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Former TODAY Show Anchor Still Gets Nervous

Posted By Judy Goss, Thursday, June 22, 2017

Think it's out of the ordinary that you get nervous speaking in front of people?

Well, I'm thinking that if anyone is not going to get nervous it's a broadcast journalist, but in this show Jane Hanson, former TODAY Show anchor, admits that she too gets the fast beating heart and nervousness when she has to step out in front of a crowd! Listen here for her quick tips on how to control it:

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Fill in the blank: In every kind of relationship...

Posted By Judy Goss, Thursday, June 8, 2017

We asked on social media how YOU would finish that sentence, and the answers were fantastic - we read them on the show while plugging names and businesses :)

There are SO many aspects to personal as well as business relationships (you can't live without them!) and we had Dr. Dennis Neder on the show to help us figure it all out and approach each situation with confidence and knowledge.

Listen to a FUN and fascinating replay here:

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Co-founder of GILT stops by What Women Want Talk Radio!

Posted By Judy Goss, Thursday, May 25, 2017

It's impressive (and inspiring) that Alexandra Wilkis Wilson is still so down-to-earth and supportive to female entrepreneurs everywhere! 

Her first company, GILT, soared to a billion dollar valuation within THREE YEARS - that would be enough to make anyone retire. But Alexandra did not stop, while having kids and helping other female entrepreneurs with investing and mentoring, she is on her third very successful venture FITZ - listen here to our interview on What Women Want Talk Radio with hosts Judy Goss and Kristin West:  

Featuring co-founder of GILT, GLAMSQUAD and now Fitz, Alexandra Wilkis Wilson. Alexandra is a mom, wife and entrepreneur. Her latest venture is sure to be a huge hit, Fitz. A new in-home service, Fitz organizes and edits your wardrobe, helps you build outfits and shop for what you need.  

Alexandra is also involved in many other startups having advised or invested in over 50 startups and she is an advocate for female founders and entrepreneurs.


Get $50 off your first Fitz experience! Use the coupon code: fitzfirst

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Motivation BEYOND Monday

Posted By Judy Goss, Friday, April 21, 2017

#MotivationMonday is great for Monday, but what about the rest of the week?!

What Women Want Talk Radio interviewed Business Coach/Author La'Wana Harris as she reveals her 6 keys for staying motivated throughout the rest of the week and FABMom Jill Simonian also weighed in about her busy life and how she handles (or doesn't!) several careers as a reporter, blogger, author, a new book that was just released and Mom of young kids.

Listen to the replay here with hosts Judy Goss and Kristin West

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It Takes a Lot to Impress Me

Posted By Judy Goss, Wednesday, March 29, 2017

And after interviewing these two ladies I was not only impressed but inspired, deeply touched and profoundly thoughtful about what we can do to help the world.

They say "one step at a time" right?

Listen in as two pioneering founders of non-profit organizations and Parkinson Voice Project, took their disabilities and turned them around to give back by reaching out to whoever will listen.

Hosted by Judy Goss (me!) and actress/producer Kristin West.


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Singing her way to the top

Posted By Judy Goss, Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Updated: Wednesday, March 29, 2017

It always makes my heart soar when I see a woman succeed in her own way with her own style, and for the past few years I have watched singer/songwriter Tiffany Carlen from Fort Worth, Texas do just that in the world of country music.

Her debut album "It's a Girl Thing" captures the heart of who she is - "Sultry. Strong. Sexy. Often fearless yet humbly bashful, she writes with passion and honesty." It appeals to women of all ages, and although I've heard some women don't like to be called "girl" anymore (not sure why?) I love that I never stop feeling like a girl on the inside. 

Maybe we should all be a little less serious, especially around the holidays...I know I smiled when I saw "It's a Girl Thing" for more than one reason. Take a listen and support our songbird member Tiffany Carlen as she quickly moves to the top of the country music charts in the New Year:

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True Leaders Are Selfless.

Posted By Judy Goss, Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, January 3, 2017

I'm always impressed when someone reaches out to help others with no other intention in mind but to, well, HELP.

That is the mindset of our new Over 40 Female of the Month, Leslie Neiditz.

