In episode 20 of the Equality Talks podcast, host Elisa Parker introduces us to Dr. Nancy O'Reilly, founder of Women Connect4Good and ultimate champion for women and the ERA. She has made it her life's mission to support organizations who lift up and advance wonen and girls and activate their passion and purpose. She believes publishing the Equal Rights Amendment in our constitution is one of the most import things we can do right now to create gender equity and she won't stop until the ERA becomes our 28th amendment. She stresses that being clear with our intent and asking for what we want is essential to stepping into our full value and worth along with stepping into our power-to. Public education and awareness is key and relationships are essential to sustainable equitable change.

O'Reilly says, "why not". Why not demand that the President instruct the archivist to publish the ERA. Why not demand a world that is equitable and just for all people. Why not show up for another women. She is here to help you. You just need to ask.

Hosted by nationally acclaimed radio host and Equal Voices/ERA Coalition, Elisa Parker, Equality Talks bridges the intersections of equality, justice, and social activism to unify as a collective and change the status quo.

Equality Talks focuses on the key facets of equality across all communities, including everything from gender, racial, economic and reproductive justice, to labor, immigrant, and LGBTQ+ rights.

Dr. Nancy O'Reilly

Nancy D. O'Reilly, PsyD, founded Women Connect4Good, Inc., a 501(c)3 foundation, to help support other organizations working to advance women and girls. She also serves on the boards of several social-profit groups, including the National Women’s History Museum.

Dr. Nancy’s latest books, In This Together: How Successful Women Support Each Other in Work and Life (Adams Media/Simon & Schuster, January 2019), and Leading Women: 20 Influential Women Share Their Secrets to Leadership, Business, and Life, were both released as audiobooks in 2022. In addition, she and her team continue to gain momentum with the Lift Women Up campaign. Originally created to complement a documentary that aired on PBS featuring her work championing women’s equality and advancement.

Dr. Nancy has earned numerous awards including the prestigious Mosaic Award from Diversity Woman Media, and a Women Making History Award from the National Women’s History Museum for making a significant contribution to her field. Dr. Nancy was also honored in Washington, D.C. at the 2018 Canales project with 20 other women, including Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

Supporting women is Dr. Nancy’s passion and purpose. Her popular podcast “Smart, Amazing Conversations with Dr. Nancy” examines the stories of life and leadership of smart, amazing women and men whose stories connect us, and helps listeners understand that the possibilities are endless if we support each other and lift one another up.

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