Stilettos on the Ground

Stilettos on the Ground

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Stilettos on the Ground is a bi-weekly podcast that celebrates ordinary women and their extraordinary stories. Tune in for female driven conversations that are equally relatable and inspiring.


Building a Food Tour Company
Sep 23 • 38 min
Lily chats with Alessia Aron, founder of the food tour company, Beyond the Plate. During this episode, Alessia chats about how she made the transition from corporate America to business owner, her love of travel, and her passion for food and…
Creating PATCH10: A Clothing Brand that Bridges Fashion and Medical Functionality
Sep 9 • 32 min
Lily chats with Brynn O’Neill for this week’s episode of Stilettos on the Ground. Brynn is the founder of PATCH10, a clothing brand that bridges medical functionality and fashion for people receiving medical treatment. Brynn decided to start PATCH10…
A Marketing Strategist’s Mission to Boost Solopreneurs and Small Business Owners
Aug 26 • 31 min
Lily chats with Dawn Foster for this week’s episode of Stilettos on the Ground. Dawn currently runs her own business as a marketing and brand consultant where she primarily focuses on small business owners and solopreneurs. Dawn comes from a strong…
Second Act: Redefining Life’s Purpose After Setbacks
Aug 12 • 46 min
Lily chats with Barbara Majeski, a lifestyle expert and TV personality. Barbara is the Curator of the Good Life and she’s on a mission to inspire all of us to live with purpose, style, and adventure. Barbara is also the host of the Baring it All Podcast…
Career Advice for Every Stage
Jul 29 • 38 min
Lily chats with Christy Noel, a career expert and marketing executive. In addition to building her own noteworthy career, Christy has dedicated much of her time to giving real and relatable job advice to people in all stages of their careers. She’s on…
Brightening Our Smiles: An Orthodontist’s Journey
Jul 15 • 32 min
Lily chats with Dr. Allie DeGeorge for this week’s episode of Stilettos on the Ground. Allie is an orthodontist who owns her own practice in New Jersey, so she’s quite the expert on how to keep us all smiling beautifully. During this episode, Allie…
Going Beyond Pinterest: Finding Your Personality in Home Design
Jul 1 • 36 min
Lily chats with Cara Newhart, the the founder and designer behind Never Skip Brunch and the host of the Make Space Podcast. Cara’s mission is to empower women to create homes they love. She’s a DIY queen who isn’t afraid of power tools and she teaches…
Leaving the Classroom to Pursue Photography and Entrepreneurship
Jun 17 • 39 min
Lily chats with Kendra Swalls, a former teacher who left the classroom to run her own full time photography business called Paisley Layne Photography back in 2017. Since then, Kendra has established another venture called Girl Means Business where she…
Running for Manhattan District Attorney
Jun 3 • 30 min
**This episode was recorded on May 3, 2020. A lot has happened since that time, so please keep that in mind as you listen.**Lily chats with Eliza Orlins, a candidate for Manhattan District Attorney. During this episode, Eliza speaks about her background…
Leading a Company Through the COVID-19 Crisis
May 20 • 35 min
Lily chats with Heidi Jannenga. Heidi is the Co-Founder and Chief Clinical Officer of WebPT, which is an electronic medical record company that primarily works with physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech language pathologists. During…
Mother’s Day Special: An Interview With My Mom
May 6 • 31 min
To celebrate Mother’s Day coming up this weekend, Lily sits down with her own mom for an episode of Stilettos on the Ground.A personal note from your host, Lily: Every woman on this podcast is truly amazing to me, but no one in my life has inspired me…
Creating a Modern Guide For Navigating Wellness
Apr 22 • 36 min
Lily chats with Stefania Romeo and Katherine Griffiths, the founders of Virra, a modern guide for navigating wellness. Stefania and Katherine are best friends who started Virra to provide a comprehensive wellness resource that extends beyond the status…
Embracing Telehealth: A Physical Therapist Adapts to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Apr 8 • 42 min
Lily chats with Bryanna Strang, a physical therapist at an outpatient clinic in San Diego, California. As you can imagine, physical therapy clinics have been severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Many practices have had to close indefinitely - and…
