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Episode 93: The Relationships Involved in Building a Brand - Catherine & Chloe Zadeh, ZADEH New York

32:53 | Feb 25th

Catherine and Chloe Zadeh are the mother and daughter team behind ZADEH, a brand created from Catherine's modern jewelry designs for men and women. Catherine got her start making jewelry at the 92nd street Y of all places, and today she's one of New ...Show More
Episode 73: Investing In Women - Susan Lyne & Nisha Dua, BBG Ventures - Part 2 of 2

21:13 | Sep 17th, 2018

Susan Lyne and Nisha Dua are the Founding Partners of BBG - Built By Girls - Ventures, A Venture Capital firm that focuses on women founders and women-led startups. Their story truly defies what comes to mind when you think of VC’s. In this two-part ...Show More
Episode 72: Investing In Women - Susan Lyne & Nisha Dua, BBG Ventures - Part 1 of 2

26:11 | Sep 10th, 2018

Susan Lyne and Nisha Dua are the Founding Partners of BBG - Built By Girls - Ventures, A Venture Capital firm that focuses on women founders and women-led startups. Their story truly defies what comes to mind when you think of VC’s. Susan and Nisha s...Show More
Episode 22: Turning the Tables - Joanne Wilson

31:52 | Apr 24th, 2017

This week we're turning the tables and putting our very own Gotham Gal in the hot seat. Prolific angel investor, blogger, and founder of the Women's Entrepreneur Festival, Joanne Wilson, talks about the path that led her to becoming the investor she ...Show More
Episode 110: It All Starts With Culture - Heather Smith, Ancoris Capital Partners

29:27 | Jul 29th

Heather Smith is Managing Partner at Ancoris Capital Partners, a specialty investment bank built to raise equity and debt for privately-held businesses, public companies and alternative investment firms. You can learn more about her fund at ancorispa...Show More
Episode 109: We're Doing It Our Way - Kellee James, Mercaris

32:23 | Jul 15th

Kellee James is the Founder and CEO of Mercaris -- a market data service, and trading platform for organic, non-GMO and other certified agricultural commodities. What that translates to is a whole lot of innovation and ingenuity to create bigger busi...Show More
Episode 108: Risk Is the Gas in the Engine - Toby Moskovits, Heritage Equity Partners

27:05 | Jul 1st

Toby Moskovits is Founder and CEO of real estate investment firm Heritage Equity Partners. Moskovits founded the firm in 2008 to advise wealthy families, but after the economic downturn of that era forced her to rethink the business, she took a calcu...Show More
Episode 107: Accelerating Women in the C-Suite - Carolyn Childers & Lindsay Kaplan, Chief

29:22 | Jun 16th

Carolyn Childers and Lindsay Kaplan are the co-founders of Chief: a private network focused on connecting and supporting female leaders with a mission to accelerate women’s presence in the C-Suite. Carolyn and Lindsay took inspiration from what they ...Show More
Episode 106: Aiming for a Rising Tide - Carole Wacey, Women Creating Change

49:25 | Jun 3rd

Carole Wacey is the President of the long-standing Women’s City Club — recently rebranded as Women Creating Change— a nonprofit, non-partisan, activist organization dedicated to advancing the rights of women to shape the future of New York City. Car...Show More
Episode 105: Media as a Vehicle for Storytelling - LinYee Yuan, MOLD Magazine

34:47 | May 20th

LinYee Yuan is a design journalist as well as the editor and founder of MOLD magazine. Inspired by the distressing news out of the UN about the world’s ability to feed it self in the future, LinYee created MOLD to inspire designers to improve food sy...Show More
Episode 104: Designing a New Kind of Coverage - Ashley Hunter, HM Risk Group

31:07 | May 13th

Ashley M. Hunter is the president of HM Risk Group, an international insurance, reinsurance and risk management brokerage that specializes in reproductive health coverage. Ashley has had an inspiring career of going from studying violin to becoming a...Show More
Episode 103: Returning to the Art Galleries - Mary Leigh Cherry, Tonya Bonakdar Gallery

33:28 | May 6th

Mary Leigh Cherry is the Director of the newly opened Tonya Bonakdar Gallery in Los Angeles. Her long career as a gallerist, curator, and collector has made her a prolific figure in the art world on both coasts, and our conversation made for an episo...Show More
Episode 102: Growing Cannabis E-commerce - Anna Duckworth & Kate Miller, Miss Grass

27:02 | Apr 28th

Kate Miller and Anna Duckworth are the Co-Founders behind Miss Grass, a content-driven cannabis marketplace that gearing up to make a big leap into becoming a nation-wide brand focused on conscious consumerism around cannabis products and companies. ...Show More
Episode 101: I Can Build This Better - Sara Hicks, Reaction Commerce

