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"It isn't what we say or think that defines us, but WHAT WE DO" -Jane AustenWelcome to What We Do! With new episodes every Tuesday, our host and former Miss America, Kira Kazantsev, sits down with some of the most inspirational women in the game to bring you their stories of triumph, failure, overcoming adversity, determination, success, and how they do what they do. Look forward to honest, raw, real, and sometimes hilarious conversations. From female entrepreneurs, to agents of social change, to reporters, hosts, hometown heroes making a difference in their community and beyond, the What We Do podcast aims to inspire women to do more, be more, and dream more. It truly is what we do that defines us, so let's do more, together.

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"It isn't what we say or think that defines us, but WHAT WE DO" -Jane AustenWelcome to What We Do! With new episodes every Tuesday, our host and former Miss America, Kira Kazantsev, sits down with some of the most inspirational women in the game to bring you their stories of triumph, failure, overcoming adversity, determination, success, and how they do what they do. Look forward to honest, raw, real, and sometimes hilarious conversations. From female entrepreneurs, to agents of social change, to reporters, hosts, hometown heroes making a difference in their community and beyond, the What We Do podcast aims to inspire women to do more, be more, and dream more. It truly is what we do that defines us, so let's do more, together.

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Kween

By Kelly from The Daily Rally - Jun 13 2018
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Kira is an amazing host! So talented.

Break the Silence

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Thank you for the opportunity to share Break the Silence on Episode #20!!!!

iTunes Ratings

88 Ratings
Average Ratings
86
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0
1
1

Kween

By Kelly from The Daily Rally - Jun 13 2018
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Kira is an amazing host! So talented.

Break the Silence

By breakthesilence_vtv - May 17 2018
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Thank you for the opportunity to share Break the Silence on Episode #20!!!!
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What We Do

Latest release on Oct 31, 2018

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Rank #1: Episode 18: Kira on Public Speaking, Nervousness, and Confidence #Musings

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This week, Kira is mixing it up from her regular interview content and releasing another episode on a topic that she finds very relevant to our lives: public speaking. At some point or another, either for your job or an event or a competition, you will be forced to speak in front of an audience of more than one person. Regardless of if you’re comfortable with that or not, tune in to the podcast for Kira’s musings on public speaking, tips and tricks, ways to build your confidence, how to manage nervousness, her pet peeves and personal struggles with nerves. Apparently American’s number 1 fear is public speaking, let’s fix that.

Apr 25 2018

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Rank #2: Episode 20: Brittney Blackerby #BreakTheSilence

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I recently put it to my Instagram followers to nominate people they wanted to hear on the podcast. Many many messages later, an overwhelming number of people nominated Brittney Blackerby. Having met Brittney before and after receiving so many messages about her and her story, I knew she was the clear winner. A 2015 graduate of Henderson State, Brittney is currently pursuing her Masters in Counseling while enjoying married life and being a dog mom. Brittney is a former Miss Arkansas competitor and is announcing something very exciting about her platform, "Break the Silence: Preventing Child Abuse”, on the episode. Brittney is also sharing a raw account of her experiences as a child who suffered sexual abuse at the hands of a teacher. She is a shining light and an example to all that you need not be defined by anything that you have been through. Her story is remarkable and I am so honored that she chose to share it on What We Do. 

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May 16 2018

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Rank #3: Episode 27: Kristen Dalton Wolfe #TheSparkleEffect

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Hello What We Doers! This week WWD welcomes Kristen Dalton Wolfe to show! Kristen is a former Miss USA who helps women step into the radiance of their true identity. Since Miss USA, Kristen has used her passion for women coupled with her degree in Psychology to launch SheisMore.com, a faith blog to spread the truth that every woman is royalty. 400,000 readers are impacted every month by the site. Kristen and her husband are based in Los Angeles and run men and women’s ministries, retreats and conferences. They speak regularly in churches, conferences, events and universities. Kristen is also a TV host with her own nationally syndicated show and you may also see her in global print and commercial campaigns. Kristen is the author of Rise Up, Princess: 60 Days To Revealing Her Royal Identity and Rise Up With God: The Guided Journal. Her next book, The Sparkle Effect is coming soon! Today on the episode, Kristen and Kira discuss Kristen's road to and after Miss USA, her life based in faith, a spirited discussion on relationships, religion, and overcoming anxiety, the joys and challenges of being a new mom, launching a book product, and much more! Please enjoy!

