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The podcast created to encourage, inspire and share stories of women behind the hustle.
Each week, host Lu'Cretia Thomas chats with some amazing female founders and CEO's who have agreed to share their story and the truth of what it takes to launch, fund and run a successful business while practicing self-care and celebrating their wins.
Featuring interviews from Liz Dozier, Katrina McGhee, Phylicia Benn, Ona Diaz-Santin, Aloni Ford, Rashida Gayle, Stephanie Flor & Christine Michel Carter. It's time to hear the truth from women behind the hustle.

Girl Behind the Hustle Girl Behind the Hustle

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The podcast created to encourage, inspire and share stories of women behind the hustle.
Each week, host Lu'Cretia Thomas chats with some amazing female founders and CEO's who have agreed to share their story and the truth of what it takes to launch, fund and run a successful business while practicing self-care and celebrating their wins.
Featuring interviews from Liz Dozier, Katrina McGhee, Phylicia Benn, Ona Diaz-Santin, Aloni Ford, Rashida Gayle, Stephanie Flor & Christine Michel Carter. It's time to hear the truth from women behind the hustle.

    Rashida Gayle: Breaking Barriers and Building Opportunities in Sports Marketing

    Rashida Gayle: Breaking Barriers and Building Opportunities in Sports Marketing

    Today on the show I'm chatting Rashida Gayle. Rashida is the Director of Talent Marketing at GSE Worldwide—a leading talent marketing agency in the sports industry. Her roster includes several high-profile players including Atlanta Falcons’ Veteran Devonta Freeman, San Francisco 49er’s Rookie Deebo Samuel, Baltimore Ravens’ Rookie Running Back Justice Hill, and Atlanta United’s Forward Josef Martinez.

    At only 27 years old, Rashida made history as first and only black woman to represent both NFL & MLS athletes, securing over $5 million in marketing deals. Listen in as we discuss how she continues to break barriers and build opportunities for those who are coming behind her.

    Connect with Rashida Gayle Instagram/Twitter/LinkedIn: @rashidagayle

    You can stay connected via Instagram/Facebook @girlbehindthehustle or by Email at heygirl@girlbehindthehustle.com
    Subscribe to become apart of our community at www.girlbehindthehustle.com

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    • 30 min
    The Story Behind Girl Behind The Hustle with Founder Lu'Cretia Thomas

    The Story Behind Girl Behind The Hustle with Founder Lu'Cretia Thomas

    Who is the Girl Behind The Hustle? Today on this throwback episode I'm switching things up and hoping in the guest chair. One of my good friends from Xavier University, Lena Melton, the host of the “In Pursuit Of” podcast, is interviewing me.

    Today I'm sharing my story, who I am behind this hustle and what led me to create Girl Behind The Hustle.

    The podcast will be on break until October while I interview more amazing women. You can stay connected hear from via Instagram/Facebook @girlbehindthehustle or by email at heygirl@girlbehindthehustle.com
    Subscribe to become apart of our community at www.girlbehindthehustle.com

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    She's Grown Multiple 6 Figure Businesses By Starting With 1 Pair of Jeans: Phylicia Benn (REWIND)

    She's Grown Multiple 6 Figure Businesses By Starting With 1 Pair of Jeans: Phylicia Benn (REWIND)

    What do you say to someone who’s first starting out and only has one thing that they want to sell? Do it! That is exactly what today’s guest did. I'm chatting with influencer & entrepreneur Phylicia Benn of City Republik & City Gurl Curlz. She founded her first six figure company in 2012 through bootstrapping and selling 1 pair of jeans. After experiencing unprecedented growth in her companies, Phylicia never expected that she would find herself having to start completely over after someone close to her tried to destroy her business.
    The Real Deal Behind The Hustle
    The truth about the hustle is... It is oh so real and oh so passionate.
    Listen in as we discuss the truth behind being a global influencer, the advantages of starting over after loss and the importance of being grounded in a community offline.
    Here’s how you can connect with Phylicia Benn
    INSTAGRAM: @phyliciabennn @cityrepublik @citygurlcurlz
    www.cityrepublik.com
    You can find additional show notes along with the resources mentioned in this episode here podcastBlog — Girl Behind The Hustle
    Don't forget to Rate and Subscribe. Until next time Hustle & Grace!

