Join our host, Who What Wear co-founder Hillary Kerr, as she chronicles the career changes that can come at any age in our podcast, Second Life.
Lilly Singh: YouTube Creator, Actor, Producer, Best-Selling Author, and Host of A Little Late with Lilly Singh
Lilly Singh has proven to be a woman who can truly do it all—from being a comic and YouTube sensation with over 15 million subscribers to becoming a NYT best-selling author and actor. It’s no surprise she’s landed on lists like TIME’s Most Influential People on the Internet and Fast Company’s Most Creative People. In Singh’s latest role, she’s both center stage and behind the scenes as TV host and executive producer of NBC’s A Little Late with Lilly Singh, making her the only female currently on late-night television. On this episode of Second Life, find out how Singh went from studying psychology to finding happiness through content creation and letting go of her “plan B.”
Dr. Barbara Sturm: Aesthetics Doctor and Founder of Dr. Barbara Sturm Molecular Cosmetics
Dr. Barbara Sturm, renowned aesthetics doctor, entrepreneur, and beauty innovator, completely transformed the beauty industry through her unique approach to science-backed skincare. In 2014, she launched her eponymous skincare brand, Dr. Barbara Sturm Molecular Cosmetics, which includes a diverse range of products sold in major retailers around the world and most importantly celebrates all skin types. On this episode of Second Life, find out how Dr. Sturm used a medical background in orthopedics as a basis for her skincare philosophy—one that’s garnered a cult-like following and made her one of the most sought-after beauty professionals in the world.
Kim Malek: Salt & Straw Co-Founder and CEO
Kim Malek, the CEO and co-founder of iconic ice-cream brand Salt & Straw, has completely modernized the ice-cream industry by creating a brand whose ethos goes beyond the delicious dessert. Malek has built an unparalleled brand through a unique business strategy focused on building a community, supporting local artisans and farmers, and continually creating custom, one-of-a-kind ice-cream flavors. On this episode of Second Life, find out how Malek merged her past marketing careers at notable brands like Starbucks and Yahoo! to catapult her dream of starting an ice-cream business into a reality.
Elaine Welteroth: Journalist, Best-Selling Author, Producer, and Co-Host of The Talk
Elaine Welteroth is one of the most inspiring women in the media industry. She was named the youngest EIC at the helm of a major Condé Nast publication before becoming a New York Times best-selling author, award-winning journalist, producer, and television host. Welteroth is also a powerful voice in the movement of change, as she was recently appointed Cultural Ambassador for Michelle Obama’s When We All Vote campaign and now hosts a new podcast Built to Last, which amplifies the stories of Black founders, past and present. On this episode of Second Life, find out how Welteroth continually evolves her career while remaining grounded in who she is.
June Ambrose: Costume Designer, Image Architect, and Creative Director of Puma
June Ambrose is one of fashion’s most influential stylists, costumer designers, and image architects and is now the creative director of Puma. Through her extensive years of experience, Ambrose has established a name for herself styling and creating custom pieces for notable clientele, including Jay-Z, Will Smith, Missy Elliott, Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys, Lizzo, and more. Therefore, it may come as a surprise that Ambrose began her career at an investment banking firm. On this episode of Second Life, find out how Ambrose made a drastic career pivot, how she managed to get her foot in the door in the music and fashion industries to ultimately define culture through fashion, and everything she learned along the way.
Maria Sharapova: Founder and CEO of Sugarpova and Former Professional Tennis Player
World-class tennis champion Maria Sharapova is an absolute powerhouse. At a young age, Sharapova achieved the unthinkable: At age 17, she won Wimbledon, which was just the start of her tennis career. She went on to win five career Grand Slam titles, became the seventh female player in the Open era to complete the career Grand Slam, and was the first-ever female athlete to serve as the Russian delegation’s Olympic flag bearer. In February of this year, Sharapova announced her retirement, but her success doesn’t end on the tennis courts. Sharapova founded Sugarpova, a premium candy brand and strategically advises and invests in like-minded brands like Bala Bangles, Therabody, and Supergoop!. On this episode of Second Life, find out how Sharapova is evolving her career and using her past experiences to catapult into new business ventures.