Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff

Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff

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What are the secrets behind some of the most successful women in the world? Each week designer Rebecca Minkoff talks to women from all walks of life, from CEOs to artists, and shows us what life is like without the pretty filters in order to help you navigate what it means to be vulnerable, how loss can make you stronger, and other ways to make your inner superwoman shine. Join us in being Superwomen, together! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/superwomen/support


Going For Golde: Trinity Mouzon Wofford
Oct 15 • 27 min
We’ve all been there. In search of the perfect product that is holistic, natural, and good for us, only to be torn between brands that seem to veer to the very luxe or the “crunchy granola.” Not that there’s anything wrong with either end, but it’s clear…
Thoughts Become Things - Ericka Perry on Manifesting Dreams into Reality
Oct 8 • 35 min
This episode is sponsored by Capital One Spark Business. Pregnancy can be overwhelming, especially the first time around. Your body is changing, hormones are shifting, and you just want to know which nail polish won’t be harmful to your baby. CEO Ericka…
Talking Super Woman and Self-Care with Nicole Lapin
Oct 1 • 30 min
Nicole Lapin may be a financial expert, but that doesn’t mean she was born knowing an index from an S&P fund. Growing up in challenging conditions, not the least of which was being a first generation American, Nicole always knew she wanted to be in news.…
Glitter and Color: The Wild World of Tish and Snooky
Sep 24 • 21 min
This episode is sponsored by Capital One Spark Business. If you’ve ever been a teenage girl, or if a teenage girl secretly lives within your heart, you’ve probably lusted after the iconic, candy-colored hair dyes made famous by Manic Panic. Coming of age…
Do the Hustle: Laura Brown on Fashion and Hard Work
Sep 17 • 27 min
Laura Brown came up in the 80’s – a period devoid of the internet and Instagram, where fashion inspiration came almost exclusively in the form of magazines. To make things worse for a young fashionista living in Australia, as Laura did, those magazines…
Stop and Smell the Revenue: Talking Flowers and Fundraising With Christina Stembel
Sep 10 • 36 min
We’ll address the big question first: Christina Stembel of Farmgirl Flowers really did grow up on a farm. Growing up in northern Indiana, Christina was expected to fulfill her womanly duties as a wife and mother while her brother went off to college. But…
Yes WIE Can: Talking Institutional Change with Dee Poku-Spalding
Sep 3 • 39 min
This episode is in partnership with SAP Success Factors. Dee Poku remembers what it was like when she worked for big movie studios. No need to make her own travel plans, or worry about her computer getting fixed. All that was taken care of; just walk out…
99 Problems But A Bed Ain’t One: Problem-Solving With Ariel Kaye
Aug 27 • 28 min
Bed. We spend a third of our lives there, and yet oftentimes, our beds, or what we put on them, become somewhat of an afterthought. Ariel Kaye sought to change that. After spending some years in advertising, Ariel came to a point where she was looking for…
“I Say Yes to Everything”: The Adventurous Spirit of Katie Couric
Aug 20 • 38 min
This episode is in partnership with SAP SuccessFactors. She’s self-described as “messy” and can play the piano by ear – as long as it’s in the key of C. No, we’re not talking about Katy Perry – Katie Couric is here, she’s caffeinated, and she’s ready to…
Jill Kargman: Gucci Kneepads & Not Giving a F***
Aug 13 • 33 min
Jill Kargman is not your neighborhood soccer mom and she doesn’t play one on TV, either. Her dark sense of humor and love of all things goth might put her out of place at most “mommy and me” gatherings, but this is especially true on the swanky Upper East…
Amy Shecter on Creativity, Failure and Growth
Aug 6 • 30 min
This episode is in partnership with SAP SuccessFactors. How would your life be different if you were less afraid to make mistakes, to “fail”? Amy Shecter doesn’t think women let themselves fail enough, and she thinks it’s high time we become less…
Rachel Blumenthal’s Not Sweating the Small Stuff
