Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff
Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff
Rebecca Minkoff
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What are the secrets behind some of the most successful women in the world? Each week designer Rebecca Minkoff talks to women from all walks of life, from CEOs to artists, and shows us what life is like without the pretty filters in order to help you navigate what it means to be vulnerable, how loss can make you stronger, and other ways to make your inner superwoman shine. Join us in being Superwomen, together! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/superwomen/support
Email Over Social Media: Kate Kordsmeier on How to Best Monetize Your Blog in 2021
Lots of folks have found themselves working from home in the last year; blessed are those who had chosen this lifestyle beforehand rather than being thrown into it by the whims of a new illness no one saw coming! If you’re one of the many people for whom the pandemic birthed a time of reflection, you’ve probably reconsidered your job, and how it mirrors your passion, talents, and needs. Maybe you’ve even decided that working from home is the best new thing and you’re trying to figure out how to make it last forever! Kate Kordsmeier of Root + Revel and the Six-Figure Blog Academy is here to share how working for yourself as a blogger can still be extremely lucrative in 2021, and the best ways to position yourself and your blog so that you’re able to earn passive income, even if you don’t have a huge social media following. Learn multiple ways to monetize a blog, and even how to earn six figures from the comfort of your own home office – or couch! Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas How to create a blog that makes money in 2021. How to make your blog work smarter, not harder. Links Free Masterclass – 3 Behind the Scenes Secrets to Six-Figure Blogging KateKordsmeier.com Root + Revel Success With Soul Podcast --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/superwomen/support
Jan 20
31 min
No Brand Does it the Same Way: Celebrity Manicurist and Founder Deborah Lippmann
Anyone interested in beauty products has come across the name Deborah Lippmann before, but few folks know the backstory. She’s made such a name for herself as a celebrity manicurist, and launched her own line of nail polish at the encouragement of such wonders as Mariah Carey, that it’s nearly impossible to think that her start in the beauty world was simply a way to make ends meet while she worked on her passion for music. A move to New York brought everything together, however, as Deborah found herself working among the likes of Bobbi Brown and Laura Mercier, and working with celebrity clientele soon after. It was her knack for color customization, however, that made her a standout among clients and beauty editors. Deborah’s eye for color enabled her to create shades that couldn’t be found anywhere else. Although it hadn’t been her original goal, Deborah let her clients lead the way, and their insistence that she create her own line officially took her from manicurist to entrepreneur. Ever responsive to her customers needs, Deborah Lippmann products are now celebrated as some of the best in the business. These days, everyone from Lady Gaga to Taylor Swift is clamoring to collaborate on custom shades for the line! Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas Inspiration and things to be aware of for those considering launching their own company. Learning to let the clients’ desires lead your product development. Guest Website Deborah Lippmann @deborahlippmann --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/superwomen/support
Jan 11
43 min
Live in Color, Live Tinted: Deepica Mutyala Shares the Story of Her Inclusive Beauty Brand
Deepica Mutyala’s fame began with a video gone viral, only the second one she’d ever published on her YouTube channel, in fact. Her tip to use lipstick to even the tone of under eye circles left over 10 million women astounded that they hadn’t heard of this beauty trick before. After years of seeing no women of color represented as beauty influencers, Deepica already had her hopes set on starting her own company, and when her 15 minutes arrived, she took full advantage. Live Tinted wasn’t born overnight, however. Deepica took time to learn, taking advantage of the many opportunities that arose, before combining newfound knowledge with her previous business experience to launch a beauty company that celebrates skin tones all across the spectrum. With a combination of patience and perseverance, Deepica has proven that you don’t need a lot of products to have a successful company, what you need is equal representation. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas Using your 15 minutes of fame in a way that can launch a dream career and create longevity. The power in authentically sharing your own story that creates trust in your brand. Why boot strapping can be much more beneficial than venture capital. Guest Website Live Tinted --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/superwomen/support
Jan 4
34 min
When It Failed, I Wasn’t a Failure: Erin Flynn of Cladwell
