I’ve met many entrepreneurs who are really drawn into the wellness beauty space. It’s an exciting, lucrative, and highly competitive niche. That’s why I’m so excited to introduce today’s guest, founder of H. Gillerman Organics, Hope Gillerman.
H. Gillerman Organics is a line of aromatherapy essential oils. Hope curated this line after an ongoing battle with sciatica. After aromatherapy helped her tremendously, she developed her own line and launched in 2008. Hope has since been featured in the US, UK, and Japanese versions of Boat magazine, Dr. Oz The Good Life, The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Town & Country, Cosmopolitan, and Organic Spa.
One of the cool things about being an angel investor is that you're surrounded by some pretty incredible colleagues. Today’s guest, Sapna Shah, is certainly one of these people!
Sapna is an Angel Investor who, like me, has made a point of investing in female founders and other founders who are underrepresented. On top of that, she has zeroed in on tech, fashion tech, and e-commerce startups. She's the founder of Retail X Series, a co-founder of independent equity research firm Retail Eye Partners and the menswear startup Mind the Chap. She's also held executive strategy roles at Linens 'n Things and Ann Taylor.
A few years after I started See Jane Invest, I came across a fantastic female entrepreneur centered film idea on Indiegogo. That revolutionary documentary turned out to be my foray into producing.
Today I’m joined by the filmmakers behind She Started It, Nora Poggi and Insiyah Saeed. It was such a pleasure to find their work because, as you'll hear in the interview, it really represented everything that I hoped See Jane Invest would stand for.
How can Fortune 1000 companies look at people in tech, women, and diverse populations as something more than a box to check, and actually diversify the workplace in a real way?
Today’s guest, Janice Omadeke, tackles that very question. I met Janice while judging the SXSW 2018 start-up night, and she was so impressive that I actually really wanted her to go on and win the whole thing. She ended up taking home third, which is still really notable.
If you’re ready to take your vision or idea to the next level, and surround yourself with an A-Team, this is the episode for you.
Today’s guest, Whitney Johnson, was instrumental in the early stages of See Jane Invest. Her advice and perspective really gave me a wonderful place to start. On top of being a personal mentor, Whitney has been named one of 50 Leading Business Thinkers, according to Thinkers 50, in the whole world. She’s also is part of the original cohort of Marshall Goldsmith's 100 Coaches, and has been a Harvard Business Review contributor and a LinkedIn Influencer.
One of the gold standards for having “made it” in the entrepreneurial world is if you get invited by a giant corporation to be their Entrepreneur-In-Residence. It's quite a coveted gig, because it means you've done things so well that a corporation wants to know how you think and what you do. Well, today’s guest just happens to be Microsoft's Entrepreneur-In-Residence!
Tereza Nemessanyi has helped high growth startups go further and faster by leveraging frontier technologies and scale distribution channels. She helps entrepreneurs understand how Microsoft's products might help them, and helps Microsoft understand the way startups are thinking. It’s a win-win for everyone involved.
Have you ever sent a text message and immediately wished you could recall it? Today’s guest, Maci Peterson invented the technology to do just that! She’s also the CEO and Co-Founder of On Second Thought, a which is the definitive delay recall mechanism for mobile communications platforms.
I met Maci years ago at a pitch competition (that she won, by the way) where she debuted her company On Second Thought. I remember being impressed with the way she rocked it, and she hasn’t slowed down since.
Have you noticed that there are just some things no one tells you about having a baby?
How do you balance your hormonal changes, new schedule, and new responsibility with your existing career duties? After I had my son in 2017, I got to thinking about what working women deal with after they have a baby.
That’s why I’m so excited to welcome pediatrician Alison Mitzner to the show today. She is a board certified pediatrician, and received her medical degree from the State University of New York Health Science Center at Syracuse. After completing her pediatric residency, and practicing general pediatrics for five years, she moved into the pharmaceutical industry.
If you’ve ever wondered what advisory board members are, how to tell when you need them, or where to find them, you’re in the right spot.
You should also stick around if you’re looking for tips and tricks on how to get your startup noticed -- straight from an angel investor focused on women entrepreneurs.
Today’s guest is Alicia Syrett, founder of Point 25 Initiative, a mentorship program for women entrepreneurs seeking advisory board members. She is also the founder and CEO of Pantegrion Capital, an angel investment vehicle focused on seed and early stage investments.
For anyone pursuing a professional speaking career, and for entrepreneurs trying to get their big idea seen by the world, TEDx talks are the gold standard.
But how do you do it? How do you actually get into TEDx, and what's the whole experience like?
Today’s guest, Tricia Brouk, is the executive producer of TEDx Lincoln Square. She works with speakers to get their talks curated, formed just right, and ready for the big event. In addition to her high caliber position with TEDx, Tricia is an award-winning director, writer, and choreographer for theater, film, and television.
