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Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff

Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff

By Rebecca Minkoff

What are the secrets behind some of the most successful women in the world? Each week designer Rebecca Minkoff talks to women from all walks of life, from CEOs to artists, and shows us what life is like without the pretty filters in order to help you navigate what it means to be vulnerable, how loss can make you stronger, and other ways to make your inner superwoman shine. Join us in being Superwomen, together!

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Fireside Chat: Courage with Amanda Kloots and Anna Kloots
To celebrate the launch of Rebecca's new book, Fearless: The New Rules for Unlocking Creativity, Courage, and Success, we're sharing a series of talks from a recent event! In this episode, sisters and now co-authors, Amanda and Anna Kloots, discuss their joint endeavor of writing about Amanda's courageous year overcoming the loss of her husband. Order your copy today! Thanks for listening! Follow Superwomen on Instagram.
25:08
August 3, 2021
Prioritize Health, Prioritize Sustainability: Allison Evans & Kelly Love of Branch Basics
When a slew of mysterious, debilitating symptoms forced Allison Evans to take a leave of absence from college to focus on her health, her desperate search for a solution led to her aunt Marilee, who had turned to holistic methods to address her own health concerns years before. Taking her best friend, Kelly Love, with her, Allison spent the summer with Marilee, learning the value and effects of the things we put on, in and around our bodies. What was meant to be a summer of recovery was in fact the beginning of a lifelong journey in learning and educating people about the risk of toxic products we interact with on a daily basis. Kelly and Allison often lament that they never meant to start a “soap company,” but that their mission to educate people about the exposure to toxic household products naturally led to a need to replace those items. Despite many ups and downs, Branch Basics is now growing 300% year over year. At its core, the company is all about education, extolling the prudent avoidance of toxic chemicals without instilling fear. Thanks for listening! Don't forget to pre-order Rebecca's new book, Fearless: The New Rules for Unlocking Creativity, Courage, and Success. Email your receipt to fearless@rebeccaminkoff.com to get the cost of the book as a credit on Rebeccaminkoff.com! It's a win-win! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas Start with removing toxic products from the home, especially pesticides and chemical cleaning products. Education as a driving force behind sales. Social Media @branchbasics Links Toss the Toxins
32:02
July 27, 2021
Fireside Chat: Courage with Rebecca Minkoff & Bozoma Saint John
To celebrate the launch of Rebecca's new book, Fearless: The New Rules for Unlocking Creativity, Courage, and Success, we're sharing a series of talks from a recent event! In this episode Rebecca Minkoff sits down with Bozoma Saint John, Netflix's Global Chief Marketing Officer, to chat about her new book, Fearless. Bozoma and Rebecca break down the number one burning question, “how to be successful?" Order your copy today! Thanks for listening! Follow Superwomen on Instagram.
26:36
July 20, 2021
Many Paths to Happiness: Kathleen Hogan of Microsoft
This episode is in partnership with SAP SuccessFactors. Kathleen Hogan, Chief People Officer at Microsoft, may oversee 160,000+ employees, but she never really planned on going into business. What the former Harvard mathematics major really wanted to  do was become a professor. Although life took her down a different path, Kathleen doesn’t regret it. Finding she had a knack for business, Kathleen learned how to ascertain  when situations called for flexibility and when it was necessary to advocate for what she needed. Navigating a path to an executive position as a single mom through two bouts of breast cancer, Kathleen is a strong supporter of both intentionality and vulnerability  as a means to connect and grow with others. She has worked tirelessly at Microsoft to create a culture of inclusion that attracts and inspires the world’s most passionate talent. The Female Founder Collective is partnering with SAP on a program to help moms and dads who are parenting during the pandemic and beyond. The Back to Best for Parents resource  page brings together special offers, resources, and content to support parents by helping them better integrate work and life. Learn more by visiting https://www.sap.com/back-to-best-for-parents. Thanks for listening!  Don't forget to order Rebecca's new book, Fearless:  The New Rules for Unlocking Creativity, Courage, and Success. Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas The pandemic has brought more humanity and flexibility into the workforce which will create new opportunity for women Being intentional about what you want and advocating for yourself in work and life. Growing in business as a single mom. Understanding that “work will fill the capacity you give it.”
34:46
July 13, 2021
Resilience is the No. 1 Predictor of Success”: Marisa Thalberg of Lowe’s
What do luxury beauty, home improvement and fast food have in common? The fact that Marisa Thalberg has been a driving force behind successful marketing campaigns for major brands in all three categories! Growing up, Marisa wanted to be either an actress or a lawyer, and in hindsight, she can see that this was reflective of her desire to be a communicator, a storyteller. When an internship at an ad agency proved to be more exciting than previous stints in the entertainment industry, Marisa knew she was hooked. She has now pioneered creative campaigns for such companies as Estée Lauder, Taco Bell and Lowe’s. While her career has been a success, it wasn’t without its twists and turns. But more than hard work and creativity, Marisa credits resilience with her ability to move forward, keep going and make a rewarding path of her life’s work. Thanks for listening!  Don't forget to order Rebecca's new book, Fearless: The New Rules for Unlocking Creativity, Courage, and Success. Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas The benefits of lateral thinking and the ability to approach situations creatively. It’s less a question of whether or not a team/company has good ideas, but more about understanding timing, impact, etc. Social Media @ExecutiveMoms LinkedIn @marisathalberg
36:42
July 6, 2021
Fireside chat: Fearless with Rebecca Minkoff & Swan Sit
To celebrate the launch of Rebecca's new book, Fearless: The New Rules for Unlocking Creativity, Courage, and Success, we're sharing a series of talks from a recent event! In this episode Rebecca Minkoff sits down with Swan Sit to chat about her new book,  Fearless. The longtime Fashion Designer is discussing her career and all  the events that lead to her latest adventure, becoming an author. Order you copy today!
27:44
June 29, 2021
The Dynamic State of Balance: Wende Zomnir of Urban Decay
When Wende Zomnir was ready for a change from her corporate job, her initial thought was to drop it all to become a freelance writer and scuba instructor. However, as fate would have it, she soon met the woman who would become her future co-founder. Lamenting the variety of exciting colors in the mid-90’s makeup scene, the two bonded and Urban Decay cosmetics was born. A fan of big hair and big makeup since her childhood in Texas, Wende always had a creative, adventurous streak. Pair that with a dash of grit and resourcefulness, and you get one tenacious entrepreneur. Wende famously made her first sale with Nordstrom within 24 hours of contacting their buyer. These days she’s taken on more of a leadership role, but whether she’s working, knitting or diving with sharks, Wende is all about creating balance in a busy world. Thanks for listening! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas Breaking through and standing apart from major brands in the business. The pros and cons of choosing a global partnership, and why it’s important to know your company well before you do.
25:42
June 22, 2021
Fearless: Forget About Balance
To celebrate the launch of Rebecca's new book, Fearless: The New Rules for Unlocking Creativity, Courage, and Success, we're sharing another excerpt from the book. This book is Rebecca's story + the rules that had to be broken, reinvented, and written down. DISCOVER HOW TO: Break free from circumstances and design your own path forward Harness intuition and adopt a Love It and Leave It mentality to weather any personal or professional storm Effectively communicate with anyone as a leader Create two-way networking systems, strong partnerships, and winning collaborations to scale faster Choose optimization over balance and make hard work a form of self-care Fortify internal grit to push through any fear and achieve your goals Order you copy today!
05:42
June 15, 2021
Empathy First: Jo Lambert of Yahoo
This podcast is sponsored by Yahoo. Whether you’re a lover of the latest fashions or the best deals, stories of ceiling breakers and fortune makers, a lover of fantasy sports or financial smarts, a lover of trusted news to keep you in the know, or organized email to keep you in flow, Yahoo connects you to the things you love. Sometimes it takes a good dose of fearlessness to leave behind a comfortable job, situation or relationship, and jump feet first into a new opportunity. Jo Lambert did just that, leaving her job in Australia and making the transition from finance to media, landing at Yahoo in the U.S. in 2018. Utilizing her strong work ethic, passion, and unerring focus on the mission at hand, Jo is committed to driving Yahoo’s core mission of connecting people to their passions and leading the media industry through the creation of trusted and diverse content, product and next generation experiences. By cultivating a network of supporters in every strata of the company, crowdsourcing ideas for creative problem solving, and emphasizing the need for mentorship, Jo takes on a leadership style like no other. With a clear focus on the importance of empathy and mental health awareness in the workplace and woven into Yahoo’s consumer offerings, Jo takes work seriously, but also understands the importance of a much-needed beach vacation! Thanks for listening! Don't forget to pre-order Rebecca's new book, Fearless: The New Rules for Unlocking Creativity, Courage, and Success. Email your receipt to fearless@rebeccaminkoff.com to get the cost of the book as a credit on Rebeccaminkoff.com! It's a win-win! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas Crowd sourcing as a technique for problem solving The importance of quality mentors and leadership
31:02
June 8, 2021
Looking for a Little Grace: Author and FOX News Anchor Dana Perino
A passion for news was instilled in Dana Perino from a young age. As a little girl growing up in Wyoming and Colorado, her dad expected her to choose two articles a day from the local paper to discuss over the family dinner. The emphasis on current events paid off as Dana moved to Washington, D.C. to work in politics, eventually leading to her appointment as the White House Press Secretary under George W. Bush. Now a veteran FOX News anchor and accomplished author, Dana is sharing the advice she learned as a young woman in her forthcoming book, Everything Will Be Okay – Life Lessons for Young Women. The key takeaway? Letting worry fall by the wayside and learning resilience along the path. Thanks for listening! Don't forget to pre-order Rebecca's new book, Fearless: The New Rules for Unlocking Creativity, Courage, and Success. Email your receipt to fearless@rebeccaminkoff.com to get a $25 credit on Rebeccaminkoff.com! It's a win-win! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas Addressing worries by understanding what you have control over and what you don’t.
