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.
Today Tes talks with Mandy Sanghera. Mandy is an award-winning philanthropist, community consultant and global campaigner, often referred to as a global catalyst from the UK.
She is an international human rights activist and motivational TEDx speaker who travels all over the world, empowering & motivating others. With over three decades of experience, Mandy is an expert in various development-related fields. She has been driving innovation, building strategic partnerships, promoting advocacy & programming in the areas of human rights, gender equality, accountability and social justice globally.
Mandy has helped hundreds of individuals and now reaches thousands through social media, worldwide TV appearances and public speaking engagements. This past November, she spoke at the US House of Representatives for the 3rd year in a row. She recently appeared at the World Economic Forum and supports AI for Social Good. In addition, she was celebrated among public figures such as Jacinda Ardern, Oprah Winfrey, Kamala Harris, as part of the GDL (Global Diversity List) 2020 for her tireless work in diversity and inclusion.
For information on Mandy Sanghera:
Maria Mostajo is a lawyer who began her legal career in 1992 as a prosecutor in the Bronx, where she handled street level and violent crime prosecutions. She later worked in the office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor, where she worked with state and federal law enforcement in investigating and prosecuting inter-state and large-scaled narcotics traffickers. Maria returned to the Bronx DA’s Office between 2008 -2010 to prosecute elected officials, before becoming inspector general and associate commissioner to the Department of Investigation, NYC’s internal affairs department, where she oversaw waste, mismanagement and corruption investigations involving city employees. She retired in 2017 and now serves on various non-profit boards.
To find out about Her Justice:
Mae Flores is an award-winning Filipina-American actress turned speaker and advocate. She is well-known for her role in the sci-Fi cult classic, “Atlantis Down” and her philanthropy-focused, independent music show, “Mae Flores Presents.”
Mae fervently advocates for women’s rights and gender equality because she is also a two-time survivor of sexual assault. She has received multiple awards like the UN Global Goals Ambassador Award for her work with Gender Equality and the WNBA Redefine Women Award for her work in the sexual assault advocacy space. In 2017, she spoke on the importance of moving past the trauma of her assaults in a TEDx talk titled, “I’m Still Here”. She is the founder of “Light Me Up”, a program which uses the power of movement, voice and music to show survivors how to use tools that they already have within themselves to find their own paths to healing. Currently she is the producer of various projects that focus on storytelling and healing, like the podcast, “So, Tell Me About Your Dad”.
Follow Mae Flores:
Mae Flores’ TEDx Talk, “I’m Still Here”: https://youtu.be/__K65pyMM64
Coming Soon: www.maeflores.com
Today, Tes talks with Radhika Gajulapalli. Radhika was born in India and came to the United States in 1973. She grew up in Flushing, NY and later moved to a suburb on Long Island. She has a bachelor’s in accounting with a minor in Computer Science. After working in the IT industry for over ten years, she left the industry to devote her time and energy with Heart and Hand for the Handicapped, a non-profit organization that supports handicapped children in the United States and India. With her accounting and computer background, she was able to streamline their accounting and fundraising efforts, first as the Treasurer in 2013, before becoming the President of the organization in 2015, and then again in 2020.
To learn about Heart & Hand for the Handicapped, go to: www.hhhonline.org
Facebook: HHH – Heart and Hand for the Handicapped
To contact Radhika Gajulapalli: Twitter-@tweetrgi
Instagram – Rgi85
I hope you enjoyed the first episode of Revolutionary Woman. Upcoming episodes will feature women who have made a difference in their communities by founding and participating in organizations such as Heart & Hand for the Handicapped, Light Me Up project, Her Justice, World Moms Network, Sayfty, the United Nations Foundation and many others.
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Next Thursday, November 12th, my guest is Radhika Gajulapalli, President of Heart & Hand for the Handicapped. Her journey took her from being a professional in an IT department to becoming President of a non-profit organization dedicated to providing care and shelter for severely handicapped children.
Today, Tes talks with Cynthia Changyit Levin.
Cynthia Changyit Levin is an American activist for global health and education. In 2003, she left a career in automotive engineering to become a stay-at-home mom. Her new maternal perspective helped her see difficulties of mothers raising children in poverty more clearly, but added to worries about the future her children would live in. Engaging in advocacy helped her move from feeling helpless about the world’s problems to serving as a board member of a top international advocacy organization and accepting invitations to take part in World Bank meetings and a UN Foundation trip to Africa. For the past 13 years, she has led and coached volunteer advocates with RESULTS, the United Nations Foundation, and CARE.
Levin is a former staff member and board member of RESULTS/RESULTS Educational Fund, an international anti-poverty advocacy group. In addition to regularly visiting the offices of members of U.S. Congress, she writes opinion pieces for newspapers about issues of poverty and health. She has been published in The New York Times, the Financial Times, and many local newspapers across the United States. She blogs about her experiences in parenting and advocacy in the “Anti-Poverty Mom Blog” and is the author of the upcoming book “From Changing Diapers to Changing the World: Why Moms Make Great Advocates and How to Get Started.”
For more info: www.changyit.com
NOTE: We had a few audio issues on this recording. We’re working out the kinks still!