Women Own It is a podcast from the Women's Business Center of Utah. The show features local Utah business owners, subject matter experts, and organizations that you should know about as an entrepreneur in Utah. You can own a business, and we're here to help!
Creating a Product to Solve a Problem with Jami Furniss
Meet Jami Furniss, owner of Moxie Blankets. Jami made her first prototype of her weighted blanket as a way to help her son overcome his nightmares. Her product is now a favorite for people with sensory disorders, anxiety, restless leg syndrome and more. Jami talks about finding work life balance, how she sources, and how much she learned from "University of Youtube." Find Jami's blankets here: https://www.moxieblankets.com/
Work/Life Balance In Your Business with Mandy Madsen
Mandy Madsen, owner of Mad Dough, joins WBCUtah Digital Media Coordinator Eve to talk about starting her donut business during a pandemic and how she has handled the quick growth of her business. Mandy talks about business influencers that have inspired her and how she made sure to create space for work/ life balance when she started her business. She talks us through everything from hiring her first employees to how she comes up with her flavors. Find Mad Dough at the new Central 9th Market, opening soon.
Egyptian Food in SLC with Menna Rashwan
Our Digital Media Coordinator is Eve is joined by Menna Rashwan, owner of Aziza SLC. Menna talks about moving to Utah from Egypt with her family and sharing her culture through food. She shares how supportive the foodie community in Salt Lake City has been for her business, and how she hasn't been shy reaching out to her dream collaborators, with great results. Find her on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/azizaslc/
Establishing Boundaries with April McPherson
WBCUtah's Southern Business Advisor Amber chats with April McPherson, owner of Trail Folk Designs in Cedar City. April shares the story of her jewelry business and how setting boundaries is crucial for her work/ life balance. Amber interviewed her on the day she was moving from Etsy to her own website and asked her about the future of Trail Folk Designs.
Building Your Network Intentionally with Tenisha Hicks
Clancy is joined by Tenisha Hicks, owner of Isha Esthetics. Tenisha shares how she has grown her network and how different tiers of her network check different boxes, from business besties to personal friends who she doesn't talk shop with. Tenisha shares experiences she has faced as an African American woman in Utah and opportunities she sees for allyship and change within the business community and the Utah community at large.
You're Not Alone with Allison Lew
This week we are joined by Allison Lew, founder of Braid and Head of People at Blip Billboards. Allison talks about the origins of Braid and how every move she has made has been inspired by the support of a strong network of women. She talks about being a mentor and a mentee, and how important it is for her to pay it forward. You can connect with your fellow entrepreneurs on Braid's Facebook Group here: https://www.facebook.com/braidworkshop/