What Makes A Woman Show (WMW) Weekly Conversations With Women Who Share Their Secrets To Success
By Liana Zavo
What Makes A Woman podcast is a groundbreaking platform with inspirational conversations about real women, real superheroes and real change. You can listen to some of the most inspirational pearl’s of wisdom and life lessons from multicultural and multifaceted female entrepreneurs who challenge the status quo and inspire with their storytelling. Spotlighting female entrepreneurs by learning their methods, such as the secrets to success and teaching the emerging female entrepreneurs the tips and tricks for a successful entreprenurial lifestyle. #convoswithliana #bosstalk #ladyzavotv #zavomedia
#blackwealthmatters S3 Media Guru, Alvina Alston Is Disrupting The Medium Internationally #lianazavo
Alvina Alston founded More Media LLC on the foundation of many years of education and experience in journalism, entertainment, publicity and multimedia production. A graduate of the New York Institute of Technology with a BFA in Communications, Alvina landed her first job as a General Assignment Reporter for LI News Tonight. She then went on to work for Inside Edition, FOX News Network, Fox Business Network, WABC-TV/Eyewitness News, News 12 Connecticut, News 12 New Jersey, New Jersey's Channel 10 News, City News, CBS News, Channel 9 News – and international channels Arise, i24News and Cheddar. Continuously recognized as a “Leader in the Field of Communications”, the award-winning Journalist, Publicist and Brand Manager has a proven track record, delivering unmatched results! More Media LLC, is a full-service multimedia company based in the heart of New York City, with clients represented from a wealth of illustrious backgrounds, from Fashion Sports and Technology to Professional Athletes and Fortune 500 CEOs. With over two decades of experience in publicity, video production and broadcasting for dozens of TV networks, our team of industry leaders led by Alvina Alston is equipped with the know-how and connections necessary to take your media exposure to the NEXT LEVEL!!!!!!!!!!
June 17, 2020
S3, E43 The Master Of Personal Branding, Ryan Foland Is Disrupting The Medium #convoswithliana
Ryan Foland is a high energy speaker, podcast host, and consultant who teaches executives how to build their personal brands. His 3-1-3® Method uncovers core brand messaging to guide bespoke content marketing strategies. Ryan has given 4 TEDx talks and has been featured in Inc., Entrepreneur, Forbes, Fortune, and more. His award-winning book, Ditch the Act, teaches you how to get ahead in business by simply being human. For fun, Ryan sails, draws stick figures, and raps. Learn more at https://ryan.online
June 10, 2020
S3, E42 Tracy Fanara Is Saving Our Climate And Animals In Unprecedented Times #convoswithliana #ceo
Dr. Tracy Fanara is an engineer, research scientist, professor, and public speaker with a BS, ME, and PhD from the University of Florida. Tracy spent almost a decade designing water projects all over the world in addition to her work in research and development. While at UF, Tracy stormchased Florida weather events as part of her research in hydrologic restoration, she mentored and was the design engineer on 2 nationally winning EPA design competitions; was selected as a Presidential Management Fellow by the US Federal Government, and was a National Science Foundation SPICE fellow. Tracy now manages a research program at Mote Marine Laboratory where she designs and develops technology, tools and programs to protect wildlife and water quality. Her diverse program includes Florida red tide and harmful algae research, water treatment design, biofiltration, hydrologic modeling, and sustainable design. She is now working on designing an aquaponics system for space travel, and was on the development team for HABscope (a NASA funded, NOAA and GCOOS led, citizen science project for Florida red tide detection). At Mote, Tracy developed a website and three apps for publicly available environmental data reporting with over 1.5 million users. In 2018, Florida was under a state of emergency in response to an intense dual algal bloom, in which Tracy was called upon to speak on many media platforms as mass wildlife fatalities filled shorelines and economy, recreation, quality of life, and public health were threatened by dual harmful algal blooms. Tracy spends time outside of work on communicating science to the next generation. Tracy was featured in Marvel’s Unstoppable Wasp and co-created the comic book, Seekers of Science. You may have seen Tracy on Science Channel’s, “MythBusters: The Search” and “What on Earth”, Fox’s Awesome Planet, CBS’s Mission Unstoppable, Weather Channel’s “The Scariest Stuff on Earth” or ABC’s Animal Outtakes.
June 02, 2020
S3, E41 Jene Luciani Is Disrupting The Lingerie Garment Industry #convoswithliana #womeninbusiness
Jené Luciani is an internationally-renowned bestselling author of three books, and a regular lifestyle expert on NBC’s Today, Dr. Oz, Wendy Williams and many others. She is the author of The Bra Book: An Intimate Guide to Finding the Right Bra, Shapewear, Swimwear, and more (BenBella Books, 2009 & 2017), which is now in its 2nd edition, and the co-author of Get It! A Beauty, Style and Wellness Guide to Getting Your “It” Together (BenBella Books, 2016). Jené has hundreds of bylines to her name in publications such as SHAPE, and the Huffington Post, and the busy mom-of-four is the go-to-gal on everything from wardrobe to waxing for publications such as FIRST, Woman’s World and Cosmo.
May 27, 2020
S3, E40 Inspirational Author, Shemane Nugent Brings Your 4 Minutes to Happy Life #convoswithliana
Shemane Nugent Shemane Nugent is on a mission to make the world a happier, healthier place! She has been a group fitness instructor for 40 years and has developed programs for Zumba and Curves. Shemane has appeared on Vh1, MTV, CMT, Discovery, C-Span, Entertainment Tonight, FOX and many other programs. She is a social media influencer and TV & podcast host discussing healthy living, fitness, fashion, faith, fur babies, and having fun! Along with her husband, rock legend Ted Nugent, Shemane co-hosts and co-produces the award-winning Ted Nugent Spirit of the Wild TV show on Outdoor Channel. She is the author of "Married to a Rock Star," and co-authored the popular wild game cookbook "Kill It and Grill It” with husband Ted. Her book “4 Minutes a Day, Rock 'n Roll Your Way to Happy” is an inspirational healthy living guide that became a best-seller on Amazon the day it launched. A second edition, “4 Minutes To Happy” will be released March, 2020. Ms. Nugent shares her candid perspectives and entertaining dog videos with more than 200,000 followers in her widely popular posts on Instagram and Facebook. Shemane and her husband serve on the Board of Directors for Operation Finally Home, a charity that provides mortgage-free homes for veterans. Their Ted Nugent Kamp for Kids charity teaches inner-city youths archery, fishing and survival techniques. After discovering her MTV Cribs home was contaminated with toxic mold between the walls, Shemane became deathly ill. Through alternative remedies, she healed herself and is currently producing a documentary about environmental toxins.
