187 episodes

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

Powerful Ladies® Podcast Kara Duffy : Powerful Ladies

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 63 Ratings

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 186: How To Do It Your Way, Increase Visibility & Make It Easier For The Next Generation with Tracy Christian

    Episode 186: How To Do It Your Way, Increase Visibility & Make It Easier For The Next Generation with Tracy Christian

    There are times when you see a woman and you know instantly, she’s a Powerful Lady. The clues are in her confidence, her body language, and often what she’s wearing. For many plus size women, finding the clothes to show up looking as powerful as they’ve felt has been a challenge. That’s what inspired Tracy Christian, a mega successful talent agent, to create her own fashion house, Sante Grace. In this episode, we discuss how everyone deserves to look great, the power of being your own advocate, how anything you want in life is just a game waiting for you to play, and the life you want is waiting for you to come and get it.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Episode 185: How a Passion for Baking & Community Is Leading to Success with Elise Thomas

    Episode 185: How a Passion for Baking & Community Is Leading to Success with Elise Thomas

    When you know what you’re supposed to be doing in this world and you commit to making it happen, nothing will stop you.  Elise Thomas, the founder of Cookie Co, is a great example of doing whatever it takes. Her first brick and mortar location was set to open in early 2020, then of course a global pandemic hit. She had to pivot to launching her business from her home kitchen, baking after homeschooling her kids sometimes until 4am to fulfill orders. Her story is one filled with resilience, family, community, service, and a commitment to bringing people joy every day. 

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode 184: A Deep Dive into the Power Plant Hemp & Environmental Economics with Annie Rouse

    Episode 184: A Deep Dive into the Power Plant Hemp & Environmental Economics with Annie Rouse

    I’m such a huge fan of women who are just out there doing their thing to make the world a better place and secretly (because they never brag about themselves at all) are total undercover badasses. Annie Rouse is one of those women. She’s transforming the Hemp industry in America, educating and correcting people about all the various products hemp produces and its benefits. She’s an entrepreneur, supporting and advising other companies, and is doing all of that with degrees in economics, an MBA, and a Fulbright Scholarship. I’m excited for you to meet this badass. 

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Episode 183: The Truth of Burnout, Self Love & Making Ourselves a Priority with Massoma Alam Chohan

    Episode 183: The Truth of Burnout, Self Love & Making Ourselves a Priority with Massoma Alam Chohan

    As more and more Americans are identifying as having high levels of stress and anxiety, we need to be advocates for ourselves individually and for our teams and employees professionally, to have the tools needed to reduce stress & anxiety, and find more balance in our lives. Massoma Alam Chohan is the author of the Amazon #1 seller, Take Your Lunch Break: Helpful Tips for Relieving Work-Related Stress, as well as a TedX Speaker, Industrial & Organizational Psychologist, wife and mother. In this episode, we dive into how to take care of yourself, how to take care of your team, and how even two minutes a day can change your life and the impact you're making in the world.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 182: Dr. Swathi Varanasi, Integrative Health Pharmacist & Co-Founder of Element Apothec

    Episode 182: Dr. Swathi Varanasi, Integrative Health Pharmacist & Co-Founder of Element Apothec

    As a western society, we have more and more visibility to how whole body health and whole choice health is critical to our individual and community health. Today’s guest, Dr. Swathi Varanasi, is an Integrative Health Pharmacist committed to leveling up how we take care of ourselves and how we think about health care solutions. Additionally she’s an entrepreneur, speaker, author, and a woman who is constantly asking, can we do this better and why not me? In her roles as Chief Scientific Officer at Element Apothec, Medical Communications at Everly Health, and Director of Science at Los Angeles NORML. 

    • 39 min
    Episode 181: A Practice in Believing In Yourself & Leaping into The Unknown with Sydney Olson

    Episode 181: A Practice in Believing In Yourself & Leaping into The Unknown with Sydney Olson

    I love the idea of being an ass kicking super hero or international spy.  So when I saw Sydney Olson’s instagram account, I was immediately intrigued. There are all these videos of her doing ridiculously cool flips and jumps and even jumping between buildings.  She’s a Red Bull Championship athlete, a parkour athlete, a stunt woman and so many more amazing cool things. I can’t wait for you to meet her. 

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
63 Ratings

63 Ratings

Lisette*44 ,

Powerful Positivity!

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. ❤️

Summertime.81 ,

Love it so far!

I listened to 2 episodes and I am loving listening to empowering and strong women. 💓

Morena Duwe ,

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.

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