#97 May Zabaneh | VP, Product - Blockchain, Crypto & Digital Currencies @ PayPal
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by WIN: Women in Innovation, Zoia Kozakov
2M ago
In this episode, Zoia live-podcasts from Las Vegas with May Zabaneh, Vice President of Blockchain, Crypto, and Digital Currencies at PayPal at Money 20/20, the world’s most prominent financial services and payments conferences in the world. May shares what it’s like to lead next-generation payment innovations at a major financial institution and how she thinks about leadership in the space. Listen for advice on: Approaching risk-taking in an innovation career How to get onto 0-to-1 or start-up  teams in large companies What it means to be an innovation leader Measuring success across ne ..read more
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#96 Kat Wang | Head of Product @ Jasco Games
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by WIN: Women in Innovation, Zoia Kozakov
3M ago
In this episode, Kat Wang, Head of Product at Jasco Games talks about what it’s like to develop a card game and player experience for one of the most loved anime series in the world, “My Hero Academia.” Kat breaks down how she is building out her team and thinking about innovation simultaneously, and balancing forging ahead.  Learn more about:  Why being a different background and demographic from your customer can help you build better products How to develop complementary and additive digital experiences to physical products  What it means to execute and innovate in a start ..read more
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#95 April Koh | Founder & CEO @ Spring Health
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by WIN: Women in Innovation, Zoia Kozakov
3M ago
In this episode, April Koh discusses her journey to starting Spring Health, a precision mental healthcare platform. April is the youngest woman at the helm of a unicorn (Spring Health was valued at $2 billion dollars when April was just 29) and is tirelessly working to innovate mental health in the hopes of breaking all barriers to fixing problems around it.  Listen for advice on: Finding the balance between intuition and tactics when it comes to your MVP How to approach the notion of failure as a start-up founder Thinking about KPIs and scale as it pertains to your company mission Navi ..read more
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#94 Ty Montague | Chief Purpose Officer & Chairman @ co:collective
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by WIN: Women in Innovation, Zoia Kozakov
3M ago
In this episode, we feature our first ever solo male guest, Chairman and Chief Purpose Officer at co:collective, Ty Montague. Ty sits down with WIN’s very own Global Development Lead, Lizzie Azzolino, to discuss purpose-driven innovation and business models, and opine on what it takes to successfully run and stand up such an organization.  Listen for advice on: How to distinguish between purpose-driven and share-holder-driven firms The role of marketing and communications in innovation Why design is the most critical function in innovation Tactical ways to implement purpose into a compa ..read more
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#93 Jennifer Smith | CEO & Founder @ Scribe
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by WIN: Women in Innovation, Zoia Kozakov
4M ago
In this episode, Zoia Kozakov sits down with Jennifer Smith, Founder & CEO of Scribe, who raised over 30 million dollars to battle the innovation antithesis: over-indexing on processes. Jennifer shares her start-up founder journey and her trajectory to building and launching her product, which is used by thousands of companies and users around the world. Listen for advice on: Going from consulting and investing to being an operator How to approach go-to-market while being agile and iterating Why you should build B2B companies to focus on the end-user first Balancing processes at large co ..read more
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#92 Nicole Centeno & Elise Densborn | Co-CEOs @ Splendid Spoon
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by WIN: Women in Innovation, Zoia Kozakov
4M ago
In this episode, Zoia sits down with the two co-CEOs at Splendid Spoon, Nicole Centeno and Elise Densborn, to talk about what it means to share a leadership role while staying agile in a start-up environment. The two leaders discuss how their own lived experiences have inspired the trajectory of the company and their views on what it takes to make it as a blooming start-up. Listen for advice on: What it means to co-create in positions of leadership  The role of trust in enabling innovation Positioning a multi-faceted company for fundraising The benefits and drawbacks of a D2C company ..read more
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#91 Latoya Tucciarone & Ruthie Berber | Amazing Women in eCommerce (powered by Yotpo)
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by WIN: Women in Innovation, Zoia Kozakov
5M ago
In this episode, Zoia sits down with Latoya Tucciarone, CEO & Founder of SustainAble Home Goods and Amazing Women in eCommerce 2022 honoree, and Ruthie Berber, Head of Community at Yotpo and Program Director at Amazing Women in eCommerce. The conversation discusses the current state of affairs in the start-up world, how retail is evolving and changing to keep up with the times, and how women are showing up and innovating in the world of eCommerce. Listen for advice on: Navigating fundraising during a challenging economic and social climate The importance of platforms in eCommerce and tru ..read more
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#90 Victoria Young & Ravi Mehta | Co-Founders @ Scale Higher
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by WIN: Women in Innovation, Zoia Kozakov
6M ago
In this episode, Zoia hosts Victoria Young and Ravi Mehta, co-founders of Scale Higher, a company reinventing how people learn and grow through its development courses and coaching platform. Victoria and Ravi are both entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs, who have launched and worked on world-class products including Uber Pool, Trip Advisor, Tinder, Facebook Live, and more. Listen for advice on: How to approach your career as an innovation professional Lessons to be transferred from big companies to start-ups Embedding diversity at every stage of a business How to evaluate product-market fit in a ..read more
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#89 Kirin Sinha | CEO & Founder @ Illumix
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by WIN: Women in Innovation, Zoia Kozakov
6M ago
In this episode, Zoia sits down with Kirin Sinha, CEO & Founder of Illumix, a leading augmented reality (AR) technology, and media company, focused on developing immersive experiences. They discuss the value of the metaverse and AR and the opportunities for women to create and innovate in hard sciences, and STEM industries. Kirin shares her observations about how women speak to themselves versus men and why she focuses on delivering a quality product over her founder story.  Listen for advice on: Why the metaverse is a natural progression of today’s world The biggest blocker between ..read more
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#88 The Innovator’s Mindset: How The Most Impactful Innovation Leaders Navigate Leadership
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by WIN: Women in Innovation, Zoia Kozakov
8M ago
In this episode, Zoia sits down with Lizzie Azzolino, the founder of Until Now, a coaching & culture transformation design and consulting practice and WIN’s very own Global Development Lead to talk about all things innovation mindset, actionable takeaways for aspiring (and current!) innovation leaders, and, of course, how to advance and develop your leadership capabilities. Lizzie shares insights and lessons from WIN Relay, a first-of-its-kind program for innovation leaders with 12+ years of experience, and draws from her wealth of experience in the space to give WIN/WIN listeners the late ..read more
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