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WISEcast

By The Wisest Women
WISEcast is the Podcast for Women in STEM and Education and is hosted by The Wisest Women: Dr. Richa Chandra and Dr. Amber Miller. The Wisest Women is an organization bringing equity in STEM by empowering women. Through real conversations we bring awareness to the challenges women face in STEM and education. To turn these challenges into opportunities, we are inspiring others to find their place in STEM, build their tribe by making meaningful connections, and develop their voice to lift others and break down barriers.
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S2.E21: Quitting Tentative Language
We’re sorry to interrupt your day, but think you really should listen to our latest episode, don’t you think? Nothing undermines our authority and career progression like tentative language.  gives about In spite of current trends in trying to reframe tentative language as affiliative, our guest Robin Toft,  advises and empowers us to tap into our higher self and bring joy and confidence to every interaction in order to achieve greater career success. Robin Toft is the Global Life Sciences & Boardroom Diversity Leader of ZRG Partners LLC. You can connect to Robin rtoft@zrgpartners.com and visit her website: WeCanRiseCommunity.com  Support WIB x WISEcast here → Paypal. Join WIB at womeninbio.org. WIB x WISEcast listeners can apply the code WIBWISE20 and receive $20 off a one-year WIB membership, until June 1st, 2022. Join Women In Bio at the 2022 BIO International Convention starting June 12th in person in San Diego! Register here: https://www.womeninbio.org/page/specialevents Make sure you visit The Wisest Children on YouTube! Our young scientists are making science accessible and fun through some STEM activities for kids! WISEcast is featured as the Top 45 Women in STEM Podcasts by Feedspot! Visit our website thewisestwomen.com, and connect with us on: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn or by email at communityengagement@thewisestwomen.com. Sound engineering for this episode is by Rachit Taneja (email: rachittaneja@gmail.com). Reference for this episode: Women Are More Likely Than Men to Use Tentative Language, Aren’t They? A Meta-Analysis Testing for Gender Differences and Moderators https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0361684310392728
34:36
May 19, 2022
S2.E20: An Introspection of Our Internal Misogyny - Why do we hate on ourselves so much?
We are all guilty of internal misogyny when we subconsciously project sexist ideas onto other women and ourselves. In this episode, we are joined by Dr. Patricia Tavormina, geneticist and science fiction author, as we dive deep into our subconscious minds to reflect on how we judge ourselves and other women through the lens of the masculine default. Donate here → Paypal. You can get in touch with Dr. Patricia Tavormina here:  Website: https://www.pltavormina.com; Twitter: https://twitter.com/pltavormina; Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pltavormina/?hl=en Make sure you visit The Wisest Children on YouTube! Our young scientists are making science accessible and fun through some STEM activities for kids! WISEcast is featured as the Top 45 Women in STEM Podcasts by Feedspot! Visit our website thewisestwomen.com, and connect with us on: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn or by email at communityengagement@thewisestwomen.com. Sound engineering for this episode is by Rachit Taneja (email: rachittaneja@gmail.com). Additional readings and our sources referenced in the episode include: https://medium.com/@thebriarpatchmc/do-you-have-internalized-misogyny-take-this-quiz-to-find-out-431077ebcee6 https://info.umkc.edu/womenc/2018/11/16/internalized-misogyny-what-does-it-look-like-how-do-you-stop-it/ https://www.bustle.com/articles/130737-7-sneaky-ways-internalized-misogyny-manifests-in-our-everyday-lives
42:08
May 05, 2022
S2.E19: How to Manage Your Boss
Let’s go after this paradox - how and why should we manage our bosses? Channeling some Office Space vibes in their dress for success segment (Admit it - you love this movie as much as we do!). Drs. Amber and Richa make fun of the stereotype of a manager who just pushes and pushes and asks for unreasonable favors while leisurely sippin’ on his coffee. Truth is in today’s work environment everyone is stretched thin with what is being called the “great promotion” which accompanies the “great resignation.” The hosts delve into this topic with their guest Jennifer Chapman to examine the different personality types of bosses (hands off vs. micromanager), how to create intense 15 minute planning meetings, work conflicts, getting promoted, and how to avoid falling into a victim mindset. Take notes!  Text "ACCELERATE" to 411321 for complimentary Leadership Power Tool: How to Ensure You Get the Most Out of Every Leadership Resource Donate to our mission and the amazing work we do here → Paypal. You can connect to Jennifer Chapman here: Facebook, LinkedIn, Website: https://ambitionleadership.com/  We also produce The Wisest Children on YouTube! Our young scientists are making science accessible and fun through some STEM activities for kids! WISEcast is featured as the Top 45 Women in STEM Podcasts by Feedspot!  WISEcast is featured as the Top 45 Women in STEM Podcasts by Feedspot! Visit our website thewisestwomen.com, and connect with us on: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn or by email at communityengagement@thewisestwomen.com. Sound engineering for this episode is by Rachit Taneja (email: rachittaneja@gmail.com). Additional readings and our sources referenced in the episode include:  1) Managing Conflicts in the Work Place: https://www.cipd.co.uk/Images/managing-conflict-in-the-workplace-1_tcm18-70655.pdf  2) A startling 98% of Managers feel managers need more training: https://www.forbes.com/sites/victorlipman/2016/10/01/a-startling-98-of-managers-feel-managers-need-more-training/?sh=689d1b025e8b  3) People leave managers, not companies: https://www.forbes.com/sites/victorlipman/2015/08/04/people-leave-managers-not-companies/?sh=4170b67347a9
28:20
April 21, 2022
Rewind: Knocked Up or Knocked Out? (Part 2)
This episode is a scheduled, reflective rewind. Our last episode "WISEcast Under Fire! Do we deserve equal pay without equal effort?" featured a debate with our friend Neil Thompson about this topic inspired by this rewind episode, Knocked Up or Knocked Out? Part 2, which we endearingly term KUKO. KUKO featured four accomplished women in different STEM careers from science, academia, technology and medicine. Two are mothers and two are not. In KUKO the women shared their stories and experiences about whether motherhood is a driver for inequities in STEM careers and how we can work to move the needle. The question and debate remains unresolved but there is some hope that motherhood won't always be a driver for inequities in STEM. This podcast is free, but the production is not, donate here to support women empowerment → Paypal. In other news, make sure you visit The Wisest Children on YouTube! Our young scientists are making science accessible and fun through some STEM activities for kids!  WISEcast is featured as the Top 45 Women in STEM Podcasts by Feedspot! Visit our website thewisestwomen.com, and connect with us on: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn or by email at communityengagement@thewisestwomen.com. Sound engineering for this episode is by Rachit Taneja (email: rachittaneja@gmail.com).
27:35
April 07, 2022
S2.E18: WISEcast under Fire! Do we deserve equal pay without equal effort?
