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TWE PODCAST: Host Catherine Anaya Talks PTSD with Pat Bondurant and Money Freedom with Catherine Scrivano

Catherine Anaya, Pat Bondurant and Catherine Scrivano

Don’t miss a BRAND NEW episode of The Women’s Eye podcast with Catherine Anaya as I talk with Pat Bondurant, respected philanthropist, PTSD awareness advocate and former CEO/President of the Bondurant Racing School in Chandler, Arizona.

I’ve known Pat for several years through various charity circles and was intrigued not only by her interest in creating PTSD awareness but her nearly decade-long marriage to champion race car driver Bob Bondurant.

Pat and husband Bob Bondurant

Pat shares the fun story of how she and Bob met at an automobile auction in Scottsdale, Arizona and how her daughter encouraged her to give the racing legend a chance.

Bob and Pat Bondurant

Many people are familiar with Pat’s philanthropic work raising millions of dollars on behalf of hundreds of different charities.

But she’s also had successful careers as a draft/engineer for the first Space Shuttle and as a lead architect designer for the Tomahawk Cruise Missile Facility.

She talks about how she thrived in what were considered male-dominated industries and her advice for young women entering STEM-related fields.

Plus, Pat will talk about her passion for creating PTSD awareness, how you can get involved and how the Birdwell Foundation comes to the aid of people suffering from the disease.

Also in this episode, you’ll meet a new, regular contributor to The Women’s Eye podcast, Catherine Scrivano. Catherine is President of CASCO Financial Group in Phoenix, Arizona. She founded her business to help people create the financial strength necessary for achieving their dreams and Building Money Power.

Catherine Scrivano and Catherine

Catherine talks about three reasons why she believes it’s now more important than ever for women to claim their money power…

Plus, you’ll hear how financial freedom can change a woman’s life.

For more information about The Birdwell Foundation, check out:
@birdwellfndn – Facebook


TWE INTERVIEW: How Nancy Rivard’s Airline Ambasssadors Is Making a Global Impact

Nancy Rivard speaking at an international conference/Photo: shfwire.com

Nancy Rivard speaking at an international conference/Photo: shfwire.com

By Wendy Verlaine/August 15, 2019

Photos Courtesy AAI

Nancy Rivard may be one of the most influential and dedicated activists for human rights and charitable giving in the airline and hospitality industry. She is shining the spotlight on human trafficking, the fastest growing criminal industry in the world today, producing over $150 billion annually, according to the Department of State.

“I said, ‘How am I to create change in the largest industry in the world?’ My inner voice just said stop talking about it, start doing it. I will do one thing a month that directly helps a child.”  Nancy Rivard

Today Rivard is founder of Airline Ambassadors International, AAI, a non profit organization committed to fighting human trafficking and educating the airline and hospitality industry to the signs and prevention of this activity.

AAI volunteers have hand-delivered $70 million in aid to needy children and families all around the world.

AAI has also helped establish medical clinics and volunteer medical escort aid that transports patients in need to the US for treatment.

I was fortunate to catch up with this dedicated changemaker and ask her how she discovered her life’s purpose, how uncertainty did not deter her and how she successfully influenced and affected so many people on a global level…

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TWE PODCAST: Catherine Anaya Talks Healthy Mindset with Felicia Romero and Money Power with Catherine Scrivano

Felicia Romero, Catherine Anaya, Catherine Scrivano for TWE

Catherine Anaya (c) with Felicia Romero (l) and Catherine Scrivano (r)

By Catherine Anaya, July 24, 2019

Don’t miss a BRAND NEW episode of The Women’s Eye Podcast with Catherine Anaya as I talk with Felicia Romero – fitness coach, speaker, 8-time fitness cover model and host of the Diet Dropout Podcast.

I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing Felicia on television about fitness and nutrition but this is the first time we’ve had the chance to have an in-depth conversation of our mutual struggles with bulimia and body dysmorphic disorder.

Felicia Romero, fitness coach, speaker, 9 time fitness cover model, host of The Diet Dropout Podcast

Fitness coach Felicia Romero

Felicia talks about her relationship with food and her body and how her attitude shifted when she became a professional fitness competitor. The scale and the gym began to control her life, leading to health setbacks that served as a wake-up call for her.

Today Felicia is at her healthiest from the inside out. She talks about how she developed a healthier attitude toward food, fitness, her body and her mental health.

She also provides some tips for navigating potential triggers on social media and how we as parents can raise our children to develop healthy relationships with food, their bodies and their overall health.

Plus, you’ll learn how Felicia is inspiring others with her authentic posts on social media, her online coaching and her own podcast, the Diet Dropout.

Catherine Scrivano Catherine Anaya for The Women's Eye

Catherine Scrivano and Catherine Anaya recording podcast

Also in this episode, you’ll meet a new, regular contributor to The Women’s Eye Podcast, Catherine Scrivano. Catherine is President of CASCO Financial Group in Phoenix, Arizona.

She founded her business to help people create the financial strength necessary for achieving their dreams and Building Money Power as we call her segment.

