Pretty Powerful Podcast with Angela Gennari

Pretty Powerful Podcast with Angela Gennari

As women, society sets a standard of being pretty in order to be desired, but why not pretty powerful? The Pretty Powerful Podcast with Angela Gennari showcases women who are breaking barriers, shattering glass ceilings, dominating in their sport and rising to the top of their industry. Angela will interview a different powerful woman each week to provide our audience with insight, tools, and inspiring stories from their personal journey. The goal of this podcast is to empower, inspire and inform not just women, but everyone, on the importance of including women in all aspects of growth and innovation. Join us as we celebrate exceptional women and step into our power.


April 16, 2024 49 mins

Heartbreak affects productivity. There is not doubt that what is happening in our personal lives inevitably impacts what is happening in our professional lives. So, how do we deal with grief, trauma and stress so that we can regain our strength and confidence?

Sara Webb is a Resilience Coach, empowering women revive their innate power with meditation, breathwork, and body awareness. 

Having been engaged three times, divorced twice,...

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Fear can drive innovation, and for Bethany Corbin, it also helped her find her purpose. As a healthcare innovation and femtech attorney, Bethany Corbin is on a mission to help thought-leading companies revolutionize the global women’s health sector. She is the founder of FemInnovation, which helps founders, clinicians, politicians, and advocates transform and disrupt “standard” care delivery for women’s health through specially tai...

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March 19, 2024 56 mins

Resilience and tenacity are my two favorite words in the English language. I cheer for the underdog and love stories of triumph over trauma. It is even better when that story of triumph becomes a catalyst for empowering others. Sofie Lindberg has done just that. 

As an American-Swedish catalyst for change, Sofie brings a unique perspective to the table, drawing from her background in human services and organizational sciences, in a...

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March 12, 2024 55 mins

Vulnerability is scary. Like the Wizard of Oz, we want to hide behind the curtain and project an image of perfection and strength... but that is not how we connect with others. Our personal journeys are complicated, and they make us human. Cathlene Miner has overcome so much in her personal life, and her career journey has taken several turns from being an executive to a stay a home mom to an entrepreneur to running a non-profit.


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March 5, 2024 40 mins

To be successful at anything, you need a strategy... and social media is no different. I love seeing friends and colleagues embrace content creation and effective engagement on social media, but not all of us feel confident enough to do that. Tamay Shannon believes that Social Media doesn't have to be hard, ineffective, or time-consuming.

Tamay's company, Where 2 Start Marketing, was created especially to help take the overwhelm ou...

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February 6, 2024 38 mins

As someone who struggles to draw a stick figure, it seems far-fetched that I would leave my corporate comfort zone to dive head-first into a career as an artist... but that is exactly what Nancy Marks did. Nancy convinced herself that she had no artistic skills whatsoever, until she signed up for a fused glass class to spend quality time with her mother, and discovered a passion and talent while "embracing the imperfections" of art...

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January 23, 2024 45 mins

Having a great financial strategy is so important to creating stability, yet many of us lack confidence or expertise to manage our money and make investments. So what do we do? Money should not be a taboo topic, yet we struggle to talk to our friends about it and are afraid to admit what we don't know. After spending a combined 20 years as a Financial Advisor and Mortgage Advisor, and having countless conversations with women, Patt...

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January 16, 2024 44 mins

For many of us, our pets are family, and few things are as crushing as learning that a family member has been diagnosed with cancer, knowing the battle they have ahead of them. Thankfully we have people like Ashley Kalinauskas, who launched a cancer-battling biotech start‑up that resulted from her graduate thesis project at the University of Notre Dame.

Ashley Kalinauskas is the founder and CEO of Torigen, a biotechnology company h...

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December 19, 2023 44 mins

Building a successful business is naturally the primary focus of every entrepreneur... but how do you then protect what you have worked so hard to build? Scherrie L. Prince is an attorney and asset protection coach who teaches entrepreneurs how to merge their business plan with their estate plan to create a moat around their assets. For over a decade she has taught, led, and counseled entrepreneurs at every phase of their business....

