11: Heather Fink: Director/Comedian/Actor

Heather Fink is a Director with a comedy background which she honed performing standup, sketch, and improv. She went through the NYU Grad Film Program and in 2016 participated in the Sony Pictures Television Diverse Directors Program. 

Heather currently pays the bills as a Sound Person, most recently working on Marvel’s Daredevil and Baz Luhrmann’s The Get Down. 

Heather just completed post-production on her first feature film as writer/director. It's called "Inside You" and you can check out the official trailer here.

Heather also recently directed the indie TV pilot Urban Teach Now for writer/producers SJ & Ginny, which was an official selection at the NYTV Fest and ITV Fest in October 2016.

On this episode we talk women, diversity, film making, comedy, feminism, crowdfunding, sound design. Fink also gives great advice when it comes to distributing and funding films.

*On the episode when Heather mentions Megan Ellison, she means Oracle instead of Microsoft. Megan's creates incredible work. 

Julia Laricheva
10: Cindy Gallop: Ad consultant + Founder of Make Love Not Porn.

Cindy Gallop is an advertising consultant, founder, and former chair of the US branch of advertising firm Bartle Bogle Hegarty. Business Insider named her one of 15 Most Important Marketing Strategy Thinkers Today, alongside Malcolm Gladwell and Seth Godin.

She is the founder of Make Love Not Porn. Which is described as Pro-sex. Pro-porn. Pro-knowing the difference. We talk about advertising, fundraising, women, sex, and more. She is currently raising fund on ifundwomen to build out MakeLoveNotPorn.tv – a crowdsourced, user-generated video-sharing platform that showcases #realworldsex.

9: Ingrid LaFleur: Artist/Curator running for Mayor of Detroit.

Ingrid LaFleur is a dedicated arts advocate who is currently running for Mayor of Detroit. She is not on the ballot so if you are voting in Detroit, write her name in.

Ingrid is focused on bringing humanity back to politics. It is up to Artists to imagine new ways to rebuild cities. Her platform focuses on creating access to clean water, and eliminating poverty. 

LaFleur is a member of the Detroit Culture Council, guest curator at the Detroit Film Theatre at the Detroit Institute of Arts, and founder of Afrotopia — an Afro-futurist art and film program. In Pittsburg, she helped establish the residency at the Andy Warhol Museum.

Julia Laricheva
8: Betty Halbreich. Sage/Personal Shopper at Bergdorf Goodman.

Betty Halbreich runs Solutions by Betty at Bergdorf Goodman. A Personal Shopping service that finds solutions for your wardrobe, and your life. Betty has kept New Yorkers stylish for forty-one years. She is honest, funny, and has impeccable taste. In her bright office overlooking Central Park, Betty helps people develop personal style and confidence. We talk about everything under the sun. From how she moved to NY after WW2, to tripping over Oscar de la Renta gowns, how one can walk off loneliness in New York, to how the role of women has changed over the last 50 years.

Julia Laricheva
7: Steph Koyfman. Journalist/Founder of The Daily Hunch.

Steph Koyfman is the CEO/Founder of The Daily Hunch. An astrology platform that delivers personalized horoscopes in a daily, weekly, or monthly email. What makes this platform disruptive for the world of Astrology, is that it's subscription based. Steph developed a platform that uses a custom algorithm to create meaningful insights, tailored to your personal birth details and transits. 

6: Henrik Werdelin. Co-founder of BarkBox.

Henrik Werdelin enjoys turning nothing into something and working with good people.  He’s Co-founder of Barkbox and angel/advisor in other startups via venture development firm Prehype where he's Managing Partner. Prior to these adventures, Henrik was the Entrepreneur in Residence with Index Ventures. Before Index, he was running product development for MTV International. Henrik spearheaded the development of MTV’s award winning innovative digital products. Including tv formats, broadband channels, and mobile games.

5. Taylor Swope. Founder of Little Hippie.

Taylor is the Chief Executive Artist of Little Hippie. A fun collection of clothing for the whole entire family. She's an entrepreneur, an artist, an adventurer, and a super creative woman. She's also an illustrator whose work has been licensed by the Grateful Dead since 2004. We sit down and talk about being what it's like to run a creative business.

4: Osh Ghanimah. Actor / Founder & Exec Director of Broadway For All.

Osh is the Founder and Executive Director of Broadway for All. Their mission is to transform the American stage and screen to reflect the diversity of America. Training young artists from all income levels and all ethnic backgrounds in a world-class conservatory—led by professionals from Broadway, television, and film industries. In order to shape a new generation of artists, leaders, and advocates who are impassioned to create inclusive work for all.

Julia Laricheva
1: Ben Berkowitz. CEO of SeeClickFix.com

Ben runs SeeClickFix.com which is based in New Haven, CT. A communications platform that lets you report neighborhood issues and see them get fixed. Connecting citizens to their local governments. In this episode we talk about how people can use technology to become more human. The difference between "Gentrification" and "Rejuvenation" when it comes to rebuilding cities, and much more.