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What are the secrets behind some of the most successful women in the world? Each week designer Rebecca Minkoff talks to women from all walks of life, from CEOs to artists, and shows us what life is like without the pretty filters in order to help you navigate what it means to be vulnerable, how loss can make you stronger, and other ways to make your inner superwoman shine. Join us in being Superwomen, together!
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What are the secrets behind some of the most successful women in the world? Each week designer Rebecca Minkoff talks to women from all walks of life, from CEOs to artists, and shows us what life is like without the pretty filters in order to help you navigate what it means to be vulnerable, how loss can make you stronger, and other ways to make your inner superwoman shine. Join us in being Superwomen, together!
Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/superwomen/support

    Follow Your True North: Divya Gugnani of Wander Beauty

    Follow Your True North: Divya Gugnani of Wander Beauty

    Sometimes it’s hard to remember that the skin is the largest organ of  the body. We often take for granted this most precious part of ourselves  that keeps us soft, safe, and literally holds us together! It’s also  easy to forget that the skin is porous, and therefore absorbs many  things from the environment, whether we realize it or not.

    Divya  Gugnani, co-founder of Wander Beauty, had a moment of revelation rushing  to work one day. She wanted beauty and skincare products that were safe  for her skin, effective, and also able to multitask. The idea for  Wander Beauty was formed to directly address the pain points of women  who have to balance work, travel and home life, and to help them look  and feel good doing it.  

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    Big Ideas


    Resilience and bouncing back from challenges. [08:20]
    Knowing your limits, and the importance of surrounding yourself with experts in different areas. [18:12]



    https://www.wanderbeauty.com/
    https://www.instagram.com/wander_beauty/?hl=en


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    • 26 min
    Scrappiness is a Virtue: Jenny Fleiss Co-founder of Rent the Runway

    Scrappiness is a Virtue: Jenny Fleiss Co-founder of Rent the Runway

    Jenny Fleiss has been an entrepreneur since she was a child. Where most kids are content to simply sell lemonade by the cup, she spent her summer days figuring out how to bundle products, the best form of signage, and what location would generate the highest number of sales. That spirit stayed with her as she grew older, always finding creative ways to solve a problem, like the time she duct taped her heel on the fly.

    Co-founding both Rent the Runway and Jet Black, Jenny has only picked up steam since her lemonade days. Ever the entrepreneurial mind, she is constantly excited by ways of growing and adapting her businesses to the ever-changing needs of her audience. But that doesn’t mean that business solutions have to be complicated. According to Jenny, one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself is learning how to work creatively with what you have.

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    Big Ideas


    “Passing the baton” – leaving a good team in place when stepping down from a leadership position. [10:35]
    Two main categories of innovation: improvements on existing products and creating new products people didn’t know they wanted. [16:21]
    Creating an active role for your children in your business: talking to them about what you do and inviting their opinions on things. [20:59]

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    • 25 min
    Cuup Queen: Abby Morgan on Support, Vulnerability, and the Definition of “Sexy”

    Cuup Queen: Abby Morgan on Support, Vulnerability, and the Definition of “Sexy”

    Episode Description

    Searching for a perfect bra, one that’s comfortable, fits well, and is just the right amount of sexy (as defined by the wearer, of course!), sometimes feels  akin to a lifelong quest for the holy grail. We explore shopping malls, hunt through boutiques, even forage the forests of online lingerie stores. Sometimes it pays off. Sometimes you go home in the same tired underwire, a box of wheat thins and reruns of Vanderpump Rules as your consolation prize.

    Abby Morgan wanted to create a product that made bra shopping a success every time. Along with her three co-founders she created Cuup,  a bra company that prides itself not only on its range of sizes (30A-38H), but also on the value of community, creating a safe space for women to share their experiences and work for change in the world. Cuup works to support women’s bodies, but more importantly, they work to support the femme experience.

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    Links:

    CUUP - https://shopcuup.com/

    https://www.instagram.com/cuup


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    • 26 min
    Beautiful Hustle: Ariane Goldman of Hatch

    Beautiful Hustle: Ariane Goldman of Hatch

    What’s the coolest maternity brand? Does that seem like a strange question? It shouldn’t. In a global society that’s more fashion conscious than ever, it doesn’t make sense that maternity designs are so resistant to helping women feel relevant during one of the biggest times in their lives.

