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Each week on Girlboss Radio, you'll hear honest conversations with trailblazing women. These women go deep on what it takes to build a successful career or grow a business with staying power—while living life on their own terms and navigating personal and professional curveballs. Expect hilarious, vulnerable, ~useful~ conversations that humanize the known, champion the unknown, and laugh a little at the absurdity of life. Hosted by Sophia Amoruso, CEO and founder of Girlboss and Neha Gandhi, editor in chief and COO of Girlboss.

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Making money as a medium and solopreneurship, with Jessica Lanyadoo, resident Girlboss astrologer
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It’s no secret that at Girlboss, we love horoscopes. We publish them monthly on our site, and, if you’re a member of the Girlboss network, you can check yours daily! It's true that in recent years, there’s been an uptick in the popularity of the Zodiac and all things astrology among millennials. But what about the people whose job it is to provide all this astrology-related content? On this episode of Girlboss Radio, Sophia sits down to chat about the business of being a mystic with Girlboss resident astrologer Jessica Lanyadoo. Jessica is a well-known astrologer and psychic medium who has cultivated a fanbase and client roster that spans the globe. Since starting her career with a weekly newspaper horoscope, Jessica has grown her brand and services to include the podcast, Ghost of a Podcast, the TLC digital show, Stargazing, and a new book slated for release next year, Astrology for Real Relationships.<br><br>Tune in to hear Jessica give Sophia a quick lesson on what it really means to be clairvoyant and how she manages her many hustles. Plus, find out how Jessica came to terms with setting client fees that felt right and made financial sense, given her unique skillset.<br>To learn more about Jessica and her work, visit: <a href="http://www.lovelanyadoo.com">http://www.lovelanyadoo.com</a><br>To pre-order Astrology for Real Relationships, visit: <a href="http://www.lovelanyadoo.com/relationship-book">http://www.lovelanyadoo.com/relationship-book</a>&nbsp;Keep up with Jessica on social at: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/jessica_lanyadoo/">https://www.instagram.com/jessica_lanyadoo/</a>
Sep 18, 2019
Girlboss Radio Presents In Progress, Season 2 - Melanie Elturk
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Melanie Elturk started law school at the age of 20. A couple years later, she went on to found the chic hijab and accessory company Haute Hijab. On this week’s episode of <em>In Progress</em>, Melanie takes a deep dive with host Aurora James into her academically rigorous upbringing and how her connection to her family heritage evolved into a huge part of her passion.&nbsp;
Sep 13, 2019
Making life-coaching and other "far-fetched" careers profitable, with Marie Forleo
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Today, it’s not uncommon to hear how highly successful entrepreneurs and C-level executives work with a fabulous life coach. But in the 90s, when Marie Forleo was in her early 20s, the practice of having someone “coach” you to be a better *you* was, well, a novel concept that required a lot of explaining. That didn’t stop Marie, though, from carving out a career path as a life coach—even if that meant a lot of bartending and waiting tables to make ends meet while she built her client roster. Now, Marie Forleo has built a thriving business that includes MarieTV, The Marie Forleo Podcast, the online business training program B-School and, a new book, <em>Everything Is Figureoutable</em>. Tune in to hear Marie and Sophia talk about what why it’s important for people to understand their own “risk-averseness.” Plus, find out Marie’s tips for how you can tell the difference between anxiety and a true gut check.<br><br><strong>**Have questions for Marie Forleo?**</strong> You can ask Marie for advice and tips in our next Digital Fireside on the Girlboss professional network. To join in on the convo, log on to Girlboss.com on <strong>Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 2 p.m. PT</strong> and Marie will answer your questions in real-time. Can't make it? You can still drop in your Qs ahead of time under her Digital Fireside thread on Girlboss.com.<br><br> To buy “Everything Is Figureoutable,” shop: <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Everything-Figureoutable-Marie-Forleo/dp/0525534997/tag=girlboss-20">https://www.amazon.com/Everything-Figureoutable-Marie-Forleo/dp/0525534997/tag=girlboss-20</a><br><br>To learn more about Marie, visit: <a href="https://www.marieforleo.com/">https://www.marieforleo.com/</a> <br><br>Have feedback on the show? Email us at <a href="mailto:podcasts@girlboss.com">podcasts@girlboss.com</a>
Sep 11, 2019
Girlboss Radio Presents: #LIPSTORIES Season 2 -Jacob Tobia
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Presented by the Girlboss Radio Network in partnership with Sephora Collection, #LIPSTORIES is guided by our charismatic and friendly host, Kristina Zias, who is joined by a rotating cast of guests for relaxed, fun, and honest chats about self-image and how we can all be a little more confident. Guests recount their favorite memories—from childhood to today—where they felt beautiful, powerful, or like their best selves. <br><br>On episode one of #Lipstories, Jacob Tobia is a writer, producer, and author of “Sissy: A Coming-of-Gender Story” who is working to make the beauty industry more inclusive, one Instagram post at a time. Today, Jacob joins host Kristina Zias to talk about how beauty can be a powerful tool for self-expression, as well as a way to celebrate your identity and build confidence. Tune in to hear about the very first time Jacob put on lipstick and how they are using their platform to promote self-confidence at all costs. Follow Jacob and Kristina at: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/jacobtobia/">https://www.instagram.com/jacobtobia/</a> and <a href="https://www.instagram.com/misszias/">https://www.instagram.com/misszias/</a>. <br><br>Keep up with the latest from Sephora Collection at: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/sc/">https://www.instagram.com/sc/</a>. <br><br>Keep up with all things Girlboss at: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/girlboss/">https://www.instagram.com/girlboss/</a>
Sep 06, 2019
How to build a billion-dollar company in 5 years, with Huda Kattan of Huda Beauty
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Today, it's not unusual to hear how beauty influencers are launching their own product lines and collaborations with makeup brands. But in 2013, when Huda's sisters first approached her with the idea to launch a beauty company...Huda resisted. She didn't think she had it in her to be an entrepreneur—even though she was already making waves as an influencer and content creator. After some persuasion, Huda tested the waters with a small eyelash collection that sold out within a week. Fast-forward to today, and Huda is the CEO and co-founder of Huda Beauty, a business that's now valued at more than $1 billion and has catapulted the beauty mogul to number 37 on the Forbes list of "America's Richest Self-Made Women." Tune in to hear Sophia and Huda chat about Huda Beauty's early days, trusting herself (and her sisters!), and why Huda still relies on her gut—more than anything—when it comes to business decisions. Plus, hear Huda teach Sophia the REAL way to put on lipstick when you're on the go.<br>Keep up with the latest beauty trends at: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/hudabeauty/">https://www.instagram.com/hudabeauty/</a><br><br>Stay up to date on Huda Beauty releases and Huda's personal life at: <a href="https://url.emailprotection.link/?bOBlK03OFRZ1-lvC8KC_psycNNpZJJjMql0qNmTj-_YzKXDHmZgxy0BxPnKVffpagpR1rH_c9KmM47sV9f3Pj_pa56Vqco0DIUmb_XXjnOux5L1re3ZexPOBsZbCYP4Lu">https://www.instagram.com/hudabeautyshop/</a> and <a href="https://url.emailprotection.link/?bOBlK03OFRZ1-lvC8KC_psycNNpZJJjMql0qNmTj-_Yzj8hdqsO1GOeYYU51eraTKH8078VTbKOM6eWEfgZ3NPA~~">https://www.instagram.com/huda/</a><br><br>Have feedback on the show? Email us at: <a href="mailto:podcasts@girlboss.com">podcasts@girlboss.com</a><br><br><br>
Sep 04, 2019
Manifesting a business based on self-love, with Gala Darling
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Gala Darling is a speaker, bestselling author, <em>and</em> a manifestation expert. Gala grew up with dreams of becoming a writer. After some time in Australia, she moved to New York City with one suitcase—when she was only 24 years old.<br>During that time, Gala coped with an eating disorder and depression. And to heal from all that, she used radical self love (and a method called, “tapping”, which you will learn all about later. Since then, Gala has been teaching self-love, manifestation and self-empowerment through her writing and coaching. From the conversation, you'll learn what exactly “tapping” is and how you can use it to heal yourself, how to manifest abundance, how we can be our authentic selves and be unapologetic in business!
Aug 30, 2019
Turning at-home manicures into big business, with Sarah Gibson Tuttle of Olive & June
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When Sarah Gibson Tuttle first got the idea to open her nail salon, she was working a good job as an equity sales trader in New York City. Sfter being disappointed by the nail salon offerings available, Sarah decided to quit her job in finance and launch something she was passionate about, a nail salon called Olive &amp; June. Since she started the company in 2013, Sarah has opened salons in Santa Monica and Pasadena, California, while expanding the company's unique product offerings that make at-home manicures easier to do. (Think: A reusable nail polish cap that makes it easy for you to paint your nails with your non-dominant hand.) Tune in to hear Sophia and Sarah talk about what it was like launching a business while living solely off your savings and why the at-home nail industry has the potential to grow to $10 billion. Plus, you'll hear Sarah's tips for managing a growing team without micromanaging them and how she got her suppliers on board with her innovate product ideas.<br><br><br><br><br>To shop all things Olive &amp; June, go to: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/oliveandjune/">https://www.instagram.com/oliveandjune/</a><br><br>To keep up with Sarah Gibson Tuttle, follower her at: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/gibsontuttle/">https://www.instagram.com/gibsontuttle/</a><br><br>Have feedback on the show? Email us at <a href="mailto:podcasts@girlboss.com">podcasts@girlboss.com</a><br><br><br><br><br>
Aug 28, 2019
Whether your startup has potential or not, with Suzy Ryoo of Q&A
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If you have a business idea, chances are at some point you start thinking about how you can best win over potential investors. How can you get them to say 'Yes!' to your big idea? And, more importantly, how can you get them to take out their checkbooks, too? On this week's #GirlbossRadio episode, Sophia Amoruso talks with Suzy Ryoo, who has spent the better part of her career strategically analyzing companies and determining whether or not they’re worth the financial investment. But today, Suzy is also on the other side of the investor/entrepreneur relationship. She’s the co-founder, president, and chief strategy officer of a new entertainment and technology company called Q&amp;A, which she launched less than a year ago with Troy Carter &amp; J. Erving (who just so happen to be some pretty notable music industry veterans). Download the episode to learn what three things Suzy looks for when deciding whether to invest. Plus, you'll hear how she stays grounded and why joining a startup early on can pay off in the long-run.<br>Keep up with Suzy on Twitter at: <a href="https://twitter.com/suzywillow">https://twitter.com/suzywillow</a>Have feedback on the show? Email us at <a href="mailto:podcasts@girlboss.com">podcasts@girlboss.com</a>
Aug 21, 2019
Building a business around sustainability, with Sarah Paiji Yoo of Blueland
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One of the most pervasive problems plaguing our world and environment right now is exactly how much plastic we use once and then toss. Not to mention that it often makes its way into the ocean every year. It can feels overwhelming—and there isn’t one solution out there, but with such a massive problem, there are new companies out there whose goal it is to help solve the issue. On this week's Girlboss Radio, Sophia Amoruso chats with Sarah Paiji Yoo, the co-founder and CEO of Blueland, a company that's trying to eliminate single-use plastics in the world of cleaning products. The idea is this: You buy the cleaning bottle once and when you need more cleaning solution, you fill it up with water, drop in a cleaning tablet and then you get a brand new full bottle of solution. Tune in to hear how Sarah and Blueland are part of a new wave of companies focused on merging business and sustainability.&nbsp;<br>To keep up with Sarah, follow her at: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/spaiji/">https://www.instagram.com/spaiji/</a>Feedback on the show? Email us at <a href="mailto:podcasts@girlboss.com">podcasts@girlboss.com</a>
Aug 14, 2019
When to walk away from a dream job, with Catt Sadler, entertainment journalist
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Catt Sadler's career as an entertainment journalist was, by many means, a dream job. It allowed her to cover the red carpet and interview many of Hollywood's hottest celebrities. But, in 2017 while working as a co-host at E! News, Catt found out some startling information. Her male coworker was getting paid "twice" her salary at the network. So—she asked for more at the bargaining table. But after the back and forth negotiations, no deal was struck and Catt did what few thought she would: She walked away from the "dream job" at the glamorous network she'd worked at for years.<br>Since her much-publicized departure, Catt has become a vital voice in the conversation surrounding equal pay and the wage gap. On this week's episode of Girlboss Radio, Catt dives into why she decided to walk away and why she's so excited about her new projects—like her own podcast, Naked with Catt Sadler—and why she's not slowing down anytime soon.<br>To keep up with Catt, go to <a href="http://www.thecattwalk.com/">http://www.thecattwalk.com/</a>To hear Catt interview Sophia, listen to the NAKED podcast here: <a href="http://www.thecattwalk.com/naked">http://www.thecattwalk.com/naked</a><br>Have feedback on the show? Email us at <a href="mailto:podcasts@girlboss.com">podcasts@girlboss.com</a>
Aug 07, 2019
How to cultivate creativity every day, with Piera Gelardi, of Refinery29
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On this episode of Girlboss Radio, Piera takes us on her journey from growing up in a small town in Maine to running a major media company in New York. Co-founder and executive creative director of Refinery29, Piera’s colorful influence can be felt everywhere but especially in the dreamlike spectacle that is @29rooms, an interactive exhibition filled with art and experiences that Piera spearheaded. Inspired by everything from children's books to Guggenheim exhibits, Piera walks through the world with eyes and ears open, always ready to find her new creative endeavor. Tune in to hear more about how Piera met her co-founder and forever "work wife" and what adjusting to life as a new mom has been like. Recorded live in front of an audience at the Girlboss Rally in L.A.! To keep up with Piera Gelardi on Instagram, follow her here---&gt; <a href="https://url.emailprotection.link/?bOBlK03OFRZ1-lvC8KC_ps4LdGS8u9a4qd6Haj7RTHNDYrC0f1AvHv1nIQ3xyJcHDophH98Gr0-qeqc_Rn4n2dKIVfLtzihemS6wYwPAS-yhSb77NFLj9DhFwXjL9Pu5B">@pieraluisa&nbsp;</a>
Jul 31, 2019
Let's get icky—and talk about our guts, bacteria, and probiotics, with Ara Katz of Seed
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Chances are that—in today's wellness-focused industry—you've heard the benefits of probiotics. But what is the science behind it all? On this week's show, Sophia Amoruso speaks to Ara Katz, the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Seed. Seed is a consumer life science company that develops probiotics and is also pioneering the applications of bacteria to improve human and planetary health. Listen to hear Ara discuss how her breastfeeding experience led her to discover the microbiome and inspired a personal mission to explore the importance of microbes and how they can impact the health of our bodies, our children, and our planet. Plus, hear how she transitioned from producing in Hollywood to entrepreneurship with companies like BeachMint.<br>To learn more about Seed, go to <a href="https://seed.com/">https://seed.com/</a>To keep up with what's new at Seed, follow them at <a href="https://www.instagram.com/seed/">https://www.instagram.com/seed/</a><br>Have feedback on the show? Email us at <a href="mailto:podcasts@girlboss.com">podcasts@girlboss.com</a><br><br><br><br>
Jul 24, 2019
Selling a vision for sustainable fashion, with Aurora James of Brother Vellies
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Thanks to our friends over at TUMI, we’re able to bring you a special, bonus episode of the podcast, recorded live in front of an audience at the Girlboss Rally in L.A.! On this episode of Girlboss Radio, Aurora walks us through how she founded Brother Vellies with just $3,500 dollars in her pocket. The goal, she says, was to introduce traditional African shoes to the rest of the world while adhering to ethical and sustainable fashion practices. Plus, she shares how she maintains a healthy relationship with social media and her thoughts on why brick-and-mortar stores still have a role to play in retail.<br>And—least but not least—some news! Aurora is joining the Girlboss Radio Network as the host for the new season of In Progress, the podcast. We launched In Progress last year with our partners at TUMI and we are so stoked that they’ve decided to help us bring you another season. Tune in to hear what's in store for the new season.&nbsp;<br>Don't forget to subscribe to <a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/in-progress/id1436046766">In Progress</a>, wherever you get your podcasts! New episodes start August 22. <a href="http://playpodca.st/inprogress">http://playpodca.st/inprogress</a><br>To find out more about how Tumi is perfecting the journey, go to <a href="https://www.tumi.com/">https://www.tumi.com/</a>To keep up with Aurora James, our host for Season 2 of In Progress, follow her on Instagram: <a href="https://url.emailprotection.link/?bOBlK03OFRZ1-lvC8KC_ps_YRyWFcOMfe_rNVopqsfo4lQBLKfT8Xv5hIcetRGDQylRhhcVVXVP310bDKG8xFHQ~~">https://www.instagram.com/aurorajames/</a>To shop Brother Vellies, go to <a href="https://brothervellies.com/">https://brothervellies.com/</a>
Jul 19, 2019
The story behind the Naked palette, with Wende Zomnir of Urban Decay
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You don't have to be a makeup lover to understand how much of a game changer the NAKED palette from Urban Decay was when it was first released in 2010. Its beautiful assortment of neutral eyeshadow colors with just the right mix of shimmering pigments quickly became a staple in everyone’s makeup kit after it launched. And on this week's episode, we hear from Wende Zomnir, the Chief Creative Officer and a founding partner of Urban Decay Cosmetics. She gave us the low-down on she went from playing in her mother's makeup drawer to building #2 makeup brand in the US. Tune in to learn how she's stayed ahead of the trends, from day one.<br>Keep up with Urban Decay and Wende on Instagram, follow:@urbandecaycosmetics and @udwende
Jul 17, 2019
What it takes to run an online boutique, with Lisa Buhler of Lisa Says Gah!
