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Girlboss Radio is back with a new host and a renewed mission to help women achieve success on their own terms. Meet our host, Avery Francis! Francis is a veteran HR thought leader who specializes in implementing diversity, equity and inclusion practices in as many workplaces as possible through her consultancy, Bloom. Francis has been featured in Forbes and named a Top 40 Woman in Tech by Betakit. Her ethos? Work should work for all of us. The podcast features weekly chats with inspiring exe ...
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Discover the Adobe Express mobile app, including Adobe Firefly generative AI technology, now available on iOS and Android. Head to adobe.com/express or your app store to download today. We’ve all felt like an outsider at one point—Ciera Rogers wants you to use it to your advantage. Ciera grew up houseless on the streets of Houston, Texas, in her mo…
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Discover the Adobe Express mobile app, including Adobe Firefly generative AI technology, now available on iOS and Android. Head to adobe.com/express or your app store to download today. Have you ever wished that you started a TikTok in lockdown? Wish you could make money from brand deals like your fave content creators? We get it, tbh. After 50 per…
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Discover the all-new Adobe Express mobile app, including Adobe Firefly generative AI technology—now available on iOS and Android. Head to adobe.com/express or your app store to download today. "I'm incredibly persistent. And I have a pretty high threshold for being uncomfortable. And that's definitely what I credit my success with," says Laney Crow…
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Discover the all-new Adobe Express mobile app, including Firefly generative AI technology—now available on iOS and Android. Head to adobe.com/express or your app store to download today. Elaine Welteroth is a bit of a Girlboss legend. She was a speaker at our Girlboss Rally conference for two years in a row, and has been a guest on Girlboss Radio. …
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Banish book decision fatigue with Book of the Month, a monthly book subscription box, and get your first book for just $5 with code PETALS at bookofthemonth.com. Discover Function of Beauty’s new Custom Repair Line and start seeing visible results in just one use. Take the 2-minute quiz to get your unique hair damage score today at https://function…
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Discover the all-new Adobe Express mobile app, including Firefly generative AI technology—now available on iOS and Android. Head to adobe.com/express or your app store to download today. This conversation with Katie Welch, the chief marketing officer of Rare Beauty, has been a year in the making. The Girlboss Radio team first met Katie in 2023, and…
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Yep, we're going there. Today's episode features a conversation with Ashley Madison's Senior Director of Communications, Isabella Mise. We're sure you've heard about Ashley Madison: the site bills itself as the number one "married dating site" with 80 million users worldwide. You might be wondering, why Ashley Madison, Girlboss? A few months ago, G…
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Ah, money—it's the reason we go to work, chase promotions and ask for raises. For Tori Dunlap (who saved $100K by the time she was 25), money means options. "When I had money—and we're not talking Jeff Bezos money—we're just talking an emergency fund, I could donate to causes I believed in. I could support candidates and legislation that I believed…
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There are so many misconceptions circulating on TikTok and Instagram about ways to “hack” your health as women—your cortisol levels, your sleep cycle, your period—so you can be the most optimized version of yourself… but there's often little-to-no scientific evidence to back it up. That’s why the work Rachel Sanders is doing is so great. She’s the …
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Get your FREE sample pack of LMNT electrolyte drink mix with any purchase at DrinkLMNT.com/GIRLBOSS. On this extra-spicy episode of Girlboss Radio, we welcome feminist media critic Caro Claire Burke, whose TikTok videos dissecting all things trad wives you may have already come across. So, what's the difference between a trad wife and a trad-wife i…
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Get your FREE sample pack of LMNT electrolyte drink mix with any purchase at DrinkLMNT.com/GIRLBOSS. Some of Tori Robinson and Leah O'Malley's closest friends thought they would fail. Who's laughing now? In today's episode of Girlboss Radio, Avery Francis catches up with the founders of Boys Lie. Their cool-girl loungewear broke the internet last s…
