Treating Autism, Joan Fallon, Podcast # 152

Joan Fallon is a doctor, an academic, and the entrepreneur behind Curemark, a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing novel therapies to treat serious neurological diseases for which there are no or limited treatment options. We got together over zoom to discuss her unusual take on medicine and her path to entrepreneurship.

You can also listen to it on iTunes here and Soundcloud here.

To learn more about Curemark, you can visit the website
Our next guest on PGG will be Malene Barnet, the artist, activist, and founder of Black Artists + Designers Guild.


The Inconvenient Truth, Alexandra Fenneli & Mia Abbruzzese, Podcast #151

Alexandra Fenneli & Mia Abbruzzese are the founders and co-CEOs of the new direct-to-consumer company Attn: Grace, which focuses on intimate products for aging women. We got together over zoom to discuss their entrepreneurial journey and the challenges of creating a personal care brand and disrupting the incontinence segment.

You can also listen to this on iTunes and Soundcloud.

Our next guest on PGG will be Dr. Joan Fallon, the doctor, an academic, and the entrepreneur behind Curemark.


From Jenny to Jing, Jing Gao, Podcast #150

Jing Gao is the founder of Fly By Jing, a line of Chinese spice and condiments inspired by her hometown of Chengdo. We got together over zoom to discuss her entrepreneurial journey, and the challenges of creating a high-quality, modern, female-led Chinese food brand.
To learn more about Fly By Jing, you can visit the website.

You can also listen on iTunes and Soundcloud.
Our next guests on PGG will be Alexandra Fennell & Mia Abbruzzese, the new direct-to-consumer company Attn: Grace, which focuses on intimate products for aging women.


Public Spaces Make Our Cities, Lisa Switkin, Podcast #149

Lisa Switkin is a multidisciplinary architect working in urban planning and landscape architecture. She is a Senior Principal at Field Operations. We got together over zoom to discuss her journey towards a practice focused on creating forward-thinking public spaces and the renewed importance of landscape architecture during Covid.
To learn more about Field Operations, you can visit the website here.

Our next guest on PGG will be Jing Gao, the entrepreneur behind the viral Fly By Jing, a line of Chinese Spices and condiments inspired by her hometown of Chengdu.

You can also listen on Soundcloud here and iTunes here.


Resilient Museums for a Resilient City, Whitney Donhauser, Podcast #148

Whitney Donhauser is the president of the Museum of the City of New York. We got together over zoom to discuss how she is changing and rethinking cultural institutions’ role to be more inclusive and accessible and the challenges that cultural institutions have faced during the pandemic.
To learn more about the Museum of the City of New York, visit the website.

You can also listen to this at Soundcloud and iTunes.

Our next guest on PGG will be Lisa Switkin, the multidisciplinary architect whose work encompasses urban planning and landscape architecture, senior Principal at Field Operations.


Women and Financial Literacy, Robin Hauser, Podcast #147

Robin Hauser is an award-winning documentary filmmaker. We got together over zoom to discuss her career, and upcoming $avvy, a documentary that explores financial literacy within women.

To learn more about $avvy, you can visit the website.

You can also listen on Soundcloud and iTunes.


Manufacturing During a Pandemic, Sara Irvani, Podcast # 146

Sara Irvani is the CEO of the family-owned and operated shoe company Okabashi. We got together over zoom to highlight the changes that Sara is bringing to the family business and the challenges of expanding a sustainable made-in-America company during a pandemic.

To learn more about Okabashi, you can visit their website.

You can also listen to this on iTunes and Soundcloud.

Our next guest on Positively Gotham Gal will be Robin Hauser, the award-winning documentary filmmaker, and director of upcoming $avvy, a documentary that explores financial literacy within women


Unpredictable Times in Education, Frances Bronet, Podcast #145

Frances Bronet is an architect, interdisciplinary artist, and most importantly, a driven educator who currently serves as the President of Pratt Institute.

We got together over zoom to discuss the future of a liberal arts education and innovation in learning models.

To learn more about Pratt, click here.

You can also listen at Soundcloud and on iTunes.


Shanna Tellerman, Podcast #144, A Year Of Bold Transformations


Shanna Tellerman is the founder and CEO of Modsy, a design service that provides high-quality solutions to the pain points of home design.

We got together over zoom, to discuss Shanna’s entrepreneurial journey and the future of work in a post covid world.

You can also listen to this podcast on Soundcloud and iTunes.

Our next guest on Positively Gotham Gal will be Francis Bronet, the architect, interdisciplinary artist, and, most importantly, a driven educator who currently serves as the President of Pratt Institute


Hadiya Masieh, From Extremism and Back, Podcast #143

Hadiya Masieh is the founder and director of the Groundswell Project, a non-profit that fights against extremism and promotes community building. We got together over zoom to discuss her experience of 22 years in the field, and the unique methodologies she is pioneering with Groundswell.

If you’d like to know more about Hadiya’s work, check out Groundswell Project.

You can also listen to this on iTunes and Soundcloud.


Liz Diller, Building for an Unknowable Future, Podcast #142

Liz Diller is a multidisciplinary architect, and the co-founder of Diller Scofidio + Renfro. We got together over zoom to discuss her unique journey towards a practice focused on building forward-thinking public spaces and cultural institutions. To learn more about Liz’s work, you can visit her website at dsrny.com

You can also listen to on Soundcloud here or iTunes here.


Nicole Hockley, Forced to Change, Podcast #141


Nicole Hockley is the co-founder and managing director of Sandy Hook Promise, and mother of Dylan, who was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy on 12/14/12.

We got together over zoom to talk about her personal journey from tragedy to activism, and the impact the organization is making using research-based methodology, education, and technology.

To find out more about Sandy Hook Promise, you can visit their website at https://www.sandyhookpromise.org/, and make “The Promise” to protect kids.

You can listen to this on Soundcloud and ITunes too.