In the guest chairs:
We had a busy day in the studio today. First up, Jacqui Chew of TEDx Peachtree joined us to share some background on TED and TEDx and shared some of this year’s plans for TEDx Peacthree. The conference will be held in October and this year’s theme is Illuminate!. They are still accepting speaker nominations and tickets will go on sale for the event in August. For more information on all things TEDx Peachtree go to: http://tedxpeachtree.com
Then we switched things up and recognized two amazing young women from Fayette County High School. Courtney Abrahims and Reagan Beavers participated in the Microsoft IT Academy at their school, went over and above taking as many Microsoft certifications as they could get their hands on and became THE tech resources for their school. Amazing girls doing great work! And as a bonus, after we chatted about their program and school, I got their thoughts on gender inequality at work and the pay gap we’ve all been talking about.
In the headlines:
- The first apartment complex next to the new Braves stadium is in the works. Would you want to live next to the stadium? Intern Kevin would, but he’s obsessed with baseball… me, not so much!
- And while we’re on the subject a new $41 Million project is set to address crashes and traffic in the new stadium area. We’ll tell you who’s paying for it and why it’s necessary.
- Did you ever wonder if Shark Tank really works for companies? Well it’s working for two Macon women. Tune in to hear about their money making pants.
- And speaking of pants and women – Kate Hudson is taking on LuLuLemon with a new line of very reasonably prices athletic wear. I’ll tell you why it’s great. And then I’m going to do what I do best – complain about it. 🙂