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Better Than Before with the Amazing Michal Grayevsky

Jane’s guest today, Michal Grayevsky, is one of the world’s most respected and influential women. As a business leader, communications strategist, and former investigative reporter, she is both a powerful and impressive force at the intersection of politics, business, diplomacy and media. In her former role as a journalist for the most widely-read newspaper in Israel, her fearless exposés uncovered sweeping public corruption and spurred major political and human rights reforms. Indeed, she was the first journalist in Israel to reveal sexual harassment by men in positions of power. Currently, as a senior adviser to Ronald S. Lauder, she provides guidance on his business interests and media relationships and also serves as President of JCS International (JCSI), a global media company. Extremely active philanthropically, she sits on the Board of Directors of the UN Women for Peace Association and the International Academy of Arts and Sciences, to name but two. On the show today, Michal and Jane will discuss how growing up in Israel made her especially resilient, helping her grapple with such global issues as Middle East peace while facing the challenges as an executive, a woman a devoted mother of two. Michal will also share her thoughts on the #MeToo movement and where she sees it heading. On a more personal note, she will reveal insights from the highly effective program she created for managing work for interns entitled, “The Ten Commandments of Management,” and how she maintains her beauty, elegance and enviable sense of style through it all.

Better than Before: Jane Wilkens Michael: Speaking with the Stars

Jane’s guest today is Erin Andrews, one of television’s brightest stars and undoubtedly the most famous female sports broadcaster in history. She is FOX Sports’ lead NFL sideline reporter, and this year joined the network’s new Thursday Night Football team. But even those who don’t follow football religiously will know her as the Co-host of ABC’s Dancing With The Stars, which is currently it its 27th season. Erin will talk to Jane about how she balances her work and private life with all she does on a daily basis, how she is able to stay connected to her family when her constant sportscasting assignments keep her on the road, the advice she gives to others whose jobs might also take them away from home, and which athletes and DWTS contestants inspire her the most. On a more personal note, Erin will also discuss her recent diagnosis of cervical cancer and why she decided to share it with the public. To that end, she has teamed up with Hologic on an initiative to mobilize women to take control of their health and ensure they are being regularly tested for this treatable and preventable cancer. Finally, Erin will tell us about her own lifestyle regimen and what encouragement she gives other women who may being going through a health crisis.

BTB: Jane Wilkens Michael talks with Power Broker Dottie Herman

Podcast: Play in new window | Download DownloadShow URLA talk with Douglas Elliman CEO Dottie Herman Jane’s guest today is Dottie Herman who, after a highly successful career in financial planning, climbed to the pinnacle of the real estate industry in only two decades to become the CEO of Douglas Elliman, the third largest real estate

BTB: Jane Wilkens Michael Show Talking Style with Rachel Zoe

Jane’s guest today is the incredible Rachel Zoe, the world-famous stylist, editor, author, TV personality and entrepreneur, renowned for her effortless take on glamour. She has styled a wide range of celebrities, influencers and icons on and off the red carpet, including such A-listers as Jennifer Lawrence (when she won the Oscar for Best Actress), Keira Knightley and Kate Hudson, to name but a few. This year, the multi-talented Rachel not only announced a new Macy’s collaboration and her 2019 Resort Collection, but will also open her first brick and mortar store. Additionally, Rachel manages various projects through digital platforms, including an online Facebook docuseries, Style Yourself. She has recently partnered with Shire on a new “Eyelove” initiative called Screen Responsibly, to educate everyone on the intersection between screen use and eye health. On our show, Rachel talks with Jane about how she got started in the fashion industry, the essential elements of her personal style, the stars she has worked with, and her numerous current projects. As a mother of two young sons, Rachel also shares her secrets for balancing her work life and family life, as well as tips for maintaining healthy screening habits.