Arlan Hamilton is the Founder and Managing Director of Backstage Capital, and author of About Damn Time. Arlan talks about some of the biggest lessons she’s learned while growing her company, which has raised more than $10 million to invest in startups led by founders who are people of color, women and/or LGBT in the last five years.
Dr. Sophia Yen is the co-founder and CEO of Pandia Health, the world’s only doctor led, women founded, and woman led birth control delivery company. She opens up about her experience of being the only female founder and CEO of a birth control delivery company, and she and Leah discuss the importance of pushing through frustration that can arise when you have a big vision but change is happening slowly.
Sherry Stewart Deutschmann, a serial entrepreneur and author of Lunch with Lucy, tells her inspiring story of starting a company as a single mom and finding success through her intentional choice to put her employees first. Sherry also breaks down the details of what it means to pay people a living wage, become a more approachable CEO, and continue to empower women business owners in every area of her career.
Hayley Dickson has always been driven to find “success” in her career. After a decade in the entertainment business, rising from executive assistant to a SVP at Fremantle Media, the largest media production and distribution company in Europe, she realized she wasn’t fulfilled.
While exiting the entertainment arena, a conversation with her financial advisor led to an offer from his company, Northwestern Mutual. In her first year, Hayley was No. 1 in the Western Region among advisors with fewer than five years at the company, and in 2019 she was named one of the Los Angeles Business Journal’s Most Influential Wealth Managers.
Cynthia Johnson, Co-Founder & CEO of Bell + Ivy wrote Platform: The Art & Science of Personal Branding for “normal people.” She is on the podcast today to share whether we are a CEO, entrepreneur, or employee why it is important for us to own our personal brand and some steps we can take audit our online brand. Cynthia shares why it is important for us to advocate for ourselves, our work, and learn how to ask for what we want.
Vicki Saunders is an entrepreneur, award-winning mentor, advisor to the next generation of change makers and leading advocate for entrepreneurship as a way of creating positive transformation in the world. Vicki is Founder of SheEO and #radicalgenerosity a global initiative to radically transform how we support finance and celebrate female entrepreneurs.