Have you gotten into podcasts yet and/or listened to the compelling women I had the chance to interview in 2019? As the year comes to an end and hopefully you have some quiet moments, now seems like the perfect time to get inspired and perhaps rethink your goals, path or even beauty routine. I chose the women I interviewed because I love learning about their career paths, what motivates them, how they deal with success and failure, plus the advice they share that ranges from serious financial issues women face, to how to be a better entrepreneur, to matters of beauty and health. Plus they divulge the fun stuff–what they’re reading (my reading list has grown exponentially because of their recommendations), their hidden talents, their crazy work out routines….
I find that as I start to organize my goals for 2020, recharge and try to prepare myself mentally and physically, listening to how other women navigate their lives, help others and take charge of their paths is beyond helpful.
Because iTunes no longer exists, I cannot give you a direct link to each episode, so please go to the podcast app and look for She’s Got Flair, and if you like what you hear I hope you will share with others! Happy listening. xx Jennifer
The interviews of 2019 are….
Jennifer Grove of Repeat Roses. With a mission to be on every wedding checklist and high profile clients such as Meghan Markle and Gayle King, this former event planner has found a way for the thousands of dollars worth of flowers bought for weddings and other events, to literally not go to waste, by repurposing them for good causes with zero waste results.
Financial Advisor Michelle Smith. As the CEO of Source Financial Advisors, Michelle helps women, especially those going through divorce, learn how to get comfortable and even confident about their money. She’s an inspiring powerhouse and her advice speaks to all women at all stages of our lives. Michelle discusses how women need to move from blind to smart trust, how to create conscious daily habits, plus some relatively painless first step tools.
Beauty Editor Jane Larkworthy. Jane knows beauty. A veteran editor for several major magazines, she now shares her wit and wisdom at New York Magazine‘s The Cut. In our conversation Jane discusses clean beauty, her five favorite beauty products, new names to know and so much more. Plus we trade magazine stories, including who had a better time with Ralph Lauren, crying carrots at Karl Lagerfeld’s house and the high profile boss who suggested that Jane just might want to change her name.
Brand Strategist Liz Dennery Sanders. Today everyone seems to have a brand, but in an ever-increasingly crowded marketplace, how do successful brands communicate their stories and engage their audience? Liz, founder of SheBrand, has some answers.
Women’s Entrepreneur Advocate Dee Poku. Today women entrepreneurs both new and established need the skills to navigate corporate culture, raise capital and get comfortable asking for everything more often. Dee’s work brings women together to find the answers.
Goop’s Beauty Editor Jean Godfrey June. Jean talks about the first article she wrote on an under-the-radar beauty brand that launched her career as a writer and editor, the biggest misconception about the beauty industry, and one of the attributes she most admires in her boss Gwyneth.
Making the Case for CBD: Cannabis Farmer Sara Rotman. Sara started her latest venture, Bluebird 805, a cannabis-based wellness and lifestyle company, out of necessity. She was sick, the life-threatening kind of sick, until she discovered that CBD had immediate palliative effects. Now she is trying to get the word out on marijuana’s positive effects and change people’s misconceptions about the drug.
Fast Fashion’s High Price and Dana Thomas’ Book of Hope. As Dana says, “What Should I Wear?” is one of the fundamental questions we ask ourselves every day. But choosing what to wear and where to shop can have consequences. Dana’s third book, Fashionopolis: The Price of Fast Fashion and the Future of Clothes, brings to light the uncomfortable truths we often ignore or don’t know about. Thankfully there are solutions. If you love fashion like I do, this is a must listen.
Organic Beauty + Skincare Founder Kirsten Kjaer Weis. As a sought after makeup artist, Danish born Kirsten realized the beauty products she was using to make her clients look beautiful, actually took a toll on their skin. So as any good entrepreneur is apt to do, Kirsten turned a problem into a solution. She shares what she thinks a good beauty product should do for you, how her most popular makeup model to date is also her oldest, and some pretty indispensable makeup tips.
The Future of Flower Delivery: Flowerbx’s Whitney Bromberg Hawkings. Whitney, founder of Flowerbx–a London-based and growing global floral company, has had one other job, working for Tom Ford, so it is not surprising her relentless drive, sense of luxury and elegant aesthetic are front and center to her business. She shares her takeaways from the Tom Ford years, the ups and downs of having high-profile investors, and what’s next for her company.