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When She Founded with Somer Hamrick, CEO & Founder of Channel Clinical, is an insider view on what it really takes to start and scale a company in STEM. Each episode takes a deeper look into one such business venture and the woman who started it. Industry mavens describe their personal path to entrepreneurship through one-on-one conversations with a host who has been figuring it out herself. Somer Hamrick launched her own company in early 2019. With 20 years’ experience in business development and half that specifically in global health and clinical research, Somer found herself having to reach outside the life science community for support and mentorship. She created When She Founded as a platform to share what she has learned, and is still learning, on her journey. This podcast demystifies some of the steps for female founders in industries where representation is lacking.

When She Founded with Somer Hamrick, CEO & Founder of Channel Clinical, is an insider view on what it really takes to start and scale a company in STEM. Each episode takes a deeper look into one such business venture and the woman who started it. Industry mavens describe their personal path to entrepreneurship through one-on-one conversations with a host who has been figuring it out herself. Somer Hamrick launched her own company in early 2019. With 20 years’ experience in business development and half that specifically in global health and clinical research, Somer found herself having to reach outside the life science community for support and mentorship. She created When She Founded as a platform to share what she has learned, and is still learning, on her journey. This podcast demystifies some of the steps for female founders in industries where representation is lacking.

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United States

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When She Founded with Somer Hamrick, CEO & Founder of Channel Clinical, is an insider view on what it really takes to start and scale a company in STEM. Each episode takes a deeper look into one such business venture and the woman who started it. Industry mavens describe their personal path to entrepreneurship through one-on-one conversations with a host who has been figuring it out herself. Somer Hamrick launched her own company in early 2019. With 20 years’ experience in business development and half that specifically in global health and clinical research, Somer found herself having to reach outside the life science community for support and mentorship. She created When She Founded as a platform to share what she has learned, and is still learning, on her journey. This podcast demystifies some of the steps for female founders in industries where representation is lacking.

Language:

English


Episodes

When Science, Tech, Creativity and Mental Wellness Meet with Hillary Lin

11/26/2020
Hillary Lin, MD is the CEO and Founder of Curio, a creativity-driven mental health ecosystem backed by science and rooted in community. Hillary is a board-certified physician trained at Stanford, where she obtained her BS, MD, internal medicine residency, and a GSB certificate in entrepreneurship. She has published and presented on peer-reviewed research on medical education, oncology, and neuroscience. She founded Curio as a creative, experiential training ecosystem to address the emotional...

Duration:00:47:43

B Side: Rule Breaking to get Women Paid

11/19/2020
On this B Side today Somer celebrates Female Entrepreneur Day with a discussion on women who break the rules and make more money. She challenges the norms and what female founders can do to “break the rules” to challenge those norms. Somer questions what will be the outcome of the loss of women in the workplace due to the pandemic. Somer shares advice on how to improve sales by breaking rules and how to advocate for others to break rules. She also discusses how female entrepreneurs can be...

Duration:00:12:40

Her Health, Her Hair, Her Business with Dr. Isfahan Chambers-Harris

11/12/2020
Dr. Isfahan Chambers-Harris earned her B.S. in Biology from the City University of New York- Medgar Evers College and Ph.D. in Bio-Medical Sciences from Morehouse School of Medicine, Cardiovascular Research Institute. She officially began her medical career as a postdoctoral fellow at Vanderbilt School of Medicine. She conducted genetic research on an autoimmune disease, Sarcoidosis and Lupus. While at Vanderbilt, Dr. Isfahan also earned her Master’s in Public Health, which allowed her to...

Duration:00:43:26

Avoiding the Pitfalls When Developing Your Business’s Tech Strategy with Maxim Cramer

10/15/2020
Maxim Cramer is the technical coach and consultant who helps women entrepreneurs create world-class software. With her ability to erase the gap between the technology and business, she’s worked on apps that have seen a million downloads on the first day and been featured in Apple retail stores around the globe. Maxim has worked as a technical consultant, UX designer and software engineer. She was integral to the team that developed Swiftkey, a keyboard app that saw over a million downloads...