May 19, 2020
S3, E39 Award-Winning Art Advisor, Maria Brito Is Disrupting the Art Industry #convoswithliana
Maria Brito is an award-winning New York-based contemporary art advisor, author and curator. A Harvard graduate, originally from Venezuela, her first monograph “Out There” published by Pointed Leaf Press in 2013, was the recipient of the USA Best Book Awards in both the Art and Design Categories. In 2015 Brito was selected by Complex Magazine as one of the 20 Power Players in the Art World and in 2020 she was named by ARTNEWS as one of the people who gets to shape the art world. She has worked on product collaborations with artists such as Kenny Scharf, Erik Parker, Katherine Bernhardt, Assume Vivid Astro Focus, Nir Hod and many more. In 2016, Maria curated “Greek Gotham” presented at Dio Horia, Mykonos with the participation of sixteen New York-based artists including KAWS, Austin Lee, Nina Chanel Abney and Raul de Nieves. A full-color catalogue with an introduction by Jeffrey Deitch was written and designed by Maria to commemorate this exhibition. In 2019 she created and hosted "The "C" Files with Maria Brito", a TV and streaming series for PBS's new station "ALL ARTS". The same year she also curated two exhibitions: “The Thousand and One Nights,” the inaugural show of Artual Gallery in Beirut, Lebanon with seven American artists including Holly Coulis, Allison Zuckerman and Rosson Crow and "MUSE", Shona McAndrew's first New York City exhibition at CHART Gallery in Tribeca. Maria and her projects have been featured extensively in national and international publications including The New York Times Style Section, T: The New York Times Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, W Magazine, ELLE Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Time Magazine, New York Magazine, The New York Observer, The Economist, Interview Magazine, VOGUE Italia, VOGUE Mexico, VOGUE Latin America, VOGUE Brazil, VOGUE China, VOGUE.com, ELLE Décor Spain, Departures, Forbes, Blouin ArtINFO, Hamptons Magazine, Condé Nast Traveler, Architectural Digest, Modern Luxury, Refinery29, goop, Billboard, Marie Claire Australia, Marie Claire Spain, Allure, The Coveteur, House Magazine, Lifestyle Mirror, House Beautiful, Buro 24/7, Latina, Modern Magazine, The Daily Beast, and more.
May 12, 2020
S3, E38 Holistic Coach, Sarah Wragge Is Disrupting The Health And Wellness Industry #convoswithliana
After a 15 year career in advertising, traveling the world entertaining and building brand relationships, Sarah found herself fed up with steak + martini dinners. Having always been drawn towards wellness and nutrition, in 2012 Sarah pursued her degree as a Holistic Nutritionist from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, the world's largest nutrition school, and had the opportunity to learn from some of the most prominent and progressive leaders in the health world. Sarah now spends her time creating customized nutritional plans + helping clients implement structure around how they live their most well life. Additionally, she works with a team of private chefs to fully support her clients’ lifestyles. She feels particularly passionate about helping busy corporate executives maintain their wellness regimens on the road, in flight, and throughout different time zones - and works with hotels all over the world to support her clients' nutrition + wellness needs during their travels.
May 05, 2020
S3, E37 HSN Top Entrepreneur, Stacey Schieffelin Is Disrupting The Beauty Industry #convoswithliana
Stacey Schieffelin, Ford model and makeup guru, successful entrepreneur and true believer in empowering women to live the life they dream, is as approachable as the girl next door. Stacey shares her knowledge about how to look and feel your beYOUtiful best every day. For Stacey, putting your best and fabYOUlous face forward is a sign of self-respect, not vanity. She believes every woman deserves to have her own customized and personalized blueprint that maps out her unique path to bold beYOUty and self-confidence. Stacey founded Models Prefer 18 years ago; an international cosmetics company that has been sold on HSN in the U.S., QVC in the U.S., U.K. and Germany. The MP brand remained the #1 color cosmetics line on QVC in the UK for more than eight years. Beauty is a natural extension of Stacey’s fun, engaged relationship with her customers (girlfriends); best demonstrated through her Pajama’ Party at Sea Cruises. “I started out talking to women one-on-one about what makes them beYOUtiful; first on HSN and QVC, and then in our unique Pajama’ Parties at Sea, traveling the world on a cruise ship devoted to fun, beauty and empowerment. Women embraced the ideas, products and friendships we were sharing. The phrase “best friend” was voiced over and over as they described their feelings about the products and being part of our community. Without question, the perfect name for our new brand “your best friend” (ybf) came from our girlfriends!” Stacey is on the board of directors of Fashion Group International, Count Me In and is an active member of Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors (ICMAD), Miss America’s Outstanding Teen, Girls, Inc., American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society. A native of Lakeland, FL, Stacey currently resides in Connecticut with her husband and business partner, David Schieffelin. They are the proud parents of two smart and style-savvy daughters, Knox and Sami.
April 30, 2020
S2,E36 Business Coach Shares Five Barriers That Stop Entrepreneurs From Starting Their Business #ceo
Liana Zavo a life coach and business mentor gives her two cents on entrepreneurship in the real world and the 5 barriers that stop entrepreneurs from starting their business. 5 barriers that stop entrepreneurs from starting a business I heard this at a training but ill add my own twist to it Who am I to share this? Because they say who am I to share this. This is like grade A imposter syndrome like who am I? My response to that is who are you not to share the thing that you know? Who are you not to talk about what you are passionate about? Why Not You? Number two that is stopping people is what if I get found out? So often times we love comfort zones so people will say the more I talk about something and the more I position myself as an authority or a professional people are bound to say, he doesn’t know what he’s talking about, she doesn’t know what she’s talking about and we live in this fear of getting discovered that we’re not who we aspire to be. The only person who will stop you from doing the thing that you wanna do, the only person who has the power is you. So we can look out and say oh I’m gonna get discovered, what are they going to discover that you don’t know about yourself? Call yourself out for your own weaknesses, call yourself out for the stuff that you don’t know. I’ll be the first to say these ideas ain’t mine, but I am going to share them with you which actually leads me to point number 3 People don’t start their business or become an entrepreneur because they say it’s all been done before. I know that there was a time in my business like that when I said how can I talk about personal branding? How can I talk about public relations and building a brand or marketing a business? And you wanna know what? And you wanna know what there are three M’s that empower you to stick out, so even if, M number one, the message is the same right? So even though I am saying the same thing that somebody else had taught us in class yesterday, the message is the same but the messenger is different. You might wanna hear something from somebody else, we could be saying the same thing as somebody else but you as a messenger are different than your message. Here’s a third M, is the medium. How are you sharing this content? like I’m creating a video right now, but I could be doing a podcast, a blog post, I could be doing an Instagram post. So here’s the thing, even if you are here and you’re talking about something that has been spoken about since the dawn of the ages, let me tell you something ladies, the message could be the same but the messenger could be entirely different and the medium in which we are sharing it!! Boom That’s right—- This is reason number 4 why somebody won’t start a business, what will people think of me? And you wanna know what I say to that? Somebody’s else’s opinions of me don’t pay my bills. People’s likes on my photos they don’t pay my bill’s, happy clients do. I do not care what people think of me, my decisions or my business. The only people I am beholden to or I care is, who can I serve so extraordinary that they love what I provide for them, and they continue on coming back.
