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The Nav.it Podcast

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This podcast is dedicated to inspiring women to become prosperous on their own terms, elevating the way they experience the world. At Nav.it we believe women are redefining what wealth means to them. Join the conversation as we build a feminine vocabulary around money and what it means to be successful. Hearing how women have rocked their lifestyles, finances, and travel—and have navigated traditionally male dominated systems, is a great way to get inspired and shift mindsets. This podcast provides tips, resources and insights through weekly discussions and guest interviews. Let's Nav.it!
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Erika Parker Price of the Ready Pause Go podcast spent 10+ years in high-tech marketing before taking a career pause to raise her children. After a challenging but ultimately successful return to work, Erika's goal now is to support women planning to take a career pause or returning to work after one. During this episode Erika shares what prompted her to put her career on hold, and what she learned when she returned after 13 years.  She shares tips and insights for women in all phases of a career pause.What You'll LearnWhat her career was before she stopped workingWhat her reasons were for taking a pauseWhat she ended up doing during the pause, and whyRecommendations for your resume while in a career pauseWhat led her to decided to return to workWhat her journey back into the job market entailedWhy she started Ready Pause GoVarious reasons why women take a career pauseWhat a “returnship" isHow a pause could potentially impact your earning potential over timeTips for women considering a career pause, and also for those returning to workWhere to find ErikaReady Pause Go Website  Ready Pause Go PodcastReal TalkThis week's real talk from the community section of the Nav.it app is about New York bagels (seriously).If you want to have your story featured on a future episode, download the Nav.it app and leave your post in the Community section.  We'd love to hear from you! If you are enjoying the Nav.it podcast. please take a moment to rate, review and subscribe – we would appreciate it as  it really helps us grow the show.  Other comments, suggestions or other feedback? Find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @letsnavit.  
If you're a small business owner, you might want to think about consulting a lawyer for the mumbo jumbo legal stuff you'd prefer not to focus on. Enter self-described “Lawyer-Human” Shreya Ley who provides legal services, primarily to small businesses. Her expertise is protecting assets and intellectual property. Hear about her career journey, why you and what you produce are worth protecting, and important legal considerations for business owners. She also divulges what exactly a "Lawyer-Human" is...(we know that's your first question!).What You'll LearnWhy Shreya calls herself a “Lawyer-Human”What led her to a law career Why legal services are valuable and worth paying forThe two main legal protections: personal and business The importance of setting up clear contracts and partnershipsTrademarks and how legal can help when issues come upWhy women might be less aggressive about protecting their assetsTips for getting started with legal servicesWhy it’s important to have an attorney when hiring employees or entering a partnershipWhere to find ShreyaLay Roots WebsiteLay Roots on Facebook Real TalkThis week's real talk is about stress management strategies (and is from comments in the Let's Nav.it Facebook group).If you want to have your story featured on a future episode, download the Nav.it app and leave your post in the Community section.  We'd love to hear from you! If you are enjoying the Nav.it podcast. please take a moment to rate, review and subscribe – we would appreciate it as  it really helps us grow the show.  Other comments, suggestions or other feedback? Find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @letsnavit.  
If you want to know what it's like to climb Kilimanjaro, ice climb while shooting a PBS show, or scuba dive with bull sharks, Rachel's the woman to ask. An EMMY-Nominated On-Camera Host, Producer and Camera Operator, Rachel has traveled all seven continents, lived in three countries and journeyed through nearly 70 nations. Her career adventures range from TV hosting for the Travel Channel to producing shows like Ice Road Truckers and Ax Men.  Listen in to find out how she's nav.ed adrenaline-pumping experiences, team dynamics and being the only woman for miles in remote and rugged locations.What You'll LearnHow she's nav.ed working as a TV show producer, host and moreHer recipe for finding successHow she ended up working on "manly man" tv showsThe challenges that came with working in a typically male arenaSome stories from her remote location workWhat kept her going when she felt isolated and/or frustrated by being treated differentlyHow things have been changing for women working in mediaHer advice for women working in any male dominated industryWorking with difficult emotions on the jobWhat has been the best part of her career pathHer next exciting adventure!Where to find RachelRachelRoams.comRachel on InstagramRachel on TwitterReal TalkThis week's real talk story is about Hanoi, Vietnam.If you want to have your story featured on a future episode, download the Nav.it app and leave your post in the Community section.  We'd love to hear from you! If you are enjoying the Nav.it podcast. please take a moment to rate, review and subscribe – we would appreciate it as  it really helps us grow the show.  Other comments, suggestions or other feedback? Find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @letsnavit.  
