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).


Breaking the Taboo, Catherine Balsam-Schwaber, Podcast #166

Catherine Balsam Schwaber is the CEO of Kindra, a new direct-to-consumer company that focuses on accompanying women through menopause and breaking the taboo.
Her career has spanned across the corporate media sector before diving into entrepreneurship with Kindra. We talked about the challenges of launching a feminist direct-to-consumer brand in the pandemic age, creating a new CPG category, and lessons learned along the way.

You can also listen on Soundcloud and iTunes.

To learn more about Kindra, please visit the website.

Our next guest on PGG will be Rachel Uffner, the woman and brain behind New York’s Rachel Uffner Gallery!


Reclaiming Your Community, Majora Carter, Podcast # 165

I’m delighted to welcome Majora Carter, author of Reclaiming Your Community: You Don’t Have to Move Out of Your Neighborhood to Live in a Better One, which came out just this week!

Majora Carter is a real estate developer, urban revitalization expert, award-winning broadcaster, and author. Her career has spanned across the public and the private sector, creating and successfully implementing numerous economic developments, technology & green infrastructure projects. We talked about her new book, her career, and lessons learned along the way.

Please visit her website and read her book to learn more about Majora.

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

Our next guest on PGG will be Catherine Balsam Schwaber, the CEO of Kindra. This new direct-to-consumer company focuses on accompanying women through menopause and breaking the taboo.


Renewal, Anne-Marie Slaughter, Podcast #164

Ann-Marie Slaughter is an American international lawyer, foreign policy analyst, writer, political scientist, public commentator, and the head of the think tank New America. Her career has spanned different policy work areas, from three decades in academia to public service to running a prominent think tank. We talked about her newest book, her career, and lessons learned along the way.

I always enjoy talking to Anne-Marie. I have known her for many years and the conversation always flows easily.

You can also listen on iTunes and Soundcloud.


To learn more about New America, please visit their website.


Our next guest on PGG will be Majora Carter, the real estate developer, urban revitalization expert, award-winning broadcaster, and author.


Knowing What’s in the Seed, Podcast #163, Eleanor Kuntz and Kerin Law

Eleanor Kuntz and Kerin Law are the co-founders of LeafWorks, a botanical identification company that does DNA sequencing for cannabis. As the Cannabis industry is going through an unprecedented wave of growth and recreational use of the plant is slowly getting legalized throughout the country, new challenges emerge, ranging from safety and fraud prevention to modern breeding techniques.

Leafworks is positioning itself as a DNA testing company FROM the cannabis community, hoping to build a better botanical word. We talked about their unique entrepreneurial journey and lessons learned navigating the world of the cannabis industry.

I truly enjoyed talking to these sharp women and yes there is a baby in the background. Zoom allows. A topic near and dear to my heart. You can also listen on Soundcloud and iTunes.

To learn more about Leafworks, please visit their website.


Our next guest on PGG will be Anne Marie Slaughter, the writer, political scientist, and head of New America’s Think Tank.


All Things Food, Alison Roman, Podcast #162

Alison Roman is a chef, cookbook author, and YouTube personality. Her career has spanned across various areas of the food industry, from the kitchens of high-end restaurants to food magazines. Known for her accessible writing style and warm cooking approach, Alison has empowered many of her readers to become home chefs. We talked about her journey of finding her voice through the food world and lessons learned along the way.


Please visit her website and sign up for her newsletter to learn more about Alison Roman.

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


Our next guest on PGG will be Eleanor Kuntz and Kerin Law to talk about their company LeafWorks, a botanical identification company that does DNA sequencing for cannabis.


The Future is Crypto, Arianna Simpson, Podcast #161

Arianna Simpson is a partner at Andreessen Horowitz where she helms the largest crypto fund in the world at just 30yo. Her career has spanned across the various areas of tech, from early-stage startups to Facebook, before discovering her passion for investing. She developed a strong interest in crypto early on and founded Autonomous Partner, an investment fund focused on crypto and digital, assets in 2017. We talked about changes and opportunities in the crypto landscapes, and her experience as a woman in the crypto world.

You can read more about crypto here at a16Z

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

Our next guest on PGG will be Alison Roman, the viral recipe writer, NYT bestseller cookbook author, and YouTubepersonality.


Uber of Birth Control, Varsha Rao, NURX, Podcast #160

Varsha Rao is the CEO of NURX, the leading female-focused telehealth platform disrupting the healthcare industry in the US. Prior to NURX, Varsha made a career in managing large organizations and startups such as Airbnb, as well as building and scaling mission-driven companies such as CloveHealth. We talked about the unique entrepreneurial experience that led her to healthcare, lessons learned along the way and taking over a telehealth company amidst a pandemic.

You can also listen to this on iTunes and Soundcloud.


Our next guest on PGG will be Arianna Simpson, the partner at Andreessen Horowitz helming the largest crypto fund in the world.


Keeping Kids Safe Against Police Brutality, Charmine Davis, Podcast #159

Charmine Davis is the director of behavioral health services at the Jenesse Center, an institution that supports victims of domestic violence, and the founder of the social impact app Just Us App. Charmine’s career as a therapist with over 25 years of experience servicing families of Southern California motivated her to start Just Us, a smartphone app that aims to prevent police brutality by equipping young drivers with a voice-activated system to assist them when interacting with the police. We talked about her journey with Just Us and her experience doing social work amidst a pandemic.

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


Rebooting Cultures Through VR, Myra Laldin, Podcast #158

Myra Laldin is the founder of VR Perspectives and a pioneer in harnessing the potential of VR storytelling in diversity and inclusion training. We got together to discuss how she combines her background in business and behavioral science to improve strategic business performance through XR.

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

To learn more about VR Perspectives, you can visit the website.


Our next guest on PGG will be Charmine Davis, the director of behavioral health services at the Jenesse Center for victims of domestic abuse and the founder of the Just US app, a social impact app that aims to prevent police brutality.


Women and Work, Francesca Donner, Podcast # 157

Francesca Donner is the New York Times gender director, and the editor of In Her Words, a 3x weekly column that examines women’s issues globally. We got together to discuss women’s position in the workforce and the labor market amidst covid.

To hear more from Francesca, read the NYT column In Her Words.

You can also hear this podcast on Soundcloud or iTunes.

Our next guest on PGG will be Mira Laldin, the founder of VR Perspectives, and a pioneer in the use of VR storytelling in diversity and inclusion training.