Steph interviews Michelle Kennedy about how to make like-minded mom friends! Michelle is the founder and CEO of Peanut. Peanut is a free app that helps connect moms nearby and have conversations across meaningful topics from sex and feminine health to IVF, pregnancy, first years, midlife and beyond. With over 2M+ women using the app, Peanut has become a coveted destination for women looking to connect, ask questions and find support.
In this episode, they openly share their own struggles with meeting and keeping mom friends. They explore why female friendships are so important, especially during uncertain times. They talk about the awkwardness that can come with trying to build friendships and how to overcome it. Hint: we’re all feeling a little awkward. Michelle also shares the pros/cons of virtual vs in-person connection and makes a case for the impact of virtual connection. You’ll walk away feeling inspired to connect (or reconnect) with other moms and have a game plan for how to do it!
Michelle Kennedy is founder and CEO of Peanut, one of the fastest-growing apps for women. Having started her career as an M&A lawyer at leading international law firm Mishcon de Reya, she later joined dating app, Badoo, where she rose to Deputy CEO at the multi-billion dollar behemoth. During her tenure at Badoo she was integral to and inaugural board member of Bumble. Having worked in social discovery for ten years, Michelle has unprecedented experience and understanding of the safety and growth components of building a social network for women and continues to execute on her mission to make Peanut the leading network to connect women when they need each other most.
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