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An episode of 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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Going For Golde: Trinity Mouzon Wofford
We’ve all been there. In search of the perfect product that is holistic, natural, and good for us, only to be torn between brands that seem to veer to the very luxe or the "crunchy granola." Not that there’s anything wrong with either end, but it’s clear that the market has been missing a happy medium! Enter Golde, the delicious and nutritious superfood-based supplement and beauty brand that'll wow you with its accessible price point and colorful packaging. The brainchild of Trinity Mouzon Wofford and life/business partner, Issey Kobori, Golde was borne of Trinity’s desire to create products that make taking care of oneself a pleasurable experience. Originally planning a career in medicine, Trinity switched gears as it became all too clear that offering a holistic practice would only be available to the very wealthy. While the method of delivery may have changed, the goal is still the same: making wellness accessible and enjoyable all at the very same time. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas Authenticity as the primary ingredient that draws people in. [09:21] Accessibility – making products that you want to see in the market that you can also afford. [13:05] Coming to terms with the fact that starting in entrepreneurship means there will be missteps along the way, and that it will be a great learning experience. [15:11]
October 15, 2019
Thoughts Become Things - Ericka Perry on Manifesting Dreams into Reality
This episode is sponsored by Capital One Spark Business. Pregnancy  can be overwhelming, especially the first time around. Your body is changing,  hormones are shifting, and you just want to know which nail polish won’t  be harmful to your baby. CEO Ericka Perry found herself in a pickle when her best friend needed help finding pregnancy and beauty products, but there was not one place where she could simply order a gift bag with the necessary items. At a time when subscription boxes were really starting to take off, she couldn’t believe this was still lacking in the market. Thus was born the The Stork Bag. Almost entirely self-funded, Ericka is a shining example of an entrepreneur who sees an opportunity, works what they know and creates a business for the love of the products and who they serve. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas The inevitable self-doubt that comes with running a business. [15:52] Financial reality of growing a business that is self-funded. Slow growth is okay! [20:43]
October 8, 2019
Talking Super Woman and Self-Care with Nicole Lapin
Nicole Lapin may be a financial expert, but that doesn’t mean she was born knowing an index from an S&P fund. Growing up in challenging conditions, not the least of which was being a first generation American, Nicole always knew she wanted to be in news. She took it upon herself to get a job in the industry and slowly started working her way up through agencies in smaller cities around the U.S. A true “fake it ‘til you make it” story, Nicole jumped headfirst into the opportunity to report on finances even though she had little experience in the field. Now in her 30’s and considered a financial expert, she “rethinks conventional financial wisdom,” writing books that educate women and help them to take control of their finances as well as their mental health. Thanks for listening! Don't forget to follow us on Instagram to learn how to win a copy of Nicole's latest book, "Becoming Super Woman." Big Ideas How self-care, boundaries and balance are of the utmost importance to mental health. [10:49] and [24:30]
October 1, 2019
Glitter and Color: The Wild World of Tish and Snooky
This episode is sponsored by Capital One Spark Business. If you’ve ever been a teenage girl, or if a teenage girl secretly lives within your heart, you’ve probably lusted after the iconic, candy-colored hair dyes made famous by Manic Panic. Coming of age in New York in the 1970’s, Tish and Snooky were born performers. The sisters have always been artists at heart; they credit their love of color (and glitter!) to their artist mother. Pursuing singing careers and partying at iconic clubs such as CBGB, the pair were constantly complimented on their signature punk style. The persistent fanfare encouraged them to open a punk boutique selling all the items they loved, a first of its kind. Not surprisingly, their wild hair colors were the number one seller. It was a natural progression to pursue production and private labeling of the product. Business women by day and performers by night, Tish and Snooky still turn it up, touring periodically and performing with the likes of Blondie and RuPaul. These women do it all, gardening, cooking, singing, CEO’ing – they are truly the baddest of baddass feminist rock stars. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas Feminism in the 70’s vs. present, and the challenges of working as female entrepreneurs. [06:06] The ways in which technology and constant connectedness have made working more complicated. [11:05]
September 24, 2019
Do the Hustle: Laura Brown on Fashion and Hard Work
Laura Brown came up in the 80’s – a period devoid of the internet and Instagram, where fashion inspiration came almost exclusively in the form of magazines. To make things worse for a young fashionista living in Australia, as Laura did, those magazines arrived three months after their release date. Laura was hungry for the glitz and the glam, and made it her goal to one day work and live in the heart of the fashion world. After working a few stints at magazines in Australia and London, Laura arrived in New York. Finding herself at a lavish Marc Jacobs show within days of moving there, Laura finally felt the pulse of the life she had so long been yearning for. After working her way up to Features at Harper’s, she was then hired as Editor in Chief at InStyle. In the three years since, Laura has revitalized the magazine, injecting new life into it, forever showcasing her love of fashion, layouts, and a good dose of creative, hard work. This episode is in partnership with SAP Success Factors. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas The excitement and satisfaction of pulling off creative, hard work. [11:25] Advice for those interested in working at a magazine. [19:41]
