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When She Founded

58 EpisodesProduced by Somer HamrickWebsite

When She Founded with Somer Hamrick, CEO & Founder of Channel Clinical, is an insider view on what it really takes to start and scale a company in STEM. Each episode takes a deeper look into one such business venture and the woman who started it. Industry mavens describe their personal path to entre… read more

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B-Side: She Who Sets the Agenda Wins

August 2nd, 2021



When you fall short of having a strong agenda or lose control of the one you've set, the people you're leading will see you as disorganized, …

Why Investing in the Future of Clinical Trials is Smart Business

July 23rd, 2021


Devora Torrence is a highly experienced Clinical Research Professional who boasts 17 years of experience, most of which is at the site management organizational level. Devora began her clinical research career in 2003 …

Ep. 56 - Why Every Female Founder Needs a Sales Expert

July 15th, 2021


Today on When She Founded Somer welcomes us back after a brief summer break to share her insights on the benefits of having a sales coach as a female founder. 


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When She Founded Goodpods with JJ Ramberg

May 13th, 2021


JJ Ramberg is an award-winning journalist, entrepreneur, best-selling author and investor.  

JJ is the co-founder of two companies. Goodpods, a …

Ask for More with Alexandra Carter

May 6th, 2021


Alexandra Carter is a Clinical Professor of Law and the Director of the Mediation Clinic at Columbia Law School. In 2019, Professor Carter was …

Sister Scientist with Erica Douglas

April 15th, 2021


As a formulating, cosmetic chemist in the multicultural beauty space for over a decade, Erica has been the “brains” behind a number of popular …

B-side: Respect Their Time

April 7th, 2021


How prepared are you when you show up for a client call? Have you really done your homework and know all of their pain points? Today on When She Founded Somer invites you to attend an upcoming webinar that focuses on …

#GoBeyond with Jenn Halweil

March 18th, 2021


Jenn Halweil is an electrical engineer turned story engineer on a mission to amplify inspiring stories of individuals breaking ground in science, …

B-Side: Business Advice from Lin-Manuel Miranda

March 10th, 2021


Somer is fired up today and she wants to share it. Inspired by interviews of Lin-Manuel Miranda sharing his creative process Somer shares why now more than ever is the time to get in the game. If you have been waiting …

A Digital Alchemist with Brandi Bernoskie of Alchemy + Aim

February 25th, 2021


When you are working on your website development, are you looking at the intersection of your business strategy and user experience while leaving room for creativity? Today’s founder,

Brandi Bernoskie, is a digital …

Mother of Invention: Katrine Marçal

February 18th, 2021


Margaret Atwood commented that her book, Who Cooked Adam Smith’s Dinner? a "Smart, funny, readable book on economics, money and women". It was named one of The Guardian's Books of the year in 2015 and Somer completely …

MedicineXplained with Dr. Kim Chilman-Blair

February 11th, 2021


Dr. Chilman-Blair, founder and President of Medicine X,  brought together the world’s best storytellers, world renowned artists and skilled doctors to create digital stories explaining complicated medical conditions in …

Building online community and bettering children’s health with Dr. Karen Wilson

February 4th, 2021


Dr. Karen Wilson is a Clinical Neuropsychologist, the owner of West LA Neuropsychology, PC, and the founder of  She specializes in …

Their business is your Rebellious PR with Evie Smith Hatmaker and Rachel Johnston

January 12th, 2021



Evie Smith - Evie is the founder of Rebellious PR & Consulting. After almost a decade working for traditional PR agencies, Evie was pretty sure …

When Science, Tech, Creativity and Mental Wellness Meet with Hillary Lin

November 26th, 2020


Hillary Lin, MD is the CEO and Founder of Curio, a creativity-driven mental health ecosystem backed by science and rooted in community. Hillary is a board-certified physician trained at Stanford, where she obtained her …

B Side: Rule Breaking to get Women Paid

November 19th, 2020


On this B Side today Somer celebrates Female Entrepreneur Day with a discussion on women who break the rules and make more money. She challenges the …

Her Health, Her Hair, Her Business with Dr. Isfahan Chambers-Harris

November 12th, 2020


Dr. Isfahan Chambers-Harris earned her B.S. in Biology from the City University of New York- Medgar Evers College and Ph.D. in Bio-Medical Sciences …

Avoiding the Pitfalls When Developing Your Business’s Tech Strategy with Maxim Cramer

October 15th, 2020


Maxim Cramer is the technical coach and consultant who helps women entrepreneurs create world-class software. With her ability to erase the gap …

Decision Fatigue No More

October 8th, 2020


Brooke started her career in nonprofit management and then discovered a love of all things technology (she was fixing everyones computer issues and …

B Side: Take Care of Yourself

October 1st, 2020


How are you coping with the challenges today of entrepreneurship, parenting, educating your children, dealing with the two pandemics of COVID-19 and the heightened racial inequality and injustice? Parenting a toddler is …

Massive Bio: When AI and Oncology Clinical Trials meet Grit

September 24th, 2020


Dr. Selin Kurnaz, CEO and cofounder of Massive Bio. After emigrating from Turkey and completing a PhD at the University of Michigan, receiving …

B Side: What's Really Your Sales Problem?

