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Badass Women at Any Age

May 16, 2023

Trusting that life takes you in many different directions Emily Rogan has never been afraid of change and has pivoted throughout her life to many roles including stay-at-home mom, politician and CEO.   Emily’s non-linear journey led her to finding her passion in communication and health equity. Emily is a writer, editor, storyteller, communications expert and award-winning journalist. She's a vice president at 120/80 Marketing, an agency focused on digital health and healthcare, where she works with some of the most innovative companies in the space. She also teaches at Columbia University's School of Engineering graduate program. Helping students improve their public speaking and build confidence as communicators. Early in her career she led communications at a large nonprofit organization,  worked for a national news magazine and freelanced as an editor, writer, and tutor coach. Emily earned her bachelor in English from Cornell University and her master in journalism from NYU. 


 What You Will Hear in This Episode: 

1:54 Emily’s personal story

23:45 Communication and its challenges

26:13 How to be a better communicator/listener

30:51 Role modeling



“There isn't just one path for any of us. You have to be open to the fact that life takes you in a lot of different directions and often those directions that you weren't expecting. “

“Communication isn't a monologue.”

“We all need to be better listeners to be able to be better communicators.”

“I hope that my lived experience and my professional path shows people that, and shows young women that there is no right way. There's just your way.”



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