24:29 | Apr 21st

Sara Hicks is the Co-Founder and CEO of Reaction Commerce - an online platform that takes care of the backend of e-commerce businesses big and small with customizable, open source code. Sara talks with me about her ‘aha’ moment of inspiration and the...Show More
Episode 100: Battling Systems of Oppression - Robin Steinberg, The Bail Project

43:41 | Apr 14th

Our 100th episode is one that the Positively Gotham Gal team is majorly proud of -- thank you to all you listeners for getting us here! This episode features Robin Steinberg, an American lawyer, social justice advocate, and leader in the field of hol...Show More
Episode 99: What's Your 'Why?' - Anna Barber, TechStars LA

29:29 | Apr 8th

Anna Barber is the Managing Director of TechStars LA, where she acts as an investor, advisor, connector and coach for founders. Anna has had a long and successful career that spans several sectors, and her perspective of what she’s accomplished and h...Show More
Episode 98: Finance Made Simple - Tina Hay, Napkin Finance

23:10 | Apr 1st

Tina Hay is the Founder and CEO of Napkin Finance, a multi-media company focused on creating content around learning and understanding finance. Tina and I chatted about her goals of creating palatable content, and the exciting directions her company ...Show More
Episode 97: Sheer Will and Self-Confidence - Jesse Genet, Lumi

34:41 | Mar 25th

Jesse Genet is the Co-Founder and CEO of Lumi, a company that creates packaging solutions for modern supply chain teams. Jesse has a killer story of taking leap-of-faith after leap-of-faith from an early age, straight on into her latest venture, with...Show More
Episode 96: Getting Innovative with Content Creation - Kristina Budelis & Lisbeth Kaufman, Kitsplit

26:43 | Mar 18th

Kristina Budelis and Lisbeth Kaufman are the Co-Founders, as well as President and CEO, of Kitsplit -- an online rental house that lets content creators further cash in on the gig economy by renting out their gear to peers in their community. Lisbeth...Show More
Episode 95: A Lifetime of Learning and Reinvention - Minnie Ingersoll, TenOneTen Ventures

24:39 | Mar 11th

Minnie Ingersoll is the newest Investor at TenOneTen Ventures, a Venture Capital firm actively involved in investing in early stage tech startups. Minnie previously co-founded a startup, and now finds herself thriving on the other side of the venture...Show More
Episode 94: From Hedge Funds to Founder - Lindsey Johnson, Weezie Towels

26:55 | Mar 4th

Lindsey Johnson is the Co-Founder and CEO of Weezie Towels. This week Lindsey and I sat down to talk about her transition from hedge funds to becoming a startup founder herself -- and the big plans she has in mind for her company.
Episode 92: You Don't Need a Recipe - Alison Cayne, Haven's Kitchen

35:03 | Feb 18th

Alison Cayne is the Founder of Haven's Kitchen, a cooking school and event space in New York City. Alison's journey is so inspiring -- in this episode she gave me the story behind her return to grad school after having five children, and how she rose...Show More
Episode 91: Empowering With Education - Lauren Bille & Ashley Spivak, Cycles + Sex

29:45 | Feb 11th

Lauren Bille & Ashley Spivak are the Co-Founders of Cycles + Sex, a women's health initiative that started out as an event, and is steadily growing to become the go-to platform for women's reproductive health and sexual wellness.
Episode 90: Do You Want to Be a Best, or a Favorite? - Linda Derschang, The Derschang Group

32:29 | Feb 4th

Linda Derschang is the founder and CEO of The Derschang Group; a mix of restaurants, cafes and bars in Seattle, Washington. Linda joined me to talk about the journey from opening a punk clothing store in Denver to the massive group of bars and restau...Show More
Episode 89: Re-Imagining the Well Woman - Carolyn Witte, Tia

38:28 | Jan 28th

Carolyn Witte is the Co-Founder and CEO of Tia -- an integrated healthcare center, resource, and community for women. Carolyn left her dream job to start Tia after realizing that women's health was a huge, complicated problem that she had to solve.
Episode 88: Once You Feel Empowered You Can Do Anything - Patti Russo, Women’s Campaign School

35:31 | Jan 14th

Patti Russo is the Executive Director of the Women's Campaign School at Yale -- an intensive program designed to train women to run for office and manage political campaigns. Patti's story is incredibly inspiring, something we might need in the midst...Show More
Episode 87: Just Keep Going - Abigail Stone, Otherland

33:57 | Jan 7th

Abigail Stone is the founder and CEO of Otherland, a new candle company focused on self-care, great scents, and art-inspired style. Abigail sat down with me to talk about her journey from a career as an art buyer for Ralph Lauren, to starting over in...Show More
Episode 86: Chasing the Idea Moment - Susannah Vila, Flip

25:07 | Dec 17th, 2018

Susannah Vila is the Co-Founder and CEO of Flip -- an online service that helps renters get out of their leases, and helps subletters find new apartments. Susannah cut her teeth in the world of political NGO’s before realizing that her real passion w...Show More
Episode 85: The Power of the Network - Mackenzie Barth & Sarah Adler, Spoon University

