There’s So Many Talented Black Women Out There, Stephanie Caudle, Podcast #133
Stephanie Caudle is the owner and founder of Black Girl Group, an online freelance marketplace that connects African American women freelance creatives to companies seeking to market and advertise to African American consumers. Stephanie and I got together over zoom to talk about how her company came to be, and the future of freelance in a post-COVID world.
We are getting back to the podcast world. Working on new concepts and conversations coming to you soon.
A Conversation Around Investment and Consumer Brands – Amanda Schutzbank and Deborah Benton, Willow Growth Partners, Podcast #132
Amanda Schutzbank and Deborah Benton are the team behind Willow Growth Partners. Willow provides early growth capital to entrepreneurs building transformative consumer brands and the disruptive technologies that power them. I sat down with Amanda and Deborah pre-COVID and we talked all about the future of consumer brands, investments from the entrepreneurial perspective, and the thesis that brought them together.
Although this was a pre-COVID conversation, the thesis behind Willow and the conversations we had, confirms that they were always on the right path about consumer brands.
You can watch it on YouTube or listen on Soundcloud or Itunes here.
Fixing the Housing Crisis – Alexandria Lafci, Podcast# 131
I sat down with Alexandria Lafci, COO and Co-founder of New Story Charity, pre-Corona. Our conversation is even more relevant today. Seeing myself before the lockdown reminds me how much time has passed. Shorter hair and no sweat pants!
After Covid-19 hit our streets, NewsStoryCharity launched
The Neighborhood: their response to support the most vulnerable families in the US who have lost their income due to COVID. The goal is to ensure they don’t lose their homes, too.
It’s essentially a subscription program for monthly donors to help pay rent for the most vulnerable Americans so that they don’t become homeless. They hope to scale it to thousands of monthly supporters and match them with the best local orgs working on this. Attached is an overview.
If you are intrigued after listening you can do the following.
Sign up / donate as a member of The Neighborhood
monthly donations – 100% towards preventing at-risk families from becoming homeless due to losing their jobs
Be a champion of the program by sharing os social and your network.
Stress Management & Mindfulness: Will Lessons Learned from Covid-19 Change Startup Culture for Good?
This week, I got together with Kathleen Stetson, CEO, and coach, to talk over Zoom about stress. Stress is a big part of every entrepreneur’s life, and even more so since the COVID-19 pandemic hit us. Kathleen and I chatted about her history with a failed startup, and how that informed her current views on work, entrepreneurship, and mindfulness.
In this current moment, with the COVID-19 pandemic taking over everything in our lives, the one thing at the top of everyone’s mind seems to be food. I sat down to talk about this major topic with my good friend Dana Cowin,
In this current moment, with the COVID-19 pandemic taking over everything in our lives, the one thing at the top of everyone’s mind seems to be food. I sat down to talk about this major topic with my good friend Dana Cowin, listen to her on Speaking Broadly, for inspiration on life, career and beyond, on Heritage Radio Network, iTunes, Stitcher & Podcasts.com. She is an editor, author, radio show host and possibly best known for her two decades as the Editor-in-Chief of Food & Wine.
Dana and I met over zoom to discuss food in the age of coronavirus, what’s changed, what’s remained, and what we see happening in the future. We could have talked forever.
You can also listen to this on Soundcloud here and iTunes here.
We Did It All and We’re Not Done; a frank conversation about women and aging in the 21st century
Today’s “older” woman is not your mother’s “older” woman. So what’s changed and what is the trail we plan to blaze in what was formerly referred to as our ‘golden years’?
In episode 128, Susan Feldman, co-founder and visionary behind One Kings Lane and the Founder and CEO of In The Groove, sat down with me for my very first video-recorded podcast to talk all about aging, and the effects it does and doesn’t have on us as women and entrepreneurs.
Keep in mind this was done pre-coronavirus insanity. It is such a great conversation that we decided to share anyway and hopefully lift your day.
Building Organically – Rachelle Hruska, Podcast #127
Rachelle Hruska is the co-founder and CEO of Guest of a Guest and Lingua Franca. The first time I met Rachelle she was pregnant with her first child, now the mother of two young boys and a blossoming business is not surprising. She is smart, driven and absolutely wakes up every day with a carpe diem attitude.
FYI – Rachelle just launched a bath and candle too!
Designing a Better Product, Jacquelyn De Jesu, Podcast #136
Jacquelyn De Jesu is the Founder, CEO, and Inventor of SHHHOWERCAP, a company that has turned the simple shower cap into a design-oriented, reusable, and chic item for everyday use. We talk about how she bootstrapped her company to where it is today.
A Focus on Mental Health, Anna Lindow, Podcast #125
Anna Lindow is the Co-Founder and CEO of Brave Health a telehealth company on a mission to expand access to high-quality, affordable care for mental health and addiction across the United States. Anna and I sat down to talk about what inspired her to focus on mental health and addiction work, and what she sees for the future of her field.
Camilla Marcus is the founder of west~bourne cafe in New York City and the co-founder of the TechTable Summit. Camilla and I sat down to talk about her journey into the intersection of food and technology, and the exciting new partnership she’s created to bring childcare to her employees.
Transparency in Health, Jeanne Pinder, Podcast #123
Jeanne Pinder is the founder and CEO of ClearHealthCosts, which brings transparency to the healthcare marketplace by aggregating costs for users to see clear transparency in pricing. ClearHealthCosts partners with media and other groups to reveal prices for healthcare giving inspiration to healthcare-related journalism. Jeanne and I sat down to discuss the inspiration behind her company, and what she sees for the future of healthcare.
Usually, I post this on Mondays but it has been a crazy wifi week. The conversation I had with Julie is the type of conversation we want to have going forward. State of the union with little bits of Julie’s background thrown in between. Really a great chat.