September 17, 2019
Stop and Smell the Revenue: Talking Flowers and Fundraising With Christina Stembel
We’ll  address the big question first: Christina Stembel of Farmgirl Flowers really did  grow up on a farm. Growing up in northern Indiana, Christina was expected to  fulfill her womanly duties as a wife and mother while her brother went  off to college. But Christina had other plans. She hightailed it to New York within two weeks of  graduating from high school and started working. Christina did not grow up with a lot of people cheering her on and wishing her success, and that made her strive for it all the more. Over some years and many different ideas, she saw that the floral industry held an opportunity to do exactly what she desired in starting her own business: disrupt the status quo, create scalability, and do good in the world. While not without its challenges (who knew the floral industry could be so cutthroat?), Christina has scaled from 56K her first year of business to $31 million 8 years later. As Christina fondly says, success is the best revenge. (In partnership with Capital One Spark Business) Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas  Less than 3% of women get funding from venture capital. Discussing the disparity in capital support between male and female founders. [09:36] The value in trusting your instincts. [32:00]
September 10, 2019
Yes WIE Can: Talking Institutional Change with Dee Poku-Spalding
This episode is in partnership with SAP Success Factors. Dee Poku remembers what it was like when she worked for big movie studios. No need to make her own travel plans, or worry about her computer getting fixed. All that was taken care of; just walk out the door and a car will be there to take you where you need to go. All that changed when she decided strike out on her own, and it took some adjusting. Dee could no longer let the weight of her employer’s name bolster her confidence. It took time to be able stand tall and tell people about an enterprise they had never heard of. Her self-assuredness grew, however, and Dee saw how people responded to her differently simply by the way she delivered her message. Today Dee is the founder of multiple ventures aimed at supporting women in business. Her events encourage women to work towards positions of leadership, give them skills necessary to navigate the male-dominated workforce, and let their creativity shine. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas The payoffs inherent in taking a grassroots approach, calling upon those you know, and creating a greater network to support your movement. [11:40] The critical importance of raising girls who are comfortable talking about money and asking for what they need. [22:26] How the term “empowerment” has become problematic. [29:10]
September 3, 2019
99 Problems But A Bed Ain’t One: Problem-Solving With Ariel Kaye
Bed. We spend a third of our lives there, and yet oftentimes, our beds, or what we put on them, become somewhat of an afterthought. Ariel Kaye sought to change that. After spending some years in advertising, Ariel came to a point where she was looking for more excitement, and more of a direct way to connect with people. She had always been passionate about interior design and home goods, going so far as to maintain her own blog on the subject in her free time. As she was pondering a change in career, it dawned on her that there were little to no direct to consumer options for bedding. That is when the idea for Parachute Home was born. Now in its fifth year and about to open the fifth brick and mortar (!), Ariel fondly recalls the early days when she would drive around in her car, delivering orders directly to buyers in Los Angeles. Growth and success have come with their own challenges. Here Ariel discusses entrepreneurial ups and downs, what makes her passionate about her company, and how at the heart of it all it’s really about building relationships. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas The changes that come with viewing your business as relationship-based rather than transaction-based. [15:56] The invaluable importance of knowing your customer base well and growing with their needs. [17:27]
August 27, 2019
“I Say Yes to Everything”: The Adventurous Spirit of Katie Couric
 This episode is in partnership with SAP SuccessFactors. She’s self-described as “messy” and can play the piano by ear – as long as it’s in the key of C. No, we’re not talking about Katy Perry – Katie Couric is here, she’s caffeinated, and she’s ready to sing for you! A household name for decades, it only makes sense that after years in broadcast news, Katie has finally taken the entrepreneurial plunge and started her own media company. Excited to tackle controversial issues and educate the public, Katie is taking the reigns as her own boss to share timely stories in her uniquely sympathetic, yet fearless voice.  One of the greatest interviewers of our time, Katie reflects upon the fact that it is the balance between being kind and being tough that drove her career to its success. Now in a new era, Katie continues to inspire women of all ages to ask questions, be fearless, and learn to move gracefully through moments of discomfort.  Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas  The value in bringing positive energy to the workplace. [15:01] Ageism as being socially acceptable, and in contrast, the beauty and gifts inherent in aging. [18:26] The importance of true listening and fruitful communication. [33:05]
August 20, 2019
Jill Kargman: Gucci Kneepads & Not Giving a F***
 Jill Kargman is not your neighborhood soccer mom and she doesn’t play one on TV, either. Her dark sense of humor and love of all things goth might put her out of place at most “mommy and me” gatherings, but this is especially true on the swanky Upper East Side where she originates.  However, Jill isn’t one to waste her time worrying about what other people think. Instead, she worked her alchemical writing magic and spun this into comedy gold, using her position in society as inspiration for the screenplay – turned book – turned TV show, Odd Mom Out. She also plays the feature role in the show, utilizing the talent honed from acting in numerous plays during her time at Yale.  Jill’s creative journey has taken her from arduous internships to writing rooms to the confines of her home office and back again. Jill now plans to return to the big screen as she sets out to script a film inspired in earnestness by the life of her teenagers.  Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas  Trusting yourself and listening to your gut. [12:55] “Better sorry than safe.” The importance of pushing beyond your comfort zone to do the things that are important to you. [30:58]
