52 episodes

Learn from real-life experiences of amazing female founders, investors, business leaders and male allies who support our mission to increase women representation in leadership. Hear about the ups and downs of entrepreneurship, including our own journeys too! We want this podcast to empower you to start that business, take that big job, and do it with confidence. Join us and exciting guests and let's figure out what we can do to get there! Disclaimer: The views and opinions of the hosts of this show do not represent the views and opinions of the organizations they work for.

Four of a Kind Podcast Four of a Kind

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 38 Ratings

Learn from real-life experiences of amazing female founders, investors, business leaders and male allies who support our mission to increase women representation in leadership. Hear about the ups and downs of entrepreneurship, including our own journeys too! We want this podcast to empower you to start that business, take that big job, and do it with confidence. Join us and exciting guests and let's figure out what we can do to get there! Disclaimer: The views and opinions of the hosts of this show do not represent the views and opinions of the organizations they work for.

    Motherhood and Entrepreneurship with Rachael Harpe

    Motherhood and Entrepreneurship with Rachael Harpe

    This week’s episode features an interview with Rachael Wolfner, the owner of The Little Rad Wolf Boutique and the #MAMAWOLF Blog!  The boutique and blog stems from Rachael’s desire to increase awareness around the joys and challenges of motherhood and passion to build a sustainable business.
    In this episode, Rachael shares her journey from school teacher, to NFL cheerleader, dance and cheer teacher to business builder.  She expands on how her friends, network, and mentors influenced her success.  She also speaks about truths of motherhood – including the bonds she’s built with other moms – and balancing a small business while managing a family. 
    Tune in to hear Rachael’s inspiring story of how she brings her authentic self while reaching for her aspirations.
    Here’s where you can find out more about Rachael’s boutique:
    Website: The Little Rad Wolf BoutiqueBlog: #MAMAWOLF BlogInstagram: @thelittleradwolfEmail: the littleradwolf@gmail.comRachael’s friends’, mentors’, and sponsors’ boutiques mentioned in the episode: Brooke and Arrow and The Southern Gypsy Rose
    Questions or comments? Email us at fourofakindpodcast@gmail.com.
    Also, don’t forget to hit subscribe and follow us on Instagram for updates!

    • 31 min
    Entrepreneurship in a COVID World - Turning Challenges into Successes

    Entrepreneurship in a COVID World - Turning Challenges into Successes

    This week’s episode is a check-in with some of the wonderful female founders we interviewed on prior episodes of Four of a Kind Podcast.  We wanted to see how they were holding up during COVID and also how their businesses were faring with such a major shift in the way we are conducting business during the pandemic.   

    We asked our guests to answer the same four questions about the impact of COVID-19 on their businesses, and during the episode we share their answers with you.
    How has COVID impacted your business? What changes, if any, have you had to make in the short term?What have you learned so far from this experience?What surprised you the most about your business / your team / yourself during this time?Is there anything that you have had to do differently that you might keep doing?Note: We recorded this episode earlier this summer - we know the entrepreneurs we discussed have been managing their response to COVID realtime, so please make sure to checkout their platforms for the latest on new projects, products, and updates.

    Here’s how you can get in touch:
    Shruti Joshi, CEO/Co-Founder, Compell'dInstagram: @compelldTwitter:  @compelldnow Website: Compelld.com LinkedIn Company Page: Compell'dDownload the App!!Shruti on LinkedIn: Shruti Joshi, CEO and Co-Founder at Compell'dAshley Connell, CEO/Co-Founder, Prowess ProjectInstagram: @ProwessProjectTwitter: @ProwessProjectWebsite: ProwessProject.comLinkedIn Company Page: Prowess ProjectCassy Saba Shovak, CEO/Co-Founder, Cassy Saba JewelryInstagram: @cassysabajewelryWebsite: Cassy Saba JewelryQuestions or comments? Email us at fourofakindpodcast@gmail.com. 
    Also, don’t forget to hit subscribe and follow us on Instagram for updates! 