She shares how being raised by a single mother helped shape her passion for teaching women how to create their own financial empowerment…plus, her thoughts on why people fear money; how you can begin to achieve financial security; and why she believes you don’t have to be wealthy to be wise.

For more information about Felicia, check out:

@feliciaromero – Instagram
@feliciaromeroonline – Facebook
@feliciaromero – Twitter

For more information about Catherine, check out:

@catherinescrivano – LinkedIn
@catherinescrivano / @cascofinancialgroup – Facebook
@cascofinancial – Twitter

TWE INTERVIEW: Sociologist Marika Lindholm On Empowering Solo Moms

Marika Lindholm founder of ESME, Empowering Single Moms Everywhere

Marika Lindholm and her two younger children on their farm in the Hudson Valley, New York

By Patricia Caso/June, 2018
Photos: Circe

There is nothing average about Dr. Marika Lindholm, a sociologist, professor and writer.  Because she lived the life-changing experience of being a single mom, Marika is using that experience and academics to become an outspoken advocate for solo moms. In 2015, Marika started a social movement, Empowering Solo Moms Everywhere, with ESME.com.

“I’d made a vow that if I ever had the opportunity, I would help other moms as they navigated parenting alone.” Marika Lindholm 

Currently there are 15 million children (younger than 18) being raised by a solo mom. Any mom knows that there is nothing easy about and little more rewarding than raising kids.

Now Marika has co-edited an inspirational anthology We Got This: Solo Mom Stories of Grit, Heart and Humor. I wanted to get to know more about Dr. Lindholm’s motivations and insights on this often overlooked and critically important group, solo moms… [Read more…]

TWE RADIO: Bestselling Author Lisa See On the Remarkable Sea Women of Jeju Island

Lisa See and Yun Mija, one of the haenyeo (sea women) of Jeju Island, South Korea, /Photo: Courtesy Lisa See

Lisa See and Yun Mija, one of the sea women of Jeju Island, South Korea /Photo: Courtesy Lisa See

By Stacey Gualandi/May 30, 2019

Don’t miss my BRAND NEW interview on The Women’s Eye with New York Times bestselling author Lisa See. Her newest novel The Island of Sea Women has already been honored as an “Indie Next pick” by Independent booksellers, and Barnes & Noble chose the novel for its nationwide March 2019 Book Club.

See is currently on a very busy national tour promoting The Island of Sea Women, the story of a lifelong relationship between two best girlfriends set against the real-life backdrop of the little-known free-diving women of South Korea’s Jeju Island.

Book Cover of Lisa See's new book, Island of Sea Women of Jeju IslandSee’s eleventh book is a close examination of the female bond and forgiveness on a personal level. She says the theme of forgiveness truly “permeates the entire book.”

“I have been so touched on this tour by how far people have come to hear me,” says See.

“I think it’s because I am writing about women in a way … that people can really connect their own lives to these fictional characters. They think about, ‘What would I do in that situation?’”

Lisa See has been a good friend to The Women’s Eye since 2011 when she first joined me to talk about for her #1 novel Dreams of Joy. More recently, she was kind enough to write a quote for the cover of our book 20 Women Changemakers.

Needless to say, it was our pleasure to have See back to talk about her latest work of historical fiction.

Lisa on her trip to visit the sea women, Jeju Island/Photo Courtesy: Lisa See

Lisa on her trip to visit the sea women, Jeju Island/Photo Courtesy: Lisa See

See says she spent eight years writing and doing extensive research for this historical novel. She even visited the island and witnessed first-hand the elderly women who are still diving to harvest seaweed – all while holding their breath for up to three minutes at a time.

“I wanted to capture it while I still could,” says See of the hundreds-of-years-long tradition that could die out in 15 years.

Be sure to listen to our interview to find out why See prefers fiction (“there is an emotional connection that I don’t get with non-fiction”), why she writes the book’s last line first, and how many years she has been working on her next book (26!). Then read The Island of Sea Women! (And yes, she still types using only three fingers!)

Lisa with TWE's Pam Burke at Poisoned Pen Bookstore, March, 2019

Lisa with TWE’s Pam Burke at Poisoned Pen Bookstore, March, 2019

To learn more about Lisa See, Jeju Island and the remarkable history of the sea women, click here: www.lisasee.com.

TWITTER: lisa_see

FACEBOOK: lisaseebooks

INSTAGRAM: lisasee_writer/

TWE TALK: Grammy-Winning Music Teacher Melissa Salguero Believes Every Kid’s Dream is Possible

Melissa Salguero, 2018 Grammy Award-Winning Music Teacher

2018 Grammy Award-Winning Music Teacher Melissa Salguero

By Patricia Caso/May, 2019

In 2014 Ellen DeGeneres’ television show featured Melissa Salguero, a music teacher at the challenged elementary school P.S. 48 in the South Bronx, New York. Ellen invited her after seeing a Youtube video of Melissa and her students seeking funds to replace stolen instruments from a recent burglary at their school. Ellen gave them $10,000 worth of instruments plus a $50,000 check!

Melissa is also the 2018 Grammy Award-Winning Educator of the Year, 2019 Finalist for World Teacher of the Year, 2013 Lincoln Center Teacher of the Year to name a few accolades.

