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Sophia Ruffolo

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Stronger together: Talking Community with Sophia Ruffolo, founder of femmebought!

Just Push GO

Entrepreneurs Trina Turl and Sarah Turl have an incredible chat with Sophia Ruffolo the visionary behind femmebought. They talk about community, small business funding, Chicago pizza and supporting women through entrepreneurship.


8 Mar 2021

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Why Build A Legacy Business? w/Guest Sophia Ruffolo

The Canadian Side Hustle and Business Podcast

In conversation with the Sophia Ruffolo beaming in from Chicago, USA with a strong Canadian connection. You will see that connection as you listen to our discussion. Sophia is the Co-Founder and CEO of Femmebought who is empowering women to gain economic independence through entrepreneurship. An experienced executive with a background in “Big Law”, Sophia has worked in a variety of leadership roles for BMO Financial Group, including Chief Compliance Officer of BMO Private Banking Global. People love working with Sophia because of her endless energy and drive to help women launch businesses on their own terms.  . . In this episode we discussed the importance of building a legacy business today; why it is important to think of succession planning from the get-go and all that jazz that make her life so interesting.   . .  Golden Nuggets in this episode to kick-start your legacy business:  1. It is never too early to think about building your business with a view to retirement;  2. Think ahead to create your legacy for you and your family;  3. As a small family business you can grow into becoming an incredible business;  4. Plan from day one and not just for today; and  5. Make a solid succession plan today to have a successful business story tomorrow.  Connect with Sophia on Linkedin and Instagram @femmebought  .  .  Connect with me on social media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/canadiansidehustlebusiness/?hl=en Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/canadiansidehustlebusiness-114398406949915/ Website: www.ireniaroussel.org  The Podcast hashtag: #canadasidehustlebusiness. To have your questions and stories featured in future episodes, please send us a message at https://ireniaroussel.org with your thoughts or send us a voice message on our Anchor Channel. Remember to follow, rate and review this podcast on Apple and Stitcher Podcasts.  Please do share it with a friend who will benefit from this knowledge gained since we want to share this knowledge across Canada and around the world. Find your new vibes in our new super normal.The Canadian Side Hustle & Business Podcast was produced by Irenia Roussel including  all branding, social media and artwork.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/irenia-roussel/message


7 Mar 2021

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Sophia Ruffolo, CEO & Founder at femmebought | Riderflex


Recruiting and Consulting Firm @Riderflex Podcast Presents: @Sophia Ruffolo, CEO & Founder at @femmebought - "Advice For Entrepreneurs" Riderflex.com | 888-964-5876 Riderflex is a global Recruiting and Consulting Firm. We give Career Advice & Job Interviewing Tips on this podcast. Today’s episode of the Riderflex Podcast is sponsored by Marketing360. Marketing360 is the #1 platform for small business and it’s everything you need to grow your business. If you need marketing support, I really encourage you to contact them at marketing360.com/riderflex.  --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/riderflex/support


3 Jun 2020

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TBLP 148 | Sophia Ruffolo: Women Entrepreneur Leader

The Business Leadership Podcast

Sophia Ruffolo is the Founder and CEO of femmebought, an online women’s business directory, community, and education hub that’s meaningfully connecting and inspiring women, giving entrepreneurs the tools required to grow their own businesses. An experienced executive, Sophia has worked in a variety of senior roles for a global financial institution, including Chief Compliance Officer […]


24 Mar 2020

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Sophia Ruffolo on the Promise of a World with More Women-Owned Businesses | #HashtagFinance


CSE's Grace Pedota recently hosted Sophia Ruffolo - CEO and Founder of femmebought - to discuss her mission to promote women-owned businesses and close the funding gap for female-led companies.In this discussion, Sophia shares the insights that are driving her mission for economic parity for women, including the dramatically low number of Fortune 500 companies led by women (3:30), the wide gap in VC funding for male-vs-female led companies (4:25), and the global response to her efforts to promote gender equality in business (8:27).Listen until the end to hear how she made a 180 degree turn from her legal career in banking, the potential pitfalls of raising private capital, and the role she is playing in demystifying cannabis for women business owners. 


5 Mar 2020

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Episode 038: Focus on Your Vision with Sophia Ruffolo

Lean into Curiosity

Sophia Ruffolo is Co-Founder of femmebought, an online women’s business directory, community and education hub empowering women around the world to achieve their dreams. People love working with Sophia because of her endless energy and drive to help women launch businesses on their terms.  She prides herself on connecting you with the resources and network you need to launch and scale your business. Sophia is a master connector, it’s pretty much her superpower! TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS EPISODE: When you feel like you’re being pulled in too many directions, always return back to your core mission. Simplicity allows your audience to understand what your message is. If you want people to know what you’re doing, your message has to be clear. Find ways to re-purpose your content. If people don’t feel your passion, they’re not going to help you or buy from you. Surround yourself with positive people and if you’re feeling stuck ask those people to tell you your top three strengths it will help build your confidence. MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Follow me on IG: @leanintocuriosity Topic suggestions, questions or to be on the show, click here! CONNECT WITH SOPHIA RUFFOLO: Website: https://www.femmebought.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/femmebought/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/femmebought-inc-0b8b56144/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/femmebought/


10 Nov 2019

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Season 1 Ep 15- I Bought From A Women FT Sophia Ruffolo From Femme Bought

Advice From Hanna Podcast

Have you ever wanted to find women doing amazing things?So did Sophia, CEO of the Women Led Directory Femme Bought. After seeing no specific online resources featuring women at the top of their game. She quickly decided to fill the void with this amazing directory, for women , by women. Join us this week where we will learn how to this idea changed the way we purchase.If you'd like to learn more about Femme Bought you can find them on Instagram @FemmeBought or via their website at www.femmebought.com


11 Jun 2019

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Make time to jump up and down (Sophia Ruffolo)

Witty: Women In Tech Talk To Yasmin

Sophia Ruffolo is the CEO and Founder of Femmebought an online platform and business directory for women founders and entrepreneurs to showcase their companies both B2B B2C and to consumers with success. Essentially our platform is a catalyst for getting women businesses clients. She worked as a lawyer in estate planning tax and securities in the United States. She moved to Canada 4 years ago to become the Chief Compliance Officer for BMO Private Bank and have helped a number of risk and control functions for BMO since the move. Sophia talks about everything from supporting female business owners to building on the blockchain.  You can reach out to Sophia on Instagram, and LinkedIn. Learn more about Femmebought on Instagram or via info@femmebought.com.This episode is sponsored by Kids In Tech. Kids in Tech, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that is creating the next generation of tech-savvy leaders by providing comprehensive after-school computer science and computer literacy programming for kids and youth. Learn more about Kids In Tech at https://kidsintech.org/Stay up to date with Witty through our website, LinkedIn or email us at podcastwitty@gmail.com. Support the show (http://wittypod.com)


10 Feb 2019