32:15
June 1, 2021
Believe in Your Brilliance: Danyel Surrency Jones of POWERHANDZ
This episode is sponsored by Capital One Business. Some people feel the entrepreneurial itch from a young age and dive in headfirst as soon as they can create something to sell. Others may feel its constant, subtle pull for years while they work for someone else, only giving in once the pain of an unsatisfying job finally outweighs the fear of doing their own thing. Danyel Surrency Jones was quite comfortable in her executive position at a Fortune 500 company, but being told repeatedly that she was “too innovative” finally pushed her past her own discomfort, helped her focus on the skills she had built and how she could apply them to any field. In co-founding POWERHANDZ, an athletic training and rehabilitation product tech company, Danyel is pursuing her life’s goal to improve the lives of others by serving local and global communities, improving health and wellness for all people by bridging the gap in disparities, and ensuring that the company will never have to choose between doing good and turning a profit. Embracing her truth as her superpower, Danyel is living proof that when you follow your intuition you can live your dreams, support yourself and help others simultaneously! Thanks for listening! Don't forget to pre-order Rebecca's new book, Fearless: The New Rules for Unlocking Creativity, Courage, and Success. Email your receipt to fearless@rebeccaminkoff.com to get a $25 credit on Rebeccaminkoff.com! It's a win-win! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas Working through the fear that comes with moving out of a comfortable situation and into a venture that is ultimately more satisfying. Recognizing the core strengths that you can apply to any industry or entrepreneurial foray. Links Tedx Talk - The Black Elephant in the Room
32:45
May 25, 2021
Out of Your Head and Onto the Page: Author and NY Times Editor Jessica Bennett
Growing up as the child of liberal parents in Seattle, Jessica Bennett may have spent her formative years steeped in a culture of feminism, but she didn’t feel the need to claim the title of feminist until she was faced with the tangible gender disparities that arose during her first job as a staff writer at Newsweek in New York. Spurred by inexcusable evidence of wage discrepancy and story stealing, Jessica banded with other women in the company, only to discover Newsweek’s 40+ year history of discrimination against women. Finding her niche in mission-driven journalism, Jessica has authored two books, received awards for her coverage of the LGBTQ+ community, been named the first ever gender editor of The New York Times, and launched numerous projects on gender politics and cultural trends. Still working to manage the demon known as “imposter syndrome” despite her many accolades, Jessica continues in her mission to bring change into the spaces that are not yet considered safe for women and marginalized communities. Thanks for listening! Don't forget to pre-order Rebecca's new book, Fearless: The New Rules for Unlocking Creativity, Courage, and Success. Email your receipt to fearless@rebeccaminkoff.com to get a $25 credit on Rebeccaminkoff.com! It's a win-win! Big Ideas The value in numbers – women working together and the changes that can occur through collective effort. Tips for receiving and giving support to other women in your community. Links Feminist Fight Club This Is 18
32:45
May 18, 2021
Fearless: Poing Of View Is Everything
Rebecca's new book, Fearless: The New Rules for Unlocking Creativity, Courage, and Success, comes out on June 15th. Take a listen to this excerpt -- and stay tuned as we release new excerpts every week! Pre-order now and begin the first step on your path to achieving your dreams in spite of the fear that you think is holding you back. This book is Rebecca's story + the rules that had to be broken, reinvented, and written down. I can’t wait to share this with YOU! Send a receipt of your pre-order to fearless@rebeccaminkoff.com to get $25 off your next RM purchase! You'll also get the first half of the book to read immediately as well as a preview of the audiobook before anyone else, and you'll get your name on the guest list to a FREE virtual event with fellow fearless female leaders & entrepreneurs. https://www.rebeccaminkoff.com/pages/fearless-the-new-rules-for-unlocking-creativity-courage-and-success
04:59
May 13, 2021
The Art & Importance of Patience: Bobbi Brown
It seems crazy to think that there was a time when entrepreneur, creatrix and makeup maven Bobbi Brown didn’t know what she wanted to do with her life, but like many young people it took some coaxing to decide on a career path. However, once she realized her passion lay in makeup artistry, there was no looking back. Working as a freelance artist in NYC, Bobbi was unimpressed with the popular color palettes at the time, preferring to mix her own shades. Credited with popularizing the “natural” makeup look, Bobbi’s creativity led to her own makeup line, which then paved the way for a multitude of businesses to follow. This Renaissance woman has written numerous books, owns a hotel, and has launched several wellness and makeup brands since her namesake line first debuted, all the while carving out time for herself and her family and learning the art of patience along the way. Thanks for listening! Don't forget to pre-order Rebecca's new book, Fearless: The New Rules for Unlocking Creativity, Courage, and Success. Email your receipt to fearless@rebeccaminkoff.com to get a $25 credit on Rebeccaminkoff.com! It's a win-win! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas How to manage a business when the business bears your name. Balancing work and personal time. Guest Website justBOBBI
25:29
May 11, 2021
Fearless: Go For Purpose Over Payout
Rebecca's new book, Fearless: The New Rules for Unlocking Creativity, Courage, and Success, comes out on June 15th. Take a listen to this excerpt -- and stay tuned as we release new excerpts every week! Pre-order now and begin the first step on your path to achieving your dreams in spite of the fear that you think is holding you back. This book is Rebecca's story + the rules that had to be broken, reinvented, and written down. I can’t wait to share this with YOU! Send a receipt of your pre-order to fearless@rebeccaminkoff.com to get $25 off your next RM purchase! You'll also get the first half of the book to read immediately as well as a preview of the audiobook before anyone else, and you'll get your name on the guest list to a FREE virtual event with fellow fearless female leaders & entrepreneurs. https://www.rebeccaminkoff.com/pages/fearless-the-new-rules-for-unlocking-creativity-courage-and-success
04:06
May 6, 2021
I’m Not Everything, But I’m Really Something: Claire Babineaux-Fontenot of Feeding America
Think your family is big? Try being one of 108 adopted siblings! The love, challenges, and resilience that Claire Babineaux-Fontenot learned by observing her parents, brothers, and sisters created within her an unwavering optimism in the face of adversity. When a major health scare caused Claire to question her career choice, she ultimately decided she wanted to do something more fulfilling, and went to work at Feeding America. Now invested in solving the challenges of food insecurity across the U.S., Claire has learned the importance of directing her energy, delegating tasks, and doubled down in her belief that it’s a communal effort that makes for the greatest rewards. Thanks for listening! Don't forget to pre-order Rebecca's new book, Fearless: The New Rules for Unlocking Creativity, Courage, and Success. Email your receipt to fearless@rebeccaminkoff.com to get a $25 credit on Rebeccaminkoff.com! It's a win-win! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas How Covid has affected people already experiencing food insecurity, and those who thought they would never be in that situation. How to maintain a sense of optimism even in the face of overwhelming adversity. Guest Website Feeding America
45:11
May 4, 2021
How To Edit Your Life, With Lisa Jacobs
As someone who's moved around the country multiple times with 3  kids, Lisa Jacobs knows the power of an organized home. An organized  space can save you time, money, and even instill calm in a chaotic  house. At the age of 48, Lisa found  herself at a crossroad in life. Her kids were older, and she was ready  to go back into the workforce. When considering her options she thought  about what she was most passionate about --- organizing and  decluttering. Starting her business Jacobs admits she made a million  mistakes along the way, but that's the life of an entrepreneur. Lisa  talks about some of her best organizing tips, and reminds us that yes,  we really should throw out clothes that don't fit us anymore! Thanks for listening! Don't forget to pre-order Rebecca's new book, Fearless: The New Rules for Unlocking Creativity, Courage, and Success. Email your receipt to fearless@rebeccaminkoff.com to get a $25 credit on Rebeccaminkoff.com! It's a win-win! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas Turning your passion into a business How to scale your business when you're a solo entrepreneur How to clean out and organize your closets Links https://www.imagineitdoneny.com/ https://www.instagram.com/imagine.it.done/
30:50
April 27, 2021
Make Your Life Delicious: Author, Chef and TV Personality Daphne Oz
Daphne Oz spent her formative years cooking by her grandmother’s side, soaking up recipes, techniques and family gatherings around the kitchen. It made sense, then, that her first book, written while she was still in college, was about healthy eating. While that paved the way for her to join the culinary-centered talk show, The Chew, Daphne still didn’t have any formal training, a fact she remedied by attending culinary school despite an already-successful stint on a cooking show. Daphne continues to stir her entrepreneurial spirit as co-host of the Mom Brain Podcast. As a business owner and mother of four, it may seem as though she is doing the impossible. The key, she says, is learning to ask for help where you need it and to show up as your most authentic self, no matter what others have to say about it! Thanks for listening! Don't forget to pre-order Rebecca's new book, Fearless: The New Rules for Unlocking Creativity, Courage, and Success. Email your receipt to fearless@rebeccaminkoff.com to get a $25 a credit on Rebeccaminkoff.com! It's a win-win! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas Familiar habits may be where your comfort lies, but often changing them leads to greater happiness. The importance of accepting help when you need it. Guest Website Mom Brain Podcast @daphneoz
39:04
April 20, 2021
Fearless: Don't Ask For Help, Ask For What You Need
Rebecca's new book, Fearless: The New Rules for Unlocking Creativity, Courage, and Success, comes out on June 15th. Take a listen to this excerpt from Chapter 3 -- and stay tuned as we release new excerpts! Pre-order now and begin the first step on your path to achieving your dreams in spite of the fear that you think is holding you back. This book is Rebecca's story + the rules that had to be broken, reinvented, and written down. I can’t wait to share this with YOU! Send a receipt of your pre-order to fearless@rebeccaminkoff.com to get $25 off your next RM purchase! You'll also get the first half of the book to read immediately as well as a preview of the audiobook before anyone else, and you'll get your name on the guest list to a FREE virtual event with fellow fearless female leaders & entrepreneurs. https://www.rebeccaminkoff.com/pages/fearless-the-new-rules-for-unlocking-creativity-courage-and-success
03:29
April 15, 2021
Be Someone Who Can Light Your Own Fire: Jen Cohen Bogan of Bluejay Bikes
While she might not define herself as a fitness enthusiast, Jen Cohen Bogan has an eye for the up and coming, and she knew the first time she rode an e-bike that there was something special there. The missing piece was, in her mind, a product that could marry function, value, quality and style. Not many people would want to ride a bike that wasn’t cute! Ever the outsider in her career pursuits, Jen parlayed her lack of experience into a fresh perspective, doing her own extensive research and funding in order to learn as much as possible while still maintaining control of what was to become her new company. She’s now the proud owner of Bluejay Bikes, one of the most popular brands available, pursuing what lights her fire and practicing what makes her happy on a daily basis. Thanks for listening! Don't forget to pre-order Rebecca's new book, Fearless: The New Rules for Unlocking Creativity, Courage, and Success. Send the receipt of your pre-order to fearless@rebeccaminkoff.com to get $25 off your next RM purchase! It's a win-win! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas The fresh perspective that you can bring to an industry by “being an outsider.” Starting simple in the design of any new product or service. Links The Lean Startup Bluejay Bikes @bluejaybikes
22:21
April 13, 2021
Fearless: It's More Than Money
Rebecca's new book, Fearless: The New Rules for Unlocking Creativity, Courage, and Success, comes out on June 15th. Take a listen to this excerpt from Chapter 2 -- and stay tuned as we release new excerpts every week! Pre-order now and begin the first step on your path to achieving your dreams in spite of the fear that you think is holding you back. This book is Rebecca's story + the rules that had to be broken, reinvented, and written down. I can’t wait to share this with YOU! Send a receipt of your pre-order to fearless@rebeccaminkoff.com to get $25 off your next RM purchase! You'll also get the first half of the book to read immediately as well as a preview of the audiobook before anyone else, and you'll get your name on the guest list to a FREE virtual event with fellow fearless female leaders & entrepreneurs. https://www.rebeccaminkoff.com/pages/fearless-the-new-rules-for-unlocking-creativity-courage-and-success
02:24
April 8, 2021
Rich in Mind, Rich in Heart: Chriselle Lim, Digital Influencer and Co-Founder of bümo
Chriselle Lim was an influencer before influencing was a career to aspire to. Having fun with her own YouTube channel in college, she was one of the pioneers who recognized that content could mean more than ironic memes and charming cat videos. Early on, she was invited to Rebecca’s fashion shows before fashion had tapped into the influencer market. Their friendship has been going strong ever since. Never content focusing in just one area, Chriselle has gone through a digital metamorphosis through her use of various social media platforms over the years. She has also expanded her entrepreneurial side in the co-founding of bümo, a multidimensional service aimed at providing quality educational classes to children while simultaneously equipping parents with both remote support and a place to work and receive childcare in their new co-working space debuting this spring in Los Angeles. It sounds like a lot, and it is, but Chriselle has learned that the key to success is knowing what you’re good at, diving deep, and finding a great business partner who complements your talents! Thanks for listening! Don't forget to pre-order Rebecca's new book, Fearless: The New Rules for Unlocking Creativity, Courage, and Success. Email your receipt of your pre-order to fearless@rebeccaminkoff.com to get $25 off your next RM purchase! It's a win-win! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas How to take status as an influencer and turn it into a business. What to look for in an ideal business partner. Website bümoparent YouTube Social Media @chrisellelim (Instagram) @chrisellelim (TikTok) @bumoparent
32:43
April 6, 2021
Fearless: Chapter One - If You Want To Go, Go
Rebecca's new book, Fearless: The New Rules for Unlocking Creativity, Courage, and Success, comes out on June 15th. Take a listen to an excerpt from the first chapter, If You Want To Go, Go -- and stay tuned as we release new excerpts every week! Pre-order now and begin the first step on your path to achieving your dreams in spite of the fear that you think is holding you back. This book is Rebecca's story + the rules that had to be broken, reinvented, and written down. I can’t wait to share this with YOU! Send a receipt of your pre-order to fearless@rebeccaminkoff.com to get $25 off your next RM purchase! You'll also get the first half of the book to read immediately as well as a preview of the audiobook before anyone else, and you'll get your name on the guest list to a FREE virtual event with fellow fearless female leaders & entrepreneurs. https://www.rebeccaminkoff.com/pages/fearless-the-new-rules-for-unlocking-creativity-courage-and-success
03:47
April 1, 2021
Unconventional Wisdom: Minjae Ormes of Visible
