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Sigma Delta TauK

By Sigma Delta Tau HQ
This podcast was created to highlight the amazing things our SDT sisters, National Organization, and partners are doing to advance the mission of Sigma Delta Tau and make a lasting difference. It is also a means for us to explore topics and issues that we are facing both as an organization and community.
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Episode 16: Unpacking Netflix's MAID Miniseries & Abusive Relationships with JWI
In this episode, JWI's CEO, Meredith Jacobs, discusses the abuse depicted in the Netflix miniseries MAID, which documents the story of a young mother who leaves her abusive partner. Meredith shares how the tools offered in our Safer Smart Dating program and JWI's Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month Campaign can help us recognize abusive relationships and get support for ourselves or others.
February 10, 2022
Episode 15: A Seat at the Table
Margaux Manley Lima, SDT National President, sits down with Susan Sloan (Eta—University of Georgia, 2009) to discuss her new book, "A Seat at the Table," gender equality and how women bring a different (and needed) perspective to situations across every aspect of our lives and the world around us.
May 04, 2021
Episode 14: 104th Founders Day with Harriet Rodenberg
Hear stories from Harriet Rodenberg (Upsilon—Indiana University, 1959), SDT Past National President and former NPC Chairman, about meeting our Founders and Brother Nat, reflecting on how far Sigma Delta Tau has come in these 104 years, and what her 65-year SDT membership has meant to her.
March 23, 2021
Episode 13: The Virtual Consultant Life
What does Alicia Rafferty, Gamma Pi—University of Tampa, Senior Leadership Consultant, have to say about transitioning the consultant experience to a virtual one?
January 14, 2021
Episode 12: SDT Foundation
Hear from SDT Foundation President Beth Sesler on the history and philanthropic partnership of the Foundation, and the impact it's making on the lives our sisters.
December 18, 2020
Episode 11: Meet our new ED Melissa Kish
Meet Sigma Delta Tau's new Executive Director, Melissa Kish. Get to know Melissa through rapid-fire questions, what drew her to SDT, why she's a great fit and which founder she's most like!
November 23, 2020
Episode 10: SDT + JWI
Learn more about SDT's philanthropic partner Jewish Women International. Deborah Rosenbloom, JWI's Chief Programming Officer and SDT sister, discusses how JWI and SDT are partnering together to help prevent domestic violence.  To learn more about JWI, visit
October 27, 2020
Episode 9: Conversation with Author Brenda Janowitz
SDT sister and author Brenda Janowitz discusses her latest novel (and this month's book selection for SDT's Alumnae Book Club), The Grace Kelly Dress, with President Margaux Manley Lima. Together, they also talk about Brenda's sorority experience at Cornell and other projects she's currently working on. Register  here for SDT's Alumnae Book Club on October 27 @ 8pm, where Brenda will be discussing the themes of her book with YOU! Learn more about Brenda Janowitz at, Instagram/ @BrendaJanowitzWriter, Facebook/ @BrendaJanowitz, Twitter/ @BrendaJanowitz
October 20, 2020
Episode 8: Health & Fitness
Listen to National President Margaux Manley Lima connect with fellow University of Miami chapter sister and Wellness Expert Sara Green on how to embrace health & fitness during these challenging times. 
July 10, 2020
Episode 7: Eco-Friendly Living
Listen to SDT sister and marine biologist Alexa Putillo (University of Tampa) on how to adopt small changes to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle during this pandemic.  
June 01, 2020
Episode 6: Chapter Presidents
Chapter Presidents Bella Lardaro (SUNY Cortland), Taylor Corpuz (Northeastern University) and Kaylee Shepard (Stevens Institute of Technology) join SDT National President Margaux Manley Lima to talk about their experiences leading their sisters through this pandemic.  
May 15, 2020
Episode 5: Radical Pause
Learn more about Radical Pause from Founder and SDT Sister Gelsomina Picariello 
May 01, 2020
Episode 4: Virtual Living
Margaux Manley Lima, National President, chats about virtual living in this era of social distancing with SDT sisters Daryn Foster and Ilana Schwartz. Hear about their favorite apps, platforms and outlets (some of which you've probably never heard of before)! SDT Zoom Backgrounds FITNESS APPS The Sculpt Society My Fitness Pal FUN Co-Star (Astrology App) DJ D-Nice Dance Parties (@dnice Instagram Live Concerts) The Home Edit (Decluttering Challenges) The Pattern (Astrology Social Networking App) Psych! Outwit Your Friends (Trivia Game App) Some Good News (John Krasinski YouTube Channel)  MINDFULNESS Headspace ONLINE SHOPPING Amazon Smile (can choose The Sigma Delta Tau Foundation)
April 24, 2020
Episode 3: SDT + PCAA
Hear from Dr. Melissa Merrick, President & CEO of Prevent Child Abuse America, about the role SDT plays in supporting prevention and what you can be doing now to support advocacy efforts. ALUMNAE: COLLEGIANS:
April 17, 2020
Episode 2: Mental Wellness
SDT President Margaux Manley Lima talks with sister Jodi Romano on how to promote mental wellness during this pandemic. Jodi is the Director of Mental Health Services for Behavioral Health at NYC Health+Hospital Elmhurst.
April 10, 2020
Episode 1: Chapter Connection (Part 2)
Explore thoughts on chapter retention during this pandemic and beyond with Erin Chatten from PHiredUp.  Resources: How to Keep the Members You Recruit
April 02, 2020
Episode 1: Chapter Connection (Part 1)
Hear from engagement & retention expert Erin Chatten from PhiredUp on how to discuss keeping engagement of New Members  and different ways to honor and celebrate our seniors through this pandemic. Resources from PhiredUp: 44 Ways to Foster Sisterhood Virtually
April 02, 2020