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Girlboss Radio is back with a brand new season, a new host and a renewed mission to help women achieve success on their own terms. Meet our new 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 new, 14-episode season o ...
 
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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 …
 
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…
 
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…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
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 …
 
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 …
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
Can you really manifest your dream job? Who better to answer this question than Roxie Nafousi, the bestselling author of the book Manifest. For Nafousi, true manifestation is a life practice—and it’s hard work. In this episode, host Avery Francis learns that even the biggest skeptics are probably manifesting without even realizing it. This episode …
 
Welcome back to Girlboss Radio! We’re back with a new season and a renewed mission to bring you inspired, super-candid conversations with the world’s most impressive women. Our goal is to bring you career advice you can actually use, and give you the tools and mindset to find success on your own terms. In our kick-off episode of the new season of G…
 
We can't believe it's already the season finale of Girlboss Radio! It only seemed fitting that we end this season with our very own, Puno the Founder of ilovecreatives, hosting an intimate solo episode. This week, Puno is sharing her journey that started as a freelancer and led to being a full-fledged founder. She is letting us in on the world of f…
 
What does it take to become a content creator? This week, Puno chats with Rachel Nguyen, Fashion Blogger & Youtuber. Rachel discusses how she got her start in content creation and continues to find success through her evolution. She is sharing a ton of tips and the future she sees for content creators. Follow Rachel’s journey on Instagram @thatschi…
 
Who makes sure the employee ecosystem at a company is thriving? This week, Puno chats with Ann Roberts, the Chief People Officer at Flo. Ann discusses where she sees the role of CPO going and what it means to work in modern-day HR. She's also sharing tips on what it takes to create great company culture. Plus, she's giving us all the details on the…
 
Do you have what it takes to be a social media marketer? This week, Puno chats with Taylor Loren, a Social Strategist and Course Creator, formerly the Head of Marketing at Girlboss and Director of Content at Later Media. Taylor discusses how she found her voice as a social media maven and leveraged that into a flourishing career. She is giving us t…
 
E-commerce marketing is what again? This week, Puno chats with Ceilidh MacLeod, a digital consultant and Co-Founder of OEM. Ceilidh discusses her career as an e-commerce marketing queen, which has included companies like Shoes.com and The Hundreds. She let us in on all the secrets on what it takes to work in digital marketing and kill it. So pull u…
 
What do you do when you feel like your business practices aren’t eco-friendly? This week, Puno chats with Mara Hoffman, fashion designer and CEO of Mara Hoffman, a leader in sustainable fashion. Mara discusses her start in the fashion industry and how she pivoted to put sustainability first. Mara is giving us all the tips when it comes to being mor…
 
You're unhappy and want to make a shift in your career, but you don't know where to start. Can you leave your current job and pivot? This week, Puno chats with Lisa Choi Owens, the Chief Revenue Officer and Director of Growth at TED. Lisa discusses her start on Wall Street and how her expansive career in for-profit companies ultimately led to her p…
 
It’s better to work fast, and having more means better, right? These are the values of most American businesses, but is that really what defines a good business or product? This week, Puno chats with April Garguilo, the founder of the amazingly successful company Vintner’s Daughter, a luxury plant-based skincare brand. April takes us through her sl…
 
Let's be honest, can a founder even achieve an impactful brand without a team behind them? This week, Puno chats with Trelawny Davis, who's making a name for herself as an iconic branding and marketing storyteller. She's letting us in on all the secrets for what it takes to make a brand thrive from a profit standpoint AND be impactful. Who wouldn't…
 
Have you ever been frustrated with how the world works? Then when you try to change it, you realize how big the problem is. Some of us would be overwhelmed by this thought, unlike our superhero guest. This week, Puno chats with Emily Ackerman, an engineering grad student and disabilities rights advocate bringing awareness to accessibility. Emily’s …
 
So, you have a genius idea for a new business: but how, exactly, are you going to pay for it all? We’ve talked a lot about bootstrapping this season on Girlboss Radio, but this week, Puno dives into the world of venture capital with Aishwarya Iyer, the founder and CEO of Brightland. How you fund your business affects how you build your business - a…
 
