Every successful woman has a story to share. And we believe that on her path to success, she will arrive at what we like to call the 4 S’s. True, they’re not always in this order, and yes, sometimes the steps repeat:

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We’ve searched far and wide for some kickass women, and you’ve gotta hear their stories.



Dr. Renee Dua

Founder of Renee and Founder of Heal

For the first time in She Dynasty history, we’re welcoming back a return guest! Dr. Renee Dua, who founded Heal in 2014, is back with a whole new enterprise and revolutionizing the healthcare space once again with a personal health assistant, Renee. Listen now to learn more about how caring for her aging parent sparked the need for Renee to automate herself in order to provide the care that they, and everyone deserves.


Bianca Gates

CEO and Co-Founder at Birdies

We’ve got a real powerhouse this week - Bianca Gates, CEO and Co-Founder at Birdies is with us talking about how she left her dream job at Facebook and built one of the fastest growing footwear companies out of the need for stylish home slippers that are perfect for entertaining! Head to any major podcast platform to listen to this episode. Valerie’s also joined by a special guest co-host!


Peggy Ang

Global Executive in Consumer & Brand Management, former CMO/SVP of Marketing at LG Electronics

Peggy Ang, Global Executive in Consumer & Brand Management and former CMO/SVP of Marketing at LG Electronics, is sharing her journey with us this week and taking us through her illustrious career. Listen to Peggy’s story of how being born to a traditional Chinese family and being raised in the Philippines in a very nontraditional way lead her to the states where she rose to the very top of her field!


Danielle Cohen-Shohet

CEO & Founder of GlossGenius

Danielle Cohen-Shohet, CEO & Founder of GlossGenius, is with us this week talking about the perfect marriage between beauty and technology! Listen in while we discuss how her passion for doing makeup and her brilliance in teaching herself to code led to the birth of the biggest software company focused on helping salons & spas run their businesses.


Analisa Goodin

Founder & CEO of Catch+Release

Valerie’s found a twin flame in the Founder & CEO of Catch+Release, Analisa Goodin. Tap the button below to hear how Analisa’s content licensing platform is revolutionizing the space by allowing companies - including the Woo - to license anything they find on the internet!


Kim Shapira

Celebrity Dietician and Nutrition Therapist

We’re switching gears for this episode, and doing something we’ve never done before on She Dynasty! Instead of our normal format, we have Kim Shapira, Celebrity Dietician and Nutrition Therapist, doing a live session with Valerie where she takes her through The Kim Shapira Method. Listen in as Kim explains the difference between her method and traditional dieting, and reorients our attitudes with food and the way we interact with it!


Alexandra Fine

Sexologist, Co-Founder & CEO of Dame

This week I’m going outside of my comfort zone and talking about sexual wellness. We’re joined by Alexandra Fine, Sexologist, Co-Founder & CEO of Dame, a sexual wellness company that’s revolutionizing how we experience and explore sexuality. Tune in as we talk about how Dame is revolutionizing the way we talk about and relate to pleasure, and their goal of closing the pleasure gap.


Shaniqua McClendon

Political Strategist, and Senior Political Director for Crooked Media

Shaniqua McClendon, Political Strategist, and Senior Political Director for Crooked Media Shaniqua McClendon, Political Strategist and Senior Political Director for Crooked Media, joins us this week to talk about her inspiring journey from North Carolina to Capitol Hill. Listen in as she discusses launching Vote Save America, the importance of being registered to vote, and the incredibly imperative work she’s doing with Register Her!


Dr. Claudia Aguirre

Neuroscientist, Mind-Body Expert, Speaker, and Advisor

It was truly eye opening to learn from Neuroscientist and Mind-Body expert Dr. Claudia Aguirre about the science of the mind, and how its connection with the body affects everything from skin health to overall longevity. Tune in as we discuss the mechanics behind feeling and emotion, the physiology of stress, and her personal journey taking neuroscience into the wellness field with brands like L’Oreal, Headspace, Unilever and more!


Sarah Jones Simmer

Current CEO of Found and Former COO of Bumble

It was amazing speaking with Sarah Jones Simmer, current CEO of Found and former COO of Bumble. Found is a modern weight care platform pioneering integrated support through personalized coaching, online community, and if indicated, prescription medication. Sarah walks us through her career path to the c-suite as well as how her personal health battles shaped the way she saw her life and career. Tune in to hear more about Sarah’s journey and how she got to where she is today!


