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Raising a Powerful Girl

Author: Maria Fuller

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Join Maria Fuller, a mother to two girls, and the founder of Raising a POwerful Girl the website and blog and Founder of the Empowered Girl Movement and APP. Maria has​ spent nearly a decade working with women of all ages to help shed unhealthy beliefs and breakdown stereotypes surrounding pregnancy, motherhood, body image, self-esteem, parenting, women in leadership and much more. Her Mission is to help Empower parents to Foster Independence, Leadership and Strong Personal Identity in their daughters so they can be the change we need to see in this world.
107 Episodes
At the age of 8 years old Khloe noticed an issue with homelessness. The moment she found out why people became homeless she wanted to help. Khloe Kares was then created to help supply homeless women with a custom made tote bag. These bags she likes to call “kare bags”, the bags are filled with over 25 bare necessity items that homeless women need. Since starting Khloe Kares, Khloe was inspired to also help other kids discover that they too can be the change in their community. Hosting workshops, motivating them and giving them the tools they need to start a business plan. In 2017, Khloe traveled to Ghana where she was able to raise enough money to get a water pump and bathroom facility installed at an elementary school. This water pump not only helped the school but it also helped the surrounding community. Every year she plans on installing water pumps in areas that have no access to water and a fully functioning bathroom. In 2018, she installed her 2nd water pump, hosted leadership workshops, was the first American to visit a primary school in a rural village and was granted and acre of land In Ghana. She plans to own her own community center in both Los Angeles and Ghana to help more women and children off the streets. Her plans for Ghana, is to build a community center with the land she was given and have a place where kids can have a homework house with full electricity, warm food and a place to learn new skills and trades.
Katie Stagliano,is from Summerville, South Carolina and is the founder of Katie’s Krops, a not-for-profit with the mission to empower youth to start and maintain vegetable gardens of all sizes and donate the harvest to help feed people in need, as well as to assist and inspire others to do the same.The idea for Katie’s Krops began when Katie was in the 3rd grade.  In 2008 Katie brought home a tiny cabbage seedling from school as part of the Bonnie Plants 3rd Grade Cabbage Program.  She tended to her cabbage and cared for it until it grew to an amazing 40 pounds. Knowing her cabbage was special she donated to Tri-County Family Ministries a local soup kitchen where she served her cabbage to 275 guests of the soup kitchen. Katie decided that day to start a vegetable garden and donate the harvest to those in need. To date, Katie has donated thousands and thousands of pounds of healthy food to those in need.
More teens than ever (especially girls) are experiencing symptoms of anxiety. As a society our goal should not be to get rid of a child’s anxiety or the experiences that create fear; instead we should be teaching them how to tolerate ALL of their feelings and to be more resilient. It is possible to understand how fear operates in the physical, emotional and spiritual realms and what actions can help strengthen our inner calm and help children to thrive.
“You never … [pick up your clothes].”“You make me … [furious].”How many times a day do you find yourself saying or thinking these kinds of things about your kids? Or these kinds of things about yourself:“I should … [be folding the piles of laundry right now].”“I have to … [drive soccer carpool, again].” These are examples of what communication experts call dis-empowering language: negative thoughts or words we may take for granted as part of our everyday vocabulary. It’s a type of language that leave us feeling more like pawns in someone else’s game, rather than masters of our own destiny. Often when we use dis-empowering language, it’s a direct reflection of dis-empowered feelings we may have, which commonly arise under stress. Although the statements above might seem harmless, dis-empowering language can have a profound effect on the feelings and behaviors of our children and ourselves.Did you notice a slight loss of energy or increased discomfort while reading the phrases above? The way we express ourselves – our choice of words and our tone of voice – creates energy that either gives power or takes power away.“When we speak,” “We exercise the power of language to transform reality.”Because of its power to influence our beliefs, dis-empowering language can undermine our parenting goals. This happens because what we focus on determines most of what we see. For example, when a parent says to a child, “You’re always uncooperative,” parent and child log the comments as “data.” With repetition, this cycle of behavior and response reinforces in our mind and the child’s the belief that she’s uncooperative, although that is far from our goal.Join me and my guest Ciara Sullivan on an enlightening conversation on the power of language. Ciara has an educational background in Applied Psychology with a focus on the fields of Cognitive Behavioral and Positive Psychology, as well as earning certifications in Clinical Hypnotherapy (C.Ht) and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). She’s also picked up many other tools along the way which have helped her to personally reach new levels of comfort and happiness, and have allowed her the wonderful opportunity to embrace her passion and bring both comfort and happiness to those she works with.
