I want to give women the edge in business and allow them to project the confidence and competence of highly successful CEOs. We play to win and want other women to experience that success.”
ATLANTA (PRWEB) March 15, 2019
The 2X CEO, a new podcast designed to help women entrepreneurs, launches this week, with advice for women who are startup founders and women who are moving into leadership positions in the corporate world.
The premiere episode, “Character,” includes an interview with venture capital fund manager Chenxi Wang, of Rain Capital in San Francisco, who talks about what she looks for in a company and founder to invest in. Kara Smith Brown, founder of SmithBrown Marketing in Atlanta, shares how embracing her true leadership style led her company to break $1 million in revenue—just two years after her business launched.
The 2X CEO is hosted by Bernie Dixon, an investor and founder of Launchpad2X, a non-profit accelerator for women-owned startups, with participants from around the country. Launchpad2X has successfully graduated 146 women entrepreneurs who are beating national statistics: 25 percent of graduated Launchpad2X business owners have achieved over $1 million in annual revenue, while nationally, only 1.7 percent of women-owned businesses hit that mark, according to the 2018 State of Women Owned Businesses report by American Express.
Now, through The 2X CEO podcast, other women around the country will be able to take advantage of the experts, information, and peer network that’s led Launchpad2X graduates to success.
“The conversations we are having in the Launchpad2X programs are deeply impactful, energizing and simply amazing,” Dixon said. “This podcast series allows us to share that same insight with women all over the world. I want to give women the edge in business and allow them to project the confidence and competence of highly successful CEOs. We play to win and want other women to experience that success.”
Future topics and guests include Michael Maziar from Silicon Valley Bank on funding your business; editor Holly Beilin from Hypepotamus on how to do your own media relations; and Hala Moddelmog, president and CEO of the Metro Atlanta Chamber, on how the chamber supports startups.
Segments are released on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. The episodes include expert interviews, Q&A segments with Dixon, and first-person, day-in-the-life style accounts from entrepreneurs facing pivotal challenges. New episodes of The 2X CEO will be released every month, and each episode is a three-part themed package that lets listeners choose what they want to hear.
Listeners can subscribe to The 2X CEO on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music, Stitcher, and other podcast platforms. Show notes are available at Launchpad2X.com.
Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-2x-ceo/id1452979759?mt=2
Google Play Music: https://play.google.com/music/m/I5vwdzfgwxwxl6kkouad6yrcow4?t=The_2X_CEO
Launchpad2X is a non-profit accelerator for women-owned businesses based in Atlanta, Georgia, founded by angel investor Bernie Dixon in 2012. 146 women founders from across the US have graduated from the Launchpad2X Core Program. Their companies represent a range of industries including tech, energy, healthcare, fashion, CPG, entertainment, marketing and professional services. Companies average 200 percent growth in the year after their founders join Launchpad2X. For more information, visit Launchpad2X.com.
About Bernie Dixon:
Bernie Dixon is an angel and venture capital investor. Her interest in increasing investment capital for women-managed businesses led her to develop Launchpad2X, one of the most innovative and successful business boot camps in the U.S. for women leaders. She is also an advisor to Task ForceX Capital, Forte Ventures and Brainware Ventures, and the former Chairman and President of the Atlanta Technology Angels. Bernie continues her support to women owned businesses, veterans, and the community at large by serving on multiple boards, including Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, StartUp Atlanta, and as an advisor to countless emerging companies.