April 28, 2020
S2, E35 Pull-Up Master, Angela Gargano Is Disrupting the Fitness World #bosstalk #convoswithliana
Angela Gargano https://www.eventbrite.com/e/full-body-workout-mental-hygiene-session-tickets-102846697240?aff=erelpanelorg Angela Gargano is a celebrity fitness personality and founder of Pull-Up Revolution a program that helps women utilize their inner strength and work on pull-ups! . Both NYC/LA Based, Angela is a trainer that teaches special events and group classes based on her Warrior Strong concept. Starring on NBC’s America Ninja Warrior, Women's Health Next Fitness Star Finalist, & winner of Miss Fitness America 2016, Angela is known for her relentless pursuit to help her community crush their fitness goals and realize their inner strength. After tearing her ACL on season 10 of America Ninja Warrior, Angela is making her comeback stronger than ever. She spent a year rehabilitating herself and now wants to share that strength with her audience and help them overcome any obstacles that get in the way of their dreams. American Ninja Warrior Regional Qualifier and City Finalist Season 11 American Ninja Warrior Regional Qualifier Season 10 Women's Health Next Fitness Star Finalist 2017 National Ninja League National Qualifier 2018 UNAA Regional Qualifier 2017 Miss Fitness America 2016 Miss Bikini New England 2016 Miss Fitness New England 2014 Miss Fitness Boston 2013 American Ninja Warrior Regional Qualifier Season 7 Featured Fitness Model (Women's Health, Oxygen, StrongMagazine & More ) Certified Personal Trainer CPR/AED Certified
April 23, 2020
S2, E34 Rock-Star Shaman is Disrupting the Cosmic World with her Divine Energy #convoswithliana
Check out New Course👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻https://soulreboot.alysoncharles.com ROCK-STAR SHAMAN ALYSON CHARLES Known as The Rock-Star Shaman for today’s modern times, Alyson Charles unites the wisdoms of earth (ROCK) and sky (STAR). As a spiritual teacher, spirit animal medium, TV host and keynote speaker, Alyson is revolutionizing the way ancient wisdom merges with the world today. Alyson’s ability to connect with others, share energy and wisdom, and be a powerful catalyst for change ignited a global phenomenon. Oprah Magazine selected Alyson's guided shamanic spirit animal journey as a "Top Meditation to Try," Forbes described her work as a “Full-Fledged Guide into Your Psyche”, Marie Claire Magazine named her “The Next Big Thing” and Dazed Digital listed her “One of the Top Seven Wellness Accounts on Instagram”. Born and Raised in Syracuse, Indiana, Charles went from being a national champion distance runner, #1 rated radio host, and daytime television host to aligning with her calling as a shamanic practitioner after a traumatic moment provoked her spiritual awakening. Since that life-changing and miraculous occasion, Alyson was clearly guided by Source and Great Mother Earth to her calling as a shaman and the ancient wisdom and light held within and she has spent many years studying and immersing in ceremony with renown indigenous elders, spiritual leaders and wisdom keepers from around the world such as Chief Benki Piyako of the Ashaninka Tribe, Chief Ninawa Pai Da Mata of the Huni Kuin, legendary indigenous elders Don Eustolio de la Cruz and his wife Rosalia Lemus de la Rosa, of the Wixarika, and Matua Louis of the Maori people, among many others. Alyson now dedicates her life to spiritual immersions and teachings, preserving indigenous wisdom and supporting the need of a universal paradigm shift by uniting the connection between spirit, nature, the power that lives within you and modern society. As a leading pioneer in her field, Alyson brings her experience to the mainstream in powerfully creative ways. She is the resident guru for Well + Good, where she provides a monthly spirit animal + energy forecast, she made history becoming the first person, in the 25-year history of the HBO Film Festival to perform on stage, where she lead a meditation for 10,000 people, at POPSUGAR Play/Ground, the world’s largest ever female-led festival with over 15,000 attendees, Alyson lead a spirit animal journey. Meditations lead by Alyson can also be found on Amazon's award-winning technology, Alexa, and Google Home. Alyson regularly partners and speaks at renowned global brands like The New York Times, National Geographic Channel, Tory Burch, Forbes, Art Basel, Saks Fifth Avenue, ABC Radio, ELLE, SELF and many more. Her on-going commitment to assisting countless people in reconnecting to their power has landed her as a leading global voice and her wildly popular spiritual courses “Spirit School” and “Third Eye Certified” are repeatedly sold-out each season. Alyson is currently working on her first book and card deck, POWER ANIMALS, which will be released Fall of 2021 and her new podcast, Ceremony Circle, will be out this Spring.
April 21, 2020
S2, E33 One Of The Richest Entrepreneur’s From NJ Finds Spiritual Awakening #convoswithliana
DARREN PRINCE CEO & PRESIDENT Darren Prince is a sports and celebrity agent who, at the age of 14, founded a mail order company selling baseball cards and traveling around the country participating in trade shows. At the age of 20 he sold his company and became an industry leader in private autograph signings for sports and celebrity memorabilia with athletes and celebrities. A-List celebrities included Muhammad Ali, Hulk Hogan, Pele, Joe Montana, Carmen Electra and Jenny McCarthy. In 1995 Prince started a new venture with Prince Marketing Group (PMG), representing athletes and celebrities for marketing deals consisting of endorsements, licensing, TV, movie and book deals, autograph signings and appearances. His first client to sign with the firm was none other than Magic Johnson. Soon after Smokin’ Joe Frazier, Dennis Rodman, Pamela Anderson and Chevy Chase followed. With PMG growing at an enormous pace, Prince added Scottie Pippen, Clyde Drexler, Mickey Rourke, Roy Jones Jr, Micky Ward and the late Evel Knievel as clients over the years. The sports/entertainment industry is a small world and very competitive,” says Darren Prince, CEO of Prince Marketing Group. “Prince Marketing Group has prospered over the years by delivering out of the box thinking for clients and building relationships through the practice of good business and effective networking.” Prince Marketing Group is currently a multi-million dollar business that has negotiated over $200 Million in deals and currently secures marketing deals, arranges signing/memorabilia appearances, commercial licensing, product endorsement, and voice-overs. Darren is a true entrepreneur as he has been able to continuously reinvent himself and significantly grow his business over the years. He has been featured in outlets such as Your World With Neil Cavuto, The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360, Hannity & Colmes, ESPN, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, New York Post, USA Today, Forbes’ Sports Money, On the record with Greta Van Susteren, Howard Stern radio, CNBC The Closing Bell and a variety of others for his marketing expertise.
April 16, 2020
S2, E32 Bonus: How Your Business Can Take Advantage of the $2T Stimulus Package #convoswithliana
Insight of the $2 Trillion Stimulus Package for Businesses. Liana Zavo interviewed a National Tax Expert and the CEO of Engineered Tax Services Julio Gonzalez to give us a better understanding of how small businesses can benefit from this bill. What is the Care Act for Small Businesses? While there are a lot of detailed provisions in the bill that take into account taxes and unemployment among other topics, small business coronavirus relief certainly takes center stage of the stimulus package, with the point of the bill squarely being to keep people employed. Being this is the largest stimulus in the history of the United States, $353 billion of the $2 trillion is focused on small businesses alone. Given the nature of how quickly things are changing in the world today with the coronavirus pandemic, speed is the name of the game — and one in which lawmakers are trying to fuel to prevent a 30% unemployment rate. “We have a lot of small businesses that are struggling,” Gonzalez says so how can (the government) get this into small business’ hands? “They have taken the SBA 7(a) loan program as a shell and they have expanded it and that’s how they will get this into cash quickly.” One thing to note is this loan from the coronavirus stimulus bill is not the same as the Disaster Loan being touted lately. This is separate as these loans will come from a private lender. Who is Eligible for the Coronavirus Stimulus Package? In order to remove as much red tape as possible and speed up the funding process, the stimulus bill has outlined the following requirements you must meet: In business before Feb. 15, 2020. Employ less than 500 employees. Have been impacted by the coronavirus. While the amount of proof and paperwork required will be crystalized in the days ahead, West and Hartsock agree there is a presumption that if you are applying, you have been impacted. Even so, you will have to sign an affidavit acknowledging you need these funds as a result of the coronavirus. Some ways you could have been impacted are though lost sales, supply chain issues, product chain issues and lost opportunities. There is gray area there, and experts agree this is for speed to get the funds released and available to those who need it. How Do I Receive Funds from the Coronavirus Stimulus Bill? While the process still remains to be ironed out further, in a nutshell, most business owners should plan on heading to their home bank (as long as it’s FDIC Insured) and being prepared to fill out minimal paperwork. There are a lot of lenders that are SBA preferred lenders, but they are releasing regulations to where every bank that is FDIC Insured is able to release these loans. Then starts an 8-week clock for small business owners to use the funds on qualifying expenses to keep their business afloat and become eligible for loan forgiveness. How Do I Calculate My Loan Amount? Small business owners are eligible to receive 2.5x payroll to use for things such as payroll, rent, utilities and health care benefits. The loans from the coronavirus stimulus bill are based on a 12-month trailing payroll average, but what does this mean? Essentially, you will want to take your payroll average from Feb. 15, 2019 to Feb. 15, 2020, up to $100,000 employee salary, excluding employer tax. This also includes commissions and bonuses. Then, average that for a 12-month period and multiply that times 2.5 for your eligible loan amount. There is a $10 million cap to the loan as well. Even businesses that have been operating for less than a year are eligible; however, you will have annualize it based on the months you have been operating.
