Million$: Women Entrepreneurs Talk Money
By A Forbes Podcast by Clare O’Connor
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Self-made women get candid about the good, bad and ugly that comes with founding -- and funding -- a business. Hosted by Forbes Staff Writer Clare O’Connor, guests tell all about the first serious money they made or raised, whether that means closing a seed round or finally seeing revenues roll in. Expect anecdotes from Silicon Valley boardrooms and real-world advice for aspiring entrepreneurs.
||CleanMovie Star; Mogul||Actress-turned-entrepreneur Jessica Alba talks about the early, hard days of The Honest Company, her nontoxic household goods startup, today valued at upwards of $1 billion. It turns out being a star of the silver screen doesn't help when you're...||11/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Club Of One's Own||As a busy New Yorker and former public affairs guru, Audrey Gelman had changed her clothes in her fair share of Starbucks bathrooms and done pre-event makeup in many a Sephora. She had her big idea two years ago: what if city women had a third place,...||11/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeat At The Table||Arlan Hamilton has called herself a “triple threat…but not in a Beyonce way”: she’s a woman, she’s black, and she’s gay. She knows a little about being underrepresented in the startup world. The former concert producer founded Backstage...||10/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGood Hair Day||As recently as seven years ago, Alli Webb was driving around Los Angeles, offering blowouts to clients as a mobile hairdresser. Today her blowout-only salon chain, Drybar, is a national phenomenon with 65 locations (and growing) set to do $100 million..||10/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPower Dressing||Katherine Power and Hillary Kerr cofounded pioneering fashion and style site WhoWhatWear after a chance encounter on the set of 'Project Runway'. A decade later, the former magazine editor and journalist preside over a media, tech, and commerce empire..||9/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIn The Bag||Melissa Mash heard women's gripes about their bags firsthand while working for leather goods giant Coach, from laptops ruined by spilled water bottles to crushed sunglasses. She vowed to create a perfect, intuitive bag for working women, with pockets...||9/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBlood Sisters||In a venture capital world still run by men, The Flex Company founder Lauren Schulte did the improbable: raised $1 million to grow a startup aimed at helping make women's periods less awful. Yes, she talked about menstruation in Silicon Valley...||8/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNow We're Cooking||Ooshma Garg founded her first startup from her dorm room -- then made herself sick eating junk food while growing it. Cue her second big idea: Gobble, a venture-backed dinner kit delivery service that promises home-cooked meals you can make in one pan..||8/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSkin Is In||Emily Weiss had no cosmetics industry experience when she founded Glossier, a beauty brand for the Instagram generation. What she did have: reams of insider info on what women actually wear -- and want -- out of skincare and makeup thanks to her...||8/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBabysitter On Board||When Lynn Perkins started UrbanSitter, it was partly to solve her own problem: she had young twins, and she also wanted a social life. She wondered why there wasn't an OpenTable model for babysitting services, on-demand. To date, Urbansitter has...||7/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMoney In The Water||Kara Goldin couldn't lose 45 pesky pounds and couldn't figure out why. Then the former AOL exec quit her diet soda habit and started making fruit-infused water in her kitchen. This year, Hint Water is set to hit $90 million in revenues. Goldin talks...||7/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanButler Knows Best||Jessica Beck started Hello Alfred while still at Harvard Business School; within a year she and cofounder Marcela Sapone had secured $10.5 million in Series A funding and won the tech scene’s best-known pitch competition. And oh yeah: their product...||6/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTake It Outside||At just 27, Tyler Haney is taking on giants like Lululemon and Nike in the athletic apparel space with Outdoor Voices, the chic, technical line she founded in 2013. She’s raised more than $8 million in venture backing to date, but only after 70...||6/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Can't get enough
This is the podcast I never knew I needed. I LOVE the host, I love that she asks the questions I'm thinking and I love the guests! I wish it came on more frequently bc I can't get enough.
I am a young female in an old, male-dominated industry. So this podcast has completely rejuvenated my excitement about women and the future to change the world. I'm looking forward to cheering them on and hopefully learning from them as they grow. Thanks so much for sharing their stories with us! They are motivating, inspiring, and very informative.
Interesting stories that inspire
Hearing the stories about how these incredible women founded – and funded – their successful businesses is not just interesting, but super inspiring as well. Clare does a great job of getting them to open up not just about successes, but challenges they've faced as well. My favorite episode is "Good Hair Day" with Alli Webb.
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