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Mentoring Moments: Women You May Never Meet Will Become Your Mentors

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Women from multiple generations share their “wow, you need to know this” stories that propelled their careers. Women you may never meet will become your mentors. Forbes contributor, author and entrepreneur Denise Restauri, invites you into her NYC apartment to tap into her conversations with successful women who are sharing vulnerable moments. From high points, to when good ideas go bad, to moments of sudden insight when you just know you have to risk it all. We have advice for all of them.




Moral Agent, Part Two

What scares a woman who routinely checked her car for bombs? Lauren Anderson, former FBI executive and international geopolitical consultant answers that question and shares stories about her actions on 9/11, what's going on in the FBI now, gender discrimination she encountered, sacrifices she made for her career and how she's helping women find their power.

Duration: 00:46:55

Moral Agent, Part One

Former FBI executive and international geopolitical consultant Lauren Anderson gives new meaning to "working in a man's world." In part one of a riveting two-part conversation, she talks about her 29 years at the Bureau including doing drug busts, standing up to power and how SWAT team training along with following her gut is the reason she's alive today.

Duration: 00:55:05

Hamilton Star Mandy Gonzalez Finds Her Fearless Squad

"Hamilton" star Mandy Gonzalez shares how she decided to become a mom as she was flying across the stage in "Wicked", how stepping away from a dream job made her stronger and why she says, "I got this!" Plus find out how you can join her #FearlessSquad. And get ready - Bea Arthur drops by for Takeaways!

Duration: 00:49:47

Prepared, Perfect, Persistent

Better to be perfect or prepared? Are you professionally persistent? How do you sidestep people that say, "no?" Sherry Paul, #100 on the Forbes Top 200 Women Wealth Advisors in America and Denise have the answers. Plus find out why they're done with regrets and giving away their power.

Duration: 01:02:50

Your Time To Blossom

Are you in it to win it, but impostor syndrome keeping you down? Pamela Elizabeth shares her story of how she went from zero culinary experience to the founder of eight vegan restaurants including Chelsea hotspot Blossom Restaurant. Also Denise signs up to be "veganized!"

Duration: 00:49:30

Legal Tunes

Head of US Music Operations at United Talent Agency, Natalia Nastaskin, shares stories about coming to America as a shy girl and "stepping into traffic" to become a high powered entertainment lawyer. Find out what Natalia did when a mentor told her, "You're not a $20 bill. Not everyone's going to like you."

Duration: 00:55:30

Know Your Glow

Latham Thomas, founder of Mama Glow and author, chats with Denise about how to figure out when to listen to your gut, why she's done with "brain picking" and her top success tips including "wake before the quake."

Duration: 01:03:14

A Wealth Of Health

Joy Bauer, Today Show nutrition and health expert and Nourish Snacks founder, chats with Denise about finding success when you throw noodles in the air, five foods that blast belly fat and why giving unsolicited advice makes you a nag. Bea Arthur returns for Takeaways!

Duration: 01:06:34

Find Your Freedom

Ivy Woolf-Turk shares her gripping story: from a privileged life to being arrested at gunpoint by FBI agents. She discovered her true purpose while in prison. Now Ivy is the founder of Project Liberation and she's helping women who are "imprisoned" in their lives find freedom. Take a listen and discover one word that can change everything.

Duration: 00:59:37

Paint It Bold

Ashley Longshore, pop-artist and entrepreneur, chats with Denise about how she's doing things her way, what happened when she couldn't pay the power bill and how instant gratification gets you stoned, drunk or pregnant, but everything else takes time and work.

Duration: 01:00:17

What's Your Money Type?

Amanda Steinberg, financial guru, DailyWorth founder and author of "Worth It," shows Denise how you can figure out your financial personality and live life on your terms, how budgeting can backfire and why we all need to stop hiding from ourselves.

Duration: 00:57:58

Box It Up

Fran Hauser, startup investor, seasoned media exec and champion for women, chats with Denise about how to put your worries in a box, why jealousy is useless and how you can be both nice and strong at work.

Duration: 01:01:34

Directing Your Tenacity

Billboard Deputy Editor, Isabel Gonzalez-Whitaker chats with Denise about being tenacious with life decisions, working through personal tragedy, honoring her mother's memory and why Denise used to pray to Steve Jobs.

Duration: 01:01:13

Stay Noisy

Liz Dolan, Satellite Sister and former CMO of NIKE and OWN channel, chats with Denise about how unconscious gender bias led to Liz's noisy resignation from Quiksilver's board, why we need to #getmessy and how to live an unimaginable life without your cell phone.

Duration: 00:57:57

Marriage, Mistresses And Mountains

Jo Piazza, author of How to Be Married, and Denise talk about how French women keep things exciting, how to maintain your individuality while tackling life with a partner and what Jo did when she got laid off via a text message while climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Duration: 00:56:12

Take A Deep Breath

Agapi Stassinopoulos, author, speaker and Arianna Huffington's wonderful sister, joins Denise for an inspiring conversation about how to get out of an amazing career that isn't making you happy, why "dream big" isn't getting us to where we want to go and why we need to stop waiting for permission to be ourselves.

Duration: 01:00:23

Power Unleashed

Kara Ross, CEO & founder of Unleashed, chats with Denise about motherhood, traveling around the world, working through all types of rejection and transforming a business into a vehicle for philanthropy.

Duration: 00:54:09

Mentoring In Style

Bronwyn Cosgrave, former features editor of British Vogue and the co-curator of "Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style," joins Denise to share stories about turning small ideas into grand projects, taking advice and getting through an identity crisis.

Duration: 01:03:29

The Therapist & The Witch Doctor

Denise takes on the role of The Witch Doctor as she and outspoken licensed therapist Bea Arthur tackle the topics of when you should make yourself irreplaceable, what to do with the inner voices that hold you back and how to be a badass at every age.

Duration: 00:47:15

Failure Fuels Success

Sarah Robb O'Hagan, Flywheel Sports CEO and author of "Extreme You" joins Denise to talk about working for huge companies like Virgin, Gatorade and Nike, the multiple times she was fired and how she used her failures to propel her to go from a routine life to extreme living.

Duration: 00:56:32

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