In this episode of Mentor Memos, the new podcast from the Girlboss Radio Network, produced in partnership with TRESemmé, we hear a story that’s highly personal to our host, Neha Gandhi. Before working as the COO of Girlboss, Neha spent six years at Refinery29, where she worked under the leadership of Christene Barberich. Christene is one of Refinery29’s co-founders as well as its current Global EIC. She and Neha met during a pivotal moment when they were each dreaming big about Refinery29, albeit from very different perspectives. Neha was looking for an opportunity to carve our a new editorial perspective in media, while Christene was looking for someone who would be entrusted to carry out the company’s vision. Over the years, the two women formed an intimate mentor and mentee relationship where they discuss everything from management styles to motherhood. Tune in to hear how Christene helped Neha find her voice in the workplace and how you can also find yours.
How to ‘figure it out’ when you don’t know where to start, with Jennifer Meyer, jewelry designer
When your client list reads off like a red carpet event guest list (Think: Meghan Markle, Janelle Monáe, Hailey Bieber, Ashley Graham, and Reese Witherspoon)—you're clearly doing something right. Jennifer Meyer has solved the riddle that is Hollywood, and not just how to catch celebrity interest—but how to keep it. And it’s all thanks to her sleek yet playful jewelry designs that celebs love for their daily life *and* star-studded events. On this episode of Girlboss Radio, Sophia chats with Jennifer about the winding road that led to the launch of Jennifer Meyer Jewelry. Tune in to hear how Jennifer launched her jewelry biz with $7,500, how she found the right jewelry supplier, and how she got her “big break,” thanks to another, very famous “Jennifer” in Hollywood. Plus, Jennifer gets real about what it’s like to live your life and run a business when your love life is in the tabloid press.To shop the Jennifer Meyer jewelry collection, go to:
Welcome to the very first episode of Mentor Memos, the new podcast from the Girlboss Radio Network, produced in partnership with TRESemmé. In each episode, Girlboss COO Neha Gandhi chats with a different pair of mentors and mentees about their relationship and the biggest lessons they’ve taught each other. For our first conversation, we hear from the one and only, Cecile Richards, founder of Supermajority and former CEO of Planned Parenthood. While Cecile was at Planned Parenthood, she worked with Kersha Deibel, who soon expressed interest in rising as a leader within the organization. Over time, Cecile began mentoring Kersha and connecting her with other people who could help her advance. Fast forward to today, and Kersha acts as the CEO to Planned Parenthood in Ohio. Cecile continues to watch and stay a part of her mentee’s career by uplifting and providing opportunity whenever possible. Tune in to hear how Kersha first approached Cecile about a mentorship, how the two contribute equally to the relationship, and why it’s so important to have female women in leadership roles.
The style secrets of Hollywood’s power stars, with Karla Welch, celebrity stylist and creative director
Picking out what clothes Hollywood’s A-listers wear can seem like the stuff of dreams. And—for the most part, it can be. But, as we learn in this episode of Girlboss Radio, behind every show-stopping moment on the red carpet is a lot of careful calculations and thought-planning. On this episode, Sophia chats with Karla Welch, one of the leading stylists in Hollywood. Karla has worked with many of the women who routinely make the best-dressed list (think: Ruth Negga, Olivia Wilde, Sarah Paulson, Tracee Ellis Ross among others). Her influence in fashion is so big that she’s been named one of the “most powerful stylists” by both the Hollywood Reporter and the New York Times. On this episode, Karla shares what it *really* means to be a stylist and how she’s branched out as a fashion entrepreneur to launch a styling app called Wishi. Plus, she offers tips on how to go about developing your own sense of style while crafting an image you’re proud of. To keep up with Karla, follow her at:
Girlboss Radio Presents In Progress, Season 2 - Patty Rodriguez
Patty Rodriguez is not only senior producer of On Air With Ryan Seacrest, but she’s also a serial entrepreneur. On this episode of In Progress, Patty and host Aurora James explore how being raised by immigrant parents in Southeast LA was a huge part of her drive to succeed.