We are under fire…but not besieged! We have a friendly debate with WISEcast’s good friend and male ally Neil Thompson on whether we as women deserve to get equal pay without equal effort, especially when it comes to the high-stakes act of negotiation. Neil brings a unique perspective to this conversation that hails back to one of our first episodes in Season 1, Episode 6: Knocked Up or Knocked Out? (Part 2).  We want to know what you think after listening to this debate on whether the goal and in a sense the greater good of gender equity with pay requires giving women a boost even when it isn’t something we are directly working towards! Also, give us a little boost and donate here → Paypal. You can find Neil Thompson here: @teachthegeek and @_teachthegeek_ Website | LinkedIn Get Public Speaking Tips for STEM Professionals HERE. You can subscribe and rate his podcast here:  iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, and YouTube Neil Thompson is a speaker, writer, and entrepreneur. He started out his career as a product development engineer, earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Eventually, he went on to become a professional engineer. Neil is a contributor to Urbangeekz online magazine, Mechanical Engineering magazine, Tech Directions magazine, and PsychCentral. He started his journey in public speaking out of necessity. He took what he learned in becoming more effective at public speaking and created the Teach the Geek to Speak course and the Teach the Geek to Speak membership. Make sure you visit The Wisest Children on YouTube! Our young scientists are making science accessible and fun through some STEM activities for kids! WISEcast is featured as the Top 45 Women in STEM Podcasts by Feedspot! Visit our website thewisestwomen.com, and connect with us on: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn or by email at communityengagement@thewisestwomen.com. Sound engineering for this episode is by Rachit Taneja (email: rachittaneja@gmail.com). Additional readings and our sources referenced in the episode include:  Dr. Laura Kray's Publication #1.  Harvard's study on men and women's status in negotiations.  He, She, “They” at the Bargaining Table… Woman, Man or Just Negotiators?
35:44
March 24, 2022
S2.E17: Put Your Game Face On. It’s OK to be Cutthroat.
If you ever felt bad about making difficult cuts or unpopular decisions, this episode is for you. Andrea Martin discusses with us when you should be cutthroat, or as she puts it - strategic. We discuss when and how you should compete with yourself, the Queen Bee Syndrome, managing up and creating team loyalty. You will definitely walk away more empowered after listening to this episode, and if you do donate here → Paypal.  You can connect to Andrea Martin at the following channels: Website: https://www.andreamartinconsulting.org/ Instagram @mrs.andrea.martin and LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andreamartinmba/  As the founder of Andrea Martin Consulting, Andrea has quickly become the go-to coach for high performing women. Andrea has extensive experience navigating the corporate world making a name for herself. As an immigrant, a mother of two, wife, people leader, and coach, she understands the dynamic of what it takes to wear many hats while still moving towards your goals. Andrea holds a Bachelor Degree in Chemical Engineering, Masters in Business. Andrea is a Certified Leadership Coach, DISC Behavioral Analysis Trainer, with training at Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching. She combines her experience leading multi-billion dollar projects, large organizations, coaching credentials and delivers a straightforward coaching perspective for her clients. She has coached 100+ women on enhancing productivity, career development, and decision-making skills to create a more balanced lifestyle. The hard truth is that intelligence and hard work will only get you so far and many talented professionals are forgotten due to a lack of strategy. She made it her mission to support ambitious professionals that are done playing small and want to reach bigger goals.  Make sure you visit The Wisest Children on YouTube! Our young scientists are making science accessible and fun for anyone to try at home through some STEM activities for kids! WISEcast is featured as the Top 45 Women in STEM Podcasts by Feedspot! Help keep our momentum going and visit our website thewisestwomen.com, and connect with us on: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn or by email at communityengagement@thewisestwomen.com. Sound engineering for this episode is by Rachit Taneja (email: rachittaneja@gmail.com). Additional readings and our sources referenced in the episode include:  https://www.mic.com/life/being-cutthroat-at-work-wont-help-you-get-ahead-heres-what-will-32823191  https://www.roionline.com/blog/are-women-sabotaging-each-other-in-the-workplace  https://thetab.com/us/2016/06/23/more-successful-youre-nice-21135  https://www.inc.com/rebecca-hinds/the-1-trait-94-percent-of-c-suite-women-share-and-how-to-get-it.html https://www.forbes.com/sites/zengernews/2021/11/17/why-arent-more-ceos-women/?sh=337a064b2c56
25:39
March 10, 2022
Bonus! BIPOC and STEM - How to be an Accomplice and Not an Ally
Donate here: Paypal. In this bonus episode, Director of Content and engineering student at Texas A&M University, Liliana Hildebrand is joined by Mikayla Benjamin, her co-worker who is a Genetics major at Texas A&M University. These young women discuss the issues BIPOC (Black Indigenous People of Color) experience in STEM as an "after party," and our recent episode "BIPOC and Healthcare - Be An Accomplice Not an Ally" featuring Dr. Omolara Uwemedimo, a board-certified pediatrician and founder of Melanin & Medicine, who mentors women physicians of color. You can connect to Mikayla Benjamin on LinkedIn and Dr. Uwemedimo here: LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram or email her at admin@omolaramd.com.  In other news, check out our newest offering - The Wisest Children on YouTube! These young scientists are making science accessible and fun for anyone to try at home through some easy STEM activities that kids and grown ups can try out at home! WISEcast is featured as the Top 45 Women in STEM Podcasts by Feedspot! Help keep our momentum going and visit our website thewisestwomen.com, and follow/contact us on: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube LinkedIn and by email at communityengagement@thewisestwomen.com.
25:49
March 03, 2022
S2.E16: BIPOC and Healthcare - Be an Accomplice, Not an Ally
Donate here: Paypal.  We have an eye-opening conversation with Dr. Omolara Uwemedimo about  challenges Black women in medicine face and the obstacles BIPOC face in receiving optimal healthcare. She speaks about "weathering," and how BIPOC as a group disproportionately face chronic stress, mental and physical health break down, infertility issues, autoimmune disorders, and more. BIPOC stands for Black and Indigenous People of Color. This term is specific to the historical experiences of this group and therefore the current socioeconomic and political consequences of their experiences. Listen to understand the impact of medical racism and how you can become an accomplice and not just an ally to combat these social issues. Dr. Uwemedimo is a board-certified pediatrician for over 15 years and an academic faculty for over a decade, mentoring women physicians of color. She is also the CEO and founder of Melanin & Medicine, a premier business development & funding coaching company to help support women of color in medicine to secure capital without incurring debt or diluting equity, to build and grow their own healthcare businesses committed to social impact. Dr. Uwemedimo provides Black women with culturally-informed strategies and systems to reduce burnout, achieve personal and professional fulfillment, rediscover their purpose and finally, achieve their vision for life, without struggle or sacrifice.he has a passion for social justice, she is an advocate, a professor, and researcher committed to ensuring that all women & children have an equal right to thrive. She has also worked as a global physician across sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean. She is the CEO of Strong Children Wellness, an innovative family practice that addresses both unmet health and social needs for families in New York. You can connect to Dr. Omolara at the following channels: LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram or email her at admin@omolaramd.com. -- Make sure you visit The Wisest Children on YouTube! Our young scientists are making science accessible and fun for anyone to try at home through some STEM activities for kids! WISEcast is featured as the Top 45 Women in STEM Podcasts by Feedspot! Help keep our momentum going and visit our website thewisestwomen.com, and connect with us on: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn or by email at communityengagement@thewisestwomen.com. Sound engineering for this episode is by Rachit Taneja (email: rachittaneja@gmail.com).
42:32
February 24, 2022
Bonus! Pan-Depression Conquering the Mental Health Pandemic After Party
In this bonus episode, these two Gen Z women discuss the "I" in I-gen and pause to reflect on the areas that they may need to examine and change to improve their mental health.  Our Director of Content and engineering student at Texas A&M University, Liliana Hildebrand exclaims, "Dang...she was speaking about my people." Liliana's reaction is to Dr. Crystal Tran's knowledgeable assessment in our most recent WISEcast episode "Pan-Depression. Conquering the Mental Health Pandemic (Part 2)". Dr. Tran is an expert in Developmental Psychology and Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. She shared with us research on resilience and the extrinsic and intrinsic factors that are at play in the mental health of our youth. Liliana is joined in this episode by our marketing intern Tahmina Fayezi, a high school student, who is motivated to author her own STEM career journey.  In other news, check out our newest offering - The Wisest Children on YouTube! These young scientists are making science accessible and fun for anyone to try at home through some easy STEM activities that kids and grown ups can try out at home! WISEcast is featured as the Top 45 Women in STEM Podcasts by Feedspot! Help keep our momentum going and visit our website thewisestwomen.com, and follow us on: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn. For information regarding sponsorship, send us an email at communityengagement@thewisestwomen.com.
