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The Outside Girl Podcast
36 minutes | Jul 12, 2020
Natasha Singh (Ep.14) - Amplifying Womxn's Voices Through Her Platform
Natasha Singh is a creative marketer and entrepreneur and co-founder of ATM (At the Moment). A community dedicated to womxn who are breaking boundaries, using their voices to make change, and embracing who they are. She's passionate about conceiving and bringing big ideas to life and has spent more than a decade working in retail, fashion, and tech marketing. Most notably, Natasha helped launch Kylie Cosmetic’s first-ever pop-up shop in LA. She currently works at Shopify as an Experiential Marketer. Natasha grew up in Brantford, Ontario, and has been lucky to call both Toronto and Montreal home. Her passion for creating unique, engaging experiences and building community motivates her daily. + Follow Natasha @miss_singh and ATM @atmonline_ +Follow The Outside Girl @theoutsidegirlpod
50 minutes | Jun 14, 2020
Allison Hill (Ep.13) - How She Leveraged Her Supportive Community to Build an Award-Winning Hair Salon
Allison Hill is the Founder and Hairstylist of the award-winning salon, Hill Studio. A leader in afro textures in Toronto, Canada. Creator and Curator of Hill Insider, an initiative to mobilize her community to create space for women of colour in wellness. After University she landed a well-paid job in Healthcare Administration. Allison would eventually quit that job and finally pursue her career as a Hairstylist. Shortly after taking the most daunting leap of her life, Allison lost her Mother abruptly to a brain aneurism. With the weight and fuel of her mother’s passing, Allison began her journey to create spaces where she could recreate the warmth, encouragement and safety she shared with her mother through the medium of hair. After years of building her clientele, in 2016, the doors of Hill Studio were open. Follow Allison and Hill Studio: @hillstudoto @byallisonhill Don't forget to subscribe to this podcast and follow us on Instagram @theoutsidegirlpod
8 minutes | May 18, 2020
A Cup of T (Ep.12) - Toni Akinwumi Discusses The Story Behind The Outside Girl
Toni Akinwumi is the creator and host of The Outside Girl podcast. After realizing that many women deal with imposter syndrome and struggle with fitting into their respective industries, she sought to bring light to these issues by creating a platform to discuss it. She's also passionate about empowering women to start their own businesses and be financially independent, so this podcast was created to combine the two. She also currently works in Toronto, Canada as a marketer at Shopify where its goal is to make commerce better for everyone. What is A Cup of T? Mini-episodes of the podcast where our host (Toni Akinwumi) goes solo and discusses top of mind topics to the audience. Covering a range of topics like career development, lessons learned, and tips to level up your business. Follow us: @theoutsidegirlpod
33 minutes | May 3, 2020
Bili Balogun (Ep.11): How a Beauty Box Founder Turned $200 to $500k in 2 Years
Bili Balogun is the founder of Tribe Beauty box an indie beauty box for beauty lovers. She's a budding entrepreneur who has built a global brand in a noisy industry, leveraging the power of community. Bili took the big leap to start her business two weeks after her college graduation in November 2017. With an initial investment of only $200, Bili bootstrapped her business to over $500,000 in sales in only 2 years. Bili has been featured in Flare Magazine, York University billboards, Shopify's Masters Podcasts, and more. Surrounding herself with a network of professionals who do it best, her focus has been on building a business of accessibility and empowerment. +Use code BILI15 for 15% off on www.tribebeautybox.com | @tribebeautybox and @bb_tbb +Follow The Outside Girl @theoutsidegirlpod
33 minutes | Apr 19, 2020
Jenny Jay (Ep.10): How She Forged Her Own Path Through Capturing Authentic Moments
Jenny Jay travels around the world, finding and capturing stories wherever she goes. She is a cinematographer, photographer, and writer. She is also the founder and owner of The Double Jay Collective, a photography and videography studio based out of Toronto that helps brands create engaging, heartfelt, and sales-driven content. Whether she's behind the camera, documenting her travels, or working with her favourite brands, Jenny is an embodiment of what it means to be a true multimedia creator.
27 minutes | Apr 7, 2020
Orianna Polo (Ep.9): How A Self-Taught Fashion Designer Co-Created A Luxury Fashion Brand
Orianna Polo is the co-founder of Orietta Polo Collections. A mother-daughter luxury accessories brand from Italy based in Toronto. Through magazine features, boutiques, and online recognition, Orietta Polo has now expanded worldwide. Orietta Polo Collections has also had the pleasure of working with prestige brand manufacturers and suppliers such as Dior and Pollini. Orianna Polo is passionate about the creativity of art and design and her goal is to provide affordable yet, high-quality unique designs that are accessible to all fashion lovers.
33 minutes | Sep 22, 2019
Chanèle McFarlane (Ep.8): How A Personal Branding Expert Built A Community Through Authenticity
Do Well Dress Well creator, Chanèle McFarlane, talks building her career and lifestyle website to help women build their social capital - through personal branding and professional development. A multiple award-winning writer, speaker and community leader based in Toronto, Canada. She’s passionate about connecting women to the content, communities, and opportunities they need to become their most remarkable selves. She sits on the advisory board for the Toronto branch of Young Women in Business is also a member of Humber College’s Professional Advisory Committee for their Content Strategy program.
