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Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff

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What are the secrets behind some of the most successful women in the world? Each week designer Rebecca Minkoff talks to women from all walks of life, from CEOs to artists, and shows us what life is like without the pretty filters in order to help you navigate what it means to be vulnerable, how loss can make you stronger, and other ways to make your inner superwoman shine. Join us in being Superwomen, together! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/superwomen/support
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From High School Dropout to Multi-Millionaire: The Secrets to Building a Personal Brand, Networking, and Shamelessly Pivoting with Lori Harder, Founder & CEO of glōci

When Lori Harder, serial entrepreneur, podcast host, author, and most recently, the CEO and Founder of glōci, realized her next big dream of launching a product, she never imagined that one of her biggest challenges would be getting over the shame of pivoting halfway through. Self-made multi-millionaire Lori Harder has faced many challenges on her journey to success. From high school dropout to losing everything, Lori has always found a way to succeed and push past her limits. One of her biggest limitations was when she raised $2 million from 54 female investors to start an alcohol company, only to realize that she spent half the money on research and development, which left her feeling like a failure for months. Realizing that the only way out was to share vulnerably what she was going through, she successfully pivoted and launched glōci. It is Lori's mission today to redefine pivot and to let women founders know that there is no shame in reaching out to people who can assist you. Thanks for listening!  Don't forget to order Rebecca's new book, Fearless: The New Rules for Unlocking Creativity, Courage, and Success. Follow Superwomen on Instagram. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
7/23/202446 minutes, 17 seconds
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Championing Customer Success: From Bootstrapping a Tech Company to Empowering Beauty and Wellness Entrepreneurs with Danielle Cohen-Shohet, CEO & Founder of GlossGenius

Danielle Cohen-Shohet, CEO & Founder of GlossGenius, knows first-hand that running a small business in the beauty and wellness space can be extremely challenging. Business owners often find themselves deeply involved in their day-to-day operations, leaving little time to focus on their business's future growth. To solve this problem, Danielle bootstrapped and built GlossGenius from the ground up. GlossGenius is a software payment company for small businesses in the beauty and wellness industry. GlossGenius handles everything from appointments to marketing, so business owners can concentrate on what matters most. As a highly mission-driven company, Danielle is creating the hands-on impact she has always dreamed of by focusing on customer success. As Danielle states, our customer success is our success. Thanks for listening!  Don't forget to order Rebecca's new book, Fearless: The New Rules for Unlocking Creativity, Courage, and Success. Follow Superwomen on Instagram. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
7/16/202434 minutes, 47 seconds
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Rediscovering Cool: How to Find Yourself in Motherhood and Making the Most of Your Time with Lizzy Mathis, Founder of The Cool Mom Co.

Lizzy Mathis is a cool mom of three who wears many different hats. From modeling and acting to today's roles as founder, editor-in-chief, podcast interviewer, and television producer. There’s not much that Lizzy can’t do. After losing herself early on in motherhood, Lizzy struggled to find a diverse, inclusive online space that talked about the things she cared about. To find herself, Lizzy founded the blog The Cool Mom Co. and her podcast The Cool Mom Code Podcast followed soon after. Using other cool mom's stories as inspiration, Lizzy's podcast explores the intersection of womanhood and motherhood and offers answers to the age-old question, “How does she do it? ” Throughout the process, Lizzy has learned that time is our most important resource, and for something to be a hell-yes it has to absolutely be worth her time. Be sure to check out her latest project Honest Renovations, a television show she co-creates, co-produces, and co-hosts with her bestie Jessica Alba. Thanks for listening!  Don't forget to order Rebecca's new book, Fearless: The New Rules for Unlocking Creativity, Courage, and Success. Follow Superwomen on Instagram. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
7/9/202442 minutes, 3 seconds
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From $100K to Multi-Millionaire: Empowering Women Financially and Fighting the Patriarchy with Tori Dunlap, Founder of Her First $100K

This episode is sponsored by Magnum Ice Cream. More is more with Magnum ice cream. Follow ⁠@magnumicecream⁠ on Instagram and Twitter and ⁠@magnumicecreamUS⁠ on Facebook. Find Magnum ice cream at retailers nationwide and at ⁠⁠magnumicecream.com⁠⁠. Money is still considered a taboo topic of conversation in Western culture. And while it is more socially acceptable for men to talk about money, women are often shamed and told to spend less. Tori Dunlap, money expert and founder of Her First $100K, is here to change that.  As an advocate for women's financial rights, Tori believes that educating women on finances and putting more money in their hands is the most effective way to fight patriarchy. By the time she was 25, Tori had saved $100,000 by working a side hustle alongside her 9-5. Tori's company grew to multi-millions within a few years after she quit her corporate job and went all in. Today, Tori has helped over 5 million women learn about money. Additionally, she is the host of the #1 money podcast for women in the world and a New York Times bestselling book, both entitled Financial Feminist. Although Tori admits she isn't for everyone, if you're ready to get rich the feminist way, she's got your back Thanks for listening!  Don't forget to order Rebecca's new book, Fearless: The New Rules for Unlocking Creativity, Courage, and Success. Follow Superwomen on Instagram. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
7/2/202444 minutes, 46 seconds
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From Side Hustle to Full-Time Founder: Quitting Her Job, Pregnancy Surprises, and Start-Up Stardom with Kristyn Rose Berland, Founder

It has been a whirlwind year for Kristyn Rose Berland, Founder of Crate Away. Just two days after quitting her full-time job to go all in on her start-up, Kristyn found out she was pregnant. Two days later, her entrepreneurial reality show Side Hustlers premiered. Things have really taken off since then.  For the past few years, Kristyn has been working her butt off to get her pet crate business Crate Away off of the ground. In addition to selling her car for seed money, Kristyn worked her corporate job full time and spent nights and weekends working on her startup. Kristyn’s hard work finally paid off when she received a starring role on Roku's Side Hustlers, a show that provides mentorship and investment opportunities for female founders. Landing an investment of $100,000, Kristyn finally made the emotional decision to quit her job. She is now all in on founder life, and her innovative pet crate will be available for pet lovers everywhere by the end of summer. Thanks for listening!  Don't forget to order Rebecca's new book, Fearless: The New Rules for Unlocking Creativity, Courage, and Success. Follow Superwomen on Instagram. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
6/25/202424 minutes, 3 seconds
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Following Her Own Path: Healthy Living, Restaurant Success, and Balancing Motherhood with Sabrina Rudin, Founder of Spring Cafe Aspen

Sabrina Rudin, founder of Spring Cafe Aspen, has always lived life on her own terms, following her intuition, and not afraid to raise a few eyebrows along the way. After college, Sabrina followed her heart to Aspen to become a ski instructor and eventually opened her organic, plant-based restaurant, Spring Cafe. While Sabrina had no previous restaurant experience, she had a deep understanding of how healthy foods can nourish you. The greatest influence on Sabrina was her mother, who taught her that what we eat is so closely related to our health. Now a mother of three, Sabrina hopes to instill the same values in her children. While balancing motherhood and entrepreneurship has its challenges, Sabrina has learned to make time for the things that really matter.    Thanks for listening!  Don't forget to order Rebecca's new book, Fearless: The New Rules for Unlocking Creativity, Courage, and Success. Follow Superwomen on Instagram. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
6/18/202441 minutes, 11 seconds
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Handcrafted Success: Transforming a Creative Hobby into a Marketing Revolution with Danielle Becker, CEO & Founder of Lefty’s Right Mind

With Lefty's Right Mind celebrating seven years of business success, Danielle Becker, CEO and Founder, can't believe moments like her first event with Derek Jeter were just stepping stones. Danielle has always been a creative. Even while working in corporate America as a graphic designer, she kept following her passion. Initially beginning as a hobby, Danielle's handcrafted customizations of luxury items quickly gained traction and soon she was partnering with major brands. In 2017, Danielle officially founded Lefty’s Right Mind, a creative studio specializing in bespoke artistry. Using her unique blend of digital design and hand craftsmanship, Danielle strives to create an experience that connects people to brands and products. Although Danielle currently describes her life as a beautiful disaster, she wouldn’t have it any other way. Thanks for listening!  Don't forget to order Rebecca's new book, Fearless: The New Rules for Unlocking Creativity, Courage, and Success. Follow Superwomen on Instagram. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
6/11/202428 minutes, 50 seconds
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Celebrating Non-Conformity: Embracing Indian Culture and Revolutionizing Fashion with Jessel Taank, Founder of ŌUSHQ, Fashion Publicist, & RHONY Star

This episode is sponsored by Magnum Ice Cream. More is more with Magnum ice cream. Follow @magnumicecream on Instagram and Twitter and @magnumicecreamUS on Facebook. Find Magnum ice cream at retailers nationwide and at ⁠magnumicecream.com⁠. Despite being British-born, Jessel Taank, fashion publicist and RHONY star, considers herself first and foremost Indian. While Jessel deeply loves her culture, she isn’t afraid to take the path less followed.  Following in the footsteps of her famous photographer uncles, Jessel moved to New York to pursue a career in fashion. Ultimately leading her to a career as a fashion publicist representing some of of the biggest names in the industry. While sourcing pieces for her wedding in 2014, Jessel had an aha moment. Her adoration for Indian fashion led her to found ŌUSHQ, an e-commerce platform that empowers Indian designers to gain international visibility. According to Jessel, Indian designers have never had a better time than now to stand out from the crowd. Thanks for listening!  Don't forget to order Rebecca's new book, Fearless: The New Rules for Unlocking Creativity, Courage, and Success. Follow Superwomen on Instagram. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
6/4/202440 minutes, 19 seconds
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A Position of Curiosity: Activist and Author Jenna Arnold

How many of us have robotically asked, “How are you?,” and given the zombie response, “Fine,” when we could all use that as a moment to gently and authentically check in with ourselves and one another? Jenna Arnold prefers to ask “how your heart is doing,” digging beneath the social dance to reveal a nugget of true feeling. One of Oprah’s “Top 100 Awakened Leaders,” the core of Jenna’s work revolves around teaching white people how to relearn and re-categorize social niceties and biases in order to genuinely reflect on reflex responses, learning how to actively and authentically work from a place of honesty and support. Her book, Raising Our Hands, asks white women to work against ingrained complacency and do the work necessary to become better allies. Using curiosity as a starting point, reflection and understanding can then follow, paving the way for empathy and the ability to better show up for marginalized communities. Thanks for listening! Don't forget to pre-order Rebecca's new book, Fearless: The New Rules for Unlocking Creativity, Courage, and Success. Email your receipt to [email protected] to get the cost of the book as a credit on Rebeccaminkoff.com! It's a win-win! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas Curiosity as a starting point to deeper understanding, rather than a place of frustration to avoid. The crossroads between fear and immobilization. "I’m sorry, what else?" Social Media @itsjenna Links Resources --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
8/10/202127 minutes, 7 seconds
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Fireside Chat: Courage with Amanda Kloots and Anna Kloots

To celebrate the launch of Rebecca's new book, Fearless: The New Rules for Unlocking Creativity, Courage, and Success, we're sharing a series of talks from a recent event! In this episode, sisters and now co-authors, Amanda and Anna Kloots, discuss their joint endeavor of writing about Amanda's courageous year overcoming the loss of her husband. Order your copy today! Thanks for listening! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
8/3/202125 minutes, 8 seconds
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Prioritize Health, Prioritize Sustainability: Allison Evans & Kelly Love of Branch Basics

When a slew of mysterious, debilitating symptoms forced Allison Evans to take a leave of absence from college to focus on her health, her desperate search for a solution led to her aunt Marilee, who had turned to holistic methods to address her own health concerns years before. Taking her best friend, Kelly Love, with her, Allison spent the summer with Marilee, learning the value and effects of the things we put on, in and around our bodies. What was meant to be a summer of recovery was in fact the beginning of a lifelong journey in learning and educating people about the risk of toxic products we interact with on a daily basis. Kelly and Allison often lament that they never meant to start a “soap company,” but that their mission to educate people about the exposure to toxic household products naturally led to a need to replace those items. Despite many ups and downs, Branch Basics is now growing 300% year over year. At its core, the company is all about education, extolling the prudent avoidance of toxic chemicals without instilling fear. Thanks for listening! Don't forget to pre-order Rebecca's new book, Fearless: The New Rules for Unlocking Creativity, Courage, and Success. Email your receipt to [email protected] to get the cost of the book as a credit on Rebeccaminkoff.com! It's a win-win! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas Start with removing toxic products from the home, especially pesticides and chemical cleaning products. Education as a driving force behind sales. Social Media @branchbasics Links Toss the Toxins --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
7/27/202132 minutes, 1 second
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Fireside Chat: Courage with Rebecca Minkoff & Bozoma Saint John

To celebrate the launch of Rebecca's new book, Fearless: The New Rules for Unlocking Creativity, Courage, and Success, we're sharing a series of talks from a recent event! In this episode Rebecca Minkoff sits down with Bozoma Saint John, Netflix's Global Chief Marketing Officer, to chat about her new book, Fearless. Bozoma and Rebecca break down the number one burning question, “how to be successful?" Order your copy today! Thanks for listening! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
7/20/202126 minutes, 35 seconds
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Many Paths to Happiness: Kathleen Hogan of Microsoft

This episode is in partnership with SAP SuccessFactors. Kathleen Hogan, Chief People Officer at Microsoft, may oversee 160,000+ employees, but she never really planned on going into business. What the former Harvard mathematics major really wanted to  do was become a professor. Although life took her down a different path, Kathleen doesn’t regret it. Finding she had a knack for business, Kathleen learned how to ascertain  when situations called for flexibility and when it was necessary to advocate for what she needed. Navigating a path to an executive position as a single mom through two bouts of breast cancer, Kathleen is a strong supporter of both intentionality and vulnerability  as a means to connect and grow with others. She has worked tirelessly at Microsoft to create a culture of inclusion that attracts and inspires the world’s most passionate talent. The Female Founder Collective is partnering with SAP on a program to help moms and dads who are parenting during the pandemic and beyond. The Back to Best for Parents resource  page brings together special offers, resources, and content to support parents by helping them better integrate work and life. Learn more by visiting https://www.sap.com/back-to-best-for-parents. Thanks for listening!  Don't forget to order Rebecca's new book, Fearless:  The New Rules for Unlocking Creativity, Courage, and Success. Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas The pandemic has brought more humanity and flexibility into the workforce which will create new opportunity for women Being intentional about what you want and advocating for yourself in work and life. Growing in business as a single mom. Understanding that “work will fill the capacity you give it.” --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
7/13/202134 minutes, 48 seconds
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Resilience is the No. 1 Predictor of Success”: Marisa Thalberg of Lowe’s

What do luxury beauty, home improvement and fast food have in common? The fact that Marisa Thalberg has been a driving force behind successful marketing campaigns for major brands in all three categories! Growing up, Marisa wanted to be either an actress or a lawyer, and in hindsight, she can see that this was reflective of her desire to be a communicator, a storyteller. When an internship at an ad agency proved to be more exciting than previous stints in the entertainment industry, Marisa knew she was hooked. She has now pioneered creative campaigns for such companies as Estée Lauder, Taco Bell and Lowe’s. While her career has been a success, it wasn’t without its twists and turns. But more than hard work and creativity, Marisa credits resilience with her ability to move forward, keep going and make a rewarding path of her life’s work. Thanks for listening!  Don't forget to order Rebecca's new book, Fearless: The New Rules for Unlocking Creativity, Courage, and Success. Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas The benefits of lateral thinking and the ability to approach situations creatively. It’s less a question of whether or not a team/company has good ideas, but more about understanding timing, impact, etc. Social Media @ExecutiveMoms LinkedIn @marisathalberg --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
7/6/202136 minutes, 42 seconds
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The Dynamic State of Balance: Wende Zomnir of Urban Decay

When Wende Zomnir was ready for a change from her corporate job, her initial thought was to drop it all to become a freelance writer and scuba instructor. However, as fate would have it, she soon met the woman who would become her future co-founder. Lamenting the variety of exciting colors in the mid-90’s makeup scene, the two bonded and Urban Decay cosmetics was born. A fan of big hair and big makeup since her childhood in Texas, Wende always had a creative, adventurous streak. Pair that with a dash of grit and resourcefulness, and you get one tenacious entrepreneur. Wende famously made her first sale with Nordstrom within 24 hours of contacting their buyer. These days she’s taken on more of a leadership role, but whether she’s working, knitting or diving with sharks, Wende is all about creating balance in a busy world. Thanks for listening! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas Breaking through and standing apart from major brands in the business. The pros and cons of choosing a global partnership, and why it’s important to know your company well before you do. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
6/22/202125 minutes, 41 seconds
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Looking for a Little Grace: Author and FOX News Anchor Dana Perino

