Interview

Terri talks with Naama Barnea-Goraly about the tech savvy and socially minded Gen Z.

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Show Highlights

·      Naama explains that Gen Z covers people born between 1997-2010/2012 but it’s not just the year they were born.

·      Naama shares that Gen Z grew up after 9/11, in an era of war, during the financial crisis, and with technology

·      Naama explains that Gen Xers grew up after Watergate, with high divorce rates for their parents, and grew up to be cynical; this influences the way Gen Xers parent their kids along with having access to technology and resources on parenting

·      Naama said that the data shows that Gen Z is the largest generation in terms of numbers, is the most diverse, is shaping up to be the best educated, is very socially minded, and is less trusting of institutions

·      Naama said that the data shows that Gen Z tends to stay at home more, gets into less trouble, starts having sex later, has fewer teen pregnancies, do less drugs and drink less, but they do feel lonelier and are more depressed.

·      Terri asks Naama about Gen Z and the gender spectrum

·      Naama shares what she and her team have learned about what girls are looking for and why they’ve create an app for them

·      Terri asks Naama for ideas to get her second child to interact and socialize in real life with their friends

 

Terri’s Key Takeaway

Even though her second child isn’t getting out more to meet with their friends in real life, the interaction that they are having in chats, through Facetime and other means of communicating are just fine to build relationships and feel connected to others.

 

References in the Podcast

·      Piloting Your Life:  https://www.pilotingyourlife.com/

·      Telle App:  https://telleapp.com/

 

Contact

You can purchase Piloting Your Life (the book) on Amazon at http://bit.ly/PYL-Amazon, or you can go to https://www.pilotingyourlife.com/ to choose your preferred format and retailer and see other goodies.

Naama can be reached at naama@telleapp.com or through their website www.telleapp.com.

You can follow Terri on Twitter at @terrihansonmead or go to her website at www.terrihansonmead.com. Terri blogs a variety of topics on Medium at https://medium.com/terri-hanson-mead.  

Terri would love to hear from you via email at PilotingYourLife@gmail.com.

Terri talks with Erin Levine of Hello Divorce about a healthier approach to divorce.

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Show Highlights

·      Erin provided her background and the trends she is seeing in divorce and how divorce has changed over the last 15 years

·      Erin said that women want to feel alive and make deliberate choices; we want to live more intentionally

·      Erin shared the following:

o   It takes 5-7 years of relationship trouble or contemplating divorce before a woman files for divorce

o   75% of divorces are filed by women

o   Women want to feel alive, we want to make deliberate choices, and we want to live more intentionally

o   Women want to model positive relationships for their children

o   The divorce industry is $50B/year

·      Divorce is the dissolving of the most complicated financial contract we will be involved in

·      Divorce does not mean failure; a lot of relationships don’t work out; people shouldn’t feel terrible and ashamed if they get divorced

·      Erin talked about how the fear of the unknown is terrifying in divorce; the fear can turn into anger and a messy divorce which can be avoided through education, self-care, and goal-setting for after the divorce

·      Terri asked Erin for ways in which we can better support our friends and family going through divorce

·      Erin talked about how millennials love their pets and there are pre-nups, post-nups that address this in relationships

Terri’s Key Takeaway

There are healthier ways to end marriages than in years past with a shift from attorney-centered to individually centered and leveraging the services of divorce coaches, co-parenting coaches, financial planners, and other non-legal resources. 

References in the Podcast

·      Piloting Your Life:  https://www.pilotingyourlife.com/

·      Hello Divorce:  https://hellodivorce.com/

·      Divorceify:  https://divorceify.com/home

·      Breaking Free:  A Modern Divorce podcast:  https://www.breakingfreepod.com/

·      F It, Get a Divorce:  The Guide for Optimists by Steven Kane: https://www.amazon.com/F-Get-Divorce-Steve-Kane/dp/1794600795/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1572114806&sr=8-3

·      October Crew Chat topic on Money:  https://medium.com/@terrihansonmead/piloting-your-life-crew-chat-money-beeba0ffa570

·      Sluts and Scholars:  Spooky Sex with Dr. Amie Harwick:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/123-spooky-sex-with-dr-amie-harwick/id1223781930?i=1000454766632

·      Finding My Yum:  https://www.facebook.com/findingmyyumpodcast/

Contact

You can purchase Piloting Your Life (the book) on Amazon at http://bit.ly/PYL-Amazon, or you can go to https://www.pilotingyourlife.com/ to choose your preferred format and retailer and see other goodies.

Erin can be reached by email at hello@hellodivorce.com, through LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/erinlevine/ and on Twitter @hellodivorce.

You can follow Terri on Twitter at @terrihansonmead or go to her website at www.terrihansonmead.com. Terri blogs a variety of topics on Medium at https://medium.com/terri-hanson-mead.  

Terri would love to hear from you via email at PilotingYourLife@gmail.com.

Episode 109 -Terri talks with Stephanie Sammons, CFP about the four steps to improve your financial health.

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Show Highlights

·      Stephanie shares what she is seeing with the midlife women she works with as a Certified Financial Planner and how they are asking, “Where am I going next?”

·      Stephanie includes your mental health, physical health, spiritual health, financial health when defining your financial life

·      Stephanie believes the first step to taking charge of your financial situation is to be aware of the need to do so.

·      Stephanie shares the four steps for women to take charge of their finances and wealth in midlife

o   Create a master inventory of your assets, debts, insurance policies, employee benefits, wills, etc.

o   Define your life vision

o   Shore up your health and wellness

o   Identify and close the gaps

·      Terri shares her quarterly financial summary process and how she has a death binder to capture her family’s inventory

·      Terri asks Stephanie about how to handle the emotional baggage we might have around financial planning or money in general

·      Stephanie offers up some suggestions for how to view your wealth, and some tools to help with it, when you don’t feel wealthy

Terri’s Key Takeaway

Our financial health includes our mental health, physical health, spiritual health, and our finances.

