1 hr 1 min

Finding Optimism and Gratitude in Entrepreneurship with Elizabeth Funk of Dignity Capital Potential to Powerhouse: Success Secrets for Women Entrepreneurs

    • Entrepreneurship

From her early days at Yahoo! to her current efforts on solving homelessness issues, Harvard Business School alum, Elizabeth Funk takes on new challenges with optimism and gratitude.
EPISODE SUMMARY:
2:15 - What Elizabeth’s childhood was like
5:45 - Her Savior of the Debutante Ball
7:16 - The impact of family
9:33 - Starting out at Microsoft
13:32 - Eternal optimism and getting into Harvard
16:36 - Being in tech in the early days
22:12 - Compensation with shares of Yahoo!
24:24 - How their first ad ran into a funny faux pas
27:16 - Yahoo! Shopping - as an early idea
30:37 - Entrepreneurial ideas taking shape
33:13 - Leaving Yahoo! to work with her future husband
36:05 - Moving into micro-finance
43:22 - What’s next for Dignity Fund
46:58 - Elizabeth tackles the homelessness problem
53:02 - Dignity Moves and Social Enterprises
55:45 - What keeps Elizabeth going, and what’s next
57:36 - How gratitude lists and optimism can serve you
QUOTABLES:
7:17 - “I’ve always really prioritized being there for my children, and it’s been a real balance.”
19:21 - “People don’t define community by their zip code, they define community by shared passion.”
21:31 - “I’ve always felt that if you create something really powerful, it’ll monetize itself… there will be a way that it is worth something.” 
34:52 - “You know that self-doubt and that imposter syndrome - we all have it - and you just have to set it aside and believe in yourself.”
38:14 - “When someone tells me it can’t be done - there was something in me… it was my aha moment - I thought, ’Yes, it can!’.”
40:27 - “A dollar in a woman’s hand is nearly twice as powerful in terms of economic recovery, than in a man’s, in developing countries.”
57:51 - “When times are at their worst, and when there’s disruption in your life or in the world, that creates opportunity.”
CONNECT WITH US:
Find Elizabeth Funk on Twitter.
Check out our website, Potential to Powerhouse, for more details and to learn about past, present, and future guests. Be sure to follow us on Instagram and Twitter, and join our Facebook Community for a deeper connection with the P2P tribe.
Grab your free copy of our guide, 4 Daily Habits Essential to Becoming a POWERHOUSE Entrepreneur, and don’t forget to subscribe to our show and leave a rating and review. Do you know any other female powerhouses that could benefit from listening? If so, please let them know to follow us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever they like to listen to valuable audio content.
Until next time… High Five!

From her early days at Yahoo! to her current efforts on solving homelessness issues, Harvard Business School alum, Elizabeth Funk takes on new challenges with optimism and gratitude.
EPISODE SUMMARY:
2:15 - What Elizabeth’s childhood was like
5:45 - Her Savior of the Debutante Ball
7:16 - The impact of family
9:33 - Starting out at Microsoft
13:32 - Eternal optimism and getting into Harvard
16:36 - Being in tech in the early days
22:12 - Compensation with shares of Yahoo!
24:24 - How their first ad ran into a funny faux pas
27:16 - Yahoo! Shopping - as an early idea
30:37 - Entrepreneurial ideas taking shape
33:13 - Leaving Yahoo! to work with her future husband
36:05 - Moving into micro-finance
43:22 - What’s next for Dignity Fund
46:58 - Elizabeth tackles the homelessness problem
53:02 - Dignity Moves and Social Enterprises
55:45 - What keeps Elizabeth going, and what’s next
57:36 - How gratitude lists and optimism can serve you
QUOTABLES:
7:17 - “I’ve always really prioritized being there for my children, and it’s been a real balance.”
19:21 - “People don’t define community by their zip code, they define community by shared passion.”
21:31 - “I’ve always felt that if you create something really powerful, it’ll monetize itself… there will be a way that it is worth something.” 
34:52 - “You know that self-doubt and that imposter syndrome - we all have it - and you just have to set it aside and believe in yourself.”
38:14 - “When someone tells me it can’t be done - there was something in me… it was my aha moment - I thought, ’Yes, it can!’.”
40:27 - “A dollar in a woman’s hand is nearly twice as powerful in terms of economic recovery, than in a man’s, in developing countries.”
57:51 - “When times are at their worst, and when there’s disruption in your life or in the world, that creates opportunity.”
CONNECT WITH US:
Find Elizabeth Funk on Twitter.
Check out our website, Potential to Powerhouse, for more details and to learn about past, present, and future guests. Be sure to follow us on Instagram and Twitter, and join our Facebook Community for a deeper connection with the P2P tribe.
Grab your free copy of our guide, 4 Daily Habits Essential to Becoming a POWERHOUSE Entrepreneur, and don’t forget to subscribe to our show and leave a rating and review. Do you know any other female powerhouses that could benefit from listening? If so, please let them know to follow us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever they like to listen to valuable audio content.
Until next time… High Five!

1 hr 1 min