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If you've ever thought, "I want her job!" then join us for curated career conversations with women leading the future of business -- including both entrepreneurs building something of their own and thought leaders disrupting storied industries.

In each episode we'll give you the inside perspective on different career choices, along with specific advice and tips for building balanced careers and fulfilling lives. We believe that you can have a high-growth career and still make a social impact. We believe you can boldly challenge the status quo, while taking a step back to build a life you love.

Join us every week for a virtual sit-down with game-changing women who believe in helping one another, and if you like what you hear, don't forget to subscribe and leave us a review.

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If you've ever thought, "I want her job!" then join us for curated career conversations with women leading the future of business -- including both entrepreneurs building something of their own and thought leaders disrupting storied industries.

In each episode we'll give you the inside perspective on different career choices, along with specific advice and tips for building balanced careers and fulfilling lives. We believe that you can have a high-growth career and still make a social impact. We believe you can boldly challenge the status quo, while taking a step back to build a life you love.

Join us every week for a virtual sit-down with game-changing women who believe in helping one another, and if you like what you hear, don't forget to subscribe and leave us a review.

    #109: ‘Soul Surfer’ Bethany Hamilton On Being ‘Unstoppable’

    #109: ‘Soul Surfer’ Bethany Hamilton On Being ‘Unstoppable’

    Bethany Hamilton is unstoppable. Since losing her left arm at the age of 13 to a tiger shark, nothing has stopped her from living her life to the fullest. When Bethany returned to surfing just one month after losing her arm -- and two years later won a national surf title -- she became an inspiration for millions. The move Soul Surfer released in 2011, starring AnnaSophia Robb, shares that story. Bethany’s latest documentary, Unstoppable, offers a deeper, wider and more personal view into her life -- including her early childhood, competitive surfing career, marriage and motherhood. It also follows her into magnificent waves while she surfs Jaws and other breathtaking locations.
    In episode #109 of I Want Her Job The Podcast, Bethany shares how her values, family, faith and love for the ocean have guided her life path. If you need the courage to go after your deepest desires, you’ll be blown away by Bethany's mindset. Hearing about her life, and everything she has achieved, can seem impossible and too distant to be relatable. But that is precisely why you have to listen to this conversation and put Unstoppable on your must-watch list. Bethany's kind, compassionate and unassuming nature makes her relatable as an athlete, mother and friend. Hearing her describe how her faith and passion are her source of energy to pursue her goals, is likely to give you a boost toward turning what is possible into a reality.
    In our conversation we also discuss Bethany's other pursuits including her organization, Friends of Bethany; her new yearlong Unstoppable course; and her books, Soul Surfer, Be Unstoppable, Body & Soul and Unstoppable Me.

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    #108: ‘Creative Trespassing’ Author Tania Katan On Taking Risks, Challenging The Status Quo And Embracing Obstacles

    #108: ‘Creative Trespassing’ Author Tania Katan On Taking Risks, Challenging The Status Quo And Embracing Obstacles

    When was the last time you were uncomfortable … purposefully uncomfortable? If you dread the feeling at all costs, then you have to hear our conversation today with Tania Katan, author of Creative Tresspassing.
     
    Tania believes in mavericks. She’s a fan of getting messy. She believes you should face your fears. She wants you to be okay with being weird and unique. In the book, and in our conversation today, Tania shares her career story. She discusses the weight she felt in some of her previous jobs, and shares the moments that left her stifled and feeling alone. Tania also talks about how she began to flip those feelings upside down and by leaning in to her creativity to drive more value in her work.
    In episode #108 of I Want Her Job The Podcast Tania also talks about the viral women’s empowerment campaign she co-created called #ItWasNeveraDress. In the campaign, the classic female bathroom symbol was reimagined as a cape-wearing power woman. The campaign went global and was featured in Time, New York Times, and CNN.
    Learn how you can turn your job into a creative revolution. Consider today’s conversation your Cliff’s Notes on doing just that.
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    • 47 min
    #107: Smitten Ice Cream Founder Robyn Fisher On Doubling Down At What You’re Good At

    #107: Smitten Ice Cream Founder Robyn Fisher On Doubling Down At What You’re Good At

    Robyn Fisher really loves ice cream. As a kid, she and her family would have ice cream for those special moments in life – to bond, recover and really savor life. Fast forward to college. Robyn was in the middle of her studies and couldn’t find a decent ice cream in NYC. She recalled the fresh gelato she experienced in Italy and realized that while gourmet coffee was taking off, there was a gap in the market for fresh ice cream. This realization set her life path toward the founding of Smitten Ice Cream.
    After graduating from business school, Robyn found an engineer willing to work for equity for two years on creating a better ice cream machine, Brrr, a liquid nitrogen machine with six patents and a secret formula for gourmet ice cream.
    This led to the creation of the Today Smitten makes every ice cream batch to order. You read that right – nothing is frozen until the customer orders it.
    In this episode of I Want Her Job The Podcast, Robyn shares her motivations that led to Smitten and discusses how starting Smitten gave her a life purpose and a job she truly loves. You also will hear Robyn’s unforgettable story of selling her first batch of ice cream in 2009 in a San Francisco park while using a Radio Flyer Wagon attached to a nitrogen machine and motorcycle battery held together with a bungee cord. After spending two years on the idea and her entire savings, Robyn gave herself two weeks to test if there was a market for her product. It was the depth of the recession, but instead of giving up or finding reasons why her idea wouldn't work, Robyn tried her idea on a serious budget, tweeting the location of her Radio Flyer ice cream. Robyn's experiment worked, and people showed up, a lot of people. That experiment changed Robyn's life and showed her there was a market for authentic food made with passion.
    Today, you can experience Smitten ice cream in five stores in the Bay Area. Beginning in March 2020, wherever you are in the U.S., you will able to give your loved ones the sweetest surprise by making them a unique ice cream flavor. "Spoon me" and "You dumped his ass" are examples of custom ice cream flavors. 
    Robyn's story is the perfect example of having the courage and passion to follow an idea despite the odds or large competitors. Robyn innovated on an existing product, created a unique experience and built a business based on passion, integrity and smiles. If you have dreams of starting your own business, Robyn's story offers plenty inspiration to get you thinking differently about the possibilities.
    To contact the show reach out to: podcast@iwantherjob.com 
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    Guest Co-Host Willow Older, Co-Founder of @today.i.noticed
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    • 40 min
    #106: Shannon Watts, Founder of Moms Demand Action, Shares the Importance of ‘Losing Forward’