When Minjae Ormes was passionately studying storytelling and film, she didn’t know she would eventually use those skills for another type of storytelling: business marketing in a digital world. The creativity and unorthodox approach she built because of this led her to the position of Global Head of Media at YouTube. Now as CMO at Visible, an innovative, all digital telecommunications brand. Forbes has even crowned her “World’s Most Influential CMO.” While it may sound like a dream resume, Minjae admits that it took a long time to figure out what she wanted to do with her life, especially as she realized she leaned towards the unconventional. Learning to embrace her uniqueness, Minjae now uses her platform to take a stand for Asian communities, for women, and for anyone who worries that their passion may diverge from the norm. Thanks for listening! Don't forget to pre-order Rebecca's new book, Fearless: The New Rules for Unlocking Creativity, Courage, and Success. Email your receipt to fearless@rebeccaminkoff.com to get a $25 credit at Rebeccaminkoff.com! It's a win-win! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas Why women’s progress is so strongly linked to the willing participation of men. How to know which platforms are best suited for your business marketing strategy. Racism towards Asian communities, especially during the pandemic. Links A Progress Still Too Slow And Far Too Fragile LinkedIn Instagram Twitter
36:22
March 30, 2021
Fearless: Introduction
Rebecca's new book, Fearless: The New Rules for Unlocking Creativity, Courage, and Success, comes out on June 15th. Take a listen to the introduction of the book -- and stay tuned as we release new excerpts every week! Pre-order now and begin the first step on your path to achieving your dreams in spite of the fear that you think is holding you back. This book is Rebecca's story + the rules that had to be broken, reinvented, and written down. I can’t wait to share this with YOU! Send a receipt of your pre-order to fearless@rebeccaminkoff.com to get $25 off your next RM purchase! You'll also get the first half of the book to read immediately as well as a preview of the audiobook before anyone else, and you'll get your name on the guest list to a FREE virtual event with fellow fearless female leaders & entrepreneurs. https://www.rebeccaminkoff.com/pages/fearless-the-new-rules-for-unlocking-creativity-courage-and-success
06:49
March 25, 2021
Life is Short, Let’s Tackle It: Tia Mowry, Actress, Author & Entrepreneur
An actress-turned-entrepreneur and a fashion designer board a bus. What do they talk about? Breastfeeding, naturally! When Rebecca heard Tia Mowry’s giggle across the bus filled with successful women bound for Napa, she knew she had found a new friend. Joining Superwomen for the first time, Tia shares the story of how her career has evolved over the years as she’s discovered different facets of herself. Fascinated by cooking and wellness, Tia has authored the Whole New You Cookbook, hosts Tia Mowry’s Quick Fix on YouTube, and launched Anser Supplements, all in an effort to share the importance of personal health in a way that is informative and inclusive. Following her inner guidance to constantly cultivate her passion, Tia embodies the mantra “inspire, uplift, encourage,” setting the example that practicing patience and taking risks is essential to achieving your dreams. Thanks for listening! Don't forget to pre-order Rebecca's new book, Fearless: The New Rules for Unlocking Creativity, Courage, and Success. Email your receipt of your pre-order to fearless@rebeccaminkoff.com to get $25 off your next RM purchase! It's a win-win! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas The ways in which patience and learning accumulate to overall growth and mastery of a skillset. The importance of reinventing yourself within your passion. Links Whole New You Cookbook Anser Supplements Tia Mowry’s Quick Fix
33:11
March 23, 2021
Fearless: The Foreward
Rebecca's new book, Fearless: The New Rules for Unlocking Creativity, Courage, and Success, comes out on June 15th. Take a listen to the foreward of the book -- and stay tuned as we release new excerpts every week! Pre-order now and begin the first step on your path to achieving your dreams in spite of the fear that you think is holding you back. This book is Rebecca's story + the rules that had to be broken, reinvented, and written down. I can’t wait to share this with YOU!  Send a receipt of your pre-order to fearless@rebeccaminkoff.com to get $25 off your next RM purchase! You'll also get the first half of the book to read immediately as well as a preview of the audiobook before anyone else, and you'll get your name on the guest list to a FREE virtual event with fellow fearless female leaders & entrepreneurs. https://www.rebeccaminkoff.com/pages/fearless-the-new-rules-for-unlocking-creativity-courage-and-success
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March 18, 2021
Cultivating Creative Solutions: Barbara Mason of Scotiabank
This episode is in partnership with SAP SuccessFactors. Barbara Mason, CHRO of Scotiabank, may be one of the most successful women in banking, but it was never her plan to go into finance. As a college graduate with a degree in urban geography, she started working with the bank in order to scout new locations for branches. It turns out she had a knack for the business, however, working in almost every aspect of the bank in her nearly 40 years there, leading her to be listed among Canada’s most powerful women. One of Barbara’s passion projects has been spearheading the Scotiabank Women Initiative, supporting women-owned businesses through access to capital, mentorship and education. By supporting women in their careers, and highlighting the need to make a shift in social stigma around the division of labor at home, Barbara is working to ensure more women can jumpstart their own business ventures and rise in the ranks of corporations worldwide. The Female Founder Collective is partnering with SAP on a program to help moms and dads parenting during the pandemic. The Back to Best for Parents resource page brings together special offers, resources, and content to support parents by helping them integrate work and life during the tough times of COVID-19. Learn more by visiting https://www.sap.com/back-to-best-for-parents . Thanks for listening! Don't forget to pre-order Rebecca's new book, Fearless: The New Rules for Unlocking Creativity, Courage, and Success. Send a receipt of your pre-order to fearless@rebeccaminkoff.com to get $25 off your next RM purchase! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas The value in learning to see things from multiple perspectives. The connection between the social stigma of men participating in home life and how that correlates to the ability for women to advance in their careers. Guest Website Scotiabank Scotiabank Women Initiative
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March 16, 2021
From Set Back to Set Up!: Jamie Kern Lima of IT Cosmetics
Even as a child, Jamie Kern Lima loved listening to people share their stories. As a kid she would watch Oprah in the family living room, soaking up both the sincerity and contagious enthusiasm that was the hallmark of such an iconic show. It came as a surprise, then, when Jamie’s dream job as a news anchor didn’t turn out to be as fulfilling as she’d hoped. A sudden, tenacious battle with rosacea led Jamie to explore a countless number of makeup and skincare options, all to no avail. Inspiration struck when she decided to create her own line of cosmetics despite her lack of experience in the field. Following her intuition to leave the newsroom behind, Jamie experienced years of rejection as one investor after another turned her down. Sticking to her guns proved her point, however, as IT Cosmetics slowly grew, only to be acquired by L’Oreal in 2016 in their largest company purchase to date. Jamie is now the first female CEO in L’Oreal’s 100 years as a brand, and she’s passing her invaluable advice along in her new book, Believe It. In doing so, Jamie hopes to instill in readers hope and strength, to trust their intuition and inspire them to become the person they were born to be. Thanks for listening! Don't forget to pre-order Rebecca's new book, Fearless: The New Rules for Unlocking Creativity, Courage, and Success. Send a receipt of your pre-order to fearless@rebeccaminkoff.com to get $25 off your next RM purchase! It's a win-win! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas Learning to trust your intuition in your journey. Going deep into authenticity in order to be happier and increase your chances of success. Links To Purchase a copy of Jamie’s book “Believe It” visit https://www.believeit.com/ IT Cosmetics Follow Jamie Kern Lima IG: @Jamiekernlima and on FB @JamieKernLimaPage
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March 11, 2021
Choices Are Not Failure: Victoria Mars of Mars, Inc.
Chances are you’ve encountered Mars products whether you realize it or not. From their iconic candy bars to pet food, veterinary hospitals and more, Mars has diversified over the decades to become one of the most successful companies in the world. Victoria Mars, board member and associate, has spent the last 40 years working to make Mars a more supportive environment for everyone involved, but especially for women. By building collaborative relationships based on listening, trust and authenticity, she has spearheaded a movement to generate a greater chance at flexibility and success for women and working mothers. What needs to change so more women can reach their full potential? Join Mars’ global campaign to drive change on gender inequality.  Visit beheard.mars.com to learn more, complete the short survey and continue the conversation with #HereToBeHeard. Thanks for listening! Don't forget to pre-order Rebecca's new book, Fearless: The New Rules for Unlocking Creativity, Courage, and Success. Send a receipt of your pre-order to fearless@rebeccaminkoff.com to get $25 off your next RM purchase! It's a win-win! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas The importance of flexibility within the workplace. How to create more a more supportive work environment to help women succeed. Guest Website Mars Here to Be Heard Campaign
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March 9, 2021
Hello Monday with Jessi Hempel x Superwomen
Earlier this week you heard Jessi Hempel from LinkedIn's popular Hello Monday podcast on Superwomen --- this time hear Rebecca on Jessi's show! During this interview you'll hear Rebecca's reflect on what had to change in the past year, what endured, and how early entrepreneurs can still use this time to their advantage. You can listen to more episodes of Hello Monday with Jessi Hempel wherever you listen to podcasts. 
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March 4, 2021
Stories with Heart: Jessi Hempel of LinkedIn and Hello Monday with Jessi Hempel
Jessi Hempel always knew she wanted to be a writer. From the time she won her grade school writing contest, she knew she was destined to share her gift of the written word. It was a surprise, then, when her success as a tech writer for such magazines as Fortune and Wired ceased to feel as fulfilling as it once had. Many people reach this point in their careers; the excitement ebbs, the shine wears off. Few people take the leap and try something new. Jessi, however, did just that. Spurred by personal hardship, she seized the opportunity to dive into the unknown, striking forth in a new direction with the knowledge that she could never again pursue work that didn’t resonate with the deepest levels of her heart. Ever the storyteller, she is now the host of Webby nominated podcast Hello Monday with Jessi Hempel, in addition to working as senior news editor at large at LinkedIn. Thanks for listening! Don't forget to pre-order Rebecca's new book, Fearless: The New Rules for Unlocking Creativity, Courage, and Success. Send a receipt of your pre-order to fearless@rebeccaminkoff.com to get $25 off your next RM purchase! It's a win-win! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas Reaching pivotal moments in life, and how that can drive us from a place of stagnancy to new challenges. What makes for a good interview. The problems and implications inherent in the mass exodus of women from the workplace during the pandemic. Guest Website Hello Monday Podcast
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March 2, 2021
Be Your Biggest Advocate: Camilla Marcus of west~bourne
Watching any number of popular cooking shows on TV, it’s fairly common to see chefs in a rage, spewing one sort of emotional outburst or another. That sort of stress might be enough to send most folks running, but not Camilla Marcus. Recalling her own encounters with angry kitchen staff as she worked her way up in the restaurant industry, she could do nothing but laugh if a chef berated her for something as innocuous as a carrot. This sort of fresh perspective was what helped her to develop west~bourne, a restaurant and market place where staff members rotate through all roles in order to learn and get a holistic perspective of how the business is run. Though the restaurant is temporarily shuttered during the pandemic, the wellbeing of her coworkers is ever at the forefront of Camilla’s mind. In that spirit she has partnered with Robin Hood to found ROAR, providing financial aid for NYC restaurant workers to provide some much needed relief in these tough times. Thanks for listening! Don't forget to pre-order Rebecca's new book, Fearless: The New Rules for Unlocking Creativity, Courage, and Success. Email your receipt to fearless@rebeccaminkoff.com to get the cost of the book as a credit on Rebeccaminkoff.com! It's a win-win!  Big Ideas The prevalence of sexism in the restaurant industry at all levels. The unique philosophy and model behind west~bourne. Ways to support the restaurant industry during the pandemic. Guest Website west~bourne Roar
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February 23, 2021
Hustle, Struggle, Figure it Out: Jessica Alba of The Honest Company
Vocal and outgoing, sure to state her opinions even if her own family disagrees, Jessica Alba is not one to shy away from difficult conversations. The confidence and drive that made Jessica, a self-described feminist, a success in the tough-as-nails entertainment industry has served her many times over, notably in her foray as entrepreneur and founder of The Honest Company. Largely forgetting the allergies and health problems she’d encountered as a child, Jessica was reminded of them firsthand when she experienced an allergic reaction to detergent during her first pregnancy. A personal goal turned into a global mission as she sought to make green, ethical cleaning and personal care products accessible to a wider audience. Now in its ninth year, the success of The Honest Company reflects Jessica’s beliefs that flexibility and persistence are the winning combination to achieving your goals. Thanks for listening! Don't forget to pre-order Rebecca's new book, Fearless: The New Rules for Unlocking Creativity, Courage, and Success. Email your receipt to fearless@rebeccaminkoff.com to get the cost of the book as a credit on Rebeccaminkoff.com! It's a win-win! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas How to instill a sense of gratitude and passion within children. Why personal drive is more important than almost any other quality in order to succeed. Guest Website Honest.com Social Media @honest @honest_beauty @jessicaalba
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February 16, 2021
Dancing With Ourselves: Kristin Sudeikis of FORWARD__Space
Some of us know what we want to do with our lives when we’re 13 years old. Few of us are already doing it professionally. Kristin Sudeikis, however, renowned dancer, choreographer, and founder of FORWARD__Space, was doing just that. In her earliest teen years Kristin was already getting hired as a professional choreographer, moving soon after to NYC on a scholarship to continue studying dance. Forever cognizant of movement and the ways we dance with ourselves physically, mentally and emotionally, Kristin founded FORWARD__Space with the intention of creating a place where everyone who walks through the door can fall out of their minds and into their bodies in order to better connect with themselves and the world around them. To get a  complimentary 1-Month FORWARD__Space Virtual Hub membership: Click HERE and select the Monthly membership Fill out your name, email, and create a password Enter your credit card information + enter the code FORWARDRM Dance, Vibe, Sculpt, Sweat—repeat! After  your complimentary 30 day membership, your credit card will  automatically be charged the full monthly membership fee of $34 on a  recurring monthly basis, unless canceled prior. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas Understanding the way movement shapes experience. Kristin’s passion for providing the much-needed space for people to feel connected to themselves and others.
