Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Amanda Boleyn (BBA Finance, Certificate in Entrepreneurship, ’10) started her entrepreneurship journey a private consultant, or “solopreneur” as she has coined, for large companies across the country. This year she co-founded and hosts the podcast She Did It Her Way, which features a new woman in entrepreneurship each week.

She Did It Her Way was recently featured in Forbes in the The 12 Best Podcasts for Entrepreneurs as well as the Ten Best Boss Babe Podcasts in Simply Stylist. This is all in under a year since its first episode.

“One of the things that keeps us going is feedback from our listeners,” Boleyn said. “Being able to present real, authentic stories of women who have done it their way is incredibly rewarding.”

Boleyn is also on the planning committee for the Young Entrepreneur Convention to be hosted in Des Moines in April 2016. The Young Entrepreneur Convention strives to be one of the biggest conventions for entrepreneurship in the world.

Through the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (JPEC), Boleyn was able to foster her love for entrepreneurship in a creative, hands-on environment. She had a piece of advice for JPEC students who were near entering the working world.

“Always take a job for how much you can learn, not earn,” Boleyn said. “Making decisions based on what you will learn will help you so much more in the long run.”