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Get your FREE sample pack of LMNT electrolyte drink mix with any purchase at DrinkLMNT.com/GIRLBOSS. Imagine working at Amazon for 12 years and never getting a promotion. Imagine being called "stupid" to your face by a senior exec in a meeting. Imagine being so burned out by the toxic, relentless pace of your job that you take up an unhealthy drink…
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In this (very spicy) episode of Girlboss Radio, host Avery Francis is joined with Liz Guber, Girlboss' general manager, and Victoria Christie, Girlboss' senior writer, to talk about the latest TikTok workplace trend: lazy girl jobs. What defines a lazy girl job? How does social media fuel misconceptions about them? What does this say about our disi…
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Get your FREE sample pack of LMNT electrolyte drink mix with any purchase at DrinkLMNT.com/GIRLBOSS. It's a Girlboss Radio milestone—our first male guest. Ever. So why a man and why now? Well, as our host, Avery Francis says, "Women and non-binary folks continue to carry the burden of conversations about moving the needle forward. I wanted to invit…
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"It's a scam." That's how Dr. Jen Gunter, the internet's favorite OB/GYN, describes Kourtney Kardashian's vagina probiotic gummies (called Lemme Purr). You can see why we had to have Dr. Gunter on the podcast, right? She isn't afraid to dispel the BS women are being told about their bodies. In today's episode, Dr. Gunter debunks the biggest myths a…
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Get your FREE sample pack of LMNT electrolyte drink mix with any purchase at DrinkLMNT.com/GIRLBOSS. Ever since Avery became the host of Girlboss Radio, she's had one dream guest at the top of her wishlist. And that person is Soraya Chemaly. Soraya is an award-winning writer and activist, best known for her 2018 book Rage Becomes Her: The Power of …
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Get your FREE sample pack of LMNT electrolyte drink mix with any purchase at DrinkLMNT.com/GIRLBOSS. Testing, testing, 1… 2… 3… *Taps mic* Hey, Girlboss Radio listeners! Did you miss us? ‘Cause we missed you! Your favorite podcast is back. And we couldn’t think of a better person to kick-off the new season than Lilly Singh. You probably know her. F…
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This is the last episode of this season—and we're ending it on a high note with Olivia Perez. Olivia is a fashion journalist, and the founder and host of the Friend of a Friend podcast, a weekly talk show where she brings you into her inner circle of creatives. By the way, Avery also went on Olivia's podcast as a guest. Click here to listen! Olivia…
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Save up to 80% off on generic drugs at visoryhealth.com. Get a free pair of jeans from Universal Standard at universalstandard.com/signup/girlboss-free-jeans, and putting in your email. On this episode of Girlboss Radio, Avery is joined by Lauren Chan, a career chameleon who's worked as a model, fashion editor, brand founder and inclusivity spokesp…
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Maitreyi Ramakrishnan never had a part-time job. She never worked retail, or had an after-school job in food service. The story of her actual first job is well known: she submitted a tape to Mindy Kaling’s open casting call for the series Never Have I Ever. She beat out 15,000 other applicants for the role, and has delivered a memorable, comedic, a…
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Before you roll your eyes at the title of this week's episode—we get it. Influencing, a career that's emerged over the past decade, offers it all: the ability to make lots of money, flexibility, travel, adoring followers and flashy brand deals. But we know we're not the first ones to tell you that it's not all it's cracked up to be. On today's emot…
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Today on Girlboss Radio, Avery is joined by LaDavia Drane, the Global Head of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity at Amazon Web Services. Her career is nothing short of impressive, spanning law, politics, and tech. LaDavia has been a longtime leader and champion of removing barriers for underrepresented communities and cultivating equitable spaces. Pre…
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On this episode of Girlboss Radio, Avery chats with Emma Bates, the co-founder of Diem, the AI-powered search engine with "group chat energy." It's designed to give users real, no-BS, anecdotal advice on "taboo" topics like sexual health, money and relationships. Emma went to King’s College in London for war studies. Yes, war studies. Then, she swi…