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February 9, 2021
Diversity Drives Innovation: Robin and Andréa McBride of McBride Sisters Wine Collection
Oceans apart, in two of the most well-respected wine growing regions of the world, two sisters grew up thinking they were only children. When a combination of persistent searching and a dose of magic reunited the two, they were fascinated to learn that not only did they resemble each other in appearance, but also that their upbringing and their interests were remarkably similar. At the time they didn’t know it, but together Robin and Andréa McBride would create the largest Black-owned, sustainably driven wine company in the U.S., McBride Sisters Wine Collection. Forging ahead in a stuffy industry dominated by older white men, Andréa and Robin have discovered that theirs is not only an epicurean journey, but ultimately one of social change as they work to redefine the field, welcoming women and people of color to the inner workings of the world of wine. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas How the sisters went from knowing very little about the wine industry to creating a successful company. The ways in which the McBride company is revolutionary as two young Black women represent wine in a field dominated by older white men. Guest Website McBride Sisters Wine Collection
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February 2, 2021
Make Your Priorities Your North Star: Alicia Tillman of SAP
This episode is in partnership with SAP SuccessFactors.  Alicia Tillman always loved writing. As a child growing up on the coast of New Jersey, she spent her formative years by the ocean, surfing and making a plan for how she could parlay her passion for the written word into a successful career. You don’t often find writers on the business-driven Forbes’ “Most Influential” lists, but that’s exactly where Alicia landed – as one of the most influential chief marketing officers in the world. She had successfully turned her interest in writing into that of a contemporary storyteller, marketing for tech company SAP. Recently celebrating her 6th year at the company, Alicia has pioneered the support of women in the workplace, joining up with Rebecca’s Female Founder Collective to support the initiative Back to Best for Parents, aimed at supporting working professionals and parents who have been negatively impacted by COVID-19. The wise woman that she is, Alicia acknowledges that much of her success has to do with refining her priorities, and knowing when to look to her support system for help. Thanks for listening! The  Female Founder Collective is partnering with SAP on a program to help moms and dads parenting during the pandemic. The Back to Best for Parents resource page brings together special  offers, resources, and content to support parents by helping them integrate work and life during the tough times of COVID-19. Learn more by visiting https://www.sap.com/back-to-best-for-parents . Big Ideas Alicia’s passion for marketing. Learning to focus on priorities – no one can do everything well! Why storytelling is the most valuable asset to a successful company. Links SAP Back to Best for Parents Female Founder Collective
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January 26, 2021
Email Over Social Media: Kate Kordsmeier on How to Best Monetize Your Blog in 2021
Lots of folks have found themselves working from home in the last year; blessed are those who had chosen this lifestyle beforehand rather than being thrown into it by the whims of a new illness no one saw coming! If you’re one of the many people for whom the pandemic birthed a time of reflection, you’ve probably reconsidered your job, and how it mirrors your passion, talents, and needs. Maybe you’ve even decided that working from home is the best new thing and you’re trying to figure out how to make it last forever! Kate Kordsmeier of Root + Revel and the Six-Figure Blog Academy is here to share how working for yourself as a blogger can still be extremely lucrative in 2021, and the best ways to position yourself and your blog so that you’re able to earn passive income, even if you don’t have a huge social media following. Learn multiple ways to monetize a blog, and even how to earn six figures from the comfort of your own home office – or couch! Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas How to create a blog that makes money in 2021. How to make your blog work smarter, not harder. Links Free Masterclass – 3 Behind the Scenes Secrets to Six-Figure Blogging KateKordsmeier.com Root + Revel Success With Soul Podcast
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January 20, 2021
No Brand Does it the Same Way: Celebrity Manicurist and Founder Deborah Lippmann
Anyone interested in beauty products has come across the name Deborah Lippmann before, but few folks know the backstory. She’s made such a name for herself as a celebrity manicurist, and launched her own line of nail polish at the encouragement of such wonders as Mariah Carey, that it’s nearly impossible to think that her start in the beauty world was simply a way to make ends meet while she worked on her passion for music. A move to New York brought everything together, however, as Deborah found herself working among the likes of Bobbi Brown and Laura Mercier, and working with celebrity clientele soon after. It was her knack for color customization, however, that made her a standout among clients and beauty editors. Deborah’s eye for color enabled her to create shades that couldn’t be found anywhere else. Although it hadn’t been her original goal, Deborah let her clients lead the way, and their insistence that she create her own line officially took her from manicurist to entrepreneur. Ever responsive to her customers needs, Deborah Lippmann products are now celebrated as some of the best in the business. These days, everyone from Lady Gaga to Taylor Swift is clamoring to collaborate on custom shades for the line! Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas Inspiration and things to be aware of for those considering launching their own company. Learning to let the clients’ desires lead your product development. Guest Website Deborah Lippmann @deborahlippmann
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January 12, 2021
Live in Color, Live Tinted: Deepica Mutyala Shares the Story of Her Inclusive Beauty Brand
Deepica Mutyala’s fame began with a video gone viral, only the second one she’d ever published on her YouTube channel, in fact. Her tip to use lipstick to even the tone of under eye circles left over 10 million women astounded that they hadn’t heard of this beauty trick before. After years of seeing no women of color represented as beauty influencers, Deepica already had her hopes set on starting her own company, and when her 15 minutes arrived, she took full advantage. Live Tinted wasn’t born overnight, however. Deepica took time to learn, taking advantage of the many opportunities that arose, before combining newfound knowledge with her previous business experience to launch a beauty company that celebrates skin tones all across the spectrum. With a combination of patience and perseverance, Deepica has proven that you don’t need a lot of products to have a successful company, what you need is equal representation. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas Using your 15 minutes of fame in a way that can launch a dream career and create longevity. The power in authentically sharing your own story that creates trust in your brand. Why boot strapping can be much more beneficial than venture capital. Guest Website Live Tinted
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January 5, 2021
When It Failed, I Wasn’t a Failure: Erin Flynn of Cladwell
Making sourdough, getting psyched for Zoom parties, and finally cleaning out your closet…the halcyon days of the early pandemic seem almost quaint now. If you’ve lost your luster, become a bit sluggish from staring at the same walls for 10 (!) months now, you’re not alone. Surrounding yourself with the same environment on repeat is tiring, but changing things up in your space can also do wonders for mental health. So if you didn’t sort through your closet last spring, doing so now may just give you the boost you’ve been missing. Erin Flynn, founder and CEO of the closet-clearing, capsule wardrobe kick-starting app, Cladwell, knows all too well how a closet of unworn, unloved clothes can drag you down. It can even impact decision making in other areas of life. Embracing her so-called failures as much as her successes, Erin shows us how making executive decisions in the dark doldrums of the closet can lighten your load and make room for your personal style, proving that in a consumerist culture, less is really more. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas The problem with fast fashion and how to break away from that. Having the mindset of an entrepreneur to be in it for the long haul and not take a business failure as a personal failure. Guest Website Cladwell
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December 29, 2020
Different Paths and Possibilities: Marla Beck of bluemercury
Marla Beck was always a beauty buff, keeping an eye on the latest skincare products to hit her local markets in the Bay Area growing up. It wasn’t until she had a business degree, however, that she merged her passion for the beauty world and her fascination with ecommerce in the late 90’s to develop one of the first ever beauty product websites. Unfortunately she was a little too ahead of her time, and in what now seems practically unthinkable, she pivoted to brick-and-mortar in order to avoid bankruptcy. bluemercuryis now the largest and fastest growing retailer/spa in the U.S. Marla’s love of beauty products is surpassed only by her love of people, and it’s her passion for listening to her customers and deeply investing in her staff that has kept bluemercury going through a recession, a dotcom burst and now a pandemic. The fact that her company continues to thrive shows just how valuable creativity and a can-do attitude can be. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas The invaluable lessons an owner can learn by participating in all facets of the business, and doing whatever it takes to be successful. Why it’s so important to value all employees from Day 1, and invest in their long term success. Guest Website bluemercury
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December 22, 2020
The Accidental Entrepreneur: Kara Goldin of hint, inc.
Kara Goldin was never a fan of water. Preferring the sweet buzz of diet sodas, it wasn’t until several health concerns stacked up after having four children that Kara decided to do an experiment. She traded soda for water for several weeks and was astounded to see her skin clear and her weight drop. However, she still wasn’t a fan of the way water tasted. Kara had been adding fresh fruit, herbs and cucumbers to her water to make it more palatable. At the time, there weren’t many flavored waters on the market that were actually water; most products marketed as such were actually a sugary mix of artificial ingredients. It was then that inspiration struck: Kara started hint with just three flavors marketed at her local Whole Foods. After working for a huge ecommerce conglomerate, she was hesitant to even think of her venture as an actual company. 15 years later, however, record sales have proven success. hint is being received loud and clear! Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas How focusing on customers from day 1 made all the difference. How being a CEO and a mother is such a great opportunity to set an example for children. Learning to keep working towards your goal even in the face of naysayers. Links Kara’s book, Undaunted hint
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December 15, 2020
Dress Your Best, Help Those With Less: Blythe Hill of the Dressember Foundation
This episode involves the frank discussion of adult and child trafficking, as well as sexual abuse. It contains information that may be sensitive to some listeners. Often by the time December hits parties are in full swing, and there’s no shortage of reasons to throw on something fancy and celebrate the season. Of course this holiday season is a little different from most, but that doesn’t mean you need to stay in your PJ’s until the spring thaw. The Dressember challenge encourages people to wear a dress or a tie daily throughout the month, and for good reason. Founded by Blythe Hill, the Dressember Foundation works to support efforts against human trafficking from every angle, from rescue and rehabilitation to vocational training, as well as working with targeted industries to stop trafficking before it starts. Now in its 7th year, the Dressember Foundation has raised over $10 million across 6 continents. Listen in to see how you can get involved, and learn why fundraising this year is more crucial than ever before. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas Understanding the pervasiveness of sex trafficking within the U.S. and around the world. How to approach upsetting information in a way that feels empowering rather than overwhelming. The impact of COVID on trafficking. Guest Website Dressember Fundraise
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December 8, 2020
Self Care as Self Preservation: Skin Care Queen Joanna Vargas
In the early days of Rebecca’s career, she received a phone call from a friend, asking if she would be interested in getting free facials in exchange for social media coverage of a new spa. Rebecca didn’t know it at the time, but the person about to become her favorite new aesthetician was the one and only Joanna Vargas, also just starting out with her own business, making a go of it in New York. The incredible success Joanna has had belies the fact that not only did she and her husband fund a new business with their own credit cards, but she was also met with more negativity than support when she declared she wanted to start her own spa. While it took a big leap of faith, Joanna knew it was the only option. Joanna’s faith in herself, along with her belief that skin care is rooted in personal health and wellness, has fueled her business, taking her from a 300 square foot rental space to spas on both coasts and 27 products under her name! Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas The challenges Joanna faced in starting her own company, and how she made diversity a priority from the start. Skin care as more than just an aesthetic practice. Recommendations for how to best care for your skin, regardless of your budget. Links Glow From Within Joanna Vargas Skin Care @jvskincare @joannavargasnyc
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December 1, 2020
Listen More Than You Talk: Liyia Wu, Founder and CEO of ShopShops
COVID may still be going strong, but so are shoppers. This year may not have been the business boon is typically is for retail stores, but virtual shopping has seen a rise unlike anything before. At first glance it may seem as if online shopping has reached its zenith; after all, you can virtually find anything you want within the time it takes to perform a few quick key strokes. But one person has envisioned something better. Liyia Wu, former Parsons grad and fashion designer herself, has spent the last few years working to innovate remote shopping with her app,ShopShops. Using the ShopShops app, it’s as if your best friend, who’s also a fashion expert in her field, is FaceTiming you during the retail experience of a lifetime. You can ask questions, ask her to try stuff on, and best of all, buy anything you like right then and there. Though the app first launched in China, Liyia is now launching ShopShops stateside with the one and only Rebecca Minkoff as her partner, so charge your phone and get ready to add this season’s must-haves to your wardrobe! Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas The challenges that come with starting your own company as a woman in a male-dominated space, and the pressures of balancing family and work. The importance of working at the grassroots level and getting comfortable pitching to both clients and potential investors. How to best navigate the tech world as a woman. Guest Website ShopShops Website ShopShops App
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November 24, 2020
Healthy From the Start: Catherine McCord Helps Kids and Parents Make Mealtime a Memorable, Educational Experience
Most new (and experienced!) parents are familiar with the scenario: you either don’t know what’s appropriate to feed your children, or their distinct preferences – dare we say pickiness! – make it difficult to sit down to the table without preparing a separate meal for each member of the family. Catherine McCord certainly found herself in that situation. While she’d spent her career creating fantastic meals for both restaurants and catering companies from coast to coast, she was stumped at how to best feed her first child. Out of that quandary Weelicious was born. What started as a blog aimed at helping parents teach kids how to eat well has now developed into several recipe books, and naturally the launch of a family-focused meal subscription box, One Potato. Not only is Catherine passionate about how to get kids involved in making healthy choices, but her focus on creating wholesome, organic food on a budget makes it more accessible as well. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas Tips for how to teach kids to eat a variety of healthy foods, and how to get them to participate in their own healthy choices. How to create healthy, organic meals on a budget. Links One Potato Weelicious Wise Traditions Podcast