I'm partial to Leslie - full disclosure - she was one of my best chapter directors for almost three years at our Hartford, Connecticut Chapter. She opened with almost 90 women attending her launch, and was gracious and giving to every single one of the women attending. Little did I know that that was at the heart of Leslie Neiditz, being open and kind to all she meets, besides being an incredibly successful businesswoman in her own right and a loving Mom of two children.

Her background as a lawyer makes her sharp and knowledgeable on endless subjects, and her tight-knit family strengthens the bond that she has with people in general. What has really tugged at me over the years is the way she reaches out to people in need, whether she knows them or not. We hadn't spoken in quite awhile when my father passed away last year, and out of the blue she messaged me and commented on a photo that I had posted of him on Facebook. She didn't say "so sorry for your loss" or what you would typically say in a situation like that, but she commented on how "sweet" he looked and I thought that was so introspective of her to say about my Dad. And there are others whose lives she has touched over the years whose stories have gotten back to me, and I feel like we all really need to hear about people like Leslie in the midst of all the sensationalized stories that keep hitting us every day in the press. There are others like Leslie too, and they make the world a better and more positive place, one step at a time. 

Leslie is an uber successful Arbonne Representative, if you would like to learn more please visit her page:

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Taking More Than One Leap Leads to Success

Posted By Judy Goss, Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, January 3, 2017

"What happens when you combine a career in corporate America, an MBA from a top business school and improv comedy?" 

Lisa Fey happens, and she made a unique career combining these talents and experience that I both admire and respect. I have met her a few times in person and Lisa is the type of person that walks in a room and takes charge - not in a bossy way, but in a way that somehow connects the dots between people with her warmth and energy. I am thrilled to have Lisa as our "Over 40 Female of the Summer" - she is not only highly motivated, a successful business woman and an incredibly talented speaker, but she has all the makings of a role model that women everywhere should aspire to. Here is her background:

"Lisa began her corporate career in 1985 when she was recruited off the campus of The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill as a sales associate for The Coca-Cola Company.   At her first big business meeting, she realized there was no line at the ladies room!  During her 30-year tenure, she held leadership roles within customer management, marketing, and capability building.  Her career path took her all over the US and the world seeding key sales technologies. This broad experience enabled her to shape her thought ware around driving performance.

Always learning – Lisa began her MBA two weeks after she had brain surgery.  She graduated with honors from Emory University while working full time.  Next she discovered improv comedy and tried her hand at stand-up.

Her desire to start her own company was grounded in her work coaching others to increase their performance and find their ‘place’ to best use talents while increasing personal satisfaction. Taking the name from her work to catch people doing things right, Atta Girl LLC was born.

Atta Girl is a company focused on speaking, facilitating and consulting to support people working to reach their maximum potential. Lisa’s work is targeted on developing people, processes and tools to enable greater efficiency and effectiveness. She helps her clients understand their business challenges and identify solutions. She describes her role as helping others understand how to do more, better, faster. Lisa’s focus is to create positive change and growth.

While at Coke, Lisa helped to found the women’s linc – the first and largest employee affinity group at The Coca-Cola Company as well as serving on the Diversity Advisory Council. She has served on the Board of The Executive Women of Goizueta at Emory University and currently serves on The Board of Visitors at UNC – Chapel Hill."

To find out more about Lisa Fey please visit:

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It's Not So Bad After 40!

Posted By Judy Goss, Monday, September 12, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Yes, we have our aches and pains, yes our weight has shifted in places we didn’t know it could go, yes, we go through hot flashes, reading glasses and all kinds of other crazy adjustments during this time, but you know what? It’s not so bad after all and Dr. Robi Ludwig takes the "old-age" paradigm and turns it around in her new book “Your Best Age is NOW.”

Dr. Ludwig draws on her extensive background and research as a psychotherapist and explains in her book how THIS is the time to pursue our dreams, embrace a youthful mindset, start new ventures and even find a new soulmate. She gives us hope, insight and understanding as to how to accomplish these things and more. It’s a highly motivating read, purposeful and encouraging, with the passion of a true Over 40 Female spirit.

Thank you Dr. Ludwig, for not only reminding us that being over the age of 40, 50, 60 and beyond is not so bad after all, but for also showing the generations following us that it can be a very exciting time if we let it.

