The Notable Woman Book Club is here!

The Notable Woman Book Club is here!

I’m excited to announce the first pick for The Notable Woman Book Club – Untamed by Glennon Doyle.

I’ve wanted to launch a book club for Notable Women for years now. I love to read, you love to read, it’s a match made in heaven. But it was always so time-consuming on top of everything else that I wasn’t really managing. It got pushed to the side over and over again. But now, I finally do have the time, and I can’t wait to get started.

Picking our first book is also really challenging, but since this book came out during the pandemic and all the normal exciting book events have been canceled, I think it’ll be fun for us to gather to discuss. (Virtually gather, of course.)

What’s Untamed about?

There is a voice of longing inside each woman. We strive so mightily to be good: good partners, daughters, mothers, employees, and friends. We hope all this striving will make us feel alive. Instead, it leaves us feeling weary, stuck, overwhelmed, and underwhelmed. We look at our lives and wonder: Wasn’t it all supposed to be more beautiful than this? We quickly silence that question, telling ourselves to be grateful, hiding our discontent–even from ourselves.

And who is Glennon Doyle?

Glennon Doyle is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Love Warrior, an Oprah’s Book Club selection, as well as the New York Times bestseller Carry On, Warrior. An activist, speaker, and thought leader, she is also the founder and president of Together Rising, an all-women led nonprofit organization that has revolutionized grassroots philanthropy–raising over $20 million for women, families, and children in crisis, with a most frequent donation of just $25. Glennon was named among OWN Network’s SuperSoul 100 inaugural group as one of 100 “awakened leaders who are using their voices and talent to elevate humanity.” She lives in Florida with her wife and three children.

What are people saying about this book?

Untamed will liberate women–emotionally, spiritually, and physically. It is phenomenal.”–Elizabeth Gilbert, author of City of Girls and Eat Pray Love

“Some books shake you by the shoulder while others steal your heart. In Untamed, Glennon does both at the exact same time.”–Brené Brown

“This memoir is so packed with incredible insight about what it means to be a woman today, what it means to be ‘good, ‘ and what women will do in order to be loved. I swear I highlighted something in EVERY chapter.”–Reese Witherspoon

We’ll be discussing this book in The Society of Notable Women. You can request to join here.

I recommend you buy the book from Bookshop and support a local indie bookstore. Or you can get this book from your local library! Lastly, you could get it on Amazon.

Looking forward to chatting books with you!

40. COVID-19 ‘s Effect on An Increase on Domestic & Intimate Partner Violence

40. COVID-19 ‘s Effect on An Increase on Domestic & Intimate Partner Violence

What I would hate to learn is that someone felt that they could never reach out for help because they would be taking away from people who truly needed help in the situation, and victims always truly need help. So, we’re here to support them.

Have you heard the news that COVID-19 is causing an increase in domestic violence and intimate partner violence instances? Maybe you have from journalism like this NY Times piece or this article from the Washington Post.

In China’s Hubei province, domestic violence calls nearly doubled. In Spain, their state run domestic violence website saw a 270% increase in traffic. Here in the United States, South Carolina saw a 35% increase in March from February, Houston a 20% increase, and North Carolina 18%. And most states didn’t start social distancing or lockdowns until mid March.

I have been reading the above articles so I went to my friend and guest from The Notable Woman Podcast, episode 20, Kelley Rainey, to find out what was going on and how we can help. Kelley is the Director of Domestic Violence Programs for Family and Children’s Services, and she readily agreed to be on the show and provide resources for all of us, whether we be experiencing this or be fearful that someone we know and love is.

In this third episode focused on COVID-19 episode, we talk about:

  • what domestic and intimate partner violence instances look like pre-COVID-19,
  • what’s driving what’s happening now,
  • what resources are available for people who need help,
  • what not to do that might bring harm to those that we love, and
  • what help we can give to our friends and family we’re worried about

Resources Kelley provided include:

  • The National Domestic Violence Hotline – 1-800-799-7233
  • RAINN – 1-800-656-4673
  • Family & Children Services 24 hour line (Kelley’s organization) – 443-865-8031 (This is call or text)

Although Kelley’s organization serves Baltimore, Maryland and its surrounding counties, her counselors are trained specifically in COVID-19, and they can help create a safety plan that will work for you no matter where you live. You don’t need to provide your location or any identifying information.

