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Women Conquer Business

Women Conquer Business

Author: Jen McFarland, Women-Owned Business Consultant

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Let's talk about how to build women-owned businesses, not around spreadsheets, bottom lines, and formulas, but around equity, leadership, mindset, courage, and resilience — you know, the things we are born to do.
67 Episodes
Starr Sheppard-Decker shows us the sassy side of spirituality. Hold onto your hats, get ready for some irreverent - and reverent - spiritual talk with a side of sass and a dash of 13-year-old boy humor. Probably *not* for traditional religious folk.
All those victories, and times you second-guess yourself? Those are the business experiences that provide you with opportunities to get to know yourself on a deeper level. These mini-spiritual journeys make you a better person, leader, and business owner.
Has anyone ever told you that you can't show compassion and empathy AND be successful in business? Brand Strategist and author Maria Ross is here to set the record straight on cash flow, creativity, and compassion. Meet Maria RossMaria Ross is the founder of Red Slice, a consultancy that advises entrepreneurs, startups, and fast-growth businesses on how to build an irresistible brand story and authentically connect with customers. She is a keynote speaker who regularly speaks to audiences on marketing and building an engaging brand story that drives growth and impact. She is the author of The Empathy Edge, Branding Basics for Small Business and The Juicy Guide Series for Entrepreneurs.Maria started her career as a management consultant with Accenture and went on to build marketing and brand strategies for multiple companies, including Discovery Communications,, BusinessObjects (now SAP) and many other startups and technology leaders, before starting her own business. As a brand strategist, she has worked with brands such as Microsoft, Dropbox, Alteryx, and GSK, as well as many smaller leaders in niche industries. Maria has been featured in and written for numerous media outlets, including MSNBC, Entrepreneur,, Huffington Post and Forbes.comMaria understands the power of empathy at both a brand and personal level: in 2008, six months after launching her business, she suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm that almost killed her. Her humorous and heartfelt memoir about surviving this health crisis, Rebooting My Brain, has received worldwide praise.Maria lives with her husband, young son, and precocious black lab mutt in the San Francisco Bay Area.Connect with Mariahttps://red-slice.com Maria's Book, The Empathy Edge!
Tired of feeling like you're connecting with an automation more than a brand, business, or person? So am I. And so is Angela Henderson. She talks about another way. It's called human-to-human marketing. And you're going to love it!Meet Angela HendersonFounder of the highly successful online store Finlee and Me, Angela taps into the decade's worth of knowledge of how to grow a thriving enterprise and pours it into her business consulting clients. As a business consultant, she partners with start up and small businesses to grow their brands through hands on support, ensuring foundations are laid in order to leverage growth. Her skills were honed at the helm of Finlee and Me, where she learned everything from branding, PR, sales funnels, email marketing, website, copy, SEO and more. She knows what it truly takes to have a strong brand, consistence sales, steady growth and over all dedication. Angela has been featured in the media including Talking Lifestyle with Ed Phillips and David Koch, Inside Small Business and on numerous Australia and International podcasts.Connect with AngelaWebsite: Link: Group: Demand Webinar: Facebook Page: Page:
This week we meet Kate Bradley Chernis, Co-Founder and CEO of Lately, artificially intelligent-powered marketing software that automatically turns blogs, videos, and podcasts into dozens of amazing social posts. This former DJ, talks about the music industry, raising $3 million, and marketing best practices.About LatelyLately is artificially intelligent-powered marketing software that automatically turns blogs, videos and podcasts into dozens of amazing social posts. It then amplifies those social posts across unlimited employee, stakeholder or franchisee location accounts, so that companies can syndicate coordinated messaging at scale. Use cases include brand marketing, employee advocacy, social selling, executive thought leadership management and personal social media communications.Lately: Bradley Chernis: 
Hustle culture isn't bad... until it is.Key Takeaways:What does it mean to hustle, anyway? The problem with hustle for the sake of hustlingHustle & burnoutThe difference between you and the gurusWhat to do instead