Dr. Robi Ludwig is a nationally known psychotherapist and award winning reporter. She has been appearing on broadcast media since 1997, and is sought after for her psychological insights on a wide range of topics. She is currently a relationship contributor for Investigation Discovery Network's Scorned, which presents reenactment and analysis of marital homicide stories. She also hosted two seasons of TLC's reality show, "One Week to Save Your Marriage" as well as , GSN's reality game show, "Without Prejudice?".

Dr. Ludwig is a regular on CNN, Headline News and The Fox News Channel and Nightline where she talks about psychological/lifestyle issues as well as the criminal mind. She also appears on national shows such as: ET, TODAY, 20/20, ABC World News, The View, Fox and Friends, The Steve Harvey Show, Wendy Williams, Neil Cavuto, Hannity, helping audiences and guests alike to understand the complexities of the human condition.

Her book, 'Till Death Do Us Part: Love, Marriage and the Mind of the Killer Spouse, written with Matt Birkbeck is published with Atria books. It came out March in 2006.

In the late 1990's she worked as a psychology reporter for WETM-TV, the NBC affiliate in Elmira, New York. She wrote, produced and hosted Real Talk, a weekly live call-in show covering psychological and self-help topics.

Her practical experience as a psychotherapist began in 1988 when she worked as a counselor for patients with severe psychiatric disorders. In both clinical settings and in her private practice, she has treated all forms of mental illness, substance abuse, grieving, sexual identity issues, job stress, emotional and sexual abuse problems as well as the more common social and parenting issues.

Dr. Ludwig's academic credentials include a doctorate in psychology (Psy.D) from California Southern University; she holds a post-masters certificate in advanced clinical work from Hunter College, a masters degree in social work from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor's degree in mass communications from Cedar Crest College


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"I'm the One That's Humbled"

Posted By Judy Goss, Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Who knew making gift baskets for a company while working as a paralegal would turn into the most rewarding entrepreneurial career imaginable?

Stacy Berkowitz was with a friend who had a double mastectomy, and she got a gift basket delivered to her home while recovering.  Stacy happened to be there with her friend at the time, and she turned to her teary-eyed and said “Would you like to take this home?” Stacy looked around to the mountain of fruit baskets in her home, and suggested she give it to her family. But her friend looked at her and explained that part of the side effects of chemotherapy was nausea, and the fruit not only made her nauseous but also added to the sensitivity inside her mouth that she was getting from the treatments.

Stacy felt horrible – her friend was supposed to be enjoying these beautiful expressions of love! This woman actually felt guilty for not appreciating these gifts and needing to give them away – can you imagine? In addition to her fighting for her life, trying to keep the kids’ morale up, grappling with work and everything else that goes along with this awful nightmare, it was not something Stacy felt her friend should be worrying about.

So Stacy took the basket home and thought long and hard about how she could make her friend feel better. She went online and started to look for something to put together for her friend, something she could use to pamper her, to inspire her to get well. 

Like a good entrepreneur does, Stacy did her research – with phone calls to cancer survivors asking them what they went through and how she could help her friend and looking around for things she could find in stores to help or soothe her in some way. She put together a basket that not only had products that would be practical to use for her friend’s treatments but would also take care of her in ways she may not have thought of in addition to thoughtful notes to explain what everything was for.

Stacy went back to her friend and gave her the first basket she made for a patient battling the nightmare of cancer and that, of course, led to “can you make me a basket for a friend?” from many others and she turned all the requests into her own company that she now calls “ROCK the Treatment” which ships baskets everywhere.  

Stacy puts in her baskets items like “Queasy Pops,” “Cozy Warm Socks” and Dionis Goat Milk Skincare, which is for the dry skin that chemo patients tend to get and doesn’t have a scent to those who are sensitive to smell, which is another side effect. The list goes on and on of thoughtful products for patients, both adult and children tailor made strictly for patients with cancer.

If that’s not enough, Stacy gives back to cancer organizations like “Hair We Share” which creates wigs for children with cancer, as well as other organizations that support cancer patients. Her thoughtful baskets empower and inspire people all over the country, and we’re proud to have Stacy as an integral part of Over 40 Females!

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