53 episodes

Hi & welcome to The Feminine Founder! 
I’m your host Caroline, former corporate executive recruiter turned LinkedIn Expert teaching female entrepreneurs how to start, grow and scale their personal brand & business on LinkedIn. I have a passion for empowering & supporting women with entrepreneurial ventures.
On this podcast, you’ll hear from women sharing their stories and unpacking exactly how they did it in their business because we believe that as curious & ambitious women we can ALL learn from one another and to be inspired! Every week you'll hear from entrepreneurs and workplace experts and no matter the size of your organization- you’ll gain insight and knowledge to help support you in your journey too! 
So happy you’re here! Now, let’s dive in! 

The Feminine Founder Caroline Pennington

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 20 Ratings

Hi & welcome to The Feminine Founder! 
I’m your host Caroline, former corporate executive recruiter turned LinkedIn Expert teaching female entrepreneurs how to start, grow and scale their personal brand & business on LinkedIn. I have a passion for empowering & supporting women with entrepreneurial ventures.
On this podcast, you’ll hear from women sharing their stories and unpacking exactly how they did it in their business because we believe that as curious & ambitious women we can ALL learn from one another and to be inspired! Every week you'll hear from entrepreneurs and workplace experts and no matter the size of your organization- you’ll gain insight and knowledge to help support you in your journey too! 
So happy you’re here! Now, let’s dive in! 

    53: {Pep Talk} Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

    53: {Pep Talk} Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

    Have you ever experienced imposter syndrome? Guilty over here, I definitely have!! In today's short episode I talk through steps that I take to overcome imposter syndrome and get started working towards my goals. 

    Thanks for listening, I'm so happy you are here! 
    Support the showWays to connect outside of the podcast:
    Join 1K+ women receiving my weekly newsletter where I drop helpful tips and tricks to move the needle in your business through utilizing LinkedIn. Register HERE

    Connect with me on LinkedIn HERE and follow the podcast page HERE so that you don't miss out on upcoming episodes and guests!

    Connect with me on Instagram @cpennington55

    Subscribe HERE for exclusive access and weekly bonus episodes!

    Thanks for listening! I'm so excited you are here!

    • 4 min
    52: {Interview} Transitioning to Entrepreneurship with Audrina Blackburn

    52: {Interview} Transitioning to Entrepreneurship with Audrina Blackburn

    Do you ever have that inner voice telling you that you were made for more? In today's episode, Audrina Blackburn shares her career journey from professional ballroom dancer to corporate executive to full-time entrepreneur. She discusses the skills she transferred from dancing to her corporate career, the lessons she learned in corporate America, and the importance of listening to feedback as a leader. She also talks about building loyalty in a team, scaling a company, and the decision to start her own business. Audrina offers advice for women considering entrepreneurship and highlights the benefits of starting your own business. Highlights include:
     
    Importance of Listening to Feedback as a Leader
    Scaling a Company and Process Optimization
    Advice for Women Considering Entrepreneurship

    Audrina Blackburn's journey from a professional ballroom and Latin American dancer to a dynamic entrepreneur is nothing short of inspiring. Following a career-altering knee injury, she pivoted to the corporate world, rapidly rising from an entry-level role to Director, and then to VP of Business Operations within an award-winning performance marketing company. Over nine years, she honed her skills in leadership, team management, and operations across multiple departments.

    Today, as the co-founder of Summit Chasers Network, Audrina dedicates her expertise to aiding SME business owners in building sustainable, scalable enterprises. Her story is a compelling narrative of resilience, leadership, and the power of embracing change.

    You can find her HERE and more on Summit Chasers Network HERE
    Support the showWays to connect outside of the podcast:
    Join 1K+ women receiving my weekly newsletter where I drop helpful tips and tricks to move the needle in your business through utilizing LinkedIn. Register HERE

    Connect with me on LinkedIn HERE and follow the podcast page HERE so that you don't miss out on upcoming episodes and guests!

    Connect with me on Instagram @cpennington55

    Subscribe HERE for exclusive access and weekly bonus episodes!

    Thanks for listening! I'm so excited you are here!

    • 11 min
    51: {Pep Talk} Listen to Your Inner Voice

    51: {Pep Talk} Listen to Your Inner Voice

    Hi Friend! After dropping the question box in my IG stories, I got a lot of feedback from you guys on what you wanted to hear about in solo episodes. So, in this solo episode, I discuss the topic of quitting a job that you're not passionate about anymore. I emphasize the importance of listening to your inner voice and understanding the driving factors behind your desire for change. I also talk through the importance of having open communication with your significant other and encourage you to explore various ways to pursue your passions and make money, such as starting a side hustle or creating an online business. I highlight the value of learning new skills and being okay with starting from scratch. Remember: your employer does not define their entire career trajectory.
    Support the showWays to connect outside of the podcast:
    Join 1K+ women receiving my weekly newsletter where I drop helpful tips and tricks to move the needle in your business through utilizing LinkedIn. Register HERE

    Connect with me on LinkedIn HERE and follow the podcast page HERE so that you don't miss out on upcoming episodes and guests!

    Connect with me on Instagram @cpennington55

    Subscribe HERE for exclusive access and weekly bonus episodes!

    Thanks for listening! I'm so excited you are here!