April 14, 2020
S2, E31 Elizabeth Sutton Is Disrupting The Art & Fashion Industry Globally #convoswithliana
Elizabeth Sutton (b. 1989, New York, NY) is a millennial “mom-preneur” and visual artist and designer who has taken the nouveau arts scene by storm. In 2016, Elizabeth was selected to participate in the NYDesigns incubator program, exhibited at both the Affordable Art Fair & Hamptons Designer Showhouse, and was featured by Bravo’s “Million Dollar Listing.” Her work has been featured in Entrepreneur, Arch Digest, Arch Digest Spain, The New York Post, Time Out Magazine, Haute Living, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and more. Elizabeth’s philanthropic endeavors range from the nationally-recognized 92nd Street Y to United Hatzalah, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, and Lenox Health Greenwich Village, for which she’s raised hundreds of thousands of dollars. In 2017, Elizabeth participated in the Arch Digest Design Show and New York Design Center’s “What’s New What’s Next,” as well as hosted a fundraising event for ArtStart, which the Executive Co-Director described as “by far the most successful event” in her time with the organization. In 2018 Sutton launched a capsule collection with Bari Lynn Accessories for Bergdorf Goodman, which was subsequently picked up by Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and Harrod’s. In Fall 2018, Sutton partnered with Joe & The Juice in locations across New York City, in support of The Art of Elysium. In Summer 2019, Elizabeth was commissioned to paint the 180ft square deck of the Manhattan Park Pool. Elizabeth’s tile collection for Tilebar is a two time award collection, from Architectural Digest and HD Expo. In Fall 2019, Elizabeth also launched her first leather collection along with her lifestyle blog. Most recently, Elizabeth launched a collaboration with Janovic, the largest paint supplier in New York, curating 5 exclusive color palettes, with her artwork wrapping 5 large buildings in New York City and featured on 18 bus shelters. In 2020, Elizabeth will be launching a huge collaboration with the luxury Eden Rock hotel in St. Barths. #convoswithliana
April 08, 2020
S2, E30 Nan and Company is Disrupting the Luxury Real Estate with Nancy Almodovar #convoswithliana
President and CEO of Nan and Company Properties, thrives in the world of luxury real estate on innovation, professionalism and ambition. With over fourteen years of experience and certification as an International Property Specialist, Almodovar has soared to the top of the industry with a company driven by customer service and client satisfaction. Almodovar launched Nan and Company Properties in 2014 from her kitchen table and has since filled a gap in the Houston marketplace for premier luxury real estate services including leasing, sales, and buying. Almodovar is an alumnus of the University of Houston Bauer College of Business and continued her personal development and business education with the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business program. Her industry expertise and growing success has garnered local and national recognition. Almodovar has been recognized as Houston Business Journal’s #1 real estate agent in luxury, an outstanding leader in real estate as part of “Women Who Mean Business” in 2017, and has been named the national winner of the 2018 Enterprising Women of the Year Award in Miami. This past year and in years prior, Houston Business Journal has named Nan and Company Properties as one of the best places to work in Houston.
April 02, 2020
S2, E29 Shay Rowbottom The Millennial Expert Is Disrupting The LinkedIn Industry #convoswithliana
Shay Rowbottom is a LinkedIn influencer and digital marketing entrepreneur, specializing in creating social media video content to attract attention and bring more eyeballs to your business. “I believe there’s still few people in the world who truly understand social media video marketing and the logic behind it.” -Shay Rowbottom. Through her unique background working in video licensing, Shay cultivated a specific, but rare, expertise on how and why something is destined to go viral. Her first agency specialized in curating, licensing, editing, and distributing custom video clips, tailored to her client’s audience, and her clients were among the highest performing blogs on Facebook. Throughout the three years Shay worked on Facebook, she had amassed billions of impressions, aka data, on video content. She forged relationships with over 5,000 content owners across the globe, distributed tens of thousands of video clips throughout the platform, and at her peak she was averaging over 1 Billion views per month on Facebook for her clients. This led to doing marketing for product companies as well, and utilizing the blog owner’s followings to post more direct ads on consumer products. Her team would then take the data accumulated from organic video content, and run retargeting campaigns through Facebook ads manager, reaching the right buyers and increasing sales for the product companies. In May of 2018, Shay decided to take everything she’d learned and apply it to her own personal brand, on LinkedIn, in an attempt to get more leads for her Facebook agency at the time. What she found was not only leads, but an insanely low competition rate on LinkedIn when it came to creating video content. She quickly realized the opportunity on LinkedIn for organic growth was incomparable to other platforms, and within 6 months of creating videos consistently for her page, had grown to over 25,000+ followers and generated over 2 Million video views on LinkedIn. It was around that time she decided to call it quits at her first agency. She sold her shares and pivoted completely, to found a new video marketing agency, specializing in helping business owners attract their target market and close more deals through the use of organic video content, specifically on the LinkedIn platform. You can follow Shay’s company page on LinkedIn for free video marketing tips weekly: www.linkedin.com/company/shayrowbottommarketing
March 26, 2020
S2, E28 Samantha Brown Is Disrupting The Styling Industry With Her High Fashion Trends #bosstalk
Samantha Brown is a world-renowned professional and celebrity stylist. She has been working with men and women to refine their personal style for over a decade. Although based in New York, Samantha will travel to meet clients as needed. Her styling credits include Nylon Magazine, Badgley Mischka, Fox, Real Simple, The NY Post, OK!, Closer, Westfield Style, Fort Lauderdale Magazine, Gold Coast Magazine, Minnie Rose, Newsday and many more. Samantha’s other partnerships and collaborations include Vogue, GQ, Glamour Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Folli Follie, Simon Malls, Westfield Malls, Empire Beauty School, Quintessentially Lifestyle, Match.com, Gilt Group, Nikon and Joe McNally Photography. Samantha stays immersed in the fashion industry as the Video Director for B Live, shooting New York Fashion Week shows including Marc Jacobs, Donna Karan, Michael Kors, Narcisco Rodriguez, Oscar de la Renta, Proenza Schouler and many more. Having worked over 1,000 fashion shows throughout the years, Samantha uses her industry knowledge to translate the high fashion trends for her clients every season. Samantha was personally trained and recruited by Stacy London of TLC’s “What Not to Wear”. Samantha’s editorial background inspires her to help her clients create a look that is unique to their lifestyle.
March 24, 2020
S2, E27 DJ Nicole Rose Is Disrupting The Music Industry With Her Rose Rockers #convoswithliana
Nicole Rose Stillings, aka DJ Rosé, is one of New York’s most in demand DJs. While her moniker might trend seasonally, she’s in style all year round in the music, fashion and art scenes. Her fun, funky vibe captivates the crowd, and she has performed at many marquee events, such as the Lucky Lounge at Coachella, Vanity Fair’s International Best Dressed Awards, the Scope Show at Art Basel and Bumble Hive’s Opening Weekend. As she spins, you can catch her ‘gramming with other influencer friends, supporting her own rosé, Out East (which she is an investor and advisor to), or making a regular cameo appearance on Bravo’s Summer House. As a full-time entrepreneur, she lends her knowledge and expertise to various companies within the fashion and technology spaces and hosts a quarterly Female Founders Demo Day at the Core Club. While on the verge of officially launching her own company, Rosé Rockers, a chic, patented line of flower crown headphones built for #BabesWhoRock, she was recently accepted to the Rent the Runway x UBS Project Entrepreneur incubator. 50.6k+ INSTAGRAM FOLLOWERS 1,400 AVERAGE ENGAGEMENT PER POST | LIKES + COMMENTS Also recently featured in Vogue, Forbes, WWD, and Marie Claire, Nicole has performed with the likes of Diana Ross, Noah Cyrus, Jessie James Decker and Timo Weiland (her regular DJ partner). With an infectious entrepreneurial spirit for supporting and cheering on fellow Female Founders, Nicole’s digital authority boasts the perfect balance of fashion meets lifestyle, music and entrepreneurship.
