Greg McKeown is a husband and a father to four amazing children. He is the host of the super popular podcast, What’s Essential, which helps high-achieving driven productive people become successful at success and make a higher contribution effortlessly. He joins us on Parenting for the Future to share his advice on how we parents can de-clutter our lives by doing the things we have to do without strain and stress, which will free us to be more present for ourselves, our children, and for our world.
Gretchen Carlson is mother to two children, a journalist, author, Ted Talk alum, and a fierce, fearless internationally recognized advocate for women’s rights.
She joins us on Parenting for the Future to discuss her experiences and her work, and how we parents can create a future world where our children do not live in fear of sexual predators and sexual harassment.
Dr. Albert Lin is father to two wonderful children and an internationally renowned scientist, innovator, technologist, and entrepreneur. He’s the director of the Center for Human Frontiers at Qualcomm Institute, University of California, San Diego, and an award-winning National Geographic explorer and host of the fascinating uber popular show, Lost Cities with Albert Lin on National Geographic.
He joins us on Parenting for the Future to share his advice on how we parents can HELP children cultivate a sense of adventure and wonder and ignite a thirst for discovery and a love of learning.
Dr. Shirag Shemmassian is father to one son, the founder of Shemmassian Academic Consulting. For nearly 20 years, he and his team have helped thousands of students overcome obstacles and gain admission to these schools using his proprietary approach.
He joins us on Parenting for the Future to share his wisdom on how we parents can help our children hone their unique voices so that they can achieve their educational and career goals.
Elisse Battle has been a special educator for 18 years, working to empower students and ensure they feel seen, find their own voices, and thrive in and out of school. She’s also dedicated to the work of diversity, equity, and inclusion, supporting students of color as they navigate structural barriers.
She joins us on Parenting for the Future to talk about the importance of supporting students, their schools, and their parents if we want to create a brighter future for all of our children.
Dr. Marisa Porges is mother to one fantastic son and is the eighth head of the 130-year-old, all-girls Baldwin School, outside of Philadelphia. The school is renowned for academic excellence and for preparing girls to be leaders and change-makers. This puts her in charge of helping to raise 600 girls, ages four to 18.
She joins us on Parenting for the Future to discuss her new book, “What Girls Need: How to Raise Bold, Courageous and Resilient Women”, which was inspired by the young woman at Baldwin. The book explores the old and new challenges girls face in today’s world from sexism, sexual harassment and the gender pay gap, to the need to confidently use their own voice in the workplace and ensure equity in their own homes.
Jennifer Ann Openshaw is a mother to two amazing daughters, a financial innovator and the founder and CEO of Girls with Impact, the nation’s only live online mini MBA for young women, ages 12 to 18.
She joins us on Parenting for the Future to discuss this life-changing program that equips girls with the entrepreneurship skills, confidence and business knowledge to set them apart and set them up for future success.
Michelle Glorieux is mother to one phenomenal son and is the co-founder of the ed-tech startup, TA-DA! TA-DA!’s first products are beautifully bound interactive books which marry paper technology, gorgeous art, and a symphony of original music for an unrivaled magical language learning experience.
Just in time for the holiday season, she joins us on Parenting for the Future to explore the magical world of TA-DA!
Melissa Fensterstock is mother to two wonderful children and a seasoned biotech, medtech and consumer product executive. She is the co-founder and CEO of Landsdowne Labs. The company’s first product is ChildLok, a technology designed to deactivate button batteries following accidental ingestion.
She joins us on Parenting for the Future to discuss the button battery crisis and what she, through her work at Landsdowne Labs, is trying to do about it.
Nadine Fonseca is mother to four children and founder and Chief Executive Officer of Mighty Kind Kids which publishes the amazing Mighty Kind Magazine.
She joins us on Parenting for the Future to talk about how Mighty Kind is building a global community of kids who care and serving as an indispensable resource to the parents and adults who mentor and raise them.
Dr. Susan Fisher is mother to two daughters, a researcher, and professor of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive sciences in the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. For decades, she has been at the forefront of research on prenatal development.
She joins us on Parenting for the Future to help break the pattern of secrecy and guesswork that surround pregnancy and birth, and to share the new trailblazing science and advice for safe births and healthy babies.
Dr. LaNitra Berger is a mother to two sons and associate director of the African and African American Studies program at George Mason University, as well as the senior director of fellowships in the office of undergraduate education at George Mason University.
She joins us on Parenting for the Future to discuss her first phonograph, Irma Stern and the Racial Paradox of South African Modern Art: Audacities of Color, and how lessons of Irma Stern’s life can help our children become agents of change.
On this final episode of Season 4, we are joined by Whitnee Hawthorne is mom to two phenomenal sons and the founder of the very popular Savvy Working Mom web platform, which is dedicated to helping working mothers thrive in every arena of their lives.
Whitnee is certified in goal setting, project management, strategy performance and life coaching. She is also a professional speaker, a time management and productivity expert and widely known as a self-care guru.