17:27
February 17, 2022
S2.E15: Pan-Depression. Conquering the Mental Health Pandemic (Part 2)
Donate here —> GoFundMe. The mental health pandemic is the most urgent issue we as a society face. In this episode, we discuss why it is especially challenging for our youth from a social and biological perspective. There is a way out, and we as a society need to address the extrinsic and intrinsic factors to help our youth. This episode features Dr. Crystal Duc Tran, Ph.D., an Assistant Professor Psychology at the University of St. Thomas in Houston. She is an expert in Developmental Psychology and Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. She is passionate about educating others about child and adolescent psychology, statistics, lifespan development, language, and race/diversity, along with teaching students how to maximize their degree for graduate work and the job market. Here are some resources that Dr. Tran recommends for anyone who has mental health challenges: American Psychological Association (APA): https://www.apa.org/topics/crisis-hotlines —You can also find available psychologist near you listed by state from the APA link. In Houston, we have several: 1) Mental Health America of Greater Houston: https://mhahouston.org/ 2) The Harris Health Center for Mental Health and IDD: https://www.theharriscenter.org/ 3) Texas Health and Human Services COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line: 833-986-1919 Also, if you or a loved one is experiencing mental health issues, suicidal thoughts or substance abuse disorders, please reach out to your caregiver or contact SAMHSA's National Helpline here: https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helplineSAMHSA. SAHMHSA is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders. Check out our newest offering - The Wisest Children on YouTube! Our young scientists are making science accessible and fun for anyone to try at home through some STEM activities for kids! WISEcast is featured as the Top 45 Women in STEM Podcasts by Feedspot! Help keep our momentum going and visit our website thewisestwomen.com, and follow us on: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn. For information regarding sponsorship, send us an email at communityengagement@thewisestwomen.com. Sound engineering for this episode is by Rachit Taneja (email: rachittaneja@gmail.com).
48:40
February 10, 2022
S2.E14: Pan-Depression. Conquering the Mental Health Pandemic (Part 1)
We are in the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, and in the undercurrents of all the surges, a new pandemic of mental health challenges and trauma is emerging. Some say we don't actually have a word for it yet. We discuss the challenges that Gen Z particularly is facing with isolation, anxiety, depression, and uncertainty with two ambitious women who are college students and the founders of Beyond Cancer. Our guests include Kaamya M.K. and Sahana Lothumalla. Kaamya is a sophomore Pre-Law student at Southern Methodist University studying Finance and Human Rights on the Public Policy track. She is also a member of the Healthcare and Human Rights Committee. Sahana is a premedical student studying neuroscience at the University of Michigan. The field of oncology fascinates her and Beyond Cancer is her avenue of deepening my knowledge as a student and raising awareness to her community as a teacher. If you or a loved one is experiencing mental health issues, suicidal thoughts or substance abuse disorders, please reach out to your caregiver or contact SAMHSA's National Helpline here: https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helplineSAMHSA. SAHMHSA is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders. Support our mission through our fundraiser at GoFundMe! We need your support as we are in the process of becoming a nonprofit and increasing our reach to serve women and underprivileged populations in their STEM career journeys! Also, check out our newest offering - The Wisest Children on YouTube! Our young scientists are making science accessible and fun for anyone to try at home through some STEM activities for kids! WISEcast is featured as the Top 45 Women in STEM Podcasts by Feedspot! Help keep our momentum going and visit our website thewisestwomen.com, and follow us on: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn. For information regarding sponsorship, send us an email at communityengagement@thewisestwomen.com. Sound engineering for this episode is by Rachit Taneja (email: rachittaneja@gmail.com).
39:10
January 27, 2022
S2.E13. 2022, A Bright Outlook on the Tech Sector and the Sisterhood of STEM
In this episode we discuss how the future in tech is bright for women with an emerging demand on the skills we already possess. We also discuss some of the gaps that are still present in the more "technical" roles but with the emergence of women leaders as founders and in the C-suite, there will be more inspirational role models for the younger generation. We discuss this and more with Donna Loughlin, the founder of LMGPR who is known for her work with futurists and innovators. She excels in the realm of storytelling, and uses those skills to propel new companies into the mainstream. Inspired everyday by the forward-thinkers she works with, our guest has a deep fascination with advancements in AI, automotive, consumer electronics, and more. She is also the host of BeforeItHappened, a leading narrative podcast featuring visionaries and the moments, events, and realizations that inspired them to change our lives for the better. Donna firmly believes in the proverb: Imagine the impossible, then make it happen. You can connect to Donna and follow her podcast at the following links: LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook. Support our mission through our fundraiser at GoFundMe! We need your support as we are in the process of becoming a nonprofit and increasing our reach to serve women and underprivileged populations in their STEM career journeys! Also, check out our newest offering - The Wisest Children on YouTube! Our young scientists are making science accessible and fun for anyone to try at home through some STEM activities for kids! WISEcast is featured as the Top 45 Women in STEM Podcasts by Feedspot! Help keep our momentum going and visit our website thewisestwomen.com, and follow us on: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn. For information regarding sponsorship, send us an email at communityengagement@thewisestwomen.com. Sound engineering for this episode is by Rachit Taneja (email: rachittaneja@gmail.com).
26:20
January 13, 2022
Bonus! Making Stress Your Superpower After Party
Support our mission through our fundraiser at GoFundMe! We need your support as we are in the process of becoming a nonprofit and increasing our reach to serve women and underprivileged populations in their STEM career journeys! This bonus episode features a Gen Z perspective on Making Stress Your Superpower with our Director of Content and engineering student at Texas A&M University, Liliana Hildebrand, Reena Dadrah, Community Engagement Intern and business major at University of Southern California, and Amna Khan, our digital marketing intern and a student majoring in Biotechnology at the University of Houston. These empowered women discuss our recent episode "Making Stress Your Superpower" which featured Dr. Austyn Matheson.  Also don't forget to check out our newest offering - The Wisest Children on YouTube! These young scientists are making science accessible and fun for anyone to try at home through some easy STEM activities that kids and grown ups can try out at home!  WISEcast is featured as the Top 45 Women in STEM Podcasts by Feedspot! Help keep our momentum going and visit our website thewisestwomen.com, and follow us on: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn. For information regarding sponsorship, send us an email at communityengagement@thewisestwomen.com.
28:06
January 06, 2022
Rewind: Importance of #SciComm with Dr. Sweta Chakraborty
Dr. Amber Miller revisits Season 1 Episode 10 with a new take on important takeaways from our conversation with Dr. Sweta Chakraborty, a behavioral scientist on climate & health. One of those is the importance of science communication, which has been at the forefront of conversations during the pandemic. She also emphasizes the importance of your tribe and reminisces ond the term "radical centrist," with which Dr. Chakraborty self-identifies and which may help bring our polarized society closer to understanding science and facts. Enjoy this throwback with a new twist! Support our mission through our fundraiser at GoFundMe! We need your support as we are in the process of becoming a nonprofit and increasing our reach to serve women and underprivileged populations in their STEM career journeys! Also, check out our newest offering - The Wisest Children on YouTube! These young scientists are making science accessible and fun for anyone to try at home through some "kitchen science" activities. Make sure to check out Dr. Sweta Chakraborty's website: http://www.swetachakraborty.com and follow her on her social media channels: LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter. WISEcast is featured as the Top 45 Women in STEM Podcasts by Feedspot! Help keep our momentum going and visit our website thewisestwomen.com, and follow us on: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn. For information regarding sponsorship, send us an email at communityengagement@thewisestwomen.com. Sound engineering for this episode is by Rachit Taneja (email: rachittaneja@gmail.com).