March 12, 2020
S2, E26 Rina Shah Brings Women Into Leadership Positions In Politics And Business #convoswithliana
A political adviser and social entrepreneur based in Washington, DC, Rina has been nationally-recognized as a political insider and astute businesswoman. Prior to launching Rilax Strategies – a government and public affairs practice – she served as a senior staffer to two Republican Members of U.S. Congress. Her expertise includes speech-writing, building winning strategies for political campaigns at all levels of government, and serving as a government and public affairs consultant to a wide-range of domestic and international corporations, including start-up ventures. She is the creative force behind LoomUS, a civic renewal initiative launching in the summer of 2020. She is a Co-Founder of Women's Public Leadership Network and Catalyst PAC. She is a fervent advocate for electing and appointing more women to positions at all levels of U.S. government; as such, she is currently an Adviser to "VoteRunLead"and "Running Start" as well a Board of Directors member for "RepresentWomen" and "Republican Women for Progress." She offers analysis and commentary each week on MSNBC and Al Jazeera Media Network, and she is a senior panelist on PBS' "To The Contrary" news program -- the only all-women news Sunday show in the nation. Rina was elected as a Delegate from Washington, DC to the RNC 2016 Convention; however, due to anti-Trump remarks she made in the national media, her local party and the convention's credentials committee unjustly denied her access to be seated on the convention floor. Before an independent tribunal within the Republican National Committee ruled in her favor and subsequently reinstated her as a Delegate, Rina's controversial story was highlighted multiple times in publications ranging from Politico to The Washington Post. She most recently served as Chief Spokesperson and Strategic Adviser for 2016 Independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin. Rina was a 2019 Aspen Ideas Festival Scholar and belongs to the American Enterprise Institute's Leadership Network as well as the Meridian International Center's Global Leadership Council. She is the proud daughter immigrants from Uganda and India, and is a native of West Virginia. Rina and her husband reside in the Washington, DC area with their daughters.
March 05, 2020
S2, E25 Debbie Neal The ENVP Is Pushing Past Adversity With Her Two Leading Consultants #bosstalk
Debbie Neal is an Independent Consultant and Executive National Vice President with Arbonne International Debbie comes from a corporate training background. After walking away from that career in 2001 to be fully present with her 4 small children, she was committed to find a career that allowed her to do both. In 2006 after one brief conversation about Arbonne, the vision was immediately casted and Debbies journey began. Not only did she see the tremendous value of time, choices and freedom for her family but she realized the power of Network Marketing and saw how she could make a difference in the lives of others. Today Debbie Is a top 25 income earner in the global market with Arbonne. She has built one of the largest teams filled with the most positive, driven leaders. Debbie is also very proud of the diversity of her team. She is a full time mom and has shown her children that you can build an amazing business and also put family first. Debbie is a top trainer for Arbonne. She has been the Keynote trainer in the United States, the UK, Australia and Canada. She has a Soundcloud channel and a youtube channel. Thousands of leaders inside and out of Arbonne listen to her trainings daily. To Debbie Arbonne is so much more than a business. She found her vehicle. Debbies passion is to coach, mentor, develop leaders, inspire others and show others what’s possible. Her mission is to get into the hearts and souls of others and remind them of their greatness. How to show up bigger in the world and how to build a life instead of just earning a living. Personal growth is her love language and she believes this is only the beginning of the lives she has the ability to touch. She believes god is the reason she is so successful and she is excited and ready to serve in an even bigger way. You can find Debbie Neal on: Facebook : Debbie Carroll Neal Instagram: debbie_neal Soundcloud: debbieneal Youtube: Debbie Neal ***Aviva David Is an Executive regional Vice President with arbonne international. Aviva has a background in the beauty industry as a makeup artist and wig stylist . But her most prized achievement besides for being a mother of 4 , has been the past 8 years growing a successful social marketing business through health and wellness company called Arbonne international . She has shared the products that are life-changing and has coached and trained hundreds of people on how to become successful . She has shown others how to develop into the best most confident version of themselves and learn how to communicate and connect with others to become professional entrepreneurs . This has led to creating millions of dollars in sales a year with her team . Aviva has earned multiple trips cash bonuses as well as paid for Mercedes Benz and awards including the ACE award with Arbonne. Aviva’s focus , dedication to her business partners and clients , courage to build herself from the ground up and teach others to do the same has been an inspiration to many who know her . You can find Aviva on Instagram @avivadavid1 Her website is www.avivalast.arbonne.com
February 27, 2020
S2, E24 Tal Man Survives Her Deadly Disease To Disrupt The Jewelry Industry #convoswithliana
Self-made entrepreneur, talented jeweler and public figure Tal Man was born and raised in Israel. At the age of 16 she began an international modeling career, and after completing her two-year service in the Military Police Investigations unit of the IDF, she was chosen to host the most popular prime-time TV show, the Israeli version of Wheel of Fortune, at age 21. Following Wheel of Fortune, Tal embarked on a successful career as a TV host, actress, reporter, and column writer for the Israeli Yediot Ahronot publication, that spanned 20 years. As an extreme sports fan Tal produced 14 independent films about the extreme sports world, and she herself took 3rd place in Israel’s wake-boarding championship in 2008. In 2004 Tal graduated from the Shenkar College of Engineering, Design and Art and fell in love with jewelry design. She opened her own workshop and studio in Israel, which she ran alongside her career as a public figure. Her daughters, Lia and Yali, were born in 2011 and 2015 respectively. In late 2017, Tal co-founded Talia Jewelry with her partner in life and the father of her daughters, Ronen Berka. Talia is an innovative concept in the jewelry market, inviting consumers to participate in the design process of the jewelry they will wear. In June, 2018, Tal was diagnosed with advanced stage cervical cancer. She fought and won two aggressive battles with the cancer over 18 months, all the while working on founding and creating a project to support women who survived cervical cancer. She designed a pendant with the words “Health and Happiness”, using the sales revenue to open a clinic in Sheba Tel Hashomer Hospital. After her first clear PET scan in 2019 Tal decided to follow her dreams and race against time to make them come true. She and Ronen opened Talia’s first pop-up shop in Manhattan in November 2019, where she’s currently working on growing her brand and speaking about her survival story.
