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As women, society sets a standard of being pretty in order to be desired, but why not pretty powerful? The Pretty Powerful Podcast with Angela Gennari showcases women who are breaking barriers, shattering glass ceilings, dominating in their sport and rising to the top of their industry. Angela will interview a different powerful woman each week to provide our audience with insight, tools, and inspiring stories from their personal journey. The goal of this podcast is to empower, inspire and i ...
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I have learned over the years that the best entrepreneurs are the ones who seek to solve a problem, and have the passion and tenacity to see it through. Georgia Lininger combined her passion for writing with her passion for sustainability to solve a major had she had in her industry. Georgia is the founder and editor-in-chief of Salus Publishing LL…
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As we quickly approach the Summer Olympic Games in Paris, who better to interview than gymnastics guru, Nicole Langevin. Nicole was able to parlay her lifelong passion for gymnastics into a dynamic and renowned business. Nicole Langevin has pioneered the gymnastics industry by developing businesses that employ former Olympians, World Team Members t…
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I absolutely LOVE talking with brilliant women who are on the leading edge of technology, not just because I learn so much from them, but because these women are truly shattering glass ceilings in male-dominated industries, and their tenacity is truly inspiring. Brittany Greenfield, the Founder & CEO of Wabbi, has been recognized as a Top Woman in …
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Core values are an important part of a company's identity, but have you identified your personal core values? As an individual, it is important to understand your true authentic self, and to ensure your values are in alignment with your choices. My podcast guest, Andrea Johnson, empowers executives and founders to lead with authenticity, conviction…
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Keeping up with rapidly changing technology innovation is tough, so is juggling multiple responsibilities as a COO, not to mention balancing all of that as a mom... but Mariam Chtchyan has a great project management background to help her stay organized and focused. With over six years of experience in project and delivery management, Mariam Chtchy…
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In the second part of the Pretty Powerful Podcast with my dear friend Tashia Stafford, co-founder of Icon Studios Atl and CEO of CharmedVisions.com, Tashia and I discuss her experience in the music industry, and we address the taboo topic of inappropriate behavior that has been in the news lately with a few key players being called out. We also tal…
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When you have the opportunity to interview a dear friend who you admire immensely, and then find out this person has gone though incredible challenges that you knew little about because of how well they carried it, it makes you want to deep dive into the discussion. That was my conversation with Tashia Stafford, co-founder of Icon Studios Atl and C…
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So you set your career goal and are excited for the journey... until you're not. It happens. We think we know exactly what we want, and then when we get it, it becomes very apparent that it isn't satisfying for one reason or another. That is what happened for Jen Joe... not once but twice! Jen is courageous enough to take a leap and follow her pass…
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Heartbreak affects productivity. There is not doubt that what is happening in our personal lives inevitably impacts what is happening in our professional lives. So, how do we deal with grief, trauma and stress so that we can regain our strength and confidence? Sara Webb is a Resilience Coach, empowering women revive their innate power with meditati…
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Fear can drive innovation, and for Bethany Corbin, it also helped her find her purpose. As a healthcare innovation and femtech attorney, Bethany Corbin is on a mission to help thought-leading companies revolutionize the global women’s health sector. She is the founder of FemInnovation, which helps founders, clinicians, politicians, and advocates tr…
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Resilience and tenacity are my two favorite words in the English language. I cheer for the underdog and love stories of triumph over trauma. It is even better when that story of triumph becomes a catalyst for empowering others. Sofie Lindberg has done just that. As an American-Swedish catalyst for change, Sofie brings a unique perspective to the ta…
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Vulnerability is scary. Like the Wizard of Oz, we want to hide behind the curtain and project an image of perfection and strength... but that is not how we connect with others. Our personal journeys are complicated, and they make us human. Cathlene Miner has overcome so much in her personal life, and her career journey has taken several turns from …
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To be successful at anything, you need a strategy... and social media is no different. I love seeing friends and colleagues embrace content creation and effective engagement on social media, but not all of us feel confident enough to do that. Tamay Shannon believes that Social Media doesn't have to be hard, ineffective, or time-consuming. Tamay's c…
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As someone who struggles to draw a stick figure, it seems far-fetched that I would leave my corporate comfort zone to dive head-first into a career as an artist... but that is exactly what Nancy Marks did. Nancy convinced herself that she had no artistic skills whatsoever, until she signed up for a fused glass class to spend quality time with her m…
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Having a great financial strategy is so important to creating stability, yet many of us lack confidence or expertise to manage our money and make investments. So what do we do? Money should not be a taboo topic, yet we struggle to talk to our friends about it and are afraid to admit what we don't know. After spending a combined 20 years as a Financ…
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For many of us, our pets are family, and few things are as crushing as learning that a family member has been diagnosed with cancer, knowing the battle they have ahead of them. Thankfully we have people like Ashley Kalinauskas, who launched a cancer-battling biotech start‑up that resulted from her graduate thesis project at the University of Notre …