Mia Kyricos

President & Chief Love Officer, Kyricos & Associates LLC

It was amazing to have a genuine conversation with wellness leader, Mia Kyricos, that highlights what's most important in and out of the office: love and authentic human connection. Mia is a global leading woman in wellness, sits on the advisory boards of Cornell university, Wellness for Cancer, and the Global Wellness Institute. She is also a celebrated speaker and has had her worked featured in the New York Times, LA Times, Travel Weekly, and more, and is the President & Chief Love Officer at Kyricos & Associates LLC. Mia speaks with us about the booming industry, her personal journey to becoming the wellness expert she is, and what it means to be a “Chief Love Officer.” For all those who want to learn more about the wellness economy, as well as those who need a reminder about the vital importance of love and curiosity, tune in for a sincere and honest conversation.


Dr. Ruth K Westheimer

World-renowned psycho sexual therapist, talk show host, author, professor, and Holocaust survivor

It was a true honor to sit down with Dr. Ruth K Westheimer, world-renowned psycho sexual therapist, talk show host, author, professor, and Holocaust survivor. Dr. Ruth speaks with us about the art of woo-ing and its important role in relationships both in business and in our personal lives. For all those who want to learn more about the art of human connection and what it takes to “woo” someone, tune in for a funny, thoughtful, and educational conversation!


Dr. Carole Robin

former Stanford professor, Co-founder of Leaders in Tech, and Author of “Connect: Building Exceptional Relationships with Family, Friends, and Colleagues.”

I had a truly authentic and illuminating conversation with Dr. Carole Robin, former Stanford professor of the world-renowned course, “Interpersonal Dynamics,” Co-founder of Leaders in Tech, and Author of “Connect: Building Exceptional Relationships with Family, Friends, and Colleagues.” Carole speaks about the importance of human connection and how we can improve relationships in our lives both in the office and with our loved ones. From the amazing and diverse experiences in her career, to her world-renowned Stanford course, to truly raw moments of self-discovery and reflection, Carole is a shining example of how to create meaningful emotional connections!


Allison Ellsworth

Founder and Chief Brand Officer at Poppi

It was amazing speaking to a fellow entrepreneur, Allison Ellsworth, Founder and Chief Brand Officer at Poppi, a prebiotic soda that promotes gut health and the leading prebiotic soda and the fastest growing non-alcoholic beverage brand in the US. Allison shares her start-up journey (one that includes an inside look into Shark Tank!), as well as her insights into risk taking, entrepreneurship, and the power of positivity! For all those out there doubting their ambitious, yet risky dreams, tune in and let Allison guide you.


Lindsay Kaplan

Co-founder of Chief

Lindsay Kaplan, Co-founder of Chief, the private network of executive women on a mission to change the face of leadership, joins us this week to talk creativity in business, the importance of having a complementary and supportive partner, why businesses need to be more inclusive and diverse, and the significance in taking calculated risks.


Christy Desai

Co-founder, CEO, and LMFT at Okay Humans

This week, Christy Desai speaks with us about the importance of taking risks, following your intuitions, and advocating for yourself. Christy is revolutionizing the world of therapy and mental health through her innovative approach to normalize getting help. Her career insights and expertise in the world of psychology and mental health are truly inspiring and are sure to impact change in the therapy space.


Lisa Ross

U.S. CEO, Edelman, the largest communications firm in the world

This week, Lisa Ross speaks with us about the “beautiful burden” of being a black female CEO in a time of unrest and inequity and walks us through her life’s work in and out of the office, highlighting the importance of showing emotion, taking care of your community, and driving change. Her story offers invaluable advice and illustrates the power of compassion and emotion in business: something that is often overlooked.


Amy Shecter

CEO of Ever/Body

This week, Amy Shecter spoke with us about her experience climbing to the post of CEO, the ins and outs of working in the cosmetic dermatology industry, and the thrill of bravely jumping into entrepreneurship.


Vicki Shabo

Senior Fellow for Paid Leave Policy and Strategy, New America Foundation

A leader in the fight for national paid medical and family leave, discusses advocating for gender equity in the workplace and what we can do to support common sense policy change and close the wage gap.


Lara Sweet

Former Chief People Officer of Snap Inc.

Lara Sweet talks about life in the C-Suite, finding your passion, and the importance of being known as a problem solver.


Rashida Hodge

VP of Azure Data and Artificial Intelligence at Microsoft

Rashida speaks about her challenges and triumphs working as a black female executive at two major tech companies and dives into what it means to stick up for yourself in the workplace and how to say yes to opportunities.


Jennifer Hollingsworth

COO of Lionsgate

Jennifer speaks about being part of the C-suite at Lionsgate motion picture group, advocating for yourself and others, learning to lead, and how hard it can be to stop apologizing.


Suzanne Somers

Actress, author, singer, and health mogul

The iconic Suzanne Somers of Three’s Company speaks with us about the ups and downs of creating her legacy as an actress, author, singer, and health mogul.