A passion for news was instilled in Dana Perino from a young age. As a little girl growing up in Wyoming and Colorado, her dad expected her to choose two articles a day from the local paper to discuss over the family dinner. The emphasis on current events paid off as Dana moved to Washington, D.C. to work in politics, eventually leading to her appointment as the White House Press Secretary under George W. Bush. Now a veteran FOX News anchor and accomplished author, Dana is sharing the advice she learned as a young woman in her forthcoming book, Everything Will Be Okay – Life Lessons for Young Women. The key takeaway? Letting worry fall by the wayside and learning resilience along the path. Thanks for listening! Don't forget to pre-order Rebecca's new book, Fearless: The New Rules for Unlocking Creativity, Courage, and Success. Email your receipt to [email protected] to get a $25 credit on Rebeccaminkoff.com! It's a win-win! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas Addressing worries by understanding what you have control over and what you don’t. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
6/1/202132 minutes, 15 seconds
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Believe in Your Brilliance: Danyel Surrency Jones of POWERHANDZ

This episode is sponsored by Capital One Business. Some people feel the entrepreneurial itch from a young age and dive in headfirst as soon as they can create something to sell. Others may feel its constant, subtle pull for years while they work for someone else, only giving in once the pain of an unsatisfying job finally outweighs the fear of doing their own thing. Danyel Surrency Jones was quite comfortable in her executive position at a Fortune 500 company, but being told repeatedly that she was “too innovative” finally pushed her past her own discomfort, helped her focus on the skills she had built and how she could apply them to any field. In co-founding POWERHANDZ, an athletic training and rehabilitation product tech company, Danyel is pursuing her life’s goal to improve the lives of others by serving local and global communities, improving health and wellness for all people by bridging the gap in disparities, and ensuring that the company will never have to choose between doing good and turning a profit. Embracing her truth as her superpower, Danyel is living proof that when you follow your intuition you can live your dreams, support yourself and help others simultaneously! Thanks for listening! Don't forget to pre-order Rebecca's new book, Fearless: The New Rules for Unlocking Creativity, Courage, and Success. Email your receipt to [email protected] to get a $25 credit on Rebeccaminkoff.com! It's a win-win! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas Working through the fear that comes with moving out of a comfortable situation and into a venture that is ultimately more satisfying. Recognizing the core strengths that you can apply to any industry or entrepreneurial foray. Links Tedx Talk - The Black Elephant in the Room --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
5/25/202132 minutes, 44 seconds
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Out of Your Head and Onto the Page: Author and NY Times Editor Jessica Bennett

Growing up as the child of liberal parents in Seattle, Jessica Bennett may have spent her formative years steeped in a culture of feminism, but she didn’t feel the need to claim the title of feminist until she was faced with the tangible gender disparities that arose during her first job as a staff writer at Newsweek in New York. Spurred by inexcusable evidence of wage discrepancy and story stealing, Jessica banded with other women in the company, only to discover Newsweek’s 40+ year history of discrimination against women. Finding her niche in mission-driven journalism, Jessica has authored two books, received awards for her coverage of the LGBTQ+ community, been named the first ever gender editor of The New York Times, and launched numerous projects on gender politics and cultural trends. Still working to manage the demon known as “imposter syndrome” despite her many accolades, Jessica continues in her mission to bring change into the spaces that are not yet considered safe for women and marginalized communities. Thanks for listening! Don't forget to pre-order Rebecca's new book, Fearless: The New Rules for Unlocking Creativity, Courage, and Success. Email your receipt to [email protected] to get a $25 credit on Rebeccaminkoff.com! It's a win-win! Big Ideas The value in numbers – women working together and the changes that can occur through collective effort. Tips for receiving and giving support to other women in your community. Links Feminist Fight Club This Is 18 --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
5/18/202132 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Art & Importance of Patience: Bobbi Brown

It seems crazy to think that there was a time when entrepreneur, creatrix and makeup maven Bobbi Brown didn’t know what she wanted to do with her life, but like many young people it took some coaxing to decide on a career path. However, once she realized her passion lay in makeup artistry, there was no looking back. Working as a freelance artist in NYC, Bobbi was unimpressed with the popular color palettes at the time, preferring to mix her own shades. Credited with popularizing the “natural” makeup look, Bobbi’s creativity led to her own makeup line, which then paved the way for a multitude of businesses to follow. This Renaissance woman has written numerous books, owns a hotel, and has launched several wellness and makeup brands since her namesake line first debuted, all the while carving out time for herself and her family and learning the art of patience along the way. Thanks for listening! Don't forget to pre-order Rebecca's new book, Fearless: The New Rules for Unlocking Creativity, Courage, and Success. Email your receipt to [email protected] to get a $25 credit on Rebeccaminkoff.com! It's a win-win! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas How to manage a business when the business bears your name. Balancing work and personal time. Guest Website justBOBBI --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
5/11/202125 minutes, 30 seconds
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I’m Not Everything, But I’m Really Something: Claire Babineaux-Fontenot of Feeding America

Think your family is big? Try being one of 108 adopted siblings! The love, challenges, and resilience that Claire Babineaux-Fontenot learned by observing her parents, brothers, and sisters created within her an unwavering optimism in the face of adversity. When a major health scare caused Claire to question her career choice, she ultimately decided she wanted to do something more fulfilling, and went to work at Feeding America. Now invested in solving the challenges of food insecurity across the U.S., Claire has learned the importance of directing her energy, delegating tasks, and doubled down in her belief that it’s a communal effort that makes for the greatest rewards. Thanks for listening! Don't forget to pre-order Rebecca's new book, Fearless: The New Rules for Unlocking Creativity, Courage, and Success. Email your receipt to [email protected] to get a $25 credit on Rebeccaminkoff.com! It's a win-win! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas How Covid has affected people already experiencing food insecurity, and those who thought they would never be in that situation. How to maintain a sense of optimism even in the face of overwhelming adversity. Guest Website Feeding America --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
5/4/202145 minutes, 11 seconds
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How To Edit Your Life, With Lisa Jacobs

As someone who's moved around the country multiple times with 3  kids, Lisa Jacobs knows the power of an organized home. An organized  space can save you time, money, and even instill calm in a chaotic  house. At the age of 48, Lisa found  herself at a crossroad in life. Her kids were older, and she was ready  to go back into the workforce. When considering her options she thought  about what she was most passionate about --- organizing and  decluttering. Starting her business Jacobs admits she made a million  mistakes along the way, but that's the life of an entrepreneur. Lisa  talks about some of her best organizing tips, and reminds us that yes,  we really should throw out clothes that don't fit us anymore! Thanks for listening! Don't forget to pre-order Rebecca's new book, Fearless: The New Rules for Unlocking Creativity, Courage, and Success. Email your receipt to [email protected] to get a $25 credit on Rebeccaminkoff.com! It's a win-win! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas Turning your passion into a business How to scale your business when you're a solo entrepreneur How to clean out and organize your closets Links https://www.imagineitdoneny.com/ https://www.instagram.com/imagine.it.done/ --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
4/27/202130 minutes, 50 seconds
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Make Your Life Delicious: Author, Chef and TV Personality Daphne Oz

Daphne Oz spent her formative years cooking by her grandmother’s side, soaking up recipes, techniques and family gatherings around the kitchen. It made sense, then, that her first book, written while she was still in college, was about healthy eating. While that paved the way for her to join the culinary-centered talk show, The Chew, Daphne still didn’t have any formal training, a fact she remedied by attending culinary school despite an already-successful stint on a cooking show. Daphne continues to stir her entrepreneurial spirit as co-host of the Mom Brain Podcast. As a business owner and mother of four, it may seem as though she is doing the impossible. The key, she says, is learning to ask for help where you need it and to show up as your most authentic self, no matter what others have to say about it! Thanks for listening! Don't forget to pre-order Rebecca's new book, Fearless: The New Rules for Unlocking Creativity, Courage, and Success. Email your receipt to [email protected] to get a $25 a credit on Rebeccaminkoff.com! It's a win-win! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas Familiar habits may be where your comfort lies, but often changing them leads to greater happiness. The importance of accepting help when you need it. Guest Website Mom Brain Podcast @daphneoz --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
4/20/202139 minutes, 4 seconds
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Be Someone Who Can Light Your Own Fire: Jen Cohen Bogan of Bluejay Bikes

While she might not define herself as a fitness enthusiast, Jen Cohen Bogan has an eye for the up and coming, and she knew the first time she rode an e-bike that there was something special there. The missing piece was, in her mind, a product that could marry function, value, quality and style. Not many people would want to ride a bike that wasn’t cute! Ever the outsider in her career pursuits, Jen parlayed her lack of experience into a fresh perspective, doing her own extensive research and funding in order to learn as much as possible while still maintaining control of what was to become her new company. She’s now the proud owner of Bluejay Bikes, one of the most popular brands available, pursuing what lights her fire and practicing what makes her happy on a daily basis. Thanks for listening! Don't forget to pre-order Rebecca's new book, Fearless: The New Rules for Unlocking Creativity, Courage, and Success. Send the receipt of your pre-order to [email protected] to get $25 off your next RM purchase! It's a win-win! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas The fresh perspective that you can bring to an industry by “being an outsider.” Starting simple in the design of any new product or service. Links The Lean Startup Bluejay Bikes @bluejaybikes --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
4/13/202122 minutes, 21 seconds
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Rich in Mind, Rich in Heart: Chriselle Lim, Digital Influencer and Co-Founder of bümo

Chriselle Lim was an influencer before influencing was a career to aspire to. Having fun with her own YouTube channel in college, she was one of the pioneers who recognized that content could mean more than ironic memes and charming cat videos. Early on, she was invited to Rebecca’s fashion shows before fashion had tapped into the influencer market. Their friendship has been going strong ever since. Never content focusing in just one area, Chriselle has gone through a digital metamorphosis through her use of various social media platforms over the years. She has also expanded her entrepreneurial side in the co-founding of bümo, a multidimensional service aimed at providing quality educational classes to children while simultaneously equipping parents with both remote support and a place to work and receive childcare in their new co-working space debuting this spring in Los Angeles. It sounds like a lot, and it is, but Chriselle has learned that the key to success is knowing what you’re good at, diving deep, and finding a great business partner who complements your talents! Thanks for listening! Don't forget to pre-order Rebecca's new book, Fearless: The New Rules for Unlocking Creativity, Courage, and Success. Email your receipt of your pre-order to [email protected] to get $25 off your next RM purchase! It's a win-win! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas How to take status as an influencer and turn it into a business. What to look for in an ideal business partner. Website bümoparent YouTube Social Media @chrisellelim (Instagram) @chrisellelim (TikTok) @bumoparent --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
4/6/202132 minutes, 42 seconds
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Unconventional Wisdom: Minjae Ormes of Visible

When Minjae Ormes was passionately studying storytelling and film, she didn’t know she would eventually use those skills for another type of storytelling: business marketing in a digital world. The creativity and unorthodox approach she built because of this led her to the position of Global Head of Media at YouTube. Now as CMO at Visible, an innovative, all digital telecommunications brand. Forbes has even crowned her “World’s Most Influential CMO.” While it may sound like a dream resume, Minjae admits that it took a long time to figure out what she wanted to do with her life, especially as she realized she leaned towards the unconventional. Learning to embrace her uniqueness, Minjae now uses her platform to take a stand for Asian communities, for women, and for anyone who worries that their passion may diverge from the norm. Thanks for listening! Don't forget to pre-order Rebecca's new book, Fearless: The New Rules for Unlocking Creativity, Courage, and Success. Email your receipt to [email protected] to get a $25 credit at Rebeccaminkoff.com! It's a win-win! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas Why women’s progress is so strongly linked to the willing participation of men. How to know which platforms are best suited for your business marketing strategy. Racism towards Asian communities, especially during the pandemic. Links A Progress Still Too Slow And Far Too Fragile LinkedIn Instagram Twitter --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
3/30/202136 minutes, 22 seconds
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Life is Short, Let’s Tackle It: Tia Mowry, Actress, Author & Entrepreneur

An actress-turned-entrepreneur and a fashion designer board a bus. What do they talk about? Breastfeeding, naturally! When Rebecca heard Tia Mowry’s giggle across the bus filled with successful women bound for Napa, she knew she had found a new friend. Joining Superwomen for the first time, Tia shares the story of how her career has evolved over the years as she’s discovered different facets of herself. Fascinated by cooking and wellness, Tia has authored the Whole New You Cookbook, hosts Tia Mowry’s Quick Fix on YouTube, and launched Anser Supplements, all in an effort to share the importance of personal health in a way that is informative and inclusive. Following her inner guidance to constantly cultivate her passion, Tia embodies the mantra “inspire, uplift, encourage,” setting the example that practicing patience and taking risks is essential to achieving your dreams. Thanks for listening! Don't forget to pre-order Rebecca's new book, Fearless: The New Rules for Unlocking Creativity, Courage, and Success. Email your receipt of your pre-order to [email protected] to get $25 off your next RM purchase! It's a win-win! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas The ways in which patience and learning accumulate to overall growth and mastery of a skillset. The importance of reinventing yourself within your passion. Links Whole New You Cookbook Anser Supplements Tia Mowry’s Quick Fix --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
3/23/202133 minutes, 10 seconds
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Cultivating Creative Solutions: Barbara Mason of Scotiabank

This episode is in partnership with SAP SuccessFactors. Barbara Mason, CHRO of Scotiabank, may be one of the most successful women in banking, but it was never her plan to go into finance. As a college graduate with a degree in urban geography, she started working with the bank in order to scout new locations for branches. It turns out she had a knack for the business, however, working in almost every aspect of the bank in her nearly 40 years there, leading her to be listed among Canada’s most powerful women. One of Barbara’s passion projects has been spearheading the Scotiabank Women Initiative, supporting women-owned businesses through access to capital, mentorship and education. By supporting women in their careers, and highlighting the need to make a shift in social stigma around the division of labor at home, Barbara is working to ensure more women can jumpstart their own business ventures and rise in the ranks of corporations worldwide. The Female Founder Collective is partnering with SAP on a program to help moms and dads parenting during the pandemic. The Back to Best for Parents resource page brings together special offers, resources, and content to support parents by helping them integrate work and life during the tough times of COVID-19. Learn more by visiting https://www.sap.com/back-to-best-for-parents . Thanks for listening! Don't forget to pre-order Rebecca's new book, Fearless: The New Rules for Unlocking Creativity, Courage, and Success. Send a receipt of your pre-order to [email protected] to get $25 off your next RM purchase! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas The value in learning to see things from multiple perspectives. The connection between the social stigma of men participating in home life and how that correlates to the ability for women to advance in their careers. Guest Website Scotiabank Scotiabank Women Initiative --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
3/16/202127 minutes, 10 seconds
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From Set Back to Set Up!: Jamie Kern Lima of IT Cosmetics

Even as a child, Jamie Kern Lima loved listening to people share their stories. As a kid she would watch Oprah in the family living room, soaking up both the sincerity and contagious enthusiasm that was the hallmark of such an iconic show. It came as a surprise, then, when Jamie’s dream job as a news anchor didn’t turn out to be as fulfilling as she’d hoped. A sudden, tenacious battle with rosacea led Jamie to explore a countless number of makeup and skincare options, all to no avail. Inspiration struck when she decided to create her own line of cosmetics despite her lack of experience in the field. Following her intuition to leave the newsroom behind, Jamie experienced years of rejection as one investor after another turned her down. Sticking to her guns proved her point, however, as IT Cosmetics slowly grew, only to be acquired by L’Oreal in 2016 in their largest company purchase to date. Jamie is now the first female CEO in L’Oreal’s 100 years as a brand, and she’s passing her invaluable advice along in her new book, Believe It. In doing so, Jamie hopes to instill in readers hope and strength, to trust their intuition and inspire them to become the person they were born to be. Thanks for listening! Don't forget to pre-order Rebecca's new book, Fearless: The New Rules for Unlocking Creativity, Courage, and Success. Send a receipt of your pre-order to [email protected] to get $25 off your next RM purchase! It's a win-win! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas Learning to trust your intuition in your journey. Going deep into authenticity in order to be happier and increase your chances of success. Links To Purchase a copy of Jamie’s book “Believe It” visit https://www.believeit.com/ IT Cosmetics Follow Jamie Kern Lima IG: @Jamiekernlima and on FB @JamieKernLimaPage --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
3/11/202134 minutes, 34 seconds
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Choices Are Not Failure: Victoria Mars of Mars, Inc.

