Building a business can be the best education money can’t buy. And on today’s Glambition Radio, my guest has turned her self-taught and network-sourced entrepreneurship skills into one of the most resourceful online hubs for female entrepreneurs seeking the next step in their business journey.
Carolyn Rodz is the co-founder + CEO of Alice, a free multi-channel platform powered by A.I. technology. On HelloAlice.com, business owners have access to funding, networks, services, and other business resources that help women navigate the practical and tactical steps of building a business, no matter where they are on the entrepreneurship ladder.
On #GlambitionRadio, you’ll also hear how Carolyn and her business partner Elizabeth Gore are taking powerful steps to shift entrepreneurship culture by advocating for women’s rights through Alice’s recent #MeToo Morality Clause. (This was fascinating! Consider this perspective if you’re seeking funding or building a board.)
Before founding Alice, Carolyn was a JP Morgan investment banker where she helped raise millions of dollars in capital for innovative organizations. She also created her own luxury retail line with products sold in Neiman Marcus, Harrods, and Bloomingdale’s, and ran a global marketing firm that supported Fortune 500 companies and startups.
On this episode, you’ll hear:
- The major lessons Carolyn learned through the closure of her first business—and the wisdom she discovered in her grieving process
- The importance of maintaining a network while building a business—and how to recognize chance encounters that might aid your mission in the future
- How to keep resourceful contacts in your orbit during early business stages—and ways to bring them ‘into the fold’ when you’re ready to scale
- How Carolyn and Elizabeth have been coping with all their kids around over the last few months while building their company! (Maybe we should all create a homeschool co-op?)
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