How to Eat Well Without Giving Up the Foods You Love
Apr 1 • 38 min
This week, Lily talks with Georgette Yacoub. Georgette is the founder of Fuel Your Fitness - a nutrition coaching service that teaches people how to eat for their goals without giving up the foods they love. Georgette started Fuel Your Fitness a few…
How a Spanish Teacher Built a Career in Marketing
Mar 25 • 36 min
Lily chats with Mariam Jameel. Mariam is a former high school Spanish teacher who made a major career change into marketing. She is currently a Search Engine Optimization Manager at a Marketing Agency called Ledger Bennett, where she works as an…
The Life of a Forensic Psychologist
Mar 4 • 53 min
Lily chats with Brie Pileggi-Valleen. Brie is a forensic psychologist, which means she works within our legal system to psychologically evaluate people charged with various crimes. She is responsible for things like understanding an individual’s…
From Part Time Blogger to Full Time Entrepreneur
Feb 19 • 39 min
Lily sits down with Jen Tripucka, the founder of the site HobokenGirl.com. Hoboken is a small New Jersey city right across the Hudson River from Manhattan. Jen’s lifestyle site, HobokenGirl.com covers pretty much everything going on in Hoboken and…
Cracking the Career Code
Feb 5 • 36 min
This week, Lily chats with Madeline Mann. Madeline is the founder of Self Made Millennial - a YouTube channel that focuses on career and job search advice. Madeline’s YouTube videos are awesome - she tells it like it is and gets right to the point, so…
Achieving Wellness One Day at a Time
Jan 22 • 39 min
Lily sits down with Kait Turshen, founder of SLFMKR. SLFMKR is a self-care dedicated studio that offers us what we really need to take care of ourselves - meditation, clean beauty products, non-toxic anti-aging tools, and more. While Kait is an expert…
A Copywriter’s Journey to Fulfillment: Career Growth, Passion Projects, and Finding Balance
Jan 8 • 35 min
Lily interviews Brenna Ruiz for the first Stilettos episode of 2020! Brenna is a Senior Copywriter at an agency in Minneapolis. She is also a published author of a children’s book and she’s working on a screenplay. Lily and Brenna chat about how she…
Reflecting on a Year and a Decade
Dec 18, 2019 • 7 min
For the last episode of 2019, Lily goes behind the scenes of Stilettos on the Ground and she shares what she’s learned from her guests. She also reflects on the past decade and sets some intentions for 2020.Regular bi-weekly episodes of Stilettos on the…
A Scientist’s Journey Through Africa
Dec 4, 2019 • 34 min
Lily chats with Adrienne Chitayat - scientist, wildlife expert, and world traveler. Adrienne has been living in Africa on and off for several years to pursue scientific research. She first traveled to Kenya when she was 17 for a research project and…
Celebrating the Ordinary: A Writer’s Love of Coffee and Connection
Nov 20, 2019 • 44 min
Lily chats with Katie Zurich. Katie is a writer, professor, blogger, and mom. Her blog, Fishing For Fika, is a true gem. The blog’s name is of Swedish origin. Fika is a Swedish word that means coffee break - it’s a tradition that offers the opportunity…
A Fitness Evolution: From Passion to Profession
Nov 6, 2019 • 44 min
Lily chats with Shawn Weiss. Shawn is a full fledged fitness professional - she instructs cardio kickboxing, teaches yoga, coaches CrossFit, and trains privately under own business called Pace it Out. While Shawn is currently living the fitness…
Building a Career at Twitter
Oct 23, 2019 • 36 min
Lily chats with Alex Agro, who leads the Live Brand Studio Team at Twitter. During this interview, Alex shares what it’s like to work for such a prominent social media company and she gives tips that all of us can use to advance our careers. Lily and…
Trust Your Body: A Dietitian’s Words of Wisdom
Oct 9, 2019 • 35 min
Lily sits down with Brittany Linn, a Registered Dietitian and Wellness Coach. During this episode, Brittany shares a ton of information about nutrition and healthy living. She gives tips on how to deal with over eating, she tells us how to manage all of…
Becoming a Firefighter
Sep 25, 2019 • 38 min
Lily chats with Andrea Crass. Andrea is a Marketing Coordinator by day, but this past February she started training to become a Firefighter. She went through the fire academy while working her full time job AND while working as a part-time Crossfit…
Travel, Animals, Food, and Photography: Weaving Personal Passions into Professional Life
Sep 10, 2019 • 41 min