Duration:00:38:32

Decision Fatigue No More

10/8/2020
Brooke started her career in nonprofit management and then discovered a love of all things technology (she was fixing everyones computer issues and suggesting ways to upgrade their systems) and decided to get a Masters in Computer Information Systems from Boston University. She went on to work at Postmates in Operations until she left 5 years ago when she realized the lack of flexibility it provided for her as a new mother. Brooke went on to do freelance Web Development and IT Project...

Duration:00:42:49

B Side: Take Care of Yourself

10/1/2020
How are you coping with the challenges today of entrepreneurship, parenting, educating your children, dealing with the two pandemics of COVID-19 and the heightened racial inequality and injustice? Parenting a toddler is hard y’all, especially when you can’t count on them sleeping when they should. Today I felt that we all needed a reminder and a respite from the grind. In today’s episode I share with you some advice from some wise women about what we are all facing these days. I also...

Duration:00:21:05

Massive Bio: When AI and Oncology Clinical Trials meet Grit

9/24/2020
Dr. Selin Kurnaz, CEO and cofounder of Massive Bio. After emigrating from Turkey and completing a PhD at the University of Michigan, receiving multiple engineering degrees, Selin spent more than a decade specializing in delivering revenue enhancement, margin optimization and capital efficiency improvements for Healthcare and Life Science companies. Selin has written and spoken extensively about life sciences in tech and how to deliver information in creative ways. Massive Bio is an alumni of...

Duration:00:37:05

B Side: What's Really Your Sales Problem?

9/17/2020
The pandemic has severely impacted our lives and sources of income. It has paused many entrepreneur’s dreams of establishing their presence in their respective industries. But just because your business is taking a beating or is on hold doesn’t mean you can’t get anything out of this year. We’re living in different times now, and we have more opportunities to find success - even in the deep economic recession we’re experiencing today. Now is the best time to get your name out there and...

Duration:00:17:47

Global Food Health Institute: Promoting A Healthier Future of Food

9/10/2020
Julia Olayanju is an entrepreneur, scientist, and the Founder of Food Niche Inc., a company that facilitates collaboration between scientists, innovators, investors, and executive decision-makers through nationally recognized conferences. She is a thought leader that advocates for nutritional education and a healthy food supply. Julia is also the Founder and Executive Director at the Global Food and Health Institute, leading a team that leverages technology and scientific expertise to...

Duration:00:37:34

Making Aging Her Business

9/3/2020
Jill Angelo is the CEO and Founder of Gennev, a company on a mission to give women more control over their health, especially for those in their second half of life. Gennev prides itself as the first-ever online clinic for women in menopause that also provides telemedicine access to OBGYNs, Primary Care Practitioners, and Registered Dietitians. Before starting Gennev, Jill spent 20 years in the tech industry, of which 15 of those years she spent working at Microsoft in executive roles such...

Duration:00:38:50

Creating Comfort for Pediatric Patients

8/20/2020
Meg Casano, BSN, MA, is the president of Medi Teddy, Inc., a non-profit organization that creates specialized teddy bears to accompany children in the hospitals as they undergo infusions. Meg is also the co-founder of Baby Sleep Science, a sleep consultancy that works with children up to age five, as well as the co-author of the book Overcoming the Four Month Regression. Ella Casano is Meg’s daughter and the inventor behind Medi Teddy, Inc. Ella lives with a platelet disorder called...

Duration:00:37:03

A Global Vision with Deepa Dahal & Karen Dindial

7/30/2020
Deepa Dahal and Karen Dindial are established biopharmaceutical industry consultants and the co-founders of DKI Health. DKI Health is a healthcare consultancy that offers a range of services, specializing in commercial strategy, policy, healthcare advocacy, and market access. In addition to founding DKI Health, Deepa’s fifteen-year career has included working at Quintiles, IMS Health (IQVIA), and Campbell Alliance (Inventiv). Karen’s work in the healthcare space spans two decades, and also...

