Each week on Girlboss Radio, you'll hear honest conversations with trailblazing women. These women go deep on what it takes to build a successful career or grow a business with staying power—while living life on their own terms and navigating personal and professional curveballs. Expect hilarious, vulnerable, ~useful~ conversations that humanize the known, champion the unknown, and laugh a little at the absurdity of life. Hosted by Sophia Amoruso, CEO and founder of Girlboss and Neha Gandhi, editor in chief and COO of Girlboss.
In this episode of Mentor Memos, the new podcast from the Girlboss Radio Network, produced in partnership with TRESemmé, we hear a story that’s highly personal to our host, Neha Gandhi. Before working as the COO of Girlboss, Neha spent six years at Refinery29, where she worked under the leadership of Christene Barberich. Christene is one of Refinery29’s co-founders as well as its current Global EIC. She and Neha met during a pivotal moment when they were each dreaming big about Refinery29, albeit from very different perspectives. Neha was looking for an opportunity to carve our a new editorial perspective in media, while Christene was looking for someone who would be entrusted to carry out the company’s vision. Over the years, the two women formed an intimate mentor and mentee relationship where they discuss everything from management styles to motherhood. Tune in to hear how Christene helped Neha find her voice in the workplace and how you can also find yours.
When your client list reads off like a red carpet event guest list (Think: Meghan Markle, Janelle Monáe, Hailey Bieber, Ashley Graham, and Reese Witherspoon)—you're clearly doing something right. Jennifer Meyer has solved the riddle that is Hollywood, and not just how to catch celebrity interest—but how to keep it. And it’s all thanks to her sleek yet playful jewelry designs that celebs love for their daily life *and* star-studded events. On this episode of Girlboss Radio, Sophia chats with Jennifer about the winding road that led to the launch of Jennifer Meyer Jewelry. Tune in to hear how Jennifer launched her jewelry biz with $7,500, how she found the right jewelry supplier, and how she got her “big break,” thanks to another, very famous “Jennifer” in Hollywood. Plus, Jennifer gets real about what it’s like to live your life and run a business when your love life is in the tabloid press.To shop the Jennifer Meyer jewelry collection, go to: https://jennifermeyer.com/Have feedback on the show? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to the very first episode of Mentor Memos, the new podcast from the Girlboss Radio Network, produced in partnership with TRESemmé. In each episode, Girlboss COO Neha Gandhi chats with a different pair of mentors and mentees about their relationship and the biggest lessons they’ve taught each other. For our first conversation, we hear from the one and only, Cecile Richards, founder of Supermajority and former CEO of Planned Parenthood. While Cecile was at Planned Parenthood, she worked with Kersha Deibel, who soon expressed interest in rising as a leader within the organization. Over time, Cecile began mentoring Kersha and connecting her with other people who could help her advance. Fast forward to today, and Kersha acts as the CEO to Planned Parenthood in Ohio. Cecile continues to watch and stay a part of her mentee’s career by uplifting and providing opportunity whenever possible. Tune in to hear how Kersha first approached Cecile about a mentorship, how the two contribute equally to the relationship, and why it’s so important to have female women in leadership roles.
Picking out what clothes Hollywood’s A-listers wear can seem like the stuff of dreams. And—for the most part, it can be. But, as we learn in this episode of Girlboss Radio, behind every show-stopping moment on the red carpet is a lot of careful calculations and thought-planning. On this episode, Sophia chats with Karla Welch, one of the leading stylists in Hollywood. Karla has worked with many of the women who routinely make the best-dressed list (think: Ruth Negga, Olivia Wilde, Sarah Paulson, Tracee Ellis Ross among others). Her influence in fashion is so big that she’s been named one of the “most powerful stylists” by both the Hollywood Reporter and the New York Times. On this episode, Karla shares what it *really* means to be a stylist and how she’s branched out as a fashion entrepreneur to launch a styling app called Wishi. Plus, she offers tips on how to go about developing your own sense of style while crafting an image you’re proud of.To keep up with Karla, follow her at:https://www.instagram.com/karlawelchstylist/To find out more about Wishi, visit:https://www.wishi.me/app/landing
Patty Rodriguez is not only senior producer of On Air With Ryan Seacrest, but she’s also a serial entrepreneur. On this episode of In Progress, Patty and host Aurora James explore how being raised by immigrant parents in Southeast LA was a huge part of her drive to succeed.
Today, the words “Anine Bing” are synonymous with an effortlessly chic aesthetic that women on-the-go gravitate toward—and buy around the world. It’s an impressive feat, but one that’s all the more remarkable considering that the Anine Bing brand has only been on the market for a handful of years. On this episode of Girlboss Radio, Sophia Amoruso chats with Anine Bing, the founder and chief creative officer of her namesake brand, to talk about how the company took off. Tune in to hear how Anine began her career in fashion as a model, then as a style blogger, and now is an industry leader and founder. Anine shares what led to her ‘a-ha!’ moment for the company, why she values self-care more than ever before, and what she looks for when hiring. To keep up with Anine Bing, follow her at: https://www.instagram.com/aninebing/To shop the Anine Bing collection, visit: https://www.aninebing.com/Have feedback on the show? Email us at email@example.com
Sophia Bush is no stranger to television. She was cast as Brooke Davis in the popular WB/CW drama series One Tree Hill while still in high school—a role she maintained for more than a decade. Since the show’s finale in 2012, Sophia has gone on to have major film roles in movies like John Tucker Must Die and The Narrows. And, from 2014 to 2017, she starred as Det. Erin Lindsay in the NBC drama series Chicago P.D. before leaving the show due to a challenging work environment (more on that in the show).In this episode of Girlboss Radio, Sophia sits down for an intimate chat with our special guest-host, Aurora James, the founder of Brother Vellies and the host of Season 2 of the podcast In Progress. Tune in to hear Aurora and Sophia’s intimate and sprawling conversation touching on everything from acting to activism and what it takes to stand up for yourself—even when others hope you don’t. The two talk about how Sophia got her start in acting and why activism is so integral to her life. Plus, Sophia shares what she wishes she knew about how we can all protect ourselves if we ever face harassment at work. To keep up with Sophia Bush, follow her on Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/sophiabush/To keep up with Aurora James, follow her on Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/aurorajames/Subscribe and listen to the new season of In Progress, by searching for “In Progress” wherever you get your podcasts.
It’s no secret that at Girlboss, we love horoscopes. We publish them monthly on our site, and, if you’re a member of the Girlboss network, you can check yours daily! It's true that in recent years, there’s been an uptick in the popularity of the Zodiac and all things astrology among millennials. But what about the people whose job it is to provide all this astrology-related content? On this episode of Girlboss Radio, Sophia sits down to chat about the business of being a mystic with Girlboss resident astrologer Jessica Lanyadoo. Jessica is a well-known astrologer and psychic medium who has cultivated a fanbase and client roster that spans the globe. Since starting her career with a weekly newspaper horoscope, Jessica has grown her brand and services to include the podcast, Ghost of a Podcast, the TLC digital show, Stargazing, and a new book slated for release next year, Astrology for Real Relationships.Tune in to hear Jessica give Sophia a quick lesson on what it really means to be clairvoyant and how she manages her many hustles. Plus, find out how Jessica came to terms with setting client fees that felt right and made financial sense, given her unique skillset.To learn more about Jessica and her work, visit: http://www.lovelanyadoo.comTo pre-order Astrology for Real Relationships, visit: http://www.lovelanyadoo.com/relationship-book Keep up with Jessica on social at: https://www.instagram.com/jessica_lanyadoo/
Melanie Elturk started law school at the age of 20. A couple years later, she went on to found the chic hijab and accessory company Haute Hijab. On this week’s episode of In Progress, Melanie takes a deep dive with host Aurora James into her academically rigorous upbringing and how her connection to her family heritage evolved into a huge part of her passion.