    • 9 min
    50: {Interview} Embracing AI to Grow & Scale Your Business with Alane Boyd

    50: {Interview} Embracing AI to Grow & Scale Your Business with Alane Boyd

    Have you ever wondered exactly how to utilize AI to help grow your business? We've all heard the good and the bad about AI and everyone seems to have an opinion on it. In today's episode, I sit down with AI and Automation Expert Alane Boyd to talk through exactly how she's embraced AI to grow and scale multiple companies. We discuss:

    How to use AI to increase connection
    The Power of Authenticity
    Practicing Gratitude for Yourself

    Alane Boyd is the Co-Founder of BGBO Co., an operations and growth strategy agency utilizing AI and automation to improve efficiency for their clients. In 2022 her company launched Arvo, an AI-powered visual documentation software for creating standard operating procedures, training documents, and company knowledge. Alane has been written and featured in Entrepreneur, HuffPost, South by Southwest (SXSW), PBS, FemFounder, and many more.

    You can connect with Alane on LinkedIn HERE 
    Support the showWays to connect outside of the podcast:
    Join 1K+ women receiving my weekly newsletter where I drop helpful tips and tricks to move the needle in your business through utilizing LinkedIn. Register HERE

    Connect with me on LinkedIn HERE and follow the podcast page HERE so that you don't miss out on upcoming episodes and guests!

    Connect with me on Instagram @cpennington55

    Subscribe HERE for exclusive access and weekly bonus episodes!

    Thanks for listening! I'm so excited you are here!

    • 13 min
    49: {Interview} Overcoming Childhood Trauma to Grow and Thrive Professionally with Deborah Brown- Volkman, PCC

    49: {Interview} Overcoming Childhood Trauma to Grow and Thrive Professionally with Deborah Brown- Volkman, PCC

    Have you ever wondered why some people thrive in their careers while others flounder? Childhood trauma can hold you back professionally and it can rear it's ugly head in your career if you let it. Today Deborah Volkman-Brown, PCC and I discuss what exactly you can do to overcome it and not let it hold you back professionally.  We discuss:

    Reversing Thought Patterns
    Understanding the Value of the Inner Work
    Importance of Having Goals and an Action Plan

    For over two decades, Deborah Brown-Volkman has been on forefront of the coaching industry and is known as the go-to resource for goal achievement. She is a Certified Career & Executive Coach and Career Goals Guru who has helped clients through some of the toughest moments in their careers.

    As an author of several books, she taps into 20+ years of solid career coaching experience empowering clients to find new jobs, new careers, and new ways of dealing with workplace challenges. She has worked with clients in companies, including: Facebook, Google, Citibank, Nautica, Verizon, and many others. Deborah is regular person who went through a tough beginning, survived it, healed herself, and now is on a mission to help people get unstuck, a mission she takes seriously. You can find more on Deborah HERE

    Link to her book HERE




    Support the showWays to connect outside of the podcast:
    Join 1K+ women receiving my weekly newsletter where I drop helpful tips and tricks to move the needle in your business through utilizing LinkedIn. Register HERE

    Connect with me on LinkedIn HERE and follow the podcast page HERE so that you don't miss out on upcoming episodes and guests!

    Connect with me on Instagram @cpennington55

    Subscribe HERE for exclusive access and weekly bonus episodes!

    Thanks for listening! I'm so excited you are here!

    • 16 min
    48: {Interview} What Leadership Means with Lyndsay Dowd

    48: {Interview} What Leadership Means with Lyndsay Dowd

    Have you ever wondered what makes a great leader? Great leaders create irresistible culture that drives results. And great leaders are not just born, they are created though years of experience, their ability to pivot, tough decision making,  professional development and coaching. In today's episode, Lyndsay Dowd and I discuss:

    The benefits of leading with heart

    The BEST question a leader can ask

    How trust is your currency

    Lyndsay Dowd is a Founder, Speaker, Coach, Podcast Host, Author and storyteller.

    Lyndsay speaks to companies and coaches executives on the importance of building irresistible culture that DRIVES RESULTS! She shares humorous and gut wrenching stories of her experience of surviving both good and toxic culture.

    With a 25+ year career in sales and management, Lindsay is an accomplished leader, decorated seller and has successfully managed large, cross brand, diverse, high performing sales teams.

    If you are struggling with attrition, morale or toxic leadership, don't wait to lose more employees. Let Lyndsay help you build the organization your employees are proud of and watch your results improve. Click HERE to learn more!

    Connect with Lyndsay on LinkedIn HERE
    Support the showWays to connect outside of the podcast:
    Join 1K+ women receiving my weekly newsletter where I drop helpful tips and tricks to move the needle in your business through utilizing LinkedIn. Register HERE

    Connect with me on LinkedIn HERE and follow the podcast page HERE so that you don't miss out on upcoming episodes and guests!

    Connect with me on Instagram @cpennington55

    Subscribe HERE for exclusive access and weekly bonus episodes!

    Thanks for listening! I'm so excited you are here!

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

acb017 ,

Shining light of female founders

Caroline is a great host and isn’t afraid to deep dive into hers guest’s knowledge and ask the questions others won’t. I love that she interviews female founders and we get to hear their perspectives on growing a business.

tuskinini ,

Amazing Hosts and Guests

What I love about this podcast is the wide range of topics that all somehow seem to magically apply to me. It’s like she has a crystal ball of knowing what I need to hear about. Caroline really knows what she’s doing. She is an incredible host and I get excited about all of the topics and the guest who are coming on the show. Can’t wait for the episodes!!

Lisa Stryker ,

Inspiring!

Caroline is a great host and knows how to get the best out of her guests and we as listeners benefit! Each episode inspires me and I always finish with something interesting and insightful to consider. Love the format and length too. It’s perfect for my morning walks.

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