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Form Your Own Speaker’s Club With an Online Journal

Business photo created by pressfoto – www.freepik.com The Women Seen and Heard Speaker’s Journal provides you with a pathway to empowerment as you explore the past and present and the sources of your reticence to speak up. The Women Seen and Heard Speaker’s Journal offers a series of prompts in the 12 chapters that will make … Read More

Why Women Seen and Heard Produced a Virtual Film Fest

Included in this blog post: Why Women Seen and Heard Produced a Virtual Film Fest Produce Your Own Virtual Film Fest Are You Ambitions? Take our AQ (Ambition Quiz) WHY WOMEN SEEN AND HEARD PRODUCED A VIRTUAL FILM FEST When women speak up, are they likable? Is it wise? Let films be your guide. Given the … Read More

In Honor of Women’s History Month: Thank the Women Who Shaped Your History

A lot of older women claim they didn’t have the diverse role models younger women enjoy today, but to be fair, the older generation did grow up reading Louisa May Alcott, Carolyn Keene and learning about Clara Barton and Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell. History books mentioned Amelia Earhart, Marie Curie, Rosa Parks, Indira Gandhi, Golda Meir, Eleanor … Read More

New Role Models at the Podium: Raising Awareness and Making Waves

As the holidays claim my attention, here’s what I’m thinking, noticing, and asking: 2019 Role Models Emerge from the Impeachment Hearings Women’s Voice: Will we ever get it right? Speaking up to advocate with passionate conviction: If you see a festering problem or an unmet need but don’t speak up, who will? I found it hard … Read More

Get Out the Vote (and Vote!)

So many political issues face each of us as Americans right now that it’s easy to be overwhelmed and disparaging of the entire electoral process. Life today is complicated and uncertain. Amidst all the news coverage about the upcoming Presidential campaigns, you might find yourself wondering, “Will my vote even matter?” The current political environment has … Read More

From Candid to Can-Do

Business photo created by katemangostar – www.freepik.comCandid conversations can move the needle in advancing progress, particularly if you’re speaking with someone who controls resources or shapes policy, or perhaps the listener can influence someone who does. If you’re feeling brave, here are a few tips for being upfront in conversations that can sway opinions: Be clear … Read More

Stand Up for a Change

Imagine yourself in a group discussion about a controversial issue. Have you had the self-confidence to take a stand when your opinion was solicited? It’s reasonable to hesitate when you know that people in your particular social group see the world differently. For instance, it can be risky to be candid if your boss has strong … Read More

Stand Up and Speak Up: 7 Tips for Pitching your Big Idea

Dedication: Ruth Bader Ginsburg I think she (Ginsburg) taught me how important it is to not be scared to speak publicly …and to be fearless…. I’ve found public speaking difficult in the past, despite being an actor. That’s something I’ve had to work incredibly hard at. And it was playing Ruth when I finally thought, “Right, … Read More

The Credible Presenter: Being Heard Versus Being Believed

Did you listen to or watch Dr. Christine Ford’s testimony in the Senate hearings for Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court? We all know how that turned out, but do men in power realize what a galvanizing moment that was, even for the most complacent suburban woman? Time Magazine described it well: …for ordinary women … Read More

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