Sep 26 2018

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Rank #4: Episode 2: Megan Alexander #FaithInTheSpotlight

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Episode 2 of the What We Do Podcast features our very first guest! We are thrilled to welcome Megan Alexander. Megan is a national news correspondent, author, speaker and actress. She can be seen every evening as a correspondent on the longest-running, top rated syndicated national news magazine television show INSIDE EDITION. You can find her book, Faith in the Spotlight, on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/dp/1501143069/ref=cmswrcpapi_YMIjAbPYR25ZG

On today’s episode, Megan and Kira discuss facing rejection, finding your seat at the table, staying true to yourself, taking your place in success no matter your beliefs or where you come from, and much more! Make sure to tune in and subscribe!

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Dec 05 2017

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Rank #5: Episode 3: Jenni Pulos #RunningYourOwnRace

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In Episode 3 of the What We Do Podcast, Kira sits down with Jenni Pulos of "Flipping Out" on Bravo. Actress, comedian, rapper, wife and mother of two, Jenni shares her thoughts on failing your way to the successes of your life, trusting life's journey, bullying, IVF, sexual assault in Hollywood, mentorship, religion, and much more!

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Dec 12 2017

28mins

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Rank #6: Episode 17: Alexa Rogers #SocialLight

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This week's guest is one of my dearest friends and someone that I am so honored to have in my corner. Alexa Rogers graduated with a degree in business management, a Spanish minor, and an international business certificate from Arizona State University. She later went on to be Miss Arizona 2014 where she championed her platform of fighting homelessness for at-risk youth. With over 8 years of marketing & graphic design experience, she started Social Light Design where she creates custom Snapchat Geofilters and other promotional design material, as well as social media consulting. She believes that "What we do" with social media and branding can make a large impact on the community - both locally and globally. Alexa is a true representation of making it work and taking on that side hustle like a pro. We're talking about how to start your own business, being ok with your dreams changing, her tips and tricks for social media, some advice for any Miss America hopefuls out there and much more.

Apr 18 2018

31mins

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Rank #7: Episode 9: Ashley Mayo #ItWouldNoLongerHurt

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This week, What We Do welcomes Ashley Mayo to the show! Ashley is the Brand Editor at Golf Digest and oversees style coverage for the magazine. She currently lives in Manhattan, where she has miraculously managed to maintain a 3 handicap. Ashley played Golf for UVA and then found her way through making it at a publication in a time when they were going under by focusing on growing Golf Digest's social media presence. We discuss her love of writing, how to keep going in the face of haters, why she thinks more women should get into golf, some of her favorite career moments (like playing a round of golf with snoop dog!) and more!

Feb 06 2018

37mins

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Rank #8: Episode 5: Emily Loftiss #EverydayGlam

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This week, Kira is joined by television host, style and beauty expert, former Radio City Rockette, and all around force for good, Emily Loftiss! Tune in to hear Emily's, raw, real, relatable, and HILARIOUS musings on life, beauty tips, and being fabulous. We discuss changing your dreams, love, loss, leopard print, putting out positive thoughts into the universe, how you can be a little more glam and confident in your every day life and much more! You can follow Emily @emilyloftiss on all social channels and tune in to her Everyday Glam Facebook Live show every Tuesday on the Emily Loftiss Facebook page at 9pmET. Edited and mixed by ResonateRecordings.com

Jan 10 2018

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Rank #9: Episode 6: Sage Steele #OwnYourFailures

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This week, Kira is joined by Sage Steele. You can see Sage Monday-Thursday mornings as the lead anchor of SportsCenter on ESPN. Sage shares her story of coming up in the sportscasting business, managing a family life with the challenges of working in entertainment, some of her fondest memories through the years and some of her biggest challenges. She gives her advice to anyone who dreams of following in her footsteps and talks accepting failure and celebrating success. Thank you so much to Sage for being a guest on What We Do! Enjoy! Edited and mixed by ResonateRecordings.com

Jan 16 2018

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Rank #10: Episode 11: #PerceptionIsReality

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This week, I’m doing something a little different and talking about the influencer culture, purchasing followers, and the negative connotation that can be associated with “Influencers”. After reading the investigative piece by the New York Times called: The Follower Factory-Everybody wants to be popular online. Some even pay for it. Inside social media’s black market, it really got my wheels turning and forced me to face some thoughts I’ve been having myself on the world of social media. This week’s episode details those thoughts. We’ll be back next week with full interview content.