Danielle Kayembe is a female futurist and serial entrepreneur who works on projects at the intersection of women, tech and social impact. Through her company GreyFire, she advises female founders on scaling their businesses and raising capital, and connects companies to ecosystems of underrepresented founders. She is a frequent speaker on topics related to women, social impact and technology on CNBC, TEDx, Google, General Assembly and other events, and has been featured in Forbes and Refinery29. She is also the author of "The Silent Rise of the Female-Driven Economy" a white paper on women and the future of business and innovation.During this episode Danielle talks about how most products that are supposed to be designed for all people (cars, phones, doors, etc), are actually created with a male prototype in mind. She also shares her thoughts and insights around the silent rise of the female driven economy, explaining why more women are creating products designed with women in mind.What You'll LearnMore about her groundbreaking article: The Silent Rise of the Female-Driven EconomyHow most products and devices out there have been designed with men in mindHow this impacts women – from being able to successfully use their phones to career choicesWhat the response has been to her article and talksHow this also plays out in the medical arenaThe rise of women entrepreneurs who are building solutions based on identified pain points Historical contributions of women in the work forceResources & LinksDanielleKayembe.comDanielle on InstagramRefinery 29 Article: The Silent Rise of the Female-Driven EconomyMedium Article: 100 Women, 100 Stories - Danielle KayembeGood & Mad by Rebecca TraisterReal TalkThis week's real talk story is about navigating your way through New York City.If you want to have your story featured on a future episode, download the Nav.it app and leave your post in the Community section.  We'd love to hear from you! If you are enjoying the Nav.it podcast. please take a moment to rate, review and subscribe – we would appreciate it as  it really helps us grow the show.  Other comments, suggestions or other feedback? Find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @letsnavit.  
In this episode, Lisette Austin interviews Kelly Lewis, creator of Go Girl Guides (the first series of travel guidebooks for women) and Women's Travel Fest which inspires, empowers and connects women who love to travel. Kelly is also the creator of Damesly, tours for professional and creative women. She shares her journey from bartender to successful travelpreneur and how she created a popular annual event for women from all over the globe. She also tells us how to navigate some of the challenges that come with entrepreneurship - and why it's all worth it.What You'll LearnWhat the Women's Travel Fest is and how it got startedWhat it's like to navigate a large event with multiple moving parts (speakers, venue, swag bag, etc)Some of the lessons she's learned along her entrepreneur journeyThe importance of women asking for the money they need (and deserve) to make their businesses successfulHow starting an event like  Women's Travel Fest has positively impacted her lifeHer tips for women embarking on entrepreneurial venturesInformation about Damesly, which offers travel tours for professional and creative womenResources & LinksWomen's Travel FestGo Girl GuidesDameslyReal TalkThis week's real talk story is about something that happened to one of our nav.igators in the Bahamas - so be sure to listen until the end!If you want to have your story featured on a future episode, download the Nav.it app and leave your post in the Community section.  We'd love to hear from you! If you are enjoying the Nav.it podcast. please take a moment to rate, review and subscribe – we would appreciate it as  it really helps us grow the show.  Other comments, suggestions or other feedback? Find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @letsnavit.  