Today, it’s not uncommon to hear how highly successful entrepreneurs and C-level executives work with a fabulous life coach. But in the 90s, when Marie Forleo was in her early 20s, the practice of having someone “coach” you to be a better *you* was, well, a novel concept that required a lot of explaining. That didn’t stop Marie, though, from carving out a career path as a life coach—even if that meant a lot of bartending and waiting tables to make ends meet while she built her client roster. Now, Marie Forleo has built a thriving business that includes MarieTV, The Marie Forleo Podcast, the online business training program B-School and, a new book, Everything Is Figureoutable. Tune in to hear Marie and Sophia talk about what why it’s important for people to understand their own “risk-averseness.” Plus, find out Marie’s tips for how you can tell the difference between anxiety and a true gut check.**Have questions for Marie Forleo?** You can ask Marie for advice and tips in our next Digital Fireside on the Girlboss professional network. To join in on the convo, log on to Girlboss.com on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 2 p.m. PT and Marie will answer your questions in real-time. Can't make it? You can still drop in your Qs ahead of time under her Digital Fireside thread on Girlboss.com. To buy “Everything Is Figureoutable,” shop: https://www.amazon.com/Everything-Figureoutable-Marie-Forleo/dp/0525534997/tag=girlboss-20To learn more about Marie, visit: https://www.marieforleo.com/ Have feedback on the show? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Presented by the Girlboss Radio Network in partnership with Sephora Collection, #LIPSTORIES is guided by our charismatic and friendly host, Kristina Zias, who is joined by a rotating cast of guests for relaxed, fun, and honest chats about self-image and how we can all be a little more confident. Guests recount their favorite memories—from childhood to today—where they felt beautiful, powerful, or like their best selves. On episode one of #Lipstories, Jacob Tobia is a writer, producer, and author of “Sissy: A Coming-of-Gender Story” who is working to make the beauty industry more inclusive, one Instagram post at a time. Today, Jacob joins host Kristina Zias to talk about how beauty can be a powerful tool for self-expression, as well as a way to celebrate your identity and build confidence. Tune in to hear about the very first time Jacob put on lipstick and how they are using their platform to promote self-confidence at all costs. Follow Jacob and Kristina at: https://www.instagram.com/jacobtobia/ and https://www.instagram.com/misszias/. Keep up with the latest from Sephora Collection at: https://www.instagram.com/sc/. Keep up with all things Girlboss at: https://www.instagram.com/girlboss/
Today, it's not unusual to hear how beauty influencers are launching their own product lines and collaborations with makeup brands. But in 2013, when Huda's sisters first approached her with the idea to launch a beauty company...Huda resisted. She didn't think she had it in her to be an entrepreneur—even though she was already making waves as an influencer and content creator. After some persuasion, Huda tested the waters with a small eyelash collection that sold out within a week. Fast-forward to today, and Huda is the CEO and co-founder of Huda Beauty, a business that's now valued at more than $1 billion and has catapulted the beauty mogul to number 37 on the Forbes list of "America's Richest Self-Made Women." Tune in to hear Sophia and Huda chat about Huda Beauty's early days, trusting herself (and her sisters!), and why Huda still relies on her gut—more than anything—when it comes to business decisions. Plus, hear Huda teach Sophia the REAL way to put on lipstick when you're on the go.Keep up with the latest beauty trends at: https://www.instagram.com/hudabeauty/Stay up to date on Huda Beauty releases and Huda's personal life at: https://www.instagram.com/hudabeautyshop/ and https://www.instagram.com/huda/Have feedback on the show? Email us at: email@example.com
Gala Darling is a speaker, bestselling author, and a manifestation expert. Gala grew up with dreams of becoming a writer. After some time in Australia, she moved to New York City with one suitcase—when she was only 24 years old.During that time, Gala coped with an eating disorder and depression. And to heal from all that, she used radical self love (and a method called, “tapping”, which you will learn all about later. Since then, Gala has been teaching self-love, manifestation and self-empowerment through her writing and coaching. From the conversation, you'll learn what exactly “tapping” is and how you can use it to heal yourself, how to manifest abundance, how we can be our authentic selves and be unapologetic in business!
When Sarah Gibson Tuttle first got the idea to open her nail salon, she was working a good job as an equity sales trader in New York City. Sfter being disappointed by the nail salon offerings available, Sarah decided to quit her job in finance and launch something she was passionate about, a nail salon called Olive & June. Since she started the company in 2013, Sarah has opened salons in Santa Monica and Pasadena, California, while expanding the company's unique product offerings that make at-home manicures easier to do. (Think: A reusable nail polish cap that makes it easy for you to paint your nails with your non-dominant hand.) Tune in to hear Sophia and Sarah talk about what it was like launching a business while living solely off your savings and why the at-home nail industry has the potential to grow to $10 billion. Plus, you'll hear Sarah's tips for managing a growing team without micromanaging them and how she got her suppliers on board with her innovate product ideas.To shop all things Olive & June, go to: https://www.instagram.com/oliveandjune/To keep up with Sarah Gibson Tuttle, follower her at: https://www.instagram.com/gibsontuttle/Have feedback on the show? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have a business idea, chances are at some point you start thinking about how you can best win over potential investors. How can you get them to say 'Yes!' to your big idea? And, more importantly, how can you get them to take out their checkbooks, too? On this week's #GirlbossRadio episode, Sophia Amoruso talks with Suzy Ryoo, who has spent the better part of her career strategically analyzing companies and determining whether or not they’re worth the financial investment. But today, Suzy is also on the other side of the investor/entrepreneur relationship. She’s the co-founder, president, and chief strategy officer of a new entertainment and technology company called Q&A, which she launched less than a year ago with Troy Carter & J. Erving (who just so happen to be some pretty notable music industry veterans). Download the episode to learn what three things Suzy looks for when deciding whether to invest. Plus, you'll hear how she stays grounded and why joining a startup early on can pay off in the long-run.Keep up with Suzy on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/suzywillowHave feedback on the show? Email us at email@example.com
One of the most pervasive problems plaguing our world and environment right now is exactly how much plastic we use once and then toss. Not to mention that it often makes its way into the ocean every year. It can feels overwhelming—and there isn’t one solution out there, but with such a massive problem, there are new companies out there whose goal it is to help solve the issue. On this week's Girlboss Radio, Sophia Amoruso chats with Sarah Paiji Yoo, the co-founder and CEO of Blueland, a company that's trying to eliminate single-use plastics in the world of cleaning products. The idea is this: You buy the cleaning bottle once and when you need more cleaning solution, you fill it up with water, drop in a cleaning tablet and then you get a brand new full bottle of solution. Tune in to hear how Sarah and Blueland are part of a new wave of companies focused on merging business and sustainability. To keep up with Sarah, follow her at: https://www.instagram.com/spaiji/Feedback on the show? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Catt Sadler's career as an entertainment journalist was, by many means, a dream job. It allowed her to cover the red carpet and interview many of Hollywood's hottest celebrities. But, in 2017 while working as a co-host at E! News, Catt found out some startling information. Her male coworker was getting paid "twice" her salary at the network. So—she asked for more at the bargaining table. But after the back and forth negotiations, no deal was struck and Catt did what few thought she would: She walked away from the "dream job" at the glamorous network she'd worked at for years.Since her much-publicized departure, Catt has become a vital voice in the conversation surrounding equal pay and the wage gap. On this week's episode of Girlboss Radio, Catt dives into why she decided to walk away and why she's so excited about her new projects—like her own podcast, Naked with Catt Sadler—and why she's not slowing down anytime soon.To keep up with Catt, go to http://www.thecattwalk.com/To hear Catt interview Sophia, listen to the NAKED podcast here: http://www.thecattwalk.com/nakedHave feedback on the show? Email us at email@example.com
