037: Sarah Shaw, Celebrity Marketing Power

Sarah Shaw works with entrepreneurs to help get their products into the hands of celebrities, in the media, and out into the public. Sarah is connected to Ever Better through a previous podcast guest, the amazing Connie Inukai, who is working with Sarah to market her Tip n’ Split, a device created for use in restaurants. Connie is a retired professor turned inventor who is thoroughly embracing her second act! Read More >>

036: Deborah Owens, Corporate Alley Cat

Deborah Owens, Founder, Corporate Alley Cat

Deborah Owens founded Corporate Alley Cat to provide a safe space where people of color can discuss and address challenging situations. It’s a destination and a community that offers tools, strategies, and access to experts who offer individual coaching. Racism silences many. People fear the repercussions of speaking out in the work place. Deb chose not to be silent, she chose not to give into fear. Her motto, “Sometimes you got to get scrappy!” did not let her down. She used encounters with a boss who marginalized her as an opportunity to speak out, to change the company culture, and then go on to found an organization that invites others to do the same. Listen to the podcast to hear Deb discuss the story behind Corporate Alley Cat, the steps she took to start her business, and where she finds inspiration.  Read More >>

035: Meg Daly, Creating the Miami Underline

After breaking both her arms in a bicycling accident, Meg Daly was forced to explore Miami without a car. During a walk, she envisioned a beautiful space under the Metrorail for biking, walking, and community events. Her vision is now known as the Miami Underline! She’s assembled a public/private partnership that includes almost 1,000 volunteers who are creating a 10 mile linear park, urban trail, and living art destination that will link to other trails in the Miami area. In our discussion, Meg shares how leading this project has transformed her life and give her a deeper connection to her city. Meg believes that all ideas are good and provides suggestions for transforming an idea into a real project!  Read More >>

034: Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, Leading by Influence

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton is a woman who gets things done! For 25 years, she has represented Washington, D.C. in the House of Representatives. But because D.C. is not a state, she cannot vote for legislation on the House floor. Listen to the podcast to hear behind-the-scenes stories of how she gets things done! She shares her perspective on why African-American boys have fallen behind girls, the importance of the family structure, and where she draws inspiration. Congresswoman Norton is motivated by this belief: “You’ve got to understand the progress you’ve made, but any satisfaction with it is deadly, and will keep you from moving forward.” Read More >>

033: Sarah Bartosz, Gold In September (G9)

Sarah shares her story of inspiration which is also a story of heartache and hope. You’ll hear how a non-profit organization, Gold In September, or G9, was founded by a family after losing their son, Jack, to pediatric cancer. Annie, Jack’s twin sister, was determined to take action and wondered, if the color pink helps to raise funds for breast cancer, what color symbolizes childhood cancer and what month is dedicated to raising awareness? The answers are Gold and September. Sarah discusses her family’s journey that included the loss of her husband to the effects of his own cancer. She offers advice for other families and discusses how anyone can help to make a difference.  Read More >>

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