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While at Nasty Gal, Sophia Amoruso relied on Lisa Buhler’s eye as a buyer to curate the company’s fashion merchandise. Fast forward to today, and Lisa is still spotting trends, except this time she's doing it for her own online clothing boutique, Lisa Says Gah!<br>On this week’s episode of Girlboss Radio, Lisa and Sophia catch up on old times and what’s changed for the two of them since exiting Nasty Gal. Tune in to hear how Lisa has made sustainability a core, but profitable, part of her business model. The two also dive into what it takes to build a small, but well-functioning team and when you know it's time to let someone go. Plus, you'll hear Sophia and Lisa talk all things fashion, retail, Instagram and trend-spotting.<br>To shop Lisa's boutique, go to: <a href="http://www.lisasaysgah.com">lisasaysgah.com</a>Follow the store on IG: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/lisasaysgah/?hl=en">@lisasaysgah</a>Feedback on the show? <br>Email us at: <a href="mailto:podcasts@girlboss.com">podcasts@girlboss.com</a>
Jul 10, 2019
Why you can't teach passion or grit, with Ayesha Curry—chef, author, and TV personality
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Ayesha Curry is familiar with living her life in the limelight. Yet along with fame, she deals with scrutiny from fans, tabloids, and—of course—trolls. That hasn’t stopped her, though, from charting her own course in the food industry. Over the years, Ayesha has released a bestselling cookbook, a line of cookware, opened a Michelin-star restaurant, and launched a meal-kit delivery service. Now, she's executive producing and hosting the ABC cooking show<em> Family Food Fight</em>. Getting here hasn’t been without its challenges and missteps, she tells Sophia. Listen to the full episode for a frank conversation Ayesha and Sophia about what it takes to balance work, family, and personal ambition.
Jun 26, 2019
How a mirror might transform your health—with Brynn Putnam, Mirror founder
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We've got a bonus episode of Girlboss Radio for you this week—straight from Code Conference, the premier technology conference by Recode and Vox Media. It was our first Girlboss Radio episode taped in front of a live audience and we couldn't be happier to have done it with Brynn Putnam, the mastermind behind Mirror, a new fitness technology that's making waves in the industry. Mirror looks exactly like what it sounds like—a mirror—except it transmits workout classes for you to follow along from the comfort of your own home. But that's just the start. Putnam has some big plans for the MIRROR to eventually become the third screen in our lives. In this episode, you'll learn about Putnam's journey from a ballerina to an entrepreneur and what she's learned about wellness, fundraising and business along the way<br>To hear more podcasts from Code, or more shows from the Vox Media Podcast Network, head to<a href="https://url.emailprotection.link/?bcfiYRWG3BdiSt4F4s4OItByPPrEyIy0stCI4y50N3XxjCirvpSutpUKXkmlHR9z36KjU_qtA6bijiUPARDQUsw~~"> podcasts.voxmedia.com</a>. To watch interviews from Code, head to <a href="https://url.emailprotection.link/?bQyRbCiW4TwyetGQKZEjh0Q1_evE4TBEJKRYL_YNK3KRAs0EIPBAtQk_bwjd0erRYzlcCVl_KltjCksPP5U_lRw~~">youtube.com/recode</a>.<br>To keep up to date on Mirror, follow the company at: <a href="https://url.emailprotection.link/?b733-uZ0c8v-BbgGCHB5uc3KTRbMXkcktA2Tl6UOLYBhb4ghyyDI3fi7wT83En0sgmzoFJZ0nMaYgKugU63w1ew~~">instagram.com/getthemirror</a><br>
Jun 21, 2019
How women are changing politics, with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand
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We’ve got a special guest this week: NY senator and presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand joins Girlboss Radio for a wide-ranging conversation with Girlboss COO Neha Gandhi. As a presidential candidate, Sen. Gillibrand has some sweeping political reforms on the table. For instance, she’s advocating for publicly funded elections as a way to get big corporate money out of politics, she’s pledged to not appoint judges who would help overturn Roe v. Wade, and she’s introduced a “Family Bill of Rights” to help families raising children.<br>Tune in to hear how growing up in a family of female activists planted the seeds for Gillibrand’s political career, how Hillary Clinton inspired her, and why fundraising for politics—or a business venture—starts with how you frame the ask.<br>To find out more about Sen. Gillibrand's campaign, visit: <a href="https://kirstengillibrand.com/">https://kirstengillibrand.com/</a>Follow her on Twitter at: @SenGillibrand <a href="https://twitter.com/SenGillibrand">https://twitter.com/SenGillibrand</a><br>Have feedback on the show? Email us at <a href="mailto:podcast@girlboss.com">podcasts@girlboss.com</a><br><br><br>
Jun 19, 2019
Is 'niche' the future of—everything? With Gina Bianchini of Mighty Networks
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We often think of being “niche” as meaning “small.” But, as we learn on this week’s episode, building niche communities just *might* be the future of all media and businesses. To help us understand how the landscape of social networks and community-building has changed in recent years, Sophia Amoruso chats with Gina Bianchini, founder and CEO of Mighty Networks. Bianchini is an expert on network effects, what it takes to cultivate an audience and, perhaps more importantly, what it means to build a micro-community in 2019. Listen to learn why having a narrow focus is good for organic brand- and audience-building.<br>To learn more about Mighty Networks, go to <a href="https://www.mightynetworks.com/">https://www.mightynetworks.com/</a>Keep up with Gina Bianchini, follow her at <a href="https://twitter.com/ginab">https://twitter.com/ginab</a><br>If you have any questions or feedback on the show, get in touch: <a href="mailto:podcasts@girlboss.com">podcasts@girlboss.com</a>
Jun 12, 2019
Rethinking how we approach fertility with Afton Vechery of Modern Fertility
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On this week’s Girlboss Radio, we hear from Afton Vechery, co-founder and CEO of Modern Fertility. It’s a company that’s taken the standard blood tests you would normally get at a fertility clinic and made them available at-home. The goal, she says, is to empower women to have more information about their fertility, so we can all make informed decisions in regard to our own family-planning goals.<br>Listen to hear what science can and can’t tell us about our fertility. Plus, Vechery talks business, sharing her advice on selecting the right co-founder, leveling up on time management, and why having a clear mission will get you through tough times.<br>To learn more about Modern Fertility, visit <a href="https://modernfertility.com/">https://modernfertility.com/</a>To keep up with Afton, follow her on Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/aaffttoonn">https://twitter.com/aaffttoonn</a> If you have any feedback on the show, email us at: <a href="mailto:podcasts@girlboss.com">podcasts@girlboss.com</a>&nbsp;<br><br><br><br><br><br>
Jun 05, 2019
Introducing Gangster Capitalism: The College Admissions Scandal
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Season 1 of the new series, Gangster Capitalism is on the 2019 College Admissions Scandal that is exposing everyone from Hollywood celebrities to CEOs in an unprecedented scam. Award-winning filmmaker and host of the podcast What Really Happened?, Andrew Jenks introduces you to the people involved and the inner workings of this fraud. He also explores the larger debate around higher education in America.&nbsp;<br>Available wherever you listen to podcasts, just search for “Gangster Capitalism."<br><br>
Jun 04, 2019
Marketing memorable spaces with Maryellis Bunn, of the Museum of Ice Cream
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You're probably seen photos of the Museum of Ice Cream, that dessert wonderland with a pool of sprinkles and candy confections that just beg for a photo to be taken. But, hashtags and perfect feed placements aside, what did it take to make it all a reality—and quickly scale it into a recognizable brand and product?<br><br><br>On this week's <em>Girlboss Radio</em>, founder of <em>Girlboss, </em>Sophia Amoruso chats with Maryellis Bunn, the woman who first had the vision and tenacity to make the Museum of Ice Cream a reality. In this episode, Sophia and Maryellis talk about why we're all craving more meaningful moments, while dealing with (and appealing to) shortened attention spans. Learn why the MOIC partnered with researchers at Yale to study the psychology of happiness and why a more productive lifestyle is code for figuring out how to better spend our time. Plus, hear why colonizing Mars might just be the next step for her.<br><br><br>To find out more about the Museum of Ice Cream, go to: <a href="https://www.museumoficecream.com">https://www.museumoficecream.com</a>To keep up with Maryellis Bunn, follow her on Instagram at, @maryellis.bunn<br><br><br>
May 29, 2019
Building a purpose-driven company (and culture) with Shivani Siroya
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When Shivani Siroya founded <a href="https://tala.co/">Tala</a>, she had a simple mission: To help overcome the barrier to accessing credit lines that people in developing economies face. Enter Tala, a finance and technology company that provides microloans and other financial services via its mobile app to people in countries like Kenya, Mexico, and the Philippines. And with billions of people around the world without a readily accessible “financial identity,” Tala has quickly grown from a small team of 4 to an international company with more than 500 employees. In this episode, Girlboss COO Neha Gandhi chats with Siroya about how she scaled Tala into an international team who work with a shared sense of purpose. You'll learn why Tala gives out “peer bonuses,” why competition is a good thing, and why a little obsession readies you for success.To learn more about Tala, go to--&gt; <a href="https://tala.co/">https://tala.co/</a> Keep up to date with Shivani Siroya on Twitter by following her at --&gt; <a href="https://twitter.com/shivsiroya">https://twitter.com/shivsiroya</a>
May 22, 2019
Why taking a leap of faith is part of any career journey, with Elaine Welteroth, journalist and author of More Than Enough
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Today, Elaine Welteroth is an award-winning journalist, author, and former editor-in-chief of <em>Teen Vogue</em>. But before all of that, Welteroth was just a normal college student searching on Google for tips on how to work in magazines.<br><br>Eventually, she landed a dream internship at a publication she’d long respected. But—then Welteroth had a choice to make: Say yes to an internship at a publication she'd always wanted to work at, or work elsewhere, but with a woman whose career she'd long admired? She chose the latter, and that was the beginning of her journey in the magazine business.<br><br>On this episode of Girlboss Radio, Welteroth talks about her new book, <em>More Than Enough</em>, where she chronicles her career in publishing, how she gained the confidence to trust her instincts and why she took take a leap of faith to pursue her own projects.<br><br>To keep up with Elaine Welteroth on Instagram, follow her here---&gt; @elainewelteroth<br>To pre-order More Than Enough, go here--&gt;<a href="https://amzn.to/2Q3yb9D">https://amzn.to/2Q3yb9D</a><br><br><br>
May 15, 2019
The Uneasy Marriage Of Social Media & Politics, with Alyssa Milano, host of Sorry Not Sorry
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Alyssa Milano has a turbulent love affair with social media. On one hand, she loves being able to see what political and social issues matter most to ordinary people around the globe. On the other hand, she's fully aware that platforms like Twitter are full of dark corners, where political dialogue becomes circular—even toxic. Still, all of it has allowed her to own a brand of activism that's all hers. In this week's episode of <em>Girlboss Radio</em>, Milano chats with Girlboss COO Neha Gandhi about why she thinks we need more dialogue regarding the spectrum of sexual assault and harassment, why "boots on the ground" is her favorite type of activism work, and why she's proud to call former vice president (and current presidential hopeful) Joe Biden a friend.<br><br>To keep up with Alyssa Milano on Twitter, follow her at: <a href="https://url.emailprotection.link/?bVO2q0UXR235wN_yOnM0Fjnb252yXtLdBKYfHdo7nHTXNyM2mG64mx1fvqza6evO6apH32Y6EAmcG8YFtkQWUNw~~">https://twitter.com/Alyssa_Milano</a><br>To listen to Sorry Not Sorry, go to: <a href="http://apple.co/2vqW0P5">http://apple.co/2vqW0P5</a><br><br><br><br>
May 08, 2019
Building A Business For The IG Generation, with Cyndi Ramirez-Fulton, founder of Chillhouse
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Cyndi Ramirez will be the first to tell you that the idea of opening her own spa and manicure location, much less one ready-made for the age of Instagram, never occurred to her. Indeed, it wasn’t until Cyndi was out with her husband and looking for a massage spot (and perhaps even a manicure) that the origins of what would later become Chillhouse, crept into her mind.<br>Today, Ramirez has built Chillhouse into a brand that goes beyond the spa and wellness hub of New York City. Instead, it's a company and brand dedicated to self-care. On this episode, Girlboss founder and CEO Sophia Amoruso chats with Ramirez about how you get your first customers, what it's like to work with PR and how you can scale your brand.<br>To read up on all things Chillhouse and self-care, check out the company blog--&gt;<a href="http://thechilltimes.com/">http://thechilltimes.com/</a>To keep up with Cyndi Ramirez, follow her on IG--&gt;<a href="https://www.instagram.com/cyndiramirez/">https://www.instagram.com/cyndiramirez/</a><br><br><br><br>
May 01, 2019
Finding (& Raising) Our Voices, with Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor to Barack Obama
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Valerie Jarrett has known and worked with the Obamas for 28 years and it all began with a job interview with Michelle Obama, then Michelle Robinson. Fast-forward to today, and Jarrett has the distinction of being the longest-serving senior advisor to ANY president in history, after having served as senior advisor to President Obama all eight years while in office. She’s currently a senior advisor to the Obama Foundation and sits on the board of directors for companies like Lyft and the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts and others. And, she recently wrote a book, <em>Finding My Voice: My Journey to the West Wing and the Path Forward</em>, which chronicles her journey from being a quiet girl in segregated Chicago to one of the most visible and influential African-American women of the 21st century. <br>Listen in as Jarrett and <em>Girlboss</em> COO Neha Gandhi discuss what it was like working in the White House, how we can all be more confident, and why being yourself—and owning your voice—is a win for everyone.<br>To buy Finding My Voice, go to--&gt;<a href="https://www.amazon.com/Finding-My-Voice-Journey-Forward/dp/0525558136/tag=girlboss-20">https://www.amazon.com/Finding-My-Voice-Journey-Forward/dp/0525558136/tag=girlboss-20</a>To keep up with Valerie Jarrett, follow her on Twitter--&gt;<a href=" https://twitter.com/ValerieJarrett"> https://twitter.com/ValerieJarrett</a><br>Let us know how we're doing by sending us an email at <a href="mailto:podcasts@girlboss.com">podcasts@girlboss.com</a>
Apr 24, 2019
Turning A Social Media Brand Into A Business, with Rachel Brathen of Yoga Girl
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Just a few years ago, Rachel Brathen, a.k.a., <a href="https://www.instagram.com/yoga_girl/">“Yoga Girl,” </a>was sharing her experiences with yoga on a growing little platform called Instagram while trying to fill a small class of 30 at a local studio.Today, Brathen has more than 2M followers on Instagram, is a serial entrepreneur, a <em>New York Times</em> best-selling author, and the founder of three different not-for-profits. How did she do it? In this episode, Brathen chats with Sophia about what it’s like to go from being a broke yoga teacher in Latin America to owning multiple international businesses, what living and working in Aruba is like and how we can all manage the ups and downs of social media.For more on all things Yoga Girl, go here--&gt; <a href="https://url.emailprotection.link/?bH1bmLuRP-9egfczNVLB6hQXCKV22NTypCZlo-QJn6gKt0rPV9aSfs28BO9s6GxFGEz7Xx-KHfvvMARxGV5g4Dg~~">https://www.yogagirl.com/</a>To stay up-to-date on Rachel's life in Aruba, follow her at --&gt;<a href=" https://www.instagram.com/yoga_girl/"> https://www.instagram.com/yoga_girl/</a>If you have any feedback or questions on the show, get in touch with us at: <a href="mailto:podcasts@girlboss.com">podcasts@girlboss.com</a>
Apr 17, 2019
Dealing With the Boys' Club, with Tina Brown of Women in the World
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<br>You've probably heard this before: Today's media landscape isn't what it used to be. It's a little less shiny, it’s harder to stay relevant, and it’s much harder to hold people’s attention and really make an impact through all the noise.<br><br>But, if you've managed to do exactly that, consistently, for many years, across different publications—then you might just be someone by the name of Tina Brown. She led Vanity Fair magazine as its first female editor-in-chief, bringing the magazine back from near extinction and turning it into something glossy that mixed celebrities and glamour with news and politics in a way that nobody had really done before. She’s also the only woman to have ever edited the New Yorker. Most recently, she founded Women in the World—a summit that brings together luminaries from Michelle Obama to Meryl Streep to Oprah Winfrey.<br><br>In today's episode, Girlboss COO Neha Gandhi chats with Brown about what it was like being the boss at 25, how she dealt with the boy's club of publishing, and why it's always a good thing to employ industry veterans as well as newcomers to the field.<br><br>For more on Women in the World, visit --&gt;<a href=" https://womenintheworld.com/"> https://womenintheworld.com/</a><a href="https://url.emailprotection.link/?bbkEiWT7h-6U0IQBxkrPNUDEmhs6-FyNDosvUsANwjXGrZBpf71_Xjp7PzdJ-gIcYrq6t1EzI59WSQYZebmizog~~"><br></a><br>To keep up to date with Brown, follow her at --&gt; <a href="https://twitter.com/TinaBrownLM">https://twitter.com/TinaBrownLM<br></a><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Apr 10, 2019
Choosing Bravery Over Perfection, with Reshma Saujani of Girls Who Code