19-year-old Internet sensation Elsa Majimbo (@majimb.o) chats with Puno about how she launched her career as a creator and gained over 2 million followers during quarantine. In this episode, get a behind-the-scenes look at running a viral Instagram account and working on brand campaigns with the likes of Valentino, Fenty, and Mac Cosmetics. Thank y…
 
Learn how to transform your life and your business using astrology with the founders of Chani, the popular astrology app for self-discovery, mindfulness, and healing. This week on Girlboss Radio, Puno chats with Chani Nicholas and Sonya Passi about how they built their app (and how they used astrology to launch it!). Chani and Sonya share powerful …
 
Looking for your dream job? Sometimes it takes a LOT of work -- especially if you’re having to overcome unconscious bias from hiring managers. This week, Puno chats with Andrea Dalzell, who was the first registered nurse in New York to use a wheelchair. Andrea shares great tips on how to advocate for yourself and how to deal with rejection, all whi…
 
Yup, we’re going there. In this episode, Puno chats with Hari Nef, an actress, model, and writer who isn’t a huge fan of the term “girl boss.” Puno and Hari discuss the rise of #Girlboss feminism in the wake of Trumpism and the Women’s March back in 2017, and whether or not that ideology is still relevant today. Hari Nef was the the first openly tr…
 
So you have a great product idea and want to bring it to life - but how do you actually make that happen? This week, Puno chats with Victoria Ashley, the founder of Laundry Day, a cool cannabis-adjacent brand of artisanal smokeware. Victoria shares every step of her journey from concept to designing your product, finding a manufacturer, and bringin…
 
In 2020, millions of people responded to a widespread call to action to organize against racial injustice and systemic oppression. Social media was quickly utilized as a powerful tool for sharing essential resources, cultivating productive conversations, and growing activist movements at large. Our guest this week is Sara Mora, an organizer who has…
 
So, what does it take to open a small retail business? It’s no easy feat. If you ask Kai Avant-DeLeon—the owner of Sincerely, Tommy, a Brooklyn-based concept store and coffee bar focused on emerging womenswear, lifestyle, and community—she’ll tell you it takes trusting yourself and truly manifesting your vision. And when it comes to tips on hiring …
 
Running a small business isn’t easy -- just ask Isabelle Cossart, an entrepreneur who navigated her tourism business through many unexpected events, from Hurricane Katrina which devastated New Orleans, to 9/11 which halted travel throughout the USA, and more recently COVID-19, which has affected the entire world. This podcast is sponsored by Better…
 
This week on Girlboss Radio, Puno talks business and TikTok marketing with our guest Vanessa Acosta, the one-woman show behind sustainable, ethical clothing brand Wasi, whose designs are made with textiles personally sourced from South America and handmade from scratch in LA. Acosta is a Bolivian-American businesswoman who quite literally does it a…
 
This week on Girlboss Radio, Puno talks about fibroids and endometriosis with our guest Dr. Soyini Hawkins—a gynecologist and surgeon specializing in the minimally invasive surgical management of fibroids and endometriosis. She’s also a women’s health activist, empowering women to be better advocates for their own health. Did you know that around 8…
 
Puno talks to content creator, activist, and entrepreneur - Nabela Noor about building a platform on YouTube, TikTok, and Instragram driven by self-love and inclusion. Learn how Nabela’s brand is smashing beauty standards, uplifting marginalized voices, and celebrating moments of peace. We promised you resources on Cyberbullying. To learn more abou…
 
In June of 2015, the hashtag #LoveWins flooded social media in celebration of a landmark Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide. That evening, the White House lit up in rainbow colors to celebrate this critical step forward in our nation’s long struggle for equality. And while the struggle is far from over, in that summer of 2…
 
