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, …

If you can see HER, you can be HER – Q&A with the founder of COCO DE CHOM

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Embark on an inspiring journey with the founder of COCO DE CHOM. Learn about the inception of the brand, born out of a passion for travel and influenced by the vibrant culture of Thailand. Explore the daily life of an entrepreneur, balancing studies with managing an online business and community involvement. Discover valuable lessons learned, from hustling daily to adapting …

If you can see HER, you can be HER – Q&A with the founder of Hem Support Wear

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Inspired by her struggles with pelvic organ prolapse after childbirth, she embarked on a mission to create supportive yet stylish garments. Balancing entrepreneurship with a full-time job and parenting, her days are infused with purpose and innovation. She learned the complexities of launching a technical apparel company and values the impact her products have on customers. Her parents’ entrepreneurial spirit …

If you can see HER, you can be HER – Q&A with the founder of One Love Beads

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In a Q&A, the founder of One Love Beads shares her journey. Inspired by a friend’s brain cancer battle, she started crafting bracelets for awareness. Balancing college, internships, and her business, she stresses staying authentic and seeking support. Her mother’s cancer experience fuels her entrepreneurial drive, aiming to honor her legacy through workshops. Negotiating sales at fourteen was a proud …

If you can see HER, you can be HER – Q&A with the founder of YouUnited

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The founder of YouUnited shares their entrepreneurial journey. Inspired by pandemic challenges and disparities in education access, they founded the platform to democratize learning opportunities. Balancing entrepreneurship with studies and social life is demanding, but they prioritize time for grant applications and team meetings. Their key lessons include surrounding oneself with supportive allies and embracing diverse perspectives. Proud moments include …

If you can see HER, you can be HER – Q&A with the founder of StemEQ LLC

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StemEQ LLC’s founder noticed communication issues in workplaces, sparking her interest in group dynamics. She blends her passion for games with her aim to foster trust and openness within teams. Balancing entrepreneurship with motherhood, she appreciates the flexibility and productivity it offers. Learning to adapt and embrace feedback, she emphasizes the importance of community support.

If you can see HER, you can be HER – Q&A with the founder of Farm-to-Truck

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Farm-to-Truck’s founder drew inspiration from Blue Zones and centenarians’ diets to address fresh food scarcity in college towns. Balancing studies with entrepreneurship, they dedicate time to research and developing the business. Lessons include embracing failure, understanding problems deeply, and leveraging strengths in teams. Immigrant parents instilled an entrepreneurial spirit. Despite initial setbacks, applying for the FoundHER Cohort was a proud …

If you can see HER, you can be HER – Q&A with the founder of HostHelpr

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HostHelpr’s founder initially focused on connecting hosts with local artists before expanding to the vacation rental market due to industry fragmentation. Balancing entrepreneurship involves prioritizing daily tasks and accepting setbacks. Lessons include embracing setbacks as progress and celebrating wins. Exposure to startup communities inspired the entrepreneurial journey. Proudest moments include acquiring the first paying customer and receiving positive feedback. Valuable …

If you can see HER, you can be HER – Q&A with the founder of HOUSE OF ZZ

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HOUSE OF ZZ’s founder stumbled into swimwear design while seeking sustainable materials for an online boutique. Balancing various business tasks alone, each day brings new challenges and irregular hours. Lessons include embracing blind confidence, adaptability, and the value of collaboration. Admiration for female founders sparked the entrepreneurial journey. Achievements include featuring in British Vogue and seeing their swimwear worn abroad.

If you can see HER, you can be HER – Q&A with the founder of Cur8ability

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Cur8ability’s founder was inspired to create adaptive clothing after assisting a disabled neighbor during the pandemic. Their day involves researching the clothing industry, designing, and managing production. Lessons include the importance of consistency and team motivation. Various female characters from media inspired their entrepreneurial journey. Proudest moments include creating the first piece of adaptive clothing and receiving their first customer …

If you can see HER, you can be HER – Q&A with the founder of Sophy Rosy Shop

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Sophy Rosy Shop’s founder transitioned from creating art for family to turning it into a business during the pandemic. They aimed to curate a distinct vibe for their brand. Balancing entrepreneurship with full-time studies, weekdays are for creating and weekends for selling at artist markets. Lessons include embracing fluctuations in success and being inspired by their artist mother’s market sales.

