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June 22, 2023

Episode #8: Unveiling Medical Racism: Making the Invisible Visible wi…

This week, hosts Steven Jones and Amy Vodarek delve into the topic of medical racism and its impact on marginalized communities. Our guest, Kaytura Felix, is a distinguished scholar in the Department of Health Management at Johns Hopkins...

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June 15, 2023

Episode #7: Challenging Racism in school and communities with Martha …

Today, our hosts, Steven E. Jones and Amy Vodarek talk with Martha “Marty” Swaim, founder and retired Executive Director of Challenging Racism. Challenging Racism educates and trains people to face and effectively engage in conversations about...

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April 11, 2023

Episode #6: Finding the North Star in Leadership with Jason Kessler

How can care help us navigate and lead teams innovating for the future? Our hosts Amy Vodarek and Steven Jones, welcome Jason Kessler, the program executive for NASA's Small Business Innovation Research & Small Business Technology Transfer...

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April 6, 2023

Episode #5: Baking Changing Lives into Your Business Model with Aliso…

In this episode, Dan Winter and Amy Vodarek discuss how Cake4Kids makes birthdays memorable for kids across the U.S. Allison Bakewell is the executive director for Cake4Kids, a multistate volunteer-powered organization that delivers free custom...

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March 30, 2023

Episode #4: The importance of Trust: Shared Values Drive Business Tra…

Your hosts, Kobe Bogaert and Dan Winter, have a conversation with Jason about how he and his team transformed their organization from a small alternative financing venture into a thriving and growing business. As an executive in a commercial bank,...

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March 10, 2023

Episode #3: Are You Making High-Quality Decisions? with Sheldon Berna…

Today’s discussion is about decision-making and ensuring we make the right choices for our businesses. Our hosts, Dan Winter, and Amy Vodarek speak with Sheldon Bernard, a champion of applied decision sciences and founder of A440 Management, a...

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March 10, 2023

Episode #2: Crafting A Business From a Puzzle with Matt Goins

Today’s episode discusses how personal passion and a great business idea led to a spot on Oprah's Favorite Things list while raising awareness of diversity among our young ones. Our guest, Matthew Goins, created Puzzle Huddle in January 2018...

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March 10, 2023

Episode #1: Bringing African Communities Together with Almaz Negash

Your hosts, Dan Winter and Steven E. Jones, speak with Almaz Negash, named one of Silicon Valley‘s Top 100 Women of Influence for her work in social innovation. Almaz shares her incredible story, from the beginnings of her leadership journey …

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