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On today's episode of Girlboss Radio, Avery chats with Adrien Bettio and Hyla Nayeri, the women behind the It girl swim and lifestyle brand 437. The co-founders met at university while studying commerce, and became fast friends and eventually, roommates. Hyla and Adrien were on a trip in the Amalfi Coast and they couldn't find swimsuits that were f…
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Avery is joined Arati Sharma, a powerhouse in venture capital funding. She’s the founding partner of Backbone Angels, a collective of all-women angel investors who focus on investing in Black, Indigenous, and women of color-led companies. She also is a co-founder of Ghlee, a ghee-based skincare brand, which she started with her siblings. Previously…
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This episode is sponsored by Kate McLeod Kate McLeod has had a fascinating career journey with not one, not two but three career pivots. She started out in finance at Goldman Sachs, then went to culinary school and became a pastry chef. Then she started her own bakery in London. Then, one day her sister-in-law introduced her to cocoa butter as a sw…
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Yes, you read that right, $600,000. That's how much Vivian Tu was making as a strategy sales partner. Before that, Vivian cut her teeth on Wall Street as a trader with JP Morgan after graduating from the University of Chicago, the best economics school in the world. During the pandemic, Vivian decided to quit her full-time job to start YourRichBFF …
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This episode is brought to you by Focus Features. We're doing something different with this week's episode. Today, Avery has two separate chats with two women involved with our new fave film, Polite Society. First up is the film's director, Nida Manzoor, who talks about the power of women's rage, why we need to center girls as the stars of action f…
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Today's episode features Avery's friend and notable Canadian entrepreneur, Michele Romanow. Michele is a founder many, many times over and a Dragon on CBC's Dragons' Den (that's Canada's answer to Shark Tank, by the way). It was while she was on Dragons' Den that Michele got her idea for her best-known business to date: Clearco, a lending firm for …
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Claire Mazur and Erica Cerulo's careers are intertwined and built around a deep friendship that goes back to their days as undergrads at the University of Chicago. They got set up on a friend date, hit it off and remained close ever since. "We always knew the minor characters in each other's work lives," says Erica. After graduating, both of them m…
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It's always a special Girlboss Radio episode when our host Avery gets to chat with a friend or idol of hers. In today's case, it's the latter. Avery got into watching HGTV during the grim days of the pandemic, and she fell in love with Leanne's white-on-white, lived-in aesthetic. She was so inspired, that she purchased and renovated a 200-year-old …
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On this episode of Girlboss Radio, Avery chats with Dayna Isom Johnson, Etsy's resident trend expert. If that job sounds really cool, that's because it is. Dayna spends her days interpreting data and trend insights and talking about creativity to uplift and promote Etsy's 5.4 million makers. She makes frequent TV appearances and talks to the media …
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Our host, Avery, has been a fan of Tori Deal for almost a decade. So she pitched the reality TV star as a potential guest for Girlboss Radio, and was thrilled to learn that Tori was as much of ~a vibe~ on the podcast as she is on TV. Tori Deal is the ultimate modern definition of a multi-hyphenate. She's a reality TV star and winner of MTV's The Ch…
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On this episode of Girlboss Radio, our host Avery is joined by Jamie Pandit. Jamie is a Bangladeshi-Canadian content creator, model and trans activist with an impressive resume. She has over 8 million likes on TikTok, she’s a fashion expert on the Canadian talk show Cityline, and last year, she was part of the Sephora Squad, an annual beauty influe…
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In the lead up to International Women's Day and during Women's History Month, you'll probably hear a variation of the phrase 'women supporting women' over and over again. But this feel-good trope is more than just a generic cliché or convenient marketing buzz term. It's a real, tangible and invaluable way to thrive in your career. And our host, Ave…
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In the season finale of Girlboss Radio, Avery sits down with her friend Ireland Baldwin. Yes, *the* Ireland. She’s a business owner, an expecting mother, a screenwriter, an animal lover… and she just so happens to be Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin’s daughter. And Hailey Bieber’s cousin. The 27-year-old former model and DJ left behind her life in Hol…