Duration:00:38:33

Sunny Numbers: Gaming the Anxiety Out of Math with Cleidi Hearn

7/23/2020
Cleidi Hearn is the founder and CEO of Sunny Numbers, a company dedicated to creating applications for students to conquer their math-related anxiety in a fun, gamified way. The organization aims to make mathematics more accessible and donates a portion of its profits to charities that teach math skills to underprivileged individuals. In addition to founding Sunny Numbers, Cleidi is a part of the Student Inc. accelerator program at University College Cork, Ireland, where she recently...

Duration:00:30:44

Delivering Patient Centered Value-Based Care with Mary Ellen Beliveau

7/16/2020
Mary Ellen Beliveau is the founder and CEO of Knowledge to Practice (K2P), an education technology organization specializing in providing educational development to medical providers so they can combat skills gaps, provide high-quality care, and perform at “top-of-license.” Prior to founding K2P, Mary Ellen served as SVP and Chief Learning Officer at the American College of Cardiology, as well as a variety of leadership roles at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland. Before entering the...

Duration:00:35:03

B Side: You're Selling, Are They Buying?

7/10/2020
So you’ve read all the business books; you’ve listened to all the podcasts. You have found yourself inundated with everything you feel you “need” to do when it comes to sales: all of the tools, strategies, necessary mindset shifts, behaviors, plans, etc. But what if the key to effective selling isn’t that complicated? What if your sales success is a lot closer than you imagined possible? As someone who has engaged in the sales process as both a seller and a buyer, I have found some simple...

Duration:00:08:00

Seascape Clinical: Data has a New View with Monica Roy

7/2/2020
Monica Roy is the co-founder and CEO of Seascape Clinical, a Northern California-based brand offering cloud-based clinical trial management software to help research teams handle clinical trial data more effectively. Monica has worked in the clinical operations space for over thirteen years and believes that by keeping track of clinical trial information, teams can spend more time developing the creative and strategic aspects of their work. In addition to her work at Seascape Clinical,...

Duration:00:43:11

Dyad Engineering: Challenging the Status Quo & Navigating the New Norm with Kate Stephenson

6/25/2020
With over fifteen years of experience in the medical device field, Dr. Kate Stephenson is an engineer, researcher, and the founder of technical consulting firm Dyad Engineering, LLC, a company that emphasizes technological strategy and planning for new medical devices. Kate earned her doctorate in mechanical engineering from Stanford University, and her interests lie in developing products that can reach underserved markets, including the pediatric and women’s health spaces. Kate is also...

Duration:00:49:09

B Side: Global Health Strategy - Have You Considered These?

6/19/2020
COVID-19 has inevitably changed the entire world and continues to cause massive shifts as we try to keep track of where we are and where we are headed. The clinical research landscape is no exception when it comes to the impact of COVID-19. While navigating these uncertain waters, however, I have gained useful industry insights that have impacted my work at Channel Clinical and my understanding of the current state of clinical trials. In today’s episode, I discuss what has been going on...

Duration:00:14:13

Sabrina Thompson Mitchell: Investing in Voices of our Future

6/12/2020
Sabrina Thompson Mitchell is a highly regarded media professional whose career has included work in filmmaking, directing, and photography. Sabrina is the owner of KUU Productions, where she works with A-level clients, including HBO, Saks Fifth Ave, and RocNation Sports, among others. Sabrina served as the Women’s March’s official photographer and was selected by Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign team to document the campaign journey, highlighting moments related to women of color...

Duration:01:00:13

Whitsell Innovations: Accidental Entrepreneurship to Remarkable Success with Robin Whitsell

6/4/2020
Deemed a “Remarkable Woman” by Chapel Hill Magazine in 2016, Robin Whitsell has twenty years of experience in the life science and medical writing industries, including degrees in biophysics and physics. She is the founder and president of Whitsell Innovations (WI) and formerly worked at Inspire Pharmaceuticals, Glaxo Wellcome, and PAREXEL International CRO. Additionally, she was the winner of the Count Me In pitch competition for entrepreneurs. Robin is a public speaker and has...

Duration:00:50:18