Kerstin Emhoff

CEO of PRETTYBIRD, Ventureland & Pipelines

Kerstin talks about how she went from dancing ballet as a young girl in Minnesota to starting three very successful companies that create world-renowned content while working to transform the entertainment industry for the better.


Liz Jenkins

CFO of Hello Sunshine

CFO of Hello Sunshine, Liz Jenkins, tells the story of how working hard, making and utilizing connections, and setting her own boundaries helped her career soar to incredible heights.


Valerie Moizel

Founder, CEO & CCO of The Woo Agency

Need a break from hearing about Coronavirus or stressing about work? Get lost in part 2 of Valerie’s personal love story. If you haven’t heard part one (episode 36) is important that you do! And The She Will Overcome essay challenge continues!


Amanda Chantal Bacon

Founder & CEO of Moon Juice

Amanda talks to us about how a personal medical journey led her to create plant-based wellness company Moon Juice.


Donna Lamar

Global Executive Creative Director, Twitter

Donna Lamar talks about owning creativity and walks us through her journey to becoming a top executive at Twitter, one of the most used social networks in the world.


Meiko Takayama

Founder & CEO of Advancing Women Executives

On today’s special episode, we do a deep dive on the topic of women’s advancement. Meiko discusses some mind-blowing statistics and explains all of the barriers to women in the workplace.


Afton Vechary

Co-founder & CEO of Modern Fertility

Hear why getting her own reproductive health tested gave Afton Vechary the spark to start Modern Fertility, an at-home reproductive health test for women.


Nancy Daniels

Chief Brand Officer of Discovery & Factual

Nicci busts some Botox myths and talks to us about how she revolutionized the world of injectables to make them more accessible.


Nicci Levy

Founder & CEO of Alchemy 43

Nicci busts some Botox myths and talks to us about how she revolutionized the world of injectables to make them more accessible.


Wende Zomnir

Founder & Chief Creative Officer of Urban Decay

Wende Zomnir talks to us about how she started a makeup company known for its bold colors while everyone else was selling softer shades.



Host of She Dynasty

In this special episode, Valerie reads an essay titled The Worst 13 Days written by a listener about the burden of mental health and struggling to find her place in her family. Plus, Valerie talks to the writer about how the story ended.


Sandra Dewey

President at WarnerMedia Entertainment: HBO Max, TBS, TNT, truTV

Sandra Dewey talks to us about overseeing the launch of HBOMax, one of the most highly anticipated streaming services.


Sali Christeson

Founder & CEO of Argent

Sali Christeson, Founder & CEO of women’s workwear brand Argent tells us why she was inspired to start the company after learning that a woman’s appearance affects her career 20-40% of the time.


Sarah Kunst

Managing Director at Cleo Capital & Contributing Editor at Marie Claire

Sarah talks us through the funding process and what she looks for when deciding whether or not to invest.


Valerie Moizel

Host of She Dynasty

To launch the She Will Overcome essay challenge, Valerie shares an incredibly personal love story where she overcomes an intense snag for an unexpected ending.


Brittany Driscoll

Founder & CEO of Squeeze Massage

Brittany Driscoll talks about how she and the founders of Drybar created Squeeze and how they’re disrupting the massage industry.


Kim Getty

President of Deutsch LA

A strong advocate for inclusion and diversity, Kim shares how she climbed the ladder at one of the country’s top advertising agencies and how she uses her platform to help other women grow.


Alix Peabody

Founder & CEO of Bev

Alix Peabody talks about her inspiring journey to founding Bev, canned rosé made by chicks. 


Susan Sarich

Founder & CEO of SusieCakes

Ambitious female entrepreneur Susan Sarich talks about her path to founding successful bakery empire SusieCakes based on the principle of clean, high-quality ingredients.


Paula Madison

Founder & CEO of Madison Media Management and Former CEO & Owner of the Los Angeles Sparks

Paula has run major news networks and owned a professional sports team, but connecting with her long-lost family in China is her greatest achievement.


Rosie O’Neill

Co-Founder & Co-CEO of Sugarfina

Listen in as we hear from Rosie O'Neill who had an idea for a “candy shop for adults,” and created the very magical, Sugarfina.


Dr. Renee Dua

Founder & Chief Medical Officer of Heal.com

In this episode, we speak to Dr. Renee Dua, the MD-turned-founder who’s disrupting the way we think of the doctor’s visit.


Carly Stein

CEO & Founder of Beekeeper’s Naturals

Tune in to hear from Carly Stein on how she took her passion for bee products from an at-home hobby, to a thriving company.