Chances are you’ve encountered Mars products whether you realize it or not. From their iconic candy bars to pet food, veterinary hospitals and more, Mars has diversified over the decades to become one of the most successful companies in the world. Victoria Mars, board member and associate, has spent the last 40 years working to make Mars a more supportive environment for everyone involved, but especially for women. By building collaborative relationships based on listening, trust and authenticity, she has spearheaded a movement to generate a greater chance at flexibility and success for women and working mothers. What needs to change so more women can reach their full potential? Join Mars’ global campaign to drive change on gender inequality.  Visit beheard.mars.com to learn more, complete the short survey and continue the conversation with #HereToBeHeard. Thanks for listening! Don't forget to pre-order Rebecca's new book, Fearless: The New Rules for Unlocking Creativity, Courage, and Success. Send a receipt of your pre-order to [email protected] to get $25 off your next RM purchase! It's a win-win! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas The importance of flexibility within the workplace. How to create more a more supportive work environment to help women succeed. Guest Website Mars Here to Be Heard Campaign --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
3/9/202127 minutes, 53 seconds
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Hello Monday with Jessi Hempel x Superwomen

Earlier this week you heard Jessi Hempel from LinkedIn's popular Hello Monday podcast on Superwomen --- this time hear Rebecca on Jessi's show! During this interview you'll hear Rebecca's reflect on what had to change in the past year, what endured, and how early entrepreneurs can still use this time to their advantage. You can listen to more episodes of Hello Monday with Jessi Hempel wherever you listen to podcasts.  --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
3/4/202125 minutes, 21 seconds
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Stories with Heart: Jessi Hempel of LinkedIn and Hello Monday with Jessi Hempel

Jessi Hempel always knew she wanted to be a writer. From the time she won her grade school writing contest, she knew she was destined to share her gift of the written word. It was a surprise, then, when her success as a tech writer for such magazines as Fortune and Wired ceased to feel as fulfilling as it once had. Many people reach this point in their careers; the excitement ebbs, the shine wears off. Few people take the leap and try something new. Jessi, however, did just that. Spurred by personal hardship, she seized the opportunity to dive into the unknown, striking forth in a new direction with the knowledge that she could never again pursue work that didn’t resonate with the deepest levels of her heart. Ever the storyteller, she is now the host of Webby nominated podcast Hello Monday with Jessi Hempel, in addition to working as senior news editor at large at LinkedIn. Thanks for listening! Don't forget to pre-order Rebecca's new book, Fearless: The New Rules for Unlocking Creativity, Courage, and Success. Send a receipt of your pre-order to [email protected] to get $25 off your next RM purchase! It's a win-win! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas Reaching pivotal moments in life, and how that can drive us from a place of stagnancy to new challenges. What makes for a good interview. The problems and implications inherent in the mass exodus of women from the workplace during the pandemic. Guest Website Hello Monday Podcast --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
3/2/202127 minutes, 8 seconds
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Be Your Biggest Advocate: Camilla Marcus of west~bourne

Watching any number of popular cooking shows on TV, it’s fairly common to see chefs in a rage, spewing one sort of emotional outburst or another. That sort of stress might be enough to send most folks running, but not Camilla Marcus. Recalling her own encounters with angry kitchen staff as she worked her way up in the restaurant industry, she could do nothing but laugh if a chef berated her for something as innocuous as a carrot. This sort of fresh perspective was what helped her to develop west~bourne, a restaurant and market place where staff members rotate through all roles in order to learn and get a holistic perspective of how the business is run. Though the restaurant is temporarily shuttered during the pandemic, the wellbeing of her coworkers is ever at the forefront of Camilla’s mind. In that spirit she has partnered with Robin Hood to found ROAR, providing financial aid for NYC restaurant workers to provide some much needed relief in these tough times. Thanks for listening! Don't forget to pre-order Rebecca's new book, Fearless: The New Rules for Unlocking Creativity, Courage, and Success. Email your receipt to [email protected] to get the cost of the book as a credit on Rebeccaminkoff.com! It's a win-win!  Big Ideas The prevalence of sexism in the restaurant industry at all levels. The unique philosophy and model behind west~bourne. Ways to support the restaurant industry during the pandemic. Guest Website west~bourne Roar --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
2/23/202138 minutes, 42 seconds
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Hustle, Struggle, Figure it Out: Jessica Alba of The Honest Company

Vocal and outgoing, sure to state her opinions even if her own family disagrees, Jessica Alba is not one to shy away from difficult conversations. The confidence and drive that made Jessica, a self-described feminist, a success in the tough-as-nails entertainment industry has served her many times over, notably in her foray as entrepreneur and founder of The Honest Company. Largely forgetting the allergies and health problems she’d encountered as a child, Jessica was reminded of them firsthand when she experienced an allergic reaction to detergent during her first pregnancy. A personal goal turned into a global mission as she sought to make green, ethical cleaning and personal care products accessible to a wider audience. Now in its ninth year, the success of The Honest Company reflects Jessica’s beliefs that flexibility and persistence are the winning combination to achieving your goals. Thanks for listening! Don't forget to pre-order Rebecca's new book, Fearless: The New Rules for Unlocking Creativity, Courage, and Success. Email your receipt to [email protected] to get the cost of the book as a credit on Rebeccaminkoff.com! It's a win-win! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas How to instill a sense of gratitude and passion within children. Why personal drive is more important than almost any other quality in order to succeed. Guest Website Honest.com Social Media @honest @honest_beauty @jessicaalba --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
2/16/202135 minutes, 8 seconds
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Dancing With Ourselves: Kristin Sudeikis of FORWARD__Space

Some of us know what we want to do with our lives when we’re 13 years old. Few of us are already doing it professionally. Kristin Sudeikis, however, renowned dancer, choreographer, and founder of FORWARD__Space, was doing just that. In her earliest teen years Kristin was already getting hired as a professional choreographer, moving soon after to NYC on a scholarship to continue studying dance. Forever cognizant of movement and the ways we dance with ourselves physically, mentally and emotionally, Kristin founded FORWARD__Space with the intention of creating a place where everyone who walks through the door can fall out of their minds and into their bodies in order to better connect with themselves and the world around them. To get a  complimentary 1-Month FORWARD__Space Virtual Hub membership: Click HERE and select the Monthly membership Fill out your name, email, and create a password Enter your credit card information + enter the code FORWARDRM Dance, Vibe, Sculpt, Sweat—repeat! After  your complimentary 30 day membership, your credit card will  automatically be charged the full monthly membership fee of $34 on a  recurring monthly basis, unless canceled prior. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas Understanding the way movement shapes experience. Kristin’s passion for providing the much-needed space for people to feel connected to themselves and others. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
2/9/202123 minutes, 27 seconds
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Diversity Drives Innovation: Robin and Andréa McBride of McBride Sisters Wine Collection

Oceans apart, in two of the most well-respected wine growing regions of the world, two sisters grew up thinking they were only children. When a combination of persistent searching and a dose of magic reunited the two, they were fascinated to learn that not only did they resemble each other in appearance, but also that their upbringing and their interests were remarkably similar. At the time they didn’t know it, but together Robin and Andréa McBride would create the largest Black-owned, sustainably driven wine company in the U.S., McBride Sisters Wine Collection. Forging ahead in a stuffy industry dominated by older white men, Andréa and Robin have discovered that theirs is not only an epicurean journey, but ultimately one of social change as they work to redefine the field, welcoming women and people of color to the inner workings of the world of wine. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas How the sisters went from knowing very little about the wine industry to creating a successful company. The ways in which the McBride company is revolutionary as two young Black women represent wine in a field dominated by older white men. Guest Website McBride Sisters Wine Collection --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
2/2/202131 minutes, 24 seconds
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Make Your Priorities Your North Star: Alicia Tillman of SAP

This episode is in partnership with SAP SuccessFactors.  Alicia Tillman always loved writing. As a child growing up on the coast of New Jersey, she spent her formative years by the ocean, surfing and making a plan for how she could parlay her passion for the written word into a successful career. You don’t often find writers on the business-driven Forbes’ “Most Influential” lists, but that’s exactly where Alicia landed – as one of the most influential chief marketing officers in the world. She had successfully turned her interest in writing into that of a contemporary storyteller, marketing for tech company SAP. Recently celebrating her 6th year at the company, Alicia has pioneered the support of women in the workplace, joining up with Rebecca’s Female Founder Collective to support the initiative Back to Best for Parents, aimed at supporting working professionals and parents who have been negatively impacted by COVID-19. The wise woman that she is, Alicia acknowledges that much of her success has to do with refining her priorities, and knowing when to look to her support system for help. Thanks for listening! The  Female Founder Collective is partnering with SAP on a program to help moms and dads parenting during the pandemic. The Back to Best for Parents resource page brings together special  offers, resources, and content to support parents by helping them integrate work and life during the tough times of COVID-19. Learn more by visiting https://www.sap.com/back-to-best-for-parents . Big Ideas Alicia’s passion for marketing. Learning to focus on priorities – no one can do everything well! Why storytelling is the most valuable asset to a successful company. Links SAP Back to Best for Parents Female Founder Collective --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
1/26/202132 minutes, 26 seconds
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Email Over Social Media: Kate Kordsmeier on How to Best Monetize Your Blog in 2021

Lots of folks have found themselves working from home in the last year; blessed are those who had chosen this lifestyle beforehand rather than being thrown into it by the whims of a new illness no one saw coming! If you’re one of the many people for whom the pandemic birthed a time of reflection, you’ve probably reconsidered your job, and how it mirrors your passion, talents, and needs. Maybe you’ve even decided that working from home is the best new thing and you’re trying to figure out how to make it last forever! Kate Kordsmeier of Root + Revel and the Six-Figure Blog Academy is here to share how working for yourself as a blogger can still be extremely lucrative in 2021, and the best ways to position yourself and your blog so that you’re able to earn passive income, even if you don’t have a huge social media following. Learn multiple ways to monetize a blog, and even how to earn six figures from the comfort of your own home office – or couch! Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas How to create a blog that makes money in 2021. How to make your blog work smarter, not harder. Links Free Masterclass – 3 Behind the Scenes Secrets to Six-Figure Blogging KateKordsmeier.com Root + Revel Success With Soul Podcast --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
1/20/202130 minutes, 13 seconds
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No Brand Does it the Same Way: Celebrity Manicurist and Founder Deborah Lippmann

Anyone interested in beauty products has come across the name Deborah Lippmann before, but few folks know the backstory. She’s made such a name for herself as a celebrity manicurist, and launched her own line of nail polish at the encouragement of such wonders as Mariah Carey, that it’s nearly impossible to think that her start in the beauty world was simply a way to make ends meet while she worked on her passion for music. A move to New York brought everything together, however, as Deborah found herself working among the likes of Bobbi Brown and Laura Mercier, and working with celebrity clientele soon after. It was her knack for color customization, however, that made her a standout among clients and beauty editors. Deborah’s eye for color enabled her to create shades that couldn’t be found anywhere else. Although it hadn’t been her original goal, Deborah let her clients lead the way, and their insistence that she create her own line officially took her from manicurist to entrepreneur. Ever responsive to her customers needs, Deborah Lippmann products are now celebrated as some of the best in the business. These days, everyone from Lady Gaga to Taylor Swift is clamoring to collaborate on custom shades for the line! Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas Inspiration and things to be aware of for those considering launching their own company. Learning to let the clients’ desires lead your product development. Guest Website Deborah Lippmann @deborahlippmann --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
1/12/202143 minutes, 11 seconds
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Live in Color, Live Tinted: Deepica Mutyala Shares the Story of Her Inclusive Beauty Brand

Deepica Mutyala’s fame began with a video gone viral, only the second one she’d ever published on her YouTube channel, in fact. Her tip to use lipstick to even the tone of under eye circles left over 10 million women astounded that they hadn’t heard of this beauty trick before. After years of seeing no women of color represented as beauty influencers, Deepica already had her hopes set on starting her own company, and when her 15 minutes arrived, she took full advantage. Live Tinted wasn’t born overnight, however. Deepica took time to learn, taking advantage of the many opportunities that arose, before combining newfound knowledge with her previous business experience to launch a beauty company that celebrates skin tones all across the spectrum. With a combination of patience and perseverance, Deepica has proven that you don’t need a lot of products to have a successful company, what you need is equal representation. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas Using your 15 minutes of fame in a way that can launch a dream career and create longevity. The power in authentically sharing your own story that creates trust in your brand. Why boot strapping can be much more beneficial than venture capital. Guest Website Live Tinted --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
1/5/202133 minutes, 6 seconds
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When It Failed, I Wasn’t a Failure: Erin Flynn of Cladwell

Making sourdough, getting psyched for Zoom parties, and finally cleaning out your closet…the halcyon days of the early pandemic seem almost quaint now. If you’ve lost your luster, become a bit sluggish from staring at the same walls for 10 (!) months now, you’re not alone. Surrounding yourself with the same environment on repeat is tiring, but changing things up in your space can also do wonders for mental health. So if you didn’t sort through your closet last spring, doing so now may just give you the boost you’ve been missing. Erin Flynn, founder and CEO of the closet-clearing, capsule wardrobe kick-starting app, Cladwell, knows all too well how a closet of unworn, unloved clothes can drag you down. It can even impact decision making in other areas of life. Embracing her so-called failures as much as her successes, Erin shows us how making executive decisions in the dark doldrums of the closet can lighten your load and make room for your personal style, proving that in a consumerist culture, less is really more. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas The problem with fast fashion and how to break away from that. Having the mindset of an entrepreneur to be in it for the long haul and not take a business failure as a personal failure. Guest Website Cladwell --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
12/29/202020 minutes, 57 seconds
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Different Paths and Possibilities: Marla Beck of bluemercury

Marla Beck was always a beauty buff, keeping an eye on the latest skincare products to hit her local markets in the Bay Area growing up. It wasn’t until she had a business degree, however, that she merged her passion for the beauty world and her fascination with ecommerce in the late 90’s to develop one of the first ever beauty product websites. Unfortunately she was a little too ahead of her time, and in what now seems practically unthinkable, she pivoted to brick-and-mortar in order to avoid bankruptcy. bluemercuryis now the largest and fastest growing retailer/spa in the U.S. Marla’s love of beauty products is surpassed only by her love of people, and it’s her passion for listening to her customers and deeply investing in her staff that has kept bluemercury going through a recession, a dotcom burst and now a pandemic. The fact that her company continues to thrive shows just how valuable creativity and a can-do attitude can be. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas The invaluable lessons an owner can learn by participating in all facets of the business, and doing whatever it takes to be successful. Why it’s so important to value all employees from Day 1, and invest in their long term success. Guest Website bluemercury --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
12/22/202026 minutes, 51 seconds
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The Accidental Entrepreneur: Kara Goldin of hint, inc.

Kara Goldin was never a fan of water. Preferring the sweet buzz of diet sodas, it wasn’t until several health concerns stacked up after having four children that Kara decided to do an experiment. She traded soda for water for several weeks and was astounded to see her skin clear and her weight drop. However, she still wasn’t a fan of the way water tasted. Kara had been adding fresh fruit, herbs and cucumbers to her water to make it more palatable. At the time, there weren’t many flavored waters on the market that were actually water; most products marketed as such were actually a sugary mix of artificial ingredients. It was then that inspiration struck: Kara started hint with just three flavors marketed at her local Whole Foods. After working for a huge ecommerce conglomerate, she was hesitant to even think of her venture as an actual company. 15 years later, however, record sales have proven success. hint is being received loud and clear! Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas How focusing on customers from day 1 made all the difference. How being a CEO and a mother is such a great opportunity to set an example for children. Learning to keep working towards your goal even in the face of naysayers. Links Kara’s book, Undaunted hint --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
12/15/202027 minutes, 27 seconds
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Dress Your Best, Help Those With Less: Blythe Hill of the Dressember Foundation

This episode involves the frank discussion of adult and child trafficking, as well as sexual abuse. It contains information that may be sensitive to some listeners. Often by the time December hits parties are in full swing, and there’s no shortage of reasons to throw on something fancy and celebrate the season. Of course this holiday season is a little different from most, but that doesn’t mean you need to stay in your PJ’s until the spring thaw. The Dressember challenge encourages people to wear a dress or a tie daily throughout the month, and for good reason. Founded by Blythe Hill, the Dressember Foundation works to support efforts against human trafficking from every angle, from rescue and rehabilitation to vocational training, as well as working with targeted industries to stop trafficking before it starts. Now in its 7th year, the Dressember Foundation has raised over $10 million across 6 continents. Listen in to see how you can get involved, and learn why fundraising this year is more crucial than ever before. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas Understanding the pervasiveness of sex trafficking within the U.S. and around the world. How to approach upsetting information in a way that feels empowering rather than overwhelming. The impact of COVID on trafficking. Guest Website Dressember Fundraise --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
12/8/202020 minutes, 29 seconds
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Self Care as Self Preservation: Skin Care Queen Joanna Vargas

In the early days of Rebecca’s career, she received a phone call from a friend, asking if she would be interested in getting free facials in exchange for social media coverage of a new spa. Rebecca didn’t know it at the time, but the person about to become her favorite new aesthetician was the one and only Joanna Vargas, also just starting out with her own business, making a go of it in New York. The incredible success Joanna has had belies the fact that not only did she and her husband fund a new business with their own credit cards, but she was also met with more negativity than support when she declared she wanted to start her own spa. While it took a big leap of faith, Joanna knew it was the only option. Joanna’s faith in herself, along with her belief that skin care is rooted in personal health and wellness, has fueled her business, taking her from a 300 square foot rental space to spas on both coasts and 27 products under her name! Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas The challenges Joanna faced in starting her own company, and how she made diversity a priority from the start. Skin care as more than just an aesthetic practice. Recommendations for how to best care for your skin, regardless of your budget. Links Glow From Within Joanna Vargas Skin Care @jvskincare @joannavargasnyc --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
12/1/202026 minutes, 43 seconds
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Listen More Than You Talk: Liyia Wu, Founder and CEO of ShopShops