References in the Podcast

·      Piloting Your Life:  https://www.pilotingyourlife.com/

·      LGBTQ Midlife Money Gal podcast: https://lgbtqmidlifemoney.com/category/podcast/

·      Stephanie Sammons CFP blog: https://sammonswealth.com/blog/

·      Funerals360:  https://www.funerals360.com/

·      Death binder alternative:  https://www.everplans.com/

·      True WELLth podcast: https://www.brightonjones.com/podcast/true-wellth

 

 

Contact

You can purchase Piloting Your Life (the book) on Amazon at http://bit.ly/PYL-Amazon, or you can go to https://www.pilotingyourlife.com/ to choose your preferred format and retailer and see other goodies.

Stephanie can be reached through her website https://sammonswealth.com/or https://lgbtqmidlifemoney.com/.

You can follow Terri on Twitter at @terrihansonmead or go to her website at www.terrihansonmead.com. Terri blogs a variety of topics on Medium at https://medium.com/terri-hanson-mead.  

Terri would love to hear from you via email at PilotingYourLife@gmail.com.

Episode 108 -Terri talks with Susan Bratton, the Trusted Hot Sex Advisor to Millions about opportunities for great sex in midlife.

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Show Highlights

·      Susan shares how she decided on the title ‘Trusted Hot Sex Advisor to Millions’

·      Susan answered Terri’s question about how to get our sexy back in midlife

·      Susan shares the differences between estrogen driven and testosterone driven humans

·      Susan shares some things we can be doing as women to wake up our inner sex kitten

·      Susan emphasizes the need for a sexual soulmate pact to create trust in the bedroom

·      Susan talks about libido, desire and arousal

·      Terri asks about rebuilding trust in the bedroom in long term relationships

·      Susan shares her favorite vibrators and the results of a 30-day masturbation challenge

·      Susan goes into detail about the entire clitoris and the importance of self-pleasure

·      Terri summarizes opportunities for women in midlife:

o   Let go of body image issues

o   Ask for what we want

o   Self-pleasure

o   Sexploration

o   Getting the blood flowing (engorgement)

 

Terri’s Key Takeaway

Women follow a monthly cycle while men adhere to a daily cycle. 

 

References in the Podcast

·      Piloting Your Life:  https://www.pilotingyourlife.com/

·      PYL008:  Piloting Your Life interview with Andrea Barrica of O.School : http://www.terrihansonmead.com/podcast/2017/10/2/piloting-your-life-episode-8-andrea-barrica

·      Susan Bratton:  https://susanbratton.com/

·      Sexual Soulmates by Susan Bratton (includes the sexual soulmate pact): https://www.pilotingyourlife.com/sexandrelationships

·      Finding My Yum podcast episode with Amy Harwick: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/rebroadcast-15-theres-doctor-in-house-dr-amie-harwick/id1446362861?i=1000452164707

·      Lady Bi Vibrator:  https://us.funfactory.com/en/vibrators/lady-bi/

·      #LiftNotDrag 31 Day Challenge:  https://medium.com/terri-hanson-mead/liftnotdrag-31-day-challenge-6395dc27e37b

·      Pinterest #LiftNotDrag 31 Day Challenge:  https://pin.it/62iluqdk226qal

 Contact

You can purchase Piloting Your Life (the book) on Amazon at http://bit.ly/PYL-Amazon, or you can go to https://www.pilotingyourlife.com/ to choose your preferred format and retailer and see other goodies.

You can follow Susan Bratton on Instagram @susanbratton, on YouTube on her Better Lover channel, and learn more on her website www.personallifemedia.com

You can follow Terri on Twitter at @terrihansonmead or go to her website at www.terrihansonmead.com. Terri blogs a variety of topics on Medium at https://medium.com/terri-hanson-mead.  

Terri would love to hear from you via email at PilotingYourLife@gmail.com.

Episode 107 -Terri talks with Meha Agrawal about health, happiness, community, purpose and meaning for women.

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Show Highlights

·      Meha talks about how we learn from our community and are able to apply these learnings within our own lives

·      Meha suggests giving time and space to yourself to reflect on your own needs

·      Terri and Meha discuss the grounding effect of daily journaling

·      Meha shares how journaling helped her get out of a vicious spiral of negativity

·      Meha discussed the research around the healing power of bringing pen to paper

·      Terri and Meha discuss the power of community, listening to others and the importance of reflection, intention and action

·      Meha encourages women to take the pressure off the long term when defining your purpose and meaning (ikigai) and appreciating the small things

·      Terri emphasizes the importance of women focusing on their own journeys and learning through exploration, experimentation, and failure

·      Meha reminds us that happier women make for a happier world.

 

Terri’s Key Takeaway

Bringing pen to paper slows the brain down. 

 

References in the Podcast

·      Piloting Your Life:  https://www.pilotingyourlife.com/

·      Silk & Sonder: https://www.silkandsonder.com/

·      #LiftNotDrag 31 Day Challenge:  https://medium.com/terri-hanson-mead/liftnotdrag-31-day-challenge-6395dc27e37b

·      Pinterest #LiftNotDrag 31 Day Challenge:  https://pin.it/62iluqdk226qal

 

Contact

You can purchase Piloting Your Life (the book) on Amazon at http://bit.ly/PYL-Amazon, or you can go to https://www.pilotingyourlife.com/ to choose your preferred format and retailer and see other goodies.

Meha Agrawal can be reached through Instragram @mehaagrawal and @silkandsonder and through the Silk & Sonder website silkandsonder.com. Or by email at hello@silkandsonder.com.

You can follow Terri on Twitter at @terrihansonmead or go to her website at www.terrihansonmead.com. Terri blogs a variety of topics on Medium at https://medium.com/terri-hanson-mead.  

Terri would love to hear from you via email at PilotingYourLife@gmail.com.

Episode 106 -Terri talks with Annie Rogaski about the 31 day #LiftNotDrag challenge to lift up women.

