Wanna Get into the Marijuana Biz?

The legalization of marijuana for recreational use in California has created a bonanza of business opportunities and questions too.  Many of us grew up hearing “just say no”, “don’t do drugs” and that marijuana was a gateway drug to harder drugs.

Judy Goss and I spoke to experts about the opportunities in the burgeoning marijuana economy, especially since CA just legalized pot for recreational use.

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New Year, New Thoughts

Only eight percent of us achieve our New Year’s resolutions.  At What Women Want Talk Radio, we had the privilege of discussing how to keep our New Year’s resolutions with Dr. Robi Ludwig, world-renown psychotherapist and reporter.

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Getting Yourself Out There

“Getting yourself out there”—it’s advice we hear all the time, but all too often it’s nebulous.  What’s out “out there” and how do we do it in a way that’s productive?  On this week’s episode of What Women Want Talk Radio we discussed the branding strategies of businesses large and small with experts Pamella Horton and Susan Gunelius.  Our riveting discussion unpacked more than just brand strategy.  We delved into to recent campaigns from companies like Campbell’s Soup and Pepsi as well as discussed influencer and content marketing—and so much more.

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Hollywood’s Problem Starts in High School

The success of Wonder Woman and the live action Beauty and the Beast has generated a great deal of discussion about women in cinema and woman-centric narrative.  A Variety article pointed out, though, that despite record box office, women, “made up only 7 percent of all directors working on the 250 highest-grossing domestic releases in 2016. That represented a decline of two percentage points from the year before.”  Without getting too heady or too political, I need to point out that women’s narratological problems start off long before a screenplay gets optioned by the studios and directors are hired.  It starts in high school, with the ways we are taught narrative structure.

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Reeling in Our Focus

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There are so many distractions.  Sometimes, in our hectic lives, we have competing priorities, which can make focusing even harder.  This past week on What Women Want Talk Radio, Judy Goss and I had guests Christine Hassler and Nancy Ganzekaufer, who coached us on how to make our lives more reflective of our deeply held priorities.  If you’ve been overwhelmed by your to-do list or suffering from a bad case of analysis paralysis, you’ll find the candor of Christine and Nancy refreshing.

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History & Her Story: My Great-Grandmother the Entrepreneur

I’ve always grown up knowing that my great-grandmother was a trail-blazing woman with an indomitable entrepreneurial spirit.  On May 20th, the Texas Historical Commission  recognized my great-grandmother’s achievements with a historical marker. The year women got the right to vote, my great-grandmother, Anna Ripps, started her grocery store business in Poteet, Texas.

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Anna C. Ripps, founder of Prospect Hill Grocery.  Photo courtesy of Judith Hooge

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