35:11
January 01, 2022
S2.E12: Making Stress Your Superpower with Dr. Austyn Matheson
In this episode, we discuss how stress can actually be a good thing. There is an “upside” to stress, especially with the right attitude. If you shift your mindset, you can increase the quality and length of your life. Tune in to this important discussion on how certain kinds of stress give meaning to life and how to distinguish this from chronic, debilitating types of stress that diminish the quality of life. Find a new way to perceive the stressors in your life and make this your superpower! Support our mission through our fundraiser at GoFundMe! We need your support as we are in the process of becoming a nonprofit and increasing our reach to serve women and underprivileged populations in their STEM career journeys! Also, check out our newest offering - The Wisest Children on YouTube! These young scientists are making science accessible and fun for anyone to try at home through some "kitchen science" activities. Dr. Austyn Matheson is originally from Calgary, Canada. She has a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering (Bio specialization) from Queen’s University Canada. After this, she briefly worked in the Oil and Gas industry as a facilities engineer before venturing to Ireland to do a Masters of Bioengineering at Trinity College Dublin. After her master’s, she moved to Toronto, Canada, where she worked at a medical device and started designing a point of care diagnostic device. SheI started as a production technician and moved on to leading a team as an engineer. She then moved back to Calgary to start her Ph.D. in biomedical engineering at the University of Calgary. The focus of her PhD was on the protein Lubricin (a protein that provides lubrication and other biological functions in our joints, on the surface of the eye and in other locations in the body). During her Ph.D., I had two international secondments, one to the University of Connecticut and another to the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland, where she was hired as a postdoc in January 2021. She will continue working on Lubricin as she was awarded a Marie Curie Sklowdoska award (a co-fund called ADMIRE) that will begin in 2022. Outside of work, Dr. Matheson is an avid runner who also loves yoga. Instagram science communication is one of her newfound interests, and she is excited to learn about technology and apps to share her research online and connect with other researchers. You can connect to Dr. Matheson through IG: @austynxreid and LinkedIn. WISEcast is featured as the Top 45 Women in STEM Podcasts by Feedspot! Help keep our momentum going and visit our website thewisestwomen.com, and follow us on: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn. For information regarding sponsorship, send us an email at communityengagement@thewisestwomen.com. Sound engineering for this episode is by Rachit Taneja (email: rachittaneja@gmail.com).
29:20
December 16, 2021
Bonus! FEMtors and Mentors - Making the Relationship a Mutual Benefit After Party
Support our mission through our fundraiser at GoFundMe! We need your support as we are in the process of becoming a nonprofit and increasing our reach to serve women and underprivileged populations in their STEM career journeys! This bonus episode features a Gen Z perspective on mentorship with our Director of Content and engineering student at Texas A&M University, Liliana Hildebrand, and Lindsey Harrington, a junior at Texas A&M University with a major in Multidisciplinary Engineering and a minor in STEM Education. These STEMinists discuss our recent episode "Femtors and Mentors - Making the Relationship a Mutual Benefit" which featured Dr. Stephanie Ryan, Ph.D. Important points they bring up include how to make the relationship more personal, knowing what you can get from peer vs academic/professional mentors, and what motivates someone to mentor someone. They also explore the difference between how men and women mentor differently! Also don't forget to check out our newest offering - The Wisest Children on YouTube! These young scientists are making science accessible and fun for anyone to try at home through some "kitchen science" activities. WISEcast is featured as the Top 45 Women in STEM Podcasts by Feedspot! Help keep our momentum going and visit our website thewisestwomen.com, and follow us on: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn. For information regarding sponsorship, send us an email at communityengagement@thewisestwomen.com.
20:23
December 09, 2021
S2.E11: FEMtors and Mentors - Making the Relationship a Mutual Benefit
Support our mission through our fundraiser at GoFundMe! We need your support as we are in the process of becoming a nonprofit and increasing our reach to serve women and underprivileged populations in their STEM career journeys! If you don't want to participate in the fundraiser, you can always support WISEcast here --> PayPal. Also don't forget to check out our newest offering - The Wisest Children on YouTube! These young scientists are making science accessible and fun for anyone to try at home through some "kitchen science" activities. In this episode, we explore the role of mentors and FEMtors (aka female mentors) in one's professional trajectory. It's important to properly seek out these relationships and continue to nurture them. What's the ideal number of mentors? What differing advice do you receive if a mentor is female vs. male, and does that actually matter? We discuss all this and more with Dr. Stephanie Ryan.  Dr. Stephanie Ryan, Ph.D. is a chemist, a boy mom, and a social media influencer who enjoys using her background to create superior educational products and content. Although an academic at heart, Dr. Stephanie is passionate about learning through play.. She is an active member of the chemistry education community and is currently a committee member of the International Activities Committee for the Division of Chemical Education. Dr. Stephanie earned her Ph.D. in the Learning Sciences and her M.S. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is also the author of Let's Learn About Chemistry" and the CEO of Ryan Educational Consulting. You can connect to Dr. Ryan through all these socials: IG: @letslearnaboutscience TIKTOK: @letslearnaboutscience Twitter: @letslearnsci Facebook: Let's Learn about Science LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sacr/ Use our special code "WISECAST" to get 50% off of Dr. Ryan's book Let's Learn About Chemistry from  Dec 2nd-Dec 10th at the following website--> https://itascabooks.com/lets-learn-about-chemistry/ - This code cannot be used through Amazon. WISEcast is featured as the Top 45 Women in STEM Podcasts by Feedspot! Help keep our momentum going and visit our website thewisestwomen.com, and follow us on: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn. For information regarding sponsorship, send us an email at communityengagement@thewisestwomen.com. Sound engineering for this episode is by Rachit Taneja (email: rachittaneja@gmail.com).
23:34
December 02, 2021
S2.E10: Suffering in Silence - How to Conquer Social Isolation
Support our mission through our fundraiser at GoFundMe! We need your support as we are in the process of becoming a nonprofit and increasing our reach to serve women and underprivileged populations in their STEM career journeys! If you don't want to participate in the fundraiser, you can always support WISEcast here --> PayPal. In this episode, we have a vivacious conversation with WISEcast's long time friend and supporter Carolina Little about how to overcome feelings of isolation in academic or workplace environments. When asked about how much responsibility the institution or organization has and how much the individual has, she gave us a very surprising answer. After 20 years in oil and gas working in refineries, labs, remote rig locations, and manufacturing plants, Carolina decided after her last layoff to work as a Job Search and Career Path Consultant coaching individuals to optimize their professional brands and career opportunities. She also matches top STEM talent with the right hiring teams working as a Freelance Technical Recruiter to several aviation, aerospace, and startup companies. Over her career, she has studied and practiced several techniques to learn how to navigate successfully through male-dominated professional waters and teach other professional women how to do the same. --- WISEcast is featured as the Top 45 Women in STEM Podcasts by Feedspot! Help keep our momentum going and visit our website thewisestwomen.com, and follow us on: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn. For information regarding sponsorship, send us an email at communityengagement@thewisestwomen.com. Sound engineering for this episode is by Rachit Taneja (email: rachittaneja@gmail.com).
40:04
November 18, 2021
S2.E9: Don't Be a Boss Babe. Be a Leader.
