Episode 5: Failing Forward: Women's Wisdom on Turning Setbacks into Success

Have you ever failed at something that you really wanted to work out? Does the fear of falling short ever hold you back?

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Have you ever failed at something that you really wanted to work out? Does the fear of falling short ever hold you back? What if you do have success but it doesn't make you feel satisfied? In this episode Valeria opens up about her own entrepreneurial disappointments, learning through mistakes, and her relationship to success. She hears from model and Saltair co-founder Iskra Lawrence and YouTube star and filmmaker Elle Mills about the importance of failure and trusting your value throughout career ups and downs. Tune in to hear their advice about redefining achievement, developing healthy boundaries with public attention, and moving forward.

Find Iskra Lawrence on Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, and TikTok and find Elle Mills on Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, and TikTok.

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Iskra Lawrence

Iskra is the founder of Saltair and Self Funding. She's dedicated her career to empowering women. Her candid discussions online and TEDx talk disrupt societal norms and inspire millions, landing her places on Forbes 30 Under 30, and BBC World’s 100 Most Influential Women.

Elle Mills

Dubbed “The John Hughes for the YouTube Generation” by The Washington Post, Elle is one of the most buzzed about content creators on YouTube. She is a true storyteller, creating short films on YouTube that speak to the awkward and hilarious coming-of-age experience in today’s society (her first kiss and her coming out videos have over 6 million combined views). But now, Elle is writing/directing and sharing her passion for storytelling in the traditional filmmaking space. She's just released her directorial debut short film REPLY -- that's been acquired by Creator+ and won the Festival Honour Award at Buffer Festival.


Not Alone is produced in partnership with FRQNCY Media.
Producer: Lizzie Stewart 
Associate Producer: Emily Krumberger
Supervising Producer: Enna Garkusha 
Executive Producer: Michelle Khouri
Script written by: Isabel Moncloa Daly  
Script editors: Isabel Moncloa Daly and Jessica Olivier
Mixer and sound designer: Claire Bidigare-Curtis
Session engineering: DonTaé Hodge.

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