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Reshma Saujani, founder of Girls Who Code, joins host Sophia Amoruso to discuss her new book, Brave, Not Perfect: Fear Less, Fail More, And Live Bolder. In it, Saujani argues that there's a stark, cultural difference in how we are raising boys and girls to approach risk-taking and failure. As in, boys are taught to embrace risk and see failure as inevitable while girls are taught to strive for perfection and to lean toward what they're good at. And it's in that quest for perfection that makes it especially challenging for women to veer from their comfort zone. We come to see failure, Saujani tells Sophia, as a thing to avoid at all costs. The solution? Approach life and your career with a mindset focused on bravery—not perfection. <br>Listen in to hear Saujani recount what it’s like to have your dad deal with trolls online, how we can overcome the pitfalls of living in a success-driven culture, and much more. <br>To find out more about Girls Who Code, go to → <a href="https://girlswhocode.com/">https://girlswhocode.com/</a> Get your copy of Brave, Not Perfect: Fear Less, Fail More, And Live Bolder here → <a href="https://amzn.to/2I7v2DJ ">https://amzn.to/2I7v2DJ&nbsp;</a>
Apr 03, 2019
Taryn Toomey- Founder of The Class by Taryn Toomey
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Known for transforming her students with her magical, virtually unexplainable workout, The Class, Taryn is on a deep soul journey to become one with her past and open herself to higher purpose and greater fulfillment. The Class by Taryn Toomey has been lauded as a transcending practice, garnering recognition from news outlets like Fast Company, The Hollywood Reporter, Vogue, The New York Times, and The New Yorker. Taryn has presented her method at the TEDx Conference, Fast Company Innovation Conference, In goop Health Summit, The Wing's Camp No Man's Land, The Capital G Summit, Glamour’s Women of the Year Conference, The Wasatch Leadership Summit, and the The Wanderlust Festival. The Class by Taryn Toomey is currently in New York, Bridgehampton, Los Angeles, Vancouver, and Miami – with plans to expand and bring its magic to major cities around the globe. Ever the alchemist, Taryn has also developed a holistic cleanse program (The Cleanse), wellness retreats (The Retreatment), a handcrafted fine jewelry line (The Airelume) and thoughtfully curated lifestyle products. Today she's here to share how to get into the wellness space, what The Class is all about and how to make your New Years Intentions Count. This week’s episode also features a guest spot from one of our Uber Pitch winners, Ashley Lamb-Sinclair of Curio Learning.&nbsp;<br><br><br><br><br><br>
Dec 26, 2018
Maria Menounos- Co-Founder & CEO of AfterBuzz TV & Emmy Award-Winning Journalist
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Maria Menounos is an Emmy Award Winning Journalist, New York Times Best Selling author, actress and entrepreneur. She started her career at 21 at Channel One News and has worked as a host for some of the biggest entertainment news outlets out there, including Entertainment Tonight, Extra, Access Hollywood, The Today Show and E! News. She also hosted a SiriusXM Show, Conversations with Maria Menounos for three years, which recently shifted into a weekly podcast, which you can hear wherever good podcasts are found.In addition to her broadcasting career, Maria is A New York Times Best-selling author, with her books <em>The EveryGirl’s Guide To Life</em> and <em>The EveryGirl’s Guide To Diet and Fitness</em>. One of her biggest passions is mentorship, which is a flagship of her digital network, Afterbuzz TV, which she is the Co-Founder and CEO of. AfterBuzz TV has been called, “The ESPN of TV Talk” and produces produces up to 200 hours of weekly programming. Today Maria is here to talk about why it’s so important to put your health first, how to create a healthy and safe work environment for your employees and how to build a career in broadcasting. This week’s episode also features a guest spot from one of our Uber Pitch winners, Bilyana Freye of Hoppin.&nbsp;<br><br><br><br><br>
Dec 19, 2018
Michelle Lee- Editor In Chief of Allure
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Michelle Lee is an editor, influencer, thought leader and sought-after public speaker. Michelle started her career in magazines, working at publications such as <em>Parenting Magazine</em>, <em>Glamour Magazine</em>,<em> Paper magazine </em>and more! She was part of the launch teams for <em>Us Weekly</em> and The Daily Front Row, as well as <em>CosmoGIRL</em>, which won <em>Adweek</em>’s Launch of the Year. She has held senior staff positions at <em>Mademoiselle</em> and is the former editor-in-chief of <em>In Touch Weekly</em> and intouchweekly.com. Other career highlights include her roles at Magnified Media as CCO, Hollywood.com as SVP of Content and as the CMO at<em> NYLON</em>, where she was in charge of editorial content as well as the ideation and execution of native advertising. These days, she holds the title of editor in chief at <em>Allure. </em>Since assuming the role in 2015, she has been committed to championing diversity and expanding the definition of beauty. She was named <em>Adweek</em>’s 2017 Editor of the Year, while <em>Allure</em> won <em>Adweek</em>’s Magazine of the Year. Her work at <em>Allure </em>also earned her a place on the Glossy 50 “Modern Media” list in 2017. Today she’s here to share her tips for how to break into the magazine business, the best way to empower your employees and the role beauty should play in the modern woman’s life. This week’s episode also features a guest spot from one of our Uber Pitch winners, JamelaAcheampong of Kahmune.&nbsp;<br><br><br>
Dec 12, 2018
Poppy Jamie- Co-Founder of Pop & Suki and Founder of Happy Not Perfect
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Poppy Jamie is a media personality, mental health activist and entrepreneur. Poppy started her career out as a TV presenter in Britain and moved over to America in 2015 to host snapchat’s first-ever chat show. From there she shifted into entrepreneurship, co-founding accessories brand, Pop+Suki. Her most recent entrepreneurial venture is called, Happy Not Perfect. It is a deeply personal project combining years of scientific research, inspiration from her mother (who is a psychotherapist) and real life experience. It is an app and brand solely dedicated to looking after your mental wellbeing and helping you decrease stress, sleep better and calm your mind. Today she's here to share insight on how to shift career paths, useful tips for breaking social media addiction and the intention and thought process behind Happy Not Perfect.<br><br><br><br><br>
Dec 05, 2018
Angélica Fuentes- Founder of The Angélica Fuentes Foundation
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Angélica Fuentes is a Latin American businesswoman and impact investor, who has committed her life to gender equality.&nbsp; At&nbsp; the age of 29, Angélica​ was appointed CEO of Grupo Imperial. From there&nbsp; she went onto head many different energy companies including the Mexican Natural Gas Association and the Business Energy Network of APEC. In addition to her career as a powerful executive, Angélica has equally devoted herself to supporting the cause of women and gender equality. Some of her social justice work includes participation in the World Economic Forum’s Gender Parity Program, and serving on Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s International Council on Women’s Business Leadership. In 2014, she established the Angélica Fuentes Foundation, which is focused on Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality, as one of the most efficient tools for social, economic and environmental development. In addition to her foundation she recently founded a skincare line called, A Complete, a charity called The Imperative Fund, an investment fund called Equal Invest and a beauty line called, The Beauty Station. She is a woman on a mission and today she’s here to share how we can help in the fight for gender parity, how to balance multiple jobs at once and the benefits of becoming a Mother later in life. This episode of Girlboss Radio will be hosted by Girlboss COO and Editor in Chief, Neha Gandhi,
Nov 28, 2018
Rebecca Minkoff- Owner & Designer of Rebecca Minkoff
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Rebecca Minkoff’s accessible luxury designs have made her an industry leader in handbags, accessories, footwear and apparel. She launched her brand in 2001 with an iconic capsule collection that landed her on The Tonight Show, and became an overnight sensation. In 2005, the “Morning After Bag,” a.k.a. the “M.A.B,” ignited Rebecca’s career as a handbag designer.&nbsp; In 2009, Rebecca returned to her roots of apparel design, introducing her first ready-to-wear collection.Today, Rebecca Minkoff is a global lifestyle brand that spans ready-to-wear, handbags, accessories, footwear, jewelry and watches. They even have men’s clothing under the label Uri Minkoff, in over 900 stores worldwide. In addition to her design work, Rebecca likes to give back and is a huge proponent of fellow female entrepreneurs. In September 2018, she established the Female Founder Collective, a network of businesses led by women. Their purpose is to bring awareness to, support the expansion of, and invest in female-owned businesses. She also started hosting a podcast, called, “Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff” and she started a line of T-Shirts “One of Many” to support female-geared charities. Today Rebecca is here to talk about how to build a business from the ground up, the power of engaging with your consumer and how to navigate working with family.&nbsp;
Nov 21, 2018
Girlboss Radio Presents, "Jump Start", Chapter 5
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How To Get What You Want: Don’t have a business or idea you want to pitch? Consider<br>how these tips can be used in other areas of your life, i.e. pitching for the job or salary you want.
Nov 19, 2018
Sara Wilson- Founder of SW Projects
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Sara Wilson is a journalist, entrepreneur and digital strategist. She started her career in Media working for companies such as MTV, <em>People</em>, <em>The Economist</em>, <em>Los Angeles Magazine</em> and <em>The Huffington Post</em>. During her time at <em>The Huffington Post</em>, she managed several sections and pioneered concepts of social-first storytelling at scale. This is what led her to Facebook, where she spent nearly five years running lifestyle partnerships at Facebook and Instagram. During this time, she developed relationships with and helped grow, the brands of many of the most influential food, fashion, home, health, wellness and travel brands in the world. She even built Instagram's game-changing fashion vertical, which created the playbook for how to "win" a certain market on a social platform. These days, Sara is working on her new company, SW Projects. SW Projects crafts content strategies and unique creative ideas for brands and digital publishers. Because Sara has deep experience on both sides of the equation—journalist and platform—she knows how to help both brands and publishers deliver killer content, optimized for the ever-changing ecosystem of today’s content consumer. Today she is here to share some of the work she is doing at SW Projects, how to use storytelling to create a memorable digital brand, and strategies you can use to outsmart the Instagram algorithm.&nbsp;
Nov 14, 2018
Girlboss Radio Presents, "Jump Start" Chapter 3
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Knowing your audience is the first step to communicating effectively. This episode will<br>&nbsp;break down how to secure funding by getting to know your VC audience a little better.<br><br><br><br>
Nov 12, 2018
Bozoma Saint John- Chief Marketing Officer of Endeavor
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Bozoma Saint John is an accomplished marketing and advertising executive. Her first career-shifting role, was as the Head of Music and Entertainment Marketing at Pepsi-Co. During this time, she drove breakthrough consumer engagement by collaborating with tastemakers, like, the one and only, Beyonce. Following Pepsi, Bozoma became the Head of Global Consumer Marketing for Apple Music and iTunes. When she presented at Apple’s Keynote Worldwide Developers Conference, she stole the show. <em>Buzzfeed</em> even called her the, “coolest person to ever go on stage at an Apple event”. After Apple, she went to Uber, where she served as the Chief Brand Officer. In her role at Uber, she was tasked with telling the stories of millions of riders and drivers across 600+ cities. These days, Bozoma is Chief Marketing Officer for Endeavor, a global leader in entertainment, sports and fashion. At Endeavor, she focuses on driving marketing efforts across Endeavor’s global network of companies. She is in the American Advertising Federation’s Advertising Hall of Achievement. Today she’s here to share what all entrepreneurs should know about marketing, what she does as a CMO and how to be your truest self in both business and in life.&nbsp;
Nov 07, 2018
Girlboss Radio Presents, "Jump Start" Chapter 1
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What makes a good pitch? What makes someone want to invest in you and give you funding for your idea?&nbsp;
Nov 05, 2018
Girlboss Radio Presents, "Jump Start"
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Launching November 1, this 6-episode podcast will serve as a crash course in how to knock your next pitch out of the park. You'll learn from Away co-founder Jen Rubio as she delivers must-know advice for all budding business entrepreneurs.&nbsp;
Nov 01, 2018
GB Radio Presents “In Progress,” Chapter 10
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Taking the plunge—Daring to change direction: Ready to charge into your new life, head on? Here’s your refresher and personal itinerary for shifting into a life you love. With host, Noor Tagouri and guest Lalah Delia.
Nov 01, 2018
Luvvie Ajayi - NY Times Best-Selling Author, Speaker, and Digital Strategist
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Luvvie Ajayi is a writer, podcaster, and speaker known for her commitment to gender and racial justice. Her&nbsp; debut&nbsp; book, <em>I’M&nbsp; JUDGING&nbsp; YOU: The&nbsp; Do-Better Manual </em>was an instant <em>New York Times</em> best-seller. The 15-year blogging veteran covers all things pop culture at AwesomelyLuvvie.com. On her new podcast, <em>Rants and Randomness</em>, she shares her most pressing rants, raves and faves, and interviews interesting guests. Luvvie is also a sought-after speaker who has spoken at places like the White House, MAKERS Conference, and SXSW. She has interviewed bosses like Oprah Winfrey, Geena Davis, and Shonda Rhimes. Her greatest passion is using her voice for pop culture critique. Today Luvvie is here to share the best way to resist, tips for setting boundaries, and how to overcome imposter syndrome.
Oct 31, 2018
Girlboss Radio Presents “In Progress,” Chapter 9
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How to present your best self, while being real: Is it possible to both “sell yourself” and be authentic? Yes, it’s all about your perspective on sharing.
Oct 27, 2018
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley - Supermodel & Founder of Rose Inc.
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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is a supermodel, designer, actress and businesswoman. She plays a pivotal role in defining the ongoing evolution of the fashion industry. Rosie has graced the cover of over 100 international magazines and worked with brands such as Versace, Burberry, Jimmy Choo, Ralph Lauren, and Victoria’s Secret. She has been on <em>Forbes</em> Highest Paid Models list two years in a row. She’s also been awarded <em>Glamour UK’s</em> Woman of the Year award, <em>Harper’s Bazaar UK </em>Business Woman Of The Year and holds two <em>ELLE UK</em> Style Awards. Earlier this year, Rosie founded Rose Inc., a daily editorial destination for all things beauty. The website features original photography, insight from top beauty experts, makeup tutorials and interviews. Everything on the site is tried, tested, and approved by Rosie, herself. Today Rosie is here to share how to pivot careers, her top beauty tips and to talk all about her new project, Rose Inc.
Oct 24, 2018
Lisa Ryan Howard- SVP & General Manager of Media at The New York Times
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Lisa Ryan Howard is an advertising expert with 20 years of strategic media experience in deep print, digital and integrated sales roots.Some of her past job titles include, Senior Vice President of Conde Nast, Publisher of Billboard, business lead of lifestyles at Yahoo, and the vice president of consumer strategy at WebMD.After WebMD, she started working at The New York Times where she initially served as Senior Vice President of advertising. Since then she has transitioned into the role of Senior Vice President and general manager of media at The New York Times. She is one of Advertising Age’s “40 Under 40.” Today she is here to talk about how to know when it’s time to transition to a new job, what, exactly she does in her role at The New York Times and what you need to know about advertising to properly run your business.<br><br><br><br><br>
Oct 17, 2018
Girlboss Radio Presents “In Progress,” Chapter 6
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Learn how to juggle relationships in a busy world: You shouldn’t have to say goodbye to your social life in the name of goal-setting. This is your guide to staying connected and nurturing relationships, even when you’re busy. With host Noor Tagouri and guest Luvvie Ajayi.
Oct 16, 2018
Anu Duggal- Founding Partner Of Female Founders Fund
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Anu Duggal is an entrepreneur, and venture capitalist. Anu began her tech career as a co-founder of Exclusively.in, a private sale e-commerce company and later moved onto become the CEO of Doonya, which is a dance fitness and media company. These days, Anu is the Founding Partner of Female Founders Fund, an early-stage fund, investing in technology companies started by women. Female Founders Fund has invested in some of the fastest growing female-led start-ups nationwide including: Eloquii, WayUp, Zola, Primary, Thrive Global, and more. In 2018, Anu was included in Fortune’s “40 Under 40” list. She has been praised for her impact in diversifying venture capital. Additional distinctions include Business Insider’s, “Ultimate List of Female Startup Investors,” and getting named to the “Top 4 Venture Firms Investing in Women”. Today she is here to share how to pitch to VC’s and the secret to getting in touch with investors.<br><br>
Oct 10, 2018
Girlboss Radio Presents “In Progress,” Chapter 3
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What nobody tells you about changing careers: Planning to quit your day job on the spot and begin a new adventure? Admirable, but for most people, not realistic. Here’s what you need to know about jumping ship and starting again. Hosted by Noor Tagouri and with guest Cassandra Grey.
