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World-Changing Women Podcast
42 minutes | Jul 3, 2019
Ep. 29: Kristen Hadeed of Student Maid
Most of us have had to scrounge around for odd jobs at certain points in our lives either to make ends meet or to help save for that certain special thing we've wanted in our lives, but few of us have turned that odd job into a thriving company. This was the case for Kristen Hadeed, who started cleaning houses in college as a way to save up for a pair of jeans that she desperately wanted. 10 years later, Hadeed is the Founder of StudentMaid, a cleaning company based in Florida that helps teach leadership skills to employees to help them move onto their next big thing. I sat down with Kristen to talk accidentally starting a business, the many failures she has had along the way, and how listening to your gut as a leader is critically important. Fair warning: this episode is chock-full of great insights for entrepreneurs.
36 minutes | May 8, 2019
Ep. 28: Elyse Stoltz Dickerson of Eosera, Inc.
Elyse Stoltz Dickerson is an earwax entrepreneur. Yes, you heard that right. After being let go from her big-time corporate job, Elyse and a colleague decided they wanted to start their own business, but they didn't quite know what unmet need the would fill in the market. We sat down with Elyse to talk about how she created a successful company by going out and finding a problem that needed a solution, and how she transformed one of the worst days of her life into one of the best things that ever happened.
48 minutes | Apr 22, 2019
Ep. 27: Jenny Kassan, Raise Capital on YOUR Terms
If you’ve got a business idea, chances are, you’ll need money. And money can be a major source of anxiety. There are fears about getting money… and once you have it, fears about how you’ll spend it. Jenny spent two decades as an attorney and advisor for mission-driven businesses and her primary focus is on empowering women entrepreneurs to raise money on their own terms. In this episode, we’ll hear Jenny’s story and her best advice for raising money.
47 minutes | Apr 7, 2019
Ep. 26: Meika Hollender of Sustain
In 2012, Meika Hollender was sitting by the pool during the summer of her MBA program when someone handed her a business proposal for a sustainable condom company. She took the leap and co-founded Sustain with her own father, Jeffrey Hollender, the founder of Seventh Generation. In this episode, we'll hear advice she has for starting a company with a family member, how she's built a company in such a taboo product category, and how she's kept it all together through the ups and downs.
34 minutes | Apr 2, 2019
Ep. 25: Susan Griffin-Black of EO Products
Rosemary, Vanilla, Eucalyptus, Bergamont, Lavender - for decades, Susan Griffin-Black has been harvesting the essence of nature. As co-founder of the brand EO, Susan has created a line of ethical and sustainable body care products based on her passion for pure essential oils. A certified BCorp, EO has a purpose of creating natural products that are good for people and the planet. When traveling in London for her previous work, she discovered a curious little shop that started it all…
42 minutes | Mar 26, 2019
Ep. 24: Kristen Tobey of Revolution Foods
While she was in business school, Kirsten Tobey started a revolution. In a fight against childhood obesity and with a goal to set students up for success, she sought to redefine school lunches. Kirsten and Kristin Richmond co-founded Revolution Foods, which has grown from an MBA project into a thriving business that employs over 1500 people who serve over 3 million healthy meals to schools and communities every week.
46 minutes | Mar 20, 2019
Ep. 23: Karen Hoskin of Montanya Distillers
Rum is flowing from the mountains of Colorado, where spirits are crafted from pure spring water and sugar cane from family farms. Where ingredients are distilled in a mountaintop facility that’s 100% wind-powered. Over a decade ago, Karen Hoskin followed a dream and founded Montanya Distillers, a certified BCorp making award-winning rums, and at the time she was one of the few female distillers in the country. She is now setting out to prove that rum is so much more than a piña colada mixer.
57 minutes | Mar 11, 2019
Ep. 22: Ruth Ann Harnisch, One of the First Women in TV News
Ruth Ann Harnisch has spent her life breaking through barriers and redefining what’s possible. Despite daily harassment, Ruth Ann became one of the first women to anchor evening news and earned recognition as an award-winning journalist. After her media career, she became a philanthropist, investor, activist, and coach with her life centered on giving. Through the Harnisch Foundation, she has invested millions in programs and projects focused on promoting equity around issues facing women and girls.
48 minutes | Mar 3, 2019
Ep. 21: Arlan Hamilton of Backstage Capital
Arlan Hamilton arrived in Silicon Valley when she was 34 with a dream to become a venture capitalist. She was broke, had no network, and no financial background. But she was driven, and in time, launched Backstage Capital - a firm that invests only in companies led by underrepresented founders. Stay tuned to hear how Arlan built Backstage Capital by keeping hold of a vision for a more equitable future and by staying true to herself.
38 minutes | Feb 24, 2019
Ep. 20: Courtney Klein of Seed Spot
Courtney Klein believes that entrepreneurs hold the solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. With this mission in mind, she founded Seed Spot, an incubator supporting diverse, impact-driven entrepreneurs. Since the launch of Seed Spot, Courtney's helped hundreds of social entrepreneurs start ventures. In today’s episode, she shares her personal startup story, which involves deeply understanding a problem, while trusting her intuition.
