Melinda Garvey founded Austin Woman Magazine 14 years ago, then ATXMan, and now Daily Dot, a daily podcast about kickass women all over the planet. Melinda has served as Entrepreneur in Residence for McCombs Business School, has won awards by other publication, business association, and entrepreneurship collectives.
In this episode, I get the chance to ask her a few questions.
We talk about:
What made her want to do a magazine?
Having never created a business before, what was the constant battle of doubt v. resilience? How did resilience win?
Why is she branching off into podcasts?
Is her vision for the advancement of women something she had all her life? Why has that been the mission she has dedicated herself to?
She was funny, honest, and honestly, made me feel that I’m not the only one who has major ups and down in a day because of what I’m pursuing.
Also, shout out to women entrepreneurs. On my podcast, I interviewed quite a few and I think about nuggets from each episode, sometimes multiple, every single week. Also, my mother is an entrepreneur, and I am proud as hell.
Ladies and gents, enjoy.