To honor women this month I have taken excerpts from two of my past radio shows sharing key contributions that women have made. These women's contributions to education and empathy are amazing and wonderful. Hope you get to listen, learn, and possibly contribute.
1. Togo, a tiny country in Africa, is one of the world's poorest countries. Despite clear evidence that educating girls and young women is the surest way to improve life in developing countries, Togolese girls and young women frequently have to drop out of school to work. Julia McNally and several other Peace Corps volunteers created Pathways Togo to provide educational resources to help Togolese women reach their full potential. Julia, and her mother, Wendy Swift, who is the former President of Pathways Togo, join Chuck Wolfe for a conversation about the powerful impact they are having.
2. My colleague and friend Helen Riess is a world-class expert on empathy. She is an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and director of the Empathy and Relational Science Program at Mass General Hospital. Helen discusses her new book with me and shares insights, learnings, and techniques that will help everyone in their professional and personal lives. Her work has been transformational in healthcare.
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