8 episodes

LADYBOSS By Courtney Wright is a place where great leaders tell their stories of their entrepreneurship journey. “I’m a student of this game of which I’ve been playing my whole life,” said Wright. In this podcast, Courtney collects and shares advice with her peers as a way to help empower other business owners. She is anxious to share their stories, career pivots, and daily decisions that drive goals and successes. Give it a listen or nominate your favorite business owner!

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LADYBOSS By Courtney Wright is a place where great leaders tell their stories of their entrepreneurship journey. “I’m a student of this game of which I’ve been playing my whole life,” said Wright. In this podcast, Courtney collects and shares advice with her peers as a way to help empower other business owners. She is anxious to share their stories, career pivots, and daily decisions that drive goals and successes. Give it a listen or nominate your favorite business owner!

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    Mika Stambaugh: PR, CBD, and the Value of Good Storytelling

    Mika Stambaugh: PR, CBD, and the Value of Good Storytelling

    When entrepreneurship is in your blood, you are always looking out for new opportunities. That’s exactly what happened with PR maven Mika Stambaugh and her newest venture, Acannability.

    Mika is the CEO and Founder of The Mas Ink, a company that has broken the mold on what PR can look like. Her goal with clients is to offer accessible opportunities for them to tell their stories – and when she came across cannabis, she knew that was a story she needed to tell too. Now, as a Founder and Director of Marketing & PR for Acannability, Mika is using her years of media knowledge and storytelling experience to educate others and help to create a set of standards within the CBD industry.

    Listen in as we talk with Mika on managing multiple businesses, what growth looks like, and where she sees herself in 10 years.

    • 26 min
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    Martha Nippert: Debunking the Myth of a Starving Artist - Ladyboss Podcast with Courtney Wright

    Martha Nippert: Debunking the Myth of a Starving Artist - Ladyboss Podcast with Courtney Wright

    This week we are debunking the myth that you have to be a “starving artist” as we talk with Martha Nippert, CEO of Marnani Designs.

    Martha started down her creative path with Michael Kors as a lead designer in New York City during the height of the company’s growth trajectory. But she started to feel the desire to strike out on her own and knew that her passion for art was the key to building her own brand. Now, that art lifestyle company she grew from the ground up has been featured in multiple Fortune 500 companies. Listen in as Martha talks about ‘knowing your value’ and the power of believing in yourself.

    • 21 min
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    Elena Victoria: An Entrepreneur with a Passion for Fashion

    Elena Victoria: An Entrepreneur with a Passion for Fashion

    How do you take an old-school skill and scale it for today’s market? We are talking today with fashion designer and entrepreneur Elena Victoria, CEO and Founder of Elena Victoria based out of Chicago and Detroit.

    Elena’s passion for fashion, combined with her rigorous standards about who delivers her vision through her business, makes her a budding entrepreneur to watch. Her company starts right at ground level, teaching classes that introduce children to sewing with a second arm of her business also catering to brides-to-be with beautiful custom couture wedding gowns. Hearing about Elena Victoria’s grind mindset and her ability to scale her business beyond the current market is an inspiring and fun listen. Tune in now!

    • 19 min
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    Dawn McKenna: Dominating the Real Estate Market - Ladyboss Podcast with Courtney Wright

    Dawn McKenna: Dominating the Real Estate Market - Ladyboss Podcast with Courtney Wright

    Have you ever wondered how some people end up dominating multiple geographies in super competitive spaces? Dawn McKenna, CEO and Founder of The Dawn McKenna Group executes a half-billion in luxury real estate sales annually, making them the #1 team in Illinois and the #1 large team in Naples. She had a long play as #1 in Illinois with reach from Hinsdale to the North Shore but she didn’t get to Naples by accident - she listened to her clients and after many failed referrals to local brokers in Florida, she decided she own that market too. Hiring, social media engagement and marketing strategy are some of the differentiators that help DMG come out on top in the real estate market.

    • 40 min
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    Robby Ventura: Winning Athlete Turned Winning Entrepreneur

    Robby Ventura: Winning Athlete Turned Winning Entrepreneur

    How do you raise capital and manage an active board while keeping a growth mindset? We are talking with Robbie Ventura, CEO & Founder of Vision Quest and Velocity.com, the only SAS business in the sport of cycling.

    Robbie graduated with honors from Lake Forest College with a double major in Business and Psychology. While working towards his bachelor’s degree, he played on the Forester hockey team, which advanced to the NCAA Tournament. He was also named to the All-American Collegiate Cycling Team, and in 2008 he was inducted into the LFC Athletic Hall of Fame for his accomplishments in both hockey and cycling. Robbie has raced professionally for 12 years, including 3 years in the United States Postal Service Cycling Team, accumulating over 70 wins. Now, he’s turned his passion and years of experience into a successful business that keeps on winning.

    • 26 min
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    Annette Findling: Finding Success as a Woman Entrepreneur - Ladyboss Podcast with Courtney Wright

    Annette Findling: Finding Success as a Woman Entrepreneur - Ladyboss Podcast with Courtney Wright

    How do you stand out and carve a name for yourself in male-dominated field? Today we are talking with Annette Findling, CEO and Founder of Stonebridge Wealth Advisors to learn how she navigated this and found unique ways to become a dominant player.

    By definition, managing a family's money and securing financial freedom for clients is a tough task. Adding to this is the fact that when Annette started her business, it was in a very male-dominated field. But Annette's savvy for fashion, her standout leadership, and her diligent work ethic combined with an amazing upbringing allowed her to garner the skills she needed to rise to the challenge.

    • 22 min