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.
Diana Sumpter is an author, motivational speaker and Independent National Sales Director at Mary Kay, and she’s dedicated her career to helping women design and live out their dream lives. Diana tells her inspiring story of learning to move past old mindsets and habits into living her dream life.
Krista Ripma is the co-founder and CEO of Authentic Audience, a marketing company that helps brands “sell the truth.”
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.
Erica McMannes of Instant Teams explains how she’s learning to seek work-life harmony instead of balance, and describes the biggest lessons she’s learned while building her company.