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What are the secrets behind some of the most successful women in the world? Each week designer Rebecca Minkoff talks to women from all walks of life, from CEOs to artists, and shows us what life is like without the pretty filters in order to help you navigate what it means to be vulnerable, how loss can make you stronger, and other ways to make your inner superwoman shine. Join us in being Superwomen, together!
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Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff Rebecca Minkoff

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    • 4.8 • 432 Ratings

What are the secrets behind some of the most successful women in the world? Each week designer Rebecca Minkoff talks to women from all walks of life, from CEOs to artists, and shows us what life is like without the pretty filters in order to help you navigate what it means to be vulnerable, how loss can make you stronger, and other ways to make your inner superwoman shine. Join us in being Superwomen, together!
Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/superwomen/support

    Luxury, Beauty, Sustainability: Amanda Hearst of Maison de Mode

    Luxury, Beauty, Sustainability: Amanda Hearst of Maison de Mode

    As talk of sustainability comes more and more to the forefront in the fashion industry, most companies are proud to highlight their environmental awareness. However, Amanda Hearst remembers a time when luxury brands kept sustainable practices hush-hush for fear it would undermine their place in high fashion.

    The industry has become more transparent, but there’s still a misconception that “sustainable” and “luxury” don’t go hand in hand. In founding Maison de Mode, Amanda sought to change all that. Her carefully-cultivated online marketplace showcases designers from around the globe whose creations prove that luxury and eco-consciousness marry beautifully. Through her work in fashion, and her environmental non-profit, WELL/BEINGS, Amanda is raising awareness about the connection between the fashion industry, animals and the environment, and labor and workers’ rights.

    Thanks for listening!  Don't forget to order Rebecca's new book, Fearless: The New Rules for Unlocking Creativity, Courage, and Success.

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    Social Media

    @amandahearst

    Big Ideas

    Things to think about when shopping more sustainably.


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    • 20 min
    I Had to Bet on Me: Isha Sesay of OkayMedia

    I Had to Bet on Me: Isha Sesay of OkayMedia

    Peabody Award-winning journalist Isha Sesay didn’t set out to helm a media company, but her creativity, integrity and spirit of perseverance made her the perfect candidate for it.

    After working as an anchor and correspondent at CNN for thirteen years, personal matters and professional projects began to pull Isha in another direction. However, as a global pandemic turned everything upside down, Isha made it her mission to use independent digital platforms to continue sharing news in a world that was making less and less sense. OkayMedia took note, and tapped Isha to become its first female CEO, leading the company in its mission to elevate Black culture and amplify Black voices.

    Today, Isha considers herself an “accidental activist,” reminding herself and others to keep an open mind and heart, and see where the possibilities may take you.

    Thanks for listening!  Don't forget to order Rebecca's new book, Fearless: The New Rules for Unlocking Creativity, Courage, and Success.

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    Guest Website

    Okayplayer.com

    Podcast: The Accidental Activist

    Social Media

    @iamishasesay

    @IshaSesay

    Big Ideas

    The supportive nature of “servant leadership” and how that encourages the best in employees.

    Links

    Isha’s non-profit supporting girls in Sierra Leone: We-canlead.org

    Beneath the Tamarind Tree: A Story of Courage, Family, and the Lost Schoolgirls of Boko Haram


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    • 27 min
    Consistency is Key: Dr. Shari Auth & Michelle Larivee of WTHN

    Consistency is Key: Dr. Shari Auth & Michelle Larivee of WTHN

    WTHN co-founders Michelle Larivee and Dr. Shari Auth had the same question: with the rise of wellness modalities worldwide, why had acupuncture remained on the fringes? With a background in finance and Chinese Medicine, respectively, acupuncture had a profound effect on the lives of both Michelle and Shari. They wanted to make it more approachable and accessible, from education to price point.

    Inspired by Drybar’s business model, WTHN was created with scalability in mind. Brick and mortar locations offer top-notch acupuncture at an accessible price, while organic, proprietary herb blends and acupressure tools enable clients to continue supporting their health from home. And that is really at the core of it all: empowering people to understand their bodies, take a proactive approach to health, and discover they ways that TCM benefits both body and mind.

    Use code SUPERWOMEN15 for 15% off treatment and products at WTHN.

    Thanks for listening!  Don't forget to order Rebecca's new book, Fearless: The New Rules for Unlocking Creativity, Courage, and Success.

