Allison Hendrick and Kimberlee Kelly discuss current events, pop culture, and women who have done (and are doing) amazing things.
info_outline Ice Queens 07/18/2019
Ice Queens We're back! Kimberlee and Allison kick off a virtual tour around the world with the coolest continent, Antarctica. Kimberlee discusses Jackie Ronne, the first woman to be a working member of an Antarctic expedition, while Allison stresses about climate change and marvels at the work of the women aboard the research vessel the Nathaniel B. Palmer.
info_outline Auth-hers of Love 03/25/2019
Auth-hers of Love In our Valentine's episode, Allison and Kimberlee discuss two women who are writing inclusive, diverse romance and science fiction novels. Alyssa Cole and N.K. Jemisin are both award-winning authors. Alyssa's works span genres of historical, contemporary, and sci-fi romance while N.K.'s works include fantasy and science fiction novels.
info_outline She Broke Barriers 03/25/2019
She Broke Barriers After some technical issues, we're finally into Season 2! This episode is the first of our Black History Month episodes, recorded in February. Allison and Kimberlee discuss two women who turned over the status quo in their lives. Elizabeth Jennings Graham fought segregation in 19th century New York while Nina Mae McKinney was one of the first black Hollywood stars.
info_outline She Persisted (1st Anniversary Episode) 02/14/2019
She Persisted (1st Anniversary Episode) Kimberlee and Allison celebrate the one year anniversary of Clever Girls! We share New Year's resolutions, discuss lessons learned, and reflect on women who have had a major impact on us this past year.
info_outline Her Toy Story 12/10/2018
Her Toy Story With the holiday season in full swing, Kimberlee and Allison focus on women who took on the cutthroat toy industry. Ruth Handler invented Barbie to inspire her daughter and other girls to dream big about their futures, while Alice Brooks and Bettina Chen created Roominate to introduce girls to STEM and cultivate interest in engineering.
info_outline Her Influence 12/03/2018
Her Influence As Hanukkah begins, Allison and Kimberlee talk about the origins of the holiday and two Jewish women who lit the way forward with their work. Lillian Wald was the founder of American community nursing and an activist for women and minority rights. Ruth Bader Ginsberg advocated for women's rights and gender equality as a lawyer and continues to serve as a strong member of the Supreme Court.
info_outline She's Spooky 10/29/2018
She's Spooky Kimberlee and Allison discuss Halloween's origins and two women whose stories are on the spooky side of history. Catherine Monvoisin was a professional sorcerer and poisoner in France during Louis XIV's reign while Marie Laveau was a renowned Voodoo Queen in 1800's New Orleans.
info_outline EducateHers 08/20/2018
EducateHers Allison and Kimberlee celebrate the start of the school year discussing two educators who blazed trails to educate their communities and advocate for disenfranchised groups. Both Savitribai Phule and Mary McLeod Bethune initially made their mark by opening schools for girls who had little to no educational opportunities and both women then went on to champion civil and women's rights.
info_outline Superwomen 08/14/2018
Superwomen Kimberlee and Allison discuss two female comic book characters who take a stand and make a difference. Kamala Khan is new to the scene as the current Ms. Marvel, following the former Ms. (and also Captain) Marvel, Carol Danvers. Lois Lane is one of the oldest female comic book characters, working as an award-winning investigative journalist. The depictions of their characters reflect society's changing views on many issues, particularly of women.
info_outline She Walked Like an Egyptian 08/06/2018
She Walked Like an Egyptian Alana and Allison wrap up Alana's reign as guest host discussing two women who ruled ancient Egypt. Hatshepsut came to the throne in 1478 BC and ruled for 20 years as one of Egypt's most successful pharaohs. Nefertiti co-ruled as queen with her husband beginning in 1353 BC, and may have ruled as pharaoh after his death.
info_outline Her Direction 07/30/2018
Her Direction Alana and Allison discuss two award winning filmmakers, Patty Jenkins and Ava DuVernay. Along with their other works and achievements, with Wonder Woman and A Wrinkle in Time, they're the first two women to direct live action films with budgets of over $100 million.
info_outline Journalistas 07/23/2018
Journalistas Stop the presses! Allison and Alana discuss two journalists whose investigative work at the turn of the 20th century impacted policy and shaped conversations about injustices at the time. Among their many achievements, Nellie Bly exposed abuse of mental health patients while Ida B. Wells documented lynching in the South.
info_outline Express Yourself 07/16/2018
Express Yourself Allison is joined this episode by special guest host Alana Myles! Allison and Alana discuss two artists who challenged the status quo with their art. Amrita Sher- Gil was a pioneer in modern Indian art and has been called India's Frida Kahlo. Barbara Kruger is an American conceptual artist whose work addresses issues of power, consumerism, identity, and sexuality.
