The Bail Project, Three Years Later, Robin Steinberg, Podcast # 178

Robin Steinberg is an American lawyer and social justice advocate with over 30 years of experience as a public defender. Robin also is the founder and CEO of the Bail Project. Robin is also a friend of the podcast, having been one of the early guests on Positively Gotham Gal three years ago. For this second episode with Robin, we will focus on how the Bail Project has evolved over the past three years after a change in presidency, a pandemic, and a moment of national reckoning for systemic racism.

You can also listen on iTunes and Soundcloud.

You can visit their website here to learn and support the Bail Project.

Our next guest on PGG will be Natasha Halesworth, the founder of The Consistency Project, a new women-led sustainable fashion and lifestyle studio focusing on secondhand and reworked vintage.


CBD with Calm, Better Days, Amy Chin, Podcast #177

Amy Chin is the founder of Calm Better Day, a cannabis and CBD consultancy company that educates and guides her clients toward their custom CBD regimens. Amy’s career has spanned different industries, from the retail world with experience in buying and merchandising to hospitality. Amy seeks to educate the consumer through her coaching work at CBD and the events she throws. As always, the dots connect, and in 2019, Amy decided to turn towards entrepreneurship and founded Calm Better Days. This podcast episode will highlight her unique entrepreneurial journey and lessons learned while navigating the emerging world of the cannabis industry.

You can visit their website here to learn more about Calm Better Day here.

You can also listen on iTunes and Soundcloud.

Our next guest on PGG will be Robin Steinberg, the founder of the Bailout Project, a nonprofit that prevents mass incarceration in the US and combats racial and economic disparities in the bail system by offering bail support and pre-trial services. Robin is returning to the show, as much has changed since the last time we spoke.


Fashion, Community and Crypto, Joy Howard, Podcast #176

Joy Howard is the founder of Early Majority, a new women-led, membership-based outdoor brand and community. Joy’s career has spanned across different industries, from being a full-time musician in the indie-rock band Seely to marketing, working for iconic brands such as Coca-Cola, Converse, Patagonia, and Sonos. As always, the dots always connect. During the pandemic, Joy turned towards entrepreneurship and launched Early Majority, an environmentally conscious membership-based outdoor brand with crypto and NFT angle. This podcast episode will highlight her unique entrepreneurial journey from music to marketing and community and her experience as a female founder.

You can also listen to this on iTunes and Soundcloud.

To learn more about Early Majority, you can visit their website here. Our next guest on PGG will be Amy Chin, the founder of Calm Better Day, a CBD consultancy company that educates and guides clients toward unique custom CBD regimens.


Cannabis Businesses Must Come with Social Responsibility, Podcast #175, Kelly Perez and Courtney Mathis

Kelly Perez and Courtney Mathis are the brains behind Cannabis Doing Good, a cannabis consultancy that inspires a standard for social responsibility in the cannabis sector. As the Cannabis industry is going through an unprecedented wave of growth, new challenges–ranging from sustainability to social responsibility, are emerging. Through CDG and their nonprofit, the Cannabis Impact Fund, Courtney and Kelly are creating opportunities for cannabis businesses to engage with nonprofits and their community. This podcast episode will highlight the co-founder’s entrepreneurial journey and lessons learned while navigating the emerging world of the cannabis industry. To learn more about Cannabis Doing GOOD, you can visit their website here

You can also listen on Soundcloud and iTunes.

Our next guest on PGG will be Joy Howard, the founder of Early Majority, a women-led, membership-based outdoor brand and community.


Let’s Talk Menopause, Samara Daly, Podcast #174

During the pandemic, Samara Daly launched Let’s Talk about Menopause. After making a career working in city government, nonprofits, and community development, she created Let’s Talk about Menopause in 2021, hoping to break the taboo of that highly stigmatized period of a woman’s life. This podcast episode will highlight Samara’s entrepreneurial journey and the challenges of launching a feminist nonprofit during a pandemic.

You can also listen on iTunes and Soundcloud. You can visit their website here to learn more about Let’s Talk about Menopause.

Our next guests on PGG will be Kelly Perez and Courtney Mathis, then the women behind Cannabis Doing Good. This cannabis consultancy inspires a standard for social responsibility in the cannabis sector.


Changing Health Outcomes Data, Pelin Thorogood, Podcast #173

Pelin Thorogood is the tech executive turned impact entrepreneur behind Radicle, a health tech company revolutionizing clinical trials for natural medicine. After a successful tech career, she co-founded Wholistic Research and Education Foundation: a public non-profit dedicated to cannabis & CBD research, education, and advocacy, before co-founding Radicle Science. This podcast episode will highlight Pelin’s unique entrepreneurial journey and lessons learned while navigating the world of tech and natural medicine.

