Why a Podcast?

GriPSSI Episode 1

Welcome to the first episode of the Girl Powered Success and Survival International Podcast! This is a podcast about female empowerment, life inspiration and career advice from our host, Dr. Cindy M. P. Duke M.D., Ph.D., FACOG.

She is a reproductive endocrinology & infertility specialist, as well as the founder of the Nevada Fertility Institute in Las Vegas, NV. Dr. Duke has dedicated her life to patient-centered healthcare at her state-of the-art facility and as the Medical and Laboratory director of the Institute, offers the latest diagnostic and treatment options for both female and male patients. She’s committed to service excellence at every step of her patients’ reproductive journey. Dr. Duke is also a Public Speaker and Writer.

Her decision to create this podcast was inspired by her experience as a mentor throughout her career and her passion for giving back to her community. Dr. Duke views the world as a global village and has a deep desire for educating young women, empowering single mothers and sharing stories of both girls and women finding their power and worth in the face of adversity.

Episode Notes

In this episode, you’ll hear Dr. Duke talk about why she’s created this podcast, what to expect in the future and a little bit about her and her life’s mission.


  • Why host a podcast?
  • Duke’s Mission Statement for GriPSSI
  • Adapting as an immigrant
  • Being raised by a single mother
  • Interesting and fulfilling career paths that are unknown to most of us
  • Pushing young women to pursue STEM careers
  • Turning passions into businesses
  • What to expect on future episodes

Key Takeaway: By celebrating girls and women all across the world, we can collectively recognize our power, support others who may be struggling and step more confidently into life and career.