September 17th, 2020




The pandemic has severely impacted our lives and sources of income. It has paused many entrepreneur’s dreams of establishing their presence in their respective industries. But just because your business is taking a …

Global Food Health Institute: Promoting A Healthier Future of Food

September 10th, 2020




Julia Olayanju is an entrepreneur, scientist, and the Founder of Food Niche Inc., a company that facilitates collaboration between scientists, …

Making Aging Her Business

September 3rd, 2020



Jill Angelo is the CEO and Founder of Gennev, a company on a mission to give women more control over their health, especially for those in their …

Creating Comfort for Pediatric Patients

August 20th, 2020



Meg Casano, BSN, MA, is the president of Medi Teddy, Inc., a non-profit organization that creates specialized teddy bears to accompany children in the hospitals as they undergo infusions. Meg is also the co-founder of …

A Global Vision with Deepa Dahal & Karen Dindial

July 30th, 2020



Deepa Dahal and Karen Dindial are established biopharmaceutical industry consultants and the co-founders of DKI Health. DKI Health is a healthcare …

Sunny Numbers: Gaming the Anxiety Out of Math with Cleidi Hearn

July 23rd, 2020



Cleidi Hearn is the founder and CEO of Sunny Numbers, a company dedicated to creating applications for students to conquer their math-related anxiety in a fun, gamified way. The organization aims to make mathematics …

Delivering Patient Centered Value-Based Care with Mary Ellen Beliveau

July 16th, 2020



Mary Ellen Beliveau is the founder and CEO of Knowledge to Practice (K2P), an education technology organization specializing in providing …

B Side: You're Selling, Are They Buying?

July 10th, 2020



So you’ve read all the business books; you’ve listened to all the podcasts. You have found yourself inundated with everything you feel you “need” …

Seascape Clinical: Data has a New View with Monica Roy

July 2nd, 2020



Monica Roy is the co-founder and CEO of Seascape Clinical, a Northern California-based brand offering cloud-based clinical trial management software to help research teams handle clinical trial data more effectively. …

Dyad Engineering: Challenging the Status Quo & Navigating the New Norm with Kate Stephenson

June 25th, 2020




With over fifteen years of experience in the medical device field, Dr. Kate Stephenson is an engineer, researcher, and the founder of technical …

B Side: Global Health Strategy - Have You Considered These?

June 19th, 2020



COVID-19 has inevitably changed the entire world and continues to cause massive shifts as we try to keep track of where we are and where we are headed. The clinical research landscape is no exception when it comes to …

Sabrina Thompson Mitchell: Investing in Voices of our Future

June 12th, 2020




Sabrina Thompson Mitchell is a highly regarded media professional whose career has included work in filmmaking, directing, and photography. Sabrina is the owner of KUU Productions, where she works with A-level …

Whitsell Innovations: Accidental Entrepreneurship to Remarkable Success with Robin Whitsell

June 4th, 2020




Deemed a “Remarkable Woman” by Chapel Hill Magazine in 2016, Robin Whitsell has twenty years of experience in the life science and medical writing industries, including degrees in biophysics and physics. She is the …

Tech Women Network: Jumoke Dada on Connecting Women of Brilliance

May 28th, 2020




Jumoke Dada is a technologist, strategist, philanthropist, social entrepreneur, and public speaker with a passion for empowering women and girls …

EpiPointe: How Disease Surveillance Sets Her Apart with Dr. Falgunee Parekh

May 21st, 2020




Dr. Falgunee Parekh is an infectious disease expert. She is the Founder and Principal Scientist of EpiPointe, a small business focused on …

New Startup Mindset: Sandra Shpilberg = When Silicon Valley Doesn’t Look Like You & You Start-up & Exit Anyway

May 14th, 2020


Deemed a Top 40 Healthcare Transformer by Medical Marketing & Media, Sandra Shpilberg is the CEO of the digital patient-finding platform SeekerHealth, which she founded in 2015. Sandra was no stranger to the medical …

B Side: Staying Scrappy, Smart & Focused Amid Crisis

May 7th, 2020


How are you adapting to the changing business environment in the time of COVID-19? Managing and growing a business in these rapidly changing times is no easy feat, especially with all of the personal and professional …

