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Female Founder Fridays

Female Founder Fridays

By Female Empowerment Market
Join a female founder each Friday to discuss their startup journey, general entrepreneurship lessons, and best and worst advice!

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015 Season Finale with Alessia
Hello and welcome to the Finale of the First Season of the F.E.M. podcast. In this episode, I will be going over some of my favorite moments from the season. When I started the podcast in May of this year, I had no idea how profound the learnings from these conversations would be. There are so many quotes from these powerful women that have resonated profoundly and that I find myself repeating daily.  Look out for Season 2 which I will be recording during the next few months. If you want to be a speaker or want to recommend a speaker, please email me via the Contact Form on the FemaleEmpowermentMarket.com website. In the interim, I invite you to sign up to my weekly newsletter that comes out each Monday night, where I share brands of female-founded companies that I am looking to incorporate into my life.  As always, please LIKE, SUBSCRIBE, SHARE, COMMENT, RATE this podcast so we can keep sharing the stories of more amazing women. Thank you and see you next season! Subscribe to Alessia's weekly newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/7e896d65ea0b/alessias-maketheswitch-weekly-newsletter 
18:25
September 11, 2020
014 Personalized health and the learnings from COVID with Patricia Buendia, the Founder and CEO of Lifetime Omics
Patricia Buendia, Founder and CEO of Lifetime Omics, Inc., a company in the life science field, joins us to speak about personalized health and the learnings from COVID. By way of background, Patricia speaks three languages and currently is located in Miami. She earned her Ph.D. from Florida International University in Bioinformatics and before that earner her Masters in Computer Science in Munich. During her time as a Ph.D. student, she was a research assistant, focusing on a project that studied HIV. Upon graduating in 2006, she became a visiting professor at the University of Miami. She then worked for 8 years at a Bioinformatic company and then started her own firm last year. Here, she expresses her unique view on the future of health, as well as taking us through the work she is doing both pre-COVID and in the current times. Patricia also shares great advice on being a “rookie” founder and what has helped her the most. Show notes: https://www.linkedin.com/in/patricia-buendia-healthscience/ https://lifetimeomics.com/ Don’t forget to leave us a rating or review if you enjoyed the show! Email us by visiting https://www.femaleempowermentmarket.com/contact if you have awesome Female Founders that should be featured on our podcast and on our page or if you just want to talk!
19:44
August 28, 2020
013 Empowering women through fashion that gives back with Brenda Lorenzo and Jesslyn Wade, the co-Founders of Soul Fetch Boutique
Brenda Lorenzo and Jesslyn Wade are the co-Founders of Soul Fetch, an online clothing boutique that is designed to make women feel beautiful, authentic, and empowered. They are Miami-based, with shipping around the country and internationally. Since launching 7 months ago the brand has already exceeded its annual sales goals, built a tight-knit sisterhood of female fans, and most importantly worked with six different charities to donate a portion of their profits, exemplifying the true meaning of "brands that do better.” These women are part of the movement of re-imagining fashion to be inclusive plus they are all about giving back! Join us three for a wonderful conversation about their journey as entrepreneurs while having full-time jobs! Show notes: https://www.shopsoulfetch.com/ Don’t forget to leave us a rating or review if you enjoyed the show! Email us by visiting https://www.femaleempowermentmarket.com/contact if you have awesome Female Founders that should be featured on our podcast and on our page or if you just want to talk!
23:54
August 21, 2020
012 The Future of the Law Profession with Kristen Corpion, Esq., founder and CEO of CORPLaw
Kristen Corpion, Esq., is the founder and CEO of CORPLaw, a legal firm that specializes in providing concierge legal services to growing and mature businesses, including technology companies and startups. In this episode, we discuss how she found her way out of being an unhappy lawyer to starting her own law practice and becoming a happy lawyer, where she was able to rediscover her passion for the Law and merged it for her love of helping entrepreneurs. This young lawyer is re-educating people on what it means to have a business relationship with a lawyer and all the good that can come of it, while volunteering for local associations, and teaching courses at Florida International University. This conversation provides wonderful insight into the law profession and how business and law interact to form powerful partnerships that work to make an entrepreneur’s dreams become realities. Show notes: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kristencorpion/ https://www.corplaw.us/ Don’t forget to leave us a rating or review if you enjoyed the show! Email us by visiting https://www.femaleempowermentmarket.com/contact if you have awesome Female Founders that should be featured on our podcast and on our page or if you just want to talk!
