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Founding Fearless

Founding Fearless

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Founding Fearless is a podcast to inspire, empower, and support college-aged women on their entrepreneurial and leadership journeys. We created this podcast to uplift female voices through conversations with fellow entrepreneurial students, innovative professors, and other leading pioneers to learn the raw and vulnerable stories behind these trailblazing women.

This podcast is brought to you by the Student Board of the Kendra Scott Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute.
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2. The Entrepreneurial Mindset With Serial Entrepreneur and Tech Executive Jan Ryan

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6. The Secrets Behind Food Entrepreneurship with Sorbabes Co-Founders Nicole Cardone and Deborah Gorman
#6. On this episode, we are interviewing Deborah Gorman and Nicole Cardone, co-founders of Sorbabes! Nicole Cardone was born and raised in Alaska but moved to NYC in 1999 lured by a career on Wall Street. After having children Nicole became passionate about feeding her family only the best. Determined to not abandon her love of frozen desserts, she began to reinvent sorbet with Chef Deborah, and Sorbabes Gourmet Sorbet was born. Deborah was born destined to be a chef. After Embracing the farm-to-table movement with some of New York City’s top chefs and working in the private homes of the rich and famous, Deborah was determined to create a product that had intense flavors and came from whole food sources. She uses only the purest ingredients of only the best quality to create a sorbet-like no other. Currently, you can find SorBabes on shelves at H-E-B's across Texas, Whole Foods Market, and Costco's in the Pacific Northwest, shipping nationwide, and in more locations very soon! Head to sorbabes.com for a buy one get one free coupon. LINK TO COUPON HERE! CONNECT WITH SORBABES @sorbabes www.sorbabes.com CONNECT WITH THE KS WELI @kswelinstitute foundingfearless@kswelinstitute.org kswelinstitute.utexas.edu "Empowering women to lead and encouraging the world to follow while increasing the number of women-owned and women-led businesses" This podcast is empowered by the Student Board of the Kendra Scott Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute at The University of Texas at Austin. Co-hosts: Kamryn Crossley & Ingrid Villarreal
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August 09, 2022
5. Be Fearless with Entrepreneur Alexa Curtis
#5. In this episode we are interviewing entrepreneur Alexa Curtis. In 2011, at just 12 years old, Alexa started a fashion blog, called A Life in the Fashion Lane. It became a platform for her to express her feelings around everything relating to teens, body image and mental health. As Curtis evolved as a person,  A Life in the Fashion Lane was changed to Life Unfiltered with Alexa Curtis and became a lifestyle website and podcast for teens and parents discussing topics such as social media and mental health. And through cold-pitching, she managed to get sponsored by brands like British Airways, T-Mobile, and Lands End.  In 2018, Alexa founded the Be Fearless Summit, which is a pop-up summit that first appeared at Drexel University in 2020. Curtis has spoken at numerous colleges, and spoke alongside Amal Clooney and Serena Williams at Penn Women. She added ‘host to her arsenal when she launched her own radio show on Radio Disney called “Fearless Every Day” with Alexa Curtis.  When Curtis is not hard at work, she meditates frequently and makes time for hobbies like cooking and exercising to keep herself grounded. We hope you enjoy!  CONNECT WITH ALEXA @alexa_curtis @befearlesssummit ac@lifeunfilteredwithalexa.com www.lifeunfilteredwithalexa.com CONNECT WITH THE KS WELI @kswelinstitute foundingfearless@kswelinstitute.org kswelinstitute.utexas.edu "Empowering women to lead and encouraging the world to follow while increasing the number of women-owned and women-led businesses" This podcast is empowered by the Student Board of the Kendra Scott Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute at The University of Texas at Austin. Co-hosts: Kamryn Crossley & Ingrid Villarreal
32:41
July 26, 2022
4. Leadership 101 with Leadership Development Instructor Vaishali Jadhav
#4. On this episode we are interviewing Vaishali Jadhav. Vaishali has spent over 20 years building purpose-driven leaders for purpose-driven companies. She started her career as a Consultant with the Gallup Organization where she used its powerful Q12™ and StrengthsFinder™ assessments to help clients cultivate engaged leaders and cultures. After receiving her M.B.A., and a successful career in Washington, D.C., she accepted a role at Whole Foods Market where she supported Whole Food Market’s Academy for Conscious Leadership. Since leaving Whole Foods Market, she has been working at the intersection of leadership and tech. She has scaled programs and facilitated global senior leadership development programs at Indeed and Procore Technologies. She is currently the Leadership Development Instructor for the Kendra Scott Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute where she works with an amazing team to build the next generation of future leaders.  CONNECT WITH VAISHALI Vaishali Jadhav vaishalijadhav@utexas.edu CONNECT WITH THE KS WELI @kswelinstitute foundingfearless@kswelinstitute.org kswelinstitute.utexas.edu "Empowering women to lead and encouraging the world to follow while increasing the number of women-owned and women-led businesses" This podcast is empowered by the Student Board of the Kendra Scott Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute at The University of Texas at Austin. Co-hosts: Kamryn Crossley & Ingrid Villarreal
