Podcast of the Month: WSJ Secrets of Wealthy Women

The future is female, and we are ready for it—in 2017, the number of women CEOs at Fortune 500 companies was at an all-time high, but that’s just the beginning! Talented, hardworking and unafraid of a challenge, female executives are more driven than ever, and are sharing their stories with WSJ’s Veronica Dagher on the “WSJ Secrets of Wealthy Women” podcast. Tune in and get inspired!

During each 20-minute episode, Dagher interviews female CEOs, executives and entrepreneurs about gender inequality, financial success and leadership. No topic is off the table—podcast guests discuss the challenge of balancing family life and work, setting professional goals and, of course, growing and managing their wealth. Dagher’s poignant questions never fail to stir the pot, and so far, the host has led some interesting discussions with Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg, real estate mogul Barbara Corcoran and SoulCycle CEO Melanie Whelan.

Follow the podcast for the latest episodes and get to know these amazing women!

Episode Highlight: “Melanie Whelan: The Secret to SoulCycle’s Success”

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With over 20,000 riders across 85 locations in nine U.S. states, SoulCycle is a booming business. The indoor cycling workout studio has amassed a substantial following by creating a culture of female empowerment around its brand and CEO Melanie Whelan, a recent guest on the “WSJ Secrets of Wealthy Women” podcast, has played a big part in that.

Inspired by her father who started his own messenger and transportation businesses in Washington, D.C., Whelan has learned that the secret to a thriving company is “finding your why.” The key to success, she says, is understanding what motivates and drives you—not only will it make you more excited to come to work every day, but it’ll also boost your business!

How does Whelan manage to balance being a mom and a CEO, always see the glass half full, and regularly squeeze in workouts? She reveals it all in this episode. Listen in!​​​​​​