Women Worldwide with Deirdre Breakenridge

Nicole Rodrigues, Founder of NRPR Group in Beverly Hills, joins Host Deirdre Breakenridge as a Guest Co-Host on Women Worldwide. When Nicole initially interviewed, back in early 2015, she focused on women in business and how you have to rise above the stereotypes and to see people for who they are on the inside, no matter what role they play.

During this episode of Women Worldwide, Nicole and Deirdre discuss women owed businesses; the challenges, successes, and best daily practices, sharing advice when it comes to some frequently asked questions, including:

- What is the biggest obstacle for a woman owning a business?
- What is the secret ingredient to business owner success?
- What advice would you give to women about the amount of time necessary to network as a business owner vs. managing the business?
- As a women business owner should you be a creative visionary or a methodical professional, or both?

A little more about Nicole Rodrigues … Nicole is an entrepreneur and very tech savvy entertainment publicist. Her extensive knowledge in bridging the gap between the technology and entertainment industries has allowed her to work with clients including Sony Pictures Entertainment, Dolby, Yahoo!, Sony Playstation, Hulu, and M-GO.

You can connect with Nicole on LinkedIn and Facebook

A little more about Your Host, Deirdre Breakenridge … Deirdre is an author, entrepreneur and CEO of Pure Performance Communications. A 25-year veteran in PR and marketing, she is the author of five Financial Times Press books including her latest titles, “Social Media and Public Relations,” and “Putting the Public Back in Public Relations.” Breakenridge speaks nationally and internationally on the topics of PR, social media and marketing. She's an adjunct professor at NYU and UMASS at Amherst, a recognized blogger at PR Expanded, and also the co-founder of #PRStudChat, a dynamic twitter chat with PR professionals, educators and students.

Connect with Deirdre by following @dbreakenridge on Twitter and on her blog at www.deirdrebreakenridge.com.

 

 

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Mollie Evans, the co-founder of the Baby Vida Oxygen Monitor, a sophisticated yet easy to use device that monitors the oxygen level and heart rate, wirelessly from a baby’s foot joins Host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide. The Baby Vida Oxygen Monitor is a device that sends an alarm, if either of the vitals fall outside of the predetermined ranges.

On the show, Mollie discusses her entrepreneurial journey with her husband to create Baby Vida. She shares the challenges of research and product development; designing a product and then having to start over from scratch. She offers advice to other entrepreneurs about what it takes to bring their dream products to life. Mollie and her husband's hard work paid off with a patented product that gives parents a sense of security and peace of mind.

A little more about Mollie Evans … When Mollie’s baby was born, Mollie did what any mother would do, and checked on him constantly. She had a baby video monitor but it wasn't enough. She began to wonder, “What would it sound like if my baby stopped breathing?” After many sleepless nights and reinforcement from other moms experiencing the same fears, Mollie realized she had to take action. And she did!

You can connect with them on Facebook.

A little more about Your Host, Deirdre Breakenridge … Deirdre is an author, entrepreneur and CEO of Pure Performance Communications. A 25-year veteran in PR and marketing, she is the author of five Financial Times Press books including her latest titles, “Social Media and Public Relations,” and “Putting the Public Back in Public Relations.” Breakenridge speaks nationally and internationally on the topics of PR, social media and marketing. She's an adjunct professor at NYU and UMASS at Amherst, a recognized blogger at PR Expanded, and also the co-founder of #PRStudChat, a dynamic twitter chat with PR professionals, educators and students.

Connect with Deirdre by following @dbreakenridge on Twitter and on her blog at www.deirdrebreakenridge.com.

 

 

 

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Margaret Molloy, the Global Chief Marketing Officer at Siegel+Gale joins Host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide. Margaret has 15+ years experience as a marketing and business development leader in top tech, professional services and marketing firms. Margaret leads an outstanding, global team responsible for marketing, communications, and new business development at Siegel+Gale, one of the world's top branding consultancies. 

On the show, Margaret shares her journey to the US, leaving a close knit community in Ireland to live in New York City. She discusses the importance of education and how it has truly shaped her life. She also offers advice to other professionals regarding the qualities a leader should possess in business today. 