Support WISEcast here --> PayPal or our current fundraiser at GoFundMe going on now! We need your support as we are in the process of becoming a nonprofit and increasing our reach to serve women and underprivileged populations in their STEM career journeys!  We are excited to feature our blog contest winner Dr. Alaina Talboy in this episode. She speaks to us about what leadership involves and how it should not be conflated with people management. She promotes that you can be a leader in any seat that you have. Dr. Talboy gives great advice on how to improve your leadership skills and remain authentic to your ideology and priorities. Dr. Talboy is an award winning researcher and educator with expertise in reasoning, statistics, and judgment & decision making. You can often find her giving talks on equality in higher education, STEM, and technology, and working to create pathways for women to break into new fields. Her passion is all about helping people make informed decisions, with an emphasis on ethical research practices. ... WISEcast is featured as the Top 45 Women in STEM Podcasts by Feedspot! Help keep our momentum going and visit our website thewisestwomen.com, and follow us on: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn. For information regarding sponsorship, send us an email at communityengagement@thewisestwomen.com. Sound engineering for this episode is by Rachit Taneja (email: rachittaneja@gmail.com).
27:52
November 04, 2021
Bonus! Explore Your Strengths to Optimize Your Career After Party
Support WISEcast here --> PayPal. We need your support as we are in the process of becoming a nonprofit and increasing our reach to serve women and underprivileged populations in their STEM career journeys! In this episode, our Director of Content and engineering student at Texas A&M University, Liliana Hildebrand, and our newest intern Tahmina Fayezi discuss our recent episode "Explore Your Strengths to Optimize Your Career."  --> Make sure you subscribe and review our podcast - we have more career advice coming up this season! WISEcast is featured as the Top 45 Women in STEM Podcasts by Feedspot! Help keep our momentum going and visit our website thewisestwomen.com, and follow us on: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn. For information regarding sponsorship and partnership opportunities, send us an email at communityengagement@thewisestwomen.com.
19:13
October 29, 2021
S2.E8: Explore Your Strengths to Optimize Your Career
Support WISEcast here --> PayPal. We need your support as we are in the process of becoming a nonprofit and increasing our reach to serve women and underprivileged populations in their STEM career journeys! In this episode, Dr. Julie Rennecker makes the argument to align our career goals with our strengths rather than focusing on our weaknesses.  Dr. Rennecker, the Founder & Chief Catalyst of Syzygy Teams, is a scholar-practitioner committed to using and teaching evidence-based methods for improving organization performance. Her research and consulting projects have taken her behind the scenes of companies ranging from startups to Fortune500 firms in diverse industries including healthcare, med tech, automotive, high-tech, and oil & gas. She earned her doctorate in Organizational Behavior from MIT’s Sloan School of Management where she studied teams and technology change. She then served on the Information Systems faculty at Case Western Reserve University where she taught in both the MBA and Executive Education programs. With more than 20 years’ experience conducting research and advising executives, Julie brings a unique synthesis of academic knowledge and field-tested methods to bear on the “soft” side of complex organizational challenges. She is Certified Practitioner of Appreciative Inquiry, Strengthscope™, and the Chief Reinvention Officer Method. WISEcast is featured as the Top 45 Women in STEM Podcasts by Feedspot! Help keep our momentum going and visit our website thewisestwomen.com, and follow us on: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn. For information regarding sponsorship, send us an email at communityengagement@thewisestwomen.com. Sound engineering for this episode is by Rachit Taneja (email: rachittaneja@gmail.com).
48:48
October 21, 2021
S2.E7: How High Can You Go? A Negotiation Masterclass with Theresa Merrill
Support WISEcast here --> PayPal. Listen in for a special offer from Theresa Merrill, Career Development Coach, that is only available until Oct. 31st! In this negotiation masterclass, we discuss the importance of the "ask" in salary negotiations and address the fears many people have going into these conversations. Theresa offers tips and pointers on language, psychology, and how to react and respond in specific situations. Get your notepad out because you'll want these nuggets of wisdom to help you increase your salary this year!  Theresa partners with C-level executives, managers, and women to be their own best advocates by helping them navigate performance reviews, salary negotiations, interviewing and career pivots. Theresa believes that everything in life is a negotiation. What makes her unique is she combines her sales and marketing background with her deep expertise in career coaching to help clients get the job they want and the salary they deserve. Her coaching strategies enabled clients to negotiate significant increases in their comp plans, sometimes doubling their salary. Connect with Theresa on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/theresamerrill/ Check out her website to learn more about her coaching options:  theresamerrill.com WISEcast is featured as the Top 45 Women in STEM Podcasts by Feedspot! Help keep our momentum going and visit our website thewisestwomen.com, and follow us on: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn. For information regarding sponsorship, send us an email at communityengagement@thewisestwomen.com. Sound engineering for this episode is by Rachit Taneja (email: rachittaneja@gmail.com).
43:34
October 07, 2021
Bonus! Ambition is Contagious - Build Your Tribe After Party
Our Director of Content and engineering student at Texas A&M University, Liliana Hildebrand, and our Director of Marketing and pre-dental student Caroline Romo discuss our recent episode "Ambition is Contagious - Build Your Tribe" which features Ebun Ojekunle, a scientist at Pfizer.The girls discuss how the negative connotation for ambition is not prevalent in their circles. They also discuss that role models and people you don't know in real life can be a part of your tribe. Do you agree? --> Make sure you subscribe and review our podcast - we have more career advice coming up this season! WISEcast is featured as the Top 45 Women in STEM Podcasts by Feedspot! Help keep our momentum going and visit our website thewisestwomen.com, and follow us on: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn. For information regarding sponsorship and partnership opportunities, send us an email at communityengagement@thewisestwomen.com.
14:50
September 30, 2021
S2.E6: Ambition is Contagious - Build Your Tribe
“I wish women would have the confidence of the white man…” - Ebun Ojekunle, Senior Associate Scientist at Pfizer  Support WISEcast here --> PayPal. In this episode, we have a round table discussion with Ebun on what it takes to maintain and grow your ambition. You need to surround yourself with other high-achieving individuals, build your tribe with a mix of mentors that are men and women, and as always, keep persisting. WISEcast is featured as the Top 45 Women in STEM Podcasts by Feedspot! Help keep our momentum going and visit our website thewisestwomen.com, and follow us on: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn. For information regarding sponsorship, send us an email at communityengagement@thewisestwomen.com. Sound engineering for this episode is by Rachit Taneja (email: rachittaneja@gmail.com).
34:29
September 23, 2021
Bonus! Girl, Interrupted After Party
Our Director of Content and engineering student at Texas A&M University, Liliana Hildebrand, hosts special guest Rahul Gopalan, one of her engineering peers from TAMU to discuss our recent episode "Girl, Interrupted: Communication Strategies to Overcome Mansplaining and Manterrupting" which features Richa Bansal, the founder of Pink Careers. Not only do we get a Gen Z perspective on these issues, but we also get to enjoy the male perspective! --> Make sure you subscribe and review our podcast - we have more career advice coming up this season! WISEcast is featured as the Top 45 Women in STEM Podcasts by Feedspot! Help keep our momentum going and visit our website thewisestwomen.com, and follow us on: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn. For information regarding sponsorship and partnership opportunities, send us an email at communityengagement@thewisestwomen.com.