August 13, 2019
Amy Shecter on Creativity, Failure and Growth
This episode is in partnership with SAP SuccessFactors. How would your life be different if you were less afraid to make mistakes, to “fail”?  Amy Shecter doesn’t think women let themselves fail enough, and she thinks it’s high time we become less risk-averse. Statistically, she says, women will only take risks when they feel 95-100% confident in a favorable outcome, versus the average man, who will take the same risk at only 50% confidence. And what, really, is there to lose? Most of the time a supposed failure simply means you’re that much closer to the next success.  Amy spent years in fashion and footwear before delving into the world of fitness and beauty. She immediately saw it as an expanding consumer market. Now the CEO of Glamsquad, a company that brings hair, nail and makeup artists to your door, Amy finds excitement not only in great products and services for clients, but also in the fact that Glamsquad gives freelance beauty professionals a platform to support themselves.  Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas  Why saving time is so valuable to consumers. [09:15] H-Commerce - the home as a new basis for services and revenue. [11:20] “Competition” as an opportunity to seed the market. [18:28]
August 6, 2019
Rachel Blumenthal’s Not Sweating the Small Stuff
 The fashion world was the last place Rachel Blumenthal envisioned her career. Growing up on Cape Cod surrounded by adults with “practical” careers, it never occurred to her that a job in fashion might be a viable option. However, when a series of internships and a stroke of luck landed her a job at Yves Saint Laurent, Rachel found herself in the midst of it all.  Despite the fact that she was immersed in a creative environment, the job itself was lacking in that aspect, and on a whim Rachel made herself a ring for fun. That ring was noticed by friends who worked at a magazine, and with just one product she was asked to be featured as a designer in the publication. Overnight she was forced to create a legitimate company, find a buyer and create a website or risk losing the feature. This type of resourcefulness laid the groundwork for what became an incredibly successful jewelry line, Rachel Leigh, and what led to multiple ventures beyond that, most recently, Rockets of Awesome, a subscription-based clothing line for children.  Here Rachel discusses her creativity, her work ethic, and how passionate drive is the key to a successful business. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas If a good opportunity presents itself, find every way you can to make it work for you. [04:21] Mitigating risk when starting a business. [09:31] Giving yourself grace when making mistakes. [18:37]
July 30, 2019
Amanda de Cadenet: Girlgazing Her Way Through the Glass Ceiling
Amanda de Cadenet is a force to be reckoned with. She’s had more  noteworthy careers than most people achieve in a lifetime. Amanda began  her career in television at the age of 15. Not for the stardom or the  glamour, but out of pure necessity to support herself. The show, in  which she and other presenters interviewed bands such as Nirvana and  Oasis, proved to be a hit. While Amanda had found success, by the age of  22 she was ready for a change, and moved to L.A. to work as a  photographer. After experiencing firsthand the frustration of  being passed over time and again for photography jobs which she was  qualified for, Amanda began to produce and interview women on her own  show, “The Conversation.” “I’m always interested in peoples’ really low  moments, because I want to know how they came back from it. Because  we’re all going to have them, no one’s exempt. My question has always  been, ‘well how did you get up off the ground one more time? How did you  make it through that?’ Because that’s ultimately what we have to share  on the other side of it.” Continuing on her quest to promote  intersectional gender equality Amanda has also spearheaded the #girlgaze  movement, encouraging female-identifying individuals to share their  unique point of view under that hashtag in the hopes of illuminating the  multifaceted jewel that is the female point of view. This episode is in partnership with SAP SuccessFactors. Thanks for listening!  We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas The gift of vulnerability and the strength that lies within that. [2:46] Learning how to navigate the most challenging parts of life and move forward. [15:12] Decisions based on choice vs. need. [32:29]
July 23, 2019
Noria Morales and Sarah Robinson Transition from Fashion World to Family Business
It may not seem like the most obvious progression, but after spending the early parts of their careers in the demanding world of fashion, Noria Morales and Sarah Robinson decided to go out on a limb and pursue a venture near and dear to them as new mothers – creating a parent-friendly play place. Through their (and many parents’) desire to find a place where children could have fun and adults could relax came the inspiration for The Wonder, a Tribeca-based space that includes multiple play areas, adults-only zones and a café, in addition to classes and programming to keep kiddos engaged.  Drawing on the skills they learned while working at MAC, Target and Lucky Magazine, Sarah and Noria discuss the hurdles they overcame to launch a business while working full time, all while managing motherhood and family duties. It wasn’t easy, but things worth doing rarely are! Big Ideas The value of staying the course through the toughest parts of launching a company. [11:38] The importance of taking time to visualize the best possible outcome, and leaning on friends for advice when you need it. [30:11] Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram.
