11 episodes

The Products by Women podcast is a series that features the women behind innovative, sustainable, ethical and cutting-edge brands and products across industries from fashion to tech and everything else in between.

We’ll be talking to women leaders and innovators around the world about how they built and scaled their products and what motivates them and keeps them going!

Products by Women Naimeesha Murthy

    • Technology
    • 5.0, 2 Ratings

The Products by Women podcast is a series that features the women behind innovative, sustainable, ethical and cutting-edge brands and products across industries from fashion to tech and everything else in between.

We’ll be talking to women leaders and innovators around the world about how they built and scaled their products and what motivates them and keeps them going!

    "Build something you are passionate about because in a day there will be more reasons to not do it than to do it." - Lina Chan, CEO and Founder at Parla

    "Build something you are passionate about because in a day there will be more reasons to not do it than to do it." - Lina Chan, CEO and Founder at Parla

    Lina Chan is the CEO, Founder at Parla - An expert-led community changing the conversation around fertility.

    Parla was inspired by Lina’s experience with fertility. She always felt on the back foot. Like many women, Lina found it difficult to understand what was going on with her body, get trusted support, and take care of my emotional health. Parla means to speak, and we believe it’s time to make women’s health an ongoing informed conversation. We’re breaking taboos and making misinformation a thing of the past by creating a space that empowers women as they become the authority of their health, body and choices.

    In this episode, Lina talks to us about how:


    How Parla came into being
    Her experience with accelerators
    Tips on raising VC funding
    Challenges she’s faced along the way
    And more…

    We hope you enjoy this episode. We'd love to hear from you - so do drop us a line at info@productsbywomen.com

    Host: Naimeesha Murthy

    Editor: Stephan Cho

    • 17 min
    "When you are thinking about fundraising or to bootstrap, it comes down to looking at the financial model." – Neha Govindraj

    "When you are thinking about fundraising or to bootstrap, it comes down to looking at the financial model." – Neha Govindraj

    Location: New York 

    In this podcast episode we are speaking with Neha Govindraj - the Co-founder, President & COO of Glowbar: a skincare concept disrupting the spa industry with no-fluff 30-minute, customized and solution-oriented treatments at $65. Prior to Glowbar, Neha was a management consultant at Bain & Company, where she focused much of her time in their retail practices consulting Fortune 500 and other companies on consumer strategy and operations. During her time there, Neha did an externship with the C-level team at the millennial beauty brand, Glossier, leading various strategic initiatives within the operations, marketing and finance functions. Shortly thereafter, Neha left Bain & Company to form Glowbar, with a singular mission to fill a whitespace in the market and make it easier for everyone to take care of their skin– consistently.

    In this episode Neha talks to us about:


    Her background and what shaped her to be the person she is today 
    Why she quit her job at Bain & Company and decided to go small
    Tips on raising funds and more...

    We hope you enjoy this episode. We'd love to hear from you - so do drop us a line at info@productsbywomen.com

    Host: Naimeesha Murthy Editor: Stephan Cho

    • 13 min
    "To say that black women need this, is not to say that other people don't!" - Ashlee Wisedom

    "To say that black women need this, is not to say that other people don't!" - Ashlee Wisedom

    Location: New York, US

    Ashlee Wisedom is the Founder and CEO of Health In Her HUE - a digital platform that connects Black women to the healthcare providers, services and resources that are committed to their health and well-being. Our platform connects Black women to Black healthcare providers and offers culturally relevant, evidence-based health content.

    In this episode Ashlee talks to us about: 


    What shaped her to be the person she is today
    How her immigrant roots made her more resilient
    How she built a team, tested and validated the market 
    Her vision for Health in Her Hue. 

    Most recently Health in Her Hue was awarded a grant by Serena Williams through her campaign with Stuart Weitzman and Vital Voices. Health in Her Hue has also been featured in publication like Forbes, Vogue and more…

    We hope you enjoy this episode. We'd love to hear from you - so do drop us a line at info@productsbywomen.com

    Host: Naimeesha Murthy Editor: Stephan Cho

    • 19 min
    "If you’re thinking of building something, do it." - Karen Rios

    "If you’re thinking of building something, do it." - Karen Rios

    Location: New York, US

    Karen Rios is Lifesaver’s Co-founder and CEO. Prior to founding Lifesaver, Karen served as Chief Compliance Officer for Seminole Management Company. Karen was the first Latina and youngest C-level officer in the firm’s history. Prior to that role, she worked for an education technology startup. In another life, she worked as a beat writer in Paris while studying abroad at the Sorbonne, and would later return to the U.S. to work for the Obama Campaign. She holds a B.A. from Columbia University.

