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Next-generation entrepreneurship with Akilah Releford


Nov 2021 | clock 17 min | Download transcript (PDF)

CEO life, uncensored

There's something deeply rewarding about coming up with an idea and releasing it into the world. For some, starting a company might mainly be about chasing financial payoff. But for others, it's about creative fulfillment, making a difference, and building something from the ground up.

Our podcast guest, Akilah Releford, started her company as a college student. In the years since she’s found traction and success (but also that being CEO isn't always as glamorous as it sounds).



of venture capital funding in 2020 went to women-led businesses.

Source: Bittner, Ashley, and Lau, Brigette, "Women-Led Startups Received Just 2.3% of VC Funding in 2020," Harvard Business Review, February 25, 2021.

Our Podcast Host: Jamila Souffrant

Jamila Souffrant is an award-winning podcaster, blogger, and money educator. She is the founder of the "Journey to Launch" platform and hosts a podcast of the same name, where she shares her journey to reach financial freedom while helping others do the same. Along with being a passionate financial educator, Jamila is a mom of 3 and a first-generation immigrant to the US.

Host Jamila Souffrant

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