S2E20 Maggie Brown: Building a Business That Redefines the Pickleball Game 

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In this episode, we dive into Maggie Brown’s Story and gain insight into how she turned a pandemic passion project into a successful business. Maggie is the CEO of Recess Pickleball, an innovative pickleball gear company aiming to elevate the game experience while fostering a community of passionate consumers. Maggie’s founding fearless approach serves as inspiration for aspiring women entrepreneurs …

S2E19 Samantha Leonard: Cultivating a Community and Business in a New City with ATX Brunch Girls 

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In this episode, we dive deep into Samantha Leonard’s story and gain insight into how Samantha turned a passion project into a successful business. Samantha founded ATX Brunch Girls, a local Austin social group aiming to elevate the brunch experience while fostering a community of passionate women. Samantha has built a thriving business by founding fearlessly, inspiring future generations of …

S2E17 Emily Ramshaw: The Journey to Creating and Establishing The 19th*: News That Represents

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This episode explores the journey of Emily Ramshaw, President and CEO of The 19th*, the nation’s first independent nonprofit newsroom at the intersection of gender, politics, and policy. Emily shares the mission of the news outlet, which aims to elevate the voices of women and LGBTQ+ people with daily journalism, newsletters, and live events. As a trailblazer in her field, …

S2E17 Emily Ramshaw: They Journey to Creating and Establishing The 19th*: News That Represents

S2E16 Liz Matthews: Navigating Careers and Building Personal Brands on the Journey to Success with Liz, SVP of Dell Technologies Global Brand and Creative

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This episode explores the journey of Liz Matthews, Senior Vice President of Dell Technologies Global Brand and Creative. Navigating through roles at Johnson & Johnson, Sun Microsystems, and now Dell Technologies, Liz shares how each experience shaped her leadership style and approach to personal branding. With insights gleaned from navigating both the startup scene and global corporations, she emphasizes the …

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S2E15 Olivia Brady: Crafting Silk Stories for Key Insights and a Glimpse into the Entrepreneurial Mind with Olivia, Co-Founder and Designer of Saturday Silks

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“Founding Fearless means just not giving up on your dreams!” 💛 New episode out now! This episode explores the journey of Olivia Brady, a 2020 graduate from the University of Texas at Austin. She is the Co-Founder and Designer behind Saturday Silks, a game day silk scarf brand that merges the elements of Texan roots and tradition. She hand illustrates …

S2E14 Gabriela Bucio: Embracing Culture and Authenticity When Becoming a Serial Business Owner to Build a Business Empire from the Ground Up

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A new episode is out now! ✨ This episode explores the journey of Gabriela Bucio, co-owner of one of the city’s most popular and fast-growing restaurant management groups, Gabriela’s Group. Gabriela initially worked behind the scenes at several restaurants after moving to Austin more than 20 years ago from Mexico. Over time, Gabriela learned the business inside and out and …

S2E13 Bryn Carter-Brown and Emily Salberg: Women; The OG Social Network – Unveiling the Power of Community with Bryn and Emily, CEO and COO of What She Said

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A new episode is out now! This episode explores the journey of Bryn Carter-Brown and Emily Salberg, CEO and COO of What She Said. From growing vibrant communities in Denver to revolutionizing referral networks for women entrepreneurs nationwide, Bryn and Emily are the visionary duo behind What She Said. Today, they are working on building a platform for women in …

S2E12 Natalie Franke: The Power of Finding Your Inner Gutsy and Going Beyond the Comfort Zone

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“Go after things and don’t be afraid of sucking” ~ Natalie Franke in ‘Gutsy.’ 🤘💛✨ This episode explores the journey of Natalie Franke, a bestselling author of “Gutsy,” community builder, neuroscience nerd, and “mama bear” for small businesses. As the Head of Community at Flodesk, she empowers tens of thousands of business owners worldwide. During her time at school to …

S2E11 Christy Carlson Romano: Exploring Beyond the Characters on the Entrepreneurial Journey from Voicing Disney Characters and Performing on Broadway to Her Evolution into Podcasting

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In this episode, we have Christy Carlson Romano, actress, host, and co-founder of PodCo. From being a Disney icon and best known for her roles as Disney’s “Kim Possible,” and roles in “Even Stevens,” and “Cadet Kelly,” to bringing Disney princess Belle’ to life in the highly acclaimed Beauty and the Beast on Broadway, as well as ‘Kate Monster’ in …

S2E10 Marisa Garza: Embracing A New Frame and Navigating Corporation vs Entrepreneurship with Marisa, Founder of KEFI by MG

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In this episode, we sit down with Marisa Garza, Founder of KEFI by MG. Fresh out of college as a UT Alum, Marisa found herself navigating the corporate landscape while simultaneously framing uniqueness. KEFI by MG is a unique and fashionable eyewear brand where Marisa fused her passion and profession together to create art for any wearer. The episode also …