This week we meet Kelly "Nerdzilla" Mendenhall, a recovering nonprofit professional living with chronic pain, who's also building a business from her couch, and crushing it on her podcast. Oh, and she has a wicked sense of humor — just like Jen. Get ready for stories, swearing, and lots of laughs.Key TakeawaysWhat is a 'Spoonie'?Living with chronic painGaslighting from doctors; and advocating for yourself to get great healthcareConducting business from the couchBeing a kickass podcaster on A Non-Mom Happy HourLife as a woman who doesn't have children in the working worldNetwork marketing done right (so your friends don't hate you - yes, Jen mentions yoga pants/acne cream in Facebook Messenger LOL)Meet Kelly "Nerdzilla" MendenhallKelly Mendenhall is recovering nonprofit professional living in Middle Tennessee, USA. Growing up in post-industrial era Flint, Michigan, Kelly received her Bachelor’s of Science and Master’s in Public Administration from Eastern Michigan University, determined to change the world for the better by working in the nonprofit sector.Kelly relocated to Nashville, Tennessee, USA in 2013 in pursuit of life, liberty, and gainful employment. In 2017, Kelly was suddently wracked with neurological and muscular issues that caused debilitating chronic pain. She became medically disabled and unable to work outside the home. It was then that she became reacquainted with her former, creative self, and dreamt again of becoming of a published writer.Kelly is a Spoonie, Author, Podcast co-host, Entrepreneur, and Self-Care Advocate living with chronic pain and invisible illness(es.) Her mission is to show the world that a medical diagnosis/diagnoses do not have to mark the end of one’s story.Kelly is freelance journalist, a virtual entrepreneur in network marketing with Rodan + Fields skincare, and co-host of the podcast A Non Mom Happy Hour.Website: Non-Mom Happy Hour Podcast: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram:
Key Takeaways:Jen shares wisdom from a recent Lyft driver about burnoutWe meet Rose Désauguste, Founder of HueLixirWe talk about strategies you can use to build your business and start-up faster, without breaking the bankWhy we need to start with ourselves, build better leadership, and get clearboth inside and outside our organizationsRose Désauguste is an impact entrepreneur and founder of HueLixir. HueLixir is a mission-driven digital transformation agency that helps other mission-driven startups to scale sustainably with branding, strategy, software development, and Agile consulting. Rose has led Agile transformation at some large corporations, including Fortune 100 companies, and she leverages her corporate experience to help drive social change through HueLixir.Rose’s mission is to empower people to achieve their highest potential through the businesses they consciously create in the world. She is a strong advocate for purpose-driven leadership and holistic wellness for entrepreneurs.Website:
Meet Lily FontasLily Fontas is on a mission to help women get strong, healthy and happy…. on their terms. She works with women from Boston to Tokyo as an online master health & wellness coach and has helped over 100 women reach their goals without deprivation.Lily is known for helping busy professional women pledge to "Never Diet Again" as they gain strength and confidence. She is anti-diet and body positive and believes that everyone deserves to feel confident and strong. Her unique coaching approach and curriculum design expertise helps overwhelmed women create sustainable wellness routines that last a lifetime.
On this week's show we talk about the state of women's entrepreneurship. We are really rocking it! And ... we have some work to do. I'm also SUPER EXCITED to share my interview with Thembi Bheka. She's an amazing woman who will help you find your inner lioness while helping women in Zimbabwe support their families.About Thembi BhekaThembi Bheka is the founder of She Breaks Thru. She believes in helping women reignite their passion, gain more clarity, and reconnect with their bigger purpose. Thembi is heavily involved in empowering women in Africa. As a result, she trains African women to work online as virtual assistants. She is on a mission to empower 1 million women by 2025.Thembi was voted the Launch Club (Jeff Walker’s community) Spokesperson for the year by 1000 entrepreneurs. Thembi has inspired others at live events including PLF Live 2019, LaunchCon 2018, REIN, African High Tea, and the upcoming Inbound 2019.She has featured on top-rated podcasts including Cashflow Ninja and Her Success Radio that have also featured top entrepreneurs that include Kim Kiyosaki, Kevin Harrington, Ali Brown and Marie Forleo, to name a few.When Thembi isn’t busy helping women reconnect with their passion and grow their businesses, she enjoys spending time with her two children and traveling on road trips. She also is a volunteer with Kelowna Community Resources- a government organization that helps new immigrants settle in Canada. Thembi lives between beautiful Kelowna, Canada, and Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.
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