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November 17, 2020
Being Your Own Best Advocate: Erin Gallagher, Co-Founder of Have Her Back
When Erin Gallagher was working at a PR firm during the height of the #MeToo movement, she knew that the fair treatment of women and marginalized communities was something that her workplace needed to emphasize for their clients. What began as an initiative started working for someone else soon became the impetus to start her own consultancy, one that focuses entirely on the equity of women and people of color. The fair treatment of BIPOC communities and women is long overdue, and the snail’s pace at which real change seems to occur can be disheartening. Erin’s venture, Have Her Back, has made its goal to partner with the biggest companies in the world in order to shake things up and effect change from the top down. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas Adapting a business during the pandemic. [07:20] How do we work towards equity for women and BIPOC when progress seems so slow? [09:08] Guest Website Have Her Back @HaveHerBack @eringogallagher
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November 10, 2020
To Double Back or Double Down: Shannon Watts Works to End Gun Violence in America
Please be aware, this episode contains discussion of gun violence and suicide as it pertains to adults, children and teens. It may be surprising to learn that among national polls, 90% of Americans favor stronger gun laws that require background checks before any gun sale takes place. Even 80% of gun owners and 70% of NRA members agree. Why, then, does it seem like gun control is such a polarizing issue? When Shannon Watts watched the events of the Sandy Hook shooting unfold, and the consequent response that more guns were the answer, she knew in her gut that something had to change. Inspired by Mothers Against Drunk Driving, she founded Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. For far too long gun lobbyists have influenced politicians to make laws that favor the quick and easy access that essentially equates to more gun sales annually. Shannon’s organization, which has chapters in every state, continues its work to ensure that the 400 million guns in this country are subject to laws that keep citizens as safe as possible. Text the word, “Ready,” to 64433 to get involved. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas Where to start if you want to make big changes in the world but are unsure of how to go about it. [02:50] What does gun control really mean? [05:09] Why the U.S. has such high rates of gun violence compared to other countries. [10:02] Links Fight Like a Mother Emerge America Guest Website Moms Demand Action Students Demand Action @MomsDemand @StudentsDemand @ShannonRWatts
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November 3, 2020
This is About Human Rights, Period: Opal Tometi of Black Lives Matter
This week we’re thrilled to have Opal Tometi, activist, advocate and co-founder of Black Lives Matter. Growing up in Phoenix as a child of two immigrant parents, Opal saw firsthand the ways in which racism and immigration policy intermingled to complicate her parents’ safety and stability living in the U.S. As a young adult, a passion for immigration rights then gave way to an interest in the racial justice movement, spurred on by her work for such organizations as the Black Alliance for Just Immigration. The invaluable lesson that Opal has learned through this work is that suffering exists in silence; it is only through calling attention to the racial and social disparities that exist in our country that we can begin to shift towards “a multiracial democracy that works for all of us.” Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas How her personal experience with immigration law led to the passion for the work Opal does today. How the Black Lives Matter movement came about. Why it’s so important to vote.
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October 27, 2020
Progress Over Perfection: Sarah Paiji Yoo of Blueland
Let’s face it: the burdens of plastic consumption are overwhelming. We try our best to recycle, hoping our used ketchup bottles and takeout containers are reincarnated as earth-friendly reusable water bottles, but the truth is that countless amounts of plastics continue to clog landfills and waterways each year. When Sarah Paiji Yoo discovered that microscopic bits of plastic even make their way into our drinking water, she decided she had to do something. Sarah and her co-founder started Blueland as a starting point for changing the way we think about cleaning products, and the containers they come in. After discovering most cleaning products contain 90% water, Sarah envisioned a tablet that could then be mixed with water at home, minimizing the need to buy plastic-packaged products every time. The biggest lesson she’s learned? It’s nearly impossible to have a “perfect” solution to plastic at this point, but that’s not a reason to give up trying. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas The disturbing fate of plastics and why we need to change that. The challenges Blueland encountered in product development. How reaching beyond the eco-conscious market actually broadens the environmental impact. Guest Website Blueland @Blueland @spaiji
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October 20, 2020
Tiny But Transparent: Melissa Clayton of Tiny Tags
Tiny Tags is a small company, and Melissa Clayton likes it that way. After working as a CPA early on in her career, eventually the entrepreneurial genes she inherited from her father began to activate, stirring within Melissa the desire to start her own company. Ironically, Melissa didn’t know a whole lot about jewelry making when she got the idea for a line that would celebrate the many facets that motherhood can take. What she has learned, however, is that “everybody you meet knows something you don’t.” A chance encounter on a plane put her in touch with a woman who would help her learn the ins and outs of running a jewelry company. Since then, Melissa has been met with lessons that have taught her how important it is to adhere to the vision that feels most authentic to the company, regardless of what anyone else might think. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas The importance of having a supportive community when raising children. How to work effectively with a spouse or family member. The value in focusing on what is authentic to the company rather than trying to cast a wide net. Guest Website Tiny Tags
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October 13, 2020
Think Outside the Box: Katie Rosen Kitchens of FabFitFun
Back in 2010, the zenith of subscription boxes was just beyond the horizon - a small glimmer in the consumer’s eye. Katie Rosen saw this as an opportunity not to be missed. These days, while they may be ubiquitous across multiple markets, Katie has found a way to keep FabFitFun one of the most sought-after subscription boxes on the market, even after 10 years. Inspired by beauty boxes but unsatisfied with the (small) size of the samples, Katie sought to create boxes that would get customers excited, including full sized products at a fraction of the price. By relying on consumer feedback from day one, and creating community beyond simply selling, the company has garnered a loyal following that now boasts over a million members worldwide. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas Keeping afloat in saturated markets. [05:20] How to grow a loyal following within your brand’s community. [10:00] Guest Website FabFitFun Instagram
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October 6, 2020
Get Your Own Seat: Suzanne Lerner of Michael Stars
How often do people consider the ethics behind the brands they buy? While it’s becoming increasingly popular to make sure your money is going somewhere “woke,” it’s still not quite the norm. Suzanne Lerner, then, was ahead of her time when she and Michael founded the company of the same name in the 1980’s, and made it their mission to support equality in all its various facets. While the company has had to pivot and grow over the years, the heart of their mission has remained the same. Suzanne regularly puts their company profits towards charitable organizations, and has recently paired with Gloria Steinem to support voting initiatives in addition to work for gender and racial equity. As Suzanne puts it, “It’s okay to make a profit, but it’s even better to give it away.” Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas Advice for getting a new product in stores. [04:37] How to progress in business when your partner is unable to continue in their role. [07:53] Advice for working with margins. [14:24] Links Ms. Foundation ERA Coalition A Call to Men Black Voters Matter Voto Latino March On
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September 29, 2020
The Prophecy of Bea: Learning to Be Zero F*cks Zen With Bea Dixon of The Honey Pot Company
Lots of businesses start with a dream, but rarely is it literally by the guidance of someone who arrives in your slumber. For Bea Dixon, it was exactly that: months of a persistent health condition culminated in a dreamtime visit from Bea’s grandmother, who gave her the recipe that would heal her body once and for all. Thus began the earliest iterations of The Honey Pot Company. After working as a pharmacy tech for 10 years, followed by her own cleaning business and stints in the realm of natural supplements, Bea knew her personal and professional experience made her the perfect candidate to launch a line of plant-based feminine care products. Eight years in, the success of The Honey Pot Co. is growing everyday. Bea now has her sights set on creating a life of beauty and simplicity, where she owns her own time and lives by the philosophy that “everything communicates.” Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas Understanding the role of pH in vaginal health. [02:36] The struggles presented by discrimination in starting and owning your own business as a woman or person of color. [12:17] Guest Website The Honey Pot Company
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September 22, 2020
For the Love of Brick & Mortar: Jill Manoff of Glossy
Jill Manoff loves brick and mortar, rarely gets a pedicure, and holds a soft spot for reading paper magazines on the beach. This may seem incongruous for the editor-in-chief of a high profile online publication like Glossy, but Jill knows what she likes. This hasn’t always been the case. Before Jill made the move to New York, she was working as a fashion writer, and then a stylist. Getting burnt out from overworking herself, she reached a point where she had a day off and realized she didn’t even know what she liked to do for fun anymore. This turning point forced Jill to take a look at her life, gather a new perspective, and figure out how she really wanted to spend her life. She’s still not interested in getting a massage, though. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas How to work your way up in the fashion world. [04:28] The value in taking a pay cut if it’s for the job you truly love. [06:10] The multidimensional nature of women, and how we can use this as a strength. [13:16]
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September 15, 2020
Martha Miller: Getting Comfortable Working in Ambiguity
Martha Miller never really thought she’d be working for the federal government. A self-proclaimed “over achiever,” Martha studied cognitive neuroscience and obtained a law degree from Georgetown before entering the field of law. She’s even rumored to have used the Rebecca Minkoff M.A.B. bag at her first job! In 2016 Martha was appointed the Director of the Office of the Advocate for Small Business Capital Formation, a branch of the SEC. Simultaneously creating and directing a brand new government office catapulted Martha out of her comfort zone, forcing her to find “comfort in ambiguity” and recognize that it’s when we’re pushed beyond our limits that real impact can occur. Her work, in turn, helps small business owners move out of their comfort zones in order to reap the rewards that come with dreaming big. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas The importance of learning about different fundraising options and finding the best one for your company. [05:28] Getting comfortable working through ambiguity. [13:31] Advice for small businesses. [16:50] Guest Website Office of the Advocate for Small Business Capital Formation Email: smallbusiness@sec.gov
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September 8, 2020
The Catalyst for Change is Conversation: Ally Love of Love Squad
Ally Love is a tour de force. You may know her from your Peloton workouts, or perhaps from watching the Brooklyn Nets. Either way, this dancer-turned-host-turned-fitness instructor-turned-entrepreneur has mastered more careers in her 29 years on this planet than many people do in a lifetime. After a grave childhood accident left doctors questioning if Ally would ever recover her mobility, her mother enrolled her in a dance class. Ally flourished in the dance studio, and commenced the pursuit that would eventually lead her from Miami to New York. Several years and many successful careers later, Ally has founded Love Squad, aimed at supporting the work and wellbeing of women at little to no cost. Ally’s valiant mission is for every woman to have their own love squad, surrounding themselves with other women who lift them up and celebrate them for who they are. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas Ally’s story of personal triumph. [00:48] The inspiration behind Love Squad. [15:55] Social change as a driving force for political change. [20:40] Guest Website Love Squad Instagram
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September 1, 2020
Green Goddess: Catharine Arnston of ENERGYbits
When was the last time you thought about algae? Maybe you’re a health maven ahead of the curve and you enjoyed some in your smoothie this morning, but most folks would sooner associate algae with a pond in late summer than a nutrient boost in their breakfast. Catharine Arnston is looking to change that. After her sister was diagnosed with cancer and a doctor recommended supporting her treatment with chlorophyll-rich chlorella, Catharine began researching the health benefits of algae more deeply. She found was that what amounts to a multi-billion dollar industry in China makes barely a blip in the U.S. market. Using chlorella and spirulina, both of which come with their own distinctly powerful nutrients, Catharine started ENERGYbits, the only algae supplement brand of its kind in the U.S. Go to  ENERGYbits.com and use code  RMXenergybits to get 20% off your order! Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Links ENERGYbits  - 20% Off Promotional Code: RMXenergybits Why the world needs algae How algae helps protect with a strong immune system Improve Wellness with algae
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August 25, 2020
Execution is Everything: Danielle Bernstein, Author and Founder of WeWoreWhat
You may have heard of Danielle Bernstein, author, entrepreneur, and queen of the fashion scene on Instagram. What you may not know is that ten years ago she was an intern at Rebecca Minkoff! Growing up on Long Island, Danielle wasn’t sure what sort of career she wanted – all she knew was that she was destined to live in New York City. Her dreams of a life like the ones portrayed on Sex and the City led her to several internships, which then solidified her desire to foray into the world of fashion. Ten years and multiple business ventures later, Danielle is using her status as an influencer for the good of the community, walking her talk and showcasing the notion that when we lift each other up we make the world a better place. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas The idea behind WeWoreWhat and the concept of working with influencers. [08:05] The value and longevity that is created when one is willing to put in the work and effort. [12:38] What to look for in potential hires in order to build a stellar team. [15:12] Links This Is Not a Fashion Story Danielle Bernstein at Macy’s WeWoreWhat Shop WeGaveWhat Moe Assist The Global Creators Community
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August 18, 2020
Sharing is Caring: Squad Goals with Isa Watson
