Every episode gives a uniquely inspiring woman the platform to share her story. With each new guest, a completely different journey is revealed. The more we talk, the more we learn. So let’s listen to each other, ask questions and keep growing our community of amazing women who span all different generations, careers and paths.


She Dynasty is proud to present our podcast, celebrating Women Who Rule.

What is a woman who rules?

That’s a big question with a simple answer: to us, it’s a woman who owns it.

And what is it?

It is the ability to realize your potential while helping others succeed along the way. 



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.


Heidi Zak

Co-Founder and CEO of ThirdLove

This week’s guest has revolutionized an entire industry. Heidi Zak, Co-Founder and CEO of ThirdLove, is with us discussing how one shopping trip at Victoria’s Secret sparked the idea to disrupt an entire category. Tune in to hear about how her company became the top online intimate brand among millennials!


Marla Kaplowitz

President & CEO of the 4A’s

We have a true thought leader with us this week! Marla Kaplowitz, President & CEO of the 4A’s, joins Valerie to discuss how she worked her way up all the way from Media Planner to CEO of the leading trade organization for marketing communication agencies. Listen now to hear a truly inspiring story of passion and drive!


Ruth Rathblott

TEDx Speaker, Bestselling Author, and former nonprofit CEO

This week’s guest is such an inspiration. TEDx Speaker, Bestselling Author, and former nonprofit CEO Ruth Rathblott is telling us what the true meaning of unhiding is after hiding her limb difference for 25 years. Tap the link below to hear how she learned to live her truth, and how it empowered her to advocate for others with a disability!


Emily Ketchen

Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of the Intelligent Devices Group & International Markets at Lenovo

We’ve got a real force in tech this week! Emily Ketchen, Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of the Intelligent Devices Group & International Markets at Lenovo, joins us and takes us through her incredible and unique journey from growing up a ‘third-culture kid’, to leading the acceleration of Lenovo's global marketing transformation. Tune in to hear about how embracing change, taking risks, and learning to be comfortable with being uncomfortable became Emily’s professional edge!


Nathalie Walton

VP of Brand and Social Impact at Babylist, Co-Founder & former CEO of Expectful

We’re celebrating Mother’s Day and Mental Health Awareness Month with Nathalie Walton, VP of Brand and Social Impact at Babylist and Co-Founder & former CEO of Expectful! Nathalie joins Valerie and opens up about the risks she took in the name of entrepreneurialism, the sacrifices necessary to do so as a new mother, and her path to becoming the CEO of the mental health app she used during her own pregnancy.


Toni Newman

Best-Selling African American Transgender Author and Director of The Coalition for Justice and Equality Across Movements at NMAC

It was such a pleasure to have Toni Newman join us and share her amazing story on International Trans Day of Visibility! From a scholarship student and self-proclaimed “sissy boy,” to being the Interim CEO of the Black AIDS Institute and the Director of The Coalition for Justice and Equality Across Movements at NMAC, tune in now to hear about the incredible experiences that led her toward becoming her authentic self - a proud trans woman.


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!

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Do you know someone who has the 4 S’s? Someone who has changed her community, industry or the world in a positive way? Maybe that person is your best friend. Maybe it’s your mentor. Or maybe it’s you. Success takes on many forms, and they’re all important. So go ahead, reach out and help us find our next She Dynasty guest.