Women Worldwide with Deirdre Breakenridge

Laura Furtado, the Founder / Owner of DivaGirl, which has six differentdivisions: Fitness, Entertainment, Beauty, Preneur, Nutrition andalso Fashion joins Host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide.Her DivaGirl community spans over 13,000 women and she has 28+years of experience in the dance and fitness realms, making herpresence well-known in North America and Europe

On the show, Laura shares her journey from international dancerand choreographer to successful entrepreneur with differentbusinesses. With a mission to empower women, she offers advice tobusiness professionals on how to stay productive and focused, evenduring her most crazy, busy days. Laura also discusses the meaningof success and what success looks like at the end of the day.

A little more about Laura Furtado …Laura is also the owner and founder of Sexy & Wealthy in Heels,educating, inspiring and featuring female entrepreneurs. As ofNovember 2014, she's successfully licensed her programs to 17Canadian and US Cities. It is through her brand that she mentorsfemale entrepreneurs to guide them with their start upbusinesses.

You can connect with Laura on LinkedIn and Facebook

A little more about Your Host, Deirdre Breakenridge… Deirdre is an author, entrepreneur and CEO ofPure PerformanceCommunications. A 25-year veteran in PR and marketing, she isthe author of five Financial Times Press books including her latesttitles, “Social Media and Public Relations,” and “Putting thePublic Back in Public Relations.” Breakenridge speaks nationallyand internationally on the topics of PR, social media andmarketing. She's an adjunct professor at NYU and UMASS at Amherst,a recognized blogger at PR Expanded, and also the co-founder of#PRStudChat, a dynamic twitter chat with PR professionals,educators and students.

Connect with Deirdre by following @dbreakenridge on Twitter andon her blog at www.deirdrebreakenridge.com.

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Kristin Sollenne, a rising culinary star and Food Network Judgejoins Host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide. She has beenmaking headlines for her contemporary food philosophy, lightened-upItalian fare, and approachable cooking tips, with regularappearances on WCBS’s Morning News and WLNY’s “Live from theCouch,” as well as a feature on NBC’s “Today” show, Fox5 Good DayNew York, and Fox Business.

On the show, Kristin shared her journey from having an interestin cooking to becoming a chef, cookbook author, media personalityand someone who makes headlines for her contemporary foodphilosophy. She also discusses what it was like to cook for TaylorSwift and Seth Rogan and the skills  you need to succeed as achef today.

A little more about Kristin Sollenne…Kristin is also a regular guest judge on Beat BobbyFlay and Kitchen Casino on the Food Network. In 2014, she wasfeatured on season ten of Food Network Star as a mentor to finalistLuca Della Casa and will appear in 2016 as a season finale judgefor Food Network’s Worst Cooks in America. She also adds authorunder her belt with the release of her first cookbook –Domestic Chíc, A Fashionably Fabulous Guide to Cooking &Entertaining by the Seasons.

You can learn more about Kristin on her website and connect with heron Facebook.

A little more about Your Host, Deirdre Breakenridge… Deirdre is an author, entrepreneur and CEO of PurePerformance Communications. A 25-year veteran in PR and marketing,she is the author of five Financial Times Press books including herlatest titles, “Social Media and Public Relations,” and “Puttingthe Public Back in Public Relations.” Breakenridge speaksnationally and internationally on the topics of PR, social mediaand marketing. She's an adjunct professor at NYU and UMASS atAmherst, a recognized blogger at PR Expanded, and also theco-founder of #PRStudChat, a dynamic twitter chat with PRprofessionals, educators and students.

Connect with Deirdre by following @dbreakenridge on Twitter andon her blog at www.deirdrebreakenridge.com.

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Jan Ellison, the bestselling author of the debut novel, A Small Indiscretion (Random House 2015), which was bothan Oprah Editor’s Pick and a San Francisco Chronicle Book Club Pickjoins Host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide. Her essays andstories have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall StreetJournal and Narrative Magazine.

