Conversation on Immigration with Lisette Flores

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schmooze was founded to shed light on the remarkable work of women in Arizona. We envisioned this podcast as a way to share the stories of women in the community. Due to the recent news coverage regarding the influx of children crossing into the United States, we wanted to have a conversation about the misconceptions of the immigration debate and the housing of children in the Arizona town of Nogales.

This episode we welcome Lisette Flores, J.D. an alumnus of Arizona State University and long standing community volunteer. Flores has practiced law for nearly ten years having shifted her focus, a little over two years ago to serving as an immigration attorney. As shared in our conversation with Flores her passion for her work comes from her strong family foundation. Shown even more as Flores waits to welcome her first child into her family. Schmooze is excited to document this moment as Flores reflects on her work in Arizona at a critical time in her life as she readies to take on her next venture – motherhood.

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Conversation on the Culture of the Art

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Featured in this episode are two trailblazing women who’ve dedicated ample time in the past few years “re-imagining Arizona” and its arts and culture community. Mary Stephens Director of Arizona State University’s Performance in the Borderlands initiative and owner of the Phoenix Hostel and Cultural Center, and Casandra Hernandez, Interpretation and Programs Coordinator at the Deer Valley Rock Art Center are passionate about creating dialogue and reflection around peoples’ interactions in the desert.  Their work, both individually and as a collaborative duo, has provided an innovative platform for many voices previously not heard here in the southwest. Their conversation with us focuses on their motivations for their work, what it means to collaborate as women and how being a woman is a powerful force for change – an omnipresent topic here at schmooze. Click the badge above to listen or go here.

 

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Episode 4: Mama’s Day

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schmooze was founded on the idea all women are remarkable. We started this podcast because we wanted to share the stories of inspiring women we’ve had the pleasure to meet. Foundational to our lives are our relationships to our moms. Debra Perez and Karina Roessel are two women who have instilled in us a strong sense of self but also pride in being women.

In this episode, we sit down to have a conversation with our moms. Two selfless women who have worked hard to create and sustain our families while cultivating careers in education. We are delighted to share these two women with you as they are nothing short of remarkable. Thanks Mamas…for everything.

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Episode 3: Conversation with Sara Presler

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Tune in as Sara Presler J.D.,  CEO of the Foundation for Arizona Women, reflects on being a young professional, her experience as both the first youngest and female mayor of Flagstaff, Arizona and how the women of Arizona are critical to our state.

We continue to welcome your suggestions on remarkable women to include on the show. You can submit your suggestions via email found here or via Facebook. Click the badge above to listen to the episode and to hear more episodes check here.

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*Presler offered the following correction to the interview when discussing poverty differences between women with less than a high school diploma and women with a college degree. “The poverty rate among women with less than a high school diploma is six times higher than a woman who earns a Bachelor’s degree.” The information in the interview about this topic should reflect the above quote.

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Episode 2: Entrepreneurs

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Of the many roles women take on in the community, entrepreneurs are some of the most public. In this episode of schmooze, we talk with three Phoenix women who started their own venture from Ebone Johnson, the owner of Rejected Thrifts, Gerri Hormel, who started Almost There Foster Care and Jill Bernstein of Jill Bernstein Creative Services. Each of these women blazed their own trail to work their passions and begin a business. Listen as they share what surprised them most, what investments they won’t go without and other pieces of advice. We thank each lady for taking the time to take part in a candid conversation about their journeys. Click on the badge above or HERE to listen.

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schmooze thanks…

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There are many people behind the scenes who helped us get schmooze off the ground. First, a very special thanks is owed to Anna Consi and the Downtown Phoenix Partnership for consulting with us as we researched the recording process and for allowing us to use DPP’s equipment, we are grateful for our new collaboration.

The look of schmooze is deliberately fresh and bold, the resulting influence of two talented men. First, thanks to Victor Pascual of Digital Navajo who consulted with us about our design ideas. The creation of our logo and icons is the product of hard working Daniel Perez. We could not be happier with the results of our website!

Our first episode would not be possible without the participation of the brilliant, confident and beautiful women who took time from their lives to have candid conversations with us about what it means to be a woman today. Your friendship, support and mentorship drives us to make this project meaningful for women like you.

Thank you.

Jaclyn and Jovanna

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