My guest today is Raegan Moya-Jones, an Australian native and now, New Yorker. After the birth of her first child, she looked everywhere for the breathable muslin swaddle blankets that were common in her homeland. This lack led her to be the co-founder and CEO of Aden & Anais. Raegan is now the mother of four daughters and is busy running a company worth multiple millions, but the idea was born at her kitchen table in 2003. Join me to hear her incredible story!
What you’ll hear in this episode:
Carrie, the CEO of Likeable Media, studied Marketing and Advertising Communication at Emerson College. She is also the host of All the Social Ladies Podcast. Likeable Media provides “social insights to develop and promote digital branded content that generates business results.”
It was 2013 and Megan had a little sister who needed to wear a bra for girls but was offered the bras for women. They found only padded, push up bras with wiring. It was the time when she realized that the market needed comfortable, age-appropriate bras for teens.
That was when she thought of setting up her own company, Yellowberry using her savings. She was only 17 then, was a busy high school junior and a nationally ranked competitive skier. She also launched a Kickstarter campaign that raised $41,795 and she began manufacturing and shipping bras.
Media around the country picked up on Megan’s story—Fortune magazine, Fast Company, The Huffington Post, The New York Times, Good Morning America, The Today Show and others.
She was selected as one of TIME Magazine’s 25 Most Influential Teens in 2014. Huffington Post named her one of the 14 Most Fearless Teens in 2014. In 2015, Megan was named one of the 24 Millennials to Watch by Yahoo.
She has been featured on the TODAY Show, The New York Times, Fast Company, Inc. Magazine, Forbes Magazine, Seventeen and Teen Vogue.
She served as a member of the Barbie Global Advisory Board in 2015. She is a recipient of the 2016 Thiel Fellowship Grant and was named to the 2016 Forbes 30 Under 30 list in Retail and Ecommerce.
Jessica Rhodes, founder and CEO of Interview Connections, is our guest today! She shares a wealth of information for business success with us. Jessica is a regular speaker at Dream Business Academy and has shared the stage with dozens of top podcasters at Podcast Movement and Podcast New England.
Jessica's website : http://www.jessicarhodes.biz/tag/podcasting/
2nd Website: http://www.interviewconnections.com/
Broadcast Resource Center: http://www.running-with-heels.com/broadcast/
Afrin Kahn is our guest today. She’s the Co- Founder of Red Elephant event planning company. After losing her possessions in Hurricane Sandy, and having to re-invent her business, she began speaking everywhere she could and gained a quick following and tons of clients. Red Elephant works to make great live events for entrepreneurs and they also provide training for Speakers. She made her husband her business partner and the rest is history.
Listen as Afrin also discusses:
Afrin's Favorite Tool:
Trip It - the travel app
Connect with Afrin:
www.redelephantinc.com - get a free speaker checklist before you take the stage!
This week brings to us an inspiration in the form of Craft Street Design owner Pratima Aravabhoomi. She was once was an Apple consultant. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and a Masters in Design from Portfolio Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Prior to 2007, she was in a bad, pre-arranged marriage and was depressed and on the verge of being an alcoholic when an inspirational quote on the wall suddenly jolted her mind to normalcy. Listen to her talk about her story of success and motivation.
Broads, have I got a treat for you today! The confident, powerful and inspiring Precious Williams is on the show today. She’s amazing - just listen to the interview to find out. She doesn’t just show up, she comes to slay! Precious has lots of things going on business wise and she is here to lend you a little bit of confidence so you can go out and slay your business!
Here’s a little bit about Precious Williams:
Precious L. Williams, Esq., is an unstoppable full figured diva on a mission: to celebrate the beauty of curvy women in all that she does.
As an African American woman who was once a size 28, Precious was often not able to find sexy and stylish lingerie that fit her curves. Although she had a red-hot romance with a well-known actor, Precious knew, from experience, that society and big box stores often ignored or dismissed women with a little bit more meat on their bones.
Frustrated, but far from intimidated with her limited lingerie options, Precious decided to createCurvy Girlz Lingerie, a dynamic intimate apparel brand that caters to her fellow plus size fashionistas. Her goal is to make Curvy Girlz Lingerie, LLC the #1 lingerie destination for curvy women.
Precious, Curvy Girlz Lingerie, LLC’s visionary Founder and CEO, is also a successful New York based attorney, teacher, mentor and motivational speaker. She is a Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude graduate of Spelman College and Rutgers School of Law-Newark.
A gifted orator and an extraordinary serial entrepreneur, Precious has been selected as the keynote speaker at a number of conferences, entrepreneurial and women centered summits, fundraisers and corporate training events.
Welcome Broads! Today’s guest is Makenna Johnston! Makenna is a self-proclaimed unicorn wrangler. She’s first and foremost a creative human and entrepreneur. She is a life, creativity, and business coach & consultant with over a decade of experience working with Fortune 500 companies, service based businesses, coaches, organizations, artists, and writers to create deep, soul song alignment and strategy to bring home the bacon.
