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ashley lackinger//creator, host, executive producer

coco fernandez// director, director of photography

ryan harder//sound, sound design

ashley mister//production assistant, lighting

kristen tepper//production assistant, social media assistant

michael lorusso//editor

ladyboss team

episode 1: kelsey jorissen

Listen to the amazing #ladyboss Kelsey Jorissen (of Kelsey Jorissen Photography, award winning web series The Dreamers, and the Dream.Work.Film. podcast ) talk about what it's like to own her own business (aka how she learned everything without ever going to business school), where she got the inspiration for her award winning web series (and how she wrote, directed, filmed, edited, and starred in it), and how she manages all of that while raising chickens (yep, you read that right...chickens)!

episode 2: recycled barre

Listen to the amazing #ladybosses Barbara San Roman and Dianne Martinez, co-owners and co-founders of Recycled Barre (a dance studio using underutilized space to make dance more accessible and affordable in Chicago) talk about what it's like to own their own business (spoiler alert - neither of them went to business school!), where they got the inspiration for Recycled Barre (it is changing the landscape of dance around the city!), and how they learned they don't need permission from anyone but themselves. 

episode 3: black box acting

Listen to the amazing #ladybosses Audrey Francis and Laura Hooper Doughty, co-owners and co-founders of Black Box Acting (a studio that's changing the landscape of acting in Chicago by encouraging students to be fearless and take creative control of their careers) talk about what it's like to own their own business (spoiler alert - neither of them went to business school, either!), where they got the inspiration for Black Box, and what it's like to live fearlessly. 

Listen to the amazing #ladyboss Jenna Blazevich, owner of Vichcraft Design Studio (a studio that's pushing the boundaries of feminist art and female led design) talk about what it's like to own her own business (spoiler alert - she ALSO didn't go to business school), where she got the inspiration for Vichcraft, and what it's like to be featured by MARTHA STEWART!!!

episode 4: vichcraft design studio

episode 5: ariel frey

Listen to the amazing #ladyboss Ariel Frey, owner of ArielFrey.com (a business and intuitive success coaching business that works specifically with female entrepreneurs) talk about what it's like to own her own business (spoiler alert - you guessed it, she didn't go to business school!), where she got the inspiration for ArielFrey.com, and how she got out of her own way and made herself unavailable for anything but success.

episode 6: ballot ready

In this special election-themed bonus episode, we interview Aviva Rosman and Alex Niemczewski, the founders of BallotReady, a non-partisan website that helps to inform voters about all of the candidates (presidential and otherwise) up for election, and their stances on important issues. We talk to Alex and Aviva about start ups, the tech industry, and why they decided to get involved in politics with BallotReady.