COVID may still be going strong, but so are shoppers. This year may not have been the business boon is typically is for retail stores, but virtual shopping has seen a rise unlike anything before. At first glance it may seem as if online shopping has reached its zenith; after all, you can virtually find anything you want within the time it takes to perform a few quick key strokes. But one person has envisioned something better. Liyia Wu, former Parsons grad and fashion designer herself, has spent the last few years working to innovate remote shopping with her app,ShopShops. Using the ShopShops app, it’s as if your best friend, who’s also a fashion expert in her field, is FaceTiming you during the retail experience of a lifetime. You can ask questions, ask her to try stuff on, and best of all, buy anything you like right then and there. Though the app first launched in China, Liyia is now launching ShopShops stateside with the one and only Rebecca Minkoff as her partner, so charge your phone and get ready to add this season’s must-haves to your wardrobe! Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas The challenges that come with starting your own company as a woman in a male-dominated space, and the pressures of balancing family and work. The importance of working at the grassroots level and getting comfortable pitching to both clients and potential investors. How to best navigate the tech world as a woman. Guest Website ShopShops Website ShopShops App --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
11/24/202025 minutes, 57 seconds
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Healthy From the Start: Catherine McCord Helps Kids and Parents Make Mealtime a Memorable, Educational Experience

Most new (and experienced!) parents are familiar with the scenario: you either don’t know what’s appropriate to feed your children, or their distinct preferences – dare we say pickiness! – make it difficult to sit down to the table without preparing a separate meal for each member of the family. Catherine McCord certainly found herself in that situation. While she’d spent her career creating fantastic meals for both restaurants and catering companies from coast to coast, she was stumped at how to best feed her first child. Out of that quandary Weelicious was born. What started as a blog aimed at helping parents teach kids how to eat well has now developed into several recipe books, and naturally the launch of a family-focused meal subscription box, One Potato. Not only is Catherine passionate about how to get kids involved in making healthy choices, but her focus on creating wholesome, organic food on a budget makes it more accessible as well. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas Tips for how to teach kids to eat a variety of healthy foods, and how to get them to participate in their own healthy choices. How to create healthy, organic meals on a budget. Links One Potato Weelicious Wise Traditions Podcast --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
11/17/202017 minutes, 49 seconds
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Being Your Own Best Advocate: Erin Gallagher, Co-Founder of Have Her Back

When Erin Gallagher was working at a PR firm during the height of the #MeToo movement, she knew that the fair treatment of women and marginalized communities was something that her workplace needed to emphasize for their clients. What began as an initiative started working for someone else soon became the impetus to start her own consultancy, one that focuses entirely on the equity of women and people of color. The fair treatment of BIPOC communities and women is long overdue, and the snail’s pace at which real change seems to occur can be disheartening. Erin’s venture, Have Her Back, has made its goal to partner with the biggest companies in the world in order to shake things up and effect change from the top down. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas Adapting a business during the pandemic. [07:20] How do we work towards equity for women and BIPOC when progress seems so slow? [09:08] Guest Website Have Her Back @HaveHerBack @eringogallagher --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
11/10/202024 minutes, 27 seconds
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Think Outside the Box: Katie Rosen Kitchens of FabFitFun

Back in 2010, the zenith of subscription boxes was just beyond the horizon - a small glimmer in the consumer’s eye. Katie Rosen saw this as an opportunity not to be missed. These days, while they may be ubiquitous across multiple markets, Katie has found a way to keep FabFitFun one of the most sought-after subscription boxes on the market, even after 10 years. Inspired by beauty boxes but unsatisfied with the (small) size of the samples, Katie sought to create boxes that would get customers excited, including full sized products at a fraction of the price. By relying on consumer feedback from day one, and creating community beyond simply selling, the company has garnered a loyal following that now boasts over a million members worldwide. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas Keeping afloat in saturated markets. [05:20] How to grow a loyal following within your brand’s community. [10:00] Guest Website FabFitFun Instagram --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
10/6/202024 minutes, 39 seconds
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Get Your Own Seat: Suzanne Lerner of Michael Stars

How often do people consider the ethics behind the brands they buy? While it’s becoming increasingly popular to make sure your money is going somewhere “woke,” it’s still not quite the norm. Suzanne Lerner, then, was ahead of her time when she and Michael founded the company of the same name in the 1980’s, and made it their mission to support equality in all its various facets. While the company has had to pivot and grow over the years, the heart of their mission has remained the same. Suzanne regularly puts their company profits towards charitable organizations, and has recently paired with Gloria Steinem to support voting initiatives in addition to work for gender and racial equity. As Suzanne puts it, “It’s okay to make a profit, but it’s even better to give it away.” Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas Advice for getting a new product in stores. [04:37] How to progress in business when your partner is unable to continue in their role. [07:53] Advice for working with margins. [14:24] Links Ms. Foundation ERA Coalition A Call to Men Black Voters Matter Voto Latino March On --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
9/29/202024 minutes, 26 seconds
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The Prophecy of Bea: Learning to Be Zero F*cks Zen With Bea Dixon of The Honey Pot Company

Lots of businesses start with a dream, but rarely is it literally by the guidance of someone who arrives in your slumber. For Bea Dixon, it was exactly that: months of a persistent health condition culminated in a dreamtime visit from Bea’s grandmother, who gave her the recipe that would heal her body once and for all. Thus began the earliest iterations of The Honey Pot Company. After working as a pharmacy tech for 10 years, followed by her own cleaning business and stints in the realm of natural supplements, Bea knew her personal and professional experience made her the perfect candidate to launch a line of plant-based feminine care products. Eight years in, the success of The Honey Pot Co. is growing everyday. Bea now has her sights set on creating a life of beauty and simplicity, where she owns her own time and lives by the philosophy that “everything communicates.” Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas Understanding the role of pH in vaginal health. [02:36] The struggles presented by discrimination in starting and owning your own business as a woman or person of color. [12:17] Guest Website The Honey Pot Company --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
9/22/202027 minutes, 59 seconds
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For the Love of Brick & Mortar: Jill Manoff of Glossy

Jill Manoff loves brick and mortar, rarely gets a pedicure, and holds a soft spot for reading paper magazines on the beach. This may seem incongruous for the editor-in-chief of a high profile online publication like Glossy, but Jill knows what she likes. This hasn’t always been the case. Before Jill made the move to New York, she was working as a fashion writer, and then a stylist. Getting burnt out from overworking herself, she reached a point where she had a day off and realized she didn’t even know what she liked to do for fun anymore. This turning point forced Jill to take a look at her life, gather a new perspective, and figure out how she really wanted to spend her life. She’s still not interested in getting a massage, though. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas How to work your way up in the fashion world. [04:28] The value in taking a pay cut if it’s for the job you truly love. [06:10] The multidimensional nature of women, and how we can use this as a strength. [13:16] --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
9/15/202025 minutes, 41 seconds
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Martha Miller: Getting Comfortable Working in Ambiguity

Martha Miller never really thought she’d be working for the federal government. A self-proclaimed “over achiever,” Martha studied cognitive neuroscience and obtained a law degree from Georgetown before entering the field of law. She’s even rumored to have used the Rebecca Minkoff M.A.B. bag at her first job! In 2016 Martha was appointed the Director of the Office of the Advocate for Small Business Capital Formation, a branch of the SEC. Simultaneously creating and directing a brand new government office catapulted Martha out of her comfort zone, forcing her to find “comfort in ambiguity” and recognize that it’s when we’re pushed beyond our limits that real impact can occur. Her work, in turn, helps small business owners move out of their comfort zones in order to reap the rewards that come with dreaming big. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas The importance of learning about different fundraising options and finding the best one for your company. [05:28] Getting comfortable working through ambiguity. [13:31] Advice for small businesses. [16:50] Guest Website Office of the Advocate for Small Business Capital Formation Email: [email protected] --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
9/8/202024 minutes, 32 seconds
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The Catalyst for Change is Conversation: Ally Love of Love Squad

Ally Love is a tour de force. You may know her from your Peloton workouts, or perhaps from watching the Brooklyn Nets. Either way, this dancer-turned-host-turned-fitness instructor-turned-entrepreneur has mastered more careers in her 29 years on this planet than many people do in a lifetime. After a grave childhood accident left doctors questioning if Ally would ever recover her mobility, her mother enrolled her in a dance class. Ally flourished in the dance studio, and commenced the pursuit that would eventually lead her from Miami to New York. Several years and many successful careers later, Ally has founded Love Squad, aimed at supporting the work and wellbeing of women at little to no cost. Ally’s valiant mission is for every woman to have their own love squad, surrounding themselves with other women who lift them up and celebrate them for who they are. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas Ally’s story of personal triumph. [00:48] The inspiration behind Love Squad. [15:55] Social change as a driving force for political change. [20:40] Guest Website Love Squad Instagram --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
9/1/202032 minutes, 10 seconds
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Green Goddess: Catharine Arnston of ENERGYbits

When was the last time you thought about algae? Maybe you’re a health maven ahead of the curve and you enjoyed some in your smoothie this morning, but most folks would sooner associate algae with a pond in late summer than a nutrient boost in their breakfast. Catharine Arnston is looking to change that. After her sister was diagnosed with cancer and a doctor recommended supporting her treatment with chlorophyll-rich chlorella, Catharine began researching the health benefits of algae more deeply. She found was that what amounts to a multi-billion dollar industry in China makes barely a blip in the U.S. market. Using chlorella and spirulina, both of which come with their own distinctly powerful nutrients, Catharine started ENERGYbits, the only algae supplement brand of its kind in the U.S. Go to  ENERGYbits.com and use code  RMXenergybits to get 20% off your order! Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Links ENERGYbits  - 20% Off Promotional Code: RMXenergybits Why the world needs algae How algae helps protect with a strong immune system Improve Wellness with algae --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
8/25/202028 minutes, 42 seconds
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Execution is Everything: Danielle Bernstein, Author and Founder of WeWoreWhat

You may have heard of Danielle Bernstein, author, entrepreneur, and queen of the fashion scene on Instagram. What you may not know is that ten years ago she was an intern at Rebecca Minkoff! Growing up on Long Island, Danielle wasn’t sure what sort of career she wanted – all she knew was that she was destined to live in New York City. Her dreams of a life like the ones portrayed on Sex and the City led her to several internships, which then solidified her desire to foray into the world of fashion. Ten years and multiple business ventures later, Danielle is using her status as an influencer for the good of the community, walking her talk and showcasing the notion that when we lift each other up we make the world a better place. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas The idea behind WeWoreWhat and the concept of working with influencers. [08:05] The value and longevity that is created when one is willing to put in the work and effort. [12:38] What to look for in potential hires in order to build a stellar team. [15:12] Links This Is Not a Fashion Story Danielle Bernstein at Macy’s WeWoreWhat Shop WeGaveWhat Moe Assist The Global Creators Community --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
8/18/202023 minutes, 43 seconds
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Sharing is Caring: Squad Goals with Isa Watson

Published chemistry whiz, JP Morgan financial expert, and classically trained pianist Isa Watson had a perfectly-honed plan to take her straight to the senate. Accustomed to excelling in almost any field she attempted, it was no surprise that Isa achieved many outstanding goals all at a young age. However, when Isa was in her late 20’s, her father’s sudden death turned everything upside down. What had always seemed like the perfect plan for the perfect life began to feel hollow. In the wake of personal tragedy, Isa sought to reevaluate her priorities, and what emerged was a desire to carry on the traditions her parents had valued, namely supporting friends and the community. The idea for Squad was born: an app for your phone that connects you with likeminded individuals in real life. Now, Isa says, she hopes to use technology as a tool to generate empathy, compassion, and healthy relationships in a world that simultaneously creates proximity and distance all in the same breath. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas Processing grief and trauma, and how that changes our goals and perspective. [04:10] Tips for fundraising – start before you need the money, get traction before you raise, and maintain practices of selfcare. [15:42] The need for white people to educate themselves on the structure of systemic racism in order to become better allies. [23:14] Links Text ISA at 474747 for resources in anti-racism training! Squad Instagram --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
8/11/202031 minutes, 32 seconds
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Team Work, Team Success: Sarah Shadonix of Scout & Cellar

When Sarah Shadonix decided to leave the world of law and pursue her passion for wine, she didn’t think it would come with daily headaches. In studying to become a sommelier, the nightly tastings were leaving her regretful the next morning, even when she limited her consumption. Curious to figure out why, Sarah commenced an exhaustive research of the wine making process from start to finish. What she found was that the vast majority of wines are cultivated and treated with a staggering number of pesticides, herbicides and insecticides, in addition to a number of other chemicals and added sugars. Unfortunately none of this is required to be disclosed to consumers. Hopeful to continue her career in wine, Sarah made it her mission to create a company founded in “clean crafted” products. Scout & Cellar is now approaching its third birthday. Founded on such tenets as authenticity, transparency and teamwork, the company has gone from one employee and $2 million in first year sales to a company of 100, with sales reaching $60 million last year. Now that’s a reason to celebrate! Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas Sarah’s interest in wine, and how she discovered the need for a “clean wine movement.” [00:59] The power behind teamwork, and inspiring others to join you in your vision. [11:55] Tips for seeking out “clean crafted” wines. [17:58] --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
8/4/202022 minutes, 59 seconds
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This is a Human Issue: Tovah Haim of Bodily

Before you become pregnant and give birth, you may think you have a pretty good idea of the whole process. It may come as a shock, then, when all sorts of things happen to your body that no one ever mentioned. Why, in the 21st century, are we still left in the dark on so many aspects of one of the most commonly shared experiences in human history? Tovah Haim has made it her mission to change all that. When her own journey through pregnancy and birth was filled with surprises that were all considered normal, she decided it was unacceptable for women to continue to go through this process uninformed. In founding Bodily, she’s made it her mission not only to illuminate the hidden aspects of pregnancy, birth, and recovery, but to provide products that make the experience a holistic and supportive one. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas The lack of resources surrounding bodily changes during and after pregnancy. [03:55] Learning to understand your potential market in “taboo” subject areas. [11:50] Ways in which we can support each other in opening up about traditionally private topics, such as health, bodies and finances. [13:59] --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
7/28/202032 minutes, 12 seconds
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It’s the Time to Try: Michelle Cordeiro Grant of Lively

Back in January, Michelle Cordeiro Grant, CEO and founder of Lively (those cute bras you see on Instagram!), was consumed by ways to expand the brand’s brick and mortar presence. What seemed like a paramount concern quickly changed as the news of coronavirus set in. With shoppers now spending more time online looking for purchases, Michelle decided to embrace the challenge, rather than shy away from it. Taking inspiration from such well-known companies as Apple, Exxon and Disney, all of which started during “periods of correction,” Michelle shares her belief that this is actually a fertile time for business if it can work to meet the needs of consumers. As she says, “This is the time to try a lot [of different things] and break shit,” knowing that each experiment takes you one step closer to success. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas How to get more eyes on your company. [03:36] How new business practices learned during COVID can translate to future success. [07:14] Ways to keep your team motivated in uncertain times. [09:46] --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
7/21/202016 minutes, 41 seconds
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Innovative Impact: Discussing the Intersection of Business and Social Responsibility with Susan McPherson

What does it take for a company to do well? Not financially, but in terms of its impact on employees, the community, and the environment? Susan McPherson of McPherson Strategies makes it her mission to help companies create social impact and increase corporate responsibility, with the adage that “business is a force for good, and sustainability is good for business.” After working in corporate America for most of her life, at the age of 48 Susan took the opportunity to start her own business. While it may have been scary at first, she soon realized the business she wanted to create utilized the very skills she had cultivated in working for others, but this time she could call it her own. Now in the process of getting her first book published, Susan is excited to share what she knows about forging meaningful connections by being of service to others. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas What is corporate responsibility and why does it matter? [01:02] Challenges faced by women in corporate settings. [10:41] Learning to recognize the way choices of both consumers and manufacturers have a ripple effect on the environment. [16:04] Guest Website McPherson Strategies Instagram --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
7/14/202027 minutes, 22 seconds
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Lean Into Courage: Writer Minda Harts on the Power of Intersectionality in the Workplace

Writer Minda Harts does not want you to give up or shy away. The writer, speaker and career revolutionary has made it her mission to support women of color in their professional goals. Now, as the call for change rings stronger than ever, Minda asks that we use our intentionality to take this opportunity from a moment to a movement, holding ourselves and others accountable in such a way that contributes to long term change for the better. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas The inspiration and need for books like The Memo. [03:02] Ways for white people to generate awareness and understanding of the many nuances of racism, and therefore how to work against it. [06:28] Inclusion as a way of humanizing one another. [09:04] Guest Website Minda Harts Instagram Twitter --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
7/7/202018 minutes, 58 seconds
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Be Your Own Boss: Taking the Reigns of Career Transition with Emilie Aries of Bossed Up

