What's Her Story With Sam & Amy

What's Her Story With Sam & Amy

What’s Her Story with Sam & Amy is a podcast for women from two renowned entrepreneurs, Samantha Ettus and Amy Nelson. Each episode features a woman at the top of her field from Abby Wambach to Gloria Steinem and Glennon Doyle.

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November 18, 2021 49 min

This week's episode features Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, a leading force in finance. We hear the story of how she grew Charles Schwab from her first job as a file clerk to leading the entire company. A mom of three adult children, Carrie's parents led to her passion for financial literacy for all. And Carrie shares her financial tips from 401ks to crypto. This is one you won't want to miss.

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In this episode, we sit down with Alicia Menendez, author of "The Likeability Trap" and anchor of MSNBC's "American Voices." Alicia's insights into why we want to be liked carry us through a conversation about how we shape our lives, how we raise our daughters, and how we can build a different world.

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October 7, 2021 54 min

In this episode, we have a candid and racy conversation with advertising executive turned entrepreneur Cindy Gallop who calls herself the "Michael Bay of Business." Cindy is the Founder and CEO of Make Love Not Porn and at the forefront of the sextech industry.

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September 30, 2021 55 min

In this episode we get the inside story of Alison Levine's climb from the highest peaks to the top of the speaking world. Alison is a polar explorer and mountaineer who has completed the Adventure Grand Slam which entailed climbing the seven summits and skiing both Poles. Alison is one of the country’s top 10 most sought after corporate speakers.

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September 23, 2021 19 min

This episode features Confidence Coach Christen Shefchunas, who works with athletes at all levels from Olympians and NCAA All Americans to high school athletes. As a former Division I head coach, Christen watched too many women miss out on their potential because of their lack of confidence. Realizing that there was a lack of resources, Christen left her 16-year coaching career and started Coach Christen, a business focused on help...

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September 16, 2021 42 min

Today, we meet one of America’s most prominent non-profit CEOs. Stacey D. Stewart is the President and CEO of the March of Dimes. She previously served as the U.S. President of United Way Worldwide, as well as President and Chief Executive Officer for the Fannie Mae Foundation. Stacey shares stories of growing up in middle class America as the daughter of a high school valedictorian who was expected to abandon her own dreams to sup...

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July 22, 2021 46 min

n this episode we interview Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey. The former professional basketball player has become known for her willingness to take on the big fights ranging from the opioid crisis to the Trump administration. Hear how Maura chooses her battles and why she never gives up until she wins.

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In the second episode of our Author Snack Series, we’re sharing a bite-sized interview with Tanya Selvaratnam - artist, Emmy-nominated producer and author. We talk to Tanya about her new book, “Assume Nothing: A Story of Intimate Violence” about her abusive relationship with then New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. We hear about her struggle to come forward, how she reclaimed her feeling of safety, and why bystanders need ...

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June 24, 2021 46 min

This week, we interview Rebecca Minkoff, designer and creator of the eponymous global fashion brand. Rebecca dishes on the t-shirt that launched her career, what it’s like running a business with her brother, how she and her husband divide the parenting and best of all, she candidly shares the challenges she has faced on her entrepreneurial journey. 

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June 17, 2021 69 min

This week on What’s Her Story, we’re joined by Julie Lythcott-Haims. After more than a decade as Dean of Freshman at Stanford, Julie took on the over-parenting rat race through her bestselling books and TED talk. We talk about raising independent children, redefining achievement, and most importantly, how to be the kind of parents our children deserve. 

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June 10, 2021 46 min

This week on What’s Her Story, we’re joined by Rachel Nichols, host of ESPN’s daily show focused on the NBA. We chat with Rachel about her early years at The Washington Post, rising in the ranks despite not fitting the mold, and how she parents.

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In the first episode of our brand new Author Snack Series, we’re sharing a bite-sized interview with Susan McPherson - author, consultant, serial connector, and communications pro. Susan shares the origin story for her career in connection, the unexpected questions she asks to forge relationships, and tips for introverts looking to make more friends.

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June 3, 2021 42 min

This is the second in our two part series with Amy Purdy, paralympic snowboarder, motivational speaker, Dancing With the Stars runner up and author. In this episode Amy talks about learning to snowboard again post-amputation, her intense relationship with her husband, her struggles with self-confidence, dancing her way to stardom with Derek Hough and how she stays positive in the midst of adversity. 

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May 27, 2021 49 min

In the first of our two part series with Amy Purdy, paralympic snowboarder, motivational speaker, Dancing With the Stars runner up and author, we take a deep dive into Amy's journey. From losing both of her legs at 19 to becoming a decorated athlete and hero to many, Amy has chosen again and again to view challenges as opportunities. 

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May 20, 2021 61 min

This week we're joined by Swan Sit, global digital marketing executive, Clubhouse’s biggest star, and board member of three public companies. We chat with Swan about immigrating to the United States as a child, her incredible career, being managed by Gary Vaynerchuk, and of course, her personal life!  

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May 13, 2021 63 min

This week we’re joined by Jennifer Weiner, New York Times bestselling author of more than 17 books. Jennifer shares her path from newsroom reporter to novelist, how she developed life-long confidence, and the challenges of raising teenage daughters. This episode is dedicated to Jennifer’s incredible, wise, and hilarious mother, Fran, who passed just days ago. We wish Fran could hear the loving stories Jennifer shared with us.

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May 6, 2021 41 min

In the wake of Melinda and Bill Gates’ recent divorce announcement, we’re sharing Melinda’s most personal interview ever. We talk about division of household labor, empowering women around the world, raising well-adjusted kids and the last thing that she and Bill fought about. Tune in to really understand Melinda and what she stands for. 

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April 29, 2021 57 min

In this episode we chat with forest ecologist Suzanne Simard, whose groundbreaking research led to her wildly popular TED talk on how trees talk to each other. Suzanne discusses sexism in science; the stressful life choice that led to her cancer, why her children are following in her footsteps; and finding love after her divorce.

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April 22, 2021 62 min

This week on What’s Her Story, we’re joined by educator and New York Times bestselling author Jessica Lahey. We talk about her path from sobriety to writing her just released book, The Addiction Innoculation, on preventing childhood substance abuse. We chat about how her research has changed her parenting style, the dangers of helicopter parenting, and how a text chain with her best friends anchors her days.

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April 15, 2021 43 min

When one of our past guests is all over the news, we get excited! It was no surprise that when Kim filed for divorce from Kanye, she chose attorney to the stars Laura Wasser. This week on What’s Her Story, we’re resharing our conversation with Laura who explains the importance of a prenup, why she chose not to marry either of her kids’ dads, and hilarious stories about how she wins.

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