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Women Entrepreneurs Radio

Hosted by writer Deborah A. Bailey, featuring conversations with women entrepreneurs, small business owners, creatives and thought leaders. Over 400 entrepreneurs from across the globe have been featured on the show since it's inception in 2008. Guests share how to stay motivated, how to start a business and how to create your own definition of success. Visit Deborah's site:


Porscha Sterling; Best-Selling Author, Publisher & Influencer
Rewind episode: Porscha Sterling is an influencer, publisher, and national bestselling author who is widely considered the exemplar of self-publishing success in the digital age. Winner of the SHEEN Magazine Literary Excellence Award, she’s best known for her book series Bad Boys Do It Better. Sterling holds an MBA, which helped her in the development of her publishing company, Royalty Publishing House, a stronghold in the African-American literary community, publishing many top-selling novels in the urban, contemporary romance, interracial romance, and women’s fiction genres. Sterling has also partnered with fellow best-selling author and publisher, Leo Sullivan, on the launch of a mobile app, known as the LiT Reading App, which connects readers with exclusive material from independent authors.  To find out more information about Porscha Sterling, visit all of the social media outlets at @Porscha_Sterling Website: PS Publishing: Instagram URL:
45:09 2/15/24
Tanea Smith: Stationery Designer, Inspirational Speaker & Founder of "She's Got Papers"
Rewind episode: Ever the expressive and dramatic child, Tanea Smith dreamed of a career as an actress until an unplanned pregnancy at the age of 19 would change the course of her life. An avid journalist since the age of 11, Tanea has always been a lover of words and had a passion for paper. After 13 years as an Executive Assistant, it was while on maternity leave after the birth of her daughter in 2007 that she began thinking about designing a stationery collection of her own. With the name of a popular song from the 1980’s as her foundation and lots of support from her family, She’s Got Papers was borne. Launched in July 2008 and designed specifically for women is a collection of note cards with illustrations and original quotes that promote positive self love and positive body image, celebrates the power of female friendship and encourages gratitude and in a way that is powerful, witty and thought provoking. While her intention is to carry on the tradition of proper etiquette through letter writing, Tanea’s mission is to encourage, inspire and uplift others with the deeper meaning that each of her pieces possess. The process of putting pen to paper is, in a word she says, “magical”. Tanea resides in Brooklyn, New York City with her family and couldn’t imagine ever living anywhere else. "I see life as an occasion. It will make you shout with joy and scream for mercy. It’s miraculous and difficult. Challenging yet wonderful. I’ve taken all of those emotions and the events of my journey and poured them into these collections. As long as you’re alive you’ll have something to say. From business to social and everything in between, I hope that you’ll trust She’s Got Papers to help you say it the write way."
99:29 2/7/24
Setting Healthy Fitness Goals with Heather Perren, Co-Founder of Lagreeing at Home
Heather Perren found Lagree Fitness after having triplets in 2010. She was looking for a workout to get her back into shape and after one workout, the choice was clear.  Before long, Heather was obsessed with the workout and in 2015, when the kids were entering Kindergarten, she decided to get certified in the Lagree Method. In 2020, Heather was hand selected and appointed by Sebastien Lagree as a Senior Master Trainer for Lagree Fitness. Heather is also certified in Prenatal and Postnatal Fitness. In 2020, Heather pivoted from teaching in studio on the Lagree Megaformer to the new Lagree Microformer with virtual workouts.  Thanks to a loyal following, she became an online sensation with her creative and inspiring workouts, which allowed her to form Lagreeing at Home with her co-founder, Lexi Heinzer. She loves how the virtual platform has allowed her to connect to fitness enthusiasts around the world.
 She loves creating workouts that flow to allow for the maximum intensity and ultimate endurance challenge.  In addition to her work as Senior Master Trainer for Lagree Fitness and running Lagreeing at Home, she is the director of community relations and events for Lagree Fitness. She works side by side with Sebastien Lagree uniting the Lagree community and growing the brand awareness. In her free time Heather loves cooking, traveling & spending time with her husband & their 12 year old triplets.
29:44 9/20/23
Ways Your Daily Planner Causes You to Fail On Your Goals with Jennifer Dawn
Jennifer Dawn is the founder of Jennifer Dawn Coaching and the creator of the Best Planner Ever. She began her entrepreneurial career selling apples off her grandfather’s tree because a lemonade stand was so “yesterday”. Jennifer is a serial entrepreneur who has grown two multi-million-dollar businesses and is a successful speaker and author. She serves high-achieving entrepreneurs through private business coaching and hands-on workshops. Jennifer is a master at setting and achieving goals, problem-solving, profitability, and cash flow. She is also the host of the top-rated podcast, Happy Productive with Jennifer Dawn. A mother of three children, Jennifer currently lives in Rhinebeck, New York with her family. She loves to spend time with her family, ride horses, travel, and coach/mentor others.  
