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Dr. Cortney Baker is an award-winning CEO and author of Unlimited: Conquering the Myth of the Glass Ceiling, a book dedicated to educate, inspire, and empower female entrepreneurs. Now she's bringing the same information to her podcast... Women in Business: Inspirational Stories of Women Entrepreneurs. By highlighting female entrepreneurs who have built successful companies on their own terms, the show empowers the next generation, Millennial women, to close the gender gap in leadership through entrepreneurship. Focusing on current issues and topics, Dr. Cortney and her guests provide real-life, practical advice and strategies for successfully balancing a business and life as busy female entrepreneurs.

Women in Business: Inspirational Stories of Women Entrepreneurs is an entertaining, informative show that inspires women at all levels to lead with integrity and confidence.

Women in Business: Inspirational Stories of Women Entrepreneurs Dr. Cortney Baker, CEO of KidsCare Home Health

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 4.9 • 87 Ratings

Dr. Cortney Baker is an award-winning CEO and author of Unlimited: Conquering the Myth of the Glass Ceiling, a book dedicated to educate, inspire, and empower female entrepreneurs. Now she's bringing the same information to her podcast... Women in Business: Inspirational Stories of Women Entrepreneurs. By highlighting female entrepreneurs who have built successful companies on their own terms, the show empowers the next generation, Millennial women, to close the gender gap in leadership through entrepreneurship. Focusing on current issues and topics, Dr. Cortney and her guests provide real-life, practical advice and strategies for successfully balancing a business and life as busy female entrepreneurs.

Women in Business: Inspirational Stories of Women Entrepreneurs is an entertaining, informative show that inspires women at all levels to lead with integrity and confidence.

    Entrepreneurship For Women That Need More | More Than Me Founder Tiffany Smiley

    Entrepreneurship For Women That Need More | More Than Me Founder Tiffany Smiley

     Tiffany Smiley is the founder of More Than Me- a community of resources, connection, and experts to propel women to live out their purpose and truly understand their infinite worth. Tiffany has spent years motivating and elevating those around her, inspiring them to find their true purpose and their own worth. She’s no stranger to defining moments- those experiments that force you to grow in ways you could never imagine. And through these experiences, she truly came to discover the importance of sharing her story with others so they know, too, they are not alone. 
    In this episode, Tiffany shares her incredible story about how she overcame the most difficult challenges to be where she is today. Tiffany was determined and fearless ever since she was a little girl. She grew to be someone who loves to help women think about who they were before the world told them who they should be. She encourages them to dive deep, and figure out what to do in their lives when they get knocked down.
    After leaving her job as a nurse, she started a speaking business and took it to levels she couldn’t have even imagined. She had a vision of creating a space for women where they had personal and professional development, where they could connect with other women and have the services and resources they need. This vision is what birthed her current business, More Than Me. She truly believes our journey is not just about us. She wants the women she works with to thrive not only in their business, but in their personal lives too.  
    Here’s where you can find more from Tiffany: 
    Website: morethanme.com
    Facebook: @Morethanmemvmt
    Instagram: @Morethanmemvmt
    To join her community, visit morethanme.com/joinus
    Email: hello@morethanme.com
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    • 23 min
    How A Chronic Disability Led To Starting A Business | Girls Chronically Rock Founder Keisha Greaves

    How A Chronic Disability Led To Starting A Business | Girls Chronically Rock Founder Keisha Greaves

    Today’s guest, Keisha Greaves, knows a thing or several about overcoming obstacles. Keisha is a motivational speaker, the founder of Girls Chronically Rock, and the Massachusetts State Ambassador for the MDA. Keisha started GCR to provide inspired fashion celebrating MD and other chronic illnesses. Keisha has been featured on GMA, The Today Show, ABC News, and several other notable news outlets. 
    When she was in graduate school, Keshia started noticing symptoms that something was wrong. She would randomly fall on the floor, unable to get up. After many tests, she was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy and it changed her life forever. It took a while to come to terms with her diagnosis, but when she did, she started her blog Living With Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy to share her story and found a lot of support from people who read it. 
    She was always a lover of fashion and decided to incorporate her knowledge and expertise with her condition in 2017 to create her business Girls Chronically Rock. With her business, she sells inspirational t-shirts, home decor, masks, and more that inspire and motivate people with chronic diseases like herself. Her goal is to create an adaptive clothing collection to make her clothes more accessible to people with disabilities and make it widely available. 
    Here’s where you can find more from Keisha: 
    Website: Girlschronicallyrock.com
    Facebook: @GirlsChronicallyRock
    Instagram: @GirlsChronically_Rock
    Podcast: Girls Chronically Rock Podcast
    If you need business guidance: Contact Dr. Cortney here
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    • 21 min
    Crafting A Business On A Blank Canvas | Lisa Pongrass, Founder of Canvas & Hyde

