Michelle Lee is an editor, influencer, thought leader and sought-after public speaker. Michelle started her career in magazines, working at publications such as Parenting Magazine , Glamour Magazine , Paper magazine and more! She was part of the launch teams for Us Weekly and The Daily Front Row, as well as CosmoGIRL , which won Adweek ’s Launch of the Year. She has held senior staff positions at Mademoiselle and is the former editor-in-chief of In Touch Weekly and intouchweekly.com. Other career highlights include her roles at Magnified Media as CCO, Hollywood.com as SVP of Content and as the CMO at NYLON , where she was in charge of editorial content as well as the ideation and execution of native advertising. These days, she holds the title of editor in chief at Allure. Since assuming the role in 2015, she has been committed to championing diversity and expanding the definition of beauty. She was named Adweek ’s 2017 Editor of the Year, while Allure won Adweek ’s Magazine of the Year. Her work at Allure also earned her a place on the Glossy 50 “Modern Media” list in 2017. Today she’s here to share her tips for how to break into the magazine business, the best way to empower your employees and the role beauty should play in the modern woman’s life. This week’s episode also features a guest spot from one of our Uber Pitch winners, JamelaAcheampong of Kahmune.
Poppy Jamie- Co-Founder of Pop & Suki and Founder of Happy Not Perfect
Poppy Jamie is a media personality, mental health activist and entrepreneur. Poppy started her career out as a TV presenter in Britain and moved over to America in 2015 to host snapchat’s first-ever chat show. From there she shifted into entrepreneurship, co-founding accessories brand, Pop+Suki. Her most recent entrepreneurial venture is called, Happy Not Perfect. It is a deeply personal project combining years of scientific research, inspiration from her mother (who is a psychotherapist) and real life experience. It is an app and brand solely dedicated to looking after your mental wellbeing and helping you decrease stress, sleep better and calm your mind. Today she's here to share insight on how to shift career paths, useful tips for breaking social media addiction and the intention and thought process behind Happy Not Perfect.
Angélica Fuentes- Founder of The Angélica Fuentes Foundation
Angélica Fuentes is a Latin American businesswoman and impact investor, who has committed her life to gender equality. At the age of 29, Angélica was appointed CEO of Grupo Imperial. From there she went onto head many different energy companies including the Mexican Natural Gas Association and the Business Energy Network of APEC. In addition to her career as a powerful executive, Angélica has equally devoted herself to supporting the cause of women and gender equality. Some of her social justice work includes participation in the World Economic Forum’s Gender Parity Program, and serving on Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s International Council on Women’s Business Leadership. In 2014, she established the Angélica Fuentes Foundation, which is focused on Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality, as one of the most efficient tools for social, economic and environmental development. In addition to her foundation she recently founded a skincare line called, A Complete, a charity called The Imperative Fund, an investment fund called Equal Invest and a beauty line called, The Beauty Station. She is a woman on a mission and today she’s here to share how we can help in the fight for gender parity, how to balance multiple jobs at once and the benefits of becoming a Mother later in life. This episode of Girlboss Radio will be hosted by Girlboss COO and Editor in Chief, Neha Gandhi,
Rebecca Minkoff- Owner & Designer of Rebecca Minkoff
Rebecca Minkoff’s accessible luxury designs have made her an industry leader in handbags, accessories, footwear and apparel. She launched her brand in 2001 with an iconic capsule collection that landed her on The Tonight Show, and became an overnight sensation. In 2005, the “Morning After Bag,” a.k.a. the “M.A.B,” ignited Rebecca’s career as a handbag designer. In 2009, Rebecca returned to her roots of apparel design, introducing her first ready-to-wear collection.Today, Rebecca Minkoff is a global lifestyle brand that spans ready-to-wear, handbags, accessories, footwear, jewelry and watches. They even have men’s clothing under the label Uri Minkoff, in over 900 stores worldwide. In addition to her design work, Rebecca likes to give back and is a huge proponent of fellow female entrepreneurs. In September 2018, she established the Female Founder Collective, a network of businesses led by women. Their purpose is to bring awareness to, support the expansion of, and invest in female-owned businesses. She also started hosting a podcast, called, “Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff” and she started a line of T-Shirts “One of Many” to support female-geared charities. Today Rebecca is here to talk about how to build a business from the ground up, the power of engaging with your consumer and how to navigate working with family.
Girlboss Radio Presents, "Jump Start", Chapter 5
How To Get What You Want: Don’t have a business or idea you want to pitch? Consider how these tips can be used in other areas of your life, i.e. pitching for the job or salary you want.