Ladyboss Podcast

Welcome to Ladyboss Midwest, a community built to connect and empower women. In this podcast, co-founders Laura Caroon and Danyel Moe talk to Ladybosses: empowered women, confident in their abilities and instinct, boldly leading with heart and integrity.

n this episode, we’ll be joined by the co-founders of PWR WMN, Kimberly Borges and Miriam McDonald. PWR WMN was created by two best friends who wanted a simple thing: pockets in their blazers.
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Wearing clothes that you love can feel empowering. But what about clothes that function as well as they look? Sounds like a dream. In this episode, we’ll be joined by the co-founders of PWR WMN, Kimberly Borges and Miriam McDonald. PWR WMN was created by two best friends who wanted a simple thing: pockets in their blazers. Listen in to hear their journey to building a women’s clothing brand that creates fun, feminine, and functional blazers with real pockets that cater to a woman’s actual needs.

n this episode, we’ll be joined by the co-founders of PWR WMN, Kimberly Borges and Miriam McDonald. PWR WMN was created by two best friends who wanted a simple thing: pockets in their blazers.
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In this episode, we talk with Brianne Osowski, founder of Tailorie, about how her team is creating a new way to get customized recommendations on brands and products, her journey as an entrepreneur, and why championing entrepreneurial women is so important.

Brianne Osowski joins us to talk about her entrepreneurial path, what she's learned along the way, and what she's most excited about for the future
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In this episode, Minnesota state Sen. Mary Kunesh joins us to talk about the root causes of the missing and murdered indigenous women crisis, what is being done to address it, and what we can do to change this narrative for future generations of Indigenous girls and women.

Minnesota state Sen. Mary Kunesh joins us to talk about the root causes of the missing and murdered indigenous women crisis.
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Think you’re too young to start thinking about menopause? Think again. Women can begin experiencing perimenopause symptoms as early as their mid-thirties. In this episode of the Ladyboss Podcast, our guest Siri Thaden, manager of Women’s Medicine at Sanford Health, talks all things menopause: why it shouldn’t be a taboo topic and what you can start doing now to prepare your mind and body for that transition.

Siri Thaden joins us to talk all things menopause: why it shouldn't be a taboo topic and what you can start doing now to prepare your mind and body for that transition.
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Do you take the time to celebrate your accomplishments? Do you reflect on what went well and spend some time enjoying the feeling of satisfaction of a job well done or a goal achieved? In this episode of the Ladyboss Podcast, our guest Katie Olson Munion of Dale Carnegie of ND Northwest MN joins us to talk about why celebration is so important, why we find it so hard to do, and how we can all get better at celebrating. Confetti optional.

Katie Olson Munion joins us to talk about the importance of celebration, why we find it so hard to do, and how we can all get better at it.
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As Ladybosses, we’re often drawing on our creativity to spark ideas, implement new ways of doing things, inspire others and ignite joy. But what if you’re having trouble finding that spark? In this episode, I’m excited to be joined by Michael Kithcart to talk about finding your spark or mojo, defining success on our own terms, and creating your own paths to joy.

Michael Kithcart joins us on the Ladyboss Podcast to talk about finding your spark or mojo, defining success on our own terms, and creating your own paths to joy
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In 2022, it’s essential to focus on our mental and physical health. Pushing through pain and putting ourselves at the bottom of the list just isn’t working. It’s time to breathe some fresh air back into our routines! (Literally.) In this episode, Nine-Four Coaching founder Sarah Skedsvold joins me on the podcast to talk about her approach to movement, getting out in nature, and what forest bathing is all about.

 

 

Sarah Skedsvold joins us to talk about her approach to movement and getting out in nature.
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Women deserve to feel they are “doing enough.” Impossibly high standards and the never-ending grind is coming at a cost to our wellbeing. In today’s episode, Kelsey Buell and Grace Lange from The Burnout Prevention Project join me to talk about hustle culture, being paralyzed by perfect, and how to keep burnout at bay.

Kelsey Buell and Grace Lange from The Burnout Prevention Project join us to talk about hustle culture, being paralyzed by perfect, and keeping burnout at bay.
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Waiting around at the clinic just to be told to go home and rest is frustrating. This episode’s guest has found a way to get reliable test results without going to the doctor’s office. Patty Post is the Founder and CEO of Checkable Medical, a North Dakota-based startup that is developing an at-home, over-the-counter rapid strep test. Tune in to hear the future of rapid testing and how she is building her new business.

Learn more about Checkable Medical here.

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Patty Post joins us to talk about the future of rapid testing and how she is building her new business. 
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What comes to mind when you think of a leader? It’s time to leave the “pale, male, and stale” stereotypes in the past and make way for inclusion, authenticity, transparency, and heart. Shannon Full, Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo Chamber President & CEO joins us to share her experiences of weathering storms, leading in male-dominated spaces, and give her advice on how you can be a better leader in your community or organization.