Oct 08, 2018
Girlboss Radio Presents “In Progress,” Chapter 2
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Transitioning to a path that works better for you: So you have a dream, an end goal—now what? Episode two is crash course in the do’s and don’ts of transitioning from the life you have to the life you want, with minimal messiness. Hosted by Noor Tagouri with guest Cassandra Grey
Oct 04, 2018
Girlboss Radio Presents “In Progress,” Chapter 1
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How to find your purpose and let it inspire you: To get from A to B, you have to have a destination in mind. Our first episode is about discovering your purpose—a north star that&nbsp; points you in the direction of your dreams. Hosted by Noor Tagouri with Guest, Lalah Delia.&nbsp;
Oct 04, 2018
Sarah Larson Levey- Co-Founder and CEO of Y7 Studio
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Sarah Larson Levey is an innovator, entrepreneur, registered yoga instructor, author, and certified Health Coach.Sarah launched Y7 at 26, after working in Fashion for five years. She created it from a personal pain point as she yearned for something other than the traditional yoga practice. Y7 is super unique: their classes combine 60-minutes of intensity, heat and strength, complemented by deep breathing and set to the latest beats. Since launching in 2013, the Y7 brand has expanded to a bicoastal business with ten studios across New York and Los Angeles. Sarah’s accolades include features in Forbes, Vogue, Entrepreneur, Shape, InStyle, Refinery29 and Women’s Health. She was also named an All-Star Entrepreneur of 2018 by Inc. Magazine. Today Sarah is here to share how to enter the fitness and lifestyle industry, the merits to keeping your day job while building a business and how she incorporates self-care into her busy lifestyle.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Oct 03, 2018
Marti Noxon- Emmy Nominated Writer & Producer
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Marti Noxon is an Emmy Nominated Writer and producer responsible for some of the greatest shows of all time. Over the course of her impressive career, Marti has worked on beloved and critically acclaimed series, such as<em> Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Mad Men, Grey’s Anatomy, Brothers &amp; Sisters</em>, and <em>Glee</em>. With hundreds of hours of television under her belt, she is one of the most prolific writer-producers in television today. She currently has several television series on the air including the critically acclaimed<em> HBO’s Sharp Objects. </em>Other shows in her repertoire include Bravo’s <em>Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce,</em> AMC’s <em>Dietland</em>,<em> Lifetime’s UnREAL</em>, and <em>Code Black</em> for CBS. Today Marti is here to share tips for how to break into Television writing and producing, how things are changing for women in Hollywood and the importance of creating flawed, complex female characters.&nbsp;
Sep 26, 2018
In Progress: An Imperfect Journey, Navigated
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The best and brightest female entrepreneurs, creatives, and founders get really real with host Noor Tagouri when it comes to nurturing self-development and well-being in a bustling, always-on world. Whether it’s identifying a sense of purpose in your day-to-day, finding productivity hacks, taking care of relationships, changing careers, or cultivating a greater sense of self-love, this podcast presented in partnership with TUMI is an unmissable toolkit for the on-the-go individual in search of a happier, more fulfilling life.
Sep 19, 2018
Joanne Bradford- Chief Marketing Officer of SoFi
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As Chief Marketing Officer, Joanne oversees SoFi’s consumer-facing functions including marketing, business development, partnerships, and member services. She joined SoFi from Pinterest, where she led global commercial and content partnerships, platform adoption and monetization efforts. Bradford has held executive leadership positions at The San Francisco Chronicle, Demand Media, Yahoo!, Microsoft and BusinessWeek. Throughout her career, she’s had significant experience leading product marketing, business development and programming, as well as building global sales and marketing teams. Her most recent venture is, "Get That Raise", a special initiative to equip professionals with the tools and the confidence to know their value in the workplace and ask for greater compensation. Today Joanne is here to share her tips on how to ask for a raise, how to successfully navigate male-dominated industries and her advice on how to build your professional network.​
Sep 19, 2018
Kyle Richards- Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills Star & Co-Executive Producer of American Woman
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Kyle Richards is a reality star, entrepreneur and TV producer. Kyle started her career as a child actor.<em> Over the course of her career she accrued </em>over 100 film and TV credits including roles on <em>ER</em>, <em>Little House on the Prairie </em>and <em>CSI</em>. More recently she has become a fixture on reality television through eight seasons on Bravo’s <em>The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills</em>, as well as a recent appearance on NBC’s <em>Celebrity Apprentice</em>. She is also a successful entrepreneur who runs her own high-end retail boutique, Kyle by Alene Too. She has overseen the boutique’s expansion to three locations – Beverly Hills, Manhattan, and Southampton – with others on the horizon. Her most recent venture is as a co-executive producer of the Paramount Network’s “American Woman,” a dramedy series inspired by her childhood. Today she talks about how Real Housewives changed the course of her career, her new show, <em>American Woman</em> and how to run multiple business at the same time.&nbsp;
Sep 12, 2018
Michelle Phan- Creator of Ipsy, EM Cosmetics & OG Beauty YouTuber
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Michelle Phan is a digital pioneer, who trail-blazed the online beauty industry. Michelle’s beauty videos have been viewed more than 1 billion times, making her one of the most watched talents in the digital space.She has been featured on Forbes' 30 Under 30 list in the category of Art and Style, Inc’s 30 Under 30 Coolest Entrepreneurs and Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business. Michelle was a creator and founder of Ipsy. In 2017, Michelle acquired EM Cosmetics from Ipsy. She is also the co-founder of Thematic, a free peer-to-peer marketplace that enables creators to find and use great songs from real artists in their videos. Today Michelle is here to share how to adapt to changing technology as an entrepreneur, the difference between being an "influencer" and a "creator" and what’s next for her now that she is “retired” from youtube.&nbsp;
Sep 05, 2018
Jennifer Fisher- Founder of Jennifer Fisher Jewelry
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Jennifer Fisher began her career as a wardrobe stylist, working on feature films, television shows, and commercials.&nbsp; When her son was born, Jennifer began to look for a piece of fine jewelry, that both spelled his name, and expressed her personal style. She was unable to find anything unique, so she designed a piece for herself.&nbsp; When friends, family, and even strangers began to request that Jennifer design one for them too, she knew she was onto something. With that, Jennifer Fisher Jewelry was born. Jennifer Fisher Jewelry has established a loyal fan base of top celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez, Katy Perry, Michelle Obama, Naomi Watts, Rihanna, Sarah Jessica Parker and Selena Gomez, just to name a few. Last year, Jennifer even expanded her business into the culinary realm, launching a line of three custom blended sea salts.Today Jennifer is here to share how to properly scale a company, how to partner with influencers and her advice for young designers and entrepreneurs.&nbsp;<br><br><br><br><br><br>
Aug 29, 2018
Jen Rubio- Co-founder of Away
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Jen Rubio is the co-founder of Away Luggage. Before starting Away, Jen built her career by creating compelling brand narratives for some of the world’s most innovative companies. She started at Johnson and Johnson. After working there for a couple years, she quickly moved onto work for herself as a social media manager, before that was even a real job title. In 2011, Jen joined the early executive team for Warby Parker as Head of Social Media. It was at Warby Parker, that she met her Away co-founder, Steph Korey. In 2015, Jen was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for Marketing and Advertising. Jen eventually left Warby Parker and moved to London to join AllSaints, as Head of Innovation. However, her entrepreneurial spirit took over, and she quickly left that job to launch Away.&nbsp; Away is a modern travel brand that creates thoughtful luggage and travel accessories, designed to make travel more seamless. Away has rapid growth: starting with less than ten employees and now boasting almost 200 employees. The company has pulled in more than $125 million dollars in revenue since its launch in 2016. Today Jen is here to talk about how to find the perfect co-founder, how to fundraise, and shares her expert insight on how to effectively brand a business.
Aug 22, 2018
Ibtihaj Muhammad -USA Olympic Fencer, Author & Entrepreneur
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Ibtihaj Muhammad is an American sabre fencer, 2016 Olympic medalist, 5-time Senior World medalist and World Champion in the sport of fencing. In August 2016, she became the first American woman to compete in the Olympics in hijab and is also the first Muslim woman to win an Olympic medal for the United States. In addition to fencing, Ibtihaj is an entrepreneur and author. In 2014, she launched her own clothing company, Louella. This summer she partnered with Mattel to release their first hijabi Barbie doll, modeled in Ibtihaj’s likeness. She also released her memoir,<em> PROUD: My Fight for an Unlikely American Dream</em>, this summer. She was on Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential list, and serves as an important figure in a larger global discussion on equality and the importance of sports.Today Ibtihaj is here to talk about the silver-lining of adversity, how to resist the current administration and how her faith has empowered her as a woman and an athlete.&nbsp;<br><br><br><br>
Aug 15, 2018
Joanna Coles - Chief Content Officer Of Hearst Magazines & Former Editor-in-Chief of Cosmo
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Joanna Coles is a journalist, entrepreneur, producer and author. Joanna was born in England and worked in London for many years as a journalist before moving to the United States in 1997. At that time, she worked for <em>The Guardian</em>, and later, for<em>The Times of London</em> as their New York columnist.&nbsp; In 2006, she joined Hearst Magazines as the editor-in-chief of <em>Marie Claire</em>. Then, in 2012, she was named editor-in-chief of <em>Cosmopolitan</em>, the world’s largest women’s media brand. For now, Joanna is the Chief Content Officer of Hearst Magazines (she recently confirmed her resignation). As CCO, she oversees content and editorial partnerships for 300 magazines, globally. In addition to her impressive journalism career, Joanna also sits on the board of directors of Snap Inc, is the executive producer of ABC Freeform’s,<em>The Bold Type </em>(which is loosely based on her life and career) and she recently became an author with her book, <em>Love Rules:</em> <em>How to Find a Real Relationship in a Digital World</em>. Today Joanna is here to share tips for nailing your job interview, the best way to break into the magazine business and her advice for fellow working Mothers.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
Aug 08, 2018
Lizzie Velasquez- Author, Host & Motivational Speaker
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Lizzie Velasquez is an author, host and Motivational speaker. Lizzie was born with a rare disease called Neonatal Progeroid Syndrome, which makes it impossible for her to gain weight. When Lizzie was 17 years old, she stumbled upon a youtube video that was titled “World’s Ugliest Woman”. To her shock, the video featured a photo of her face. Lizzie was devastated that someone could be so cruel, however, it was in that moment of absolute despair that she decided to start her public speaking career. Since then she has given speeches all over the world, including her Ted Talk, which has garnered over 17 million views. In addition to public speaking, Lizzie has authored four books, produced a documentary about her life called,<em> A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story </em>and hosted her own show on fullscreen called, <em>Unzipped</em>, where she challenges our society’s beauty standards. Today, Lizzie is here to chat with our editorial director, Jerico Mandybur, all about how to overcome bullying, how to turn your suffering into purpose and how to find the silver lining in your adversity.&nbsp;
Aug 01, 2018
Angelica Ross- Actress on FX's Pose & Creator of TransTech
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Angelica Ross is an actress, entrepreneur and activist. Angelica started her career in the Navy. Six months after joining, she requested and received an "uncharacterized" discharge under the "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy, because she was harassed by enlisted men who coerced her into saying she was gay. After leaving The Navy, Angelica began her gender transition.&nbsp; Angelica then moved to Hollywood, Florida and worked as a model and escort until 2003. After that she started a web development and graphic design business. Angelica launched TransTech Social Enterprises, a nonprofit creative design firm that trains and contracts transgender and other workers. In 2016, Angelica reinvented her career again, and began her professional acting career when she was in the Emmy-nominated webseries, <em>Her Story</em>. These days Angelica portrays the character Candy Abundance in the 2018 Ryan Murphy-produced, FX series <em>Pose</em>. The series is incredibly historic as it features five transgender women of color as main characters. Today Angelica is here to talk about how her adversity led to her purpose, what cisgender people can do to help transgender people and how things are changing for the transgender community.
Jul 25, 2018
Brooklyn Decker- Co-Founder of Finery & Actress in Netflix's Grace And Frankie
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Brooklyn Decker is an actress, entrepreneur and co-founder of Finery. Brooklyn's layered career started as a model when she was just a teenager. She quickly garnered success with publications like Sports Illustrated, Vogue, Elle, GQ, and Glamour. Eight years ago, she transitioned into acting. She has played parts in <em>Ugly Betty, Battlefield,</em> and is currently working Opposite Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, as a series regular on Netflix's hit show, <em>Grace and Frankie. </em>Most recently, Brooklyn has taken on a new role as co-founder of Finery, the world's first automated digital wardrobe platform. Finery was created with the premise of helping women get back some of the time, money and mind-space currently spent on their wardrobes. Finery is growing rapidly and recently raised $5 million in funding! Today Brooklyn is here to talk about how to reinvent your career, the steps to fund your startup and how to confidently navigate and break through a male-dominated business.&nbsp;<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Jul 18, 2018
Jameela Jamil-Actress on The Good Place & Creator of “i Weigh”
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Jameela Jamil is an actress, journalist, DJ, Model and activist. In 2009, Jameela’s life changed dramatically as she went from an English teacher, to hosting T4, the most popular Youth TV program in the UK. Ever the boundary-breaker, Jameela became the first female presenter to host&nbsp; BBC Radio 1’s Official Chart Show. After a health scare she had in her late 20s, Jameela decided to completely restart her life: she quit her radio job and moved to the United States. Within a short amount of time, she had come upon a career she never expected: Acting. Jameela can currently be seen starring in Mike Schur’s series for NBC, <em>The Good Place</em>, where she acts opposite Ted Danson and Kristen Bell. Activism is also huge to Jameela. She recently launched a body positivity movement on instagram called “i weigh”. Today, Jameela is here to talk about how to attain positive body image, how to gain the courage to take a major leap and how to manage all your side and front hustles.&nbsp;
Jul 11, 2018
Shelley Zalis- Founder of The Girls' Lounge & CEO Of The Female Quotient
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Shelley Zalis is a founder, CEO and internationally-renowned thought leader for advancing equality in the workplace.&nbsp; Shelley changed the game by becoming the first female chief executive of a company, ranked in the research industry’s top Twenty-Five. Today, as CEO of The Female Quotient, Shelley is advancing gender equality across industries with the Girls’ Lounge: a pop-up experience at conferences across the globe, as well as within companies. In addition to being an entrepreneur and thought leader, Shelley is also an admired speaker and skilled moderator who has interviewed influencers such as Katie Couric, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sheryl Sandberg and Arianna Huffington on topics related to equality and leadership. Today she is here to share how the world of business and tech is changing for women, how you can break through the glass ceiling of middle management and how you can help with the fight for equality in your workplace.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
Jul 04, 2018
Hannah Hart- YouTuber, Entrepreneur & New York Times Best-Selling Author
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Hannah Hart is an award-winning comedian, TV host, Forbes’ 30 Under 30 recipient and New York Times best-selling author. Hannah is the creator and star of her weekly web series,&nbsp; “My Drunk Kitchen”, which has amassed millions of views since its first episode in 2011. Hannah has written two New York Times Best Sellers, titled <em>My Drunk Kitchen: A Guide to Eating, Drinking, and Going with Your Gut </em>and <em>Buffering: Unshared Tales Of A Life Fully Loaded</em>. In addition to books and YouTube, she also co-produced and starred in Lionsgate's fall 2016 comedy <em>Dirty 30</em>. Most recently, Hannah has partnered with Cadence13 to produce her self-help podcast, <strong>HANNAHlyze THIS</strong> and is working with Ellen Digital on an currently untitled, unscripted series where she’ll be giving people love and dating advice. Today she's here to talk about her career trajectory, how you can get into the entertainment business and how to push through creative blocks.&nbsp;<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Jun 27, 2018
Shan-Lyn Ma- CEO and Co-Founder of Zola
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Shan-Lyn Ma is the CEO and Co-Founder of Zola. Shan-Lyn started her career at Yahoo!, which was a company she had dreamed of working at all her life. In 2008 she moved onto Gilt, where she started as a product manager and eventually became Senior Director of Product. She also Founded and was the GM of Gilt Taste, the food &amp; wine division. In 2012 Shan went to Chloe + Isabel, but quickly realized that it was time for her to start her own company.&nbsp; Her company, Zola, launched in 2013 and quickly became the country’s fastest growing wedding registry. Today Zola carries 60,000 gifts from more than 600 different brands and it has been used by over 500,000 couples. On top of all this, Shan is an angel investor in about 15 companies including several female-founded companies. Today Shan is here to talk about her journey to becoming an entrepreneur, how to pitch to Venture Capitalists and the right way to transition your career.
