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Life journeys and down-to-earth conversations with women creative leaders and risk-takers – ordinary women who do extraordinary things because they embrace the unknown. Emphasis on women in innovative fields with science and art intersect, such as design, tech, and business. Guests have landed in headlines at Forbes, TechCrunch, TED, Fast Company, GigaOm, The Wall Street Journal, O, The Oprah Magazine, Refinery29, CreativeMornings, and The Great Discontent. Hosted by writer and women's leadership coach Majo Molfino (majomolfino.com), the show hopes to debunk the myth of “overnight success” and support women listeners in their own creative leadership. Come figure it out with us, as we fumble our way through the dark… Key themes we’ll explore: women, leadership, creativity, creative leadership, creative confidence, confidence, inspiration, motivation, wisdom, self help, and spirituality. Other shows Heroine recommends: Girl Boss, She Does, Women of The Hour, The Lively Show, Re/code Decode, After The Jump, Magic Lessons, Being Boss, Insights at the Edge, The Good Life Project, and Happier with Gretchin Rubin.

Life journeys and down-to-earth conversations with women creative leaders and risk-takers – ordinary women who do extraordinary things because they embrace the unknown. Emphasis on women in innovative fields with science and art intersect, such as design, tech, and business. Guests have landed in headlines at Forbes, TechCrunch, TED, Fast Company, GigaOm, The Wall Street Journal, O, The Oprah Magazine, Refinery29, CreativeMornings, and The Great Discontent. Hosted by writer and women's leadership coach Majo Molfino (majomolfino.com), the show hopes to debunk the myth of “overnight success” and support women listeners in their own creative leadership. Come figure it out with us, as we fumble our way through the dark… Key themes we’ll explore: women, leadership, creativity, creative leadership, creative confidence, confidence, inspiration, motivation, wisdom, self help, and spirituality. Other shows Heroine recommends: Girl Boss, She Does, Women of The Hour, The Lively Show, Re/code Decode, After The Jump, Magic Lessons, Being Boss, Insights at the Edge, The Good Life Project, and Happier with Gretchin Rubin.
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Life journeys and down-to-earth conversations with women creative leaders and risk-takers – ordinary women who do extraordinary things because they embrace the unknown. Emphasis on women in innovative fields with science and art intersect, such as design, tech, and business. Guests have landed in headlines at Forbes, TechCrunch, TED, Fast Company, GigaOm, The Wall Street Journal, O, The Oprah Magazine, Refinery29, CreativeMornings, and The Great Discontent. Hosted by writer and women's leadership coach Majo Molfino (majomolfino.com), the show hopes to debunk the myth of “overnight success” and support women listeners in their own creative leadership. Come figure it out with us, as we fumble our way through the dark… Key themes we’ll explore: women, leadership, creativity, creative leadership, creative confidence, confidence, inspiration, motivation, wisdom, self help, and spirituality. Other shows Heroine recommends: Girl Boss, She Does, Women of The Hour, The Lively Show, Re/code Decode, After The Jump, Magic Lessons, Being Boss, Insights at the Edge, The Good Life Project, and Happier with Gretchin Rubin.

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Episodes

The Courage To Be Seen — Cathy Heller

11/7/2019
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Have you ever felt like the deck was totally stacked against you and it just made you more determined to succeed? This is one of the main themes for my guest Cathy Heller. She gets really real and vulnerable so grab your favorite tea and settle in. Her story so clearly shows the heroine’s journey from the dark hopelessness of being told she couldn’t succeed, that her sister was the talented one. The only time her parents paid attention to her was to complain about each other. Even after...

Duration:00:50:09

Reclaiming Your Inner Witch

10/31/2019
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Happy Halloween witches! We’re continuing with female archetypes (and stereotypes!) in old fairy and folk tales. We started with this series last season with the Queen and Princess Archetypes (make sure to check them out if you haven't already for context) and this is the last part of that series. Today, on the witch’s new year – Samhain, we are going to look at the witch and the hermit archetypes. They’re more connected than you might think. The witch needs very little introduction. She...

Duration:00:07:23

Broadening Your Impact — Debra Silverman

10/24/2019
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Hi Heroine, One of the things I’ve been thinking about lately is how the practice of astrology could help me step up as a leader. How could it help me broaden my impact and align with my purpose? And that’s a huge part of what my guest Debra Silverman opens up by applying astrology in a practical way to our lives. Debra holds an M.A. from Antioch University in Clinical Psychology and trained for her mental health credentials at Harvard University. What’s super interesting about astrology...