35:05 9/6/23
Healthy Ways to Manage Stress & Anxiety with Angela Ficken, LICSW
Angela Ficken, LICSW is a full-time psychotherapist in private practice. She specializes in OCD, eating disorders, and anxiety-related concerns. She started her career at McLean Hospital, which is one of the top-ranking psychiatric hospitals in the country and is affiliated with Harvard University. She was the head social worker on an inpatient unit that focuses on anxiety and depression. During her time at McLean, she trained in exposure therapy and became certified in CBT and DBT. Shortly thereafter, she worked at Harvard University as a primary therapist for undergraduate and graduate students. During her time there, she taught students CBT and DBT skills to help them manage a range of challenging emotions that young adults face daily. Along with her work at McLean and Harvard, Angela had a small private practice for years before she decided to move full-time in 2013. From there, she focused her attention on working with young adults and entrepreneurs primarily after noticing that both groups struggled with anxiety disorders and stress-related issues due to life transitions and the uncertainty of what was coming next in their lives. The struggle, as they say, is "real". She spent years fine-tuning her practice and building her business into something more than a standard full-time private practice. She began writing for Huffington Post as an expert, which then catapulted her into writing for other major online sources, which include where she is a verified expert,,, and has been quoted in Oprah Magazine, and,,,,,,, Nylon magazine,, and She has also been a guest on Onward Nation with Stephen Woessner where she talked about OCD and intrusive thoughts, as well as on the radio in Chicago and Reno speaking about stress and anxiety. Through her writing and hearing from her clients how difficult it was to find an understanding therapist—one who could teach coping strategies to manage difficult emotions—she decided to create the Breaking Every Day into Slivers Not Chunks: Practical Skills to Deal With Everyday Stressors: Worried to Well-balanced course to reach more people other than those she could meet within her office. The course is designed to help those with significant stress in their lives and struggle to cope with stress and anxiety.
42:42 8/23/23
Telling Your Story Through Memoir with Author Jessica Hendry Nelson
Jessica Hendry Nelson is the author of the upcoming memoir, Joy Rides Through the Tunnel of Grief, which includes essays on love, wonder, and the fierce bonds between women. It was the winner of the 2022 Sue William Silverman Prize in Creative Nonfiction from the Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP).  Her book, If Only You People Could Follow Directions (2014), was selected as a best debut book by the Indies Introduce New Voices program, the Indies Next List by the American Booksellers' Association, named a Best Book of the Year by Kirkus Review, received starred reviews in Kirkus and Publisher's Weekly, was reviewed on NPR and twice in Oprah Magazine, and was a finalist for the Vermont Book Award She is also co-author of the textbook and anthology Advanced Creative Nonfiction: A Writers’ Guide and Anthology (Bloomsbury, 2021) along with the writer Sean Prentiss.   Her work has appeared in The Threepenny Review, Prairie Schooner, North American Review, Tin House, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Rumpus, The Carolina Quarterly, Columbia Journal, Painted Bride Quarterly, Crab Orchard Review, PANK, Drunken Boat and elsewhere.   Jessica is an Assistant Professor in the MFA program and English Department at Virginia Commonwealth University and on faculty in the MFA Program at the University of Nebraska in Omaha. She lives in Richmond, Virginia.
53:29 7/19/23
Making Dollars Make Sense with Sue Ann Baksh Lorray
Sue Ann Baksh Lorray is a manager with one of the Top 5 banks in Canada. With 25+ years' experience in the Financial Industry and 10 years as a Financial Advisor, Sue Ann’s goal is to educate and empower others. She is a member of a Diversity and Inclusion Committee that supports fair treatment in the workplace by ensuring those with diverse backgrounds are valued and respected. She is also a volunteer with Junior Achievement teaching the "Dollars With Sense" and "More Than Money" financial literacy programs to Grade 5 & 6 students.  As a people and thought leader, Sue Ann’s passion is advocating for others, specifically women and children. Along with her husband, Sue Ann is founder of a non-profit organization, Life To The Fullest, providing mentorship programs and services to individuals who want to improve their lives but may not know where to start or just need assistance to learn and develop strategies for success. Some of the programs provided are Personal Development Workshops, Communication Skill Builds, Career and Business Development Workshops, Fresh Start Services for Newcomers to Canada, and Homeless Outreach.  Through her non-profit organization, Sue Ann has assisted with providing food and clothing to needy families in the Durham Region as well as financial guidance with budgeting and financial planning sessions. Sue Ann is a mother of four who has faced many personal challenges which includes surviving domestic violence and abuse. Through her struggles, Sue Ann has learned the power of positivity and resiliency which are life skills that she is eager to share in order to motivate and encourage others to be successful.   Deborah Bailey is a writer and host of Women Entrepreneurs Radio podcast. Learn more about her and her books and writing courses at: For Deborah's paranormal and fantasy romance fiction visit:
35:42 7/5/23
The 3 Money Energy Leaks for Women in Business with Jenn Adamson
Jenn Adamson is an executive-level mindset and manifestation coach, #1 International Bestselling Author, Registered Nurse and will be a featured speaker at Tedx Huntington Beach in September 2023. Prior to coaching, Jenn consulted Fortune 500 Companies in sustainability practices. After 8 years of climbing the corporate ladder though, Jenn felt the pull to pivot and align into her purpose. Today, she specializes in empowering leaders to access their flow so they can live an abundant, innovative, and joyful life without the hustle. Jenn brings a unique perspective to her coaching practice, combining her expertise in healthcare and science with her passion for personal growth and transformation. Jenn has a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing from the University of Colorado and a Bachelor's degree from Colorado State University. She also lived in India for 6 months to study Eastern traditional medicine including Aryuveda and Yoga; and is certified in Neuro Quantum Wiring. LinkedIn /in/iamjennadamson/ FB /iamjennadamson IG @iamjennadamson  Download Jenn's free gifts for listeners of the podcast   Deborah Bailey is a writer and host of Women Entrepreneurs Radio podcast. Learn more about her and her books and writing courses at: For Deborah's paranormal and fantasy romance fiction, visit:
