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Women like you are the backbone of our community and the fact that you embrace public radio means so much to us. Your passion for our service propels us to continue our dedication to unbiased in-depth news coverage and the development of ongoing funding for public radio.

Members of this group enjoy exclusive invitations to intimate events with public radio personalities and other outstanding female community leaders. Each month, members receive an e-newsletter with updates from women making news in our community and the KJZZ women producing outstanding news stories.

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Past Events

The Impact of Women Leaders
September 22, 2023

KJZZ Assistant News Director Lindsey Riley moderated a panel of entrepreneurs and leaders who have overcome difficulties to become impactful leaders in our community, including:

  • Teniqua Broughton, the Founder of VerveSimone Consulting and Executive Director of State of Black Arizona
  • Jennifer Caraway, Founder and Executive Director of The Joy Bus & The Joy Bus Diner
  • Michelle Green, the President and Founder of Two Twelve Direct
  • Maryann Guerra, the Founder of Aesthetics Biomedical®

This event was hosted at the offices of Greenberg Traurig, LLP in Phoenix.

The Veterans' Experience from a Woman's Perspective
February 23, 2022

What image does the word “veteran” conjure up in your mind? The Hear Arizona podcast Becoming a Veteran explores aspects of military life that make it difficult for some veterans to adapt to society once they have completed their service. Here Arizona put together a panel to discuss the veteran's experience from the perspective of military women.

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The Journey of Exploradora Coffee
November 5, 2021

Rocio Hernandez, KJZZ Senior Field Correspondent, interviewed mother-and-daughter business entrepreneurs Alison Gray Anderson and Wade Johnson, the founders of Exploradora Coffee. Alison and Wade shared what they have learned working with women growers all over the world and how their efforts with Exploradora are making a difference.

Book Chat with Author Molly Ball
July 12, 2021

The KJZZ Women In Our Community group hosted a virtual book chat with Molly Ball, author of Pelosi, via Zoom.

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Book Chat with Author Linda Smith
July 14, 2020

The KJZZ Women In Our Community group hosted a virtual book chat with Linda Smith, author of Renting Lacy: The Story of America's Prostituted Children, via Zoom.

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Cybersecurity Event with Dr. Luisa Parraguez Kobek
October 12, 2019

Dr. Luisa Parraguez-Kobek, a Fulbright-Garcia Robles Senior Research Scholar, professor at the Tecnológico de Monterrey’s Mexico City campus, and expert on U.S.-Mexico relations and international cybersecurity, spoke to the Women In Our Community group and other members about “Protecting Your Digital World.”

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Cybersecurity Event with Dr. Luisa Parraguez Kobek
Cybersecurity Event

The Moment of Lift Book Chat
August 1, 2019

The KJZZ/KBACH Book Club and Women In Our Community groups had a joint book chat at the offices of the Better Business Bureau Arizona to discuss The Moment of Lift by philanthropist Melinda Gates.

Book Chat with María Tomás-Keegan
February 27, 2019

Women In Our Community met at The Refuge Café for a Book Chat with María Tomás-Keegan and Linda Pastori, General Manager of Development, Sun Sounds of Arizona, and SPOT 127.

The Story of Navajo Women with Laurel Morales
September 18, 2018
Korva Coleman Women's Dinner
April 5, 2018
Women In Our Community Lunch
March 23, 2018


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