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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

Welcome to the first episode of When She Founded, the podcast featuring powerhouse female entrepreneurs, providing them with a platform to share their entrepreneurial story, the challenges and obstacles they’ve faced along the way, and the lessons they’ve learned to build thriving businesses. I’m your host, Somer Hamrick, President and Founder of Channel Clinical Solutions, LLC, a marketplace to connect small to mid-sized clinical research sponsors with small to mid-sized vendors.


In today’s episode, I share who I am, my career background, and my bigger why for launching the When She Founded podcast. I explain how my career background impacted my decision to launch my entrepreneurial venture and how the lessons I’ve learned along the way has helped me gain clarity on the vision and mission of my company. I share the challenges I’ve faced with finding female mentors who have stepped out of the corporate boardrooms to pave their own entrepreneurial paths. I also share how the When She Founded podcast serves as a platform for female founders to be mentors for other women entrepreneurs, so we can all succeed in following our passion.




“It’s super important that we do all we can to encourage, inspire, and bring along women to have the support they need to get to those leadership roles.”  - Somer Hamrick




Today on When She Founded:


  • My career journey since graduating college in 2000
  • How my career background inspired my vision for Channel Clinical Solutions
  • The power of mentorship and why many women struggle to find mentors
  • The goal of the When She Founded Podcast and what you can expect from each episode





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