A little more about Margaret Mollow… Margaret drives breakthrough marketing that grows company awareness, profit, and team pride. She brings sense + sensibility— a blend of analytics and creative coupled with relentless execution.

A little more about Your Host, Deirdre Breakenridge … Deirdre is an author, entrepreneur and CEO of Pure Performance Communications. A 25-year veteran in PR and marketing, she is the author of five Financial Times Press books including her latest titles, “Social Media and Public Relations,” and “Putting the Public Back in Public Relations.” Breakenridge speaks nationally and internationally on the topics of PR, social media and marketing. She's an adjunct professor at NYU and UMASS at Amherst, a recognized blogger at PR Expanded, and also the co-founder of #PRStudChat, a dynamic twitter chat with PR professionals, educators and students. 

Connect with Deirdre by following @dbreakenridge on Twitter and on her blog atwww.deirdrebreakenridge.com.

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Katy Towell, an acclaimed illustrator and children's author joins Host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide. She is the creator of the Childrin R Skary website and illustrated series, which has a cult following of over 150,000 scared adults, teens and children.

On the show, Katy discusses how her books teach children about fear and all of its facets: grief, loss, love, depression and anger. Although many parents go to great lengths to shield their children from negativity in an effort to make them feel safe, Katy would rather address scary topics to make kids feel more comfortable.

A little more about Katy Towell … Katy has has dreams of one day being the scary old lady in the house about which all the neighborhood children tell ghost stories. She's also the author and illustrator of the Carousel of Sorrow and Charlie and the Grandmothers, recently published by Knopf Books for Young Readers.

You can check out Katy's books on Amazon and see more on YouTube. You can also connect with Katy on Facebook.

A little more about Your Host, Deirdre Breakenridge … Deirdre is an author, entrepreneur and CEO of Pure Performance Communications. A 25-year veteran in PR and marketing, she is the author of five Financial Times Press books including her latest titles, “Social Media and Public Relations,” and “Putting the Public Back in Public Relations.” Breakenridge speaks nationally and internationally on the topics of PR, branding, social media and marketing. She's an adjunct professor at NYU and UMASS at Amherst, a recognized blogger at PR Expanded, and also the co-founder of #PRStudChat, a dynamic twitter chat with PR professionals, educators and students.

Connect with Deirdre by following @dbreakenridge on Twitter and on her blog at www.deirdrebreakenridge.com.

 

 

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Ann Handley, the first person in the world to have the title Chief Content Officer joins Host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide. She is currently the Chief Content Officer at MarketingProfs, and a veteran of creating and managing digital content. Ann is also the author of a new book, Everybody Writes: Your Go-To Guide to Creating Ridiculously Good Content.

On the show, Ann discussed her days as a journalist and news reporter, tracing her writing passion all the way back to elementary school. She shares her thoughts on the difference between business writing years ago and writing today and how you can take your content to the next level. Ann also offers her top tips to people who are interested in writing … whether it is a blog or a book.

A little more about Ann Handley … Ann was also the co-author of the best-selling book, Content Rules: How to Create Killer Blogs, Podcasts, Videos, Ebooks, Webinars (and More) That Engage Customers and Ignite Your Business (Wiley 2011). Ann takes her expertise on the road, keynoting conferences globally to share her deep insights on content and marketing.

You can learn more about Ann on her website and connect with her on LinkedIn.

A little more about Your Host, Deirdre Breakenridge … Deirdre is an author, entrepreneur and CEO of Pure Performance Communications. A 25-year veteran in PR and marketing, she is the author of five Financial Times Press books including her latest titles, “Social Media and Public Relations,” and “Putting the Public Back in Public Relations.” Breakenridge speaks nationally and internationally on the topics of PR, social media and marketing. She's an adjunct professor at NYU and UMASS at Amherst, a recognized blogger at PR Expanded, and also the co-founder of #PRStudChat, a dynamic twitter chat with PR professionals, educators and students.

Connect with Deirdre by following @dbreakenridge on Twitter and on her blog at www.deirdrebreakenridge.com.

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Ashley Maria, a writer, director and producer joins Host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide. Ashley worked on projects ranging from television commercials to multi-platform integration to full-feature films. She is currently working on a documentary called Pioneers in Skirts, which is a social impact film that takes an honest look at the solutions for the setbacks women still face in their careers.