Raising girls to be powerful includes giving her permission to design her own life and create some of her own rules (within reason!). It is important for girls to develop emotional intelligence through emotion identification, understanding needs and how to develop coping skills and awareness. During this interview we dive into topics such as modeling self-care, emotion identification, modeling personal struggles and so much more.
How do you begin to Foster leadership in a girl. Currently today less than 19% of women make up congress and less than 20% of women are CEOs of major corporations. We all know we want to see more women leaders but how do we foster that in girls at an early age? How do we teach them to be the leaders we wish to see in the world? Join me and executive Leadership Coach Margaret Ruff on an enlightening conversation on how parenting AS a leader is an incredible first step towards teaching those valuable leadership skills? What does parenting as a leader mean? Take a listen to find out more!
When mothers are willing to take a compassionate and honest look at their relationship with their own mothers, it creates awareness, around dysfunctional patterns that may have been passed down. Without that awareness, women will often parent “in resistance” to the way they themselves were mothered (“I will never treat my daughter the way my mother treated me,” or “I’m doing the opposite of what my mother did”), and this can have unintended consequences. Being willing to look within, understand, honor ourselves and our experiences is one of the most powerful things we can do. Modeling that process for our daughters is critical to raising them to be powerful girls.
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Today on the podcast we are joined by Elizabeth (Liz) Rietz Liz is the CEO and co-founder of Bleuet, apparel designed to give girls’ the freedom and confidence to do what they love. Born of a mom and daughter’s frustration while shopping for camisoles and bras, Liz decided along with her husband, Bill, to launch a line of quality, age-appropriate and comfortable camisoles, bras, undershirts and underwear – all designed with a young, growing girl’s body in mind. Bleuet , which means a blooming cornflower in French, is a fun, playful brand created specifically for girls ages 7 to 13 as the onset of puberty begins. With their active lifestyle that often includes play, sports, freeze tag, dance, cartwheels, P.E., Bleuet undergarments are designed to be durable and provide the coverage that girls need. To help parents and daughters navigate the ups and downs of puberty, Liz is working to provide resources and community for raising strong, confident and kind daughters. With the rate of anxiety and depression increasing in girls today, Liz believes there is more we can do to boost girls confidence and self-esteem as they become teenagers.Bleuet’s mission is to help marginalized girls and young women gain access to education and job training resources. Soon, they will launch Bleuet Scholars, which is a program designed to equip and empower girls through scholarships programs focused on STEM and computer science programs. Bleuet seeks to empower girls and women in every aspect of their business. Liz resides in Los Angeles, CA with her husband, two daughters, and her Labradoodle named Albus (“Albie”) Dumbledog.
Today on the podcast we are joined by Medeline Berg.Madeleine is a NewYork state licensed registered dietitian nutritionist and a certified health and wellness coach with a B.S. in nutrition form Cornell University and a M.S. in nutrition from NYU. Madeleine has a private practice on Long Island NY specializing in weight loss and medical nutrition therapy. She is a local, state and national speaker. Madeleine has published articles in both popular and scientific journals and is the author of the book OMG! You Think I'm Fat?!? How to talk (or NOT talk) about your child's weight. Madeleine is the mother of 4 boys and in her spare time you can find her swimming, running or biking.
