She's Got Drive: Black Women talk about Success and how they achieved it.
By Shirley McAlpine
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The She’s Got Drive podcast asks Black women, What empowers ‘her’? How does she overcome obstacles, and what is the source of her success? if you want to have more DRIVE and success in your own life as well as tools, strategies, and confidence to change your life this podcast is for you. Host Shirley uses her 28 years as a coach and consultant to teach you the lessons of women with DRIVE.
||CleanEpisode 39: Karen Chaplin, Educator and Advocate of Young People Teaches us a Mantra to Achieve Our Dreams||This weeks episode my guest is Karen Chaplin. Karen is an independent Education Management Professional. She was the former County Supervisor of Education for Essex and Passaic counties, New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety, the Coordinator of||5/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 38 Celebrating 1 Year of She's Got Drive Podcast - Listen to the very first Episode||Welcome to the First Anniversary of She's Got Drive Podcast and this week I take you back to our first episode recorded live at the Apollo in May 21017. I am so proud of hosting this podcast and am grateful to all my guests and you for listening and s||5/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 37: I am living my passion each and every day. Find out how this fashionista, Naomi Emiko, created the career and life she loves.||This weeks episode has Naomi Emiko, Head of Corporate Communications at Dorothee Schumacher in the guest chair. A former fashion stylist for Vogue Germany, Vogue Japan and Vogue Italy, and 'cut her teeth' at Conde Nast. She is now responsible fo||5/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 36: Style Yourself From the Inside Out, Pasha Cook teaches us that Personal Branding comes from within||This week we have the second Pasha Cook episode. Founder of Pasha Cook Associates, an image and branding consulting agency that helps their clients take their brand to the next level. She is the author of Brand Yourself Like a Champion , Cultivating Bra||4/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 35: Pasha Cook Demonstrates How to Show Up in Your Truth and Power and Create Your Personal Brand||In this weeks episode we have Pasha Cook founder of Pasha Cook Associates, an image and branding consulting agency that helps their clients take their brand to the next level. She is the author of Brand yourself like a Champion, Cultivating Brand Excell||4/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 34 Keep Rocking your 2018 Goals : How to stay on track to win||As we come to this stage in the year its time to check in on your 2018 goals. Many people miss out this important step and if you want to achieve your goals in life, a review is one of the best things that you can do to be successful. This week I guide||4/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 33: ‘You Cannot Do it Alone’ - How Director Renee Edwards turned her Passion into an Award Winning Film||In this weeks episode with have Renee Edwards Director | Editor |Producer | Writer. A multi-award winning film maker with over 25 years experience. Renée is the Director of 'One Note at a Time', to be released in 2018. The film documents New Orlean||3/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 32: Create a Loving Relationship that is Built to Last - I share 8 Guiding Principles||This weeks solo episode is on relationships - you know that intimate one you have for life. I share what are the 8 principles that has sustained my relationship with my husband Dan for 18 years . And whether you are with your partner for 1 year or||2/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 31: You Can't Love Someone More than You Love Yourself , says Activist Margaret Greer||In this weeks episode we have Margaret Greer, National Race Equality Officer for UNISON, the largest Trade Union in Europe. Margaret has been an activist and community based organizer for several years. She was the first winner of UNISON’S Nelson Man||2/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 30: How to be Fit and Fierce by Wellness Influencer Angelique Miles||In this weeks episode we have Angelique Miles a leading Wellness Warrior and Influencer following a successful 20 year career in the entertainment industry. Angelique Miles was responsible for signing publishing deals with platinum and Grammy-nomina||2/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 29: 'We Need to Have a Seat at the Table' says Marine Biologist Dr Ayana Elizabeth Johnson||In this weeks episode with have Dr Ayana Elizabeth Johnson Ph.D, is a marine biologist, policy expert, and founder of Ocean Collectiv, a consulting firm for conservation solutions grounded in social justice. One of only a handful of Black women wor||1/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 28:How to Win at your 2018 Goals, My guidance on the actions you can take||In this weeks episode I am start this year with a a solo episode. I talk you through the 12 actions that I believe you can take to increase the chances of you winning at your 2018 goals. Creating the goals is just the beginning and now what ar||1/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 27: Before your 2018 goals - Comes This! My Lessons to Have you Win!