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Oct 16, 2019
Embrace the struggle and keep on moving /with FemGem32 Cynthia BarcomiOctober 16, 2019
Cynthia Barcomi is going to blow you away. She is a baking queen, a dancer, an author, a gastronome, an entrepreneur and a mother of three. Cynthia has been running her own business for 25 years now and her episode is jam-packed with priceless words of wisdom and actionable advice on how to make decisions; how to steer your thoughts and take control of your self-talk; how to confront things head-on; how to get back into the ring after a setback; and how to stay true to yourself throughout your...
Oct 09, 2019
Fear can't win over your dream /with FemGem31 Marion BottOctober 09, 2019
This special episode contains a guided meditation and a hands-on practice that can help you find the answer to a question you're dealing with in your life right now! Onimar Ame (Marion Bott) works internationally as an actress, a screen/playwright, and a dream-practitioner. Coming from the artistic field, she’s driven to turn dreams into artworks, and bridge spirituality and matter. In 2017, she founded the international all-women performance company Blauhauch, where dreams become alive on...
Oct 02, 2019
Be both: Mother+Founder /with FemGems30 Madeleine Gummer von Mohl, Luisa Hoffmann, Kristine ZellerOctober 02, 2019
Are motherhood & entrepreneurship mutually exclusive? They shouldn't be, right? But how are society and stakeholders responding to motherhood in entrepreneurship? How do mothers founders actually combine these responsibilities? We've found some insanely inspiring mothers+entrepreneurs and we brought them to stage to talk openly about how they do it and share tangible and actionable advice on time management, distribution of responsibilities, and building a business while raising a family!...
Sep 25, 2019
You need to have a mindset of 'Yes, I can do this!' /with FemGem29 Jutta MerschenSeptember 25, 2019
Dr. Jutta Merschen is the 1st prize winner of Grace Accelerator's pitch competition! After 12 years at McKinsey, she decided to build something of her own. Her startup FamilyPunk aims to bridge the gap between parents and parenting professionals, combining e-learning tutorials with personal coaching in an easy to use app. In this episode, you'll learn how she transformed her challenges as a mother into an innovative company, what mindset and skills you need to start your business, and what...
Sep 18, 2019
Saving our own species, one purchase at a time. /with FemGems28 Yasemin Ege Tulay & Jana SchellongSeptember 18, 2019
FemGems joins the demand for climate justice by releasing an episode with a startup committed to empower and educate consumers to make more sustainable purchases! Our power duo guests, animal rights activist Yasemin Ege Tulay and product manager Jana Schellong share how they designed their sustainability-oriented market place, YAJA, during Grace's Summer Camp 2019. This is also a story on how teamwork drives ideas forward and makes them real, and a great reminder for the Global Climate Strike...
Sep 11, 2019
Sharing your idea will take you to the next level /with FemGem27 Carina HaderSeptember 11, 2019
In the second installment of our Grace series, we met with Carina Hader. Carina is an aerospace engineer whose startup, NAYCA, won the second place price at Grace's Demo Day. NAYCA is a discrete hot water bottle to-go that aims to relieve period pain for 400 million people. Carina shares the heartening story behind NAYCA, how she knew her co-founder was right for her, and the reason you should always share your ideas!
Sep 04, 2019
The future of work is female /with FemGem 26 Catriona McLaughlinSeptember 04, 2019
In August, FemGems attended the Grace Accelerator Demo Day and heard from some of the amazing founders whose participation in the Grace Summer Camp marked the start of their entrepreneurial journey. Our first founder is Catriona E. McLaughlin, creative strategist, founder, author and thinker on our future with technology. She is a global citizen with Scottish roots, who has worked and lived in New York, San Francisco, London, Hamburg and Zürich, and is now based in Berlin. In this episode...
Aug 28, 2019
Start with what you have and learn as you go /with FemGem25 Alexandra Vlachopoulou-HornAugust 28, 2019
Alexandra Vlachopoulou-Horn is the musician, foodie, and entrepreneur behind two Berlin-based enterprises, the A.HORN café-restaurant in Kreuzberg and the recently opened B.HORN Foodbar in Neukölln. The hospitality of her homeland, Greece, inspired her to begin a career in gastronomy. Ten years later, Alexandra does consolation work for non-profits, studies user experience design, and mentors at the Metro Startup accelerator. Alexandra shares tons of actionable advice about running with your...
Aug 21, 2019
Finding out what makes you tick and how to use it /with FemGem24 Friederike ErnstAugust 21, 2019
Friederike Ernst has a bachelors in biology, computation and neuroscience, and PhD in physics. She completed a Postdoc at Columbia University and another at Stanford. After a visiting professorship at Hamburg University she realized that she was no longer pursuing her own interests due to the expectations of her environment. The reasons behind her love of academia, discovering new ideas and being creative, were also important aspects of being the founder of a tech startup. Tune in to hear more...
Jul 26, 2019
The power of fashion and learning from others /with FemGem24 Barbara ZeissJuly 26, 2019
Barbara Zeiss founded Emerald Berlin after she witnessed the power of fashion in politics. Her company blends sustainability with activism and brings support to NGO's from all over the world. Barbara goes in depth about how she built confidence, what she learned from other people, and the final push that started her entrepreneurial journey.