The Entreprenora podcast features whip-smart founders, sharing candidly about their experiences. Flood your brain with inspiration, ideas, motivation, top-tips (and sporadic doses of off-road nerdiness!).
We've got some heavy-hitters, new-beginners, and everything in between. Women who have grown businesses to near BILLION-dollar valuations and women who are bootstrapping from their home HQ. The learnings are deep and the women are real.
In Season One, we focus on the early days of building a business: growth-hacking, raising funds, hiring team members, founder dynamics, and overcoming big and small hurdles, all while making time for "real life" and self-care. We talk to founders who are still living through the early days, and founders who take us back in time to recall how they first set up shop...
Join us and become a part of the conversation.
with Kate Boyle, founder of Banjo Robinson
After a brilliant career as a writer in Hollywood, Kate took her love of story-telling, letter-writing, and globe-trotting in a totally new direction with the founding of Banjo Robinson. Leveraging her instincts and personal contacts, Kate shares how she slowly turned her passions into a fast-growth company that simply and beautifully combines ed-tech, personalization, and children's literature.
Her business excited so many so early on that 14 out of the first 17 investors she approached invested in her! Kate's humble honesty about not knowing the rules, her bravery in front of crowds as big as 15,000 (her "worst nightmare"), and her bold vision for Banjo's future (merchandise and a TV show are already in the works!), are as stand-out as her quiet brilliance. It's hard to keep from cheering when speaking with Kate, and she will leave you with fresh ah-ha's and rules to live by that make being a founder and being alive feel as magical as Banjo Robinson itself.
with Kate Hardcastle MBE, founder of Insight with Passion
Join me in this wonderful conversation with "The Customer Whisperer", Kate Hardcastle MBE as we talk about her "mobile" career from her life as a professional backup singer for Martha Reeves to becoming the go-to expert for companies that want to fully understand their customers and create business relationships that last a lifetime.
Learn how Kate's work across a broad range of industries has allowed her to quickly "read the room" for others and how her performance background steeped her in a mode of listening in a very different way. Her journey has shown her the power of collaboration, building bridges, and the humanity and humility required to be in business, especially in these challenging times.
Tune in as we meld and blend our straight-talking "Yorker" (Yorkshire and New York meet!) insights with thoughts on paying it forward and being okay with things not being okay. Insight with Passion indeed!
with Alex Depledge MBE, founder of RESI
Since deciding at a young age that she would do the opposite of what was expected, Alex Depledge has become a successful serial entrepreneur and advocate for change. After leaving a high-flying career in management consulting, Alex taught herself how to create a business during cram sessions at the Royal Festival Hall and went on to exit from her first business in just three years.
When most expected her to retire on the windfall, Alex got into the trenches again and started another now-multi-million-pound company to prove that she was more than a "one hit wonder" and to serve her broader mission of changing the way we work.
Throughout the ups and downs, Alex has set out to prove - to herself and others - that women can have it all: a career, a family, and a life they love. Eschewing over used concepts like work-life balance, Alex shows us that balance isn't possible, but that meaning and impact are. Join us for this powerful and inspiring conversation about self-belief, discomfort, and the power of human resilience.
with Jaina Shah, founder of Minimalist Skincare
Jaina's journey from chemical engineer to skincare line founder is a story full of insights and valuable lessons for us all. Once she realized that there "had to be more to life than the 9-to-5", she deliberately charted a path that would first cover her financial bases, and then give her the breathing room to uncover her calling and launch a skincare line.
Join me and Jaina as we talk about her upcoming launch and the labor of love that has become Minimialist Skincare. How exciting to be with her from the very beginning!
with Arlan Hamilton, founder of Backstage Capital
What a brilliant way to kick off Season Three of the Entreprenora Podcast! Join me and Backstage Capital founder Arlan Hamilton as we talk about the power of being underestimated and creating opportunities despite the odds.
Arlan talks about the "blissful ignorance" that can give us the courage to go into rooms that might scare us, about changing the dire statistics in Venture Capital (more than 90% of all VC funding goes to white men founders), persisting through the three-and-a-half year wait to get her first investor, and reframing the dialogue around what others think of us.
Arlan offers rare candor about being a change-maker in venture capital, dismantling internal hurdles, being self-full, and "writing your own headlines." Her interview is one you will want to listen to again and again.
with Narisa Chauvidul-Aw, founder of Kogo Pay
What a great way to close out Season Two of The Entreprenora Podcast! Narisa is an absolute breath of fresh air when it comes to talking about the guts and hustle required to start and grow an international fintech business that has a deep social mission.
Narisa shares candidly about the struggles that continue to chase founders even after they've "made it", the resilience needed to keep going, the support required from communities around us, and the quiet faith that comes from focusing on your own mission. Join us with a glass of bubbly, a hot cuppa, or just an ice cold water, and refresh your founder's soul in this wonderful closing episode.
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Inspiring and refreshing
I love the Entreprenora podcast! Rupal has an engaging and relaxed style with her guests and I always come away feeling inspired. I highly recommend.