Women Worldwide with Deirdre Breakenridge

Today Women Worldwide brings you a fabulous new guest! She is a fun and vibrant professional who is bringing the worlds of social media and dentistry slamming together. Moreover, she is the very first dentist we’ve ever had on the show and she’s here talking about how she’s taking her business social, creating a responsive dental community, and training a trustworthy team to keep it all functioning.


Dr. Grace Yum is a mother, and woman in business, a certified Pediatric Dentist, and the Founder of Yummy Dental and Orthodontics for Kids. Dr. Yum is nationally recognized in her field and has appeared on The Today Show, been featured in Parents Magazine and Parenting Magazine, and is a recognized face on NBC Chicago.


Stay tuned to learn how Dr. Yum went from a Communications Studies degree to a certified Pediatric Dentist, and how she is making a splash in the dental field by being the “most social dentist” on digital media! Dr. Yum also talks about compromises and fears on social media, the importance of community, and being a mom with a business.

In This Episode

  • Becoming a Dentist
  • The Social Dentist
  • Growing With Your Clients & How to Listen
  • Awareness and Responsiveness
  • Fears of Social Media
  • People Monitoring and the Importance of Training

Quotes in This Episode

“It’s been a very interesting partnership in marrying the dentistry to the communications.” —Dr. Grace Yum


“I’ve always been very interested in technology and different modes of communicating, and so for me, being a business owner, I’ve noticed that a lot of my–being a pediatric dentist–a lot of my moms are younger and younger [...] and every resource for them is online.” —Dr. Grace Yum


“If you’re on social media, everything is fast in furious! You have information at your fingertips [...] and if you don’t grab that opportunity to respond, you lose that opportunity.” —Dr. Grace Yum


“Work-life-balance, I think everyone struggles with that, especially if you’re a parent and you’re working.” —Dr. Grace Yum


“Having an open channel of communication with your team is so vital [...] I always explain to them the analogy of a professional [...] football team. You know, all players need to know what’s going on, all players need to know how to communicate with one another, and if you don’t you’re never going to win the Super Bowl.” —Dr. Grace Yum


Grace’s Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Youtube

Check out Grace’s Podcast on iTunes and Facebook

Grace’s Practice Yummy Dental

Direct download: GraceYumonWomenWorldwide.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 1:37pm EST

In today’s world, social media drives the flow of information and has the power to either make or break your business. So in this episode, we are focusing on getting ahead with social media and digital marketing! No matter what your business, it behooves you to cultivate an effective online presence and continuously growing network of both industry professionals and loyal consumers.


Helping us maximize our social media presence today is Joan Pelzer. Joan is an entrepreneur, social media expert, and online engagement strategist with clients ranging from entrepreneurs to a UN-based NGO. She is the founder of Joan Pelzer Social, the radio show host of “Follow Me Friday,” and the President of the NYC Chapter of Femfessionals, a national networking and professional development organization for women.


Stay tuned to learn more about Joan, the importance of networking, productivity, and the key to success on social media! Joan shares some great tips and strategies for you to use, as well as some valuable advice.


<h2>In This Episode</h2>


  • Joan’s Journey
  • Connections and Networking
  • Strategy and Engagement
  • Success on Social Media
  • Follow Me Friday
  • Productivity and Leaving it to the Pros

Quotes in This Episode

“Digital media has completely changed in the last few years [...] There are hundreds of social media platforms and apps and there are new ones forming every single day [...] You have to know what’s going on and you have to adjust along the way!” —Joan Pelzer

“What’s defining the successful company [...] is authenticy–being real [...] and that’s a hard thing to do.” —Joan Pelzer

“Being on social media needs to be part of [...] a brand, a person, an influencer–it needs to be part of the core and it’s got to be a part of the innate strategy of the company overall.” —Joan Pelzer

“You may not get more clients from doing social media, but if you don’t do social media you may lose what you have.” —Joan Pelzer

“Know what you don’t know, and know what you know, because there’s a lot you’re not going to know and that’s perfectly okay as long as you have resources around you that do know.” —Joan Pelzer



Joan Pelzer Media

Joan’s LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

Direct download: JoanPelzeronWomenWorldwide.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 8:31pm EST

Today we are discussing a tough subject: change! In our lives, we often go through periods of great change, but the more important issue is whether or not we are successful on the other side of these transitions. To be successful requires flexibility, adaptability, and a will to move beyond our comfort zones. Luckily, on today’s episode of Women Worldwide, we are speaking with Dr. Ai Zhang!