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Show Highlights

·      Terri and Annie talk about the importance of actively supporting and promoting other women

·      Terri raises the challenge for all of us women to do one thing every day in the month of October:  #LiftNotDrag

·      Terri and Annie discuss ways in which we can provide lift for other women each and every day during the month of October in ways that might just become second nature.

 

Terri’s Key Takeaway

It’s time for us to actively look for opportunities to promote and lift other women.

 

References in the Podcast

·      Piloting Your Life:  https://www.pilotingyourlife.com/

·      Unraveling Pink podcast: https://unravelingpink.com/blog/

·      Piloting Your Life book signing event on October 5, 2019 at Pomegranate Seeds in Redwood City: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/book-signing-with-terri-hanson-mead-author-of-piloting-your-life-tickets-72151050735

 

Contact

You can purchase Piloting Your Life (the book) on Amazon at http://bit.ly/PYL-Amazon, or you can go to https://www.pilotingyourlife.com/ to choose your preferred format and retailer and see other goodies.

You can follow Annie on Twitter https://twitter.com/AnnieRogaski and reach her through her personal website http://www.annierogaski.com/ and the podcast website https://unravelingpink.com/ .

Episode 99 -Terri talks with Dr. Samantha Nazareth to discuss and dispel the myths around the gut microbiome.

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Terri talks with Dr. Samantha Nazareth about the evolution of our gut microbiomes, the importance of diverse data in gut research, and ways for us to improve and monitor our gut health.   

Who is Samantha Nazareth? 

Dr. Samantha Nazareth, MD, FACG is double board-certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology/hepatology, who practices in New York City. She is also a noted researcher, writer, and speaker on nutrition, wellness, and the microbiome. Dr. Nazareth has research published in The New York Times and continues to be sought out by the media as an authoritative source on a wide range of topics that include eating, wellness and gastrointestinal health. Her work has been featured on CNN, Huffington Post, US News & World Report, Women’s Health, Bustle, POPSUGAR, Shape, and Reader’s Digest, to name a few. She is also a medical advisory board member for Women’s Health magazine 

 

Show Highlights 

  • Sam talks about the various microbiomes and how the gut microbiome is the body’s first interaction with the outside world 

  • Sam explains how delivery at birth, how you were fed after birth, and the other factors that continue to shift our microbiomes 

  • Sam talks about age 3 when the gut microbiome reaches its ‘adult’ state 

  • Terri and Sam talk about the importance of diverse data in the research and tech around the gut microbiome and how we need to move away from self reporting 

  • Sam shares her tips for women to better and proactively manage our health through adding more plants to your diet, reducing sugar, and checking out your poop 

 

Terri’s Key Takeaway 

Younger people are dying from colon cancer and screening starts at age 45 now! 

 

References in the Podcast 

 

Contact 

You can reach Sam through her website www.drsamnazareth.com and on Instagram/Twitter: @drsamnazareth. 

You can follow Terri on Twitter at @terrihansonmead or go to her website at www.terrihansonmead.com or on Medium:  https://medium.com/@terrihansonmead.  

Feel free to email Terri at PilotingYourLife@gmail.com. 

To continue the conversation, go to Twitter at @PilotingLife and use hashtag #PilotingYourLife. 

Episode 98 -Jessica Campbell, MS, NTP and Terri talk about how we can make small but impactful changes to improve our overall health through healthy eating, rest, and education.

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Terri talks with Jessica Campbell, MS, NTP about how we can make small but impactful changes to improve our overall health through healthy eating, rest, and education.

Who is Jessica Campbell? 

Jessica Campbell, MS, NTP is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner with a master’s degree in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine. She sees patients at the Freyja Clinic in Redwood City and Love Heal Thrive in San Carlos. Jessica runs seasonal detoxes to help you fall in love with your food, your body, and your life. You can find her blog at http://foodfoundation.guru where she shares holistic health tips and healthy recipes for families that love comfort food. Jessica speaks yoga, Ayurveda, paleo, keto, ancestral diets, microbiome, mindfulness, and her superpower is the language of dance. 

 

Show Highlights 

  • Jessica shares her journey into human nutrition and functional medicine 

  • Terri and Jessica talk about lifestyle changes we can make to improve our health and the importance of reducing the stress in our lives by getting our bodies into parasympathetic response 

  • Jessica talks about the work she does with her patients to help them improve their health and how she works with them 

  • Jessica and Terri discuss hormone changes in perimenopause/menopause and how we need to talk about this and do more to help our bodies better deal with the changes 

  • Jessica talks about how our bodies are bombarded and are having trouble with dealing with the bombardment 

  • Terri asks about how Jessica’s services are paid…out of pocket or with insurance and they discuss health inequities 

  • Jessica loves working with postpartum, working moms to design programs that work for them and fits within their lives with their families 

  • Terri comments on how confused we are about what is healthy and what we should be consuming, and Jessica goes on to talk about how our bodies don’t recognize certain foods any longer 

 

Terri’s Key Takeaway 

Making small and incremental lifestyle changes can have major impact on our lives.  

 

References in the Podcast 

 

Contact 

You can follow Jessica on Twitter @JessicaFoodF, on Facebook @foodfoundationguru and her blog http://foodfoundation.guru.   

You can follow Terri on Twitter at @terrihansonmead or go to her website at www.terrihansonmead.com or on Medium:  https://medium.com/@terrihansonmead.  

Feel free to email Terri at PilotingYourLife@gmail.com. 

To continue the conversation, go to Twitter at @PilotingLife and use hashtag #PilotingYourLife. 

Episode 97 -Terri talks with her son Adam about launching into adulthood as he turns 18 this week.

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Terri talks to her son, Adam, about turning 18 and preparing to launch into the real-world.  They talk about philosophy, mental health, and how he has learned to feel and display his feelings. 

