Women Worldwide with Deirdre Breakenridge

Carrie Kerpen, CEO and co-founder of Likeable Media, an award-winning digital content studio, joins Host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide. Carrie is a regular podcaster, and just recently launched the 100th episode of her show, All The Social Ladies. She's a keynote speaker who discusses social media and women in business and is a regular contributor to Forbes and Inc. magazine.

As an early adopter of social media and technology, Carrie discusses the impact social media has on women and how it can be a confidence detractor. On the show, she mentions the Highlight Reel and how you can get caught up in the “best" of what people are sharing via their social channels. Viewing their success and then making comparisons to your own life and career is a confidence detractor rather than a confidence builder.  Carrie points out that the Highlight Reel doesn’t present everything behind a person’s business or life; it doesn't show challenges or weaknesses. Keeping this in mind helps you to realize that the key to social media is your vulnerability and authenticity and how it's okay to ask for help. Carrie also offers her best advice on building your brand and your story; not just what you’re trying to say, but why you’re trying to communicate your narrative.

A little more about Carrie Kerpen Carrie refers to herself as a (Non)trepreneur. The launch of her business was atypical. She married her husband and co-founder at a baseball stadium in the world's largest sponsored wedding. The wedding was a word of mouth sensation that was featured in major media outlets including the New York Times, ABC World News Tonight, and the CBS Early Show. Her company, Likeable Media was born as a result.

You can connect with Carrie on LinkedIn and on Twitter @carriekerpen


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Shinta Witoyo Dhanuwardoyo (also known as Shinta Bubu), founder of Bubu.com, the leading digital media agency in Indonesia joins host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide.  Under Shinta’s direction, Bubu was acknowledged by Red Herring as one of Asia's TOP 100 Most Innovative Companies. Continuing the winning from Red Herring Asia Awards, Bubu has won the Global Red Herring Award, which was honored in the USA in Los Angeles. Bubu.com is also known for organizing a nationwide web design/digital campaign awards called Bubu Awards. Shinta has been in the Indonesia's digital industry for 20 years.

On the show, Shinta shares her start as an entrepreneur in Indonesia with a curiosity for the Internet and the World Wide Web. Although she studied  Architecture, she quickly taught herself how to create websites and became a pioneer in the Indonesian digital economy. Shinta also discusses her latest venture, VC Network, which recently launched to help connect high-growth start-ups to Venture Capital firms.  With no shortage of opportunities, she is helping to educate and empower women in tech. For Shinta, it doesn’t matter if you are male or female. Regardless, you have to have value and prove your worth by building your product and business. She offers advice to Women Worldwide listeners on how to achieve success through networking, learn from failure, be creative and innovative and figure out how to monetize early.  Shinta is on a personal mission to put her country on the digital map as a global player. Shinta knows “an idea without execution is a hobby."

A little more about Shinta Bubu Among her many awards, Shinta was named on the Inspiring Women Honor Roll by Forbes Magazine and Globe Asia recognized her as one of the most powerful women in tech. She is also the Head of Digital Business, e-Commerce and Startups Center at The Indonesian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (KADIN) and Board of Advisory at The Nature Conservancy in Indonesia. She was also the former Managing Partner at Nusantara Ventures, a pioneering technology venture capital fund in Indonesia aimed at helping entrepreneurs create and grow market-leading digital media companies throughout the region.

You can connect with Shinta on LinkedIn and on Twitter @shintabubu



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Rachael McCrary, fashion designer and intimate apparel expert joins host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide. Rachael is the founder of Jewel Toned, which is  the first contemporary shapewear brand with a whole new generation of shapewear. Earlier in her career Rachael conceptualized and designed the first Junior's division of Maidenform. She also oversaw product development, coordinated gorilla marketing, educated the sales team on the category and raised brand awareness.

On the show, Rachael shares her start as a young entrepreneur designing T-shirts for her cousins' band and later launching a profitable mini dress company all before high school graduation.  After college and spending a few years in Corporate America she launched Jewel Toned and embraced the entrepreneurial lifestyle. Rachael also discusses her thoughts on the fashion industry and body positive, helping women to feel confident and comfortable in their own skin. Wanting to take her company to the next level, Rachael is no stranger to pitching to Venture Capitalist's and claims the process is not for the faint of heart.

A little more about Rachael McCrary  Rachael realized her friends had one intimate apparel problem in common - they were feeling uncomfortable in their shapewear. Because a better option didn't exist, she created her company, Jewel Toned. The result was shapewear … not quite underwear but yet not considered outerwear.  Her line of shapewear is perfect for women who make their own rules.

You can connect with Rachael on LinkedIn and Twitter @rachaelbydesign

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Winnie Sun, founding partner and managing director of Sun Group Wealth Partners, joins host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide. With more than 16 years of experience in the financial services industry, Winnie has been selected as Investment News' Twenty Women to Watch. She is frequently featured as a “top advisor” speaker at national events, is a contributor to Forbes, Fox Business, CNBC broadcast, and CBS News.

