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After spending 20 years working in the food, beverage & wellness industry I’ve created this podcast to introduce you to the powerhouse women who have found success on every level. My goal is to give you direct access to their insights and expertise in order to help you make your business ”Gooder”.

After spending 20 years working in the food, beverage & wellness industry I’ve created this podcast to introduce you to the powerhouse women who have found success on every level. My goal is to give you direct access to their insights and expertise in order to help you make your business ”Gooder”.

Location:

United States

Description:

After spending 20 years working in the food, beverage & wellness industry I’ve created this podcast to introduce you to the powerhouse women who have found success on every level. My goal is to give you direct access to their insights and expertise in order to help you make your business ”Gooder”.

Language:

English


Episodes

The Importance of Having Accelerator Programs for Latino Entrepreneurs Featuring Junea Rocha, Brazi Bites

9/19/2022
In this episode of the Gooder Podcast, host Diana Fryc sits down with Junea Rocha, the Co-founder and CMO of Brazi Bites, to discuss how she’s helping entrepreneurs succeed through the Latino Entrepreneur Accelerator Program. Junea talks about the program, the industry gap she’s trying to reduce, how the program will help startup leaders achieve success, and the criteria for joining the program.

Duration:00:07:35

Finding Balance for Work-Life Harmony Featuring Zahira Marmar, Hrbvor

8/22/2022
In this episode of the Gooder Podcast, host Diana Fryc sits down with Zahira Marmar, the Founder and Chief Tea Brewer at Hrbvor, to discuss work-life harmony while running a beverage brand. Zahira talks about her herbal tea company, Hrbvor, tips for having work-life harmony, and the mistakes and lessons she learned in her entrepreneurial journey.

Duration:00:45:02

Empowering Underrepresented CPG Founders Featuring Katrina Tolentino, Naturally Network

8/15/2022
In this episode of the Gooder Podcast, host Diana Fryc sits down with Katrina Tolentino, the Executive Director at Naturally Network, to discuss how they help underrepresented CPG founders succeed. Katrina explains what Naturally Network does for the CPG industry, how the M/O Fellowship helps CPG brands prosper, and the partners and people she’s looking up to as advisors in the program.

Duration:00:41:59

Tips To Succeed in the Beverage Industry Featuring Becca Schepps, Mortal Ventures

7/25/2022
In this episode of the Gooder Podcast, host Diana Fryc sits down with Becca Schepps, the Founder and CEO of Mortal Ventures, to discuss her entrepreneurial journey and tips to succeed in the beverage industry. Becca explains the importance of natural brand accessibility, how she balances her personal and professional life, how her history as a creative director influences her leadership style, and her advice to other entrepreneurs.

Duration:00:46:38

The Importance of Ancient Grains and Wheat Featuring Brooke Lucy, Bluebird Grain Farms

7/18/2022
In this episode of the Gooder Podcast, host Diana Fryc sits down with Brooke Lucy, the Co-owner and Founder of Bluebird Grain Farms, to discuss her entrepreneurial journey in growing, processing, and selling organic ancient grains and wheat. Brooke explains the fundamental shift in people’s demand for ancient grains and wheat, product development and the farming practices they use to grow their grains, challenges they’ve faced, and her advice to new farmers and entrepreneurs.

Duration:00:54:03

Running a Successful Wellness Beverage Brand Featuring Angela Zeng, Karviva

7/4/2022
In this episode of the Gooder Podcast, host Diana Fryc sits down with Angela Zeng, Founder and CEO of Karviva, to discuss her entrepreneurial journey running a successful, healthy beverage brand. Angela explains where the idea for Karviva came from, how to manage food waste, the challenges and lessons she learned maneuvering a young, growing brand in the beverage industry, and the impacts of veganism and plant-based foods on the American diet.

Duration:01:04:11

How To Succeed in the Refrigerated Snacks Space Featuring Leigh Keith, Perfect Snacks

6/27/2022
In this episode of the Gooder Podcast, host Diana Fryc sits down with Leigh Keith, the Co-founder and Co-CEO of Perfect Snacks, to discuss the entrepreneurial journey as a successful refrigerated snacks brand. Leigh talks about Perfect Snacks and some of the challenges of running a business as a young person, their acquisition by Mondelēz International, leadership strategies, and her advice to other entrepreneurs.

Duration:00:57:32

How to Successfully Run a For-Good, For-Profit Brand Featuring Suz Hernandez, MamaP

6/20/2022
In this episode of the Gooder Podcast, host Diana Fryc sits down with Suz Hernandez, the Founder and CEO of MamaP, to discuss ways to successfully run an eco-friendly brand. Suz explains the reasons why MamaP exists as a for-good, for-profit brand, the challenges and lessons they’ve learned, and how they’re growing and creating change.

Duration:00:45:20

Fueling the Path To Feeling Better Featuring Tara Staten, Bulletproof

6/13/2022
In this episode of the Gooder Podcast, host Diana Fryc sits down with Tara Staten, the Marketing Director at Bulletproof, to discuss ways to run a healthy, successful food and beverage brand. Tara explains the lessons she has learned that have contributed to her success, the leadership style she uses and how it has evolved with time, the importance of having mentors, and advice to leaders.

