The PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT Show
Kirsten Potenza | CEO + Founder, POUND - Rockout. Workout.

Kirsten Potenza | CEO + Founder, POUND - Rockout. Workout.

August 27, 2019

With the words, ‘Be Good. Do Good.’ inked along her right foot, Kirsten Potenza, CEO and Founder of POUND® - Rockout. Workout., leads her body, life, and business with that mantra. Potenza founded POUND® at the age of 24, designing it to be something that connected people directly with the beat, using music as an escape to empower and motivate. She believes strongly that a workout should feel as powerful and moving as playing or listening to music. Potenza aspires to change minds before bodies and create a space and environment where everyone feels welcome and accepted.

Take a listen as the self-proclaimed fitness rebel shares how she launched her fitness brand while seeking to be a catalyst for change.

Follow Kirsten on Instagram at @kirstenpotenza and her company @poundfit.

 

/// ABOUT THE SHOW ///

The PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT Show, hosted by Aeshia DeVore Branch, highlights women who are balancing demanding careers with a healthy lifestyle and hurdling over personal and professional obstacles. Each week, Aeshia has a sister-to-sister chat with an inspiring go-getter and listeners learn HOW good things come to those who SWEAT.

Learn more about us at prettygirlssweat.com!

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Aisha Baron | Plastic Surgeon, Breast Body Beauty

Aisha Baron | Plastic Surgeon, Breast Body Beauty

July 29, 2019

Dr. Aisha Baron is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon in Marietta, GA. Known as the "BreastNBodyDoc" on Instagram, and one of the few African-American female plastic surgeons in the United States, she offers cosmetic surgery for the breast, body, face, and skin.

The Spelman College graduate, who joined the hit reality show, Atlanta Plastic on Lifetime in 2015, believes "there shouldn't be any shame or stigma in getting plastic surgery." "There's nothing wrong with working out AND seeking cosmetic enhancements. Just like you would get your hair styled or nails done at a salon, you can get micro-needling, fillers or other procedures done to feel like your most beautiful self -- just consider it a part of your beauty routine," says Baron. "Getting plastic surgery doesn't take away from the hard work you put in at the gym."

Take a listen as we discuss how she managed to launch her medical practice while keeping her wellness journey intact.

Follow Aisha on Instagram at @breastnbodydoc.

 

/// ABOUT THE SHOW ///

The PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT Show, hosted by Aeshia DeVore Branch, highlights women who are balancing demanding careers with a healthy lifestyle and hurdling over personal and professional obstacles. Each week, Aeshia has a sister-to-sister chat with an inspiring go-getter and listeners learn HOW good things come to those who SWEAT.

Learn more about us at prettygirlssweat.com!

Have a question that you want to be answered on the show? Email hi@prettygirlssweat.com!

Melissa Butler | Founder and CEO, The Lip Bar

Melissa Butler | Founder and CEO, The Lip Bar

July 2, 2019

Detroit native Melissa Butler went from working on wall street to skillfully and strategically launching a start-up beauty brand, The Lip Bar, into a nationwide phenomenon.

When the Florida A & M University grad took her line of custom-made, vegan lipsticks on ABC’s “Shark Tank” in 2015, she was laughed out of the room. But the experience only further ignited her ambition to succeed. And it taught her an important lesson about persistence that would years later allow her to land The Lip Bar’s products on shelves at 142 Target stores across the country.

Take a listen as we discuss her journey from stocks and bonds to beauty and how she makes a healthy lifestyle a priority.

Follow Melissa on Instagram at @melissarbutler and @thelipbar.

 

/// ABOUT THE SHOW ///

The PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT Show, hosted by Aeshia DeVore Branch, highlights women who are balancing demanding careers with a healthy lifestyle and hurdling over personal and professional obstacles. Each week, Aeshia has a sister-to-sister chat with an inspiring go-getter and listeners learn HOW good things come to those who SWEAT.

Learn more about us at prettygirlssweat.com!

Have a question that you want to be answered on the show? Email hi@prettygirlssweat.com!

Tes Sobomehin | Founder, Owner, & Race Director, runningnerds, LLC

Tes Sobomehin | Founder, Owner, & Race Director, runningnerds, LLC

June 19, 2019

Tes Sobomehin Marshall is a Race Director and Atlanta running community leader.  The Gary, Indiana native has been organizing group runs, training teams, and road races since 2011 through her company runningnerds, LLC. 

runningnerds offers a variety of road race experiences and distances including The ATL Relay, 10K & 20K (Castleberry Hill), Monday Night Brewing Westside 10Miler & 10K (West Midtown), The Monday Nighter 5K/10K (West End/Westview/Washington Park/Westside Beltline), West End Mile (West End/Westview), Big Ol’ Group Run (Various Metro Atlanta Locations), and the weekly West Midtown Run Club for all paces. 

runningnerds has produced and directed over 100 races, large group runs with up to 2000 participants, and training seasons and continues to strive to be an excellent social forum, resource, and service to the contemporary running community. 

