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Anita Kopacz, author of Shallow Waters shares the power of listening to yourself and your intuition as a daily practice

Anita Kopacz, author of Shallow Waters shares the power of listening to yourself and your intuition as a daily practice

August 2, 2021

Thank you for listening to She’s Got Drive. Today we have Anita Kopacz whose debut novel  is published this week. You will love this interview as we talk about our ancestors, our spirit connection and the powerful relationship they have with us today. 

Please go out and purchase Shallow Waters at a bookstore near you and enjoy this wonderful story of Yemaya - Black Mermaid. 

Grab your cup of tea, or drink of choice  and you might want to take a walk as you listen to this amazing and inspiring woman .

Anita  is an award-winning writer and spiritual advisor. She is the former Editor-in-Chief of Heart & Soul Magazine and Managing Editor of BeautyCents Magazine. When she is not writing, you can find her on the dance floor or traveling the world with her children. Anita lives in New York City with her family.

Connect with Anita Kopacz  below 

https://www.instagram.com/anitakopacz/

Buy Shallow Waters here: https://bookshop.org/books?keywords=shallow+waters

 

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How this amazing 14 year old CEO Gabby gained 50k investment from Gale King

How this amazing 14 year old CEO Gabby gained 50k investment from Gale King

July 26, 2021

What were you doing at the age of 7? I know I was not starting a business with my mom. Unlike Gabby who began her entrepreneur journey at 7 years old. Toady in the guest chair we have Gabby with her Boss Mom Rozalyn Goodwin sharing on their journey to investment by Gale King and all the challenges and lessons learned. 

Thank you for listening to She's Got Drive - Grab your cup of tea, or take a walk as you listen to this amazing and inspiring girl boss and her Mum.

BIO

Fourteen-year-old Gabby is the CEO of Confidence. At the age of seven, she and her mom Rozalynn invented GaBBY Bows, the first and patented Double-Face Double-Snap Barrette, solving the age-old problem of disappearing hair barrettes.

Her patented barrettes along with her plant-based girls natural hair styling products remove stress from the styling process so moms, dads and girls can cherish precious time together. Gabby has since filled orders to all 50 states in the U.S. and in thirteen countries.

Her story has been featured on The Real, Aspire TV, NPR How I Built This and The Today Show, and in Forbes, Kiplinger Magazine, The Washington Post, and Essence.

Gabby was named a 2015 South Carolina Young Entrepreneur of the Year, the youngest to ever receive this award. She was also named the 2018 Black Enterprise Teenpreneur of the Year and 2019 SpeakerCON Teen Speaker of the Year.

 

Connect with Gabby and Rozlyn

https://gabbybows.com/pages/share-your-story

 

 

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How Deborrah Ashley became the Linkedin Blackbelt by Empowering Women to Make 6 Figures online

How Deborrah Ashley became the Linkedin Blackbelt by Empowering Women to Make 6 Figures online

July 16, 2021

Thank you for listening to She’s Got Drive. Today we have Debrorrah Ashley - the Linkedin Blackbelt!! Get your notebook ready if you want to impact on your career or your business. 

Grab your cup of tea, or drink of choice  and you might want to take a walk as you listen to this amazing and inspiring woman .

 

With over $300MM in sales and opportunities generated for brands, Deborrah Ashley  is an award-winning marketing strategist, known for her innovative approach to building brand awareness using LinkedIn.

Today she is affectionately known as “The LinkedIn Blackbelt” for the simple but powerful strategies she develops to help her clients stand out and the weekly game plans she shares with her LinkedIn audience (find them using #TheLinkedInBlackbelt).

A serial entrepreneur and former board member of the Atlanta Chapter of the National Black MBA Association, Deborrah has also been featured in O’ The Oprah Magazine, The New York Times, on podcasts, stages and at conferences and summits for her innovative marketing strategies.

 

Connect with Deborrah Ashley  below 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/thelinkedblackbelt/

 

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Barbara Mason says Focus on your Strengths to Get Where You Want to Be.

Barbara Mason says Focus on your Strengths to Get Where You Want to Be.

July 9, 2021

Thank you for listening to She’s Got Drive. Today we have Barbara Mason in the guest chair. We talk about how she supports women entrepreneurs to grow their business, how she  left corporate America to building her own  business , and her lessons from her mother.

So grab your cup of tea, or drink of choice  and you might want to take a walk as you listen to these two amazing and inspiring women. 

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Barbara Mason is the Owner and CEO of Career Pathways Consulting
and brings over 20 years’ experience in Human Resources and has been a senior level HR executive for Fortune 500 companies before leaving corporate America to operate her business full-time.

