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PHOTO OF THE WEEK: Rose Parade Float Commemorates 100 Year Anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote

“Years of Hope, Years of Courage” Float Celebrates  Women’s Right to Vote

If you were watching the 131st Rose Parade on New Year’s Day in Pasadena, CA or on tv, you might have seen this beautiful float and labor of love built to remind people of the 100th year anniversary in 2020 of the passage of the 19th Amendment.

Rose Bowl Parade 2019 Years of Hope, Years of Courage float honoring 100th year anniversary of Women's Right to Vote

“Years of Hope, Years of Courage” Float/Photo: ABC Screenshot

Nan Johnson, 89, and with no corporate backing, led the effort to raise more than $350,000 in donations. Up until the last moment volunteers were putting eucalyptus leaves on the Statue of Liberty. You can read about all the fascinating people riding on the float, several relatives of the early suffragettes, and more in this Pasadena Star News report.

Walking along were “The Outwalkers,” 98 women and two men dressed in white and carrying signs, representing the suffragette movement. Certainly a float to be very proud of all these 100 years later.

Bravo Nan Johnson and all who contributed to make this inspiring idea happen!

Here’s to a Festive and Peaceful Holiday for All!

We at TWE hope you have a wondrous holiday, full of love, laughter and kindness. We appreciate your support during 2019 and hope that the coming year brings you great happiness and all that you long for!

TWE PODCAST: Catherine Anaya with World Cup Soccer Champ Jessica McDonald and Money Planner Catherine Scrivano

Catherine Anaya and Jessica McDonald

Catherine Anaya and Jessica McDonald

By Catherine Anaya/December 4, 2019

Don’t miss a BRAND NEW episode of The Women’s Eye podcast with Catherine Anaya as I talk with 2019 FIFA Women’s National Soccer Team World Cup champion Jessica McDonald.

Jessica McDonald on Sports IllustratedJessica talks about growing up in an athletic family and how sports helped her cope with a difficult childhood. She tells me about the moment she knew she had fallen in love with soccer.

She also talks about her road to playing professional soccer which included a knee injury that nearly derailed her career and becoming a single mother.

Jessica describes the unforgettable moment she found out she was heading to France for the 2019 World Cup – the only mom on the team – and how winning has become about more than just soccer for Jessica and her teammates.

Jessica celebrating with son Jeremiah after World Cup victory

Jessica celebrating with son Jeremiah after World Cup victory

Plus, find out what Jessica plans to do next and how she hopes her story will inspire others, including her 7-year-old son, Jeremiah.

Also in this episode, I am joined by Catherine Scrivano, a regular contributor to The Women’s Eye podcast. 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 Anaya

Catherine Scrivano and Catherine Anaya

Catherine talks about the pros and cons of life insurance and what to consider before purchasing a policy.

For more information about Jessica McDonald, check out:

Soccer website: Jessica McDonald
Instagram: @jmac1422
Facebook: Jessica McDonald
Twitter: J_mac1422

For more information about Catherine Scrivano, check out:

CASCO Financial website
Instagram: @catherinescrivano
Facebook: @catherinescrivano / @cascofinancialgroup
Twitter: @cascofinancial

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TWE PODCAST: Catherine Anaya with Dr. Morgan Francis On Mental Wellness and Catherine Scrivano on Money Scams

Dr. Morgan Francis with TWE host Catherine Anaya

Dr. Morgan Francis with TWE host Catherine Anaya

By Catherine Anaya/November 13, 2019

Don’t miss a BRAND NEW episode of The Women’s Eye podcast with Catherine Anaya as I talk with Dr. Morgan Francis. Dr. Francis is a licensed professional counselor with a doctoral degree in clinical psychology.

Dr. Morgan Francis

Dr. Morgan Francis

She specializes in the treatment of, among other things, mental health, body image and eating disorders, and self-empowerment.

Dr. Francis talks about her passion for getting more adults and teens to talk about these issues and how you can apply her approaches to mental health wellness and learn to love yourself, not only your own life but the lives of those around you.

Plus, she’ll talk about her BYE BYE BODY BLAME online classes and how they provide practical ways to help you build self-empowerment and self-love.

Also in this episode, I talk to Catherine Scrivano, a regular contributor to The Women’s Eye podcast.

Catherine Scrivano

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.

She’ll talk about financial abuse or scams, who is the most vulnerable and how to reduce your risk of such abuse.

For more information about Dr. Morgan Francis, check out:

Website:  scottsdalepremiercounseling.com
Instagram: @drmorganfrancis
Facebook: @drmorganfrancis

For Catherine Scrivano, check out:

Website: www.cascofinancial.com
Instagram: @catherinescrivano
Facebook: @catherinescrivano / @cascofinancialgroup
Twitter: @cascofinancial

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TWE PODCAST: Catherine Anaya and Teen Singer-Songwriter Evie Clair On Making Music That Inspires

Evie Clair and Catherine Anaya at CoHoots Coworking

Evie Clair and Catherine Anaya at CoHoots Coworking recording

By Catherine Anaya/October 30, 2019

Don’t miss a BRAND NEW episode of The Women’s Eye Podcast with Catherine Anaya as I talk with 15-year-old singer-songwriter, Evie Clair. You know Evie from America’s Got Talent, Season 12, where she advanced to the finals and wowed millions of viewers with a stunning performance dedicated to her father who had passed away just days before.