On this episode of Girlboss Radio, Piera takes us on her journey from growing up in a small town in Maine to running a major media company in New York. Co-founder and executive creative director of Refinery29, Piera’s colorful influence can be felt everywhere but especially in the dreamlike spectacle that is @29rooms, an interactive exhibition filled with art and experiences that Piera spearheaded. Inspired by everything from children's books to Guggenheim exhibits, Piera walks through the world with eyes and ears open, always ready to find her new creative endeavor. Tune in to hear more about how Piera met her co-founder and forever "work wife" and what adjusting to life as a new mom has been like. Recorded live in front of an audience at the Girlboss Rally in L.A.! To keep up with Piera Gelardi on Instagram, follow her here---> @pieraluisa
Chances are that—in today's wellness-focused industry—you've heard the benefits of probiotics. But what is the science behind it all? On this week's show, Sophia Amoruso speaks to Ara Katz, the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Seed. Seed is a consumer life science company that develops probiotics and is also pioneering the applications of bacteria to improve human and planetary health. Listen to hear Ara discuss how her breastfeeding experience led her to discover the microbiome and inspired a personal mission to explore the importance of microbes and how they can impact the health of our bodies, our children, and our planet. Plus, hear how she transitioned from producing in Hollywood to entrepreneurship with companies like BeachMint.To learn more about Seed, go to https://seed.com/To keep up with what's new at Seed, follow them at https://www.instagram.com/seed/Have feedback on the show? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to our friends over at TUMI, we’re able to bring you a special, bonus episode of the podcast, recorded live in front of an audience at the Girlboss Rally in L.A.! On this episode of Girlboss Radio, Aurora walks us through how she founded Brother Vellies with just $3,500 dollars in her pocket. The goal, she says, was to introduce traditional African shoes to the rest of the world while adhering to ethical and sustainable fashion practices. Plus, she shares how she maintains a healthy relationship with social media and her thoughts on why brick-and-mortar stores still have a role to play in retail.And—least but not least—some news! Aurora is joining the Girlboss Radio Network as the host for the new season of In Progress, the podcast. We launched In Progress last year with our partners at TUMI and we are so stoked that they’ve decided to help us bring you another season. Tune in to hear what's in store for the new season. Don't forget to subscribe to In Progress, wherever you get your podcasts! New episodes start August 22. http://playpodca.st/inprogressTo find out more about how Tumi is perfecting the journey, go to https://www.tumi.com/To keep up with Aurora James, our host for Season 2 of In Progress, follow her on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aurorajames/To shop Brother Vellies, go to https://brothervellies.com/
You don't have to be a makeup lover to understand how much of a game changer the NAKED palette from Urban Decay was when it was first released in 2010. Its beautiful assortment of neutral eyeshadow colors with just the right mix of shimmering pigments quickly became a staple in everyone’s makeup kit after it launched. And on this week's episode, we hear from Wende Zomnir, the Chief Creative Officer and a founding partner of Urban Decay Cosmetics. She gave us the low-down on she went from playing in her mother's makeup drawer to building #2 makeup brand in the US. Tune in to learn how she's stayed ahead of the trends, from day one.Keep up with Urban Decay and Wende on Instagram, follow:@urbandecaycosmetics and @udwende
While at Nasty Gal, Sophia Amoruso relied on Lisa Buhler’s eye as a buyer to curate the company’s fashion merchandise. Fast forward to today, and Lisa is still spotting trends, except this time she's doing it for her own online clothing boutique, Lisa Says Gah!On this week’s episode of Girlboss Radio, Lisa and Sophia catch up on old times and what’s changed for the two of them since exiting Nasty Gal. Tune in to hear how Lisa has made sustainability a core, but profitable, part of her business model. The two also dive into what it takes to build a small, but well-functioning team and when you know it's time to let someone go. Plus, you'll hear Sophia and Lisa talk all things fashion, retail, Instagram and trend-spotting.To shop Lisa's boutique, go to: lisasaysgah.comFollow the store on IG: @lisasaysgahFeedback on the show? Email us at: email@example.com
Ayesha Curry is familiar with living her life in the limelight. Yet along with fame, she deals with scrutiny from fans, tabloids, and—of course—trolls. That hasn’t stopped her, though, from charting her own course in the food industry. Over the years, Ayesha has released a bestselling cookbook, a line of cookware, opened a Michelin-star restaurant, and launched a meal-kit delivery service. Now, she's executive producing and hosting the ABC cooking show Family Food Fight. Getting here hasn’t been without its challenges and missteps, she tells Sophia. Listen to the full episode for a frank conversation Ayesha and Sophia about what it takes to balance work, family, and personal ambition.
We've got a bonus episode of Girlboss Radio for you this week—straight from Code Conference, the premier technology conference by Recode and Vox Media. It was our first Girlboss Radio episode taped in front of a live audience and we couldn't be happier to have done it with Brynn Putnam, the mastermind behind Mirror, a new fitness technology that's making waves in the industry. Mirror looks exactly like what it sounds like—a mirror—except it transmits workout classes for you to follow along from the comfort of your own home. But that's just the start. Putnam has some big plans for the MIRROR to eventually become the third screen in our lives. In this episode, you'll learn about Putnam's journey from a ballerina to an entrepreneur and what she's learned about wellness, fundraising and business along the wayTo hear more podcasts from Code, or more shows from the Vox Media Podcast Network, head to podcasts.voxmedia.com. To watch interviews from Code, head to youtube.com/recode.To keep up to date on Mirror, follow the company at: instagram.com/getthemirror
We’ve got a special guest this week: NY senator and presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand joins Girlboss Radio for a wide-ranging conversation with Girlboss COO Neha Gandhi. As a presidential candidate, Sen. Gillibrand has some sweeping political reforms on the table. For instance, she’s advocating for publicly funded elections as a way to get big corporate money out of politics, she’s pledged to not appoint judges who would help overturn Roe v. Wade, and she’s introduced a “Family Bill of Rights” to help families raising children.Tune in to hear how growing up in a family of female activists planted the seeds for Gillibrand’s political career, how Hillary Clinton inspired her, and why fundraising for politics—or a business venture—starts with how you frame the ask.To find out more about Sen. Gillibrand's campaign, visit: https://kirstengillibrand.com/Follow her on Twitter at: @SenGillibrand https://twitter.com/SenGillibrandHave feedback on the show? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We often think of being “niche” as meaning “small.” But, as we learn on this week’s episode, building niche communities just *might* be the future of all media and businesses. To help us understand how the landscape of social networks and community-building has changed in recent years, Sophia Amoruso chats with Gina Bianchini, founder and CEO of Mighty Networks. Bianchini is an expert on network effects, what it takes to cultivate an audience and, perhaps more importantly, what it means to build a micro-community in 2019. Listen to learn why having a narrow focus is good for organic brand- and audience-building.To learn more about Mighty Networks, go to https://www.mightynetworks.com/Keep up with Gina Bianchini, follow her at https://twitter.com/ginabIf you have any questions or feedback on the show, get in touch: email@example.com
On this week’s Girlboss Radio, we hear from Afton Vechery, co-founder and CEO of Modern Fertility. It’s a company that’s taken the standard blood tests you would normally get at a fertility clinic and made them available at-home. The goal, she says, is to empower women to have more information about their fertility, so we can all make informed decisions in regard to our own family-planning goals.Listen to hear what science can and can’t tell us about our fertility. Plus, Vechery talks business, sharing her advice on selecting the right co-founder, leveling up on time management, and why having a clear mission will get you through tough times.To learn more about Modern Fertility, visit https://modernfertility.com/To keep up with Afton, follow her on Twitter: https://twitter.com/aaffttoonn If you have any feedback on the show, email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Season 1 of the new series, Gangster Capitalism is on the 2019 College Admissions Scandal that is exposing everyone from Hollywood celebrities to CEOs in an unprecedented scam. Award-winning filmmaker and host of the podcast What Really Happened?, Andrew Jenks introduces you to the people involved and the inner workings of this fraud. He also explores the larger debate around higher education in America. Available wherever you listen to podcasts, just search for “Gangster Capitalism."
