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Have you ever wondered what would happen if your personal love story became a successful multi-million dollar international business? | Rosie O’Neill

2019-06-04T23:44:46+00:00

This week on The Deciders Renee Fraser talks to Rosie O’Neill about how a movie date became the inspiration for Sugarfina, the luxury candy company for adults. Rosie and her partner created the company which now has an active online business and 40 retail stores in the U.S. and 2 in Hong Kong. They spent two years taste testing to find the best artisanal candy makers for their handcrafted luxury candies. They revived the lost art of high quality candies made by small batch candy makers around the world, some whose families have been making candy for centuries. Sugarfina has been named one of the world’s 50 most innovative companies and Rosie credits some of their multi-million dollars success to being very clear about their brand, keeping that small boutique feeling, and a philosophy that no idea is too crazy.

Sugarfina has been so successful they are able to give back by supporting KIVA an international organization that provides loans to women to help them grow businesses providing a reliable source of income for their families and their communities.

sugarfina.com

@sugarfina

Have you ever wondered what would happen if your personal love story became a successful multi-million dollar international business? | Rosie O’Neill2019-06-04T23:44:46+00:00

Is there a way to get involved and help people transition out of homelessness and gain employment? | Brit Moore Gilmore

2019-06-04T23:32:04+00:00

This week on The Deciders Renee Fraser talks to Brit Moore Gilmore, a woman who’s president of a company called ‘The Giving Keys’. They create inspirational jewelry and 100% of their production staff are people transitioning out of homelessness. Since they started the company they’ve employed over 120 formerly homeless people and have generated $5 million in revenues as they provide a living wage for people, and full benefits.

The company has been so successful in transforming peoples’ lives and creating a path to success for homeless people by helping people move up in their company or helping them gain other skills so they can find other jobs or in many cases, peole are able to start their own businesses. Their model has been so successful that they’re creating a toolkit to help and encourage other businesses and employers to join them in helping to create jobs for people who are homeless and give them a path to succeed.

www.Thegivingkeys.com

Instagram photos and stories @thegivingkey

Is there a way to get involved and help people transition out of homelessness and gain employment? | Brit Moore Gilmore2019-06-04T23:32:04+00:00

Do you ever wonder what it takes to be president of a large division? | Janet Lamkin

2019-05-21T19:08:00+00:00

Do you ever wonder what it takes to be president of a large division?

This week on the Deciders we talk to United Airlines President of California, Janet Lamkin, she shares her secrets of success.

Along the way in her career, earlier as California president of the Bank of America, and now as United’s President, Janet has also been a champion of women in leadership roles and she is working with United Way on an initiative called Empower HER to help women from all walks of life develop leadership skills so they can help make a difference in their own communities and spur social change.

Events – unitedwayla.org

www.unitedwayla.org/en/get-involved/events

Do you ever wonder what it takes to be president of a large division? | Janet Lamkin2019-05-21T19:08:00+00:00

What’s the next chapter in my life going to be and how do I create it? | Nora Plesent

2019-05-15T23:47:06+00:00

Ever wondered ‘What’s Next’…what’s the next chapter in my life going to be and how do I create it?

This week on The Deciders Renee Fraser talks to an accomplished professional woman who has been a lawyer for over 30 years and is still a managing partner at a legal staffing firm got to a point in her life when she wondered ‘What’s Next’. So after taking stock of her life and trying to figure out ‘what’s next’ Nora Plesent decided to become a meditation teacher and she is now hosting events for women to meditate and create and experience supportive opportunities. It’s called The Gathering, and she hosts events are small and always focused on bringing out the best in people. She says she’s a nurturer by nature and these ‘gatherings’ create a safe nurturing space and allow women to experience the magic to be inspired.

What’s the next chapter in my life going to be and how do I create it? | Nora Plesent2019-05-15T23:47:06+00:00

Why Mobile Phones & Social Media Play Such an Important Role in our Lives? | Dr. Marc Milstein

2019-05-15T23:32:19+00:00

Have You Ever Wondered Why Mobile Phones and Social Media Play Such an Important Role in our Daily Lives?

This week on The Deciders Renee Fraser explores new research about how digital media and screens affect our brains and our emotional well-being. In fact, Dr. Marc Milstein says frequently checking our phones is compelling to our brain because there’s an element of surprise and the anticipation of an unpredictable reward. He also says we should know that neuroscientists are hired to make social media sites and games addictive.

New research also says that social media and technology are contributing to loneliness and depression in teens because when they follow people on social media they often feel like everyone else is having a better time than I am.

Dr. Marc Milstein often lectures on the latest scientific and health research. www.drmarcmilstein.com

Why Mobile Phones & Social Media Play Such an Important Role in our Lives? | Dr. Marc Milstein2019-05-15T23:32:19+00:00

Why It’s Vital to Talk, Read and Sing to Babies and Young Children | George Halvorson

2019-05-15T23:15:52+00:00

The State of California has a $500 million dollar a year budget from tobacco taxes that’s called First Five and it’s aimed squarely at early childhood brain development. That’s because in the first 100 days of life a newborn child’s brain is still developing.