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    Behind The Hustle of Celebrity Makeup Artist Stephanie Flor :: REWIND

    Behind The Hustle of Celebrity Makeup Artist Stephanie Flor :: REWIND

    Today sharing the real deal behind the hustle is NYC based celebrity makeup artist, Stephanie Flor. Stephanie has worked with some of the most influential celebrities out there from Mariah Carey to Sting.

    Her global beauty tips have been published in Marie Claire, Glamour, Oprah magazine, Allure, Cosmo and the Travel Channel. She has also been named as one of Latina Magazine’s “Beauty Vanguards” and was featured in Glamour and Skyla’s “Making Her Mark” campaign.

    Stephanie’s expertise in multicultural beauty has made her a go-to ambassador for leading cosmetic brands, such as Clinique, Maybelline and many more.

    Stephanie founded AroundTheWorld Beauty.com - A beauty, travel platform focused on celebrating diversity and beauty rituals of women around the world. Thru this platform She provides workshops, and curated beauty journeys inspired by the deeper meaning of beauty.

    Listen in to find out what Stephanie said to me that inspired me to finally take action and book my first solo trip!
    You can find out more about Stephanie's Huśtle at www.Aroundtheworldbeauty.com www.Aroundtheworldbeautyjourneys.com @atwbeauty @StephanieFlor

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    Jessica Lauren on Helping Business Owners Ditch The Excuses & Build 6 Figure Brands :REWIND:

    Jessica Lauren on Helping Business Owners Ditch The Excuses & Build 6 Figure Brands :REWIND:

    Over the next few weeks we're throwing it back to our listeners' favorite episodes as we start to gear up for Season 4! In this Summer Rewind episode we're chatting with Jessica Lauren the blogger behind the lifestyle + inspirational blog NoRealJewelry.Com and the host of The Sunday Jumpstart Podcast-- a weekly podcast helping goal getters ditch the excuses, do the work + make ish happen. We're going behind the hustle to talk about how each of us can give ourselves permission to create the life we want. After being rejected for 9 years, Jessica created her own YES and you can too.


    You can find the show notes along with the resources mentioned in this episode here https://www.girlbehindthehustle.com/podcastblog

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    • 35 min
    Ada Rojas Founder & Owner of Botánika Beauty

    Ada Rojas Founder & Owner of Botánika Beauty

    "I started to notice that I was always the Latina girl that they would make sure to check off the box"  Today on the podcast I'm chatting with Ada Rojas. A proud Afro-Latina, Ada combines her background in marketing and public relations with her passion for beauty to celebrate her Dominican roots and cultivate the Latina community. For the last 10 years, she’s built a strong community through her digital platform AllThingsAda.com. Her dreams of creating a haircare brand manifested when she approached  her now mentor Aisha about a product collaboration and Aisha offered her an opportunity to create her own brand instead. 
    In the summer of 2017, these two driven Latinas joined forces and started to develop and create what is now Botánika Beauty. Through this new venture, Ada hopes to change the face of the beauty industry while honoring her culture and showing the world the power of the Latino haircare community. We chat about the importance of shooting your shot, perfecting your pitch, position your brand, being prepared and creating what you wish existed.
    Here's how you can connect with Ada Rojas Botanika Instagram Botánika  |  All Things Ada  Instagram | 
    Tickets to our book discussion: Clap When You Land, Elizabeth Acevedo
    You can find additional show notes along with the resources mentioned in this episode here  — Girl Behind The Hustle
    Stay connected via Instagram/Facebook  or by email at heygirl@girlbehindthehustle.com Subscribe to become apart of our community.

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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

krissy cov ,

Best podcast for Women

I listen to this podcast everyday heading to work. I was looking for a podcast that I could relate to and that was uplifting, encouraging and that made you feel good about being a business woman. Girl behind the hustle is just what I was looking for. Not only do she encourage you but also give great business tips. I support girl behind the hustle hands down and I can’t wait to listen in the morning🤗💕

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Several weeks after attending your book club I stumbled on your podcast binged every episode!!

This podcast is full of gems that I continue to incorporate into my Tuesday morning routine. Listening to you and your incredible guests is inspiring.

Rilee Acrey ,

Girl behind the hustle keeps me GOING!!!

Wanting more but feeling a lack of motivation or where to start?! LC kills it with the incredible women she interviews. I come back each week wanting more!

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