44 episodes

Career Memos is your weekly dose of direct, no-nonsense career advice from your host, Sarina Virk Torrendell, founder of withSarina Career Coaching. From human rights activist to leading some of the hottest initiatives at companies like Postmates and Apple, Sarina shares tangible tips and strategies from over 12 years of experience as a career pivoter, business builder, and generalist extraordinaire. From networking to negotiating, to building your solo business, and so much more, you’ll learn the key elements you need to build a successful career. So hit play! It’s time to make things happen.

Career Memos withSarina Sarina Virk Torrendell

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 26 Ratings

Career Memos is your weekly dose of direct, no-nonsense career advice from your host, Sarina Virk Torrendell, founder of withSarina Career Coaching. From human rights activist to leading some of the hottest initiatives at companies like Postmates and Apple, Sarina shares tangible tips and strategies from over 12 years of experience as a career pivoter, business builder, and generalist extraordinaire. From networking to negotiating, to building your solo business, and so much more, you’ll learn the key elements you need to build a successful career. So hit play! It’s time to make things happen.

    Leveraging Leadership at Work with Mary Sheehan, Marketing Lead, Engagement & Retention at Adobe

    Leveraging Leadership at Work with Mary Sheehan, Marketing Lead, Engagement & Retention at Adobe

    If you’re ready to leverage your influence at work and make a serious impact, you’ll love this conversation with Mary Sheehan, who held a long-time Product Marketing role at Google before becoming a Marketing Lead at Adobe.
    Mary shares so many gems of wisdom about growing your leadership muscle on a team, how she built up her product marketing expertise and why she finds it valuable to oscillate between larger companies and startups. 
    You’ll also hear about her podcast, Women In Product Marketing, and how it’s served as a passion project to give back and be a mentor to others in the industry. Enjoy!
    LINKS/RESOURCES MENTIONED
    Adobe
    Careers at Adobe
    Listen to Mary’s Podcast, Women In Product Marketing
    Sharebird, Mary’s peer-to-peer networking company for product marketers
    The Three Signs of a Miserable Job by Patrick Lencioni
    Pivot: The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One by Jenny Blake
    The Job Seeker Lab withSarina - Enrollment Is Now Open!
    Sarina’s Free Networking & Job Search Tracker

    • 28 min
    Startup Secrets from a CMO with Chelsea Maclin, Chief Marketing Officer at Lunchclub

    Startup Secrets from a CMO with Chelsea Maclin, Chief Marketing Officer at Lunchclub

    As a huge fan of sci-fi fantasy novels, Chelsea Maclin has always been fascinated by artificial intelligence. And today, she’s the Chief Marketing Officer at Lunchclub, an AI-powered social networking platform for professionals that engineers incredible connections and conversations to help you build your network around the world. If you’ve been listening to Career Memos for awhile, you know how much I value the art of networking and why it’s so important.
    Chelsea’s career journey is fascinating. She worked her way up to leading the publisher development team at influencer platform rewardStyle before joining Bumble as a Director of Marketing when they were just a team of 6 or 7. We talk about the rewarding phases of early stage startups, her day in the life as a CMO, how she’s built her team, and why Twitter is an amazing place to start building your network. Enjoy!
    Lunchclub 
    Careers at Lunchclub
    The Job Seeker Lab withSarina - Enrollment Is Now Open!
    Sarina’s Free Networking & Job Search Tracker

    • 22 min
    Reinventing the Puzzle Industry and Getting On Shark Tank with Kaylin Marcotte, Founder & CEO at Jiggy

    Reinventing the Puzzle Industry and Getting On Shark Tank with Kaylin Marcotte, Founder & CEO at Jiggy

    Jiggy is a DTC brand for beautiful puzzles featuring the designs of emerging female artists. Founder & CEO Kaylin Marcotte was inspired to launch Jiggy after enjoying the ritual of finishing a puzzle week after week, but finding the designs dated and ordinary. Self-care was heating up, and it was the ultimate way for her to find presence and unwind without the glare of screens and technology.
    As the first employee for trending newsletter company theSkimm, Kaylin quickly caught the entrepreneurial bug, and after bootstrapping Jiggy for awhile, she landed an amazing opportunity to pitch the sharks on Shark Tank at the beginning of the pandemic. 
    Kaylin shares the behind the scenes details of what it was like to be on the show during the beginning of the pandemic, how she prepared for the influx of attention, and what came out of it, along with the importance of taking bets on yourself. I know you’ll enjoy hearing her story today.
    LINKS/RESOURCES MENTIONED
    Jiggy
    Follow @jiggypuzzles on Instagram
    The Job Seeker Lab withSarina - Enrollment Is Now Open!
    Sarina’s Free Networking & Job Search Tracker

