The S.E.A. Change initiative is partnering with A New Angle podcast to create a S.E.A. Change initiative series. Check back for monthly episodes. 

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Podcast with Kelly Webster

Episode 1

UM President Seth Bodnar and Dr. Chelsea Bodnar introduce the S.E.A. Change initiative, and then UM Regents Professor of History Anya Jabour and historian Beth Judy discuss the history of women’s suffrage here in Montana and beyond.


Pursue Your Passion

Episode 2

Christine Littig, a serial entrepreneur in the Missoula restaurant space, and Morgan Slemberger, associate director of the Blackstone LaunchPad at UM,  explain the Pursue Your Passions program, what it’s trying to accomplish and how we should assess its success.


Brigitta Miranda-Freer

Episode 3

As a prominent leader in the Montana economy, Brigitta Miranda-Freer is known for getting things done. We talk about her experience leading two important organizations in the Montana economy and her perspective on gender equity in the workplace and on campus.


Susan Hay Patrick Podcast

Episode 4

Susan Hay Patrick, CEO of United Way of Missoula, has a lot to say about many of the challenges facing our region, especially when it comes to the pillars of her organization – education, income and health. 

Whitney and Carol Williams

Episode 5

Mother-daughter duo Carol and Whitney Williams talk about the importance of public service, their family's political legacy and the future of women in politics. 

Jennifer Palmieri

Episode 6

Jennifer Palmieri served as communications director for the Hillary Clinton Campaign and the Obama White House. Her book “Dear Madam President” is a powerful account of her experience in politics.

Micah Larsen and her child

Episode 7

Persuasion expert Micah Larsen took a non-linear path to motherhood and having a child motivated a huge shift in her business – a specific and empathetic focus on helping women entrepreneurs succeed.

Nichole Heyer

Episode 8

Nichole Heyer is passionate about serving our neighbors in need and in the transformative power of education. She is Homeless Education Liasion for school districts in the Flathead Valley and the recent winner of national award for her advocacy in the area of homelessness. 


Kat Cowley podcast

Episode 9

UM alumna and MPA student Kat Cowley's pioneering leadership helped establish the Food Pantry at UM. We discuss her work at the Food Pantry and her personal experiences with food and housing insecurity.

Joyce Dombrouski

Episode 10

Joyce Dombrouski, chief executive for the Montana Service Area for Providence Health & Services and MUS regent, discusses the parallel challenges facing health care and higher education in Montana.

Griz Statue at UM

A New Angle Podcasts

Listen to archived A New Angle episodes showcasing talented women who have joined the conversation. Hear the stories of Kim Shappee, Nicole Miller, Jen Euell, Winona LaDuke, Kia Liszak, Emily Graslie, Sara Rinfret, Micah Larsen, Cheryl Strayed, Jakki Mohr, Suzanne Tillman and others.