27:36 | Dec 10th, 2018

Mackenzie Barth and Sarah Adler are the Co-Founders of Spoon University -- an online food magazine that they started in their college dorm rooms, and then went on to get acquired by a major media outlet. Kenzie and Sarah sat down with me this week to...Show More
Episode 84: Knowing That You Are the Expert - Melanie Elturk, Haute Hijab

24:59 | Dec 3rd, 2018

Melanie Elturk is Co-founder, CEO, and Chief Designer at Haute Hijab -- an online retail brand that 'makes the world's best hijabs for the world's most powerful women.' Melanie went from a stable career in a law firm to diving headfirst into her grow...Show More
Episode 83: Breaking Ground in the Construction Business - Sarah Carter & Ally Varady, CV Partners

26:37 | Nov 26th, 2018

Sarah Carter and Ally Varady are the founders of CV Partners, a project management firm that specializes in taking construction projects from concept to completion, and all the endless details in between.
Episode 82: Calculated Learning and Trusting Your Gut - Connie Wong & Susan Zheng, Planted

25:04 | Nov 19th, 2018

Connie Wong and Susan Zheng are the founding partners of Planted: a match-making service for job-seekers, and companies in search of entry-level talent. Connie and Susan both know all about the difficulties in making the decision to switch career pat...Show More
Episode 81: Dining and Relationships - Shari Bayer - Bayer Public Relations

29:17 | Nov 12th, 2018

Shari Bayer is the founder and president of Bayer Public Relations, a full-service public relations, consulting and marketing agency in NYC that specializes in restaurants and other food-based companies. Shari had a long path to starting her own PR f...Show More
Episode 80: Rethinking Energy - Robyn Beavers, Blueprint Power

27:59 | Nov 5th, 2018

Robyn Beavers is the Co-Founder and CEO of Blueprint Power--is a real estate and energy tech company that turns buildings into urban power plants. Robyn had a real ‘aha’ moment when she came up for the idea for blueprint, and her journey towards entr...Show More
Episode 79: The Best Way to Raise Money Is to Sell Product - Eliza Blank, The Sill

31:09 | Oct 28th, 2018

Eliza Blank is the founder and CEO of The Sill -- a retail brick-and-mortar & e-commerce platform designed to bring home gardening back into the mainstream. Eliza and I sat down and talked about how she took The Sill from idea, to business with a mis...Show More
Episode 78: Building a Business out of Giving Back - Deborah Koenigsberger, Hearts of Gold

35:33 | Oct 22nd, 2018

Deborah Koenigsberger is the owner and stylist of brick-and-mortar boutique Noir et Blanc, and Founder of the non-profit organization Hearts of Gold. Deborah is a powerhouse and a real advocate for women and children in need. We sat down this week to...Show More
Episode 77: Focused on Financial Savvy - Shannon McLay, Financial Gym

39:41 | Oct 14th, 2018

Shannon McLay is the Founder & President of Financial Gym, a company that provides personal training for your finances, regardless of what’s in your bank account. Shannon told me all about her start as a floor trader for big banks where she was often...Show More
Episode 76: It's All About Endurance Training - Nadia Boujarwah, Dia&Co

31:29 | Oct 7th, 2018

Nadia Boujarwah is the Co-Founder and CEO of Dia&Co -- a shopping and styling resource for plus-sized fashion. Nadia and I talked about how she took her career from investment banking analyst to starting her own business, and all the hurdles in betwe...Show More
Episode 75: Becoming a Resource for Artists - Keri Putnam, Sundance Institute

32:58 | Oct 1st, 2018

Keri Putnam is the Executive Director of Sundance Institute -- a non-profit that yes, runs the Sundance Film Festival, but also serves to support, champion, and promote independent artists in film, theater, and ever expanding medias. Keri and I discu...Show More
Episode 74: Balancing Problem Solving While Celebrating Success - Kate Bradley Chernis, Lately

31:22 | Sep 24th, 2018

Kate Bradley Chernis is the Co-Founder & CEO of Lately -- a marketing and advertising service that streamlines content creation for everyone from the top marketing companies to the individual blogger. Kate and I talked about what led to her starting ...Show More
Episode 71: Hard Times Can Be a Gift - Danielle Gould, Food+Tech Connect

37:31 | Aug 27th, 2018

Danielle Gould is the Founder and CEO of Food+Tech Connect, the site of record and connector for the food tech sector. Danielle and I sat down to talk about everything from the future of the food industry, to what’s finally prompted her to start taki...Show More
Episode 70: Giving a Local Brand National Reach - Pam Wasserstein, New York Magazine

36:49 | Aug 13th, 2018

Pam Wasserstein is the CEO of New York Media, leading the premium content company on an ambitious expansion in several areas, including video, branded content, live events and e-commerce, while growing audience and revenue at core brands New York Mag...Show More
Episode 69: A Stiletto-strapped Business - Amanda Curtis & Gemma Sole, Nineteenth Amendment