To learn more about Radicle Science, you can visit their website.

You can also listen to this podcast on iTunes and Soundcloud.

Our next guest on PGG will be Samara Daly, the nonprofit expert who launched Let’s Talk about Menopause, hoping to break the taboo.


Deconstructing the Taboo Around Psychedelics, Amanda Feilding, Podcast #172

Amanda Feilding is a scientist, veteran drug policy reformer, lobbyist, and the founder of the Beckley Foundation, which initiates research into the effects of psychoactive substances on the brain and uses the results to advocate for drug policy reform. We talked about her journey advocating for drug policy reform, as she mused about the ever-evolving landscape of psychoactive substances.

You can follow the work of the Beckley Foundation.

You can also listen on Soundcloud and iTunes.

Our next guest on PGG will be Pelin Wood Thorough, the tech executive turned impact entrepreneur behind Radicle Science, a health tech company revolutionizing clinical trials for natural medicine.


Celebrating Jewish Mexican Heritage Through Food, Fany Gerson, Podcast #171

Fany Gerson is a chef, consultant, speaker, and cookbook author known for a unique approach to food that deeply respects her Mexican-Jewish heritage while also innovating by offering her own personal and modern twist. She is also the owner of Fan Fan Doughnuts, a Mexican-inspired American doughnut shop, and La Newyorkina, a Mexican ice cream shop. We talked about her entrepreneurial journey and the challenges she faced in the food industry at large as a Latina woman.

Follow her latest moves on Instagram at @fannygerson.

You can also listen to the podcast on iTunes and Soundcloud.

Our next guest on PGG will be Amanda Feilding, the scientist, drug policy reformer veteran, and lobbyist behind the Beckley Foundation


The Power of the People is Greater than the People in Power, Cristina Mittermeier, Podcast #170

Cristina Mittermeier is a photographer, marine biologist, activist, and author who pioneered the concept and field of conservation photography. She is the founder of the International League of Conservation Photographers (ILCP), which provides a platform for photographers working on environmental issues. She co-founded SeaLegacy, a non-profit dedicated to protecting the ocean, and Only one, a platform to share these stories. We talked about her entrepreneurial journey harnessing the power of storytelling for activism, showcasing and promoting ocean conservation and protection.

You can also listen on iTunes and Soundcloud.

Our next guest on PGG will be Fanny Guerson, the chef, speaker, and cookbook author behind cult doughnut shop FanFanDoughnut and ice cream shop La Newyorkina.


Revitalizing a Neighborhood Through Food, Shelley Kleyn Armistead, Podcast #169

Shelley Kleyn Armistead is the CEO and a partner at Gjelina, a food group in LA famous for revitalizing the Venice food scene. Starting at Soho House initially, Shelley joined Gjelina early on and helped expand the brand and the vision, now helming their expansion eastwards. She is known for her unique food, hospitality, and sustainability approach. We talked about her entrepreneurial journey, challenges, and lessons learned along the way.

You can also listen on iTunes and Soundcloud.

Our next guest on PGG will be Cristina Mittlemeier, the Photographer, marine biologist, activist, and author who pioneered the field of conservation photography through her non-profits ILCP (International League of Conservation Photographers) and SeaLegacy.


High Earning Not Rich Yet, Pamela Danziger, Podcast #168

Pamela Danziger is the speaker, author, and market research expert behind Unity Marketing. She specializes in studying the world’s most influential consumers, the HENRYs (which stands for High Earning Not Rich Yet). We talked about women and consumerism and the rise of the HENRY phenomenon.

Follow Pamela’s thoughts in her weekly column for Forbes and the Robin Report.

You can also hear this podcast on Soundcloud and iTunes.

Our next guest on PGG will be Shelley Kleyn Armistead, the CEO at Gjelina, a food group in LA famous for revitalizing the Venice food scene.


Notes On A Changing Art Market, Rachel Uffner, Podcast #167

Rachel Uffner is the woman and brain behind New York’s Rachel Uffner Gallery. Since opening a shop in 2008 in the Lower East Side, she has grown and expanded her gallery, discovering some major female-identifying artists! We talked about the challenges of running a mid-size artist-focused art gallery and the evolution of the art market in the pandemic and post-pandemic era.

You can also listen on Soundcloud and iTunes.

To learn more about Rachel Uffner, you can visit the gallery’s website

Our next guest on PGG will be Pamela Danzinger, the speaker, author, and market researcher expert specializing in studying the world’s most influential consumers, the HENRYs (which stands for High Earning Not Rich Yet).