Inflection Point

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With more women in leadership than ever before, there's no question our society is poised for great change. In every episode, Lauren talks with the women who are changing the status quo--to find out how they do it, shed light on the challenges they still face, and hear their unique perspectives on what it means to be a woman in power today. In every conversation we uncover the potential of women to transform our world. What will that change look like? Listen in to find out.

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

Leaders are leaders right? How much should they care what other people think?

The latest in the sharing economy--Splacer is the so-called "Airbnb" for event spaces.

How much are we getting for our military spending...and more to the point, what are we losing?

When it comes to girls who code must it be "perfection or bust"?

Title IX--which was enacted in 1972 to eliminate gender discrimination from educational institutions--may have had some unintended consequences for female coaches.

Award-winning historian Dr. Amanda Foreman argues that a history that pushes women to the margins is an untruth that must be challenged.

Will the debate over reproductive freedom ever end?

Filmmaker Shannon Cohn says after breast cancer, endometriosis is "the last great health taboo"

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What is the value of having women  on our currency?