194 episodes

Stairway to CEO is a podcast, hosted by entrepreneur Lee Greene, featuring untold stories from inspiring Founders & CEOs about what it takes to start and grow a business.

Stairway to CEO Lee Greene

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 37 Ratings

Stairway to CEO is a podcast, hosted by entrepreneur Lee Greene, featuring untold stories from inspiring Founders & CEOs about what it takes to start and grow a business.

    Widening the Wealth Circle for Women with Allegra Moet Brantley, Founder and CEO of Factora

    Widening the Wealth Circle for Women with Allegra Moet Brantley, Founder and CEO of Factora

    Joining the show today is Allegra Moet Brantley, the Founder and CEO of Factora. This women-led personal finances company is on a mission to lead one million women to $1 million in wealth. Today she shares her journey from building her first company to becoming a salary negotiation coach to leading partnerships and marketing at Financial Gym, where she ultimately came up with the idea to build Factora. Tuning in, you’ll gain insight into the importance of financial transparency, the challenges that can come with fundraising, building a sustainable business while growing a family, and much more. Allegra also has some valuable, go-getting advice for aspiring entrepreneurs, so if you have a business idea that has been nagging at you, you won’t want to miss this episode!

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Turnarounds, Transformations, and Taking Charge with Mary van Praag, Global CEO at Milani Cosmetics

    Turnarounds, Transformations, and Taking Charge with Mary van Praag, Global CEO at Milani Cosmetics

    Mary van Praag joins us today to talk about how she became Global CEO of Milani Cosmetics, a 20-year-old company built on the belief that everyone should have the opportunity to own and enjoy luxury beauty. From her entrepreneurial pursuits in high school to her first CEO role at Perricone MD, Mary tells us about her remarkable career journey and how she became the Global CEO of Milani cosmetics. Tune in today to learn about Mary’s passion for transforming companies, the lessons she’s learned about being vulnerable as a leader, and much more!

    • 54 min
    Connection, Community and Conversation with Julie Rice, Co-Founder and CEO of Peoplehood

    Connection, Community and Conversation with Julie Rice, Co-Founder and CEO of Peoplehood

    Today’s guest fell into entrepreneurship when she started to create experiences with her own needs in mind. Julie Rice is the Co-Founder and CEO of Peoplehood, where she facilitates deep conversation and connection to develop ‘relationship fitness’. During this episode, she shares her childhood passion for theatre, talks about the start of her career in talent management in New York, and tells the story of how she built and exited her first startup, SoulCycle. Tune in to hear all this and more!

    • 47 min
    Behind the Frames with Nathan Kondamuri, Co-Founder and CEO of Pair Eyewear

    Behind the Frames with Nathan Kondamuri, Co-Founder and CEO of Pair Eyewear

    Nathan Kondamuri didn’t know that he wanted to start a business until the pieces fell together, and he co-founded the highly customizable Pair Eyewear, where he now acts as CEO. He joins us today to share the story of how his little brother inspired him to start Pair, how he scaled his customer experience team to over 100 members, and the challenges he faced in building on-demand production. Tune in to hear all this and more!

    • 54 min
    Wrinkles and Wins with Courtney Toll, Co-Founder and CEO of Nori

    Wrinkles and Wins with Courtney Toll, Co-Founder and CEO of Nori

    Joining us today to share her entrepreneurial story is Courtney Toll, co-founder and CEO of Nori, an innovative company in the ironing and steaming market. Tuning in, you’ll hear about her remarkable journey, from coming up with the idea for Nori (which is iron spelled backward!) in her cramped New York apartment to raising money in the depths of COVID to bringing a successful product to market. Courtney also shares details about how learning to do cold outreach at her job bolstered her entrepreneurial journey, the challenges of innovating with hardware, how they put together their distribution and branding strategy, and much more. You won’t want to miss this fascinating deep dive into the many intricacies of hardware innovation and what goes into making your vision happen!

    • 46 min
    Travel Inspiration for Makeup Innovation with Fiona Chan, Founder & CEO of Youthforia

    Travel Inspiration for Makeup Innovation with Fiona Chan, Founder & CEO of Youthforia

    Joining the show today is Fiona Chan, the Founder and CEO of Youthforia, a beauty brand creating innovative makeup that acts as a part of your skincare routine. Join us as she shares her story of starting a business during the pandemic, self-funding before finding Shark Tank support, and much more!

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

Vida22D ,

So inspiring!

Love this podcast and the wide range of people Lee interviews. Everyone from billionaires to people just starting their career. I love hearing the stories of how they got there, what inspired them, things they have learned along the way. Lee is an awesome host, so engaging and great at asking the provocative questions and getting their most vulnerable answers. I highly recommend, there is so much you can learn from her podcasts!!

RonitMenashe ,

love love love this podcast!

Stairway To CEO is one of the most inspiring podcasts out there. Host Lee Greene does an incredible job of taking listeners on a journey through the lives of CEOs, exploring their past and how they got to where they are today. The interviews are engaging, insightful, and full of valuable lessons for anyone looking to grow personally and professionally.

What sets Stairway To CEO apart is the authenticity and vulnerability that Lee and her guests bring to the table. These are not your typical interviews where CEOs simply talk about their successes. Instead, they delve into their struggles, failures, and insecurities, giving listeners a glimpse into the human side of leadership.

Whether you're an aspiring entrepreneur or simply looking for inspiration, Stairway To CEO is a must-listen. With its fascinating interviews, insightful commentary, and engaging storytelling, this podcast will leave you feeling motivated and inspired to reach for the top.

thenonjudgyvegan ,

Such important conversations

Love hearing from so many of my fave brands - so much wisdom here!

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