The iWoman Report with Cathleen Trigg-Jones is a weekly news/talk show featuring all the latest in news, business, health, and entertainment, with a female focus. Each week, Trigg-Jones combines her 25-years of experience covering the news with her strong and personable interview skills to keep viewers informed, enlightened and entertained.
On this episode of the iWoman Report we cover the return of WNBA star Brittney Griner! Plus, iWoman Correspondent Deanna Harris attends a Rockland County event where activist Dr. Angela Davis spoke to students and a community after controversy almost prevented it.
This week's episode is all about girl power! We saw a lot of historic firsts after this year's Midterm elections, with a record number of women being elected into office. Our very own Kathy Hochul is now officially the first woman to be elected Governor of the state of New York. Cathleen touches on her trip to Puerto Rico for the Somos conference where she and Mayor Eric Adams volunteered with Hurricane Fiona efforts and an update on the uprisings in Iran. Then, Cathleen is joined by former rock-journalist and entrepreneur Elise Krentzel! She talks about what it was like touring with KISS as a reporter at only 19-years-old and what it is like now to mentor young women in their own entrepreneurial endeavors.
This week on the iWoman Report we are celebration women and girls! The Women's March organization held a protest on October 8th, one month ahead of the midterm elections, to advocate for women's rights. Then, on October 11th we celebrated the 10th anniversary of the International Day of the Girl. New York's first ever female Governor Kathy Hochul signed legislation that helps the Minority and Women Owned Businesses Program. Cathleen is joined by CEO of JRT Realty Group, Jodi Pulice, to talk about the importance of getting MWBE certified and her new company, MWBE Unite.
Puerto Rico has been hit by another devastating hurricane exactly 5 years after Hurricane Maria caused irreparable damage. Cathleen gets a call from her neighbor in Puerto Rico who is on the ground handing out food and water to those hit hardest. Then, Cathleen is joined by Joyce Short and Andrea Constand, two women who are passionate about creating a safe space in the legal system for sexual assault survivors. Then, in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Victoria Jenn joins the iWoman Report to discuss her business success and what it means to her to be a proud Latina!
The beginning of awards season is here! Starting the the Emmy's we celebrate all the amazing Black women who won in major categories. Queen Elizabeth II has died at age 96, and the world can't stop watching the Royal Family and how they're dealing with this loss. Then, Cathleen Trigg-Jones is joined by Natalie Silverstein from Impact 100 NYC, an organization that focuses on bringing women together to give back to their communities.
On this iWoman Report we are talking about the recent monkeypox outbreak with Dr. John McCarthy, an Emergency Room Attending at Interfaith Hospital in Brooklyn. Then, Cathleen Trigg-Jones speaks with Dr. Topeka K. Sam, founder and executive director of The Ladies of Hope Ministries, about the staggering disparities in female incarceration and the cost of their restitution once they are released from prison. Plus, an update on Emmy-award winning actress Anne Heche's deadly car accident.
After waiting nearly six months in a Russian prison, WNBA star Brittney Griner has finally received her sentence for bringing cannabis oil into the country. Cathleen talks with international security expert Dr. Danielle Gilbert about what this means for Brittney’s future and also answers the question: is Brittney Griner a hostage? Then, following the news of the federal charges brought against 4 of the officers involved in the murder of Breonna Taylor, the family’s lawyer Lonita Baker comes on to talk about how it felt to hear people were finally being held responsible after two years.
History was made last week in Washington, D.C. as the statue of Civil Rights leader and trailblazing educator, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune was unveiled in the Capitol’s Statuary Hall. Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune is the first Black person elevated by a state for recognition in Statuary Hall. In celebration of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune’s historic statue, we recognize her many achievements and the lasting impact she has made on the education system. Later, we drive into the cost of a college education and whether barriers such as systemic racism and the overwhelming price tag universities have prevent students from attending college.