Tune in to hear how her health and playing sports through college fueled her professional journey.  

Follow Tes on Instagram at @runningnerds, @therace_uc, and @runsocialatlanta; and visit her sites runsocialatlanta.com and theraceuc.com for upcoming events.

 

/// ABOUT THE SHOW ///

The PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT Show, hosted by Aeshia DeVore Branch, highlights women who are balancing demanding careers with a healthy lifestyle and hurdling over personal and professional obstacles. Each week, Aeshia has a sister-to-sister chat with an inspiring go-getter and listeners learn HOW good things come to those who SWEAT.

Learn more about us at prettygirlssweat.com!

Have a question that you want to be answered on the show? Email hi@prettygirlssweat.com!

Christina M. Rice | Chief Experience Officer, OMNoire

Christina M. Rice | Chief Experience Officer, OMNoire

June 11, 2019

Christina M. Rice founded OMNoire from a need to create a safe space for women of color to share their stories and find a support system throughout their wellness journeys. Through workshops, events, and retreats, her platform empowers women to find wellness on their terms.

From launching a successful Nashville-based boutique straight out of undergrad to launching her PR firm LuxeLife Media in NYC, the serial entrepreneur turned to yoga to remedy her exhaustion. The Tennessee State University grad was so inspired by the practice that she began to work towards becoming an instructor. While on her certification journey, she felt isolated and lonely as the only woman of color in the room. "I started teaching classes, and I realized more and more Black women were seeking out my class. I realized there would be something special about creating spaces for women of color." And that's how OMNoire, a wellness social community for women of color, was born.

 

Listen in as Christina gives us the 411 on how she went from fashion to fitness and hasn't looked back.  

 

Follow Christina on Instagram at @christinamrice and @omnoire.

 

/// ABOUT THE SHOW ///

The PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT Show, hosted by Aeshia DeVore Branch, highlights women who are balancing demanding careers with a healthy lifestyle and hurdling over personal and professional obstacles. Each week, Aeshia has a sister-to-sister chat with an inspiring go-getter and listeners learn HOW good things come to those who SWEAT.

Learn more about us at prettygirlssweat.com!

Have a question that you want to be answered on the show? Email hi@prettygirlssweat.com!

Lauren Cole | Health & Fitness Advocate / Entrepreneur

Lauren Cole | Health & Fitness Advocate / Entrepreneur

May 14, 2019

Born and raised in Tallahassee, Florida, sports have been a part of Lauren's life since the age of five. Growing up in a house of active siblings led her to fast-pitch softball, but she focused on Track & Field and earned a four-year college scholarship to compete in the sport. When a career-ending injury affected her success on the track, she pushed forward to pursue another passion - hair - and earned a license as a master cosmetologist in Atlanta, GA. The health and fitness industry has remained a key component in her life for a decade while working as a sports performance trainer, personal trainer, and even competing in bodybuilding for about three years. 

Tune in to hear her take on AAU sports and why she stays passionate about taking care of her body for a lifetime.

Next up, Lauren has partnered with her husband to run a supplement manufacturing company that collaborates with professional athletes and celebrities to launch clean and safe products!

Follow Lauren Cole on Instagram at @laurenlease for updates.

 

/// ABOUT THE SHOW ///

The PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT Show, hosted by Aeshia DeVore Branch, highlights women who are balancing demanding careers with a healthy lifestyle and hurdling over personal and professional obstacles. Each week, Aeshia has a sister-to-sister chat with an inspiring go-getter and listeners learn HOW good things come to those who SWEAT.

Learn more about us at prettygirlssweat.com!

Have a question that you want to be answered on the show? Email hi@prettygirlssweat.com!

PGS Reporters Talk Diets, Beauty Secrets, and Fitness!

PGS Reporters Talk Diets, Beauty Secrets, and Fitness!

March 29, 2019

In this episode, PGS Reporters Olivia Hancock, Paytra Gessler, and Shelby Wingate join Aeshia for a roundtable discussion on fad diets, Issa Rae's "Women's Health Magazine" cover, self-care secrets, and so much more. Tack on health advice for two listeners and rapid-fire health and beauty questions, and you've got a jam-packed conversation with tons of valuable info.  

 

Want to learn more about each reporter? Click here!

 

Follow them on Instagram too for updates!

Olivia Hancock: @oliviahancock_

Paytra Gessler: @paytra_

Shelby Wingatate: @shelby_wins14

 Aeshia DeVore Branch: @aeshiadevorebranch 

 

/// ABOUT THE SHOW ///

The PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT Show, hosted by Aeshia DeVore Branch, highlights women who are balancing demanding careers with a healthy lifestyle and hurdling over personal and professional obstacles. Each week, Aeshia has a sister-to-sister chat with an inspiring go-getter and listeners learn HOW good things come to those who SWEAT.

 

Learn more about us at prettygirlssweat.com!

 

Have a question that you want to be answered on the show? Email hi@prettygirlssweat.com!