She helps mid-career female professionals that are unhappy at work get clear on their next career move that will align with their strengths, passions and values. She also helps small business owners build the infrastructure and foundation they need to hire and build their teams and with people strategy.

 

Connect with Barbara Mason below 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/yourhrinsider/

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EPISODE : Never Would Have Made It - Missing Mum and Dawanna Williams

EPISODE : Never Would Have Made It - Missing Mum and Dawanna Williams

July 2, 2021

Wednesday 30th June marked three years  since My Mum passed away. So this episode is a REWIND episode.  This is for her, and to her and to all who have lost their mother too soon.  In this REPOST I reference one year - this was originally posted in Jun 2019. Next week Ill be back with some fresh new episodes so stay tuned.    

This week we also repost  the wonderful Dawanna Williams, Founder and Managing Principal of Dabar Development Partners sitting in the guest chair . One of only a handful of black females owning a commercial development business in the NYC area. An experienced real estate development and investment firm focused on developing distinctive real estate properties primarily in New York City.  Dawanna Williams has over 23 years of experience in the real estate industry. Prior to founding her company  in 2003, Ms. Williams worked as a commercial real estate lawyer, spending most of her career at international law firm, Sidley Austin LLP - yes the same as the Obamas! From 1994 to 2003, Ms. Williams represented major developers, international governing authorities, investment banks, institutional lenders, and private equity investors in connection with a wide range of high-profile real estate transactions. During this period, those projects involved millions of spatial square feet and over $1 billion in transaction value.

In this episode discover  

  • James Weldon Johnson & Maya Angelou adaptation - Glory of the Day was in her Face
  • ‘What is driving me’ this week…
  • The song that kept me going 
  • Dawanna’s love of real estate since she was so young - you will be amazed
  • Her powerful definition of success i will give you new insights for your success 
  • Her beginnings as a real estate lawyer 
  • How personal crisis can lead to a higher calling 
  • What social housing can be when Dawanna is at the helm 
  • ‘A courageous moment’- on the show to inspire you to your own moments of bravery 

Connect with Dawanna: https://www.dabardevelopment.com/about

Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/dawannawilliams/?hl=en

Thank you again Martin Sapp Ministries for allowing me to play “Never would have Made it”  from the Thirst album.   Stop what you are doing and download the song  now and his books on his websitehttp://marvinsapp.com/shop-now/ and  iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/never-would-have-made-it/258502925?i=258503371

 

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LIa Dias Owner of the Girl Cave says to have Success, Build the Relationships in your Business

LIa Dias Owner of the Girl Cave says to have Success, Build the Relationships in your Business

May 28, 2021

Thank you for listening to She’s Got Drive. Today we have Lia Dias in the guest chair. We talk about how she is building her business empire, her purpose that is inspiring her action, her commitment to supporting Black communities and the motivation being her two daughters.

So grab your cup of tea, or drink of choice  and you might want to take a walk as you listen to these two amazing and inspiring women. 

Lia is  entrepreneur, real estate mogul, former model, mother and wife, this mompreneur has been a prominent figure and voice in the community advocating for women empowerment.  Dias joined the cast of season two of Bravo’s hit television show Married To Medicine Los Angeles in Spring 2020.
Lia  co-owns and operates KLC Consultants, a medical staffing company, with her  psychiatrist husband. She is also a proud owner of The Girl Cave Los Angeles, a chain of beauty supplies.

 

Connect with Lia Dias below 

https://www.instagram.com/liabdias/

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REWIND to Nikki Bethel - A Conversation with  Sista-friends Having a Moment

REWIND to Nikki Bethel - A Conversation with Sista-friends Having a Moment

May 21, 2021

Nikki Bethel - REWIND episode to really one of my all time favorite interviews !!!! - YOU are going to love, love,  love this episode.

Now CEO AND President of Emma Bowen Foundation. At the time Nikki Bethel was  SVP of Talent Management at HBO,  and when I sat down with Nikki we became Sistafriends that day. She is so wonderful.

Our conversation moved us to tears, had us laughing and sharing such beautiful moments. Less of me interviewing, more of two women sharing a moment.

