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Empowered women and men share their secrets to success in extraordinary stories. Stories which touch your heart and soul and make you realize it is possible to prevail even in the face of gender bias and/or racial discrimination to blaze your own trail when there is no clear path ahead. Super entrepreneurial "how-to's" to help you launch your own business!

Empowered women and men share their secrets to success in extraordinary stories. Stories which touch your heart and soul and make you realize it is possible to prevail even in the face of gender bias and/or racial discrimination to blaze your own trail when there is no clear path ahead. Super entrepreneurial "how-to's" to help you launch your own business!


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Empowered women and men share their secrets to success in extraordinary stories. Stories which touch your heart and soul and make you realize it is possible to prevail even in the face of gender bias and/or racial discrimination to blaze your own trail when there is no clear path ahead. Super entrepreneurial "how-to's" to help you launch your own business!






Ep. 202 - How To Fund Women-Owned Businesses | Francoise Lyon Francoise Lyon

Francoise Lyon knows the true meaning of pivoting from the corporate world and within her business. She shares her pivoting journey and how she is shaking up the status quo in the venture capital world to make an impact. Francoise Lyon is the president and managing partner of DGC Capital, a private equity & VC advisory firm based in Montreal. They focus on investing in entrepreneurial players from a diverse number of industries, looking to positively impact society. She had a 30-year career...


Ep. 201 - How to Promote Yourself without the Fear of Judgment | Gill Whitty-Collins

Ep. 201 - Gill Whitty Collins spent 26 years with Procter & Gamble (P&G), latterly as Senior Vice President, running leading global brands such as Olay, Always, and Pantene. What Gill has experienced, witnessed, and learned about gender equality as a woman in senior management will resonate with people, whatever their gender, wherever they are working. She now does consulting, coaching, and workshops to drive gender equality and diversity as a key lever to build stronger businesses and...


Ep. 200 - Golf Instead of Guns | Paula Pearson-Tucker

Mentoring and building kids’ characters with golfing for the last 23 years, Paula Pearson-Tucker uses her skills to empower young people from the black community to embrace golf. Paula Pearson-Tucker is a role model for kids, passionate about teaching kids golf and ensuring her community and kids in the community get exposure to golf. She shares how she left a career in finance and focused on professional golfing decades ago. 2009 Miami Dade College (MDC) Hall of Fame inductee, who, despite...


Ep. 199 - How to Find Calm in The Chaos | Amy Arvary

Have you been struggling to find calm with all the chaos that came with the pandemic? Amy Arvary shares her guided mediation process that will enable you to find calm in the chaos when you incorporate it into your routines. Amy Arvary is a clinical hypnotherapist, a performance coach, and is a senior coach in an HR consulting firm. She’s currently helping people find calm in the pandemic chaos to change their mindset and continue with their journey towards achieving their dreams. Listen in...


Ep. 198 - How to Pivot from Nursing to Tech Marketing | Karlene Hibbert

Would you like to do something totally different in your life? Karlene Hibbert pivoted from nursing to tech marketing. She describes her expertise in chatbot and webinar marketing and shares some valuable business tips for aspiring entrepreneurs. Karlene is a funnel strategist and the Founder and CEO of Onyx Marketing Mix. She helps coaches, consultants, and service providers maximize their webinars by creating automated multi-channel marketing systems. In this episode, Karlene explains how...


Ep. 197 - How to Be An Empowerment Connector | Tiara Tucker

A dynamic dynamo, Tiara Tucker bursts onto the entrepreneur scene with Tiara PR Network . . . while maintaining a full-time job! She was selected as one of the 40 under 40 - and who is surprised about that? Listen to how she does it all! She has worked with some of the biggest names in social justice. She has started her own YouTube channel, Tell Their Stories. You have to meet this game-changing woman! Subscribe on!


Ep. 196 - How to Use Assessments and Coaching in Leadership | Nancy Parsons

Do you have a fear to get started as a virtual coach? Nancy Parsons can help you! Nancy Parsons is an expert in leadership development, talent management, human resources, and assessments. She is also the CEO/President of CDR Assessment Group, Inc. (CDR) that she co-founded with Kimberly (Brinkmeyer) Leveridge, Ph.D. In this episode, Nancy explains why assessments and coaching are important for leaders to better understand their team members. In this episode, Nancy helps us understand the...


Ep. 195 - How to Advocate for Healthcare | Robin Shapiro

Robin Shapiro is the founder of many for-profit and non-profit organizations all having to do with health advocacy. Robin is currently Board Chair of HealthAdvocateX, a national non-profit dedicated to helping people transform from patients to active participants and partners in their own care. She’s also a published author of The Secret Language of Healthcare: How to Ask for the Care You Deserve and regularly gives workshops on topics related to health advocacy. Robin Shapiro provides...


Ep. 193 - The Art of Organizing High Paced White House Events | Ellie Schafer

Ellie Schafer served as a special assistant to President Barrack Obama and as director of the white house of visitors’ office in Washington DC from 2009 to 2017. As head of the firm, Ellie sharpened her skills in field organizing and media relations and gained a reputation as a go-to consultant for dozens of races, ballot measures, and legislative projects. Ellie helped transform how guests perceive and experience 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. From private VIP visits to the sprawling Easter Egg...


