Mentoring Moments: Women You May Never Meet Will B

Mentoring Moments: Women You May Never Meet Will B


Women from multiple generations share their “wow, you need to know this” stories that propelled their careers. Women you may never meet will become your mentors. Forbes contributor, author and entrepreneur Denise Restauri, invites you into her NYC apartment to tap into her conversations with successful women who are sharing vulnerable moments. From high points, to when good ideas go bad, to moments of sudden insight when you just know you have to risk it all. We have advice for all of them.


Food Stamps To Millions  

Go for a rock 'n' roll journey as Denise sits down with Kimra Luna, founder of Freedom Hackers. They talk about Kimra's inspiring path from booking punk bands in Idaho to becoming a mom. She also shares stories from her time traveling across the USA, living off food stamps and making millions with her online business.

Everyone's A Role Model  

Carrie Hammer, a fashion designer who changed the definition of beauty when she featured "Role Models Not Runway Models" at the 2014 NY Fashion week, joins Denise to talk about jealousy, finding your "true north" and why being a badass is better than being perfect.

Yes! Now Is The Time  

Drue Kataoka, artist and technologist, joins Denise to talk about why she created a parallel universe for women, how to empty our minds to let new ideas take flight and why Drue was sought after by Hillary Clinton.

"Figureoutable" And Unstoppable  

Marie Forleo, entrepreneur, host of MarieTV and philanthropist, joins Denise to discuss starting your career before you're ready, stopping yourself from giving away your talents and becoming unstoppable once you realize that everything is "figureoutable."

March to Action  

Get ready for a morale boost. Denise and Gloria Feldt, cofounder of Take The Lead and former CEO and President of Planned Parenthood, discuss the actions that need to happen after the Women's March on Washington, Hillary Clinton's impact on American politics and what Denise discovered when her Uber driver unexpectedly sang to her.

Zig, Zag and Spiral - Ep 29  

Forget IQ - what's your AQ? Pauline Brown, professor at Harvard Business School and former Chairman of North America at LVMH, and Denise talk about why we need aesthetic intelligence (AQ), how not to be defined by your business card and why experiences are more important than stuff.

Escape The Prison Of Your Mind - Ep 28  

Libby Moore was Oprah's chief of staff for 11 years - then she decided to hit the road for 365 days with a map to follow her heart. Libby and host Denise Restauri meet one year after their first interview to talk about life as a nomad, "BOOM" moments, finding a cure to the disease of perfectionism and Libby's trip to Rikers Island.

Nicole Glaros and Julia Landauer On Mentoring Moments - Ep 27  

Denise is talking grit and speed with two women in tech: Techstars CIO, Nicole Glaros, and championship-winning race car driver, Julia Landauer. They dig into the role of luck in your career path (and whether or not it exists), challenging yourself by doing things that scare you, and figuring out what you were born to do. Julia talks about what it's like to drive 170 mph, Nicole shares her experience as an amateur boxer and they all contemplate how they're going to do a future show while speeding around a race track in a stock car.

Robin Gelfenbien On Mentoring Moments - Ep 26  

Ever wonder who's the Hotdogger driving the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile? Meet comedian and storyteller, Robin Gelfenbien as she joins Denise at the kitchen table to talk about wieners, her work now as an ice cream cake maker and "Ambassador of Fun," and how she dealt with bullying and workplace harassment. Denise shares a story about a boyfriend turned stalker, Bea Arthur talks about the fear of life change in "Takeaways," and Robin performs an original song!

Jen Glantz On Mentoring Moments - Ep 25  

Always a bridesmaid - never a dull moment. Denise brings on professional bridesmaid, Jen Glantz, to talk about her job that's been called "the weirdest of all time." They swap wild wedding stories, discuss turning your side hustle into your main gig and Jen shares her unique mentoring experience with an 86-year-old man. For "Takeaways", She's The First co-founder, Christen Brandt, asks for Jen's help on being her guy friend's "best woman." Denise also shares her account of hiding in a freezer!

Maggie Doyne On Mentoring Moments - Ep 24  

How much of yourself would you give for something you truly believe in? Visiting from Nepal, 30-year-old Maggie Doyne, founder of Kopila Valley Childrens' Home, joins Denise in her apartment to share her journey: A New Jersey native, Maggie went on a gap year, discovered Nepal, became the mother of 50 children and with babysitting money built a home for her children and a school for 350 students. From the highs of seeing how love can transform lives (and winning CNN Hero of the Year) to the lows of when the unimaginable happens, this podcast takes you into a vulnerable conversation between two friends.