July 16, 2019
Life Lessons With Noor Tagouri
Journalist and all-around amazing human being, Noor Tagouri joins us this week for a  wide-ranging conversation. She talks about how she found  success in her career while remaining true to herself, the importance of giving a voice to marginalized communities in the media, and much more. This episode is in partnership with SAP SuccessFactors.
July 9, 2019
Elizabeth Shaffer & Lizzy Brockhoff: Things Are Not Perfect
 This week, Rebecca sits down with Elizabeth Shaffer & Lizzy Brockhoff, co-founders of MASSE,  a shopping app with a  zero tolerance policy for any paid-for or sponsored recommendations.  They talk about the challenges of creating a new product, how life is  just one big juggling act, and the idea of a praise sandwich.
July 2, 2019
Jennifer Bett Meyer + Melissa Duren Conner: How To Hire & Fire
In this episode Rebecca sits down with Jennifer Bett Meyer and Melissa  Duren Conner of Jennifer Bett Communications, where they talk about the  importance of developing a company culture and how to hire people that  fit your vision. They also talk about some of their biggest regrets with  their PR firm and how leaving yourself open to opportunity is one of  the best things you can do for your career.  
June 25, 2019
Raegan Moya Jones: What It Takes
This week, Rebecca sits down with Raegan Moya Jones, the Founder of aden  + anais and author of What It Takes. After being fired from the company  she founded and had to grown over $100 million, to say she felt knocked down is an understatement. But Raegan's story is one of perseverance.  Soon after she started a new business knowing that trying again and failing was better than not trying because she was scared. Raegan hopes that her story serves as a cautionary tale as well as an inspiration to those looking to start their own business.   Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here , or visit  on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram.
June 18, 2019
Nicole Gibbons Talks Passion, Paint, and Perseverance
Nicole Gibbons is a disruptor of the paint industry.  In a field dominated by absurdly masculine branding, Nicole is the first person to create a direct-to-consumer paint company that is not only convenient but also disarmingly beautiful. After starting her career in PR, Nicole realized the parts of her job she was most excited about involved design. After planning and saving up for a number of years, she made the leap to start her own interior design firm. While her firm was wildly successful, after a while Nicole was hungry for something different. Taking note of other brands disrupting the supply chain and working with direct-to-consumer models, Nicole wondered how she could apply that to design. “I felt like I really wanted to do something innovative; I really wanted to solve a big problem that hadn’t been tackled before. So I kept thinking about what I could do in the home space that made sense, and paint was the perfect light bulb moment that I had.”  Inspired by her parents, both entrepreneurs, Nicole always knew she wanted to be in business for herself. With a mix of talent, inspiration, hard work, and patience, Nicole proves that if you can dream it, you can build it.  Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here , or visit  on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram.
June 11, 2019
The Value of Being Shamelessly Yourself with Jennifer DaSilva
It’s not often that the word, “vulnerability”, is listed as a desired trait in a potential employee, but Jennifer DaSilva, president of WPP creative agency Berlin Cameron, thinks it makes for a much better workplace. “One of my firm beliefs is that you need to be shamelessly you, and whether you’re at work or at home or with dinner with your girlfriends, you should bring your full self to the table and allow yourself to be you.” That includes having room to make mistakes. Jennifer firmly believes that greater strides will be made when there is not a pressure for perfection, but an allowance to try, stumble, and grow.  Jennifer and Rebecca go way back. Theirs is a relationship based on mutual support and collaboration, another value upon which Jennifer places great importance. “We’re better together,” is a phrase they are both fond of.  In the business world these are radical notions – prioritizing collaboration over the limelight, vulnerability over stoicism. Jennifer is at the forefront of this movement, ushering in a new type of work environment, and even greater than that, a new definition of success. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! You can also follow Superwomen on Instagram.