Mentioned in this episode:

Conversations with God Donald Neale Walsh 

The Celestine Prophecy James Redfield 

She's Got Drive Episode 11: Choreographer Robin Dunn tells us - My invincibility came from my Mom

 

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Episode 122: Dr Tanya Khemet and Dr Keisha Goode say Black Midwives Birthed America and are Central to Black History

Episode 122: Dr Tanya Khemet and Dr Keisha Goode say Black Midwives Birthed America and are Central to Black History

May 14, 2021

Thank you for listening to She’s Got Drive. Today we have the last in out Black Mama series of interviews with midwife Tanya Khemet and Academic Keisha Goode, both President and Vice President of National Association of Certified Professional Midwives. We talk about the racism faced by Black midwives, the decimation of Black midwifery, and the need to address the structural barriers for Black Midwives today. And how Black Midwives is an answer to the Black Maternal Health crisis.  My name is Shirley McAlpine. Welcome to She's Got Drive.

So grab your cup of tea, or drink of choice  and you might want to take a walk as you listen to these two amazing and inspiring women. 

 

Dr Tanya Khemet Taiwo  considers herself blessed to be the mother of three beautiful girls who were all born into the hands of midwives.  After serving as clinic administrator and staff midwife of The Birthing Project Clinic for eight years, she became one of the founding mothers of Birth and Family Health Center, women’s health clinics housed in community health centers located in medically underserved areas of Sacramento.  She currently works in a Federally Qualified Health Center, continuing to care for low-income families in a multi-disciplinary setting. She comes from a family tradition of midwives.  She joined the NACPM Board of Directors in the fall of 2012, and has been President for 4 years. Dr. Khemet Taiwo is an assistant professor of midwifery at Bastyr University, and a research Fellow at The
Birth Place Lab at the University of British Columbia. At the Birth Place Lab she’s collaborating on the Giving Voice to Mothers Study, a research project that examines how race, ethnicity and birthplace affect maternity care in the United States. Her dissertation research in epidemiology examined how prenatal socioeconomic and psychological stress impacted child neurodevelopment, and how these stressors are amplified by environmental exposures.

 

Dr Keisha Goode  joined the Board as the first appointed Public Member. She is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology at The State University of New York College. Her primary research area is Medical Sociology with specific attention to the medicalization of childbirth and the historical and contemporary complexities of Black midwifery in the United States. She is completing a book proposal for the publication of her dissertation research, Birthing, Blackness and The Body: Black Midwives and Experiential Continuities of Institutional Racism.

 

Find Tanya: https://www.facebook.com/tanya.khemet

Find Keisha: https://twitter.com/keishagoode8?lang=en

NACPM : https://nacpm.org

NACPM Facebook https://www.facebook.com/NACPM

NACPM Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nacpmidwives/

 

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EPISODE 121: Black Mothers are Dying  - And It’s a Scandal says Jennie Joseph and Mars Lord

EPISODE 121: Black Mothers are Dying - And It’s a Scandal says Jennie Joseph and Mars Lord

May 7, 2021

Today we  have an important episode  with Jennie Joseph and Mars Lord. Its the first time I have had two women in the guest chair. We discuss female maternal health and Black and Brown Community.  We are in crisis. In our conversation we talk about what is going on and what is needed.  

So grab your cup of tea, or drink of choice  and you might want to take a walk as you listen to these two amazing and inspiring women. 

JENNIE JOSEPH  is one of the most well-known and respected midwives and advocates worldwide for family-centered healthcare. She is widely accepted as a hero in birthing circles because of the positive outcomes she has seen through her simple yet profoundly successful model of prenatal care known as The JJ Way®. Joseph is a British-trained midwife who moved to the United States in 1989 and has worked as an independent midwife in Florida since then. The JJ Way® is a midwifery model of care that simplifies prenatal care, removing barriers to care in a medical system which is known for having many hoops to jump through.

 

MARS LORD: Award winning doula and birth activist Mars Lord has been a birth keeper for well over a decade.  She has had the privilege of working with hundreds of families. A birth activist, with a desire to see the ‘colouring in of the landscape of birth’ and finding out the reasons for the maternal and neonatal morbidity rates amongst the BAME community, Mars created Abuela Doulas a doula preparation course primarily, but not exclusively, for women of colour. Her desire for reproductive justice led to the creation of the ‘Reproductive Justice Retreat’. Mars was recently recognised in the Mayor of London's Hidden Credits campaign and continues to speak out for cultural safety and reproductive justice. 

 

Connect with Mars and Jennie below 

DONATE to Jennie's work HERE 

Find out more about Mars work HERE

 

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EPISODE 120: Let’s call this Post Pandemic Goals.- My 7 Step guide

EPISODE 120: Let’s call this Post Pandemic Goals.- My 7 Step guide

May 1, 2021

This week's Episode is about creating our life post pandemic. We cant go back we want to move forward. Let's set some goals - which seems easy to do but how do you make sure you can achieve them.  I am sharing with you how to go about doing it in 7 steps.  You do not want to miss this episode. 

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