44 minutes | Feb 18, 2019
Ep. 19: Robyn Sue Fisher of Smitten Ice Cream
Since Robyn Sue Fisher's humble beginnings selling ice cream on the streets of San Francisco, she’s opened 8 Smitten Ice Cream shops throughout California. Smitten makes ice cream differently - every flavor is churned to order with all natural flavors using her patented Brrr machine. Robyn’s mission is to spread joy, and she does this through a set of core company values. Today, we hear how Robyn made new discoveries and pushed past failures to give old-fashioned ice cream a major makeover.
73 minutes | Feb 10, 2019
Ep. 18: Jane Wurwand of Dermalogica
Jane Wurwand is the co-founder of Dermalogica, the world’s number one professional skin care brand. After immigrating to the US, she pioneered a training program for skin therapists. She went on to create a line of skincare products to serve her students. Dermalogica’s success has helped to train and empower thousands of women entrepreneurs. On this episode, we talk about of how she got started, how she scaled, and the difficult decision to sell the company that she spent decades building.
45 minutes | Feb 3, 2019
Ep. 17: Lynn Jurich CEO of SunRun
Lynn Jurich is on a mission - to create a planet that’s powered by the sun. SunRun has helped over 200,000 people harness solar energy to power their homes. And she’s grown this solar-as-a-service model into a $3 billion enterprise, and the largest residential solar installer in the US. On this episode, we hear her story, how her leadership has developed and the impact she's making in the world.
51 minutes | Dec 18, 2018
Ep. 16: Lynne Twist author of Soul of Money
Lynne Twist is a renowned speaker, the author of Soul of Money, the founder of the Soul of Money Institute, and the co-founder of the Pachamama Alliance — a non-profit that works with an indigenous tribe in Ecuador to protect the Amazon rainforest. Her work has been featured in the Chicago Tribune, the San Francisco Chronicle, and on Oprah's Super Soul Sunday. We sat down with Lynne to talk about her decades-long journey in impact, what keeps her going, and how she listens to her own inner wisdom.
46 minutes | Dec 11, 2018
Ep. 15: Suzy Batiz of PooPourri
Can you imagine what it would be like to start a new business after two personal bankruptcies? This was the situation facing Suzy Batiz when she had the crazy idea for PooPourri -- a magical spray that masks the smells of your #2s. Since then, she built it into a $500 million dollar company. On this episode of World-Changing Women, we'll hear Suzy's story, the difference between resonance and dissonance, and how she had her business idea in the darkest of moments.
59 minutes | Dec 2, 2018
Ep. 14: Tara-Nicholle Nelson author of The Transformational Consumer
Tara-Nicholle Nelson is a wonder woman. She is the former VP, Marketing for MyFitnessPal, now part of Under Armour, the author of 2 books including The Transformational Consumer: Fuel a Lifelong Love Affair With Customers by Helping Them Get Healthier, and the CEO of a startup called SoulTour. We sat down with Tara-Nicholle to talk to learn about her purpose-driven career, how she's introducing spirituality into the tech world, and her best advice for a morning routine that inspires and connects people.
42 minutes | Nov 25, 2018
Ep. 13: Steph Speirs of Solstice
When Steph Speirs discovered that 80% of people in the US can't install rooftop solar, she set out on a mission to make solar energy accessible to all. As the co-founder and CEO of Solstice she is a pioneer in community solar. On this episode, we'll hear how Steph built her company, her take on the importance of relationships with your co-founders and teammates, and why she feels we all need to use our voices for change.
54 minutes | Nov 18, 2018
Ep. 12: Sheryl O'Loughlin of REBBL
Sheryl O'Loughlin has seen it all. As the former CEO of Clif Bar, co-founder of Plum Organics, current CEO of Rebbl, and author of "Killing It: An Entrepreneurs Guide to Keeping Your Head Without Losing Your Heart," O'Loughlin has insights and wisdom that all leaders need to hear. In this episode, we'll hear the inside story of how she built her career, how she faced the demons along the way, and how she's found balance and joy in her career.
34 minutes | Nov 12, 2018
Ep. 11: Lisa Curtis of Kuli Kuli
Lisa Curtis is the founder and CEO of Kuli Kuli foods, which makes energy bars, drinks, smoothie powders, and more that feature a new superfood ingredient, moringa, all while supporting moringa producers on small farms in Africa. Despite how prolific Kuli Kuli products are becoming, the company came from humble beginnings. Today, we'll hear about how Lisa brought a new superfood into the market, how she found investors who support her vision, and why she advocates for staying small as long as possible.
42 minutes | Nov 5, 2018
Ep. 10: Donna Carpenter of Burton Snowboards
Donna Carpenter built Burton from the ground up alongside her husband, founder Jake Burton. In 2016, she was elevated to the role of CEO of Burton. Despite not necessarily believing in herself at the beginning and having to be nudged into the role by Jake, Donna has taken Burton to the next level. Today, we'll hear how Donna has increased the number of women in leadership at Burton, why she paid for employees to attend the women's march, and why business leaders should take a stand.
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