Episode 6: Friend Finding Apps: Build Your Tribe
Welcome to Positively Social, a podcast, is similar to a girls night out! A place with refreshing ideas, and tips relating to your wellness journey. Transform your lifestyle practices with exclusive insights from experts in the well-sphere. Are you ready to get social?
Meet The Podcast Guest:
Olivia June is the founder and CEO of VINA, the tech company backed by Greylock, Tinder, and NEA that connects, celebrates, and empowers women by helping them build their tribe. In 2016, she launched the App Store award-winning app Hey! VINA, a social discovery app often referred to as the “Tinder for (girl) friends”, that’s connected millions of women in 158 countries. Olivia is the Editor in Chief of vinazine.com, a media outlet with stories and advice from and for women of the VINA community. Olivia is also behind the brag movement to encourage more women to share their accomplishments through the LadyBrag.com platform.
Prior to dedicating herself full-time to empowering women around the world, she led community development at RocketSpace, held a marketing leadership position at General Assembly, and worked on the first American Bitcoin exchange, Tradehill. Olivia was also co-founder of the San Francisco wine events club, Ladies Who Vino, a community that’s connected thousands of professional women over a glass of wine, and she spent six years in leadership of SparkSF, the largest philanthropic network of millennials investing in grassroots women’s organizations. In her free time, she volunteers as a mentor to young women in the foster care system.
Olivia and her work have been featured in hundreds of TV, print, radio, and podcast media outlets including, ELLE, Cosmopolitan, Wired, The Atlantic, The New York Times, Paper Magazine, Glamour, Marie Claire, The Tyra Show, The Doctors, Fox News, Fast Company, Grazia, The Guardian, Refinery 29, HerCampus, Thrive Global, Vice, Fox News, AlJazeera, and many more.
Olivia’s academic career was focused on social psychology, gender studies, and the impact of media and technology on relationships. She has a BA in Communication Studies from Chapman University.
At the end of this podcast you will be inspired by Olivia’s journey, understand how to use a friendship app to help with connect with women and feel less isolated, the do’s and dont’s of how to use the app for events and business, and what it takes to create an app for business! Download and press play!
Meet Your Hosts!
A board certified Chiropractor, and can best be described as a woman on a mission to inspire healthy lifestyles. She is a self proclaimed expert in positive vibes. When she is not in the office treating patients, you can catch her sipping on a coffee, writing, and living the new mom life! Dr. Rubina is known for her creative side, she is a past contributor for The Huffington Post Blog, quoted in Reader’s Digest, Bustle Magazine, Prevention Magazine, Medical Daily, Elite Daily, Martha Steward Living, Nail Pro Magazine and more. She has contributed to Stack Magazine and Philly Man Magazine. She has contributed expert advice to outlets such as CBS Radio, WDAS FM, Greenberg News, WMCN TV, Daytime Toronto, and PHL17.
As a passionate entrepreneur, healthcare professional, mom, and wife, Parisha Smith empowers those on the brink of change to live their most effervescent lives. She inspires others to make self-care a priority.
Parisha received her radiology degree in 2008 and has worked as a CT Technologist for over 10 years. After the birth of her son in 2013, she found a new outlook on her overall wellness. This led her to document her struggles and triumphs with weight loss on Instagram. Under her previous blog and business, BeautyLifeLove she shared intimate details and advice on her weight loss. Over 10k people followed her personal story via social media, attended her talks at conferences, local schools and more.