In this episode, Iman and Jeremy welcome not only a successful entrepreneur but also an expert in managing the millennials within the workforce.
Lee Caraher started Double Forte in 2002 as a new kind of communications firm designed to provide the best service in the business. Previously EVP at Weber Shandwick, president and founder of Red Whistle, and VP of SEGA, Caraher has managed multiple offices and hundreds of people of all ages, and was named in the 40 under 40 by industry publication PRWEEK. She serves on the boards of KQED Public Media and Grace Cathedral. She is also a member of Entrepreneurs Only. Caraher holds a BA in medieval history from Carleton College, which she finds useful every day.
In this interview and in her book "Millennials & Management", Lee discusses how to:
-Engage Millennials by highlighting the value of their work to the project and the company
-Assess candidates and onboard new employees to ensure they are a good fit for the team
-Outline expectations in a way that gets results
-Provide valuable opportunities for younger workers to interact with top executives
And many more...
This week on Entrepreneurs En Vogue, Iman and Jeremey not only learn about what it takes to make the perfect cup of coffee but also what characteristics are needed to be a successful entrepreneur. You have to be “unafraid to be courageous” is the advice our entrepreneur of the day, Elizabeth Cardiello explains to the listeners. With the successful coffee company Caffe Unimatic and Legacy Out Loud, a global initiative to “inspire, empower and give young women the confidence to think and act entrepreneurially”, Elizabeth Cardiello is just the woman to talk to about entrepreneurship (and all things coffee).
Her story: Father and daughter bond over entrepreneurship, which has shaped the woman she has become and inspired her whole life.
Her experience: She always worked with her dad and although she loved her father and his ideas she wanted to come up with her own "thing". Until she found her business, she worked in finance while helping her dad with all his businesses.
Her business: When her father passed away, she went to clean out his office and found wall to wall closet-turned-warehouse of coffee unimatics. Unimatics have been a part of her life growing up.
Her Entrepreneurship definition: “to be creative” “failure is a badge of honor, if you are not failing…you aren’t learning anything” Elizabeth talks about how her father taught her how to embrace failure and be “unafraid to be courageous”. To her Entrepreneurship is "having an idea and being unafraid and be courageous enough to try.... you will fail but that’s progress because if you aren’t failing you aren’t growing.
Her Legacy: teaching young girls everything her dad taught her, especially how to master the mindset of a successful entrepreneur.
Open Table Segment:
Introducing Jeremy Hassell as the new co-host on Entrepreneurs En Vogue: He has worked with notable networks such as E!, VH1, MTV, CBS just to name a few and is a new vibrant and energetic addition to the show. Please do give him a warm welcome in the comments below!
Iman calls her a “power house”, new co-host Jeremy calls her “incredible”, you’ll call her your inspiration; Tiffany Pham is this week’s Entrepreneurs En Vogue guest. With accomplishments such as being named in Forbes 30 under 30 in Media, Tiffany Pham is connecting women to trending content including stories, products, and jobs that are personalized to their interests on her website MOGUL (www.onmogul.com). Winner of the 2014 Cadillac Innovator Award and also named in 2014 Business Insider’s Most Important Women Under 30 in technology, Tiffany is also a graduate of Yale and Harvard Business school. She has co-authored the book, From Business Strategy to Information Technology Roadmap: A Practical Guide for Executives and Board Members and produced documentaries such as Gotham Award-winning feature film GIRLFRIEND. Today, she sits down with Iman and Jeremy to discuss how she went from 16 year with a vision for a women’s centered website to a MOGUL. In this interview, Tiffany talks to us about:
-Her personal story as well as reveals her main driving force behind all her hard work and her successes
-How her previous jobs with CBS, Beijing government, and corporate world have shaped her business and made her the leader she is today
-How she achieved rapid growth in her business and her MOGUL team within just one year
-How making the Forbes list gave her the opportunity to speak to women who were interested in her guidance
-Her book that she co-wrote with her brother, who also happens to be the CTO of MOGUL
-What’s next? Scaling MOGUL and leading the team into the direction of launching a mobile app, MOGUL Awards and more!
Her Top 3 advice:
1. Give, Give and give: build relationships with key people you need resources from
2. Be authentic: be transparent, communicative, about what you would like to do, what they would like to do, always get feedback from users
3. Being kind: will serve you well because it makes you all the more well liked and give you momentum as you grow.