Published chemistry whiz, JP Morgan financial expert, and classically trained pianist Isa Watson had a perfectly-honed plan to take her straight to the senate. Accustomed to excelling in almost any field she attempted, it was no surprise that Isa achieved many outstanding goals all at a young age. However, when Isa was in her late 20’s, her father’s sudden death turned everything upside down. What had always seemed like the perfect plan for the perfect life began to feel hollow. In the wake of personal tragedy, Isa sought to reevaluate her priorities, and what emerged was a desire to carry on the traditions her parents had valued, namely supporting friends and the community. The idea for Squad was born: an app for your phone that connects you with likeminded individuals in real life. Now, Isa says, she hopes to use technology as a tool to generate empathy, compassion, and healthy relationships in a world that simultaneously creates proximity and distance all in the same breath. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas Processing grief and trauma, and how that changes our goals and perspective. [04:10] Tips for fundraising – start before you need the money, get traction before you raise, and maintain practices of selfcare. [15:42] The need for white people to educate themselves on the structure of systemic racism in order to become better allies. [23:14] Links Text ISA at 474747 for resources in anti-racism training! Squad Instagram
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August 11, 2020
Team Work, Team Success: Sarah Shadonix of Scout & Cellar
When Sarah Shadonix decided to leave the world of law and pursue her passion for wine, she didn’t think it would come with daily headaches. In studying to become a sommelier, the nightly tastings were leaving her regretful the next morning, even when she limited her consumption. Curious to figure out why, Sarah commenced an exhaustive research of the wine making process from start to finish. What she found was that the vast majority of wines are cultivated and treated with a staggering number of pesticides, herbicides and insecticides, in addition to a number of other chemicals and added sugars. Unfortunately none of this is required to be disclosed to consumers. Hopeful to continue her career in wine, Sarah made it her mission to create a company founded in “clean crafted” products. Scout & Cellar is now approaching its third birthday. Founded on such tenets as authenticity, transparency and teamwork, the company has gone from one employee and $2 million in first year sales to a company of 100, with sales reaching $60 million last year. Now that’s a reason to celebrate! Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas Sarah’s interest in wine, and how she discovered the need for a “clean wine movement.” [00:59] The power behind teamwork, and inspiring others to join you in your vision. [11:55] Tips for seeking out “clean crafted” wines. [17:58]
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August 4, 2020
This is a Human Issue: Tovah Haim of Bodily
Before you become pregnant and give birth, you may think you have a pretty good idea of the whole process. It may come as a shock, then, when all sorts of things happen to your body that no one ever mentioned. Why, in the 21st century, are we still left in the dark on so many aspects of one of the most commonly shared experiences in human history? Tovah Haim has made it her mission to change all that. When her own journey through pregnancy and birth was filled with surprises that were all considered normal, she decided it was unacceptable for women to continue to go through this process uninformed. In founding Bodily, she’s made it her mission not only to illuminate the hidden aspects of pregnancy, birth, and recovery, but to provide products that make the experience a holistic and supportive one. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas The lack of resources surrounding bodily changes during and after pregnancy. [03:55] Learning to understand your potential market in “taboo” subject areas. [11:50] Ways in which we can support each other in opening up about traditionally private topics, such as health, bodies and finances. [13:59]
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July 28, 2020
It’s the Time to Try: Michelle Cordeiro Grant of Lively
Back in January, Michelle Cordeiro Grant, CEO and founder of Lively (those cute bras you see on Instagram!), was consumed by ways to expand the brand’s brick and mortar presence. What seemed like a paramount concern quickly changed as the news of coronavirus set in. With shoppers now spending more time online looking for purchases, Michelle decided to embrace the challenge, rather than shy away from it. Taking inspiration from such well-known companies as Apple, Exxon and Disney, all of which started during “periods of correction,” Michelle shares her belief that this is actually a fertile time for business if it can work to meet the needs of consumers. As she says, “This is the time to try a lot [of different things] and break shit,” knowing that each experiment takes you one step closer to success. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas How to get more eyes on your company. [03:36] How new business practices learned during COVID can translate to future success. [07:14] Ways to keep your team motivated in uncertain times. [09:46]
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July 21, 2020
Innovative Impact: Discussing the Intersection of Business and Social Responsibility with Susan McPherson
What does it take for a company to do well? Not financially, but in terms of its impact on employees, the community, and the environment? Susan McPherson of McPherson Strategies makes it her mission to help companies create social impact and increase corporate responsibility, with the adage that “business is a force for good, and sustainability is good for business.” After working in corporate America for most of her life, at the age of 48 Susan took the opportunity to start her own business. While it may have been scary at first, she soon realized the business she wanted to create utilized the very skills she had cultivated in working for others, but this time she could call it her own. Now in the process of getting her first book published, Susan is excited to share what she knows about forging meaningful connections by being of service to others. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas What is corporate responsibility and why does it matter? [01:02] Challenges faced by women in corporate settings. [10:41] Learning to recognize the way choices of both consumers and manufacturers have a ripple effect on the environment. [16:04] Guest Website McPherson Strategies Instagram
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July 14, 2020
Lean Into Courage: Writer Minda Harts on the Power of Intersectionality in the Workplace
Writer Minda Harts does not want you to give up or shy away. The writer, speaker and career revolutionary has made it her mission to support women of color in their professional goals. Now, as the call for change rings stronger than ever, Minda asks that we use our intentionality to take this opportunity from a moment to a movement, holding ourselves and others accountable in such a way that contributes to long term change for the better. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas The inspiration and need for books like The Memo. [03:02] Ways for white people to generate awareness and understanding of the many nuances of racism, and therefore how to work against it. [06:28] Inclusion as a way of humanizing one another. [09:04] Guest Website Minda Harts Instagram Twitter
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July 7, 2020
Be Your Own Boss: Taking the Reigns of Career Transition with Emilie Aries of Bossed Up
In this episode of our COVID-specific series we are thrilled to have guest Emilie Aries, author, speaker and CEO/founder of Bossed Up. After experiencing extreme stress from a young age working on political campaigns in D.C., Emilie decided it was time to be her own boss, creating a new career that would fuel her fire rather than burn her out. Emilie now uses research, tactical and practical training to guide other women through their own career transitions. At the moment there may be a lot of people facing this very challenge, not as a choice but as a matter of necessity. Emilie uses her expertise to share tips on job search, the concept of a “bridge job,” and ways to finesse a résumé for better results. She also dives into the importance of psychological safety as modeled in leadership, and why now it’s more important than ever to embrace our shared vulnerability with open arms. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas The concept of a “bridge job” and the “CAR method” that can be used to improve results when changing jobs or switching between industries. [05:22] Symptoms of burnout and ways to keep yourself supported in times of stress. [10:52] Why it’s important for leaders to create a sense of psychological safety in this period of time. [17:10] Guest Website Bossed Up EmilieAries.com Bossed Up Podcast
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June 30, 2020
Biz, Please: Mary Ann Reilly of Visa Talks Small Business Success
Maybe you’re a small business owner. Maybe you’d barely gotten your feet wet when COVID hit. Under these conditions, everyone is trying to regroup and reorganize, but small business owners are in a unique situation: they’re trying to figure out how to keep revenue flowing and adapt to the digital-first world we are living in, without the funding that a large corporation has. To tackle these topics we have Mary Ann Reilly, Head of North America Marketing at Visa. Mary Ann holds extensive experience in finance, marketing and global branding. Some of her favorite projects, however, are programs that support small businesses and champion women’s advancement. Last year, Visa partnered with the Female Founder Collective to launch She’s Next, Empowered by Visa, a global initiative that helps women in their efforts to run, fund and grow their small businesses. And, more recently, Visa announced a significant commitment to digitally enable  50 million small and micro businesses around  the globe in the wake of the economic crisis. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas Leveraging the tools at your disposal to transition your business online. [03:24] How to plan a successful reopening that prioritizes health and safety. [05:20] Links Female Founder Collective  She’s Next, Empowered by Visa Visa Small Business Hub Authorize.Net is waiving its gateway monthly fee for new merchants until August 1, 2020, which provides access to several digital payment and fraud management tools
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June 23, 2020
Broad Generalizations: Changing the Narrative with Samantha DiGennaro
When Samantha DiGennaro felt things begin to falter in her corporate job, she made a bold move. Rather than meekly waiting to see how things would transpire, she headed directly into HR and crafted an elegant exit strategy. Samantha is a “take the bull by the horns” kind of gal. Rather than go to work for someone else, she took her newfound freedom as an opportunity to start her own PR and marketing firm, DiGennaro Communications. Founded on tenets of teamwork and equality, Samantha has made it her mission to embolden and uplift women in the workplace, encouraging us to find our voice and use it loudly! Special thanks to our sponsor Book of The Month.   Book of the Month is a curated book subscription that offers five new and early-release books to choose from each month. It’s a great way to branch out into new genres or styles. They also support up-and-coming authors, especially debut writers, and highlight new and diverse backgrounds. Use code BOTMXRM to get your first book for just $9.99 We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas The importance of making yourself known within the company, and speaking your truth. [06:13] Working to create more gender equality within Fortune 500 companies. [15:25] The changing face of PR. [16:47]
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June 16, 2020
Taking Back Birth: Latham Thomas, Founder of Mama Glow
As we see people flock to the streets in support of ending violence against black communities, it’s beneficial to the cause to reflect upon other forms of racial inequity that exist in the U.S. in less overt ways. One such example is the disparity in maternal mortality rates between white mothers and women of color. Nationwide, black mothers are 4-5 times more likely to die in childbirth, with those statistics rising to 8-12 times in places like New York City. COVID-19 has only made the situation worse. Latham Thomas, doula, author and founder of Mama Glow, has made it her mission to approach the entire reproductive continuum, including abortion, loss, birth, breastfeeding and even menopause, with information and support. Through Mama Glow, she works to create education and access to resources in order to support women at every stage in an ongoing commitment to advocacy through birth equity. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Links Irth App 13th Amendment Film Mama Glow Mama Glow on Instagram Latham Thomas on Instagram
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June 9, 2020
Sell With Compassion, Sell With Heart: The New Age of Sales with Laura Wright
What is it about sales? Why do so many people, especially women, cringe at the thought of trying to sell their services, even when we know we offer something of great value? This question is especially relevant under current circumstances. Laura Wright draws upon her 23 years of expertise to share how it’s possible to create a sales mindset that celebrates trust, leadership and connection. Learn how aligning with your inner strengths and values fosters longstanding relationships with clients, paving the way for a successful business built upon a foundation of integrity. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas How to angle sales during COVID-19 in a way that is supportive. [03:18] Considering how to make your business of service in order to support critical needs. [07:25] Restructuring your method of sales to align with inner values. [12:08] Links No Woman Down Free E-Book
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June 2, 2020
Décor Disruptor: Natalie Ebel of Backdrop
You may not think of painting your walls as a “therapeutic process,” but Natalie Ebel sure does. In fact, it’s her go to in times of stress. The only child of a painter by profession, Natalie grew up helping her dad paint, transposing those skills to an art degree in college. It was only natural, then, that the technical and artistic skills she learned growing up would one day blossom into her own paint company, Backdrop. Bootstrapping it with her husband and a mutual friend, the three launched the company the same year Natalie had her first child. Learning to navigate motherhood and entrepreneurship in tandem has made Natalie nothing if not scrappy, and that sort of drive and creativity has made Backdrop a definitive hit among design enthusiasts. Known for its functionality as well as its curated color palette, Backdrop was designed to make painting a pleasure. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas Digging into the process of bootstrapping with your life partner as your business partner. [03:43] The sacrifices that go into starting a business. [12:05]
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May 26, 2020
Graduation Motivation: Priming Yourself for Promotions with Elisabeth Leonard of Female Founder Collective
Folks getting ready to graduate, enter the workforce, or those early on in their careers, this episode is for you! Chances are no matter where you start in a company, you have your sights set on moving up. Here’s why it’s important to see the potential in your position and do the hard work that makes your value shine through. Rebecca gets down to business with Elisabeth Leonard, who started as a receptionist at Rebecca Minkoff and then worked her way through various positions in the company, eventually landing a job at the Female Founder Collective where she now performs her job remotely from Chile. Elisabeth emphasizes the importance of working all angles of an entry level position in order to prime yourself for moving up in the company, including cultivating a mindset of determination, commitment and a knack for clever pitching. She also shares the best ways to organize and motivate yourself when working from home, no matter what your job entails. WAYS TO MAXIMIZE PRODUCTIVITY WORKING FROM HOME PLAN YOUR WEEK Creating a to-do-list is essential. Design a schedule that enhances your productivity and keeps you on track; it will make you stay focused. Keep your body clock in check by sticking to a normal workday schedule throughout the week. TAKE BREAKS Breaks are an important part of everyone’s daily routine. It’s important to incorporate breaks regardless of where you’re working; everyone needs a time to reset and walk away from the computer screen. You’ll feel refreshed, relaxed and have a clearer head afterwards. GET DRESSED Take the time to wake up early and get dressed every day. Dress as if you were working in an office; it really does put you in a different mindset for your day. MAKE USE OF TECHNOLOGY One of the main things that enable us to work from home are the apps and tools that are designed to help remove distance as a “barrier”. Finding the right tools for you and your team to remain connected is very important for remaining productive at home. Some of our favorite programs/apps are: SLACK AIRTABLE 1PASSWORD HELLOSIGN Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram.
