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What are the secrets behind some of the most successful women in the world? Each week designer Rebecca Minkoff talks to women from all walks of life, from CEOs to artists, and shows us what life is like without the pretty filters in order to help you navigate what it means to be vulnerable, how loss can make you stronger, and other ways to make your inner superwoman shine. Join us in being Superwomen, together! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/superwomen/support
 
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COVID may still be going strong, but so are shoppers. This year may not have been the business boon is typically is for retail stores, but virtual shopping has seen a rise unlike anything before. At first glance it may seem as if online shopping has reached its zenith; after all, you can virtually find anything you want within the time it takes to …
 
Most new (and experienced!) parents are familiar with the scenario: you either don’t know what’s appropriate to feed your children, or their distinct preferences – dare we say pickiness! – make it difficult to sit down to the table without preparing a separate meal for each member of the family. Catherine McCord certainly found herself in that situ…
 
When Erin Gallagher was working at a PR firm during the height of the #MeToo movement, she knew that the fair treatment of women and marginalized communities was something that her workplace needed to emphasize for their clients. What began as an initiative started working for someone else soon became the impetus to start her own consultancy, one t…
 
Please be aware, this episode contains discussion of gun violence and suicide as it pertains to adults, children and teens. It may be surprising to learn that among national polls, 90% of Americans favor stronger gun laws that require background checks before any gun sale takes place. Even 80% of gun owners and 70% of NRA members agree. Why, then, …
 
This week we’re thrilled to have Opal Tometi, activist, advocate and co-founder of Black Lives Matter. Growing up in Phoenix as a child of two immigrant parents, Opal saw firsthand the ways in which racism and immigration policy intermingled to complicate her parents’ safety and stability living in the U.S. As a young adult, a passion for immigrati…
 
Let’s face it: the burdens of plastic consumption are overwhelming. We try our best to recycle, hoping our used ketchup bottles and takeout containers are reincarnated as earth-friendly reusable water bottles, but the truth is that countless amounts of plastics continue to clog landfills and waterways each year. When Sarah Paiji Yoo discovered that…
 
Tiny Tags is a small company, and Melissa Clayton likes it that way. After working as a CPA early on in her career, eventually the entrepreneurial genes she inherited from her father began to activate, stirring within Melissa the desire to start her own company. Ironically, Melissa didn’t know a whole lot about jewelry making when she got the idea …
 
Back in 2010, the zenith of subscription boxes was just beyond the horizon - a small glimmer in the consumer’s eye. Katie Rosen saw this as an opportunity not to be missed. These days, while they may be ubiquitous across multiple markets, Katie has found a way to keep FabFitFun one of the most sought-after subscription boxes on the market, even aft…
 
How often do people consider the ethics behind the brands they buy? While it’s becoming increasingly popular to make sure your money is going somewhere “woke,” it’s still not quite the norm. Suzanne Lerner, then, was ahead of her time when she and Michael founded the company of the same name in the 1980’s, and made it their mission to support equal…
 
Lots of businesses start with a dream, but rarely is it literally by the guidance of someone who arrives in your slumber. For Bea Dixon, it was exactly that: months of a persistent health condition culminated in a dreamtime visit from Bea’s grandmother, who gave her the recipe that would heal her body once and for all. Thus began the earliest itera…
 
Jill Manoff loves brick and mortar, rarely gets a pedicure, and holds a soft spot for reading paper magazines on the beach. This may seem incongruous for the editor-in-chief of a high profile online publication like Glossy, but Jill knows what she likes. This hasn’t always been the case. Before Jill made the move to New York, she was working as a f…
 
Martha Miller never really thought she’d be working for the federal government. A self-proclaimed “over achiever,” Martha studied cognitive neuroscience and obtained a law degree from Georgetown before entering the field of law. She’s even rumored to have used the Rebecca Minkoff M.A.B. bag at her first job! In 2016 Martha was appointed the Directo…
 
Ally Love is a tour de force. You may know her from your Peloton workouts, or perhaps from watching the Brooklyn Nets. Either way, this dancer-turned-host-turned-fitness instructor-turned-entrepreneur has mastered more careers in her 29 years on this planet than many people do in a lifetime. After a grave childhood accident left doctors questioning…
 
When was the last time you thought about algae? Maybe you’re a health maven ahead of the curve and you enjoyed some in your smoothie this morning, but most folks would sooner associate algae with a pond in late summer than a nutrient boost in their breakfast. Catharine Arnston is looking to change that. After her sister was diagnosed with cancer an…
 
You may have heard of Danielle Bernstein, author, entrepreneur, and queen of the fashion scene on Instagram. What you may not know is that ten years ago she was an intern at Rebecca Minkoff! Growing up on Long Island, Danielle wasn’t sure what sort of career she wanted – all she knew was that she was destined to live in New York City. Her dreams of…
 
Published chemistry whiz, JP Morgan financial expert, and classically trained pianist Isa Watson had a perfectly-honed plan to take her straight to the senate. Accustomed to excelling in almost any field she attempted, it was no surprise that Isa achieved many outstanding goals all at a young age. However, when Isa was in her late 20’s, her father’…
 
