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  • The number of female-owned businesses in the United States has doubled in the past 20 years
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Mimi MacLean

My name is Mimi MacLean, mom of 5, entrepreneur, Business School Grad, CPA, and angel investor. I am here to help you make your business a success.

Throughout my career and personal life I have met many incredible women who have founded businesses, disrupted industries, persevered through struggles, and turned opportunities into successes. I started the Badass CEO to help entrepreneurs learn from each other. You will learn business strategies, invaluable lessons, tipping points, and what it takes to start and run a company directly from inspiring female founders and CEOs.

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The Latest Episodes

Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin both moved to Nashville from Cali without knowing many people and after a friend introduced them via text – not only a friendship blossom but so did The Home Edit. The goal in starting The Home Edit was to reinvent traditional organizing and merge it with design and interior styling. While every project is rooted in functional systems that can be maintained for the long term, there’s just as much emphasis placed on transforming the space visually and adding their signature stylized aesthetic. Six years later, they have written two books and are on season 2 of their Netflix show!

The Home Edit Founders on Building a Home Organization Empire

Many female founders focus too much on the small details and it usually ends up stalling results – this is where Tia Graham steps in. She is a certified CHO (Chief Happiness Officer) and founder of Arrive at Happy. Tia uses her experience in business and marketing to teach various leaders and big-name companies how to drive sales, increase team productivity, and reach those bottom-line results!

How Female Founder Tia Graham Increases Productivity, Sales and Bottom Line Results

You might not believe it but Jaime Cross built her 8-Figure skincare empire MIG Living in her Colorado kitchen! She now runs her company from her Tennessee farm and has been featured in Forbes, CBS, and Business Insider as examples for business as a force for good. She now focuses on her business The Her Effect and empowering other women to find freedom through entrepreneurship. Tune in to hear Jaime talk about her journey creating MIG Living and The HER Effect, how she balances everything from an 8-figure CEO to a mom of five, as well as why we should have faith in the little things!

How Female CEO Jaime Cross Built An 8-Figure Business in Her Kitchen

Loren Lahav is a dynamic entrepreneur, business coach, and speaker who has worked with the likes of Tony Robbins and Barbara Walters. She has built successful teams across 25 countries and developed her coaching style of embracing vulnerabilities. Tune in to hear Loren’s professional journey, how she balances all her income sources and projects, and why as people we look for and need community.

Building Value and Legacies with Thought Leader Loren Lahav

Dr. Ann Kaplan is a powerhouse entrepreneur who started financial giant iFinance in the 90s to star in the Real Housewives of Toronto, speaking at prestigious events and penning multiple books, including If You Don’t Laugh You’ll Cry. She joins us on the Badass CEO podcast to talk about her journey from starting iFinance to leading it as one of Canada’s most successful financial companies. She talks about her experience in reality TV and why she believes distribution channels are essential to business success.

RHOT Star Ann Kaplan On Founding Financial Giant iFinance Canada

Stephanie Capuano saw a gap in the skincare market – what was out there for teenage boys? She searched on and offline and couldn’t find options let alone ones that weren’t filled with unnecessary and harsh chemicals. So as any entrepreneur does she set out to create a solution – 31st State. The skincare line is tailored for Gen Z teenage boys and all their glory because skincare is for everyone and anyone.

Creating a Teenage Skincare Line with Stephanie Capuano

A growing need to fill the lack of equality of women in corporate board positions has inspired Bonnie Hageman to create WomenExecs on Boards Organization! Women Execs on Boards helps females find the right company to join the board once they have been through Harvard’s training program. She is also the CEO of EDA Inc., a premium capital firm focused on C-suite officers. She sat down with us to talk about her work as a visionary leadership expert, how and why women should aim for Senior Exec. board positions, and her advice for female founders and entrepreneurs – you don’t have to do it all!

Women on Boards – Why We Need More of Them with Bonnie Hagemann

Breaking into an established industry can be an intimidating endeavor, however, Ali Marler is on a mission to change that. Ali Marler co-founded Robin Golf to be the next industry standard with golf clubs built for everyone using the same materials as other top-of-the-line brands. Their clubs are tested by pros and beginners alike. They hope to strip back the intimidating process of finding clubs so everyone can enjoy the game and play their best!

Disrupting the Golf Industry While Working Full Time with Ali Marler

Erica Maurer is the founder of EMRG, the leading event marketing company in New York and a trendsetter in virtual events and expos. Virtual events have become the new normal for businesses in 2021 and Erica has successfully hosted over 60 virtual events. Her career achievements have included Shark Tank investor interviews and over 100 million dollars generated through events.

EMRG Founder Talks Virtual Events and Production

Lisa Odenweller has always been an expert in filling a void in the market. She started out with Beaming, one of the most respected wellness companies in SoCal, and in 2018 exited to start Kroma Wellness, an effortless and curated nutritional program. Kroma Wellness is a functional health and superfood company that Lisa started with the goal of helping people form healthier habits. Tune in to hear Lisa talk about founding one successful company and exiting to start another, filling a market gap, and breaking into the nutritional industry.

Filling a Void in the Wellness Market with Lisa Odenweller

Rae Wellness is one of the hottest wellness brands on the market right now, with everyone from IG to Tik Tok wellness influencers using their products. Angie Tebbe, the co-founder, and CEO built the brand on values of affordability and socially conscious production. Rae focuses on building health from the inside out, and Angie’s current role focuses on community building and product innovation. She sat down with us to talk about her journey from starting Rae Wellness to their existing brand growth strategies and goals.

Rae Wellness CEO Angie Tebbe On Affordable Wellbeing

Jen Hochstadt, the co-founder of Baby Barn, joins us to talk about how she created her online direct-to-consumer business during the pandemic. After listening to her customers, Jen pivoted her initial business plan and has grown a popular, minimal-inspired baby brand! Tune in to hear Jen’s story, her thoughts on building customer trust, pivoting from food to clothing, and why if you want it, you have to start!

Baby Barn Co-Founder Jen Hochstadt on Creating an Online DTC Business

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What they say About The Badass CEO Podcast

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Highly Recommend!

"From a fellow mama & entrepreneur, I truly appreciate your perspective and inspiration!! Excited to listen to more episodes!"

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Inspiring and Engaging!

"Loved these interviews and how real the women are about their rise to success! I'm excited to hear who Mimi snags next!!"

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"As the owner of a small business, this is the perfect podcast series!! I can't wait for more episodes to come out. Such valuable information!"

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Wise Women

"It is so nice to hear candid conversations with CEOs who don't sugar coat but are still inspiring. Nice mix of confidence and generosity. Bravo!"

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Every Future CEO Needs to Listen ASAP

"I love this podcast! As a woman aspiring to someday reach the very top, this podcast has interesting guests from all backgrounds, and sparks engaging conversation. I feel like I'm having coffee in the same room as Mimi and her guests! Highly recommend for all the boss babes out there."

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Great

"So motivating. I love listening to this as a young woman and hope to be as successful as these women some day!"

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Just What I Needed

"I really enjoy this podcast. Mimi is very easy to listen to and extremely articulate. It's full of information to get you pumped up and to get started on your own path to success."

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