Lily chats with Coral Keegan. a marketing manager for National Geographic Expeditions. During her time at National Geographic, Coral has also managed photo rights for National Geographic Books, Special Issues, and NG kids magazine. Additionally, she’s…
A Mother’s Quest to Answer Pregnancy’s Unanswered Questions
Aug 28, 2019 • 34 min
Lily chats with Brittney Crystal. Brittney is the founder of The Iris Fund, an organization that aims to eliminate preterm birth by funding research to discover the triggers of labor. After Brittney’s daughter, Iris, died unexpectedly during childbirth…
Pelvic Health: Making Private Matters Public Knowledge
Aug 14, 2019 • 42 min
Lily chats with Jessica Rector (JR for short), a pelvic floor physical therapist. Jessica treats patients with bowel, bladder, or sexual dysfunction and she also works with women who experience pain during pregnancy or in the postpartum phase. There are…
Knitting, Journalism, and Becoming an Author
Jul 31, 2019 • 51 min
Lily chats with Alanna Okun, deputy editor at Vox Media and author of The Curse of the Boyfriend Sweater: Essays on Crafting. Alanna’s book was named one of the most exciting new books of 2018 by Buzzfeed and was listed on Refinery 29’s list of…
Corporate Confidence: Navigating the Worlds of HR and Banking
Jul 17, 2019 • 30 min
Lily interviews Julie Stone, a Vice President on a campus recruiting team at an investment bank. Julie has worked in human resources for almost a decade and she has tons of career advice to offer - she covers everything from job hunting, to resumes, to…
Modern Dating: Ghosting, Texting, and Meeting People in Person
Jul 1, 2019 • 52 min
Lily chats with Clara Artschwager, a dating and relationships coach, writer, and speaker. Clara works with women to help them find a sense of control and direction in their pursuit of partnership. During the episode, Clara talks about her journey to…
A Writer’s Adventure: Building a Career and Traveling the World
Jun 19, 2019 • 34 min
Lily interviews Emily Yates. Emily is a writer through and through. This skill has allowed her to do everything from working in more traditional jobs in marketing to starting her own freelance writing business. Emily also had the unique opportunity to…
Building a Bridge for LGBTQ Christians: A Mother’s Story
Jun 5, 2019 • 41 min
Lily talks with Krissi Ashton, an ally to the LGBTQ Christian community and an advocate for Christian parents with LGBTQ children. Krissi was raised Catholic and then attended an evangelical church for years as an adult.Then her son came out.At this…
Behind the Scenes: The Path of an Actress
May 22, 2019 • 46 min
Lily chats with Libby McKnight, an actress living in New York City. Libby has been acting for most of her life, but she didn’t decide to pursue it professionally until after graduating from college. Libby acted for several years in Boston and New York…
The Life and Journey of a Medical Student
May 8, 2019 • 42 min
Lily chats with Gigi Cordero, a first year medical student. Gigi is originally from Puerto Rico and she moved to New York when she was 10 years old. Lily and Gigi talk about the risks Gigi took to get where she is today and they also chat about how she…
A Lesson in Going with Your Gut and Climbing the Advertising Ladder
Apr 24, 2019 • 55 min
Lily chats with Rebecca Magner, an Advertising Commercial Producer in New York City. Rebecca has worked on several commercials we’ve all seen on TV, and most recently she even produced a Super Bowl commercial. Rebecca opens up about her journey from…
Breaking Boundaries to Become a Wellness Entrepreneur
Apr 10, 2019 • 28 min
Lily chats with Elizabeth Rudd, a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) and a wellness entrepreneur. Shortly after graduating from physical therapy school at Columbia University, Elizabeth started her own private physical therapy practice, called Well…
Cakes and Courage: A Food Lover’s Journey
Mar 27, 2019 • 49 min
Lily sits down with Carolyn Grillo to chat about her journey through the food industry. Carolyn has an incredible passion for food and what it does to bring us joy. After graduating from college, she traveled to Paris for culinary school, worked as a…
Becoming a Global Citizen and Embracing the Art of Science
Mar 16, 2019 • 61 min
For the first episode of Stilettos on the Ground, Lily sits down with Shikha Nayar - a true global citizen and a champion for women in science. Shikha was born in India, grew up in Hong Kong, and then came to the US for college. She’s currently living…
Stilettos on the Ground: A Preview
Mar 13, 2019 • 1 min
Stilettos on the Ground trailer.