36 episodes

Office Chats is a podcast presented by Madame Blue, an online magazine founded by Valeria Ramos. In this show, Valeria hosts weekly interviews with entrepreneurs and innovators across various industries to gather career advice and inspiring stories from people around the world.

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Office Chats is a podcast presented by Madame Blue, an online magazine founded by Valeria Ramos. In this show, Valeria hosts weekly interviews with entrepreneurs and innovators across various industries to gather career advice and inspiring stories from people around the world.

    Connie Shih, Founder and CEO of Heralogie

    Connie Shih, Founder and CEO of Heralogie

    Episode 36: Connie Shih is the Founder and CEO of Heralogie, an eco-friendly period underwear brand. After trying dozens of brands on the market, Connie created Heralogie to fit a need she had for period underwear that was both comfortable and extremely effective in preventing menstrual leaks. 
    In this episode, Connie discusses:
    Leaving a successful career at an investment firm to start a small business
    The challenges of growing a brand in the menstrual care industry
    Her advice for growing an online following and customer base
    The importance of de-stigmatizing periods and period poverty


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    • 29 min
    Kim Lewis, Founder of Kim Lewis Designs

    Kim Lewis, Founder of Kim Lewis Designs

    Kim Lewis is best known as the lead designer behind ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition." She is the founder of Kim Lewis Designs in Austin, TX.
    In six years with Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Kim designed over 120 homes in 43 states. Her work has been featured on networks like ABC, HGTV, TLC, National Geographic, FYI's "Tiny House Nation,” and more. Today, Kim designs for restaurants, hotels, boutiques, and even the homes of celebrities. I was also thrilled to learn that Kim is a fellow Texas Aggie!
    In this episode, Kim discusses:
     The journey to starting her own design company
    How she has seen design change peoples' lives
    Her advice for working moms
    The importance of displaying grit through life's challenges. 


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    • 43 min
    Sophia Karbowski, Founder of Rollin' n Bowlin'

    Sophia Karbowski, Founder of Rollin' n Bowlin'

    Episode 34: Sophia Karbowski is the Co-Founder of Rollin' and Bowlin' Cafes and Rollin' n Bowlin'. Rollin’ n Bowlin’ started with açaí bowl cafes on college campuses after Sophia and her Co-Founder Austin Patry saw a lack of healthy food options at Texas Christian University. 
    Today, Rollin’ n Bowlin’ cafes are on seven college campuses across the U.S., offering healthy smoothies, acai bowls, and more. Rollin' n Bowlin' is not only a health foods cafe for college students but their healthy snack options like nut-butter-filled dates can be found on their website and in grocery stores nationwide.
    In this episode, Sophia shares the lessons she's learned while growing two businesses, how Rollin' n Bowlin' is supporting young entrepreneurs across the country, her mission to make healthy snacks more accessible, and more. 
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    • 30 min
    Mary Young, Founder and Designer of Mary Young

    Mary Young, Founder and Designer of Mary Young

    Episode 33: Mary Young is the founder of her namesake lingerie and swimwear brand with a mission to empower women of all sizes. Founded in 2014, Mary Young is based in Montreal, Canada, and is committed to creating ethically made garments with quality, environmentally safe materials.
    In this episode we discuss:
    How Mary started her lingerie company after graduating from college
    The making of ethically-made slow-fashion garments
    Mary Young's initiatives to promote self-love and inclusivity 
    Mary's advice for young entrepreneurs 


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    • 31 min
    Ria Safford, Founder and CEO of RiOrganize

    Ria Safford, Founder and CEO of RiOrganize

    Episode 32: Ria Safford is the Founder and CEO of RiOrganize, a modern organization company based in Southern California and the Dallas/Fort Worth area that offers full-service luxury organization, design, and space planning. 
    In this episode, Ria discusses:
    Leaving a six-figure job to launch her business 
    Growing a side-hustle into a full-time career
    Top advice for founders and entrepreneurs
    Simple steps anyone can take to get organized


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    • 43 min
    Diana Jarrar, Founder and CEO of Magic Dates

    Diana Jarrar, Founder and CEO of Magic Dates

    Episode 31: Diana Jarrar is the Founder and CEO of Magic Dates, a vegan snack company that takes dates, walnuts, and other natural ingredients and covers them in 100% dark chocolate. 
    Diana recently appeared on Shark Tank where she made a deal with Kevin O’Leary for $150,000 in exchange for 33.3% of the business.
    In this episode, Diana discusses:
    How her culture inspired her to create Magic Dates
    The history of dates and the benefits that make them a superfood
    Pitching on Shark Tank and making a deal with Mr. Wonderful
    Her advice for aspiring entrepreneurs in the CPG space


    You can learn more and shop for Magic Dates here. 
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    • 35 min

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