36:04 | Jul 30th, 2018

Amanda Curtis and Gemma Sole are the co-founders of Nineteenth Amendment, a direct-to-designer fashion house for clothing and accessories more personal, beautiful, and responsible than anything off the rack. The co-founders were named as Forbes 30 U...Show More
Episode 68: Every Woman Has a Story - Christina Asquith, The Fuller Project

40:52 | Jul 16th, 2018

An award-winning journalist for over 14 years, Christina Asquith has written for The New York Times, The Economist, The Christian Science Monitor, The Guardian and was a staff writer at The Philadelphia Inquirer. Her book, “Sisters in War: Love, Surv...Show More
Episode 67: The Art of Stamina - Tanja Hollander, Are You Really My Friend?

35:34 | Jul 2nd, 2018

Tanja Hollander is an artist who works with photography, video, social media and data to understand cultural and visual relationships. Her largest and most noteworthy project to date, ‘Are you really my friend?’ debuted in its entirety as an exhibiti...Show More
Episode 66: Nothing Based on Fear - Larissa Thompson & Sarah Bryden-Brown, ONDA

32:51 | Jun 18th, 2018

Larissa Thompson and Sarah Bryden-Brown are two of three powerhouse women behind ONDA -- an online retail and brick-and-mortar store that serves as the go-to authority on natural beauty in the marketplace. I sat down with Larissa and Sarah this week ...Show More
Episode 65: Leading with What You Love - Sharon Kazan Harris, Rarecat Wines

38:09 | Jun 4th, 2018

While spending many years working in executive positions in publishing, advertising, technology, and a tech investing, Sharon Kazan Harris’s dream of working in the wine industry was ever present. Today, she is the sole owner and Director of Winemaki...Show More
Episode 64: Branding In Unexpected Places - Archie Gottesman, Jewbelong.com

40:07 | May 21st, 2018

If you’ve never heard of Archie Gottesman but have lived in or visited New York - you are familiar with her work. For 20 years, she was the voice behind Manhattan Mini Storage’s iconic, hilarious billboard and subway ads. Now she’s applying her proli...Show More
Episode 63: Producing Is Problem Solving - Peggy Rajski

37:24 | May 14th, 2018

Peggy Rajski is an Academy Award-winning filmmaker who’s produced over a dozen feature films, directed an Oscar winning short, and garnered more than 40 major award nominations along the way. Her directorial debut TREVOR, a poignant comedy about a mu...Show More
Episode 62: Your Business is the Journey - Loren Brill, Sweet Loren's

31:55 | May 7th, 2018

This week on the podcast we have Loren Brill, Founder & CEO of Sweet Loren's, a cookie dough company founded on the promise of irresistible taste and natural, better-for-you ingredients. Beating cancer at a young age, Loren made it her mission to eli...Show More
Episode 61: Trailblazing the Restaurant Scene - Clare de Boer, Jess Shadbolt, & Annie Shi, KING

28:18 | Apr 30th, 2018

Clare de Boer, Jess Shadbolt, and Annie Shi are the three entrepreneurs behind King, an amazing restaurant here in the West Village of NYC, on King Street. The trio sat down with me this week to talk about how they met, what inspired and paved the wa...Show More
Episode 60: Working in Regenerative Technology - Stacy Flynn, Evrnu

40:42 | Apr 23rd, 2018

Stacy Flynn is the co-founder and CEO of Evrnu - a textile company that recycles discarded cotton garments to create premium, renewable fibers that are tackling the rampant pollution and labor exploitation issues in the current fast-fashion market. S...Show More
Episode 59: Relentless Pursuit - Christina Tosi, Momofuku Milk Bar - Part 2 of 2

21:10 | Apr 16th, 2018

You may know Christina Tosi from the judges panel of MasterChef and MasterChef junior, but she’s also a savvy businesswoman whose relentless passion for baking took her all the way from assembling triple layer cheesecakes in high school, to opening h...Show More
Episode 58: Relentless Pursuit - Christina Tosi, Momofuku Milk Bar - Part 1 of 2

33:24 | Apr 9th, 2018

We’re kicking off our return from Gotham Gal Spring Break with a TWO PART episode featuring Christina Tosi. You may know Christina from the judges panel of MasterChef and MasterChef junior, but she’s also a savvy businesswoman whose relentless passio...Show More
Episode 57: There Are No Shortcuts - Courtney Gould, SmartyPants Vitamins

33:58 | Mar 12th, 2018

Courtney Nichols Gould is the Co-Founder/Co-CEO of SmartyPants Vitamins, the leading maker of premium comprehensive supplements, committed to bringing more health to more people every day. Courtney got her start working as an apprentice to the board ...Show More
Episode 56: No Brands Were Built Overnight - Ariel Kaye, Parachute Home