On the show, Winnie discusses how she went from a career in entertainment working on America’s Funniest Home Videos to financial wealth management and launching her own firm. Winnie has also worked  on a nationwide Millennial Study focused on the spending habits of Millennials, with several surprising results and misconceptions she shares on the show. As a successful entrepreneur, Winnie points out her business and personal challenges and gives advice to business professionals on how to create success and happiness in life.

A little more about Winnie Sun Winnie is known as the most “social” financial adviser in her industry. She has a weekly tweet chat (#WinnieSun) and she is also a podcaster. On her show, Renegade Millionaire Show” she interviews entrepreneurs, high profile CEOs, and the nation's top trailblazers in business and entertainment.  As an independent advisor, Winnie is called upon to educate large corporate and nonprofit groups on planning strategies. She has been honored with invitations to the Barron’s Winner’s Circle for Top Women Financial Advisors beginning in 2006 to the present and has been coined "The Wealth Whisperer" by OC Metro Magazine's 40 under 40.

You can connect with Winnie on LinkedIn, Twitter @sungroupwp and Sun Group Wealth Partners on Facebook


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Stephanie Carls, digital lifestyle enthusiast, and video marketer joins host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide. Named a "Twitter Powerhouse" by The Huffington Post, Stephanie shares her passion for technology and social media focusing on the ways both are changing how you live and share information. Through engaging video content, she enjoys showing how to make sense of technology so you can tap and swipe your way to a simpler and more savvy life.

On the show, Stephanie shares many interesting insights on social media and technology. She lets you in on some important video marketing strategy tips and what it truly means to be a digital lifestyle enthusiast. When it comes to being "on camera" Stephanie states, “You really have to want to do and practice makes perfect.” She recommends recording yourself and asking your closest confidants to critique your performance. Her biggest question to her inner circle, “Is the Stephanie you get on camera the same as the Stephanie who sits in a room with you?” The underlying message: You always have to be the most authentic version of yourself. Stephanie also offers advice to Millennials on how to navigate social media. Just because you think it “disappears” doesn’t really mean that post / comment / video really goes away.

A little more about Stephanie Carls … Stephanie is frequently asked to participate as a spokesperson / digital correspondent. She has enjoyed working with Cottonelle, Chevrolet (as video host for 2012 SXSW Interactive Festival), Marketwired, Nike Women, Hallmark, GoPro, Nexersys (appearing on CBS "The Doctors") and more. As a digital lifestyle enthusiast, Stephanie shares her favorite products, helps navigate new apps, and offers tech tips. With her creativity in her videos, she has even landed features in The New York Times and NBC News.

You can learn more about Stephanie at her website and connect with her on LinkedIn and Twitter @stephelisecarls



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Holli Thompson, author of the book, Discover Your Nutritional Style: Your Seasonal Plan to a Healthy, Happy, and Delicious Life” joins host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide. Holli is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and a Nutritional Health professional. She is also the founder of Nutritional Style®, a health and nutrition blog and consulting company. She has been highlighted in USA Today magazine, Kiwi Magazine, DC Modern Magazine, Washington Life, and numerous other periodicals

On the show, Holli shares her journey from never feeling well to a life of energy and good health. She was a VP at Chanel who decided to jump off the business fast track. Her move to a different environment triggered changes in her body, leaving Holli to suffer from chronic migraines, sinus issues, and autoimmune issues.  No longer wanting to live on antibiotics, which simply masked the root of her health problems, she changed her life and became a student of nutrition, learning that certain food groups were the culprit. Today, Holli educates others on how to uncover their nutritional style, including her work on Capitol Hill and a program for US Congress. Holli offers tips to listeners on how they can de-stress to minimize inflammation, anxiety and heart-related issues. She also shares her thoughts on what you can do to listen to your body to make yourself feel better.

A little more about Holli Thompson … Holli is an inspirational speaker, and TV guest for several major networks, including ABC, CBS, and FX. She shares weekly on her own blog, at hollithompson.com and also contributes to several well-known blogs. Holli works with corporations and individuals on health and lifestyle coaching and consulting.

You can learn more about Holli on her website and connect with her on Facebook, Twitter @nutrition, Pinterest and Instagram.



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Entrepreneur, author, and speaker, Chris Dessi, joins host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide. Chis is the founder and CEO of Silverback Social, an award-winning digital marketing agency in New York City. Chris is also the author of Remarkable You, Build a Personal Brand and Take Charge of Your Career. Chris is well known for his entertaining, customized and informative keynote sessions for corporate events and Universities. He regularly appears on CNBC, CNN, Fox News, and Good Day New York.

