Entreprenista

Entreprenista

The Entreprenista Podcast is a weekly show featuring the stories of successful female founders and what it’s really like to run a business. Hosted by Stephanie Cartin & Courtney Spritzer, co-founders of Socialfly, a leading social media marketing agency, each episode goes beyond what you see on Instagram and into the nitty-gritty of growing and scaling a company effectively from women who’ve done it. Consider this the most fun business meeting you’ll ever have.

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June 27, 2022 59 min

We all know starting a new business is not easy. It comes with a long list of challenges that can be difficult for just one person to navigate. So what happens when you’re one half of an entrepreneurial partnership? Does it become easier or more difficult to navigate these obstacles?

Or guests today, Jan Seale and Coabi Kastan, are the co-founders of Out of Office – an app that facilitates travel by offering personalized inspiratio...

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Julie Solomon is the CEO of EmpowerYou, Inc., an organization whose core mission is to coach individuals into reaching their full potential and goals. She is also a business coach, brand and pitch expert, best-selling author (Get What You Want: How to Go From Unseen to Unstoppable), and popular podcast host (The Influencer Podcast). 

On this episode, Julie talks to us about the steps that she took to becoming an Entreprenista, begi...

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Jesse Draper is the Founding Partner of Halogen Ventures, an early-stage venture capital fund focused on women-founded consumer technologies. A 4th generation venture capitalist, Jesse is an advocate for investing in innovation that solves some of the biggest issues facing women and families today. A leading voice of women in technology, Jesse was listed by Marie Claire magazine as one of the 50 Most Connected Women in America and ...

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Arian Simone is the Co-founder and CEO of Fearless Fund, the first venture capital firm built by women of color for women of color. She served as the CEO of AR PR Marketing until the firm’s acquisition in 2016, while in 2010—driven by a mission of inspiring millennial women entrepreneurs—Arian founded Fearless Magazine and the Fearless Platform. A philanthropist, serial entrepreneur, and angel investor with over 17 years of experie...

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Elena Cardone is an entrepreneur, event producer, public speaker, and visionary who inspires women to create their own life-fulfilling empires. Elena began her career in Hollywood, where she became a successful model and actress. Today, she is the architect behind many Grant Cardone Enterprises’ ventures and has designed a curriculum to assist aspiring empire-builders. She is also the author of the best-selling book, Build an Empir...

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Shauna Armitage is the Co-founder of Odo, a fintech start-up that helps people safely grow their wealth. Shauna is a fractional marketing director who guides founders at all stages of growth in developing impactful marketing programs. Before co-founding Odo, Shauna served as the Director of Marketing for fitDEGREE and Director of Digital Media for The Modern Marketer by DPA. Shauna is also the creator and host of the Startup Renega...

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Fran Hauser is a start-up investor and keynote speaker, as well as the author of Embrace the Work, Love Your Career, a book that’s becoming the go-to for women who are seeking more joy and fulfillment in their careers. She is also the author of The Myth of the Nice Girl, which was named “Best Book of the Year” in 2018 by Audible. As an investor, Fran has invested in over 30 women-founded companies across consumer packaged goods, me...

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Beth Marcello is the Director of Women’s Business Development at PNC, an organization with a longstanding history of building strong communities and financial opportunities for individuals, families, and businesses. Before joining PNC, Beth was the Principal and Lead Consultant of PRwriting, Inc., a communications consulting firm she founded in 1990. In addition to her work at PNC, Beth is an adjunct faculty member at the Universit...

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Jaclyn Johnson is the ultimate multi-hyphenate redefining the concept of work for a new generation of women. She is a serial entrepreneur with two exits from highly successful businesses, including cult-favorite brand, Create and Cultivate. In addition to being a best-selling author, Jaclyn is the host of a business podcast where she has interviewed pioneers of the industry such as Martha Stewart, Meghan Markle, and Chelsea Handler...