On the show, Ashley discusses the challenges that women have encountered over the past 30 years, highlighting insights gleaned from the inspiring professionals interviewed in her documentary, Pioneers in Skirts. Ashley also offers her advice on how to move forward with confidence, even in the toughest situations.

A little more about Ashley Maria … Ashley’s past films have won awards at highly acclaimed film festivals around the world. Her first film, Friday Night Fright™, won her a Directors Guild of America Award. She’s been featured in the magazine "Women With Know How" and named one of the top five female filmmakers to watch also by the Director's Guild of America.

You can check out her new documentary film that is set to be released in 2016, Pioneers in Skirts and connect with Ashley on LinkedIn.

A little more about Your Host, Deirdre Breakenridge … Deirdre is an author, entrepreneur and CEO of Pure Performance Communications. A 25-year veteran in PR and marketing, she is the author of five Financial Times Press books including her latest titles, “Social Media and Public Relations,” and “Putting the Public Back in Public Relations.” Breakenridge speaks nationally and internationally on the topics of PR, social media, marketing and branding. She's an adjunct professor at NYU and UMASS at Amherst, a recognized blogger at PR Expanded, and also the co-founder of #PRStudChat, a dynamic twitter chat with PR professionals, educators and students.

Connect with Deirdre by following @dbreakenridge on Twitter and on her blog at www.deirdrebreakenridge.com.

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Ashley Tyrner, the founder of Farmbox Direct -- a subscription service that sends locally-sourced, fresh produce to your home joins Host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide. Ashley's story is absolutely amazing- while pregnant, her then-husband left her and she was forced to go on Food Stamps. During this time, she realized how nutritionally-deficient the food choices were for those on Food Stamps. Ashley decided to call upon her farming background to do something about it -- a long road later, Farmbox Direct was grown.

On the show, Ashley discusses how becoming an entrepreneur changed her life and some of the tough obstacles she has faced. She also shares her journey through motherhood and paying very close attention to exactly what was in the food not only she was eating, but also what she was feeding her daughter.

A little more about Ashley Tyrner … Ashley stepped down from a job in fashion and the corporate world, to go back to her farming roots. She personally handpicks ever farm, and vendor her company deals with. Ashley's goal is to bring her customers the Farmers Market in its purity, right to their door. She believes everyone deserves the right to eat healthy.

A little more about Your Host, Deirdre Breakenridge … Deirdre is an author, entrepreneur and CEO of Pure Performance Communications. A 25-year veteran in PR and marketing, she is the author of five Financial Times Press books including her latest titles, “Social Media and Public Relations,” and “Putting the Public Back in Public Relations.” Breakenridge speaks nationally and internationally on the topics of PR, social media and marketing. She's an adjunct professor at NYU and UMASS at Amherst, a recognized blogger at PR Expanded, and also the co-founder of #PRStudChat, a dynamic twitter chat with PR professionals, educators and students.

Connect with Deirdre by following @dbreakenridge on Twitter and on her blog at www.deirdrebreakenridge.com.

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Lisa Lieberman Doctor, who currently leads writing workshops in Los Angeles and also teaches at the UCLA Extension Writers' Program joins Host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide. Lisa is the author of the new book Accidental Poetry: Improve Your English Through Creative Writing, a book that helps people to learn the English language in an organic and effective way.

On the show, Lisa discusses her early career experiences as a major motion picture executive working with well-known personalities such as Robin Williams and Sylvester Stallone. She also share her incredible passion for writing and how she reinvented her career transitioning into a staff writer position on ABC's "General Hospital" and its spin-off, "Port Charles."

A little more about Lisa Lieberman Doctor...Lisa was born and raised in Queens, New York. After several years writing daytime drama, she refined her focus to writing fiction and coaching other writers. Her first novel, The Delowering of Rhona Lipshitz, was published by Elderberry Press in 2003.

You can find out more about Lisa on her website and connect with her on LinkedIn.