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Building a successful business is naturally the primary focus of every entrepreneur... but how do you then protect what you have worked so hard to build? Scherrie L. Prince is an attorney and asset protection coach who teaches entrepreneurs how to merge their business plan with their estate plan to create a moat around their assets. For over a deca…
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Words matter... and the things you tell yourself can determine your future. In the same way, the things that have been told to you by others have probably made the biggest impact on how you see yourself... and if those things were negative, you may have had a difficult time achieving success, or feeling like you deserve it, or you may struggle with…
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Sometimes we reach a point in life where we are so passionate about something that it causes a complete pivot to a more mission-driven career. Shani Bocian, the Founder and CEO of Allermi, was a teacher prior to pivoting to the medical industry. Allermi is the first one-bottle allergy medication tailored to your symptoms. Patients fill out a sympto…
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We all wish we could be more efficient with various projects, but Laura Bowers has actually created a formula for it. Laura Bowers is the CEO of The PMO Boss. After 20 years of leading projects and teams she has witnessed some of the best and worst practices out there. She then took that knowledge and developed a streamlined approach for implementi…
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There's no doubt that automation of tasks has saved a ton of time and effort... some of us remember the days when we would need to write and mail checks to pay bills and then balance our checkbook manually... yeah, those days are thankfully behind us! But Natalie Guzman has figured out how to automate almost everything as a family manager, virtual …
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Carrie Pierce is a true Renaissance woman, who continues to find new outlets for her creative talents. Carrie has over twenty years of experience in Publishing, Radio & TV as a renowned make-up artist and actress. She is also a published author and ghostwriter. She began crafting quality stories from the heart that contain important life lessons in…
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Most of us have struggled with the question.... "Is this what I am supposed to be doing with my life??" at some point. On this episode of the Pretty Powerful Podcast, JJ DiGeronimo helps people to navigate this question by bringing mindfulness into the conversation. A woman in tech turned award-winning author, JJ DiGeronimo, shares energy practices…
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I hear from people so often that they have always wanted to take the leap into being an entrepreneur, but they are afraid to leave their comfortable corporate position. Irena Azaraev decided to get uncomfortable, leave her great job with a large retail chain, and pursue her dream of bringing people safe and practical solutions to treat aesthetic an…
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When you spend much of your career as "the only" (woman) in the room, the pressure is different, not just in meeting the expectations of the role, but in ensuring that path to success is paved for others as well. In this episode, we hear about the journey of Victoria Pelletier, a 20+ year Corporate Executive and Board Director. Nicknamed the “Turn …
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Don't you love when simply trying to solve a basic life problem leads to an epiphany?? For Laura Gisborne, she needed to figure out how to create a way for her to balance being a mom while working in their family-owned and operated restaurant. Now, Laura is a highly successful business expert with over 25 years experience in growing and scaling her…
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Isn't it beautiful when your expertise and passion combine to not just improve your own life and define your purpose, but to genuinely improve the lives of others? That is the journey that Beth McDaniel is on as she tackles not just climate change and social justice, but also protecting intellectual property as an attorney. Beth McDaniel, JD is co-…
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Adversity can create an inner fire can move you in directions you could never imagine. At a young age, Celina Shands turned to sports as a welcome and rewarding distraction from a troubled home environment, and found a passion and talent that would continue to drive her to achieve greatness throughout her life. As a former Female Athlete of the Yea…
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Navigating a career in technology as a woman can be challenging. Limor Bergman Gross knows that firsthand as she has been working in tech for over 20 years as an engineer, manager, and director of engineering. Limor is used to being the only woman in the room and breaking through glass ceilings, and now she teaches other women to achieve their own …
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Deb Curtis is a beacon of resilience and unity in diversity. Abandoned as a child and overcoming personal and professional adversities, she transformed her hardships into empowerment. After a 30-year career in corporate America, she took the lessons she learned and set out to empower others. In 2018, she established her own small business to help w…
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Three time celebrity endorsed author Crystal O'Connor is the creator of 'Moxie Entrepreneur' & Moxie Media Solutions with programs like High Ticket Mastery, Wealthy Wellness Academy, Moxie Bod, 'Rich, Fit and Happy' and author of Unleash Your Moxie endorsed by Barbara Corcoran from Shark Tank. Crystal teaches women and small business owners all ove…
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One of the primary reasons I started this podcast was to provide our audience with female role models who are out there accomplishing great things in their career and setting a standard of excellence that others may emulate. Ann Carden is that example for entrepreneurs who are trying to scale or develop their small business. Ann has more than forty…
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Understanding how various cultures can integrate into a company successfully has become increasingly more important each decade as we become a more global society. Do you know the socially acceptable ways to communicate with people from other cultures? This knowledge can make or break a business deal, and determine the success of international expa…
