Turning a Social Media Brand Into a Business, With Rachel Brathen of Yoga Girl
Just a few years ago, Rachel Brathen, a.k.a.,
How to Deal With the Boys' Club, with Tina Brown of Women in the World
You've probably heard this before: Today's media landscape isn't what it used to be. It's a little less shiny, it’s harder to stay relevant, and it’s much harder to hold people’s attention and really make an impact through all the noise. But, if you've managed to do exactly that, consistently, for many years, across different publications—then you might just be someone by the name of Tina Brown. She led Vanity Fair magazine as its first female editor-in-chief, bringing the magazine back from near extinction and turning it into something glossy that mixed celebrities and glamour with news and politics in a way that nobody had really done before. She’s also the only woman to have ever edited the New Yorker. Most recently, she founded Women in the World—a summit that brings together luminaries from Michelle Obama to Meryl Streep to Oprah Winfrey. In today's episode, Girlboss COO Neha Gandhi chats with Brown about what it was like being the boss at 25, how she dealt with the boy's club of publishing, and why it's always a good thing to employ industry veterans as well as newcomers to the field. For more on Women in the World, visit -->
Why Bravery Is Better Than Perfection, With Reshma Saujani of Girls Who Code
Reshma Saujani, founder of Girls Who Code, joins host Sophia Amoruso to discuss her new book, Brave, Not Perfect: Fear Less, Fail More, And Live Bolder. In it, Saujani argues that there's a stark, cultural difference in how we are raising boys and girls to approach risk-taking and failure. As in, boys are taught to embrace risk and see failure as inevitable while girls are taught to strive for perfection and to lean toward what they're good at. And it's in that quest for perfection that makes it especially challenging for women to veer from their comfort zone. We come to see failure, Saujani tells Sophia, as a thing to avoid at all costs. The solution? Approach life and your career with a mindset focused on bravery—not perfection. Listen in to hear Saujani recount what it’s like to have your dad deal with trolls online, how we can overcome the pitfalls of living in a success-driven culture, and much more. To find out more about Girls Who Code, go to →
Taryn Toomey- Founder of The Class by Taryn Toomey
Known for transforming her students with her magical, virtually unexplainable workout, The Class, Taryn is on a deep soul journey to become one with her past and open herself to higher purpose and greater fulfillment. The Class by Taryn Toomey has been lauded as a transcending practice, garnering recognition from news outlets like Fast Company, The Hollywood Reporter, Vogue, The New York Times, and The New Yorker. Taryn has presented her method at the TEDx Conference, Fast Company Innovation Conference, In goop Health Summit, The Wing's Camp No Man's Land, The Capital G Summit, Glamour’s Women of the Year Conference, The Wasatch Leadership Summit, and the The Wanderlust Festival. The Class by Taryn Toomey is currently in New York, Bridgehampton, Los Angeles, Vancouver, and Miami – with plans to expand and bring its magic to major cities around the globe. Ever the alchemist, Taryn has also developed a holistic cleanse program (The Cleanse), wellness retreats (The Retreatment), a handcrafted fine jewelry line (The Airelume) and thoughtfully curated lifestyle products. Today she's here to share how to get into the wellness space, what The Class is all about and how to make your New Years Intentions Count. This week’s episode also features a guest spot from one of our Uber Pitch winners, Ashley Lamb-Sinclair of Curio Learning.
Maria Menounos- Co-Founder & CEO of AfterBuzz TV & Emmy Award-Winning Journalist
Maria Menounos is an Emmy Award Winning Journalist, New York Times Best Selling author, actress and entrepreneur. She started her career at 21 at Channel One News and has worked as a host for some of the biggest entertainment news outlets out there, including Entertainment Tonight, Extra, Access Hollywood, The Today Show and E! News. She also hosted a SiriusXM Show, Conversations with Maria Menounos for three years, which recently shifted into a weekly podcast, which you can hear wherever good podcasts are found.In addition to her broadcasting career, Maria is A New York Times Best-selling author, with her books The EveryGirl’s Guide To Life and The EveryGirl’s Guide To Diet and Fitness . One of her biggest passions is mentorship, which is a flagship of her digital network, Afterbuzz TV, which she is the Co-Founder and CEO of. AfterBuzz TV has been called, “The ESPN of TV Talk” and produces produces up to 200 hours of weekly programming. Today Maria is here to talk about why it’s so important to put your health first, how to create a healthy and safe work environment for your employees and how to build a career in broadcasting. This week’s episode also features a guest spot from one of our Uber Pitch winners, Bilyana Freye of Hoppin.