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Episode 73: Investing In Women - Susan Lyne & Nisha Dua, BBG Ventures - Part 2 of 2

9/17/2018
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Susan Lyne and Nisha Dua are the Founding Partners of BBG - Built By Girls - Ventures, A Venture Capital firm that focuses on women founders and women-led startups. Their story truly defies what comes to mind when you think of VC’s. In this two-part episode, Susan, Nisha, and I had so much to talk about. From the unconventional way that their partnership began, to incredible advice about raising money and common mistakes too many entrepreneurs make. Tons of great tips for anyone on how to...

Duration:00:21:13

Episode 72: Investing In Women - Susan Lyne & Nisha Dua, BBG Ventures - Part 1 of 2

9/10/2018
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Susan Lyne and Nisha Dua are the Founding Partners of BBG - Built By Girls - Ventures, A Venture Capital firm that focuses on women founders and women-led startups. Their story truly defies what comes to mind when you think of VC’s. Susan and Nisha sat down with me this week and we had so much to talk about. From the unconventional way that their partnership began, to their struggles raising capital with a mission, and they gave me tons of great advice on how to get out there and crush it...

Duration:00:26:11

Episode 71: Hard Times Can Be a Gift - Danielle Gould, Food+Tech Connect

8/27/2018
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Danielle Gould is the Founder and CEO of Food+Tech Connect, the site of record and connector for the food tech sector. Danielle and I sat down to talk about everything from the future of the food industry, to what’s finally prompted her to start taking on outside funding (and why she’s waited so long!) A truly insightful episode on taking your roughest moments as an entrepreneur and changing them into positives, as well as the challenges facing the food industry now and going forward.

Duration:00:37:31

Episode 70: Giving a Local Brand National Reach - Pam Wasserstein, New York Magazine

8/13/2018
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Pam Wasserstein is the CEO of New York Media, leading the premium content company on an ambitious expansion in several areas, including video, branded content, live events and e-commerce, while growing audience and revenue at core brands New York Magazine, nymag.com, Vulture, the Cut, Daily Intelligencer, Grub Street, Select All and the Strategist. Before becoming chief executive officer, Wasserstein served as co-chair and head of strategy. Pam and I talked about what took her from working...

Duration:00:36:48

Episode 69: A Stiletto-strapped Business - Amanda Curtis & Gemma Sole, Nineteenth Amendment

7/30/2018
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Amanda Curtis and Gemma Sole are the co-founders of Nineteenth Amendment, a direct-to-designer fashion house for clothing and accessories more personal, beautiful, and responsible than anything off the rack. The co-founders were named as Forbes 30 Under 30 for retail/e-commerce and Apparel Magazine's 30 Under 30. I sat down with the duo to talk about the inspiration for their venture, and what helped them pave the way.

Duration:00:36:03

Episode 68: Every Woman Has a Story - Christina Asquith, The Fuller Project

7/15/2018
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An award-winning journalist for over 14 years, Christina Asquith has written for The New York Times, The Economist, The Christian Science Monitor, The Guardian and was a staff writer at The Philadelphia Inquirer. Her book, “Sisters in War: Love, Survival and Family in the New Iraq” is based off of the 18 months she lived in and reported from Baghdad, Iraq. Christina and I sat down to talk about her very impressive career, and how she managed to carve a space for women’s stories long before...

Duration:00:40:52

Episode 67: The Art of Stamina - Tanja Hollander, Are You Really My Friend?

7/1/2018
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Tanja Hollander is an artist who works with photography, video, social media and data to understand cultural and visual relationships. Her largest and most noteworthy project to date, ‘Are you really my friend?’ debuted in its entirety as an exhibition, short documentary, and book for a year at MASS MoCA in 2017. Tanja and I talked about the enormous undertaking that this project became and how she’s found the stamina to keep making work.

Duration:00:35:33

Episode 66: Nothing Based on Fear - Larissa Thompson & Sarah Bryden-Brown, ONDA

6/18/2018
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Larissa Thompson and Sarah Bryden-Brown are two of three powerhouse women behind ONDA -- an online retail and brick-and-mortar store that serves as the go-to authority on natural beauty in the marketplace. I sat down with Larissa and Sarah this week to talk about how they met, and what’s made their venture such a success.

Duration:00:32:50

Episode 65: Leading with What You Love - Sharon Kazan Harris, Rarecat Wines

6/3/2018
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While spending many years working in executive positions in publishing, advertising, technology, and a tech investing, Sharon Kazan Harris’s dream of working in the wine industry was ever present. Today, she is the sole owner and Director of Winemaking for RARECAT Wines. Sharon shared with me everything from how she fell in love with wine, to how she uses one passion project to fuel another: her mission to empower women across the united states & beyond.

Duration:00:38:09

Episode 64: Branding In Unexpected Places - Archie Gottesman, Jewbelong.com

5/20/2018
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If you’ve never heard of Archie Gottesman but have lived in or visited New York - you are familiar with her work. For 20 years, she was the voice behind Manhattan Mini Storage’s iconic, hilarious billboard and subway ads. Now she’s applying her prolific branding acumen to something desperately in need of a marketing re-boot- Judaism. Her website, Jewbelong.com aims to reconnect disengaged Jews with fresh and fun ideas for living your best Jewish life. Music edited from 'Something Elated' by...