Makenna has done so many unique things through the course of her career. She’s worked in non-profits and has an entrepreneur's heart: she’s practical but visionary! Listen to this episode to find out why she lives in France part of the year and find our her connection the one and only Julia Childs!
Listen to this episode as Makenna also reveals:
Connect with Makenna:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/theblissbrigade/ - Join her Facebook Group!
At first, Christine had been mulling on setting up her own business but was afraid to leave her day job for fear of losing her income. Yet she kept thinking about doing what she was passionate about. She even prayed to get laid off just to have a reason to leave. She was not laid off. Something made her finally resign from her job. After she did, she asked herself: Why didn’t I do it sooner?
The deep grief of losing her daughter was, later on, transformed into positive creativity. She moved forward with a passionate determination to keep pursuing her dreams. Today Christine owns several businesses and helps other businesses get to the top and entrepreneurs to grow and evolve toward what they want to become. She continues her “focused strategies” on supporting, inspiring, and motivating women to achieve their own dreams.
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There are all kinds of diet formulae everywhere! If you have already given up on all of them, try Tanya’s. Tanya Zuckerbrot, MS, RD, is an internationally-known dietitian and the creator of the renowned F-Factor™ Diet, the only dietitian-created program for weight loss and optimal health that is based on scientifically proven fiber-rich nutrition. She has scientifically-developed The F-Factor™ Diet, where the F stands for fiber. She also authored 2 best-selling weight-loss books: The F-Factor Diet: Discover the Secret to Permanent Weight Loss and The Miracle Carb Diet: Make Calories and Fat Disappear – with Fiber. She also holds a Master’s degree in Nutrition and Food Studies from New York University and completed a two-year dietetic internship at NYU Medical Center. She and her team at F-Factor™ have been helping people with health issues. Using this scientific diet, she has lowered cholesterol deposits, reversed diabetes, reduced excess weight, reversed cardiovascular conditions, and restored people’s health.
For consultation: www.ffactor.com
Jamiee Newberry is a professional experimenter, writer and keynote speaker. She’s also the mother of two girls and two cats . She’s inspired by fun, Muppets, Disney and a good sprinkling of rebellion.
She’s the Founder of Picture This Clothing, and if you haven’t seen her clothing line for children, you have been living under a rock! She’s everywhere with an innovative new way to “wear your imagination”!
Let’s listen as Jaimee also discusses:
Tiny Challenges Podcast - #tinychallenges
Our guest, Lesley Pyle, the founder and president of Hire My Mom and Home-Based Working Moms (HBWM), has been featured in Seattle Times, Fox Business, Redbook magazine, Parenting magazine, First for Women magazine, ABC News, AOL.com, iVillage Live TV program, WomenEntrepreneur.com, Yahoo Finance, Clarion Ledger, Real Ways to Earn, and in other television shows and print media.
Pyle graduated Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor's degree in Journalism / Public Relations from Texas State University. She received a master's degree in Public Relations from the University of Sterling in Scotland while on a full academic scholarship from Rotary International as an Ambassador of Goodwill.
After the birth of her first child in 1995, Lesley founded HBWM to help parents share ideas, network, and support one another in parenting and entrepreneurship. She quit her full-time job and focused on her home business in public relations and marketing. These are the highlights of the podcast:
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This episode features Joya Dass, the American TV anchor of NY1 and host of the popular Saturday morning entertainment show AVS and a former Film Director at The Rockefeller Foundation. She has been onTV for the past 18 years already. She lives in New York City but dreams of settling down in Frankfurt when it’s time for her to settle down.
Joya is a speaker, emcee, and moderator. Her 18 years in television enables her to support a women’s networking initiative called “LadyDrinks” (www.lady-drinks.com) to host monthly events designed to assist small business entrepreneurs of South Asia. Under her production outfit, Joya Dass Productions, she has produced and directed a series of photo essays and social justice documentary films.
- I get so much joy in creating magnificent events. I just love it when I look around the room and see that everybody is laughing and their interaction is happening organically, without much prompting from me.
- Yoga is a big part of my life. I work out with friends to achieve work-life balance.
FB Page: American TV Anchor Women’s Network Initiative- https://www.facebook.com/WomensNetworkSA/
FB Personal (Joya Dass personal Facebook link)
Today we are here with a serial entrepreneur! Patrice Tanaka started not just one or two HR marketing agencies but three! After 35 years working you would think when retirement comes around that you should take it easy, right? Not this broad! She went on to start a consultancy called The Joyful Planet Consultancy. The Joyful Planet Consultancy is designed to help individuals and organizations discover and actively live their life’s purpose and unleashing their greatest success.
firstname.lastname@example.org - Get your free Life Purpose questionnaire and email it back to Patrice for feedback. It's an offer only available for Broads!