S2E9 Fernanda Sampson-Gómez: How a Latina broke into the competitive CPG industry as a Fearless Entrepreneur and Agua Fresca Visionary With the Co-Founder and CEO of Celzo

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A new episode is out now! This episode dives into the journey of Fernanda Sampson-Gómez, CEO of Celzo. Leading the way with the first vitamin-infused agua fresca in the USA, she’s an innovator and an equality advocate. Recognized with the Rising Star Award from Latino Leaders Magazine, Fernanda stands as a trailblazing Latina leader shaping the future. 🤘💛✨  Her determination, …

S2E8 Carla Taylor: Redefining Entrepreneurship through Non-Traditional Innovation in Beauty Photography and Makeup Artistry

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In this episode, we sit down with Carla Taylor, Photographer, Entrepreneur, and Beauty MUA. We delve into Carla’s inspiring journey to becoming a makeup artist who doesn’t limit herself to conventional paths. Instead, she seamlessly combines her creative talents to reshape the landscape of entrepreneurship. 🤘💛✨ Carla emphasizes the values of creativity and uniqueness that have defined her entrepreneurial venture, …

S2E7 Adriana Carrig: Resiliently Spreading Kindness One Bracelet At a Time with Adriana, Founder & CEO of Little Words Project

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A new episode is out now! In this episode, we have the pleasure of sitting down with Adriana Carrig, the Founder and CEO of Little Words Project, an incredible entrepreneur and advocate for kindness. Adriana shares her remarkable journey, starting from her struggles with childhood bullying and finding solace in crafting bracelets. Her story of resilience and determination unfolds as …

S2E6 Chelsea Kramer: The Inside Journey to Capsule Wardrobes and Women-Owned Success in the Fashion Industry with Chelsea, Founder and Designer of Parke

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A new episode is out now! In this episode, we sit down with Chelsea Kramer, founder and designer of Parke. We delve into Chelsea’s inspiring journey of starting Parke, a woman-owned business that has a mission to create high-quality clothing that can elevate your closet, and live with you forever. Her company has been extremely successful and her clothing has …

S2E5 Rachel Lindsay: A Conversation of Mixing Law, Love, and Leading with Rachel Lindsay, Author, Media Personality, and Lawyer on Shaping Her Legacy for Better

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A new episode is out now! In this episode, we sit down with Rachel Lindsay, author, attorney, media personality, podcaster, and speaker. We delve into Rachel’s inspiring journey, from initially pursuing a law degree, to making history as the first Black lead in the reality TV franchise, specifically on the thirteenth season of ABC’s “The Bachelorette”. She hasn’t stopped there; …

S2:E4 Kristy Owens: Turning New Year Resolution into an Austin Business: The Journey of Following Your Heart with Kristy, Founder of 365 Things Austin

S2E4 Kristy Owens: Turning New Year Resolution into an Austin Business: The Journey of Following Your Heart with Kristy, Founder of 365 Things Austin

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A new episode is out now! In this episode we sit down with Kristy Owens, the founder of 365 Things Austin, the trusted source for all things entertainment and events for Austinites. We delve into Kristy’s inspiring journey, from being an uninspired realtor to founding a brand that both businesses and consumers count on. Kristy shares her story of creating …

S2:E3 Terry P. Mitchell: Importance of Equity, Community Work, Leadership, and Continued Education with Terry, Serial Entrepreneur and Community Servant

S2E3 Terry P. Mitchell: Importance of Equity, Community Work, Leadership, and Continued Education with Terry, Serial Entrepreneur and Community Servant

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A new episode is out now! In today’s episode, we have such an inspirational speaker and true entrepreneur and community servant with expertise in all things business and a strive to empower and inspire those around her. Terry P. Mitchell is the founder of Austin Socialite and Black Leaders Collective, COO of E & Co. Tech, Co-Owner of Austin Woman …

S2:E2 Graduating from Student to Startup with Co-Founders of Safely

S2E2 Ashley Raymond & Meagan Doyle: Graduating from Student to Startup with Co-Founders of Safely

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A new episode is out now! In today’s episode, we dive into the journey of co-founders creating a project in their undergraduate class at UT Austin to being inspired to create a fully developed CPG company while juggling full-time jobs outside college. We talked to co-founders Ashley Raymond, CEO of Safely, and Maegan Doyle, CXO of Safely, a modern self-defense …

S2E1: KS WELI 101 With Your New Co-Hosts Priscilla & Sydney

S2E1 KS WELI 101 With Your New Co-Hosts Priscilla & Sydney

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Welcome to Season 2 of the Founding Fearless Podcast! We are so excited to have Priscilla and Sydney as our new co-hosts, and we can’t wait to hear from their guest speakers, who are all trailblazing women entrepreneurs and leaders. This first episode is for anyone who wants to know the ins and outs of KS WELI and really know …