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If you're like most people we know, you're probably a little obsessed with Love is Blind, Netflix's hit reality dating show that puts hopeful singles into pods where they cannot see one another. Maybe you've spent a late night or two deep-scrolling LIB Reddit, trawling for conspiracy theories, or maybe you have a dedicated work Slack channel where …
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Georgina Gooley is the co-founder of Billie, a razor and shaving brand that flipped the conversation by being the first to show women's hair in their advertisements. Three days after launching, the razors had shipped to all 50 states and Gooley was featured on the front page of the BBC. That kind of success can easily go to a founder's head, but Go…
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At 16 years old, Nadya Okamoto started a non-profit called PERIOD (period.org), which grew into one of the largest youth-run non-profits with a mission to address period poverty and inequitable access to menstrual products. Today, she's the founder and CEO of August, a Gen-Z minded period and menstrual brand and social enterprise. Nadya, who also g…
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On today’s episode of Girlboss Radio, Avery sits down with Kelly Burton, the CEO of Black Innovation Alliance, an institution dedicated to closing the racial wealth gap. Kelly is also an author, mentor and speaker. Kelly unpacks the “one-woman wonder” trope, talks about the concept of radical collaboration and offers some advice on how to actually …
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On today’s episode of Girlboss Radio, Avery chats with Solonje Burnett, everyone’s favorite weed auntie and the co-founder and CEO of Humble Bloom, a cannabis education and advocacy agency. They talk about using cannabis in the workplace, Solonje’s ever-evolving relationship with the plant (and Avery’s “canna-curiosity”) and how it can be used to b…
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Setting boundaries is hard, especially when it’s with the people closest to you. That’s why Nedra Glover Tawwab is on a mission to help us all set better boundaries—at home, at work and beyond. In this episode of Girlboss Radio, Avery chatted with the New York Times best-selling author, licensed therapist and sought-after relationship expert about …
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For Lola Tomorrow, a self-made millionaire, master negotiator and the former aide to First Lady Michelle Obama, making her first million was the easy part. Now, she practically makes money in her sleep. But shifting to an abundance mindset and believing that she is worthy of achieving financial freedom... that was the hard part. In this episode of …
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Matilda Djerf grew up in a small town in Sweden and even once worked as a fishmonger. Today, she's one of the most influential and trend-defining fashion creators out there, and her brand, Djerf Avenue, is the real deal. In this episode of Girlboss Radio, Matilda chats with Avery about how she launched her fashion label without a business plan, how…
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Today, Avery chats with Lise Vesterlund and Laurie Weingart, two of the four authors behind The No Club: Putting a Stop to Women's Dead-End Work. In this episode, we get into non-promotable tasks, from serving on committees to onboarding new hires and the classic 'office mom' jobs such as planning the company holiday party. These thankless extra ta…
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Drew Afualo has nearly 8 million followers on TikTok. She's known as the internet's bigot-hunter thanks to her viral takedowns of misogynistic men. In this episode of Girlboss Radio, you'll get to see a different side of the creator, and get to know her career journey—from the worst job she's ever had to what she thought was her dream job, creating…
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Today’s episode of Girlboss Radio features Megan O’Neill, the associate beauty director at Goop. Megan comes from the world of glossy magazines, having worked at titles such as Elle and Lucky. She describes her job at Goop as very much a dream job—and speaks highly of her boss, the one and only Gwyneth Paltrow. But there’s so much more to unpack wh…
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Domee Shi is the Oscar-winning filmmaker behind beloved Bao and Turning Red, which became the number one movie on Disney+. Today she chats with host Avery Francis about growing up with immigrant parents, her path to success (and what it means to her) and offers her best advice for those struggling with the weight of parental expectations. Domee Shi…
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