Ai Zhang is a professor of public relations and social media who has previously taught at Stockton University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is currently based in South Korea, and while she continues to teach, she now also serves as a Digital Learning consultant, Blogger, Speaker, Live-streamer, and as the host of her own Facebook Live show.

Today Ai shares big changes in education and how she is using technology and social media to disrupt the traditional classroom setting. We are also talking about taking risks, manifesting your best life, and embracing change. Stay tuned to learn how Ai has come to love the person change has made her, and how we can utilize great change to manifest great strength and self-discovery!


In This Episode

  • Ai’s Big Transition
  • Craving Change
  • A Classroom Without Walls
  • Social Media and Live Streaming
  • Self-Discovery and Self-Care


Quotes in This Episode

“There was a desire in my heart that was craving for a bigger stage and some change.” —Ai Zhang


“So many people are enjoying their work and loving their work, and enjoying their life. They are traveling, doing things, and creating impact! I was like, ‘Wow if they can do it why not me?’” —Ai Zhang


“I’m really passionate about education, especially the future of education, and how technology and digital media devices are disrupting the traditional teaching and learning space.” —Ai Zhang


“With the digital media space, you can reach more people [...] the sky is your limit. You can create content to serve people–to improve people’s lives.” —Ai Zhang


“Our students are digital learners, they prefer digital first. That’s why I am such an advocate of speaking students’ language [...] instead of expecting them to come to us.” —Ai Zhang


“Starting this self-reinventing journey is also a journey to understanding myself and what I want [...] I think that is the most rewarding part.” —Ai Zhang



Ai’s Official Website

Ai on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter

Ai’s favorite book: The Code of the Extraordinary Mind

Direct download: Ai_ZhangonWomenWorldwide.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 10:39am EST

Learn, expand, and reskin! The key to any successful endeavor is a crystal clear understanding of its purpose, place, and potential. Most ventures are doomed to fail without mindful preparation and ready execution. Today Dolores Hirschmann joins us to discuss clarity–clarity in messaging, clarity in purpose, and clarity in your business so that you can become a successful “idea-preneur.”


Dolores Hirschmann is an internationally recognized strategist, speaker, and Clarity Coach. She is the Chief Clarity Officer at Masters in Clarity and a Tedx Organizer and Speaking Coach. Dolores is also a published author with two books currently out: New Beginnings, and 18 Minutes of Impact: Move Your Audience to Action the TED Way.


Stay tuned as we leverage the power of clarity and positivity with Dolores. Get ready to lean away from failure and lean into fulfillment as she shares some GREAT advice with our Women Worldwide audience.


In This Episode


  • Dolores’ Story
  • Masters in Clarity and the power of clarity
  • Doing what you are wired to do
  • “Idea-preneurs”
  • The “Human Coach”
  • Massaging that fear and some really good advice


Quotes in This Episode

“Let’s look at the intersection of [...] what would you do for free all day long, what are you trained to do, what does the world need, and what would people pay?” —Dolores Hirschmann

“How do I find myself in this place? How do I continue my professional and intellectual growth?” —Dolores Hirschmann

“I am passionate about ideas that can make a positive impact in the world.” —Dolores Hirschmann


“When you are able to serve from this place you become magnetic […] you are doing what you were wired to do.” —Dolores Hirschmann


“We become successful in our work when we are able to be okay with who we are.” —Dolores Hirschmann


“You have to actually help them process the fear, because if they don’t they’ll never leave the driveway.” —Dolores Hirschmann



Masters in Clarity Website

Dolores on LinkedIn

Dolores’ Books: New Beginnings, 18 Minutes of Impact: Move Your Audience to Action the TED Way

Direct download: DoloresHirschmannonWomenWorldwide.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 7:16am EST