Jul 30 • 29 min
The fashion world was the last place Rachel Blumenthal envisioned her career. Growing up on Cape Cod surrounded by adults with “practical” careers, it never occurred to her that a job in fashion might be a viable option. However, when a series of…
Amanda de Cadenet: Girlgazing Her Way Through the Glass Ceiling
Jul 23 • 47 min
Amanda de Cadenet is a force to be reckoned with. She’s had more noteworthy careers than most people achieve in a lifetime. Amanda began her career in television at the age of 15. Not for the stardom or the glamour, but out of pure necessity to support…
Noria Morales and Sarah Robinson Transition from Fashion World to Family Business
Jul 16 • 34 min
It may not seem like the most obvious progression, but after spending the early parts of their careers in the demanding world of fashion, Noria Morales and Sarah Robinson decided to go out on a limb and pursue a venture near and dear to them as new…
Life Lessons With Noor Tagouri
Jul 9 • 36 min
Journalist and all-around amazing human being, Noor Tagouri joins us this week for a wide-ranging conversation. She talks about how she found success in her career while remaining true to herself, the importance of giving a voice to marginalized…
Elizabeth Shaffer & Lizzy Brockhoff: Things Are Not Perfect
Jul 2 • 24 min
This week, Rebecca sits down with Elizabeth Shaffer & Lizzy Brockhoff, co-founders of MASSE, a shopping app with a zero tolerance policy for any paid-for or sponsored recommendations. They talk about the challenges of creating a new product, how life is…
Jennifer Bett Meyer + Melissa Duren Conner: How To Hire & Fire
Jun 25 • 32 min
In this episode Rebecca sits down with Jennifer Bett Meyer and Melissa Duren Conner of Jennifer Bett Communications, where they talk about the importance of developing a company culture and how to hire people that fit your vision. They also talk about…
Raegan Moya Jones: What It Takes
Jun 18 • 26 min
This week, Rebecca sits down with Raegan Moya Jones, the Founder of aden + anais and author of What It Takes. After being fired from the company she founded and had to grown over $100 million, to say she felt knocked down is an understatement. But…
Nicole Gibbons Talks Passion, Paint, and Perseverance
Jun 11 • 26 min
Nicole Gibbons is a disruptor of the paint industry. In a field dominated by absurdly masculine branding, Nicole is the first person to create a direct-to-consumer paint company that is not only convenient but also disarmingly beautiful. After starting…
The Value of Being Shamelessly Yourself with Jennifer DaSilva
Jun 4 • 28 min
It’s not often that the word, “vulnerability”, is listed as a desired trait in a potential employee, but Jennifer DaSilva, president of WPP creative agency Berlin Cameron, thinks it makes for a much better workplace. “One of my firm beliefs is that you…
Amy Levin Says You Can’t Plan For It All
May 28 • 25 min
Confidence is not something that Amy Levin is lacking. “No,” Amy says with a laugh, in response to whether or not her age or gender was ever an issue in the success of her business. Starting her company, College Fashionista, while actually still in…
Alanna Masterson: Why Hard Work Matters
May 21 • 29 min
In this episode actress Alanna Masterson (The Walking Dead) talks about how she struggled with her body image on the red carpet, the pros and cons of social media, and how being a mother has kept her grounded. —- Support this podcast:…
Alexa von Tobel Teaches Us How to Be Financially Forward
May 14 • 29 min
For Alexa von Tobel (Founder & Managing Partner, Inspired Capital, and author of “Financially Forward”) money is a life skill, just like brushing your teeth. In this episode Alexa talks about her failures, the importance of learning to managing your money…
Rebecca’s Mom Sue Reflects On Raising A Strong Daughter
May 7 • 32 min
In this special Mother’s Day episode, Rebecca sits down with her mom, Sue Minkoff, to talk about everything from raising a strong daughter to how she used her voice to stand up for others in the workplace. Sue also reflects on how she’s been able to stay…
How To Build Your Own Lane With Jaclyn Johnson
Apr 30 • 33 min
