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Episode 47

3 Important Lessons for Building an Impact-Driven Company

With Guest Anne Fulenwider

, Co-Founder

Alloy

Anne Fulenwider is a former magazine editor for Marie Claire and a believer in the power of storytelling. She has interviewed powerful women including Melinda Gates, Mindy Kaling, Gwyneth Paltrow, and many more on stages such as the Makers Conference and South by Southwest.

After her mother died of a sudden heart attack in 2016, Fulenwider became motivated to make an impact in women’s health. Inspired by all the women she’s met who are building a better world for women by disrupting industries, she became an entrepreneur herself in 2020, joining Monica Molenaar to change the conversation around women’s post-reproductive health. In our conversation, Anne shares the challenges of starting a company focused on women’s health, along with the most valuable lessons she has learned along the way.

Today's Guest

Anne Fulenwider

Anne Fulenwider is a former magazine editor and a believer in the power of storytelling. She began her career at the literary magazine The Paris Review, spent ten years at Vanity Fair editing such writers as Carl Bernstein and Dominick Dunne, and in 2009, was named editor-in-chief of Marie Claire, overseeing all content and brand extensions in the United States. While at Marie Claire, she became the mentor on Project Runway Allstars, served as a judge for the Pulitzer Prizes, and launched a conference for entrepreneurs called The Power Trip. Fulenwider has interviewed women including Melinda Gates, Mindy Kaling, Tracee Ellis Ross, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Anne Wojicki on stages such as the Makers Conference and South by Southwest. After her mother died of a sudden heart attack in 2016, Fulenwider became motivated to make an impact in women’s health. Inspired by all the women she’s met who are building a better world for women by disrupting industries, she became an entrepreneur herself in 2020, joining Monica Molenaar to change the conversation around women’s post-reproductive health. Anne is a graduate of Harvard University and lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband, two teenagers, and a neurotic dog named Rocky.

What We Talked About

The genesis and genius of The Power Trip
Why she started Alloy Women’s Health with her Co-founder, Monica Molenaar
Her own health journey and how that led to starting Alloy
The challenge of figuring out to get Alloy started and learning how to persevere throughout
The importance of not letting ego get in the way
The importance of aligning yourself with impact-driven allies
Building a culture virtually

About the Show

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Built for Impact

Amanda is a wife, mother, entrepreneur, Partner at Evergreen Results and a founding member of the Built for Impact podcast team. She enjoys spending time with her family, serving others, horseback riding, and spending time in the mountains.