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
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 --- This episode is sponsored by · Indeed: With over 250 million unique visitors every month Indeed strives to put job seekers first. www.indeed.com/podcast Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/superwomen/support
Nov 16
20 min
Being Your Own Best Advocate: Erin Gallagher, Co-Founder of Have Her Back
When Erin Gallagher was working at a PR firm during the height of the #MeToo movement, she knew that the fair treatment of women and marginalized communities was something that her workplace needed to emphasize for their clients. What began as an initiative started working for someone else soon became the impetus to start her own consultancy, one that focuses entirely on the equity of women and people of color. The fair treatment of BIPOC communities and women is long overdue, and the snail’s pace at which real change seems to occur can be disheartening. Erin’s venture, Have Her Back, has made its goal to partner with the biggest companies in the world in order to shake things up and effect change from the top down. 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 Adapting a business during the pandemic. [07:20] How do we work towards equity for women and BIPOC when progress seems so slow? [09:08] Guest Website Have Her Back @HaveHerBack @eringogallagher --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/superwomen/support
Nov 9
25 min
To Double Back or Double Down: Shannon Watts Works to End Gun Violence in America
Please be aware, this episode contains discussion of gun violence and suicide as it pertains to adults, children and teens. It may be surprising to learn that among national polls, 90% of Americans favor stronger gun laws that require background checks before any gun sale takes place. Even 80% of gun owners and 70% of NRA members agree. Why, then, does it seem like gun control is such a polarizing issue? When Shannon Watts watched the events of the Sandy Hook shooting unfold, and the consequent response that more guns were the answer, she knew in her gut that something had to change. Inspired by Mothers Against Drunk Driving, she founded Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. For far too long gun lobbyists have influenced politicians to make laws that favor the quick and easy access that essentially equates to more gun sales annually. Shannon’s organization, which has chapters in every state, continues its work to ensure that the 400 million guns in this country are subject to laws that keep citizens as safe as possible. Text the word, “Ready,” to 64433 to get involved. 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 Where to start if you want to make big changes in the world but are unsure of how to go about it. [02:50] What does gun control really mean? [05:09] Why the U.S. has such high rates of gun violence compared to other countries. [10:02] Links Fight Like a Mother Emerge America Guest Website Moms Demand Action Students Demand Action @MomsDemand @StudentsDemand @ShannonRWatts --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/superwomen/support
Nov 2
20 min
This is About Human Rights, Period: Opal Tometi of Black Lives Matter
This week we’re thrilled to have Opal Tometi, activist, advocate and co-founder of Black Lives Matter. Growing up in Phoenix as a child of two immigrant parents, Opal saw firsthand the ways in which racism and immigration policy intermingled to complicate her parents’ safety and stability living in the U.S. As a young adult, a passion for immigration rights then gave way to an interest in the racial justice movement, spurred on by her work for such organizations as the Black Alliance for Just Immigration. The invaluable lesson that Opal has learned through this work is that suffering exists in silence; it is only through calling attention to the racial and social disparities that exist in our country that we can begin to shift towards “a multiracial democracy that works for all of us.” 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 her personal experience with immigration law led to the passion for the work Opal does today. How the Black Lives Matter movement came about. Why it’s so important to vote. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/superwomen/support
Oct 26
29 min
Progress Over Perfection: Sarah Paiji Yoo of Blueland
Let’s face it: the burdens of plastic consumption are overwhelming. We try our best to recycle, hoping our used ketchup bottles and takeout containers are reincarnated as earth-friendly reusable water bottles, but the truth is that countless amounts of plastics continue to clog landfills and waterways each year. When Sarah Paiji Yoo discovered that microscopic bits of plastic even make their way into our drinking water, she decided she had to do something. Sarah and her co-founder started Blueland as a starting point for changing the way we think about cleaning products, and the containers they come in. After discovering most cleaning products contain 90% water, Sarah envisioned a tablet that could then be mixed with water at home, minimizing the need to buy plastic-packaged products every time. The biggest lesson she’s learned? It’s nearly impossible to have a “perfect” solution to plastic at this point, but that’s not a reason to give up trying. 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 disturbing fate of plastics and why we need to change that. The challenges Blueland encountered in product development. How reaching beyond the eco-conscious market actually broadens the environmental impact. Guest Website Blueland @Blueland @spaiji --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/superwomen/support
Oct 19
27 min
Tiny But Transparent: Melissa Clayton of Tiny Tags