Making sourdough, getting psyched for Zoom parties, and finally cleaning out your closet…the halcyon days of the early pandemic seem almost quaint now. If you’ve lost your luster, become a bit sluggish from staring at the same walls for 10 (!) months now, you’re not alone. Surrounding yourself with the same environment on repeat is tiring, but changing things up in your space can also do wonders for mental health. So if you didn’t sort through your closet last spring, doing so now may just give you the boost you’ve been missing. Erin Flynn, founder and CEO of the closet-clearing, capsule wardrobe kick-starting app, Cladwell, knows all too well how a closet of unworn, unloved clothes can drag you down. It can even impact decision making in other areas of life. Embracing her so-called failures as much as her successes, Erin shows us how making executive decisions in the dark doldrums of the closet can lighten your load and make room for your personal style, proving that in a consumerist culture, less is really more. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas The problem with fast fashion and how to break away from that. Having the mindset of an entrepreneur to be in it for the long haul and not take a business failure as a personal failure. Guest Website Cladwell --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/superwomen/support
Dec 28, 2020
21 min
Different Paths and Possibilities: Marla Beck of bluemercury
Marla Beck was always a beauty buff, keeping an eye on the latest skincare products to hit her local markets in the Bay Area growing up. It wasn’t until she had a business degree, however, that she merged her passion for the beauty world and her fascination with ecommerce in the late 90’s to develop one of the first ever beauty product websites. Unfortunately she was a little too ahead of her time, and in what now seems practically unthinkable, she pivoted to brick-and-mortar in order to avoid bankruptcy. bluemercuryis now the largest and fastest growing retailer/spa in the U.S. Marla’s love of beauty products is surpassed only by her love of people, and it’s her passion for listening to her customers and deeply investing in her staff that has kept bluemercury going through a recession, a dotcom burst and now a pandemic. The fact that her company continues to thrive shows just how valuable creativity and a can-do attitude can be. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas The invaluable lessons an owner can learn by participating in all facets of the business, and doing whatever it takes to be successful. Why it’s so important to value all employees from Day 1, and invest in their long term success. Guest Website bluemercury --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/superwomen/support
Dec 21, 2020
27 min
The Accidental Entrepreneur: Kara Goldin of hint, inc.
Kara Goldin was never a fan of water. Preferring the sweet buzz of diet sodas, it wasn’t until several health concerns stacked up after having four children that Kara decided to do an experiment. She traded soda for water for several weeks and was astounded to see her skin clear and her weight drop. However, she still wasn’t a fan of the way water tasted. Kara had been adding fresh fruit, herbs and cucumbers to her water to make it more palatable. At the time, there weren’t many flavored waters on the market that were actually water; most products marketed as such were actually a sugary mix of artificial ingredients. It was then that inspiration struck: Kara started hint with just three flavors marketed at her local Whole Foods. After working for a huge ecommerce conglomerate, she was hesitant to even think of her venture as an actual company. 15 years later, however, record sales have proven success. hint is being received loud and clear! Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas How focusing on customers from day 1 made all the difference. How being a CEO and a mother is such a great opportunity to set an example for children. Learning to keep working towards your goal even in the face of naysayers. Links Kara’s book, Undaunted hint --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/superwomen/support
Dec 14, 2020
28 min
Dress Your Best, Help Those With Less: Blythe Hill of the Dressember Foundation
This episode involves the frank discussion of adult and child trafficking, as well as sexual abuse. It contains information that may be sensitive to some listeners. Often by the time December hits parties are in full swing, and there’s no shortage of reasons to throw on something fancy and celebrate the season. Of course this holiday season is a little different from most, but that doesn’t mean you need to stay in your PJ’s until the spring thaw. The Dressember challenge encourages people to wear a dress or a tie daily throughout the month, and for good reason. Founded by Blythe Hill, the Dressember Foundation works to support efforts against human trafficking from every angle, from rescue and rehabilitation to vocational training, as well as working with targeted industries to stop trafficking before it starts. Now in its 7th year, the Dressember Foundation has raised over $10 million across 6 continents. Listen in to see how you can get involved, and learn why fundraising this year is more crucial than ever before. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas Understanding the pervasiveness of sex trafficking within the U.S. and around the world. How to approach upsetting information in a way that feels empowering rather than overwhelming. The impact of COVID on trafficking. Guest Website Dressember Fundraise --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/superwomen/support
