The Brain Science Behind Gender Bias in the Workplace: Communications Explored

Interview: Carol Barkes

Some talking points for an interview on
women on gender bias in the workplace:

  • As one of the San Francisco Bay Area first female firefighters and now a woman in a still largely male dominated legal field, I regularly experience gender bias.  In fact, we all do and some of it cannot be helped.
  • Biases come in two forms extrinsic and intrinsic.  Intrinsic biases happen “under the hood” or unconsciously.  They are our brains way of filtering information that is ancestral in nature—is someone a friend or is someone a potential threat, for instance.  Extrinsic biases are consciously driven in that we choose to have them.  For instance, I choose not to hire a woman. Continue reading “The Brain Science Behind Gender Bias in the Workplace: Communications Explored”

Perimenopausal Depression: A Unique Form of Depression Calls for an Alternative Approach

Available for Interviews: Dr. Eldred Taylor

Interview Dr. Eldred Taylor to answer all of your women’s health questions regarding hormonal imbalances and how to correct them. Dr. Taylor is a leader in the hormone industry and is passionate about helping women while using a holistic functional medicine approach.

Talking Points for an Interview with Dr. Taylor
on Perimenopausal Depression

What is perimenopause? Perimenopause usually occurs between ages 35-50. Around this age ovulation in women is more erratic and the menstrual cycle becomes irregular. This is caused by an imbalance in female hormones, estrogen and progesterone. Estrogen affects serotonin in the brain and progesterone affects a brain chemical called GABA. Serotonin and GABA affect mood positively. A disruption in ovulation leads to a disruption in hormones, and this leads to a disruption in mood in the negative which leads to depression.

Statistics. Studies show that anywhere from 20%–40% of perimenopausal women will experience depression.

Perimenopausal depression. This kind of depression is caused by this imbalance in the brain chemicals mentioned above. What makes women even more susceptible to depression is life stress. Around this time women may be dealing with divorce, single parenting, college tuition, sick and aging parents, etc. All of this is happening simultaneously, and a woman’s hormones are affecting her ability to handle the stress. This combination can lead to depression. 

Signs of depression. Signs include irritability, lack of interest in activities, fatigue, lack of motivation, excessive sleeping or insomnia, weight gain, and cravings.

How to obtain treatment: Antidepressants are not the answer. The best option is to measure hormones with saliva testing to diagnose the hormonal imbalance. Once the imbalance in hormones is diagnosed, the hormones should be balanced using bio-identical hormones.

Dr. Eldred Taylor, MD


Available for Interviews: Dr. Eldred Taylor

Dr. Eldred Taylor , MD, is an expert in functional and anti-aging medicine and is President of the American Functional Medicine Association, a nonprofit which educates healthcare providers and the public on functional (wellness) medicine. He is the co-author of Are Your Hormones Making You Sick? and The Stress Connection. Dr. Taylor is also a sought-after radio and television personality who has been featured in local and national publications. 

Jo Allison
PR Managing Editor
Success In Media, Inc.

Risks Small Business Owners Don’t Even Know They Have

Interview Geeta Nadkarni

Geeta Nadkarni is an expert in the field of publicity, marketing, and helping small business owners to grow their businesses and here are a few things she would say in an interview:

11 Practical Tips for Preventing Infections Unique to Women

Interview Dr. Mimi Secor on preventing infections unique to women.

Dr. Mimi Secor has a Doctorate in Nursing Practice, is a board-certified Nurse Practitioner, and has specialized in Women’s Health for over 40 years. She is a popular National Speaker and Consultant, educating advanced practice clinicians and consumers around the country and the world.

Continue reading “11 Practical Tips for Preventing Infections Unique to Women”

Difficult Business Relationships: Exploring Solutions

Interview: Carol Barkes

Here’s some talking points on what Carol Barkes would say on an interview about problematic business relationships:

  • Many questions are about change management and there are some simple neuroscience techniques to make this easier for everyone.
  • Still others are about workload and fairness, which is actually the leading cause of workplace stress. Talking about this is one of the best ways to save businesses money. In fact, annually US businesses lose over $300 billion in financial resources due to stress. Continue reading “Difficult Business Relationships: Exploring Solutions”

Why Every Women Should Have a Will

Available for Interviews: Glenn Matecun.

Glenn R. Metecun, CELA, is certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation. Here are some talking points about why every woman should have a will:

Wills are not just for the wealthy. Wills are not just for “old people” (whatever “old” means nowadays). Women of all ages should have a Will as part of their comprehensive estate plan. A Will is part of a comprehensive estate plan that protects you while you are here (even if you are incapacitated), and ensures that your personal property, money and home are distributed to your loved ones in the most tax-friendly and efficient way possible.

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Daring to Follow Your Dreams—Despite the Doubters

Geeta Nadkarni, founder of: and
writes about overcoming the naysayers of the world. . . .

When I first had the idea to turn my knowledge of PR and messaging into an online course, it was as if I grew a second head! Everyone either didn’t understand what I was trying to do, or thought I was an irresponsible idiot for investing my meager savings in pursuing my dreams by coaching others.

Continue reading “Daring to Follow Your Dreams—Despite the Doubters”

The Neuroscience Behind Interracial Relationship Prejudice

Interview: Carol Barkes on Interracial Relationship Prejudice.

Our negative judgements on interracial relationships can be explored through our knowledge of neuroscience. Though it is very difficult to change one’s opinions once they have been formed over time through their values, there are some strategies that one can employ to minimize conflict.
Some Talking Points from Carol Barkes on 
Interracial Relationship Prejudice:


The Financial Side of Getting Older

Available for Interviews: Glenn Matecun.

Glenn R. Metecun, CELA, is certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation. Interview Glenn to learn more about estate planning for our vulnerable seniors.

Talking Points on estate issues
involving the elderly:

When You’re Just Feeling “Okay”: How to Cope When Life Feels Dull

Interview: Dr. Colleen Cira, Psy.D. on great advice for people who don’t feel excited about their lives.

The feeling of being “okay” or hitting a plateau in your life is something that everyone experiences, but can be taken any number of different ways, but it typically goes in a really positive direction or a more negative one. If folks are able to be more in the moment and accept the plateau for what it is (likely temporary, possibly a break from chaos/drama/business, etc), then it has the potential to be really enjoyable.

Quiet moments in your life can turn into something more exciting and positive