17:53
September 16, 2021
S2.E5: Girl, Interrupted - Communication Strategies to Overcome Mansplaining and Manterrupting
Support WISEcast here --> PayPal. In Girl, Interrupted, Richa Bansal, MBA, PMP, the founder of Pink Careers, speaks to us about using "Assertive Communication" and other communication strategies to overcome mansplaining and manterrupting. Definitely take notes! This episode was inspired by the VP debates of 2020 when VP Kamala Harris, to counter the repeated interruptions, said "Mr. Vice-President, I'm speaking" and Kim Goodwin's viral tweet (linked) featuring a flow chart to determine if a man is mansplaining.  WISEcast is featured as the Top 45 Women in STEM Podcasts by Feedspot! Help keep our momentum going and visit our website thewisestwomen.com, and follow us on: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn. For information regarding sponsorship, send us an email at communityengagement@thewisestwomen.com. Sound engineering for this episode is by Rachit Taneja (email: rachittaneja@gmail.com). --- Richa Bansal is a seasoned professional with a decade of experience in strategy, operations, engineering, supply chain, and management. As one of the only women in the room for most of her career in the Oil & Gas and the IT industry, she has seen first-hand the struggles of young professional women as they navigate the corporate ladder. Richa founded www.Pinkcareers.com to give women access to career development and coaching through a learning format that is flexible, effective, and meets the needs of modern working women. Pinkcareers also partners with organizations to offer research-based experiential learning solutions so they can develop and retain exceptional female talent. Email: richa@pinkcareers.com
37:36
September 09, 2021
S2.E4: Owning Your Identity - A Career Pivot from Academia to Industry
Support WISEcast here --> PayPal. No woman in STEM should feel stuck or unhappy in their job with such lucrative and marketable STEM skills. In this episode, we discuss owning your identity as a scientist and executing a career pivot from academia to industry. Featured guests include  Dr. Kate Stumpo, former tenured professor and mass spectrometrist, and our very own co-host Amber Miller, a flow cytometry specialist and former director of a STEM Success Center. Both of these emboldened women found the courage to leave the ivory tower for jobs in industry. WISEcast is featured as the Top 45 Women in STEM Podcasts by Feedspot! Help keep our momentum going and visit our website thewisestwomen.com, and follow us on: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn. For information regarding sponsorship, send us an email at communityengagement@thewisestwomen.com. Sound engineering for this episode is by Rachit Taneja (email: rachittaneja@gmail.com).
33:16
August 26, 2021
Bonus! Self-Advocacy After Party (A Gen Z Perspective)
The "Wisest Girls" Alma Hernandez, Director of Marketing and Liliana Hildebrand, Content Creator are joined with special guest Kristen Stubenazy to discuss our recent episode "Use Self-Advocacy to Level-Up Your Career. Start Now.", which features Stephanie Slocum the author of the Amazon bestseller She Engineers.  These three Gen Z college women reflect on confidence and its relationship with your ability to self-advocate, how it's easier to advocate for others, how you can lift others through advocating for yourself, and so much more. --> Make sure you subscribe and review our podcast - we have more career advice coming up this season! WISEcast is featured as the Top 45 Women in STEM Podcasts by Feedspot! Help keep our momentum going and visit our website thewisestwomen.com, and follow us on: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn. For information regarding sponsorship, send us an email at communityengagement@thewisestwomen.com. 
17:30
August 19, 2021
S2.E3: Use Self Advocacy to Level Up Your Career. Start Now.
You can immediately change and level up your career after listening to this episode. We discuss  strategies to improve your ability to self-advocate. We are joined by Stephanie Slocum, PE (she/her), the founder of Engineers Rising LLC and author of the Amazon.com bestseller She Engineers. She also provides useful insight on how to handle situations where you have been wronged. These strategies will help any professional woman in STEM level up her career. Make sure you subscribe and review our podcast - we have more career advice coming up this season! WISEcast is featured as the Top 45 Women in STEM Podcasts by Feedspot! Help keep our momentum going and visit our website thewisestwomen.com, and follow us on: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn. For information regarding sponsorship, send us an email at communityengagement@thewisestwomen.com. Sound engineering for this episode is by Rachit Taneja (email: rachittaneja@gmail.com). You can touch base with Stephanie Slocum by email at stephanie@engineersrising.com and check out her website: www.engineersrising.com Stephanie can also be reached on LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
49:57
August 12, 2021
S2.E2: Is Chivalry a Sexist Ideology? Listen and decide for yourself.
Support WISEcast here --> PayPal In this episode, we host a panel debate spanning different demographics, generations, and perspectives. Is Chivalry a Sexist Ideology? Could chivalry be a form of microagression? When does chivalry cross the line at work? Maybe we need a new term to describe mutual respect and politeness. This panel includes Nikki Nguyen, graduate student at Columbia University from Episode 1; Michael Borders, Pipeline Safety & Compliance / Adjunct Professor; Sangeeta Bakshi, VP of HR and Administration at Brask, Inc; and Dr. Naama Barnea-Goraly, neuroscientist, adolescent psychiatrist, and founder of Girltelligence.  Make sure you subscribe and review our podcast. WISEcast is featured as the Top 45 Women in STEM Podcasts by Feedspot! Help keep our momentum going and visit our website thewisestwomen.com, and follow us on: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn. For information regarding sponsorship, send us an email at communityengagement@thewisestwomen.com. Sound engineering for this episode is by Rachit Taneja (email: rachittaneja@gmail.com).
38:10
July 29, 2021
BONUS! ImmiGREAT After Party
The "Wisest Girls" Alma Hernandez, Director of Marketing; Nikita Patel, Sales and Partnership Intern; and Caroline Romo, Digital Marketing Intern,  discuss Season 2's premiere episode ImmiGREAT in an after party. The girls discuss the first generation experience as STEM students, the nuances of being from immigrant family backgrounds, and the opportunities that exist in our educational system. Enjoy their reflections from the conversation we had with Nikki Nguyen in Season 2, Episode 1 on the Asian hate crimes' influence on STEM students and the first generation experience in college and graduate school. Don't forget to RSVP to our first in person networking event --> Visit our website thewisestwomen.com, and follow WISEcast and The Wisest Women on: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn. You can also reach us at marketing@thewisestwomen.com.
32:45
July 28, 2021
S2.E1: ImmiGREAT: First Generation and Overcoming the Impact of Structural Racism in STEM Career Paths
We premiere Season 2 with a deep dive into a discussion about the impact of casual and structural racism on inequities in STEM. We are joined by Nikki Nguyen, a graduate student working on her Masters in Public Health at Columbia University.  She shares her perspective coming from an immigrant family and  the challenges first generation students, immigrants and their children face in getting equal footing. She provides uplifting advice to anyone going through the first generation and/or immigrant experience about how to stay the course and come out successfully. WISEcast is also featured as the Top 45 Women in STEM Podcasts through Feedspot! Help keep our momentum going by subscribing to our podcast, visiting our website thewisestwomen.com, and following WISEcast and The Wisest Women on: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn. Send us an email at marketing@thewisestwomen.com. Sound engineering for this episode is by Rachit Taneja (email: rachittaneja@gmail.com).
43:28
July 15, 2021
Season 2: WISECAST AWAKENS
Recognizing the importance of rest and a mini-sabbatical, we paused, reflected, and dug deep. We now realize that we have changed so much. We're excited to return, energized, reinvigorated and motivated to dive deeper into the issues that women face in STEM careers and education. We were also recently featured as the Top 45 Women in STEM Podcasts through Feedspot! In this trailer, Drs. Chandra and Miller reflect on the many biographies from Season 1 and the lessons they learned from meeting each of these women. They even muse who would be their favorite guest to go out with for a happy hour. In gearing up for Season 2, they set their sights on topics including the immigrant and first generation experience, racial hate crimes, self-advocacy, chivalry as a sexist ideology, the very real gender pay gap, career pivots, microaggressions and so much more. Visit our website thewisestwomen.com, and follow WISEcast and The Wisest Women on: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Send us an email at marketing@thewisestwomen.com. We are also on YouTube - make sure you subscribe for additional content! Sound engineering for this episode is by Rachit Taneja (email: rachittaneja@gmail.com).
