Women Worldwide with Deirdre Breakenridge

Ashley Maria, a writer, director and producer joins Host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide. Ashley worked on projects ranging from television commercials to multi-platform integration to full-feature films. She is currently working on a documentary called Pioneers in Skirts, which is a social impact film that takes an honest look at the solutions for the setbacks women still face in their careers.

On the show, Ashley discusses the challenges that women have encountered over the past 30 years, highlighting insights gleaned from the inspiring professionals interviewed in her documentary, Pioneers in Skirts. Ashley also offers her advice on how to move forward with confidence, even in the toughest situations.

A little more about Ashley Maria … Ashley’s past films have won awards at highly acclaimed film festivals around the world. Her first film, Friday Night Fright™, won her a Directors Guild of America Award. She’s been featured in the magazine "Women With Know How" and named one of the top five female filmmakers to watch also by the Director's Guild of America.

You can check out her new documentary film that is set to be released in 2016, Pioneers in Skirts and connect with Ashley 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, marketing and branding. 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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Ashley Tyrner, the founder of Farmbox Direct -- a subscription service that sends locally-sourced, fresh produce to your home joins Host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide. Ashley's story is absolutely amazing- while pregnant, her then-husband left her and she was forced to go on Food Stamps. During this time, she realized how nutritionally-deficient the food choices were for those on Food Stamps. Ashley decided to call upon her farming background to do something about it -- a long road later, Farmbox Direct was grown.

On the show, Ashley discusses how becoming an entrepreneur changed her life and some of the tough obstacles she has faced. She also shares her journey through motherhood and paying very close attention to exactly what was in the food not only she was eating, but also what she was feeding her daughter.

A little more about Ashley Tyrner … Ashley stepped down from a job in fashion and the corporate world, to go back to her farming roots. She personally handpicks ever farm, and vendor her company deals with. Ashley's goal is to bring her customers the Farmers Market in its purity, right to their door. She believes everyone deserves the right to eat healthy.

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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Lisa Lieberman Doctor, who currently leads writing workshops in Los Angeles and also teaches at the UCLA Extension Writers' Program joins Host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide. Lisa is the author of the new book Accidental Poetry: Improve Your English Through Creative Writing, a book that helps people to learn the English language in an organic and effective way.

On the show, Lisa discusses her early career experiences as a major motion picture executive working with well-known personalities such as Robin Williams and Sylvester Stallone. She also share her incredible passion for writing and how she reinvented her career transitioning into a staff writer position on ABC's "General Hospital" and its spin-off, "Port Charles."

A little more about Lisa Lieberman Doctor...Lisa was born and raised in Queens, New York. After several years writing daytime drama, she refined her focus to writing fiction and coaching other writers. Her first novel, The Delowering of Rhona Lipshitz, was published by Elderberry Press in 2003.

You can find out more about Lisa on her website and connect with her 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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Laurel Mintz, the CEO of Elevate My Brand, a creative marketing agency that works with both emerging and established brands to develop and execute multi-channel marketing strategies joins Host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide.

On the show, Laurel discusses early on how she took over her father’s business when he was very ill, preparing her for the eventual launch of her own successful start up. Laurel shares her thoughts on her challenges in business and what it takes for a company to thrive past the five year mark. She also imparts advice on the top qualities entrepreneurs posses, from the trusted and connected network to taking leaps (risks) even before they feel comfortable.

A little more about Laurel Mintz… Laurel has a background and education in business and law from Rutgers University. She has a passion for food, wine and lifestyle brands, and her expertise in marketing has been recognized through her work with prestigious restaurateurs and major brands across the nation.

You can learn more about Elevate My Brand on their website and connect with laurel 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@dbreakenridgeon Twitter and on her blog at www.deirdrebreakenridge.com.
 
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Gustaaf Vocking, CEO of Power2Improve and Nathalie Soeteman, Chief Happiness and Engagement Officer join Host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide. Gustaaf works with business professionals and organizations, helping them to grow by coaching, training and consulting. Nathalie is a Positive Change Agent, as well as a highly regarded Intuitive and Positive Psychology Coach.

On the show, Gustaaf and Nathalie discuss their work with executives, the leadership characteristics for success and the challenges that women face in their professional roles. They also share information about the launch of their Wonderful Woman Week virtual event to help women around the globe experience more in their careers and feel a great sense of fulfillment in their lives.

A little more about Gustaaf Vocking and Nathalie Soeteman...Gustaaf is dedicated to helping and inspiring people and organizations to be the best they can be sustainably, from strategy to execution. He bases his actions on a broad experience, solid academic education and an entrepreneurial predisposition. With 25 years of professional hands on experience in IT, he is able to get the most out of state of the art technologies, software and platforms.

Nathalie is a consultant, coach and trainer of managers and their teams, helping them to achieve sustainable, people-centric, relationship-minded business that matches their personal core values.  She is also a regular blogger and keynote speaker on the topics of Social Business, Social Collaboration and Social Leadership.

You can connect with Gustaaf on LinkedIn and Facebook. You can connect with Nathalie on LinkedIn and Facebook.
 