On the show, Jan shares her past journey as a 19-year old inParis and London, which became the genesis for her novel,ASmall Indiscretion. She offers advice to anyone who isinterested in writing and the characteristics of a good writer. Janalso discusses her own writing regimen and finding the time towrite when you have a busy lifestyle and many familyresponsibilities.

A little more about Jan Ellison … Herdays in college at Stanford, taught her about stories and exploringcreative writing classes. When she left Stanford at age 19, shelived in Paris and worked in London, on a shoe-string budget. Thenotes she scribbled on yellow legal pads became the inspiration forher debut novel.

You can learn more about Jan on her website and connect with her onFacebook.

A little more about Your Host, DeirdreBreakenridge … Deirdre is an author, entrepreneur andCEO of Pure Performance Communications. A 25-year veteran in PR andmarketing, she is the author of five Financial Times Press booksincluding her latest titles, “Social Media and Public Relations,”and “Putting the Public Back in Public Relations.” Breakenridgespeaks nationally and internationally on the topics of PR, socialmedia and marketing. She's an adjunct professor at NYU and UMASS atAmherst, a recognized blogger at PR Expanded, and also theco-founder of #PRStudChat, a dynamic twitter chat with PRprofessionals, educators and students.

Connect with Deirdre by following @dbreakenridge on Twitter andon her blog at www.deirdrebreakenridge.com.

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Gina Califano joins Host Deirdre Breakenridge on WomenWorldwide.

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Nickole Raymond and Sarah DeMarco, the co-founders of LDR Brands join Host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide. Previously, Nickole was a seasoned sports industry executive, who spent a decade of her career at global sports and entertainment agency, WME | IMG. Sarah DeMarco was a seasoned music industry executive with diverse experience from acclaimed independent record label and management company, Rostrum Records.

With two very different backgrounds, these former industry executives, turned entrepreneurs, started their company as a collaboration to create luxurious professional accessories. They discussed their journey as entrepreneurs with a driving passion and focused vision.They also discussed the benefits of having a partner in business and relying on complimentary skills, their approach to the negotiating process and managing tough challenges together.

A little more about Nickole Raymond and Sarah DeMarco… Prior to LDR Brands, Nickole shaped the careers of top athletes and personalities acquiring a unique skill set in areas including: business development, talent management and brand marketing. Nickole has led IMG Golf's business development strategy and managed the Americas based sales teams.

Originally based in Pittsburgh, Sarah worked closely with Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller, as their hip-hop careers progressed. She also oversaw the development of Miller’s music videos and the merchandise used to promote “Blue Slide Park,” which was the first independent album to debut at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart since 1995, validating Rostrum as an indie success story.

You can connect with Sarah on Linkedin, and Nickole on LinkedIn

A little more about Your Host, Deirdre Breakenridge … Deirdre is an author, entrepreneur and CEO of Pure Performance Communications. A 25-year veteran in PR and marketing, she is the author of five Financial Times Press books including her latest titles, “Social Media and Public Relations,” and “Putting the Public Back in Public Relations.” Breakenridge speaks nationally and internationally on the topics of PR, social media and marketing. She's an adjunct professor at NYU and UMASS at Amherst, a recognized blogger at PR Expanded, and also the co-founder of #PRStudChat, a dynamic twitter chat with PR professionals, educators and students.

Connect with Deirdre by following @dbreakenridge on Twitter and on her blog at www.deirdrebreakenridge.com.

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Farrah Bostic, the founder and head of strategy for The Difference Engine, an insight-driven product strategy company joins Host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide. They help businesses to test assumptions in a continually changing world - about who your customers are, what they want, and why they want it - and build a repository of customer intimacy into a tangible business asset.

On the show, Farrah discusses why "People Lie" when it comes to their research responses and what researchers need to do to prevent this from happening. She also shares her thoughts on gender and research and how companies, in some cases, are not properly targeting women and men. As a business owner, Farrah offers her advice on the qualities that make a successful entrepreneur and what other professionals can do to tackle their toughest obstacles in business.

