This episode of the Success Fundamentals Podcast features Romy Newman, President and Co-Founder of Fairygodboss. There have been massive strides into normalizing diversity and equality in the corporate world and Romy is at the forefront of this change.
She and her company bring together women via an online community for career collaboration. She shares that her drive for success and unbreaking desire to overcome challenges have helped her business grow to 2 million monthly users.
Romy advises moms and aspiring entrepreneurs to have a ruthless prioritization to be able to achieve both. Time is a constrained resource, so allotting it your true priorities is what will lead to your success.
01:26 A corporate career opens Romy's eyes to entrepreneurship
08:48 Founding Fairygodboss as a platform for women to collaborate
14:27 Overcoming challenges, enjoying the hustle, and mentoring
18:00 Investing money into your happiness
22:51 Fairygodboss helps women achieve their career goals
24:38 Advice to entrepreneurs: Just try and "no's" are not to be feared
29:14 Prioritizing family and creating great experiences for others
34:38 Success is mental wellness and fulfilling the different parts of your life
37:10 Connect with Romy
10:30 "There's 73 million women who work in America. I know others must have this same question, so instead of finding a new job, I'm going to build a tool that will help them all."
11:28 "There historically have been some negative trends where women are not supporting each other in the workplace. The idea of building a platform where women could support each other systematically, and it scales, seemed magnificent."
17:08 "Running a company, I get to be in everything. And I love that. It's just so interesting to be able to understand all the facets that come together via business and be a successful business."
22:53 "We help women improve their career, so whether that's by providing them advice about how they can be more happy and successful in their current role, or advice how they can be happy and successful in a new job, find a new job, and supporting them through the job seeking process."
25:25 "We can do so much more than we think we can if we just try. And don't let a fear of failure or fear of inability keep you from just trying. Just try. What's the worst that could happen?"
You can connect with Romy through the links below.