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.


Creating The Buzz  

Denise chats it up with Nabiha Syed, women's rights advocate and Assistant General Counsel for BuzzFeed. They discuss Nabiha's journey through law school, what it means to get "pointy" and the importance of having an unsilenced media.

Soul Food And Sage Advice  

Feast your ears on Denise's conversation with James Beard award-winning chef, Jody Adams. They talk about Jody's path from studying anthropology to lessons learned from her mentor Julia Child to owning several successful restaurants in Boston.

High Heels To Farm Life  

Denise talks with Leanne Lauricella, founder of Goats of Anarchy, about how she went from high heels and a secure job in the city to mud boots and starting up a goat sanctuary. Leanne shares how following her gut and falling in love with a goat led to a success she never dreamed of.

From Anger To Action  

Denise sits down for a powerful conversation with journalist and filmmaker, Michele Mitchell. They talk about the sweat and tears that went into her critically acclaimed documentary, The Uncondemned, knowing when to say "I don't know" and what can happen when you mobilize a lot of angry women.

From Anger To Action  

Denise sits down for a powerful conversation with journalist and filmmaker, Michele Mitchell. They talk about the sweat and tears that went into her critically acclaimed documentary, The Uncondemned, knowing when to say "I don't know" and what can happen when you mobilize a lot of angry women.

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.

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