Paytra Gessler Gets the 411 on PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT Founder Aeshia DeVore Branch

Paytra Gessler Gets the 411 on PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT Founder Aeshia DeVore Branch

March 19, 2019

 

Aeshia is living her dream. The social entrepreneur, born in Queens, NY, makes fitness fun, affordable and accessible for women while uniting and empowering girls in college to be health leaders on their campuses and in their communities. The alarming childhood obesity epidemic along with the void of entertaining yet positive fitness content and fitness events for female students (13-22) and young professionals (22 and up) led to the conception and rapid growth of her passionate venture.

In this episode, PGS Reporter Paytra Gessler has a one-on-one with the dedicated wellness curator and discovers how she balances her personal and professional life, the workouts that keep her in shape, and so much more!

Next up, Aeshia will be speaking at Broccolicon 2019, making fitness fun at The Roots Picnic, and producing the 3rd annual PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT fest ATLANTA. Follow Aeshia DeVore Branch on Instagram @aeshiadevorebranch for updates.

 

/// ABOUT THE SHOW ///

The PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT Show, hosted by Aeshia DeVore Branch, highlights women who are balancing demanding careers with a healthy lifestyle and hurdling over personal and professional obstacles. Each week, Aeshia has a sister-to-sister chat with an inspiring go-getter and listeners learn HOW good things come to those who SWEAT.

Learn more about us at prettygirlssweat.com!

Have a question that you want to be answered on the show? Email hi@prettygirlssweat.com!

Whitney-Gayle Benta | Head of Talent Relations, Spotify

Whitney-Gayle Benta | Head of Talent Relations, Spotify

March 12, 2019

As the Head of Talent Relations for Spotify, Whitney-Gayle Benta is responsible for amplifying creator experiences through customized content assets and on and off the platform for initiatives such as Secret Genius. Prior to Spotify, Benta was the East Coast Strategic Partnerships Manager for Music at Facebook and Instagram where she managed relationships with musicians, artists and publicists across all music genres for their 2 Billion Facebook, 800 Million Instagram monthly active users. As a true music and television enthusiast, Whitney-Gayle bridged the gap of her loves when she joined MTV News in 2003 as a talent coordinator and after 10 years ascended the ranks departing in 2013 as the Vice-President of her department. She departed for a new adventure as Senior Vice President of talent relations for Revolt TV where she was handpicked by Sean "Diddy" Combs to join the executive team to launch the network.

In the past, Benta has also held marketing positions at Island Def Jam Records and Noontime Records. Benta's efforts in music and media have been recognized through a series of awards and nominations, not limited to Billboard magazine's Women in Music 2011, MTV Networks' (MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, CMT, Comedy Central) "Share The Vision" Award and the United Nations honoring her work as a part of "Jay-Z: Water For Life." This proud Harlem, native attended Spelman College and graduated with a B.A. where she created her own major, Entertainment Industries studies.

Next up, Whitney is working towards getting her peers in the entertainment industry healthy! Follow Whitney-Gayle Benta on Instagram and Twitter at @iamwhitneygayle for updates.

 

/// ABOUT THE SHOW ///

The PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT Show, hosted by Aeshia DeVore Branch, highlights women who are balancing demanding careers with a healthy lifestyle and hurdling over personal and professional obstacles. Each week, Aeshia has a sister-to-sister chat with an inspiring go-getter and listeners learn HOW good things come to those who SWEAT.

Learn more about us at prettygirlssweat.com!

Have a question that you want to be answered on the show? Email hi@prettygirlssweat.com!

Kara Goldin | CEO, hint

Kara Goldin | CEO, hint

February 23, 2019

Kara Goldin is the founder and CEO of hint, a healthy lifestyle brand that produces the leading unsweetened flavored water, as well as a scented sunscreen spray that is oxybenzone and paraben-free. Kara has received numerous accolades, including being named Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business, EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 Northern California, one of Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs and Forbes’ 40 Women to Watch Over 40. The Huffington Post listed her as one of six disruptors in business, alongside Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg. Previously, Kara was Vice President of Shopping and E-commerce Partnerships at AOL, where she helped lead the growth of its startup shopping business to a $1 billion enterprise. Kara is an active business speaker and writer, and in 2016 she launched The Kara Network, a digital resource and mentoring platform for entrepreneurs. She also recently launched the podcast Unstoppable, where she interviews founders, entrepreneurs, and disruptors across various industries.

Next up, Kara is launching a line of hint deodorant! Follow Kara Goldin on Instagram at @karagoldin for updates.

 

/// ABOUT THE SHOW ///

The PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT Show, hosted by Aeshia DeVore Branch, highlights women who are balancing demanding careers with a healthy lifestyle and hurdling over personal and professional obstacles. Each week, Aeshia has a sister-to-sister chat with an inspiring go-getter and listeners learn HOW good things come to those who SWEAT.

Learn more about us at prettygirlssweat.com!

Have a question that you want to be answered on the show? Email hi@prettygirlssweat.com!