6 Amazing Interviews of Top Women from WAGC Global Summit
Get inspired now! Here are 6 amazing interviews of women that are at the top of their game from our Women As Game Changers Global Summit. They will surely activate the Game Changer in you. Enjoy!
Creating a Movement & Moving Millions with Natalie Isaacs
Natalie Isaacs is the founder and CEO of 1 Million Women, the movement of women and girls who take practical action to fight dangerous climate change by changing the way they live. Natalie is a pioneer in the gender and climate change arena in Australia and under her leadership 1 Million Women is now a movement of over 450,000 women and girls.
In this interview, Natalie Isaacs shares her own story of awakening from a life as a cosmetics manufacturer, unaware of the issues of climate change, to a strong and focused vision of inspiring, educating and supporting women and girls to fight climate change. The first major step in her own life that propelled her vision: Reducing her electricity usage drastically by 20% and food waste by 80%. This is what she supports women around the globe to do in their own lives. Natalie’s message is most relevant than ever. You’ll want to hear it!
- Women have enormous power in making decisions that determine a family’s carbon footprint. Our potential for changing the game within the market place is game-changing.
- You can take individual action today on climate change even with little knowledge of it by utilizing 1 Million Women’s extremely accessible information and real tangible outcomes.
- Challenges are opportunities in disguise to help us grow to another profound level.
- Growing your love affair and relationship with nature and the earth is the foundation for everything we do that impacts the planet — good or bad.
- Take a good look at how you live from your household’s energy usage and food waste, culinary knowledge, understanding the food system, fashion and sustainability, transportation, happiness vs. consumption, etc.
Nell Newman, Co-founder of Newman’s Own® Organics: The Second Generation®
Nell Newman is the Co-founder of Newman’s Own® Organics: The Second Generation®. Nell was steeped in a family that fostered a deep interest in food and the environment. Growing up, she saw the connections between certain methods of agriculture and their negative environmental impacts, leading her to a career in reshaping how we produce food so that it doesn’t harm wildlife, ecosystems and people. This innate understanding and passion, gave birth to Newman’s Own Organics: The Second Generation. Today her love for organic agriculture and permaculture continues to bud new ideas and expressions in this arena. We can hardly wait to see what’s next!
The most powerful game changer is the one driven by what they love. For Nell Newman, daughter of actors Paul Newman & Joanne Woodward, organic agriculture is and the seed that started Newman’s Own Organics: The Second Generation.
In this interview, she reveals how it all started with a sneaky Thanksgiving family dinner made with organic ingredients. The result: Over $50 million donated to charity by Newman’s Own Organics while Nell was at the helm. Now that’s game-changing power!
- A game changer is someone who has a vision they persevere with, making it a reality.
- To create an environmentally conscious business or a new way of doing business that takes into account the Planet, People and Profit, you begin by standing strong in your vision.
- Do what you love in life instead of what makes others happy.
- Seek out mentors and those who have gone before you in your area of interest, and foster a relationship with them. Find your support system.
Become the CEO of Your Own Finances: Women As Game Changers Summit interview with Sue Thompson
Partnering with her clients, Sue Thompson empowers people to master money so that they can truly build the kind of business they desire and at the same time live the life they deserve. As a Virtual CFO, she and her team work with you to provide structure, training and consulting. Sue believes that money is a tool and it should work for you instead of you working for it.
As a virtual CFO, Sue Thompson works with clients around the world, building relationships via video communication and utilizing the internet. Sue’s clients are impact entrepreneurs who share similar cycles of emotions that stem from past events and current narratives around financial management. In this interview, Sue talks about how money can be a tool that can work for you once the emotion is pulled out and how when we learn to manage money well, we can feel empowered.
- Game changers are people who have a huge heart with a big vision and values they want to transform into projects but need a vehicle to do so.
- Money can be a tool that can work for you once the emotion is pulled out and when we learn to manage money well, we can feel empowered.
- Some pitfalls for strong valued women seeking to actualize their vision are finding the capital to transform the vision into reality and learning how to manage money once begins to flow.
- When making financial decisions, we are reasoning with ourselves through filters and perspectives around money that may not be aligned with the best practices of financial management, having the potential to sabotage project goals.
- “Learning how to become the CEO of your own finances, depending on the numbers, will mean that you may become someone who is an investor,” and this requires having a solid foundation, knowing how you’re investing your time, energy and money.
What Story is Alive in You? Women As Game Changers Summit Interview with Gail Larsen
Gail Larsen is the founder of Real Speaking® and the award-winning author of Transformational Speaking: If You Want to Change the World, Tell a Better Story. Her work has been described by Fast Companyas “transforming your relationship to your voice via the deepest stirrings of your soul.” An SBA award-winning entrepreneur and catalyst for life-affirming ventures, her original approach to communication draws from her own journey as a previously reluctant speaker, her respect for indigenous wisdom, twenty-five years in the world of speaking, and wide experience in business and association management.
As a game-changer, what you say is as important as what you do. Learn how to speak the story that is alive in you with confidence and connection. Gail Larsen, will show you how. In this interview, she shares how she supports clients through workshops and life immersions in reflecting on who they are NOW, outside of the “jetlag of life”, and understanding their truth, thus learning to speak from this truth.
- Game changers are “holy fools, stepping outside of convention and expectation to do what their soul is asking them to be, no matter what.” Join the holy fools challenge!
- For women today it is time to stand out by learning to trust in who we are and our message and remember that there is no right formula for promoting our visions and ideas.
- When you understand your gift and connect to the message that shows it matters, you can more easily put fear behind you and let that energy give you power.
- By connecting with your truth and message, you can share in one minute what the core is of your idea, vision, dream, or project to inspire others.
- Set up the environment and introduction of your talk so it works for you and grows your confidence.
What Conscious Companies Look Like: A Women as Game Changers Interview with Meghan French Dunbar & Maren Keeley
In 2014, Maren Keeley and Meghan French Dunbar co-founded Conscious Company Magazine — the first print and digital, internationally distributed print publication in the US that focuses solely on business as a force for good. The inaugural issue of the publication hit stands nationwide in January 2015 through every Whole Foods Market in the US, and has since been picked up by the likes of Target, Barnes & Noble, HEB, Publix, Sprouts, Natural Grocers, and more. Prior to their foray into the publishing world, Keeley was a chef for nearly 15 years, running her own catering business, and then managing large teams at two Whole Foods Market’s flagship locations, while French Dunbar spent nearly a decade in project management and strategic development in the nonprofit world and was Managing Editor of two nationally distributed publications.
Meet game changers, Meghan and Maren. They are Founders of Conscious Company Magazine, a print and online magazine that sheds light on the game-changing work that women and men around the country are doing within sustainability and business. In this interview they share how business can be a force for good and several pieces of advice when moving forward and creating your own business or organization. Catch this insightful interview before its gone!
- A game changer identifies the “North Star” in their lives and audaciously goes after the change they are seeking, while having the courage to change themselves in order to accomplish it.
- Look at your career through the lens that life is about experiences and a lifelong learning.
- Reframe risk and opportunity and take action on your dreams!
- Remember to always take a step back and see the big picture of where you are and where you want to be.