26 minutes | Sep 8, 2019
Chloe Chan (Ep.7) - Building a Luxury Snack Business Inspired by Her Long-Distance Love Story
Chloe Chan is the founder of NØDI, a luxury fine snacks company inspired by her long-distance love story between Denmark and Canada. Prior to her venture, she had consulted for hundreds of companies like Grey Goose Vodka, Bacardi, ALDO Shoes, and BASF. Outside of balancing both her full-time job in software sales and owning a business, she enjoys reading about philosophy, exploring design and culture, and traveling. She also mentions that her secret to staying creative is keeping a notebook close by at all times - because inspiration can happen at any moment and she's always prepared to capture it.
20 minutes | Aug 25, 2019
Jo-Anne Santos (Ep. 6) - Finding Her Truth And Becoming a Self-Published Author
Jo-Anne is a writer, poet, and educator from Toronto, Canada. Jo-Anne has been writing poetry since the age of 12. Aside from writing poetry, Jo-Anne has worked alongside creative communities within the Greater Toronto Area. She has led creative writing workshops for York University and for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada. For several years, Jo-Anne dedicated her time to building platforms for young creatives to express themselves. By doing this, Jo-Anne discovered a passion for educating youth on utilizing the power of the written and spoken word. Her aim is to share her most authentic and transparent stories to inspire others to do the same. To view more of Jo-Anne’s work, visit her website www.joannesantos.com and follow her on Instagram and Twitter @joanneswritings
23 minutes | Aug 11, 2019
Palak Loizides(Ep.5) - Quitting Her Corporate Job And Launching Her Own Experiential Business
Palak Loizides is the Founder & CEO of Embiria, a company that offers curated experiences and workshops designed to connect people and fuel creativity. Prior to starting Embiria in April 2017, she worked in the corporate world for over 10 years working in Communications and Events. And most notably managing the marketing and communications of the annual Toronto International Film Festival and launching Indigo's Plum Rewards Loyalty program. Embiria runs an array of events mainly in the Toronto area - ranging from yoga, meditation, and even calligraphy workshops. Check out the website to learn more about the events and how you can participate.
20 minutes | Jul 28, 2019
Lavinia Latham (Ep.4) - Embracing Her Natural Hair And Building Her Curlfriends Community
Toronto-based lawyer, Lavinia Latham, built her online community Fine Natural Hair ROCKS featuring healthy hair tips and tricks for women with fine and fragile natural hair. After spending countless hours searching the Internet for natural hair care information, Lavinia was unable to find any hair advice that would properly address her particular type of natural hair. As such, Lavinia struggled to retain length and continued to experience a significant amount of hair breakage, stunted growth, and minimal length retention despite meticulously following the popular natural hair care regimens and methods. Lavinia then began @FineNaturalHairROCKS on Instagram in order to personally document her fine natural hair growth journey. As the natural hair movement continued to explode, naturals across the globe began following. @FineNaturalHairROCKS for healthy fine natural hair tips and tricks. Today, @FineNaturalHairROCKS has amassed an Instagram following of over 2,400 Curlfriends and a Facebook following of over 2,300 Curlfriends to whom she continues to share proven methods, tips, and tricks for growing long and strong fine natural hair.
31 minutes | Jul 14, 2019
Kim Kirton (Ep.3) - Growing up Adopted and Navigating An Unconventional Career Path
Kim is an experienced and passionate social entrepreneur, who loves bringing ideas to life. Kim has bootstrapped over $100K in external funding to bring her ideas to life and if she had to choose her superpower, it would definitely be curiosity— as she loves asking questions, learning new things & thinking of creative ways to spread the word about what she's building. With an unwavering desire for new experiences, combined with a dedication to hard work and social impact, she has managed to forge a path that is uniquely hers. Her most recent projects have been building an online accelerator for women identified entrepreneurs and figuring out how to develop a product that provides intersectional support for WOC/marginalized folks to have more fulfilling work lives without burning out
19 minutes | Jun 2, 2019
Victory Omotayo (Ep.2) - Monetizing Her Passion and Empowering Women to Do The Same
Victory Omotayo is a change-maker, entrepreneurial activist and founder of Twenty-Four Hour Woman, the first virtual early-stage startup incubator training non-technical women budding entrepreneurs on how to turn their passion/expertise into a profitable business, online, and on social. She is extremely passionate about empowering women and uplifting their voices and is sought after for her expertise in women empowerment, personal development, owning your authentic story, and has been featured in the press and podcasts where she speaks to the importance of female business ownership. A Masters of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology graduate from the University of Waterloo, Victory is a multi-passionate serial entrepreneur who ran her previous e-commerce business solo for a year before she exited and sold it in 2018. She is a Forbes Global Fellow and sits on the Advisory Board for Cornell University's entrepreneurship program focused on women in STEM, W.E. Cornell.
21 minutes | May 20, 2019
Yasmin Alamaddine (Ep. 1) - When Fitting In Is Not an Option and How to Start Your Own Podcast
Yasmin Alamaddine is the creator and host of Witty podcast: Women In Tech Talk to Yaz, a bi-monthly podcast about women disrupting the technology industry. In her free time, Yasmin focuses on empowering women in the tech industry through her podcast, volunteering for ShEO and the Anita Borg Institute, and speaking on female entrepreneurship at conferences and panels. Yasmin will be pursuing a Masters of Science in Data Journalism at Columbia University in the fall of 2019. You can contact her: Instagram: @wittypodcast @yasminalamedd Website: www.wityypodcast.com
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