Today we are going to talk about a topic that will make an impression on you. Jennifer Gefsky is a broad on a mission to empower women that are re-entering the workforce. Just a few months ago she co-founded Après, an online recruiting platform connecting women looking to get back in the game with curated job opportunities around the country. You are going to love this interview!
Today we have one of the most innovative broads in the history of retail: Maxine Clark! Maxine is the founder of Build-A-Bear! For those of you who do not know what Build-A-Bear is, it’s a place where you can make your own bear or stuffed animal. You can pick from a variety of options, you can name the bear, get a birth certificate and put a unique heart with a wish inside. Each bear comes with its own coding so if the bear is lost and returned to Build-A-Bear the company can locate the owner. This billion dollar business has over 400 build-a-bear workshops worldwide.
The Bear Necessities of Business: Building a Company with Heart
Everyone needs a Mom. Maybe not YOUR Mom, but everyone needs motherly advice at some point, without the judgment you may get from your own Mom. Nina Keneally started by building relationships with millennials at the yoga studio and found herself standing in for their Mom’s, giving advice, listening to their problems, and supporting their ideas. Before long, she was able to turn this into a business and now you can hire Need a Mom for any issue you have! Listen to Nina's amazing story of starting a successful business at 63!
In this episode, Nina also discusses:
Connect with Nina:
We are going to go on a wild ride with a badass professional writer broad. She is the founder of Finding Shrimp and the co-creator of The Copy Cure. According to her incredible bio, she has won some big fat awards for her work. Get ready to meet Laura Belgray!
The Copy Cure
Today’s guest started her career very much the same way that many of us did. Dying a slow death in a soul-sucking cubicle job, with no hope for the future. But all that changed through a series of unbelievable circumstances. Caitlin Pyle is today’s guest with this amazing story. She’s managed to build a million dollar business online in a very short amount of time. We’re lucky enough to have her share her secret to success with us today!
In this episode Caitlin also discusses:
Connect with Caitlin:
Welcome Broads! Today’s broad is going to help you make sense out of SEO, RSS and every other acronym related to your online business! Donna Cravotta is the CEO of Social Sage PR and the creator of the Total Social Sage PR System™, the innovative one-of-a-kind program combining SEO, Social Media and PR strategies (aka Social PR). Her system was designed to help small businesses build big strategies into the foundation of their businesses.
Donna believes your social media is your brand and you should be able to do it yourself!
Listen as we also discuss:
Donna hosts 2 workshops in August:
1. How to Build a Business Intelligence Dashboard - New York City - 8/3
2. How to Get Media Opportunities for Your Business without Breaking the Bank - New York City - 8/17
Find out more about these workshops at www.socialprmasterclass.com
You can connect with Donna at:
Today we are going to meet a serial entrepreneur who built not one but two consumer companies from the ground up! You may not know her name right away you certainly know her mark. Joan Barnes is the founder of Gymboree, an international franchise of play programs and company-owned retail stores. We will talk about the other company during our interview which you will certainly know!
“Begin from Within”
“Play it Forward: From Gymboree to the Yoga Mat and Beyond”
Hello broads! I’m so excited for you all to be here today because this is my one-year podcasting anniversary! Whether today is your first time tuning in or you have been with me all year long: Welcome! Thank you for listening! Today’s episode is a special one because I am going to share with you my top ten lessons that I have learned interviewing today’s top women entrepreneurs.
Tip #1 Never give up!
Tip # 2 Be Scrappy!
Tip #3 Don’t be afraid to disrupt an industry
Tip #4 Find a hole in the marketplace and fill it!
Tip #5 You are never too old or too young
Tip #6 Have a word of the year
Tip #7 Give back!
Tip #8 Create something that you want to use
Tip #9 Surround yourself with people who are positive and there to support you
Tip #10 Take care of yourself!
Today I am with a money broad and this broad’s name is Karen McCall! They always say don’t judge a book by its cover and one of the things Karen shares is that on the outside she looks every bit the part of successful career professional. But she has a dirty little secret and she is going to share it with us!
“Sacred Success” – Barbara Stanny
Welcome Broads! Today’s guest is the Chief Sexy Boss with an incredible sense of humor and a passion to help entrepreneurs. Heather Havenwood is an author, business coach, a podcaster, and I could go on and on. She’s so very down to earth and today we get the down low on how she started her business.
Listen to the episode as Heather shares:
Connect with Heather:
Listen to her podcast: www.heatherhavenwood.com/podcastshow
Get the Sexy Boss book: http://sexybossinc.com/sexy-boss-book-2/
Today we’re here with Rachel Goldstein, the powerhouse broad behind Agent of Change. The five-year-old event marketing company with a social conscience. In just 5 short years Agent of Change has produced approximately 50 million dollars for various charities!