Show Highlights 

  • Terri asks Adam about turning 18, looking forward to college, and working with his therapist for the last year 

  • Adam shares the four truths he knows about himself and how he’s learned to feel and display his feelings 

  • Terri encourages Adam to seek help when he needs it in college 

  • Terri comments on how, as GenXers, she and her husband have parented by providing love, support, and have been intentionally more permissive 

  • Adam talks about being an outlier, playing a part in life, and shares his thoughts on hype beasts (Urban Dictionary:  a hype beast is a kid that collect clothing, shoes, and accessories for the sole purpose of impressing others) 

Terri’s Key Takeaway 

Life is going to be pretty dull in the Mead household when Adam goes off to college.   

Contact 

You can follow Terri on Twitter at @terrihansonmead or go to her website at www.terrihansonmead.com or on Medium:  https://medium.com/@terrihansonmead.  

Feel free to email Terri at PilotingYourLife@gmail.com. 

To continue the conversation, go to Twitter at @PilotingLife and use hashtag #PilotingYourLife. 

Episode 96 -Terri talks with her second child Rei about their GenZ life in the Silicon Valley.

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Terri talks to her second born child, Rei (born Rachel), about GenZ life in the Silicon Valley including Rei’s drive to learn, stress and anxiety, mental health awareness, social media pressures, their health journey, and being a part of a maker generation.

Show Highlights 

  • Rei shares their experience as a GenZ non-binary kid in a public high school in Silicon Valley and their drive to learn 

  • Rei talks about teenage stress, anxiety, the importance of having positive friends, and being comfortable talking about mental health 

  • Terri asks Rei about their health journey and impact of changes in health habits 

  • Rei explains why they think they are part of the GenZ maker generation and why it’s import to share content they have created 

  • Rei and Terri talk about what it’s going to be like when Rei’s brother Adam goes off to college 

Terri’s Key Takeaway 

Terri is much more optimistic about the future if it is full of teenagers like Rei.  

Contact 

You can follow Terri on Twitter at @terrihansonmead or go to her website at www.terrihansonmead.com or on Medium:  https://medium.com/@terrihansonmead.  

Feel free to email Terri at PilotingYourLife@gmail.com. 

To continue the conversation, go to Twitter at @PilotingLife and use hashtag #PilotingYourLife.  

Episode 82-Educating and inspiring Angel Investors through OSEA Angels in Orange County with Xandra Laskowski

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Terri talks to Xandra Laskowski about her own angel investing journey which has led to her desire to inspire and educate more female investors through OSEA Angels in Orange County.

Who is Xandra Laskowski?

Xandra Laskowski is a startup consultant with over 25 years of entrepreneurial experience with large multinational tech companies as well as startups as founder, investor, advisor and board member. She has held positions as Worldwide Commodity Manager and National Major Accounts Managerial roles before moving into the angel investment and startup worlds.   She founded OSEA Angel Investors in 2017, a women focused angel investment group based at the UC Irvine Cove, UCI Applied Innovation.  OSEA Angel Investors is a partner angel group with Tech Coast Angels and Angel Syndication Network.

Show Highlights

·      Xandra shares her journey into investing beginning in 2012 including some of her favorite investments and how they are faring.

·      Xandra talks about her investment philosophy which has evolved since she started investing.  She makes sure they are in revenue and that she is strategically aligned to be able to provide support before she writes her first, small check. 

·      Xandra’s leverages her professional experience and network in addition to her experience managing her family’s asset as an angel investor. 

·      She created Osea Angels to help other women in her community learn about investing in startups and get access to deals to make those investments. She is bringing education, inspiration, and connections to her members for startup opportunities. 

·      Xandra saw a need to support small businesses in Orange County that need access to resources to build and grow their businesses and she partnered up with someone to provide these services. 

·      Xandra most felt like the pilot in her own life when she took over her family’s finances to better manage her family’s wealth.    

Terri’s Key Takeaway

It’s time for women who are building the female founder / female investor ecosystem begin to benefit financially. 

References in the Podcast

·      Hera Venture Summit: https://www.heraventuresummit.com/

·      Osea Angels: https://www.oseaangelinvestors.com/Page/Home

·      Liquid Biosciences: http://www.liquidbiosciences.com/

·      Tech Coast Angels: https://www.techcoastangels.com/

·      UC Irvine Cove: http://innovation.uci.edu/the-cove/

·      First Republic Bank: https://www.firstrepublic.com/

·      Changing Tides: https://thinkresultsmarketing.com/books/changing-tides/

·      AngelList:  https://angel.co/

·      Jane VC:  https://www.janevc.com/

Contact

Xandra can be reached by email at xandra@oseaangelinvestors.com.

You can follow Terri on Twitter at @terrihansonmead or go to her website at www.terrihansonmead.com or on Medium:  https://medium.com/@terrihansonmead. 

Feel free to email Terri at PilotingYourLife@gmail.com.

To continue the conversation, go to Twitter at @PilotingLife and use hashtag #PilotingYourLife.

Episode 81-Finding Tailored Funding strategies for Female Founders and Business Owners with Jenny Kassan

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Terri talks to Jenny Kassan about alternative funding mechanisms for female founders and small business owners and how she works with them to provide tailored fundraising strategies.

Terri talks to Jenny Kassan about alternative funding mechanisms for female founders and small business owners and how she works with them to provide tailored fundraising strategies. 

Who is Jenny Kassan?  

Jenny Kassan has over two decades of experience as an attorney and advisor for mission-driven enterprises and is a certified coach.  She has helped her clients raise millions of dollars from values-aligned investors.  She is the author of Raise Capital on Your Own Terms: How to Fund Your Business without Selling Your Soul (Berrett-Koehler, October 2017). 

She served on the SEC Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies and submitted the petition to the SEC that led to the passage of the 2012 JOBS Act

Before becoming a securities lawyer, Jenny worked for eleven years at a nonprofit community development corporation in Oakland, where she served as staff attorney and managed community economic development projects including the formation and management of several social ventures designed to employ and create business ownership opportunities for low-income community residents. 