June 4, 2019
Amy Levin Says You Can’t Plan For It All
Confidence is not something that Amy Levin is lacking. “No,” Amy says with a laugh, in response to whether or not her age or gender was ever an issue in the success of her business.  Starting her company, College Fashionista, while actually still in college, Amy faced a unique set of challenges. Things such as managing work/school/life balance, and meetings with investors and business owners much older than she, would have been enough to intimidate any fresh-faced, young entrepreneur. But it never threw Amy off her game. Owing much of her unshakeable disposition to her parents, Amy never doubted that she has what it takes to take College Fashionista wherever she wanted it to go.  While she always had faith in the success of her company, Amy, like any entrepreneur, did face challenges along the way. While she had a strong business and financial background, tech was not her strong suit, and she saw to it early on that she had a diverse board of advisors in place for when, inevitably, questions would arise that required a different perspective.  Big Ideas - The value of self confidence, and how cultivating that mitigates feelings of inadequacy when faced with potentially difficult situations. [02:20] - The importance of flexibility. If you have a plan and it isn’t going the way you’d hoped, be open to adapting that plan. [22:21] - Surrounding yourself with a diverse group of background, age, experience, etc., will help you to overcome a greater range of challenges, because you will have a greater range of perspective. [19:23] Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram.
May 28, 2019
Alanna Masterson: Why Hard Work Matters
In this episode actress Alanna Masterson (The Walking Dead) talks about  how she struggled with her body image on the red carpet, the pros and  cons of social media, and how being a mother has kept her grounded. 
May 21, 2019
Alexa von Tobel Teaches Us How to Be Financially Forward
For Alexa von Tobel (Founder & Managing Partner, Inspired Capital, and author of "Financially Forward") money is a life skill, just like brushing your teeth. In this episode Alexa talks about her failures, the importance of learning to managing your money in the digital age, and how she hired a coach to help her become a better CEO. Alexa also shares her must-have apps for getting your finances in order.
May 14, 2019
Rebecca's Mom Sue Reflects On Raising A Strong Daughter
In this special Mother's Day episode, Rebecca sits down with her mom, Sue Minkoff, to talk about everything from raising a strong daughter to how she used her voice to stand up for others in the workplace. Sue also reflects on how she's been able to stay married for 50 years and how important intimacy is in a relationship.
May 7, 2019
How To Build Your Own Lane With Jaclyn Johnson
In this episode, Jaclyn Johnson (CEO of Create & Cultivate and author of WorkParty) talks about why it's so important for women to have conversations about how much they're getting paid, the best ways to build your professional network, and how sometimes as a business owner you need to have an unhealthy obsession with your brand.
April 30, 2019
Katia Beauchamp On Living The Life She Wants To Live
In this episode Katia talks about her unlikely start as an entrepreneur and how she dealt with rejection when investors didn't believe in her vision for Birchbox. Katia and Rebecca also talk about motherhood and how in business the word "no" can lead to a "yes." Birchbox and the Female Founder Collective are partnering in the month of May to celebrate the entrepreneurial accomplishments of women. We're hosting a giveaway together! There are 50 prize packages - each prize package contains almost $500 worth of products from 11 kickass woman-founded brands. You can check it all out and subscribe to Birchbox at
April 23, 2019
Wide Awake: A Day for Female Founders Panel - Even Sallie Krawcheck Gets Mansplained
Sallie Krawcheck (CEO & Co-Founder of Ellevest) has had an extremely successful career working on Wall Street. But she's also been fired twice, ghosted by potential investors, and has been mansplained along the journey to creating a new way for women to invest their money. In this episode Sallie gives us an honest account of how she felt betrayed by mentors, and how important it is to have someone fighting in your corner when you're not in the room.
April 18, 2019
How To Find Confidence In Your Decisions With Fast Company's Stephanie Mehta
Sometimes in life you're faced with two amazing opportunities. How do you know which one to choose? In this episode Stephanie Mehta talks about how she's made those hard decisions in the past. She also talks about the importance of having patience with your career, and not comparing your progress to others.
April 16, 2019
Wide Awake: A Day for Female Founders Panel - How To Break The Rules (with Birchbox, Rent The Runway, and the Female Founders Fund)
In this panel Katia Beauchamp (Birchbox), Jennifer Fleiss (Rent The Runway & Jetblack) and Sutian Dong (Female Founders Fund) show us how breaking the rules in business can work to your advantage. From pop-up shops to unconventional ways to market your brands, these rule breakers share their keys to funding success.
