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Wonder Women Entrepreneurs! This is the place to join conversations with thought leaders who amaze, astonish and inspire you. Listen each week as entrepreneur and host Kalika Yap explores the challenges, wisdom and breakthroughs of extraordinary people. (An Entrepreneurs’ Organization production)

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Lisa Sugar, cofounder of POPSUGAR
Toni Ko, founder of NYX Cosmetics
Devin Alexander, celebrity chef and nutrition expert who appears on "The Biggest Loser"

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Jul 18, 2018

Today's episode features Tonya Lanthier, CEO and founder of DentalPost, the premier online and mobile dental job board and community, which connects dental professionals with careers. On this episode of Wonder, Tonya walks us through her path to a dentistry career that began after a bicycle accident when she was 8 years old. Tonya relates how she built DentalPost from her experience in the dental industry and how women entrepreneurs can thrive in their businesses while being successful in their personal life. Tune in now!

Timestamped show notes

01:06 Kalika introduces today's guest, Tonya Lanthier.

01:27 Tonya shares her experience of being part of Entrepreneurs' Organization.

02:17 She recounts how she got started on her dentistry and entrepreneurial career at the age of 8 due to a biking accident.

05:20 DentalPost opened as she wanted more flexibility when she became a new mom.

07:13 Her mom was struggling with and it created a big impact in her life and helped cultivate her leadership skills by understanding why people do the things they do

10:09 Knowing her mom has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) affected her family life growing up.

16:15 It is natural for women entrepreneurs to keep fixing and finding a solution and the same habit applies to the personal life.

18:07 Going through divorce was difficult but having a great support ecosystem enables her to raise her twins in the best possible environment.

19:33 Tonya talks about the importance of taking care of yourself.

20:27 To keep stress at bay, Tonya recommends exercising and eating right. Getting tested for food you might be allergic to is also something she suggests to do.

21:54 Women won't ask, and they won't step up and they won't believe in themselves. And that's something that has to be really worked on.

23:41 Kalika talks about what's coming up for Tonya.


Key takeaways

  1. When you use your head instead of your heart, sometimes you can pick the wrong decision.
  2. Women entrepreneurs tend to make use of the masculine energy a lot but it's okay to ask for help. If you never ask, you'll never know.
  3. You can do anything you wanted, but you cannot do everything.



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