Dec 7, 2020
21 min
Self Care as Self Preservation: Skin Care Queen Joanna Vargas
In the early days of Rebecca’s career, she received a phone call from a friend, asking if she would be interested in getting free facials in exchange for social media coverage of a new spa. Rebecca didn’t know it at the time, but the person about to become her favorite new aesthetician was the one and only Joanna Vargas, also just starting out with her own business, making a go of it in New York. The incredible success Joanna has had belies the fact that not only did she and her husband fund a new business with their own credit cards, but she was also met with more negativity than support when she declared she wanted to start her own spa. While it took a big leap of faith, Joanna knew it was the only option. Joanna’s faith in herself, along with her belief that skin care is rooted in personal health and wellness, has fueled her business, taking her from a 300 square foot rental space to spas on both coasts and 27 products under her name! Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas The challenges Joanna faced in starting her own company, and how she made diversity a priority from the start. Skin care as more than just an aesthetic practice. Recommendations for how to best care for your skin, regardless of your budget. Links Glow From Within Joanna Vargas Skin Care @jvskincare @joannavargasnyc --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/superwomen/support
Nov 30, 2020
27 min
Listen More Than You Talk: Liyia Wu, Founder and CEO of ShopShops
COVID may still be going strong, but so are shoppers. This year may not have been the business boon is typically is for retail stores, but virtual shopping has seen a rise unlike anything before. At first glance it may seem as if online shopping has reached its zenith; after all, you can virtually find anything you want within the time it takes to perform a few quick key strokes. But one person has envisioned something better. Liyia Wu, former Parsons grad and fashion designer herself, has spent the last few years working to innovate remote shopping with her app,ShopShops. Using the ShopShops app, it’s as if your best friend, who’s also a fashion expert in her field, is FaceTiming you during the retail experience of a lifetime. You can ask questions, ask her to try stuff on, and best of all, buy anything you like right then and there. Though the app first launched in China, Liyia is now launching ShopShops stateside with the one and only Rebecca Minkoff as her partner, so charge your phone and get ready to add this season’s must-haves to your wardrobe! Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas The challenges that come with starting your own company as a woman in a male-dominated space, and the pressures of balancing family and work. The importance of working at the grassroots level and getting comfortable pitching to both clients and potential investors. How to best navigate the tech world as a woman. Guest Website ShopShops Website ShopShops App --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/superwomen/support
Nov 23, 2020
26 min
Healthy From the Start: Catherine McCord Helps Kids and Parents Make Mealtime a Memorable, Educational Experience
Most new (and experienced!) parents are familiar with the scenario: you either don’t know what’s appropriate to feed your children, or their distinct preferences – dare we say pickiness! – make it difficult to sit down to the table without preparing a separate meal for each member of the family. Catherine McCord certainly found herself in that situation. While she’d spent her career creating fantastic meals for both restaurants and catering companies from coast to coast, she was stumped at how to best feed her first child. Out of that quandary Weelicious was born. What started as a blog aimed at helping parents teach kids how to eat well has now developed into several recipe books, and naturally the launch of a family-focused meal subscription box, One Potato. Not only is Catherine passionate about how to get kids involved in making healthy choices, but her focus on creating wholesome, organic food on a budget makes it more accessible as well. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo! Follow Superwomen on Instagram. Big Ideas Tips for how to teach kids to eat a variety of healthy foods, and how to get them to participate in their own healthy choices. How to create healthy, organic meals on a budget. Links One Potato Weelicious Wise Traditions Podcast --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/superwomen/support
Nov 16, 2020
18 min
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