February 19, 2020
S2,E23 Beyond Beauty Is Disrupting The BioCosmetics, Stem Cell And Regenerative Industry With Dr. O
Dr. Ifeoma (Iffie) Okoronkwo, is a Regenerative Medicine and Biocosmetics doctor who recently launched her new practice Beyond Beauty by Dr. O in New York City. After receiving her bachelor of arts degree from Yale University and medical degree from Cornell University Medical College, Dr. O specialized in Sports Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine. With a keen eye for beauty and aesthetics and her knowledge of regenerative therapies, Dr. O has been able to achieve a unique approach to beauty in which her goal is to turn back the clock of aging as naturally as possible. She does this by rejuvenating and re-sculpting the face, resurfacing the skin using the same techniques used in regenerative pain management therapy to help her patients look and feel like their younger selves. What if we could “trick” the body into revving up its ability to create new tissue, and create volume in the face, fill in deep wrinkles, and resurface the skin without synthetic fillers. Dr. O, as she is fondly known, does this by combining regenerative medicine techniques and principles used in stem cell tissue healing and growth proteins, to achieve safe, effective and minimally invasive procedures to give you the same results, lasts longer and it's natural! Most women and men from the ages of 25 and older are wanting to maximize their look and minimize the aging affects. Dr. O is turning back the clock of aging for her patients as naturally as possible creating a younger refreshed version of themselves. Her goal is to redirect her patients’ focus from striving to look like someone else to being the best versions of themselves.
February 11, 2020
S2, E22 Karyn Schoenbart Is Disrupting the Market Research Firm at NPD Group #convoswithliana
As the CEO of the NPD Group a leading global market research firm and best-selling author of Mom. B.A.: Essential Business Adice from one generation to the next. Karyn has been successfully running a team at NPD and writing her groundbreaking book that has inspired so many women already. To view more about Karyn please visit the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6k2WIujHwU
February 04, 2020
S2, E21 Brittany Lo Is Disrupting The $300 Billion Dollar Bridal Industry #convoswithliana
Brittany Lo is Manhattan's go-to bridal beauty expert, Founder and CEO of Beautini, who has seen thousands of brides walk through her office all in search of a custom beauty experience that's shaking up the $300 billion industry. Brittany's company, Beautini, is one of the top bridal beauty companies in NYC that has been featured in People Magazine, New York Times, The Knot, BRIDES and many more. Brittany with her combined 40K+ following is a regularly tapped expert by beauty brands including La Mer & Bare Minerals and enjoys shedding light on life as an entrepreneur and the beauty behind the wedding industry!
January 24, 2020
S2, E20 The Bra Whisperer is Disrupting the Beauty and Wellness Industry with Jene Luciani
Jené Luciani is an internationally-renowned bestselling author of three books, and a regular lifestyle expert on NBC’s Today, Dr. Oz, Wendy Williams and many others. She is the author of The Bra Book: An Intimate Guide to Finding the Right Bra, Shapewear, Swimwear, and more (BenBella Books, 2009 & 2017), which is now in its 2nd edition, and the co-author of Get It! A Beauty, Style and Wellness Guide to Getting Your “It” Together (BenBella Books, 2016). Jené has hundreds of bylines to her name in publications such as SHAPE, and the Huffington Post, and the busy mom-of-four is the go-to-gal on everything from wardrobe to waxing for publications such as FIRST, Woman’s World and Cosmo.
January 15, 2020
S2, E19 The Best of 2019 | A Look Back Into Exclusive Business Tips From 2019
It is not the easiest of jobs to be an entrepreneur and have a boss mentality. Working for yourself won't start paying off until much later, and in the meantime it is all hard-work and staying on that grind. As an entrepreneur you always need to bring your A- game. The old-world view that you can just jump into starting your own business and figure it out as you go along isn't working as many women had hoped. Lately we have been promised that entrepreneurism is the yellow brick road to freedom. abundance and living our purpose while making a living. We know that it will require a LOT of work. A LOT OF WORK!!! But the work is driven by you and in the end, you know all the hours, sweat and tears combined provides the amazing results and ultimately gives meaning to your life. This type of purpose-driven work is much more gratifying than working forty hours a week for someone else and their dreams, THAT'S FOR SURE! However, as we navigate the unfamiliar territory of launching and growing a business, we (millennial female entrepreneurs) need examples of women that speak to us and our unique challenges. Women who are taking risks, learning as they go, raising funds, working from home, finding advisors, working with mentors, integrating family and friends while pursuing a business and life that ignites a deep-seeded passion that cannot be ignored! And these are the women that make up What Makes A Woman show! With a plethora of women launching businesses, we cannot only have a few women to draw from as examples! As for me, looking back at 2019, I learned that I LOVE learning and conversing with women that have turned their passion into their careers! I LOVE being an advocate of women entrepreneurs and the voice of Millennial females because I truly believe that we are the RISING STARS that will turn the current state of the world around. As you finish the year strong, listen to the BEST OF 2019 from What Makes A Woman and take some time to look back on some of the most powerful statements made by female rockstars who are breaking their glass ceilings - Just like YOU and I! HAPPY NEW YEAR Everyone! Liana Zavo @ladyzavotv DON'T FORGET TO VOTE FOR ME ON JANUARY 14TH @2PM TO BE ON THE COVER OF JETSET MAGAZINE AND DONATE TO AN AMAZING CAUSE THE B FOUNDATION FOR CHILDREN.
January 08, 2020
S1, E18 Danna Gal Is Distrupting the Art Of Learning In Children's Education #convoswithliana
Danna Gal is an Israel-born, New York - based artist and designer. She received her B.A, in Visual Arts from Shenkar College of Design and Engineering, Israel. She participated in a semester’s long art studies in Florence, Italy. She’s been awarded an International Design Award for her interactive product design - My A To Z Rug. Danna works in the US and has been included in special initiatives at schools and hospitals in New York. My A To Z is a startup brand for children's educational products teaching vocabulary and introducing The Arts. My A To Z offers a fun-filled interactive and educational experience promoting intellectual and cultural growth for children and their families. My A To Z brand brings a world of educational creative content with interactive books, tv, web, toys, apps, games, rugs and award-winning products, all featuring its original IP.
January 01, 2020
S1, E17 Heather Monahan Gets Fired From Her Corporate Job to Start Her Empire #convoswithliana
December 24, 2019
S1, E16 How To Increase Your True STAR Power With Amy Rosenblum #convoswithliana
AMY ROSENBLUM - PRESIDENT Emmy Award winning TV Producer and media coach Amy Rosenblum has been a force in the broadcast business for over thirty years. Amy began her career at CBS news . While at CBS, Amy won an Emmy for a special report she produced with Dan Rather on “Women and AIDS”. Amy covered various breaking news stories and also produced the 1984 Summer Olympics for CBS This Morning. After 7 years, Amy headed to the world of daytime talk. First stop was Senior Producer of “The Joan Rivers Show”. Ratings grew and Joan won a Daytime Emmy for Best Daytime Host. Next up was “The Sally Jessy Raphael Show”, where Amy spent seven years as the Co-Executive producer. During Amy’s time at the show, Sally’s numbers doubled. Up next the “Maury” show. Amy spent the next 7 years as Executive Producer of Maury; it was there that Amy caught the eye of NBC’s Jeff Zucker, who brought her to Today Show as Senior Producer of the 8 am hour. She later created the 10 am hour with Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee. Amy is credited with pairing Kathie Lee and Hoda together for the 10 o'clock hour.