Jun 20, 2018
Nikki And Brie Bella- WWE Wrestlers, Stars of Total Bellas & Entrepreneurs
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Nikki and Brie Bella, also known as the Bella Twins, are Entrepreneurs, Influencers, WWE Stars and reality stars. There are very few women&nbsp; who have impacted the WWE universe in the way The Bella Twins have. Each of them have respectively earned a Divas title during their time in the WWE between 2011 and 2012. More recently, they participated in the first-ever Women’s Royal Rumble: a monumental event in WWE History that forever changed the lives and careers of women in wrestling. Outside of the ring, Nikki &amp; Brie have thrived as the stars of the hit E! reality show Total Divas, and now on their own family show, Total Bellas. They have also solidified themselves as entrepreneurs with their Birdiebee apparel line, and their wine line, Belle Radici. Today they are here to talk about what they learned from being part of one of the most tightly-run brands on Earth, how they balance personal lives with business and their tips for fellow entrepreneurs.&nbsp;<br><br><br><br><br><br>
Jun 13, 2018
Tamara Mellon, Founder Of Jimmy Choo and Tamara Mellon
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Tamara Mellon is an entrepreneur, author, founder, and designer, best known for co-founding Jimmy Choo and founding her own brand, Tamara Mellon. At Jimmy Choo, she built one of the most recognizable luxury brands in the world—transforming what she saw as a gap in the accessories market into a multi-million dollar opportunity and cultural phenomenon. Since leaving the iconic brand, Tamara has written a memoir, <em>In My Shoes, </em>and launched a new business.Today, she runs her luxury shoe brand in a decidedly untraditional way, selling directly to consumers and skipping the fancy department stores. Today she’s talking to Sophia about brand-building, bankruptcy, starting over, and of course, that unforgettable <em>Sex and the City</em> moment that made Jimmy Choo a household name.&nbsp;
Jun 06, 2018
Arlan Hamilton- Founder & Managing Partner of Backstage Capital
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Arlan Hamilton is the founder and managing partner of Backstage Capital, a venture fund that dedicated to minimizing funding disparities in tech by investing in high-potential female, minority and LGBTQ founders. Arlan built her fund from the ground up, without the connections or experience most others VCs boast—and while she was homeless. Since 2015, Backstage has invested nearly $5M into over 100 startups led by underestimated founders. And in early May of 2018, Backstage announced that it had raised an additional $36M fund, which Arlan calls her “It’s About Damn Time Fund.” She’s using it to write $1M checks to 36 Black female founders. Today, she’s explaining her path, giving honest advice for career changers, and sharing exactly how<em> you </em>can fund<em> your </em>company.
May 30, 2018
Rebecca Jarvis- Emmy Award Winning Journalist & Host of No Limits With Rebecca Jarvis
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Rebecca Jarvis is an Emmy-award winning journalist, ABC News’ Chief Business, Technology &amp; Economics Correspondent; and the host and creator of ABC’s podcast featuring game changing women, No Limits with Rebecca Jarvis. Rebecca began her journalism career writing for Crain's Chicago Business and Business 2.0.&nbsp; She has since worked for nearly every prestigious broadcast news organization including, ABC, CBS, CNBC and NBC. She has conducted news-making interviews with the biggest names in business and technology, including Warren Buffett, Richard Branson, Sheryl Sandberg, Jessica Alba, Bill and Melinda Gates, and Apple CEO, Tim Cook. Today, Rebecca is here to talk about women in business, why it’s so important to ask thoughtful questions, how to effectively make career transitions and, her podcast, <strong><em>No Limits with Rebecca Jarvis.​</em></strong><br><br><br><br><br>
May 23, 2018
Introducing "Jen Gotch is OK...Sometimes"
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&nbsp;"Jen Gotch is OK...Sometimes" is the newest podcast to hit the Girlboss Radio network, hosted by ban.do founder and chief creative officer (turned mental health advocate and cult Instagrammer), Jen Gotch. Subscribe and get an all-access pass to Jen Gotch's beautiful brain. Jen Gotch is OK...Sometimes launches May 29th wherever good podcasts are found.<br><br>"Jen Gotch is OK...Sometimes" the newest podcast from Girlboss Radio network, hosted by ban.do founder and chief creative officer (turned mental health advocate and cult Instagrammer), Jen Gotch, launches May 29th.
May 22, 2018
More Live from Girlboss Rally LA 2018: Overcoming the Odds w/ Secret Deodorant
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On this 2nd edition special episode, you'll hear inspirational stories and advice from more remarkable women who spoke at the recent Girlboss Rally in L.A., like fashion entrepreneur Jen Gotch, venture capitalist Sarah Kunst, Beautycon CEO Moj Mahdara, divorce attorney to the stars Laura Wasser and Female Quotient CEO Shelley Zalis.
May 18, 2018
Aimee Song- Influencer, Fashion Blogger & Creator of Song of Style
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Aimee Song is a fashion blogger, New York Times Best Selling Author and Instagram influencer. Since launching her blog, Song of Style, in 2008, Aimee Song has grown from a micro blogger into a member of the Forbes 30 under 30, and, an international influencer who even has her own Barbie doll. She is also an entrepreneur: growing her own shirt company with her sister called, Two Songs, and working on interior design projects. Additionally, she is a key philanthropist for Charity Water, a non-profit organization bringing clean, safe drinking water to people in developing countries. Today she is here to share her advice on how to break into the fashion space, become an influencer and create powerful relationships with brands.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
May 16, 2018
Live from Girlboss Rally LA 2018: Overcoming the Odds w/ Secret Deodorant
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On this special episode of <em>Girlboss Radio</em>, we're speaking to some of the remarkable thought leaders and game-changing women who spoke at the recent Girlboss Rally in LA. Soak up some of the magic and inspiration of the rally at home, with <em>Girlboss</em> editors and guests like actor Jameela Jamil, speaker and advocate Lizzie Velasquez, Arlan Hamilton of Backstage Capital, poet Aija Mayrock and more. Presented in partnership with Secret.&nbsp;<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
May 11, 2018
Patty McCord- Company Culture Expert, Author and Former Chief Talent Officer of Netflix
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Patty McCord is best known for serving as Chief Talent Officer of Netflix from 1998-2012. During her time at Netflix she collaborated with other managers over the course of ten years to write a deck on company culture that has been shared over 15 million times on Slideshare and that Sheryl Sandberg has called, “the most important document ever to come out of the Valley”.Patty's book, <em>Powerful: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility, </em>was published in January of 2018 and shares many of the principles on which the Netflix culture was built and offers a practical guide to create a similar culture for your business. In addition to writing and media appearances Patty also coaches and advises a small group of companies and entrepreneurs on culture and leadership.Today Patty is here to talk about how to be a great leader, an invaluable employee, and, create a high-performing company culture.
May 09, 2018
Rachel Bloom- Actress/Producer- Crazy Ex Girlfriend & Most Likely To Murder
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Rachel Bloom is a Golden Globe and Critics' Choice Award winning actress, writer and producer, best known for creating and starring in the series, Crazy Ex Girlfriend on The CW Network. Rachel attended NYU, Tisch School of the Arts for theatre and graduated in 2009. She first caught attention of the industry in 2010, when she released a comedic music video, tiled, "F*ck Me, Ray Bradbury", which went viral and was nominated for a Hugo Award. She went onto work as a tv writer in Los Angeles where she continued to make comedic music videos and eventually caught the eye of Rachel's now Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Co-Creator, Aline Brosh McKenna. She has also written music for the popular CW shows, The Flash &amp; Supergirl with Oscar Award Winning Musical duo, Pasek and Paul.&nbsp;<br>Today Rachel is here to talk about her latest film, Most Likely To Murder, how deal with internet trolls and her advice for fellow female creators out there..​
May 02, 2018
Emily Chang- Emmy-Award Winning Journalist & Author of Brotopia
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Emily Chang is an Emmy-Award Winning Journalist, tech guru, LinkedIn influencer and author. As a journalist, Emily has worked for some of the most prestigious news institutions, including CNN and BloombergTV. She has also interviewed some of tech's biggest names, such as Twitter Co-Founder, Evan Williams, LinkedIn Co-founder and Executive Chairman Reid Hoffman, Melinda Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg and many more. <br>Today she joins us to talk about her new book, <em>Brotopia: Breaking Up The Boys’ Club of Silicon Valley</em>. Emily will share where women in tech stand today and how we can increase their station by exposing and ending the inherently sexist practices that currently plague Silicon Valley. &nbsp;
Apr 25, 2018
Jen Atkin- Celebrity Hairstylist & Founder of OUAI
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Jen Atkin is a celebrity hairstylist and entrepreneur who has been called “The Most Influential hairstylist in the World.” by The New York Times. Her first big break was styling Sofia Vergara’s hair. From there, she has gone onto become one of the biggest names in the hair industry, working with stars such as as Kim Kardashian, Chrissy Teigen, Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner and many more. Jen is also an impressive entrepreneur and has leveraged her expertise, massive social following and star power into building many successful businesses. Including, her hair product brand OUAI the digital magazine for stylists, ManeAddicts.com, a hair accessories line, an extensions line, and her global education resource for stylists called, Mane University.<br>Today she joins us to share her tips for how to succeed in the beauty business, what she’s learned from working with her ultra-successful clients and some amazing insider info on how to make your hair look effortlessly flawless everyday!​
Apr 18, 2018
#LIPSTORIES - Available April 12th & April 26th
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On each episode of #LIPSTORIES influential female founders, creators and thought leaders take listeners through some of their most notable, inspiring, funny stories from their everyday lives—while they’re out traveling the world, crushing it at work, or even just hanging out with friends. Presented by Girlboss Radio in partnership with Sephora Collection.
Apr 11, 2018
Donna Carpenter- CEO & Co-Owner of Burton Snowboards​​
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Donna Carpenter has been working at Burton for the past 35 years and has held just about every job from dipping snowboards in polyurethane and answering the customer service line, to CEO. She has been instrumental in the company’s growth, expanding Burton’s business to Europe in the 1980s. In more recent years, Donna has shifted from President to CEO, worked to make Burton an employer of choice for women and amped up the company's sustainability and philanthropy efforts. Today she joins us to talk about how she became CEO, her dedication to women in the workplace and how she is spreading the word about sustainability in an effort to help the environment.&nbsp;
Apr 11, 2018
Andy McNicol- Partner at William Morris Endeavor
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Andy has been a literary agent at WME, the largest literary agency in the country for eighteen years. She has been behind multiple New York Times best-selling authors, representing a wide variety of clients, such as Chrissy Teigen, Karlie Kloss, Tory Burch, Alicia Silverstone and our host, Sophia Amoruso. Andy is the reason that Girlboss was published.&nbsp;<br><br>Today,&nbsp; Andy joins us to share the perils of perfectionism and how to embrace mistakes, how to figure out what your story is and how to best tell it, and, the way to find, and later, become a mentor.&nbsp;<br><br><br>
Apr 04, 2018
Aminatou Sow- digital strategist, a writer, a podcast host and the co-founder of Tech LadyMafia.
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<em>Aminatou Sow is a multi-hyphenate to say the least, but for anyone who's ever listened to Call Your Girlfriend—the podcast she hosts with Ann Friedman—she's also someone you might consider, well, a friend. Made in partnership with Sephora Collection in celebration of #LIPSTORIES, Amina&nbsp;</em>
Mar 29, 2018
Sarah Robb O’Hagan-Author, CEO at Flywheel Sports
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Sarah Robb O’Hagan is&nbsp; a high-energy combination of disruptive business leader, fitness fanatic, and cheerleading mom.&nbsp; As Chief Executive Officer of the fastest growing indoor cycling company, Flywheel Sports, she is currently innovating the business through digital content and services. She’s also the author of Extreme You: Step up. Stand out. kick Ass. Repeat.&nbsp; Today, Sarah joins us to talk about business innovation, inspiring human performance and bouncing back from major fails.&nbsp;
Mar 28, 2018
Katie Couric- award-winning journalist, documentary filmmaker and New York Times best-selling author
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<blockquote>After 15 years as co-anchor of NBC’s TODAY Show, In 2006, Katie Couric made history when she left to join CBS television as the first woman at the helm of an evening newscast.&nbsp; She went on to host a network daytime talk show, serve as Global News Anchor for Yahoo News, and in 2015 she launched Katie Couric Media.</blockquote><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Mar 21, 2018
Nicole Quinn- Investing partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners
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Nicole Quinn is helping lead the charge for investing in women-run businesses, and on this week's episode of Girlboss Radio, she's sharing all her insider tips. Including, her advice on how to build a meaningful network.
Mar 14, 2018
Tina Amini- Games expert, player and editorial manager of games at IGN
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On this special International Women’s Day addition of Girlboss Radio presented in partnership with Google Play, Sophia speaks with a woman helping change the game when it comes to representation, programming and beyond. Tina Amini has been playing games and reporting on the gaming industry for over eight years. And as the new editorial manager of games IGN, she’s directly involved in re-shaping the conversation about what it means to be a girl, and a gamer.
Mar 08, 2018
Miranda Kerr- Model, Founder, Owner & Managing Director of KORA Organics.
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After two decades in the fashion spotlight, Miranda has successfully made the transition and evolution to entrepreneur and business woman, building her own company Kora Organics. Today, she’ll talk to us about beauty secrets and we’ll bond over a shared appreciation of rose quartz.&nbsp;
Mar 07, 2018
Tess Holliday- Model, activist, author
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On this episode, We’re joined by Tess Holliday. Tess is a voice for all women who have been cast aside and disrespected for failing to fit into societal standards. At 5’5 and a size 22, she is rocking the modeling world. On social media, she’s using her voice to spread messages of body positivity everywhere.&nbsp; Today she’ll talk about her career, her memoir and about the women in her life that inspired her to believe in herself even when her dreams seemed out of reach.&nbsp;
Feb 28, 2018
Laura Wasser- Attorney, Author and Founder of It's Over Easy
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Laura Wasser is a highly respected divorce attorney who has represented clients like Kim Kardashian, Angelina Jolie and Stevie Wonder.&nbsp; In 2017, she launched <em>It’s Over Easy</em>, a digital divorce platform that guides couples through the many different points of the divorce process without a super hefty price tag. Today, Laura joins us to talk about her new company and she’ll share some of her best advice for how to help you protect yourself and (your hard earned funds) from a visit to her office in the first place.&nbsp;
Feb 21, 2018
Priya Malani: Entrepreneur and founder of Stash Wealth
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Today's guest, Priya Malani, has designed a financial planning strategy for millennials—an entire generation that’s still largely ignored by traditional financial institutions. Today we’ll talk to Priya about how she’s working to disrupt the financial planning industry and we’ll get her best advice on saving for essentials without sacrificing the things we love...like dream vacations. &nbsp;
Feb 14, 2018
Karley Sciortino- Founder of Slutever.com and author of Slutever
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Karley Sciortino,&nbsp; is the founder of Slutever, a website that explores sexuality through both humor and intellect. Karley explores all manner of between-the-sheets topics on her&nbsp; blog, as well as in a monthly Vogue column called “Breathless”.&nbsp; She’s also the creator and host of a documentary series on Viceland and she recently released her debut book titled<em> Slutlever: Dispatches from a Sexually Autonomous Woman in a Post-Shame World</em>. &nbsp; Today, she’ll talk to us about sexuality, relationships, and the work she’s doing to promote a shame-free world.
Feb 07, 2018
Sarah Jessica Parker: Actress, producer, entrepreneur
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Today, Sophia speaks to the inimitable SJP about her latest project, HBO’s hit series, <em>Divorce</em>. The pair reflect on what made <em>Sex and the City</em> such a lasting phenomenon, and of course, SJP speaks about her involvement with the #TimesUp movement.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
Jan 31, 2018
Lilly Singh: YouTube’s Superwoman, blogger, comedian, author, actress and sometimes rapper.
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Lilly Singh also known as the YouTube sensation behind "Superwoman." The comedian, rapper, author, actress, and motivational speaker has over 13 million video subscribers and over 1 billion video views. She joins us today to talk about how she went from battling depression, to being the highest grossing female YouTube star.&nbsp;
Jan 24, 2018
Rupi Kaur- Poet, Artist and Performer
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Rupi Kaur is a poet, artist, and performer whose ability to thoughtfully observe and connect women through her words has inspired readers around the world. At just 25, with over 2.1 million followers on Instagram, she has taken the world by storm and has become the voice of a generation. Her books, the recently released <strong>the sun and her flowers,</strong> and her debut book<strong>, milk and honey</strong>, are international best sellers with <strong>milk and honey</strong> selling over 2.5 million copies and and landing as a #1 New York Times Bestseller.
Jan 17, 2018
Dr. Lauren Hazzouri- clinical psychologist and founder of HeyLauren.com
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Meet Dr. Lauren Hazzouri. Dr Lauren is offering women a new approach to mental healthcare. Her treatment program, "The Practice" is an online and in-person, community based program that is infused with art, music, dance and Dr. Lauren's ability to speak candidly regarding the ever-present issues plaguing young girls and women in our society. Ge ready-- this episode is a workout for your spirit, a pep rally for your soul and an introduction to one of the coolest docs we know.
Jan 10, 2018
Self Service is Coming - Sunday 1/14
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Beginning Sunday, January 14th, GB Editorial Director Jerico Mandybur brings you a weekly deep dive into the world of spiritual, social and physical Self Care.<br><br><br><br><br>
Jan 07, 2018
Kate Berlant, stand-up comedian and writer
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Kate Berlant is an actor, stand-up comedian and writer who was profiled by The New York Times as a “magnetic improvisational comic” at the forefront of experimental comedy. &nbsp; Today, she’ll join us to talk about her career as a woman in comedy and she’ll teach us a few improv strategies that might help you nail your next big interview or boardroom presentation.&nbsp;
Jan 03, 2018
Arian Simone- CEO of Arian Simone Enterprises
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Imagine losing your job, running out of money, living in your car and going days without a meal.&nbsp; Well, that’s what happened to our guest Arian Simone. Instead of letting it crush her, she leaned on her faith, her ingenuity and positive vibes to help her find her way to her dream career.&nbsp; Now, she’s the CEO of Arian Simone Enterprises. On this episode, she’ll share her story and tell us what she learned about being fearless.&nbsp;
Dec 27, 2017
Amber Venz Box, President & Co-Founder at rewardStyle & LIKEtoKNOW.it
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<br>A few short years ago, Amber started a fashion blog.&nbsp; Now,&nbsp; she’s running a fashion tech company that has disrupted the industry and provided thousands of “influencers” lucrative jobs blogging and posting on social media about what they love... fashion.&nbsp;<br><br><br>Today, she’ll talk to us about innovation and creating successful brands in the digital space.<br><br><br>
Dec 20, 2017
Gabby Bernstein- Motivational speaker, New York Times Best-selling Author
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Gabby Bernstein is an ambition oracle for every girlboss. For over a decade, she has traveled the world guiding and motivating women to join her on a journey to bring balance and contentment into everyday life. Gabby’s philosophies are rooted in her own life experiences. Experiences that led her to hit rock bottom at just 25 years old after she became addicted to work, addicted to alcohol and addicted to drugs. After changing her own path and embracing spiritual, holistic, and metaphysical practices, she now leads a successful motivational speaking business and she is the author of several successful books. Oprah Winfrey called Gabby “a thought leader for the next generation." Her latest book, <em>Judgement detox: Release the beliefs hold you back from living a better life, </em>will be released in early January.
