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I'm Susan Ferry Price, a writer and journalist who believes a woman with a mission is an unstoppable force. Every week on Better Angels, I have a conversation with an entrepreneur, activist, author or other visionary woman who is helping make our world a better place. We’ll discover how she found her purpose and how she's working for change, and come away inspired to create more meaning in our lives and have a blast along the way.

Better Angels: Women Creating Change Susan Ferry Price

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I'm Susan Ferry Price, a writer and journalist who believes a woman with a mission is an unstoppable force. Every week on Better Angels, I have a conversation with an entrepreneur, activist, author or other visionary woman who is helping make our world a better place. We’ll discover how she found her purpose and how she's working for change, and come away inspired to create more meaning in our lives and have a blast along the way.

    Choosing Love over Fear with Scarlett Lewis

    Choosing Love over Fear with Scarlett Lewis

    In our divisive world, it can seem that values such as love and compassion are slipping further away. But during these turbulent times we need one another more than ever. Today's guest, Scarlett Lewis, faced the unthinkable when her son, Jesse, was killed in his first-grade classroom at Sandy Hook Elementary. Rather than letting anger and grief define her, Scarlett chose forgiveness. Inspired by a three-word message Jesse had left before he was killed, she founded the Choose Love Movement to create a free social and emotional skills program for kids--and now adults. We talk about how  Scarlett was able to forgive and how her family and friends reacted,  and how the four pillars her program is built on--courage, gratitude, forgiveness, and compassion- are exactly what we all need to practice right now.

    Key Points From This Episode:
    The message Scarlett found from her son, Jesse Lewis.How Scarlett got her power back through forgiveness.How isolation and the pandemic are increasing the need for healing.How Scarlett came up with the idea for the Choose Love program.The four key elements of her free program for kids and adults.How Choose Love works in schools to help kids develop social and emotional intelligence.Who can benefit from the free resources Choose Love has created.Links in todays's episode:

    Choose Love
    Susan Ferry Price Website
    Susan Ferry Price on Instagram
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    Leveling the Startup Playing Field with Jaime Schmidt

    Leveling the Startup Playing Field with Jaime Schmidt

    Jaime Schmidt started Schmidt’s Naturals in her kitchen and in only seven years scaled it to an acquisition by Unilever. Now Jaime is empowering other entrepreneurs through her inclusive investment firm, Color, and Supermaker, a media company that celebrates inclusive and disruptive independent brands. Her book, Supermaker: Crafting Business on Your Own Terms, follows her journey as an entrepreneur and is packed with advice about turning a passion project into a thriving business. Jaime is now starring in Going Public, the first show that let viewers invest in the companies on screen. She talks about finding purpose, building a values-based company, confidence and vulnerability as key business skills, keeping up with crypto and democratizing entrepreneurship and investing.


    Key Points From This Episode:
    The organic process by which Jaime discovered her entrepreneurial skills.Why Jaime wrote her book, Supermaker.Key qualities and guiding principles that helped Jaime make Schmidt Naturals such a success.Lessons that Jaime learned through her journey of founding and growing Schmidt Naturals.How the acquisition of Schmidt Naturals by Unilever came about. Challenges of maintaining the value of a brand as it grows. One of the main drivers behind the founding of Schmidt’s. Overlap between Jaime’s personal life and her work life, and how she manages this. What changed Jaime’s post-acquisition plans. The original goal of Color, Jaime’s investment fund, and how it has evolved over time.Going Public; how Jaime’s latest project is democratizing investing. An explanation of what an accredited investor is, and the regulation which makes investing more inclusive. What Jaime has learned through mentoring founders and entrepreneurs. Factors that keep underrepresented founders out of the game. The importance of being able to be vulnerable and admit what you don’t know. A new definition of a Maker.Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:
    Jaime Schmidt Website
    Jaime Schmidt on LinkedIn
    Jaime Schmidt on Instagram
    Schmidt’s Naturals
    Color Capital
    Supermaker
    Supermaker
    Going Public
    Susan Ferry Price Website
    Susan Ferry Price on Instagram
    SHEbd

    • 29 min

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