In this episode of our COVID-specific series we are thrilled to have guest Emilie Aries, author, speaker and CEO/founder of Bossed Up. After experiencing extreme stress from a young age working on political campaigns in D.C., Emilie decided it was time to be her own boss, creating a new career that would fuel her fire rather than burn her out. Emilie now uses research, tactical and practical training to guide other women through their own career transitions. At the moment there may be a lot of people facing this very challenge, not as a choice but as a matter of necessity. Emilie uses her expertise to share tips on job search, the concept of a “bridge job,” and ways to finesse a résumé for better results. She also dives into the importance of psychological safety as modeled in leadership, and why now it’s more important than ever to embrace our shared vulnerability with open arms. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas The concept of a “bridge job” and the “CAR method” that can be used to improve results when changing jobs or switching between industries. [05:22] Symptoms of burnout and ways to keep yourself supported in times of stress. [10:52] Why it’s important for leaders to create a sense of psychological safety in this period of time. [17:10] Guest Website Bossed Up EmilieAries.com Bossed Up Podcast --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
6/30/202022 minutes, 6 seconds
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Biz, Please: Mary Ann Reilly of Visa Talks Small Business Success

Maybe you’re a small business owner. Maybe you’d barely gotten your feet wet when COVID hit. Under these conditions, everyone is trying to regroup and reorganize, but small business owners are in a unique situation: they’re trying to figure out how to keep revenue flowing and adapt to the digital-first world we are living in, without the funding that a large corporation has. To tackle these topics we have Mary Ann Reilly, Head of North America Marketing at Visa. Mary Ann holds extensive experience in finance, marketing and global branding. Some of her favorite projects, however, are programs that support small businesses and champion women’s advancement. Last year, Visa partnered with the Female Founder Collective to launch She’s Next, Empowered by Visa, a global initiative that helps women in their efforts to run, fund and grow their small businesses. And, more recently, Visa announced a significant commitment to digitally enable  50 million small and micro businesses around  the globe in the wake of the economic crisis. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas Leveraging the tools at your disposal to transition your business online. [03:24] How to plan a successful reopening that prioritizes health and safety. [05:20] Links Female Founder Collective  She’s Next, Empowered by Visa Visa Small Business Hub Authorize.Net is waiving its gateway monthly fee for new merchants until August 1, 2020, which provides access to several digital payment and fraud management tools --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
6/23/202018 minutes, 43 seconds
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Broad Generalizations: Changing the Narrative with Samantha DiGennaro

When Samantha DiGennaro felt things begin to falter in her corporate job, she made a bold move. Rather than meekly waiting to see how things would transpire, she headed directly into HR and crafted an elegant exit strategy. Samantha is a “take the bull by the horns” kind of gal. Rather than go to work for someone else, she took her newfound freedom as an opportunity to start her own PR and marketing firm, DiGennaro Communications. Founded on tenets of teamwork and equality, Samantha has made it her mission to embolden and uplift women in the workplace, encouraging us to find our voice and use it loudly! Special thanks to our sponsor Book of The Month.   Book of the Month is a curated book subscription that offers five new and early-release books to choose from each month. It’s a great way to branch out into new genres or styles. They also support up-and-coming authors, especially debut writers, and highlight new and diverse backgrounds. Use code BOTMXRM to get your first book for just $9.99 We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas The importance of making yourself known within the company, and speaking your truth. [06:13] Working to create more gender equality within Fortune 500 companies. [15:25] The changing face of PR. [16:47] --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
6/16/202030 minutes, 32 seconds
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Taking Back Birth: Latham Thomas, Founder of Mama Glow

As we see people flock to the streets in support of ending violence against black communities, it’s beneficial to the cause to reflect upon other forms of racial inequity that exist in the U.S. in less overt ways. One such example is the disparity in maternal mortality rates between white mothers and women of color. Nationwide, black mothers are 4-5 times more likely to die in childbirth, with those statistics rising to 8-12 times in places like New York City. COVID-19 has only made the situation worse. Latham Thomas, doula, author and founder of Mama Glow, has made it her mission to approach the entire reproductive continuum, including abortion, loss, birth, breastfeeding and even menopause, with information and support. Through Mama Glow, she works to create education and access to resources in order to support women at every stage in an ongoing commitment to advocacy through birth equity. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Links Irth App 13th Amendment Film Mama Glow Mama Glow on Instagram Latham Thomas on Instagram --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
6/9/202033 minutes, 5 seconds
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Sell With Compassion, Sell With Heart: The New Age of Sales with Laura Wright

What is it about sales? Why do so many people, especially women, cringe at the thought of trying to sell their services, even when we know we offer something of great value? This question is especially relevant under current circumstances. Laura Wright draws upon her 23 years of expertise to share how it’s possible to create a sales mindset that celebrates trust, leadership and connection. Learn how aligning with your inner strengths and values fosters longstanding relationships with clients, paving the way for a successful business built upon a foundation of integrity. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas How to angle sales during COVID-19 in a way that is supportive. [03:18] Considering how to make your business of service in order to support critical needs. [07:25] Restructuring your method of sales to align with inner values. [12:08] Links No Woman Down Free E-Book --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
6/2/202023 minutes, 23 seconds
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Décor Disruptor: Natalie Ebel of Backdrop

You may not think of painting your walls as a “therapeutic process,” but Natalie Ebel sure does. In fact, it’s her go to in times of stress. The only child of a painter by profession, Natalie grew up helping her dad paint, transposing those skills to an art degree in college. It was only natural, then, that the technical and artistic skills she learned growing up would one day blossom into her own paint company, Backdrop. Bootstrapping it with her husband and a mutual friend, the three launched the company the same year Natalie had her first child. Learning to navigate motherhood and entrepreneurship in tandem has made Natalie nothing if not scrappy, and that sort of drive and creativity has made Backdrop a definitive hit among design enthusiasts. Known for its functionality as well as its curated color palette, Backdrop was designed to make painting a pleasure. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas Digging into the process of bootstrapping with your life partner as your business partner. [03:43] The sacrifices that go into starting a business. [12:05] --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
5/26/202022 minutes, 29 seconds
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Graduation Motivation: Priming Yourself for Promotions with Elisabeth Leonard of Female Founder Collective

Folks getting ready to graduate, enter the workforce, or those early on in their careers, this episode is for you! Chances are no matter where you start in a company, you have your sights set on moving up. Here’s why it’s important to see the potential in your position and do the hard work that makes your value shine through. Rebecca gets down to business with Elisabeth Leonard, who started as a receptionist at Rebecca Minkoff and then worked her way through various positions in the company, eventually landing a job at the Female Founder Collective where she now performs her job remotely from Chile. Elisabeth emphasizes the importance of working all angles of an entry level position in order to prime yourself for moving up in the company, including cultivating a mindset of determination, commitment and a knack for clever pitching. She also shares the best ways to organize and motivate yourself when working from home, no matter what your job entails. WAYS TO MAXIMIZE PRODUCTIVITY WORKING FROM HOME PLAN YOUR WEEK Creating a to-do-list is essential. Design a schedule that enhances your productivity and keeps you on track; it will make you stay focused. Keep your body clock in check by sticking to a normal workday schedule throughout the week. TAKE BREAKS Breaks are an important part of everyone’s daily routine. It’s important to incorporate breaks regardless of where you’re working; everyone needs a time to reset and walk away from the computer screen. You’ll feel refreshed, relaxed and have a clearer head afterwards. GET DRESSED Take the time to wake up early and get dressed every day. Dress as if you were working in an office; it really does put you in a different mindset for your day. MAKE USE OF TECHNOLOGY One of the main things that enable us to work from home are the apps and tools that are designed to help remove distance as a “barrier”. Finding the right tools for you and your team to remain connected is very important for remaining productive at home. Some of our favorite programs/apps are: SLACK AIRTABLE 1PASSWORD HELLOSIGN Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
5/19/202021 minutes, 21 seconds
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The Art of a Productive Life: Actress Jenna Elfman

You may know Jenna Elfman from TV shows like Dharma  & Greg, or more recently Fear  the Walking Dead, but she’s also a family friend of Superwomen host, Rebecca! After wearing one of Rebecca’s early t-shirt designs on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, orders came pouring in, launching Rebecca Minkoff as a household name, making her a sought-after designer overnight and helping her pave the way to the brand she has now. Starting out as a dancer in everything from commercials, to music videos, to backup dancing for Cher, by her early 20’s Jenna had decided that she wanted to make a bigger impact in people’s lives, and the way to do that was through television. With a resume that touts numerous hit TV shows, Jenna sees the key to her success as her ability to combine the freedom to dream with the discipline of research in order to create the clearest of goals with unswerving aim. Not only has this made Jenna a success, it’s even helped some of her friends along the way! Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas The value in creating a clear goal and trajectory. [07:46] Working in alignment with your personal interests and values. [15:32] The importance of reevaluating your goals in times of crisis or stagnation. [19:42] --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
5/12/202037 minutes, 2 seconds
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Gut and Grit: Money Management During COVID-19 with Financial Advisor Tracy Byrnes

Financial advisor Tracy Byrnes has seen her share of earth-shaking events in the realm of finance. With a background in accounting and journalism, Tracy has reported on such events as the burst of the tech bubble and the 2008 financial crisis. She currently works as a financial advisor at UBS. Here Tracy draws on her experience to support listeners in the uncertain financial landscape dominated by fear of COVID-19. Tracy expounds upon the importance of surrounding yourself with experts in the field, including accountants, attorneys and financial advisors, and the ways in which they can guide you in the best decisions to support the longevity of your business. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. You can reach out to Tracy directly at [email protected]  Links UBS Business Owner Resilience Center Coronavirus Relief Sources for US Business Owners Article: The PPP has run out of funds: now what? --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
5/5/202017 minutes, 44 seconds
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Rebecca Minkoff x This Is Working

This week, we're doing something a little different. Rebecca recently sat down with LinkedIn's EIC Daniel Roth for his show, This Is Working. In this last episode recorded from LinkedIn's office (remember those?) and before the pandemic hit all companies hard — including hers — Dan and Rebecca discuss how she came to embrace the business side of the business and what she’s hoping to do for other women. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Listen to This Is Working on Apple Podcasts Daniel Roth’s LinkedIn profile LinkedIn Editors page --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
4/28/202025 minutes, 11 seconds
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A Field Guide to Finances During COVID-19 with Wendy Heilbut and Shelly Kapoor Collins

Coronavirus has had an impact on daily living unlike anything most of us have ever experienced before. Navigating uncharted waters during this period can be unsettling, especially in business. Wendy Heilbut, partner at Jayaram Law Group, and Shelly Kapoor Collins, Founder and GP of the Shatter Fund, join Rebecca for this special episode focused on what female entrepreneurs need to know in the midst of COVID-19. Their experience in law, tech and fundraising provide the background for how to navigate everything from lease agreements to venture capital. And if you’re just starting your business, don’t despair. There are still plenty of companies looking to invest. Above all, this is a time when we are given the opportunity to find strength in vulnerability, and fortitude in authenticity, with the comfort of knowing we are all finding our way together. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Guest Website Jayaram Law Group Shatter Fund --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
4/23/202027 minutes, 4 seconds
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Comparison Will Kill You: Daniella Yacobovsky of BaubleBar

Most women find themselves, at one time or another, looking for the perfect accessory to compliment that special outfit, or maybe they’re simply strolling through a store with a friend and want to treat themselves to something sparkly. Finding the right look at the right price point is often harder than it needs to be. It was in this sort of conundrum that Daniella Yacobovsky found herself, wanting a little flash but not wanting to break the bank. She and her friend, Amy Jain, were wandering around a store discussing this very subject. They became friends while working in finance, then found themselves attending Harvard Business School in the same class. A casual conversation about jewelry soon became a business plan, and BaubleBar was born. Now in its ninth year and carried in major department stores throughout the country, BaubleBar is proof that inspiration can strike anywhere, anytime! Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas Merchandising and product strategy. [06:19] The toxic culture of defining ourselves by over-working. [13:17] Understanding the importance of being honest and direct in your feedback. [17:27] --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
4/21/202029 minutes, 29 seconds
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Funding & Planning Your Way Through A Crisis with Alison Wyatt

Alison Wyatt, co-founder of the Female Founder Collective, is no stranger to investing in businesses big and small. In this bonus episode Rebecca and Alison talk about how entrepreneurs can manage their expectations while fundraising during this uncertain time, along with the types of businesses that she thinks are most likely to thrive and what business owners should be prioritizing right now. "It's ensuring that you have all these scenarios that you've planned for, so that if the worst case happens you know what  that looks like, if the best case happens you can take advantage of it." Like these bonus mini episodes? Don't forget to share with your friends, leave us a voice memo, or email us your questions at  [email protected] --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
4/15/202015 minutes, 35 seconds
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It Runs in the Family: Ariane Daguin of D’Artagnan Foods

When Ariane Daguin left the region of Gascony, France, in the early 1980’s to study journalism at Columbia, it was with the intention of leaving the culinary world behind. While her father is a well-known chef, Ariane had her sights set on journalism school. When a summer job in a New York charcuterie shop didn’t give her the money she needed to pay for the following year’s tuition, she stayed on, even going so far as to position the charcuterie as the exclusive purveyor of the first quality foie gras being produced at the time. The owners of the charcuterie were ultimately uninterested in the contract, but Ariane saw this as an opportunity not to be missed. Wrangling a friend and combining their savings, the two rented a warehouse in Jersey City with the intention of distributing humanely raised meat products to the restaurants of New York. D’Artagnan Foodswas born. While the first years were not easy, interest in quality meat production only grew from there. One of the first proponents of humane, eco-conscious farming, it’s only fitting that Ariane now has her sights set on building a farm of her own! Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas The importance of raising animals humanely. [02:50] The unseen cost of conventional farming methods. [13:54] Advice from Julia Child for women in any business. [28:06] --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
4/14/202031 minutes, 27 seconds
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What To Do With Your Money In a Time of Crisis, With Sallie Krawcheck of Ellevest

With unemployment rates skyrocketing during the COVID-19 pandemic,  many of us are worried about our money and our investments. In this mini  episode Sallie Krawcheck, CEO and co-founder of Ellevest, answers  Rebecca's questions about money and gives us actionable tips to ease our  anxiety. HINT: It starts by taking a deep breath! So whether you're  unemployed, or wondering if now is a good time to invest in the stock  market, Sallie gives us reassurance that in the long run things will work  out. Visit http://ellevest.com/ to have your questions answered by Sally and her team. Like these bonus mini episodes? Don't forget to share with your friends, leave us a voice memo or email us your questions at [email protected]  --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
4/9/202011 minutes, 6 seconds
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Ain’t No Mountain High Enough: Singer and Songwriter Jessi Alexander

She sings in the shower and in the car, and loves to watch, “The Bachelor.” She also wrote Miley Cyrus’ hit song, “The Climb.” This isn’t your best friend’s Tindr profile. We’re talking about Jessi Alexander, the prolific singer and songwriter who just released her latest album, Decatur County Red. After spending much of her career writing songs for the likes of Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton and Sheryl Crow, Jessi wrote a flurry of songs that she simply couldn’t part with. They felt like they were meant to be performed by her, and her alone. After wrestling with the notion of leaving her relative anonymity behind, Jessi decided to step into the spotlight, sharing her songs and raising her voice. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas The unique energy that you bring to a project when it feels like a reflection of yourself, and you truly enjoy what you’re doing. [14:50] Streaming and the financial toll it takes on songwriters. [18:58] The importance of understanding your weaknesses, and when to delegate. [28:13] Links Instagram – for tour updates Decatur County Red It All Begins With a Song Documentary --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
4/7/202031 minutes, 27 seconds
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Market Yourself: Aliza Licht of Leave Your Mark

According to Aliza Licht, she wasn’t born with the ability to command a room. Growing up, the author, founder and president of Leave Your Mark, LLC, struggled to speak anytime she was thrust into the spotlight. It wasn’t until she was in college that she felt comfortable speaking before a group of people. Working in PR for Donna Karan, it was Aliza’s Gossip Girl-inspired tactics that made the anonymous Twitter account, @dknyprgirl, one of the first popular fashion accounts on the platform. Now the president of a successful branding and digital strategy firm, Aliza is regularly booked for public speaking engagements, coaching entrepreneurs in leadership and encouraging their success. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas The creative process and how that can be fueled by openness to new ideas. [06:49] Keeping a “lead sheet” to keep track of contacts and future opportunities. [10:07] The immense value in media training. [22:13] Links Leave Your Mark Book Leave Your Mark Podcast Forbes Article – How You Know You’re Not Meant To Be An Entrepreneur Own The Room Training --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
3/31/202029 minutes, 7 seconds
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Everyday Adventures: Ruzwana Bashir of Peek

Taking a look at Ruzwana Bashir’s resume, you might think she was born into a lifestyle of unlimited opportunity. Educated at Oxford and Harvard Business School, she had an education on par with that of the wealthiest families in the world. However, everything that Ruzwana has accomplished is due to her own steely work ethic. When an investor passed on the chance to fund Peek, Ruzwana’s travel experience company which recently raised $40 million in capital, he told her it was because he didn’t know if she had “the grit” to make it in entrepreneurship. From then on she changed her goal from being professional to being authentic. The experiences she had growing up in an immigrant family, selling vegetables to make ends meet, working to get full scholarships to fund her education, all cultivated within Ruzwana the perseverance, grace and gratitude that has made her the successful entrepreneur she is today. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas The value in being yourself, and how that can benefit you and your business. [07:49] Ruzwana’s transformative process of prosecuting her abuser and opening up about her experience. [15:04] Links Ruzwana’s Article for The Guardian Peek --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
3/24/202033 minutes, 43 seconds
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Special Message From Rebecca