Carewell + Rain the Growth Agency: SheScales to Reimagine Life for Seniors

April 30th, 2020




Bianca Padilla is the CEO and co-founder of Carewell, a family-run healthcare company dedicated to servicing caregivers. A graduate of New York University, Bianca served as a software engineer at LiveNinja and an …

MedSnake Media: The Power of Teaming is a Force to Be Working With

April 23rd, 2020


MedSnake Media: The Power of Teaming is a

Force to Be Working With

MedSnake Media is a firm that works with medical companies to help them gain influence in the marketplace through various creative strategy components, …

Fitz: Heidi Hertel on Framing the Future for Kids & Frontline Healthcare Professionals

April 16th, 2020


Heidi Hertel is the founder of Fitz Frames, an organization that makes custom, 3D printed eyewear for children. Her company leverages technology to …

Lora DiCarlo: Getting Down to Business with Sex-Tech and Social Activism

April 9th, 2020


Lora Haddock DiCarlo is the Founder and CEO of Lora DiCarlo, a woman-run sexual wellness tech company. Lora is the inventor of Ose, a sex-tech device …

B Side: Pandemic Response & Research Readiness

April 2nd, 2020



COVID-19 has rattled our society on every level imaginable. We are living in strange times, and it is necessary to acknowledge the very valid fear, grief, and sadness our world is currently experiencing. In addition …

Find Me Cure: Maya Zlatanova on the Problem with a Perfect Product

March 26th, 2020




Maya Zlatanova is a healthcare technology entrepreneur and the co-founder and CEO of FindMeCure, as well as a clinical research expert with over …

Avestria: Linda Greub on the Long Road to the Right Partners

March 19th, 2020


Linda Greub is the Co-Founder and General Partner at Avestria Ventures, a venture capital firm dedicated to women’s health and empowering females in …

B Side: The One Thing You Need the Most

March 12th, 2020


When you think about courage, what do you picture? Perhaps you think of someone saving lives, putting their wellbeing in danger for others, or doing something unthinkably scary. While these are extreme examples of what …

Med-Fit Medical Weightloss: Angela Tran on Prescribing Education

March 6th, 2020


Dr. Angela Tran is the CEO and Founder of MedFit Medical Weight Loss, a weight loss clinic at Denver, CO. MedFit is a medical team carefully selected …

Rhoshan Pharmaceuticals: Hitha Palepu on the Grit and Grind of Forward Motion

February 27th, 2020


Hitha Palepu is the CEO of Rhoshan Pharmaceuticals, an early-stage life sciences company focused on providing early treatment to the acute leading causes of death. She is the Founder of Hitha On The Go and the author of

Seema: Seema Kumar on Looking in the Right Places

February 27th, 2020


Seema Kumar is the Vice President of Johnson & Johnson Innovation, an organization on a mission to positively impact human health and support …

Marka Health: Lindsay McGraw on the Business of Taking a Break

February 27th, 2020


Lindsay McGraw is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, a wellness advocate, and the owner of Marka Health, a health and wellness company focused on helping individuals and companies improve their overall health, promote …

B Side: Solving for a Problem = Keep the Question in Front of You

February 27th, 2020


Do you know the problem that your company has set out to solve? With the many needs and demands that arise in the day-to-day operations of your …

Cadence RX: Artemis Emslie on the Strength in Asking for Advice

February 27th, 2020


Artemis Emslie is the president and CEO of Cadence Rx, a patient-first, peer-to-peer prescription platform designed to improve the patient experience …

B Side: Female Founders = The Gamechanger for Gender Equity with Eleanor Beaton

February 27th, 2020


Eleanor Beaton is a powerhouse female founder and advocate for gender equity and equality. She is an internationally-recognized expert in women's leadership and a coach and advisor for growth-focused, impact-oriented …

Artemis Factor: Katrina High on Being a Hunter

February 27th, 2020


Katrina High is the Founding Partner of Artemis Factor, a team of professional women throughout the Greater Philadelphia and North Carolina region …

VocalID: Rupal Patel on Finding an Authentic Voice

February 27th, 2020


Rupal Patel is the founder and CEO of VocaliD, an award-winning voice AI company creating custom digital voices for individuals and brands. By leveraging cutting-edge machine learning techniques, a proprietary voice …

Cerebelly: Teresa Purzner on Taking Baby Steps

February 27th, 2020


Teresa Purzner is a neurosurgeon, developmental neurobiologist, and the founder and CSO of Cerebelly, a company dedicated to providing organic, …

B Side: My Bigger Why

February 27th, 2020


Welcome to the first episode of When She Founded, the podcast featuring powerhouse female entrepreneurs, providing them with a platform to share their entrepreneurial story, the challenges and obstacles they’ve faced …

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