In this episode, Jaclyn Johnson (CEO of Create & Cultivate and author of WorkParty) talks about why it’s so important for women to have conversations about how much they’re getting paid, the best ways to build your professional network, and how sometimes…
Katia Beauchamp On Living The Life She Wants To Live
Apr 23 • 28 min
In this episode Katia talks about her unlikely start as an entrepreneur and how she dealt with rejection when investors didn’t believe in her vision for Birchbox. Katia and Rebecca also talk about motherhood and how in business the word “no” can lead to a…
Wide Awake: A Day for Female Founders Panel - Even Sallie Krawcheck Gets Mansplained
Apr 18 • 50 min
Sallie Krawcheck (CEO & Co-Founder of Ellevest) has had an extremely successful career working on Wall Street. But she’s also been fired twice, ghosted by potential investors, and has been mansplained along the journey to creating a new way for women to…
How To Find Confidence In Your Decisions With Fast Company’s Stephanie Mehta
Apr 16 • 31 min
Sometimes in life you’re faced with two amazing opportunities. How do you know which one to choose? In this episode Stephanie Mehta talks about how she’s made those hard decisions in the past. She also talks about the importance of having patience with…
Wide Awake: A Day for Female Founders Panel - How To Break The Rules (with Birchbox, Rent The Runway, and the Female Founders Fund)
Apr 11 • 37 min
In this panel Katia Beauchamp (Birchbox), Jennifer Fleiss (Rent The Runway & Jetblack) and Sutian Dong (Female Founders Fund) show us how breaking the rules in business can work to your advantage. From pop-up shops to unconventional ways to market your…
Pattie Sellers: Everyone Has An Incredible Story
Apr 9 • 31 min
In this episode Pattie Sellers tells us what she’s learned from three decades of listening to other people’s stories—-including how women define success and their goals in business. Pattie also reflects on why there still so few female CEOs at Fortune 500…
Wide Awake: A Day for Female Founders Panel - Debt Is Not A Dirty Word
Apr 4 • 45 min
There are dozens of ways you can finance your small business—but which one is right for you and your situation? In this panel Mary Ann Reilly from Visa, and Hilda Kong and Sheryl Cameron from Chase talk about common financing mistakes that new business…
Beautycounter’s Gregg Renfrew Explains: The Toxic Crap In Your Beauty Products
Apr 2 • 27 min
How do you know the ingredients in your beauty products are safe? In this episode Gregg Renfrew (Founder and CEO of Beautycounter) explains how the United States is way behind other countries in regards to what ingredients can be used in the products we…
Wide Awake: A Day for Female Founders Panel - The Skimm Founders Danielle Weisberg & Carly Zakin: Ask For What You Want
Mar 28 • 37 min
Rebecca moderates this panel with The Skimm co-founders and CEO’s Danielle and Carly. They talk about the struggles of managing a team, being emotionally investing in your business and the power of asking for what you want. —- Support this podcast:…
How The Wing & Audrey Gelman Are Inspiring The Next Generation Of The Women’s Movement
Mar 26 • 29 min
In this week’s episode Audrey talks about how she got the idea to bring back the old idea of women’s clubs, and how The Wing is able to create a supportive environment for all women. We also talk about how she manages her time and why it’s important to…
Wide Awake: A Day for Female Founders Panel - How To Disrupt Your MFing Industry (with Michelle Cordeiro Grant, Mariah Chase, and Nicole Gibbons)
Mar 21 • 42 min
This year for International Women’s Day the Female Founder Collective hosted Wide Awake: A Day for Female Founders. This panel moderated by Ann Shoket (former EIC of Seventeen) talks to Michelle Cordeiro Grant (Lively), Mariah Chase (ELOQUII), and Nicole…
Overcoming Stress And Insecurity With Athena Calderone
Mar 19 • 32 min
Have you ever felt stressed by a “lack of direction” in your career? Athena Calderone, who’s a blogger, interior designer, entertaining expert, and author did too. In this episode Athena talks about how she was able to overcome her insecurities, and how…
Katya Libin & Amri Kibbler Help Working Mamas Build Their Tribe
Mar 12 • 30 min
Are you looking for a way to build your mama village? Well look no further. This week we speak with Katya Libin and Amri Kibbler, co-founders of Hey Mama — an online community that aims to make moms more successful in life and business. Their goal is to…
