosophy where mothers should be able to
belong to a sports team and thereby lead a healthy and active life. The motto is, “Every
As such, these mothers become a personal example and a role model for their children and
families. Mothers who participate in Mamanet have proven their ability to build a strong
community which becomes a platform to emphasize school pride, good sportsmanship,
professional competitions and enhancing community building and mutual aid. This model
was not only adopted by mothers from around the world, but also received recognition
from government agencies, the UN, sports agencies such as CSIT, the National Olympic
Committee, health & lifestyle companies and more.
The Ministry of Science is currently conducting a 3 year research which shows that Mamanet league increases social capital & promotes health and wellbeing.
Mamanet is currently in Las Vegas for its 3rd USA Mamanet Tournament between May 5th-7th, 2023. This tournament will have 200 players, 20 teams from around the state, as well as a Mamanet guest from Kenya and a guest team from Italy.
The final tournament will be held at CSIT World Games in Cervia, Italy on September 5-10, 2023.
Mamanet Mothers League(Israel), along with Mamanet Italy, has received an EU grant to establish Mamanet in 14 countries.
To learn more about Ofra Abramovich:
To learn more about Mamanet:
Priyanka Modi is an alternate learning coach and consultant who has worked in schools in various roles, including as a teacher and program coordinator. She has designed programs aimed at helping students gain volunteering experience. Her inspiration for writing comes from her nine year-old son, Adi.
Following the COVID-19 pandemic, Priyanka began exploring alternative approaches to learning, recognizing that the traditional schooling system may not be suitable for everyone. She researched various self-learning ideas, and incorporated them into her family’s daily routine. Priyanka and her family enjoy learning at their own pace, and utilizing the many online resources available to them. Adi’s interests change regularly, and as a result, his learning experiences vary as well. Priyanka appreciates that he has the freedom to explore whatever topics he’s interested in and is not restricted by a specific curriculum.
Priyanka studies the art of raising free learners and designing a lifestyle around it. She is passionate about writing and assisting others, which led her to start her blog. She is gradually getting to know numerous alternate learning explorers, and enjoys exchanging stories and sharing knowledge with them.
Priyanka’s objective is to demonstrate that other options exist and assist individuals in finding their own path in life. She strives to educate people about the numerous methods of exploring education, and believes that learning should be accessible to all.
To learn more about Priyanka Modi:
To subscribe to her newsletter: https://educationnext.beehiiv.com/
GG Stankiewicz grew up in Rhode Island and moved to New York City to pursue her art career.
She attended the Community College of Rhode Island where she received an Associate of Fine
Arts Degree. To continue her art studies GG headed to the School of the Museum of Fine Arts
at Tufts University in Boston, MA where she earned a combined degree, a Bachelor of Fine Arts
and Bachelor of Science in Art Education. GG completed her art studies by achieving a Master
of Fine Arts Degree at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island. In
addition to her art practice, she served as a high school art teacher for the New York City
Department of Education. GG has co-founded artist-run organizations: SONYA (South Of the
Navy Yard Artists, Brooklyn, NY) and WBA (West Branch Artists, Walton, NY) and has served
on their events committees, assisting in all phases of planning and organizing community art
walks and art exhibitions for local artists. GG Stankiewicz is the recipient of the 2023 Delaware
County Individual Artist Grant, a re-grant program of the New York State Council on the Arts
with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York Legislature and administered in
Delaware County by the Roxbury Arts Group. This funding is making it possible for GG to create
her project: Patchwork Landscape, a new body of work inspired by the local nature and
ecology of Delaware County, New York. The artwork will be exhibited with an artist talk at the
Walton Theatre Parlor Gallery in Walton, New York in October 2023. The exhibition dates are
October 7th – November 5th 2023. GG lives in Delaware County New York and her studio and
gallery are in Delhi, New York.
About my art:
I am an abstract visual artist whose artwork is inspired most recently by the local nature existing
in the outdoor world where I live. When hiking the forests of Delaware County New York
experiencing the colors, lines, shapes, textures and patterns from the surrounding environment
they awaken my senses. Seeing the multiple horizons of the Catskills foothills, hearing the
sounds of running water from a nearby stream, glimpsing a pair of foxes, deer and other wildlife
in the distance, I am captivated by all of the activity within this unique landscape. I search for
reminders heart-shaped rocks, multi-colored leaves, wild flowers, or flotsam and jetsam along
the Delaware River. These vistas and artifacts forge a memory connection to specific times and
places. They are the inspiration for imagery and content in my artwork that is a compilation of
visual journaling, painting, papermaking, collaging and printmaking. My process involves
working with various media while referencing discovered objects, memory, photo
documentation, field guides, global and world art histories.
To learn more about GG Stankiewicz:
Artwork Archive: It’s an art inventory platform/database that I use to showcase my
artwork, inventory my artwork and manage my art practice.
WhatsApp: GG Stankiewicz
LinkedIn: GG Stankiewicz
Yazmin Castañeda is a first generation Mexican-American that currently lives in Austin, Texas with her daughters and husband. She was born in California and grew up in Tijuana, Mexico. After 20+ years in the Real Estate industry, Yazmin decided it was time to pivot and pursue a different path that would better align with her personal values and her entrepreneurship spirit. In 2020, Origin Mexico was born with a mission to share Mexico’s heritage through the beauty of artisanal goods while helping artisan women share the craftsmanship that has been passed down through many generations. She is on this life path due to the many sacrifices made by her family and her goal is to honor those sacrifices by helping others that are seeking a better future for their families, just as her family did many years ago.
Yazmin enjoys traveling, cooking, reading and is working on being more present to better enjoy those small yet beautiful moments in life.
Updates on Origin Mexico and Yazmin Castañeda:
Origin Mexico has grown their partnerships with Mexican artisans and now work with artisan families in 9 regions of Mexico. They have also expanded their pop-up events to cover Houston, Dallas, Waco, Austin, and soon, San Antonio.
Yazmin Castañeda recently joined the Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas as a board member.
To learn more about Yazmin Castañeda: