Run it like a girl explores the inspiring stories of women leaders from a variety of fields and industries. You’ll hear energizing tales and career journeys from women who’ve made their marks as leading change-makers in their industries.
Run it like a girl with Bernadette Butler, CEO and Co-Founder of StoryTap, Season 4, Episode 11
Bernadette Butler is the CEO and Co-Founder of StoryTap, a tech firm that works with companies to increase their brand engagement by giving their customers a voice and the ability to share it through personalized videos.
With offices in Vancouver and Toronto, Bernadette says StoryTap also works with clients to create easy to use video assistants.
Bernadette says she’s excited for where women are going in the tech world, but says there are still a lot of challenges for female founders.
Early on in her career, Bernadette joined a variety of networks where she received tips from well-meaning and successful women - tips like don’t wear dangly earrings, and to lower her voice when talking to people…in other words, become more masculine to overcome the female barrier.
The Fast Three
What is your favourite podcast or source of information? Master Class
What are you currently reading? Play Bigger by Al Ramadan, Dave Peterson, Christopher Lochhead & Kevin Maney
Who is currently inspiring you? I am obsessed with Storytelling and authenticity, I don't have one person. I get inspired by a ton of people
Run it like a girl with Christie Marchese, Founder and CEO of Kinema, Season 4, Episode 10
Christie Marchese, who grew up in Southern California, worked in a movie theatre through high school. She was planning on enrolling in filmmaking at college, but decided to pursue International Relations following the attacks of 9/11.
That love of film remained and after college Christie started working with a well-known TV producer on a non-profit film on registering voters. Christie’s path next took her to a company called Participant Media, where she worked on documentaries such as Food Inc., Waiting for Superman and The Cove.
Now based in New York City, Christie is the founder and CEO of Kinema, a company that uses a market platform to make films available to hosts who handle things like booking and ticket selling themselves through the digital platform. And this, according to Christie, allows Kinema to service more filmmakers and distributors.
On this episode, Christie Marchese talks about some mistakes she’s made as CEO - including not delegating enough. She has some advice for anyone interested in starting a business on venture capital, and she has some great advice for fellow introverts.
Learn more about Kinema
The Fast Three
What is your favourite podcast or source of information? Kim Masters, The Business
What are you currently reading? Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell
Who is currently inspiring you? People who work in the industry - the people of New York
Run it like a girl with Joanna Johnson, teacher and TikTok Influencer, Season 4, Episode 9
Joanna Johnson is a high school teacher by day, and a social media influencer by night, with nearly 900,000 followers on TikTok, where her videos have been viewed millions of times.
Joanna, who goes by Unlearn16 on TikTok has become a social justice warrior dealing with hate, prejudice and inequality with well articulated sarcasm and wit.
Joanna says her favourite thing to do is change someone’s view. On this episode of Run It Like a Girl, Joanna Johnson talks about education and says young people today aren’t being given enough opportunity to fail at something.
The Fast Three
What's your favourite podcast or source of information?: Anything with Ricky Gervais, Russell Brand or Michael Rosenbaum (Inside of You)
What are you currently reading?: high school papers, but favourite book is Women on the Edge of Time by Marge Piercy
Who is currently inspiring you? My mom
Learn more about Joanna: https://linktr.ee/unlearn16
Follow Joanna on Instagram
Listen to her podcast: Unlearn16: Class is in session
Run it like a girl with Jen Rice, Wellness Coach, Season 4, Episode 8
A split second decision shortly before her 50th birthday changed Jen Rice’s life forever. She sold everything she owned in the United States and bought a one-way ticket to Europe with the assumption she was going to land a consulting project in Geneva. When the project fell through, Jen found herself jobless and homeless in Europe.
Jen still remembers the moment she finally gave herself permission to just stop and forget about life for a while. In this episode Jen talks about resilience, starting over and finding what you're passionate about.
Learn more about Jen: https://www.jenrice.co
Run It Like a Girl with Jenn T. Grace, publisher, author, entrepreneur, Season 4, Episode 7
Jenn T Grace is the founder of Publish Your Purpose Press and an author of several books. Her company is a hybrid book publisher that focuses on non-fiction and memoirs. Jenn didn't have all the answers when she started her publishing company, but she followed the just do it mentality as she knew this was her calling.
In this episode Jenn talks about the lack of diversity in the American publishing industry, but she sees hope in the fact that people are starting to demand that most voices are heard.
Her advice to others - follow your passion and push past your fears.
The Fast Three
What is your favourite podcast or source of information? The Wheel of Misfortune, I Mom so Hard
What are you currently reading? Magic Lessons by Alice Hoffman, Why Cats are A******s by Liz Miele The Ultimate Sales Machine by Chet Holmes
Who is currently inspiring you? Inspired by all the people who work in design thinking
Learn more about Jenn
House on Fire: Finding resilience, hope and purpose in the ashes
Publish Your Purpose Press
Run it like a girl with Elizabeth Bachman, Owner, Strategic Speaking for Results, Season 4, Episode 6
Elizabeth Bachman, and her Strategic Speaking for Results program, trains business professionals on how to get results through speaking. Elizabeth wasn’t always a trainer, and spent 30 years in the international opera world, 11 of those operating a summer opera company in the Austrian Alps.
On this episode of Run It Like a Girl, Elizabeth Bachman talks about the importance of knowing your audience, and how women who are new to management can lead effectively. Elizabeth also talks about the glass ceilings she faced in the Opera industry - particularly losing job opportunities to less qualified candidates - usually men.
Learn more about Elizabeth
Great show highlighting inspiring women.