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    Guest Website

    Wthn.com

    Social Media

    @wthn

    Big Ideas

    Being strategic in navigating offerings and partnerships.


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    • 30 min
    A Recipe for Resilience: Tiffany Chen of Tiff’s Treats

    A Recipe for Resilience: Tiffany Chen of Tiff’s Treats

    Warm cookies delivered straight to your door. Could there be a better business idea? Tiffany Chen’s boyfriend-turned business partner-turned husband didn’t think so. When they were in college he thought delivering her cookies to hungry fellow students would be a great way to make some extra money, and he was right on target.

    Given time to grow at their own pace, Tiff’s Treats has gone from a single apartment kitchen to 76 retail locations and $100 million in revenue annually. That kind of growth doesn’t happen by accident. Trying to keep the cookie culture consistent, learning not to overthink things, and keeping their value offering front and center has helped to make Tiff’s Treats a nationwide success. And while their cookies (and other sublime treats) are, of course, delicious, it’s really more about giving customers the chance to celebrate and comfort their friends and loved ones by sharing a heartfelt gift.

    Visit cookiedelivery.com/superwomen, to receive 20% off cookies and/or Tiffany's book! 

    Thanks for listening!  Don't forget to order Rebecca's new book, Fearless: The New Rules for Unlocking Creativity, Courage, and Success.

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    Guest Website

    CookieDelivery.com

    Social Media

    @tiffstreats

    Links

    It’s Not Just Cookies: Stories and Recipes from the Tiff’s Treats Kitchen

    Big Ideas

    Keeping your value offering at the center of the company.


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    • 32 min
    Decisiveness Matters: Maggie Winter of AYR

    Decisiveness Matters: Maggie Winter of AYR

    When Maggie Winter started working at J. Crew straight out of college, she received the best workplace education she could get simply by where her desk happened to be. In the open-plan office, she was seated near the CEO, and overheard tidbits about everything from sales to real estate as he held his weekly meetings. This information would come in handy as Maggie was approached to start a project under Bonobos, which would then become its own independent brand.

    From that partnership AYR was born. Standing for All Year Round, AYR is a small clothing brand focused on making the best basics and doing it sustainably. Having played all roles in her company at one point or another, Maggie has learned enough to know that a leader’s time is best served in their areas of strength, creativity and passion.

    Thanks for listening!  Don't forget to order Rebecca's new book, Fearless: The New Rules for Unlocking Creativity, Courage, and Success.

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    Guest Website

    Ayr.com

    Social Media

    @ayr

    Big Ideas

    Financing a business on short notice without experience.


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    • 30 min
    Knowledge vs. Wisdom: Redefining Wealth with Patrice Washington

    Knowledge vs. Wisdom: Redefining Wealth with Patrice Washington

    After becoming wildly successful as a real estate broker in her early 20’s, Patrice Washington hit a low point. Not low like your car broke down and your SO dumped you, but a real rock bottom where her entire life was turned upside down for several years. And yet, despite losing nearly everything she held dear, Patrice’s faith in her ability to bounce back was unshaken.

    It wasn’t quick and it wasn’t easy, but Patrice knew that with her entrepreneurial background and her understanding of finances she could reinvent her career, going from the doldrums of a recession to becoming “America’s Money Maven.” She is now a sought-after author, speaker, consultant and financial expert looking to redefine the way we consider wealth. Patrice will be the first to tell you that wealth doesn’t start with money, it starts with a mindset, and when you align with your purpose and passion the money will follow.

    Thanks for listening!  Don't forget to order Rebecca's new book, Fearless: The New Rules for Unlocking Creativity, Courage, and Success.

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    Guest Website

    PatriceWashington.com

    The Redefining Wealth Podcast

    Social Media

    @seekwisdompcw

    Big Ideas

    360 degrees of accountability and the importance of building a network in which you can rely on each other for help.

    Making time for regular “money dates” with friends.


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    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
432 Ratings

432 Ratings

Red & Rugged ,

Hear the real story

I love that Rebecca asks the hard questions and doesn’t sugar coat what it’s like to build a business. You get the real details and insight. And her podcast guests are so willing to share their triumphs and failures along the way. Keep it up!

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Love this pod!

I learn something new in every episode!

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So important and valuable!

I learn so much from the show! This show is a must for every woman or man seeking to create a business for themselves. It is full of insights on how to relate to people in general.

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