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Vanessa Osage sexuality educator

Kickass Single Mom: Sexuality educator Vanessa Osage

  I chose this month’s grant winner because her mission is so very apropos of this chapter of women’s empowerment. The Harvey Weinstein accusers, and the web of silent compliance around this powerful man is really just the result of millennia of women’s pent up silent suffering, marginalization, and separation from their sexual power. Weinstein…

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Tiffany The Budgetnista Aliche

Tiffany the Budgetnista: The financial industry discriminated so she started a revolution

Other ways to listen: iTunes  ♦  Stitcher   ♦  TuneIn   ♦  SoundCloud ♦  Google Play This interview is a from the archives, and my admiration for Tiffany Aliche grows. We have become friends and she recently hosted me in her Live Richer Academy, which is part of her seven-figure business that has grown to include more than 300,000 women. I am constantly inspired…

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How to get started investing for women

I am on a personal mission to get women to save and invest more. There are some fascinating studies that find that women are actually better at investing than men, but they save and invest far too little, too infrequently, which puts us at a huge disadvantage. The wealth gap is a terrible issue, as women have far less…

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Kickass Single Mom Grant Tanai Benard: Helping Hurricane Harvey victims

Other ways to listen: iTunes  ♦  Stitcher   ♦  TuneIn   ♦  SoundCloud ♦  Google Play   Tanai Bernard was famous for her blog Four Deep Around the World, in which she chronicled living in the Middle East with her three kids, teaching school, and traveling the globe. Today she is stateside, teaching and raising her kids in Houston. When Hurricane Harvey…

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Naama Bloom: Periods, panty crust and other puberty realities girls need to hear

  Naama Bloom is best know as the founder of HelloFlo, the mail-order feminine product platform that shot to viral fame with its hilarious videos like ‘Camp Gyno,’ ‘First Moon Party,’ and ‘A Vistit from Aunt Flo.’ On one hand, we should all be so grateful that Bloom and her startup got us talking, laughing,…

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“Babies inspired me take bigger risks and achieve in my career,” Jeanie Ahn

Other ways to listen: iTunes  ♦  Stitcher   ♦  TuneIn   ♦  SoundCloud ♦  Google Play I recently met Jeanie Ahn at Yahoo! Finance, where she interviewed me for her show “The Payoff” (catch it on book launch day: Oct. 17!). Afterwards, we chatted about New York City schools, motherhood and work. Some of her comments struck me as remarkable and universal,…

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sarah shaw consulting

Sarah Shaw: “I made millions because I never took ‘no’ for an answer”

Other ways to listen: iTunes  ♦  Stitcher   ♦  TuneIn   ♦  SoundCloud ♦  Google Play   Sarah Shaw is a normal woman — Colorado single mom of two — who has spent her career dressing, collaborating and selling fabulous handbags to the most famous people in the world. Her secret? “I never take no for an answer.” Career highlights, that you’ll…

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Engendered gender equality

Kickass Single Mom: Entrepreneur works for global gender equity

Other ways to listen: iTunes  ♦  Stitcher   ♦  TuneIn   ♦  SoundCloud ♦  Google Play Coming out of her own marriage, Erin Williamson, 39, of Seattle, realized that because she did not have equal income in her marriage, she did not share equal power. So she set out not only to change her own financial autonomy, but committed to ensuring that…

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alaina shearer womenin.digital

Single mom was sick of career sexism, started global community

Other ways to listen: iTunes  ♦  Stitcher   ♦  TuneIn   ♦  SoundCloud ♦  Google Play   Alaina Shearer faced sexism throughout her media career. In her early radio jobs, male co-hosts complained when she didn’t laugh at their sexist jokes. Then she was fired. A hiring manager at a big radio station asked if she planned to get pregnant soon. Why?…

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Molly Ward: Helping affluent single women overcome money fears