A little more about Farrah Bostic … Farrah's expertise in digital strategy and design; technology, web, and mobile trends and product and service design ensures her clients’ brands and strategies deliver a seamless experience online and off. She has honed her expertise as an advisor to the world’s most respected brands, including Apple, Microsoft, Disney, Samsung and UPS. Earlier in her career, Farrah was a digital creative director, brand strategist, and innovations lead, working for some of the most creative and strategic agencies and consultancies in the world.

A little more about Your Host, Deirdre Breakenridge … Deirdre is an author, entrepreneur and CEO of Pure Performance Communications. A 25-year veteran in PR and marketing, she is the author of five Financial Times Press books including her latest titles, “Social Media and Public Relations,” and “Putting the Public Back in Public Relations.” Breakenridge speaks nationally and internationally on the topics of PR, social media and marketing. She's an adjunct professor at NYU and UMASS at Amherst, a recognized blogger at PR Expanded, and also the co-founder of #PRStudChat, a dynamic twitter chat with PR professionals, educators and students.

Connect with Deirdre by following @dbreakenridge on Twitter and on her blog at www.deirdrebreakenridge.com.

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Stacey Horowitz, the founder and president of Shopping for a Change®, which was established to create an extended global marketplace for fair trade products by artisans, artisan co-ops, and companies that employ these artisans, predominantly women, from economically disadvantaged areas throughout the world joins Host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide. As Stacey approached age 50, she felt a stronger need than ever to make a difference in the world, and wanted to do so on a global scale.

On the show, Stacey discusses how a trip to Peru changed her life, connecting her to women artisans in the region. She built her business, Shopping for a Change® , to not only help artisans and their communities, but also to create a business model that funds US charities of the customer's choice at checkout. As a busy entrepreneur, Stacey openly discusses her "Take Action" attitude and how "you can't sit on the fence" when you want to make big changes.

A little more about Stacey Horowitz … Stacey is a talented multi-media artist specializing in commissioned paintings and jewelry. Her extensive background encompasses years in the creative and promotional departments of advertising agencies (clients included Electronic Arts, Jessica McClintock, and Sun Microsystems); and in the wholesale consumer products industries as a manufacturer’s representative (Olga Lingerie, Birkenstock, and Aveda).

You can connect with Stacey on LinkedIn

A little more about Your Host, Deirdre Breakenridge … Deirdre is an author, entrepreneur and CEO of Pure Performance Communications. A 25-year veteran in PR and marketing, she is the author of five Financial Times Press books including her latest titles, “Social Media and Public Relations,” and “Putting the Public Back in Public Relations.” Breakenridge speaks nationally and internationally on the topics of PR, social media and marketing. She's an adjunct professor at NYU and UMASS at Amherst, a recognized blogger at PR Expanded, and also the co-founder of #PRStudChat, a dynamic twitter chat with PR professionals, educators and students.

Connect with Deirdre by following @dbreakenridge on Twitter and on her blog at www.deirdrebreakenridge.com.

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Dr. Jane Karwoski, best known as Dr. J. Dr. J, an experimental psychologist and has been involved with The Social Network Show® since its inception, as a partner and host joins Host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide. Through the show, Dr. J brings thought leaders in social networking to the public in a format that is entertaining, as well as informative.

On the show, Dr. J. discusses how emerging technologies” are changing at breakneck speed. She shares her thoughts on the impact info/comm tech is having on us, economically, socially, and personally. As a society, as a nation, as a global community of humans, Dr. J believes we have to attend to the ethical, legal, and social implications of these technologies. Because parents are becoming acutely aware of these topics, many of her show guests focus on solutions related to parenting in this digital age. Dr. J continues to educate and empower through her work. She states that doing something, rather than nothing, is not only therapeutic for her, but also a way to forge ahead knowing “the best defense is a good offense,”

A little more about Dr. Jane Karwoski …
In earning a doctoral degree in experimental psychology, Dr. J combined social, cognitive and health psychology, focusing on the influence of key opinion leaders in spreading best practices. Prior to the availability of formal online social networking tools, Dr. J developed Genomicus Americus, an e-newsletter connecting North American and South American social scientists studying genetic and genomic issues.