27:19
August 14, 2020
011 Building a Vision with Jocelyn Cortez-Young, the CEO, Founder, and Managing Partner at Minerva Capital Group
Jocelyn Cortez-Young, the Founder and Managing Partner at Minerva Capital Group. This investment fund is female-led, diverse, and international. They are dedicated to investing in scalable companies with a social impact and financial return. Their focus is on venture and growth companies, especially in the education, health, services, and technology sectors. We discuss her journey through the world of derivatives trading and LatAm markets, to finding her own path in impact investing for driving returns through being strategically aligned in your vision and purpose. She has managed the fund for over 11 years and is here to share some wisdom from the way she structures her thinking, to how she puts concepts into perspective in order to build opinions and to take action. Tune in to hear this exceptional leader and to gain some inspiration, especially if you are into investing! Show notes: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jocelyncortez/ https://www.minerva.co/ Don’t forget to leave us a rating or review if you enjoyed the show! Email us by visiting https://www.femaleempowermentmarket.com/contact if you have awesome Female Founders that should be featured on our podcast and on our page or if you just want to talk!
33:57
August 7, 2020
010 Valery Sarue, Founder and Interior Designer at Maison Valerie
Valery Sarue, the Founder and Interior Designer at Maison Valerie, which is an interior design studio based in Miami, FL, that specializes in online and virtual design. Parting from her roots in both design and business, and through helping out a friend in need, Valerie found a business model that suited her. She first worked for a company of a similar virtual style, and after a few years, she launched her own studio! She has completed over 130 projects so far and this is just the beginning. Tune in to hear how this founder is re-introducing interior design to the average person, at an accessible cost, and with eco-friendly, pet-friendly, or kid-friendly options for furniture shopping! Visit her page for a consultation and see how you can turn your WFH space into a paradise that truly feels welcoming to you! Show notes: https://www.linkedin.com/in/valerysb/ https://www.maison-valerie.com/ Don’t forget to leave us a rating or review if you enjoyed the show! Email us by visiting https://www.femaleempowermentmarket.com/contact if you have awesome Female Founders that should be featured on our podcast and on our page or if you just want to talk!
22:30
July 31, 2020
009 Krystal Zheng, the CEO and Founder of ARVISL Future
Krystal Zheng, the CEO and Founder of ARVISL Future, a company that provides a tool called SAVR, which is a subscription-based mobile augmented reality activation platform, which lets brands and anyone create their own Pokemon GO engagement while enabling deeper and smarter consumer knowledge analysis. She is redefining the digitalization of brick-and-mortar businesses and adding the gamification of experiences in local communities. Having started her project out through two accelerator programs, StartUP FIU and the WIN Lab in Miami, she then went on to build a VR experience with some very real traction, helping small businesses at first and now transitioning to redesign smart cities through her platform. Krystal is fearless in her pursuits of creativity and problem-solving and shares invaluable advice in this episode. Show notes: https://www.linkedin.com/in/krystal-kunyue-zheng-57274a112/ https://savr.live/ Don’t forget to leave us a rating or review if you enjoyed the show! Email us by visiting https://www.femaleempowermentmarket.com/contact if you have awesome Female Founders that should be featured on our podcast and on our page or if you just want to talk!
19:01
July 24, 2020
008 Tanya Van Court, Founder and CEO of GoalSetter
Tanya Van Court, Founder and CEO of GoalSetter. GoalSetter is a goal-based savings, gifting and financial literacy platform made just for kids and families. Tanya founded GoalSetter in 2016 because, she felt like her life’s purpose was to do something that empowered kids across this country from every socioeconomic background to understand wealth, to grow wealth, and to build wealth for the next generation. With a founder at the intersection of education, entertainment, and family, GoalSetter took off immediately, filling a gap in the market for more meaningful gift-giving and financial empowerment. Tap in to hear Tanya’s full story of being a founder in this powerful conversation that is so relevant to these times of injustice that we are witnessing through social movements and more. Show notes: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tanyavancourt/ https://www.goalsetter.co/ References mentioned: JumpStart.org for Financial Literacy Standards Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche (on instagram @TheBudgetnista) Don’t forget to leave us a rating or review if you enjoyed the show! Email us by visiting https://www.femaleempowermentmarket.com/contact if you have awesome Female Founders that should be featured on our podcast and on our page or if you just want to talk!