Other ways to listen: iTunes  ♦  Stitcher   ♦  TuneIn   ♦  SoundCloud ♦  Google Play   Yes, it is true: Rich women have issues, too. Molly Ward, CFP, should know. One of the most successful financial advisors in the country and a single mom, Molly is one of those rich single women. Molly was raised in one of the most affluent…

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Dr. Susan O'Malley

How she did it: Med school at 35, single and 6 months pregnant

Other ways to listen: iTunes  ♦  Stitcher   ♦  TuneIn   ♦  SoundCloud ♦  Google Play   Dr. Susan O’Malley is pretty awesome. With her thick New York accent, this lifelong underachiever, secretary with no more than a high school diploma, set out at age 30 to become a physician. She did it. In this interview, I interview this amazing, charming woman…

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Arianna Huffington sleep Emma Johnson podcast

Arianna Huffington on sleep, ego, wellness and single motherhood

Other ways to listen: iTunes  ♦  Stitcher   ♦  TuneIn   ♦  SoundCloud ♦  Google Play Over the past few years I’ve totally prioritized getting a lot of sleep — at least 9 hours, which means going to bed just after tucking in my 7 and 9 year-olds! The difference is incredible: More energy, never sluggish in the mornings (OK, most mornings!),…

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Rebekah Borucki meditation

Rebekah Borucki: Change Your Life In 4 Minutes of Meditation

Other ways to listen: iTunes  ♦  Stitcher   ♦  TuneIn   ♦  SoundCloud ♦  Google Play   I do yoga. Believe in therapy (in some cases. Lead a horse to water, you know?). Try to eat organic and have had my sanity saved by acupuncture. I pray, try very hard to make ecological decisions at every opportunity, and respect most…

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Few female founders get funded. Loretta McCarthy is changing that

Other ways to listen: iTunes  ♦  Stitcher   ♦  TuneIn   ♦  SoundCloud ♦  Google Play   A few months ago I was thrilled when the lovely woman I was chatting with at an industry event introduced herself as Loretta McCarthy managing partner, Golden Seeds. I knew about Golden Seeds, which was the first angel-seed network that exclusively supports women-lead companies, founded 12…

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sheri black san diego single mom grant

“I want my daughters to know business leaders who look like them”

Other ways to listen: iTunes  ♦  Stitcher   ♦  TuneIn   ♦  SoundCloud ♦  Google Play About the Kickass Single Mom Grant The Kickass Single Mom Grant is a $1,000 gift awarded monthly to a single mom doing something incredible — whether large or small, in her career, business, family, community. The goal is to support women doing amazing things,…

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mylabbox lora ivanova

Why haven’t you gotten an STD test? This founder can help.

Other ways to listen: iTunes  ♦  Stitcher   ♦  TuneIn   ♦  SoundCloud ♦  Google Play   Listen as I interview myLab Box founder Lora Ivanova about why sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise, why no one is getting tested, and how her business model is poised to change how we have sex and manage our health forever.  Countless…

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family friendly office

How to make your office a mom-friendly business

Other ways to listen: iTunes  ♦  Stitcher   ♦  TuneIn   ♦  SoundCloud ♦  Google Play     Many companies (finally!) recognize the challenges of working full-time and raising a family, and now listen to research that finds that companies that support working parents, including nursing moms, is better for the bottom line. Many started to offer perks to make…

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Why you need a mentor, and how to find one to advance your career

Successful people often give credit to mentors. But where do you get one of these magical career docents? And once you find one, how do you make the most of the relationship? Better yet – how do you become a mentor in a way that helps both parties? Patrice D’Eramo is vice president of Cisco, and member of…

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Moms are suddenly dropping out of the workforce. Why?

Over the past 15 years, labor market participation for U.S. women in their prime working years has been on a steady decline, reversing the growth trend of the previous 20 years. WHAT IS UP WITH THAT?! In this Working Moms Mean Business episode, BBVA Compass economist Amanda Augustine, co-author of a recent study analyzing the…

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