Things are...weird. Thanks to all our listeners who continue to support us during this time. We're here for you and hope to keep you motivated and inspired. Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo and let us know how you're staying sane. Follow Superwomen on Instagram to stay up to date on the latest episodes.  --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
3/19/202036 seconds
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Cooking is a Muscle: Getting Culinary with Mia Rigden of The Rasa Life

Nutrition runs in Mia Rigden’s blood. According to Mia, her grandmother, a dietician born in the 1930’s, was slathering coconut oil on her meals long before it was popular. Although Mia has always considered herself an adventurous eater, in her 20’s she found herself vacillating between enjoying the perks of restaurant PR work, and restricting herself to stringent juice cleanses. Now focusing on integrative nutrition through her company, The Rasa Life, Mia works with clients to optimize their food choices in a way that works best for them. Eschewing the notion that diets need branding, Mia honors the understanding each person is unique, wellness does not necessarily equal thinness, and reminds us that we all have what it takes to be our own best chefs! Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas The benefits and drawbacks of working as a solo entrepreneur, and the importance of having a support system. [05:27] Feminism and the social dynamics of cooking at home. [07:29] Exploring the link between proper nutrition and mental health. [16:34] --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
3/17/202021 minutes, 28 seconds
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Turning Failure Into Triumph with Barbara Corcoran

Barbara Corcoran wants to have as much fun as she can while she lives on this earth. “I always plan for fun – FIRST.” The real estate mogul and frequent guest on Shark Tank is an expert in business, but she makes living an enjoyable life her first priority. Barbara is, however, no stranger to adversity. While she may make multimillionaire-dom look easy, she wasn’t born into a life of privilege. Growing up in New Jersey, she, her parents and her nine siblings shared a two-bedroom apartment. It was this modest upbringing that gave Barbara the freedom to take a chance on her own business. “I had nothing to lose and nowhere to go but up.” Now on her third successful business venture, Barbara shares what makes a company thrive, and how the worst experiences can become the greatest motivators. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas The grief that sometimes accompanies selling a business. [08:13] The process of starting over in business. [10:42] The drawbacks inherent in multitasking. [21:10] Guest Website http://www.barbaracorcoran.com/ Business Unusual Podcast Social Media https://www.instagram.com/barbaracorcoran/?hl=en --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
3/10/202035 minutes, 45 seconds
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You Don’t Get What You Don’t Ask For: Leigh Gallagher of Google and Fortune

Leigh Gallagher’s mom always told her, “Do what you love and the money will follow.” Journalism may not always be the most lucrative career, but Leigh has proven her mother right. This powerhouse of a writer not only made a name for herself in journalism, she was crowned Senior Editor at Large at Fortune Magazine – not an easy feat in the male-dominated business world. Now Director of External Affairs at Google, Leigh is still going strong. She’s an advocate for women everywhere, and she’s taking her own advice: putting herself forward, asking lots of questions, and most importantly, asking for what she wants. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas Reasons why there is such a drastic gap in numbers of male and female leadership, and what we can do to help close that. [04:37] Ways to overcome writer’s block. [17:20] The value in doing solid research. [19:21] Links The AirBnB Story The End of The Suburbs: Where the American Dream is Moving Fortune 40 Under 40 Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
3/3/202031 minutes, 13 seconds
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The Moral and Ethical DNA of Faryl Morse

Faryl Morse is not your average shoe designer. First off, she’s a woman in a male-dominated industry. Secondly, her care and devotion to creatively designed, well-made shoes is only outmatched by her humanitarian efforts. This is evident not only in Faryl’s desire to make cool shoes that are accessible to all people, but also in the way she cares for her employees. Her company, Farylrobin, is the first of its kind to create a summer program so the children of factory workers in China can be closer to their parents when school is not in session. Starting off with a few sketches in her apartment, and now featured in stores like Anthropologie, Faryl has proven that it’s possible to make beautiful things while simultaneously making the world a better place. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas Sexism and harassment within corporate culture. [06:03] Making well-designed products that are priced in an accessible way, and also accessible to different sizes. [10:30] Guest Website http://www.farylrobin.com/ Social Media https://www.instagram.com/farylrobin/?hl=en --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
2/25/202023 minutes, 4 seconds
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Follow Your True North: Divya Gugnani of Wander Beauty

Sometimes it’s hard to remember that the skin is the largest organ of  the body. We often take for granted this most precious part of ourselves  that keeps us soft, safe, and literally holds us together! It’s also  easy to forget that the skin is porous, and therefore absorbs many  things from the environment, whether we realize it or not. Divya  Gugnani, co-founder of Wander Beauty, had a moment of revelation rushing  to work one day. She wanted beauty and skincare products that were safe  for her skin, effective, and also able to multitask. The idea for  Wander Beauty was formed to directly address the pain points of women  who have to balance work, travel and home life, and to help them look  and feel good doing it.   Thanks for listening!  We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas Resilience and bouncing back from challenges. [08:20] Knowing your limits, and the importance of surrounding yourself with experts in different areas. [18:12] https://www.wanderbeauty.com/ https://www.instagram.com/wander_beauty/?hl=en --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
2/18/202026 minutes, 29 seconds
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Scrappiness is a Virtue: Jenny Fleiss Co-founder of Rent the Runway

Jenny Fleiss has been an entrepreneur since she was a child. Where most kids are content to simply sell lemonade by the cup, she spent her summer days figuring out how to bundle products, the best form of signage, and what location would generate the highest number of sales. That spirit stayed with her as she grew older, always finding creative ways to solve a problem, like the time she duct taped her heel on the fly. Co-founding both Rent the Runway and Jet Black, Jenny has only picked up steam since her lemonade days. Ever the entrepreneurial mind, she is constantly excited by ways of growing and adapting her businesses to the ever-changing needs of her audience. But that doesn’t mean that business solutions have to be complicated. According to Jenny, one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself is learning how to work creatively with what you have. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas “Passing the baton” – leaving a good team in place when stepping down from a leadership position. [10:35] Two main categories of innovation: improvements on existing products and creating new products people didn’t know they wanted. [16:21] Creating an active role for your children in your business: talking to them about what you do and inviting their opinions on things. [20:59] Links HBR After Hours Podcast --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
2/11/202025 minutes, 21 seconds
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Cuup Queen: Abby Morgan on Support, Vulnerability, and the Definition of “Sexy”

Episode Description Searching for a perfect bra, one that’s comfortable, fits well, and is just the right amount of sexy (as defined by the wearer, of course!), sometimes feels  akin to a lifelong quest for the holy grail. We explore shopping malls, hunt through boutiques, even forage the forests of online lingerie stores. Sometimes it pays off. Sometimes you go home in the same tired underwire, a box of wheat thins and reruns of Vanderpump Rules as your consolation prize. Abby Morgan wanted to create a product that made bra shopping a success every time. Along with her three co-founders she created Cuup,  a bra company that prides itself not only on its range of sizes (30A-38H), but also on the value of community, creating a safe space for women to share their experiences and work for change in the world. Cuup works to support women’s bodies, but more importantly, they work to support the femme experience. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here,  or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us  a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Links: CUUP - https://shopcuup.com/ https://www.instagram.com/cuup --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
2/4/202026 minutes, 25 seconds
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Beautiful Hustle: Ariane Goldman of Hatch

What’s the coolest maternity brand? Does that seem like a strange question? It shouldn’t. In a global society that’s more fashion conscious than ever, it doesn’t make sense that maternity designs are so resistant to helping women feel relevant during one of the biggest times in their lives. As a pregnant woman with time on her hands and money to spend, Ariane Goldman experienced this firsthand. She couldn’t find anything she liked enough to buy. Ariane had encountered a similar problem several years earlier when she couldn’t find any suitable options for bridesmaid dresses, so she decided to create her own. A creative at heart and now a mother-to-be, Ariane paved her own way, creating fantastic maternity designs and launching Hatch. While business might have been slow at first, a New York Times article and a sighting on a certain Meghan Markle have secured Hatch as the maternity line for fashionable moms everywhere. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas The value of uniting women through community-building events. [15:55] Holding gratitude through the ups and downs. [28:24] Links https://www.hatchcollection.com/ --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
1/28/202029 minutes, 55 seconds
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Groove is in the Heart: Susan Feldman Takes on Ageism in Fashion & Beauty

Everyone can identify with the feeling of being invisible sometimes, but for a whole generation, that feeling may be more a matter of endurance. Unfortunately most cultures don’t value older populations as they once did, and western society is especially guilty of that. Susan Feldman was saddened when she saw a friend’s Instagram post joking about being invisible after age 50, and she decided to do something about it. Having taken two years off after launching, building and selling One Kings Lane, Susan launched a very different venture, In the Groove, a website largely focused on beauty where women of all ages can see a reflection of themselves. Filled with fashion tips, health and lifestyle information, and even a menopause registry (!), In the Groove proves that looking good is always in style. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas Building an audience from nothing. [07:04] The many internal and external changes that come around age 50. [20:07] --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
1/14/202031 minutes, 52 seconds
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Chasing Match Point: Maria Sharapova Talks Tennis Courts and Candy

Maria Sharapova was born in Siberia, raised in Sochi and then, at age 6, moved to the U.S., and she hasn’t really stopped moving since. The tennis sensation who won Wimbledon at 17 and 5 Grand Slam titles in the years since has honed a level of focus so intense that at times she seems more like a Buddhist monk than a star athlete. This stoic concentration has been cultivated intentionally; Maria saw in other tennis players that letting fear or, conversely, pride, lead them on the court more often ended in disappointment rather than a win. She resolved to always look towards the next point, and act as graciously in victory as in losses. It’s a state of being that has bled into other areas of her life, including her work as an entrepreneur. Maria launched Sugarpova, the candy company of which is still 100% owner, in her early 20’s. Though it may seem incongruous for an athlete to peddle treats, as Maria puts it, it’s important to balance hard work something sweet once in a while. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas The importance of rewarding hard work. [12:45] Balancing vision and branding in a way that leads to revenue. [18:17] --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
1/7/202030 minutes, 25 seconds
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Written in the Cosmos: Jessica Pels of Cosmopolitan Magazine

Things I bet you didn’t know about Cosmo: The first issue was released in 1886; It’s now the largest media brand for young women in the world, reaching 81 million readers; The current editor in chief, Jessica Pels, is a Virgo who loves to cut her own hair! Jessica didn’t always envision herself working in magazines, but she has always loved a great story. Growing up she would watch a movie, then immediately afterwards watch the full director’s cut. For a time she considered a career in film, but it was ultimately the culture of female leadership that led her to choose the path of women’s media. Now as the editor in chief, Jessica is working with her team to make Cosmo a space in print and online where readers can look not only for sex tips, but also for political, financial and career advice, seeing themselves reflected in the full spectrum of what it means to be a woman in the 21st century. Plus horoscopes! Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas Theories on the future of print journalism. [14:01] The double-edged sword of perfectionism. [26:12] --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
1/1/202028 minutes
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Major Love for Mejuri: Noura Sakkijha on Her Passion For Jewelry and Why Company Culture Matters

In a world of fast fashion it’s easy to find cheap, cute jewelry. But it’s not so fun when that jewelry falls apart, turns your skin green, or worse, is made under poor working conditions. Mejuri is working to turn the jewelry business on its head, offering affordable pieces that are not only made with quality materials but also under ethically sound conditions. Noura Sakkijha, a third generation jeweler, originally began by selling and marketing Mejuri online with the goal of reducing the middle men and keeping prices low for customers. Now going into their fifth year, Mejuri has a proven following, launching its first storefront in L.A. and enabling the company to secure the funding it needs to keep producing beautiful, quality jewelry for all their raving fans. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas The ways in which the mindset of tech entrepreneurs can inform other types of startups (i.e. Don’t be afraid to fail!). [04:07] Hiring with company culture in mind. [17:11] --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
12/31/201922 minutes, 37 seconds
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From Cookies to Kale: Rachel Drori of Daily Harvest

How many times have you been hungry - hangry, even! – and stuck somewhere with no snacks? Worse, perhaps there’s food laying around but it’s not even something you want to actually consume, but you have no other options, so there go those neon orange Cheezy Ballz down the hatch. Rachel Drori was stuck between a stale cake and a hard place, dreaming of fruit and veggie-based foods that would be nutritious and convenient for busy folks like herself. After scouring the market and finding the same tired protein bars, she finally decided to create the product she wanted for herself. That dream became Daily Harvest, a direct-to-consumer service that delivers fresh produce perfectly portioned to create your own smoothies, bowls and bites, providing your body with the best support to tackle your boss babe goals. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas No matter the bells and whistles, the core use for the product must be functionally successful in order to ensure return customers! [06:06] --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
12/26/201923 minutes, 47 seconds
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How to Achieve Glowgasm: Sarah Lee and Christine Chang of Glow Recipe

Sarah Lee and Christine Chang were friends for many years before deciding to go into business together. Working in marketing and product development for L'Oréal , both were assigned to work in their Korean offices where they soon developed a lasting friendship. Korea is a hotbed of the latest skincare technology, and Sarah and Christine took note. Combining of-the-moment skincare research with tried and true remedies passed down through their families, the pair launched Glow Recipe, a naturally-based skincare line aimed at making the practice approachable, simple and fun. Using familiar, delicious ingredients such as banana and watermelon, Glow Recipe products soothe and improve the skin, making skincare so effective and pleasurable you may just forget to put makeup on! Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas The value in creating a simple, effective skincare routine that creates less desire for makeup. [12:50] Believing in yourself, your ventures, and you ability to work through challenges. [16:08] --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
12/24/201923 minutes, 17 seconds
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Beauty, Bowls and Branding with Kathryn Duryea of Year and Day

What’s the 7 billion dollar industry that’s perched on your shelves, resting on your table, even held in your hands multiple times a day? It’s not your phone. It’s not even digital. It’s – wait for it – your dishes! That’s right, the tools we use to deliver food to our hungry bodies everyday is a goldmine, and an industry that hasn’t seen many changes in operations in the last several decades. Enter Kathryn Duryea, whose personal journey to create a nice table for herself resulted in frustration. When she did find designs she liked, the prices were far too high. Not everyone has thousands of dollars to put towards plates and forks. Years spent on the brand management team for Tiffany, coupled with her mother’s love of dishware, gave Kathryn the skills, passion and inspiration to start her own brand. Now just two years old, Year and Day has already been critically acclaimed by the likes of Vogue and GQ. According to Kathryn, when it comes to creating a beautiful table for friends and family, “We shouldn’t have to compromise.” Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas The greater goal in creating community and a place for friends and family to share beautiful memories together. [03:28] Creating clear and consistent branding. [09:52] --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
12/17/201927 minutes, 10 seconds
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Unique Yums: Monique Bernstein Celebrates Sweet Success

This episode is sponsored by Capital One Spark Business. It happens all too often. You get the job you’ve been wishing for, hoping for, knowing it suits you perfectly – only to find out that it doesn’t. Such was the case for Monique Bernstein. Working in market research in the first few years out of college, Monique realized her dream job wasn’t that dreamy at all. And so she did what many dissatisfied employees do. She surfed the internet to pass the time. It was there she came across an inspiring article touting the importance of flexing creativity like a muscle, and she began the practice of writing down ten new ideas each day. They could be ideas for anything – home improvement, recipes, poems to write – but Monique found herself focusing on companies she could launch. Specifically companies she could start in one day, with her existing capital, with her existing skill set. Soon after, the concept of Universal Yums, a subscription snack box from a different country each month, was borne. The company that began five years ago with $8k is now slated to make $21 million this year. Couple that with the fact that Monique and her co-founder, Eli, have never taken loans to make their business work, and that is a yummy recipe indeed. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas The value in owning your own business 100% - not being beholden to investors or shareholders so that you can always make the decisions that feel the best for you. [14:24] --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
12/10/201928 minutes, 31 seconds
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Claire Wasserman: Proud Feminist Helping Women Get Paid

It’s not difficult for most women to think of a time in their careers when they wanted to ask for more money but didn’t – or maybe they did and were denied a raise or a higher starting salary on questionable grounds at best. Enter Claire Wasserman, whose company, Ladies Get Paid, is helping women around the world to advocate for themselves by hosting workshops, coffee hours and webinars to help women find a strong voice in a culture where men still make way more money for the same amount of work. It wasn’t so long ago that Claire avoided the word "feminism" due  to other people's reactions to the word. These days, however, she’s  proud to call herself by “the other F word,” helping women to shake their moneymakers however they see fit. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas Steps to advocate for yourself and get what you want! [12:43] The value in importance of your decisions, and learning to isolate variables to ensure greater success the next time. [15:28] --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
12/3/201932 minutes, 30 seconds
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Cat Lee: Unapologetically Non-Normal

