A disabled US Marine Veteran whose son was receiving chemotherapy for brain cancer, commercial photographer and video editor Ian Frank realized something: he wanted to use his second chance at life to use his photography in service of others and become “a voice for the voiceless.” In this interview, we talk about how Ian literally […]
True story: I feel “not good enough” more often that I feel “good enough.” I’m working on it. Every now and then, someone will say they’re in awe of what I do, and what I’ve accomplished, and I’m insistent: “I don’t have it all figured out. None of us do. Everything I do is a […]
When I first created the Movement Makers podcast, it was because I’ve realized over the years that I am MOST passionate about supporting purpose-fueled entrepreneurs and mission-driven organizations who are ACTIVELY making a difference in the world. Tammy Tibbetts is, without a doubt, a movement maker in that she is taking MASSIVE action to positively impact […]
They say the reason we’re drawn to like-minded people is hard wired. That’s why I’d like to think I’ve always been drawn to Amanda Steinberg. She’s refreshingly REAL, in all her interactions—and despite her success. As she says, “There’s a level of flow that you get into when you are who you are.” And, “The more I become my authentic self, my life […]
Do you know Andréa Ranae? She’s a vision-led facilitator and coach who believes that together, we rise. And she is someone who I personally deeply admire and respect as someone who has a true grasp on what it takes to make your work your activism. Andréa is deeply committed to cultivating a world that works for everyone and […]
Ever notice how some people have skyrocketed in their careers? It seems like they came out of nowhere. And suddenly, they’re getting big TV opportunities, magazine spreads, TED Talks, and 6-figure book deals. People line up and pay big money just to get a small piece of them in their products or programs. But if […]
Attracting the right people to your business isn’t just about showing up on social media and crossing your fingers. At least, not according to Tara Gentile. “People want to put their money where their values are,” says the founder of CoCommercial, a digital small business community for entrepreneurs serious about making money, impacting their communities, and […]
I have been drawn to Randi Buckley for as long as I can remember. She has this extraordinarily magnetic energy that shines through everything she says and does, and I feel incredibly grateful to be in her orbit. I especially love the fact that Randi isn’t afraid to skip the superficial fluff in favor of swimming in the […]
To say that L’Erin Alta’s words hold power is an understatement. Every time I read what she writes, her words move me to the core. They remind me of what’s possible when we free our voices and speak our truth, without apology. I have been connected to L’Erin since 2012, which is a long time in internet years, […]
I began the 100 Stories Worth Telling Project in the summer of 2015 to highlight the stories of women entrepreneurs.
I felt passionately about the project at the time because I felt strongly that, historically, women have not had a voice—particularly in the business arena.
I still feel strongly about that, and the impact that patriarchy has had on people in general, and held this sign aloft at the Women’s March in New York in January 2017.
But conversations that I have had since then, both working directly alongside a renowned diversity and inclusion consultant for several months, and participating in conversations in certain groups where difficult conversations are actively encouraged, led me to realize something fundamental about the nature of this effort.
This project is not only for those people who identify as female, it is for all of those who have ever felt marginalized, or like they don’t have a voice because of their gender, race, body type, disability, nationality, religion, or for any other reason.
You’ll discover that each storyteller is remarkable not only for their resilience, but also for their incredible courage despite the challenges they faced and, often, continue to face.
Each storyteller reminds us of what’s possible when we refuse to give up and commit to pursuing our dreams.
And each storyteller leaves us with a message of hope for the future.