A little more about Your Host, Deirdre Breakenridge … Deirdre is an author, entrepreneur and CEO of Pure Performance Communications. A 25-year veteran in PR and marketing, she is the author of five Financial Times Press books including her latest titles, “Social Media and Public Relations,” and “Putting the Public Back in Public Relations.” Breakenridge speaks nationally and internationally on the topics of PR, social media and marketing. She's an adjunct professor at NYU and UMASS at Amherst, a recognized blogger at PR Expanded, and also the co-founder of #PRStudChat, a dynamic twitter chat with PR professionals, educators and students. 
 
Connect with Deirdre by following @dbreakenridge on Twitter and on her blog at www.deirdrebreakenridge.com.
 

 

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Laurel Mintz, the CEO of Elevate My Brand, a creative marketing agency that works with both emerging and established brands to develop and execute multi-channel marketing strategies joins Host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide.

On the show, Laurel discusses early on how she took over her father’s business when he was very ill, preparing her for the eventual launch of her own successful start up. Laurel shares her thoughts on her challenges in business and what it takes for a company to thrive past the five year mark. She also imparts advice on the top qualities entrepreneurs posses, from the trusted and connected network to taking leaps (risks) even before they feel comfortable.

A little more about Laurel Mintz… Laurel has a background and education in business and law from Rutgers University. She has a passion for food, wine and lifestyle brands, and her expertise in marketing has been recognized through her work with prestigious restaurateurs and major brands across the nation.

You can learn more about Elevate My Brand on their website and connect with laurel on LinkedIn.

A little more about Your Host, Deirdre Breakenridge … Deirdre is an author, entrepreneur and CEO of Pure Performance Communications. A 25-year veteran in PR and marketing, she is the author of five Financial Times Press books including her latest titles, “Social Media and Public Relations,” and “Putting the Public Back in Public Relations.” Breakenridge speaks nationally and internationally on the topics of PR, social media and marketing. She's an adjunct professor at NYU and UMASS at Amherst, a recognized blogger atPR Expanded, and also the co-founder of #PRStudChat, a dynamic twitter chat with PR professionals, educators and students. 

Connect with Deirdre by following@dbreakenridgeon Twitter and on her blog at www.deirdrebreakenridge.com.
 
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Gustaaf Vocking, CEO of Power2Improve and Nathalie Soeteman, Chief Happiness and Engagement Officer join Host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide. Gustaaf works with business professionals and organizations, helping them to grow by coaching, training and consulting. Nathalie is a Positive Change Agent, as well as a highly regarded Intuitive and Positive Psychology Coach.

On the show, Gustaaf and Nathalie discuss their work with executives, the leadership characteristics for success and the challenges that women face in their professional roles. They also share information about the launch of their Wonderful Woman Week virtual event to help women around the globe experience more in their careers and feel a great sense of fulfillment in their lives.

A little more about Gustaaf Vocking and Nathalie Soeteman...Gustaaf is dedicated to helping and inspiring people and organizations to be the best they can be sustainably, from strategy to execution. He bases his actions on a broad experience, solid academic education and an entrepreneurial predisposition. With 25 years of professional hands on experience in IT, he is able to get the most out of state of the art technologies, software and platforms.

Nathalie is a consultant, coach and trainer of managers and their teams, helping them to achieve sustainable, people-centric, relationship-minded business that matches their personal core values.  She is also a regular blogger and keynote speaker on the topics of Social Business, Social Collaboration and Social Leadership.

You can connect with Gustaaf on LinkedIn and Facebook. You can connect with Nathalie on LinkedIn and Facebook.
 
A little more about Your Host, Deirdre Breakenridge … Deirdre is an author, entrepreneur and CEO of Pure Performance Communications. A 25-year veteran in PR and marketing, she is the author of five Financial Times Press books including her latest titles, “Social Media and Public Relations,” and “Putting the Public Back in Public Relations.” Breakenridge speaks nationally and internationally on the topics of PR, social media and marketing. She's an adjunct professor at NYU and UMASS at Amherst, a recognized blogger at PR Expanded, and also the co-founder of #PRStudChat, a dynamic twitter chat with PR professionals, educators and students. 
 
Connect with Deirdre by following @dbreakenridge on Twitter and on her blog at www.deirdrebreakenridge.com.
 

 

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