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May 19, 2020
The Art of a Productive Life: Actress Jenna Elfman
You may know Jenna Elfman from TV shows like Dharma  & Greg, or more recently Fear  the Walking Dead, but she’s also a family friend of Superwomen host, Rebecca! After wearing one of Rebecca’s early t-shirt designs on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, orders came pouring in, launching Rebecca Minkoff as a household name, making her a sought-after designer overnight and helping her pave the way to the brand she has now. Starting out as a dancer in everything from commercials, to music videos, to backup dancing for Cher, by her early 20’s Jenna had decided that she wanted to make a bigger impact in people’s lives, and the way to do that was through television. With a resume that touts numerous hit TV shows, Jenna sees the key to her success as her ability to combine the freedom to dream with the discipline of research in order to create the clearest of goals with unswerving aim. Not only has this made Jenna a success, it’s even helped some of her friends along the way! Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas The value in creating a clear goal and trajectory. [07:46] Working in alignment with your personal interests and values. [15:32] The importance of reevaluating your goals in times of crisis or stagnation. [19:42]
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May 12, 2020
Gut and Grit: Money Management During COVID-19 with Financial Advisor Tracy Byrnes
Financial advisor Tracy Byrnes has seen her share of earth-shaking events in the realm of finance. With a background in accounting and journalism, Tracy has reported on such events as the burst of the tech bubble and the 2008 financial crisis. She currently works as a financial advisor at UBS. Here Tracy draws on her experience to support listeners in the uncertain financial landscape dominated by fear of COVID-19. Tracy expounds upon the importance of surrounding yourself with experts in the field, including accountants, attorneys and financial advisors, and the ways in which they can guide you in the best decisions to support the longevity of your business. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. You can reach out to Tracy directly at tracy.byrnes@ubs.com  Links UBS Business Owner Resilience Center Coronavirus Relief Sources for US Business Owners Article: The PPP has run out of funds: now what?
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May 5, 2020
Rebecca Minkoff x This Is Working
This week, we're doing something a little different. Rebecca recently sat down with LinkedIn's EIC Daniel Roth for his show, This Is Working. In this last episode recorded from LinkedIn's office (remember those?) and before the pandemic hit all companies hard — including hers — Dan and Rebecca discuss how she came to embrace the business side of the business and what she’s hoping to do for other women. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Listen to This Is Working on Apple Podcasts Daniel Roth’s LinkedIn profile LinkedIn Editors page
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April 28, 2020
A Field Guide to Finances During COVID-19 with Wendy Heilbut and Shelly Kapoor Collins
Coronavirus has had an impact on daily living unlike anything most of us have ever experienced before. Navigating uncharted waters during this period can be unsettling, especially in business. Wendy Heilbut, partner at Jayaram Law Group, and Shelly Kapoor Collins, Founder and GP of the Shatter Fund, join Rebecca for this special episode focused on what female entrepreneurs need to know in the midst of COVID-19. Their experience in law, tech and fundraising provide the background for how to navigate everything from lease agreements to venture capital. And if you’re just starting your business, don’t despair. There are still plenty of companies looking to invest. Above all, this is a time when we are given the opportunity to find strength in vulnerability, and fortitude in authenticity, with the comfort of knowing we are all finding our way together. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Guest Website Jayaram Law Group Shatter Fund
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April 23, 2020
Comparison Will Kill You: Daniella Yacobovsky of BaubleBar
Most women find themselves, at one time or another, looking for the perfect accessory to compliment that special outfit, or maybe they’re simply strolling through a store with a friend and want to treat themselves to something sparkly. Finding the right look at the right price point is often harder than it needs to be. It was in this sort of conundrum that Daniella Yacobovsky found herself, wanting a little flash but not wanting to break the bank. She and her friend, Amy Jain, were wandering around a store discussing this very subject. They became friends while working in finance, then found themselves attending Harvard Business School in the same class. A casual conversation about jewelry soon became a business plan, and BaubleBar was born. Now in its ninth year and carried in major department stores throughout the country, BaubleBar is proof that inspiration can strike anywhere, anytime! Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas Merchandising and product strategy. [06:19] The toxic culture of defining ourselves by over-working. [13:17] Understanding the importance of being honest and direct in your feedback. [17:27]
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April 21, 2020
Funding & Planning Your Way Through A Crisis with Alison Wyatt
Alison Wyatt, co-founder of the Female Founder Collective, is no stranger to investing in businesses big and small. In this bonus episode Rebecca and Alison talk about how entrepreneurs can manage their expectations while fundraising during this uncertain time, along with the types of businesses that she thinks are most likely to thrive and what business owners should be prioritizing right now. "It's ensuring that you have all these scenarios that you've planned for, so that if the worst case happens you know what  that looks like, if the best case happens you can take advantage of it." Like these bonus mini episodes? Don't forget to share with your friends, leave us a voice memo, or email us your questions at  superwomen@rebeccaminkoff.com
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April 15, 2020
It Runs in the Family: Ariane Daguin of D’Artagnan Foods
When Ariane Daguin left the region of Gascony, France, in the early 1980’s to study journalism at Columbia, it was with the intention of leaving the culinary world behind. While her father is a well-known chef, Ariane had her sights set on journalism school. When a summer job in a New York charcuterie shop didn’t give her the money she needed to pay for the following year’s tuition, she stayed on, even going so far as to position the charcuterie as the exclusive purveyor of the first quality foie gras being produced at the time. The owners of the charcuterie were ultimately uninterested in the contract, but Ariane saw this as an opportunity not to be missed. Wrangling a friend and combining their savings, the two rented a warehouse in Jersey City with the intention of distributing humanely raised meat products to the restaurants of New York. D’Artagnan Foodswas born. While the first years were not easy, interest in quality meat production only grew from there. One of the first proponents of humane, eco-conscious farming, it’s only fitting that Ariane now has her sights set on building a farm of her own! Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas The importance of raising animals humanely. [02:50] The unseen cost of conventional farming methods. [13:54] Advice from Julia Child for women in any business. [28:06]
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April 14, 2020
What To Do With Your Money In a Time of Crisis, With Sallie Krawcheck of Ellevest
With unemployment rates skyrocketing during the COVID-19 pandemic,  many of us are worried about our money and our investments. In this mini  episode Sallie Krawcheck, CEO and co-founder of Ellevest, answers  Rebecca's questions about money and gives us actionable tips to ease our  anxiety. HINT: It starts by taking a deep breath! So whether you're  unemployed, or wondering if now is a good time to invest in the stock  market, Sallie gives us reassurance that in the long run things will work  out. Visit http://ellevest.com/ to have your questions answered by Sally and her team. Like these bonus mini episodes? Don't forget to share with your friends, leave us a voice memo or email us your questions at superwomen@rebeccaminkoff.com 
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April 9, 2020
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough: Singer and Songwriter Jessi Alexander
She sings in the shower and in the car, and loves to watch, “The Bachelor.” She also wrote Miley Cyrus’ hit song, “The Climb.” This isn’t your best friend’s Tindr profile. We’re talking about Jessi Alexander, the prolific singer and songwriter who just released her latest album, Decatur County Red. After spending much of her career writing songs for the likes of Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton and Sheryl Crow, Jessi wrote a flurry of songs that she simply couldn’t part with. They felt like they were meant to be performed by her, and her alone. After wrestling with the notion of leaving her relative anonymity behind, Jessi decided to step into the spotlight, sharing her songs and raising her voice. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas The unique energy that you bring to a project when it feels like a reflection of yourself, and you truly enjoy what you’re doing. [14:50] Streaming and the financial toll it takes on songwriters. [18:58] The importance of understanding your weaknesses, and when to delegate. [28:13] Links Instagram – for tour updates Decatur County Red It All Begins With a Song Documentary
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April 7, 2020
Market Yourself: Aliza Licht of Leave Your Mark
According to Aliza Licht, she wasn’t born with the ability to command a room. Growing up, the author, founder and president of Leave Your Mark, LLC, struggled to speak anytime she was thrust into the spotlight. It wasn’t until she was in college that she felt comfortable speaking before a group of people. Working in PR for Donna Karan, it was Aliza’s Gossip Girl-inspired tactics that made the anonymous Twitter account, @dknyprgirl, one of the first popular fashion accounts on the platform. Now the president of a successful branding and digital strategy firm, Aliza is regularly booked for public speaking engagements, coaching entrepreneurs in leadership and encouraging their success. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas The creative process and how that can be fueled by openness to new ideas. [06:49] Keeping a “lead sheet” to keep track of contacts and future opportunities. [10:07] The immense value in media training. [22:13] Links Leave Your Mark Book Leave Your Mark Podcast Forbes Article – How You Know You’re Not Meant To Be An Entrepreneur Own The Room Training
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March 31, 2020
Everyday Adventures: Ruzwana Bashir of Peek
Taking a look at Ruzwana Bashir’s resume, you might think she was born into a lifestyle of unlimited opportunity. Educated at Oxford and Harvard Business School, she had an education on par with that of the wealthiest families in the world. However, everything that Ruzwana has accomplished is due to her own steely work ethic. When an investor passed on the chance to fund Peek, Ruzwana’s travel experience company which recently raised $40 million in capital, he told her it was because he didn’t know if she had “the grit” to make it in entrepreneurship. From then on she changed her goal from being professional to being authentic. The experiences she had growing up in an immigrant family, selling vegetables to make ends meet, working to get full scholarships to fund her education, all cultivated within Ruzwana the perseverance, grace and gratitude that has made her the successful entrepreneur she is today. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas The value in being yourself, and how that can benefit you and your business. [07:49] Ruzwana’s transformative process of prosecuting her abuser and opening up about her experience. [15:04] Links Ruzwana’s Article for The Guardian Peek
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March 24, 2020
Special Message From Rebecca
Things are...weird. Thanks to all our listeners who continue to support us during this time. We're here for you and hope to keep you motivated and inspired. Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo and let us know how you're staying sane. Follow Superwomen on Instagram to stay up to date on the latest episodes. 
