The Lawyer Who Rocks Podcast

Joleen Hughes, founder and owner of Hughes Media Law Group, is a business badass. From music, to technology, to law, Joleen’s done it all, and done it well.

Now she’s sharing what she’s learned and taking her friends along for the ride. On The Lawyer Who Rocks, Joleen chats up fellow entrepreneurs about what they do, how they do it, and what they’ve learned along the way. From founders of startups making waves in tech and media, to authors, musicians and VC’s – The Lawyer Who Rocks is amplifying their badassery with the world at large.

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Rika Nakazawa, the founder and CEO of BoardSeatMeet was an overachiever at a young age. Growing up in a multi-cultural family in both Japan and the US, Rika’s desire to master everything from fine arts to physics served her well as one of the first business development executives to integrate entertainment into digital experiences. On this episode of The Lawyer Who Rocks, Rika shares how she built her pioneering career using skills of engagement — and how she was able to parlay these experiences into founding her social impact venture, BoardSeatMeet, which accelerates gender and racial diversity within corporate boardrooms.

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Lily Cornell Silver is taking IGTV by storm with her amazing show, “Mind Wide Open” which was borne out of Lily’s belief that having open conversations about mental health is the best way to destigmatize it. Her work has led to worldwide media coverage and accolades. A recipient of the 2020 Leader of Mental Health Awareness Award by the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Lily’s interviews with guests ranging from leaders in the health and wellness industry to musicians like Duff McKagan and Eddie Vedder have propelled her into the spotlight as a thought leader and influencer. All of this is impressive by any standards, but when you realize that she’s only twenty years old? It gives you ultimate faith in humanity. What is special to all of us at TLWR is Lily is our first second-generation guest. Her parents are the music manager Susan Silver (Episode 3) and the late Soundgarden/Audioslave singer, Chris Cornell. We hope you enjoy our last episode of 2020 with this beautiful episode of inspiration and hope. Watch Mind Wide Open here.

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The Seattle International Film Festival began in 1976 and has become one of the top #filmfestivals in North America. Executive Director, Andrew Haines began his tenure right before a global pandemic. Artistic Director, Beth Barrett been a grounding force in curating the festival. Together, these two #leaders have collaborated to help guide this important #artsorganization forward despite all obstacles. This is a must-listen for anyone who loves and supports film and wants to ensure that our arts organizations survive COVID -19.

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Regina Wamba’s love for art started when she was just 5 years old. Despite a lack of arts education in Idaho, Regina was determined to go to art school and apply her natural talent in visual communications and graphic design. After a stint in the “real world,” Regina’s natural entrepreneur tendencies took over. She founded her brand and built her reputation as an expert in creating designs, imaging, and projects with emotion and story. Today, Regina has several complimentary ventures including the Stock Alchemist, a ‘Bookstagram’ stock image business specializing in diversity, and the Image Apothecary. No matter which project she takes on, Regina desires to inspire authors and readers with diverse representation and total inclusivity.

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Briaan Barron always knew she’d find a way to merge her great love for creativity and strategy. Responsible for building brands including Sound Transit, Northwest Film Forum Seattle Chocolate, and the Northwest African American Museum, Briaan founded Worthi, an agency targeted to uplift underserved founders, talent and executive leaders. Briaan takes great pride in using her self-taught graphic design skills to help clients launch impact-driven brands, break bad marketing habits, and nurture meaningful relationships. If that weren’t enough, Briaan recently launched Grail, a VOD channel “A virtual spa curated for the Melanated.”


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