The First Five Campaign encourages parents and caregivers to talk, read and sing to young children because that changes everything. In the first 3 years children learn vocabulary and are learning ready and much more likely to succeed in school. By age 4, any neurons in the brain that haven’t been activated and used are purged, and it’s very hard if not impossible to get them back.

Renee Fraser talks to George Halvorson Chair of the First Five Commission about why First Five gives away a million books a year, and you can go to the First Five website and get their free kit for parents.

www.first5california.com

The FREE Kit for New Parents includes the Advice for New Parents DVD, Puppy and Friends touch-and-feel book, Resource Guide, and much more. Kits are available in English, Spanish, Cantonese, Korean, Mandarin, and Vietnamese.

Why It’s Vital to Talk, Read and Sing to Babies and Young Children | George Halvorson2019-05-15T23:15:52+00:00

How a Small Medical Clinic Grew into a Full Service Medical Facility | Debra Farmer

2019-05-15T23:06:20+00:00

Do you ever think about what happens to people who need medical care but don’t have any money or insurance?

Well many of these people end up receiving high quality medical care at the Westside Family Health Center and its President and CEO for the past 20 years, Debra Farmer is on the verge of expanding both the physical location and the number of services they can provide to better serve patients.

Providing high quality care to patients who often have no way of paying is no easy task…48% of their clients have no way to pay for health care, yet the Westside Family Health Center has been named one of the top 67 health clinics in the country. Debra says one of the keys to their success has been to create a team effort so patients feel empowered to make their own decisions about their health care.

Renee Fraser talks to Debra Farmer about the expansion of the Westside Family Health Center and their fund raising efforts so they can continue to serve a marginalized population of people who need health care, this week on The Deciders.

www.wfhcenter.org

@WestsideFamilyHealthCente

How a Small Medical Clinic Grew into a Full Service Medical Facility | Debra Farmer2019-05-15T23:06:20+00:00

Some Women Just Keep Creating New Businesses | Renee Claire Bertrand

2019-04-18T22:57:13+00:00

Do you ever wonder what it takes to build a successful business not just once but several times?

It takes not only a vision and determination but finding and partnering with people who can help execute the vision. That’s what Renee Claire Bertrand says was one of the keys to her success as the founder of Bedhead Pajamas, a company that for 20 years created, manufactured and sold high end pajamas. Renee had a vision to retire at 60 and sold the company. She also sold the building she bought to house the company, and buying that building she says is the smartest thing she ever did…it has allowed her to ride off into the sunset, so to speak…

But instead of retirement, Renee bought an art deco building near USC and is renovating it into an art gallery and a rental fashion studio space. She also bought 100 acre’s in Mendocino where she’s creating an organic farm.

Renee Fraser will explore how her experience of 20 years as head of Bedhead Pajamas led to new business ventures, this week on The Deciders.

https://bedheadpjs.com

Some Women Just Keep Creating New Businesses | Renee Claire Bertrand2019-04-18T22:57:13+00:00

Some People Just Have To Change The World | Gloria Allred

2019-04-11T20:56:18+00:00

It’s not everyone who has the power and the skills to actually change the world but this week on The Deciders Renee Fraser talks to a woman who will soon be inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame…an honor that recognizes American Women whose leadership and achievements have changed the course of American history…that woman is Gloria Allred. Famed civil rights lawyer, feminist advocate and activist.

Over the course of her career her law firm has handled more women’s rights cases than any other private firm in the country and she’s won hundreds of millions of dollars for victims.

This week on The Deciders, Renee explores what Gloria Allred calls ‘The age of empowerment for women seeking justice’.

Resources:
www.Gloriaallred.com

Request a free and confidential consultation at www.amglaw.com

Some People Just Have To Change The World | Gloria Allred2019-04-11T20:56:18+00:00

Why Women Keep Getting Discriminated Against And How To Stop It | Kathy Spillar

2019-04-05T00:17:13+00:00

What stands in the way of equity in pay for women and fair rates for insurance? Learn about this on The Deciders.

Did you know that women do not have constitutional equality in the U.S.?

That’s because the Equal Rights Amendment to the constitution guaranteeing women equality has still not passed. That allows employers consistently to underpay women. This week on The Deciders, Renee Fraser talks to Kathy Spillar, Executive Director of the Feminist Majority Foundation and of Ms. Magazine.

One more state is needed to ratify the amendment but, there is a time limit standing in the way. And there are powerful lobbying forces fighting the equal rights amendment. Renee Fraser will explore why this amendment has had such a tough time getting passed on The Deciders.

Get involved:
www.feministmajority.org
www.msmagazine.com

Why Women Keep Getting Discriminated Against And How To Stop It | Kathy Spillar2019-04-05T00:17:13+00:00