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FemGems shares first-hand stories of inspiring female startup founders to empower YOU to turn your passion into your own business!
Time to get rid of self-doubt, guilt and shame /with FemGems45 Margaux Aliamus & Sis Timberg
A real talk on women's health, mindset and business with the co-founders of Circles, a company developing natural solutions that help get rid of PMS, period pain & hormonal acne! They've just launched their pre-sale on Startnext, so check out their awesome products & mission: https://www.startnext.com/we-are-circles?utm_source=startnext&utm_medium=shorturl&utm_campaign=FM3
On this episode, we talk about:
- why women's health has been understudied and neglected for many years and what the consequences are;
- how to practice real self-care and take charge of your well-being and fulfillment;
- what makes a great co-founder and how to assess potential ones;
- what bootstrapping looks like and why you would go for it;
- strategies to manage your time and priorities in a sustainable way and much more!
If you're an early stage female founder and want to get mentored by inspiring entrepreneurs like Sis & Margaux, apply to join the FemGems Club at: https://www.femgems.club/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=FG45
Navigating lifelong learning and keeping your happiness levels up /with FemGem44 Anna Harbaum
Founder of FemGems, Dora Petrova, sits down with Anna Harbaum, Managing Director of the Berlin-based blockchain company, Interchain. In this episode, Anna provides a great example of the importance of lifelong learning. Join us as she delves into her colorful past from her formative years as a chef and restaurateur, to entering the world of blockchain while calmly navigating motherhood.
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The ups and downs of being a social entrepreneur /with FemGem43 Anne Kjær Bathel
This episode of FemGems Podcast was recorded live at Factory Berlin in January 2020 and sheds a bright light on the reality of being an impact-driven social entrepreneur. Our FemGem 43 is an extremely inspiring founder that has been awarded multiple times for her incredible work, e.g. by Edition F as one of "25 Women" revolutionising the German industry, by Handelsblatt as "Mutmacher of the Year"(2018), and asBest Female Social Entrepreneur of the year in Germany 2020.
From 2006-2009, she worked as a corporate social responsibility consultant. In that capacity, she developed and implemented Samsung Electronics’ award-winning corporate social responsibility strategy for Scandinavia. In July 2010, Anne moved to Japan, where she spent 2 years researching open social innovation and received the prestigious Rotary Peace Fellowship. In 2012, she moved to Berlin to set up the Berlin Peace Innovation Lab, which is associated with Stanford University. The lab focuses on how technology is facilitating emerging and measurable social change toward global peace. In 2015, she co-founded her own social enterprise –
ReDI School of Digital Integration – that she's sharing all about on this episode!
Founder’s & investor’s tips on fundraising w/ FemGems42 Jessica Holzbach & Fabiola Hochkirchen
In this episode, Dora is joined by Jessica Holzbach and Fabiola Hochkirchen, discussing entrepreneurship and fundraising from both sides of the table – founders' and investors'.
Jessica has co-founded Penta, a fast-growing fintech startup from Berlin offering digital business banking for startups and SMEs; and got awarded as Founder of the Year 2021 by the German Startups Association shortly after stepping down as a co-founder of Penta in pursuit of a new challenge.
Fabiola is an investor and a business angel. After working at a mid-cap private equity fund for 12 years, she co-founded Auxxo, the first all-female VC in Berlin.
Why you need to go for organic growth if you want to create positive impact /with FemGem41 Melanie Rieback, PhD
After the exciting launch of the www.FemGems.Club, the FemGems Podcast warmly welcomes you back for Season 4. In this first episode, Dora is joined by Dr. Melanie Rieback, CEO and co-founder of Radically Open Security, a not-for-profit computer security company. We dive into her own personal journey; from the ethics of cybersecurity companies, soul searching pilgrimages across Spain, to understanding the relevance and urgency of post-growth entrepreneurship.
FemGems Club is a subscription-based support system for early-stage female founders. Apply to join anytime at www.femgems.club
Learn more about post-growth entrepreneurship here: https://www.postgrowthentrepreneurship.com
Resources mentioned on this episode:
Melanie Rieback's TED Talk on post-growth entrepreneurship: https://www.ted.com/talks/melanie_rieback_post_growth_entrepreneurship
Kate Raworth's TED Talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/kate_raworth_a_healthy_economy_should_be_designed_to_thrive_not_grow/transcript?language=en
Prosperity without Growth: https://timjackson.org.uk/ecological-economics/pwg/
Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus: https://rushkoff.com/books/throwing-rocks-at-the-google-bus/
Photo credit: Sebastiaan ter Burg
Turning a podcast into a tech startup empowering female founders /with FemGem40 Dora Petrova
Dora Petrova is the founder of FemGems and the host of this podcast. Except for this episode where she's the guest on it. On this special 40th episode, Carmen interviews Dora about the launch of FemGems Club, a goal-driven support system for female founders. Dora shares her journey as a founder, what led her to creating this platform, and what FemGems looks like as a company. Tune in to learn about FemGems' values, how we select members for FemGems Club, what you get there and why you should become one! Learn more and apply here: https://www.femgems.club/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=show-notes&utm_campaign=ep40
Love listening to Dora and all the amazing womxn she interviews. She asks insightful deliberate questions and her voice is angelic.
Love this podcast and what it stands for! Definitely inspiring people and stories being featured. I’m looking forward to the second season!
Love the quick and longer interviews with a diverse selection of women in tech and business! Super inspiring! These ladies are doing great work.