Change of times brings on changes of media for best communication with my readership, fans, friends, and even family. And I moved on to interviewing prominent women live on YouTube. It worked.
This is why let me invite you to click and watch some of my latest talk-shows:
- Can-Do Success in American Academia – https://youtu.be/2KhiHLYQReo
Here’s the new episode of my talk-show The Bridge https://youtu.be/2KhiHLYQReo. Learn from Dr. Helen Schneider about enablers of academic success in the US. Hear what they do at the UT in Austin to ensure safety during pandemic times, without sacrificing the quality of teaching. Helen gives pieces of advice which may help you in many life-work situations.
- Creative Diaspora’s Importance for the Nation – https://youtu.be/Qx1icA3wND8
Many talented men and women live in diaspora, outside their big nation, where some elites look at them with irony or condescension. Listen to Dr. Oksana Lutsyshyna (UT College of Liberal Arts: (utexas.edu)) and find out how creative a Ukrainian diaspora in the US is—contributing to the intellectual and spiritual wealth of the nation.
- Of Women and the Teaching Profession – https://youtu.be/oDoeQp5rjQ8
Women devoted to the teaching profession continuously contribute to the beauty of the world—and they are often inspiring their students to do the same. Cultural heritage, upbringing, and values pay major roles in setting the women-teachers for success. Tetiana Seredynska, a talk-show guest who teaches English-for-Business at HEC-Montreal, is a role model for teaching and learning languages. To learn more about women’s success, read How They Made It in America, https://www.amazon.com/How-They-Made-America-Strategies/dp/1480871834
- Liberal vs Conservative: Why Political Tolerance Is Essential for Women https://youtu.be/1_dW1UB5XtM
Now the time has come to broadly discuss the previously touchy-touchy issues of personal political belonging, race, and gender – intertwined. Let us come do it together, for the sake of our national well-being and unity.
- How to Become Successful Despite Your American English with an Accent https://youtu.be/NFzLX_X804Y
This talk-show is on an evergreen topic, English with an Accent.
Mitigating accent inequality and discrimination of immigrants and locals alike is more important than ever. We discuss US-American dialects and accents: how richly diverse they are and how attractive to many, although sometimes discriminated against. Yes, prejudice and accent inequality are real – but talented women and men learn to wear them with pride and become successful despite their American English with an Accent.
- How to Be Three-in-One: Free Spirit, Diversity Developer, and Job Traveler – https://youtu.be/JdGEAj8SpJ0
Happy to kick off Women’s History Month posting a new episode of The Bridge. The interviewee is amazingly creative – so watch two diverse women discussing how to be more dynamic in step with the time. You will learn about today’s increased need of intercultural trainings, what CULTURAL inclusion means, how our background values help us flex our can-do muscles, and how one’s free spirit really helps in life and career.
To learn more about women’s successes, read the book How They Made It in America, https://www.amazon.com/How-They-Made-America-Strategies/dp/1480871834
- What Do the Immigrant Women Bring to the All-American Table? https://youtu.be/GBIq6mA9c68
Immigrant women bring a truly healthy menu to the all-American table: jobs created by them starting new businesses; business connections with foreign countries; and personal perseverance, to reach their goals overcoming social and cultural hurdles. You will watch to a European-turned-American, Irmgard Lafrentz, a German American businesswoman and volunteer, who shares her experiences, learnings, and contributions to the US economy and culture.
To learn more about women’s success in the US, read the book How They Made It in America, https://www.amazon.com/How-They-Made-America-Strategies/dp/1480871834
- Fulbright Fellows and Friends, Welcome to Fulbright-NJ! – https://youtu.be/avqp7L4UEHI
“Fulbright” is one of the most prestigious exchange programs in the world. From a conversation of two former Fulbright Scholars who want to increase & diversify membership, you will learn what it means to be “in a Fulbright state of mind.” The goals of the Fulbright Association NJ Chapter include reunion of the like-minded, cultural-diversity-oriented academic and professional leaders—for the better good of our society. We discuss why the Fulbright Fellows of NJ need to come together and act together. Join us, Pat Hutchinson and Fiona Citkin – and continue to be Fulbrighters, spreading the word about Fulbright achievers and having fun along the way!
- How to Reach Post-Traumatic Success and Hold Your Head Up High – https://youtu.be/3-Z3Q_Mxtt8
Listening to Laura Del Gaudio, the undertaker and author – now a charming Queens grandmother – gives us an idea of how to survive and thrive as a young girl molested by her schoolteachers; how to overcome grief, and what values help us reach post-traumatic success – all things traditionally tough for women. Tough but doable.
- Discussing the D Word – https://youtu.be/m7uucOP906M
The interview stars Susan McCuistion, a DEI professional from Chicago who authored an award-winning book “The De Word: 12 Steps to Diversity Recovery.” You will learn what it takes to survive and thrive in an industry which saw many ups and downs and which approach was really broken for reasons more than one. Our guest created a new, humanitarian, and compassionate approach, Diversity Tough Love, the kind of Diversity that works well for our polarized society.
- A Refugee in America: Woman on the Move – https://youtu.be/2PFWCilHTsU
Listen to an American refugee of Korean descent who came to the US from Russia. You’ll hear a story of Svetlana Kim, a very independent-minded woman who became part-and-parcel of diverse America. You’ll learn what it takes for a 23-year-old girl, with no money and no initial knowledge of English, to survive and thrive in America. Sharp, persistent, and competitive, she is a force of nature who authored 2 books and works on a documentary feature film based on her second book, The Last of the Four Musketeers.
- How Inclusive Leadership Works – https://youtu.be/OoPMqOuLhng
This guest, Dr. Rohini Anand, was also one of my book subjects in “How They Made It in America” – a very accomplished personality, Diversity leader, and a worthy role model. You will learn from her what it takes to turn around a limping culture of Sodexo, a giant global company, and make it synonymous with Leadership in Diversity.
- Woman on a Mission: Soul and Strength – https://youtu.be/2KMvQoYIhQo
In this episode of The Bridge, you’ll meet a remarkable lady lawyer who is also a Diversity-Equity-Inclusion professional. You will learn what it takes for the 2nd generation Indian American to hold her own and be on a mission to empower others.
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