In-depth case studies of female-founded brands. All things women, business, and startups.
My Step-by-Step TikTok Content Creation Process
This is my process for my research-based green screen brand & industry analysis videos upon request! Part 2 is my podcast process coming up later this week.
Dianna Cohen — CEO of Crown Affair on Building a Brand with Soul & Feminine Leadership
Dianna Cohen is the CEO & co-founder of Crown Affair, a first-of-its-kind haircare brand that empowers people to redefine their relationship with their hair through accessible luxury, ritual, and community. They have raised over $6M in Seed and Series A funding from top-tier investors including True Beauty Ventures, Greycroft, Gwyneth Paltrow, Heidi Zak, and Jaclyn Johnson and can be found in retailers like Sephora, Goop, Violet Grey and Moda Operandi. Prior to founding Crown Affair, Dianna worked with leading consumer brands like Harry's, Outdoor Voices, The Wing, and Buck Mason as a marketer & brand strategist. Before that she was Head of Partnerships at Away and worked in editorial at Into the Gloss.
Find Crown Affair on their website here
Follow Dianna on TikTok here
Do Less & Achieve More (or Why Rest is Productive)
This is an episode on why to rest, the difference between deep rest and "guilty rest", and how to overcome our resistance to rest. I also highly recommend checking out my friend Sinead's upcoming 6-week program called Rest Without Guilt (not an ad—just a fan of a friend's gift for healing & educating).
Imran Khan — On Leading Google & Snap IPOs, Wall Street & Supporting Brands as Verishop CEO
Imran Khan is the CEO and co-founder of Verishop, a platform for discovering 5000+ indie brands across fashion, beauty, home, and wellness. Prior to founding Verishop with his wife, Cate Khan, Imran was the Chief Strategy Officer at Snap where he lead the company to its IPO and before that he served as Managing Director of Global Internet Investment Banking at Credit Suisse and Managing Director of Internet Equity Research at J.P. Morgan for seven years.
In this episode we discuss Imran's time on Wall Street, his perspectives on the fate of TikTok given his background working with Chinese tech companies, and the opportunity he saw after working with Alibaba and at Snap in helping great independent consumer brands with a platform that was designed for discovery, community & growth through Verishop, his current company.
The Energetics of Breakthroughs
There's a strategic "left-brained" way of making sh*t happen—and then there's an intuitive or right-brained way. This is my process for how I do the latter based on trust, intuition, and surrender.
Gefen Skolnick — On Raising Capital Using Twitter & Community-Driven CPG Growth
Gefen Skolnick is the founder & CEO of venture-backed CPG brand Couplet Coffee, a specialty coffee brand fueled by community that is proudly queer woman-owned and built to be accessible to all. She is also an investor and worked formerly at Tesla, Hulu and others in software engineering and product management.