On the show, Chris reflects on a pivotal moment in his life. He shares a time when he hit a low point in his career and how his motivation and passion propelled him forward.  In addition, Chris discusses what "people don’t tell you when you’re an entrepreneur" and gives advice on how to build a strong personal brand using his seven important pillars. Chris inspires Women Worldwide listeners to become the "biggest and baddest" version of themselves.

A little more about Chris Dessi … In 2012, Chris wrote a leading social media book titled Your World is Exploding: How Social Media is Changing Everything - and How you Need to Change with it. The book shot to #1 on Amazon's “hot new releases" in its first two weeks - all by using social channels to get the word out. Also in 2012, Chris identified a problem that there was no major digital summit in Westchester, NY. Chris produced this conference and in 2015 Forbes named his event as one of the "Conferences That Will Keep You Ahead Of Marketing Trends This Year."

You can learn more about Chris on his website and connect with him on LinkedIn and Facebook


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Jimmy Wayne, country music singer, and songwriter joins host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide. Jimmy is the author of the New York Times best-selling book, Walk to Beautiful, The Power of Love and a Homeless Kid Who Found the Way. In his memoir, Jimmy shares how he survived life on the streets and as a foster kid, bouncing in and out of the foster care system. Jimmy was able to overcome great adversity in his life and now uses his country music platform to help children everywhere.

On the show, Jimmy shares what it was like to experience life as a child growing up with uncertainty, and in different homes. He had to cope with an environment filled with violence, drugs, stress, and rejection. Jimmy learned to survive taking the advice of his granddad who told him to “get out there and work.” Through a strong work ethic, Jimmy earned money wherever and whenever he could. His message now is for people (especially men) to get out there and to give an hour of their time to boys in the foster care system. These kids are often labeled as "troubled or bad kids" but they really need guidance.  Through his own experience and the help of caring educators and influential women in his life, Jimmy changed his course and now speaks across the country raising awareness about teens who age out of the foster care system and become homeless.

A little more about Jimmy Wayne … Jimmy is known for hits songs including "Stay Gone", "I Love You This Much," and "Do You Believe Me Now.” In 2010, Jimmy walked halfway across America to raise awareness for kids aging out of the foster care system. He has helped to get a legislative bill passed extending the age of foster care to 21 in both Tennessee and California. He is also the author of the novel, made-for-TV movie and hit song, Paper Angels, an inspirational holiday story about a child in the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program.

You can learn more about Jimmy on his website and connect with him on Twitter @JimmyWayne and on Facebook.



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Hollis Thomases, the founder of ReinventionWorks, joins host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide. Driven by her passion for helping people and facilitating significant transformation, Hollis is a 2x entrepreneur. She is also an award-winning digital marketing pioneer, who became a syndicated columnist for Inc.com and a book author, Twitter Marketing: An Hour a Day.

On the show, Hollis discussed the difference between change and significant transformation. Most people don’t realize that change happens all of the time and does not lead to reinvention, which is moving in a completely different direction in your career or life. Hollis shares her story of reinvention and how she conceived her business, Reinvention Works, in 20 minutes while she was serving jury duty. Hollis imparts advice to people who are facing challenges when they make a significant transformation. She also discusses the survival skills to deal with 21st-century stress.

A little more about Hollis Thomases … ReinventionWorks re-ignited Hollis' joy for work. Her startup utilizes her best talents and skills: big-picture thinking; strategy; writing, content creation, and curation; fostering and facilitating relationships; providing guidance and support; training and education; and productization. ReinventionWorks brings together all of the moving parts of deliberate change and acts as the conduit between all the players.

You can connect with Hollis on LinkedIn.



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Cecelia Fitzgibbon, President of Moore College of Art and Design, joins hostDeirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide for an in-person interviewon the college campus. President Fitzgibbon assumed the officeof president at Moore in July 2012. She serves as executive editorof The Journal ofArts Management, Law, and Society. She is also a speakernationally and internationally on topics of leadership in the artsand cultural policy.

On the show, President Fitzgibbon dives into the topic ofleadership sharing her thoughts on the Imposter Syndrome, therisks, and failure associated with leadership and the criticalthinking process that is required when you are a leadertoday.  In this in-person interview, she not only answersquestions about how to build the best relationships and the type ofnetwork that is required, but she also responds to individualstudent questions. A few of the student questions focus on how tohandle the fear of the unknown, how to showcase your talentand leadership and the best ways to balance personal work andleadership tasks. President Fitzgibbon also shares her approach totackling challenges and maneuvering tough situations at anypoint in your career.

A little more about CeceliaFitzgibbon … President Fitzgibbon was the leadresearcher for the Philadelphia component of the National and LocalProfiles of Cultural Support Project, a collaborative project withthe Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance that investigated howthe nonprofit cultural industry was supported in ten communitiesacross the United States.



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