34:21 6/21/23
How to Grow Your Business with Collaboration (Not Competition) with Founder Karen Bate
Rewind episode: How to Grow Your Business with Collaboration (Not Competition) with Karen Bate, Founder & President of KB Concepts P.R.  A former journalist and Congressional press secretary, Karen Bate founded KB Concepts P.R. 10 years ago. She and her team brand companies and nonprofits; position organizations to achieve their mission and goals; garner key media placements; and harness the variety of social media tools to tell clients' stories and inspire others to support them. Great Ideas for Good Causes is not just her company tagline; it is the guiding philosophy of her work. Karen also co-founded and ran Awesome Women (AWE), an award-winning networking group for women business owners with six chapters throughout the DC region, from 2014-2020, before merging AWE with the Arlington Chamber of Commerce to become the Chamber's Women in Business Program. Karen passionately believes collaboration – not competition – and women supporting women are crucial to success in business and in life.   Deborah Bailey is a writer and host of Women Entrepreneurs Radio podcast. Learn more about her and her books and writing courses at: For Deborah's paranormal and fantasy romance fiction, visit:  
29:26 3/8/23
"Strategies for Women in Tech" with Management Consultant & Author Sabina Pons
Sabina M. Pons is a management consultant whose focus is on driving revenue protection and growth for technology companies. In her 20+ year career, she has led global corporate teams, managed multi-million-dollar P&Ls, and built teams from the ground up. Now, she serves as the Managing Director of the emerging management consulting company, Growth Molecules. As an expert, Sabina has spoken at the Gainsight Pulse and SaaStr Annual Conferences, presented at HubSpot Grow, spoke at multiple sales kickoff events, and has been featured in the media, including CustomerThink, Rising Tide Podcast, The Customer Success Makeover Show, NPS I Love You Podcast, among many others. With a master’s degree in Communication, Leadership & Organizational Behavior from Gonzaga University and a bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of Southern California, Sabina is passionate about igniting corporate transformational change. She also sits on several boards, participates in many mentorship programs, and recently obtained a First-Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo. Sabina resides in Orange County in Southern California with her husband, two young children, and Goldendoodle dog, Riley. To shed light on the struggle of mothers in the technology sector, coauthors, business partners, and moms Emilia M. D’Anzica and Sabina M. Pons wrote Pressing ON as a Tech Mom: How Tech Industry Mothers Set Goals, Define Boundaries & Raise the Bar for Success. The coauthors conducted 12 in-depth interviews and gathered responses from over 300 mothers in tech from around the world to bring this book to life. The coauthors have the goal of inspiring other mothers to step up and showcase their unique strengths and abilities. D’Anzica and Pons also share their own stories while discussing some of today’s most pressing issues. About the Book: While there are many great works celebrating women in technology, Pressing ON as a Tech Mom: How Tech Industry Mothers Set Goals, Define Boundaries & Raise the Bar for Success (Legacy Launchpad Publishing, April 20, 2022) is not just about women in tech. It's about mothers in the technology sector and the struggles and triumphs that they experienced throughout their careers. This book is also for allies of mothers in tech who want to support this movement.
45:36 1/18/23
"How to Increase Job Satisfaction for Job Seekers & Hiring Managers" with Amy Feind Reeves CEO of JobCoachAmy
Amy Feind Reeves is the Founder and CEO of JobCoachAmy, where she leverages her 25+ years of experience as an executive and hiring manager to help professionals at all levels of their careers find and keep jobs that make them happy. Her corporate consulting practice focuses on career coaching for Millennials and Generation Z, as well as consulting on practical approaches to implementing improved management practices.  As a sought-after expert, speaker, and career coach, Amy works globally with clients across a wide variety of industries including finance, consulting, media, consumer products, technology, and healthcare.  Her functional expertise--gained from nearly two decades of working with companies and organizations to reduce costs, increase revenue, and improve processes--is significant across all areas of business operations.  Prior to launching her business, Amy held a variety of positions including commercial banker, global management consultant, corporate executive, and non-profit executive. Her passion for supporting others in their careers comes from the difficult time she had found her way after college and when she needed to change careers after finding herself a single mother. She has become an author to expand her reach and passionate advocacy for people seeking to find their paths to success in the professional world. College to Career, Explained: Tools, Skills & Confidence for Your Job Search, Amy’s first book debuted in the summer of 2022. It provides insightful strategies and common-sense tactics to help job seekers make a smooth transition from college to career.  Using a proven methodology and unique insight that only someone who has sat on the other side of the interviewing table for many years can provide, College to Career, Explained is ultimately for the young professional or new grad looking for career guidance, or the more seasoned professional looking for pointers or to brush up on basics. Currently, Amy supports the Anaya Tipnis Foundation in scaling its operations nationwide and developing its career services workshops. The Foundation offers scholarships, mentoring, and support to first-generation college students as well as provides internship and networking opportunities.  Connect with Amy: Website:   Deborah Bailey is a writer and host of Women Entrepreneurs Radio podcast. Learn more about her and her books and writing courses at: For Deborah's paranormal and fantasy romance fiction, visit:    