Evie tells me about how that experience has changed her life and how she balances being a teenager with a worldwide fan-following while continuing to make music and perform across the country.

Plus, Evie is also a motivational speaker who travels the country talking to youth about dealing with grief. She tells me how she’s able to connect with others her age and how she plans to one day use her music to inspire differently abled children and adults.

Evie Clair at the piano

Evie at the piano

Evie also chats about her songwriting process, her music inspiration and she gives us a sample of her new single.

Evie Clair singing at Arizona Diamondbacks pregame

Evie singing at Arizona Diamondbacks pregame

This is an episode of The Women’s Eye podcast you don’t want to miss.

For more information about Evie, check out:

Website: evieclair.com

Instagram: @evieclair

Facebook: @evieclair

Twitter: @Evieclair

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Evie Clair

TWE TALK: Entrepreneur and Podcaster Mai Ling Chan Builds Bridges for the Disability Community

Mai Ling Chan recording her Xceptional Leaders podcast

By Patricia Caso/October 28, 2019
Photos: Courtesy Mai Ling Chan

Women are making change in all kinds of creative ways! I read recently this encouraging statistic: roughly 15 percent of people with disabilities have started their own businesses – from their homes, through franchises, and in start-ups – and the number is growing!

But it’s not always easy to navigate these entrepreneurial waters. Mai Ling Chan, a speech-language pathologist and business strategist, has a passion for helping people thrive and shine in these new arenas with her innovative XceptionalED company, online courses and her Xceptional Leaders Podcast.

“I discovered by tapping into my entrepreneurial spirit, creating online offerings and podcasts and collaborating with other disability experts, I could make an impact.” Mai Ling Chan 

Mai Ling gave me some valuable time to discuss her changemaking ideas, passion to advance the world of the disabled and her unique approach to make businesses focused on those challenged successful… [Read more…]

TWE PODCAST: Catherine Anaya Talks Self-Confident Kids with Karen Shell and Money Protection with Catherine Scrivano

Catherine Anaya, Karen Shell,and Catherine Scrivano

Catherine Anaya, Karen Shell,and Catherine Scrivano

By Catherine Anaya/October 9, 2019

Don’t miss a BRAND NEW episode of The Women’s Eye podcast with Catherine Anaya as I talk with Karen Shell. She is the founder and executive director of Kids in Focus, a nonprofit organization that gives at-risk youth a camera, a mentor and new lens on life with skills that foster self-confidence and empowerment.

Karen started mentoring at-risk children in the early 1990’s. For 20 years, she worked with kids and their families in various volunteer and mentoring roles. Her passion stemmed from her own childhood experiences that were similar to the children she served.

Karen Shell with Kids in Focus/Photo: Scott Hays

Karen Shell with Kids in Focus/Photo: Scott Hays

I talk with Karen about the difference she noticed in the children she worked with and how she believes her whole life has been about preparing her to create Kids in Focus.

Karen at Kids in Focus photo event/Phoenix

Plus, Karen will share how Kids in Focus is poised for explosive growth and how you can help.

Also in this episode, you’ll meet a regular contributor to The Women’s Eye podcast, Catherine Scrivano.

Catherine Scrivano and host Catherine

Catherine Scrivano and host Catherine

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.

In this episode she talks about the importance of having a personal document locator (below) and why it should be shared with loved ones who may need to settle your affairs someday.

Personal Document Locator from Catherine Scrivano

Plus, Catherine and her CASCO Financial Group is kindly providing that document to you, for free! Thanks, Catherine!

Click HERE to download it now.

For more information about Karen and Kids in Focus, check out:

Website: http://kidsinfocus.org
Instagram: @kidsinfocus
Facebook: @KidsNFocus
Twitter: @kidsinfocusphx

Kayden,  Kids in Focus | Karen Shell

Kayden,  Kids in Focus

Michelle, Kids in Focus | Karen Shell

Michelle, Kids in Focus

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TWE Interview: Journalist Zahra Hankir Spotlights Arab Women Reporters In Their Own Words

London-based journalist, Zahra Hankir has covered Mid East and Arab political turmoil and violence throughout her career but admittedly not to the detriment of her safety. She was well aware that many women journalists, who live in and report from those diverse regions, face unbelievable odds to get the truth out yet was shocked to notice they received little credit.

Zahrir Hankir/Photo: Daniel Gardine

Zahrir Hankir/Photo: Daniel Gardiner

By Patricia Caso/September 25, 2019

London-based journalist, Zahra Hankir has covered Mid East and Arab political turmoil and violence throughout her career but admittedly not to the detriment of her safety. She was well aware that many women journalists, who live in and report from those diverse regions, face unbelievable odds to get the truth out yet was shocked to notice they received little credit. Zahra stepped up to change that.

I was fascinated by information gathering and dissemination and the idea that the pursuit of truth and its reflection could be a profession. My obsession with journalism and the Arab world persisted over the years, and it culminated in this book.

In Our Women on the Ground, Zahra asked 19 courageous reporters to share the powerful, unvarnished perspectives on their jobs and lives. Zahra took time with me to describe the importance of these journalists, known as sahafiya… [Read more…]