In this interview, Tricia Scott, Founder, and Editor of Create Evolve Overcome- The Female CEO, discusses her passion for empowering women in business by bringing their stories to light.

Key Highlights:

  • Using Create Evolve Overcome to support and empower female-led businesses 00:51
  • Making the leap from a 25-year-old career in real estate and finance to entrepreneurship 2:09
  • Emphasizing the importance of remaining “human” while being a leader 5:38
  • Discussing her passion for startup businesses, coaching women entrepreneurs, and equal education 8:45
  • Finding mentors in her father and people from her professional life 11:52
  • Using the tools developed by the magazine to shed light on the businesses of budding entrepreneurs 15:10
  • How she navigated her way through the male-dominated corporate industry by staying in her lane and focusing on her work 17:30
  • Talking about how imposter syndrome holds people back from accepting new opportunities 20:40

In this interview, Ivory Morgan-Burton, Founder & CEO of Storybook Events, discusses her company and how they strive to provide the best service possible to their clients.

Key Highlights:

  • Starting her own business with new ideas that were not implemented by her employers 00:52
  •  Managing last-minute changes and capturing the client’s vision  1:22
  • Marketing the brand through networking and building relationships 2:29
  • Using creativity to bring clients’ dreams to life 3:52 
  • Leaving a room in the client’s budget and not promising what they can’t deliver 5:55
  • Allowing clients to use their own resources while remaining their planner 8:04
  • Conducting research to gain an understanding of upcoming trends and concepts 9:50
  • Always having a second person by her side to oversee arrangements and learn, in addition to the team working at the event. 12:15
  • Measuring the success of an event through referrals 14:06
  • How the right way to become an event planner is through training, classes, mentorship, and experience. 15:15
  • Allocating days of the week for different tasks of the event and balancing them 18:35
  • Continuing with bridal consultation and guiding on a backyard wedding during the pandemic 20:20
  • How a mix of new and returning customers is assisting her business’s growth. 23:29
  • Managing time better to maintain a balance between work and 

In this interview, Trisha Bright, a business executive in marketing, talks about her 20 years in the tech industry, passion for entrepreneurship, and ideas she holds dear in life.

Key Highlights:

  • Her journey from working for corporations in the tech industry to becoming an entrepreneur. 0:30
  • How her upbringing and core values set the tone for her present self. 1:22
  • Her passion for entrepreneurship and gender equality for women have the same opportunities as men. 2:30
  • Discussing the traits of a good mentor and people she looks up to as a professional. 4:30
  • Her vision of being remembered as an inspiring leader and a compassionate person. 6:28
  • Advising women facing challenges to be objective about the situation and taking the step back on the emotional front. 7:42
  • Focusing on diet and exercise to stay healthy and take care of mind and body 10:18
  • Her experience as she moved away to Europe and how it helped her expand her horizons 12:57
  • Advising the professionals to have a plan but be prepared to take on unplanned opportunities as well. 14:06
  • Growing personally and spiritually, whilst being open to taking on new responsibilities in the past year. 15:43

In this interview, Dr. Archana Dubey, Global Medical Director at HP, Adjunct Assistant Professor at Stanford, and the Founder of Invent Health, an incubator platform for digital health, talks about her passion for healthcare and innovation.

Key Highlights:

  • 0:00 Introduction
  • 1:00 Her career transition from being a journalist to starting her own entrepreneurship journey
  • 5:08 Diverging from her culture to enter the world of entrepreneurship while inheriting her father’s go-getter attitude. 
  • 8:08 Her passion for entrepreneurship, learning, and empowering professional women.
  • 10:08 Finding a mentor in her co-founder at Harappa and discussing mentor mantras.
  • 13:02 Her fixation on recognition to have built something of impact and scale.
  • 15:31 Challenges and discrimination women face every day and how she overcomes it.
  • 18:06 Importance of good physical health and stamina for professionals.
  • 20:08 Advising potential entrepreneurs to be clear about the vision and purpose of their idea before starting.
  • 22:37 Taking Harappa live and becoming confident in her instincts in the past year.

In this interview, Dr. Archana Dubey, Global Medical Director at HP, Adjunct Assistant Professor at Stanford, and the Founder of Invent Health, an incubator platform for digital health, talks about her passion for healthcare and innovation.

Key Highlights:

  • 0:00 Introduction
  • 1:03 Her three-pronged role at HP: Creating solutions to care for employees and population and working with HP health products
  • 4:05 How the Bhopal gas tragedy in 1994 influenced her decision to work in healthcare
  • 7:30 Her passion to help and serve people, think out the box solutions and be physically active
  • 10:40 Challenges she faced during her childhood, and when moving to another country and embracing a new culture 
  • 14:50 Working to apply artificial intelligence and machine learning to healthcare
  • 15:20 Inspiring people to take more risks towards professional growth and be less fearful of failure
  • 16:40 Treating challenges as opportunities to grow much faster exponentially
In this interview, Nora Herting, Founding CEO of ImageThink talks about her passion for art and what led her to start her own visual strategy firm that drives innovative business transformations.