Duration:00:40:06

Episode 63: Producing Is Problem Solving - Peggy Rajski

5/13/2018
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Peggy Rajski is an Academy Award-winning filmmaker who’s produced over a dozen feature films, directed an Oscar winning short, and garnered more than 40 major award nominations along the way. Her directorial debut TREVOR, a poignant comedy about a musical-theater-obsessed 13 year old boy whose world is turned upside down when word spreads at school that he’s gay led to the creation of The Trevor Project, a pioneering nonprofit organization she founded that is the country’s leading provider...

Duration:00:37:23

Episode 62: Your Business is the Journey - Loren Brill, Sweet Loren's

5/6/2018
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This week on the podcast we have Loren Brill, Founder & CEO of Sweet Loren's, a cookie dough company founded on the promise of irresistible taste and natural, better-for-you ingredients. Beating cancer at a young age, Loren made it her mission to eliminate processed foods from her diet and live life to the fullest. Loren and I sat down to talk about the challenges of building a brand, breaking into the commercial food space, and some of the incredible lessons she’s learned along the way....

Duration:00:31:55

Episode 61: Trailblazing the Restaurant Scene - Clare de Boer, Jess Shadbolt, & Annie Shi, KING

4/29/2018
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Clare de Boer, Jess Shadbolt, and Annie Shi are the three entrepreneurs behind King, an amazing restaurant here in the West Village of NYC, on King Street. The trio sat down with me this week to talk about how they met, what inspired and paved the way for their amazing and ambitious restaurant venture, and how they plan to support the next generation of women restaurateurs. Music edited from 'Something Elated' by Broke For Free. freemusicarchive.org/music/Broke_Fo…mething_Elated From the...

Duration:00:28:18

Episode 60: Working in Regenerative Technology - Stacy Flynn, Evrnu

4/22/2018
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Stacy Flynn is the co-founder and CEO of Evrnu - a textile company that recycles discarded cotton garments to create premium, renewable fibers that are tackling the rampant pollution and labor exploitation issues in the current fast-fashion market. She is actively reinventing the textile and apparel business model to preserve the future of apparel. Stacy and I talked about everything from polyester to LED light bulbs and the lessons learned in between. Music edited from 'Something Elated' by...

Duration:00:40:42

Episode 59: Relentless Pursuit - Christina Tosi, Momofuku Milk Bar - Part 2 of 2

4/16/2018
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You may know Christina Tosi from the judges panel of MasterChef and MasterChef junior, but she’s also a savvy businesswoman whose relentless passion for baking took her all the way from assembling triple layer cheesecakes in high school, to opening her very own bakery with David Chang called Momofuku Milk Bar. This week, Christina and I dissected what it took to launch Milk Bar, and how she went about building her business into the empire it is today. Music edited from 'Something Elated' by...

Duration:00:21:10

Episode 58: Relentless Pursuit - Christina Tosi, Momofuku Milk Bar - Part 1 of 2

4/9/2018
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We’re kicking off our return from Gotham Gal Spring Break with a TWO PART episode featuring Christina Tosi. You may know Christina from the judges panel of MasterChef and MasterChef junior, but she’s also a savvy businesswoman whose relentless passion for baking took her all the way from assembling triple layer cheesecakes in high school, to opening her very own bakery with David Chang called Momofuku Milk Bar. In this episode, Christina and I sat down and picked apart her steps toward being...

Duration:00:33:23

Episode 57: There Are No Shortcuts - Courtney Gould, SmartyPants Vitamins

3/12/2018
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Courtney Nichols Gould is the Co-Founder/Co-CEO of SmartyPants Vitamins, the leading maker of premium comprehensive supplements, committed to bringing more health to more people every day. Courtney got her start working as an apprentice to the board of directors at GM, and went on to work as the COO for numerous tech and web startup companies before embarking on her own entrepreneurial venture. Courtney and I talked about a ton of great topics, listen carefully if you’re interested in a...

Duration:00:33:58

Episode 56: No Brands Were Built Overnight - Ariel Kaye, Parachute Home

3/5/2018
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Ariel Kaye is the Founder and CEO of Parachute Home, a retail business with the mission of supplying consumers with the best sheets, bedding, and home essentials on the market, as well as inspiring a community around sleep, wellness and creating a comfortable home. Ariel and I discussed how her background in branding and advertising really informed her ability to thoughtfully and methodically build her business from one sheet to entire home goods and lifestyle brand. Music edited from...

Duration:00:31:34

Episode 55: Making a Business out of Making Connections - Dana Astrow, ARC

2/26/2018
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Dana Astrow has been influencing the landscape of creativity in the brand marketing and advertising/film production community since her early beginnings in the industry. Since launching ARC, Dana has successfully and nearly single-handedly filled a definitive niche as a creative recruiter who connects the makers behind some of the most effective top-level content being produced today. Dana and I sat down for some real talk about how she’s had to make not one, or two, but three big leaps in...

Duration:00:33:55

Episode 54: Embracing the Unknown - Jessica Koslow, SQIRL

2/19/2018
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Jessica Koslow is the owner and chef of SQIRL, one of L.A.’s most popular cafes that has led to a cookbook, a jam company, a popup venture in New York City, and soon enough, a much-anticipated second location on L.A.’s West Side. Jessica and I sat down and talked a lot about a question that comes up for many entrepreneurs: ‘how do you make that big leap out of security, and into starting your business?’ Music edited from 'Something Elated' by Broke For Free....

Duration:00:29:29