April 11, 2019
Pattie Sellers: Everyone Has An Incredible Story
In this episode Pattie Sellers tells us what she's learned from three decades of listening to other people's stories---including how women define success and their goals in business. Pattie also reflects on why there still so few female CEOs at Fortune 500 companies, and what she thinks needs to change.
April 9, 2019
Wide Awake: A Day for Female Founders Panel - Debt Is Not A Dirty Word
There are dozens of ways you can finance your small business--but which one is right for you and your situation? In this panel Mary Ann Reilly from Visa, and Hilda Kong and Sheryl Cameron from Chase talk about common financing mistakes that new business owners make, and how to avoid them.
April 4, 2019
Beautycounter's Gregg Renfrew Explains: The Toxic Crap In Your Beauty Products
 How do you know the ingredients in your beauty products are safe? In this episode Gregg Renfrew  (Founder and CEO of Beautycounter) explains how the United States is  way behind other countries in regards to what ingredients can be used in  the products we put on our bodies. She also gives us helpful tips for  ways we can create our own safer beauty alternatives, and she talks  about the power of using women to start a movement. You can also find Beautycounter's "Never List" of ingredients here:
April 2, 2019
Wide Awake: A Day for Female Founders Panel - The Skimm Founders Danielle Weisberg & Carly Zakin: Ask For What You Want
Rebecca moderates this panel with The Skimm co-founders and CEO's Danielle and Carly. They talk about the struggles of managing a team, being emotionally investing in your business and the power of asking for what you want.
March 28, 2019
How The Wing & Audrey Gelman Are Inspiring The Next Generation Of The Women's Movement
In this week's episode Audrey talks about how she got the idea to bring back the old idea of women's clubs, and how The Wing is able to create a supportive environment for all women. We also talk about how she manages her time and why it's important to turn down some opportunities.
March 26, 2019
Wide Awake: A Day for Female Founders Panel - How To Disrupt Your MFing Industry (with Michelle Cordeiro Grant, Mariah Chase, and Nicole Gibbons)
This year for International Women's Day the Female Founder Collective hosted Wide Awake: A Day for Female Founders. This panel moderated by Ann Shoket (former EIC of Seventeen) talks to Michelle Cordeiro Grant (Lively), Mariah Chase (ELOQUII), and Nicole Gibbons (Clare) about how they were able to disrupt their own industries, and how you should be unapologetic when representing yourself and your brand.
March 21, 2019
Overcoming Stress And Insecurity With Athena Calderone
Have you ever felt stressed by a "lack of direction" in your career? Athena Calderone, who's a blogger, interior designer, entertaining expert, and author did too. In this episode Athena talks about how she was able to overcome her insecurities, and how even in those moments of self doubt she realized she had to be her own biggest advocate. Athena also talks about the tools she's learned to deal with stress and looming deadlines after hitting her lowest point.
March 19, 2019
Katya Libin & Amri Kibbler Help Working Mamas Build Their Tribe
Are you looking for a way to build your mama village? Well look no further. This week we speak with Katya Libin and Amri Kibbler, co-founders of Hey Mama -- an online community that aims to make moms more successful in life and business. Their goal is to help shift the perception of working moms and help mamas save time (and money!) Katya and Amri also give tips to moms who may be working in inflexible or unsupportive work environments.
March 12, 2019
Breaking Financial Barriers
Are you confused by venture capital? Do you wonder if it's right for your business? (Spoiler: It's not for everyone.) In this episode Anu Duggal and Sutian Dong break down the complex world (and acronyms!) of venture capital, and explain how the Female Founders Fund is different from other VC's. They also talk about how it's OK to lose money in the beginning (in fact, your probably will) and how they had over 700 meetings to raise capital for their first round of funding.
March 5, 2019
Living A Glamour Life
In this episode Samantha Barry, the Editor in Chief at Glamour Magazine, talks about her start in broadcasting, the difference between toxic talk and criticism, and how change can be a good thing. Rebecca ends the episode reflecting on her experience being back at Fashion Week, and how she picks the women that walk the runway.
February 26, 2019
Elisa Kreisinger Reminds Us To Put Ourselves First
In this episode Elisa Kreisinger talks about how she uses humor to get people to pay attention to important issues, and the importance of taking care of yourself, no matter what that looks like. Rebecca and Elisa also talk about their idea for a new reality TV show.
February 19, 2019
Planning Your Way To Success With Anne Fulenwider
Have you ever felt stuck in a job but didn't know how to advance your career? In this episode Anne Fulenwider, editor-in-chief of Marie Claire magazine, talks about the importance of having patience and a plan when trying to advance your career. Rebecca and Anne also talk about the ultimate "power trip." You can find new episodes of Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff, completely ad-free, only on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of Stitcher Premium, go to and use promo code ‘WONDERY’.
