Episodes

Panama

Forging her own path with Deborah Miranda

June 20, 2021

Deborah Miranda was born in Panama to a Nicaraguan mother and moved to the United States at the age of 6. She was the first one in her family to go to college and was the emotional and social support for her mother who did not speak any English at the time. Today she is a money coach and talks abou…

Cure for pain with Sue Hitzmann

June 13, 2021

New York Times Bestseller Sue Hitzmann talks about her MELT method that has helped her and thousands of others to cure pain. A veteran of the fitness industry, Sue has a masters in Anatomy and Physiology and advanced certifications in neuro muscular therapy. In this episode Sue talks about how she …

First Generation

Being Chief Happiness Officer with Trish Ahjel Roberts

June 5, 2021

Trish Ahjel Roberts is a Self Actualization coach and a Happiness expert. She left her corporate job in finance and sales to author three self help books. In this episode she talks about what prompted her to leave her corporate job, the affirmation that she uses everyday and the steps to mind blowi…

Mexico First Generation

Breaking generational curses with Evie Prete

May 30, 2021

Evie Prete is a chingona born and brought up in Southern California but her mother came over from Mexico. Even though money was tight, education was important and Evie was the first one in her family to go to college. In this episode Evie talks about being the only one of two women of color in her …

First Generation

Figuring out life with Karishma Asthana

May 22, 2021

Karishma Asthana is a young professional of Indian origin born and brought up in the US. Her mother was born and brought up in India but her father was brought up in Africa. Karishma is the host of the newly minted podcast Missteps to Success. In this episode she talks about learning to make life d…

Philippines

The secret to success through the lens of Ana Beatrice Trinidad

May 16, 2021

Bea is a young writer, entrepreneur, podcast host and food lover. Born and raised in the Philippines, Bea moved to Australia to pursue a career, ran a restaurant for 5 years and then finally came back home. In this episode she talks about learning to navigate through the world of relationships, jou…

India Immigrant

Mastering Boundaries with Mona Asthana

May 9, 2021

Mona moved from India 30 years ago after marriage. She came to a brand new country leaving the comfort of her family and friends behind. She welcomed the change and was eager to begin this new chapter of her life in a very new place with a very different culture. She spent her first few years in Tu…

Haiti First Generation

Perspectives of a Resilient Heart with Claudine Oriol

May 3, 2021

This vivacious, cultured and multi-faceted individual grew up in New York City. Her childhood neighborhood in Brooklyn was an ethnic mosaic of Italians, Irish, Russians, Blacks, and Hassidic Jews. Her multicultural heritage and pre-disposed inquisitive nature made it very easy for Claudine to rela…

Suriname

Hacking and giving back with Julie Sundar

April 23, 2021

In her own words: My name is Julie Sundar and I am chairwoman of Codettes Foundation. I am an operational manager, curriculum developer and trainer. I am 26 years old, born on December 8 1994 in Georgetown Guyana but raised in Paramaribo Suriname. My passion has always been about women empowerment,…

Pakistan First Generation

How this Youth Innovator solves world problems with Alishba Imran

April 16, 2021

Alishba is a 17-year-old machine learning, robotics and blockchain developer who has a strong passion to leverage technology to solve hard and important problems in the world. At 15, she co-founded Honestblocks, a blockchain platform to track medication and put an end to counterfeit medication in s…

India Immigrant

Beyond Barriers with Nikki Barua

April 13, 2021

Nikki Barua is an acclaimed serial entrepreneur, international keynote speaker, bestselling author and C- Suite advisor who is passionate about making the world more inclusive and innovative. Nikki is the Co- Founder & CEO of Beyond Barriers, a global platform for leadership coaching, personal tran…

Uzbekistan Immigrant

Sunshine Girl with Dildora Muzafari

April 2, 2021

Dildora Muzafari was born in the 1950s in Soviet Central Asia and grew up in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. In this episode, she provides an unusual perspective about dislocation and immigration, as well as racism and women's issues. Her book Sunshine girl, is also the personal story of a girl who grew up …

China Immigrant

Straddling Cultures with Wendy Wei

March 26, 2021

44 - By day, Wendy is the Social Media Manager and Podcast Host at Pexels, one of the fastest-growing, and most loved photo communities in the world. In her free time, she is a published photographer who has worked with world-class clients from Tencent Entertainment to the likes of Taylor Swift and…

Colombia

Alejandra Diaz Velez on Changing the Narrative with Intimacy Stories

March 20, 2021

Today we are speaking with Alejandra Diaz Velez. Alejandra is a Colombian designer with a keen interest in understanding the interactions between humans and human behavior. Born and raised in Medellin, studied her bachelor in Universidad de los Andes in Bogota, double major in design and business. …

Peru Immigrant

One Day At A Time with Karina F Daves

March 16, 2021

Karina truly believes in the power of helping others , one season at a time. She has always been a for the people and with the people type of gal. Over the years, she has developed practices and skills in achieving BITE-SIZED GOALS between her career , her relationships and her sanity . She is not …

Dominican Republic First Generation

Do It Yourself with DIY'er Joanna Munoz

March 5, 2021

Joanna Munoz originally from the Domincian Republic is a NICU nurse that is also starting her own business. In her own words: "Overcoming a toxic relationship with my mother, becoming a Nurse and having a baby while in nursing school and now pursuing my other passion and starting my own business in…

Engineered Serendipity with On Deck

Feb. 26, 2021

On Deck is where top talent comes to accelerate their ideas and careers, surrounded by a world-class community. ( beondeck.com ) Sandy Kwon is an experienced GTM strategist and operator for B2B SaaS companies. She's using her experience working on Enterprise software tools to try and help companies…

Mexico

Transforming Lives with Charlie Johnson Stoever

Feb. 25, 2021

Charlie is a nonbinary Mexican-American former stock broker, money coach and Social Impact MBA student at the Heller School and is working and studying remotely in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. They help mostly lgbt & bipoc folks points hack, invest, & build wealth so that they can thrive in the Americ…