• Pikes Peak Women
12 episodes
Welcome to Empowering Pikes Peak Women. On this podcast, we plan to explore topics of critical importance to local women. Topics such as voting rights and access, healthcare reform, pay equity, community innovation, and investment, women’s health, and safety, challenges with career and family, or the actions of politicians for or against women’s rights. We want to inspire YOU to jump in and make a difference in local business and politics. In the past, we’ve hosted in-person events but we believe our work is more important now than ever and you can listen and engage at your convenience from a safe distance. Former Mayor Mary Lou Makepeace will serve as our moderator. If you don’t know Mary Lou – you’re missing out. She’s an absolute dynamo and a wonder woman on the front lines for expanding opportunities for women across the spectrum. She’s done it….and she’s committed to helping the next generation take over and make their mark. But this is a two-way conversation – we’d love to hear from YOU about the topics you think are most important to women. What’s keeping you up at night? What’s blocking you from achieving your dreams? What do you want to learn more about? Please email us at pikespeakwmn@gmail.com or post on our facebook page with your story ideas and concerns. Find us interesting? Sign up to receive our podcast on Apple or Spotify……..share with your friends. But most of all – engage and listen! We look forward to sharing intriguing and important women’s stories with you!

Episodes

What is LETAC? Law Enforcement Transparency and Accountability Commission with JJ Frazier and Deborah Walker
2021 Apr 1440m 6s
JJ  Frazier and Deborah Walker join our host Mary Lou Makepeace to discuss LETAC, the Law Enforcement Transparency and Accountability Commission. The mission of the Law Enforcement Transparency and Accountability Commission (LETAC) is to make recommendations to City Council which would promote improved understanding and relationships between the police department and the public. JJ is the current co-chairman of the commission, and both women share the purpose of the commission, how community members can get involved, and why they chose to join this commission personally.
City Council Election - YOUR VOTE Matters
2021 Mar 2341m 55s
Sarah Johnson, City Clerk, joins our host Mary Lou Makepeace to discuss how voting works, how to register if you haven't done so yet, the security of our voting system, the redistricting that has been done, and how to make your vote count.  Former City Councilmember Jan Martin talks about the current district races and what the field looks like in comparison to other election cycles.  Susan Davies gives us information on the ballot issue and the effect its passage would have.
Women VOTE Part 2 - Women in City Council And Beyond
2021 Mar 2336m 8s
Host Mary Lou Makepeace examines the changing dynamics in the field of candidates for this election, the rise of young candidates and their take on the issues, and how a diversity of council members would affect the city's entrance into its 151st year. Guests are Hillary Reed, Executive Director of Leadership Pikes Peak, and former City Councilmember Brandy Williams.
Education During the Time of COVID with Christine O'Brien and Noreen Landis-Tyson
2021 Mar 0341m 45s
On today's Elevating Pikes Peak Women, we're sitting down, distanced and masked, to tackle the OTHER big issue of COVID, Education...
Healthcare Inequities During the Time of COVID with Emily Maney and Maggie Youkhana from El Paso County Health Department
2021 Feb 2428m 35s
Healthcare Inequities During the Time of COVID with Emily Maney and Maggie Youkhana from El Paso County Health Department
Women Bear the Brunt of COVID’s Impact with Dena T. Smith, Mileah Kromer, and Louise Myrland,
2020 Dec 1635m 52s
On today's Elevating Pikes Peak Women, we're sitting down, virtually, to discuss how women are handling, or not handling the pandemic.
Women Making Change with Stephany Rose Spaulding
2020 Nov 1837m 20s
On today's Elevating Pikes Peak Women, we're sitting down, in the studio with masks and social distancing, to talk to Stephany Rose Spaulding about her work in the Colorado Springs area, and what she sees for the future. We discuss her Truth and Conciliation project, and how anyone, even you, could get involved.
Voting Matters: Voter Registration Efforts & Education with June Waller
2020 Oct 1620m 44s
On Elevating Pikes Peak Women, we are giving you a bonus to our Voting series. We've got June Waller joining Mary Lou Makepeace, outside the studio for safety, and we discuss her efforts to get individuals registered to vote, and why so many people don't vote, and what we can do to get registered, and get more people active in running for important roles in our city.
VOTING Matters with City Clerk of Colorado Springs and County Clerk of El Paso County
2020 Oct 1428m 43s
On Elevating Pikes Peak Women, we dive into the next piece of our Voting series, how voting works, and we get information directly from the City Clerk and the County Clerk. We discuss what elections they handle, the security of our voting system, and why your vote matters.
Women Vote: Kaleigh O'Donnell and Mattie Gullixson - Part 2
2020 Sep 3028m 57s
On Empowering Pikes Peak Women, we dive into Part Two of our Women Vote series. We've got Kaleigh O'Donnell and Mattie Gullixson joining us today to discuss their experience with voting, both in national and local elections as a younger generation.