    The Lifesaver app turns legacy financial institutions into cutting-edge digital players so users can open, fund, track, and transfer between accounts simply and instantly. We prompt our users to tap into new financial products from the Lifesaver Marketplace by intelligently recognizing individual need. We continuously improve user behavior with gamification, clarity and realization of financial possibility. Customer relationships are created in and grown through Lifesaver. No white-labeling. No integrations. No staff training. No maintenance.

    At the end of the episode, you will have a better idea about: 


    Validating and testing product ideas 
    Benefits of joining an accelerator  
    Entrepreneurial challenges - especially as a women and a lot more! 

    We hope you enjoy this episode. We'd love to hear from you - so do drop us a line at info@productsbywomen.com


    Host: Naimeesha Murthy
    Editor: Stephan Cho

    • 20 min
    Jennifer Yeh, Jennifer Tsay and Kat Tchernavskikh | Executive Founding Team @ Shoott.com | USA and Canada

    Jennifer Yeh, Jennifer Tsay and Kat Tchernavskikh | Executive Founding Team @ Shoott.com | USA and Canada

    In this episode, we spoke to Jennifer Yeh, Jennifer Tsay and Kat Tchernavskikh the executive founding team at Shoott.com, a female-run startup that celebrates diversity and seeks to provide accessible and quality photography to everybody. 

    Shoott was launched in the summer of 2018 in NYC and has since held thousands of sessions.  Shoott’s elite team of talented photographers have shot for some of the world's biggest brands, including Forbes, Elle, GQ, The Cut, Buzzfeed and more. 

    How it works:

    1. Book your free 30 min session

    2. Enjoy a customized photo shoot

    3. Pay only for the pics you love

    Shoott selects only the top 5% of applicants and screen for amazing technical and creative skills as well as a winning personality.

    Google Reviews:

    “Dawit was fantastic! I love how simple and straightforward this whole process was. The 30min session was the perfect amount of time to convince the camera shy to try it out. Such a great concept to get exactly what kind of photos you are looking for, well done!” Savannah Taylor

    “I had a maternity shoot with my best friend who is due 2 weeks after me. We had a really lovey time and the location we chose was gorgeous! We got some beautiful shots that will last us a lifetime of memories! Glad we discovered shoott and will most definitely be using this service again when my baby is born!” Kristina Olmedo

    At the end of this episode, you learn more about: 

    - How the idea came into being 

    - How the team validated a need 

    - About their leadership styles and what they've had to teach themselves 

    - How they balance their side hustles along with a start-up and more... 

    We hope you enjoy this episode. We'd love to hear from you - so do drop us a line at info@productsbywomen.com!

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    Host: Naimeesha Murthy | Editor: Stephan Cho

    • 24 min
    Neeti Mehta Shukla | Co-Founder and Senior VP of Brand and Culture @ Automation Anywhere | San Jose, California, USA

    Neeti Mehta Shukla | Co-Founder and Senior VP of Brand and Culture @ Automation Anywhere | San Jose, California, USA

    Neeti Mehta Shukla is the Co-Founder and Senior Vice President of Brand and Culture at Automation Anywhere - A robotic process automation (RPA) company based out of San Jose, California.

    Neeti is an avid strategist with more than 20 years of business management, technology marketing, and entrepreneurial experience. A visionary and advocate of bot ethics, she's one of only five women globally who've founded companies worth more than USD $2 billion.

    Automation Anywhere recently raised $290 million in series B funding at a post-money valuation of $6.8 billion. Salesforce Ventures led the round, with additional contributions from existing investors, including SoftBank Investment Advisers and Goldman Sachs. This brings Automation Anywhere’s total raised to date to $840 million.

    In this episode, Neeti talks to us about:

    - How Automation Anywhere came into being

    - How the core founding team went about defining and validating the MVP

    - Personality traits one should look for in co-founders

    - Neeti’s thoughts on obtaining VC funding

    - D&I and it’s is importance in building inclusive products

    - And more…

    We hope you enjoy this episode. We'd love to hear from you - so do drop us a line at info@productsbywomen.com!

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    Founder and Host of Products by Women: Naimeesha Murthy

    Editor: Stephan Cho

    • 22 min

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Highlights women led products

One of a kind podcast that highlights women led products. Gives a glimpse into the product building thought process of female founders and innovators. Excited to hear and learn more. I really like the analysis of the product and brand itself in the discussions.

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