You're probably seen photos of the Museum of Ice Cream, that dessert wonderland with a pool of sprinkles and candy confections that just beg for a photo to be taken. But, hashtags and perfect feed placements aside, what did it take to make it all a reality—and quickly scale it into a recognizable brand and product?On this week's Girlboss Radio, founder of Girlboss, Sophia Amoruso chats with Maryellis Bunn, the woman who first had the vision and tenacity to make the Museum of Ice Cream a reality. In this episode, Sophia and Maryellis talk about why we're all craving more meaningful moments, while dealing with (and appealing to) shortened attention spans. Learn why the MOIC partnered with researchers at Yale to study the psychology of happiness and why a more productive lifestyle is code for figuring out how to better spend our time. Plus, hear why colonizing Mars might just be the next step for her.To find out more about the Museum of Ice Cream, go to: https://www.museumoficecream.comTo keep up with Maryellis Bunn, follow her on Instagram at, @maryellis.bunn
When Shivani Siroya founded Tala, she had a simple mission: To help overcome the barrier to accessing credit lines that people in developing economies face. Enter Tala, a finance and technology company that provides microloans and other financial services via its mobile app to people in countries like Kenya, Mexico, and the Philippines. And with billions of people around the world without a readily accessible “financial identity,” Tala has quickly grown from a small team of 4 to an international company with more than 500 employees. In this episode, Girlboss COO Neha Gandhi chats with Siroya about how she scaled Tala into an international team who work with a shared sense of purpose. You'll learn why Tala gives out “peer bonuses,” why competition is a good thing, and why a little obsession readies you for success.To learn more about Tala, go to--> https://tala.co/ Keep up to date with Shivani Siroya on Twitter by following her at --> https://twitter.com/shivsiroya
Today, Elaine Welteroth is an award-winning journalist, author, and former editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue. But before all of that, Welteroth was just a normal college student searching on Google for tips on how to work in magazines.Eventually, she landed a dream internship at a publication she’d long respected. But—then Welteroth had a choice to make: Say yes to an internship at a publication she'd always wanted to work at, or work elsewhere, but with a woman whose career she'd long admired? She chose the latter, and that was the beginning of her journey in the magazine business.On this episode of Girlboss Radio, Welteroth talks about her new book, More Than Enough, where she chronicles her career in publishing, how she gained the confidence to trust her instincts and why she took take a leap of faith to pursue her own projects.To keep up with Elaine Welteroth on Instagram, follow her here---> @elainewelterothTo pre-order More Than Enough, go here-->https://amzn.to/2Q3yb9D
Alyssa Milano has a turbulent love affair with social media. On one hand, she loves being able to see what political and social issues matter most to ordinary people around the globe. On the other hand, she's fully aware that platforms like Twitter are full of dark corners, where political dialogue becomes circular—even toxic. Still, all of it has allowed her to own a brand of activism that's all hers. In this week's episode of Girlboss Radio, Milano chats with Girlboss COO Neha Gandhi about why she thinks we need more dialogue regarding the spectrum of sexual assault and harassment, why "boots on the ground" is her favorite type of activism work, and why she's proud to call former vice president (and current presidential hopeful) Joe Biden a friend.To keep up with Alyssa Milano on Twitter, follow her at: https://twitter.com/Alyssa_MilanoTo listen to Sorry Not Sorry, go to: http://apple.co/2vqW0P5
Cyndi Ramirez will be the first to tell you that the idea of opening her own spa and manicure location, much less one ready-made for the age of Instagram, never occurred to her. Indeed, it wasn’t until Cyndi was out with her husband and looking for a massage spot (and perhaps even a manicure) that the origins of what would later become Chillhouse, crept into her mind.Today, Ramirez has built Chillhouse into a brand that goes beyond the spa and wellness hub of New York City. Instead, it's a company and brand dedicated to self-care. On this episode, Girlboss founder and CEO Sophia Amoruso chats with Ramirez about how you get your first customers, what it's like to work with PR and how you can scale your brand.To read up on all things Chillhouse and self-care, check out the company blog-->http://thechilltimes.com/To keep up with Cyndi Ramirez, follow her on IG-->https://www.instagram.com/cyndiramirez/
Valerie Jarrett has known and worked with the Obamas for 28 years and it all began with a job interview with Michelle Obama, then Michelle Robinson. Fast-forward to today, and Jarrett has the distinction of being the longest-serving senior advisor to ANY president in history, after having served as senior advisor to President Obama all eight years while in office. She’s currently a senior advisor to the Obama Foundation and sits on the board of directors for companies like Lyft and the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts and others. And, she recently wrote a book, Finding My Voice: My Journey to the West Wing and the Path Forward, which chronicles her journey from being a quiet girl in segregated Chicago to one of the most visible and influential African-American women of the 21st century. Listen in as Jarrett and Girlboss COO Neha Gandhi discuss what it was like working in the White House, how we can all be more confident, and why being yourself—and owning your voice—is a win for everyone.To buy Finding My Voice, go to-->https://www.amazon.com/Finding-My-Voice-Journey-Forward/dp/0525558136/tag=girlboss-20To keep up with Valerie Jarrett, follow her on Twitter--> https://twitter.com/ValerieJarrettLet us know how we're doing by sending us an email at email@example.com
Just a few years ago, Rachel Brathen, a.k.a., “Yoga Girl,” was sharing her experiences with yoga on a growing little platform called Instagram while trying to fill a small class of 30 at a local studio.Today, Brathen has more than 2M followers on Instagram, is a serial entrepreneur, a New York Times best-selling author, and the founder of three different not-for-profits. How did she do it? In this episode, Brathen chats with Sophia about what it’s like to go from being a broke yoga teacher in Latin America to owning multiple international businesses, what living and working in Aruba is like and how we can all manage the ups and downs of social media.For more on all things Yoga Girl, go here--> https://www.yogagirl.com/To stay up-to-date on Rachel's life in Aruba, follow her at --> https://www.instagram.com/yoga_girl/If you have any feedback or questions on the show, get in touch with us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
You've probably heard this before: Today's media landscape isn't what it used to be. It's a little less shiny, it’s harder to stay relevant, and it’s much harder to hold people’s attention and really make an impact through all the noise.But, if you've managed to do exactly that, consistently, for many years, across different publications—then you might just be someone by the name of Tina Brown. She led Vanity Fair magazine as its first female editor-in-chief, bringing the magazine back from near extinction and turning it into something glossy that mixed celebrities and glamour with news and politics in a way that nobody had really done before. She’s also the only woman to have ever edited the New Yorker. Most recently, she founded Women in the World—a summit that brings together luminaries from Michelle Obama to Meryl Streep to Oprah Winfrey.In today's episode, Girlboss COO Neha Gandhi chats with Brown about what it was like being the boss at 25, how she dealt with the boy's club of publishing, and why it's always a good thing to employ industry veterans as well as newcomers to the field.For more on Women in the World, visit --> https://womenintheworld.com/To keep up to date with Brown, follow her at --> https://twitter.com/TinaBrownLM
Reshma Saujani, founder of Girls Who Code, joins host Sophia Amoruso to discuss her new book, Brave, Not Perfect: Fear Less, Fail More, And Live Bolder. In it, Saujani argues that there's a stark, cultural difference in how we are raising boys and girls to approach risk-taking and failure. As in, boys are taught to embrace risk and see failure as inevitable while girls are taught to strive for perfection and to lean toward what they're good at. And it's in that quest for perfection that makes it especially challenging for women to veer from their comfort zone. We come to see failure, Saujani tells Sophia, as a thing to avoid at all costs. The solution? Approach life and your career with a mindset focused on bravery—not perfection. Listen in to hear Saujani recount what it’s like to have your dad deal with trolls online, how we can overcome the pitfalls of living in a success-driven culture, and much more. To find out more about Girls Who Code, go to → https://girlswhocode.com/ Get your copy of Brave, Not Perfect: Fear Less, Fail More, And Live Bolder here → https://amzn.to/2I7v2DJ
Known for transforming her students with her magical, virtually unexplainable workout, The Class, Taryn is on a deep soul journey to become one with her past and open herself to higher purpose and greater fulfillment. The Class by Taryn Toomey has been lauded as a transcending practice, garnering recognition from news outlets like Fast Company, The Hollywood Reporter, Vogue, The New York Times, and The New Yorker. Taryn has presented her method at the TEDx Conference, Fast Company Innovation Conference, In goop Health Summit, The Wing's Camp No Man's Land, The Capital G Summit, Glamour’s Women of the Year Conference, The Wasatch Leadership Summit, and the The Wanderlust Festival. The Class by Taryn Toomey is currently in New York, Bridgehampton, Los Angeles, Vancouver, and Miami – with plans to expand and bring its magic to major cities around the globe. Ever the alchemist, Taryn has also developed a holistic cleanse program (The Cleanse), wellness retreats (The Retreatment), a handcrafted fine jewelry line (The Airelume) and thoughtfully curated lifestyle products. Today she's here to share how to get into the wellness space, what The Class is all about and how to make your New Years Intentions Count. This week’s episode also features a guest spot from one of our Uber Pitch winners, Ashley Lamb-Sinclair of Curio Learning.
Maria Menounos is an Emmy Award Winning Journalist, New York Times Best Selling author, actress and entrepreneur. She started her career at 21 at Channel One News and has worked as a host for some of the biggest entertainment news outlets out there, including Entertainment Tonight, Extra, Access Hollywood, The Today Show and E! News. She also hosted a SiriusXM Show, Conversations with Maria Menounos for three years, which recently shifted into a weekly podcast, which you can hear wherever good podcasts are found.In addition to her broadcasting career, Maria is A New York Times Best-selling author, with her books The EveryGirl’s Guide To Life and The EveryGirl’s Guide To Diet and Fitness. One of her biggest passions is mentorship, which is a flagship of her digital network, Afterbuzz TV, which she is the Co-Founder and CEO of. AfterBuzz TV has been called, “The ESPN of TV Talk” and produces produces up to 200 hours of weekly programming. Today Maria is here to talk about why it’s so important to put your health first, how to create a healthy and safe work environment for your employees and how to build a career in broadcasting. This week’s episode also features a guest spot from one of our Uber Pitch winners, Bilyana Freye of Hoppin.
Michelle Lee is an editor, influencer, thought leader and sought-after public speaker. Michelle started her career in magazines, working at publications such as Parenting Magazine, Glamour Magazine, Paper magazine and more! She was part of the launch teams for Us Weekly and The Daily Front Row, as well as CosmoGIRL, which won Adweek’s Launch of the Year. She has held senior staff positions at Mademoiselle and is the former editor-in-chief of In Touch Weekly and intouchweekly.com. Other career highlights include her roles at Magnified Media as CCO, Hollywood.com as SVP of Content and as the CMO at NYLON, where she was in charge of editorial content as well as the ideation and execution of native advertising. These days, she holds the title of editor in chief at Allure. Since assuming the role in 2015, she has been committed to championing diversity and expanding the definition of beauty. She was named Adweek’s 2017 Editor of the Year, while Allure won Adweek’s Magazine of the Year. Her work at Allure also earned her a place on the Glossy 50 “Modern Media” list in 2017. Today she’s here to share her tips for how to break into the magazine business, the best way to empower your employees and the role beauty should play in the modern woman’s life. This week’s episode also features a guest spot from one of our Uber Pitch winners, JamelaAcheampong of Kahmune.
