Take Growing Bolder with you on your next walk, run, drive, flight, or even when you’re just enjoying time around your home. The Growing Bolder Podcast is a fast-paced, entertaining hour that will leave you excited about the possibilities in your life and prove that it’s never too late to create a life filled with passion, purpose and adventure.
There is especially so much wisdom to be absorbed from the empowered females we’ve had as guests who are making a difference in their communities. Women who are exploring the world, changing sports history, starting businesses, saving the environment, conducting breakthrough research and more. Here are a few women who headlined recent podcast episodes with experiences and lessons in empowerment we can all listen and learn from:
Tracey Gendron is a nationally recognized gerontologist who believes everything you think you know about aging is wrong! She says the most important indicator as to whether your future will be one of opportunity or one of loss is your attitude. She explains the changes you can make in your outlook on life that will result in your best chance at good health and happiness in the coming years.
Meet a woman who thought she could change the haircare industry. It’s the inspiring story of Angel Cornelius and the products she invented at her kitchen table that she now sells nationwide. She’s proof that a good idea, belief in yourself, and persistence pays off.
Jillian Michaels is one of the most famous fitness trainers in the world, known for using tough love to achieve extreme results. For a decade, she was the face of the hit television show, “The Biggest Loser.” Today, she’s talking to Growing Bolder about her own personal transformation, from an overweight kid to inspiring others to change their mental outlook and gain control over their weight, their health and their lives.
From the moment Annie Griffiths picked up a camera, her sense of purpose was born. Griffiths was one of the first female photographers for National Geographic, where she’s worked for over 40 years. She’s the author of four books and the founder of Ripple Effect Images, a collective of photographers who document aid programs that are empowering women and girls in the developing world. Griffiths talks to Growing Bolder about her decades finding deep happiness and joy through visual storytelling and how she’s using her talents to make a difference.
In 1967, Kathrine Switzer became the first woman to officially register and run the Boston Marathon. Early in the race, assistant race director Jock Semple charged onto the course and tried to physically rip off her bib number and remove her from the competition because she was a woman. Switzer finished the race and found her life’s mission: to provide opportunities for women all over the world to experience the same empowerment she felt through running.
Submerge yourself in one of the most dangerous jobs there is. As one of the top underwater cave explorers in the world, Jill Heinerth has explored icebergs, volcanic lava tubes, and submerged caves. She talks to Growing Bolder about her experiences being the hands and eyes of climatologists, archeologists, and engineers, and helping them to better understand our earth.
This article is featured in the Spring 2023 issue of The Growing Bolder Digital Digest.