GIRL Talk is a podcast for girls, hosted by Girl Scouts River Valleys. Girl Scouts is there to support all girls, wherever and whoever they are. GIRLs are Go-getters, Innovators, Risk-takers, and Leaders–we know you’re out there speaking up, speaking out, leading school clubs, mastering new skills, playing instruments, running races, swimming laps, looking at stars, sleeping in tents, drawing, painting, writing, coding, taking tests, applying for college, supporting your family, and dealing with all that life throws at you.
Join our hosts Hannah and Shanna as they dive into topics like careers, STEM, culture, race, education, music, art, advocacy, travel, and what it takes to be a leader. They’ll feature interviews with subject-matter experts, community leaders, women in cool careers, and girls like you who are out there doing amazing things.
Find out more about Hannah, Shanna, and their behind-the-scenes master Idelle in their bios below!
Hannah is the STEM Program Manager and seasonal Director of Camp Lakamaga at Girl Scouts River Valleys. Truly living her best life, she spends her time during the school year creating science, technology and engineering events and her summers working outside with staff and campers. Hannah is passionate (and will talk your ear off) about girls taking the lead in their lives—developing persistence and empathy along the way. In her free time, Hannah plays many video games, enjoys a good movie, and loves taking walks with her 6-lb pup, Figgy.
Shanna is a Program Planner at Girl Scouts River Valleys—which in short means she is truly living her passion for youth work and community! For the past year Shanna has hosted more than 13 Girl Scout troops across the northwest and metro areas of the Twin Cities through the Girl Scouts ConnectZ program, focusing her work with girls on race, culture, and identity. She loves connecting her girls to service and art, showing them that their internal power not only propels their lives but the world around them. Along with leading Girl Scout troops, Shanna plans events, works with data, and coordinates systems that support her team while they’re out doing great things with girls. Shanna spends her free time finding stuff to do outside, hanging out with family pets, catching a movie with friends, and doing college homework (sneaking in an episode of the Simpsons when she can…). A couple of new hobbies on the horizon: getting into reading and biking!
Idelle wears many hats at Girl Scouts River Valleys. From program and outdoors, to training, to coordinating staff opportunities, to helping volunteers, she does it all! Idelle loves solving problems, hearing people’s stories, and helping wherever she can. In her free time she plays guitar, loves watching great TV shows, listens to podcasts and music, gets outside whenever she can, drinks the best coffee, and spends time in sunbeams with her big fluffy cat Marley.
GIRL Talk is brought to you by Girl Scouts River Valleys, based in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Spectacular audio editing is by McAlister Grant.