    #106: Shannon Watts, Founder of Moms Demand Action, Shares the Importance of ‘Losing Forward’

    Need some inspiration about getting involved with an issue you’re passionate about? You’ll find plenty in today’s interview with Shannon Watts. After the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, Shannon was devastated. Like many of us, she assumed the horrific tragedy would provoke outrage and change. When legislative and social change didn’t appear, and the status quo remained solidly in place, Shannon channeled her outrage and grief by starting a Facebook page for her few dozen online friends. Almost 7 years later, that single page has evolved into Moms Demand Action – a political powerhouse and one of the largest grassroots organizations in the country.
    In today’s conversation, I Want Her Job The Podcast Host Polina Selyutin and Guest Co-Host Willow Older discuss Shannon’s new book, Fight Like a Mother, which is part memoir, part manual, and part manifesto. We talk about Shannon’s journey as an accidental activist and find out how Moms Demand Action is changing perceptions and creating unlikely allies in the battle for common sense gun safety legislation. 
    Shannon also shares how she manages to rise above cynicism, despite unprecedented rates of gun violence. We learn why “losing forward” is a crucial part of reaching big, long-term goals. And we find out how Moms Demand Action is developing volunteer leaders across the nation.
    To contact the show reach out to: podcast@iwantherjob.com 
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    • 51 min
    #105: We Talk With Designer Jenni Kayne About Stylish, Sustainable Staples

    #105: We Talk With Designer Jenni Kayne About Stylish, Sustainable Staples

    Sometimes we know from the moment we’re young people, just exactly what job we want to have when we grow up. When she was only 6-years-old, Jenni Kayne attended a fashion show with her mom. It was love at first catwalk spin. While still young, Jenni learned to sew. She continued to follow her heart throughout her years in a creative high school, and at only 19-years-old, Jenni launched her own design label, Jenni Kayne.
    Now, her California-inspired design line of effortless staples crafted to stand the test of time.
    Sometimes we know from the moment we’re young people, just exactly what job we want to have when we grow up. When she was only 6-years-old, Jenni Kayne attended a fashion show with her mom. It was love at first catwalk spin. While still young, Jenni learned to sew. She continued to follow her heart throughout her years in a creative high school, and at only 19-years-old, Jenni launched her own design label, Jenni Kayne.
    Now, her California-inspired design line of effortless staples crafted to stand the test of time, can be found in seven cities, online and at Nordstrom, She's also out with a new home line, new knits for kids, and a new book – Pacific Natural: Simple Seasonal Entertaining. Next year, Jenni has five more store openings planned and revenue that proves her brand continues to shine bright.
    In today’s conversation, I Want Her Job Podcast Co-Founder Polina talks to Jenni about her brand that aims to “simplify and elevate the everyday.” Jenni shares how she elevates her everyday life, and offers tips for how you can do the same – even when on a budget. Her line, which promises style and quality season after season, is beautiful. And it reminds us that a thoughtful approach to living is within reach to all who believe that details matter.
    To contact the show reach out to: podcast@iwantherjob.com 
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    • 42 min
    #104: Dr. Dawn Graham Is In – And She’s Sharing How You Can Switch Careers

    #104: Dr. Dawn Graham Is In – And She’s Sharing How You Can Switch Careers

    Have you ever wondered what it takes to make a career switch? Or, have you wondered what to do to make that career switch successful – and not a complete disaster? We sat down with a woman who wrote the book on the art of a career transition – literally. Dr. Dawn Graham is author of Switchers: How Smart Professionals Change Careers and Seize Success. She’s also a coach for the Wharton School’s Executive MBA program and host of Career Talk on SiriusXM channel 132. In today’s episode of I Want Her Job The Podcast Dawn answers your top career transition questions. 
    Questions discussed include:
    Should I go back to school?
    How do I pass an interview in a new career track?
    How do I know if my job switch is worth it?
    Today’s episode shares advice from Dawn that is practical and will help you think through your career switch. And with advanced degrees in counseling psychology, her training allows her to understand the fears, doubts or mistakes that can often block us from making the career switch our souls want us to make.
     
    Clarity comes through action, Dawn tells I Want Her Job The Podcast Co-Founder Polina. Learn how Dawn’s advice can help you test out the new career role you are considering. Then, hear guidance from Dawn about what to do when you get an interview, how to show your dedication for a new role, and more.
    To contact the show reach out to: podcast@iwantherjob.com 
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    • 38 min

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