31:34 | Mar 5th, 2018

Ariel Kaye is the Founder and CEO of Parachute Home, a retail business with the mission of supplying consumers with the best sheets, bedding, and home essentials on the market, as well as inspiring a community around sleep, wellness and creating a co...Show More
Episode 55: Making a Business out of Making Connections - Dana Astrow, ARC

33:56 | Feb 26th, 2018

Dana Astrow has been influencing the landscape of creativity in the brand marketing and advertising/film production community since her early beginnings in the industry. Since launching ARC, Dana has successfully and nearly single-handedly filled a d...Show More
Episode 54: Embracing the Unknown - Jessica Koslow, SQIRL

29:29 | Feb 19th, 2018

Jessica Koslow is the owner and chef of SQIRL, one of L.A.’s most popular cafes that has led to a cookbook, a jam company, a popup venture in New York City, and soon enough, a much-anticipated second location on L.A.’s West Side. Jessica and I sat do...Show More
Episode 53: Stop Apologizing for Being Women - Lizzie Francis & Kara Weber, BRILLIANT VENTURES

38:03 | Feb 12th, 2018

Lizzie Francis and Kara Weber are the Founding duo behind Brilliant Ventures. Their serial entrepreneurial credentials, amplified by a network of go-to-market experts with skin in the game, and a second proprietary network of the most accomplished, a...Show More
Episode 52: Marrying Market with a Mission - Jessamyn Waldman, HOT BREAD KITCHEN

35:06 | Feb 5th, 2018

Jessamyn Waldman Rodriguez is the founder and CEO of Hot Bread Kitchen, a social enterprise that creates professional opportunities for low-income and immigrant women. Their line of multi-ethnic breads is inspired by the bakers who make them. Before ...Show More
Episode 51: Can STORY Reinvent Retail? - Rachel Shechtman

41:43 | Jan 29th, 2018

Rachel Shechtman is the founder of STORY, a retail concept in New York City that has the point of view of a magazine, changes like a gallery, and sells things like a store. Rachel’s journey to create STORY was informed by a successful 10-year career ...Show More
Episode 50: Sticking to What Feels Right - Amanda Eilian, VIDEOLICIOUS

35:18 | Jan 22nd, 2018

This week's episode features Amanda Eilian, Co-Founder & President of Videolicious -- a video creation service for enterprise businesses and companies. Amanda and I talked about her early days as a teenage radio host, her transition into investment b...Show More
Episode 49: Design That Speaks to a Rising Tide - Rachel Berks, OTHERWILD

24:20 | Jan 15th, 2018

This week I chatted with Rachel Berks -- owner of Otherwild, and designer behind the insanely popular 'The Future Is Female' t-shirt. Rachel had a lot to say about the unexpected reach of her design work, the steps she took to get enough freedom in h...Show More
Episode 48: Listening to Customer #1 - Jordan Salcito, RAMONA

30:00 | Jan 8th, 2018

Jordan Salcito is the sommelier and entrepreneur behind two successful beverage ventures -- Bellus Wines and RAMONA. To kick off 2018, Jordan and I sat down to talk about her path towards entrepreneurship, and how she really followed herself as poten...Show More
Episode 47: Conquering the New York Restaurant Scene - Victoria Freeman, COOKSHOP, SHUKA, VIK'S

38:23 | Dec 18th, 2017

Victoria Freeman has had a successful career as a New York City restaurateur for decades -- a feat in and of itself. This week we sat down to talk about her career path, and the challenges and triumphs she's had along the way. Positively Gotham Gal w...Show More
Episode 46: What Drives Me? - Olivia Young, BOX+FLOW

29:30 | Dec 11th, 2017

Olivia Young is the Founder of Box + Flow, a fitness location and lifestyle brand based on the principles of personal balance and enjoying life. For the podcast this week, Olivia and I sat down and got straight to business -- from what it took for he...Show More
Episode 45: Trust What You Chose - Abbey Warsh, HARBOR MARKET AND KITCHEN

27:48 | Dec 4th, 2017

After over a decade of being a full-time mom, Abbey Warsh decided to take a calculated leap into entrepreneurship -- she partnered with Chef Paul Del Favero and Susan Del Favero to open the Harbor Market & Kitchen in Sag Harbor, Long Island. Abbey sh...Show More
Episode 44: Empowering Women with Tech - Fereshteh Forough, CODE TO INSPIRE

27:03 | Nov 27th, 2017

This week I sat down with Fereshteh Forough, Founder & CEO of Code to Inspire -- a nonprofit committed to teaching female students in Afghanistan how to code. Fereshteh talks about her journey from Afghan refugee, to international advocate for women'...Show More
Episode 43: When You Fall in Love with the Work - Amanda Merrow & Katie Baldwin, AMBER WAVES FARM

