“Women in the Workplace Spotlight: Felena Hanson” & “ The State of Young Women in India” - Ravi Karkara, Global Advisor, UN WOMEN”

June 6, 2014
Hosted by Ms. Anu Bhardwaj and Michelle Jaffee

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The program may contains material that is very disturbing. - Listener Discretion is Advised. Content May Not be Suitable for Younger Listeners In this episode, we featured Felena Hanson, who shared with us her journey putting passion into action by creating Hera Hub, named after the greek goddess for women. This spa-like working environment has become an essential networking and collaboration site for female entrepreneurs in San Diego. With a goal of franchising across the nation and around the world, Felena hopes to reinvent the workspace for women entrepreneurs. Ms. Hanson, Co-Chair of the Inaugural San Diego Women INVESTING in Women Summit, also shares a few words about their upcoming event on July 18th-19th, 2014. We also had the opportunity to interview Mr. Ravi Karkara, concerning the brutal rapes of young women and girls in India which have come to the attention of the international media over the course of the past year. We discussed the role of men and boys in mitigating social discrimination and gender discrimination and what UNWOMEN is doing with their #HEFORSHE Campaign. Another focus of this interview was the need for proper water and sanitation for young girls and women given that 60% of Indians lack basic sanitation in both homes & schools. Female fetocide, infanticide, and the shocking statistic that every hour two women are raped are highlighted – parental discretion are highly encouraged for young audiences listening to this show. Finally, Mr. Karkara shares a CALL TO ACTION from both local citizen in India, male accountability demanding gender equality, and a growing movement of girls investing in other girls.

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Women INVESTING in Women and Girls is produced and broadcasted by young women and teenage girls between the ages of 16-19. Our show is focused on Global Women Issues from perspectives of young women. We will be interviewing leading women in politics, business, academia, non-profits, media, and culture; working closely and synergistically with the Women INVESTING in Women Institute, founded by Ms. Anu Bhardwaj.

Women INVESTING in Women and Girls was created to engage the voices of women who are redefining gender equality by shaping the minds of the young women and men, engaged in our global dialogue. Although our conversation will be focused on women, men are strongly encouraged to participate. Follow our Global Economic Revolution which has reached over 150,000 followers in over 100 countries! Listen every Friday at 12 Noon Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Kids Channel.

Ms. Anu Bhardwaj and Michelle Jaffee

Ms. Anu Bhardwaj is the Founder of the Women INVESTING in Women Institute which comprises of a social media platform with over 150,000 followers in over 100 countries, the Global WIIW and Girls Voice America Kids Radio Show reaching over 5.6 Million Listeners a month, globally, and the 2014 WIIW Global Summit Series which will be taking place in New York City, Stockholm, Johannesburg, Dubai, Muscat, San Diego, Scottsdale, Singapore, Melbourne, and Santiago. Ms. Bhardwaj is extremely passionate about the economic empowerment of young women and girls in transforming our global economy.

Her specialties include international business development for private equity professionals, women in private equity, women in philanthropy, high-growth women entrepreneurs and Angel Networks/Angel Capital focusing on women.

Michelle Jaffee is one of four children, which includes her older sister, older brother, and twin brother. She is a junior at Pinnacle High School, where she is also the Fundraising Director of DECA and an active member of National Honors Society, Key Club, Society of Women Scholars, Care, and the Spanish Honors Society. During her high school career, Michelle has won 10 medals as part of her involvement for DECA, an international co-curricular organization focusing on teaching student skills in leadership and business. Besides being heavily invested in on-campus clubs and organizations, Michelle prides herself on being strong in her academics, taking all higher-level Honors and AP classes.

Michelle was selected to be Host of the Women INVESTING in Women and Girls Global Radio Show given her discipline in working with a rapidly scaling Global organization, enthusiasm for Global Women’s Issues, and strong interest in entrepreneurship and community service. Michelle will be interviewing speakers from our various Global WIIW Summits in 2014-2015 and ultimately hopes to attend University on the East Coast, leading to a Master’s Degree in Business Administration.

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