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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.

Mar 18, 2021

Jenn Halweil is an electrical engineer turned story engineer on a mission to amplify inspiring stories of individuals breaking ground in science, technology, leadership and beyond, to inspire a new wave of innovation in the process. Jenn is the Founder and Chief Story Engineer of #GoBeyond, a full service production and educational media company dedicated to uncovering stories that challenge what we as humans know to be possible. When she is not documenting VR for the USGA, digital transformation for EXL, or machine learning algorithms for Ferrari, she is focused on championing diversity and inclusion in STEM through a number of initiatives, including documenting Chloe Capital's #InvestInWomen tour to deploy over $1.5M in capital to female led tech startups across the country and this Forbes piece on the developer of the Brooklyn Bridge: Emily Warren Roebling. 

Most recently, she directed and executive produced, Financially Naked, which broke 1M+ views online. Financially Naked focuses on financial literacy, following the journeys of six individuals as they work with their trainers to overcome student loan, medical, and credit debt. Her work has been featured in more than 100 publications, and her content has received millions of views, including features in Forbes, Scientific American, The Economist, and most recently a Marvel comic as a real life superhero.

 

"And so I think if we're going to shift viewing and trusting women as authority figures and society at large, this (STEM) is the place to start to really crack that ceiling enough that we can go on to the next level” - Jenn Halweil

 

Today on When She Founded:

  • The mission and background of Jenn’s company, #GoBeyond
  • The services that #GoBeyond provides
  • Her childhood influences on her STEM future
  • How to increase STEM literacy on the masses
  • On how to NOT wait for permission to go do a thing or make a thing
  • The three pillars of her advocacy through her company’s mission
  • Jenn’s dreams for the future 

Connect with Jenn and #GoBeyond - You can also connect with Jenn on LinkedIn or Twitter

 

For information on Somer’s April Webinar you can connect with Somer through When She Founded LinkedIn, Chanel Clinical LinkedIn, or Somer’s own LinkedIn

 

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