44:50
July 13, 2022
3. Navigating the Entrepreneurial Journey with Founder Jen Shultz
#3. On this episode we are interviewing Jen Shultz, Founder of The Non-Nine-to-Five.  For over 8 years Jen has been educating and coaching High-Level  Women who are willing to do whatever it takes so they can successfully quit their  job, stand on their own two feet, and pursue their Non-Nine-to Five purpose faster. Jen is a highly intuitive educator and coach as well as a national speaker on a mission to  empower as many women as she can to stop feeling stuck in the 9-5 grind and strongly step into purposeful, successful, self-employed work! In this episode, we dive into all things entrepreneurial. We discuss the biggest lessons learned in entrepreneurship, important traits for entrepreneurs to have, tangible tips for college students to start their entrepreneurial journeys, and much more!  We hope you enjoy! Connect with Jen for a 1-Hour Complimentary Private Clarity Call – her gift to you, dear listener! On this call Jen will hear about what you are struggling with and what’s not working so well, she will hear about your vision, she will support you in creating potential next best steps, and you will have the opportunity to see if the work Jen does at The Non-Nine-to-Five™ is a match for you. To claim your Non-Nine-to-Five 1-Hour Complimentary Private Clarity Call with Jen take the following easy steps: Send an email directly to Jen: jen@thenonninetofive.com In the subject type Founding Fearless In the body of the email type your first and last name, best phone, and best email along with a few sentences of why you would like to connect with Jen. *Call Slots are Limited so Send Jen an Email Right Away!* CONNECT WITH JEN @thenonninetofive jen@thenonninetofive.com thenonninetofive.com CONNECT WITH THE KS WELI @kswelinstitute foundingfearless@kswelinstitute.org kswelinstitute.utexas.edu "Empowering women to lead and encouraging the world to follow while increasing the number of women-owned and women-led businesses" This podcast is empowered by the Student Board of the Kendra Scott Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute at The University of Texas at Austin. Co-hosts: Kamryn Crossley & Ingrid Villarreal
01:00:46
July 12, 2022
2. The Entrepreneurial Mindset With Serial Entrepreneur and Tech Executive Jan Ryan
#2. On this episode, we are joined by Jan Ryan. Serial entrepreneur and tech executive, Jan Ryan has focused on building expansion stage companies for 30 years, resulting in four successful acquisitions and one IPO.  With a passion for tomorrow's change leaders, Jan served as Executive Director of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Texas in the College of Fine Arts.  She was an early architect of the campus-wide Kendra Scott Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute, now housed in COFA, to advance female entrepreneurs and leaders at UT, and has been teaching a class she designed in 2018 called Women in Entrepreneurship, now held off-site at Kendra Scott Headquarters with Kendra Scott co-teaching. Today, besides her charter at the University of Texas, Jan serves as Advisor and Board member for some of Austin’s most innovative young companies, is a Capital Factory Partner, and a mentor at Tech Stars international accelerator.  In 2018 Jan was listed in Texas Monthly's Power Issue of most influential Texans, won the “Breaking Barriers” award at the Texas Women’s Summit, has been featured on the cover of Austin Woman magazine, received the “Woman of Distinction” award in 2016 by Texas Girls Scouts, and is an active contributor in the media for entrepreneurship and women in business. In this episode, we dive into all things entrepreneurial, with a focus on the college journey. We discuss how to build a team, change your mindset around funding, and balance your entrepreneurial dream while still in college. We hope you enjoy! CONNECT WITH JAN @janryan jan@janryan.com janryan.com CONNECT WITH THE KS WELI @kswelinstitute foundingfearless@kswelinstitute.org kswelinstitute.utexas.edu "Empowering women to lead and encouraging the world to follow while increasing the number of women-owned and women-led businesses" This podcast is empowered by the Student Board of the Kendra Scott Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute at The University of Texas at Austin. Co-hosts: Kamryn Crossley & Ingrid Villarreal
45:28
May 04, 2022
1. Introducing The Founding Fearless Podcast
#1. Welcome to the Founding Fearless Podcast! This is a podcast to inspire, empower, and support college-aged women on their entrepreneurial and leadership journeys. Our conversations focus on the entrepreneurial lifestyle with topics ranging from wellness to academics to embracing failures to networking. We created this podcast to uplift female voices through conversations with fellow entrepreneurial students, innovative professors, and other leading pioneers to learn the raw and vulnerable stories behind these trailblazing women. We hope you enjoy! CONNECT WITH THE KS WELI @kswelinstitute foundingfearless@kswelinstitute.org kswelinstitute.utexas.edu "Empowering women to lead and encouraging the world to follow while increasing the number of women-owned and women-led businesses" This podcast is empowered by the Student Board of the Kendra Scott Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute at The University of Texas at Austin. Co-hosts: Kamryn Crossley & Ingrid Villarreal
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May 04, 2022