The past 4th of July weekend left Americans in despair once again as multiple shootings occurred amidst the Independence Day festivities. Cathleen Trigg-Jones takes us through the tragedy that happened in Highland Park, IL and the jarring difference in the way police officers treated the shooter, a white man, and Jayland Walker, a black man who was killed after being shot 60 times by officers after fleeing from a traffic stop. Plus, it’s BIPOC mental health awareness month, so Cathleen goes over the various factors people of color go through that add to the stresses of life and increase risk of mental illness.
The over turning of Roe v. Wade leaves us wondering about the future of women’s rights in America, but there is still room to celebrate the good things that have been happening to move toward gender equality. Governor Kathy Hochul may be New York’s very first elected female governor and we just celebrated the 50th anniversary of the passage of Title IX, the legislation that made discrimination on the basis of sex illegal. Plus, an update on WNBA star Brittney Griner, who was arrested in Russia in February and has been detained there since awaiting trial.
After months of protests and outrage, the Supreme Court has officially determined the fate of women’s abortion rights with a ruling that overturned the constitutional right to an abortion in a 6-3 ruling. As a result roughly 26 states are likely to restrict abortion practices. On this iWoman Report, we uncover the Supreme Court decision that has stripped women of a fundamental human right that will disproportionately affect women of color and women in low-income communities.
In this exclusive interview, Cathleen Trigg-Jones speaks with the mother of TiJae Baker, a 23-year-old from Brooklyn who has been missing since May 1. Then, Cathleen is joined by Jennifer Madera, the Director of Safe Harbour Service at the Children's Village to talk to us about her work with homeless youth and trafficking victims.
Within the past two weeks, two mass shootings have shaken the United States, causing citizens and Senators to double down on calls for stricter gun control laws across the country. In this episode, Cathleen Trigg-Jones talks about the most recent mass shootings that happened only 10 days apart from each other. Cathleen is then joined by LIFE Camp Inc. Chief Wellness Officer Kheperah Kearse. She gives wellness advice about how to navigate everything going on in the world from shootings to war to COVID and what strategies you can use to prioritize your health and well-being.
Following the release of the Supreme Court draft opinion leak on the fate of the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that allows abortion up until fetal viability, Cathleen Trigg-Jones takes us out to a protest advocating for abortion rights. Get the inside scoop on the fight for a woman's right to choose as Cathleen talks with people involved in the cause.
The 2022 Academy Awards were filled with highs and lows. On this week’s episode of the iWoman Report we take a look at the historic moments of women in film and touch upon the backlash of what is being known as “The Slap Heard Around the World.” Then, Cathleen talks with the very first winners of the inaugural iWoman TV Film Fund Grant, Cat and Hannah, about their documentary film "Women Behind the Wheel." Joining this week’s episode are the winners of iWoman’s Film Fund Grant, Cat Haigh & Hannah Congdon to talk about their documentary film, “Women Behind the Wheel.” In the film they take a 3000 km road trip along Central Asia’s Pamir Highway, speaking with women along the way to hear their testimonies and shed light on a women’s movement that is largely ignored by Western media.
As we continue to celebrate Women’s History Month, we recognize the importance of Equal Pay Day which took place on March 15th with an inside look at Governor of New York Kathy Hochul’s bill signing which brought two bills into law that protect women from discrimination and ensure equal pay. Host, Cathleen Trigg-Jones highlights the first female director of a Pixar film as well as the ongoing effort to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment to become an official constitutional amendment. Check out this week’s iWoman Report for a shoutout to some amazing women-owned businesses and much more!
COVID-19 has caused a real increase in mental health risk for depression and anxiety, to name a couple. That’s why on this episode Cathleen is taking a look at the mental health crisis we are facing today. Gen Z, elite athletes, and TikTok are just a few of the topics discussed on this week’s iWoman Report. Plus, Cathleen is joined by Jennifer Sterling, a dance/movement psychotherapist, to talk about a unique approach to therapy that you may not have heard of before.