You can connect with Dr. J on LinkedIn.

A little more about Your Host, Deirdre Breakenridge … Deirdre is an author, entrepreneur and CEO of Pure Performance Communications. A 25-year veteran in PR and marketing, she is the author of five Financial Times Press books including her latest titles, “Social Media and Public Relations,” and “Putting the Public Back in Public Relations.” Breakenridge speaks nationally and internationally on the topics of PR, social media and marketing. She's an adjunct professor at NYU and UMASS at Amherst, a recognized blogger atPR Expanded, and also the co-founder of #PRStudChat, a dynamic twitter chat with PR professionals, educators and students.

Connect with Deirdre by following @dbreakenridge on Twitter and on her blog at www.deirdrebreakenridge.com.

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Dr. Philippa Cheetham, a board-certified surgeon joins Host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide. After successfully completing extensive surgical training and research in the UK, she came to Columbia University Medical Center in 2008, completing a two-year minimally invasive oncology fellowship in Robotic Surgery and Prostate Cryosurgery in July 2010.

On the show, Dr. Cheetham discusses the importance of educating people about disease prevention. A huge part of medicine is healing yourself, which starts with being more educated and informed about your disease. Dr. Cheetham also shares information on CureConnections, her TV show with medical experts, patient guests and caregivers, as well as her theory on the 7 E’s, helping patients to find their inner courage and strength.

A little more about Dr. Philippa Cheetham …Dr. Cheetham is the author of three books and frequently appears as a guest on TV discussing cancer stories. She is also the host of her own TV / educational web-based series with medical experts, patient guests, caregivers, and family members called CureConnections.

You can learn more about Dr. Cheetham on her website

A little more about Your Host, Deirdre Breakenridge … Deirdre is an author, entrepreneur and CEO of Pure Performance Communications. A 25-year veteran in PR and marketing, she is the author of five Financial Times Press books including her latest titles, “Social Media and Public Relations,” and “Putting the Public Back in Public Relations.” Breakenridge speaks nationally and internationally on the topics of PR, social media and marketing. She's an adjunct professor at NYU and UMASS at Amherst, a recognized blogger at PR Expanded, and also the co-founder of #PRStudChat, a dynamic twitter chat with PR professionals, educators and students.

Connect with Deirdre by following @dbreakenridge on Twitter and on her blog at www.deirdrebreakenridge.com.

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Nicole Rodrigues, Founder of NRPR Group in Beverly Hills, and a Guest Co-Host for episode #3 in a 3-part series joins Host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide. On the last show, Nicole and Deirdre discussed women and Executive Presence or EP, from the boardroom to the Presidential debates.

On this episode, the topic is women and public relations, and sharing answers to the following questions:

- What are the first questions to ask when jumpstarting your PR program?
- How important is building your personal brand?
- What are the steps to good promotion? What has to be in place before you communicate?
- What is the toughest challenge in public relations?
- What are the characteristics of a good PR pro?

A little more about Nicole Rodrigues … Nicole is an entrepreneur and very tech savvy entertainment publicist. Her extensive knowledge in bridging the gap between the technology and entertainment industries has allowed her to work with clients including Sony Pictures Entertainment, Dolby, Yahoo!, Sony Playstation, Hulu, and M-GO.

You can learn more about Nicole on her website and connect with Nicole on LinkedIn

A little more about Your Host, Deirdre Breakenridge … Deirdre is an author, entrepreneur and CEO of Pure Performance Communications. A 25-year veteran in PR and marketing, she is the author of five Financial Times Press books including her latest titles, “Social Media and Public Relations,” and “Putting the Public Back in Public Relations.” Breakenridge speaks nationally and internationally on the topics of PR, social media and marketing. She's an adjunct professor at NYU and UMASS at Amherst, a recognized blogger at PR Expanded, and also the co-founder of #PRStudChat, a dynamic twitter chat with PR professionals, educators and students.

Connect with Deirdre by following @dbreakenridge on Twitter and on her blog at www.deirdrebreakenridge.com.

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