Cat Lee grew up with the intention of following in her father’s footsteps, and she did, for a while. After graduating from Stanford she immediately began work at Lockheed Martin where her father had made his career for 40 years. However, it wasn’t long until she realized that working in the defense industry was not kindling her passion for life. After pursuing an MBA, Cat graced the halls of Google, Facebook, and then Pinterest before realizing that what really gets her excited is angel investing and variations thereof. Now a partner at Maveron, an investment company that funds startups, Cat gets to do what she does best, breaking down barriers to entrepreneurship and helping to fund the next big rocketship! Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas The cultural implications of not following your parents’ vision for your life. [07:03] How to choose the right investment for you. [17:22] The importance of periodically checking in with yourself to make sure you’re staying true to who you are and what you want your life to be about. [24:00] --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
11/26/201926 minutes, 52 seconds
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Anne Mahlum Gets to the Core of the Matter

This episode is sponsored by Capital One Spark Business. Special note: This episode contains a short discussion of eating disorders that may be sensitive for some listeners. Anne Mahlum isn’t going to sugarcoat things for you. She tells it like it is, and that’s probably one of the reasons she’s been so successful, first starting a non-profit to benefit the homeless and then starting her line of wildly successful workout studios, [solidcore]. People thought she was out of her mind when Anne, upon befriending some folks outside of a shelter in Philly, got the idea to start a running club to boost the spirits of those living there. Now, over ten years later, the non-profit is active in 13 cities and has a strong partnership with multiple companies that gets participants employed across the country. Anne took that same can-do attitude with her when she started [solidcore]. After trying a pilates workout on a business trip, she realized she could pair that with strength training to give the slow burn workout of a lifetime. [solidcore] now has 50 locations across the country and is slated to double that by the end of 2020. Here’s to a good sweat! Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas The paramount importance of setting an example as a leader in your company, and creating transparency around that. [06:56] How scaling is all about the company’s ability to run without you. [11:43] The value in having a great support system outside of work. [15:20] --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
11/19/201928 minutes, 18 seconds
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Help Each Other Up: Kerry Cooper Talks Hard Work and Scalability

When Kerry Cooper was hired as a consultant for sustainable footwear company, Rothy's, she didn’t think she’d be sticking around. After working for multiple successful companies, Kerry enjoyed the flexibility that consulting gave her. It wasn’t long, however, before the company culture won her over. Built upon a strong foundation of eco-minded operations, Kerry enjoyed the work the company was doing as much as the people doing it. Rothy’s loved her too. In her second year there sales soared to $140 million in direct to consumer sales. Even more impressive, however, is the fact that that those shoes were made from 38 million plastic water bottles saved from a long, slow demise in a landfill. They’re proving you can drink your water and wear it too. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas How to scale and build a team that is complementary to each others’ skill sets. [03:04] The importance of standing up for yourself and asking for what you want or need. [21:03] --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
11/12/201922 minutes, 52 seconds
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Pay Yourself From Day 1: Funding Female-Owned Startups with Karen Cahn

As employee #213, Karen Cahn joined Google relatively early in the game. Back in the day she was an account executive covering ad sales in New England and the entirety of Canada. A seemingly monumental task, Karen was up for the challenge, building keyword lists from scratch to help develop the system that we now have to thank for targeted advertising. After Google acquired YouTube and Karen was tasked with creating lucrative deals for the largely male user platform, she began to wonder, “How can I fund these deals for women?” While her ideas were not received well by her co-workers, and even her first company built upon these goals struggled, Karen was undeterred. Her passion for female leadership and equality led her to start again, this time founding iFundWomen, a startup funding platform for female entrepreneurs. Not only does iFundWomen help raise capital, they offer coaching and mentorship services, and perhaps best of all, a community of likeminded individuals. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas The subtle art of crowd-funding well. [17:33] The personal challenges we face as women living within a patriarchy, including familial and professional experiences that can be painful. [22:25] --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
11/5/201929 minutes, 21 seconds
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There’s No One Way to Be a Mom: Sharing Personal Life on a Public Platform With Naomi Davis

This episode is sponsored by Capital One Spark Business. Being a mom is hard. There’s no other way around it. It’s beautiful and amazing too, but it comes with challenges. Everyone has an opinion on the right way to parent, and sometimes that advice comes uninvited. It takes a special person to share their family life with the world, knowing they’ll receive positive feedback as well as criticism. Naomi Davis has created an artform by way of documenting her family life. What started as a way to share wedding photos with family morphed into a blog that first illustrated life as a young couple in New York, and then grew as her family did. Now, 12 years and five children later, Love Taza covers family life, recipes, and kid-friendly travel guides to NYC. Naomi mixes entertainment with practical advice, and best of all injects her personal experience into the lesser-discussed aspects of parenting that all moms could probably use more support in. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas The challenges that come with documenting your own life on a public platform, and the necessity of remaining neutral to both overly negative and overly positive reactions from the public. [07:39] Becoming comfortable with negotiating and valuing your time and worth. [10:01] --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
10/22/201924 minutes, 5 seconds
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Thoughts Become Things - Ericka Perry on Manifesting Dreams into Reality

This episode is sponsored by Capital One Spark Business. Pregnancy  can be overwhelming, especially the first time around. Your body is changing,  hormones are shifting, and you just want to know which nail polish won’t  be harmful to your baby. CEO Ericka Perry found herself in a pickle when her best friend needed help finding pregnancy and beauty products, but there was not one place where she could simply order a gift bag with the necessary items. At a time when subscription boxes were really starting to take off, she couldn’t believe this was still lacking in the market. Thus was born the The Stork Bag. Almost entirely self-funded, Ericka is a shining example of an entrepreneur who sees an opportunity, works what they know and creates a business for the love of the products and who they serve. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas The inevitable self-doubt that comes with running a business. [15:52] Financial reality of growing a business that is self-funded. Slow growth is okay! [20:43] --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
10/8/201935 minutes, 28 seconds
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Talking Super Woman and Self-Care with Nicole Lapin

Nicole Lapin may be a financial expert, but that doesn’t mean she was born knowing an index from an S&P fund. Growing up in challenging conditions, not the least of which was being a first generation American, Nicole always knew she wanted to be in news. She took it upon herself to get a job in the industry and slowly started working her way up through agencies in smaller cities around the U.S. A true “fake it ‘til you make it” story, Nicole jumped headfirst into the opportunity to report on finances even though she had little experience in the field. Now in her 30’s and considered a financial expert, she “rethinks conventional financial wisdom,” writing books that educate women and help them to take control of their finances as well as their mental health. Thanks for listening! Don't forget to follow us on Instagram to learn how to win a copy of Nicole's latest book, "Becoming Super Woman." Big Ideas How self-care, boundaries and balance are of the utmost importance to mental health. [10:49] and [24:30] --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
10/1/201930 minutes, 29 seconds
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Glitter and Color: The Wild World of Tish and Snooky

This episode is sponsored by Capital One Spark Business. If you’ve ever been a teenage girl, or if a teenage girl secretly lives within your heart, you’ve probably lusted after the iconic, candy-colored hair dyes made famous by Manic Panic. Coming of age in New York in the 1970’s, Tish and Snooky were born performers. The sisters have always been artists at heart; they credit their love of color (and glitter!) to their artist mother. Pursuing singing careers and partying at iconic clubs such as CBGB, the pair were constantly complimented on their signature punk style. The persistent fanfare encouraged them to open a punk boutique selling all the items they loved, a first of its kind. Not surprisingly, their wild hair colors were the number one seller. It was a natural progression to pursue production and private labeling of the product. Business women by day and performers by night, Tish and Snooky still turn it up, touring periodically and performing with the likes of Blondie and RuPaul. These women do it all, gardening, cooking, singing, CEO’ing – they are truly the baddest of baddass feminist rock stars. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas Feminism in the 70’s vs. present, and the challenges of working as female entrepreneurs. [06:06] The ways in which technology and constant connectedness have made working more complicated. [11:05] --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
9/24/201921 minutes, 39 seconds
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Do the Hustle: Laura Brown on Fashion and Hard Work

Laura Brown came up in the 80’s – a period devoid of the internet and Instagram, where fashion inspiration came almost exclusively in the form of magazines. To make things worse for a young fashionista living in Australia, as Laura did, those magazines arrived three months after their release date. Laura was hungry for the glitz and the glam, and made it her goal to one day work and live in the heart of the fashion world. After working a few stints at magazines in Australia and London, Laura arrived in New York. Finding herself at a lavish Marc Jacobs show within days of moving there, Laura finally felt the pulse of the life she had so long been yearning for. After working her way up to Features at Harper’s, she was then hired as Editor in Chief at InStyle. In the three years since, Laura has revitalized the magazine, injecting new life into it, forever showcasing her love of fashion, layouts, and a good dose of creative, hard work. This episode is in partnership with SAP Success Factors. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas The excitement and satisfaction of pulling off creative, hard work. [11:25] Advice for those interested in working at a magazine. [19:41] --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
9/17/201927 minutes, 53 seconds
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Stop and Smell the Revenue: Talking Flowers and Fundraising With Christina Stembel

We’ll  address the big question first: Christina Stembel of Farmgirl Flowers really did  grow up on a farm. Growing up in northern Indiana, Christina was expected to  fulfill her womanly duties as a wife and mother while her brother went  off to college. But Christina had other plans. She hightailed it to New York within two weeks of  graduating from high school and started working. Christina did not grow up with a lot of people cheering her on and wishing her success, and that made her strive for it all the more. Over some years and many different ideas, she saw that the floral industry held an opportunity to do exactly what she desired in starting her own business: disrupt the status quo, create scalability, and do good in the world. While not without its challenges (who knew the floral industry could be so cutthroat?), Christina has scaled from 56K her first year of business to $31 million 8 years later. As Christina fondly says, success is the best revenge. (In partnership with Capital One Spark Business) Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas  Less than 3% of women get funding from venture capital. Discussing the disparity in capital support between male and female founders. [09:36] The value in trusting your instincts. [32:00] --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
9/10/201936 minutes, 14 seconds
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Yes WIE Can: Talking Institutional Change with Dee Poku-Spalding

This episode is in partnership with SAP Success Factors. Dee Poku remembers what it was like when she worked for big movie studios. No need to make her own travel plans, or worry about her computer getting fixed. All that was taken care of; just walk out the door and a car will be there to take you where you need to go. All that changed when she decided strike out on her own, and it took some adjusting. Dee could no longer let the weight of her employer’s name bolster her confidence. It took time to be able stand tall and tell people about an enterprise they had never heard of. Her self-assuredness grew, however, and Dee saw how people responded to her differently simply by the way she delivered her message. Today Dee is the founder of multiple ventures aimed at supporting women in business. Her events encourage women to work towards positions of leadership, give them skills necessary to navigate the male-dominated workforce, and let their creativity shine. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas The payoffs inherent in taking a grassroots approach, calling upon those you know, and creating a greater network to support your movement. [11:40] The critical importance of raising girls who are comfortable talking about money and asking for what they need. [22:26] How the term “empowerment” has become problematic. [29:10] --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
9/3/201939 minutes, 2 seconds
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99 Problems But A Bed Ain’t One: Problem-Solving With Ariel Kaye

Bed. We spend a third of our lives there, and yet oftentimes, our beds, or what we put on them, become somewhat of an afterthought. Ariel Kaye sought to change that. After spending some years in advertising, Ariel came to a point where she was looking for more excitement, and more of a direct way to connect with people. She had always been passionate about interior design and home goods, going so far as to maintain her own blog on the subject in her free time. As she was pondering a change in career, it dawned on her that there were little to no direct to consumer options for bedding. That is when the idea for Parachute Home was born. Now in its fifth year and about to open the fifth brick and mortar (!), Ariel fondly recalls the early days when she would drive around in her car, delivering orders directly to buyers in Los Angeles. Growth and success have come with their own challenges. Here Ariel discusses entrepreneurial ups and downs, what makes her passionate about her company, and how at the heart of it all it’s really about building relationships. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas The changes that come with viewing your business as relationship-based rather than transaction-based. [15:56] The invaluable importance of knowing your customer base well and growing with their needs. [17:27] --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
8/27/201928 minutes, 5 seconds
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“I Say Yes to Everything”: The Adventurous Spirit of Katie Couric

 This episode is in partnership with SAP SuccessFactors. She’s self-described as “messy” and can play the piano by ear – as long as it’s in the key of C. No, we’re not talking about Katy Perry – Katie Couric is here, she’s caffeinated, and she’s ready to sing for you! A household name for decades, it only makes sense that after years in broadcast news, Katie has finally taken the entrepreneurial plunge and started her own media company. Excited to tackle controversial issues and educate the public, Katie is taking the reigns as her own boss to share timely stories in her uniquely sympathetic, yet fearless voice.  One of the greatest interviewers of our time, Katie reflects upon the fact that it is the balance between being kind and being tough that drove her career to its success. Now in a new era, Katie continues to inspire women of all ages to ask questions, be fearless, and learn to move gracefully through moments of discomfort.  Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas  The value in bringing positive energy to the workplace. [15:01] Ageism as being socially acceptable, and in contrast, the beauty and gifts inherent in aging. [18:26] The importance of true listening and fruitful communication. [33:05] --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
8/20/201938 minutes, 16 seconds
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Jill Kargman: Gucci Kneepads & Not Giving a F***

 Jill Kargman is not your neighborhood soccer mom and she doesn’t play one on TV, either. Her dark sense of humor and love of all things goth might put her out of place at most “mommy and me” gatherings, but this is especially true on the swanky Upper East Side where she originates.  However, Jill isn’t one to waste her time worrying about what other people think. Instead, she worked her alchemical writing magic and spun this into comedy gold, using her position in society as inspiration for the screenplay – turned book – turned TV show, Odd Mom Out. She also plays the feature role in the show, utilizing the talent honed from acting in numerous plays during her time at Yale.  Jill’s creative journey has taken her from arduous internships to writing rooms to the confines of her home office and back again. Jill now plans to return to the big screen as she sets out to script a film inspired in earnestness by the life of her teenagers.  Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas  Trusting yourself and listening to your gut. [12:55] “Better sorry than safe.” The importance of pushing beyond your comfort zone to do the things that are important to you. [30:58] --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
8/13/201933 minutes, 49 seconds
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Amy Shecter on Creativity, Failure and Growth

This episode is in partnership with SAP SuccessFactors. How would your life be different if you were less afraid to make mistakes, to “fail”?  Amy Shecter doesn’t think women let themselves fail enough, and she thinks it’s high time we become less risk-averse. Statistically, she says, women will only take risks when they feel 95-100% confident in a favorable outcome, versus the average man, who will take the same risk at only 50% confidence. And what, really, is there to lose? Most of the time a supposed failure simply means you’re that much closer to the next success.  Amy spent years in fashion and footwear before delving into the world of fitness and beauty. She immediately saw it as an expanding consumer market. Now the CEO of Glamsquad, a company that brings hair, nail and makeup artists to your door, Amy finds excitement not only in great products and services for clients, but also in the fact that Glamsquad gives freelance beauty professionals a platform to support themselves.  Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas  Why saving time is so valuable to consumers. [09:15] H-Commerce - the home as a new basis for services and revenue. [11:20] “Competition” as an opportunity to seed the market. [18:28] --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
8/6/201930 minutes, 33 seconds
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Rachel Blumenthal’s Not Sweating the Small Stuff

 The fashion world was the last place Rachel Blumenthal envisioned her career. Growing up on Cape Cod surrounded by adults with “practical” careers, it never occurred to her that a job in fashion might be a viable option. However, when a series of internships and a stroke of luck landed her a job at Yves Saint Laurent, Rachel found herself in the midst of it all.  Despite the fact that she was immersed in a creative environment, the job itself was lacking in that aspect, and on a whim Rachel made herself a ring for fun. That ring was noticed by friends who worked at a magazine, and with just one product she was asked to be featured as a designer in the publication. Overnight she was forced to create a legitimate company, find a buyer and create a website or risk losing the feature. This type of resourcefulness laid the groundwork for what became an incredibly successful jewelry line, Rachel Leigh, and what led to multiple ventures beyond that, most recently, Rockets of Awesome, a subscription-based clothing line for children.  Here Rachel discusses her creativity, her work ethic, and how passionate drive is the key to a successful business. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas If a good opportunity presents itself, find every way you can to make it work for you. [04:21] Mitigating risk when starting a business. [09:31] Giving yourself grace when making mistakes. [18:37] --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
7/30/201928 minutes, 26 seconds
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Amanda de Cadenet: Girlgazing Her Way Through the Glass Ceiling

Amanda de Cadenet is a force to be reckoned with. She’s had more  noteworthy careers than most people achieve in a lifetime. Amanda began  her career in television at the age of 15. Not for the stardom or the  glamour, but out of pure necessity to support herself. The show, in  which she and other presenters interviewed bands such as Nirvana and  Oasis, proved to be a hit. While Amanda had found success, by the age of  22 she was ready for a change, and moved to L.A. to work as a  photographer. After experiencing firsthand the frustration of  being passed over time and again for photography jobs which she was  qualified for, Amanda began to produce and interview women on her own  show, “The Conversation.” “I’m always interested in peoples’ really low  moments, because I want to know how they came back from it. Because  we’re all going to have them, no one’s exempt. My question has always  been, ‘well how did you get up off the ground one more time? How did you  make it through that?’ Because that’s ultimately what we have to share  on the other side of it.” Continuing on her quest to promote  intersectional gender equality Amanda has also spearheaded the #girlgaze  movement, encouraging female-identifying individuals to share their  unique point of view under that hashtag in the hopes of illuminating the  multifaceted jewel that is the female point of view. This episode is in partnership with SAP SuccessFactors. Thanks for listening!  We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas The gift of vulnerability and the strength that lies within that. [2:46] Learning how to navigate the most challenging parts of life and move forward. [15:12] Decisions based on choice vs. need. [32:29] --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
7/23/201947 minutes, 30 seconds
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Noria Morales and Sarah Robinson Transition from Fashion World to Family Business