Tiny Tags is a small company, and Melissa Clayton likes it that way. After working as a CPA early on in her career, eventually the entrepreneurial genes she inherited from her father began to activate, stirring within Melissa the desire to start her own company. Ironically, Melissa didn’t know a whole lot about jewelry making when she got the idea for a line that would celebrate the many facets that motherhood can take. What she has learned, however, is that “everybody you meet knows something you don’t.” A chance encounter on a plane put her in touch with a woman who would help her learn the ins and outs of running a jewelry company. Since then, Melissa has been met with lessons that have taught her how important it is to adhere to the vision that feels most authentic to the company, regardless of what anyone else might think. 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 importance of having a supportive community when raising children. How to work effectively with a spouse or family member. The value in focusing on what is authentic to the company rather than trying to cast a wide net. Guest Website Tiny Tags --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/superwomen/support
Oct 13
22 min
Think Outside the Box: Katie Rosen Kitchens of FabFitFun
Back in 2010, the zenith of subscription boxes was just beyond the horizon - a small glimmer in the consumer’s eye. Katie Rosen saw this as an opportunity not to be missed. These days, while they may be ubiquitous across multiple markets, Katie has found a way to keep FabFitFun one of the most sought-after subscription boxes on the market, even after 10 years. Inspired by beauty boxes but unsatisfied with the (small) size of the samples, Katie sought to create boxes that would get customers excited, including full sized products at a fraction of the price. By relying on consumer feedback from day one, and creating community beyond simply selling, the company has garnered a loyal following that now boasts over a million members worldwide. 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 Keeping afloat in saturated markets. [05:20] How to grow a loyal following within your brand’s community. [10:00] Guest Website FabFitFun Instagram --- This episode is sponsored by · Indeed: With over 250 million unique visitors every month Indeed strives to put job seekers first. www.indeed.com/podcast Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/superwomen/support
Oct 6
27 min
Get Your Own Seat: Suzanne Lerner of Michael Stars
How often do people consider the ethics behind the brands they buy? While it’s becoming increasingly popular to make sure your money is going somewhere “woke,” it’s still not quite the norm. Suzanne Lerner, then, was ahead of her time when she and Michael founded the company of the same name in the 1980’s, and made it their mission to support equality in all its various facets. While the company has had to pivot and grow over the years, the heart of their mission has remained the same. Suzanne regularly puts their company profits towards charitable organizations, and has recently paired with Gloria Steinem to support voting initiatives in addition to work for gender and racial equity. As Suzanne puts it, “It’s okay to make a profit, but it’s even better to give it away.” 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 Advice for getting a new product in stores. [04:37] How to progress in business when your partner is unable to continue in their role. [07:53] Advice for working with margins. [14:24] Links Ms. Foundation ERA Coalition A Call to Men Black Voters Matter Voto Latino March On --- This episode is sponsored by · Indeed: With over 250 million unique visitors every month Indeed strives to put job seekers first. www.indeed.com/podcast Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/superwomen/support
Sep 29
26 min
The Prophecy of Bea: Learning to Be Zero F*cks Zen With Bea Dixon of The Honey Pot Company
Lots of businesses start with a dream, but rarely is it literally by the guidance of someone who arrives in your slumber. For Bea Dixon, it was exactly that: months of a persistent health condition culminated in a dreamtime visit from Bea’s grandmother, who gave her the recipe that would heal her body once and for all. Thus began the earliest iterations of The Honey Pot Company. After working as a pharmacy tech for 10 years, followed by her own cleaning business and stints in the realm of natural supplements, Bea knew her personal and professional experience made her the perfect candidate to launch a line of plant-based feminine care products. Eight years in, the success of The Honey Pot Co. is growing everyday. Bea now has her sights set on creating a life of beauty and simplicity, where she owns her own time and lives by the philosophy that “everything communicates.” 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 role of pH in vaginal health. [02:36] The struggles presented by discrimination in starting and owning your own business as a woman or person of color. [12:17] Guest Website The Honey Pot Company --- This episode is sponsored by · Indeed: With over 250 million unique visitors every month Indeed strives to put job seekers first. www.indeed.com/podcast Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/superwomen/support
Sep 22
30 min
For the Love of Brick & Mortar: Jill Manoff of Glossy
Jill Manoff loves brick and mortar, rarely gets a pedicure, and holds a soft spot for reading paper magazines on the beach. This may seem incongruous for the editor-in-chief of a high profile online publication like Glossy, but Jill knows what she likes. This hasn’t always been the case. Before Jill made the move to New York, she was working as a fashion writer, and then a stylist. Getting burnt out from overworking herself, she reached a point where she had a day off and realized she didn’t even know what she liked to do for fun anymore. This turning point forced Jill to take a look at her life, gather a new perspective, and figure out how she really wanted to spend her life. She’s still not interested in getting a massage, though. 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 work your way up in the fashion world. [04:28] The value in taking a pay cut if it’s for the job you truly love. [06:10] The multidimensional nature of women, and how we can use this as a strength. [13:16] --- This episode is sponsored by · Indeed: With over 250 million unique visitors every month Indeed strives to put job seekers first. www.indeed.com/podcast Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/superwomen/support
Sep 15
28 min
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