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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)

Featured guests include:
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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Apr 30, 2021

Odette D'Aniello is the owner of Celebrity Gourmet Ventures, a brand that focuses on weddings, specialty cakes, and cake experiences. Odette worked at her family’s bakery when she was just 10 years old; baking is practically in her blood. She shares her experience moving to the U.S. to go to school, paying for her own education, all while working at her family’s bakery to work on her craft. Odette’s story is one of grit, determination, and hard work. She shares what it's like to run a business with family and the potential issues that may arise. Listen in!

Timestamped show notes
01:36 - Odette’s Journey
03:28 - Getting into the bakery business
07:21 - Baking bread to baking cakes
09:16 - Starting days
11:24 - From teacher to baker
13:40 - Working with family!
15:20 - Don’t make assumptions
15:53 - Entrepreneurial spirit
19:47 - Having self-agency
21:02 - Joining EO
23:44 - Why you should join EO
24:40 - Interests besides entrepreneurship
30:00 - Surrendering and trust
33:50 - The Author of Influence
37:45 - Coming out of grief
39:08 - Being a woman entrepreneur
40:52 - What’s next?

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