25:08 | Nov 20th, 2017

This week features the Co-Founders and farmers of Amber Waves Farm, Amanda Merrow and Katie Baldwin. Located in Amagansett, NY, their mission is to bring sustainability, education, and a highly curated food experience to the farm to table market. Ama...Show More
Episode 42: The Payoff That Comes with Starting Small - Jessica Banks, RockPaperRobot

28:56 | Nov 13th, 2017

Jessica Banks has a career path that did not go the way she thought it would -- after having to abandon her dreams of becoming an astronaut, it took this Founder & CEO of RockPaperRobot awhile to find the right place to put her feet on the ground. Bu...Show More
Episode 41: Putting in the Time to Build Traction - Carissa Waechter, Carissa's Breads

20:42 | Nov 6th, 2017

This week's episode features Carissa Waechter, the entrepreneur, baker, and pastry chef behind Carissa's Breads in East Hampton, NY. Carissa takes us through her career path from culinary school to starting her own business, and why it was so importa...Show More
Episode 40: It's All about Creating an Emotion - Zara Tisch, Terez

26:24 | Oct 30th, 2017

Zara Tisch is the Founder & CEO of the playful leggings and accessories company, Terez. Zara sat down with me this week to talk about how she's built her company by focusing on products that create positive emotional experiences for her customers. M...Show More
Episode 39: Business as a Force for Good in the World - Susan McPherson, McPherson Strategies

32:56 | Oct 23rd, 2017

Susan McPherson is the Founder & CEO of McPherson Strategies, a consultancy focused on the intersection between brands and social good. Susan had an enormous amount of insight on everything from the possibilities for business to create positive chang...Show More
Episode 38: Turning Your Lowest Moment into Your Biggest Opportunity - Jane West

35:11 | Oct 16th, 2017

This week's episode features CEO Jane West, one of the women entrepreneurs who has pioneered the cannabis industry since Denver's legalization in 2014. Her story is full of plot twists, and Jane shares with us how she saw each let-down, misdirection,...Show More
Episode 37: Play to Your Strengths - Megan Grassell, Yellowberry

22:26 | Oct 9th, 2017

Megan Grassell founded her company, Yellowberry, when she was just 17. This week, I sat down with the millennial entrepreneur to talk about what inspired her business, the smart moves she made throughout her journey, and her vision for the future of ...Show More
Episode 36: Put Your Idea out into the World - Christine & Caroline Strzalka, ITSBYU

28:17 | Oct 2nd, 2017

Sisters and Co-Founders, Christine & Caroline Strzalka, are the duo behind the soon-to-be-released floral subscription service, itsbyu. This week they shared with me a ton of insights from their mad dash to hit the ground running with a brand new sta...Show More
Episode 35: It's So Much about Risk - Christine Vachon, Killer Films

28:47 | Sep 25th, 2017

This week's episode features acclaimed American film producer and Co-Founder of Killer Films, Christine Vachon. Christine and I discussed her trajectory from New York's experimental film scene to the Oscars, and the big risks she took along the way. ...Show More
Episode 34: You Need to See It in Order to Be It - Donna Zaccaro

27:50 | Sep 18th, 2017

Donna Zaccaro is the director of the upcoming documentary film, 'To a More Perfect Union: U.S. v Windsor' -- set to have its world premiere at the Woodstock Film Festival this October. This week Donna joined me in conversation to talk about her films...Show More
Episode 33: Taking Lessons from Year 10 - Jen Bekman, 20x200

28:44 | Sep 11th, 2017

This week's episode features Jen Bekman, art gallerist and Founder of 20x200 -- an online marketplace that makes art accessible to everyone. Just in time for 20x200's ten year anniversary, Jen shares some insights on playing the long game in your bus...Show More
Episode 32: Fearless towards Failure - Harleen Kahlon, bolde.com

20:47 | Aug 21st, 2017

This week features a conversation with Harleen Kahlon, Founder of bolde.com, an editorial-driven lifestyle company for millennial women. Harleen's path to founding her company took her through many career milestones and down some unexpected avenues -...Show More
Episode 31: Start Small, Think Big - Kelsey Recht, Venuebook

27:21 | Aug 7th, 2017

VenueBook Founder and CEO, Kelsey Recht, joins me on the podcast this week to talk about everything from the dedicated sense of drive she developed as a competitive junior figure skater, to how motherhood made her a better CEO. Kelsey's approach to c...Show More
Episode 30: Get Focused on Your Mission - Christine Quinn, Women In Need

38:00 | Jul 24th, 2017

This week’s episode features former NYC mayoral candidate, groundbreaking advocate, and current CEO of Women In Need, Christine Quinn. And she did not disappoint! Christine and I sat down to discuss everything from her career in politics, to coping w...Show More
Episode 29: Learning through Play - Ayah Bdeir, Little Bits