||In this week’s episode I am doing a solo episode about what you absolutely want to do BEFORE you write your goals for 2018 and start the plan. If you want to win at your 2018 goals then this episode is a must listen. I am passionate about this. Note||12/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 26: We Cause our Own Success - Your coming for you ! This Record label Owner Donn T shares how she is causing hers||In this week’s episode we have part 2 with Donn T - a Singer songwriter, Producer, one of a handful of female independent record label owner of Dtone Victorious, actor, and recently made her literary debut as an author in Sourcebook’s anthology||12/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 25: The Way Through is Through - DonnT shares How she Transformed Through her Grief||In this week’s episode we have Donn T - a Singer Songwriter, Producer, and one of only a handful of female independent record label owners, hers is called Dtone Victorious. She is also an actor, and recently made her literary debut as an author in S||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 24: To Thine Own Self Be True All Day Every Day - Integrity is everything says Legal Counsel Cynthia Mullins||In this weeks episode with have Cynthia Mullins Legal counsel and CHief Human Resources Officer for JMW. She shares about the transfromational impact that her volunteer work has had on her life and when she wa able to reclaim herself in her life.||11/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 23: 'Get Clear What You Are Fighting For', Artistic Director at the Historic Apollo, Kamilah Forbes focuses our mind||In this weeks episode we have Kamilah Forbes, awarding winning producer and director, and Executive Producer of the Historic Apollo in Harlem. She shares how and why she has taken on this role after running her own entity, her vision for the future, w||10/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 22: Manifesting the Life that you Want- Ellen Burton 4 Steps to your Dream Life||In this weeks episode with have Ellen Burton, inspirational leadership Executive Coach, Business Lecturer and Motivational speaker takes the guest chair. She leads us through her 4 steps on manifesting the life that you want. Notebooks at the ready. Fin||10/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 21: Self Care SOS - My Guide to looking after Yourself||This weeks episode is a solo episode where I share the top self care actions I took on recently to support me to get over a very difficult time in my life. I am calling this episode Self Care SOS. I am hoping you will listen and take one or two ac||10/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20: I have to Forgive Myself - Dancer, Choreographer and Alvin Ailey Veteran Hope Boykin shares the power of being gentle with ourselves||In this weeks episode, award winning dancer, educator, choreographer and speaker Hope Boykin, 18 season dancer at Alvin Ailey Dance Theater takes the guest chair. Hope shares about forgiveness, fear and the power of grace. Hope was an original member||9/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19: Influencer and Women's Advocate Dee Poku left her Hollywood Job to follow her passion with no regrets||On this weeks Episode we have Dee Poku-Spalding, a Former Hollywood studio executive, social entrepreneur, CO- Founder and CEO of Women Inspiration Enterprise (WIE) an influential women’s leadership network, And founder of The Other Festival. Her||9/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18:'It was a High Price to Pay for my Addiction' Lawyer Brianna Clark's Courageous Comeback||In this weeks episode, former broadcast journalist, lawyer and author Brianna Clark shares her painful personal journey and how her successful career has emerged in spite of some really tragic circumstances. She demonstrates how she created her life ove||9/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17:'Be a Dragon' - Tanique Blair's lesson from Game of Thrones||In this weeks episode, another Apollo Summer series we have Tanique Blair, VP of Business Operations and Planning at Nickelodeon. Tanique is a 17 year Nickelodeon veteran, has overseen the Preschool Toy, Amusement and Musical Instrument businesses||8/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16: Success has come with sacrifices , truth telling by Journalist & Author Kimberly Seals Allers||In this weeks episode we have Kimberly Seals Allers, award winning Journalist, Author, Speaker, Communications Consultant and advocate for breastfeeding and infant health. Former Senior Editor at Essence and writer at Fortune magazine. Author of f||8/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15: Dr Shalei Simms says Getting 'The Code' was critical for my success [Part 2]||In last weeks episode, we talked Dr. Shalei Simms, Assistant VP of Academic Affairs at Suny College at Old Westbury. She previously joined me at the Apollo. Her work has been featured in such publications as Group Decisions and Negotiations journal and||8/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14: Dr Shalei Simms says Getting 'The Code' was critical for my success [Part 1]||In this weeks episode we have Dr Shalei Simms, Assistant VP of Academic Affairs at Suny College at Old Westbury. She previously joined me at the Apollo. Her work has been featured in such publications as Group Decisions and Negotiations journal and In||7/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13: Founder of NY Fashion Week, Fern Mallis says she wears my jewelry almost every day Theresa Wangia and the Power of Sponsorship||In this episode of She’s Got Drive we have Theresa Wangia, jewelry and leather accessories Designer and Founder/Creator of Beltshazzar Jewels. Her works are influenced by her