Big Vision Podcast (women)
Interviews with Individuals Creating Positive Change

Carinne Brody is a doctoral candidate in public health at UC Berkeley.  She is conducting an evaluation of a reproductive health voucher program in Uganda and Cambodia as part of her dissertation, and she co-instructs the International Maternal and Child Health Seminar, and the Maternal and Child Health Core course at UC Berkeley.

Carinne did a joint Masters in Public Health and Economic Development at Columbia University.  Before and during her studies, she conducted field research for governmental and non-governmental organizations, as well as foundations, on maternal and child health in Sri Lanka, Ghana, Haiti, Somalia, Uganda, Kenya and India.

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Direct download: Women_Girls_Education_and_Global_Health__Interview_with_Carinne_Brody.mp3
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Zainab Salbi is the Founder and CEO of Women for Women International, an organization that helps women survivors of war rebuild their lives.

She is also the author of two books, Between Two Worlds: Escape from Tyranny: Growing Up in the Shadow of Saddam, and The Other Side of War: Women’s Stories of Survival & Hope.

In 1995, President Clinton honored Zainab at a White House ceremony for her humanitarian work.  In 2005, Forbes gave her its Trailblazer Award.  In 2006, Women for Women International received the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize, and in 2007, Zainab was selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

You can read a transcript of this interview on my blog, Have Fun * Do Good.

Direct download: Women_for_Women_International__Interview_with_Zainab_Salbi.mp3
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Anisha Desai is the Executive Director of the Women of Color Resource Center. Founded in 1990, the Women of Color Resource Center is headquartered in the Bay Area and promotes the political, economic, social and cultural well being of women and girls of color in the United States.

Desai came to the Women of Color Resource Center from a Deputy Director role at United for a Fair Economy in Boston, where she had oversight over a national economic justice program. She has co-authored publications on fair taxation, housing and the racial wealth divide.  

You can read a transcript of this interview on my blog, Have Fun * Do Good.

Direct download: Women_of_Color_Resource_Center__An_Interview_with_Anisha_Desai.mp3
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For the past twelve years, Paola Gianturco has worked as a photojournalist, documenting women’s lives in forty countries. Her new book, Women Who Light the Dark (September 2007) is her fourth published by powerHouse Books.

In 2006, Gianturco co-authored with David Hill, ¡Viva Colores! A Salute to the Indomitable People of Guatemala, a bilingual book met with critical acclaim.

Her previous book, Celebrating Women (powerHouse Books, October 2004) was the subject of the first exhibit ever curated by the International Museum of Women, San Francisco.

Paola is also the co-author/photographer with Toby Tuttle of the best-seller, In Her Hands: Craftswomen Changing the World (powerHouse Books, paperback, 2004; Monacelli Press, hardcover, 2000). This was Gianturco’s first book, inspired by the 1995 United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing.

All of Gianturco's books are philanthropic projects, for which she donates her royalties to carefully-selected nonprofit organizations that relate to each book's content. For Women Who Light the Dark, Gianturco is giving 100% of her author royalties to the Global Fund for Women, which advocates for and defends women's human rights by making grants to support women's groups
around the world.

You can learn more about Paola's work and Women Who Light the Dark on the book's web site: womenwholightthedark.com

You can read a transcript of this interview on my blog, Have Fun * Do Good.
Direct download: Interview_with_Paola_Gianturco_of_Women_Who_Light_the_Dark.mp3
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In this episode, rather than hearing an interview with one individual, I wanted to share a recording from a panel I organized for the Stanford Women's Leadership Conference in April called, Solutionary Women: How Can I Create Social Change?  I asked four of the women who I had previously interviewed for the Big Vision Podcast to share what brought them to their work, and their advice to the graduate and undergraduate women who attended the conference.

You'll hear from Alli Chagi-Starr who is the Co-Founder of Art in Action, and the Art and Media Director of Reclaim the Future for the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Ilyse Hogue, the Campaign Director of MoveOn.org, Melinda Kramer, the Founder and Director of Women's Earth Alliance, and Reem Rahim, the Co-Founder and Vice President of Marketing for Numi Tea.

You can read a transcript of this panel on my blog, Have Fun * Do Good.
Direct download: Solutionary_Women__How_Can_I_Create_Change_.mp3
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