It may not seem like the most obvious progression, but after spending the early parts of their careers in the demanding world of fashion, Noria Morales and Sarah Robinson decided to go out on a limb and pursue a venture near and dear to them as new mothers – creating a parent-friendly play place. Through their (and many parents’) desire to find a place where children could have fun and adults could relax came the inspiration for The Wonder, a Tribeca-based space that includes multiple play areas, adults-only zones and a café, in addition to classes and programming to keep kiddos engaged.  Drawing on the skills they learned while working at MAC, Target and Lucky Magazine, Sarah and Noria discuss the hurdles they overcame to launch a business while working full time, all while managing motherhood and family duties. It wasn’t easy, but things worth doing rarely are! Big Ideas The value of staying the course through the toughest parts of launching a company. [11:38] The importance of taking time to visualize the best possible outcome, and leaning on friends for advice when you need it. [30:11] Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
7/16/201934 minutes, 3 seconds
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Life Lessons With Noor Tagouri

Journalist and all-around amazing human being, Noor Tagouri joins us this week for a  wide-ranging conversation. She talks about how she found  success in her career while remaining true to herself, the importance of giving a voice to marginalized communities in the media, and much more. This episode is in partnership with SAP SuccessFactors. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
7/9/201936 minutes, 54 seconds
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Elizabeth Shaffer & Lizzy Brockhoff: Things Are Not Perfect

 This week, Rebecca sits down with Elizabeth Shaffer & Lizzy Brockhoff, co-founders of MASSE,  a shopping app with a  zero tolerance policy for any paid-for or sponsored recommendations.  They talk about the challenges of creating a new product, how life is  just one big juggling act, and the idea of a praise sandwich. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
7/2/201924 minutes, 56 seconds
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Jennifer Bett Meyer + Melissa Duren Conner: How To Hire & Fire

In this episode Rebecca sits down with Jennifer Bett Meyer and Melissa  Duren Conner of Jennifer Bett Communications, where they talk about the  importance of developing a company culture and how to hire people that  fit your vision. They also talk about some of their biggest regrets with  their PR firm and how leaving yourself open to opportunity is one of  the best things you can do for your career.   --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
6/25/201932 minutes, 16 seconds
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Raegan Moya Jones: What It Takes

This week, Rebecca sits down with Raegan Moya Jones, the Founder of aden  + anais and author of What It Takes. After being fired from the company  she founded and had to grown over $100 million, to say she felt knocked down is an understatement. But Raegan's story is one of perseverance.  Soon after she started a new business knowing that trying again and failing was better than not trying because she was scared. Raegan hopes that her story serves as a cautionary tale as well as an inspiration to those looking to start their own business.   Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here , or visit  https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages  on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
6/18/201926 minutes, 18 seconds
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Nicole Gibbons Talks Passion, Paint, and Perseverance

Nicole Gibbons is a disruptor of the paint industry.  In a field dominated by absurdly masculine branding, Nicole is the first person to create a direct-to-consumer paint company that is not only convenient but also disarmingly beautiful. After starting her career in PR, Nicole realized the parts of her job she was most excited about involved design. After planning and saving up for a number of years, she made the leap to start her own interior design firm. While her firm was wildly successful, after a while Nicole was hungry for something different. Taking note of other brands disrupting the supply chain and working with direct-to-consumer models, Nicole wondered how she could apply that to design. “I felt like I really wanted to do something innovative; I really wanted to solve a big problem that hadn’t been tackled before. So I kept thinking about what I could do in the home space that made sense, and paint was the perfect light bulb moment that I had.”  Inspired by her parents, both entrepreneurs, Nicole always knew she wanted to be in business for herself. With a mix of talent, inspiration, hard work, and patience, Nicole proves that if you can dream it, you can build it.  Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here , or visit  https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages  on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
6/11/201926 minutes, 2 seconds
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The Value of Being Shamelessly Yourself with Jennifer DaSilva

It’s not often that the word, “vulnerability”, is listed as a desired trait in a potential employee, but Jennifer DaSilva, president of WPP creative agency Berlin Cameron, thinks it makes for a much better workplace. “One of my firm beliefs is that you need to be shamelessly you, and whether you’re at work or at home or with dinner with your girlfriends, you should bring your full self to the table and allow yourself to be you.” That includes having room to make mistakes. Jennifer firmly believes that greater strides will be made when there is not a pressure for perfection, but an allowance to try, stumble, and grow.  Jennifer and Rebecca go way back. Theirs is a relationship based on mutual support and collaboration, another value upon which Jennifer places great importance. “We’re better together,” is a phrase they are both fond of.  In the business world these are radical notions – prioritizing collaboration over the limelight, vulnerability over stoicism. Jennifer is at the forefront of this movement, ushering in a new type of work environment, and even greater than that, a new definition of success. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! You can also follow Superwomen on Instagram. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
6/4/201928 minutes, 16 seconds
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Amy Levin Says You Can’t Plan For It All

Confidence is not something that Amy Levin is lacking. “No,” Amy says with a laugh, in response to whether or not her age or gender was ever an issue in the success of her business.  Starting her company, College Fashionista, while actually still in college, Amy faced a unique set of challenges. Things such as managing work/school/life balance, and meetings with investors and business owners much older than she, would have been enough to intimidate any fresh-faced, young entrepreneur. But it never threw Amy off her game. Owing much of her unshakeable disposition to her parents, Amy never doubted that she has what it takes to take College Fashionista wherever she wanted it to go.  While she always had faith in the success of her company, Amy, like any entrepreneur, did face challenges along the way. While she had a strong business and financial background, tech was not her strong suit, and she saw to it early on that she had a diverse board of advisors in place for when, inevitably, questions would arise that required a different perspective.  Big Ideas - The value of self confidence, and how cultivating that mitigates feelings of inadequacy when faced with potentially difficult situations. [02:20] - The importance of flexibility. If you have a plan and it isn’t going the way you’d hoped, be open to adapting that plan. [22:21] - Surrounding yourself with a diverse group of background, age, experience, etc., will help you to overcome a greater range of challenges, because you will have a greater range of perspective. [19:23] Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
5/28/201925 minutes, 32 seconds
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Alanna Masterson: Why Hard Work Matters

In this episode actress Alanna Masterson (The Walking Dead) talks about  how she struggled with her body image on the red carpet, the pros and  cons of social media, and how being a mother has kept her grounded.  --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
5/21/201929 minutes, 48 seconds
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Alexa von Tobel Teaches Us How to Be Financially Forward

For Alexa von Tobel (Founder & Managing Partner, Inspired Capital, and author of "Financially Forward") money is a life skill, just like brushing your teeth. In this episode Alexa talks about her failures, the importance of learning to managing your money in the digital age, and how she hired a coach to help her become a better CEO. Alexa also shares her must-have apps for getting your finances in order. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
5/14/201929 minutes, 30 seconds
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Rebecca's Mom Sue Reflects On Raising A Strong Daughter

In this special Mother's Day episode, Rebecca sits down with her mom, Sue Minkoff, to talk about everything from raising a strong daughter to how she used her voice to stand up for others in the workplace. Sue also reflects on how she's been able to stay married for 50 years and how important intimacy is in a relationship. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
5/7/201932 minutes, 38 seconds
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How To Build Your Own Lane With Jaclyn Johnson

In this episode, Jaclyn Johnson (CEO of Create & Cultivate and author of WorkParty) talks about why it's so important for women to have conversations about how much they're getting paid, the best ways to build your professional network, and how sometimes as a business owner you need to have an unhealthy obsession with your brand. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
4/30/201933 minutes, 24 seconds
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Katia Beauchamp On Living The Life She Wants To Live

In this episode Katia talks about her unlikely start as an entrepreneur and how she dealt with rejection when investors didn't believe in her vision for Birchbox. Katia and Rebecca also talk about motherhood and how in business the word "no" can lead to a "yes." Birchbox and the Female Founder Collective are partnering in the month of May to celebrate the entrepreneurial accomplishments of women. We're hosting a giveaway together! There are 50 prize packages - each prize package contains almost $500 worth of products from 11 kickass woman-founded brands. You can check it all out and subscribe to Birchbox at birchbox.com/ffc --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
4/23/201928 minutes, 24 seconds
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Wide Awake: A Day for Female Founders Panel - Even Sallie Krawcheck Gets Mansplained

Sallie Krawcheck (CEO & Co-Founder of Ellevest) has had an extremely successful career working on Wall Street. But she's also been fired twice, ghosted by potential investors, and has been mansplained along the journey to creating a new way for women to invest their money. In this episode Sallie gives us an honest account of how she felt betrayed by mentors, and how important it is to have someone fighting in your corner when you're not in the room. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
4/18/201950 minutes, 45 seconds
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How To Find Confidence In Your Decisions With Fast Company's Stephanie Mehta

Sometimes in life you're faced with two amazing opportunities. How do you know which one to choose? In this episode Stephanie Mehta talks about how she's made those hard decisions in the past. She also talks about the importance of having patience with your career, and not comparing your progress to others. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
4/16/201931 minutes, 20 seconds
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Wide Awake: A Day for Female Founders Panel - How To Break The Rules (with Birchbox, Rent The Runway, and the Female Founders Fund)

In this panel Katia Beauchamp (Birchbox), Jennifer Fleiss (Rent The Runway & Jetblack) and Sutian Dong (Female Founders Fund) show us how breaking the rules in business can work to your advantage. From pop-up shops to unconventional ways to market your brands, these rule breakers share their keys to funding success. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
4/11/201937 minutes, 55 seconds
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Pattie Sellers: Everyone Has An Incredible Story

In this episode Pattie Sellers tells us what she's learned from three decades of listening to other people's stories---including how women define success and their goals in business. Pattie also reflects on why there still so few female CEOs at Fortune 500 companies, and what she thinks needs to change. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
4/9/201931 minutes, 21 seconds
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Wide Awake: A Day for Female Founders Panel - Debt Is Not A Dirty Word

There are dozens of ways you can finance your small business--but which one is right for you and your situation? In this panel Mary Ann Reilly from Visa, and Hilda Kong and Sheryl Cameron from Chase talk about common financing mistakes that new business owners make, and how to avoid them. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
4/4/201945 minutes, 31 seconds
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Beautycounter's Gregg Renfrew Explains: The Toxic Crap In Your Beauty Products

 How do you know the ingredients in your beauty products are safe? In this episode Gregg Renfrew  (Founder and CEO of Beautycounter) explains how the United States is  way behind other countries in regards to what ingredients can be used in  the products we put on our bodies. She also gives us helpful tips for  ways we can create our own safer beauty alternatives, and she talks  about the power of using women to start a movement. You can also find Beautycounter's "Never List" of ingredients here: https://www.beautycounter.com/the-never-list --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
4/2/201927 minutes, 14 seconds
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Wide Awake: A Day for Female Founders Panel - The Skimm Founders Danielle Weisberg & Carly Zakin: Ask For What You Want

Rebecca moderates this panel with The Skimm co-founders and CEO's Danielle and Carly. They talk about the struggles of managing a team, being emotionally investing in your business and the power of asking for what you want. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
3/28/201937 minutes, 26 seconds
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How The Wing & Audrey Gelman Are Inspiring The Next Generation Of The Women's Movement

In this week's episode Audrey talks about how she got the idea to bring back the old idea of women's clubs, and how The Wing is able to create a supportive environment for all women. We also talk about how she manages her time and why it's important to turn down some opportunities. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
3/26/201929 minutes, 43 seconds
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Wide Awake: A Day for Female Founders Panel - How To Disrupt Your MFing Industry (with Michelle Cordeiro Grant, Mariah Chase, and Nicole Gibbons)

This year for International Women's Day the Female Founder Collective hosted Wide Awake: A Day for Female Founders. This panel moderated by Ann Shoket (former EIC of Seventeen) talks to Michelle Cordeiro Grant (Lively), Mariah Chase (ELOQUII), and Nicole Gibbons (Clare) about how they were able to disrupt their own industries, and how you should be unapologetic when representing yourself and your brand. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
3/21/201942 minutes, 40 seconds
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Overcoming Stress And Insecurity With Athena Calderone

Have you ever felt stressed by a "lack of direction" in your career? Athena Calderone, who's a blogger, interior designer, entertaining expert, and author did too. In this episode Athena talks about how she was able to overcome her insecurities, and how even in those moments of self doubt she realized she had to be her own biggest advocate. Athena also talks about the tools she's learned to deal with stress and looming deadlines after hitting her lowest point. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
3/19/201932 minutes, 43 seconds
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Katya Libin & Amri Kibbler Help Working Mamas Build Their Tribe

Are you looking for a way to build your mama village? Well look no further. This week we speak with Katya Libin and Amri Kibbler, co-founders of Hey Mama -- an online community that aims to make moms more successful in life and business. Their goal is to help shift the perception of working moms and help mamas save time (and money!) Katya and Amri also give tips to moms who may be working in inflexible or unsupportive work environments. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
3/12/201930 minutes, 45 seconds
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Breaking Financial Barriers

Are you confused by venture capital? Do you wonder if it's right for your business? (Spoiler: It's not for everyone.) In this episode Anu Duggal and Sutian Dong break down the complex world (and acronyms!) of venture capital, and explain how the Female Founders Fund is different from other VC's. They also talk about how it's OK to lose money in the beginning (in fact, your probably will) and how they had over 700 meetings to raise capital for their first round of funding. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
3/5/201930 minutes, 29 seconds
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Living A Glamour Life

In this episode Samantha Barry, the Editor in Chief at Glamour Magazine, talks about her start in broadcasting, the difference between toxic talk and criticism, and how change can be a good thing. Rebecca ends the episode reflecting on her experience being back at Fashion Week, and how she picks the women that walk the runway. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
2/26/201925 minutes, 17 seconds
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Elisa Kreisinger Reminds Us To Put Ourselves First

In this episode Elisa Kreisinger talks about how she uses humor to get people to pay attention to important issues, and the importance of taking care of yourself, no matter what that looks like. Rebecca and Elisa also talk about their idea for a new reality TV show. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
2/19/201927 minutes, 14 seconds
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Planning Your Way To Success With Anne Fulenwider

Have you ever felt stuck in a job but didn't know how to advance your career? In this episode Anne Fulenwider, editor-in-chief of Marie Claire magazine, talks about the importance of having patience and a plan when trying to advance your career. Rebecca and Anne also talk about the ultimate "power trip." You can find new episodes of Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff, completely ad-free, only on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of Stitcher Premium, go to stitcherpremium.com/wondery and use promo code ‘WONDERY’. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
2/12/201927 minutes, 16 seconds
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Reshma Saujani Teaches Us How To Be Brave, Not Perfect

In this episode we talk to Reshma Saujani about women's habits towards perfectionism and being a toxic people pleaser. In order to overcome these traps Reshma teaches us to do something everyday that scares us in order to practice our bravery. We also talk about her new book, Brave, Not Perfect, and why she felt like now was the right time to write it. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
2/5/201924 minutes, 27 seconds
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When Cause Meets Commerce with Lauren Conrad and Hannah Skvarla

Founded by women to empower women, The Little Market is a place where you can buy beautiful handmade goods from artisans around the world. In this episode Lauren and Hannah talk about the challenges of creating a business focused on preserving traditional patterns and methods, as well as the reasons why they decided to open a brick and mortar location, even though they had a successful online business. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
1/29/201930 minutes, 15 seconds
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Managing Your Money Like A Pro With Sallie Krawcheck

Does the thought of investing in stocks and bonds intimidate you? In this episode Sallie Krawcheck co-founder of Ellevest, a financial platform designed to focus on the needs of women, gives us an Investment 101 lesson, and shares the biggest mistake women make when investing in their future. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
1/22/201930 minutes, 1 second
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When Your Dream Job….Is Not

Attending fashion show after fashion show, Garance Dore was living the life many would be envious of. Yet she was miserable, and the stress manifested itself in physical ways. In this episode Garance talks about the importance of listening to your gut, and the pressures of social media. Superwomen is presented by Prudential. To learn more please visit www.prudential.com/stateofus --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
10/23/201828 minutes, 56 seconds
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Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff Trailer

As women, we have so many sides to ourselves. Storyteller. Caretaker. Money maker. Activist. Sister. Mom. Leader. This is the podcast that celebrates our own multidimensionality, and the many women who surround us. From CEOs to chefs, entrepreneurs to instructors, Rebecca talks to a collective of Superwomen who shape culture, change the world, and lift each other up along the way. Premieres September 18, 2018. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/superwomen/support
9/4/20183 minutes, 34 seconds