Dec 13, 2017
Lisa Price, Founder of Carol's Daughter
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In her tiny kitchen in Brooklyn, armed with just $100 in cash, Lisa Price transformed a hobby of mixing up fragrances in her home into the multi-million dollar beauty empire we know today as Carol’s Daughter. She began by selling her homemade beauty products at flea markets, but before long, celebrities—like Will Smith, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Jay-Z, and Mary J. Blige—became loyal customers and investors. But the road that led her here was filled with tough lessons, big risks, and even bankruptcy. Today, Lisa walks us through that journey and shows us how she transformed her side hustle into a full-time, multi million dollar gig. &nbsp;
Dec 06, 2017
Morra Aarons-Mele: Founder of Women Online & Author "Hiding in The Bathroom"
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Morra Aarons-Mele quit 10 jobs before the age of 30. She found herself feeling depressed, crying in ladies rooms, and uncertain of where she fit in the workforce. As an introvert and self described “hermit”, Morra eventually came to the realization that for some, success might mean “leaning out” instead of “leaning in.” Today, she's an entrepreneur, author and host of the podcast “Hiding in the Bathroom.” As the founder of digital marketing agency, Women Online, and has launched award winning campaigns for the U.N., Hillary Clinton, and President Barack Obama, to name a few. She's here with Sophia to talk about finding success on her own terms—and open up about anxiety, the ever-increasing social pressure to keep moving up, and her new book, <em>Hiding in the Bathroom: An Introvert's Roadmap to Getting Out There (When You'd Rather Stay Home)</em>.
Nov 29, 2017
Kristen Bellstrom, Deputy Digital Editor, Fortune Magazine
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Today, Sophia sits down with a sharp, incisive editor who is committed to reporting on and celebrating powerful women. The voice behind Fortune's daily newsletter, "Broadsheet," Kristen spends her days mining for stories that are shaping our lives across a range of different industries. As part of the team that selects Fortune's annual Most Powerful Women list, she has a lot of ideas about what it means to have and keep "power." Listen along for a thoughtful deep dive into what power means for women in today's world.&nbsp;
Nov 22, 2017
Brother Vellies Founder - Aurora James
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Born in Toronto and based in Brooklyn, Aurora James dreamed up the idea for her crush-worthy shoe brand, Brother Vellies, while backpacking through Africa. She travels the globe designing, creating and sustaining artisanal jobs in Africa by employing cooperatives of women who specialize in shoemaking with natural materials.&nbsp; Through her work she’s learned a thing or two about collaboration, tradition, and personal development... and she’ll share that with us today.&nbsp;
Nov 15, 2017
Leandra Medine Cohen, author and founder of Man Repeller
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On today’s episode of Girlboss Radio, Sophia sits down with Leandra Medine Cohen, the hilarious mastermind behind Man Repeller, a community and content hub she affectionately refers to as a nudist community. What follows is an some of the most poignant, powerful advice you could get—about going with your gut, rebelling against singular definitions, life as an "influencer," and probably plotting world domination. It's ours for the taking, right?&nbsp;
Nov 08, 2017
Gretchen Carlson, anchor, journalist, author
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Last July, Gretchen Carlson came forward with her experience of being sexually harassed at FOX News by then-CEO, the late Roger Ailes. Her story is one that's all too familiar for many women. Most recently, we’ve seen it in the spate of “me too” stories that have come out following the allegations of assault, harassment, and abuse against Harvey Weinstein—and so many other men in positions of power. Today, Carlson&nbsp; joins us to discuss her new book Be Fierce (which surfaces similar stories from women in all walks of life across the country), speak frankly about Donald Trump, and walk you through what you should do if you are being harassed in the workplace. &nbsp;
Nov 01, 2017
Jen Gotch, co-founder and chief creative officer of ban.do
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Jen Gotch is a creative powerhouse who loves yard sales and unicorns. After a long (and winding) journey trying her hand at a slew of not-so-great jobs that led her to where she is today, she’s now the chief creative officer and fearless leader of ban.do. On today’s episode, Jen talks about tapping into her creative power and finding the strength push through her bad days.&nbsp;
Oct 25, 2017
Garance Doré: Writer, Photographer, and Illustrator
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On this episode of Girlboss Radio, we're joined by Garance Doré, founder of Atelier Doré. She and Sophia go to a wide-open, vulnerable place about what it's like to work in fashion—and why Fashion Week doesn't feel worth it anymore. They have a frank discussion about fertility, PTSD after IVF, therapy, burnout, and finding purpose. Ahead, a moving conversation that will make you think.&nbsp;
Oct 18, 2017
Jennifer Rudolph Walsh, head of WME's Worldwide Books, Speakers & Conference Division + Founder of "Together Live"
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Jennifer Rudolph Walsh is a wife, mother and superstar publisher who sits on the Board of Directors at famed talent agency WME. By day, she does all that and works with some of the most famous writers in the world—like Oprah Winfrey, Sue Monk Kidd, and Arianna Huffington—but in her spare time, she's building a pretty impressive side hustle called Together Live. She's passionate about helping women become architects of change in their own lives, and on this episode, she goes deep on how she found her own purpose, and changed her life to fit it. Plus, she's got some essential, actionable advice every aspiring author should hear.​
Oct 11, 2017
Whitney Cummings: Comedian, Actress, Writer and more
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Whitney Cummings joins Sophia to discuss her latest book<strong><em>I'm Fine and Other Lies</em></strong>; a memoir about being diagnosed as co-dependent, . Along the way, she blends hilarious anecdotes with thought provoking commentary on feminism, sex and body dysmorphia.&nbsp;
Oct 04, 2017
Janet Mock, writer, TV host and advocate
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A true fire-starter, Janet Mock uses her voice to dismantle stereotypes, push women to discover their power, and debunk assumptions about gender. Janet’s latest book, <em>Surpassing Certainty: What My Twenties Taught Me</em>, is an homage to her 20s. On this episode of Girlboss Radio, Sophia and Janet explore identity, culture, and the experience of growing up a trans woman of color. For every twenty-something who has ever felt like a tiny fish in a big pond, this one will feel powerful and personal.&nbsp;
Sep 27, 2017
Sarah Kunst, founder and CEO of ProDay
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Sophia is joined by millennial founder Sarah Kunst, to deep-dive into the world of a sports media and lifestyle CEO. Sarah gets candid about her time working in venture capital, her ideas about money and power, and the experiences that ultimately drove her to speak to the <em>New York Times</em> about being sexually harassed by an angel investor in Silicon Valley. Sarah offers thoughtful advice to founders, women raising funding for a business, and women who might be experiencing harassment themselves.
Sep 20, 2017
Kate Ryder, founder and CEO of Maven
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<blockquote>On this episode of Girlboss Radio, Sophia welcomes Kate Ryder, founder and CEO of Maven. Maven is working to turn healthcare on its head—redefining medical care for the digital age. Because women make approximately 80 percent of the health care decisions in their families. They take the lead role in choosing health plans, scheduling doctor’s appointments and making sure that their families are getting the care they need.&nbsp; And yet, they are underserved and often overlooked—especially in telemedicine. Enter Kate and her company Maven, a digital clinic for women that connects patients directly with healthcare practitioners, anywhere, on demand. Here's how and why she built it. And how she transitioned from journalist to VC to founder.&nbsp;<br><br><br><br>&nbsp;<br><br></blockquote><br><br>
Sep 13, 2017
Kelly Mullens Brown, President, Ryan Seacrest Enterprises
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Kindness counts in business—just ask Kelly Mullens Brown, a woman who’s involved in...pretty much everything at Ryan Seacrest Enterprises.On this episode, Mullens Brown gives us a look inside Ryan Seacrest's complex and rapidly growing portfolio of media, tech, and entertainment businesses. She also gets honest about her battle with cancer, why a tough childhood only made her stronger, and how women should support other women in the workplace.&nbsp;
Sep 06, 2017
Gwyneth Paltrow, founder and CEO of goop
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Gwyneth Paltrow, founder and CEO of goop, joins Sophia for a candid conversation about the path that led her from acting to entrepreneurship and also addresses the controversy facing the brand that she built.&nbsp; Plus, a quick preview of what’s coming up on <a href="http://www.girlboss.com/">girlboss.com</a> with Editorial Director Jerico Mandybur.
Aug 30, 2017
The Return of Girlboss Radio with Guest Roxane Gay
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Sophia Amoruso’s Girlboss Radio is back with a vengeance. In the first new episode, you’ll get a quick preview of what’s on <a href="https://url.serverdata.net/?aZb7uOCM0aF2ZEwkTbQZZeBtp5WZC4bQ-VkTQOMBXVpM~">girlboss.com</a> with editorial director Jerico Mandybur—plus, a conversation with one of the most prolific writers of our time, Roxane Gay. Covering everything from Gay’s latest work, Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body, fatphobia, to writing and the meaning of “success,” get ready for a warm and stimulating conservation—the first of many.
Aug 23, 2017
Amel Monsur, Executive Creative Director Vice Media
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Amel Monsur is the Executive Creative Director at VICE, the world's leading youth media brand and content creation studio. At VICE, Amel has led project and content development across i-D &amp; Noisey, VICE's fashion cultural and music channels, as well a variety of branded campaigns that live off-channel. Amel's background is at the intersection of fashion, music and news, and she previously served as the Creative Director for Prince -- yes Prince! On the podcast, Amel discusses her early days working for Target, what it's like to be a creative working for a superior creative like Prince, and why creating content with a purpose is important these days.
Dec 21, 2016
Danielle Weisberg & Carly Zakin, Co-founders theSkimm
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This week, we have not one, but two guests on Girlboss Radio - Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg, the Co-founders of theSkimm! TheSkimm started a daily newsletter, giving its readers all the news and info to start the day. It's since grown into an 'audience company' that has a circulation of over 4 million active readers including fans such as Oprah and Hoda Kotb. Carly and Danielle met studying abroad together in college and several years later they both found themselves working at NBC News. They became fast friends, roommates, and eventually co-founders. On the podcast, the Sophia, Carly, and Danielle discuss how the co-founders met, how Danielle and Carly engage with their Skimmbassadors, and how they've learned to manage their growing team over the years.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Dec 14, 2016
Tracey Cunningham, Celebrity Hair Colorist & Owner Méche
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You many not know Tracey, but you definitely know her work. She’s colored the famous locks of Jennifer Lopez, Lily Aldridge, Khloe Kardashian, and our very own Sophia Amoruso. She got her start working for none other than Bette Midler who put her through beauty school! Afterwards Tracey quickly rose through the ranks at the best salons in LA - Art Luna, Sally Hershberger, Byron &amp; Tracey among others. In 2012, she and stylist Neil Weisberg teamed up to combine the best of styling and coloring in the business with Méche. On the podcast, Tracey reminisces about styling Bette's hair while combing through cookbooks, how she knew she could be a great colorist, and how beauty regimens like coloring might fix short-term problems but maybe not the longterm ones in your life.
Nov 24, 2016
Alyssa Mastromonaco, COO Vice Media
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From her early days bagging groceries, Alyssa Mastromonaco realized she had a gift for logistics. That gift led her all the way to the White House where she served as President Obama’s Deputy Chief of Staff. If you wanted to talk to President Obama, you had to go through Alyssa first. She left politics in 2014, and now works as the Chief Operating Officer of Vice Media. On this week’s episode, Sophia and Alyssa discuss Alyssa’s early days interning for Bernie Sanders, what good leadership means, and Alyssa’s hilarious misadventures in Buckingham Palace and on Marine One.
Nov 17, 2016
Alli Webb, Founder Drybar
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Alli Webb's career has had numerous incarnations. She’s worked in public relations and she’s been a professional hairstylist. But it wasn’t until 2008, when Alli really found her passion. She started a side business called Straight-at-Home, which provided in-home blowouts on a referral basis in LA. When her business and popularity quickly outgrew her one-woman show, she expanded and opened a brick and mortar called Drybar. Drybar is based on the simple concept of focusing on one thing and being the best at it: blowouts. They now have 67 locations across the country. And her new book, <em>Good Hair for All</em>, tells you how you can achieve a great blowout at home. On the podcast Sophia and Alli talk about Alli's early days working at salons, leaving and returning to the workforce to found Drybar, and the inherent trust of working with family.<br><br><br>
Nov 10, 2016
Anne Fulenwider, Editor-in-Chief Marie Claire
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Anne Fulenwider is a tour de force in the publishing world. After graduating from Harvard University, she moved to New York and learned the ins and outs of journalism under the tutelage of George Plimpton at <em>The Paris Review</em>. And she continued to work alongside the greats including Graydon Carter at <em>Vanity Fair</em> and Joanna Coles at <em>Marie Claire</em>. In 2011, Anne left Marie Claire to become the Editor-in-Chief of <em>Brides</em> where she completely rebranded the magazine to expand its reader base, but she couldn’t stay away from <em>Marie Claire</em> for long. She returned to the magazine as their Editor-in-Chief where she continues to push the brand to speak to today’s modern woman with its in depth reporting, fashion guides, and entertaining and informative features. On the episode Anne tells us how she puts together a magazine every month, how simply raising your hand can get you the job your want, and why networking is useful even if the word itself can feel disingenuous.&nbsp;<br><br><br><br><br>
Nov 03, 2016
Brit Morin, Founder & CEO Brit + Co
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Before Brit Morin could light that creative spark in all of us, she had to find that creativity within <em>herself</em>. After working for Google for four years, she left her stellar job working under Marissa Mayer to start her own company. But first, she decided to give herself a 6-month break. And those six months were, as Brit describes it, some of the most transformative months of her life. She enrolled in classes at a creative space for makers, and she abandoned the laptop screen for laser cutters, 3D printers, and clay. That experience ultimately inspired her to found Brit + Co, a new media and commerce company that enables creativity through inspirational content, online classes and do-it-yourself kits. The company now has partnerships with brands such as Target, and Brit is a regular DIY and lifestyle contributor to the Today show. On the podcast, Brit discusses her six month sabbatical after Google, how leadership roles can become political, and why everyone is a creative.
Oct 27, 2016
Anne-Marie Slaughter, President & CEO New America
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When Dr. Anne-Marie Slaughter was asked to serve as the first female Director of Policy Planning for the U.S. State Department, it was her dream come true. She left her tenured position at Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and commuted weekly from Princeton to Washington D.C. to work under then Secretary of State and current presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. But between the grueling hours, a rigid work schedule, and raising two teenage sons back in New Jersey, Anne-Marie was struggling. As much as this was a dream job, she knew her family needed her at home. She ultimately left the State Department after two years to return to a full workload at Princeton.&nbsp;<br><br>Anne-Marie wrote about the difficulty of women achieving work-life balance in her widely read 2012&nbsp;<em>Atlantic</em>&nbsp;article “Why Women Still Can’t Have it All”, which became one of the magazine’s most read articles in its history. She continued this conversation with her book&nbsp;<em>Unfinished Business: Women, Men, Work, and Family</em>, which is now out in paperback. Anne-Marie is now the President and CEO of New America. On the podcast Anne-Marie tells us about her first job in academia at age 30, what's changed since she published her&nbsp;<em>Atlantic</em>&nbsp;article and how to foster equity and balance from the policy level to our relationships.
Oct 20, 2016
Jessica Bennett, New York Times Contributing Writer & Author Feminist Fight Club
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Journalist Jessica Bennett and her friends were all creatives striving for professional success in New York City. But some subtle (and not so subtle) bouts of sexism in the workplace were getting in the way of their hustle. So they sought refuge by creating a feminist fight club - a group of New York women in creative fields who meet once a month to share advice, vent, and support each other through their careers. Jessica’s penned her difficult workplace experiences, hilarious tips, and other useful advice for women in the workplace in her new book&nbsp;<em>Feminist Fight Club.</em><br>Jessica is an award-winning journalist and critic who writes on gender issues, sexuality and culture. She is a feature writer and columnist at&nbsp;<em>The New York Times</em>&nbsp;and her work has also appeared in Newsweek, where she began her career as a staff writer. On the podcast, Jessica discusses her early days as a crime beat reporter, who a bropropriator is, and why women should support other women.
