Ep. 1348: Entrepreneurial Success and Ep. 1349: The Resistance

April 14, 2021
Hosted by Kathryn Zox

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Kathryn interviews Founder of Chesapeake Bay Candle Mei Xu, author of “Burn: How Grit, Innovation, and a Dash of Luck Ignited a Multi-Million Dollar Success Story.” She tells the story of how she built Chesapeake Bay Candle, filling the home décor shelves at Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom and eventually Target. She went on to meet and counsel thousands of entrepreneurs and business people, and even advise President of the United States Barack Obama on the topic of job creation. To help small businesses in the age of COVID-19, Xu recently launched Yes She May, an online shop for well-designed products in fashion, wellness, beauty and home from women-owned brands. She is a Trustee of the University of Maryland and a member of Fortune’s Most Powerful Women. Kathryn also interviews Judy Batalion PhD, author of “The Light of Days: The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler's Ghettos.” One of the most extraordinary stories of the Holocaust and World War II has remained hidden until now: the daring resistance efforts of Jewish women in the ghettos of the Nazi occupation. Batalion shares the acts of defiance and rebellion of women who saw and acknowledged the truth of their time, faced an inevitable death, worked together and risked their lives daily in the fight for justice and liberty. She reveals the ingenuity and tenacity of a handful of astonishingly brave young women, underscoring how their movement was larger and more organized than the annals of history have recorded—until now. Batalion’s essays have appeared in the NY Times, the Washington Post, the Forward, Vogue and more.

The Kathryn Zox Show

The Kathryn Zox Show

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Kathryn Zox is your Social Worker with a Microphone™. She’s informative and fun and opens up the mike with conversations that women need to hear. The Kathryn Zox Show is savvy and relationship oriented. Kathryn has counseled hundreds of women and their families who have suffered from eating disorders, addiction problems, marital, family and geriatric issues as well as persons coping with mental and physical disabilities. She combines her feminine perspective, social work skills and acting talents to produce a show that’s smart, upbeat, informative, sometimes irreverent, but never boring! Tune in Wednesdays at 7 AM/PT, 10 AM/ET to The Kathryn Zox Show be a part of Kathryn’s lively interviews on wealth, health, kids, divorce, travel, menopause, recipes, diets, and relationships. Serious and not so serious topics include hair loss, weight gain, face lifts, obsession, and rejection and even male contraception. That’s the Kathryn Zox Show, right here on VoiceAmerica Variety.

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Kathryn Zox

Kathryn Zox

Kathryn Zox is your social worker with a microphone™. She has been producing and hosting The Kathryn Zox Show Lunchtime Talk in Albany, NY for over five years and is excited about bringing her show from the capital of NY State to the Nation's Capital. She has also recently been a co-host and featured life expert on Doug Stephan's syndicated Good Day Show. Kathryn's interviewed thousands of guests including lifestyle experts, celebrities, authors, lawyers, psychiatrists, physicians and dieticians. At Albany Medical College she has trained doctors and medical students to communicate effectively with their patients. She's an actor who can be seen on the Sopranos and Law and Order and even admits to modeling for AARP! She has Masters' Degrees in Social Work and Counseling Psychology and is a graduate of the New School of Radio and Television. Much background for her show comes from traveling the world and raising three boys now in their twenties - a rock star, an actor and a film maker. There's also one ex-husband, one boyfriend, two brothers and an aging mom!

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