Key Highlights:

  • Driving communication, engagement, and creativity to facilitate the business clients virtually 1:03
  • Using tools like Procreate and facilitating trainings and workshops to support clients during COVID 2:15
  • Adapting to change during childhood that led her to embrace an untraditional career choice in arts 3:34
  • Her journey as an arts teacher and as a freelancer at a ‘design thinking’ firm before starting ImageThink 4:36
  • Harnessing the power of visuals to enact change and communicate 8:30
  • Starting off as an entrepreneur with no experience in the field of business 10:01
  • Her second book highlighting the topic of visual and creative leadership, and exploring new avenues for ImageThink 12:40
  • Inspiring young women to take on new challenges rather than playing it safe 14:06

In this interview, Debjani Deb, CEO, and Co-founder at Zine One talks about her entrepreneurial journey and her passion to see the next generation and women leaders grow.

Key Highlights:

  • Creating consumer engagement for the ‘uber generation’ while being contextual to their
    needs 00:48
  • Establishing herself in the Silicon valley and inspiring the upcoming generation 1:38
  • Her passion towards female empowerment and growth of the next generation 3:18
  • Turning challenges into milestones and working towards them in a methodical way 5:15
  • Taking the company to the next level in terms of the employees, revenue, and investors
    8:07
  • Paving a path for the next generation to accomplish their goals at a much faster pace 9:38

Watch an exclusive interview of Anupama Kapoor, Director of Product Development at Levi Strauss company with Fuzia’s co-founder Riya Sinha

Key Highlights:

  • Anupama’s experience with Levis for the last 15 years that she has been with the
    company 00:53
  • Her childhood in India that pushed her to branch out and set on a unique career path in
    fashion 1:49
  • The initial challenge of explaining to people in India about what exactly she does in
    fashion, which was not designing 4:55
  • Challenges faced as a woman who was also a decision-maker, especially in an Asian
    country 6:55
  • Profit Through Principles: Levis’ approach towards sustainable practices and making a
    difference 9:21
  • Inspiring and routing for young women to follow their passion 11:50
In this interview Shraddha Varma, Co-founder of Fuzia interacts with Shellye Archambeau, Fortune 500 board member and former CEO at MetricStream. Archambeau talks about her overall journey and success mantra.

Key Highlights:

  • Starting her career in technology with IBM to leading MetricStream for 15 years 00:52
  • Qualities that a great leader must possess to lead an organization 1:30
  • Importance of having the right team, skill sets, and experience 2:30
  • Striving to make an impact every day focused on diversity and inclusion, especially of women 3:16
  • Her love for music and performing arts 4:12
  • Her role models in both business and politics who inspire her 5:22
  • Changes and improvement in the workplace over the years since she started 6:24
  • Generalities as to how men and women lead a company 8:06
  • Significance of having a diverse workforce to have the best talent in the business 8:58
  • Advising potential leaders to set their goals high, be intentional, and do their best to achieve them. 12:08
In this interview, Ruchika Kumar, Associate General Counsel at Genentech, talks about her 16 years in the company and her journey as an immigrant lawyer working in the United States.

Key Highlights:

  • Her journey as a lawyer and factors that led her to choose a more “conventional” career path 1:04
  • The mission of Genentech putting the patient's needs at the center 3:00
  • Education as a means to the expansion of mind and its importance 3:33
  • Her passion for female empowerment, social justice, and speaking against regressive narratives 5:35
  • Getting into a “white” profession and struggle to break into mainstream legal field 10:15
  • The learning curve of being a lawyer from India to working in the United States 12:21
  • Addressing the “Unuse of power” and the need to raise a voice against the wrong 14:03
  • Hoping for the Genz to prosper in the future whilst doing her bit for the society 16:07
In this interview with Anne Maddison, Senior Vice President of Product Development and Sourcing at Levi Strauss talks about her passion for product as well as civil justice and equality in the society.

Key Highlights:

  • Working with designers and merchandisers to develop products and sourcing at Levi Strauss 1:10
  • Realizing her passion for product and retail at 15 and her early connection with Levi Strauss 2:08
  • How working as an activist with her parents prompted her to get along with people from diverse backgrounds in life 4:16
  • Using her voice and experience to educate the white community about privilege with an emphasis on civil justice and equality 8:00
  • Initial challenges of trying to make space in the right company in the corporate sector 11:07
  • Highlighting the importance of transparency in the product industry 12:58
  • Inspiring young women to try to find what actually they love to do and speak from their authentic voice. 14:46

Key Highlights:

  • How her interest in numbers led her to build a career in finance 2:06
  • Finding her role model in her hard-working parents 2:56
  • Emphasizing on the importance of meditation and how she got into it 4:07
  • Her love for traveling, especially to the historical sites 6:08
  • Encouraging people to try out new things and not be afraid to experiment 7:19
  • Talking about the future of SaaS and her passion for Gainsight 9:17
  • Advising the younger generation to take chances and surround themselves with the right people. 10:40