Episode 27: They Can Break You But They Can’t Eat You, with Judy Robinett



Judy Robinett has led both public and private companies as CEO and served in management positions at Fortune 500 companies. She is on the advisory boards of Illuminate VC, Pereg VC, and Springboard Enterprises. Judy previously served as a managing director of Golden Seeds Angel Network and as a member of the faculty of Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Small Business Program. Judy’s book, “How to Be a Power Connector: the 5+50+150 Rule,” was named the #1 business book of 2014 by Inc. She has been profiled in Entrepreneur, Vogue, Fast Company, Forbes, CBS, Huffington Post, and Bloomberg Businessweek.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • Mistakes that women make when getting private funding
  • Why more women are starting businesses than men (and are more successful)
  • The time Judy almost went bankrupt after a bad investment and the major lesson she learned
  • What gave Judy the push to go out on her own
  • Judy’s transition from franchise owner into venture capital
  • How Judy uses PADD: purpose, action, detail, and deadline
  • The financial lessons Judy was taught as a kid like never going into debt
  • The savings account Judy’s grandmother started for her at a young age and why that meant so much to her
  • How Judy got in her own way financially when she was young
  • Why the worst financial mistakes always teach you what you need to know
  • Influential women that Judy’s learned from like her mother, grandmother, Joy Mangano, Oprah, and more

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