Oct 13, 2016
Yesi Ortiz, Radio Host Power 106
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Yesi Ortiz has been called 'The Voice of LA' and man, does she know how to use that voice. Her dream was to work at Los Angeles' Power 106 radio station, and after enrolling in broadcasting school, she worked at all costs to make her dream come true -- that meant commuting from Long Beach to Las Vegas, taking a radio job in Mexico, and fighting big egos along the way. In 2006, through sheer talent and drive, Yesi realized her goal, and she's now Power 106's midday host. But what makes Yesi even more of a Girlboss is what she's accomplished outside of work. Off the air, Yesi is a single mother to her six children. She adopted them from their biological mother, Yesi’s sister, when she was just 25 years old. On the podcast, Yesi discusses developing a work ethic at her uncle's supermarket, how she suddenly became a single mother to her six children, and how work can be a haven.
Oct 06, 2016
Yuna, Musician
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Musician Yuna was already an accomplished singer and songwriter in her home country of Malaysia when she moved to Los Angeles six years ago. She always had her sights set on making it in the music world in the United States, which meant having to restart her career from scratch. Yuna worked hard, stayed true to her values, and lived by her mantra 'undersell and overperform.' Now, she's selling out venues around the world and collaborating with greats like Pharrell and Usher. On the podcast, Sophia and Yuna talk about forgoing career expectations, the subjectivity of sexiness, and her newest album&nbsp;<em>Chapters</em>.
Sep 29, 2016
Grace Bonney, Founder Design*Sponge
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When Grace Bonney moved to Williamsburg in 2003, she noticed a DIY design culture in Brooklyn that wasn't being covered in design magazines. So she covered it herself with Design*Sponge, a blog which originally highlighted the creative design aesthetic we now know as&nbsp;<em>Brooklyn chic</em>. Since its founding in 2004, Design*Sponge has transformed into an expansive lifestyle website, which&nbsp;<em>The New York Times</em>&nbsp;called the “Martha Stewart Living for the Millennials.” On the podcast Sophia and Grace discuss finding your crowd, managing employees remotely, and Grace's new book&nbsp;<em>In the Company of Women</em>.
Sep 22, 2016
Geena Rocero, Model & Transgender Activist
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Model and Transgender activist Geena Rocero understands the power of speaking your truth and taking control of your narrative. At 17 years old, Geena immigrated from the Philippines to the U.S. to pursue a modeling career. Over the next 12 years, she modeled for brands like Target, Rimmel, Cover Girl, Marriott Hotels and Macy’s, but she didn’t feel like the people around her knew her full story. So when Geena turned 30, she courageously ‘came out’ at her TED talk as trans to bring more visibility to the transgender community. Since then, Geena co-founded GenderProud, an advocacy and media production company that produces media to elevate justice and equality for the transgender community. On the podcast, Geena discusses her first job as a transgender beauty queen, seeing the 'F' on her driver's license for the first time, and the challenges facing the transgender workforce today.
Sep 15, 2016
Melissa Biggs-Bradley, Founder & CEO Indagare
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If life is all about the journey, then Melissa Biggs Bradley is doing things right. The founder and CEO of the boutique travel agency and website Indagare has traveled to over 100 countries, six continents, and can rattle off hotel recommendations at the drop of a hat. Prior to Indagare, Melissa worked at Town &amp; Country magazine for 12 years and launched Town &amp; Country Travel which was nominated for a National Magazine Award for General Excellence by the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME). On the podcast, Melissa recounts her long childhood plane rides to Australia, gives us some trips for traveling on the cheap, and tells us about her incredible #girlbossmoment.
Sep 08, 2016
Cassandra Grey, Founder and CEO Violet Grey
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Hollywood glamour can seem unattainable, but Cassandra Grey puts that glitz within reach with Violet Grey. The luxury beauty company curates the top makeup products in one space. Every product on their website and in their gorgeous Melrose store is rigorously vetted by their prestigious Violet Code, a group of magazine editors, makeup artists and designers who rank their favorite brands. Sophia and Cassandra discuss Cassandra's hippie days in Asheville, North Carolina, the challenges of merging content and commerce, and the brilliant marketing strategies of Beanie Babies.
Sep 01, 2016
Girlboss Radio Talks Love, Friendships and Finances
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Money can be one of the hardest things to discuss with friends. That's exactly why Sophia talks to her good friend Alexi Wasser on this week's special episode of Girlboss Radio. The two of them tackle some of our biggest questions when it comes to finances. They go deep about finances when it comes to feminism and relationships, and they even open up about their own money struggles with each other.&nbsp;<br>This episode of Girlboss Radio is in partnership with Prudential. Prudential solves investment, insurance and retirement challenges, helping individuals, organizations and communities reach their goals. Sophia is teaming up with Prudential and their 4.01K Race for Retirement, which is on September 17th at the Rose Bowl in Los Angeles.
Aug 29, 2016
Tyler Haney, Founder and CEO Outdoor Voices
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Tyler Haney has always been #DoingThings. The founder and CEO of Outdoor Voices was always an athlete, but the neon, black, and mesh apparel on the market, along with its competitive mentality, stopped resonating with her. Tyler realized what inspired her to stay active was completely different; she enjoyed a balanced, fun, and freeing approach to exercise. So she created Outdoor Voices, an active lifestyle brand that believes in freeing fitness from performance, and embracing activity with ease, humor, and delight. On this week’s episode Tyler tells Sophia about building a makeshift office from a bunkbed, traveling with her dad to a textile and mill convention in Utah, and the importance of building communities through activity.
Aug 25, 2016
Finance & the City with Farnoosh Torabi
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City living ain't cheap. Rent is high, happy hours add up, and many of us have tons of student loans. How can we even begin to save when we're already in so much debt? On this week's special episode of Girlboss Radio in partnership with Prudential, we brought in an expert who has lived twenty-something city struggles. Farnoosh Torabi is the host of the CNBC show <em>Follow the Leader, </em>her award-winning <em>So Money </em>podcast, and the Finance columnist for <em>O Magazine</em>. Sophia and Farnoosh talk about getting out of $30,000 of debt, the beauty of 401Ks and how anyone can save.&nbsp;
Aug 22, 2016
Roya Rastegar, Director of Programming Los Angeles Film Festival
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Sometimes our careers take us places we never thought they could. That's certainly true for Roya Rastegar, who began her career on Wall Street and realized shortly after, she needed a radical change. She applied and was accepted into UC Santa Cruz's PhD program where she studied the history of consciousness under civil rights activist and famed academic Angela Davis. From there she used her studies to curate independent films and now works as the Director of Programming at the Los Angeles Film Festival. On this week's podcast, Sophia and Roya talk about the anxieties and joys of being an outsider, how to make small and large changes in your life, and why representation on and off screen is essential.
Aug 18, 2016
Girlboss Radio: What We Learned From Our Parents
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So many of us adopt our financial habits from our parents. Did they teach us how to save? Or are we saving because they didn't at all? And where are they now when it comes to retirement? Many baby boomers refuse to retire - either it's not an option or they can't see themselves leaving the workforce. We wanted to hear from someone who's on the other end of things -- who's lived a full life filled with financial ups and downs. Someone who can dispense wise words about saving and maybe how she'd do things differently. So on this special episode of Girlboss Radio, Sophia invites the original momboss to the podcast: her mother Dena.&nbsp;<br>This episode of Girlboss Radio is in partnership with Prudential. Prudential solves investment, insurance and retirement challenges, helping individuals, organizations and communities reach their goals. Sophia is teaming up with Prudential and their 4.01K Race for Retirement, which is on September 17th at the Rose Bowl in Los Angeles. You can register for the race at run401k.com.&nbsp;
Aug 15, 2016
Jessica Williams, Comedian and Former The Daily Show correspondent
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A very dope queen joins us on this week's podcast: Jessica Williams. At 22 years old, Jessica became the youngest correspondent and first on&nbsp;<em>The Daily Show,&nbsp;</em>and her hilarious and insightful segments on gender and race made her a necessary voice on the show. Since leaving the&nbsp;<em>The Daily Show</em>&nbsp;earlier this summer, Jessica has been busy co-hosting her podcast&nbsp;<em>2 Dope Queens&nbsp;</em>with Phoebe Robinson and creating her own sitcom for Comedy Central. On the episode, Sophia and Jessica discuss auditioning for Jon Stewart, the pressure of being the first in any field, and bathroom tips.
Aug 11, 2016
Suzy Batiz, Founder & CEO Poo~Pourri
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Suzy Batiz is the queen of the crapper. Fed up with the lack of natural bathroom odor solutions, Suzy combined her knowledge of essential oils and entrepreneurial passion and formulated Poo~Pourri as the first natural, truly effective solution to a universal problem: poop happens, and it stinks! Since 2007, 17 million bottles of Poo-Pourri have sold and annual sales now top $30 million. On this week's episode, Suzy discusses how her childhood fostered a maker mentality, how she survived two bankruptcies, and the viral video that put Poo~Pourri on the map.
Aug 04, 2016
Sara Christensen, Angel Investor & Advisor
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Sara Christensen has experienced all sides of the business world. In 2000, she<br>predicted the rise of the juice craze when she co-founded Liquiteria, the first<br>micro pressed juicery in New York City. After starting a successful brand<br>herself, Sara wanted to help others grow their businesses, so she became an<br>angel investor and venture capitalist. Most recently Sara served as the<br>Managing Director of The Raptor Group, where she invested in companies like<br>Uber, Airbnb, Snapchat, Spotify and more. On this week's episode, Sophia and<br>Sara discuss walking away from Liquiteria, why investing in female-founded<br>companies is important, and Sara's tips for pitching venture capitalists.
Jul 28, 2016
Julie Greenbaum, Co-Founder and Chief Revenue Officer Fuck Cancer
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At just 19-years old, Julie created Fuck Cancer with the goal of creating an organization to honor her mother’s legacy who lost her battle with ovarian cancer. Starting as a 350-person party in Montreal, Fuck Cancer events quickly tripled in size, eventually spiraling into numerous events across North America as outlet for young people to connect and unite in the fight against cancer. Now Fuck Cancer has evolved into a movement dedicated to the prevention, early detection and communication of cancer. On the episode, Sophia and Julie discuss merging with the other Canada-based Fuck Cancer organization, competing with causes for funding, and carrying on her mother’s ongoing legacy.
Jul 21, 2016
Alyssa Mastromonaco, COO Vice Media & Former Deputy Chief of Staff to Obama
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From her early days bagging groceries, Alyssa Mastromonaco realized she had a gift for logistics. That gift led her all the way to the White House where she served as President Obama’s Deputy Chief of Staff. If you wanted to talk to President Obama, you had to go through Alyssa first. She left politics in 2014, and now works as the Chief Operating Officer of Vice Media. On this week’s episode, Sophia and Alyssa discuss Alyssa’s early days interning for Bernie Sanders, what good leadership means, and Alyssa’s hilarious misadventures in Buckingham Palace and on Marine One.
Jul 14, 2016
Claire Wineland, Founder Claire's Place Foundation
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At 19 years old, Claire Wineland is by far our youngest guest on Girlboss Radio, but she may be the wisest. Claire has been living with Cystic Fibrosis her entire life and is the founder of Claire's Place Foundation, which provides grants to families affected by CF, offering both emotional and financial support. Claire’s unique inspirational model for people living with this disease has led her to be a TEDx Speaker and receive multiple awards including FoxTeen Choice Awards 2015, Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes, and winner of Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Small Nonprofit of the Year." On the episode, Sophia and Claire discuss Claire's positive outlook on life, starting an organization from a hospital bed, and Claire's whimsical funeral plans.
Jul 07, 2016
Payal Kadakia, Co-founder and CEO ClassPass
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Payal Kadakia is an artist in the C-suite and on the dance floor. As the Co-Founder and CEO of ClassPass, the membership program for fitness classes across gyms and studios, Payal has raised $84 million in venture capital and expanded the app services to 34 cities in four countries. She's also a professional dancer and the founder of the classical Indian and folk dance group, Sa, which has performed in such renowned spaces as Lincoln Center, Alvin Ailey, and more. On this week's episode Sophia and Payal discuss how creativity and business and inform one another, how to fail fast, and getting stuck in the 'I love my work' game.
Jun 30, 2016
GloZell Green, Youtube Star and Author
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GloZell Green is a Youtube sensation who has well over 8 million subscribers across platforms and has reached up to 48 million views for a single video. She’s interviewed the likes of President Obama and Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton all while wearing her signature green lipstick. Her new book<em>&nbsp;Is You Okay?</em>&nbsp;traces her journey from pursuing theater in Florida to her first Youtube upload in 2008, and much more. On the podcast, Sophia and GloZell discuss GloZell's early days blogging about&nbsp;<em>The Tonight Show</em>, being recognized at a CostCo, and why she's bringing reading back.
Jun 23, 2016
Melissa Ben-Ishay, Founder and Chief Product Officer Baked by Melissa
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As Beyonce tells us, if life gives you lemons, make lemonade...or cupcakes. That's exactly what Melissa Ben-Ishay did when she was fired from her advertising job in 2008. She went home, baked 250 cupcakes, and began Baked by Melissa. Melissa's bite sized cupcake empire boasts 14 locations in the New York area and ships nationally. On the episode, Sophia and Melissa discuss the pros and cons of a family business, how Melissa grew her business out of her tiny Murray Hill apartment, and what 'Baked' by Melissa really means.
Jun 16, 2016
Kathryn Minshew, Co-founder & CEO The Muse
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Kathryn Minshew co-founded the wildly popular career development platform, The Muse. The website, which now garners six million users a month, is completely built from the user's perspective with behind-the-scenes looks at job opportunities, original career advice from experts, and access to career coaches to get personalized and private career help. Kathryn was named Forbes 30 Under 30 in 2011 and 2012. And she and her co-founders were on Inc. Magazine’s 2012 list of 15 Women to Watch in Tech. On this week's episode, Kathryn and Sophia talk about saving money to start your own business, the grueling days of pitching to investors, and what an ideal job candidate looks like.
Jun 09, 2016
Emily Weiss, Founder & CEO Glossier Inc.
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Emily Weiss is your go-to lady for all things beauty related. In 2010 she started Into the Gloss, a website dedicated to beauty that explores the routines of inspiring women. Emily and her editors sit on the bathroom floors of everyone from Jenna Lyons to the #Girlboss herself, Sophia Amoruso, to talk products, career, and what beauty means to women today. In 2014, Emily expanded her beauty business with Glossier, a modern beauty products brand made by editors who 'get' what works and are inspired by what girls want in real life. On the episode, Sophia and Emily discuss when it's time to strike it on your own, how to present yourself to investors, and what beauty means today.
Jun 02, 2016
Whitney Wolfe, Founder & CEO Bumble
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Whitney Wolfe always makes the first move in her life. The Founder and CEO of Bumble created a dating app that turns social norms on its head where the woman must initiate the conversation. If she doesn't send a message in the next 24 hours, the connection disappears forever. Whitney's also a co-Founder of Tinder and served as their Vice President of Marketing. She left the job after filing a heavily reported sexual harassment lawsuit against the company, which she’s since settled. On the episode Sophia and Whitney discuss making female friends in the 21st century, the detrimental effects of bullying, and what's next for Bumble.
May 26, 2016
Rachel Shechtman, Founder & CEO, Story
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Rachel Shechtman comes from a long line of retailers in her family. But when she joined the family business, she did it her way with Story. Story is a retail space that has the point of view of a magazine, changes like a gallery, and sells things like a store. It's an incredibly inventive space that merges the worlds of commerce, content, and community. Rachel has been named Crain's NY 40 Under 40 List for 2015, Fortune's 40 Under 40 List for 2013, and on Fast Company's Most Creative People in Business. On the episode, Sophia and Rachel discuss Rachel's serendipitous first job at the Barefoot Contessa, creating a 2.0 community space with Story, and how to make yourself an adjective.&nbsp;
May 19, 2016
Beth Comstock, Vice Chair, GE
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Beth Comstock is literally reinventing the lightbulb. As the Vice Chair of General Electric, Beth runs everything from business innovation to lighting, sales, marketing and more at the 130 year old company. Previously Beth worked as GE’s Chief Marketing Officer and held positions at NBCUniversal as the President of Integrated Media. There she led the company’s digital efforts, namely co-founding Hulu.com. Beth’s been named one of the “World’s 100 Most Powerful Women” by Forbes and listed in Fortune’s Most Powerful Women.
May 12, 2016
Miki Agrawal, Co-founder & CEO, THINX
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For social entrepreneur Miki Agrawal, no business idea is taboo. She's capitalizing on everything that happens behind the bathroom door - starting with periods. As the Co-founder and CEO of THINX, Miki has developed and patented period-proof underwear that not only works, but is also fashionable. And for each pair of underwear purchased, the company will donate money toward the cost of one set of reusable pads for a Ugandan girl through Afripads. Miki's also launching ICON, underwear for women who experience incontinence and TUSHY, bidets that attach to your toilet to create an eco-friendly and hygienic bathroom experience. Prior to conquering the toilet, Miki founded Wild, the gluten free pizza restaurants located in Manhattan and Williamsburg. On the episode, Sophia and Miki discuss Miki's hilarious pitching method to investors, how a three-legged race with her twin sister led to the idea of THINX, and Miki's pants-dropping #Girlbossmoment.
