The Startup Pregnant Podcast features interviews with pioneering women entrepreneurs, exceptional leaders, and new parents as they navigate what it takes to grow families and grow companies.
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Motherhood, fatherhood, parenting, startups, and entrepreneurship are similar in so many ways, and this show gives us a chance to learn from these profound life-transforming journeys. The podcast looks at deep human questions around what it means to become a parent, grow a business, deal with success, and learn from failure. This podcast is like the mentor or older sister you wish you had, showing you stories of what’s been done before, and dreaming up the future with new ways to envision work, careers, and families.
- Why we started the show. Episode #001 with your host, Sarah Peck
- The future of work is flexible, Episode #002 with Annie Dean.
- Adopting three kids in one year, Episode #003 with Nicole Walters.
- Asking for what you need, Episode #004 with Lauren Smith Brody.
- Ambitious introverts and hiding in the bathroom, Episode #005 with Morra Aarons-Mele.
- How pregnancy, parenting, and divorce knocked her sideways, Episode #006 with Tamsen Webster.
- Healing PTSD through yoga, Episode #007 with Natalia Quiñones.
MORE ABOUT THE SHOW:
Startup Pregnant isn’t strictly about startups and pregnancy, although we cover both frequently! At a deeper level, it’s about the deep-rooted power that growing businesses and babies taps into, and how we change as people, professionals, and parents, as a result. Throughout both “Startup” and “Pregnant,” lenses, we look at what it means to undergo these profound internal transformations that come with creating new things from scratch. Through personal narratives and stories, we guide a larger conversation about femininity, energy, creativity, and leadership. Transformation isn’t easy, in fact, it’s often painful, but it’s one of the most beautiful parts of being a human.
In the podcast, we take you behind-the-scenes in the lives of women both throughout the journey into pregnancy, birth, and parenting and the journey into entrepreneurship, business, and the startup world. From bootstrapping success rates to high speed growth, to birth stories, pregnancy struggles and maternity leave, we hear from highly successful women (and coparents and fathers) about the growing pains and collective wisdom in bringing new creations—whether businesses or children or both— to life.
There isn’t one narrative for success: the show’s widely varying guests remind us that there isn’t just one story or one path to make your way in this world.
ABOUT THE SHOW HOST, SARAH K PECK:
Sarah K Peck is an author, startup advisor, and yoga teacher based in New York City. She’s the founder and executive director of Startup Pregnant, a media company documenting the stories of women’s leadership across work and family. She’s a registered yoga teacher (RYT-200), a 20-time All-American swimmer, and an entrepreneur. Her writing has been featured in more than 70 different blogs and publications, and she’s spoken at Harvard, Penn, Berkeley, the University of Virginia, and at conferences around the globe. She’s currently writing a memoir of working in the tech startup world while pregnant with her first kid.
SPONSOR THE PODCAST:
Become a podcast show sponsor today. We work with great companies and individuals to bring this show to life. You can support us through a $4/month “coffee” contribution or sponsor entire episodes. Head to our Patreon page to find out how to become a backer of the show.
“In My Experience,” — the Startup Pregnant mantra of collecting stories from one lens of experience, rather than attempt to tell widespread truths to apply to everyone.
“Teach me” — when we don’t know something, we embrace learning readily and we aren’t afraid of failure, looking messy, or being wrong.
“Good for you. Not for me.” — Amy Poehler — we can make many different decisions and there is no one right way to do it.
Across it all we thread together the collective wisdom from birthing new projects and forging new identities, one story or experience at a time.