Season 2, Episode 1 | Female Entrepreneurship: Leaving the Corporate Grind and Pursuing your Passion

Episode 1: Female Entrepreneurship: Leaving the Corporate Grind and Pursuing your Passion

Welcome back to Season 2 of The She-Suite Podcast! I have some awesome new guests lined up for this newest season, and can’t wait to get it kicked off. For this first episode, my friend Laurin Mills joins me to talk about one of everyone’s favorite things… food! Laurin is the CEO and Founder of The Dinner Daily, and most recently of Grocery Cart IQ.

Listen in to hear all about her journey, how she wound up where she is now, and what has worked for her in successfully launching and marketing her self-funded, personalized meal planning service. Her story will leave you feeling inspired, refreshed and ready to tackle your own goals!

3:36: What prompted Laurin to shift out of her full-time corporate job.

8:10: The key to meal planning for your family.

9:45: The process that Laurin followed when building out her company, The Dinner Daily.

12:32: How Laurin evolved & defined her path forward after leaving her corporate career.

17:15: Laurin’s process of seeking out mentors and advice when first starting her company.

19:22: Some big takeaways from starting her own company.

22:41: Some of Laurin’s proudest moments as a Founder of her own company.

30:10: A few things Laurin does to maintain self-care.

34:30: Learn more about the Dinner Daily & how it works.

After working as a successful CPA (and a busy mother of three) at a leading global accounting firm, Laurin decided to take the leap into the entrepreneurial world. She founded an online meal planning platform for other busy moms without an ounce of technical background, and with proper strategy and planning, The Dinner Daily has taken off.

Since inception, the company has been featured in Rachael Ray, Everyday and Working Mother magazines as a top site for busy working families. The Dinner Daily service is now offered as a wellness benefit at over 100 companies across the country.

Interested in trying The Dinner Daily for your own busy life? Laurin is offering 15% off, exclusively for all She-Suite Podcast listeners with the code Health15 – just apply it at check-out.


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Melissa Dawn Simkins Coined “The First Lady of Personal Branding”, Melissa is the CEO of Velvet Suite, a trusted advisor to Fortune 100s, C-Suite executives and influencers, highly-sought after keynote speaker on leadership innovation, a contributor to and a frequent guest on news and business media, including CNN, HLN, MSNBC, Essence, Black Enterprise and more.

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