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December 12, 2023 47 mins

Words matter... and the things you tell yourself can determine your future. In the same way, the things that have been told to you by others have probably made the biggest impact on how you see yourself... and if those things were negative, you may have had a difficult time achieving success, or feeling like you deserve it, or you may struggle with low self esteem. I had a fascinating conversation with Annie Delre about Neuro-lingu...

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November 28, 2023 41 mins

Sometimes we reach a point in life where we are so passionate about something that it causes a complete pivot to a more mission-driven career. Shani Bocian, the Founder and CEO of Allermi, was a teacher prior to pivoting to the medical industry. 

Allermi is the first one-bottle allergy medication tailored to your symptoms. Patients fill out a symptom survey on their website that is reviewed by a physician at Allermi. Then, their cu...

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November 14, 2023 49 mins

We all wish we could be more efficient with various projects, but Laura Bowers has actually created a formula for it. Laura Bowers is the CEO of The PMO Boss. After 20 years of leading projects and teams she has witnessed some of the best and worst practices out there. She then took that knowledge and developed a streamlined approach for implementing and managing a project management office (PMO), using the B.O.S.S. Method, and bet...

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November 7, 2023 40 mins

There's no doubt that automation of tasks has saved a ton of time and effort... some of us remember the days when we would need to write and mail checks to pay bills and then balance our checkbook manually... yeah, those days are thankfully behind us! But Natalie Guzman has figured out how to automate almost everything as a family manager, virtual assistant, entrepreneur and busy mom.

Natalie's story is truly inspiring. She is a fo...

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October 31, 2023 56 mins

Carrie Pierce is a true Renaissance woman, who continues to find new outlets for her creative talents. Carrie has over twenty years of experience in Publishing, Radio & TV as a renowned make-up artist and actress. She is also a published author and ghostwriter. She began crafting quality stories from the heart that contain important life lessons in her children's book, Abby Apple Tree, and was named a finalist for an Eric Hoffe...

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October 24, 2023 44 mins

Most of us have struggled with the question.... "Is this what I am supposed to be doing with my life??" at some point. On this episode of the Pretty Powerful Podcast, JJ DiGeronimo helps people to navigate this question by bringing mindfulness into the conversation. A woman in tech turned award-winning author, JJ DiGeronimo, shares energy practices and empowering strategies that listeners can use to create more impact! With new lev...

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October 10, 2023 33 mins

I hear from people so often that they have always wanted to take the leap into being an entrepreneur, but they are afraid to leave their comfortable corporate position. Irena Azaraev decided to get uncomfortable, leave her great job with a large retail chain, and pursue her dream of bringing people safe and practical solutions to treat aesthetic and medical conditions.... in the middle of the pandemic! Irena launched BYou Laser Cli...

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October 2, 2023 52 mins

When you spend much of your career as "the only" (woman) in the room, the pressure is different, not just in meeting the expectations of the role, but in ensuring that path to success is paved for others as well. In this episode, we hear about the journey of Victoria Pelletier, a 20+ year Corporate Executive and Board Director. Nicknamed the “Turn Around Queen” by former colleagues and employers, Victoria inspires and empowers her ...

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September 26, 2023 47 mins

Don't you love when simply trying to solve a basic life problem leads to an epiphany?? For Laura Gisborne, she needed to figure out how to create a way for her to balance being a mom while working in their family-owned and operated restaurant. Now, Laura is a highly successful business expert with over 25 years experience in growing and scaling her companies.

From structuring and selling small boutique businesses to owning a multi-...

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September 19, 2023 48 mins

Isn't it beautiful when your expertise and passion combine to not just improve your own life and define your purpose, but to genuinely improve the lives of others? That is the journey that Beth McDaniel is on as she tackles not just climate change and social justice, but also protecting intellectual property as an attorney. Beth McDaniel, JD is co-founder and President of the award-winning paint and coatings company, Reactive Surfa...

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August 22, 2023 55 mins

Adversity can create an inner fire can move you in directions you could never imagine. At a young age, Celina Shands turned to sports as a welcome and rewarding distraction from a troubled home environment, and found a passion and talent that would continue to drive her to achieve greatness throughout her life. As a former Female Athlete of the Year, Celina attributes her love of sports as the driving force and passion that she put...

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