December 11, 2019
S1, E15 Dr. Nicola Nice Is Distrupting The Spirits Industry With Gin Liqueur #CEO
DR. Nicola Nice CEO & Founder Pomp & Whimsy A seasoned entrepreneur, Nicola has been working in the world of spirits innovation for over a decade through the brand strategy and consumer insights agency think conservatory, which she founded in 2007. A sociologist by training, she has dedicated her professional career towards understanding how consumers identify with categories and brands and applying these insights to new idea generation and strategic brand positioning. A specialist in liquor, fashion, beauty, and a female consumer, Dr. Nice has consulted with and delivered new products for some of the largest global product producers including Diageo plz, Bacardi Ltd and Gruppo Campari. She holds a BA In Human Sciences from the University of Oxford, and a PhD in Sociology from Imperial College London. Back in the heyday of gin, the spirit’s seductive nature earned it the nickname Mother Gin. From lords to ladies, mistresses to maids all were captivated by the exotic botanicals within. Today we return to the dawn of the affair with a reinvention of the classic gin cordial style, updated for a contemporary pallet bringing fancy, modernity and dare we say it, a touch of femininity, to this wondrously old-world spirit. Made from scratch in Los Angeles from a select blend of 16 natural and whole ingredients. Enjoy by itself, topped with something bubbly or as a gin modifier in classic cocktails. It’s gin, reimagined. #convoswithliana
December 05, 2019
S1, E14 A Legally Blind Author Is Distrupting the Publishing House with Nikki Nardizzi
In Nikki Nardizzi’s first release, BADASS grATTITUDE: A memoir of finding forgiveness and strength, Nikki reveals the emotional and physical toll her circumstances took on her and how she took control over their hold on her. She has come a long way since winning “½ 1st Place” at her temple’s talent show when she was just eight years old. Which she half won for seemingly endless hula-hooping. She believes, now, that she won for finally ending the spectacle. But then, by the time she turned 41, Nikki had been diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes, become legally blind, contracted meningitis, lost both her parents, and had a kidney and pancreas transplant. At 43, her husband ‘suggested’ they live separately. He said she was miserable. He said he was miserable and that he couldn’t keep living like that. He said she should find her happiness. He was right. So, she set out to find it, along with her self-confidence and worth that was lost so long ago. It was time to think outside the box … the box she created for herself. She had to change her perception of her life, her abilities, and what she focused her attention on. She found gratitude for the things she had, rather than succumbing to what she didn’t. That, and other changes she incorporated into her life impacted her in every way. BADASS grATTITUDE …, has a 5 of 5-star rating on Amazon, a 4.4 of 5 stars at Good Reads, and 3 of 4 stars at Online Book Club.org., Nikki currently lives in New York City with her husband and senior rescue dog, Winston, working on her next book. She stands as CEO of That’s Bananas, LLC, which oversees publishing and production companies under the same name. She enjoys supporting charities close to her heart, shopping, and surrounding herself with loving and supportive people. Her experiences have achieved her the unofficial title of advisor to friends and family, helping them navigate their own challenges.
November 26, 2019
S1, E13 How to Navigate a Male Dominated Industry with Humor and Grace with Elizabeth Pipko #boss
We are thrilled to announce Elizabeth Pipko – an American author, international model, campaign staffer and fiercely proud millennial Jew – as the Founder & President of The Exodus Movement. Elizabeth Pipko is a model, athlete and writer from New York City. Elizabeth grew up attending Rabbi Schneier Park East Day School, which she credits with instilling her with a love for her Jewish faith. The daughter of immigrants and granddaughter of world-renowned Jewish artist Marc Klionsky, known for his work with Elie Wiesel, Elizabeth has always remained strongly grounded in her religion and beliefs. Elizabeth was a competitive athlete for many years as well as a professional model, appearing in multiple magazine spreads, including the cover of renowned fashion magazine L’Officiel. Elizabeth also starred in the Vizcaya Swimwear “Perfectly Imperfect” campaign, an anti-photoshop campaign promoting positive body image which was covered by publications such as PEOPLE and Vanity Fair Italia. Elizabeth worked as a staffer on Donald J. Trump’s successful 2016 presidential campaign and has been featured in Fox News, the New York Post and many other outlets.
November 19, 2019
S1, E12 Sabrina Marzaro Is Distrupting the Marketing Industry in NYC and Paris #bosstalk
Graphite & Ink is a branding, copywriting and translation company founded by Sabrina Marzaro. Passionate about building brands and sculpting stories that inspire, she applies her cultivated expertise to companies across various industries. She wields over 10 years of experience in marketing, communications and luxury working for LVMH, Richemont, Condé Nast, McCann and Y&R, amongst others, across Italy, the UK, France and the US. Sabrina graduated summa cum laude from The George Washington University with a Bachelor of Business Administration, Concentration in Marketing and Minor in Art History. Italian-American by birth, she has lived in France for nearly a decade and splits her time between Paris and New York. She is the author for Swiping for Prince Chariming. Get your book today!
November 15, 2019
S1, E11 Sraddha Prat Went From A Successful Surgeon To An Elite Mind Pro #convoswithliana
Dr. Prativadi is the founder of EliteMindPRO.com and creator of the Woman Up Book Series soon to be launched through Hay House. She is a triple-board certified physician and surgeon in ObGyn, Integrative Me dicine, Holistic Medicine, whose passion for serving others ironically led to her own health break down last year. This challenge was a blessing and she now focuses on coaching, consulting, hypnotherapy for law of attraction and business performance and authorship that helps others bring more of the their positive potential, while empowering them to build a life fertile for health, wealth and positive relationships. Her upcoming book in her Woman Up Books series, The New Vagina D.I.E.T. aims at questioning fundamental attitudes and assumptions in women's health and broaches a larger conversation on paradigms of thinking about women's health, food and immunology and how women think about themselves.
November 12, 2019
S1, E10 Rebecca Black's Unstoppable Drive and Building a Brand from the Ground Up #convoswithliana
With nothing more than passion, a blowdryer, pair of shears and a dream, Rebecca is incredibly proud to have created a tribe of people and products that have helped tens of thousands households. As a Stylist turned salon owner & Co-founder of Keep Me Safe Worldwide, and an audience in 46 states, she helps people just like you transform your hair, life and even your salon business and back it up with meaningful action designed to create results. As she built her salon and clientele up, Rebecca realized that her entrepreneur spirit was screaming at her to create products and to show others how to look good to feel better….and it was then that she realized that sh doesn't fit into one box and probably never will.
November 08, 2019
S1, E9 Divya Gugnani is disrupting the beauty industry with her brand Wander Beauty #bosstalk
Divya Gugnani is a longtime entrepreneur and co-founder of Wander Beauty, a company that aims to disrupt the beauty industry and streamline makeup routines by creating beauty essentials for busy lifestyles. The co-founder, Lindsay Ellingson, and Divya felt that beauty brands in the market were not speaking to them as consumers. They both live in constant motion: Lindsay, a supermodel, is always on planes, trains and automobiles, and as a working woman with two young kids, I’m on the go all day. Artistry brands were telling them that they needed tons of steps and trendy colors. We both had bags filled with dirty brushes and cracked powders and felt there had to be a better way to live our most beautiful lives.
