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The Confab Podcast

Dec 19, 2020

The $13billion cannabis industry is estimated to grow to $30billion in the US by 2025. Our first guest April Pride is known as the godmother of the women in weed movement and host of the podcast How to Do the Pot. She’ll tell us how women business owners have lost marketshare, how women consumers have been ignored,...


Nov 7, 2020

Over 90% of venture capital dollars are controlled by men. Until that number changes, women looking for VC money need to play the game. Guest Leslie Feinzaig wants to teach you the rules. Her company, the Female Founder’s Alliance, helps women entrepreneurs “communicate their story in a way that investors can rally...


Oct 10, 2020

38 million women are going through menopause at any one time.  Talk about a sizeable market with high need to know.  And yet, you will hear in this interview about the barriers to entry Jill Angelo had to jump to begin her company: Male investors who go ick, women who don’t want to talk about it (it means I’m...


Aug 11, 2020

In 1977, Gale Epstein gave her friend Lida Orzeck a bra and panty set, handcrafted out of embroidered handkerchiefs. From there, a business idea was born. Today, Hanky Panky is a 50-million-dollar business, selling an average of one thong per second.

In this episode, Gale and Lida discuss how to start, run, and...


May 30, 2020

Journalist Mary Pilon, in her page-turning book The Monopolists, hunts down the true story of the woman who invented the most popular board game in the world. Monopoly inventor and forgotten feminist Lizzie Magie died in 1948, thinking she was a failure, having received a total of $500 for the rights to her game. We...