Duration:00:31:47

The Three Things You Need to Design Your Purpose

10/17/2019
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Hi Heroine, Today’s podcast episode is a minisode, where I share the three elements you need to become creative badass like the women who come onto the show. These elements will be helpful to each and every one of you. But I especially want to invite you to read closely if you are a creative female professional who is a leader at her company, what I mean is you’re in a senior or lead creative role, a manager, director, or executive. As you go into your work day after day, you’ve been...

Duration:00:11:33

Why We Need Other Women — Ashley Sumner

10/10/2019
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Have you ever felt like you would like to take the leap into entrepreneurship but you imagined that it might be a lonely place? I speak to a lot of women who want to strike out on their own but feel the desire to be a part of a team as well. Ashley Sumner is helping solve this tension by providing an online and in-person community for female entrepreneurs with her friend Gianna Wurzl. The daughter of parents who both ran their own businesses, Ashley learned very early on the benefits of...

Duration:00:42:38

Leaving Our Invisible Cages

10/3/2019
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Discover your creative, feminine power with my free online quiz at http://majo.co Have you ever felt like you were in a costume, caged in a life that just isn’t you? In this week’s podcast for the first time in Heroine history my editor, Anne Hoffman, flips the tables and interviews me. It quickly gets raw and real as we dig deep. We talk about everything from loving rubrics in school to how I felt like I was wearing a costume when I worked an outwardly perfect cubicle job at a research...

Duration:00:48:55

Carving Your Own Path — Ann Shen

9/26/2019
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Discover your creative, feminine power with my free online quiz at http://majo.co Have you ever had the urge to follow the opposite of what you learned in school? That’s a theme for my guest Ann Shen – an illustrator and author of Bad Girls Throughout History and Legendary Ladies, books that depict women as they are: complex, funny, dark and everywhere in between. In fact, her book Bad Girls Throughout History resonated so much that it has even been picked up by Universal Cable Productions...

Duration:00:40:18

Fall Season [teaser]

9/19/2019
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I’m so excited to be back and running for this Fall season. We have a lot of exciting interviews for you with incredibly creative, badass women including an extremely gifted illustrator Ann Shen who wrote Bad Girls Throughout History, as well as a renowned astro loger and businesswoman Debra Silverman here to ground astrology for us, and make it super practical and applicable to our lives as creative women. AND we’ll be continuing with the archetype series, looking at two archetypes that...

Duration:00:03:41

Boundaries with Tech & Social Media (Bonus)

6/27/2019
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This is our summer bonus episode! Last month I moderated a panel at The Assembly in San Francisco. I interviewed two guests: Adereni Fashokun - a Life Coach, Co-Founder and Sr. HR Business Partner at Amazon AND Lauren Harper - the Director of Marketing at Palm. The topic? Technology and mental wellness. Does that sound like a contradiction to you, heroine? Sometimes it does to me, too. Technology is increasingly a part of our lives. It can feel impossible to get away from it. A friend...

Duration:00:47:46

Feeding Your Own Longing — Lynsey Addario

5/30/2019
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Earlier in this season we talked about fairy tales. Queens, specifically…. and waifs. The waif is a passive figure, like the stereotypical vision of Rapunzel. She sits, in a tower, waiting for someone to come and rescue her. (Quick note: This episode is from the archive and available when you subscribe to the podcast on ApplePodcasts.com/Heroine or wherever you get your podcasts. You can also stream it live from any browser on spreaker.com/heroine). As the writer and cultural critic Gloria...

Duration:00:35:37

Eileen Fisher on Embodied Leadership

5/23/2019
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Eileen Fisher is more than a strong, female leader. Eileen Fisher is an icon. Her clothes - and her signature style - soft, elegant, warm - are an entire way of life. But unlike many famous leaders, and especially many famous FASHION leaders, Eileen is not driven by ego. She is humble. Midwestern. The Devil Wears Prada...she is decidedly, NOT. Throughout our interview, I wondered, how can such a strong leader speak with such a down to earth realness? Perhaps it’s because Eileen is an...