29:38
July 17, 2020
007 Stephanie Hon, the CEO and Founder of Cadence
Stephanie Hon, the CEO and Founder of Cadence. Cadence is a DTC brand that produces specially designed capsules that make it easy to bring everything with you -- starting with your wellness and personal care routine when you’re on the go. She is a young and first-time founder who has created a unique, beautiful, and convenient product that solves a very real issue for so many of us who are always on the go and need to carry essentials, ranging from lotion to shampoo to medication to vitamins wherever we go. These magnetic, hexagonal, leak-proof, customizable capsules are the tool we all need to transition to in order to make our lives simpler while tacking the issue of single-use plastics in the cosmetic industry and beyond. Steph shares how she was able to find an engineer although she attended a Liberal Arts school, how she got around to raising investment from some Angel Investors who were entrepreneurs themselves, and much more in this conversation. Show notes: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephhon/ https://keepyourcadence.com/ Don’t forget to leave us a rating or review if you enjoyed the show! Email us by visiting https://www.femaleempowermentmarket.com/contact if you have awesome Female Founders that should be featured on our podcast and on our page or if you just want to talk!
21:16
July 10, 2020
006 Patricia Bonilla, Founder and President of the Lunacon Construction Group
Patricia Bonilla, the Founder and President of the Lunacon Construction Group. Lunacon is a minority woman-owned general contractor based out of Miami. The company was founded in 2007 and has expanded its reach nationwide and to Puerto Rico. They focus on federal contracting but also have experience in commercial construction. Her clients include the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Air Force, NASA, and U.S. Department of Agriculture. In this conversation, she shares her journey as she started her company while having young children at home and wanting to maintain a high standard of life as an immigrant from DR. She goes over her personal development and highlights how important it is to continue to evolve your vision while also paving a way for more women and more diversity in the construction industry. Tap into minute 11 for the back-to-back advice! Show notes: https://www.linkedin.com/in/patricia-bonilla-a3316b14/ https://lunaconcorp.com/ Don’t forget to leave us a rating or review if you enjoyed the show! Email us at info@femaleempowermentmarket.com if you have awesome Female Founders that should be featured on our podcast and on our page!
21:11
July 3, 2020
005 Leticia Ramos-Pollock, Co-Founder of Panther Coffee
Leticia Ramos-Pollock, the Co-Founder of Panther Coffee. This legendary specialty coffee shop is central to the Miami Wynwood scene and a masterpiece in social entrepreneurship and community living. Leticia shares her stories as a young founder, her thoughts on being a mom and a professional, her future hopes to contribute more to moms who want to work, and more! Show notes: https://www.linkedin.com/in/leticia-pollock-0b5693138/ https://www.panthercoffee.com/ Don’t forget to leave us a rating or review if you enjoyed the show and share it with your peeps! Give us a shoutout on social. I would love to get to know you all via Instagram @FemaleEmpowermentMarket or on LinkedIn as Alessia Tacchella. Email us at info@femaleempowermentmarket.com if you have awesome Female Founders that should be featured on our podcast and on our page!
26:58
June 26, 2020
004 Renée Douthat, the CEO & Founder of Hatch Compliance
Renée Douthat, the CEO & Founder of Hatch Compliance. A specialist in the behavioral health industry. Following her experiences at other companies, she ventured on her own to start Hatch, which is a cloud-based solution designed to simplify compliance and streamline operations for Behavioral Healthcare Facilities by providing a multitude of tools and forms integrated on one same platform. She shares her successes and failures with us and gives some powerful life advice in this very honest and down-to-earth interview!  Show notes: https://www.linkedin.com/in/reneedouthat/ https://hatchcompliance.com/ References Mentioned: Podcast: How I Built This with Guy Raz NAADAC: National Association for Addiction Counselors: https://www.naadac.org/ Foundations: https://www.foundationsrecoverynetwork.com/ Tara Brach, Ph.D, psychologist, author and teacher of meditation, emotional healing and spiritual awakening. Books: The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary W. Keller and Jay Papasan. The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right by Atul Gawande Simon Sinek, Author Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business is a book by Charles Duhigg The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan Don’t forget to leave us a rating or review if you enjoyed the show! Email us at info@femaleempowermentmarket.com if you have awesome Female Founders that should be featured on our podcast and on our page!
