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If you’re ready to stop playing it safe, you’re in the right place. On the Girl Behind The Hustle podcast we encourage, celebrate and share stories from Female Founders that push you to start, stop playing it safe, build that business & keep going.

Host Lu’Cretia Thomas is speaking with women leading their industries behind some of your favorite brands on what it means to hustle while taking care of the woman behind the hustle. Listen to interviews from Christine Michelle Carter, Ada Rojas, Hannah Rad, Phylicia Benn, Reyna Noriega & more..

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If you’re ready to stop playing it safe, you’re in the right place. On the Girl Behind The Hustle podcast we encourage, celebrate and share stories from Female Founders that push you to start, stop playing it safe, build that business & keep going.

Host Lu’Cretia Thomas is speaking with women leading their industries behind some of your favorite brands on what it means to hustle while taking care of the woman behind the hustle. Listen to interviews from Christine Michelle Carter, Ada Rojas, Hannah Rad, Phylicia Benn, Reyna Noriega & more..

www.girlbehindthehustle.com

    From Working For Diddy to Creating Her Own Docuseries: Hannah Rad, "Sorry to Keep You Waiting"

    From Working For Diddy to Creating Her Own Docuseries: Hannah Rad, "Sorry to Keep You Waiting"

    Today we’re chatting with Hannah Rad an on-air talent, radio host, dj, and content producer. She’s worked for King of ‘no sleep’ himself, Diddy as one of the founding hosts of Revolt, interviewed Rihanna, hosted ESPN X Games, the Grammy’s “Sessions” series and Fashion Nova’s Cardi B launch.  As you know we are multitalented hustlers around here, so as a DJ she’s spun events for Apple Music, Beats By Dre, True Religion, Topshop at Ultra Music Festival, Art Basel Miami and the Global Spin Awards.

    We sat down to chat about her latest personal project “Sorry To Keep You Waiting“. “Sorry to Keep You Waiting”, is a short mental health journal series that Hannah filmed on a solo road trip through California. She shares 7 locations and 7 stories and experiences vital to mental health.

    You can connect with Hannah on Instagram | Sorry To Keep You Waiting  | Website 

    Resources mentioned:


    Tina Fey "Bossy Pants
    Abraham Hicks Audio

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    • 20 min
    Being Humble Will Have You Broke! Own Your Greatness

    Being Humble Will Have You Broke! Own Your Greatness

    This solo episode is the pep talk that you need to get out there and own your power. You can't be frustrated with people passing you up when you're busy playing small. Enough. Grab your greatness. You're already that person, it's time to get into position.
    Manifestations & Affirmations playlist 
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    • 11 min
    The Steps You Need To Take To Create An App to Build & Grow Your Business With Nastassia Ponomarenko of Connectful and Nasty Fit

    The Steps You Need To Take To Create An App to Build & Grow Your Business With Nastassia Ponomarenko of Connectful and Nasty Fit

    "If you don't have a deep why then it's probably going to burn you out in the long run and it won't be sustainable" 

    In this episode, we're chatting with 2-time founder Nastassia Ponomarenko on her latest venture, Connectful. You may know Nastassia from her highly successful athleisure apparel brand, Nasty Fit that she launched at just 18 years old. She is now launching Connectful, a social platform, to support young entrepreneurs in finding their purpose and guidance through mentorship and networking. If her past success with growing her Youtube community to 650k subscribers, 61 million views and 554k followers on Instagram is any indication of her success with growing on social, then Connectful is sure to follow. Listen in to hear the most crucial steps you need to take when deciding to build an app to grow your business and how to successfully scale & build a new company.

    Resources mentioned


    Y Combinator
    Gary V Podcast
    Think and Grow Rich 
    Upwork

    You can connect with Nastassia on Instagram  Download the app Connectful and Read More of Her Story

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    • 26 min
    Reyna Noriega on Cultivating Community on Social Media and Blooming & Finding Happiness Thru Art

    Reyna Noriega on Cultivating Community on Social Media and Blooming & Finding Happiness Thru Art

    On this week's episode, we're sitting down with the incredible Illustrator, Educator and Author of In Bloom, Reyna Noriega. Reyna's vibrant artwork has been seen everywhere from The Creative Collective NYC, Clinique,  American Express, Allure, The Knot,  Hulu, Girls Who Code, and Apple.  Reyna's work is dedicated to highlighting, uplifting and helping women heal & find happiness.  She uses her artwork to illustrate and represent women of color in ways that we don't always get to see. "I choose to celebrate all of the most beautiful things about being a woman of color. The femininity, the confidence because so often the odds are stacked against us.”

    In the episode, Reyna shares:


    What it means to give yourself permission to bloom and take the risk of pursuing your own gifts after pouring so much into everyone else. 
    How she used social media to build a community & connection around her art. 
    The resilience necessary to continue working & creating during a pandemic.

    You can connect with Reyna on Instagram @reynanoriega_ Twitter @reynasnoriega and Pinterest here. www.reynanoriega.co. 

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    • 23 min
    Turning Your Passions Into An Extraordinary Career with Suzanne Vinnik

    Turning Your Passions Into An Extraordinary Career with Suzanne Vinnik

    Today on the show I'm chatting with Suzanne Vinnik has captivated audiences across the globe and has been recognized as one of the most influential women in classical music as an opera artist, community engagement leader, photographer, and now successful clothing designer. Suzanne’s love of fashion and her desire to create her dream job on her own terms inspired the launch of by VINNIK. Some of the biggest names in classical music and TV across the globe have worn her pieces including Jennifer Rowley, J’Nai Bridges, Renee Lawless, and Lin Manuel Miranda. 

    Suzanne is also the Creator and Host of Diva Who Hustles a web series on the Dallas Opera Network; where she leads conversations with other dreamers and doers about the personal journeys behind their business ventures. Listen in as we chat about how she had been able to turn all of her passions into an extraordinary career.

    Here's where can connect with Suzanne Vinnik Instagram ByVinnik

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    • 23 min
    Hashtags Are Still Working and Here's Why You Should Be Using Them

    Hashtags Are Still Working and Here's Why You Should Be Using Them

    Around election time Instagram decided to disable the use of Hashtags causing everyone to panic about their content being seen. What we noticed is that by pivoting our content to creating more Saveable & Shareable posts our content was still being discovered through Hashtags. Our post after pivoting was discovered 120k times, shared 1,726, and saved 375.

    Listen to this second episode in our 3 part Content Strategy Series to discover the power of Hashtags, the strategy behind them, and why you should be using them inside of your Content Marketing Strategy. Grab "The !0 Things You Should Know About Using Hashtag" Guide  

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    • 14 min

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