49:02 12/14/22
"The Power of Transformation" with Cindy Tawiah of Diva By Cindy
Rewind episode: Known to many as, "Ms. Cindy," Cindy Tawiah is the creator and owner of the Diva By Cindy hair care system and its philanthropic efforts, The Diva Project. Inspired by a chemistry teacher, at the age of sixteen, Cindy began experimenting with making beauty products. Her love of chemistry never left her, and in 2007, Cindy created the Diva By Cindy hair care product line. Prior to creating the Diva By Cindy hair care system, Cindy worked as a registered nurse for 13 years. Her bedside manner transcended the traditional medical field and became the impetus for her entrepreneurial efforts. Cindy is passionate about women and serving their whole being, and it shows through her outreach. Cindy created Diva By Cindy products to enrich and inspire women by giving them a superb product that transforms their lives by stopping the hair from shedding and breaking and stimulates healthy hair growth. Ultimately, Cindy seeks to heal, restore, and transform women. One way she achieves this mission is through The Diva Project. Launched in 2004, The Diva Project offers women affected by domestic violence a day of beauty and healing. Sales from Cindy's hair care products support her outreach. Truly, Diva By Cindy is a product with heart! Cindy lives by six guiding principles: Prayer, Passion, Perseverance, Persistence, Presence, and Positivity! Since the episode originally aired Cindy has opened the first Black-owned Diva Day Spa and Healing Center located in Baltimore County. Diva by Cindy is the first ever multiethnic hair and skin care brand to specialize in natural products and services. This brand has been featured all over the world in venues such as the Baltimore Washington International (BWI) Airport, Black Enterprise Magazine, the Drew Barrymore Show, and in Ghana, Accra. Cindy Tawiah has also created vending machines with Diva by Cindy hair care and skin products that have helped to transform how these products are bought and sold in the marketplace. Now, Diva by Cindy has launched The Diva Day Spa and Healing Center, which is an innovative and unique day spa that specializes in traditional services such as sauna treatments, foot detox, and other spa services also offers wellness and healing services for individuals and couples. Additionally, the Diva Day Spa and Healing Center offers business workshops and retreats for organizations and companies to help improve the health of their businesses.
40:08 11/30/22
Activist, Scholar & Author Alma Zaragoza-Petty, PhD
Alma Zaragoza-Petty, PhD, is a Mexicana social justice advocate and scholar who teaches equity to create change. Born in Los Angeles but raised in Acapulco, Mexico, for much of her childhood, she is the daughter of immigrant parents and a first-generation high school and college graduate. Zaragoza-Petty has a master's degree in counseling and a doctorate in education and has worked in higher education for more than twenty years. She has served as an academic advisor, as a professor, and in research and evaluation for a nonprofit organization.    In her new book Chingona: Owning Your Inner Badass for Healing and Justice (from Broadleaf Books) Zaragoza-Petty shares about the chingona spirit she began to claim within herself and leads us toward the courage required to speak up and speak out against oppressive systems.   Website: IG:   The Red Couch Podcast:   Buy the book:      
49:10 11/17/22
"Stop Playing Small & Reclaim Your Power" with Author, Coach & Educator Dr. Tomi White Bryan
Dr. Tomi White Bryan has long been fascinated with creating maps and tools that simplify the complexities of life. She has used these tools to become a lawyer, university professor, compliance and leadership consultant, executive coach, and senior leader in two global organizations.   Her latest book is, Emotional Intelligence 3.0: How to Stop Playing Small in a Really Big Universe. She has written four other self-help books, three of them under the pen name Tommy Llama.   An avid learner, she believes life is a grand adventure. When she isn’t sitting on the back porch of her North Carolina home with her tennis-loving husband and tennis-ball-fetching black lab, she enjoys her latest career as a coach, keynote speaker, and facilitator.     Deborah Bailey is a writer and host of Women Entrepreneurs Radio podcast. Learn more about her and her books and writing courses at: For Deborah's paranormal and fantasy romance fiction, visit:
44:23 11/2/22
"Benefits of Word-of-Mouth Marketing in a Digital World" with Digital Marketing Consultant Ashley Cline
Ashley Cline is a Digital Marketing Consultant and Freelancing Expert. With more than 15 years of experience in the digital marketing space, she specializes in building strategic marketing plans, mapping strategy execution, and collaborating to optimize tactics that drive increased performance for clients, primarily in the Events & Entertainment space but has extensive experience working with Medical Device/Healthcare and Finance Technology sectors as well. She is also the EVP of Client Strategy at TicketSocket and Vice President and Co-Founder of Ice Cream Social. Ice Cream Social is a widget that can easily bolt on to any website or checkout flow. On the front end, it’s Incentivizing word-of-mouth marketing in the digital world we live in today while also collecting first-party data for you on who these consumers and who their friends are on the backend.
35:54 10/26/22
Sustainability & Activism Through Entrepreneurship with Megan Mayzelle of Scriptoria Solutions
Megan Mayzelle is a first-generation college graduate from West Virginia, USA. Her longtime dream of living abroad eventually led to the foundation of Scriptoria Solutions, a fully distributed feminine-forward team of technical communicators serving professionals in social and environmental justice.   Scriptoria Solutions takes grant applications, policy briefs, academic manuscripts, and other big scary documents off their clients’ desks. The result: riveting written words that get funders, policymakers, and top talent excited about taking sustainability solutions to new heights. Scriptoria Solutions also hosts team writeshops and is currently developing an online tool to help climate mitigation professionals identify and act on the often non-intuitive co-benefits and co-risks of their work.
