#StandingOut with Stephenie Rodriguez and Katrina Padron

April 28, 2017

Stephenie Rodriguez is the CEO of Mighty Media Group Pty Ltd and Co-Founder and CEO of start-up JOZU - a travel portal developed to help women travel better. She is a leading digital futurist and an award-winning digital, mobile and social media strategist, speaker, and problem solver.

Dynamic and energetic, she constantly strives to deliver high quality experiences for her audience by sharing her knowledge, hands on experience and case studies and leverages social media to promote her appearances and engage a broader audience online. She is start-up veteran having raised $800K in seed funding for her start-up ventures.

 

This podcast is generously sponsored by Think Global. Think Global is a business advisory firm working with women entrepreneurs around the globe to scale their businesses to the next level.

 

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#StandingOut with Nicole Granvanga and Katrina Padron

April 12, 2017

Nicole Gravagna is a scientist, writer, and entrepreneur. She earned her PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Colorado, then left academic research to commercialize technologies and start companies. She worked with Rockies Venture Club, an 25 year old economic development non-profit in Denver Colorado. She trained angel investors and entrepreneurs to work together to get startups funded. After that, she started a medical device distribution company and sold it shortly thereafter. She has written two books, Venture Capital for Dummies which was co-authored with Peter Adams, and MindSET Your Manners, published in 2016. Recently, she founded NeuroEQ which is a corporate training company built from the lessons learned in her latest book.

This podcast is generously sponsored by Think Global. Think Global is a business advisory firm working with women entrepreneurs around the globe to scale their businesses to the next level.

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#StandingOut with Jenn McClendon and Katrina Padron

February 23, 2017

Jenn McClendon is a North Carolina native and graduate of North Carolina A&T State University where she received her B.S. in Chemical Engineering. Her career began in the Pharmaceutical industry initially in a rotational development program. It was during that program that Jenn discovered that she had a passion to help diverse suppliers. Once she completed her development program she began working as a Supplier Diversity professional. Her passion for assisting diverse suppliers grow and develop is what lead her to join the business development team at Slice Communications. In this role, Jenn collaborates with Minority and Woman owned businesses to tell their stories to a larger audience. Jenn loves to combine her engineering process skills with her fun-loving spirit to drive results and generate smiles amongst the people she works with! Jenn's favorite hobby is laughing and she enjoys it most watching a good movie or enjoying great food and beer with friends.

This podcast is generously sponsored by Think Global. Think Global is a business advisory firm working with women entrepreneurs around the globe to scale their businesses to the next level.

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#StandingOut with Women in the Boardroom and Katrina Padron

February 22, 2017

Sheila Ronning

CEO & Founder of Women in the Boardroom

Leadership & networking expert and board strategist, Sheila Ronning is a trailblazer in working towards gender equality in the boardroom. In 2002 she founded Women in the Boardroom with a revolutionary vision to create an environment where women could assist other women in achieving their leadership and corporate board service goals. In less than 15 years, she has scaled Women in the Boardroom from concept to membership organization with global reach across multiple industries, and influence in private and public boardrooms, including Fortune 100 companies.

Sheila has built an impressive track record in connecting influential female executives with the people and tools they need to succeed in business and the boardroom. She uses her powerful network to help women achieve their goals of obtaining board membership, sharing more than 100 board openings with Women in the Boardroom VIPs. Sheila’s accolades and accomplishments include a spot on prestigious “40 Under Forty,” membership of Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Insider network, and with features in Washington Post, ForbesWoman and WSJ. A subject matter expert on board diversity and leadership, Sheila is also a sought-after speaker who, with characteristic candor, advises women to always “show up, stand up and speak up.”

This podcast is generously sponsored by Think Global. Think Global is a business advisory firm working with women entrepreneurs around the globe to scale their businesses to the next level.

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#StandingOut with Project99 and Katrina Padron

February 22, 2017

Josuel Plasencia

Josuel bio: Josuel Plasencia is a social entrepreneur, public speaker and mentor. He has been featured on NBC, ABC, PBS, C-Span and in The Wall Street Journal. At Babson College, he co-founded Project 99, a leadership development company that develops immersive experiences that help the Fortune 500, leading service firms, and other organizations bridge the leadership gap by attracting, retaining, and promoting diverse talent. We are a movement by millennials for millennials focused on diversifying leadership from the bottom-up. Project 99 has executed leadership programs in the Dominican Republic, Chile and Mexico.

He currently sits on the National Board of Directors of ALPFA, as its only student member and in the Alumni Leadership Council of the National Academy Foundation, two organizations that turned around the course of his life. He is a former recipient of the Junior Achievement Student of the Year Award, New York City Board of Education Mentee of the Year, and ALPFA’s Student of the Year. Though his favorite honor may be ringing the bell at the New York Stock Exchange. During his summers, he has worked with Goldman Sachs, the Boston Red Sox, KPMG United Nations Desk, Ernst Young, and BNY Mellon. This past summer, he was a Consulting Summer Analyst at Accenture. Josuel enjoys dancing salsa, following the Mets and traveling as a lifestyle.

And Yulkendy Valdez

Yulkendy is a social entrepreneur, writer, and public speaker. She has worked with Bank of America Student Leaders Program, EY, Puma, and Innosight Consulting. At Babson College, she co-founded Project 99, a leadership development company that develops immersive experiences that help the Fortune 500, leading service firms, and other organizations bridge the leadership gap by attracting, retaining, and promoting diverse talent. We are a movement by millennials for millennials focused on diversifying leadership from the bottom-up. Project 99 has executed leadership development programs in the Dominican Republic, Chile and Mexico.

