The Illuminate Podcast Episode Archive

Episode 93: Susannah Wellford – Founder of Running Start

Susannah Wellford is the founder of Running Start, a nonprofit organization aimed to inspire young women and girls to pursue political leadership.  They host training programs that that are focused on educating young women about leadership campaign strategy, and teamwork, without a partisan lens. Susannah is also the cofounder of an organization called Women Under … more »

Episode 92: Neli Vazquez Rowland – A Safe Haven

Neli Vazquez Rowland is the co-founder and president of A Safe Haven. A Safe Haven Foundation is a 501(c)3 not for profit, social enterprise that helps people aspire, transform and sustain their lives as they transition from homelessness to self-sufficiency with pride and purpose. A Safe Haven provides the tools for each individual to overcome … more »

Episode 90: Lia Valencia Key – Unlock your Purpose

Lia Valencia Key joins the show today! She is the founder of Valencia Key Jewelry where she creates beautiful wearable pieces of jewelry that are meant to inspire others to reach their full potential. She hand sketches each design with the intention to spread the message of empowering others to find their joy, love, dreams, … more »

Episode 89: Jessica Koosed Etting and Alyssa Embree Schwartz; Fade Into the Bright

Jessica Koosed Etting and Alyssa Embree Schwartz are the authors of Fade Into the Bright, a Young Adult fiction book that was released in April. The novel is all about an 18 year old, Abby, who found out her estranged father is dying from a rare degenerative genetic disease called Huntington’s Disease. This gives Abby … more »

Episode 88: Sasha Wolff- Running for Mental Health

Sasha Wolff is the founder of Still I Run. Still I Run is a community where people can share their experience of dealing with depression/anxiety etc. through running or any other type of physical activity. We encourage one another to take time out of our busy lives to run for our mental health. Through various programs we … more »

Episode 87: Ivy Lawson- Becoming an Entreprenuer

Ivy Lawson is the founder and owner of Logwood Company and Ivyees “Everything Honey”. Ivyees “Everything Honey” produces honey based health and beauty products, toothpaste, condiments, as well as their delicious honey.  Before starting her own company, Ivy spent nearly 2 decades in the corporate world before seeking out her true passions and becoming an … more »


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