Poppy Jamie is a media personality, mental health activist and entrepreneur. Poppy started her career out as a TV presenter in Britain and moved over to America in 2015 to host snapchat’s first-ever chat show. From there she shifted into entrepreneurship, co-founding accessories brand, Pop+Suki. Her most recent entrepreneurial venture is called, Happy Not Perfect. It is a deeply personal project combining years of scientific research, inspiration from her mother (who is a psychotherapist) and real life experience. It is an app and brand solely dedicated to looking after your mental wellbeing and helping you decrease stress, sleep better and calm your mind. Today she's here to share insight on how to shift career paths, useful tips for breaking social media addiction and the intention and thought process behind Happy Not Perfect.
Angélica Fuentes is a Latin American businesswoman and impact investor, who has committed her life to gender equality. At the age of 29, Angélica was appointed CEO of Grupo Imperial. From there she went onto head many different energy companies including the Mexican Natural Gas Association and the Business Energy Network of APEC. In addition to her career as a powerful executive, Angélica has equally devoted herself to supporting the cause of women and gender equality. Some of her social justice work includes participation in the World Economic Forum’s Gender Parity Program, and serving on Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s International Council on Women’s Business Leadership. In 2014, she established the Angélica Fuentes Foundation, which is focused on Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality, as one of the most efficient tools for social, economic and environmental development. In addition to her foundation she recently founded a skincare line called, A Complete, a charity called The Imperative Fund, an investment fund called Equal Invest and a beauty line called, The Beauty Station. She is a woman on a mission and today she’s here to share how we can help in the fight for gender parity, how to balance multiple jobs at once and the benefits of becoming a Mother later in life. This episode of Girlboss Radio will be hosted by Girlboss COO and Editor in Chief, Neha Gandhi,
Rebecca Minkoff’s accessible luxury designs have made her an industry leader in handbags, accessories, footwear and apparel. She launched her brand in 2001 with an iconic capsule collection that landed her on The Tonight Show, and became an overnight sensation. In 2005, the “Morning After Bag,” a.k.a. the “M.A.B,” ignited Rebecca’s career as a handbag designer. In 2009, Rebecca returned to her roots of apparel design, introducing her first ready-to-wear collection.Today, Rebecca Minkoff is a global lifestyle brand that spans ready-to-wear, handbags, accessories, footwear, jewelry and watches. They even have men’s clothing under the label Uri Minkoff, in over 900 stores worldwide. In addition to her design work, Rebecca likes to give back and is a huge proponent of fellow female entrepreneurs. In September 2018, she established the Female Founder Collective, a network of businesses led by women. Their purpose is to bring awareness to, support the expansion of, and invest in female-owned businesses. She also started hosting a podcast, called, “Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff” and she started a line of T-Shirts “One of Many” to support female-geared charities. Today Rebecca is here to talk about how to build a business from the ground up, the power of engaging with your consumer and how to navigate working with family.
Sara Wilson is a journalist, entrepreneur and digital strategist. She started her career in Media working for companies such as MTV, People, The Economist, Los Angeles Magazine and The Huffington Post. During her time at The Huffington Post, she managed several sections and pioneered concepts of social-first storytelling at scale. This is what led her to Facebook, where she spent nearly five years running lifestyle partnerships at Facebook and Instagram. During this time, she developed relationships with and helped grow, the brands of many of the most influential food, fashion, home, health, wellness and travel brands in the world. She even built Instagram's game-changing fashion vertical, which created the playbook for how to "win" a certain market on a social platform. These days, Sara is working on her new company, SW Projects. SW Projects crafts content strategies and unique creative ideas for brands and digital publishers. Because Sara has deep experience on both sides of the equation—journalist and platform—she knows how to help both brands and publishers deliver killer content, optimized for the ever-changing ecosystem of today’s content consumer. Today she is here to share some of the work she is doing at SW Projects, how to use storytelling to create a memorable digital brand, and strategies you can use to outsmart the Instagram algorithm.
Bozoma Saint John is an accomplished marketing and advertising executive. Her first career-shifting role, was as the Head of Music and Entertainment Marketing at Pepsi-Co. During this time, she drove breakthrough consumer engagement by collaborating with tastemakers, like, the one and only, Beyonce. Following Pepsi, Bozoma became the Head of Global Consumer Marketing for Apple Music and iTunes. When she presented at Apple’s Keynote Worldwide Developers Conference, she stole the show. Buzzfeed even called her the, “coolest person to ever go on stage at an Apple event”. After Apple, she went to Uber, where she served as the Chief Brand Officer. In her role at Uber, she was tasked with telling the stories of millions of riders and drivers across 600+ cities. These days, Bozoma is Chief Marketing Officer for Endeavor, a global leader in entertainment, sports and fashion. At Endeavor, she focuses on driving marketing efforts across Endeavor’s global network of companies. She is in the American Advertising Federation’s Advertising Hall of Achievement. Today she’s here to share what all entrepreneurs should know about marketing, what she does as a CMO and how to be your truest self in both business and in life.
Launching November 1, this 6-episode podcast will serve as a crash course in how to knock your next pitch out of the park. You'll learn from Away co-founder Jen Rubio as she delivers must-know advice for all budding business entrepreneurs.
Taking the plunge—Daring to change direction: Ready to charge into your new life, head on? Here’s your refresher and personal itinerary for shifting into a life you love. With host, Noor Tagouri and guest Lalah Delia.
Luvvie Ajayi is a writer, podcaster, and speaker known for her commitment to gender and racial justice. Her debut book, I’M JUDGING YOU: The Do-Better Manual was an instant New York Times best-seller. The 15-year blogging veteran covers all things pop culture at AwesomelyLuvvie.com. On her new podcast, Rants and Randomness, she shares her most pressing rants, raves and faves, and interviews interesting guests. Luvvie is also a sought-after speaker who has spoken at places like the White House, MAKERS Conference, and SXSW. She has interviewed bosses like Oprah Winfrey, Geena Davis, and Shonda Rhimes. Her greatest passion is using her voice for pop culture critique. Today Luvvie is here to share the best way to resist, tips for setting boundaries, and how to overcome imposter syndrome.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is a supermodel, designer, actress and businesswoman. She plays a pivotal role in defining the ongoing evolution of the fashion industry. Rosie has graced the cover of over 100 international magazines and worked with brands such as Versace, Burberry, Jimmy Choo, Ralph Lauren, and Victoria’s Secret. She has been on Forbes Highest Paid Models list two years in a row. She’s also been awarded Glamour UK’s Woman of the Year award, Harper’s Bazaar UK Business Woman Of The Year and holds two ELLE UK Style Awards. Earlier this year, Rosie founded Rose Inc., a daily editorial destination for all things beauty. The website features original photography, insight from top beauty experts, makeup tutorials and interviews. Everything on the site is tried, tested, and approved by Rosie, herself. Today Rosie is here to share how to pivot careers, her top beauty tips and to talk all about her new project, Rose Inc.
Lisa Ryan Howard is an advertising expert with 20 years of strategic media experience in deep print, digital and integrated sales roots.Some of her past job titles include, Senior Vice President of Conde Nast, Publisher of Billboard, business lead of lifestyles at Yahoo, and the vice president of consumer strategy at WebMD.After WebMD, she started working at The New York Times where she initially served as Senior Vice President of advertising. Since then she has transitioned into the role of Senior Vice President and general manager of media at The New York Times. She is one of Advertising Age’s “40 Under 40.” Today she is here to talk about how to know when it’s time to transition to a new job, what, exactly she does in her role at The New York Times and what you need to know about advertising to properly run your business.
Learn how to juggle relationships in a busy world: You shouldn’t have to say goodbye to your social life in the name of goal-setting. This is your guide to staying connected and nurturing relationships, even when you’re busy. With host Noor Tagouri and guest Luvvie Ajayi.
Anu Duggal is an entrepreneur, and venture capitalist. Anu began her tech career as a co-founder of Exclusively.in, a private sale e-commerce company and later moved onto become the CEO of Doonya, which is a dance fitness and media company. These days, Anu is the Founding Partner of Female Founders Fund, an early-stage fund, investing in technology companies started by women. Female Founders Fund has invested in some of the fastest growing female-led start-ups nationwide including: Eloquii, WayUp, Zola, Primary, Thrive Global, and more. In 2018, Anu was included in Fortune’s “40 Under 40” list. She has been praised for her impact in diversifying venture capital. Additional distinctions include Business Insider’s, “Ultimate List of Female Startup Investors,” and getting named to the “Top 4 Venture Firms Investing in Women”. Today she is here to share how to pitch to VC’s and the secret to getting in touch with investors.