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They say if you want to go fast, go alone, and if you want to go far, go together. This is the formula that Tina Lee and Stacey Nowlin have used to combine their vast experiences in the medical billing industry to create their business. Instead of traditional consulting in the healthcare industry, Tina and Stacey decided to focus on helping healthc…
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Our commonality is in struggle, not success. We have all been through difficult circumstances, but the tenacity and strength gained in those experiences are what may fuel our passions and enable us to reach success.... as long as we are able to channel that experience in a positive direction. That is the story of Alyse Maslonik... she endured horri…
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What happens when you experience burnout in a career that you love? Well, Sabrina Runbeck went on a deep dive to find greater connection, and then decided to help others do the same. As a medical professional, Sabrina was dedicated to her patient care, but wasn't focused on her own. After experiencing burnout, she found ways to create better patien…
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I loved this discussion with Dr Laura Purdy about all things healthcare, entrepreneurialism and the US military... we had a real talk where healthcare concerns get addressed and we ventured into our ideals on how to level the playing field. Dr. Laura Purdy, also known as 'America's Favorite Doctor', is a highly respected physician, consultant, and …
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It is well-deserved recognition to put Olympic athletes on a pedestal as they are the very best in the world at their sport. They have worked hard and earned their spot... but like entrepreneurs and executives, they still go through intense moments of doubt, failure and rediscovery... yet they persevere. Paige Lawrence, an Olympian in pairs figure …
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Building a brand can be a daunting task, especially in the ultra-competitive markets of cosmetics and alcohol... but Cara Kamenev has taken on both with incredible success! Cara Kamenev is a co-founder and CEO of Thomas Ashbourne, the young, ready-to-sip canned and bottled craft cocktail brand that launched last year. Before joining Thomas Ashbourn…
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This is the podcast episode that you NEED to listen to! Linda Criblez, formerly Chief of Station and senior operations officer for the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) and now the Deputy Director of Homeland Security at GEMA, shares some critical insight about cybersecurity, the dark web, the opportunities for women in the CIA, current internation…
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There are real estate brokers, and then there is Bianca D'Alessio... an exceptionally brilliant, strategy driven, world-traveling, public-speaking, reality TV star, social media maven, elite Real Estate Broker who manages a $10B portfolio for Nest Seekers International that primarily focuses on the insanely competitive NYC and Hamptons luxury marke…
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In my experience, there are four essential items that entrepreneurs need to stay focused on in order to create, manage and scale their business.... mission, vision, strategy and FINANCE! Ashley Ford, Founder of Pretty Penny, is an expert in small business accounting, a QuickBooks guru, and has worked with hundreds of entrepreneurs to transform the …
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Sometimes you meet someone who truly strikes you as genuine and intriguing.... Yuquan Holloway was that person for me... The moment I met her I wanted to know her story. Yuquan uses her education in engineering, coupled with her gift of being able to simplify and streamline very complicated processes, to create efficiency within organizations. Yuqu…
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I believe that the very best business ideas come from seeking a solution to a problem, not finding it, having the courage and tenacity to solve the problem yourself, and then marketing it to others who would benefit from the solution as well. This is exactly what Kavitta Ghai did after saying to herself one too many times, "There has got to be a be…
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As a business owner or executive, sometimes we cannot see the forest for the trees.. you are so busy working IN your business, that you stop working ON the business. If you have ever struggled with growth, vision or operations, Jane Gentry is who you call to level up and set your business on the right trajectory. As someone who has personally benef…
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Kerry-Ann Powell doesn't just support a cause, she champions it! From attending law school to get to the root of a domestic violence problem to raising $120 million to build the Martin Luther King Jr Monument in DC, she is passionate about making a difference. Now she funnels that passion into helping small businesses. Kerry-Ann is a global busines…
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As a bootstrapping entrepreneur, it is a constant battle between time, money and talent... what should you or could you do yourself, and what needs to be outsourced due to lack of time or talent... yet is affordable? I learned the hard way that building a website can be daunting, and probably not the best use of my time as an entrepreneur, but it w…
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Growing up my family had very little money, so just having a little bit of savings in a bank account, even if briefly, felt like we were "rich" for the moment. Then there were concepts that were completely foreign to me.... a trust being one of them. I really didn't understand the use, the value and benefit of them until recently, and Sally Gimon e…
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If you've ever wondered which fad diet, if any, actually work, and what foods we really should be avoiding or consuming (hint... carbs are NOT all bad for you), then you will love this discussion with Kelly Springer! Kelly is a Registered Dietician and the founder of Kelly's Choice: Nutrition. Success means nothing if you lack good health, so let's…
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Have you found your purpose? What led you to that realization? After a devastating loss, Heidi Johnson found her calling in the most unexpected way. Heidi Johnson is a nonprofit founder, a storyteller, and a believer in good. She uses the power of connection to bring people together for a purpose greater than themselves through her vast work in the…
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