Rebecca Breitburg

Esquire/ Singer/ Cancer Warrior

This week, we share a very special episode of SheDynasty, featuring Esquire, Singer and Cancer Warrior, Rebecca Breitburg. 


Jessica Paster

Celebrity Stylist

Listen to hear how celeb stylist Jessica Paster transformed a challenging childhood into a thriving career among the biggest celebrities in the world.


Courtney Sanchez

COO of Vimeo

Courtney Sanchez, COO of Vimeo talks balancing motherhood and a C-Suite role at a global company, her ever-evolving goals and the importance of women supporting women.


Sandra Campos

CEO of Diane Von Furstenberg

Sandra Campos shares how her goal-oriented work ethic has taken her to the top, and what it’s like to work with the legend herself, Diane Von Furstenberg, running one of today’s most iconic brands.


Shara Senderoff

President and Partner of Raised in Space

Accomplished entrepreneur, Shara Senderoff shares what it took for her to reach such great heights. Tune in to hear her incredible story and why says to never ask for permission.


Michelle Jubelirer

COO of Capitol Music Group

From mergers and acquisitions to working with some of the biggest names in music, Michelle shares how her calculated career choices led to her role as the powerhouse COO of Capitol Music Group.


Shannon McLay

CEO & Founder of The Financial Gym

Determined to help others to whip their assets into shape, Shannon launched the Financial Gym to give access to affordable financial planning, through a fitness-inspired approach.


Amanda Baldwin

President at Supergoop!

Ivy-league grad, Amanda shares her passion for Supergoop!’s mission to reduce skin cancer by putting SPF first.


Kenya Avery Knight

Founder of Nous Model Management

From working at a traditional modeling agency to owning her own, Kenya shares how she's adapted to stay ahead of the curve as the industry has shifted over the last 20 years.


Arielle Patrick

Senior Vice President & Transaction Director at Edelman

The youngest SVP at Edelman climbed the corporate ladder in just six years by mastering the art of helping companies craft responses to potential crises, without damaging public opinion.


Linda Wells

Founder of Allure Magazine, Chief Creative Officer at Revlon, and Founder of Flesh Beauty

An innovator in the field of beauty and media, Linda shares her journey from starting the revolutionary magazine, Allure, to launching her own beauty line, Flesh to building brands at Revlon as the CCO.


Maile Pacheco

Founder, beGlammed

A beauty and technology entrepreneur with infectious energy shares her inspiring journey and actionable advice for young entrepreneurs.


Cathy Stauffer

Chairman of the Board, BevMo and Wilton Brands

A brand-building expert with over 30 years of experience shares her leadership style, her definition of success and how to take a giant leap.


Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

Co-Founder, OPI Nails

In a very special episode, The “First Lady of Nails” dishes on her incredible journey, her new book and curated OPI collection.


Xanthe Wells

Executive Creative Director, Google

Xanthe takes us on her journey from kid artist, to Art Center, to Pixar, to ad agencies big and small, to ECD at Google, “striving to be the best there ever was,” every step of the way.


Barby Siegel

CEO Zeno Group

A PR powerhouse shares how she uses the principal of fearlessness to guide her career, life and company.


Sandra Lopez

VP and GM of Intel Sports

A technology pioneer shares her unique approach to networking, inclusivity and how to push past your job description.


Gigi Goldman

Co-Founder of Kopari

A multi-tasking mom takes the leap and launches a wildly successful brand at 40.


Elizabeth Timme and Helen Leung

Co-Executive Directors of LA-Más

Elizabeth Timme and Helen Leung are leveraging their creativity to help underserved mom and pop shops in LA. Photo credit: Maggie Shannon


Paige Adams-Geller

Founder and Creative Director of Paige Denim

Learn how Paige's challenging past propelled her into creating a successful lifestyle clothing brand.


Natasha Case

CEO & Co-Founder at Coolhaus

An inside look into how Case became an architect turned ice-cream visionary.


Stephanie Klasky-Gamer

CEO and President Of La Family Housing

The power of connection, the strength of family, and what it takes to lead a team in the fight for change.


Lisa Pinto

Los Angeles Child Welfare Deputy

35,000 foster children in Los Angeles and one woman’s passion to improve their lives.


Eden Sasson

Beauty & Wellness Entrepreneur

Eden Sassoon talks candidly about her legacy, coping with loss and ovecoming addiction.


Chelsea Grayson

Former CEO of American Apparel

Chelsea describes the bold moves she's had to make during her career as a lawyer and CEO.



Former Chief Creative Officer of BCBG Maxazria

Lubov Azria's mission to make runway fashion accessible for all women.


E.G. Daily

Voiceover Actress

The voice of Bubbles, Tommy Pickles, Babe the Pig and more, discusses the illusion of fame.

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