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Not Just a Buzzword: How To Be A Truly Sustainable Business

 
 

View the Cubicle to CEO X Boma Book List of our top 12 must-read books written BY AND FOR women in business: https://www.ellenyin.com/blog/12-books-every-female-founder-entrepreneur-ceo-should-read

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Over the last few years, companies everywhere have been making a conscious effort to implement sustainability into their business models, but I feel that few have done it with the long-term vision and intentionality of one of my favorite brands, Boma. 

Boma is a handmade, ethical jewelry brand paving the way for social purpose corporations that believe in the triple bottom line: people, planet, and profits.

Today I have the honor of talking with my friend, factory owner, and CEO of Boma, Suzanne Vetillart, to get her perspective on what building a truly sustainable business...

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12 Books Every Female Founder/Entrepreneur/CEO Should Read

 

Dearest Reader,

We believe books are incredible agents of change because they show us what is possible, not just to accept what is.

We only have one life, and yet we can live a thousand through the experiences of others who have walked the same path we’re traveling, perhaps in different shoes. In books, we find the mentors, friends, and business partners that are necessary to our success as entrepreneurs.


Sometimes you meet these people in real life too. One such entrepreneur I’ve been inspired by recently is my friend, Suzanne Vetillart. Suzanne is the CEO of Boma Jewelry, a Seattle-based, family-owned company that sells ethically made jewelry and advocates for the triple bottom line: people, planet, and profits. 

 Suzanne and I often get asked what we’re reading, so we’ve curated a special list of recommendations from books that have helped us on our own journeys, ones that have piqued our curiosities, as well as upcoming new releases that...

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Making $10K Months After Leaving Corporate America

 

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Today is super exciting because we have our very first returning guest on the show! After nearly 2 years, I could not be more thrilled to welcome back a friend, student, and now $10K month earner, Lesa Banks.

Lesa is a former Fortune 500 marketing executive who decided to hang up her slacks after 13 years in corporate America so she could work in her PJs from home, founding her own brand, Pajama Marketer. A mom with two young sons, Lesa helps other moms make MORE money while spending LESS time away from their families. She was actually one of the very first students in my membership, Cubicle to CEO, and used our Consistent Clients Cashflow System we teach in our program to generate multiple $10K months! Now in the third year of her entrepreneurial journey, she recently launched a...

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Scrappy Ways To Build a Business When You’re Starting From Scratch

 
 

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If you’re looking for scrappy strategies to grow your business, you came to the right place. Today’s guest knows what it means to use what she has right in front of her, and turn it into something remarkable. Jess Ekstrom is the founder of Headbands of Hope as well as Bright Pages, the creator of Mic Drop Workshop (a program for women who want to become paid keynote speakers - I’m a student and love it!), and author of Chasing the Bright Side.

Headbands of Hope has been featured on national TV and worn by celebrities like Kelsea Ballerini & Khloe Kardashian, but more importantly, they’ve donated over 600,000 headbands to children with illnesses with their buy one give one model, reaching every single children's hospital in America and 22...

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5 Responses For When People Ask To Pick Your Brain For Free

 
 

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I am back with another short and sweet solo episode. This one is going to be focused on a hot topic that is something you either have been guilty of doing yourself, or it really really irks you. We are going to be talking about the age old question "Hey, can I pick your brain?". We've all been there, either on the receiving end or perhaps sent that message yourself. Someone actually asked me how to address this kind of message in our monthly CEO calls for my membership, which made me realize that this is something I'm sure a lot of you are curious about as well.  And if you have sent that message, don't beat yourself up about it , most of the time people who ask that come from a place of really good intention. The issue is a lack of...

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How To Charge More: From $250 Projects to Landing $7500 Clients in 1 Year

 
 

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Have you heard? We’re on a mission to help 500 female entrepreneurs who work with clients make their first $10,000 month this year through our 12 month membership (we like to call it more of a mentorship), Cubicle to CEO!

Today’s guest is going in our $10K Hall of Fame as one of those 500 women, and we wanted to celebrate her on the show for reaching that milestone of her first $10K month - all with less than 500 Instagram followers! This is proof you can scale your business with a small audience!

Meet April Ray, a web designer and marketing strategist who creates websites that turn visitors into customers. This wife and mom of two little ones lives on a cattle farm in Kentucky and joined Cubicle to CEO when she was six weeks postpartum with a business that felt stagnant.

In her first 30 days with us, she...

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Everyone Needs A Mentor: How To Find One & Be One!

 
 

We’re giving away a copy of Kelsey’s book inside our free FB group this week! Just hop on over to the pinned post in the Cubicle to CEO Community and tell us your most influential mentor to be entered to win!

We’re back with part 2 of our mini series on mentorship! Today’s guest is making the case for why your favorite influencer you have on that pedestal may not actually be the best mentor to help you achieve your goals - and who you should be seeking out instead.

Kelsey Chapman is a podcaster and personal cheerleader to women creating their dream businesses and lives. Throughout her life, she was impacted by countless mentors who guided and supported her, which inspired her to write her book, What They Taught Me: Recognizing The Mentors Who Will Take You From Dream To Done. To pay it forward, she spends her days mentoring hundreds of women in her Radiant Communities.

Press play for Kelsey’s wisdom on the kinds of qualities you...

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Why This Nonprofit CEO Believes in Mentorship (and How She Got Barbie & Barack Obama’s Support Too)

 
 

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I’m so excited to kick-off two back to back episodes on our podcast on the topic of mentorship. For our first conversation, I want to introduce you to today’s special guest, Delores Morton. Delores is the CEO of Step Up, one of my favorite non-profit organizations offering mentorship programs to high school girls to reach their full potential and become the next generation of womxn leaders.

With 20 years as an accomplished nonprofit executive designing and leading creative enterprises, Delores has worked with iconic brands like Americorps, L’Oreal, Disney, and Barbie, to create lasting change through philanthropic partnerships. Not to mention, she has been honored as a Champion for Change by President Obama for her work. No big deal, right?

Whether you’re a non-profit leader or a business owner with an...

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Perfect Doesn’t Work: The Science of Attraction in Sales

 
 

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What makes someone instantly appealing? Why do we trust or gravitate toward certain public personas or brands more than others? Today’s guest is an expert on the science of attraction and she is going to blow your mind on how you can use this powerful psychology to improve your customer experience and grow your business. Vicki Kunkel is a serial education entrepreneur who has built a 200,000 subscriber training portal that she sold to an international consultancy in 2010, and her book “Instant Appeal” made Houston Business Chronicle’s list of “one of the top 10 business books to read”!

Vicki walks us through everything from the primal factors that influence our unconscious mind and how...

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Unpopular Opinion: Imposter Syndrome Is A Good Thing

 
 

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It has been a hot minute since I’ve sat down to record an episode alone that wasn’t an income report! I am so amped to be recording this quick episode for you guys on how to battle Impostor Syndrome. Everyone I know has faced impostor syndrome at one point or another, and many still confront it all the time in their business. That is why today I am here to share 3 tips that I use to face and overcome my impostor syndrome as I continue to grow my business. Press play if you want to hear these tips, as well as what your impostor syndrome says about you, and an easy way to start tackling it TODAY!

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Favorite Takeaways From This Episode

  • "Just because someone is further along in their business journey than you, doesn't mean that they don't struggle with the same things that you do."
  • Impostor syndrome should not be the measure of...
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