24:07 | Jul 9th, 2017

Founder and CEO of Little Bits, Ayah Bdeir, takes us through her journey of a curiosity-filled upbringing in Beirut, to her inspiring years at MIT's Media Lab, and how her path led her to create Little Bits -- technology kits composed of electronic b...Show More
Episode 28: Pairing Knowledge with Possibility - Erica Jain, Healthie

18:15 | Jun 19th, 2017

This week, Co-founder & CEO Erica Jain talks about how a massive void in the market led her to create Healthie -- an all-in-one, HIPAA-compliant platform for nutritional healthcare. Erica's out-of-the-box approach to client acquisition, and what led ...Show More
Episode 27: From Friends to Founders - Claire Mazur & Erica Cerulo, OF A KIND

31:36 | Jun 5th, 2017

Claire Mazur and Erica Cerulo are the Co-Founders of Of A Kind, a hand-curated e-commerce site that connects consumers with artists and designers that create unique and small-run finds. In this lively conversation, Claire and Erica explain how their ...Show More
Episode 26: Being Deliberate about Your Path - Alice Cheng, Culinary Agents

22:37 | May 22nd, 2017

Alice Cheng is the Founder & CEO of Culinary Agents, a company that connects food industry professionals to hiring companies and restaurants. Alice's path to entrepreneurship was anything but linear -- in our conversation she discusses how thirteen y...Show More
Episode 25: Muses and Marketing - Katherine Power, Clique Media Group

20:42 | May 15th, 2017

This week's episode features Katherine Power, Co-Founder & CEO of Clique Media Group -- a parent company of leading content sites and brands. Katherine shares her unique strategy for inviting customers to be both muses and marketers for their favorit...Show More
Episode 24: Nothing Is Standard - Jean Brownhill, Sweeten

28:06 | May 7th, 2017

This week's conversation is with Jean Brownhill, Founder & CEO of Sweeten -- a network that connects people with renovation projects to general contractors, and assists them with project management throughout the process. I invested the first dollar ...Show More
Episode 23: Being the Navigator - Lolly Daskal

25:54 | May 1st, 2017

Lolly Daskal, sought-after executive leadership coach and founder & CEO of Lead from Within, sat down with me this week to talk about her unconventional path to a sustainable career as 'the navigator' for some of the world's biggest CEO's. Lolly's in...Show More
Episode 21: Getting Moms Back to Work - Tami Forman, Path Forward

23:55 | Apr 17th, 2017

This week, Tami Forman discusses the work her organization is doing to help women return to the workforce after taking time away for motherhood or other family care giving. As Executive Director of Path Forward, Tami has poured her personal passion f...Show More
Episode 20: We Couldn't NOT Do It - Joanna McFarland, HopSkipDrive

25:11 | Apr 10th, 2017

Co-Founder & CEO of HopSkipDrive, Joanna McFarland, chats with us about how all roads led to quitting her job and diving into the startup world with the idea of creating a safe and dependable ride service for kids. Joanna shares her interesting caree...Show More
Episode 19: A Brand Is an Ideology - Linda Ong, Civic Entertainment Group

32:18 | Apr 3rd, 2017

Linda Ong, branding powerhouse & Chief Culture Officer of Civic Entertainment Group, sat down with me this week to chat about how her own "mish-mash" of cultural identities informed her career -- one in which she’s created cultural identities for com...Show More
Episode 18: From Learning to Closing - Tracy DiNunzio, Tradesy

24:37 | Mar 27th, 2017

On episode #18 of Positively Gotham Gal, we talk with Tracy DiNunzio, Founder and CEO of Tradesy, an online platform where women can buy and sell from their own closets. Tracy's scrappy approach to success is both tenacious and endearing -- a great i...Show More
Episode 17: Changing Direction Can Be a Good Thing - Alexis Maybank, Project September

20:46 | Mar 20th, 2017

This week’s conversation features Alexis Maybank, Co-Founder & CEO of Project September, the first entirely visual shopping platform. Alexis lets us in on her previous experience as the Co-founder of luxury e-commerce site, Gilt, and how she let chan...Show More
Episode 16: Building a Diverse Team - Nina Luu, Shippabo

19:44 | Mar 13th, 2017

Chatting with Nina Luu, Founder & CEO of Shippabo, about how she came up with the idea for her successful startup company and what really sets them apart from other solutions in the marketplace. Nina’s approach to management and diversity in consider...Show More
Episode 15: A New Way to Tell a Story - Amanda Kludt, Eater

25:17 | Mar 6th, 2017

Chatting with Amanda Kludt, Editor in Chief at Eater. Music edited from 'Something Elated' by Broke For Free. freemusicarchive.org/music/Broke_Fo…mething_Elated From the Free Music Archive. CC Attribution 3.0 Produced by Rachel James. Positively Go...Show More
Episode 14: Changing One of the Oldest Industries - Jean Z. Poh, Swoonery