28:40
July 01, 2021
S1.E16: The Concrete Details of Ph.D. Stress with Engineering Professor Dr. Eva Lantsoght
In our final episode of Season 1 we feature a guest co-host, Liliana Hildebrand, a future civil engineer at Texas A&M University. We speak to Dr. Eva Lantsoght, a tenured professor and industrial engineer, who teaches and lives in Ecuador and Belgium! She speaks about the journey to getting a Ph.D., highlights the differences between the United States and elsewhere, and for kicks explains to us what load testing of bridges involves! Dr. Eva Lantsoght also co-hosts her own podcast, PhD Talk and blogs at her website. Enjoy!  Visit our website thewisestwomen.com, and follow WISEcast and The Wisest Women on: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Send us an email at marketing@thewisestwomen.com. We are also on YouTube - make sure you subscribe for additional content! Sound engineering for this episode is by Rachit Taneja (email: rachittaneja@gmail.com).
34:08
April 22, 2021
BONUS! "A Beautiful Mind" After Party
Our "Wisest Girls" Liliana Hildebrand, an industrial engineering student at Texas A&M University, and Diana Vidal, a senior in Psychology, from the University of St. Thomas have an after party with special guest Emma Matson, an MIS student at Texas A&M University and a World Record holder! The girls discuss Episode 15: A Beautiful Mind featuring Fashion Model and Tech Founder Jocelyn Nguyen. Their discussion centers on the incredible journey that Jocelyn navigated at such a young age to get to her entrepreneurial dreams and the dress codes that women and men have to adopt in STEM fields to fit in and be taken seriously. Visit our website thewisestwomen.com, and follow WISEcast and The Wisest Women on: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn. You can also reach us at marketing@thewisestwomen.com. 
34:25
April 15, 2021
S1.E15: "A Beautiful Mind" with Tech Founder and Fashion Model Jocelyn Nguyen
In this episode, we speak with Jocelyn Nguyen, who was recently featured in The Wall Street Journal. She is the perfect combo of beauty and brains as a tech entrepreneur (founder of Vivefi, Inc.) and fashion model. She discusses how it shouldn't matter how a woman in STEM dresses when she knows her stuff. Drs. Chandra and Miller share some belly laughs with Jocelyn about her description of the "tech-bro." Visit our website thewisestwomen.com, and follow WISEcast and The Wisest Women on: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Send us an email at marketing@thewisestwomen.com. We are also on YouTube - make sure you subscribe for additional content! Sound engineering for this episode is by Rachit Taneja (email: rachittaneja@gmail.com).
27:10
April 08, 2021
S1.E14: Adrenaline for Medicine, ReIMAGining Tradition with Interventional Radiologist Barbara Hamilton, M.D.
In this episode, Barbara Hamilton, M.D. shares how she knew Interventional Radiology was the right field for the adrenaline junkie inside. She discusses many things with us including the benevolent sexism she encountered and how when there's a leadership void, it's time to step up. She shares how she felt that she educated herself out of the dating pool, but luckily found an empowered partner who is not intimidated by her success. Dr. Hamilton aka the Tired Superheroine blogs on her website, hosts her own podcast, and authored the book "Save Lives, Enjoy Your Own." Visit our website thewisestwomen.com, and follow WISEcast and The Wisest Women on: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Send us an email at marketing@thewisestwomen.com. We are also on YouTube - make sure you subscribe for additional content! Sound engineering for this episode is by Rachit Taneja (email: rachittaneja@gmail.com). #benevolentsexism #maledominatedfields #womeninmedicine #medicine #interventionalradiology #MD #womenphysicians #physician #radiology #surgery #WISEcast #thewisestwomen #WomenInScience #WomenInSTEM #womenempowerment #WomenInEducation #STEMeducation #ScienceMatters #steminist #steminista #podcast #STEM #womensupportingwomen #womeninspiringwomen #highereducation #education
27:44
March 25, 2021
BONUS! #STEMfluence After Party
Our "Wisest Girls" Liliana Hildebrand, an industrial engineering student at Texas A&M University, and Renee Chen, have an after party to discuss Episode 13: #STEMfluence featuring Environmental Scientist Isa Valdez, an influencer, an environmental scientist, Latina, and the founder of the STEMgal Network. Our Gen Z girls discuss the importance of "soft" skills like negotiation and networking to be successful in STEM careers. Visit our website thewisestwomen.com, and follow WISEcast and The Wisest Women on: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Send us an email at marketing@thewisestwomen.com. We are also on YouTube - make sure you subscribe for additional content!
13:28
March 21, 2021
S1.E13: #STEMfluence with Environmental Scientist and Influencer Isa Valdez
Meet Isa Valdez, an influencer, an environmental scientist and Latina. She talks about the lack of preparation for the professional world after graduating college and the importance of developing "soft" skills like negotiation and networking to be successful in STEM careers. She founded the STEMgal Network and shares her advice on overcoming impostor syndrome and finding success following college. Enjoy! Visit our website thewisestwomen.com, and follow WISEcast and The Wisest Women on: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Send us an email at marketing@thewisestwomen.com. We are also on YouTube - make sure you subscribe for additional content! Sound engineering for this episode is by Rachit Taneja (email: rachittaneja@gmail.com).
27:28
March 11, 2021
BONUS! Bringing Healthy Back After Party
Our "Wisest Girls" Liliana Hildebrand, an industrial engineering student at Texas A&M University, and Alma Hernandez, a graduate of the University of Georgia in public relations, make a splash in their first podcast debut. The "Wisest Girls" reflect on Episode 12: Bringing Healthy Back - What's Missing in Medicine which features Dr. Saray Stancic, a board certified physician in internal medicine, infectious disease, and lifestyle medicine.  Visit our website thewisestwomen.com, and follow WISEcast and The Wisest Women on: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Send us an email at marketing@thewisestwomen.com. We are also on YouTube - make sure you subscribe for additional content!
07:57
March 04, 2021
S1.E12: Bringing Healthy Back - What's Missing in Medicine with Dr. Saray Stancic
We have an uplifting conversation with Dr. Saray Stancic, a board certified physician in internal medicine, infectious disease, and lifestyle medicine. She shares her journey to remission from multiple sclerosis. She celebrated 25 years since her initial diagnosis and is sharing her knowledge about the role of salutogenesis in defeating chronic illnesses. She is the author of What's Missing in Medicine and produced the documentary Code Blue. You can follow her LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram, and you can purchase her book and learn about her documentary at https://drstancic.com/.  Visit our website thewisestwomen.com, and follow WISEcast and The Wisest Women on: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Send us an email at marketing@thewisestwomen.com. Sound engineering for this episode is by Rachit Taneja (email: rachittaneja@gmail.com).
34:40
February 25, 2021
S1.E11: Rags to Thesis - Overcoming Homelessness and Getting a Ph.D.
In Rags to Thesis, we revisit with Dr. Alicia Volmar, a structural biologist and genetic genealogist. She is a previous guest from Episodes 4 and 5 Knocked Up or Knocked Out. In this episode, she shares how she overcame a childhood of abuse, neglect, and homelessness. Through her persistence and love of science, she achieved a Ph.D. in structural biology and built her family. She advocates and brings insight into the obstacles too many children and young adults face. Visit our website thewisestwomen.com, and follow WISEcast and The Wisest Women on: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Send us an email at thewisestwomen@gmail.com. Composition of an interlude transition and sound engineering for this episode is by Rachit Taneja (email: rachittaneja@gmail.com).