Jenny is a fellow at Democracy Collaborative and the co-founder of the Force for Good Fund, is the President of Community Ventures, and co-founded the Sustainable Economies Law Center.  She was a director of Berrett-Koehler Publishers and is a member of the Content Advisory Panel of Conscious Company Magazine and serves on the advisory boards of Lioness Magazine and Investibule

Jenny earned her J.D. from Yale Law School and a master’s degree in City and Regional Planning from the University of California at Berkeley.     

Show Highlights 

  • Jenny talks about her journey into working with startups and businesses on tailored fundraising strategies and the importance of Title III of the JOBS Act.   

  • Jenny talks about how her frustration with fundraising options and meeting Michelle Thimesch led to the recent launch of CrowdFund Main Street to take advantage of Title III of the JOBS Act.   

  • Terri and Jenny talk about how crowdfunding can fit into a startup’s fundraising strategy and how the definition of success for a startup is not based on funding rounds. 

  • Jenny is now focusing on the investor side and educating a lot of Americans on investing opportunities through her new organization called Angels of Main Street.   

  • Terri talks about how important it is for some us to see the direct impact of their investments and/or time.     

  • Jenny talks about how she works with her clients to structure their financing strategies in alignment with their goals, values, and short/long term strategies.  She also talks about the various options available to founders.  

  • Jenny felt most like the pilot in her own life when she went out on her own with her own firm.  She now has the business of dreams.   

 

Terri’s Key Takeaway 

Taking the first step is important to opening up new opportunity paths.   

 

References in the Podcast 

Contact 

Jenny can be reached through her website http://www.jennykassan.com/ 

You can follow Terri on Twitter at @terrihansonmead or go to her website at www.terrihansonmead.com or on Medium:  https://medium.com/@terrihansonmead.  

Feel free to email Terri at PilotingYourLife@gmail.com. 

To continue the conversation, go to Twitter at @PilotingLife and use hashtag #PilotingYourLife. 

Episode 80-Supporting an Ecosystem for Women of Color to be Startup Founders and Investors by leveraging Angel Investing

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Terri talks to Tawana Murphy Burnett about how joining and getting active with Pipeline Angels has led to her becoming an active leader in the startup ecosystem for women of color.   

Who is Tawana Murphy Burnett?  

Tawana Murphy Burnett, former consultant turned startup employee and entrepreneur, is now a global marketing leader at Facebook helping the top 30 Global Advertisers like Estée Lauder and Johnson & Johnson become the best mobile marketers. Prior to Facebook, Tawana led brand and product teams at Intuit, LeapFrog, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson, leading P&L, Brand Growth, integrated marketing strategies and new product innovation for brands like Listerine, Advil, and ChapStick.  

Since 2017 Tawana has become an active investor in women and women of color owned businesses primarily through Portfolia and as a Member and Due Diligence Lead with Pipeline Angels. She has served on numerous Diversity and Inclusion councils, most recently joining Digital Undivided as an Advisory Board Member for StartUp Newark. 

 

Show Highlights 

  • Tawana talks about being inspired to get involved in angel investing because of what Terri shared with her about her desire to get more capital into the hands of female founders when they met in the Lufthansa lounge in Frankfurt. 

  • Tawana joined Pipeline Angels and shares her experience learning about angel investing, leading a deal, and getting more involved to invest in more women of color.   

  • Tawana has made 9 investments since she started less than two years ago.  She talks about being excited about the community building piece, hosting more events, and getting involved with Digital Undivided in Atlanta and Startup Newark.   

  • Terri talks about leveraging AngelList as a ‘poor woman’s VC’ to be able to bring deals together and give women who are leading these deals some sort of compensation for the work associated with this.  She also talks about the importance of building the ecosystem but also finding ways for women to get compensated for all the work we are doing for free.   

  • If Tawana could wave a magic wand, she would improve the public education system in the US and make sure it is financially supported.   

Terri’s Key Takeaway 

Be open to conversations with people; be open to new ideas; be open to education.   

References in the Podcast 

Contact 

Tawana can be reached through LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tawanaburnett/ 

You can follow Terri on Twitter at @terrihansonmead or go to her website at www.terrihansonmead.com or on Medium:  https://medium.com/@terrihansonmead.  

Feel free to email Terri at PilotingYourLife@gmail.com. 

To continue the conversation, go to Twitter at @PilotingLife and use hashtag #PilotingYourLife. . 

Episode 79-Transparency in the venture funding process with Jane VC founder Maren Bannon

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Terri talks to Maren Bannon about what drove her to launch Jane VC, a fund focused on investing in female founders in the US and Europe along with a fellow Stanford grad, Jennifer Neundorfer. 

Who is Maren Bannon?  

Maren is Co-Founder and Partner at Jane VC, a venture fund to invest in female-led technology startups.  Maren is an entrepreneur at heart who has been building tech businesses for the past 15 years. Previously, she was CEO and Cofounder of LittleLane. Her operating experience also includes leadership roles at health tech startups as well as leading consumer marketing for a $1B product at Genentech. She is the mother to three young daughters and feels energized each day by her vision of creating a different world for them. She has an MBA from Stanford and an Engineering degree from Dartmouth.  

Show Highlights 

  • Maren talks about joining forces with one of her fellow Stanford grads, Jennifer Neundorfer, to create a new fund, Jane VC, to not only get more capital into the hands of female founders, but to activate more female investors. 

  • Maren shares the journey from reconnecting with her partner Jenn in January 2018 and leveraging AngelList to quickly create and raise the fund by bringing on supportive people in their network.   

  • Terri asked Maren about Jane VCs plan to get access to deal flow, being open to anyone, and their plan to provide transparency to the VC process to work towards leveling the playing field.  

  • Maren shares their plans for Jane VC in providing transparency, investing in women, and actively looking for investing opportunities outside of the Silicon Valley.  

