Dr. Anne O'Brien realized that her career in production would be an uphill battle, and after a few events it became time to quit. Because of her circumstances and experiences, Dr. O'Brien continued on to be an educator as an assistant professor at Maynooth University in Ireland. She now also serves as a researcher on gender inequality in media work.
Dr. Nikki Blacksmith has focused her research on venture funding and why only 2-3% of companies that receive venture funding are owned by women. She uncovered four things venture capital companies do to select firms in which to invest. And none of those things are equitable nor predictors of success. And so Nikki, along with her co-founder, set out to offer up a better and more equitable solution.
Dr. Katina Sawyer has been studying the intersection of gender at work for a long time. And what she has discovered is that there are companies that boast equitable workplaces and there are companies that truly have equitable workplaces. Katina explains the difference and the tactics that women are taking to make work safer and more equitable.
It's been 12 months and 24 episodes of The Female Entrepreneur Show. And it's time for a change. Not just in the world of female entrepreneurship but for this podcast, too. Starting with the next episode, I'll be interviewing academics and researchers who are studying female equity at work and in female entrepreneurship. This episode explains the reason for this change.
Jennifer Eckhardt, fractional COO, helps entrepreneurs—both male and female—get out of their own way. She creates systems and helps them delegate in a way where they're delegating outcomes versus just delegating. We all can use a little advice that Jennifer offers, and this episode may help you break through something you're stuck on—it did for me!
Ever wonder what it's like to uncover the revenue and business models that exist within male-dominated industries? My guest, Joanna Jones, has that kind of access. By being raised in a family of male entrepreneurs, being a business owner was totally normal to Joanna. She also had a front-row seat to the business model and revenue models of male-dominated fields.
If you see a void in the marketplace for a service, how do you launch when borrowing can be challenging? As a female entrepreneur with a great market research idea for Instagram, Kayte Hamilton struggled. Discover Kayte's fascinating service offering and hear how she views borrowing inequities for female entrepreneurs.
Have the inequities associated with being a female entrepreneur ever caused imposter syndrome for you? In this episode, Torre Capistran of Hooked On Code LLC talks about how being a female entrepreneur changed from being a liability to being her asset.
What if you don't love what you're doing when you're an entrepreneur? What if your gut is telling you that something is not right? In this episode, Sue Meitner of Centennial Lending Group talks about breaking up with her business partners, ceasing her role as CEO, and pivoting.
It isn't often that a female founder can say she has generations of female entrepreneurs in her family. But that's true for Taylor McMaster, founder of Dot & Company. Hear about how entrepreneurialism runs in her family—on her mother and grandmother's side.
What would your firm charge if you weren't female owned? If you believe you might be pricing yourself lower than others, listen to this episode with best-selling author and speaker Lindsey Pollak. Learn how she discovered her pricing dilemma and fixed it.
How does standing up for women show up in your company's culture? In this episode, hear a story from Amanda Dixon, founder of Barney, about how her male colleague voiced support of women in a meeting and validated an intentional female-forward culture.
After speaking with Erica Brune, I came away with this thought: one should say yes to opportunities, even if they're scary ones. Erica did just that. She ventured on an entrepreneurial journey that was unlike most others, and it all started with saying yes to one scary opportunity after another.
Leah Leaves, a fractional COO, knows that male marketing agency owners are her ideal client. Not female owners — males. In this insightful episode, Leah explains how she came to that conclusion and knows what makes an ideal client.
Entrepreneurs are often pulled in a thousand directions. Add that to generational assumptions that women entrepreneurs will care for things at home, too. How do you have time left for anything important to you as a female entrepreneur? Listen to Wendy Ellin talk about how she helps women get organized and become empowered to say no to things that are not important.
Female entrepreneurs today are part of a movement that includes more businesses owned by women than ever before. And yet, only 4% of female-owned businesses earn more than $1 million in revenue. Hear Marcia O'Connor, founder of The O'Connor Group, explain why that is and how things will be changing in the future.
Entrepreneurs are often on a path that's lonely. But it doesn't have to be, especially with the help of coaches. Kara Smith Brown, the owner of a marketing agency specializing in the supply chain industry, talks about the multiple coaches she's enlisted to help her and guide her in her entrepreneurial journey.
Listen to this episode to learn what Kait LeDonne hopes that the pandemic did for big changes in work-life harmony. Have gender assumptions and responsibilities at work and home changed forever? Find out.
When you're an entrepreneur, taking things slowly clashes with how business is typically done. But the frenetic pace of entrepreneurial life isn't always joyful, fun, or healthy. Listen to this episode and learn why slowing down might be exactly what you need to achieve greater success.
Earlier in Heather Fritzsche's career, a previous manager told her she should never manage people. Now, she's an entrepreneur company with a high retention rate. Find out how she managed to overcome really tough feedback and prove everyone wrong.
When Sarah Gonnella was a child, something happened to her that would impact her for many years to come — including how she acts as a female leader. In this vulnerable and honest episode, listen how Sarah takes all that's good that can be gained from a bad experience and turns it into positive leadership.
When Natalie Egan presented as a man, her HR tech company operated with a culture that leaned heavily on toxic masculinity. That all changed when she came out as a transgender woman. In this interview, Natalie talks with me about how she views culture and leadership as a transgender woman today.
Is there too much on your plate? Are you trying to do "all the things"? As female entrepreneurs, we often take on more than we need to and may even be subconsciously validated by being so busy. If this sounds like you, listen to this episode with Emily Morgan of Delegate Solutions.
Ever wonder if female leaders run things differently? In this episode, we get a special insight into whether female leaders look at things differently or lead with a different mindset. Gain the unique vantage point from two Certified EOS Implementers who work with male and female entrepreneurs.
If you need help with sales, new sales ideas, or just want to look at sales differently, listen to this episode. Gain insights from former sales team leader turned marketing agency owner, Maggie Swift.
Has the pandemic opened the eyes of business leaders and shown companies that work doesn't have to always be 9-5? Or will things revert back to old expectations? This show's guest, Heather Steiger, thinks that flexible work and work looking differently should have always been a reality and is definitely here to stay. Listen to this refreshing episode.
Do you ever catch yourself dreaming of a totally new life and career? Maybe something that's similar to what you're doing now, but more on your own terms? That's exactly what Jennifer Zick did when she launched Authentic Brand, her fractional CMO agency. Listen to what Jennifer has learned along the way as she chartered her own journey toward entrepreneurship.
Ever dream of starting a podcast of your own? Not me. The idea for The Female Entrepreneur Show didn't come from a wish list or a bucket list. Instead, it stemmed from some research I did on podcasts for women-owned businesses. This episode covers the "why" behind this new podcast.