Duration:00:33:23

Disrupting the Fairy Tale — Justine Musk

5/16/2019
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What happens when you marry someone who becomes rich and famous? Perhaps you find yourself becoming a bit blonder, a bit more stylish, and less, well, you - to fit into his life. I think we’ve all done this to a certain extent. Changed ourselves to fit the needs of someone we wanted to fit with. (Quick note: This episode is from the archive and available when you subscribe to the podcast on ApplePodcasts.com/Heroine or wherever you get your podcasts. You can also stream it live from any...

Duration:00:31:16

How To Create Your Own Myth — Roz Savage

5/9/2019
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I can’t believe it’s been about three years since I first aired this episode with Roz Savage, the first woman to row solo across three oceans. Honestly, I remember feeling so nervous, not so much during the conversation, but more so in sharing the interview, as it was the first show that launched the podcast. Today, my editor, Anne, recut this so it’s lively, fresh and even more revelatory. (Quick note: This episode is from the archive and available when you subscribe to the podcast on...

Duration:00:39:55

On Rapunzel, Feeling Trapped, & Healing (Part 2)

5/2/2019
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Today, we’re going to sink deeper into the waif archetype to understand the true essence of the powerful fairytale and heroine Rapunzel. This episode is available when you subscribe to the podcast on ApplePodcasts.com/Heroine (or wherever you get your podcasts). You can also stream it live from any browser here. Let’s bring back Kate Forsyth – an incredible novelist and fairy tale connoisseur – from the last episode. Kate argues the motifs we believe are passive in the tale, or that look...

Duration:00:08:31

On Rapunzel, Feeling Trapped, & Healing (Part 1)

4/25/2019
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Today, we’re kicking off the first part of exploring the waif archetype, also know as the very passive maiden in the tower, the princess waiting to be rescued, and the good girl – an archetype I’ve long been fascinated with and am even writing a whole book about (coming out next year, still can’t believe it!). Today’s episode is available when you subscribe to the podcast on ApplePodcasts.com/Heroine (or wherever you get your podcasts). You can also stream it live from any browser...

Duration:00:11:45

Understanding Your Inner Queen (Part 2)

4/18/2019
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For the first four episodes of this season, we’re exploring the female archetypes (and stereotypes!) in old fairy and folk tales. First up – the Queen. To quickly recap – in the last episode, we learned about the sequel to Sleeping Beauty’s “happily ever after” in which she has to deal with her mother-in-law – the evil Queen Mother – an ogre and wants to eat her twin babies. If you haven’t listened to that episode, go back and do so, otherwise this second part won’t make sense. Today, we’re...

Duration:00:07:57

Understanding Your Inner Queen (Part I)

4/11/2019
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For the next four episodes on Heroine, we’re exploring the female archetypes (and stereotypes!) in old fairy and folk tales. The first archetype we’re going to explore is one of my favorites – the Queen. Obviously the “evil” Queen is a common storytelling trope. But like all tropes, they’re simultaneously false and real. They’re real in that by learning and growing up around these characters, we internalize some of them. They’re false in that they’re still tropes, which means nobody is all...

Duration:00:09:51

Spring Season [Teaser]

3/14/2019
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One of the reasons I started this podcast was to share women’s stories – showing us as complex, nuanced, and still very much in progress. But as we know, stories like this have only become available to us recently. I remember as a little girl, being bombarded by Disney Princesses, witches, and evil step mothers who were one dimensional and pretty flat. But a lot of these characters were based on older stories which were far darker, even more multi-layered and satisfying. Old folk tales that...

Duration:00:03:07

How To Voice & Stand Up for Your Needs — Boundaries Minisode (4/4)

11/8/2018
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For more tips and inspiration, go to my website majo.co and follow me on Instagram @majo.heroine You made it this is the last and final minisode in a four part series on boundaries. If you haven’t already done so, make sure to listen to the entire series from top to bottom, because it will give you a full picture on how you can maintain healthy, strong, boundaries to be more badass in a world that is clawing at your time and attention. In this episode, I want to introduce you to a...

Duration:00:08:12

Reclaiming Multiple Identities in the Age of Extremism — Shiza Shahid

11/1/2018
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I’m thrilled about today’s interview. Shiza Shahid co-founded The Malala Fund along with the youngest Nobel-Prize winner Malala Yousafzai. I’m sure you already know this, but just in case, Malala was the young girl in Pakistan who was shot in the head on her school bus by the Taliban for going to school, but she survived and became internationally recognized. So Shiza, who I speak to in this interview, was one of Malala’s early mentors. While in college, Shiza started a secret summer camp...

Duration:00:45:22