21 episodes

Incredible women share their stories during a lighthearted and info-packed chat with host, Anna Keenan. From entrepreneurs and CEOs to influencers and philanthropists, all of these ladies started with an idea, a goal and a hope and turned it into their reality. They truly make success seem realistic and attainable and will leave you wanting to become your own Self Made Sister. So, I'm here to answer the big question, how did she do it?

Self Made Sister Anna Keenan

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 4.9, 47 Ratings

Incredible women share their stories during a lighthearted and info-packed chat with host, Anna Keenan. From entrepreneurs and CEOs to influencers and philanthropists, all of these ladies started with an idea, a goal and a hope and turned it into their reality. They truly make success seem realistic and attainable and will leave you wanting to become your own Self Made Sister. So, I'm here to answer the big question, how did she do it?

    Samantha Rudolph - Babyation

    Samantha Rudolph - Babyation

    Just a few years ago, Samantha Rudolph, co-founder and CEO of Babyation based in St. Louis, MO, was on a ski trip with her husband when she read an article that asked the question “shouldn’t the breast pump be as elegant as an iPhone and as quiet as a Prius?” So, Sam and her husband Jared started Babyation, a venture-backed startup and parent tech company that is unapologetically for moms. They have created an innovative breast pump that is quiet, discreet and smart.  

    • 46 min
    Sarah Ripoli - Angel Energy

    Sarah Ripoli - Angel Energy

    When Sarah Ripoli was 6 years old, she tragically lost her mom to domestic violence.  For 20 years, she avoided sharing her story and speaking her truth but that all changed in January 2019.  Sarah, an East Coast fashion blogger, shared her story on her blog and the response was overwhelming.  So, she started Angel Energy - a clothing line where 25% of the proceeds go to a different charity that helps victims of domestic violence each month.

    • 36 min
    Kristin D'Aliso - Hudson Candle

    Kristin D'Aliso - Hudson Candle

    Kristin D’Aliso, founder of Hudson Candle, was diagnosed with Lupus + Scleroderma 5 years ago and found solace and ritual in lighting candles and taking long baths to help ease the pain on her most challenging days. This was the spark to create a line of candles inspiring hope and relief. Kristin shares how she taught herself the beautiful art of candle making and the complex nature behind the wax, the wick and the essential oil blends.

    • 51 min
    Zoë Scharf - Greetabl

    Zoë Scharf - Greetabl

    Zoë Scharf is the Co-Founder and Chief Brand Officer at Greetabl - a total package gift complete with a custom greeting and a special present, neatly packaged into a personalized parcel that is sent directly to your loved one through an easy online transaction. 

    • 50 min
    Kristen Tomlan - DŌ, Cookie Dough Confections

    Kristen Tomlan - DŌ, Cookie Dough Confections

    Everyone knows the best part of baking cookies is eating the dough! That is why St. Louis native, Kristen Tomlan, took her passion of baking and combined it with her love of cookie dough to open the world's first edible cookie dough confectionary, DŌ Cookie Dough Confections in New York City. She started the business out of her 450 square foot New York City apartment all while working full time and DO quickly became more popular than she ever anticipated.

    • 49 min
    Angelica Demiris - ACouplePuns

    Angelica Demiris - ACouplePuns

    Angelica Demiris has the creative ability to turn what she sees into a cute and clever pun.  Not only was this a common joke between Angelica and her husband, but she was inspired to turn her puns into a card business called A Couple Puns. What started as an Etsy side hustle turned into landing her cards at Paper Source, boutiques and grocery stores around the US, judging the Pun Off in Austin, Texas and being selected to be part of a business accelerator group at Snapchat. 

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

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My New FAVE Podcast!

So uplifting and motivating. What a breath of fresh air!

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Heartfelt motivation

Absolutely love listening to Anna’s interviews! Leave feeling motivated and understood as a self made sister! 💛

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Addictive!

Totally binge worthy and relatable content! I can’t get enough!

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