26:58 10/19/22
Ronnika A. McFall Public Relations Advisor, Speaker & Author
Rewind episode: Ronnika A. McFall is an Accomplished Mass Communications and Media Studies Professional with more than 9 Years of diverse experience in both Corporate America and Small Businesses. An innovative, hands-on leader with a track record for success. Known for relationship building amongst customers, employees, media and the community - at - large. Ronnika’s recent attributes and work experiences come from contributions at Compassion in World Farming, American Red Cross, Cox Media Group, Yellow Pages, iGN Public Relations & Co and PR for a Day Consulting. Ronnika Ann, is the leader and visionary of every campaign she touches; she spearheads strategic campaigns and develops goals for each client. Every win and opportunity for growth is personal. That commitment to personal growth is at the heart of her team's efforts and she works relentlessly with top PR Heads in the industry, to focus on mastering relationship-based business to earn her clients' public support. Ronnika has gained 8 plus years of experience in leadership, event planning, production, public relations and journalism. Her most recent attributes have come from her contributions to IGN PR & Co., Yellow Pages Corporate Marketing Team, The Sun Herald Newspaper, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, Mississippi's Channel 23, and ABC's WAPT Channel 16. As a result of such vast experiences, she created, publishes and writes for the PR Insights and has published a book series called: "Putting The PR Back in EntrePReneurship" under her PR for a Day Consulting Service. Ronnika received her Master's in Business Administration from American InterContinental University and has a Bachelor's of Science degree in Mass Communications and Speech Communication from Jackson State University. She is a lady of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated. Because of all of her achievements, Ronnika was awarded the "Keys to the City" from her hometown, Biloxi, Ms. Ronnika A. Joyner Day is official celebrated on January 4th. Update: iGN Public Relations & Co. is now McCall Enterprises MarCom. Carlton and Ronnika met as marketing consultants at the Yellow Pages. Individually they ran their own companies since 2012. Ronnika, founder of iGN Public Relations & Co. and PR for a Day Consulting and Training, and Carlton, founder of CMF Solutions Inc., were married in 2017. Together, they formed the organization McFall Enterprises LLC to create a one stop shop for integrated marketing and communication needs.   Deborah Bailey is a writer and host of Women Entrepreneurs Radio podcast. Learn more about her and her books and writing courses at: For Deborah's paranormal and fantasy romance fiction, visit:
27:35 10/12/22
"Maternity Leave Planning for Entrepreneurs" with Maternal Health Consultant Arianna Taboada
Rewind episode: Arianna Taboada is a maternal health consultant who works with experienced entrepreneurs who are becoming first-time mothers, helping them customize their maternity leave plan and return to work. She is deeply committed to providing on-going, multi-faceted support that meets the professional, physical, mental, social, and emotional needs of entrepreneurs as they babyproof their business and navigate new motherhood. Prior to her consulting practice, Arianna worked on maternal health issues for over a decade as a health educator, a social worker in a mental health clinic, a reproductive health researcher, and a yoga therapist. She draws from her expertise as a maternal health professional, combined with her experience as a business owner and mother, to provide highly personalized services so expecting entrepreneurs have the tools and information they need to make decisions and take action when it comes to balancing their business with a new baby. Arianna lives, works, and plays with her family in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Get Arianna's workbook to learn how a business owner can plan out her maternity leave and return to work on her terms.   Deborah Bailey is a writer and host of Women Entrepreneurs Radio podcast. Learn more about her, her books and writing courses at: For Deborah's paranormal and fantasy romance fiction, visit:
32:49 9/21/22
"How to Build a Badass Brand" with Entrepreneur, Speaker & Author Pia Silva
Rewind episode: Entrepreneur, speaker and author Pia Silva is a partner and brand strategist at Worst-of-all Design where they build "Badass Brands without the BS" for 1-3 person service businesses in 1-3 day intensives. She is a Forbes contributor and has spoken at a host of entrepreneurial organizations including Goldman Sach's 10,000 small businesses, The Chamber of Commerce, Squarespace, and We Work. Her company was named top "10 Design Firms Lead By Young People That Are Changing the Way We Look at the World" by Complex. Her upcoming book, "Badass Your Brand: Impatient Entrepreneur’s Guide to Turning Expertise into Profit" launched March 16th, 2017.