When Sarah Shadonix decided to leave the world of law and pursue her passion for wine, she didn’t think it would come with daily headaches. In studying to become a sommelier, the nightly tastings were leaving her regretful the next morning, even when she limited her consumption. Curious to figure out why, Sarah commenced an exhaustive research of t…
 
Before you become pregnant and give birth, you may think you have a pretty good idea of the whole process. It may come as a shock, then, when all sorts of things happen to your body that no one ever mentioned. Why, in the 21st century, are we still left in the dark on so many aspects of one of the most commonly shared experiences in human history? …
 
Back in January, Michelle Cordeiro Grant, CEO and founder of Lively (those cute bras you see on Instagram!), was consumed by ways to expand the brand’s brick and mortar presence. What seemed like a paramount concern quickly changed as the news of coronavirus set in. With shoppers now spending more time online looking for purchases, Michelle decided…
 
What does it take for a company to do well? Not financially, but in terms of its impact on employees, the community, and the environment? Susan McPherson of McPherson Strategies makes it her mission to help companies create social impact and increase corporate responsibility, with the adage that “business is a force for good, and sustainability is …
 
Writer Minda Harts does not want you to give up or shy away. The writer, speaker and career revolutionary has made it her mission to support women of color in their professional goals. Now, as the call for change rings stronger than ever, Minda asks that we use our intentionality to take this opportunity from a moment to a movement, holding ourselv…
 
In this episode of our COVID-specific series we are thrilled to have guest Emilie Aries, author, speaker and CEO/founder of Bossed Up. After experiencing extreme stress from a young age working on political campaigns in D.C., Emilie decided it was time to be her own boss, creating a new career that would fuel her fire rather than burn her out. Emil…
 
Maybe you’re a small business owner. Maybe you’d barely gotten your feet wet when COVID hit. Under these conditions, everyone is trying to regroup and reorganize, but small business owners are in a unique situation: they’re trying to figure out how to keep revenue flowing and adapt to the digital-first world we are living in, without the funding th…
 
When Samantha DiGennaro felt things begin to falter in her corporate job, she made a bold move. Rather than meekly waiting to see how things would transpire, she headed directly into HR and crafted an elegant exit strategy. Samantha is a “take the bull by the horns” kind of gal. Rather than go to work for someone else, she took her newfound freedom…
 
As we see people flock to the streets in support of ending violence against black communities, it’s beneficial to the cause to reflect upon other forms of racial inequity that exist in the U.S. in less overt ways. One such example is the disparity in maternal mortality rates between white mothers and women of color. Nationwide, black mothers are 4-…
 
What is it about sales? Why do so many people, especially women, cringe at the thought of trying to sell their services, even when we know we offer something of great value? This question is especially relevant under current circumstances. Laura Wright draws upon her 23 years of expertise to share how it’s possible to create a sales mindset that ce…
 
You may not think of painting your walls as a “therapeutic process,” but Natalie Ebel sure does. In fact, it’s her go to in times of stress. The only child of a painter by profession, Natalie grew up helping her dad paint, transposing those skills to an art degree in college. It was only natural, then, that the technical and artistic skills she lea…
 
Folks getting ready to graduate, enter the workforce, or those early on in their careers, this episode is for you! Chances are no matter where you start in a company, you have your sights set on moving up. Here’s why it’s important to see the potential in your position and do the hard work that makes your value shine through. Rebecca gets down to b…
 
You may know Jenna Elfman from TV shows like Dharma & Greg, or more recently Fear the Walking Dead, but she’s also a family friend of Superwomen host, Rebecca! After wearing one of Rebecca’s early t-shirt designs on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, orders came pouring in, launching Rebecca Minkoff as a household name, making her a sought-after desig…
 
Financial advisor Tracy Byrnes has seen her share of earth-shaking events in the realm of finance. With a background in accounting and journalism, Tracy has reported on such events as the burst of the tech bubble and the 2008 financial crisis. She currently works as a financial advisor at UBS. Here Tracy draws on her experience to support listeners…
 
This week, we're doing something a little different. Rebecca recently sat down with LinkedIn's EIC Daniel Roth for his show, This Is Working. In this last episode recorded from LinkedIn's office (remember those?) and before the pandemic hit all companies hard — including hers — Dan and Rebecca discuss how she came to embrace the business side of th…
 
Coronavirus has had an impact on daily living unlike anything most of us have ever experienced before. Navigating uncharted waters during this period can be unsettling, especially in business. Wendy Heilbut, partner at Jayaram Law Group, and Shelly Kapoor Collins, Founder and GP of the Shatter Fund, join Rebecca for this special episode focused on …
 
Most women find themselves, at one time or another, looking for the perfect accessory to compliment that special outfit, or maybe they’re simply strolling through a store with a friend and want to treat themselves to something sparkly. Finding the right look at the right price point is often harder than it needs to be. It was in this sort of conund…
 