multi-cultural heritage, love of nature and a passionate appreciation for fa||7/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12: 'Trust and know that you will figure it out' Malene Barnett shares how our results comes from the inside not outside||In this episode of She’s Got Drive we have Malene Barnett of Malene B Studio A global designer, Founder and Design Director of Malene B, a company specializing in handcrafted custom carpets, inspired wallcoverings and artisan tiles. Her luxe creations||7/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11: Choreographer Robin Dunn tells us -My invincibility came from my Mom EP 10||In this episode of She’s Got Drive we have Robin Dunn, FACE coach, Creative Director and Choreographer. She is one of the key community leaders in the entertainment industry today. Robin Shares with us… When she started in dance The pow||7/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: Find our how Working for Michelle Obama made Julie Wenah Strive to be better||In this episode of She’s Got Drive we have Julie Wenah, just started working as Counsel at Airbnb. Julie was former Obama Appointee: Counselor and Policy Advisor, U.S. Department of Commerce. She led President Obama’s manufacturing initiative around||6/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: Lorraine Martins says ' My MBE does not define me'||In this episode of She’s Got Drive Lorraine Martins, the first Director of Diversity of Network Rail, shares with me What its like to be the first person etc go to University in her family Her definition of success given her background What her||6/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 8: Work on your P.I.E to Enhance your Career with Lisa Stewart||On this episode, we have my dear friend and colleague Lisa Stewart, Business Consultant, and Coach. Remember that awesome episode with Paulette Rowe when she said how she uses PIE to support her success? Well, this is where you learn more about it. GET||6/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: Sharon Watson Changes Lives through Dance||In this week's episode, we have Sharon Watson is the Artistic Director of Phoenix Dance Theatre in the UK and Chair of the bid for European Capital of Culture Leeds 2023. Sharon shares with us: The power of having a teacher who believed in her||6/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6:' And Still I Rise', Dr Nicola Rollock is the Woman Who Talks About Race||Dr. Nicola Rollock is Deputy Director of the Centre for Research in Race & Education at the University of Birmingham in England, UK. In this episode she shares: Her frustration of the lack of people of color in leadership positions and the lack of||5/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: Paulette Rowe says Never Underestimate the Power and Importance of Networking||In this week's episode Paulette Rowe, Managing Director of Payments Services and the most senior Black woman in Barclays UK. You may not have heard of her but the business she runs impacts at least 1 in 3 financial transactions that happen in the UK eve||5/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: Music is Medicine with Dana Kristina-Joi Morgan||Dana Kristina-Joi Morgan is a pianist bringing a new sound to the arts. Dana is a graduate of the Howard University Master of Music Program. She has won numerous accolades and awards of achievement. In 2014 Dana placed as a finalist in the Washington In||5/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: Find Out how this woman, Jennie Joseph is saving Black Mothers and Black Babies||In this episode, Jennie Joseph, CEO of Commonsense Childbirth and Birth activist shares: Her thoughts on what success means to her and her personal journey. How her success as more organic verse planned through the challenge of transitioning as a mid||5/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: She’s Got Drive launches at #WOWApollo interviewing 5 inspiring Black Women with Drive||In this episode, five wonderful women with five different professions join a panel at WOW Apollo to have a conversation about their own experiences of success. They share their personal stories and talk powerfully about how: you can create your s||5/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: She's Got Drive Introduction||The She’s Got Drive is a new podcast by Shirley McAlpine. In this episode, Shirley will share the vision for this podcast. Each week Shirley interviews Black women from various professions in the US and the UK to ask what empowers ‘her’? How||4/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
An Inspiring Journey
The She's Got Drive podcast is a wonderful audio experience that takes you through the amazing journeys of some of the top black women leaders today. Shirley's style of connecting with her guest and getting to the core of what helps these women to succeed is powerful. A must listen for women of color and all women, and men too!
Rich & varied
I love the variety of experiences and backgrounds of the women on this podcast, and I have been inspired, and at times moved, by their stories.
Grace under Fire - my takeaway from interview with Paulette Rowe
Shirley's interview with Paulette Rowe of Barclays reminded me of watching Venus and Serena walk onto a tennis court and obliterate the newbies. Clearly Paulette has been killing it in her role as a highly accomplished exec., while Shirley deftly fed her the questions that made Paulette show up as the brilliant leader that she is. It left me wanting to hear another installment from both of them. Game, set, match.