Breaking Financial Barriers
Mar 5 • 30 min
Are you confused by venture capital? Do you wonder if it’s right for your business? (Spoiler: It’s not for everyone.) In this episode Anu Duggal and Sutian Dong break down the complex world (and acronyms!) of venture capital, and explain how the Female…
Living A Glamour Life
Feb 26 • 25 min
In this episode Samantha Barry, the Editor in Chief at Glamour Magazine, talks about her start in broadcasting, the difference between toxic talk and criticism, and how change can be a good thing. Rebecca ends the episode reflecting on her experience…
Elisa Kreisinger Reminds Us To Put Ourselves First
Feb 19 • 27 min
In this episode Elisa Kreisinger talks about how she uses humor to get people to pay attention to important issues, and the importance of taking care of yourself, no matter what that looks like. Rebecca and Elisa also talk about their idea for a new…
Planning Your Way To Success With Anne Fulenwider
Feb 12 • 27 min
Have you ever felt stuck in a job but didn’t know how to advance your career? In this episode Anne Fulenwider, editor-in-chief of Marie Claire magazine, talks about the importance of having patience and a plan when trying to advance your career. Rebecca…
Reshma Saujani Teaches Us How To Be Brave, Not Perfect
Feb 5 • 24 min
In this episode we talk to Reshma Saujani about women’s habits towards perfectionism and being a toxic people pleaser. In order to overcome these traps Reshma teaches us to do something everyday that scares us in order to practice our bravery. We also…
When Cause Meets Commerce with Lauren Conrad and Hannah Skvarla
Jan 29 • 30 min
Founded by women to empower women, The Little Market is a place where you can buy beautiful handmade goods from artisans around the world. In this episode Lauren and Hannah talk about the challenges of creating a business focused on preserving traditional…
Managing Your Money Like A Pro With Sallie Krawcheck
Jan 22 • 30 min
Does the thought of investing in stocks and bonds intimidate you? In this episode Sallie Krawcheck co-founder of Ellevest, a financial platform designed to focus on the needs of women, gives us an Investment 101 lesson, and shares the biggest mistake…
Using Your Passions to Fuel Your Success
Jan 15 • 29 min
Do you struggle to keep motivated when the odds are stacked against you? Brooklyn Decker is many things; model, actress, mom, and now the co-founder of Finery. Brooklyn talks about the stigmas she had to overcome as a model in the tech industry, and how…
Do What Feels Good (For Your Body)
Jan 8 • 29 min
In a world filled with detox teas and quick fixes, fitness and health has never been more complicated. We sat down with the multi-talented Hannah Bronfman to talk about why it was so important for her to embrace herself the way she is, and how she was…
How To Make A New Years Resolution That Sticks
Jan 1 • 5 min
Here at Superwomen, we don’t believe in “New Years Resolutions” in the traditional sense. In this New Years bonus episode, Rebecca shares how you can set goals in the New Year that you’ll actually achieve. Plus, hear what some of our guests are planning…
How To Advocate For Yourself In The Workplace
Dec 25, 2018 • 31 min
Shelley Zalis is know for saying “first came IQ (the Intelligence Quotient) then came EQ (the Emotional Quotient), now comes FQ (the Female Quotient). She’s also a fan of breaking rules and is a self proclaimed Chief Trouble Maker. In this episode we…
From Hobby To Explosive Career, With a Cherry On Top
Dec 18, 2018 • 17 min
For the very first interview recorded in our office, we talk to the queen of sprinkles, Amirah Kassem. Amirah started Flour Shop–a contemporary bakery that’s famous for their colorful cakes–out of her small NYC apartment. She tells us all about having to…
Honoring Your Inner Badass with Bozoma St. John
Dec 11, 2018 • 37 min
Have you ever wanted to cultivate a confident, badass persona but it just felt wrong? This week Bozoma St.John shares her incredible journey and how tragedy has helped her develop inner strength, how she regularly uses mantras and positive affirmations to…
Stella & Dot’s Blythe Harris Says Failure IS an Option
Dec 4, 2018 • 28 min