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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Audrey Taylor Gonzalez, an accomplished author, and, at 76 years of age, is launching her new book, South of Everything, a powerful parable about the changing South after World War II joins Host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide.
 
On the show, Audrey discusses her experiences; from her travels and volunteerism to her poetry and writing, and the inspiration behind her life's work. She shares her thoughts on what it is like to work with prison inmates, as an ordained minister, and how she was selected by the governor of Tennessee as a Commissioner on TCCY (Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth).  Audrey imparts advice on living your life to the fullest and you can overcome the disappointments you may face..
 
A little more about Audrey Taylor Gonzalez...Audrey has been a journalist, TV host, art gallery owner, racehorse breeder, mountain climber, world traveler, breast cancer survivor, and the first woman to be ordained to holy orders in the Southern Cone of South America in Uruguay.
 
You can learn more about Audrey on her website and connect with Audrey on Instagram and Facebook.
 
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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Melissa Izbicki, an award winning independent film producer with over seven narrative short films under her belt and Annie Truex an actress join Host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide. Melissa is currently working on her first feature film, The Big Day. Annie is one of the actresses starring in the new film. Annie moved to LA in 2012 to pursue her acting career.

On the show, Melissa and Annie share their experiences on the set, discuss what it’s like to be a women in the film industry and examine the challenges they face. They also openly discuss their advice to other professionals tackling tough obstacles in highly competitive industries, and the high and low points in their careers.

A little more about Melissa Izbicki and Annie Truex …  Melissa Izbicki is a graduate of Chapman University’s film production program. Notable awards/nominations include a 2010 Chapman University Cecil Award Nominee for Cinematography (The Exit), Official Selection in the Academy-Accredited 2010 LA Shorts Festival (Double Negative), NexTV’s Web Series/Short Film Competition (Double Negative), and Winner of the 2008 LA Comedy Shorts Screenplay Competition (Danny Caldwell Goes to Hell).

Annie Truex graduated Chapman University in 2012. Truex graduated from the two-year Meisner training program at the Joanne Brown/DW Brown School for the Dramatic Arts and her recent credits include AT&T HolidayPalm Springs TramwayRobins Brothers and Spokeo Reunite.

You can learn more about this movie on the website and connect with Melissa on LinkedIn. You can learn more about Annie on her website and connect with her 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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Dorie Clark, a marketing and branding strategist and professional speaker who has worked with well known brands including Google, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, DHL, Fidelity and Yale University joins Host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide. She is also the author of a new book called Stand Out: How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It.

On the show, Dorie discusses how to reinvent yourself by creating a niche and through her own journey shares how to stand out by finding your breakthrough idea. Doris also offers advice on building a framework and a following, spreading your ideas beyond your immediate network to a larger growing community.

A little more about Dorie Clark Dorie is a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, TIME, Entrepreneurand the World Economic Forum blog. Recognized as a “branding expert” by the Associated Press, Fortune, and Inc. magazine, and she is also is the author of Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future (published by Harvard Business Review Press, 2013)

Learn more about Dorie on her website and connect with her 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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Aliza Licht, the SVP of Global Communications at Donna Karan International and DKNY PR GIRL, the company’s award-winning social media personality joins Host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide. Aliza is also the author of a new book called, Leave Your Mark: Land Your Dream Job.  Kill It in Your Career.  Rock Social Media.

On the show, Aliza discusses how to find your career niche. She uses her own personal journey to impart advice, transitioning her career from premed and plastic surgery to becoming a well-known fashion maven. She also shares her thoughts on people and politics in the office, the importance of social media and tips on how to break into any profession with or without experience.

A little more about Aliza Licht  Aliza was listed as #30 in The New York Daily News “Top 50 Most Powerful Women in New York,” she is a an inaugural TEDx Times Square speaker and she has been profiled by The New York Times in “PR Girl Revealed as PR Executive.” Aliza was also recently featured on the cover of The New York Times style section in an article, “Who Will Be America’s Next Top Mentor?"

You can learn more about Aliza 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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Terri Lundberg, the Founder and Managing Director of Hometown Tourist, where travelers can go to get recommendations on restaurants and great places around the world to visit joins Host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide. Terri is also  a travel blogger at Black Chick on Tour. Terri resides in Saudi Arabia, Seattle, and San Diego, but Seattle is the place she calls home.

On the show, Terri discusses her shift from a career at Boeing as a staff analyst assembling data to becoming an entrepreneur and making travel her life. She shares what it's like to live in different parts of the world including Saudi Arabia and living abroad. Terri openly discusses the challenges of building a start up business and the benefits of making her travel addiction a full-time career.

A little more about Terri Lundberg Terry has visited over 26 countries and 100 cities. She's traveled the world connecting with the locals to learn their favorite restaurants, great places for an early morning stroll, and the tourist spots that are really worth visiting. Wanting to share this knowledge with other travel enthusiasts, Terri launched Hometown Tourist so that visitors could browse the website and get recommendations from longtime residents in different regions who know everything from the best food and the hottest local bands to the places you can spend a quiet evening.

A little more about Your Host, Deirdre Breakenridge … Deirdre Breakenridge 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@dbreakenridgeon Twitter and on her blog at www.deirdrebreakenridge.com.
 
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