Sophia Amoruso returns to the Girlboss Radio podcast—but this time as a guest. The founder and former CEO of Girlboss left in 2020 just after the pandemic hit. After all, what’s left for an events company when the whole world stops traveling? Today, Sophia is busy building her new business—one that’s fully online and 100% bootstrapped. Girlboss, me…
 
Sasheer Zamata is a comedian, actress, and writer. She has not only broken into the entertainment industry—but into the notoriously cut throat world of comedy. You may have seen her flash her comedic style as a cast member on Saturday Night Live. She also made many comedy best-of lists, including Cosmopolitan, 13 Funny Women to Watch, and Timeout N…
 
Aimee Song is an influencer, fashion designer, blogger, author, and entrepreneur. Since launching her blog, Song of Style, in 2008, Aimee Song has become an international influencer with over 5 million followers. She is a member of the Forbes 30 under 30, and was featured by The Business of Fashion as one of the 500 people shaping the fashion indus…
 
Laura Allison Wasser is a highly respected author, entrepreneur, and Family Law expert. Most people know her as the divorce attorney to the stars. For over 20 years, she’s represented A-list celebrities from Kim Kardashian, Angelina Jolie and Stevie Wonder. Laura is the senior partner at the law firm Wasser, Cooperman, Mandles. She is also the foun…
 
Rupi Kaur is a poet, artist, and performer. Born in Punjab, India, Rupi immigrated with her parents to Canada at the age of four. At just 28 years old, her work has taken the literary world by storm. While studying in university, Rupi wrote, illustrated and self-published her debut poetry collection, “milk and honey.” In the years since, it has bec…
 
Sallie Krawcheck is an inspiring female founder, one of the most influential women in business, and a Girlboss Rally speaker. Sallie has worked on Wall Street for most of her career and was regularly called "the most powerful woman on Wall Street.” She eventually became the CEO of Merrill Lynch, Smith Barney, US Trust, the Citi Private Bank, and Sa…
 
Michelle Phan is the ultimate female entrepreneur, digital pioneer, and beauty superstar. You may know Michelle as one of YouTube’s original superstars whose channel has received over 1 billion views, making her one of the most watched talents in the digital space. She has built multiple multi-million dollar businesses including Ipsy, a makeup subs…
 
Today, we’re re-airing our most popular Girlboss Radio episode from 2019 with the trailblazing Elaine Welteroth. Elaine has had a meteoric career as the former editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue, New York Times best-selling author,and most recently, is one of the founders of 15 Percent Pledge with Aurora James and Selby Drummond, a non-profit organizati…
 
Maria Menounos is a long-standing Hollywood veteran. She’s an actress, Emmy Award-winning journalist, best selling author, founder and CEO of Afterbuzz TV, and host of Better Together with Maria Menounos, a daytime talk series and podcast dedicated to transforming lives, and transforming together. Maria always says, "getting better isn’t easy, but …
 
To celebrate the importance of voting, Girlboss is re-running this May 2019 interview between Neha Gandhi and actress, fearless activist, podcast host, Alyssa Milano. Listen in to hear Alyssa discuss her friendship with presidential candidate Joe Biden, the importance of leveraging social media, being outspoken, and why she continues to leverage he…
 
Bozoma Saint John is a force of nature and one of the most sought after marketers and speakers on the planet. Her career trajectory has been carved through hard work, determination and unshakeable confidence. Bozoma was recently named Global Chief Marketing Officer at Netflix. Before that, she was the Chief Brand Officer at Ube and the Chief Market…
 
Today, we're sharing an exclusive conversation between Sophia Amoruso and the iconic Paris Hilton. This episode was recorded live in front of an audience at the Girlboss Rally in Los Angeles in 2019. Paris let's us in on how she deals with internet trolls, why she was a born businesswoman, and shares behind-the-scenes details about her new document…
 
On today's episode, Sophia Amoruso chats with Anna Brozek, the CEO of Big Cartel. Big Cartel is a mission-based business that gives artists and creators a marketplace to sell their goods. Anna’s been with the company for almost 9 years, and in that time she’s gone from community coordinator to operations director, and now, CEO—truly rising through …
 
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