“Insecure,” Writer Amy Aniobi Picked her Passion and Found Success

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Amy Aniobi writes for the hit HBO show, “Insecure,” staring Issa Rae. The show is currently taping it’s third season, but Amy (my Nigerian sister from another mister) took some time to chat with us. She even has a season three spoiler for us so listen until the end!

Amy’s story is not only about a 30 something living her best life and working for a hit show. It is also about picking your passion and sticking with it no matter what, believing you’ve achieved success before it happens.

 

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The Spin Studio Girl Boss Riding Past the Competition

 

Meaghan St. Marc says she is the most non-entrepreneur Entrepreneur. But sometimes you can’t fight destiny! This is who she was meant to be! In the last few years she and her business partner have opened not one, not two, but THREE spin studios. Like many of us, she felt like she had to do what she studied in college, but her love of fitness and helping people couldn’t be denied.

Today, Rev’d Indoor Cycling has a big following in the Boston ‘burbs. In fact, when Soul Cycle moved in next door. But this small business did not get scared by the competition. In fact, business has gotten better.

A HUSTLER, newlywed, and soon to be mommy, Meag is definitely a girl boss, which she describes as a woman doing something, pushing the limits, creating and supporting. YASS!

 

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Be like Whoopi: Cut your Chores and Save the Earth

 

When Whoopi Goldberg called a new company, they moved heaven and earth to give her what she wanted. But even the celebrity power of Whoopi, Kathy Lee and Hoda, and the Primetime Emmys wasn’t enough to change the course of this company’s future. Listen to hear what BOSS move took Beantown Bedding from local start-up to powerhouse. Not only are they kicking butt as a business, they are making our lives easier by cutting down our chores AND we get to save the environment at the same time! Sounds like a win win!

Listen until the end for an interview for a preview of our episode 4/2 with a spin studio that is taking on Soul Cycle…and winning!

 

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“The Beyonce of Tech”: Melissa James Dreams it, Works Hard, and Grinds

I see it, I want it

I stunt, yellow bone it

I dream it, I work hard

I grind ’til I own it

I twirl on them haters…

—“Formation,” Beyonce

Beyonce gets noticed, she drops surprise albums and videos…Instagram posts letting the world know she is the most beautiful pregnant woman ever!
Our guest this week, Melissa James gets noticed too. Her goal: Become the Beyonce of Tech.

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Melissa left a job at Google to start her own company. Today she is CEO of the Tech Connection, a company that connects diverse talent to tech companies.

We’ve mentioned tech’s diversity problem before.
At Google and Facebook, for example, only 1% of employees are Black, while Black people make up nearly 13% of the population.
Only 16% of techies are women and women make up half of the population.

Melissa’s work to increase diversity in tech has earned her a US Presidential Service award from then President Obama, and a young alumni service award from her alma mater, University of Massachusetts Amherst. Melissa was named Boston Innovation Magazine’s 50 on Fire, and also a published author. Her first book, “When are you going to get a Real Career?”is available on itunes.

For more information on The Tech Connection, head here.

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Aziz Ansari, Press Freedom, and a Lady Lawyer on the Rise

Martin Luther King said, “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”

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This week, the importance of speaking out. From the young woman who shared her story about an uncomfortable sexual encounter with actor Aziz Ansari, the movie The Post and the importance of press freedom, accusations of, “fake news,” and efforts to shut down a news site that has been critical of a foreign government (and the Boss Lady at the helm of the site).

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Our episode concludes with an interview with a millennial woman who overcame a life setback to continue her climb to the top of one of the largest law firms in the world. She is also working to raise money for hurricane ravaged Dominica, the birthplace of her father. Her advice to those of us looking to be a BOSS–you have to lift others while you climb. Enjoy!

 

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