May 05, 2016
Jenne Lombardo, Co-founder MADE Fashion Week, Founder & CEO The Terminal Presents
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Whether its fashion or business, Jenne Lombardo knows what's in and out of style. As the Co-founder of MADE Fashion Week, Jenne turned the fashion industry on its head by forgoing the established designers at its shows and supporting upstart designers like Proenza Schouler, Alexander Wang, and Joseph Altuzzara. She's also the Founder and CEO of The Terminal Presents, which resuscitates brands like Keds, W Hotels, and Playboy to cater to a modern, millennial audience. On the podcast, Sophia and Jenne discuss Jenne's early years in New York, collaborating with Lady Gaga at MAC, and working for the original Mr. Big.
Apr 28, 2016
Ai-jen Poo, Director National Domestic Workers Alliance
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If there was ever a woman to make the world a better place, Ai-jen Poo seems to fit the bill. As the Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, Ai-jen has worked tirelessly throughout her career on behalf of domestic workers in the U.S., informing them about their rights and providing them legal protections. In 2010 she helped pass the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights, historic legislation that extended basic labor protections to over 200,000 domestic workers in New York state. Ai-jen was a 2014 recipient of the prestigious MacArthur “Genius” Award for all of her efforts, and in 2012 <em>Time</em> magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
Apr 21, 2016
Jenn Hyman, Co-founder & CEO Rent the Runway
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Jenn Hyman spotted a trend. She saw companies like Netflix and Spotify putting our music and movies in the cloud and realized our closets were next. So in 2009, she and co-founder Jennifer Fleiss founded Rent the Runway, an online service that provides designer dress and accessory rentals. The company now boasts well over five million subscribers, and Jenn has been named <em>Fortune Magazine’s </em>“Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs” and <em>Fast Company’s</em> “Most Influential Women in Technology.”<em> </em>On the episode Jenn and Sophia discuss what it means to be 'sweet' in the workplace, meeting with Diane von Furstenberg, and never taking 'no' for an answer.
Apr 14, 2016
Alexa von Tobel, Founder & CEO, LearnVest
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Alexa von Tobel is proud to say she's a business school drop-out. She left Harvard Business School to launch LearnVest - a financial planning advice website that helps you get smart with your money. And being a drop-out paid off. Since launching LearnVest in 2009, the company has raised well over $75 million and last year was acquired by Northwestern Mutual. On the episode, Sophia and Alexa discuss their similar career trajectories, starting LearnVest in sweatpants, and Alexa's awesome power brunch answer.
Apr 07, 2016
Julia Landauer, NASCAR Racer
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NASCAR Racer Julia Landauer literally lives life in the fast lane. At 14, she became the first and youngest female champion to win the legendary Skip Barber Racing Series. After graduating from Stanford University with a degree in Science, Technology and Society, Julia returned to the track for her first full season with NASCAR and was undoubtedly successful. She was the first woman to win a NASCAR track championship at the Motor Mile Speedway in Virginia. On the episode, Sophia and Julia talk STEM education, self-advocacy, and speeding tickets.
Mar 31, 2016
Alexi Wasser, Actor-Writer-Comedian
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Alexi Wasser is the ultimate multi-hyphenate. She's an actor, writer, comedian, and podcaster, but all of her work carries that distinct Alexi Wasser touch. It's funny, vulnerable, and brutally honest. Her blog, <a href="http://www.imboycrazy.com/">http://www.imboycrazy.com</a> , is Alexi's raw take on sex, love and dating. Alexi's new podcast, Love Alexi, gets personal about all things relationships, life, and more with her guests. On #GirlbossRadio, Sophia and Alexi discuss hustling your brand, putting in 10,000 hours, and crashing Will Smith's wedding.
Mar 24, 2016
Hannah Bronfman, DJ & Founder of HBFit.com
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Hannah Bronfman cannot be labeled. By day she runs her website HBFit.com, a health and beauty website, and by night, Hannah's a corporate DJ, playing at some of the chicest events in New York. Hannah's currently part of Adidas' new Sport 16 campaign, and she recently unveiled her new fashion and beauty web series, <em>Hannahgram</em>, with Popsugar. On the episode, Sophia and Hannah discuss Hannah's early dive bar DJ days at Bard College, creating a sticky brand like HBFit, and how to tighten and lift that butt.
Mar 17, 2016
Sallie Krawcheck, Co-founder & CEO Ellevest, Former CEO Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
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Sallie Krawcheck knows how to take the bull by the horns. After all, she worked on Wall Street for most of her career starting as a research analyst at Salomon Brothers. She eventually became the CEO of Smith Barney, Citi Bank Wealth Management, and Merrill Lynch Wealth Management. Over the course of her impressive career in the finance world, Sallie witnessed rampant sexism and an overall disregard of women's investing needs. Now as the co-Founder and CEO of Ellevest, a digital investment platform by and for women, she's addressing these needs and what Sallie calls, the 'gender investing gap'. On the episode, Sophia and Sallie discuss Sallie's crazy first week at Salomon Brothers<em>, </em>her world record,<em> </em>and why women should invest.
Mar 10, 2016
Rachel Weiss, L'Oreal VP of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
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Rachel Weiss is a trailblazer in the beauty world. As L’Oreal’s VP of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, she is responsible for all of L’Oreal USA’s digital marketing and innovation strategy. She singlehandedly put L'Oreal at the forefront of tech when she founded L'Oreal's Women in Digital program, which mentors women working in digital roles that address the needs of the beauty industry. On this week's episode, Sophia and Rachel discuss Rachel's childhood one-woman band, surviving the internet bubble burst, and championing women in technology.
Mar 03, 2016
Christine Day, CEO Luvo & Former CEO Lululemon
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Christine Day is a perennial disrupter. Whether she's changing the way we work and consume coffee, as she did during her 20 year tenure at Starbucks, or making athletic wear beautiful and accessible for women at Lululemon, Christine understands where a market is underserved. Now she’s the CEO of Luvo, a company aiming to bring healthy and affordable foods to the frozen food aisle. On the episode, Sophia and Christine discuss Christine's first day at Starbucks, crying at the office, and working as CEO of Lululemon.
Feb 25, 2016
Petra Cortright, Artist
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Petra Cortright is an artist for the digital age. She is renowned for her webcam self-portrait videos, which she uploads onto Youtube. Her work has gained serious recognition in the art world and has been featured in The New Museum, Rhizome, and the Venice Biennale. For the past two years Petra's collaborated with Stella McCartney on a series of video projects for her eponymous fashion line. On the podcast, Sophia and Petra discuss Petra's early competitive soccer days, collaborating with Stella, and loving internet trolls.<br>This episode of #GirlbossRadio is brought to you by Freshbooks. If you believe that living your best life includes being your own boss, then you've got to try FreshBooks. Go to Freshbooks.com/GIRLBOSS for your free 30-day trial. And by Club W. Club W is a revolutionary new wine club that sends you wine directly to your door. Go to Clubw.com/GIRBOSS to get 50% off your next order.
Feb 18, 2016
Amanda Bacon, Founder and Owner, Moon Juice
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Amanda Bacon grabs headlines, not only for her one-of-a-kind juices, but also for the celebrity clients who love what she makes. The founder and owner of the Los Angeles-based juice bar, Moon Juice, Amanda sees juice not just as nourishment, but as a tonic for improved beauty, balance, and overall well-being. Amanda shares her unconventional story of rising to the top, beginning with a job that isn’t usually equated with CEOs.<br><br>This episode of #GirlbossRadio is brought to you by Freshbooks. If you believe that living your best life includes being your own boss, then you've got to try FreshBooks. Go to Freshbooks.com/GIRLBOSS for your free 30-day trial. And Squarespace. Start building your website today at Squarespace.com. Enter offer code GIRLBOSS at checkout to get 10% off! Squarespace — Build it Beautiful.
Feb 11, 2016
Moj Mahdara, CEO Beautycon
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Moj Mahdara is always on the forefront of all things digital. Her current project? Beautycon Media. Beautycon is the global community of content creators, celebrities, fans and brands that come together to celebrate all things fashion, beauty, and style of the Gen Z and Millennial lifestyle. Prior Beautycon, Moj started two other digital agencies, MMA and Made with Elastic. On this episode, Sophia and Moj discuss Moj's college radio station days, creating brilliant brand partnerships, and how today's Beautycon girls embody the Riot grrrl movement.<br><br>http://www.girlboss.com/&nbsp; &nbsp;<br><br>This episode of #GirlbossRadio is brought to you by Freshbooks. If you believe that living your best life includes being your own boss, then you've got to try FreshBooks. Go to Freshbooks.com/GIRLBOSS for your free 30-day trial. And Squarespace. Start building your website today at Squarespace.com. Enter offer code GIRLBOSS at checkout to get 10% off! Squarespace — Build it Beautiful.
Feb 04, 2016
Jessica Koslow, Chef and Owner Sqirl
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Jessica Koslow has the food world talking. Her restaurant Sqirl's inventive take on breakfast and lunch has customers lining up for her signature rice bowls and jams. The New York Times food columnist Mark Bittman calls her dishes "downright revolutionary". But Jessica's career hasn't been a straight path to the kitchen. On this episode, Sophia and Jessica discuss Jessica's competitive ice skating days, sending a cold e-mail to #girlboss and chef Anne Quatrano, and the exciting future of Sqirl. http://www.girlboss.com/ &nbsp; This episode of #GirlbossRadio is brought to you by Club W. Club W is a revolutionary new wine club that sends you wine directly to your door. Go to Clubw.com/GIRBOSS to get 50% off your next order. And Squarespace. Start building your website today at Squarespace.com. Enter offer code GIRLBOSS at checkout to get 10% off! Squarespace — Build it Beautiful.
Jan 28, 2016
Gregg Renfrew, CEO Beautycounter
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Gregg Renfrew is a serial entrepreneur. She was the CEO of the Wedding List, an online bridal registry company, which she sold to Martha Stewart Omnimedia in 2001. She's also consulted high end brands like Bergdorf Goodman and Intermix. In 2013, she launched her latest company, Beautycounter, a cosmetics line that creates safe, healthy and fashion forward beauty products. On the podcast, Sophia and Gregg discuss Gregg's early days at Xerox, her unexpected foray into politics, and Beautycounter's mission to better the world. &nbsp; Today’s show is brought to you by Freshbooks. If you believe that living your best life includes being your own boss, then you’ve got to try FreshBooks. Go to FreshBooks.com/girlboss for your free 30-day trial. Today's show is also brought to you by MeUndies. MeUndies makes the world’s most comfortable underwear that come in tons of styles. Head to MeUndies.com/GIRLBOSS to get free shipping and 20% off your first order.
Jan 21, 2016
Christene Barberich, Global Editor-in-Chief & Co-Founder, Refinery29
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Christene Barberich is a media force. As the Co-Founder and Global Editor-in-Chief of Refinery29, Christene has grown the company from a niche website about New York boutique designers into a lifestyle brand that's expanding globally. Before founding at Refinery29, Christene held positions at The Daily, Gourmet Magazine, and The New Yorker. On this episode, Sophia and Christene discuss their parallel career trajectories, brand identity, and the late David Bowie. This episode is brought to you by Squarespace. When you decide to sign up for Squarespace, make sure to use the offer code GIRLBOSS to get 10 percent off your first purchase. This episode is also brought to you by FreshBooks. If you believe that living your best life includes being your own boss, then you've got to try FreshBooks. Go to Freshbooks.com/GIRLBOSS for your free 30-day trial.
Jan 14, 2016
Courtney Love, Musician & Actress
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Courtney Love is outspoken, unapologetic, and fierce. Her band Hole was nominated for multiple Grammys and their albums Live Through This and Celebrity Skin went platinum. She's also a Golden Globe nominated actress. Courtney's iconic style has influenced the likes of Givenchy, Yves Saint Laurent, and now, Nasty Gal. The two discussed working with Andy Warhol, the price of fame, and their new Courtney Love x Nasty Gal collaboration.&nbsp; Today's show is brought to you by Club W. Don't ever come home to a wine-free house again. Go to ClubW.com/Girlboss for 50 percent off your first over. ClubW.com/Girlboss Today's show is also brought to you by FreshBooks. FreshBooks makes creating and sending invoices, organizing your expenses, and tracking your hours the easiest part of your day. Go to Freshbooks.com/girlboss for your free 30-day trial.
Jan 07, 2016
#GirbossRadio Sophia and Liz Holiday Special
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On this festive mini episode of #GirlbossRadio Sophia and Liz talk about&nbsp; nose hair trimmers (among other things) and their #Girlbossmoment of the year!
Dec 24, 2015
Bethany Cosentino, Singer & Songwriter, Best Coast
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Bethany Cosentino is the epitome of California cool. She's the front woman and songwriter for the hit band Best Coast, which released its acclaimed album California Nights in May.&nbsp; The band will be hitting the road with Wavves and Cherry Glazerr for their Summer is Forever II tour in February. On this episode, Sophia and Bethany discuss Bethany's karaoke days in Pasadena, touring with Best Coast, and Little Caesars' pizza ads.
Dec 17, 2015
Sarah Wilkinson, Vice President of Design, Nasty Gal
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Sarah Wilkinson is Nasty Gal's VP of Design. She grew up in the UK, went to art school, and worked at ASOS for six years as its Head of Womenswear Design. On the episode, Sophia and Sarah celebrate Sarah's three year anniversary at Nasty Gal, swoon over living in Florence, and discuss bobblehats -- lots and lots of bobble hats.
Dec 10, 2015
Sloane Crosley, Author
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Sloane Crosley is a #Girlboss literary darling. She's the author of two personal essay collections, I Was Told There'd Be Cake and How Did You Get This Number. She’s written for The New York Times, New York Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal, and her work has been a finalist for the Thurber Prize of American Humor. She's recently released her first novel, The Clasp, a story about three friends and their madcap adventure to recover a lost, historic necklace.
Dec 03, 2015
Liz Goldwyn - Author, Director
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Liz Goldwyn is a jack of all trades and a master of all them. Her career ranges from working at Planned Parenthood at age 13, contributing to The New York Times Magazine, and curating Sotheby's fashion department. She is out with her second book, Sporting Guide, which delves into the world of prostitution in 19th century Los Angeles. Sophia and Liz discuss her book, sexuality, buttermilk beauty routines and more.
Nov 25, 2015
Kay Cannon - Screenwriter, Pitch Perfect & Pitch Perfect 2
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Kay Cannon is one of the funniest women working in Hollywood today. As a staff writer for 30 Rock and the screenwriter for both Pitch Perfect and Pitch Perfect 2, Kay has made kept us laughing in the theaters and in our homes. Sophia and Kay discuss working as a lady in comedy, having Tina Fey as a mentor, and the glory days at Macaroni Grill.
Nov 19, 2015
Sheree Waterson, CEO Nasty Gal
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This week, Sophia talks to a personal mentor: Sheree Waterson. Over the past 25 years, Sheree has conquered the retail world - starting as a holiday gift wrapper at Joseph Magnin Co. to rising to the CEO of Nasty Gal. Sheree talks candidly about her successes and challenges at Lululemon, shares her leadership tips, and gives us an inside look at scaling the magic of Nasty Gal.
Nov 12, 2015
Madeline Poole, Nail Artist, Author, Global Color Ambassador at Sally Hansen
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Madeline Poole is a nail artist queen. She’s painted the famous nails of Miley Cyrus and Stella McCartney. Her tutorials have been featured on Vogue.com, TeenVogue.com, Refinery29, and IntoTheGloss. She’s the Global Color Ambassador for Sally Hansen, and she's the author ofNails, Nails, Nail!: 25 DIY Creative Nail Art Projects. This episode of #girlboss radio is sponsored by Audible.com. Get a free audiobook of your choice at Audible.com/GIRLBOSS
Nov 05, 2015
Grace Helbig, YouTube Personality, Comedian, Author
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Grace Helbig is the digital #Girlboss of our dreams. Her hit Youtube channel It's Grace has over 2.5 million subscribers. She hosts the popular podcast Not Too Deep with Grace Helbig, and she's The New York Times bestselling author of Grace’s Guide: The Art of Pretending to Be a Grown-Up. Grace opens up about being a introvert on the web, her controversy with E!, and working as the CEO of her multifaceted brand. &nbsp;
Oct 29, 2015
Charlize Theron, Actress, Producer, Activist, Mother.
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For our first episode, Sophia talks to the ultimate #Girlboss: Charlize Theron. You might know Charlize as an Academy Award winning actress who dazzles us playing strong, complex women on screen. But she's a #Girlboss in every way off screen too. Theron is a U.N. Messenger of Peace, the founder of the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project, and a mother of two. We talk to the actress about her career trajectory, the Hollywood gender pay gap, the importance of girlfriends in your life, and much more.
Oct 22, 2015
Introducing #girlboss radio
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On each episode, Nasty Gal founder and author of #Girlboss Sophia Amoruso interviews world-class girlbosses who have made their mark in creative, cultural, and business ventures to extract solid advice from the lessons they've learned along the way. Expect hilarious co-hosts and conversations you won't hear anywhere else. On this podcast Sophia hopes to humanize the known, champion the unknown, and, well, laugh a little about the absurdity that is life. Are you ready?&nbsp;
Sep 17, 2015