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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When she was young Jeannette Walls wanted nothing more than to escape her crazy, chaotic family. 

Whitney Bell got tired of receiving unwanted sexually explicit photos from men, and decided to do something about it. 

Nancy Niemi, director of faculty teaching initiatives at Yale, says the value of a college education is changing for women—especially as men move on to professions that don't require a degree. This week on Inflection Point, host Lauren Schiller talks to Niemi about what else women can do to achieve gender equity.

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Most of us don’t know what to say when we are grieving or how to reach out when the people we love go through something awful. 

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“The biggest trick is how do we teach women at any stage to keep knowing what they want and asking for that,” 

What if the thing you really love to do makes you so anxious it gets in the way of doing your job?

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Dr. Naik is a post-doctoral fellow at The Rockefeller University, leader of The Women In Science At Rockefeller program and winner of L'Oreal USA's 2016 For Women In Science award.

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As one of few female executives in technology, she is working to address the challenges that women in tech are facing

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Samantha Miller is leading a pharmaceutical company whose mission is to bring the birth control pills over the counter starting with their product "Kate." This has never been attempted before.

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Firuzeh Mahmoudi's organization United4Iran is using technology to improve civil liberties in Iran.

Deb Liu says that sexist language is hiding right in front of all of us.

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The National Resources Defense Council has signed on as a partner to the Women's March on Washington. 

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Jess McIntosh headed up influencer outreach for the Hillary Clinton campaign. Now, she's leading an initiative to amplify women's rights' activism. 

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Producer Ahri Golden went to the women's march in Oakland to bring us this collage of the voices that gathered there.

Producer Megan Jones brings us this story of a 'big' misunderstanding.

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Fay Zenoff is committed to changing the way we think about recovery.

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Lisa Allanson and Lisa McDonough are the founders of Teen Hackz, a program designed to help teens understand themselves and others.

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Joann Lublin is the management news editor at the WSJ and the author of the new book "Earning It. Hard-Won Lessons from Trailblazing Women at the Top of the Business World."

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Jessica Jin led the protests last fall over the new campus carry gun law at her alma mater, University of Texas at Austin. Her weapon of choice?

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The host of the "Millennial" podcast, on how she learned to negotiate.

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

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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."

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

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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.

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

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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.

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