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The Tote and Pears Podcast

Oct 9, 2019

Being American and Latina can feel like living between worlds — growing up with one cultural heritage in the home and another you must learn to navigate once you leave your doorstep.

Amber sits down with Melissa Rodríguez, founder of Social Media Relations, a social media and digital advertising agency based in Los...


Sep 18, 2019

In households with school-aged kids, September marks a new beginning. Long summer days begin to fade, routines change and many parents transition into preparation mode, focusing on the needs of their children as they enter a new stage. Businesses and brands capitalize on the back-to-school season with bright campaigns...


Aug 28, 2019

ADHD is commonly associated with children and men yet over 6 million women in the U.S. have been diagnosed with ADHD and it’s estimated that 4 million more live undiagnosed. On this episode, Amber speaks with disability advocate, Margaux Joffe to discuss the unique challenges facing women with ADHD.

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Aug 14, 2019

While many parents focus on juggling work, family and many other personal obligations, some women spend all of their energy praying for another day of life. In this episode, Monique Fritz shares her story of caring for her son, Cameron, who was born with sickle cell anemia.

Produced by: Kai-Saun Anderson

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Jul 31, 2019

It’s a fact: diverse teams build more profitable products. During this episode, Amber chats with Willie Henry, Sr. Diversity & Inclusion Program Manager at Facebook, to discuss the value of diverse teams, the point of diversity and inclusion programs and why companies (large and small) need to make it a priority.