What nobody tells you about changing careers: Planning to quit your day job on the spot and begin a new adventure? Admirable, but for most people, not realistic. Here’s what you need to know about jumping ship and starting again. Hosted by Noor Tagouri and with guest Cassandra Grey.
Transitioning to a path that works better for you: So you have a dream, an end goal—now what? Episode two is crash course in the do’s and don’ts of transitioning from the life you have to the life you want, with minimal messiness. Hosted by Noor Tagouri with guest Cassandra Grey
How to find your purpose and let it inspire you: To get from A to B, you have to have a destination in mind. Our first episode is about discovering your purpose—a north star that points you in the direction of your dreams. Hosted by Noor Tagouri with Guest, Lalah Delia.
Sarah Larson Levey is an innovator, entrepreneur, registered yoga instructor, author, and certified Health Coach.Sarah launched Y7 at 26, after working in Fashion for five years. She created it from a personal pain point as she yearned for something other than the traditional yoga practice. Y7 is super unique: their classes combine 60-minutes of intensity, heat and strength, complemented by deep breathing and set to the latest beats. Since launching in 2013, the Y7 brand has expanded to a bicoastal business with ten studios across New York and Los Angeles. Sarah’s accolades include features in Forbes, Vogue, Entrepreneur, Shape, InStyle, Refinery29 and Women’s Health. She was also named an All-Star Entrepreneur of 2018 by Inc. Magazine. Today Sarah is here to share how to enter the fitness and lifestyle industry, the merits to keeping your day job while building a business and how she incorporates self-care into her busy lifestyle.
Marti Noxon is an Emmy Nominated Writer and producer responsible for some of the greatest shows of all time. Over the course of her impressive career, Marti has worked on beloved and critically acclaimed series, such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Mad Men, Grey’s Anatomy, Brothers & Sisters, and Glee. With hundreds of hours of television under her belt, she is one of the most prolific writer-producers in television today. She currently has several television series on the air including the critically acclaimed HBO’s Sharp Objects. Other shows in her repertoire include Bravo’s Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce, AMC’s Dietland, Lifetime’s UnREAL, and Code Black for CBS. Today Marti is here to share tips for how to break into Television writing and producing, how things are changing for women in Hollywood and the importance of creating flawed, complex female characters.
The best and brightest female entrepreneurs, creatives, and founders get really real with host Noor Tagouri when it comes to nurturing self-development and well-being in a bustling, always-on world. Whether it’s identifying a sense of purpose in your day-to-day, finding productivity hacks, taking care of relationships, changing careers, or cultivating a greater sense of self-love, this podcast presented in partnership with TUMI is an unmissable toolkit for the on-the-go individual in search of a happier, more fulfilling life.
As Chief Marketing Officer, Joanne oversees SoFi’s consumer-facing functions including marketing, business development, partnerships, and member services. She joined SoFi from Pinterest, where she led global commercial and content partnerships, platform adoption and monetization efforts. Bradford has held executive leadership positions at The San Francisco Chronicle, Demand Media, Yahoo!, Microsoft and BusinessWeek. Throughout her career, she’s had significant experience leading product marketing, business development and programming, as well as building global sales and marketing teams. Her most recent venture is, "Get That Raise", a special initiative to equip professionals with the tools and the confidence to know their value in the workplace and ask for greater compensation. Today Joanne is here to share her tips on how to ask for a raise, how to successfully navigate male-dominated industries and her advice on how to build your professional network.
Kyle Richards is a reality star, entrepreneur and TV producer. Kyle started her career as a child actor. Over the course of her career she accrued over 100 film and TV credits including roles on ER, Little House on the Prairie and CSI. More recently she has become a fixture on reality television through eight seasons on Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, as well as a recent appearance on NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice. She is also a successful entrepreneur who runs her own high-end retail boutique, Kyle by Alene Too. She has overseen the boutique’s expansion to three locations – Beverly Hills, Manhattan, and Southampton – with others on the horizon. Her most recent venture is as a co-executive producer of the Paramount Network’s “American Woman,” a dramedy series inspired by her childhood. Today she talks about how Real Housewives changed the course of her career, her new show, American Woman and how to run multiple business at the same time.
Michelle Phan is a digital pioneer, who trail-blazed the online beauty industry. Michelle’s beauty videos have been viewed more than 1 billion times, making her one of the most watched talents in the digital space.She has been featured on Forbes' 30 Under 30 list in the category of Art and Style, Inc’s 30 Under 30 Coolest Entrepreneurs and Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business. Michelle was a creator and founder of Ipsy. In 2017, Michelle acquired EM Cosmetics from Ipsy. She is also the co-founder of Thematic, a free peer-to-peer marketplace that enables creators to find and use great songs from real artists in their videos. Today Michelle is here to share how to adapt to changing technology as an entrepreneur, the difference between being an "influencer" and a "creator" and what’s next for her now that she is “retired” from youtube.
Jennifer Fisher began her career as a wardrobe stylist, working on feature films, television shows, and commercials. When her son was born, Jennifer began to look for a piece of fine jewelry, that both spelled his name, and expressed her personal style. She was unable to find anything unique, so she designed a piece for herself. When friends, family, and even strangers began to request that Jennifer design one for them too, she knew she was onto something. With that, Jennifer Fisher Jewelry was born. Jennifer Fisher Jewelry has established a loyal fan base of top celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez, Katy Perry, Michelle Obama, Naomi Watts, Rihanna, Sarah Jessica Parker and Selena Gomez, just to name a few. Last year, Jennifer even expanded her business into the culinary realm, launching a line of three custom blended sea salts.Today Jennifer is here to share how to properly scale a company, how to partner with influencers and her advice for young designers and entrepreneurs.
Jen Rubio is the co-founder of Away Luggage. Before starting Away, Jen built her career by creating compelling brand narratives for some of the world’s most innovative companies. She started at Johnson and Johnson. After working there for a couple years, she quickly moved onto work for herself as a social media manager, before that was even a real job title. In 2011, Jen joined the early executive team for Warby Parker as Head of Social Media. It was at Warby Parker, that she met her Away co-founder, Steph Korey. In 2015, Jen was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for Marketing and Advertising. Jen eventually left Warby Parker and moved to London to join AllSaints, as Head of Innovation. However, her entrepreneurial spirit took over, and she quickly left that job to launch Away. Away is a modern travel brand that creates thoughtful luggage and travel accessories, designed to make travel more seamless. Away has rapid growth: starting with less than ten employees and now boasting almost 200 employees. The company has pulled in more than $125 million dollars in revenue since its launch in 2016. Today Jen is here to talk about how to find the perfect co-founder, how to fundraise, and shares her expert insight on how to effectively brand a business.
Ibtihaj Muhammad is an American sabre fencer, 2016 Olympic medalist, 5-time Senior World medalist and World Champion in the sport of fencing. In August 2016, she became the first American woman to compete in the Olympics in hijab and is also the first Muslim woman to win an Olympic medal for the United States. In addition to fencing, Ibtihaj is an entrepreneur and author. In 2014, she launched her own clothing company, Louella. This summer she partnered with Mattel to release their first hijabi Barbie doll, modeled in Ibtihaj’s likeness. She also released her memoir, PROUD: My Fight for an Unlikely American Dream, this summer. She was on Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential list, and serves as an important figure in a larger global discussion on equality and the importance of sports.Today Ibtihaj is here to talk about the silver-lining of adversity, how to resist the current administration and how her faith has empowered her as a woman and an athlete.
Joanna Coles is a journalist, entrepreneur, producer and author. Joanna was born in England and worked in London for many years as a journalist before moving to the United States in 1997. At that time, she worked for The Guardian, and later, forThe Times of London as their New York columnist. In 2006, she joined Hearst Magazines as the editor-in-chief of Marie Claire. Then, in 2012, she was named editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan, the world’s largest women’s media brand. For now, Joanna is the Chief Content Officer of Hearst Magazines (she recently confirmed her resignation). As CCO, she oversees content and editorial partnerships for 300 magazines, globally. In addition to her impressive journalism career, Joanna also sits on the board of directors of Snap Inc, is the executive producer of ABC Freeform’s,The Bold Type (which is loosely based on her life and career) and she recently became an author with her book, Love Rules: How to Find a Real Relationship in a Digital World. Today Joanna is here to share tips for nailing your job interview, the best way to break into the magazine business and her advice for fellow working Mothers.