So you've started budgeting and maybe even spending less than you earn.  You might even have a little in your savings account. Now what?  Women still don't always feel comfortable sitting down and talking about ways to grow their wealth -  and Nav.it wants to change that.  Join Nav.it CEO and Founder Erin Papworth and host Lisette Austin as they explore various ways that women can exponentially generate more wealth in their lives. What You'll LearnThere are different ways of growing our wealth and compounding our wealthWhat compound interest is and how it worksWhy it's a good move to start investing sooner than later, even if you don't have a ton of money to work withApps & financial institutions that can  help you start investing nowWhy it's never too late to startOther things to think about, like maximizing employee benefits and minimizing investment feesReal estate as another way to grow your wealthHow refinancing a mortgage can benefit youEntrepreneurship as yet another (sometimes complicated) way to rapidly generate your wealthThe increase of women working in and benefiting from all of these arenasWhy it's worth taking the time and effort to learn more about ways to grow your wealthResourcesAcornsVanguardBetterment  Robin HoodReal TalkThis week's real talk story is about Salvador, Brazil - so be sure to listen until the end!If you want to have your story featured on a future episode, download the Nav.it app and leave your post in the Community section.  We'd love to hear from you! If you are enjoying the Nav.it podcast. please take a moment to rate, review and subscribe – we would appreciate it as  it really helps us grow the show.  Other comments, suggestions or other feedback? Find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @letsnavit.  
Learn how a nav.igator made a unique investment in her 20s that led to a big return thanks to a girl's best friend (not diamonds)--compound interest. Even more inspiring: she left a toxic relationship, took some unexpected turns, became an exotic dancer to bring in the big bucks, and turned her earnings (and double life) into a nest egg that will serve her well into the future. She also later was able to turn a long time passion into a freelance business. It's an empowerment story about coming out on top— with grit and resilience.  What You'll LearnHow she was able to make a significant chunk of money while young and in college (no judgement!)What led her to decide to invest that money (especially when most of her peers were not thinking of saving for the future). It's a great story.How much her initial small investment is worth today (so amazing)What advice she would give to her younger self, looking back nowWhy she views her decision to invest as an action of self-worthInformation about dollar cost averaging and how it worksWhat her saving habits have looked like after that initial investmentHow (and why) she learned more about investing and growing wealth over timeHow she recently turned a passion into a great freelance businessHer tips for those wanting to start on a healthy financial path and start growing wealthWhy making a few sacrifices is ultimately so worth it  (and we are worth it)Real TalkThis week's real talk story is about Malawi - so be sure to listen until the end!If you want to have your story featured on a future episode, download the Nav.it app and leave your post in the Community section.  We'd love to hear from you! If you are enjoying the Nav.it podcast. please take a moment to rate, review and subscribe – we would appreciate it as  it really helps us grow the show.  Other comments, suggestions or other feedback? Find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @letsnavit.  
Today's interview is with Rita Golden Gelman— an extraordinary world traveler and elder Nav.igator. Now 81 years old, she spent 33 years of her later life without a permanent residence. Author of the New York Times bestseller: Tales of a Female Nomad: Living at Large in the World, she personifies the idea that true wealth is experiential. A prolific children’s book author who wrote while on the road, Rita was a working nomad well before the current “digital nomad” trend.  She also edited and published a collection of stories from women travelers: Female Nomad and Friends: Tales of Breaking Free and Breaking Bread Around the World. She was invited to share her life and travel perspectives in a TEDx talk: The Joy of Connecting.Rita has lived on five continents and in often rural places in Mexico, Indonesia, Africa, Laos, Thailand, Guatemala, Colombia, India, Tanzania and more. During this conversation, Rita shares stories about how she nav.ed a life of travel (managing logistics from finances to visas) and what her life is like now as she ages (some serious #realtalk).  She also offers her favorite resource for those wanting to dive into a nomadic life. What You'll LearnHow she handled working remotely and staying in touch with family before the age of the internetHow she found  places to stay throughout her 33 years on the roadHer main reason for travelingHow she was able to survive financially during her years abroadSome of her experiences from where she lived the longest (Indonesia)How she handled some of the logistics like visas and residencyWhat her most recent trip to Rwanda was likeWhat life is like now at almost 82 years oldThe importance of NOW.The #bestpart of a lifetime of travelWhat her most recommended travel resource isYou can follow and learn more about Rita at ritagoldengelman.comWatch and listen Rita’s TEDx talk: The Joy of ConnectingPick up copies of her books: Tales of a Female Nomad: Living at Large in the World and Female Nomad and Friends: Tales of Breaking Free and Breaking Bread Around the World (Proceeds from the purchase of Female Nomad and Friends goes towards providing school scholarships for children in Delhi, India)Resources MentionedServas International – Peace and understanding through travel and hostingServas United StatesReal TalkThis week's real talk story from the Nav.it app community is about Bora Bora.If you want to have your story featured on a future episode, download the Nav.it app and leave your post in the Community section.  We'd love to hear from you! If you are enjoying the Nav.it podcast. please take a moment to rate, review and subscribe – we would appreciate it as  it really helps us grow the show.  Other comments, suggestions or other feedback? Find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @letsnavit.  