  • With Jane VC, they are focused on investing in pre-seed and seed stage rounds, but they will also invest in Series A. With Maren based in London, they will have the opportunity to focus on startups not only in the US, but also in Europe including London, Berlin, Paris, and the Nordics.   

  • If Maren could wave a magic wand, she would shift the power dynamic to make it more equitable for women.   

 Terri’s Key Takeaway 

To shift the power dynamic and improve the world, we need to activate more female investors and invest in more female founders.  

References in the Podcast 

Contact 

Maren can be reached by email at hello@janevc.com.   

Founders interested in pitching to Jane VC can do so here:  https://www.janevc.com/contact-us 

You can follow Terri on Twitter at @terrihansonmead or go to her website at www.terrihansonmead.com or on Medium:  https://medium.com/@terrihansonmead.  

Feel free to email Terri at PilotingYourLife@gmail.com. 

To continue the conversation, go to Twitter at @PilotingLife and use hashtag #PilotingYourLife. 

Episode 78-Moving from startup to growth stage -a conversation with founder Mary Ray of MyHealthTeams, the social network for people with chronic illness

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Terri talks to Mary Ray of MyHealthTeams about the shift from startup to growth-stage and the importance of listening to your customers. Mary Ray started her entrepreneurial journey in second grade selling Pac Man trading cards which eventually led to founding MyHealthTeams with her co-founder Eric Peacock to provide social networks for people with chronic illnesses.

Who is Mary Ray?  

Mary Ray, cofounder and COO of MyHealthTeams, has a deep understanding of consumer behavior and social networking, which drives unmatched engagement among MyHealthTeams’ more than 1.6 million members across 29 communities serving people living with chronic conditions. Her innovative vision for people-first digital health solutions and laser focus on user experience, authentic connections and scalable platforms has helped the company quickly address 90% of the chronic condition population since its launch in 2012.  

Drawing from her personal experience with friends and family members living with chronic conditions, she is passionate about building communities that empower individuals, families and caregivers to share experiences, resources and lifehacks that help them actively manage health and wellness while living with a chronic condition. Previously, Mary has held executive positions with established leaders such as IAC and Sony as well as with innovative startups across the mobile, digital media and consumer technology landscape.  

Mary is a graduate of the College of William & Mary School of Business and George Mason University. A serial entrepreneur, Mary is an advocate for women in technology and has served as a SXSW mentor for up-and-coming female leaders. She lives in the Bay Area with her husband and son.  

Show Highlights 

  • Mary takes us through her background and her entrepreneurial journey into being the co-founder/COO of MyHealthTeams.  This journey started in 2nd grade selling Pac Man trading cards.   

  • Mary talks about meeting her co-founder Eric Peacock and how they decided to start MyHealthTeams as a spin-out from Insider Pages. 

  • MyHealthTeams is no longer a startup and is now in the growth stage.  Mary talks about where they are today and the plans to go deeper in their segments and provide greater benefits to their members.   

  • Terri asks about their strategy for creating new social networks and why they don’t roll out for lots of conditions at the same time.  Mary answers and shares some of their biggest surprises in the MyHealthTeams social network rollout and usage.  

  • Mary’s favorite founder resources include connecting with others through LinkedIn groups, female founder groups, and Harvard Business Review. 

  • If Mary could wave a magic want, she would change it so that people sincerely understand each other and act accordingly.   

 

Terri’s Key Takeaway 

Listen to your customers to learn about ways to improve your product in unexpected ways.   

References in the Podcast 

Contact 

Mary can be reached by via email  mary@myhealthteams.com, Twitter @marycray and LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/maryray/ 

 

You can follow Terri on Twitter at @terrihansonmead or go to her website at www.terrihansonmead.com or on Medium:  https://medium.com/@terrihansonmead.  

Feel free to email Terri at PilotingYourLife@gmail.com. 

To continue the conversation, go to Twitter at @PilotingLife and use hashtag #PilotingYourLife. 

Episode 77-Bringing groups of women together to introduce them to angel investing and funding female-led startups with lynn-ann gries

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Bringing groups of women together to introduce them to angel investing and funding female-led startups with Lynn-Ann Gries

Who is Lynn-Ann Gries?  

 

Lynn-Ann Gries has spent her career in the financial arena. From investment banking to venture capital she has experience working with a wide range of companies, from start-ups to those in the Fortune 1000. 

 

She began her career in the mid-80s working for two investment banking firms in New York, Smith Barney and Morgan Stanley. When marriage brought her to the Midwest she began working for the regional firm McDonald and Company, now part of KeyBank. At McDonald she was primarily responsible for helping companies access capital through the public equity markets, but also assisted 

companies in the processes of raising growth capital or transitioning ownership through sales or mergers. 

In 2001 she began working in venture capital, managing a small venture development fund with a mission to invest in tech-based start-ups. Over the course of 12 years she and her team invested $30M in 80 companies, all located in Northeast Ohio, including CoverMyMeds (sold to McKesson for $1.1 billion), CardioInsight (sold to Medtronic for $90 million), Wireless Environment (recently sold to Ring for an undisclosed amount) and OnShift, one of the Northeast Ohio region’s premier software companies.  

As of July 2018, she is the newly hired Managing Partner of the First Check Fund, the newest in a family of 15+ funds managed by Alumni Ventures Group. She also runs her own consulting firm providing a variety of business services including management of a women’s angel network, financial analysis, market research, and advisory services to entrepreneurs seeking capital. She currently serves on the boards of the Smith College Club of Cleveland, Summer on the Cuyahoga and In Counsel with Women.  

Lynn-Ann received her MBA from New York University (Stern School of Business) and holds a Bachelor of Arts from Smith College where she majored in Economics. She is mom to two grown children and resides in Shaker Heights with her husband, a sixth generation Clevelander, high school lacrosse coach and devoted Cleveland sports fan who has successfully managed to turn a Jersey into a Cleveland Indians superfan.  