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Dr. Catha Fischer is the Director of Fertility Preservation, Reproductive Endocrinologist, and Medical Director at Spring Fertility. Spring Fertility is a modern fertility center that delivers patient-centric, state-of-the-art IVF, egg freezing, genetic testing, and advanced reproductive services. A board-certified reproductive endocrinologist, obstetrician, and gynecologist, Catha is driven by the belief that every patient deserve...

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The mother-daughter duo, Pamela Hirsch and Nicole Lawson, are the Co-founders of Baby Quest Foundation, a 501 c(3) non-profit organization. Baby Quest Foundation helps people start families by providing financial assistance to those who can’t afford the high costs of alternative means of conception such as IVF, egg donation, and surrogacy. Pamela Hirsch brings over 15 years of business expertise as Co-founder of Baby Quest Found...
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Simmone Taitt is the Founder and CEO of Poppy Seed Health, a company she launched after 14 years of working in tech startups such as Gilt Group, SpaFinder, and Handwriting.io. Poppy Seed Health is revolutionizing support and care for pregnant and postpartum individuals through on-demand, 24/7 access to doulas, midwives, and nurses. In addition to her work as CEO of Poppy Seed Health, Simmone serves as the Founder and Principal of H...
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Jane Mosbacher Morris is the Founder and CEO of TO THE MARKET, a company that provides key solutions for the ethical manufacturing and sourcing of apparel, accessories, and home goods. Jane graduated with a degree in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and later served the U.S. Department of State as a counterterrorism advisor and a detailee to the Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues. She also worked as the Director ...
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Kiya Tomlin is a fashion designer and entrepreneur. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Pre-Medical Studies at the College of William & Mary, Kiya pursued her lifelong love of fashion by studying Fashion & Apparel Design at the University of Cincinnati. She later established her own brand and line of clothing for women, dedicated to helping her customers live their stories purely and fully, without restrictions or ...
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Lindsey Laurain is the Founder of ezpz, an organization revolutionizing the feeding industry with their Happy Mat mealtime tool. Lindsey is an operations, management, and sales professional with extensive experience in start-ups and the medical industry. Before launching ezpz, Lindsey served as the Director of Operations for Humana. She had also served as an operations manager for Pfizer, a company she has worked with for over eigh...
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Rachel Katzman is the Co-founder of P.volve, an omnichannel fitness brand that features a global on-demand platform, live virtual classes, a growing line of patented equipment, and studios in multiple cities. Launched in 2017, P.volve is known for its functional fitness philosophy and remains a leading force among women-led companies. Rachel also founded the haircare brand, Cuvée Beauty, in 2015. Rachel joins me today to share h...
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Santhi Ramesh is the CMO of The Hershey Company. A senior global marketing executive, Santhi’s career spans several years and across powerful brands such as Colgate-Palmolive, McCain Foods, and Walmart. She completed her Master of Business Administration degree at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the University of Madras. A staunch advoca...
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Mara Smith is the Founder and CEO of Inspiro Tequila, an additive-free tequila brand owned, created, and inspired by women. After graduating from Pritzker School of Law at Northwestern University, Mara worked as an attorney for Mayer, Brown, & Platt and later as a corporate attorney for McDonald’s. Mara and the Inspiro Tequila team seek to support and inspire women founders while making women feel seen and relevant in industrie...
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Emma Bates is the Co-founder and CEO of Diem, a social knowledge-sharing platform designed for women and non-binary individuals. An expert marketer and community builder, Emma served as the Head of Global Marketing for the travel brand, Away, and was the Head of Community for Whalar before co-founding Diem in 2020. Emma is also a member of the Female Founder Collective, a network of businesses led by women. Emma joins us today t...
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Cyndi Ramirez-Fulton is the Founder and CEO of Chillhouse, a day spa that serves fashionable cafe drinks in spaces designed to help its customers slow down and relax. As CEO of Chillhouse, Cyndi brings together her experience in hospitality and flair for brand marketing to grow the company. Cyndi has previously worked as the Brand and Business Manager of Third Wave Fashion and served as the Editor-in-Chief and Creative Director of ...
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