Have you wondered what the deal with cryptocurrency is? Are you looking for a way to get involved with the blockchain revolution, but don’t quite understand it? If so, you’re not alone. In fact, of the $85 billion invested in Bitcoin last year, women only accounted for $5 billion.
Today’s guests, Caitlin Copple Masingill and Jamie Iguchi are co-founders (along with other women) of Token Women Project -- A platform dedicated to helping women participate fully in the blockchain revolution.
It's one heck of a balancing act to try to make sure that your love life and your professional life work smoothly.
How often have you wondered how your relationship and your work life fit together? What happens when the person you're in love with, dating, or married to is also someone you work with?
I know so many of you are excited to hear from today’s guest, relationship and intimacy expert Marla Mattenson. Over her 23 year long career, she's helped more than 12,000 couples, including Academy Award winning actors, producers and directors, NBA players and coaches, Grammy Award winning artists, and millionaire entrepreneurs.
Single mothers don't get the credit they deserve for how much they're shaping our culture, our economy, and the next generation.
The reality is that more and more families are the product of single mothers, and it’s time we recognize that and add diversity into the business space.
Today’s guest, Emma Johnson, is a champion for newly divorced women who need to find their way to financial independence and wealth. She has some strong opinions about how women need to hold each other accountable, and while I cheer her on for some of them, you’ll hear me challenge her on others. But for the most part, I think she's doing some pretty fantastic work.
Does being “too nice” work against you in business?
Is being nice a detriment if you're a woman with ambition? Do you become someone you hate in order to succeed in your career?
Today’s guest, Fran Hauser, doesn’t think so. Author of The Myth of the Nice Girl, she believes women in business can present their whole self, be grounded in what they do, and not have to compromise their sense of what it means to be a compassionate person with empathy.
This is the principle that Acorns, a micro-investment app that lets people automatically invest spare change from debit and credit card purchases, was founded on. Today, I’m speaking with Jennifer Barrett who is the Chief Education Officer at Acorns and Editor-in-Chief of its editorial site, Grow.
Investor, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, and one hell of an advocate for diversity in the startup space, for the equal treatment of women, and for the cessation of sexual harassment in the workforce.
...and that’s just the START of her resume!
My guest on today's show is Sarah Kunst and I can't tell you what a pleasure it's been to know her. In addition to being everything listed above, Sarah is also also a contributing editor at Marie Claire Magazine. Her philanthropic interests include the boards of Michigan State University Foundation Endowment. She has been recognized all over the place for her work, for starts Forbes Magazine 30 under 30, The Wall St. Journal, and Fortune. The list of this woman's accolades just goes on and on.
What does a role in the National Tour of The Wedding Singer have to do with fitness and mindset? For Jen Gottlieb, everything!
Jen is a body and mindset transformation expert who specializes in working with people who are driven. In this episode, Jen and I discuss how her love for fitness and nutrition lead her to becoming a personal trainer and how, the sense of disconnect Jen experienced around her true self and the image she was known for ignited a new calling. (hint: it’s often the missing link to success in most people’s wellness journeys.)
These are the 3 core pillars of REPRESENT:, the foundation that Shayne Veramally is spearheading with Kweku Mandela: grandson of Nelson Mandela. Instead of immortalizing Mandela with a statue or school named after him, Shayne and REPRESENT: aim to live out Mandela’s legacy by empowering the next generation with the goal of creating a more just and equitable future.
When people think of startups, they often imagine ideas written on napkins and late nights brainstorming in the basement. I assure you, Aja Atwood’s start up, Trella, is not your average startup. She’s light years ahead of the curve creating solutions to indoor farming needs and specifically the space concerns in urban farming. How amazing is that?!
Can a sex toy startup qualify as a social impact company?
Oh. Hell. Yes.
Especially when that company was founded by women, for women and femme identifying women (in ALL stages of life, not just the tight and perky years), by a female founder who had to reclaim her sexual well being after a devastating diagnosis opened her eyes to how often women feel marginalized when it comes to whole body health and enjoyment.
How Do You Solve Your Own Problem? What's The Problem That You See Out There That You Are Uniquely Positioned To Provide The Answer To?
Our guest today, Kelly Hoey, answers these and more questions in the way only she can. Not only is she a dear friend and fellow featured guest on CNBC's Power Pitch together, she's also a former attorney with an amazing shoe collection! While her background is in angel investing (New York Angels and others), Kelly is moving into the author/speaking world with her first book, Build Your Dream Network.
Welcome to the See Jane Invest Podcast. I am so excited to present the inaugural episode of this podcast. I'm an angel investor & venture capitalist who backs businesses founded by women because I believe in creating diversity and inclusion in places of power. So if you're craving a conversation that goes beyond fighting for a seat at the table and instead talks about how to take over the whole lunchroom, get ready to See Jane Invest in her idea, See Jane Invest in her community, See Jane Invest in her!