Show Highlights 

  • Lynn-Ann shared her background starting in New Jersey and ultimately in Cleveland, OH including her time investment banking and early stage investing in the Midwest.  Lynn-Ann goes into detail on economic redevelopment in Ohio and her work with Jumpstart and the Ohio Third Frontier Program.      

  • Lynn-Ann talks about how she used to think that women didn’t need any preferential treatment to get funding until she saw the data.  This prompted her to share a female founder deal with her successful female friends that led to syndicating her first deal.   Her goal was to get the women she knew in her community with big jobs, at big corporations, where there is no intersection with an entrepreneur, to bring them together with the female led startups looking for capital.   

  • Terri and Lynn-Ann talk about the importance of getting more women to invest and the difference in risk tolerance between men and women and how this affects investing by women.  

  • Terri and Lynn-Ann discuss doing the work for free to support the female founder and female investor ecosystem and investigating options to monetize the time spent building it.   

  • Lynn-Ann talks about the women starting very small funds to build track record to be able to raise bigger funds at a later date.   

  • If Lynn-Ann could wave a magic wand, she would make universal healthcare coverage a reality.    

Terri’s Key Takeaway 

We need to continue to build the connections between investors interested in female-led startups to make it easier for them to get access to capital.   

References in the Podcast 

 

 

Contact 

Lynn-Ann can be reached through LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/lynn-ann-gries-44440/ 

You can follow Terri on Twitter at @terrihansonmead or go to her website at www.terrihansonmead.com or on Medium:  https://medium.com/@terrihansonmead.  

Feel free to email Terri at PilotingYourLife@gmail.com. 

To continue the conversation, go to Twitter at @PilotingLife and use hashtag #PilotingYourLife. 

Episode 76-Using IoT innovation to make infrastructure smarter and safe and have a positive impact on the environment with Cécile Villette

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Terri talks to Cécile Villette about why she started Altaroad to use IoT to gather information on road usage to positively impact the environment and ‘make infrastructure smarter and safer’.

Who is Cécile Villette?  

 

Cécile Villette is the CEO of Altaroad. A telecommunication engineer by degree, she spent 10 years as a Digital Strategy consultant deploying connected devices and new services globally for large Telco and Energy companies, before joining up forces with Bérengère Lebental in 2015 during her MBA in HEC to launch the connected road project that would become Altaroad.  

 

Show Highlights 

  • Cécile talks briefly about her background, the evolution of IoT, why telecom and IoT were/are interesting to her, and why she chose industrial IoT for her startup AltaRoad to reduce carbon dioxide emissions 

  • Cécile shares how she found her co-founders and the characteristics and aspirations she was looking for 

  • Terri talks about the false narrative around women not being able to have children and be founders in a startup 

  • Cécile goes into greater detail on what Altaroad does, how their technology works and where they are as a company 

  • Terri asks Cécile what she has been most surprised about as a founder of a startup and how her co-founding team splits and shares responsibilities of the company 

  • They discuss the impact of autonomous vehicles on how cities and roads are designed and how Altaroad will be a part of it 

  • Cécile shares her experience in fundraising thus far in raising from extended friends and family 

  • Cécile’s favorite founder resource is her network. She emphasized the importance of asking for help when you need it.  

  • If Cécile could wave a magic wand, she would fix global warming.  This keeps her up at night.   

 

Terri’s Key Takeaway 

If you don’t ask, the answer will always be no.   

 

References in the Podcast 

  • 4YFN:  https://www.4yfn.com/ 

  • Deep Tech (per TechWorks): We define Deep Tech as technology that is based on tangible engineering innovation or scientific advances and discoveries. Deep Tech is often set apart by its profound enabling power, the differentiation it can create, and its potential to catalyze change. 

 

 

Contact 

Cécile can be reached through LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/cécile-villette/ 

You can follow Terri on Twitter at @terrihansonmead or go to her website at www.terrihansonmead.com or on Medium:  https://medium.com/@terrihansonmead.  

Feel free to email Terri at PilotingYourLife@gmail.com. 

To continue the conversation, go to Twitter at @PilotingLife and use hashtag #PilotingYourLife. 

Episode 75 -blockchain, equity crowdfunding and democratizing access to capital for startups with Gaby katsnelson

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Terri talks to Gaby Katsnelson about equity crowdfunding, why SMBX is built on a private Etherium network, and the importance of democratizing fundraising. 

Who is Gabrielle Katsnelson?  

Gabrielle Katsnelson is co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of SMBX. She has a decade of financial accounting, strategy, and operations experience; including: managing the loan portfolio of the Artists Community Federal Credit Union; the restricted royalty funds of TuneCore, a digital distributor of music; and architecting financial infrastructure for countless startups and SMBs.   

  
Dedicated to creating a surplus ecosystem, Gabrielle believes that giving SMBs access to capital while creating an engaging and empowering investing experience for people is the means.    

Show Highlights 

  • Terri and Gaby talk about how they met at a Draper University blockchain pitch day and gravitated towards each other over common interests 

  • Gaby shared her journey from accounting into biotech in New York and ultimately into FinTech in San Francisco in early 2017 

  • Gaby met her co-founder of SMBX at one of the crypto, blockchain and ICO meetups she went to; he was always asking the interesting questions.  

  • Their company, SMBX is built on a private Etherium network and takes advantage of Title III of the JOBS Act to help small businesses issue bonds so that investors can invest in businesses they are interested in providing a secondary market for investors.   

  • Gaby and Terri talk about where blockchain is from a maturity perspective and the future of blockchain.  

  • Gaby explains equity crowdfunding and the differences between Title II, Title III and Title IV. Terri and Gaby talk about using crowdfunding to democratize funding and how we are still in early days.   

  • If Gaby could wave a magic wand to change something in this world, she would change mindset and personal responsibility for your own mindset.   

 Terri’s Key Takeaway 

It is important to maintain a sense of fun.  It doesn’t have to be so serious all of the time.   