November 04, 2019
S1, E8 Sarah Williams and Ginette Behar are disrupting the real estate industry #bosstalk
Societe Real Estate is a privately-owned female-run, bespoke real estate agency New York City. Sarah Williams found it so side to feel a highly personalized people first niche in the residential housing marketplace specializing the acquisition sale and curated position post closing to this expansion of the finest properties New York the companies build him groundbreaking printable to reflect values to buy my Sarris Pedegree experience at sophistication navigating that a better sea of realtors in the New York market. Societe’s reputation for success is built on traditional values, exceptional levels of care, proven market strategy, confidentiality and ultimately sales. Sarah has partnered with Ginette to create a conglomerate company in New York City. These are influential women with groundbreaking conversations. #bosstalk
November 01, 2019
S1, E7 Susan Finkelstein on juggling motherhood and fifteen years in PR at Jacob & Co. #bosstalk
Susan Finkelstein is a PR director by day for the luxury brand Jacob & Co. and mommy and wife by night. A former reality tv star, she was featured on an episode on the second season of Bravo show “ Pregnant in Heels.” She’s also a lover of all things chocolate and is a big film enthusiast. Susan also has a side hustle and does consulting for the skin care brand Rodan & Fields. Feel free to check out the link: https://Susan Finkelstein.myrandf.com/
October 28, 2019
S1,E6 Shirley Yang left the corporate world to start a multimillion dollar tech startup #bosstalk
Shirley Yang Is the founder and CEO of Muses, a professional network for entrepreneurs and creative freelancers. Muses is in 121 countries And has over 100,000 gigs joined since launch two years ago. Shirley has lead teams at NBC Universal Amazon and have worked with thousands of social media influencers and browns propel them to fame. Her previous clients include Fortune 100: Nike, Walmart, Amazon thousands of startups and small businesses. Shirley is a startup mentor at TechStars, 1871, and advisor at women in tech founders and DePaul University Center for Entrepreneurship. These are deep conversations with Liana, and how she dives into the importance of a vision coming to fruition with a lot of work and grit. #convoswithliana
October 22, 2019
S1, E5 [#Interview] Ms. Australia is changing the Millenial work ethic #convoswithliana
Angolina Amores is crowned Miss Australia in 2014. She was Featured on several covers and magazine editorials including OK! Magazine and Cosmopolitan. Two years later, she moved United States where she started her entrepreneurial journey. Angolina runs The Alpha Femme Platform, which is a powerful community and school that aims to get women inspiration and the confidence and knowledge to build their own successful businesses. She also owns the social media agency, The Social Throne, which offers Instagram users and affordable way of growing their accounts organically by US strategists. Angolina’s Women’s luxury fashion label will be launching beginning of 2020. The purpose is to empower women and lead them towards financial freedom an awakened mind. #ladytalk Liana goes deep into her tips and tricks for the emerging female entrepreneurs. #bosstalk
October 15, 2019
S1, E4 [#Interview] Brooke Harley is Disrupting the Venture Capital Game #convoswithliana #bosstalk
Before launching class rebel, Brooke Harley founded Campfire Capital in 2014. She raised $32 million USD from 50 consumer industry founders, CEOs, and executives and she has evaluated hundreds of early stage consumer in the consumer space. In this male dominated space Brooke challenges is the status quo by educating more female entrepreneurs in the venture-capital game and Angel investing. Prior to Campfire Capital, Brooke worked as Lululemon athletica’s Head of Business Development and international operations, and prior to Lululemon was an M&A attorney. Brooks investments and clients include Seed and Series A stage investments in companies which strong core values that inspire the world. Liana delves into the adversities and success tips and tricks for investment and funding. You can find Brooke’s website https://classrebel.com
October 08, 2019
S1, E3 [#Interview] Erin Hatzikostas a Badass CEO breaks the executive mold #convoswithliana
Erin Hatzikostas is a Career Coach, Speaker, Podcast Host and the Badass CEO of b Authentic inc. prior to launching her own company earlier this year, Aaron spent 22 years in the corporate world. She eventually took on the CEO position for PayFlex a financial healthcare company with approx. 1000 employees and 2bn in assets under management. In her three years leading the company, she led a massive financial and cultural turn around. Just when things were going great, she decided to leave; decided it was more work to be done. Frustrated by the largely homogenous, and inauthentic, and frankly, uninspiring culture of Corporate America, she launched be Authentic inc. The company is an offbeat career and leadership company on a headband mission to help people rise in your career without selling their soul. Erin pride herself on breaking the executive mold. She is most regarded for her Midwestern inspired and unpretentious, witty, authentic style of leadership. She is a site leader, NBA, math junkie, runner, wife, mom of two, and does a mean Running Man dance. Her podcast b Cause with Erin & Nicole podcast and former/current executives, Erin Hatzikostas and Nicole Licata Grant, are on a hell-bent mission to reinvent the “ladies’ conferences” of today. With a firm belief that energy trumps words, they are launching their first live event in NYC. You can find Erin on her podcast b Cause with Erin & Nicole podcast.
October 03, 2019
S1, E2 [#Interview] Rebek Letch creates a multimillion dollar business on Amazon #convoswithliana
Rebekah Letch graduated from NYU and from the prestigious Juilliard School in NYC. Rebecca began training in classical ballet at the age of 3, and has trained with American Ballet Theatre. She is the recipient of many dance awards in Asia, USA, Australia and Europe. She started dancing salsa as it was as intense as ballet and eventually fell in love with it. Rebekah is also the brand ambassador of many top yoga and sports brands. She is the Co-Owner of Radha Beauty, a cruelty free organic brand that has a line of pure essentials and skincare. The company believes in “Beauty with a Conscience” and proceeds from sales helps animals in shelters. She sold her very first company Radha Beauty in December 2018 for a 7 digit figure. Radha Beauty was formed 4 years ago and was an extremely successful company that sold beauty products and essential oils on Amazon.com. Her role as the VP and over looking the entire marketing and social strategy for the company. Rebekah has started this brand in Mexico, Playa Del Carmen where she also started her successful personal Instagram page which to date, has over 325k followers. She is a successful instagram Influencer and is currently working with big brands and has been the face of Reebok, Urban Outfitters and Aloyoga catalogs. She is a strong advocate for women’s fitness and wellbeing, and a lover of at- home calisthenics workouts. Rebekah is an avid Yoga practitioner, and has performed at international salsa festivals all over the world.
October 01, 2019
S1, E1 [#Interview] Luisa Diaz & Angolina Amores in the Pageant World #convoswithliana
Luisa Diaz Brown holds the title of Mrs. New York International 2019 and the former Ms. Venezuela International. She is also an actress that has been featured in Oscar Winning movies such as “The Fighter” and “Silver Linings Playbook.” TV host founder, where She was the host and producer of the first and longest running Spanish language TV program produced in a major network. Through her success with her show, she became a personality and a brand-name. Luisa is the founder of Mi Amor Gala and the Runway of Hope. Luisa works closely with domestic violence survivors. She is the author of her best seller book Sexy Is Timeless. The book focuses on women empowerment and the art of confidence. *Our next Pageant Queen and entrepreneur is Angolina Amores, she is was crowned Miss Australia in 2014. She was featured on several covers and magazine editorial’s including Ok! Magazine and Cosmopolitan. Two years later, she moved to the United States where she started her entrepreneurial journey. Angolina runs The Alpha Femme platform, Which is powerful community and tool that aims to get women inspiration and the confidence and knowledge to build their own successful businesses. She also owns the social media agency, The Social Throne, which offers Instagram users an affordable way of growing their accounts organically by US- based strategists. Angolina’s women’s luxury fashion label will be launching beginning of 2020. The purpose is to empower women and lead them towards financial freedom and an awakened mind.
September 26, 2019
An Introduction - Weekly Conversations With Women Who Share Their Secrets To Success
Liana Zavo is the Founder & CEO of ZavoMedia. She creates content and branding for businesses that are female led and are C-level executives. Liana began her public relations firm and coaching career in 2016 by teaching women the importance of confidence in personal and business aspect and help them create content through their storytelling. She hosts weekly conversations at her venue in NYC, with influential women on her podcast, What Makes A Woman. It is about real women, real superheroes and real change. On this show, you will experience all walks of life, including #BossTalks and #convoswithliana where Liana takes you along in her entrepreneurial journey and has raw and authentic conversations with other fellow groundbreaking women. You can listen to some of the most inspirational life lessons from multicultural, multi-faceted female entrepreneurs who challenge the status quo with their storytelling. Feel enriched in your life by listening to these female entrepreneurs, who are trailblazers and are pioneering their own path to find new avenues. You will hear about pivotal moments that bring important issues to light. Your journey to become inspired by female entrepreneurs and connected to their storytelling starts now by subscribing. The most valuable gift you can give yourself is knowledge and knowledge is powerful when it's applied. Tune in to learn from the best in the business. Your entrepreneurial authentic self begins now.
September 24, 2019