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.
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.”
Natural craftsmanship, creative spirit and a passion for solving everyday problems is the perfect combination for a born entrepreneur like Leslie Pierson. Leslie invented GoodHangups, an innovative magnetic system that enables you to hang art on any wall without ruining it. To say it has been a success is an understatement. If winning TODAY’s Next Big Thing award wasn’t enough, Leslie pitched on Shark Tank and secured a deal with Lori Greiner. Now millions of people use her invention. But wait, there’s more! Leslie has passed the torch to her son and serves as the President of his gaming company, Hot Taco (um, only one of the top selling card games on Amazon). Can I just say YAY LESLIE!!!
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Abe and Rebecca bonded over their love of music. When both simultaneously started dabbling in consulting, they quickly realized they had very different skill sets… and that they needed each other. So they joined forces to create 2 Doors Management, which provides customized music and video licensing solutions. For Rebecca, starting 2DM was a learning curve, but her love for strategy gave her the confidence to systematize the back end of the business. Meanwhile, Abe used his developed skills in licensing to think of creative solutions and play the politics within the industry. In other words? The dream team Together, their partnership clicks, and their tips for co-success are noteworthy for every listener.
As a first-generation Nigerian American, Karen Okonkwo believed her path to success was through law, medicine, or engineering. In college, while studying to be a pediatrician, a quirky encounter with a homeless man at a festival completely changed her perspective. From that moment on, Karen wanted to be her own boss. Early in her career, out of necessity, she began shooting her own content to capture diverse imagery. As the idea grew, she went on to found TONL, a company that is transforming the world of stock photography. Today, Karen’s mission is to provide access to beautiful, real-world images of individuals of diverse ethnicities, cultural backgrounds, body types, sexual orientations, genders and ages.
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