Alison Wyatt, co-founder of the Female Founder Collective, is no stranger to investing in businesses big and small. In this bonus episode Rebecca and Alison talk about how entrepreneurs can manage their expectations while fundraising during this uncertain time, along with the types of businesses that she thinks are most likely to thrive and what bu…
 
When Ariane Daguin left the region of Gascony, France, in the early 1980’s to study journalism at Columbia, it was with the intention of leaving the culinary world behind. While her father is a well-known chef, Ariane had her sights set on journalism school. When a summer job in a New York charcuterie shop didn’t give her the money she needed to pa…
 
With unemployment rates skyrocketing during the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are worried about our money and our investments. In this mini episode Sallie Krawcheck, CEO and co-founder of Ellevest, answers Rebecca's questions about money and gives us actionable tips to ease our anxiety. HINT: It starts by taking a deep breath! So whether you're une…
 
She sings in the shower and in the car, and loves to watch, “The Bachelor.” She also wrote Miley Cyrus’ hit song, “The Climb.” This isn’t your best friend’s Tindr profile. We’re talking about Jessi Alexander, the prolific singer and songwriter who just released her latest album, Decatur County Red. After spending much of her career writing songs fo…
 
According to Aliza Licht, she wasn’t born with the ability to command a room. Growing up, the author, founder and president of Leave Your Mark, LLC, struggled to speak anytime she was thrust into the spotlight. It wasn’t until she was in college that she felt comfortable speaking before a group of people. Working in PR for Donna Karan, it was Aliza…
 
Taking a look at Ruzwana Bashir’s resume, you might think she was born into a lifestyle of unlimited opportunity. Educated at Oxford and Harvard Business School, she had an education on par with that of the wealthiest families in the world. However, everything that Ruzwana has accomplished is due to her own steely work ethic. When an investor passe…
 
Things are...weird. Thanks to all our listeners who continue to support us during this time. We're here for you and hope to keep you motivated and inspired. Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here, or visit https://anchor.fm/superwomen/messages on your desktop or phone to leave us a voice memo and let us know how you're staying sane. Follo…
 
Nutrition runs in Mia Rigden’s blood. According to Mia, her grandmother, a dietician born in the 1930’s, was slathering coconut oil on her meals long before it was popular. Although Mia has always considered herself an adventurous eater, in her 20’s she found herself vacillating between enjoying the perks of restaurant PR work, and restricting hers…
 
Barbara Corcoran wants to have as much fun as she can while she lives on this earth. “I always plan for fun – FIRST.” The real estate mogul and frequent guest on Shark Tank is an expert in business, but she makes living an enjoyable life her first priority. Barbara is, however, no stranger to adversity. While she may make multimillionaire-dom look …
 
Leigh Gallagher’s mom always told her, “Do what you love and the money will follow.” Journalism may not always be the most lucrative career, but Leigh has proven her mother right. This powerhouse of a writer not only made a name for herself in journalism, she was crowned Senior Editor at Large at Fortune Magazine – not an easy feat in the male-domi…
 
Faryl Morse is not your average shoe designer. First off, she’s a woman in a male-dominated industry. Secondly, her care and devotion to creatively designed, well-made shoes is only outmatched by her humanitarian efforts. This is evident not only in Faryl’s desire to make cool shoes that are accessible to all people, but also in the way she cares f…
 
Sometimes it’s hard to remember that the skin is the largest organ of the body. We often take for granted this most precious part of ourselves that keeps us soft, safe, and literally holds us together! It’s also easy to forget that the skin is porous, and therefore absorbs many things from the environment, whether we realize it or not.Divya Gugnani…
 
Jenny Fleiss has been an entrepreneur since she was a child. Where most kids are content to simply sell lemonade by the cup, she spent her summer days figuring out how to bundle products, the best form of signage, and what location would generate the highest number of sales. That spirit stayed with her as she grew older, always finding creative way…
 
Episode Description Searching for a perfect bra, one that’s comfortable, fits well, and is just the right amount of sexy (as defined by the wearer, of course!), sometimes feels akin to a lifelong quest for the holy grail. We explore shopping malls, hunt through boutiques, even forage the forests of online lingerie stores. Sometimes it pays off. Som…
 
What’s the coolest maternity brand? Does that seem like a strange question? It shouldn’t. In a global society that’s more fashion conscious than ever, it doesn’t make sense that maternity designs are so resistant to helping women feel relevant during one of the biggest times in their lives. As a pregnant woman with time on her hands and money to sp…
 
Babba Rivera is an entrepreneurial powerhouse. Born in Sweden to Chilean parents, Babba felt the struggle to fit in, but she never let that keep her from speaking her mind. Her creativity and critical thinking may have gone underappreciated at home, but those qualities are part of what drove her success, first working for Uber and Away, then launch…
 
Everyone can identify with the feeling of being invisible sometimes, but for a whole generation, that feeling may be more a matter of endurance. Unfortunately most cultures don’t value older populations as they once did, and western society is especially guilty of that. Susan Feldman was saddened when she saw a friend’s Instagram post joking about …
 
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