WHAT WE DO
Welcome to the What We Do podcast! Make sure you subscribe to the podcast here so that you can get new downloads and updates every week!
Creator, Kira Kazantsev, has a little thing for Jane Austen, and a certain quote sent to her by a friend got her thinking - It truly isn’t what we say or think that defines us but WHAT WE DO. Good ol’ Jane was right, as she most often is. Taking action defines us, thus the What We Do podcast was born.
Every week, we are going to share amazing stories from the women who inspire us most. Actors, artists, activists, hosts, bloggers, CEOs, business women, reporters, experts, hometown heroes and so many more. We’ll be talking about the tough issues, the challenges we’ve faced, the best moments, the funny moments and the not so great moments. If you have ever dealt with insecurity, not knowing where to start on a big dream, or thinking that your dreams are unattainable, just listen to our podcast and you will learn that you are not alone. If you are willing to work hard and hustle for success, you can do anything you set your mind to, with a little help from your podcast friends. Make sure you tune in every week, subscribe, and please contact us if you have questions, comments, or suggestions.
WHO KIRA IS
Kira Kazantsev is a tireless advocate on women’s issues, keynote speaker, host, podcaster, television personality, and golf enthusiast. She served as Miss America 2015, the third consecutive Miss New York in a row to capture the crown.
During her year as Miss America, Kira was the first Miss America in 35 years to visit our troops abroad with the USO in stops like Afghanistan, Bahrain, South Korea, and many more. Kira served as the National Goodwill Ambassador for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, visiting sick and injured kids across North America. After her year, the organization hired Kira, and she currently works as their Director of Community Engagement.
As an advocate against Domestic Violence, Kira has been a long-time partner with Safe Horizon, the largest provider of Domestic Violence services in the country. She is a recipient of their “Voice of Empowerment” award and serves on their Leaders on the Horizon board. She worked with Safe Horizon to create the #PutTheNailInIt campaign, which has reached over 40 million people, encouraging them to show their support against Domestic Violence.
Since Miss America, Kira has continued her work with charitable organizations, traveled on speaking tours, launched the What We Do podcast, and has hosted segments and red carpets for EXTRA, The American Music Awards, The Golf Channel, The Miss America Organization, CMN Hospitals, Tiger Jam, and countless news outlets, among others. She also enjoys playing in celebrity golf pro-ams and has loved being a part of events like Tiger Woods’ Tiger Jam, The Gary Player Invitational, The BMW Pro-Am, PGA Champions Tour Events and many more. In 2017, Golf.com named Kira one of the Most Beautiful Women in Golf.
Kira studied Political Science, Global Studies, and Geography at Hofstra University Honors College and graduated with a B.A. in 2013 as a triple major and is trilingual, speaking Russian, Spanish, and English. In Summer 2017, Kira completed the Stanford Ignite Entrepreneurship program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She is currently based in California where she can usually be found in Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area, or on a plane off to her next stop.