Lizzie Velasquez is an author, host and Motivational speaker. Lizzie was born with a rare disease called Neonatal Progeroid Syndrome, which makes it impossible for her to gain weight. When Lizzie was 17 years old, she stumbled upon a youtube video that was titled “World’s Ugliest Woman”. To her shock, the video featured a photo of her face. Lizzie was devastated that someone could be so cruel, however, it was in that moment of absolute despair that she decided to start her public speaking career. Since then she has given speeches all over the world, including her Ted Talk, which has garnered over 17 million views. In addition to public speaking, Lizzie has authored four books, produced a documentary about her life called, A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story and hosted her own show on fullscreen called, Unzipped, where she challenges our society’s beauty standards. Today, Lizzie is here to chat with our editorial director, Jerico Mandybur, all about how to overcome bullying, how to turn your suffering into purpose and how to find the silver lining in your adversity.
Angelica Ross is an actress, entrepreneur and activist. Angelica started her career in the Navy. Six months after joining, she requested and received an "uncharacterized" discharge under the "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy, because she was harassed by enlisted men who coerced her into saying she was gay. After leaving The Navy, Angelica began her gender transition. Angelica then moved to Hollywood, Florida and worked as a model and escort until 2003. After that she started a web development and graphic design business. Angelica launched TransTech Social Enterprises, a nonprofit creative design firm that trains and contracts transgender and other workers. In 2016, Angelica reinvented her career again, and began her professional acting career when she was in the Emmy-nominated webseries, Her Story. These days Angelica portrays the character Candy Abundance in the 2018 Ryan Murphy-produced, FX series Pose. The series is incredibly historic as it features five transgender women of color as main characters. Today Angelica is here to talk about how her adversity led to her purpose, what cisgender people can do to help transgender people and how things are changing for the transgender community.
Brooklyn Decker is an actress, entrepreneur and co-founder of Finery. Brooklyn's layered career started as a model when she was just a teenager. She quickly garnered success with publications like Sports Illustrated, Vogue, Elle, GQ, and Glamour. Eight years ago, she transitioned into acting. She has played parts in Ugly Betty, Battlefield, and is currently working Opposite Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, as a series regular on Netflix's hit show, Grace and Frankie. Most recently, Brooklyn has taken on a new role as co-founder of Finery, the world's first automated digital wardrobe platform. Finery was created with the premise of helping women get back some of the time, money and mind-space currently spent on their wardrobes. Finery is growing rapidly and recently raised $5 million in funding! Today Brooklyn is here to talk about how to reinvent your career, the steps to fund your startup and how to confidently navigate and break through a male-dominated business.
Jameela Jamil is an actress, journalist, DJ, Model and activist. In 2009, Jameela’s life changed dramatically as she went from an English teacher, to hosting T4, the most popular Youth TV program in the UK. Ever the boundary-breaker, Jameela became the first female presenter to host BBC Radio 1’s Official Chart Show. After a health scare she had in her late 20s, Jameela decided to completely restart her life: she quit her radio job and moved to the United States. Within a short amount of time, she had come upon a career she never expected: Acting. Jameela can currently be seen starring in Mike Schur’s series for NBC, The Good Place, where she acts opposite Ted Danson and Kristen Bell. Activism is also huge to Jameela. She recently launched a body positivity movement on instagram called “i weigh”. Today, Jameela is here to talk about how to attain positive body image, how to gain the courage to take a major leap and how to manage all your side and front hustles.
Shelley Zalis is a founder, CEO and internationally-renowned thought leader for advancing equality in the workplace. Shelley changed the game by becoming the first female chief executive of a company, ranked in the research industry’s top Twenty-Five. Today, as CEO of The Female Quotient, Shelley is advancing gender equality across industries with the Girls’ Lounge: a pop-up experience at conferences across the globe, as well as within companies. In addition to being an entrepreneur and thought leader, Shelley is also an admired speaker and skilled moderator who has interviewed influencers such as Katie Couric, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sheryl Sandberg and Arianna Huffington on topics related to equality and leadership. Today she is here to share how the world of business and tech is changing for women, how you can break through the glass ceiling of middle management and how you can help with the fight for equality in your workplace.
Hannah Hart is an award-winning comedian, TV host, Forbes’ 30 Under 30 recipient and New York Times best-selling author. Hannah is the creator and star of her weekly web series, “My Drunk Kitchen”, which has amassed millions of views since its first episode in 2011. Hannah has written two New York Times Best Sellers, titled My Drunk Kitchen: A Guide to Eating, Drinking, and Going with Your Gut and Buffering: Unshared Tales Of A Life Fully Loaded. In addition to books and YouTube, she also co-produced and starred in Lionsgate's fall 2016 comedy Dirty 30. Most recently, Hannah has partnered with Cadence13 to produce her self-help podcast, HANNAHlyze THIS and is working with Ellen Digital on an currently untitled, unscripted series where she’ll be giving people love and dating advice. Today she's here to talk about her career trajectory, how you can get into the entertainment business and how to push through creative blocks.
Shan-Lyn Ma is the CEO and Co-Founder of Zola. Shan-Lyn started her career at Yahoo!, which was a company she had dreamed of working at all her life. In 2008 she moved onto Gilt, where she started as a product manager and eventually became Senior Director of Product. She also Founded and was the GM of Gilt Taste, the food & wine division. In 2012 Shan went to Chloe + Isabel, but quickly realized that it was time for her to start her own company. Her company, Zola, launched in 2013 and quickly became the country’s fastest growing wedding registry. Today Zola carries 60,000 gifts from more than 600 different brands and it has been used by over 500,000 couples. On top of all this, Shan is an angel investor in about 15 companies including several female-founded companies. Today Shan is here to talk about her journey to becoming an entrepreneur, how to pitch to Venture Capitalists and the right way to transition your career.
Nikki and Brie Bella, also known as the Bella Twins, are Entrepreneurs, Influencers, WWE Stars and reality stars. There are very few women who have impacted the WWE universe in the way The Bella Twins have. Each of them have respectively earned a Divas title during their time in the WWE between 2011 and 2012. More recently, they participated in the first-ever Women’s Royal Rumble: a monumental event in WWE History that forever changed the lives and careers of women in wrestling. Outside of the ring, Nikki & Brie have thrived as the stars of the hit E! reality show Total Divas, and now on their own family show, Total Bellas. They have also solidified themselves as entrepreneurs with their Birdiebee apparel line, and their wine line, Belle Radici. Today they are here to talk about what they learned from being part of one of the most tightly-run brands on Earth, how they balance personal lives with business and their tips for fellow entrepreneurs.
Tamara Mellon is an entrepreneur, author, founder, and designer, best known for co-founding Jimmy Choo and founding her own brand, Tamara Mellon. At Jimmy Choo, she built one of the most recognizable luxury brands in the world—transforming what she saw as a gap in the accessories market into a multi-million dollar opportunity and cultural phenomenon. Since leaving the iconic brand, Tamara has written a memoir, In My Shoes, and launched a new business.Today, she runs her luxury shoe brand in a decidedly untraditional way, selling directly to consumers and skipping the fancy department stores. Today she’s talking to Sophia about brand-building, bankruptcy, starting over, and of course, that unforgettable Sex and the City moment that made Jimmy Choo a household name.
Arlan Hamilton is the founder and managing partner of Backstage Capital, a venture fund that dedicated to minimizing funding disparities in tech by investing in high-potential female, minority and LGBTQ founders. Arlan built her fund from the ground up, without the connections or experience most others VCs boast—and while she was homeless. Since 2015, Backstage has invested nearly $5M into over 100 startups led by underestimated founders. And in early May of 2018, Backstage announced that it had raised an additional $36M fund, which Arlan calls her “It’s About Damn Time Fund.” She’s using it to write $1M checks to 36 Black female founders. Today, she’s explaining her path, giving honest advice for career changers, and sharing exactly how you can fund your company.
Rebecca Jarvis is an Emmy-award winning journalist, ABC News’ Chief Business, Technology & Economics Correspondent; and the host and creator of ABC’s podcast featuring game changing women, No Limits with Rebecca Jarvis. Rebecca began her journalism career writing for Crain's Chicago Business and Business 2.0. She has since worked for nearly every prestigious broadcast news organization including, ABC, CBS, CNBC and NBC. She has conducted news-making interviews with the biggest names in business and technology, including Warren Buffett, Richard Branson, Sheryl Sandberg, Jessica Alba, Bill and Melinda Gates, and Apple CEO, Tim Cook. Today, Rebecca is here to talk about women in business, why it’s so important to ask thoughtful questions, how to effectively make career transitions and, her podcast, No Limits with Rebecca Jarvis.
