Mentoring Moments: Women You May Never Meet Will B

Mentoring Moments: Women You May Never Meet Will B

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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.

Episodes

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."

Ann Shoket on Mentoring Moments - Ep 14  

Denise Restauri and Ann Shoket, former Seventeen magazine editor-in-chief, talk about the bumps in the road Ann endured to get her big job. They dig into what drives millennial women, how first impressions aren't always right, and how one word can change your life. Denise kicks off her new "takeaway segment" introducing a millennial superstar, Tammy Tibbetts, to join the conversation and share what resonated with her most about Ann's journey to success.

Sallie Krawcheck, CEO Ellevest  

Sallie Krawcheck, formerly the CFO of Citi and CEO of Merrill Lynch, is now the CEO of Ellevest, a digital platform offering investment solutions for women because women invest differently. We talk about why women need to understand that money is power (and how to get both), when to hang on by our fingertips, what's worse than falling on CNBC (it wasn't her record of being the only woman fired twice on the front page of the Wall Street Journal), and questions to ask before you take that next job.

Sallie Krawcheck, CEO Ellevest  

Sallie Krawcheck, formerly the CFO of Citi and CEO of Merrill Lynch, is now the CEO of Ellevest, a digital platform offering investment solutions for women because women invest differently. We talk about why women need to understand that money is power (and how to get both), when to hang on by our fingertips, what's worse than falling on CNBC (it wasn't her record of being the only woman fired twice on the front page of the Wall Street Journal), and questions to ask before you take that next job.

Sallie Krawcheck, CEO Ellevest  

Sallie Krawcheck, formerly the CFO of Citi and CEO of Merrill Lynch, is now the CEO of Ellevest, a digital platform offering investment solutions for women because women invest differently. We talk about why women need to understand that money is power (and how to get both), when to hang on by our fingertips, what’s worse than falling on CNBC (it wasn’t her record of being the only woman fired twice on the front page of the Wall Street Journal), and questions to ask before you take that next job.

Robyn Sue Fisher, Founder & Chief Brrrista, Smitten Ice Cream  

Robyn Sue Fisher is the Founder and Chief Brrrista (aka CEO) at Smitten Ice Cream. Robyn wanted to make being an adult a fun thing, so she chased after something she loved - ice cream -- and made it better by using high tech to take it back in time, making it pure again. It all starts with a story that includes a Stanford MBA, liquid nitrogen, a 40-pound machine that she built and bungee corded to a Radio Flyer wagon that she hauled around the streets of San Francisco selling "made to order" ice cream, hoping to not get arrested. Robyn is scrappy, smart and stubborn. She proves that "if there's a will, there's a way." Now, 10 years later, Robyn has seven stores, 200 employees and she's making tons of people smile. Grab a seat in Robyn's red wagon and come along for a ride that will make your day.

Robyn Sue Fisher, Founder & Chief Brrrista, Smitten Ice Cream  

Robyn Sue Fisher is the Founder and Chief Brrrista (aka CEO) at Smitten Ice Cream. Robyn wanted to make being an adult a fun thing, so she chased after something she loved - ice cream -- and made it better by using high tech to take it back in time, making it pure again. It all starts with a story that includes a Stanford MBA, liquid nitrogen, a 40-pound machine that she built and bungee corded to a Radio Flyer wagon that she hauled around the streets of San Francisco selling "made to order" ice cream, hoping to not get arrested. Robyn is scrappy, smart and stubborn. She proves that "if there's a will, there's a way." Now, 10 years later, Robyn has seven stores, 200 employees and she's making tons of people smile. Grab a seat in Robyn's red wagon and come along for a ride that will make your day.

Robyn Sue Fisher, Founder & Chief Brrrista, Smitten Ice Cream  

Robyn Sue Fisher is the Founder and Chief Brrrista (aka CEO) at Smitten Ice Cream. Robyn wanted to make being an adult a fun thing, so she chased after something she loved – ice cream -- and made it better by using high tech to take it back in time, making it pure again. It all starts with a story that includes a Stanford MBA, liquid nitrogen, a 40-pound machine that she built and bungee corded to a Radio Flyer wagon that she hauled around the streets of San Francisco selling “made to order” ice cream, hoping to not get arrested. Robyn is scrappy, smart and stubborn. She proves that “if there’s a will, there’s a way.” Now, 10 years later, Robyn has seven stores, 200 employees and she’s making tons of people smile. Grab a seat in Robyn’s red wagon and come along for a ride that will make your day.

Kat Cole, Group President, FOCUS Brands  

Kat Cole has the ultimate self-made woman story that makes for great headlines like "From Hooters Girl To Running A Billion Dollar Brand." Kat grew up with a single mom and two sisters, living on $10 a week for groceries. When she was 32, she became President of Cinnabon and when she was 36 was promoted to Group President of Cinnabon's parent company FOCUS Brands (including Auntie Anne's, Carvel, Moe's). She's an angel investor, humanitarian and philanthropist. In this episode, Kat shares her stories about how she has the confidence to do more than she knows, finds and creates her opportunities, and communicates using two basic rules. Plus a tip for when you're making those big decisions in life (so you don't end up on the proverbial ledge).

Kat Cole, Group President, FOCUS Brands  

Kat Cole has the ultimate self-made woman story that makes for great headlines like "From Hooters Girl To Running A Billion Dollar Brand." Kat grew up with a single mom and two sisters, living on $10 a week for groceries. When she was 32, she became President of Cinnabon and when she was 36 was promoted to Group President of Cinnabon's parent company FOCUS Brands (including Auntie Anne's, Carvel, Moe's). She's an angel investor, humanitarian and philanthropist. In this episode, Kat shares her stories about how she has the confidence to do more than she knows, finds and creates her opportunities, and communicates using two basic rules. Plus a tip for when you're making those big decisions in life (so you don't end up on the proverbial ledge).

Kat Cole, Group President, FOCUS Brands  

Kat Cole has the ultimate self-made woman story that makes for great headlines like “From Hooters Girl To Running A Billion Dollar Brand.” Kat grew up with a single mom and two sisters, living on $10 a week for groceries. When she was 32, she became President of Cinnabon and when she was 36 was promoted to Group President of Cinnabon’s parent company FOCUS Brands (including Auntie Anne’s, Carvel, Moe’s). She’s an angel investor, humanitarian and philanthropist. In this episode, Kat shares her stories about how she has the confidence to do more than she knows, finds and creates her opportunities, and communicates using two basic rules. Plus a tip for when you're making those big decisions in life (so you don't end up on the proverbial ledge).

Cindy Gallop: Founder, MakeLoveNotPorn  

Cindy Gallop's Twitter profile says it all: "I like to blow shit up. I am the Michael Bay of Business." And this is one of my favorite Cindy quotes: "You'll never own the future if you care what other people think." Cindy is the founder of MakeLoveNotPorn, a site about real world sex. Before that she was Chairman and President of the global ad agency BBH. Today we're talking women, men, money (how women get it and what they do with it), sex, power, equity, owning the future, taking action, why every woman needs a champion who may be a man, and managing your own mind. Are you ready?

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