Trailblazers Impact Interviews

In TrailBlazers Impact Interviews, women and men share their struggles and secrets to success in stories about their journey. Some came from rough beginnings - but made it anyway. These stories make you realize it is possible to prevail even in the face of age or gender bias and/or racial discrimination and to blaze your own trail when there is no clear path ahead. If they can do it, so can you . . . by following their light . . . and then creating light for the person behind you.

Jatrice Martel Gaiter

How Nonprofits Work to Serve the Less Privileged Society Jatrice Martel Gaiter Ep. 78 - Dee Dee Strum speaks with Jatrice Martel Gaiter on TrailBlazers Impact Podcast as she shares her journey on becoming a nationally recognized expert in the world of nonprofit management.  She speaks to the nation's imperative ...
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Cara Gillette

Community and the Joy of Bringing New Life in this World Ep. 34 - Cara Gillette tells her story from midwife to suddenly divorced mother of 4 to master's degree and a professional trainer and consultant. She shares her joy of bringing new life in this world and tells why ...
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Dr. Iris Ann Cooper

How to Overachieve Amid Haters Ep. 5 - Dr. Iris Ann Cooper had to learn how to overachieve during haters. Growing up in a turbulent era, she was interviewed for TrailBlazers Impact Podcast by DeeDee Strum and has been a Trailblazer in the financial sector for 26-years and clearly an ...
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Eileen Lenson

How to Move Through Adversity Ep. 84 - Eileen Lenson knows how to move during adversity. As a best self-development-and encouraging podcast of a successful female entrepreneur, Eileen Lenson is a social worker who has spent her entire professional career helping people develop coping skills for times fraught with adversity. ...
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Molly McKay Williams

The Fight for Same-Sex Marriage Ep. 42 - In this episode of Trailblazers Impact Podcast, Nan McKay speaks with her daughter Molly McKay Williams, former National Media Director of Marriage Equality USA, about her life in LGBTQ marriage equality activism. Molly dedicated 15 years of her life advocating for LGBTQ ...
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Carena Lemons

From Attorney to Movie Star Carena Lemons Ep. 58 -  One day she was an attorney going to work in an office in a suit. How did she get from attorney to movie star? In this episode of Trailblazers Impact Podcast, Nan McKay has the pleasure of interviewing Ms. Carena ...
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Andrea D. Campbell

From Cancer to a Beautiful Journey Ep. 83 - In this episode of the Trailblazers Impact, Nan McKay speaks with Andrea Campbell as she shares her cancer to a beautiful journey that turned from a tragedy to a blessing when she discovered living with intention. The sharing of her story ...
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Donna Miller

We Have It! Let's Use It! Women Helping Women Donna Miller Ep. 52 -  Women helping women. That's what Purse Power's motto, "We have it! Let's use it!" is all about. Donna Miller takes that deep-dive into her passion for using the economic empowerment of women as a pathway to ...
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Virginia Harris

Leader of 100 Black Women Ep. 82 - Virginia Harris is the current president and leader of the National Coalition of the 100 Black Women organization. Dee Dee Strum conducts the interview providing provacative questions to encourage Virginia to dig deep into her memory bank to share those life-lessons and ...
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Kara Mac

Dressing up Shoes with Candy Kara Mac Ep. 76 - She does WHAT?  Dresses up shoes with candy? Hear Kara Mac's Shark Tank experience!  Kara digs deep  to share everything she can about her journey to entrepreneurship after being an employee for most of her professional life. Kara Mac, an ...
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