References in the Podcast 

 Contact 

Gabrielle can be reached via email gabrielle@thesmbx.com; Twitter: @gabykatsnelson and through LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gabrielle-katsnelson-6a73958/

You can follow Terri on Twitter at @terrihansonmead or go to her website at www.terrihansonmead.com or on Medium:  https://medium.com/@terrihansonmead.  

Feel free to email Terri at PilotingYourLife@gmail.com. 

To continue the conversation, go to Twitter at @PilotingLife and use hashtag #PilotingYourLife. 

Episode 74- Joanne Wilson's journey into angel investing 12 years ago, what she looks for in startups, and how she helps them reach their goals.

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Terri talks to Joanne Wilson about her journey into angel investing 12 years ago, what she looks for in startups, and how she helps them reach their goals.  

Who is Joanne Wilson?  

Joanne Wilson is a New York City based investor and has had many careers. She started out in retail, eventually moving to the wholesale arena. She then transitioned to the media side of the technology world, before once again reinventing herself as an investor. She is currently an active angel investor with a portfolio of over 90 companies such as Food52, Sweeten, Vengo, Nestio, Shippabo, Flip, Clutter, and Union Station. She has been involved in numerous real estate transactions from beginning to end and continues to make investments in that world. Joanne is an investor in a few restaurants in the New York area.  

In addition to these endeavors, Joanne has been involved in various education projects and has served as chairperson at Hot Bread Kitchen, a non-profit committed to increasing access to the culinary industry for woman and minority entrepreneurs. She currently sits on the board of The Highline and is the co-chair of Path Forward. 

Joanne has maintained her blog, www.gothamgal.com for 15 years and has recently taken her talents to the airwaves on her podcast, "Positively Gotham Gal". She loves to bake, cook, throw a good party, travel, read, collect art, do the crossword and stay on top of what's happening around the globe and in NYC. 

Joanne believes her most successful venture is being married to her best friend, Fred, and raising their three kids Jessica, Emily and Josh   

Show Highlights 

  • Joanne shares her journey into angel investing and how she is able to see things coming down the pike 

  • Joanne talks about what she invests in and how her investing has changed over the last 12 years 

  • Joanne comments on some of her investments that are undercapitalized and the frustration she has around getting other investors excited about the startups and the founders.   

  • She looks for tenacious, smart, scrappy people as founders who can articulate their vision from now until what it can be.   

  • In, 70% of the companies she’s invested in, Joanne was the first money into the companies. Joanne talks about how she works with her founders to get access to capital and resources and help them build their businesses.   

  • Joanne and Terri talk about various different funding mechanisms and getting access to capital. 

  • If Joanne could wave a magic wand, she would change the animosity in society that people have towards each other.  She would make sure everyone has healthcare, a roof over their heads, food on the table, and access to education.  With these fundamental needs met, she believes that they may have better caring for their fellow man.   

Terri’s Key Takeaway 

It’s difficult to be a generalist as an angel investor; it’s better to choose a vertical that is most interesting to you and become familiar with the space.   

References in the Podcast 

Contact 

Joanne can be reached through her website https://gothamgal.com/.   

You can follow Terri on Twitter at @terrihansonmead or go to her website at www.terrihansonmead.com or on Medium:  https://medium.com/@terrihansonmead.  

Feel free to email Terri at PilotingYourLife@gmail.com. 

To continue the conversation, go to Twitter at @PilotingLife and use hashtag #PilotingYourLife. 

Episode 73 - How To Survive The Turbulence As A Founder Of A Small Company In A Big Market

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Terri talks to Laura Fleet about how a personal experience gave her the idea and inspiration to start SendaRide and that she is both loving the roller coaster ride of entrepreneurship and challenged every day.   

Who is Laura Fleet?  

 

Laura Fleet is a leading expert in health care and regulatory law, having represented health insurers, providers and hospital systems for more than twenty years. Her professional career as legal counsel, lobbyist and Executive Director for numerous non-profit Associations in the health care sector has given her a unique perspective into our health care delivery system. Having successfully identified an opportunity to bridge one of the many gaps, she launched and Co-Founded SendaRide. 
 
During her career she has continually been at the frontline of our ever-evolving healthcare delivery system, shaping and interpreting the laws that providers, insurers and hospitals operate within. She is identified as an industry expert and thrives on solving the many problems the healthcare industry faces – whether regulatory, legal, legislative or implementation.  

Show Highlights 

  • Laura talks about her company, SendaRide, and why she started the company.   

  • Laura continues to talk about being a smaller player in a bigger market, her go to market strategy and differentiating factors.  

  • Laura has become very comfortable with the word ‘pivot’ and being uncomfortable.   SendaRide started as a B2C LLC and is now a B2B Delaware Corp.  

  • Laura has become comfortable with being the face and brand of SendaRide.   

  • Laura’s favorite founder resource is her network of female founders who have gone before her, and investor resources who are willing to make introductions and be available to answer questions and bounce around ideas.   

  • Laura was accepted into Springboard and shared what she is looking to get out of the time with her advisory group.   

  • Laura has been surprised by how much she is enjoying being a founder of a startup and the variety of skillsets she has developed over her time as CEO.   

  •  If Laura had a magic wand, she would make chocolate and champagne have no calories and carbs.  She would also have people stop in their tracks and not make judgments and not look at stereotypes when they make decisions.   

Terri’s Key Takeaway 

Don’t become a founder because it’s cool; you have to be 100% committed.   

References in the Podcast 

 

 Contact 

Laura can be reached through LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/laura-brookins-fleet-49aa9a54/ and via email at Laura.Fleet@SendaRide.com.   

You can follow Terri on Twitter at @terrihansonmead or go to her website at www.terrihansonmead.com or on Medium:  https://medium.com/@terrihansonmead.  

Feel free to email Terri at PilotingYourLife@gmail.com. 

To continue the conversation, go to Twitter at @PilotingLife and use hashtag #PilotingYourLife.