27:51
February 11, 2021
S1.E10: A Call for Public Service for STEMinists with Sweta Chakraborty "Give a Crap About Melting Ice Caps"
Dr. Sweta Chakraborty, a behavioral scientist on climate & health, shares how she became a science policy advisor. She helped the Biden-Harris transition team prepare to enact evidence-based policies in their first 100 days. She also co-hosts the podcast Risky Behavior. Make sure to check out Dr. Sweta Chakraborty's website: http://www.swetachakraborty.com and follow her on her social media channels: LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter. Follow WISEcast and The Wisest Women on: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn . Send us an email at thewisestwomen@gmail.com. Sound engineering for this episode is by Rachit Taneja (email: rachittaneja@gmail.com).
31:60
January 28, 2021
S1.E9: Gravity Can't Hold Us Down with Rocket Scientist Janelle Wellons
Meet Janelle Wellons, an MIT graduate and rocket scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. She worked on the Cassini Mission to Saturn and is now working on lunar and Earth based missions! She shares her story from a childhood love for rockets and math, to the bullying and racism she experienced from other kids, to getting into MIT and then NASA JPL. She is paying it forward with the outreach she is doing to empower girls in STEM to believe in themselves. Make sure to check out JanelleWellons.com and follow Janelle on her social media channels: @itsjanellie,  facebook.com/janelle.wellons, and twitter.com/Janelle.Wellons. Follow WISEcast and The Wisest Women on: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn . Send us an email at thewisestwomen@gmail.com. Sound engineering for this episode is by Rachit Taneja (email: rachittaneja@gmail.com).
37:20
January 14, 2021
S1.E8: Strategies to Become a Successful STEMpreneur: New Year, New Hustle
We are about to jump into the New Year, and most people are thinking 2021 couldn’t get here fast enough! Meet Dr. Brittany Barreto, geneticist, serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist and the founder of @femtechfocus, a nonprofit supporting technology, services, and products that improve women’s health and wellness. There are some jaw dropping moments in this episode, and we find some inspiration for the next generation of #STEMentrepreneurs. Enjoy! Make sure to follow Dr. Brittany Barreto on Instagram: @DrBrittanyBarreto and @FemTechFocus. Check out the FemTech Focus Podcast as well to learn about all the exciting technology surrounding women's health because "Women's health is everyone's health!" Follow us on: Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Check out our new LinkedIn Page. Send us an email at thewisestwomen@gmail.com. Production and sound engineering for this episode is by Rachit Taneja (email: rachittaneja@gmail.com).
25:13
December 31, 2020
S1.E7: Married to Science: The Secrets of a Happy Partnership for Scientists and Professors
This episode will give you a warm fuzzy feeling during this holiday season as you hear from a married couple who are both scientists and educators: Dr. Shivas Amin and Dr. Cassidy Johnson. Our conversation about their real life romcom contains humorous stories, a little nerdy scientific debate about impostor syndrome, and advice for anyone looking to make their relationship successful.  Follow WISEcast and The Wisest Women on: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn . Send us an email at thewisestwomen@gmail.com. Sound engineering for this episode is by Rachit Taneja (email: rachittaneja@gmail.com).
25:44
December 17, 2020
S1.E6: Knocked Up or Knocked Out Part 2
In Knocked Up or Knocked Out? Part 2, we continue our conversations with Dr. Alicia Volmar, Ms. Anamika Saxena, Dr. Rosie Rosell, and Dr. Lori Jean Reed as they share their stories and experiences about whether motherhood is a driver for inequities in STEM careers and how we can work to move the needle.  Check out the blog written by our content creator Liliana Hildebrand, which provides a Gen Z perspective on the issues discussed in this episode: Career and Motherhood from a College Kid's Perspective. Follow WISEcast and The Wisest Women on: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn . Send us an email at thewisestwomen@gmail.com. Sound engineering for this episode is by Rachit Taneja.
25:18
December 02, 2020
S1.E5: Knocked Up or Knocked Out?
We have great conversations with Alicia Volmar, Dr. Rosie Rosell, Dr. LoriJean Reed and Anamika Saxena about gender, motherhood and equity in the STEM field. They share their ups and downs, successes and struggles in navigating the professional world while also navigating marriage, pregnancy and family obligations. Their stories are examples of strength, resilience and perseverance in the face of adversity. Check out the blog written by our content creator Liliana Hildebrand, which provides a Gen Z perspective on the issues discussed in this episode: Career and Motherhood from a College Kid's Perspective. Follow WISEcast and The Wisest Women on: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn . Send us an email at thewisestwomen@gmail.com. Sound engineering for this episode is by Rachit Taneja.
23:06
November 18, 2020
S1.E4: Thrival Strategies: How to thrive during a pandemic
In this episode, Dr. Richa Chandra and Dr. Amber Miller offer their "pearls" of wisdom in the form of 8 Thrival Strategies continuing the conversation of surviving and thriving in a COVID-19 world. They begin with having listeners of the podcast answer Dr. Miller's question "What is your power outfit?" They speak on the power of mindfulness, making work your happy place, getting active and dropping the guilt. Enjoy these 8 Thrival Strategies... which couldn’t come at a better time! Follow WISEcast and The Wisest Women on: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn . Send us an email at thewisestwomen@gmail.com. 
20:01
November 05, 2020
S1.E3: Surviving or Thriving in the COVID World Part 2
COVID-19 definitely pushed women out of the workforce. In this episode, we continue to explore that idea with Sarah Blutt, Ph.D. a professor and researcher at Baylor College of Medicine and Sonia Weber, a second grade teacher with a degree in psychology and a Master's in social work. We reflect on the insights they shared in our last episode but also go deeper with them and examine how we continue to sustain all aspects of out lives over an increasingly lengthening COVID-19 world. Follow WISEcast and The Wisest Women on: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn . Send us an email at thewisestwomen@gmail.com. Sound engineering for this episode is by Rachit Taneja.
19:27
October 22, 2020
S1.E2: Surviving or Thriving in the COVID World
Nearly 3 in 4 moms were in the workforce before the pandemic, but is that changing? Is COVID-19 pushing women out of the workforce? We explore that question as we sit down with two amazing women, Sarah Blutt, Ph.D. a professor and researcher at Baylor College of Medicine and Sonia Weber, a second grade teacher with a degree in psychology and a Master's in social work, who are both managing successful careers while also caring for family against the backdrop of the pandemic. They share insights into how they are thriving and/or surviving in this COVID-19 world. Follow WISEcast and The Wisest Women on: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn . Send us an email at thewisestwomen@gmail.com. Sound engineering for this episode is by Rachit Taneja.
20:15
October 14, 2020
S1.E1: Hello Podcast Universe! Bringing Equity to STEM by Empowering Women
We are two female STEM professors giving you a peek behind the curtain that is our daily lives. We'd like to say we run off passion and enthusiasm, but most days we are running on coffee and chaos! We are excited to share our thoughts and experiences as we dive into topics involving equity, the Lean In movement, challenges and victories, and the future landscape for women who are at different stages in their careers.  The COVID world reignited our motivations to empower and excite women in STEM and young women who are thinking about their future careers. Sometimes we need encouragement, sometimes we need to vent, but mostly we need to know that we are not alone. Follow WISEcast and The Wisest Women on: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn . Send us an email at thewisestwomen@gmail.com. Sound engineering for this episode is by Rachit Taneja.
19:39
October 01, 2020