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Join our host, Who What Wear co-founder Hillary Kerr, as she chronicles the career changes that can come at any age in our podcast, Second Life.

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    • 4.8, 2.4K Ratings

Join our host, Who What Wear co-founder Hillary Kerr, as she chronicles the career changes that can come at any age in our podcast, Second Life.

    Suzy Batiz: Poo-Pourri and Supernatural Founder and CEO

    Suzy Batiz: Poo-Pourri and Supernatural Founder and CEO

    Suzy Batiz is a truly self-made female entrepreneur, and a successful one at that. Between her two businesses, the before-you-go toilet spray Poo~Pourri, and her line of natural cleaning concentrates, Supernatural, her empire is valued at over $500 million. But getting there was a long road filled with over 27 career changes, an abusive marriage, and two bankruptcies. Hear how Suzy persevered and overcame it all, on this episode of Second Life.

    • 49 min
    Nyakio Grieco: Founder of Nyakio Beauty

    Nyakio Grieco: Founder of Nyakio Beauty

    Nyakio Grieco is the founder and creator of Nyakio Beauty, an award-winning line of skincare products initially inspired by her own Kenyan heritage and family’s beauty recipes. Since its launch in 2002, Nyakio has expanded to include cultural traditions from 13 countries around the world that have been historically underrepresented in mainstream beauty and skincare. Today, the products are beloved and highly accessible via Target.com, but Grieco’s entrepreneurial journey wasn’t easy. After much perseverance and many brand resets, her purpose became clear: “I’m here to help other women, young women who look like me, know that they can do this.” Hear how Grieco went from working in talent representation at some of the biggest agencies in Hollywood to navigating and pushing for meaningful change within the beauty world on this episode of Second Life.

    • 51 min
    Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan: Creators of Go Fug Yourself and Best-Selling Authors

    Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan: Creators of Go Fug Yourself and Best-Selling Authors

    Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan have been writing together since they founded their witty celebrity fashion blog, Go Fug Yourself, back in 2004 as a way to procrastinate from their day jobs. Today, not only are the “Fug Girls” pioneers in the space, but they’ve also received rave reviews as novelists with the best-selling The Royal We—loosely based on the courtship of Prince WIlliam and Kate Middleton—and the highly anticipated sequel, The Heir Affair, which just hit bookshelves on July 7. But before they were writing novels, the ladies were working as TV series recappers, writing about shows such as Judging Amy and Making the Band, before parlaying that experience into working in the world of reality TV. Hear how the pair pivoted from digital to print and ultimately found their stride in balancing the two on today’s episode of Second Life.

    • 50 min
    Aminatou Sow: Call Your Girlfriend Host and Author of Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close

    Aminatou Sow: Call Your Girlfriend Host and Author of Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close

    Aminatou Sow is the co-host of Call Your Girlfriend, the “podcast for long-distance besties everywhere,” alongside her Big Friend and collaborator, Ann Friedman. On July 14th, the pair released their first book together, Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close, which has already amassed praise by everyone from Hillary Clinton to Roxane Gay to Vogue. But before Aminatou was a literary thought leader and media legend, she had a previous life in tech where she worked for Google and co-founded the Tech LadyMafia, a network for women who work “in and around tech.” And before that? She worked at a social media agency as an analyst and at a think tank in DC. Hear how all her experience has converged into one impressive and admirable career path on this episode of Second Life.

    To order Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close, head to www.bigfriendship.com

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Karen Young: Oui the People Founder and CEO

    Karen Young: Oui the People Founder and CEO

    Karen Young, Founder and CEO of Oui the People, is building an entirely new shaving experience for women and non-binary people. By creating a stainless-steel safety razor designed specifically for sensitive skin, luxurious personal-care products, and a brand that speaks to women intelligently and relatably, it’s no surprise that her products keep selling out time and again and have over 400 5-star reviews on the brand’s site. But there have been many twists and turns along the way. On this episode of Second Life, hear how Karen went from working as an account executive for brands like Dolce & Gabbana to founding her own home interiors line to managing packaging operations at Estee Lauder, before she turned the shaving industry on its head.

    • 55 min
    Lauren Chan: Henning Founder and CEO

    Lauren Chan: Henning Founder and CEO

    Lauren Chan started her career as a plus-size model alongside women like Ashley Graham and Candice Huffine at Ford Models. With a foot in the fashion industry’s door, she parlayed her career into writing and freelanced for publications such as Vogue and Interview before becoming a fashion features editor at Glamour, where she had her own column on size inclusivity. In her latest pivot, she’s taken body inclusivity activism to the next level by founding Henning, a high-end workwear brand for sizes 12 and up. Hear how Chan’s career in fashion led her to solve a problem she was experiencing firsthand in the latest episode of Second Life.

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
2.4K Ratings

2.4K Ratings

gginpv ,

Inspired and motivated.

Thank you for your uplifting podcast Hillary Kerr! As a stay at home mom and wife for 20 years I am in my second life as an art dealer. There is a common thread with all of the women you interview ~ work ethic and passion. I have learned so much by listening to every one of your episodes. I can’t wait for more! Thank you!

SageSC ,

Getting old

Hillary is likable but every episode feels like a carbon copy of the one before. I find that I don’t pay attention anymore when listening because it feels exactly the same as the interviews before.

nycaa1989 ,

Listen if you want to know how rich white women make money

Little to no diversity on this show with many woman of color to choose from. Came back to the show after a few months away and see that sadly nothing has changed. Unsubscribing!

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