Join co-hosts Erin Papworth (CEO & Founder of Nav.it)  and Lisette Austin (a.k.a travel hacker Jet Set Lisette) as they talk about freelancing as way to nav.it financially and in regards to lifestyle and career development. They both share their own freelance journeys and offer tips and insights into making the leap into a starting a small business.What You'll LearnWhy Erin decided to start a business and start freelancingSome of the challenges that can come with freelancing (real talk)How Erin navigated setting up an LLC,  and why it may not be as intimidating as it seemsWhat freelancing has looked like for Lisette as wellThe importance of having a good accountant and knowledgable professionals on your sideWhy it's also important to ask questions, talk about the issues and educate yourselfThe importance of advocating for yourself - especially in regards to negotiating and setting your contract rateHow starting a business has changed Erin's life and perspective - why it's worth itReal TalkThis week's real talk story from the Nav.it app community is about Seville, Spain!If you want to have your story featured on a future episode, download the Nav.it app and leave your post in the Community section.  We'd love to hear from you! If you are enjoying the Nav.it podcast. please take a moment to rate, review and subscribe – we would appreciate it as  it really helps us grow the show.  Other comments, suggestions or other feedback? Find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @letsnavit.  
Join Erin and I as we have a fantastic conversation with Whitney Hansen, host of the Money Nerds Podcast. She's also a money coach,  adjunct professor and Facebook Small Business Council Member. She coaches overwhelmed millennials on how to accelerate paying off debt and be financially independent. Some of her financial accomplishments include paying off $30,000 in 10 months, buying her first home at 19, and paying $472 for her master's degree.What You'll LearnHow Whitney got started on her journey of rocking her personal finances (and at such a young age)How she managed to purchase a home at 19 years oldSome of the challenges that come with working to meet big financial goals.How she dealt with socializing while reducing her spending (i.e. dining out less often)Why she believes making some short term sacrifices is definitely worth itwhy she loves shifting what we think financially responsible people look likeHer recommended first step towards changing your financial landscapeResourcesThe Money Nerds PodcastReal TalkThis episode's Real Talk stories are about 1) #FinancialPositivity and 2) navigating Oslo, Norway.  If you want to have your story featured on a future episode, download the Nav.it app and leave your post in the Community section.  We'd love to hear from you! If you are enjoying the Nav.it podcast. please take a moment to rate, review and subscribe – we would appreciate it as  it really helps us grow the show.  Other comments, suggestions or other feedback? Find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @letsnavit.  
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Angela Coryell

What an inspirational interview with Jamila. She’s really inspired me to start investing again, even though we’ve got a little bit of debt we’re trying to get paid off. I highly recommend this podcast to anyone who needs that extra kick to get themselves in “I can do it!” mode 👍🏼

Apr 4th
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