"Jen Gotch is OK...Sometimes" is the newest podcast to hit the Girlboss Radio network, hosted by ban.do founder and chief creative officer (turned mental health advocate and cult Instagrammer), Jen Gotch. Subscribe and get an all-access pass to Jen Gotch's beautiful brain. Jen Gotch is OK...Sometimes launches May 29th wherever good podcasts are found."Jen Gotch is OK...Sometimes" the newest podcast from Girlboss Radio network, hosted by ban.do founder and chief creative officer (turned mental health advocate and cult Instagrammer), Jen Gotch, launches May 29th.
On this 2nd edition special episode, you'll hear inspirational stories and advice from more remarkable women who spoke at the recent Girlboss Rally in L.A., like fashion entrepreneur Jen Gotch, venture capitalist Sarah Kunst, Beautycon CEO Moj Mahdara, divorce attorney to the stars Laura Wasser and Female Quotient CEO Shelley Zalis.
Aimee Song is a fashion blogger, New York Times Best Selling Author and Instagram influencer. Since launching her blog, Song of Style, in 2008, Aimee Song has grown from a micro blogger into a member of the Forbes 30 under 30, and, an international influencer who even has her own Barbie doll. She is also an entrepreneur: growing her own shirt company with her sister called, Two Songs, and working on interior design projects. Additionally, she is a key philanthropist for Charity Water, a non-profit organization bringing clean, safe drinking water to people in developing countries. Today she is here to share her advice on how to break into the fashion space, become an influencer and create powerful relationships with brands.
On this special episode of Girlboss Radio, we're speaking to some of the remarkable thought leaders and game-changing women who spoke at the recent Girlboss Rally in LA. Soak up some of the magic and inspiration of the rally at home, with Girlboss editors and guests like actor Jameela Jamil, speaker and advocate Lizzie Velasquez, Arlan Hamilton of Backstage Capital, poet Aija Mayrock and more. Presented in partnership with Secret.
Patty McCord is best known for serving as Chief Talent Officer of Netflix from 1998-2012. During her time at Netflix she collaborated with other managers over the course of ten years to write a deck on company culture that has been shared over 15 million times on Slideshare and that Sheryl Sandberg has called, “the most important document ever to come out of the Valley”.Patty's book, Powerful: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility, was published in January of 2018 and shares many of the principles on which the Netflix culture was built and offers a practical guide to create a similar culture for your business. In addition to writing and media appearances Patty also coaches and advises a small group of companies and entrepreneurs on culture and leadership.Today Patty is here to talk about how to be a great leader, an invaluable employee, and, create a high-performing company culture.
Rachel Bloom is a Golden Globe and Critics' Choice Award winning actress, writer and producer, best known for creating and starring in the series, Crazy Ex Girlfriend on The CW Network. Rachel attended NYU, Tisch School of the Arts for theatre and graduated in 2009. She first caught attention of the industry in 2010, when she released a comedic music video, tiled, "F*ck Me, Ray Bradbury", which went viral and was nominated for a Hugo Award. She went onto work as a tv writer in Los Angeles where she continued to make comedic music videos and eventually caught the eye of Rachel's now Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Co-Creator, Aline Brosh McKenna. She has also written music for the popular CW shows, The Flash & Supergirl with Oscar Award Winning Musical duo, Pasek and Paul. Today Rachel is here to talk about her latest film, Most Likely To Murder, how deal with internet trolls and her advice for fellow female creators out there..
Emily Chang is an Emmy-Award Winning Journalist, tech guru, LinkedIn influencer and author. As a journalist, Emily has worked for some of the most prestigious news institutions, including CNN and BloombergTV. She has also interviewed some of tech's biggest names, such as Twitter Co-Founder, Evan Williams, LinkedIn Co-founder and Executive Chairman Reid Hoffman, Melinda Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg and many more. Today she joins us to talk about her new book, Brotopia: Breaking Up The Boys’ Club of Silicon Valley. Emily will share where women in tech stand today and how we can increase their station by exposing and ending the inherently sexist practices that currently plague Silicon Valley.
Jen Atkin is a celebrity hairstylist and entrepreneur who has been called “The Most Influential hairstylist in the World.” by The New York Times. Her first big break was styling Sofia Vergara’s hair. From there, she has gone onto become one of the biggest names in the hair industry, working with stars such as as Kim Kardashian, Chrissy Teigen, Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner and many more. Jen is also an impressive entrepreneur and has leveraged her expertise, massive social following and star power into building many successful businesses. Including, her hair product brand OUAI the digital magazine for stylists, ManeAddicts.com, a hair accessories line, an extensions line, and her global education resource for stylists called, Mane University.Today she joins us to share her tips for how to succeed in the beauty business, what she’s learned from working with her ultra-successful clients and some amazing insider info on how to make your hair look effortlessly flawless everyday!
On each episode of #LIPSTORIES influential female founders, creators and thought leaders take listeners through some of their most notable, inspiring, funny stories from their everyday lives—while they’re out traveling the world, crushing it at work, or even just hanging out with friends. Presented by Girlboss Radio in partnership with Sephora Collection.
Donna Carpenter has been working at Burton for the past 35 years and has held just about every job from dipping snowboards in polyurethane and answering the customer service line, to CEO. She has been instrumental in the company’s growth, expanding Burton’s business to Europe in the 1980s. In more recent years, Donna has shifted from President to CEO, worked to make Burton an employer of choice for women and amped up the company's sustainability and philanthropy efforts. Today she joins us to talk about how she became CEO, her dedication to women in the workplace and how she is spreading the word about sustainability in an effort to help the environment.
Andy has been a literary agent at WME, the largest literary agency in the country for eighteen years. She has been behind multiple New York Times best-selling authors, representing a wide variety of clients, such as Chrissy Teigen, Karlie Kloss, Tory Burch, Alicia Silverstone and our host, Sophia Amoruso. Andy is the reason that Girlboss was published. Today, Andy joins us to share the perils of perfectionism and how to embrace mistakes, how to figure out what your story is and how to best tell it, and, the way to find, and later, become a mentor.
Aminatou Sow is a multi-hyphenate to say the least, but for anyone who's ever listened to Call Your Girlfriend—the podcast she hosts with Ann Friedman—she's also someone you might consider, well, a friend. Made in partnership with Sephora Collection in celebration of #LIPSTORIES, Amina
Sarah Robb O’Hagan is a high-energy combination of disruptive business leader, fitness fanatic, and cheerleading mom. As Chief Executive Officer of the fastest growing indoor cycling company, Flywheel Sports, she is currently innovating the business through digital content and services. She’s also the author of Extreme You: Step up. Stand out. kick Ass. Repeat. Today, Sarah joins us to talk about business innovation, inspiring human performance and bouncing back from major fails.
After 15 years as co-anchor of NBC’s TODAY Show, In 2006, Katie Couric made history when she left to join CBS television as the first woman at the helm of an evening newscast. She went on to host a network daytime talk show, serve as Global News Anchor for Yahoo News, and in 2015 she launched Katie Couric Media.
Nicole Quinn is helping lead the charge for investing in women-run businesses, and on this week's episode of Girlboss Radio, she's sharing all her insider tips. Including, her advice on how to build a meaningful network.
On this special International Women’s Day addition of Girlboss Radio presented in partnership with Google Play, Sophia speaks with a woman helping change the game when it comes to representation, programming and beyond. Tina Amini has been playing games and reporting on the gaming industry for over eight years. And as the new editorial manager of games IGN, she’s directly involved in re-shaping the conversation about what it means to be a girl, and a gamer.
After two decades in the fashion spotlight, Miranda has successfully made the transition and evolution to entrepreneur and business woman, building her own company Kora Organics. Today, she’ll talk to us about beauty secrets and we’ll bond over a shared appreciation of rose quartz.
On this episode, We’re joined by Tess Holliday. Tess is a voice for all women who have been cast aside and disrespected for failing to fit into societal standards. At 5’5 and a size 22, she is rocking the modeling world. On social media, she’s using her voice to spread messages of body positivity everywhere. Today she’ll talk about her career, her memoir and about the women in her life that inspired her to believe in herself even when her dreams seemed out of reach.
Laura Wasser is a highly respected divorce attorney who has represented clients like Kim Kardashian, Angelina Jolie and Stevie Wonder. In 2017, she launched It’s Over Easy, a digital divorce platform that guides couples through the many different points of the divorce process without a super hefty price tag. Today, Laura joins us to talk about her new company and she’ll share some of her best advice for how to help you protect yourself and (your hard earned funds) from a visit to her office in the first place.
Today's guest, Priya Malani, has designed a financial planning strategy for millennials—an entire generation that’s still largely ignored by traditional financial institutions. Today we’ll talk to Priya about how she’s working to disrupt the financial planning industry and we’ll get her best advice on saving for essentials without sacrificing the things we love...like dream vacations.