“The more you fail and learn from failure, the faster you’re going to get where you’re meant to be,” said Renata Black in the Conference for Women’s online radio show, “Office Hours.”
Black, an entrepreneur, philanthropist and humanitarian, is chairwoman of Seven Bar Foundation, which has fueled more than 2,500 women-owned businesses through microfinance. She spoke candidly to host Samantha Ettus about social entrepreneurship, mentors and networking, failure and success, and happiness and destiny in this 30-minute podcast.
Some takeaways from the call:
—Realize that your greatest tool in business is your personal rolodex, said Black, who advises staying in touch with mentors and asking for help from those you admire.
—Want to be a social entrepreneur? Your product has to be as great as your cause.
—Courage is finding happiness in the smallest details of life.
Listen to the full 30-minute call here:
About Renata Mutis Black: Renata is the chairwoman of Seven Bar Foundation, a social enterprise that fuels microfinance institutions. In 2007, Black established Earth Aid India, a microfinance program that placed 800 women in village banking groups. Having witnessed the transformative force of this program, Black established the Seven Bar Foundation and trademarked couture and lingerie shows in the top 15 markets as brand awareness events for the foundation. In 2012, Black launched the Empowered By You brand, a line of lingerie that donates 20% of every sale to empower women via microfinance. Black is currently the vice chair of the Young Presidents Organization’s CSR network and a member of 85 Broads, Women on Wall Street and Advertising Women of New York. @Renata_M_Black
About Sam Ettus: Sam is the leading lifestyle and parenting expert for working women. Ettus has coached thousands of women, from celebrities, to entrepreneurs, top CEO’s and professional athletes. Ettus is a best-selling author of four Random House books and a contributor to Forbes and Disney’s parenting site, Babble. She hosts a nationally syndicated radio show for working moms and has interviewed countless luminaries from Al Roker to Bethenny Frankel and Mary J. Blige. Ettus has made hundreds of local and national TV appearances and is a sought after speaker at corporations, conferences and colleges. Ettus earned her B.A. and M.B.A. from Harvard University. Connect with Sam here. @SAMANTHAETTUS