Duration:00:38:44

Intrapreneurship in the Veggies-As-Snacks Industry Featuring Katrina Borisjuk, Dirt Kitchen Snacks

6/6/2022
In this episode of the Gooder Podcast, host Diana Fryc sits down with Katrina Borisjuk, the Senior Director of SnackFutures and Intrapreneurial Founder and Lead of Dirt Kitchen Snacks, to discuss her intrapreneurial journey in the healthy foods industry. Katrina explains the value of intrapreneurship and lessons she has learned, the process and challenges they faced launching a startup during the pandemic, and her advice to other entrepreneurs.

Duration:00:49:03

Tips To Run a Healthy Social Venture Featuring Nina Tickaradze, NADI

5/30/2022
In this episode of the Gooder Podcast, host Diana Fryc is joined by Nina Tickaradze, the Founder and CEO of NADI, to discuss tips on how to successfully run a healthy social venture. Nina explains the challenges of running a social venture and lessons she has learned as a leader, the importance of being in an entrepreneurial group outside of your organization, and her advice to other women leaders.

Duration:00:47:12

The Changing World of Allergens Featuring Catherine Jaxon, Mission MightyMe

5/23/2022
In this episode of the Gooder Podcast, host Diana Fryc is joined by Catherine Jaxon, the Co-founder and Co-CEO of Mission MightyMe, to discuss ways parents can prevent food allergies in their children. Catherine explains the importance of introducing microdoses of the allergen foods into babies’ diets early, the types of allergen foods we have, and the products Mission MightyMe creates to help prevent food allergies.

Duration:00:52:51

How To Run a Healthy Brand Featuring Sophia Maroon, Dress It Up Dressing

5/16/2022
In this episode of the Gooder Podcast, host Diana Fryc is joined by Sophia Maroon, the Founder and CEO of Dress It Up Dressing, to discuss her entrepreneurial journey in making healthy dressings and marinades for salads. Sophia explains her 10-year journey of scaling Dress It Up Dressing and the mistakes she avoided, the kind of networks an entrepreneur should have to succeed, and her advice to entrepreneurs.

Duration:00:51:57

How To Drink Better and Drink Clean Featuring Donna Katz, G’s Hard Ginger Beer

5/9/2022
In this episode of the Gooder Podcast, host Diana Fryc is joined by Donna Katz, the CEO and Founder of G’s Hard Ginger Beer, to discuss her entrepreneurial journey in beverages, specifically in the alcohol category. Donna talks about what inspired her to found G’s Hard Ginger Beer, the lessons she has learned developing the company, and the importance of growing through mentorship and industry networks.

Duration:00:38:04

Importance of Design Thinking in Innovation Featuring Snehdeep Brar, Lenny & Larry’s

5/2/2022
In this episode of the Gooder Podcast, host Diana Fryc is joined by Snehdeep Brar, the Head of Technical Services and R&D at Lenny & Larry’s, to discuss tips for promoting healthy and wealthy living. Snehdeep explains strategies to successfully work in different markets, the tools and tactics she uses to be successful, and advice to people working with different brands.

Duration:00:24:24

Making a Difference With a Healthy Food Brand Featuring Richa Gupta, Good Food for Good

4/25/2022
In this episode of the Gooder Podcast, host Diana Fryc is joined by Richa Gupta, the President and Founder of Good Food For Good, to discuss ways you can provide healthy food to consumers and run a successful business all at the same time. Richa shares her entrepreneurial journey and lessons she has learned, the details of mindful consumption, waste, and recycling, and her advice to other entrepreneurs wanting to make an impact.

Duration:00:43:28

Positively Impacting the World With a Brand Featuring Rebecca Hamilton, Badger

4/17/2022
In this episode of the Gooder Podcast, host Diana Fryc is joined by Rebecca Hamilton, second-generation Owner and Co-CEO at Badger, to discuss ways to impact the world positively with your brand and have good returns. Rebecca explains how she uses Badger as a platform to enact positive change, impacts the National Women’s Business Council has on women in business, and she gives advice to people who want to be advocates and good business owners, brand stewards, and leaders within their...

Duration:00:36:54

The Sauce Queen’s Tips For Successfully Running a Business Featuring Maria Covarrubias, Cien Chiles

4/4/2022
In this episode of the Gooder Podcast, host Diana Fryc is joined by Maria Covarrubias, the Co-founder and Culinary Expert at Cien Chiles, to discuss her entrepreneurial journey as “the sauce queen.” Maria shares the inspirations behind her sauce ideas, the importance of having mentors in any venture of your life, and her advice to entrepreneurs, innovators, and creators.

Duration:00:43:14

Building Beloved Brands No Matter the Category featuring Erika Cottrell, Harbor Wholesale

3/28/2022
In this episode of the Gooder Podcast, host Diana Fryc is joined by Erika Cottrell, Vice President of Marketing for Harbor Wholesale, to discuss her path in the world of CPG and distribution. Erika shares how her experiences at Smucker’s helped her grow Harbor Wholesale, how she helped Smucker’s smoothly integrate two companies after an acquisition, and why she loves working at Harbor Wholesale.

Duration:00:37:03

Enabling Healthy Living featuring Mae Steigler, Organifi

3/14/2022
In this episode of the Gooder Podcast, Diana Fryc is joined by Mae Steigler, the CEO at Organifi, to discuss how Mae successfully runs an organic brand. Mae explains the impacts of eating organically-produced foods, ways to empower your team to be sustainable, and the importance of educating people on eating healthy. Plus, Mae talks about some of the leadership skills she’s learned and how she helped the company pivot during the start of the pandemic.

Duration:00:47:05