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I am thrilled to launch my 2022 Women of Global Interest Series, personal interviews with 7  of the interesting and accomplished women around the world that you need to know!

Here is the fabulous Line-Up.

  • NOTE Featured image is by New York-based award-winning photographer Susie Lang


Debbie Travis/Women You Need To Know

Finding JOY In Every Chapter of Life

A Heart-to-Heart Conversation with Debbie Travis  

WEDNESDAY, January 19th, 2022  

(This broadcast is over but a recording is available. But CLICK HERE to view it. 

TV Personality Debbie Travis practically invented DIY Decorating and Interior Design TV with her award-winning programs that included Debbie Travis’s Painted House, and Debbie Travis’ Facelift on HGTV.

Not surprisingly, Debbie became a favourite guest on OPRAH.

She has also launched her own line of products everything from paint to olive oil and wine.

Still, constantly reinventing herself, in 2016, Debbie started holding retreats inspiring women to envision and fulfill their dreams in her renovated Tuscan villa and 100-acre property.

A prolific author of 12 books, including Design Your Next Chapter, Debbie recently published, JOY, Life Lessons From A Tuscan Villa.

Please join me to talk about her new book, and to get to the heart of this remarkable woman of a certain age and how she continues to design new chapters of her own life!   


Style Icon Jeanne Beker/Women You Need To Know

FASHIONING A Fabulous Life!

A Conversation with International Fashion TV Personality,
Editor and Author Jeanne Beker

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2022  

(This broadcast is over but a recording is available. But CLICK HERE to view it.


No one has done more to bring the exotic world of fashion and “haute couture” into the homes of everyday women than TV personality and fashion editor Jeanne Beker.

Jeanne is best known as the host and producer of the internationally syndicated (130 countries) TV program “Fashion Television” (FT) which ran for 27 years.

From Toronto, New York, Paris, and Rome, Jeanne has interviewed and rubbed shoulders with the world’s elite from top models such as Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell to designers from Valentino to Karl Lagerfeld, to celebrities from Beyonce to Madonna.

Join me as we take a deep dive into the life and times of this indefatigable woman who started out studying theatre, and ended up with a front-row seat covering fashion as no one had ever done before. 



Amanda Dambuza/Women You Need To Know

Therefore I ROSE!

A Soulful Chat with Author, Speaker,

and Award-Winning Global Businesswoman Amanda Dambuza

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2022

(This broadcast is over but a recording is available. But CLICK HERE to view it. )


Amanda Dambuza gives real meaning to the words “Therefore I Rose” which is the name of her new handbook for those seeking an extraordinary life.

That’s because her early life as a young black girl in South Africa was “Baked In Pain”, which is the title of her memoir.

Abandoned by her parents, physically and sexually abused by extended family members, while also segregated under the oppressive white minority rule known as Apartheid, Dambuza had a seemingly impossible task to escape and rise above her circumstances.

Yet she did — eventually working up her way through corporate management to start several of her own businesses, all of which have earned awards and accolades including being celebrated as one of the TOP 30 Businesswomen in South Africa.


Join me to hear Amanda’s remarkable story and how she rose to become a beacon of female creativity and leadership with a worldwide following.

Instagram Amanda.Dambuza 70 K+ followers



Adrian Leeds in Paris/Women You Need To Know


My Interview with Paris Real Estate DIVA Adrian Leeds

Wednesday, June 1st, 2022


(This broadcast is over but a recording is available. But CLICK HERE to view it. )

Paris Property Consultant Adrian Leeds, Writer, Speaker, and TV Personality combs the romantic streets of Paris, Nice, and the French countryside looking for exciting properties for North Americans to invest in and own! Since 2006, she has been the Founder and Director of the Adrian Leeds Group after over two decades of experience in marketing, sales, media buying, and advertising in the U.S.

Originally from New Orleans, Leeds moved to Paris for a year in 1994 and never left. Adrian authors three Paris guide publications a week, and stars on HGTV’s House Hunters International, as the TV program’s most popular agent!