47:10 9/9/22
"Following Your Calling" with Monique Rodriguez CEO of Mielle Organics
Rewind episode: Monique Rodriguez is the CEO of Mielle Organics, a hair and skin care company that uses all natural ingredients. As a mother and Registered Nurse, Monique developed a passion for healthy living and was determined to share her knowledge and enthusiasm about growing and maintaining healthy hair. In May of 2014, founder, Monique Rodriguez, was inspired to share her regimen of healthy, tailbone-length hair with the masses. This was initially exercised with the creation of the first Mielle Organics product, the Advanced Hair Formula, a unique proprietary blend of herbs, amino acids and minerals to support healthy hair, skin and nails, and immune system. After popular demand, Monique began to meet her customers with the products they demanded with the introduction of the Mint Almond Oil, acclaimed for its scalp sensation, root stimulation for hair growth and illustrious shine. Today, Monique’s products have welcomed a global and viral sensation, with orders from over 100,000 customers around the world in a seven month span. Since then, MIELLE has expanded to 10 collections under Monique’s direction, including products for skin and children. MIELLE has been distributed in more than 87 countries and can be found in more than 100,000 stores across the U.S. in retailers such as Sally Beauty, Target, CVS, Walgreens, Kroger, JC Penny, and Walmart. In 2021, Monique became the first Black woman to raise a non-controlling nine-figure investment in a deal with Berkshire Partners. The company has been endorsed by celebrities including: Rasheeda Frost (Love & Hip Hop), Demetria McKinney (Real Housewives of Atlanta and Tyler Perry’s House of Pain), Drew Sidora (BET’s The Game) and a host of naturalistas around the world. Mielle Organics continues to be a market innovator in the natural hair care world and is excited to continue to meet the demands of healthy, natural hair by women and families worldwide.   Deborah Bailey is a writer and host of Women Entrepreneurs Radio podcast. Learn more about her and her books and writing courses at: For Deborah's paranormal and fantasy romance fiction, visit:
28:29 9/7/22
“Growing and Scaling Your Business” with Angela Randolph, Founder & CEO of Stellar Ledgers, LLC
Angela Randolph or “Angela the CFO” is very passionate about empowering and equipping women entrepreneurs with the financial knowledge and business acumen needed to build wealth and obtain financial security while leaving a legacy for their families. Angela is an entrepreneur, Certified Public Accountant, finance professional that understands what it means to build a business from the ground up. Angela is committed to educating women entrepreneurs on how to handle their finances through her firm Stellar Ledgers LLC. Angela has firsthand experience on building a business while working a 9-5 and also on bootstrapping the business along the way. Angela has been in the accounting and finance field for over twenty years and through her conversations with business owners in various stages of growth notes that often times the state of your personal finances can be an indication of the condition of your business finances. She has empathy and compassion for business owners who were not taught about money, debt, budgeting, and personal and business finances. Although she managed multimillion dollar budgets of Fortune 500 companies with ease, Angela was forced to create and maintain her own personal budget which began during the wake of Hurricane Katrina (due to job loss while her entire family back home was displaced.) When financial crisis strikes it really doesn’t care about your credentials, education or experience absent proper planning and executing on the knowledge you have. Angela’s personal financial journey and interaction with many small business owners trying to wear many hats inspired the creation of Stellar Ledgers Academy an online platform that provides financial education for small business owners. Angela shares accounting and financial tips and resources through her website blog posts, E-Books and online courses. Angela is a native of New Orleans, LA and obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (BBA) from Loyola University New Orleans, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Tulane University. Angela also is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of Texas where she now resides in the greater Houston area.   Find Angela on social media here:   Stellar Ledgers social media:     Deborah Bailey is a writer and host of Women Entrepreneurs Radio podcast. Learn more about her and her books and writing courses at: For Deborah's paranormal and fantasy romance fiction, visit:  
40:18 8/24/22
"Learning Financial Literacy" with Entrepreneur & Best-Selling Author Paige Cornetet
Paige Cornetet is the bestselling author of the Spend-Then series, a collection of children’s books teaching financial literacy by simplifying traditionally complicated concepts. A forward-thinking entrepreneur, Paige founded Millennial Guru at the age of twenty-six to provide companies like Kroger and Capital One with business coaching and strength-based team-building workshops. Paige, the eldest of four, is passionate about helping parents teach children imperative life skills and financial management techniques. She lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with her husband. About My Dad's Class As a parent, it's easy to feel insecure. What vital knowledge from your childhood should you pass on to your kids? How do you teach the importance of kindness and respect? When do you introduce the concept of money? How are you intentional with the lessons you impart? For Paige Cornetet and her three siblings, a childhood designed by their dad was a series of educational experiences woven into family activities. From investing in McDonald's as a stock market activity to using chore assignments as an opportunity for negotiation, the Cornetet kids gained insight into important subjects at an early age. Now, in My Dad's Class, Paige shares the strategies and principles her dad used to lay the groundwork for a happy, successful life. Told from the child's perspective, this is a parenting book unlike any other. Paige shows you how to get creative with tactics you're already using and customize a plan that works for your family. Parenting isn't always easy, but that doesn't mean it has to be hard. With daily, weekly, and monthly ideas you can use immediately, My Dad's Class is the simple framework you've been looking for to parent with intention and provide you with peace of mind.   Deborah Bailey is a writer and host of Women Entrepreneurs Radio podcast. Learn more about her and her books and writing courses at: For Deborah's paranormal and fantasy romance fiction, visit:
