Powerful Ladies founder and podcast host, Kara Duffy sits down with the awesome and the up-to-something - entrepreneurs, creatives, athletes, chefs, authors, scientists, adventurers, and more - to share their story. Your goal is to live your best life. Reality is it's hard to figure out what that even means, how to start and once you do start what next?
Powerful Ladies is to help you figure that out by sharing the stories of people, mostly women, who have been there and are in action right now on making & living their awesome life.
Learn how creative director Elizabeth McGarry went from suburban Oregon to queen of sportswear design or how speaker Ali Owens survived domestic abuse to become an empowerment strategist and author. Inspiring stories from real people hustling and growing every day, plus practical tips on how to start your journey and be the creator of your dream life. Be inspired. Be motivated. Be awesome & up-to-something you love.
Production, Audio Engineering, & Editing by Jordan Duffy. Music by Joakim Karud @joakimkarudmusic
Episode 134: How to be a Creative, Family Centered Entrepreneur with Elizabeth McGarry
Elizabeth McGarry has been on our #WCW list for decades. She’s an entrepreneur, a wife, a mom, stylish, creative, and one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet. She’s committed to making her family, her businesses and her communities the best possible. She’s the head of her creative agency McGarry & Son’s servicing brands you know and love. In this episode, she shares about her journey from suburban Oregon to high fashion in Europe to queen of Sportswear Design. She opens up about her brave decision to become a mother in her early twenties, what it’s like to close her first company to become a partner with her husband, the importance of raising two boys in a Girl-Power world, and how it feels to now be a mentor in the industry she calls home.
Episode 133: How to Break Free from Full Time Jobs & Gain True Freedom, Flexibility & Happiness with Leslie Levito.
I had the pleasure of sitting down with fellow badass entrepreneur and business coach Leslie Levito. She is a true soul sister in helping people break free from the life they have to create a life they want through creating their own business. In this episode she shares her wisdom, her journey from skate shop to c-suite, and how she knew it was time to break free and build her own business around her dream life.
Episode 132: How to Spread Happiness Through Art & Earn A Living Doing So with Gayle Warfield
I sit down with Gayle Warfield and talk about her journey from UI/UX designer to creating the accessories brand Teal Teacup. She is the artist, the maker and the face of the enamel pin focused brand. We discuss how she’s grown over the years, how the enamel pin community is so special, and how it’s possible for a complex, multi-layered, single mom to start her own business and thrive doing what she loves.
Episode 131: How to Create a Creative Career & Design Based Business from Scratch with Jess Goldsmith
I’m excited to introduce you to Jess Goldsmith, artist, illustrator, entrepreneur, graphic designer, art director, and owner of Chick of all Trades and Women of Type. She’s built her successful career and business as a contract designer based upon her tenacity, resourcefulness and commitment to her dream to be a career artist. In addition to killing it with her work, she’s also a force to be reckoned with, committed to supporting mental health advocacy, women’s empowerment, and making sure we’re all working towards a better tomorrow.
Episode 130: How Community, Acceptance & Love Is Rooted in Second Chances with Kristy Dinsmoor
I have a powerful conversation with Kristy Dinsmoor, co-founder of ReEvolution a nonprofit organization working with incarcerated youth to reduce incarceration, transition them upon release into powerful members of society, heal harm and build communities. The work she and her team are doing is needed, important and such a powerful reminder that there is so much room for compassion in this world. I’m excited for you to hear her story and curious what it inspires in you.
Episode 129: The Power of Sheer Determination to Create Your Life & Change the World with Gemi Bertran
I am so excited for you to meet Gemi Bertran. She is incredible, the stories she shares in this episode are incredible - honestly you’ll be hanging onto your seat - and her business is changing the world in major ways. Her company Nourish The Brain Institute teaches clients how to change behaviors to nourish their brains for optimal health, wellness and longevity. Best of all, she’s working with individuals and communities who upon learning these skills for themselves can be empowered to live their best lives and make an impact for others.
I love this podcast, it is inspirational and has amazing women as guests. If you want to learn new ideas and become the best you, I highly recommend that you listen. ❤️
Love it so far!
I listened to 2 episodes and I am loving listening to empowering and strong women. 💓
Truly inspiring and educational!
Each episode features a wide array of professional fields, personalities, challenges, skills, and perspectives. I have learned so much from each powerful lady and from the highly articulate host Kara. I’m thankful this platform exists so these women’s voices can be heard and appreciated.