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Conversations with influential women that will excite and inspire you to conquer your fears, take a stand for yourself and break down the barriers that stand in your way.

For more information on Courageous Conversations, listen to the trailer here.

Fran is joined by Dr. Karen Alter-Reid, a global expert on EMDR and the treatment of trauma-related symptoms. They discuss what EMDR is and why it is an effective treatment for trauma. Dr. Alter-Reid gives several actionable tips for coping with the high stress that we’re living under these days, including a two-minute mindfulness exercise.

Katrina Adams shares her inspirational journey from the tennis court to the boardroom in this previously recorded WBDC Town Hall, hosted by Fran Pastore. Katrina is the first African-American, the first former professional tennis player and the youngest person ever to serve as USTA president.

Fran is joined by Patricia Russo, Executive Director of The Campaign School at Yale University, and Dr. Khalilah Brown-Dean, accomplished author, public speaker, and tenured Associate Professor of Political Science at Quinnipiac University to discuss the significance of the glass ceiling that is breaking in Washington, D.C. with the inauguration of Kamala Harris as the country’s first female vice president and the first women of color to the office. While the current tense climate threatens to command much of our political conversations in the coming days, Fran, Patti, and Khalilah take a few moments to recognize and celebrate this important moment in history for women, women of color, and our nation. 

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