info_outline Little Girls with a Big Impact 06/25/2018
Little Girls with a Big Impact Allison and Kimberlee discuss two young girls who faced hardships head on and created opportunities to help and inspire others. Alexandra Scott held lemonade stands to raise money for childhood cancer research, leading to the creation of Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation. Mari Copeny used her position as Little Miss Flint to raise awareness of the Flint water crisis and continues to give back to children in her community.
info_outline She Leads By Example 06/18/2018
She Leads By Example As the month of Ramadan ends, Kimberlee and Allison discuss two Muslim women who dedicated their lives to the improvement of their communities. Shirin Ebadi broke barriers with her legal career in Iran, and has dedicated her life to fighting for human rights, earning the Nobel Peace Prize and founding Iran's Defenders of Human Rights Center. Fatima Al-Fihri dedicated herself to her community, founding the world's oldest existing, continually operating university.
info_outline Elle-GBTQ Icons 06/18/2018
Elle-GBTQ Icons Happy Pride Month! Allison and Kimberlee discuss two female icons in LGBT history. Before the Stonewall riots, Barbara Gittings campaigned for LGBT visibility and equality. Later, she pushed to end the classification of homosexuality as a mental illness. Audre Lorde described herself as a "black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet." With her poetry and her platform, she fought for greater consideration for intersectionality, addressing injustices of racism, sexism, classicism, and homophobia.
info_outline Psychology Pioneers 06/04/2018
Psychology Pioneers Allison and Kimberlee pay homage to Mental Health Awareness Month by discussing two women who were influential psychologists in the early 20th century. Mary Whiton Calkins was a leader in her field and became the first female president of the American Psychological Association. Mamie Phipps Clark made her mark studying the effects of segregation on African American students, which was influential in the landmark Brown vs. Board of Education case.
info_outline Her Voice 05/14/2018
Her Voice Allison and Kimberlee have fun discussing female music artists they've recently discovered and become obsessed with. Little Mix and Janelle Monáe have topped the charts and are using their music and platforms to support causes and discuss a wide range of issues.
info_outline A Woman's Place... 05/07/2018
A Woman's Place... ...Is in the Rebellion! Since May the Fourth just passed, Kimberlee and Allison pay homage to Star Wars by focusing on two women who were instrumental in rebellions and fought for change in their countries. Boudica, a Celtic queen, led her people against Roman invaders; Petra Herrera, a Mexican soldadera, disguised herself as a man to fight in the Mexican Revolution.
info_outline Women Making Headlines 04/30/2018
Women Making Headlines Kimberlee and Allison look into the history and accomplishments of women who have recently been making headlines. Tammie Jo Shults is a former Naval fighter pilot and current Southwest pilot and Kimba Wood is a Senior United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York.
info_outline Fashion Rebelles 04/23/2018
Fashion Rebelles While the fashion industry has been pretty male dominated, Allison and Kimberlee discuss two female designers who transformed fashion in their eras. Rose Bertin and Marie Antoinette set the standard in pre-Revolutionary France while Dame Mary Quant's mod styles, including the miniskirt and hotpants, still influence fashion today.
info_outline Mothers of the Earth 04/17/2018
Mothers of the Earth As next week is Earth Day, this week Allison and Kimberlee discuss two women who dedicated their lives to protecting the environment, even when they faced violence and intimidation. Dr. Wangari Maathai founded the Green Belt Movement in Kenya and won the Nobel for her work, while Berta Cáceres founded the Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras and won the Goldman Environmental Prize.
info_outline Her (Not His) Discoveries 04/09/2018
Her (Not His) Discoveries In this long awaited episode, Kimberlee and Allison discuss two women who weren't given the credit they deserved for their incredible scientific research and discoveries. Microbiologist Dr. Esther Lederberg pioneered work in bacterial genetics and nuclear physicist Dr. Chien-Shiung Wu came to be known as the Queen of Nuclear Research. Both women were overlooked when men in their lives won Nobel Prizes for work based off their research.
info_outline 07 International Women MiniSeries | Antarctica 04/02/2018
07 International Women MiniSeries | Antarctica It's the final episode of our continent by continent minisode miniseries! Allison and Kimberlee discuss women who have accomplished some incredible "firsts" on Antarctica. Ingrid Christensen was the first woman to see Antarctica from the air and the first to set foot on the mainland. Jade Hameister, among other records, is the youngest person to complete the Polar Hat Trick and the first woman to set a new route to the South Pole unsupported and unassisted.