Inspiring stories for Women’s History Month – Tue 3/1

In honor of Women’s History Month, join me on Tuesday, March 1st at 11am PT | 2pm ET as I share some inspiring stories of famous women.  You can listen online live or listen to the archives after the show: http://ow.ly/45CS8. During the live show, call in with any questions at: (917) 932-1762.

Here is my all time favorite quote by the incomparable Mother Teresa: “Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.”

Sites referenced in call:
http://www.infoplease.com/spot/womensintro1.html
http://www.nwhp.org/whm/history.php
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mother_Teresa

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Women in the world of trucking with Erin Wiersma – Mon 11/15

Erin Wiersma will be my guest to discuss the topic of “women working in the world of trucking“.

Join us on Monday 11/15/10 at 9am PT|10a MT|11am CT|12pm ET by either calling in to (917) 932-1762, or listen from your computer. Feel free to ask a live question on the call, or in the chat room. If you’re not able to listen to the radio show at the broadcast time, you can return to that link and hear the archives from your computer or download to your iPod.

Erin is an entrepreneur at heart. She has been in sales for 5 years.   She is a Life, Health and Commercial insurance agent,  and a “girl with a truck.” She has used her diverse sales experience compete in the trucking world and other male dominated industries.   She is using her secrets in sales to launch a business to empower other women to unleash their sales potential in any industry. Erin is a hockey mom in Utah to two amazing tween boys,  and the owner of a yellow lab and “garage dog” that travels with her.

Contact information:
c70trucking@gmail.com
801-513-ERIN (3746)

Quote of the show:
“There is more credit and satisfaction in being a first-rate truck driver than a tenth-rate executive.” – B.C. Forbes, Founder of Forbes Magazine

Number of the show: 166,000
The U.S. Census Bureau data compiled through 2008 cites “drivers/sales workers and truck drivers” totals at 3,388,000 individuals.  This document shows only 4.9 percent of the category is women, or approximately 166,000 female drivers. (Link: http://www.thetrucker.com/news/stories/2010/8/25/Findingdataaboutwomeninthetruckingindustry.aspx)

Websites referred to on the show:
http://realwomenintrucking.com/
http://womenintrucking.org/

Women working in IT with Joan Redwing – Tues 9/28

Joan Redwing will be my guest on Tuesday 9/28/10 to discuss “Women working in IT”. Join us on Tuesday 9/28 at 11am PT|12n MT|1pm CT|2pm ET at http://ow.ly/1GtFk. You can either call in to (917) 932-1762, or listen from your computer. Feel free to ask a live question on the call, or in the chat room. If you’re not able to listen to the radio show at the broadcast time, you can return to that link and hear the archives from your computer or download to your iPod.

Joan Redwing has worked in the software development and Information Technology field for over fifteen years.  During this time, she has held a number of positions working as a programmer/analyst, a database designer, a consultant, an information systems manager and an IT director.  Joan has held senior IT leadership positions at Carlson Marketing Group, GE Fleet, and Pearson VUE.  She brings her depth of IT experience and management capabilities together in her current role as an IT VP at Citigroup Derivatives Markets, Incorporated.

Contact Info:
joan.redwing@gmail.com
612-309-4700

Quote of the show:
“We may not have the power to do everything we want to do, but we have the power to decide what to do with what we have… and that power is enough” Lois Grady – retired Director of Information Systems and Services at Hartford Life, a Fortune 100-listed company (Source: http://www.womenintechnology.co.uk/reachup)

Number of show: 30
Women typically drop out of technology positions around the age of 30. (Source: http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/319212/Why_Women_Quit_Technology)