    Crafting A Business On A Blank Canvas | Lisa Pongrass, Founder of Canvas & Hyde

    Today we are joined by Lisa Pongrass, the Founder and CEO of Canvas & Hyde, a luxury handbag company based in Brooklyn, NY.  She shares the tactical steps she took to learn how to grow her business, build a brand from scratch, and established herself as a luxury designer all while being a newly single mom. 
    Raised by her dad, Lisa faced some hardships growing up. As an adult, she moved to France with a fashion photographer and fell in love with the elegance of France. She did a lot of work in the fashion industry before she got married, started a family, and then moved to the United States. 
    Her company Canvas & Hyde was born out of the necessity to start her own business. Her husband wanted to move home to Australia and she wanted to stay in the US. Because she was on a spousal visa, she knew she  couldn’t stay here without her husband or a business. She wrote a 56 page business plan and started Canvas & Hyde. The name of her business came from the blank canvas of her new life and the jackal and hyde duality of human nature.  
    Lisa is an acclaimed interior designer and fashion stylist in her Australian homeland, Lisa has over 20 years of experience that has propelled her to the forefront of the international stage of fashion and beauty. Lisa currently lives in Brooklyn, just miles away from her showroom. Through Canvas & Hyde, she’s successfully brought American-made quality craftsmanship to life. 
    Here’s where you can find more from Lisa: 
    Website: canvasandhyde.com
    Facebook: @canvasandhyde
    Instagram: @canvasandhyde
    If you need business guidance: Contact Dr. Cortney here
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    • 30 min
    Intentionally Building the Right Fit In Company Culture | Growing A Team With Erin Longmoon

    Intentionally Building the Right Fit In Company Culture | Growing A Team With Erin Longmoon

    If you have ever felt like you are spending way too much time doing things in your business that aren’t in your wheelhouse, it might be time for you to hire out. In this episode, we sat down with Erin Longmoon, the owner of Zephyr Recruiting. Her mission is to eradicate toxic workplace, believing that everyone deserves to love their job while contributing to a greater purpose. She accomplishes this mission by matching great small businesses with the RIGHT FIT employees. Erin has more than two decades helping small businesses, she has owned five businesses herself! The passion to eradicate the toxic workplace comes from a place we can all resonate with. 
    Growing up, Erin was always very creative. She grew up in a rural area near San Diego and she was used to figuring things out as she went. At the age of 16, her family relocated to New York, where she learned to see new starts as adventures. Her creative and adventurous spirit led her to her passion helping small businesses find the perfect fit for their team.
    Erin talks with us about how to know if it is the right time to start hiring or outsourcing the things that you don’t enjoy or the non-revenue generating tasks in your business and how to find the right future employee. She explains that to do this, you need a good understanding of who you are as a company because you can’t build a house without a foundation. You want to build a team that not only gets along, but who compliment each other and fulfill the needs of your business in all aspects. 
    For our listeners, Erin is offering an interactive workbook to help you hone in on who that RIGHT FIT employee is for you. You can get it by going to zephyrrecruiting.com/cultureworkbook.
    Here’s where you can find more from Erin:
    Website: Zephyrrecruiting.com
    Linkedin: Erin Longmoon  
    Facebook: @zephyrrecruiting
    If you need business guidance: Contact Dr. Cortney here
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    • 33 min
    The LinkedIn Blackbelt | Growing A Business On Social Media With Deborrah Ashley

