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.


A Very Cloudy 2020, Michelle Zatlyn, Podcast #140

Michelle Zatlyn is the co-founder and COO of CloudFlare, a cybersecurity company working to make our internet faster, safer, and more reliable.

We got together over zoom to discuss her journey as a founder, and the future of cybersecurity in a post covid world.

You can also listen to this on Soundcloud , iTunes and Spotify.


Online Learning for Better Teaching, Jelena Kovacevic, Podcast # 139

Jelena Kovacevic, a scientist, researcher, and, most importantly, a driven educator, is the first woman Dean of the NYU Tandon School of Engineering.

We got together over zoom to discuss the future of education in a post covid world, and the ways in which Jelena is changing Tandon to make STEM fields more attractive, approachable, and inclusive especially for women.

If you’d like to learn more about Tandon, you can visit the website here.

You can listen to this on Soundcloud and iTunes.


Reimagining New York, Maya Wiley, Podcast #138

Maya Wiley is a civil rights activist and scholar who has dedicated her career to fighting against structural racism.We got together over zoom, to talk about her candidacy for the upcoming mayoral elections.


If you’d like to learn more about her campaign, you can visit her website.

You can also listen to this on Soundcloud and iTunes.


Breaking the Ivory Tower, Diana Florence, Podcast #137

Diana Florence has dedicated her entire career to public service, beginning as a prosecutor in the Manhattan’s DA 25 years ago.

We got together over zoom, to talk about her candidacy for the upcoming DA elections, and her plans to reform the office to better serve the people of New York.

You can also listen to this on Soundcloud and iTunes.

And if you like what you hear, you can give to Diana’s campaign. DA’s have to raise money to run too.


Skeletons Out of The Closet, Sharleen Ernster, Podcast#136


Sharleen Ernster is the founder and CEO of We Are HAH, a company pioneering sustainable fashion in intimate apparel and redefining sexy for a new generation of women.

I sat down with Sharleen in the pre-covid days, and we talked about her many years of experience as a fashion executive and the reasons that led her to launch her own company. A couple of weeks after, our reality as we know it completely changed. So, we decided to revisit our conversation and talk about how the pandemic has impacted her life & business.

You can listen to this on Soundcloud here and iTunes here.