If you can see HER, you can be HER – Q&A with the founder of Merge Conflict Studio

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Merge Conflict Studio’s genesis came from a group of AET students showcasing their game, Re:Fresh, at GDC and Develop:Brighton, receiving encouragement to commercialize it. Balancing entrepreneurship with personal growth, they emphasize collaboration and gratitude. Professor Tyler Coleman’s guidance was pivotal. P

If you can see HER, you can be HER – Q&A with the founder of FYDER LLC

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The founder of FYDER LLC identified a problem in her family’s oatmeal manufacturing business: the disposal of plastic super sacks. This led to the idea of utilizing polypropylene plastic from these sacks for 3D printing pens, birthing FYDER. Learning to ask the right questions and seeking knowledge from others have been key lessons. Inspired by entrepreneurial parents, visiting an HEB …

If you can see HER, you can be HER – Q&A with the founder of Lettering by Sash

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Founder of Lettering by Sash, Sash initially started her calligraphy journey on Instagram, gradually receiving commission requests for personalized artworks. Balancing studies with her growing business, Sash dedicates time to completing orders, transforming her apartment into an art studio. Consistency, inspired by women leaders, drives her entrepreneurial journey, where donations to children’s charities and art workshops in rural India stand …

If you can see HER, you can be HER – Q&A with the founder of Saturday Silks

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Founder of Saturday Silks, driven by the desire to create high-end collegiate accessories, starting with silk twillies and scarves. An entrepreneur’s day is versatile, involving illustration, photography, retail communication, and inventory management. Learning to accept imperfection is a key lesson. Inspired by entrepreneurial parents, proudest moments include creating custom products for the Houston Texans.

If you can see HER, you can be HER – Q&A with the founder of Hennariyaa

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Founder of Hennariyaa, inspired by the cultural significance of henna from her upbringing in India. Embracing her entrepreneurial journey, she celebrates henna as an art form fostering confidence and human connection. Through freestyle henna designs, she shares stories and builds authentic relationships. SXSW EDU exposure and CBS news features propelled her advocacy for female entrepreneurship.

If you can see HER, you can be HER – Q&A with the founder of Collegiate

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The founder of Collegiate is motivated by the complex college admissions journey and a commitment to addressing educational disparities. Their days are filled with brainstorming, honing pitches, and seeking input from high school students. They’ve recognized the importance of engaging with users and tailoring pitches to diverse audiences. Their entrepreneurial spirit stems from family influence and past endeavors. Notable achievements …

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If you can see HER, you can be HER – Q&A with the founder of Read Free

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Motivated by the alarming rise in banned books, especially those reflecting diversity, the founder of Read Free initiated the podcast following a course on banned literature. Balancing it as a side project alongside their corporate role, they find solace in crafting podcast scripts. Learning the significance of seeking assistance, they credit KS WELI for igniting their entrepreneurial journey. Key milestones …

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Using Creativity to Help Your Business Flourish FoundHER Panel Recap

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Alejandra Acosta, a sophomore at UT Austin, recaps the FoundHer Panel discussing entrepreneurs’ use of creativity to foster business growth. Panelists included Olivia Brasy of “Saturday Silks,” Marley Brownlow of “One Love Beads,” and Sophia Greenberg of “Sophy Rosy Shop.” They highlighted how creativity distinguishes their brands. Despite risks and challenges, such as financial constraints and time management, they emphasized …

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Making Connections and Building Community FoundHER Panel Recap

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Alejandra Acosta, a sophomore at UT Austin, recaps a FounderHer panel hosted by KS WELI, featuring Mohini Tellakat, Chomtale Chitsakul and Alex Steele. Tellakat’s STEM EQ fosters workplace community, while Chitsakul’s Coco de Chom celebrates oceanic joy. Steele’s Read Tree fights book bans, emphasizing storytelling’s power. They discussed networking strategies and community building. Sharing personal stories, they highlighted the importance …

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FoundHER Panel: Setting Goals You Can Achieve

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Hear from the founders of pc: the davids, Collegiate, Hem Support Wear, and Get in The Path. Learn how to set achievable goals and focus on your future. Discover how each business is making a difference, from college prep to pelvic floor support wear.

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FoundHER Panel: Using Creativity to Help Your Business Flourish

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Learn from the founders of Saturday Silks, One Love Beads, and Sophy Rosy Shop. Discover how their creative passions fueled the success of their businesses. From officially licensed game day silk scarves to philanthropy-focused jewelry and whimsical products, learn how these entrepreneurs are making an impact.

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 …

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: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 …