Frank and honest discussions with inspirational female business leaders, providing insight into the challenges they faced in rising up the corporate ladder. These conversations offer actionable tips for listeners to create their own path to success and shatter whatever glass ceilings arise on their personal journey.Jeanniey Walden, the award winning Ted speaker, business & workplace expert will dive into compelling conversations with incredible women of all backgrounds to understand what makes them tick and expose how you, the viewer can learn from these experiences to start “SteppingUp.”
Episode 2: Shawn Dougherty, Founder of mophie, Volonic and COO of Society Brands
In today’s fast moving world, the ability to identify a problem, formulate a solution and bring a product to market with explosive growth is what trailblazers are made of. Shawn Dougherty is a trailblazer. With her innovative talent and creativity she co-founded mophie, the #1 selling battery case manufacturer for mobile devices in North America. With Shawn as COO and founder, mophie created the first juice pack battery case for the first generation iPhone in North America and built an exclusive partnership with Apple.
Shawn created a solid business structure at mophie, allowing the company to thrive and withstand rapid growth, both in the U.S. and internationally. She is a master negotiator and raised millions of dollars in multiple rounds of capital and debt facilities. Under her guidance and strategic vision, the company grew from 3 employees in a barn in Michigan to a multimillion dollar business with 300+ employees in 5 facilities in California, Michigan, China, Hong Kong and Amsterdam.
Today, Shawn is Founder of Volonic and COO of Society Brands. Volonic is a consumer electronics brand redefining luxury lifestyle by fusing art and technology to create an experience that has never been seen before. Society Brands is building a community of entrepreneurs and Amazon brands that can help one another reach new heights. The business acquires small and medium-sized ecommerce businesses to build a house of brands where entrepreneurs flourish and explore their true potential.