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When She Founded with Somer Hamrick, CEO & Founder of Channel Clinical is an insider view on what it really takes to start and scale a company in STEM. Each episode takes a deeper look into one such business venture and the woman who started it. Industry mavens describe their personal path to entrepreneurship through one-on-one conversations with a host who has been figuring it out herself. Somer Hamrick launched her own company in early 2019. With 20 years’ experience in business development and half that specifically in global health and clinical research, Somer found herself having to reach outside the life science community for support and mentorship. She created When She Founded as a platform to share what she has learned and is still learning, on her journey. This podcast demystifies some of the steps for female founders in industries where representation is lacking.

Feb 27, 2020

Katrina High is the Founding Partner of Artemis Factor, a team of professional women throughout the Greater Philadelphia and North Carolina region dedicated to successfully delivering multi-level projects to the healthcare industry. Katrina holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and Biochemistry from Wesleyan University, a Master’s in Chemistry from Lehigh University, and a Master of Business Administration, Analytics, Finance, and Strategic Business Management from Villanova University. Before starting her entrepreneurial journey, Katrina has worked for several leading organizations in the healthcare field, including InnoPharma, Inc and Merck & Co. Inc.

Katrina joins me today to discuss the nitty-gritty details of stepping out of a great career to become an independent woman in business. We discuss the steps she took to leave her corporate career and pave her own path toward success, what it’s like to work with a team of co-founders, and how they divided each co-founder’s roles and responsibilities, and how these role distinctions contribute to their team dynamics. We also talk about the importance of avoiding perfectionism, managing your mindset, and understanding that making mistakes is part of the entrepreneurial journey.

“You have to allow yourself that room to learn and to grow and to not be perfect.” - Katrina High


Today on When She Founded:

  • Katrina’s career background and how she pivoted her career to become a successful female entrepreneur
  • What inspired her to explore becoming an entrepreneur and how she met her co-founders
  • The benefit of working with co-founders when launching your business
  • Having the grit, tenacity, and courage to pave your own entrepreneurial path
  • The importance of reminding yourself that it’s okay to make mistakes
  • The co-founding team’s dynamics and how they divide-and-conquer the tasks related to managing the business
  • Identifying their ideal client and how it has evolved over time
  • How they plan to scale their business while maintaining sustainability and optimal growth
  • The future of women-owned businesses and women in leadership
  • The power of your mindset and the importance of managing it



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