Today on the podcast we are joined by Jasmine PartidaBased in Sacramento, California, Jasmine is a Brand Strategist, Activist, and Technology Expert, passionate about the empowerment of women and civic leadership. Her professional time has been spent working to advance individuals and companies as they bring their brand and narratives together. Whether it’s through strategic public information campaigns, social media engagement, website redesigns, or timed news stories, Jasmine understands the challenges you face when growing your brand recognition and online presence. Using her impeccable technical skills and unique creativity, she combines branding and artistry to place individuals and companies far ahead of their competition.As committed as Jasmine is in the technology field, she is the same in her advocacy. In November of 2016, she joined the Women’s March on Washington as the External Communications Manager. This allowed her to establish outreach and communication for over 300,000 marchers and 450 sister city organizers by originating email strategies and social media campaigns and overseeing 50 state Facebook accounts. Jasmine is co-founder and was elected Vice President of Women’s March California, a 501 c(3) with thirteen chapters statewide. With over 150 leaders across the state and 100 events monthly, Women’s March California continues to build on a women-led movement for civic engagement, voter education, and social justice.
Founder Maria Fuller talks to listeners about the differences between how boys and girls bully and how teachers, educators, coaches, and parents are often times uneducated or unaware of how girls bully allowing bullying behavior to run rampant amongst girls under the fale pretense that it is normal developmental behavior. Maria share statistics on how bullying behavior is playing a huge impact on the mental health crisis in girls and how parents can open door for constuctive conversations with their daughters on these issues. Maria shares her own personal journey with her own daughter and bullying behavior and shares how educating both educators and girls on these issues and teaching girls to be bullying upstanders can put a dent into the bullying epidemic stopping the behavior before it becomes a messy spider web.
Christina Fletcher is a Spiritually Aware Parent Coach and Energy Worker who helps parents tune in to their deepest versions of themselves so they can authentically show up for their children. Throughout her work she has created and offers tools for children, so they can create a strong foundation of inner knowledge and connection to their sense of self. Christina is a homeschooling mom to 3 kids (ages 16, 15 and 9) and is currently world schooling with them and her husband of 17 years in Spain. For more information on For more information on Christina's work please visit www.spirituallyawareparenting.comTo find out more about how to empower the girl in your life please visit www.EmpoweredGirlMovement. com and make sure to join our facebook group called MOMS RAISING POWERFUL GIRLS, we look forward to seeing you there!
Today on the podcast we are joined by Deborah Reber, Deborah is a parenting activist, New York Times bestselling author, podcast host, and speaker who moved her career in a more personal direction in 2016 when she founded TiLT Parenting, a weekly podcast, community, and educational resource for parents like her who are raising differently wired children. The TiLT Parenting Podcast has grown to be a top podcast in iTunes’ Kids and Family category, with more than 1 million downloads and a slate of guests that includes high-profile thought leaders across the parenting and education space. A regular contributor to Psychology Today and ADDitude Magazine, Debbie’s newest book is "Differently Wired: Raising an Exceptional Child in a Conventional World" . In November 2018, she spoke at TEDxAmsterdam, delivering a talk entitled Why the Future Will Be Differently Wired.
Today on the podcast we are joined by Megan Goodman. Megan is one of the co-founders of Girls Can! Crate a women-owned small business, the mission is clear: inspire girls to believe they can be and do anything by introducing them to fearless women who made the world better (like all the women you probably wished you had learned about in school). Representation matters! So, each month GIRLS CAN! CRATE delivers a box celebrating influential - and diverse - women from history and 2-3 hands on science and art activities to get girls excited about anything from engineering to entomology, from aviation to archaeology.For more information on Megan and Girls Can! Crate please visit www.GirlsCanCrate.comTo find out more about how to empower the girl in your life please visit www.EmpoweredGirlMovement. com and make sure to join our facebook group called MOMS RAISING POWERFUL GIRLS, we look forward to seeing you there!
