Claiming Space Eliza VanCort

Claiming Space with Eliza VanCort

As the vintage advertising for Virginia Slims cigarettes told women, “you’ve come a long way, baby.” Women have carved out a bigger seat at the table over the past 70 years. But we still have challenges when it comes to our voices being heard.

Our question this episode: How can women claim their space through confident communication that also builds relationship?

My guest is Eliza VanCort, author of “A Woman’s Guide to Claiming Space: Stand Tall. Raise Your Voice. Be Heard.” This is an episode for women AND men who want to support the women in their lives!

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Meet Eliza

Claiming Space with Eliza VanCort

Eliza VanCort is the author of the recently released book, “A Woman’s Guide to Claiming Space: Stand Tall. Raise Your Voice. Be Heard.” Eliza is a Cook House Fellow at Cornell University, an advisory board member of the Performing Arts for Social Change and the creator of a highly regarded talk commissioned by MIT focused on mentorship and institutionalized racism.

She is also on the Board of Advisors for DEN, focusing on Remote Workplace Communications as well as the founder of Central New York’s preeminent Meisner Technique acting studio and a student of the arts and political science. Having led a life that any Hollywood studio would immediately dismiss as being too-hard-to-believe, she has dedicated herself to empowering women of all experiences and backgrounds to claim space.

VanCort, who joined the chorus of women fiercely proclaiming #MeToo – gave a 2018 TEDx Rochester talk on Women, Power and Revolutionizing Speech in which she shared her personal story and offered actionable, transformative tools for real change.

BONUS: Be sure to read about Eliza’s compelling and dramatic life story, as featured on!

In my closing comments, I also referenced this episode of “Hidden Brain”: “In the Heat of The Moment: how intense emotions transform us.”