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The 6% with NancyMD

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The 6% with NancyMD is dedicated to women thriving in traditionally male-dominated fields. As a female orthopaedic surgeon, I belong to the 6% that are women in this field - and thus the inspiration for the title.The birth of The 6% came about when I was at an airport and saw a female commercial air… read more


S4 E6: Living the Pie Life with Samantha Ettus

Episode Overview:

To live a successful life, you need to give certain things up is advice we frequently hear. Well, my guest begs to differ. To her, life is like a pie, and you don’t need to sacrifice the other slices to save just one. There is no secret blueprint to the perfect life, but there is a recipe to living a happy and fulfilled one.

This week I’m joined by seasoned entrepreneur and best-selling author, Samantha Ettus. Instilled with a drive to become financially independent since childhood, she’ll share with us how she managed to work towards that goal despite the roadblocks along the way. As a dedicated champion of women, she uses her platform and business to advocate and empower women to pursue their dreams.

Additionally, she will discuss her book, The Pie Life, and how women can live successful and fulfilling lives without any guilt.

Tune in and figure out how you too can live The Pie Life!


Episode Highlights:

  • Samantha’s founder’s journey and the people who influenced her
  • Her definition of success
  • Her personal experience with guilt and how she overcame it
  • Advice for those going through cycles of disappointment
  • Her silver lining for 2020
  • How she tackled her experiences with sexism and bias
  • Her advice for you


About the Guest:

Sam has dedicated her career to supporting women in the pursuit of their dreams. When she discovers that spark, she turns it into a fire. In order to assist women achieve financial independence, Sam founded Park Place Payments, a company that is disrupting the payment processing industry with a new type of salesforce. She is the co-founder of The Los Angeles Women’s Collective whose mission is to support women running for national office.

Earning her undergraduate and MBA degrees from Harvard, Sam has gone on to become a best-selling author of five books, a renowned speaker, and the co-host of What's Her Story With Sam & Amy, a weekly podcast for iHeart featuring leading women ranging from Glennon Doyle to Gloria Steinem. She recently authored the book, The Pie Life: A Guilt-Free Recipe for Success and Satisfaction.

Sam makes regular appearances on shows such as NBC News, The Doctors, Access Hollywood, Good Morning America, Dr. Phil, and the TODAY Show. She has been featured and quoted in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, Inc, Fast Company, and Success Magazine.

She also serves on the advisory board of the Forbes School of Business and Technology. Currently, she lives a fulfilling life in Los Angeles with her husband and three children.


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