“When my students see my recognitions and where it’s all gone with their help, they see that anything is possible. I tell them all the time that nothing is impossible.” Melissa Salguero

Melissa considers her 675 students her most important prize. Intrigued by her unconventional approach and obvious passion for the kids, I wanted to find more insight beyond her hard won awards.

Melissa took time out of her “off” week to speak about her creative efforts that have led to success in and out of the classroom and how that video came to be…. [Read more…]

TWE RADIO: DOUGHP Founder Kelsey Witherow On Her “Legit Cookie Dough” Biz

Kelsey Witherow, founder DOUGHP and Stacey Gualandi TWE Host/Photo Courtesy Kelsey Witherow

Kelsey Witherow and TWE host Stacey Gualandi

By Stacey Gualandi/April 29, 2019
Photos: Stacey Gualandi

Be sure to tune in to my BRAND NEW interview on The Women’s Eye Radio with guest Kelsey Witherow, the “fearless leader” of DOUGHP, a “legit cookie dough” business!

Kelsey Witherew's DOUGHP Cookie Dough Shop/Photo: Courtesy Kelsey Witherow

New DOUGHP Dessert Shop in Las Vegas

In 2015, Witherow got sober, left a career in high-tech product marketing, and followed her passion for baking.

She opened her first store with “edible, bakeable, and ridiculously tasty cookie dough” on San Francisco’s PIER 39, then a kiosk at the Giants’ Oracle Park, and just recently branched out to the Miracle Mile shops inside Planet Hollywood.

It was at the opening of her Las Vegas Strip location that I first met Witherow and became instantly taken with her story.

Her relationship with alcohol she says, “was unhealthy … and I wanted to be the best version of myself, all the time.”

Now, this “cookie mom-ster” (as I affectionately call her) is taking cookie dough to the next level. In 2018, DOUGHP was voted a “Best Dessert” title in San Francisco so, you might say, she is rolling in the (cookie) dough! I’m very proud to say I’m an official DOUGHP “spoonlicker!”

To make the world a little sweeter, DOUGHP is also on a mission to recognize and donate to non-profits who support mental health and substance abuse issues.

And Witherow has more good news to share: On May 5th, she will be featured on the 10th season of ABC’s Shark Tank. She made the cut after some 40,000 budding entrepreneurs tried out for the popular reality show. Don’t miss her debut and find out if the five host titans of industry took a bite out of DOUGHP.

DOUGHP Dessert Shop owned by Kelsey Witherow/Photo Courtesy Kelsey Witherow


Not only has Witherow found success, but she also found herself, and now she’s too legit to quit.

WEBSITE: www.eatdoughp.com

FACEBOOK: @eatdoughp

TWITTER: @eatdoughp

INSTA: @eatdoughp


TWE RADIO: Author Kimberly Friedmutter On Tapping Into Your Subconscious Power

Kimberly Friedmutter, author Subconscious Power, with TWE Host Stacey Gualandi/PHoto: Courtesy Kimberly Friedmutter

Kimberly Friedmutter and TWE Host Stacey Gualandi

By Stacey Gualandi/April 18, 2019

A BRAND NEW interview on The Women’s Eye Radio as Stacey Gualandi interviews Kimberly Friedmutter, the author of the just released Subconscious Power: Use Your Inner Mind to Create the Life You’ve Always Wanted.

Kimberly Friedmutter book/Photo provided by Kimberly Friedmutter

Friedmutter has helped everyone from powerful CEOs to celebrities by simply tapping into their subconscious.

“That’s where all of your primal gusto comes from, your gut, your intuition, your instincts,” she says. Essentially, it’s like “zoning out to really zone in.”

But now she is paving the way for all of us to achieve positive, lasting change, through her new book.

You can apply a form of self-hypnosis to access the  inner mind, she says, and by doing that you can achieve your highest goals.

I first met Friedmutter in Las Vegas last year as she was working on Subconscious Power. She says her “6 Principles” to unlocking your mind and “hypnotic hacks” – or self -hypnosis exercises – helped her personally overcome obstacles and find clarity.

I thought (subconsciously) it would be great to share her guidance so we might all have the opportunity to start living our best life.

Friedmutter began a modeling career at 14. She later became an actress and TV personality; and after a long-running radio talk show in Los Angeles, she earned the nickname “Mystic in Cowboy Boots.”

Kimberly Friedmutter, author, Brad her husband, and Stacey Gualandi, TWE host/Photo: Courtesy Kimberly Friedmutter

Kimberly, her husband Brad, and Stacey at the Power of Love event in Las Vegas/2018

Now, as a board-certified master hypnotist, therapist and life management expert, her life’s work is devoted to bringing people back into balance. “Everything you need to create the life of your dreams is within you,” says the first-time author.

“My book will teach you how to make choices that are positive and affirming. With a little help, you can unlock the magic you already possess.”

In the words of Friedmutter: “Expect the exceptional.”


Social Media:

TWITTER/INSTA: @kimfriedmutter

WEBSITE: www.kimberlyfriedmutter.com

FACEBOOK: @kimberlyfriedmutterauthor