She has received numerous fellowships including Resolution Project, Young People For, Opportunity Nation, PPIA, Harvard Kennedy School PPLC, StartingBloc, and PPIA Indiana University. By the time she was in high school, she had been in the cover of numerous newspapers and has been featured in NPR and USA Today. She has traveled to over 25+ countries, including doing educational programming in Uganda and Rwanda. As a hobby, Yulkendy loves writing poetry as a medium for activism and performing at poetry slams.

 

This podcast is generously sponsored by Think Global. Think Global is a business advisory firm working with women entrepreneurs around the globe to scale their businesses to the next level.

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#StandingOut with Lisa Tsou and Katrina Padron

January 5, 2017

Lisa Tsou is the founder of The Winning Pitch, a private consulting practice which advises startup companies on growth strategy and funding so they can reach the next level.  

Lisa has been helping technology and new media startups grow their companies and raise money since she graduated from law school in 1997.  Since then, she’s spent time on Wall Street working on financings for companies like DoubleClick, TheKnot.com, and Mapquest and done numerous acquisitions of websites like ApartmentRatings.com, DoItYourself.com and BBOnline.com.  The list of funds and institutions she has worked with includes Sequoia, Kleiner Perkins, Greylock, Silicon Valley Bank, Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, Bank of America, and Hambrecht & Quist, to name just a few.  

Now, she enjoys spending her time empowering entrepreneurs with the tools to raise the money they need and grow so they can realize their dreams!  She guides founders on how to demonstrate the viability of their businesses, intelligence and passion to investors, by developing and refining their structure, content and delivery.

 

This podcast is generously sponsored by Think Global. Think Global is a business advisory firm working with women entrepreneurs around the globe to scale their businesses to the next level.

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#StandingOut with Galya Westler and Katrina Padron

January 5, 2017

Galya Westler is an entrepreneur and the founder of Plazus Technologist inc- a Mobile-Social-App Builder launched a few months ago.

Galya's background is as a software engineer and in Senior Product Management, building over 100 technology solutions: websites, apps and B2B systems.​  She is a worldwide public speaker and the former president of one of the most prestige toastmasters groups in Vancouver BC called the Vancouver Entrepreneurs Toastmasters club.  Galya is a recent​ Tedx speaker at TedxStanleyPark, ​performed ​at the​ Queen Elizabeth Theatre in front of 3,000 people​ ​and talks about Social Media and our Loneliness

As a female leader, Galya's goal in life​ is to inspire women to be greater than life and to set an example for others to follow.

This podcast is generously sponsored by Think Global. Think Global is a business advisory firm working with women entrepreneurs around the globe to scale their businesses to the next level.

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#StandingOut Special Message with Katrina Padron

December 13, 2016

Thanks to your support and dedication to our podcast's mission, we are able to continue #StandingOut into next year. Yes, 2017 promises to be full of billiant brains, savvy start ups and guidance gurus. 

So, thank you, again, for your support and cheers to a new year and a whole slew of amazing guests!

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#StandingOut with Julia Westfall and Katrina Padron

October 27, 2016

Over the past twenty years, Julia Westfall has worked with many small businesses (from retailers to architects to marketers to non-profits) as a Human Resource & Finance Director. In addition to providing standard bookkeeping, cash flow, payroll, tax planning, financial statement preparation, audit management and overall business planning services, she streamlined their financial processes and procedures to reduce the costs of these services to her clients. From a human resources perspective, she also has helped them develop employee handbooks, manage their benefits and compensation packages, establish 401(k) plans, FSA’s and other employee benefit options.

Julia also has experience helping build organizations from the ground up. An early venture was running the first PC retail store in the country for Wang Laboratories, an innovative technology Fortune 500 company. She later became a co-founder of a DC Public Charter School, where she helped build a charter school from the application process to it’s opening and continued on as the Director of Finance for four more years.

Early in her career she also worked for IBM, as a systems engineer and sales person, as well as Wang, in marketing and sales management, which helped provide her with critical sales, marketing and management skills that she still utilizes today.

She is passionate about building a platform for female entrepreneurs to collaborate and support each other because of the experiences she has had in her own career. She found that the possibility to improve the value of your as well as other’s work product is exponentially greater through collaboration and believes that one plus one can equal twenty with the right spirit and opportunity.

This podcast is generously sponsored by Think Global. Think Global is a business advisory firm working with women entrepreneurs around the globe to scale their businesses to the next level.

This podcast is also generously sponsored by SmashFund. SmashFund is for the dreamer who dares to dream, the entrepreneur who eats obstacles for lunch and a place where passions, people and life collide. You can find your special invitation code in the description of this podcast.

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#StandingOut with Trendly and Katrina Padron

October 20, 2016

After meeting at an entrepreneurship summit, Chris Huxley and Michael Riddering founded TrendlyTrendly is a social discovery app that recognizes people for living the brands they love, and lets them shop from each other’s real life photos. What started as a coincidental handshake has since developed into what Trendly is today.

This podcast is generously sponsored by Think Global. Think Global is a business advisory firm working with women entrepreneurs around the globe to scale their businesses to the next level.

This podcast is also generously sponsored by SmashFund. SmashFund is for the dreamer who dares to dream, the entrepreneur who eats obstacles for lunch and a place where passions, people and life collide. You can find your special invitation code in the description of this podcast.

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