You’re going to find this episode a short, information filled podcast with resources that can help you now or in the future.

The other episodes in this COVID-19 series are COVID-19’s Exponential Growth with Amy Simpkins and COVID-19 and Public Health Communication with Karen Hilyard.

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38. COVID-19’s Exponential Growth with Amy Simpkins

38. COVID-19’s Exponential Growth with Amy Simpkins

In this bringing the podcast back episode, I interview self proclaimed data nerd Amy Simpkins about COVID-19’s exponential growth.

I’ve been personally off the grid due to the death of my father. He was one of my favorite people to walk the earth. A good egg. He went on hospice in December and then passed away in January. While we sat together each evening, with my mother too, we saw reports about a virus in Wuhan which eventually became a global pandemic.

Not quite sure what to do – who really knows right now? – I decided to create a series of resources Notable Women might need to get by right now, and they’re all housed in “The Social Distancing Summit.” You can find that in The Society of Notable Women right here. 

We’ve got experts on fear. anxiety, and stress; activities for tiny humans, and interviews like this one here with Amy Simpkins.

Amy is the CEO of muGrid Analytics, and she and her husband Travis created a data project looking at the exponential growth of COVID-19. You can find their work at humansvsvirus.com. The more we flatten the curve, the more likely we can beat the virus!! (I always see Bill Pullman’s speech in Independence Day in my head at this moment.)

One of the things I’ve noted as I talk to people about this virus is that don’t understand why people freak out when there’s 3, or 7, or even in the case of New York City, 300 cases in your community. Ah, my friend, that is what Amy is here to explain.

IN THIS EPISODE, I EXPLORE:
  • Why Amy’s the right person to talk to about this
  • Why Amy’s personally interested in the data around COVID-19
  • An explanation of some of the terms you’ve been hearing – R naught value and CFR
  • What COVID-19’s doubling time is
  • How we can #flattenthecurve

I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I did creating it. You can listen now, right here from this webpage by clicking the play button below.

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Amy Simpkins

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About Amy Simpkins

Amy Simpkins is the Chief Executive Officer of MuGrid Analytics, and has over 15 years of experience in technical engineering and project management of complex systems and software.
 
Prior to joining muGrid, Amy was an engineer and spacecraft systems architect with Lockheed Martin, where she worked on advanced R&D and design integration for earth observing and manned spacecraft. In this capacity, she assessed architectural choices based on design performance, operational power constraints, and program finance. Amy also spent several years in flight operations for unmanned scientific exploration spacecraft, where she helped monitor and manage the solar array performance, energy storage systems, and power budgets of long duration deep space missions. Her technical expertise includes system and software architecture, system-level performance modeling, and design tradespace analysis.
 
 
Amy has coached and consulted on product innovation, business strategy, marketing, and sales for startups and small businesses in the renewable energy, healthcare, and SaaS sales spaces. She is an internationally recognized speaker on innovation and integration for entrepreneurs and is author of the book, Spiral: A Catalyst for Innovation and Expansion (Amazon). She holds an MS in Astronautical Engineering from the University of Southern California and an SB in Aeronautics and Astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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So I’ve failed: The mindset formula to bounce back and thrive with Keira Ndoumbe

So I’ve failed: The mindset formula to bounce back and thrive with Keira Ndoumbe

COACH KEIRA NDOUMBE

The Notable Woman is proud to present the Super U Summit, 30 empowering women speakers over 10 days.

In this Super U Summit Talk, coach Keira Ndoumbe presents: So I’ve failed: The mindset formula to bounce back and thrive.

WHO’S KEIRA?
Keira Ndoumbe aka Kheyrah is on a mission to help ambitious and authentic millennials to get past their current status quo and live to their full potential a productive and fulfilled life through proven mindset tools and a clear life strategy. She’s a career diplomat with a passion to help others blossom.
 
TELL ME MORE ABOUT THE TALK TOPIC
Every one of us has been through failure at one point in life. But failure can crush you and sometimes destroy every ounce of ambition you have left.
 
In this class I will teach my proven  4-step formula to get back on track with a strong mindset and productivity system that will secure you consecutive exploits.
 