    • 25 min
    Inside the First Clean Beauty Brand for Dogs with Michelle Arnau, CEO & Co-Founder at Rowan

    Inside the First Clean Beauty Brand for Dogs with Michelle Arnau, CEO & Co-Founder at Rowan

    Michelle Arnau is the CEO & Co-Founder of Rowan, the first of its kind clean beauty brand for dogs. Disrupting a category that was previously uninspired and desperately seeking change, Michelle went from launching with just 5 products to getting features in Sunset and goop and raising a seed round just a few months in.
    Learn how 11 years at method shaped Michelle’s career journey and honed her leadership skills and style, and the importance of having trusted mentors early on.
    Michelle describes what it was like to raise capital for the first time and shares so many helpful tips about pitch decks, tapping into the investor community, and how to find the right investor. This conversation is jam-packed with so much inspiration! Enjoy.
    LINKS/RESOURCES MENTIONED
    Rowan
    Follow Rowan on Instagram
    The Job Seeker Lab withSarina - Enrollment Is Now Open!
    Sarina’s Free Networking & Job Search Tracker

    • 36 min
    Connecting Founders to Capital with Annie Evans, Founder & CEO of Dream Ventures

    Connecting Founders to Capital with Annie Evans, Founder & CEO of Dream Ventures

    Annie Evans is an early stage investor, advisor, and mother who launched Dream Ventures as a way to connect founders to capital and create game changing partnerships.
    Hustling her way into an experiential marketing role at Esquire and then to Oprah Magazine, Annie later poured her energy into entrepreneurial ventures The Society and Beautified before launching Dream Ventures. There, she furiously built her network from the ground up, connecting with incredible founders and investors. So much transparency is shared in this conversation, to what an advisor relationship looks like, to the three qualities investors like Annie consider when evaluating opportunities. 
    If you’re building something exciting and looking to accelerate your growth and secure capital, you’ll learn so much from this conversation.

    • 29 min
    Transforming the Floral Industry with Cameron Hardesty, CEO and Founder at Poppy

    Transforming the Floral Industry with Cameron Hardesty, CEO and Founder at Poppy

    Cameron Hardesty is the CEO and Founder of Poppy, a vibrant marketplace unlike anything out there, connecting floral designers and flower growers with customers seeking wedding flowers.
    You’d never imagine Cameron would land where she is today after you hear her fascinating journey working for Customs and Border Protection, and later, the White House, supporting communication efforts to combat the opioid crisis. Setting herself up with an apprenticeship at the White House flower shop sparked a passion for surrounding herself everyday with beauty and flowers.
    You’re going to love every bit of this conversation with Cameron, and I have no doubt it’ll inspire you to follow your passion, take risks, and open up the world’s possibilities to yourself.
    Poppy
    Techstars
    The Job Seeker Lab withSarina - Enrollment Is Now Open!
    Sarina’s Free Networking & Job Search Tracker

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Alison Kinsey L. ,

Fascinating interviews from female founders!

I love listening to Sarina’s podcast. I’m introduced to so many incredible founders with unique business models and get so many nuggets of insight around leadership, networking, pivoting and growing in your career, and more. This is a great podcast for any professional working woman!

Hattrik103 ,

Only a few episodes

After only a few episodes, it’s clear the hose is an insightful interviewer who knows when to ask questions and knows when to let the guest speak from their area of knowledge. I appreciate the balance of the host for know when to direct and when to step back and let the guest flow. Overall, a podcast, I plan to follow for the foreseeable future!

techgirl929 ,

Love her Podcast!

Really great podcast and gives great career insight. I think this is very applicable to not only Gen-Z, but I’m a Gen X and feel like I’m learning a lot from it.

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