The Real Female Entrepreneur

G&G 062: Owning Your Voice & Embracing Diversity with Reina Pomeroy

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Episode Sneak Peek:

"It never gets less scary. Every step of the way is scary because you've never done it before."




What's In This Episode:

Owning your voice means giving those different than you the space to own their voice, as well.

In today's episode, I sit down with Reina Pomeroy to dive into her story. Reina takes us back to the over-achieving, college-aged Reina who was on a path to go into law. She walks us through her career from working in retail management to politics to what she's doing now, as a Life & Biz Success Coach.

She shares about the shift she made in her career from being behind-the-scenes to owning her voice. We talk about managing your ego amidst success, diversity in the creative entrepreneurial community, and Reina's recent open letter to the creative community.


“I thought leadership meant you have to be in the spotlight. I’m learning that quiet leadership is valid.”


Reina shares the un-pretty realities of...

  • Deciding not to go to law school and choosing a different career path, instead
  • Trying to own your voice after years behind-the-scenes
  • Quitting your job after having children, when things just aren’t right
  • Feeling overwhelmed as an overachiever and people-pleaser

And the crazy, inspiring ways she...

  • Built and grew a platform to encourage and motivate 
  • Realized that being multi-passionate didn’t mean being confused
  • Became a servant leader and helped others shine
  • Wrote an open letter to the creative community addressing an industry-wide problem regarding diversity

“Don’t do it because they’re African American or LGBT. Do it because you think they’re a good human being and you want to get to know them better.”


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“I would rather be in the trenches with people and lifting people up, rather than being a mile ahead.”


In this episode, you'll learn the GRIT + GLITTER of...

  • Finding your strengths in being multi-passionate
  • Going from the sidelines to putting yourself in the spotlight
  • Dealing with rejection by choosing what people matter to you
  • Bringing diversity into your collaborations and the creative community

Links From This Episode:

Reina on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest

Creative Empire Podcast

Grit + Glitter on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook