Lauren Schiller

Host, Inflection Point

 

Lauren Schiller is the creator and host of Inflection Point, a nationally syndicated weekly public radio show and podcast about how women rise up.

She comes by these conversations honestly: She was born into a long line of strong women role models who worked in business, arts, media, education and labor organizing. In the ’70s Lauren's mom took her to the march on Washington, D.C. in support of the Equal Rights Amendment. In the ’80s she was one of the first girls to join the Boys Club in Pittsburgh, PA (now Boys & Girls Club).

While getting her BA in Political Science from Vassar College, Lauren interned at a news radio station in Poughkeepsie reporting on local arts. After graduation a trip to Telluride, CO turned into a job at the Sheridan Opera House managing celebrities. She then went on to work for Chiat/Day New York, one of the world's most creative advertising agencies. Adopting their slogan “good enough is not enough” as her personal mantra, Lauren moved to the Bay Area and rose to the highest ranks of the industry to become the second female partner in her San Francisco ad firm. Lauren returned to her love of broadcasting when she created one of the first female-led podcasts in 2008, a show which ran for five years and was also syndicated on commercial radio and Comcast TV.

Lauren partnered with KALW to produce Inflection Point in 2015 and launched it during Women’s History Month. She created the program to share stories and insights we can apply to our own lives, and she created it for her daughters.

 

Ways to Connect

Courtesy of Donna Jaffe/resized from original

Jaffe and her team develop cooperative games for kids. We discuss what her games could teach the adults, too.

Photo courtesy of Eliot Khuner/modified from original

How's all the meditation and yoga working for you?

Ruth Whippman's new book is "America the Anxious. How The Pursuit Of Happiness Is Making Us A Nation of Nervous Wrecks."

What's the secret to successfully developing the next generation of women leaders?

The President of Women Unlimited, Inc. Dr. Rosina Racioppi has spent her career sharing the answer.

The goal of fundraising is to raise funds right?

Fundraising expert and non-profit leader Jennifer McCrea says "money is just gas in the car."

Photo courtesy of Paramount Pictures/cropped from original size

Zoe Elton, Director of Programming for the Mill Valley Film Festival reviews "Arrival" starring Amy Adams.

Photo courtesy of Tiffany Shlain/cropped from original

Tiffany Shlain's latest film is called "50/50" because it shares the story of what the world used to look like and can look with true equality.

Photo courtesy of Eve Ensler

The creator of The Vagina Monologues, published an article this September in the Huffington Post called "The Undeniable Rape Culture Of Donald Trump."

Photo courtesy of Alison Crossley

Dr. Alison Dahl Crossley is the Associate Director of The Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University.

Blythe is a writer for the New Yorker, The Onion, and Clickhole. She is also a researcher for The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.

Photo courtesy of Margarita Quihuis

According to the leaders of the Peace Innovation Lab at Stanford, there may be a path to global peace.  

photo courtesy of Katie Goodman

Actress and comedian Katie Goodman has a message for you, dammit.

"Jess McIntosh" by Flickr user EMILY's List, used under CC BY

Jess has worked to get pro-choice female Democrats elected while at on the team at Emily's List.

Photo courtesy of Anna Lappé

James Beard Leadership Award winner Anna Lappé has spent most of her career as a sustainable food advocate. We talk big food and marketing to kids--and the implications for the health of our planet and people.

Courtesy of IFC Films

Mill Valley Film Festival director Zoe Elton reviews Kelly Reichert's film, "Certain Women."

Photo by Paige Parsons/cropped from original

Arlie Hochschild has been called "one of the most imaginative and productive feminist sociologists of the last thirty years."

Courtesy of Tracey Taylor and Lance Knobel/size adjusted from originals

Tracey Taylor and Lance Knobel are the co-founders of the "hyper-local" news site Berkeleyside.com and Uncharted, The Berkeley Festival of Ideas.

Courtesy of Kate Schatz/modified from original size

Meet the author of "Rad Women Worldwide," Kate Schatz.

Photos courtesy of Joan Blades and John Gable/modified from original size

Liberal activist Joan Blades co-founded MoveOn.org, Moms Rising and Living Room Conversations and has teamed up with Republican John Gable

Courtesy of Julie Norem/cropped for size

Why is everyone so gung ho on having an optimistic attitude?

courtesy of Diana O'Brien

Conversations about Autism are often focused on what people can't do.

Sheiva Rezvani / Harper Collins

How do we make space for innovation in our personal and professional lives? Move from a productivity-based metric to one that makes room for other measures of success.

Courtesy of Rosalind Hudnell and Intel

Meet one woman leading the charge to literally change the face of technology by bringing in more women and people of color to the industry--starting as early as elementary school.

Courtesy of Morgan Shanahan

Morgan Shanahan, a founding editor of BuzzFeed Parents, makes visitors laugh daily about parenting challenges, yet she has suffered from maternal mental illness for most of her child's life.

Courtesy of Vivian Labaton

Vivien Labaton founded advocacy organization "Make It Work" to influence policies in support of paid family leave, equal pay and affordable childcare.

Courtesy of Archel Bernard

In the midst of the Ebola crisis in 2015, Archel Bernard moved from Atlanta, Georgia to Monrovia, Liberia and started a fashion company--that employs women who survived Ebola, are rape survivors or deaf.

Courtesy of Rosa Lee Harden & Lindsay Smalling

More entrepreneurs are starting businesses with a social purpose--like addressing poverty or mitigating climate change.

Energy Excelerator is a startup program for companies developing renewable energy solutions.

Jen Glantz attended so many weddings, she went into debt, then wrote a book about it called 'All My Friends are Engaged.'

Building communities up through a lending network started during the Civil Rights Movement.

Why repeating experiments in psychology is not the norm, and why it should be.

Pages