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March 19, 2020
Cooking is a Muscle: Getting Culinary with Mia Rigden of The Rasa Life
Nutrition runs in Mia Rigden’s blood. According to Mia, her grandmother, a dietician born in the 1930’s, was slathering coconut oil on her meals long before it was popular. Although Mia has always considered herself an adventurous eater, in her 20’s she found herself vacillating between enjoying the perks of restaurant PR work, and restricting herself to stringent juice cleanses. Now focusing on integrative nutrition through her company, The Rasa Life, Mia works with clients to optimize their food choices in a way that works best for them. Eschewing the notion that diets need branding, Mia honors the understanding each person is unique, wellness does not necessarily equal thinness, and reminds us that we all have what it takes to be our own best chefs! Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas The benefits and drawbacks of working as a solo entrepreneur, and the importance of having a support system. [05:27] Feminism and the social dynamics of cooking at home. [07:29] Exploring the link between proper nutrition and mental health. [16:34]
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March 17, 2020
Turning Failure Into Triumph with Barbara Corcoran
Barbara Corcoran wants to have as much fun as she can while she lives on this earth. “I always plan for fun – FIRST.” The real estate mogul and frequent guest on Shark Tank is an expert in business, but she makes living an enjoyable life her first priority. Barbara is, however, no stranger to adversity. While she may make multimillionaire-dom look easy, she wasn’t born into a life of privilege. Growing up in New Jersey, she, her parents and her nine siblings shared a two-bedroom apartment. It was this modest upbringing that gave Barbara the freedom to take a chance on her own business. “I had nothing to lose and nowhere to go but up.” Now on her third successful business venture, Barbara shares what makes a company thrive, and how the worst experiences can become the greatest motivators. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas The grief that sometimes accompanies selling a business. [08:13] The process of starting over in business. [10:42] The drawbacks inherent in multitasking. [21:10] Guest Website http://www.barbaracorcoran.com/ Business Unusual Podcast Social Media https://www.instagram.com/barbaracorcoran/?hl=en
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March 10, 2020
You Don’t Get What You Don’t Ask For: Leigh Gallagher of Google and Fortune
Leigh Gallagher’s mom always told her, “Do what you love and the money will follow.” Journalism may not always be the most lucrative career, but Leigh has proven her mother right. This powerhouse of a writer not only made a name for herself in journalism, she was crowned Senior Editor at Large at Fortune Magazine – not an easy feat in the male-dominated business world. Now Director of External Affairs at Google, Leigh is still going strong. She’s an advocate for women everywhere, and she’s taking her own advice: putting herself forward, asking lots of questions, and most importantly, asking for what she wants. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas Reasons why there is such a drastic gap in numbers of male and female leadership, and what we can do to help close that. [04:37] Ways to overcome writer’s block. [17:20] The value in doing solid research. [19:21] Links The AirBnB Story The End of The Suburbs: Where the American Dream is Moving Fortune 40 Under 40 Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit
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March 3, 2020
The Moral and Ethical DNA of Faryl Morse
Faryl Morse is not your average shoe designer. First off, she’s a woman in a male-dominated industry. Secondly, her care and devotion to creatively designed, well-made shoes is only outmatched by her humanitarian efforts. This is evident not only in Faryl’s desire to make cool shoes that are accessible to all people, but also in the way she cares for her employees. Her company, Farylrobin, is the first of its kind to create a summer program so the children of factory workers in China can be closer to their parents when school is not in session. Starting off with a few sketches in her apartment, and now featured in stores like Anthropologie, Faryl has proven that it’s possible to make beautiful things while simultaneously making the world a better place. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas Sexism and harassment within corporate culture. [06:03] Making well-designed products that are priced in an accessible way, and also accessible to different sizes. [10:30] Guest Website http://www.farylrobin.com/ Social Media https://www.instagram.com/farylrobin/?hl=en
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February 25, 2020
Follow Your True North: Divya Gugnani of Wander Beauty
Sometimes it’s hard to remember that the skin is the largest organ of  the body. We often take for granted this most precious part of ourselves  that keeps us soft, safe, and literally holds us together! It’s also  easy to forget that the skin is porous, and therefore absorbs many  things from the environment, whether we realize it or not. Divya  Gugnani, co-founder of Wander Beauty, had a moment of revelation rushing  to work one day. She wanted beauty and skincare products that were safe  for her skin, effective, and also able to multitask. The idea for  Wander Beauty was formed to directly address the pain points of women  who have to balance work, travel and home life, and to help them look  and feel good doing it.   Thanks for listening!  We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas Resilience and bouncing back from challenges. [08:20] Knowing your limits, and the importance of surrounding yourself with experts in different areas. [18:12] https://www.wanderbeauty.com/ https://www.instagram.com/wander_beauty/?hl=en
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February 18, 2020
Scrappiness is a Virtue: Jenny Fleiss Co-founder of Rent the Runway
Jenny Fleiss has been an entrepreneur since she was a child. Where most kids are content to simply sell lemonade by the cup, she spent her summer days figuring out how to bundle products, the best form of signage, and what location would generate the highest number of sales. That spirit stayed with her as she grew older, always finding creative ways to solve a problem, like the time she duct taped her heel on the fly. Co-founding both Rent the Runway and Jet Black, Jenny has only picked up steam since her lemonade days. Ever the entrepreneurial mind, she is constantly excited by ways of growing and adapting her businesses to the ever-changing needs of her audience. But that doesn’t mean that business solutions have to be complicated. According to Jenny, one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself is learning how to work creatively with what you have. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas “Passing the baton” – leaving a good team in place when stepping down from a leadership position. [10:35] Two main categories of innovation: improvements on existing products and creating new products people didn’t know they wanted. [16:21] Creating an active role for your children in your business: talking to them about what you do and inviting their opinions on things. [20:59] Links HBR After Hours Podcast
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February 11, 2020
Cuup Queen: Abby Morgan on Support, Vulnerability, and the Definition of “Sexy”
Episode Description Searching for a perfect bra, one that’s comfortable, fits well, and is just the right amount of sexy (as defined by the wearer, of course!), sometimes feels  akin to a lifelong quest for the holy grail. We explore shopping malls, hunt through boutiques, even forage the forests of online lingerie stores. Sometimes it pays off. Sometimes you go home in the same tired underwire, a box of wheat thins and reruns of Vanderpump Rules as your consolation prize. Abby Morgan wanted to create a product that made bra shopping a success every time. Along with her three co-founders she created Cuup,  a bra company that prides itself not only on its range of sizes (30A-38H), but also on the value of community, creating a safe space for women to share their experiences and work for change in the world. Cuup works to support women’s bodies, but more importantly, they work to support the femme experience. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here,  or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us  a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Links: CUUP - https://shopcuup.com/ https://www.instagram.com/cuup
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February 4, 2020
Beautiful Hustle: Ariane Goldman of Hatch
What’s the coolest maternity brand? Does that seem like a strange question? It shouldn’t. In a global society that’s more fashion conscious than ever, it doesn’t make sense that maternity designs are so resistant to helping women feel relevant during one of the biggest times in their lives. As a pregnant woman with time on her hands and money to spend, Ariane Goldman experienced this firsthand. She couldn’t find anything she liked enough to buy. Ariane had encountered a similar problem several years earlier when she couldn’t find any suitable options for bridesmaid dresses, so she decided to create her own. A creative at heart and now a mother-to-be, Ariane paved her own way, creating fantastic maternity designs and launching Hatch. While business might have been slow at first, a New York Times article and a sighting on a certain Meghan Markle have secured Hatch as the maternity line for fashionable moms everywhere. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas The value of uniting women through community-building events. [15:55] Holding gratitude through the ups and downs. [28:24] Links https://www.hatchcollection.com/
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January 28, 2020
Babba Rivera on Baking, Branding, and the Power of Vulnerability
Babba Rivera is an entrepreneurial powerhouse. Born in Sweden to Chilean parents, Babba felt  the struggle to fit in, but she never let that keep her from speaking  her mind. Her creativity and critical thinking may have gone  underappreciated at home, but those qualities are part of what drove her  success, first working for Uber and Away, then launching her own ventures. bybabba is a marketing agency that takes a creative approach to branding. They’ve even launched products from parties in her apartment! In addition to that, Babba is also one of the co-founders on the U.S. end of HER,  a networking group that seeks to connect women, helping them bridge the  gap to find community and support amongst each other in the workplace. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas Vulnerability as a tool of strength. [04:08] Turning self-victimization into self-awareness. Defining your own narrative. [20:30]
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January 21, 2020
Groove is in the Heart: Susan Feldman Takes on Ageism in Fashion & Beauty
Everyone can identify with the feeling of being invisible sometimes, but for a whole generation, that feeling may be more a matter of endurance. Unfortunately most cultures don’t value older populations as they once did, and western society is especially guilty of that. Susan Feldman was saddened when she saw a friend’s Instagram post joking about being invisible after age 50, and she decided to do something about it. Having taken two years off after launching, building and selling One Kings Lane, Susan launched a very different venture, In the Groove, a website largely focused on beauty where women of all ages can see a reflection of themselves. Filled with fashion tips, health and lifestyle information, and even a menopause registry (!), In the Groove proves that looking good is always in style. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas Building an audience from nothing. [07:04] The many internal and external changes that come around age 50. [20:07]
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January 14, 2020
Chasing Match Point: Maria Sharapova Talks Tennis Courts and Candy
Maria Sharapova was born in Siberia, raised in Sochi and then, at age 6, moved to the U.S., and she hasn’t really stopped moving since. The tennis sensation who won Wimbledon at 17 and 5 Grand Slam titles in the years since has honed a level of focus so intense that at times she seems more like a Buddhist monk than a star athlete. This stoic concentration has been cultivated intentionally; Maria saw in other tennis players that letting fear or, conversely, pride, lead them on the court more often ended in disappointment rather than a win. She resolved to always look towards the next point, and act as graciously in victory as in losses. It’s a state of being that has bled into other areas of her life, including her work as an entrepreneur. Maria launched Sugarpova, the candy company of which is still 100% owner, in her early 20’s. Though it may seem incongruous for an athlete to peddle treats, as Maria puts it, it’s important to balance hard work something sweet once in a while. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas The importance of rewarding hard work. [12:45] Balancing vision and branding in a way that leads to revenue. [18:17]
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January 7, 2020
Written in the Cosmos: Jessica Pels of Cosmopolitan Magazine
Things I bet you didn’t know about Cosmo: The first issue was released in 1886; It’s now the largest media brand for young women in the world, reaching 81 million readers; The current editor in chief, Jessica Pels, is a Virgo who loves to cut her own hair! Jessica didn’t always envision herself working in magazines, but she has always loved a great story. Growing up she would watch a movie, then immediately afterwards watch the full director’s cut. For a time she considered a career in film, but it was ultimately the culture of female leadership that led her to choose the path of women’s media. Now as the editor in chief, Jessica is working with her team to make Cosmo a space in print and online where readers can look not only for sex tips, but also for political, financial and career advice, seeing themselves reflected in the full spectrum of what it means to be a woman in the 21st century. Plus horoscopes! Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas Theories on the future of print journalism. [14:01] The double-edged sword of perfectionism. [26:12]
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January 1, 2020
Major Love for Mejuri: Noura Sakkijha on Her Passion For Jewelry and Why Company Culture Matters
In a world of fast fashion it’s easy to find cheap, cute jewelry. But it’s not so fun when that jewelry falls apart, turns your skin green, or worse, is made under poor working conditions. Mejuri is working to turn the jewelry business on its head, offering affordable pieces that are not only made with quality materials but also under ethically sound conditions. Noura Sakkijha, a third generation jeweler, originally began by selling and marketing Mejuri online with the goal of reducing the middle men and keeping prices low for customers. Now going into their fifth year, Mejuri has a proven following, launching its first storefront in L.A. and enabling the company to secure the funding it needs to keep producing beautiful, quality jewelry for all their raving fans. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas The ways in which the mindset of tech entrepreneurs can inform other types of startups (i.e. Don’t be afraid to fail!). [04:07] Hiring with company culture in mind. [17:11]
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December 31, 2019
From Cookies to Kale: Rachel Drori of Daily Harvest
How many times have you been hungry - hangry, even! – and stuck somewhere with no snacks? Worse, perhaps there’s food laying around but it’s not even something you want to actually consume, but you have no other options, so there go those neon orange Cheezy Ballz down the hatch. Rachel Drori was stuck between a stale cake and a hard place, dreaming of fruit and veggie-based foods that would be nutritious and convenient for busy folks like herself. After scouring the market and finding the same tired protein bars, she finally decided to create the product she wanted for herself. That dream became Daily Harvest, a direct-to-consumer service that delivers fresh produce perfectly portioned to create your own smoothies, bowls and bites, providing your body with the best support to tackle your boss babe goals. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas No matter the bells and whistles, the core use for the product must be functionally successful in order to ensure return customers! [06:06]
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December 26, 2019