    The LinkedIn Blackbelt | Growing A Business On Social Media With Deborrah Ashley

    Today we are joined by Deborrah Ashley. Deborrah is a marketing strategist, consultant, and LinkedIn trainer who works with clients to develop B2B and B2C LinkedIn strategies to grow and develop not only their businesses, but their personal brands too. Deborrah has a background including two decades in brand management, marketing communications and business development where she used her unique style and launch strategies to generate over 300 million for companies and startups. She has been featured in a variety of media including Oprah Magazine, Black Entertainment Magazine, and the New York Times for her innovative strategies. 
    Deborrah was born in England and grew up in New York. She graduated early at the young age of 16 and studied public relations at Mansfield University and received her MBA from Temple University. On a trip to London with her family, she loved the hosiery there but found that it wasn’t available in New York. This led her to start her own successful hosiery business, Luxe Legwear. She later started a social media management business on Instagram and then shifted to LinkedIn marketing.
    Today, she shares with us how she now helps businesses work marketing into their LinkedIn strategies using content, engagement, and visibility strategy to win more business and speaking opportunities. If you are just getting started on LinkedIn or if you haven’t been on LinkedIn in a while, Deborrah has a quiz that you can take to find out if your profile is attracting or deterring clients. By taking her quiz, you’ll be entered her giveaway. Take the quiz here.
    Deborrah has a new book titled “InSIDER-How To Leverage LinkedIn To Stand Out As The Industry Leader” that you can find by going to bit.ly/INSIDERTHEBOOK
    Here’s where you can find more from Deborah: 
    Website: thrivoo.com
    Hosiery Business: Luxe Legwear
    Facebook: Deborrah Ashley
    LinkedIn Account: AskDeborrah
    Instagram: @Thelinkedinblackbelt
    If you need business guidance: Contact Dr. Cortney here
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    • 28 min
    Being Comfortable In The Uncomfortable | Learning Through Resilience With Jill McAbe

    Being Comfortable In The Uncomfortable | Learning Through Resilience With Jill McAbe

    In business, many of us have felt out of place or like we don’t know what we are doing at some point or another. This is a totally normal occurrence called imposter syndrome. If you have ever struggled with imposter syndrome, this episode is for you. Today we sat down with Jill McAbe, a Business Coach, High-Performance Expert and Amazon-Best Selling Author of It’s Go Time: The All-In System For Unstoppable Success in Business and Life.  She tells us about her journey and how she went from battling a bad case of imposter syndrome, to finding her purpose in life and making a difference with her business. 
    After seven grueling years as a celebrated restaurateur, 10+ years as a growth consultant to entrepreneurs, and a car accident that nearly took her life, Jill realized she couldn't spend another minute on a business that wasn't perfect for her in every way. So at 48 she turned her business consulting skills on herself, discovered her purpose and started BOOM-U, an agency that helps talented creatives, coaches, and professionals design and build purposeful, 6 & 7 figure service-based businesses that work on-or-offline.  
    Jill shares her experience working with many different  business owners and how she helped them go from having imposter syndrome to achieving their dream business goals. Jill shares step by step how to find your life's purpose and how to use it to create an incredible life.
    Here’s where you can find more from Jill:
    Get a free copy of Jills book when you come to her website here: jillmcabe.com
    Instagram: @jillmcabe
    Facebook: @jillmcabe.author
    If you need business guidance: Contact Dr. Cortney here
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    • 28 min

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87 Ratings

87 Ratings

AustinBeauty ,

I've found my soul-sister in the Doctor!

As a voice actor, my life is filled with story-telling... Searching for my tribe, I came across Dr. Cortney Baker's podcast and I'm TOTALLY HOOKED! I appreciate every angle she covers in her episodes and encourage you to hit SUBSCRIBE right NOW! :) You'll be happy you did.

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Inspirational Stories of Amazing Women

Dr. Baker is a storyteller and I love stories! It's always so encouraging and inspiring to hear women's stories because it pushes me to keep going and to know that I can do it, too!

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She’s your mentor on a podcast

Dr. Baker was my real mentor. Her podcast is such a fantastic extension of her experience & expertise in business. The value she brings to each episode is worth more than you know! If you’re starting a business or early in your career, START HERE

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