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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 She Founded Goodpods with JJ Ramberg

5/13/2021
JJ Ramberg is an award-winning journalist, entrepreneur, best-selling author and investor. JJ is the co-founder of two companies. Goodpods, a social network for podcast listeners and creators where users can follow groups, friends, and influencers . She was recently named as part of Inc Magazine's Female Founders 100 list and Goodpods was included in Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies. SearchKibble is a Bing-powered search engine which supports shelter animals with every search. For...

Duration:00:36:48

Ask for More with Alexandra Carter

5/6/2021
Alexandra Carter is a Clinical Professor of Law and the Director of the Mediation Clinic at Columbia Law School. In 2019, Professor Carter was awarded the Columbia University Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching, Columbia University’s highest teaching honor. Professor Carter’s teaching and research interests lie in the field of alternative dispute resolution, primarily in mediation and negotiation. She is a leading trainer on negotiation and mediation for many from the private and...

Duration:00:45:40

Sister Scientist with Erica Douglas

4/15/2021
As a formulating, cosmetic chemist in the multicultural beauty space for over a decade, Erica has been the “brains” behind a number of popular products on the market. Erica earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University. She then advanced to Northwestern University as a National Institute of Health Research Fellow where she conducted research in Biochemistry and Molecular and Cell Biology. However, her personal horror stories as a child who experienced...

Duration:00:52:32

B-side: Respect Their Time

4/7/2021
How prepared are you when you show up for a client call? Have you really done your homework and know all of their pain points? Today on When She Founded Somer invites you to attend an upcoming webinar that focuses on this topic. On April 8th, Channel Clinical is hosting this business development webinar to help you hone the work that you need to do well before the client call that will set you apart from the pack. Today on When She Founded: To sign up for the webinar, please register ...

Duration:00:21:44

#GoBeyond with Jenn Halweil

3/18/2021
Jenn Halweil is an electrical engineer turned story engineer on a mission to amplify inspiring stories of individuals breaking ground in science, technology, leadership and beyond, to inspire a new wave of innovation in the process. Jenn is the Founder and Chief Story Engineer of #GoBeyond, a full service production and educational media company dedicated to uncovering stories that challenge what we as humans know to be possible. When she is not documenting VR for the USGA, digital...

Duration:00:35:31

B-Side: Business Advice from Lin-Manuel Miranda

3/10/2021
Somer is fired up today and she wants to share it. Inspired by interviews of Lin-Manuel Miranda sharing his creative process Somer shares why now more than ever is the time to get in the game. If you have been waiting for a sign, this is it. Somer shares some trends that she is seeing in the industry and some that were talked about at the SCOPE Summit that she attended recently. She also tells us why it is important to be following her on LinkedIn especially on Wednesdays. This mini episode...

Duration:00:12:13

A Digital Alchemist with Brandi Bernoskie of Alchemy + Aim

2/25/2021
When you are working on your website development, are you looking at the intersection of your business strategy and user experience while leaving room for creativity? Today’s founder, Brandi Bernoskie, is a digital strategist, website developer, and founder of Alchemy+Aim and North Star Sites, companies that help entrepreneurs and business owners elevate their online presence, enhance their digital experience, and embrace their authentic online selves -- what she calls their fifth...

Duration:00:33:01

Mother of Invention: Katrine Marçal

2/18/2021
Margaret Atwood commented that her book, Who Cooked Adam Smith’s Dinner? a "Smart, funny, readable book on economics, money and women". It was named one of The Guardian's Books of the year in 2015 and Somer completely agrees. This one hooked Somer quickly and engaged her on so many levels. In this discussion with Katrine and Somer they discuss the book and the the many economic layers that go into our daily life even the simple task of making dinner and who is making that...

Duration:01:03:41

MedicineXplained with Dr. Kim Chilman-Blair

2/11/2021
Dr. Chilman-Blair, founder and President of Medicine X, brought together the world’s best storytellers, world renowned artists and skilled doctors to create digital stories explaining complicated medical conditions in an animated and understandable format. All medicine ‘xplained’ stories are based on real patients, who describe their journey with a complicated condition—the normal anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, symptoms, investigations, treatments and how to become involved in...

Duration:00:35:26

Building online community and bettering children’s health with Dr. Karen Wilson

2/4/2021
Dr. Karen Wilson is a Clinical Neuropsychologist, the owner of West LA Neuropsychology, PC, and the founder of ChildNEXUS.com. She specializes in the assessment of neurodevelopmental disorders in children and adolescents, and she has extensive experience evaluating children, adolescents and young adults who present with learning, processing or social-emotional challenges. As a clinician, her goal is to use her in-depth understanding of brain-behavior relationships to help identify the...

Duration:00:35:54

Their business is your Rebellious PR with Evie Smith Hatmaker and Rachel Johnston

1/12/2021
Evie Smith - Evie is the founder of Rebellious PR & Consulting. After almost a decade working for traditional PR agencies, Evie was pretty sure she hated PR and was done making rich white CIS men, richer. After some soul searching she decided to give this whole PR thing one more shot, but on her terms. Rebellious was founded with the principles that the client-agency relationship would be a true partnership, the work would be thoughtful, the standards would be high and the overall approach...

Duration:00:56:48

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