Today on the podcast we are joined by Stephanie Hirsch from momswearcapes. Stephanie believes that mothers are raising the future of our world. At Moms Wear Capes, they are helping to raise moms. They nurture mothers in retaining their own courage, confidence, personal identities and financial stability, and in doing so they nourish the world. There are a lot of pregnancy and parenting apps, but who is looking out for the specific struggles moms face in retaining their womanhood after motherhood? On today’s powerful podcast​ Stephanie talks about the importance of women retaining the three “C’s” after motherhood and how it can transform not only your life but your daughters as well.
oday on the podcast we are joined by Maruxa Murphy. Maruxa is the Founder of Perky Perky Coffee, coffee with a mission to invite women to step into their power from the first cup of the day and onward. As a mom of 3 girls ages 10, 5 and 4, Maruxa knows first-hand the incredible need to have “me-time” and finds that her morning ritual of meditation, great coffee, and journaling are life savers in the midst of running her company, raising her girls while championing other women entrepreneurs’ possibilities through her newly founded media company, Female{Powered}. She calls this her Daily Momcation. Outside of her family, Maruxa has 3 major loves in life: Coffee, Conversation, and Community. Every detail of Perky Perky holds the intention of bringing these 3 loves together through great coffee, powerful conversations and meet-ups both virtually and in person! One of the most recent accomplishments she’s had was to create a Perky Perky kitchen-space designed as part of the brand experience in partnership with the Princeton Venture Hub in Connecticut to bring more in-person conversations together around the coffee cup and delicious Perky Perky coffee. Todays podcast we explore the power of entrepreneurship for girls, how it empowers them and how it can cultivate a powerful family bond while assisting them on their journey. Maruxa also shares some incredible resources to help get you started!
Today on the podcast we are joined by Kathryn HaydonKathryn is an innovation strategist, keynote speaker and author who helps teams and individuals activate and maximize their creative thinking. The founder of Sparkitivity, Kathryn is the author of the non-obvious guide to being more creative ( no matter where you work) and co-author of creativity for everybody. She has written hundreds of articles which have appeared in publications from the Washington Post to Psychology Today. On todays show we talk about the importance and power of Creativity not only for children but parents as well. For more information on Kathryn you can find her at To find out more about how to empower the girl in your life please visit www.EmpoweredGirlMovement. com and make sure to join our facebook group called MOMS RAISING POWERFUL GIRLS, we look forward to seeing you there!
Today on the podcast we are joined by Kimberley BerryKimberly is the founder of Being UnNormal, a consulting and advocacy group that assists people navigate the world of mental health through a coaching model. She is also the founder of the podcast Being UnNormal, a podcast series which explores issues about various mental health issues with an emphasis on children’s mental health issues. Kimberly is a sought after public speaker, and coaches individuals on subjects such as personal & professional development, and specializes on working with parents of children with behavioral health special needs. She is the producer of the Adolescent Mental Health Summit which takes place in Camas, Washington tackling tough subjects like youth suicide, anxiety, and depression. For more information on Kimberley you can find her at beingunnormal.comTo find out more about how to empower the girl in your life please visit www.EmpoweredGirlMovement. com and make sure to join our facebook group called MOMS RAISING POWERFUL GIRLS, we look forward to seeing you there!
Today on the podcast we are joined by Terrie Nathan. As a young girl Terrie Struggled with self-confidence and bullying. If it had not been for her grandmother who was able to be aware of this and take the positive actions she did, she may have been on a different life path. Terri’s grandmother is the one that called her "strong girl" when she was growing up and this helped shaped who she is today. Not all girls have this kind of positive influence, and so Terrie wanted to provide girls everywhere with a journal of sorts to help build that muscle of positivity within theirselves And to also encourage them to pay the seeds of strength forward with their daily actions.Strong Girl Spirit is a motivational, positive movement for women and girls everywhere. Their mission is to help girls see the real, the fun, the flawed, the quirky, the amazingly beautiful Strong Girl that They ARE!!.For more information on Terri you can find her at stronggirlspirit.comTo find out more about how to empower the girl in your life please visit www.EmpoweredGirlMovement. com and make sure to join our facebook group called MOMS RAISING POWERFUL GIRLS, we look forward to seeing you there!
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