Who Runs the World? Girls!

This Northeastern Next bonus episode is the culmination of five women’s quest to change the way the world perceives their strength. During her co-op in Northeastern’s Advancement division, student athlete and aspiring journalist, Madison Neuner, AMD’24 examines ways in which women own their right to influence social change for themselves and others. From advocating in office spaces to cheering on the track, learn how these alumnae and students are paving the way to overcome disparities and biases in our communities and beyond.

Guests:

Ally Legend, AMD’14, Senior Director of Equality Engagement at Salesforce

Michelle Satter, LA’74, Founding Senior Director of Artist Programs at Sundance Institute

Ahndraea Allen, AS’05, MS’09, Senior Training Specialist for Sales Academy UAE at Adidas

Darrel Schreiner, MS’22, & Dominique Schreiner, MS’22, Co-Founders of CAKE DENIM

Episode aired January 6, 2022

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Dr. Kimberly Washington

While TV medical dramas have ruled entertainment for decades, Dr. Washington, AS’05, was putting in the real work. She received her medical degree from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, and was the first Black woman to be admitted into the residency program. From a private practice in Texas to a prestigious surgery fellowship in Oregon, Dr. Washington is a lifelong learner, now specializing in liver and pancreatic procedures. In this episode, she speaks about her experience as a Black woman in medicine—from her undergraduate days at Northeastern’s John D. O’Bryant African American Institute to the podcast she started with her two sisters called “The Drs. Washington.” Not only a healthcare hero, she is building a platform to mentor students, discuss medicine, and highlight African American physicians who are making an impact in the field. 

The Northeastern Next Podcast is your channel to your global alumni network. In this show, we will catch up with alumni to hear what they do every day to achieve what’s next, and learn about their journey after Northeastern.

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Episode aired May 13, 2021

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A word from our volunteers

Northeastern alumni can be found around the world—there over 275,000 people who are connected by one global university. Every day our alumni volunteers give their time and talent to make the Northeastern network even stronger. 

In this episode, Ilana Gensler, MA’19 Assistant Director of Affinity and Domestic Engagement will speak with a few of our volunteers from San Francisco to Thailand. 

Volunteers: 

Rachel Rappe, DMSB’15, Chicago Community Volunteer, Young Alumni Advisory Board Member, Women Who Empower Mentor

Ezgi Kosereisoglu, E’14, Chicago Community Volunteer, Young Alumni Advisory Board Chair, NUCEAO President Emerita

Kim Tran, E’17, Alumni Co-op Mentor in San Francisco

Dave Wedge, AS’00, Northeastern Rugby Club Alumni President

Sureena Sachdev, DMSB’19, Alumni Community Leader in Thailand

Hear what volunteering is all about and why they give back.

Episode aired May 3, 2021

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The Northeastern Next Podcast is your channel to your global alumni network. In this show, we will catch up with alumni to hear what they do every day to achieve what’s next, and learn about their journey after Northeastern.

Questions, comments, or ideas for next guests can be emailed to the host,  me.brisson@northeastern.edu.

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Karen McManus

“The Breakfast Club with murder” is how Karen McManus, MA’04, describes her first novel, “One of Us is Lying.” Now with four books published and more on the way, this New York Times Bestselling author has made writing her full-time career. Karen started in PR and Marketing, but realized it was never too late to make a switch. In this episode she shares how a familiar ’80s song inspired her writing and gives updates on the forthcoming TV adaptation of her first book.

This episode was recorded in collaboration with the Northeastern Women who Empower Initiative

The Northeastern Next Podcast is your channel to your global alumni network. In this show, we will catch up with alumni to hear what they do every day to achieve what’s next, and learn about their journey after Northeastern.

Listen and subscribe on apple podcastsgoogle podcasts, or spotify.

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Episode aired March 15, 2021

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Sailaja Joshi

There are five times as many books about trucks than there are about any children of color. When Sailaja Joshi, DMSB’06 was searching for authentic and appropriate stories of Indian culture for her own children, she found a huge diversity gap in children’s literature. So, she decided to solve the problem, and launched Mango and Marigold Press, an award winning independent publishing house focusing on the South Asian experience. Serving as the CEO and founder, today the press has over a dozen titles, and recently launched the #1001DiverseBooks initiative, with the goal to bridge the accessibility gap, and raise money to donate diverse children’s literature to underserved communities. Northeastern’s IDEA venture accelerator gave this alumna a leg up, and she later utilized SCOUT, the student-led design studio, for her company’s rebrand.

The Northeastern Next Podcast is your channel to your global alumni network. In this show, we will catch up with alumni to hear what they do every day to achieve what’s next, and learn about their journey after Northeastern.

Questions, comments, or ideas for next guests can be emailed to the host,  me.brisson@northeastern.edu.

Listen and subscribe on apple podcastsgoogle podcasts, or spotify.

Download the transcript

Episode aired April 6, 2020