February 12, 2019
Reshma Saujani Teaches Us How To Be Brave, Not Perfect
In this episode we talk to Reshma Saujani about women's habits towards perfectionism and being a toxic people pleaser. In order to overcome these traps Reshma teaches us to do something everyday that scares us in order to practice our bravery. We also talk about her new book, Brave, Not Perfect, and why she felt like now was the right time to write it.
February 5, 2019
When Cause Meets Commerce with Lauren Conrad and Hannah Skvarla
Founded by women to empower women, The Little Market is a place where you can buy beautiful handmade goods from artisans around the world. In this episode Lauren and Hannah talk about the challenges of creating a business focused on preserving traditional patterns and methods, as well as the reasons why they decided to open a brick and mortar location, even though they had a successful online business.
January 29, 2019
Managing Your Money Like A Pro With Sallie Krawcheck
Does the thought of investing in stocks and bonds intimidate you? In this episode Sallie Krawcheck co-founder of Ellevest, a financial platform designed to focus on the needs of women, gives us an Investment 101 lesson, and shares the biggest mistake women make when investing in their future.
January 22, 2019
Using Your Passions to Fuel Your Success
Do you struggle to keep motivated when the odds are stacked against you? Brooklyn Decker is many things; model, actress, mom, and now the co-founder of Finery. Brooklyn talks about the stigmas she had to overcome as a model in the tech industry, and how she had to learn an entirely new language when trying to raise funding for Finery. She also explains how her passion for saving women time and money keeps her motivated when things get tough, and why she's so open and honest on social media.
January 15, 2019
Do What Feels Good (For Your Body)
In a world filled with detox teas and quick fixes, fitness and health has never been more complicated. We sat down with the multi-talented Hannah Bronfman to talk about why it was so important for her to embrace herself the way she is, and how she was able let go of society's expectations of what she should be. Hannah talks about how she learned to redefine what healthy meant for her body, and how you can do the same. We also talk about her new book, Do What Feels Good, and why she felt like now was the perfect time to write it.
January 8, 2019
How To Make A New Years Resolution That Sticks
Here at Superwomen, we don't believe in "New Years Resolutions" in the traditional sense. In this New Years bonus episode, Rebecca shares how you can set goals in the New Year that you'll actually achieve. Plus, hear what some of our guests are planning for 2019, along with a sneak peak of who we have lined up for this year! We want to hear what you've got planned for 2019! Email us at, we may even share your goals on the show. And don't forget to enter to win a copy of Hannah Bronfman's new book "Do What Feels Good." Just rate and review us on your favorite podcast app, take a screenshot and post it to your Instagram stories, tagging @RMSuerwomen. We're picking a winner January 8th, so get sharing!
January 1, 2019
How To Advocate For Yourself In The Workplace
Shelley Zalis is know for saying "first came IQ (the Intelligence Quotient) then came EQ (the Emotional Quotient), now comes FQ (the Female Quotient). She's also a fan of breaking rules and is a self proclaimed Chief Trouble Maker. In this episode we explore how you can advocate for yourself in the workplace and the importance of networking with other women. We're doing some great giveaways in 2019! Be sure to listen to this episode to find out how you can enter to win a copy of Hannah Bronfman's new book "Do What Feels Good." We're picking a winner January 8th, so get sharing!
December 25, 2018
From Hobby To Explosive Career, With a Cherry On Top
For the very first interview recorded in our office, we talk to the queen of sprinkles, Amirah Kassem. Amirah started Flour Shop–a contemporary bakery that's famous for their colorful cakes–out of her small NYC apartment. She tells us all about having to find new ways to keep up with demand once her business rose to fame on social media and how she learned to handle the heat of overnight success. This happy baker loves being part of everyone's celebrations and has an excitement that's truly contagious. Let this episode brighten your day and then have some cake! We're doing some great giveaways in 2019! Be sure to listen to this episode to find out how you can enter to win a copy of Hannah Bronfman's new book "Do What Feels Good."
December 18, 2018
Honoring Your Inner Badass with Bozoma St. John
Have you ever wanted to cultivate a confident, badass persona but it just felt wrong? This week Bozoma St.John shares her incredible journey and how tragedy has helped her develop inner strength, how she regularly uses mantras and positive affirmations to create a confident personal narrative, and the importance of advocating for others when they’re not in the room.
December 11, 2018
Stella & Dot’s Blythe Harris Says Failure IS an Option
Stella & Dot co-founder Blythe Harris often talks about the value of failure, and how important it is to pick yourself back up and keep moving. In addition to sharing some of her favorite tips and tricks to help nurture your creativity, Blythe and Rebecca talk about the best ways to communicate with your coworkers and bosses.
