Virtual Programming

Brown Blasts: Women’s Voices Amplified

Brown Blasts: Women’s Voices Amplified, a virtual programming initiative of the Women's Leadership Council, showcases incredible women from all corners of the Brunonia ecosystem sharing their insights on the questions of work, life, and living in today’s world—all in a short, digestible format. 

Listen to episodes on Spotify, Stitcher, SoundCloud or YouTube!

Meg Wolitzer

In this episode, Wolitzer gives advice on balancing the editorial voices of others, finding our own ways of contributing to shared societal challenges, and increasing visibility for women in publishing. "Be nimble, be adaptable, have other skills," says Wolitzer. "Teach other people, whether that in an institutionalized way or just sort of person to person, and wish for the best."


Lois Lowry 

In this episode Lowry discusses Brown’s influence on her life and work and her sources of inspiration: namely, her love of children, memories of her own childhood, and her fascination with human interconnectedness. 




Sayantani DasGupta

In this episode Dr. Sayantani DasGupta ’92 discusses the critical role storytelling plays in the healthcare system, the value of a “prescription for reading,” and how her activist spirit was born on College Hill.




Wendy Schiller

In this episode, recorded after the Nov ‘18 elections, Professor Schiller talks with Programming Committee Co-Chair Caitie Whelan ‘07.5 about obstacles and opportunities for women running for elected office, how she encourages female students to preface their sentences, the good advice she got from Karl Rove, if she had a young daughter interested in public office, what she would do to encourage her and much more.



Mallika Chopra

In this podcast episode Mallika Chopra ’93 talks about saying no, parenting, being enough, reducing stress, handling guilt, and more with Programming Committee Co-Chair Caitie Whelan ’07.5.

Ms. Chopra is a mom, media entrepreneur, public speaker and published author. Her books include Just Breathe: Meditation, Mindfulness, Movement, and More and Living With Intent: My Somewhat Messy Journey to Purpose, Peace, and Joy. She has spoken on balance and purpose at many companies, including LinkedIn, Disney, and Google; and her writing has been featured in various publications, including, Self Magazine, Women’s Health, and Prevention Magazine.

Tricia Rose

Tricia Rose—Chancellor’s Professor of Africana Studies and director of the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America— on race, privilege, and the movement towards equality.  Video and audio versions are available.