Join us, learn and apply. See how your year takes a shift for good.
 
FREE GIFT FOR YOU

Kiera’s free gift for you is her goals tracker workbook! This workbook will help you enrich your personal productivity by keeping track of how well you do with each goal you have. Get it here!

HOW TO WATCH

Please join us by clicking on the link below, which will take you to Keira’s video in the Society for Notable Women Facebook group. (You must join the group to see the video.)

7 Steps to Face the Fear Together with Gwendolen Wilder

7 Steps to Face the Fear Together with Gwendolen Wilder

AUTHOR, CERTIFIED BUSINESS CONSULTANT, AND SPEAKER GWENDOLEN WILDER

The Notable Woman is proud to present the Super U Summit, 30 empowering women speakers over 10 days.

In this Super U Summit Talk, author Gwendolen Wilder gives us her 7 Steps to Face the Fear Together.

WHO’S GWENDOLEN?

Gwendolen is an Author, Certified Business Strategist & Motivational Consulting Coach. She’s the published author of, “It’s OK To Tell My Story, Surviving Common Law Domestic Violence” which demonstrates the relationship between childhood abandonment, sexual assault, domestic violence and workplace violence. Gwendolen is a Kickass mom, honorably retired USAF veteran and a survivor of sexual assault and domestic violence. She uses her experiences and expertise in social services, business management and psychology to inspire abuse survivors to gain self-confidence, assertiveness and independence by starting businesses. She helps entrepreneurs to start, grow and manage businesses. And, she forges solid management programs for large business entities to develop positive corporate behaviors. Gwendolen is here to help you kickstart your journey to Wilder Success.

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Become a Wilder, Successful & Non-Negotiable Entrepreneur. Be the female business woman that knows how to Kickass Past Fear using strategic business planning which allows you to tell your brand story with confidence, create offers unique to your passion and make money so you can finally live your best life.

HOW TO WATCH

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Synergistic Living – Eating to Save Your Life, One Trillion Microbes at a Time with Radiance Thompson

Synergistic Living – Eating to Save Your Life, One Trillion Microbes at a Time with Radiance Thompson

CHEF & HEALTH & WELLNESS COACH RADIANCE THOMPSON

The Notable Woman is proud to present the Super U Summit, 30 empowering women speakers over 10 days.

In this Super U Summit Talk, chef and health and wellness coach Radiance Thompson presents: Synergistic Living – Eating to Save Your Life, One Trillion Microbes at a Time.

WHO’S RADIANCE?
Radiance Thompson is a Le Cordon Bleu trained chef, Health and Wellness Coach, and founder of M.E.A.L.S. (Make Eating About Living Synergistic) with Radiance, a company that combines her passion and expertise for science and nutrition by helping people create meals based on food synergy. Food synergy is based on creating scientifically favorable relationships between two or more items of food that work together to increase vitamin content and overall nutritional value, optimizing health and well-being.
 
She defied the odds, graduating from the University of California, Irvine with a B.S. degree in Biological Sciences as a single mom with two daughters. She has received thousands of dollars in fellowships, grants, and scholarships to showcase her research publications at local, regional, and national science conferences and has worked extensively in the biotech industry, with a focus on treating cancer patients.
 
Radiance wants to show people that any and all moments of darkness can be radiantly overcame when they Make Eating About Living Synergistic.
 
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Eating foods that are healthy for the good bacteria in your gut is imperative to the quality of your life. Fostering a healthy microbiome in your gut affects all faucets of life, namely your mental, physical and emotional states.
 
When you feed your gut the RIGHT foods, not only does it aid in digestion, weight-loss and physical appearance, but it also decreases the onset of deadly diseases, mental disorders and emotional instability.
 
“Synergistic Living” will talk about the common foods you eat that are increasing your chances of contracting cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, certain types of cancers, mental illnesses and depressive disorders.
 
We will then explore the ways you can strategically create meals with foods that work in synergy. The synergistcally favorable foods that will be discussed are scientifically proven to increase nutritional value, nourish the gut microbiome and facilitate a healthier way of living, increasing lifespan and quality of your life, one trillion microbes at a time.
 
HOW TO WATCH

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