    • 28 min
    How Trang Pham and Venture Lab of the University of Pennsylvania Educate the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

    How Trang Pham and Venture Lab of the University of Pennsylvania Educate the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

    This week’s episode features an interview with Trang Pham, Executive Director, Venture Lab of the University of Pennsylvania. Venture Lab is a resource for students across all of the University of Pennsylvania interested in entrepreneurship and education.

    In this episode, Trang talks about her background as an immigrant to the US, and her path from consultant, to supporting innovation in the federal government, and to her role today as Executive Director of the Venture Lab of the University of Pennsylvania.  She tells us about the perspective of Venture Lab in educating and exposing students to not only the topics of entrepreneurship and innovation, but also the practice of entrepreneurship. Trang also gives great perspective on how we can attract and promote female entrepreneurs.  

    Listen to hear the great story of an inspiring female leader, and the work she is doing to set the stage for the future generation of entrepreneurs. 

    Here’s how you can get in touch with Trang and learn more about the Venture Lab:
    Website: Venture LabTwitter: Venture Lab on TwitterLinkedIn: Venture Lab on LinkedInQuestions or comments? Email us at fourofakindpodcast@gmail.com. 
    Also, don’t forget to hit subscribe and follow us on Instagram for updates! 

    • 37 min
    Mini-Sode: What is something new you have done during Stay at Home orders?

    Mini-Sode: What is something new you have done during Stay at Home orders?

    In this week's minisode, we answer the question "What is hobby have your started or what new thing have you tried during the Stay at Home orders?"

    In an attempt for some lighter content during everyone's time at home, tune in to the episode to learn more about the new things your pod hosts are trying out!

    Questions or comments? Email us at fourofakindpodcast@gmail.com. 
    Also, don’t forget to hit subscribe and follow us on Instagram for updates! 

    • 7 min
    Impact of COVID-19 on Women in the Workplace

    Impact of COVID-19 on Women in the Workplace

    What a crazy few weeks it has been! (Do we all start every email with that now, or is it just us?). In this week’s episode, we address the topic du jour, COVID-19, and specifically how it is impacting women in the workplace. We discuss some of the challenges we have heard from our female friends and colleagues as well as some bright spots and potential opportunities to accelerate change and equality at work.  
    There are so many facets to this topic, and we know everyone's situation is different and there are challenges no matter where or who you are, but we hope we can use some of this time of major change to reflect and just talk!
     Here are the articles we mentioned in the episode:
    "Life after pandemic: How will coronavirus change us?", by Mike Bebernes, Yahoo News, April 7, 2020 "What's the Surprising Leadership Lesson in the COVID-19 Crisis?", by Joan Michelson, Forbes, March 28, 2020  "I Feel Like I Have Five Jobs: Moms Navigate the Pandemic", by Jessica Bennett, The New York Times, March 20, 2020  Here is an interesting podcast on the Future of Work that we also learned a lot from (and we reference some of the ideas in our episode).
    "The New Future of Work - A Conversation with Matt Mullenweg", Episode 197, Making Sense Podcast by Sam Harris, March 24, 2020.Questions or comments? Email us at fourofakindpodcast@gmail.com. 
    Also, don’t forget to hit subscribe and follow us on Instagram for updates! 

    • 32 min
    Mini-Sode: If you had a time machine, would you go back in time or into the future?

    Mini-Sode: If you had a time machine, would you go back in time or into the future?

    In this week's minisode, we answer the question "If you had a time machine, would you go back in time or into the future and why?" 

    Tune in and learn more about your pod hosts!

    Questions or comments? Email us at fourofakindpodcast@gmail.com. 
    Also, don’t forget to hit subscribe and follow us on Instagram for updates! 

    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

JDCBoca ,

Was introduced at episode 10

Just found this podcast, and jumped in at episode 10 with Brendan Harris. The episode is full of amazing topics and got me thinking of my own career and my next steps! Keep up the great podcast you Four of a Kind!

Wahoowa78 ,

Intro and Mission Statement

It was great to hear these four strong women affirm each other during the podcasts. Hearing about their personal experiences and anecdotes made for interesting listening. Four of a Kind’s use of various research, studies and data to support points of view will keep serious listeners coming back for more. Off to a great start!

CassyShovak ,

Awesome podcast!

Great chemistry between these four inspiring women! Fun to listen to, and heard some very useful tips!

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