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Anna Blue is the Co-Executive Director of Girl Up, a leadership
development organization that mobilizes and trains influential teen girl
leaders through community organizing, advocacy and global
networking, creating an powerful generation of changemakers.
Anna is an innovative leader in program and policy development, with
nearly two decades of experience implementing education and
activism-based programs. Prior to Girl Up, Anna managed fundraising
and communications campaigns for nonprofits, and served as a multi-
state organizer during the 2008 presidential election. A committed
advocate for global gender equality, Anna proudly serves on the board
of directors of Elizabeth Seton High School and Girls Health Ed.
This conversation with Shirin is one you do not want to miss. We talk about everything from her book and life to running an organization with her husband and how they balance success together.
Shirin Taber is an Iranian-American and the author of Muslims Next Door (Zondervan/Harper Collins). She was raised by an Iranian Muslim father and an American Christian mother, and has lived in the United States, Iran, Turkey and France. Today she directs two women’s media networks: Middle East Women’s Leadership Network and Empower Women Media. With a background in media, ministry, and cross-cultural training, Shirin assists multiple organizations in media-based initiatives. Los Angeles Times, Detroit Free Press, New York Times.com, Fox News and Christianity Today have featured her work among Muslims and Christians alike. Today she serves with United Nations partners, NGOs and faith-based organizations. She helped produce the Magdalena film, which has been viewed by millions in the MENA region. Additionally, she partners with the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation as a media strategist and producer. Together with the George Bush Institute’s Women’s Leadership Initiative, she mentors women from the MENA region. With the United Nations Office for Genocide Prevention, Shirin produced films for the Plan of Action (to prevent religious based violence). She has a BA in Literature from the University of Washington and is completing a MA in Intercultural Studies from Columbia International University. She is fluent in English, French and Farsi. She is married to Clyde Taber (Visual Story Network, Director) and has three children.
Natalie Gonnella-Platts serves as the Deputy Director of the Women’s Initiative at the George W. Bush Institute. Natalie talks about her mother’s influence on her success. Natalie is extremely knowledge in her field Additionally, she is the host of the Bush Institute’s award nominated podcast, Ladies, First; the co-author of a first-of-its kind analysis on global first ladies, A Role Without a Rulebook; and served as a project lead on the development of the Bush Institute’s 2018 special exhibit, First Ladies: Style of Influence. You can find Natalie on social media @yankeebean.
This podcast is with Rachael’s mission friend Beth Willis. Beth has a different definition of what success looks like. While most look forward to the comforts of retirement, Beth felt called to do more with her life. She shares her passions and experience in the mission field of Ghana. She also shares with us how we can help contribute to the work she is doing.
You can catch Chasta every day rockin’ the airwaves with “Lamont and Tonelli” and holding down mid-days on 107.7 The Bone, reporting on KGO 810 in San Francisco, Hosting Soundwaves TV and hosting “The Can Do Divas” and “The Second Shift” Podcasts.