December 4, 2018
Overcoming Your Fears With Christene Barberich
Have you ever needed to make a decision but were held back by fear? Refinery 29 co-founder Christene Barberich talks about how she overcame those fears while listening to her gut, and found the importance of rooting for the people around you.
November 27, 2018
How to Connect Through Vulnerability
In this episode Cassandra Grey, founder of beauty empire Violet Grey, talks about the difference between fake confidence and real confidence, and how being vulnerable can help you in the long run.
November 20, 2018
Jen Gotch Gets Real
Jen Gotch is no stranger to sharing her struggles. In her quest to make people feel less lonely, she explains how sharing her struggles publicly has actually helped her become stronger in the long run, and how changing the dialog surrounding mental health can help us all.
November 13, 2018
How to shift culture within your community
Over the summer Rebecca spoke with Sarah Sophie Flicker and Paola Mendoza, organizers of the Women's March. What followed was a passionate conversation about ways we can shift culture, connect to our communities, and how the Women's March birthed activists from everyday people. Through their despair over various social issues, Paola and Sarah Sophie tell us how love keeps them moving, day after day. Warning: You may want to keep a box of tissues handy, this episode gets emotional.
November 6, 2018
The Truth about Stacy London
From “What Not to Wear” to the NY Times best seller list, Stacy London talks about why the anti-aging movement is just “a way to make women hate themselves,” her recovery from an autoimmune disease, and what she’s learned by styling thousands of people.
October 30, 2018
When Your Dream Job….Is Not
Attending fashion show after fashion show, Garance Dore was living the life many would be envious of. Yet she was miserable, and the stress manifested itself in physical ways. In this episode Garance talks about the importance of listening to your gut, and the pressures of social media. Superwomen is presented by Prudential. To learn more please visit
October 23, 2018
Coco Rocha on the Power of Saying No
Model, owner, and director of Nomad Management, Coco Rocha made a name for herself by saying no. In this episode Coco talks about how she has used her voice to stand up for herself, and the future generations of models. Superwomen is presented by Prudential. To learn more please visit
October 16, 2018
Navigating Change and Fresh Beginnings
After spending more than two decades as the first female vice chair at GE, Beth Comstock explains how our creativity is the most powerful and important tool to building a new future for ourselves. Superwomen is presented by Prudential. To learn more please visit Additional sponsors include: Helix Sleep - Get up to $125 off your mattress order when you visit them at and use code superwomen125 at checkout.
October 9, 2018
Lauren Chan: Changing the Culture of Fashion
From varsity basketball player to fashion mogul, Lauren Chan is making moves and breaking boundaries. Lauren is raising awareness about body positivity and inclusivity, because she understands first-hand how it feels to have your worth determined by the number on your clothing labels. She is leading a charge for future girls so that they never have to feel left out for being something that isn't part of the norm. Superwomen is presented by Prudential. To learn more please visit Additional sponsors include: Sun Basket - Get $35 off your first order when you visit them at
October 2, 2018
If You Can’t Stand the Heat, Get out of Eden Grinshpan's Kitchen!
Restaurateur Eden Grinshpan brings her personality and love of food into literally everything she does. She dives into what it’s like working in a male-dominated industry, her perspective on raising her daughter and how she navigates being a public figure. Superwomen is presented by Prudential. To learn more please visit Additional sponsors include: Helix Sleep - Get up to $125 off your mattress order when you visit them at and use code superwomen125 at checkout.
September 25, 2018
Create a Life That Inspires You With Hillary Kerr
On this episode of Superwomen, co-founder of Clique Media Group and fearless business lady and mama, Hillary Kerr, offers her tips and tricks for starting a company on a small budget, working with a co-founder she sees more often than her husband, and following your dreams. Superwomen is presented by Prudential. To learn more please visit
September 18, 2018
Michelle Lee: Modern Media Game Changer
On this episode of Superwomen, Michelle Lee, the editor-in-chief of Allure, talks to us about her unique career path, overcoming racism and sexism, and her secrets to success. Superwomen is presented by Prudential. To learn more please visit Additional sponsors include: Helix Sleep - Get up to $125 off your mattress order when you visit them at and use code superwomen125 at checkout.
September 18, 2018
Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff Trailer
As women, we have so many sides to ourselves. Storyteller. Caretaker. Money maker. Activist. Sister. Mom. Leader. This is the podcast that celebrates our own multidimensionality, and the many women who surround us. From CEOs to chefs, entrepreneurs to instructors, Rebecca talks to a collective of Superwomen who shape culture, change the world, and lift each other up along the way. Premieres September 18, 2018.
September 4, 2018
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