Dana Cowin, Lead and Exceed, Podcast
I met Dana Cowin more than a several years ago now. I was in London having dinner and she was a few tables over from me. I recognized her as I have been an avid subscriber of Food and Wine for now over 30 years. I went over to her table and introduced myself. We had a few friends in common and when I returned to NYC one of them reached out for us to connect and have dinner. We have been having dinner and more since then. Her birds-eye view of the food industry is like no other. It was really fun to sit down with her and chat about her career starting as an editor at Food and Wine to her next journey in the world of food. Highly suggest following her on Instagram for some fantastic photos.
Challenging the Health Care Model, Katherine Ryder, Podcast
I met Katherine after she left the venture world and was charting her life as an entrepreneur. She finally found the right path with Maven. Maven connects patients and providers with video or messaging. They are able to give advice, provide prescriptions and everything else in between. Think of it as a place for women to get care digitally. I love their tag line; prescriptions or advice by video appointment or private message. Whenever, wherever.
Katherine and I sat down to talk about her journey. An interesting path to get her to where she is today.
Positively Gotham Gal, Karen Cahn, iFundWomen
Karen is the founder of iFundWomen a crowdfunding platform for women-led businesses. Karen has been part of the tech industry of NY since the start. This platform is not only giving women a voice but capital to build on their ideas. They can tell their stories, raise capital and be part of a community. Karen is passionate about the women she is helping and her enthusiasm shows in our conversation.
Enjoy the podcast!
Podcast, Marianne Courville, The Alchemist of Entrepreneurship
Marianne Courville is the founder of The Hudson Standard, a line of small batch cocktail bitters and syrups.
Monday Podcast, Sara Chipps, Jewelbots, If Your Partner Wouldn’t Hire You, Then You Shouldn’t Hire Them.
Sara Chipps, Jewelbots
Podcast Monday, The Surprises Never Stop Coming, Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs, Food 52
Podcast with Maiko Kyogoku, Restaurants Are A People’s Business
Today’s episode is with Maiko Kyogoku, the owner of the restaurant Bessou.
Positively Gotham Gal Podcast, Open and Honest Conversations with Caren Maio
This week’s Podcast is with Caren Maio, Founder and CEO of Nestio.
Podcast Monday is the new theme
I am going to start posting podcasts on Monday like I used to post entrepreneur of the week. This time instead of reading the piece you can listen. 20 minute sound bites.
This one is Just Build with Nancy Lublin.
One person can change everything….oh, and a new podcast
In a company one person can change everything. A sales person can join the team and the trajectory can change overnight. A new COO can join the team and take a look at the company from bottom up, shift a few things around responsibilities and all of a sudden you have a fine oiled machine.
One bad apple in a company can reek havoc on the culture. Some founders have a hard time firing that one person for fear of the team being upset, or hoping that tomorrow will be a better day but pretty much 10 times out of 10 when they do let that bad apple go the team sighs a huge gasp of relief. The question is always, “why didn’t anyone say anything?” The reality is most don’t. They are looking for leadership and believe in in the culture they are creating.
It isn’t easy being the founder. It is a tough job yet it is also an exhilarating job. I have also seen founders become paralyzed around hiring. It is hard to put the cart before the horse but in the start-up world those risks are weighed daily.
I have seen companies have 24 cents in the bank and boom they get funded and life changes. It is the same thing with people. One person can change the whole game.
Positively Gotham Gal
After writing over hundreds of Monday posts called Women Entrepreneur of the week it was time for a change. And so…I began a podcast. It is called Positively Gotham Gal which is an ode to Positively 10th Street, a podcast our family did on a weekly basis back in early 2000 that is unfortunately nowhere to be found.
The podcast will be around entrepreneurship. It is short, sweet with worthwhile tidbits. I will post them weekly and get a widget up on the blog.