41:23 7/7/22
”Small Business Marketing on a Budget” with Marketing Consultant & Event Planner Melissa Forziat
Melissa and I recorded this conversation a few years ago. But the marketing information is certainly current and extremely helpful for small bus9iness owners. Also be sure to check out her free eBook: "Small Business Marketing on a Budget" link below.   Melissa Forziat is a Southern California-based marketing speaker, consultant, and author. She works with small business owners to develop and execute strategic marketing plans and with business organizations to train their trainers in small business marketing.   She offers keynote speeches, presentations, workshops, and webinars, with her 2018-2019 speaking schedule taking her to Arizona, Hawaii, Missouri, Texas, Washington, DC, Wyoming, and as far as New Zealand!  To date, she has delivered 47 workshops to over 1350 attendees in 9 US states and 2 countries and 37 webinars to over 1600 attendees, with collaborative partners in 11 US states.   Melissa is the author of the free eBook and companion workbook Small Business Marketing on a Budget and Board President of Ventures nonprofit, which helps low-income entrepreneurs in Seattle to gain self-sufficiency through business ownership.   Before starting Melissa Forziat Events and Marketing, Melissa’s early career involved roles with the Olympic Winter Games, Rugby World Cup, and the US Olympic Committee (managing dozens of events for visiting teams and dignitaries, from Polish track and field teams to Saudi Arabian princes).  Through her experiences with some of the biggest brands in the world, she learned the principles of building a strong brand and how to deliver the right message to the right audience time and time again.  Melissa is passionate about working with clients to find effective marketing solutions that allow their businesses to thrive.   A former gymnast, Melissa never quite made it to the Olympics in her sport, but she has taken Olympic-level marketing wisdom all over the world and made it accessible to the small businesses that need it most! Download her free ebook: “Small Business Marketing on a Budget” here:   Deborah Bailey is a writer and host of Women Entrepreneurs Radio podcast. Learn more about her and her books and writing courses at: For Deborah's paranormal and fantasy romance fiction, visit:  
38:30 6/8/22
"Taking A Leap of Faith" with Bronwyn Jane Psychic Medium, Teacher & Soul Coach
In this episode, Bronwyn Jane shares how she took her leap of faith going from a successful retailer business owner to full time medium.   Bronwyn Jane has been aware of her connection to the spirit world since she was eight years old. In 2017, after over ten years of training with some of Australia’s leading metaphysical teachers and world-renowned Psychic Mediums, Bronwyn embraced her ability professionally.   Prior to starting her own successful online perfume business she had a successful career in banking and finance. A few years later, as a young mother she started her online perfume business with $100. In the first year she turned over $500,000. Over the following 8 years it grew with customers in Australia, USA, India, UK, Europe, Eastern Europe and USA. This was her passion until she decided to step towards the world of being a psychic medium.    Bronwyn received the international credentials of Certified Spiritual Advisor (Psychic, Medium & Healer), LWISSD, and Advanced Lightworker from Tony Stockwell Soul Space in 2021.   Her wealth of knowledge and experience, and her grounded, compassionate style catch the attention of people worldwide. Bronwyn is frequently invited to speak on her fields of expertise, internationally FB: bronwynjanemedium IG: bronwynjanemedium   Deborah Bailey is a writer and host of Women Entrepreneurs Radio podcast. Learn more about her and her books and writing courses at: For Deborah's romantic fantasy, science fiction and paranormal romance novels, visit:
59:49 5/15/22
"Inspiring Women Leaders" with Certified Sales Professional & Speaker Jacqueline Dixon
Jacqueline Dixon is an award-winning and dynamic businesswoman with an impressive and successful history in sales and professional speaking. Jacqueline’s authentic and dynamic personality has led to her becoming a leading authority in sales training and development. She has worked alongside some of the top business executives and owners who manage multi-million-dollar sales rooms in both Canada and the U.S. Meet the Motivators is a not-for-profit organization that educates, inspires and empowers women and girls to pursue leadership roles within their communities and careers. A full day of workshops at the Brampton Civic Centre takes place on May 21st and a Gala Banquet on May 22nd features keynote speakers Margaret Trudeau and ‘Auntie’ Jillian Danford.
39:02 5/2/22
"Building Inclusive Organizations" with Alida Miranda-Wolff CEO of Ethos
Alida Miranda-Wolff has dedicated her career to help infuse organizations with diversity, inclusion, and belonging that employees need to feel accepted, be their best selves, and do their best work. She is the CEO and Founder of Ethos, a full-service diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) transformation firm closing the opportunity gap underrepresented and underserved groups in companies through Consulting, Training, and Programs. Before Ethos, Alida headed up investors, partners, brand, and portfolio company growth at Hyde Park Angels. When she joined the company, she was the first woman ever hired full-time, the youngest person in a director role nationally by 10 years, and just one of 27 Latina women in venture capital.   Alida's first book, Cultures of Belonging: Building Inclusive Organizations That Last, releases in February of 2022 from HarperCollins Leadership. Cultures of Belonging provides clear, actionable steps for you to build new values, experiences, and perspectives into your organizational culture.   Deborah Bailey is a writer and host of Women Entrepreneurs Radio podcast. Learn more about her and her books and writing courses at: For Deborah's paranormal and fantasy romance fiction, visit:
40:12 2/2/22
"Creativity & Collaboration: Launching Model Moms" with Eugenia Kuzmina & Rochelle Brodin