    As a pregnant woman with time on her hands and money to spend, Ariane Goldman experienced this firsthand. She couldn’t find anything she liked enough to buy. Ariane had encountered a similar problem several years earlier when she couldn’t find any suitable options for bridesmaid dresses, so she decided to create her own. A creative at heart and now a mother-to-be, Ariane paved her own way, creating fantastic maternity designs and launching Hatch. While business might have been slow at first, a New York Times article and a sighting on a certain Meghan Markle have secured Hatch as the maternity line for fashionable moms everywhere.

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    Big Ideas


    The value of uniting women through community-building events. [15:55]
    Holding gratitude through the ups and downs. [28:24]

    Links

    https://www.hatchcollection.com/


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    • 29 min
    Babba Rivera on Baking, Branding, and the Power of Vulnerability

    Babba Rivera on Baking, Branding, and the Power of Vulnerability

    Babba Rivera is an entrepreneurial powerhouse. Born in Sweden to Chilean parents, Babba felt  the struggle to fit in, but she never let that keep her from speaking  her mind. Her creativity and critical thinking may have gone  underappreciated at home, but those qualities are part of what drove her  success, first working for Uber and Away, then launching her own ventures.

    bybabba is a marketing agency that takes a creative approach to branding. They’ve even launched products from parties in her apartment! In addition to that, Babba is also one of the co-founders on the U.S. end of HER,  a networking group that seeks to connect women, helping them bridge the  gap to find community and support amongst each other in the workplace.

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    Big Ideas


    Vulnerability as a tool of strength. [04:08]
    Turning self-victimization into self-awareness. Defining your own narrative. [20:30]


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    • 23 min
    Groove is in the Heart: Susan Feldman Takes on Ageism in Fashion & Beauty

    Groove is in the Heart: Susan Feldman Takes on Ageism in Fashion & Beauty

    Everyone can identify with the feeling of being invisible sometimes, but for a whole generation, that feeling may be more a matter of endurance. Unfortunately most cultures don’t value older populations as they once did, and western society is especially guilty of that. Susan Feldman was saddened when she saw a friend’s Instagram post joking about being invisible after age 50, and she decided to do something about it.

    Having taken two years off after launching, building and selling One Kings Lane, Susan launched a very different venture, In the Groove, a website largely focused on beauty where women of all ages can see a reflection of themselves. Filled with fashion tips, health and lifestyle information, and even a menopause registry (!), In the Groove proves that looking good is always in style.

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    Big Ideas


    Building an audience from nothing. [07:04]
    The many internal and external changes that come around age 50. [20:07]


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    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

keb1819 ,

Fabulous Jill Kargman

Hi Rebecca!
I listen to your podcast when I need inspiration or feel the need to invigorate the entrepreneur in me. I absolutely love Jill Kargman and listening your talk with her made me love her all the more. We are incredibly similar women and I was talking to my speaker saying: oh my god she is me! Thank you for such a compelling podcast - always. I’m a writer, an entrepreneur, self-employed... forever reinventing myself and my work, single mom sending her son off to university. Needed to hear this today.

jojo meli ,

Appreciate this podcast :)

Love the podcast and casual nature of the conversations with these badass women.

One thing has been driving me crazy because you’ve said it a few times now. It’s when you talk about looking for a strong handshake as a way to evaluate people when you first meet them. You’ve said this in the same breath that you talk about changing the patriarchy and getting more diversity at the top. But where do you think a strong handshake came about as a way to evaluate people and their worth and ability to work in the world of business? Straight, white dudes at the top trying to keep women, and men who are different from them, out of their circles.

Will keep listening but hope you reconsider that way of sussing people out. :)

Lucie Quinlan ,

Inpsired by Superwomen

Hi Rebecca!

I just wanted to leave a review telling you how much I love the Superwomen Podcast series. As a young woman about to graduate university and enter the workforce, I have been inspired by both you, and so many of your guests.

Thank you for always being so honest and open - it makes the prospect of achieving big things seem within my reach when my rolemodels are "real women".

PS: I am attending create & cultivate and can't wait to see you speak!

xx
Lucie

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