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Honest, Funny & Filled with Passion to Empower Women! Dion Lim, News Anchor / Reporter ABC7 News, KGO-TV

Q:  How did your career start as news anchor? DL: By a stroke of pure luck!  I had always wanted to be a reporter, then a network correspondent before the age of 30.  This was the career path I had carved out in my head.  But during my first on-air job in tiny Springfield, Massachusetts, (market 109) just a year into the job, somehow, my agent got a call the ABC station in Kansas City (market 33) and asked if I wanted to try anchoring.   Having never anch..

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Meet Veteran Radio Broadcaster, Voice Talent & Radio Consultant Lissa Kreisler


Q: I see you majored in TV and journalism at San Jose State University … did you have any idea you were going to have a long career in radio broadcasting?LK: I had no idea I would have 40 years in radio broadcasting and not only that … but 40 years of Bay Area radio based in my hometown of San Jose. I’m not sure anyone can expect something as fabulous as that.  In fact, I thought I could be in trouble my very first year when during Journalism 101 … the lat..

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Meet Lynn Mackey, Superintendent of Schools for 
Contra Costa County

Q: When did you decide you wanted to become a teacher?LM: I never thought about being a teacher before I became a teacher. I had volunteered at our county jail when I was in college. When I graduated, I needed a job, and someone at the jail let me know about a part-time job teaching Adult Basic Skills at the jail. I applied for the job, signed up for a credential program and fell in love with the work. I have been in education ever since. Q: Tell us how yo..

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Meet Lynn North, Recognized Top Realtor & Dedicated Community Volunteer

Lynn North has been a realtor for the past 15 years & ranked in the top 5% with the prestigious Alain Pinel Realtors in the Bay Area. She has served as coordinator and director of programs and is currently in various leadership positions at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Los Altos, California. Previously, she was director of telecommunications business development at Network Appliance and vice president in sales with SBC and Pacific Bell, where her large team..

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Meet Rosie Reid, 2019 California Teacher of the Year!

Rosie Reid Teaches teaches English to ninth through twelfth grade students at Northgate High School, Mount Diablo Unified School District in Walnut Creek, Contra Costa County. Q: Can you share with our audience what grade and school you teach at?RR: I teach 9-12 grade English and English Language Development at Northgate High School in Walnut Creek. Q: Why did you want to become a teacher?RR: When I was a little girl, I lived in rural Mendocino County. We ..

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A conversation with Kelly Perkins, Contra Costa County Teacher of the Year and California Semi-Finalist at Ygnacio Valley High School

Q: Can you share with our audience what grade and school you teach at?KP: I teach high school special education- students with moderate-severe learning disabilities at Ygnacio Valley High School.Q: Why did you want to become a teacher?KP: I have always loved working with kids. I started at a young age volunteering at our church and it became a natural path after several volunteer opportunities in high school and then college. I enjoy watching a child’s fac..

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Exclusive Interview with Kim Christfort; National Managing Director of The Deloitte Greenhouse™ & Book Author, Helping Executives Tackle Tough Business Challenges

Kim Christfort is the national managing director of The Deloitte Greenhouse™ Experience team, which helps executives tackle tough business challenges through immersive, facilitated Lab experiences, and client experience IP such as Business Chemistry. As part of this role, Kim leads US Deloitte Greenhouses, permanent spaces designed to promote exploration and problem solving away from business as usual.Q: Can you tell our audience about your position at Del..

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Promoting Professional & Leadership Development of Latinas, Patricia Diaz, Executive Director of the Chicana Latina Nonprofit Foundation

Q: How did you get involved in the nonprofit sector?PD: I wanted to make a difference and give back to the community and felt the nonprofit sector was aligned with my values. I started off my career providing direct services in education to migrant children and immigrant families in the Salinas and Pajaro Valleys. Being a child of immigrant parents and wanting to give back to my community, I decided to pursue a master’s in social work with a focus in servi..

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Managing the Creative Process … A Conversation with Meredith King Managing Artistic Director for Northside Theatre Company

Q: Can you share with us your duties as Managing Artistic Director for Northside Theatre?MK: My responsibilities as Managing Artistic Director for Northside Theatre is to be the vision holder for the company. I make sure we stay true to our mission statement, which is to provide professional-quality theatre at a reasonable price so that everyone in our community, regardless of income level, has access to arts education and entertainment. This also includes..

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Meet Pamela Lindsay, Co-Founder & Dean of Instruction at College of Adaptive Arts

Q: What is College of Adaptive Arts about and what do you all do?PL: The College of Adaptive Arts (CAA) is all about changing perceptions of ability. Our students are specifically re-writing the script regarding the ability of all individuals to continue higher education learning throughout adult life, and equitably contribute their growing talents to efforts of their local and global communities. Q: What do you love most about CAA and the work you all do..

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Proven Leadership: Meet L. Karen Monroe, Alameda County Superintendent of Schools

Q: How did your career begin and what led to becoming a School Superintendent?
LKM: My career began with an interest in college in public affairs and public policy. I graduated from USC with my Bachelor’s degree in public affairs. From there I went to Washington D.C. to work for Shirley Chisholm and began to understand better the nexus between education and policy. I came back to California and went to work in city government. I worked for the City of Comp..

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Exclusive Interview with Dr. Aparajita Sohoni, Physician Lead, at QT Breasthealth

Q: Can you explain to our audience the prevention technology behind having a “Radiation Free” experience when testing for Breast Cancer?AS: QT breasthealth is creating a better experience for women by providing reassurance without radiation. The foundation of that experience is in the QTscan, which allows for painless breast imaging with absolutely no compression, injections or radiation. The technology allows women of all ages to undergo a QTscan and make..

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A Conversation with Jona Denz-Hamilton, 94.5 Bay FM Midday Air Personality

Q: When you were in high school, did you know you wanted to go into Radio Broadcasting as a career?JDH: I was fascinated with communication since I was a little tyke. My electrical engineer dad was always building some kind of magical radio-type device. By high school, I was in love with my guitar playing and listening to LOTS of FM radio. I started actually doing radio in college--a bit of fun that turned into an obsession, LOL!Q: How many years have you ..

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Meet Community Leader, Mayrose Munar, Known For Making A Difference!

Q: Please share with us your how career path started?MM: It was never a conscious decision where I sat down and planned my education then arrived at this destination. Opportunities were presented, and I jumped at the chance. I would say it was 20% luck, 30% intuition, and 50% hard work. My first job was with a Honolulu law firm in loan transactions and real estate. The Internet began to take shape around this time and after two years I moved to the San Fra..

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Meet Marina Shiferman, Real Estate Agent for Zephyr Real Estate

Q: How long have you been in the Real Estate business?MS: 6 yearsQ: Can you share with us how your career started in Real Estate?MS: The first thing that attracted me towards the real estate business was the flexibility of the schedule and the opportunity to be my own boss. After I got into the business my career really started after a few months of really hustling and working, I had to build my client base out of nothing, so I had my work cut out for me. ..

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From Google to Entrepreneur: Meet Upuia Ahkiong, Founder of Kua Body and Women Entrepreneurs of Los Altos

Q: Did you know growing up you wanted to be a Massage Therapist (Entrepreneur)?UA: Not at all. I knew I wanted to help people and make meaningful impact, as well as find a way to help my family, but becoming a massage therapist came as a complete surprise (to everyone). As a first-generation Samoan-Chinese American growing up in the SF Bay Area and the first in my family to obtain a masters degree, I was determined to live out the American Dream, but I had..

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