Feb 20 2018

14mins

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Rank #11: Episode 7: Megan LaMothe #ItsAllForay

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What We Do is excited to welcome Megan LaMothe, CEO of Foray Golf to the show! As a former Victoria's Secret Executive and an avid golfer, Megan discovered a major hole in the market for women's wear in golf. She decided to jump off the proverbial cliff and create her own brand which grounds itself in the fit of a woman's body and limited release collections. But it wasn't easy to get there! Tune in to Megan's incredible story of perseverance, navigating the corporate world, business school, branding, breaking into fashion, behind the scenes of Victoria's Secret, being a mom, and much more. If you'd like to learn more about the brand, visit foraygolf.com or follow them @foraygolfusa on instagram!

Jan 23 2018

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Rank #12: Episode 10: Alexandra Wilkis Wilson #HustleComeWhatMay

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It's episode 10! Can you believe it?! This week's guest is absolutely perfect to mark the occasion. What We Do is thrilled to welcome Alexandra Wilkis Wilson to the show. Alexandra is the co-founder of Gilt, Glam Squad, and Fitz Co. She is currently the CEO of Fitz Co. and also SVP of Consumer Strategy and Innovation at Allergan. The Harvard and Harvard Business school alum is a best selling author, speaker, and fierce wife and mother of two. Alexandra's vast experience in entrepreneurship, start-ups, and advising and investing in fellow female founders makes her the perfect guest for the WWD audience. If anyone out there is interested in starting your own business or is scared to take the plunge on a big dream, whatever it may be, this episode is for you. Enjoy!

Feb 13 2018

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Rank #13: Episode 21: Kelli O'Hara #RootForYourFriends

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Hello listeners! It is Episode 21 and WWD is so excited to welcome Broadway Star Kelli O'Hara to the show! The Tony award winning actress from Elk City, OK has graced the

stage in iconic productions like The King and I, South Pacific, Jekyll and Hyde, Nice Work If You Can Get It, and countless others. From Broadway to Opera at the Met to roles on the silver screen, Kelli has truly done it all and continues to be a force in the industry. Today, we're talking about her journey through the competitive world of show business, what it took to make it, being from a small town and moving to New York City, her most memorable roles, advice for those that want to follow in her footsteps, and much more. Listeners should also be proud that I didn't fan girl TOO hard over Kelli. Enjoy!

May 23 2018

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Rank #14: Episode 26: Kelly Hawkins #TheDailyRally

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Hello everyone and welcome back to another episode of WWD! This week we are welcoming Kelly Hawkins to the show. Now like me and like many of us, Kelly is in the early stages of starting her very own venture called the Daily Rally. Kelly has worked for ESPN, ESPNU, CBS Sports, Fox Sports, the Jacksonville Jaguars and many others. After college she went to the PGA TOUR to serve as a reporter and producer which is how we met. Now Kelly is bringing her sports wisdom to the masses and providing fun content for guys and girls alike in a super whitty and charming way. If any of you out there want to be better sports fans or just want to know what the heck is going on out there, you have to subscribe to the daily rally. For now, Kelly is sharing some of the lessons she’s learned along the way and giving a really relatable take on being an early stage female entrepreneur. Please enjoy!

Sep 12 2018

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Rank #15: Episode 13: True Life #Hustler

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This week Kira is taking on another subject that she’s put a lot of thought into recently as it seems to define her lifestyle: the hustle. Many of you out there live a hustle lifestyle or at least have a side hustle. If you’re always working towards that next big thing, your goals aren’t confined by societies norms and expectations, and you sometimes get overwhelmed with it all, this episode is here to remind you that you are KILLING it at life. You just need to give yourself a little credit. Tune in to listen to Kira’s hustle history and how she thinks our perspective on it all should be!

Mar 07 2018

12mins

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