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Phyllis Rippey

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Phyllis L. F. Rippey, Ph.D. is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Ottawa, Canada.  Trained as a quantitative sociologist in the areas of social stratification and political sociology, she is recognized for her scholarship regarding the social and economic implications of breastfeeding. She previously  she served as assistant professor of Sociology and Coordinator of Women’s and Gender Studies at Acadia University. Phyllis holds a BA in Humanistic Studies from McGill University and an MA and Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Iowa. 

Phyllis’s research has caught the interest of news outlets that include Bloomberg, Le Droit, Chicago Tribune, Slate.com, GoodMorningAmerica.com, Fortune.com, Live Science, MSNBC, the Globe & Mail, and Huffington Post. Her work on the economic costs of breastfeeding was featured on the BBC World Service program the “Food Chain” and the NPR show The Takeaway. In 2014, she was an invited panelist for a roundtable on Parental Leave with U.S. Labour Secretary Thomas Perez and U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman. She can be found online at doingsocialresearch.com and Sociomama.com. Phyllis lives in Ottawa, ON, Canada, with her husband Joel and their large assortment of children. Her personal brand is evidence based profanity.

Rosalie Rippey

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Rosalie Rippey is a nonprofit and public sector communications consultant with 20 years of leadership experience in public sector and nonprofit organizations. She is the editor and producer of The Rippey Sisters Podcast, and is building a consulting practice where women leaders can find the sounding board and team member they need to strengthen their professional impact.

Rosalie holds a Masters of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School and a Bachelors in interdisciplinary studies from the University of Iowa. Although she has dabbled in writing that carries a byline, in general her role involves bringing out the brilliance of others through writing with “Ka-POW.” When she’s not being paid to use words and images to change hearts and minds, Rosalie devotes herself to disability rights and anti-racist volunteer projects as well as finding ways to inject swear-words into craft projects (cross-stitch, knitting, crochet, etc.) Rosalie lives with her two, enormously tall teenaged sons, also-tall husband Kevin Fanning, chonky cat and bitey little dog in Cambridge, MA.

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