Stella & Dot co-founder Blythe Harris often talks about the value of failure, and how important it is to pick yourself back up and keep moving. In addition to sharing some of her favorite tips and tricks to help nurture your creativity, Blythe and Rebecca…
Overcoming Your Fears With Christene Barberich
Nov 27, 2018 • 31 min
Have you ever needed to make a decision but were held back by fear? Refinery 29 co-founder Christene Barberich talks about how she overcame those fears while listening to her gut, and found the importance of rooting for the people around you. —- Support…
How to Connect Through Vulnerability
Nov 20, 2018 • 27 min
In this episode Cassandra Grey, founder of beauty empire Violet Grey, talks about the difference between fake confidence and real confidence, and how being vulnerable can help you in the long run. —- Support this podcast:…
Jen Gotch Gets Real
Nov 13, 2018 • 28 min
Jen Gotch is no stranger to sharing her struggles. In her quest to make people feel less lonely, she explains how sharing her struggles publicly has actually helped her become stronger in the long run, and how changing the dialog surrounding mental health…
How to shift culture within your community
Nov 6, 2018 • 38 min
Over the summer Rebecca spoke with Sarah Sophie Flicker and Paola Mendoza, organizers of the Women’s March. What followed was a passionate conversation about ways we can shift culture, connect to our communities, and how the Women’s March birthed…
The Truth about Stacy London
Oct 30, 2018 • 35 min
From “What Not to Wear” to the NY Times best seller list, Stacy London talks about why the anti-aging movement is just “a way to make women hate themselves,” her recovery from an autoimmune disease, and what she’s learned by styling thousands of people.…
When Your Dream Job….Is Not
Oct 23, 2018 • 28 min
Attending fashion show after fashion show, Garance Dore was living the life many would be envious of. Yet she was miserable, and the stress manifested itself in physical ways. In this episode Garance talks about the importance of listening to your gut,…
Coco Rocha on the Power of Saying No
Oct 16, 2018 • 30 min
Model, owner, and director of Nomad Management, Coco Rocha made a name for herself by saying no. In this episode Coco talks about how she has used her voice to stand up for herself, and the future generations of models. Superwomen is presented by…
Navigating Change and Fresh Beginnings
Oct 9, 2018 • 30 min
After spending more than two decades as the first female vice chair at GE, Beth Comstock explains how our creativity is the most powerful and important tool to building a new future for ourselves. Superwomen is presented by Prudential. To learn more…
Lauren Chan: Changing the Culture of Fashion
Oct 2, 2018 • 30 min
From varsity basketball player to fashion mogul, Lauren Chan is making moves and breaking boundaries. Lauren is raising awareness about body positivity and inclusivity, because she understands first-hand how it feels to have your worth determined by the…
If You Can’t Stand the Heat, Get out of Eden Grinshpan’s Kitchen!
Sep 25, 2018 • 29 min
Restaurateur Eden Grinshpan brings her personality and love of food into literally everything she does. She dives into what it’s like working in a male-dominated industry, her perspective on raising her daughter and how she navigates being a public…
Create a Life That Inspires You With Hillary Kerr
Sep 18, 2018 • 37 min
On this episode of Superwomen, co-founder of Clique Media Group and fearless business lady and mama, Hillary Kerr, offers her tips and tricks for starting a company on a small budget, working with a co-founder she sees more often than her husband, and…
Michelle Lee: Modern Media Game Changer
Sep 18, 2018 • 37 min
On this episode of Superwomen, Michelle Lee, the editor-in-chief of Allure, talks to us about her unique career path, overcoming racism and sexism, and her secrets to success. Superwomen is presented by Prudential. To learn more please visit…
Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff Trailer
Sep 4, 2018 • 3 min
As women, we have so many sides to ourselves. Storyteller. Caretaker. Money maker. Activist. Sister. Mom. Leader. This is the podcast that celebrates our own multidimensionality, and the many women who surround us. From CEOs to chefs, entrepreneurs to…