Join me to hear more about Adrian’s exciting life, times, and sumptuous French properties, all of which underscore that this woman of a certain age in Paris is still leading the way!



Photographer Susie Lang/Women You Need To Know

Photo Courtesy Susie Lang

Photo Courtesy Susie Lang

Celebrating the BEAUTY of Women Of A Certain Age  

With Award-Winning Photographer Susie Lang

September 14th, 2022

(This broadcast is over but a recording is available. But CLICK HERE to view it.


Susie Lang grew up on a farm in rural South Australia and developed a passion for photography as soon as her father handed her the one and only camera the family owned. Lang’s expertise and experience flourished from amateur to professional after she graduated from London’s Photographic College, earned her BA in Art and Design and won the Kodak award for her work.

Feeling her own anxiety about becoming invisible as she aged, Susie started photographing women over 60, creating the most remarkable portraits of an under-served and under-represented demographic.

Susie is able to see into a women’s soul aided by the fact that she is also a psychotherapist with a successful private practice in Manhattan where she now lives.

If you cringe whenever a camera appears, you will definitely want to join me as Susie takes us on a journey through her amazing repertoire, and why she believes photography is the key to unlocking and embracing our true essence and value as women of a certain age!




Parul Agrawal/Women You Need To Know


With Indian Born Best Selling Author, Speaker, Business Strategist and Community Leader  Parul Agrawal

Friday, October 21st, 2022

(This broadcast is over but a recording is available. Contact me at

Parul Agrawal’s journey to “engineer” her passion began in a small village in India. Parul was the product of a large traditional Hindu family that arranged her marriage and expected great things

from her. She did not disappoint. Parul earned a BA bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and then moved to the US where did her 2 master’s degrees in Engineering.

Her business career evolved over the years when she started her own business sharing Digital Media & Publishing Strategies to Help Entrepreneurs Build and Scale Their Businesses. She is the

author of 3 best-selling books and has helped 400 others get published including Stewart Pearce, the former voice coach of Princess Diana who wrote Diana, The Voice Of Change. Parul is a

sought-after speaker and has been featured in major publications like the Huffington Post, Thrive Global, and Forbes and on all of the American networks from ABC to CBS.

And there is so much more as you will learn how Parul has just kept finding new ways to “engineer” her passion.



Heidi Evans (centre) in Paris/Women You Need To Know


 The WOMEN OF PARIS Step Into The Spotlight

With Heidi Evans

Tuesday, December 6th, 2022

(This broadcast is over but a recording is available. Contact me at

With a degree in English Literature, Heidi Evans came to Paris from the UK to learn French. She fell in love with the city, along with its relatively unheralded history of the women who shaped its literary, artistic, and theatrical arenas.

In fact, frustrated with the predominantly male narrative in these areas, in 2016, Heidi started the very first Women of Paris Tours devoted entirely to its heroines from Mata Hari to Edith Piaff, from Simone de Beauvoir to Sylvia Beach, from Colette to Natalie Clifford Barney.

Join me as we tap into this woman’s knowledge and passion as she explores the lives, loves and struggles (one writer had to pen under a male name!) of the women of Paris.

Note Heidi’s tours stop at a few of the neighbourhood’s pastry and chocolate shops!

Because, well because it’s Paris!




I have been writing about Paris and France for several years now.

If you are just joining us you can catch up on the blogs that you missed.

CLICK HERE to see them!


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  1. Shardie Stevenson on January 2, 2022 at 9:17 am

    What a fabulous year you have planned for us Diana , kicking it off this month with my inspiration, Debbie Travis! I look forward to January 19 and all of your other interviews to “ decorate” 2022!😘😘😘🏡🏡🏡

    • Diana Bishop on January 2, 2022 at 11:49 am

      Thank you Shardie! And thanks for registering! I am so looking forward to this interview! Diana

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