Eugenia Kuzmina and Rochelle Brodin recently had their book launch for the book Model Moms and have another coffee table book series of Tarot Cards coming out next year!   Eugenia Kuzmina is a Russian-American actress, comedian, and model. She started modeling at 13 in her native Russia, working for such companies as L’oreal, Max Mara, M&Ms, Nike, etc appearing in brands campaigns and commercials as well as local magazine covers. At 15 Eugenia won a prestigious contract with Nathalie Models (currently Women Model Management) and moved to Paris to model full time. Her modeling career took off when she appeared on the cover of Glamour, and walked the runway for multiple designers including Yves Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Thierry Mugler, Victor and Rolf, Guy Laroche, Kenzo, Comme Des Garcons, among many others. She has been featured in advertisements for Armani Jeans, Dior sunglasses, GAP, Arden B, Express, Kenzi, Replay Jeans, Sephora, and L’Oreal, etc… She has been been featured in magazines, such as Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, Japanese and Russian Vogue, GQ, Self, Shape, As well as catalogs for Hermès and Cartier.   Rochelle Brodin is a former model herself, with a career that spanned over fifteen years and took her around the world. Modeling in Fashion week, NY, LA and Miami Swim. She has walked for John Galliano, Roberto Cavali, & hundreds more. Additionally, Rochelle has modeled with Heidi Klum for her brand, posed in a Danskin Campaign with Camilla Alves-McConaughey and campaign for Ponds Asia. Commercially she has posed for brands like Pepsi, Honda, Bud Light, Macy’s, BMW, Macy’s and many more. After having her son, Benji, she fell in love with taking pictures and her passion turned into a profession after studying in London and the U.S. to learn the art and basics of photography. Everything else is self-taught and being on set & shooting behind-the-scenes for of photographers like: David Slijper, Ben Watts, & Tony Duran, Erik Asla. Photography, directing, and digital creation are her passion and with over twenty years on both sides of the camera, your photo session will be an immersive course in being photogenic. The life-long skills you learn make you “camera ready” even in impromptu moments. Model Moms is available online at
32:36 1/10/22
"The Holistic Path to Success" with Feng Shui Expert & Author Patricia Lohan
Patricia Lohan is the creator of PowerHouse Feng Shui and Author of The Happy Home: A Guide To Creating A Happy, Healthy, Wealthy Life. She helps entrepreneurs make their homes & businesses magnetic to money, luck, and blessings. She shows you what they don’t teach in business school, what lies between the lines, your top-secret tool for success. She has helped thousands of people across the globe embrace Feng Shui and creates lasting changes in their businesses, homes, and lives.  Patricia has seen first hand the power of the mind, surroundings and inner healing, clearing and aligning everything so it works holistically. She loves entrepreneurship with 15 years of experience running and growing three successful startups of her own. Patricia has been featured in media around the world including The New York Time, CNN, Fox, Forbes, The New York Post, She Knows, Essence, Mind Body Green, USA Today and Elephant Journal. Patricia's masterclass and her resources including: the Home Archetype Quiz, The Ultimate Feng Shui Checklist, 21 Feng Shui Top Tips & Feng Shui Your Office Guide are available on her site. Listen to Patricia's Live Your Dreams Awake podcast   Deborah Bailey is a writer and host of Women Entrepreneurs Radio podcast. Learn more about her and her books and writing courses at: For Deborah's paranormal and fantasy romance fiction, visit:  
55:34 12/9/21
"Discover Your Voice & Set Your Boundaries" with Life Coach Reka Robinson Founder of Single You Academy
Reka Robinson - Radio Personality, Certified Life Coach and founder of the "Single You" Academy and Podcast - a bold and empowering platform for 21st century professional women. She's also an NLP Certified Life Coach, AKA the Single Girls Life Coach. Have you ever been in a relationship where you felt you had no voice? Coach Reka Robinson knows exactly what that feels like - which may sound odd, considering the award-winning on-air personality has made a career from expressing herself for over 15 years. Still, in life away from music and entertainment, the Seattle native’s encounter with emotional abuse at the hands of a boyfriend forced her into a deep search for identity and self-worth. Now, as the "Single Girls Life Coach," she is helping other women to discover their voices, to recognize that being single is not a punishment, and that their relationships with men should no longer define them. Through her growing Single You Academy and Single You Podcast, Robinson offers advice and counseling to women who desire to free themselves from tying their identity to men and to recognize that they are powerful all on their own.  Robinson’s last relationship was a nightmare, despite her giving the appearance to the public that everything was perfect. During the two-year relationship, Robinson dealt with emotional and psychological abuse and excessive cheating by her ex-boyfriend, who, through her studies, would be classified as an extreme narcissist. Through Robinson’s Single You Podcast, she explores these scenarios, and many more while teaching her clients and listeners how to identify warning signs. This year, she is releasing her book “Sis, Don’t Date that Guy”. Still, despite her work, Robinson emphasizes that she desires to be married, when it is right. She is also not trying to deter women from being in relationships, instead, encouraging them to recognize their own worth before jumping into one, and understanding that if they happen to remain single, there is nothing wrong with them. Information on Reka Robinson and Single You can be found on her website at or by following her on Instagram at @justmereka. Find Reka on TikTok, Twitter & Facebook as @justmereka   Deborah Bailey is a writer and host of Women Entrepreneurs Radio podcast. Learn more about her and her books and writing courses at: For Deborah's paranormal and fantasy romance fiction, visit:
43:32 11/17/21
Holistic Health Educator & Author Kitty Martone
Kitty Martone, AKA, Healthy Gut Girl is the creator of The Total Gut Makeover, Author of “The Gut Health Diet for Beginners” & “The 4-Week Gut Health Plan” and host of the podcast, ‘Stuff Your Doctor should Know’. Kitty is a holistic health educator and investigative health journalist. She has a background as a nutritional consultant and chef, working alongside nutritional giants such as Dr. Robert Marshall and author Donna Gates. From birth into her young adult years, Kitty was entrenched in the allopathic medical model managing major health conditions. Finally she turned to holistic healing and used that journey to empower others to teach and build a career from what they learned. Get a gift just for podcast listeners: Website: Instagram: @healthygutgirl_ Facebook: @heathygutgirl   Deborah Bailey is a writer and host of Women Entrepreneurs Radio podcast. Learn more about her and her books and writing courses at: For Deborah's paranormal and fantasy romance fiction, visit:
43:38 11/10/21