Shannon Full joins us to share her experiences and advice on becoming a better leader in your community or organization.
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Are you at the top of your list of priorities? In year two of a global pandemic, many women are finding their mental, physical and spiritual wellness slipping. In this episode, guest co-host Sadie Rudolph joins Mariah Prussia and Saree Janz to talk about whole woman wellness and the Ladyboss Wellness Lab.

Saree Janz, Mariah Prussia, and guest co-host Sadie Rudolph join us to discuss whole woman wellness and the upcoming Ladyboss Wellness Lab.
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Are you good about getting your annual exams and talking to your doctor when you have concerns about your health? If it’s been a while, it’s probably time to start making plans to get checked out. Going to the doctor can be intimidating, but it’s so important to be your own best advocate when it comes to your body.

In today’s podcast, I’ll be talking with Dr. Jean Marie McGowan MD, FACP, NCMP, founder of the pelvic floor clinic and co-founder of the preconception clinic at Sanford Health. She’ll share how to find a great primary care doctor, how to get the most out of your appointment and how to make sure your concerns are heard. (And even give some tips about what to do if you leak when you sneeze!)
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Have you ever been burned out? According to a recent study, if you’re over 32 it’s very likely that you already have at some point in your career. Whether you work for yourself or someone else, burnout can happen to any of us.

Social entrepreneur and Bogobrush CEO, Heather McDougall, joins us in this episode to talk about how and why burnout happens and gives her tips for resetting and finding your spark again.
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We need strong, capable, smart women like you Ladybosses out there stepping up and stepping into your confidence to lead. But too often, the Imposter Complex keeps us in the shadows instead of stepping into the light of who we were made to be and what we were made to do. In this episode, Tanya Geisler teaches us the 12 lies of the Imposter Complex and how you can overcome them.

Learn more about the Imposter Complex at tanyageisler.com.

Follow Tanya on social: @tanyageisler

In this episode, Tanya Geisler teaches us the 12 lies of the Imposter Complex and how you can overcome them.
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All month we’ve been talking about the importance of voting, but another important piece to making sure that women’s voices are heard is to elect women to office.

In this episode we talk with Liz Young, the Director Of Advancement at Women Winning, an organization with a mission to encourage, promote, support and elect pro-choice women of all political parties to all levels of public office in Minnesota. Liz shares why we need women in office and how we can all help get them there.
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We hosted a mental health panel at this year’s Ladyboss Midwest Summit, and it was so well received that we decided to make it available for everyone. Mental health activists and experts Heather Zinger, Paulette Walker, Rebel Marie and Simi Kasakwe joined our guest moderator, Randi Kay, for this conversation.

With everything that 2020 has thrown our way, we can’t talk about leveling up in any external areas of our life until we give attention to what’s happening inside.
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“Women are the majority of Americans and before the pandemic, we were the majority of the labor force. So there’s no such thing as a “women’s issue.” Women touch every single part of this country and therefore our country must prioritize the issues that are impacting us.”

In today’s episode, T’alyce Murray of Supermajority joins us to talk about the power of women’s votes and shares how you can get involved in making sure our voices are heard.
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Today’s guest wants you to love and embrace your body, right now, just as you are. Denver photographer Ginny Haupert specializes in empowerment through portrait and boudoir sessions, helping women to recognize the incredible beauty she sees through her lens.

In this episode, Ginny shares her own journey to body positivity and confidence in front of the camera.
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How do you feel when you lean into what makes you uniquely you? Does it light you up? There is power and purpose in knowing exactly who you are. In this episode, Laura chats with Dayna Del Val, President and CEO of The Arts Partnership, to talk about her journey to becoming unapologetically herself, and why the arts are crucial to a thriving community and economy.

Hear Dayna Del Val, President and CEO of The Arts Partnership talk about her journey to becoming unapologetically herself, and why the arts are crucial to a thriving community and economy. 
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Have you ever wished you could turn one of your passions into a business but never thought it could really happen? Today’s guest took her passion that seemed a little cheesy and did just that.

Megan shares how she went from wanting to be a lawyer to becoming a cheesemonger, the best lessons she's learned and more.
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Others shop Manager + Buyer Sarah Peltier discusses how fast fashion is hurting women, the environment, and what we can do about it.

Others shop Manager + Buyer Sarah Peltier discusses how fast fashion is hurting women, the environment, and what we can do about it.
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Leading a team is a challenge in itself. But leading a newly remote team through major changes in an unprecedented global crisis? There’s no manual for that. In our very first episode, we talk with Jodi Duncan, who is rising to these challenges as the president of Flint Group. She shares how to keep your team connected, motivated and moving in the same direction. We also asked Jodi for her tips for marketing effectively and authentically in the current climate. Your audience might need you now more than ever.

In our very first episode, we talk with Jodi Duncan, who is rising to these challenges as the president of Flint Group.