20:15 | Feb 27th, 2017

Chatting with Jean Z. Poh, Founder & CEO at Swoonery. Music edited from 'Something Elated' by Broke For Free. freemusicarchive.org/music/Broke_Fo…mething_Elated From the Free Music Archive. CC Attribution 3.0 Produced by Rachel James. Positively Go...Show More
Episode 13: Choosing to Be Your Own Distributor - Erin Bagwell, Feminist Wednesday

18:10 | Feb 20th, 2017

Chatting with Erin Bagwell, Founder of Feminist Wednesday and Director of the feature length documentary, 'Dream, Girl.' Music edited from 'Something Elated' by Broke For Free. freemusicarchive.org/music/Broke_Fo…mething_Elated From the Free Music A...Show More
Episode 12: Lead and Exceed, Not Just Meet and Fulfill - Dana Cowin, Chefs Club International

24:13 | Feb 13th, 2017

Chatting with Dana Cowin, Chief Creative Officer at Chefs Club International. Music edited from 'Something Elated' by Broke For Free. freemusicarchive.org/music/Broke_Fo…mething_Elated From the Free Music Archive. CC Attribution 3.0 Produced by Rac...Show More
Episode 11: Challenging the Healthcare Model - Katherine Ryder, Maven

27:09 | Feb 6th, 2017

Chatting with Katherine Ryder, Founder & CEO of Maven, the first digital clinic for women. Music edited from 'Something Elated' by Broke For Free. freemusicarchive.org/music/Broke_Fo…mething_Elated From the Free Music Archive. CC Attribution 3.0 Pr...Show More
Episode 10: Your First Step Needs to Be Your Best Step - Karen Cahn, iFundWomen

35:40 | Jan 30th, 2017

Chatting with Karen Cahn, Founder & CEO at iFundWomen. Music edited from 'Something Elated' by Broke For Free. freemusicarchive.org/music/Broke_Fo…mething_Elated From the Free Music Archive. CC Attribution 3.0 Produced by Rachel James. Positively G...Show More
Episode 09: The Alchemy of Entrepreneurship - Marianne Courville, The Hudson Standard

22:15 | Jan 22nd, 2017

Chatting with Marianne Courville of the award-winning bitters and shrubs company, The Hudson Standard. Music edited from 'Something Elated' by Broke For Free. freemusicarchive.org/music/Broke_Fo…mething_Elated From the Free Music Archive. CC Attrib...Show More
Episode 08: If Your Partner Wouldn't Hire You, You Shouldn't Hire Them - Sara Chipps, Jewelbots

20:38 | Jan 16th, 2017

Chatting with Sara Chipps, CEO at Jewelbots. Music edited from 'Something Elated' by Broke For Free. freemusicarchive.org/music/Broke_Fo…mething_Elated From the Free Music Archive. CC Attribution 3.0 Produced by Rachel James. Positively Gotham Gal ...Show More
Episode 07: The Surprises Never Stop Coming - Amanda Hesser & Merrill Stubbs, Food52

29:35 | Jan 9th, 2017

Chatting with Amanda Hesser & Merrill Stubbs, Founders of Food52. Music edited from 'Something Elated' by Broke For Free. freemusicarchive.org/music/Broke_Fo…mething_Elated From the Free Music Archive. CC Attribution 3.0 Produced by Rachel James. P...Show More
Episode 06: Restaurants Are a People Business - Maiko Kyogoku, Bessou

21:57 | Jan 2nd, 2017

Chatting with Maiko Kyogoku, Owner of NYC's Bessou Restaurant. Music edited from 'Something Elated' by Broke For Free. freemusicarchive.org/music/Broke_Fo…mething_Elated From the Free Music Archive. CC Attribution 3.0 Produced by Rachel James. Posi...Show More
Episode 05: Open & Honest Conversations - Caren Maio, Nestio

21:44 | Dec 19th, 2016

Chatting with Caren Maio, CEO & Co-Founder of Nestio. Music edited from 'Something Elated' by Broke For Free. freemusicarchive.org/music/Broke_Fo…mething_Elated From the Free Music Archive. CC Attribution 3.0 Produced by Rachel James. Positively Go...Show More
Episode 04: Just Build - Nancy Lublin, Crisis Text Line

17:07 | Dec 12th, 2016

Chatting with non-profit maven and CEO of Crisis Text Line, Nancy Lublin. Music edited from 'Something Elated' by Broke For Free. freemusicarchive.org/music/Broke_Fo…mething_Elated From the Free Music Archive. CC Attribution 3.0 Produced by Rachel ...Show More
Episode 03: What You Don't Know, You Learn - Corie Hardee, Union Station

21:35 | Dec 8th, 2016

Chatting with Corie Hardee, CEO + Founder of Union Station. Music edited from 'Something Elated' by Broke For Free. freemusicarchive.org/music/Broke_Fo…mething_Elated From the Free Music Archive. CC Attribution 3.0 Produced by Rachel James. Positiv...Show More