24:19
June 19, 2020
003 Adi Soozin, Founder & Fast-Growth Executive at MD9
Adi Soozin, Founder & Fast-Growth Executive at MD9 shares her insights on this episode. She is a growth hacker and the master behind the success of many early-stage companies. Adi joins us to discuss her journey from being brought up in an entrepreneurial household, to finding her calling and making that her career. She also shares general advice and given that she reads a book per week, we sure are writing down her recommendations! Check out her website for guides on marketing, branding, SEO, and more. Show notes: https://md9.co/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/adipineapple/ References mentioned: The Confidence Gap (book) Algorithms to Live By (book) Noah Kagan: https://okdork.com/ Don’t forget to leave us a rating or review if you enjoyed the show! Email us at info@femaleempowermentmarket.com if you have awesome Female Founders that should be featured on our podcast and on our page!
17:49
June 12, 2020
002 Adriana Machado, Founder at Briyah Institute
Adriana Machado, Founder of Briyah Institute, which focuses on the impact economy, and former President and CEO of GE Brazil, joins us for this episode. She highlights thought leaders around the green economy, the importance of digital literacy, of adopting a systemic approach to problem-solving, collaborating, and embracing an entrepreneurial mindset! We discuss the power of networks, and how everyone can and should be a leader! Tune in to minute 16:30 for her thread of advice! Show notes: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adrianalmachado/ https://www.briyah.institute/ References mentioned: Grameen Bank (microfinance): http://www.grameen.com/introduction/ Muhammad Yunus (founder of Grameen Bank in Bangladesh + The Nobel Peace Prize 2006 Winner): https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/peace/2006/yunus/biographical/ The Legatum Institute: The Prosperity Index: https://www.prosperity.com/globe Clayton Magleby Christensen of Harvard, Author of The Innovator’s Dilemma, and a co-author of The Prosperity Paradox: How Innovation Can Lift Nations Out of Poverty: https://hbr.org/2010/07/how-will-you-measure-your-life Ruth Cardoso: Philanthropist and wife of an ex-President of Brazil https://www.linkedin.com/in/lorraine-bolsinger/ Dorothea Werneck, former Minister of Trade and of Labor in Brazil John Elkington: creator of the phrase “Triple Bottom Line” John Mackey and Raj Sisodia: “Conscious Capitalism” Paul Polman ex-CEO of Unilever: Paul Polman, a 'Crucial Voice' for Corporate Responsibility: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/29/business/unilever-ceo-paul-polman.html and now founder of https://imagine.one/. Getting certified as a B-Corp. Certified B Corporations are a new kind of business that balances purpose and profit. They are legally required to consider the impact of their decisions on their workers, customers, suppliers, community, and the environment. This is a community of leaders, driving a global movement of people using business as a force for good. https://bcorporation.net/ Bob Hacker from StartUP FIU Jocelyn Cortez Young from the Minerva Capital Group Pedro Suarez from Dow Chemical Don’t forget to leave us a rating or review if you enjoyed the show! Email us at info@femaleempowermentmarket.com if you have awesome Female Founders that should be featured on our podcast and on our page!
31:37
June 5, 2020
001 Chelsie Cooper, CEO & Founder of Approvely
Chelsie Cooper, CEO & Founder of Approvely, a payment system business focused on providing safe payment solutions to eliminate fraud and chargebacks for their clients who range from brick-and-mortar stores to e-commence, joins us to talk through her journey in the payments business. Great advice on having initiative, learning what is necessary through a hands-on approach, having a collaborative mindset. She walks us through the importance of having a team, of accepting when things go right, and of knowing what your needle moving goals are for daily focus! Show notes: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chelsiemcooper/ https://www.approvely.io/ Don’t forget to leave us a rating or review if you enjoyed the show! Email us at info@femaleempowermentmarket.com if you have awesome Female Founders that should be featured on our podcast and on our page!
24:30
May 29, 2020
000 Alessia Tacchella Introduction
Hello and welcome to my version of Female Founder Fridays! I am your host, Alessia Tacchella, a finance professional by background and an entrepreneur by choice. At age 16 I graduated high school, and at age 20 I was a portfolio manager and trader at BlackRock. Now, I am on a newfound road with the purpose of contributing to gender equality. This podcast grew out of my personal frustration of not seeing enough women showcased at the forefront of innovation and of success. My goal, through conversations with Female Founders, is to add to the narrative of inclusivity in entrepreneurship and business. Each week I speak with an awesome woman and ask her about her entrepreneurial journey with all the glory and the struggle. We discuss best and worst advice and hopefully shed more light on ourselves as leaders who are out there making progress. These women are my inspiration and I hope they can be yours too! Come by every Friday for a new episode and grow your network with us!
01:09
May 29, 2020