Ep. 194 - | Ready, Set, Grit - 3 Steps to Success | Elin Barton

Elin Barton - When you have to make it happen, you find a way to make it happen. Are you being authentic and vulnerable in how you’re telling your brand’s story? Elin shares with us her own entrepreneurial journey, how she helps small businesses tell their stories through video content, and all about her new book, Ready, Set, Grit: Three Steps to Success in Life, Business, and the Pursuit of Happiness. In this episode, Elin talks about her entrepreneurial journey and how she’s helping small...


Ep, 192 - How to Lead Rwandan Women to Entrepreneurship | Chantal Munanayire

Would you be able to start a business in a country with a history of genocide? Is it harder to start a business in Africa? Chantal Munanayire describes how training women on entrepreneurship has enabled many Rwandan women to successfully start and grow businesses and become independent. Chantal Munanayire is the facilitator for Rwanda Businesswomen for the Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women. She brings change for Rwandan women business owners by facilitating their business education...


Ep. 191 - How to Take Care of Yourself as a Caregiver | Gayle Messmann

Are you a caregiver to someone? How are you taking care of yourself in addition to the other person? There is no sugar coating it. Taking good care of a loved one is hard. Gayle Messman is the Chief Service Officer at Cariloop and an expert in long-term care. She has been in the field of caregiving for over 25 years and in this episode shares the components of caregiving and how to remain at your best as a caregiver. She believes no one should go through caregiving alone. Cariloop’s goal is...


Ep. 190 - Empowering Dads to Eliminate Fatherlessness: Justin Batt

Justin Batt is on a mission to end the cycle of fatherlessness through events and experiences. He created a Daddy Saturday platform which has turned into a movement to help fathers around the globe be intentional and engaged with their children, to change the next generation, and end fatherlessness. In addition, he is an associate book publisher and has established both a for-profit and a nonprofit around Daddy Saturday. He also does a podcast, Daddy Saturday, and, in his spare time, he...


Ep. 189 - Pivoting More Than Once to Achieve Your Goals | Michelle Moore

What does it take to pivot more than once? Michelle Moore tells us how she pivoted to a business that is entirely based on supporting women entrepreneurs. Michelle Moore is an entrepreneur who pivoted to business after spending years in senior corporate marketing. After 14 years of running a jewelry business from home, she is again pivoting to create a convenient and enjoyable way for women to partner with businesses and nonprofits that are committed to championing women. Michelle is an...


Ep. 188 - How to Take Your Business to the Next Level During Crisis: Camille Burns

Camille Burns is the CEO of the Women Presidents'​ Organization, an organization with the mission to help second-stage women entrepreneurs around the world take their companies to the next level of success. She helped grow the WPO from a small U.S.-based nonprofit to a global organization with chapters around the world. She is skilled at building and maintaining strong relationships with board members, business owners, corporate sponsors, partner organizations, speakers, and consultants. She...


Ep. 187 - How to Rediscover Life After Church Hurt | Candace Keith

Are you living out your passion and purpose while impacting others? Candace Keith turned her life from lemons to lemonade by transforming her church hurt experience to be a servant leader using her passion to empower women. Candace Keith is a spiritual life coach, a paid master moderator on Clubhouse, and a former first lady of the ministry. She unveils the taboo subject of ‘Church Hurt" and uses Spiritual Disciplines with Evidence-based Strategies to empower First Ladies of Ministries who...


Ep. 186 - How to Advocate for Women in The Workplace | Jeffery Tobias Halter

Instead of being 80% part of the problem, men can be part of the solution we need to attain diversity in the workplace and businesses. Jeffery Tobias Halter uses women's advocacy to talk about the other dimensions of diversity and bring the much-needed impact. Jeffery is a corporate gender strategist and the President of YWomen, a strategic consulting company focused on engaging men in women's leadership advancement. He’s also the founder of the Father of a Daughter Initiative and the...


Ep. 185 - How to Help Navigate Crisis: Debra Woog

Ep. 185 - Debra Woog is a Crisis Navigation Partner who provides leaders with expertise, structure, and empathy. Debra assists people in processing difficult situations, connect with necessary resources, communicate effectively, and lead with a clear mind and solid strategy. Having experienced her own crises and crossroads, she realizes the importance of an outside resource to provide perspective while navigating difficult circumstances, decisions, and conversations. In this episode, Debra...


Ep. 184 - How to Increase Sales Through Email | Charles Bernard

Becoming a better and effective sales leader is every entrepreneur’s dream. Charles Bernard gives us some of the best and free ways to effectively list build and structure converting emails. Charles has over 20 years of experience in direct sales, sales management, and recruiting and training. He’s a former sales executive for General Electric where he was the top revenue producer in his division. He founded and operates Criteria for Success (CFS), a sales improvement training and Sales...


Ep. 183 - How to Empower Kids and the World | Esther Wojcicki

Esther Wojcicki - Would you like to meet the mother of the CEO of YouTube, the founder of 23 and Me (the country’s newest self-made billionaire), and an anthropologist and epidemiologist? This fascinating woman is all of that and more! Esther leads us through her journey of life as a teacher for 30 years who kids TRUSTed, while raising three amazing daughters! In addition, she is a best-selling author, and she's not done yet! She has two world-changing passion projects, Tract and WOJ.IT....