Grace Choi On Mentoring Moments - Ep 23  

Want to know how to blow up a $55 million industry? Denise sits down with Grace Choi - a serial inventor, Harvard graduate and founder of Mink, a 3-D makeup printing company. They dig into Grace's life mission, the virtue of flying by the seat of your pants and how to keep your creativity from getting stuck. Erin Zaikis returns for "Takeaways" to help figure out where women entrepreneurs find their sense of confidence and self-beauty.

Bea Arthur On Mentoring Moments - Ep 22  

What does it take to bounce back from a failed company? Denise brings on Bea Arthur, licensed therapist and entrepreneur, to talk about failing forward and following your moral compass. Bea shares how she had to relinquish control of her once promising start-up and how rooting for herself propelled her through the tough times. They break down the role of modesty as a entrepreneur, the difference between happiness and satisfaction, analysis paralysis and what Denise refers to as the "red shoes" in our lives. For "Takeaways," Denise brings on her very first male guest - Executive Director at Global EIR Coalition, Craig Montuori.

Digit Murphy on Mentoring Moments - Ep 21  

The energy level enters a whole new league when Denise chats it up with Digit Murphy, one of the most successful players and coaches in women's hockey, including a 23-year career at Brown University. They share tips on parenting, staying focused, crazy relationships, and how Digit created her own "room" when the guys wouldn't let her in their locker room - it's called United Women's Sports, a new pro sports model for women. Video journalist and former athlete, Tala Hadavi, returns for "Takeaways" to bring a millennial perspective to the conversation.

Amanda Hesser on Mentoring Moments - Ep 20  

Denise takes a seat at her kitchen table to talk with Food52 Co-Founder, Amanda Hesser. They talk about what it means to get into "the right situation," how you don't need to ask for permission and how to get comfortable with rejection. Amanda shares how she had to muster up the courage to leave a big job at the New York Times to start her own company and discovers she and Denise have a shared interest in obituaries. For Takeaways, Denise introduces 20-something Erin Zaikis, Founder of Sundara, an organization that recycles hotel soap with the goal of preventing global hygiene related diseases.

Jamia Wilson on Mentoring Moments - Ep 19  

Denise talks feminism with Jamia Wilson - a feminist activist / writer / speaker and executive director of Women, Action and the Media. They talk about what it means for women to keep their power, dealing with impostor syndrome and why you need to stop saying you're sorry. Jamia shares her life-changing story of when a man told her she could not be a feminist and why she's done with taking total responsibility for making relationships work. On "Takeaways," Denise introduces millennial Julie Zeilinger, editor of MTV Founders, who raises the issue of how women are socialized to take up less space.

Tiffany Shlain on Mentoring Moments - Ep 18  

Denise brings on Emmy-nominated filmmaker and Webby Awards Founder Tiffany Shlain to talk about the importance of being unavailable, how to ask for what we want, and why we all need to take "tech shabbats" and build our "moxie muscles." They discuss Tiffany's powerful new film 50/50 that explores the dynamics of women and power throughout history and why Tiffany launched Character Day, an interactive global initiative that focuses on character building. Millennial Tala Hadavi returns for "Takeaways" and walks away with action steps on how to take an idea and make it happen.

Shinjini Das on Mentoring Moments - Ep 17  

Denise takes the show to Boston for the Forbes Under 30 Summit and sits down with The Go-Getter Girl, Shinjini Das who took the leap and made her side hustle her main gig. They break down what they heard at the Summit and talk about Shinjini's transformation from a introverted young girl in an immigrant household to an American entrepreneur. Denise and Shinjini discuss why being "normal" is ho-hum, how to figure out where you belong and why Denise wants to be searching for a push-up bra when she's 90 years old.

Ingrid Vanderveldt on Mentoring Moments - Ep 16  

Denise Restauri brings on Ingrid Vanderveldt, Founder and CEO of Empowering a Billion Women by 2020, to dive into getting "comfortable with the uncomfortable." Ingrid talks about making her come back after being homeless and suicidal and how her "tribe" helped put her back on track. They dissect how faking it until you make it does not contradict being true to yourself and what it means to "dude up." Denise brings back Tala Hadavi to share her takeaway from Ingrid's life story and discuss choosing your friends wisely and the confidence that comes from being honest with your own story.

Peggy Cafferty on Mentoring Moments - Ep 15  

Denise and Peggy Cafferty (actress, writer, producer and activist) share powerful stories about personal growth from tragedy, the generational evolution of the word "feminism," the importance of meeting "your people," and a pinky promise to own the word "aggressive." Denise introduces 30-something Tala Hadavi in the takeaway segment to talk about her perspective on the conversation, and the three women dig into "how to network and get what you want."

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