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Olivia Wherry

Host of Boss Ladies


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#18: Abby Stein | Life is a Journey
Boss Ladies
“Cherry-picking our lives is the most beautiful thing we can do.” Abby Stein is an American transgender author, activist, blogger, model, rabbi, and speaker; she is the first openly transgender woman raised in a Hasidic community. In this episode, Abby discusses her extraordinary journey of self-discovery and self-fulfillment within the context of her fundamentalist roots: by taking a 180 degree turn and deconstructing the circle, she was able to take its parts to build a new circle - and move on authentically. Abby highlights the need for society to evolve from just tolerating to actively celebrating identity, the power of community, both the one you’re forced into by circumstance and the one you chose, and finding ways to describe everything in life as beautiful. Order her book here: https://www.amazon.com/Becoming-Eve-Journey-Ultra-Orthodox-Transgender-ebook/dp/B07PCPLG7T/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=becoming+eve&qid=1567740861&s=digital-text&sr=1-1 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/boss-ladies/support
#17: Adette C. Contreras | Everyone Can Be A Mentor
Boss Ladies
Co-founder & CEO at Tinsel Experiential Design, Founder & CEO at In Wild Pursuit: “It helps me get up and work this hard because I know, somewhere out there, a little girl’s thinking, ‘I’m going to be CEO one day.’” Adette C. Contreras is a Manila-born, Chicago-raised, and Brooklyn-based graphic designer and entrepreneur. She is the co-founder and CEO of Tinsel Experiential Design, an agency that creates immerse brand experiences, and the founder and CEO of In Wild Pursuit, a business strategy and design studio. Her mission as an immigrant woman in the creative field is to propel the changing face of business, challenge the conventional views of entrepreneurship, and avail a bit of magic she’s discovered along the way. In this episode, Adette discusses how she has channeled her creative side into a professional career path, the importance of role models in showing what’s possible, and the value of a global perspective in all aspects of life. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/boss-ladies/support
#16: Christina Stembel | Don’t Settle
Boss Ladies
Founder & CEO of Farmgirl Flowers: “Don’t lead out of fear.” Christina Stembel is the founder & CEO of Farmgirl Flowers, an e-commerce flower retailer that prioritizes quality and in-house production over quantity and waste. On a mission to start her own company, Christina bootstrapped Farmgirl Flowers from the $49,000 in her savings account to a company that generates over $23,000,000 in annual revenue. In this episode, Christina talks about the challenges of pitching to a room of full of men, the importance of cultivating a positive team culture, and what you can learn from In-N-Out Burger's business model. If you're interested in career opportunities at Farmgirl Flowers, click here: https://farmgirlflowers.com/jointheteam --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/boss-ladies/support
#15: Kelsea Bauman-Murphy | Be Willing To Fail
Boss Ladies
“An important part of being a person is being willing to be vulnerable and being willing to fail.” Kelsea Bauman, star of the indie film VANILLA, is a director, producer, writer, and actor with a social justice bent. She is driven by a love of stories and their integral connectedness to all forms of art. In this episode, Kelsea discusses the challenges of coming out from behind the scenes and being in front of the camera in VANILLA, her perception of the #metoo movement within the entertainment industry, and how stereotypes naturally break when people tell their own stories. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/boss-ladies/support
#14: Mallory Schmoll | Practice Positive Self-Talk
Boss Ladies
“Sharing our stories can help build up and inspire other women so we can be our own support group for each other.” Mallory Schmoll, registered store manager at one of Walgreens’ specialty pharmacies, was 2018’s Next Generation Pharmacist Specialty Pharmacist Award winner. Following a life changing trip to Kenya, Mallory has dedicated her career to the field of HIV in community settings as well as specialty pharmacy care. In this episode, she discusses the value of asking questions and getting rid of assumptions, mom warrior status, and the beautiful struggle of maintaining a work-life balance. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/boss-ladies/support
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11 hours, 34 minutes