Dr. Roshawnna Novellus, known as the Wealthy Yogi, is the co-founder of Bootstrap Capital and Host of Startup Funding. She is passionate about helping business owners get ready to attract funding. Dr. Novellus has been featured in Forbes, Huffington Post, WSJ, and Rolling Out. She has also completed the Pipeline Angels Fellowship, a Kauffman program in angel investing. Roshawnna serves on the Commission on Women for the City of Atlanta, and was honored as one of the Women Who Means Business by the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

In today's episode we talked a little about what's driving her today, we chatted about her book, the mindset around finances and budgeting.  We spoke about how she gets past the fear of starting new initiatives and business ventures. And we talked about her podcast and her new business conference and the mission behind these new platforms.

A few of the questions I asked Dr. Novellus

  • What advice would you give on the needed mindset around money?
  • How do you get past the fear of starting something new?
  • Tell us about a challenge or road block where things didn't go your way?
  • What are your future goals for EnrichHER?
  • What's the biggest barrier to women receiving funding?

Connect with Dr. Novellus:

Soundbites that caught our attention:

Less than 8% of venture backed companies have one woman on the founding team, and the numbers drop to less than 1% when looking at women of color.

Investors invest in people they know and trust.  If you don't have a lot of similarities and interests with them, they're not going to invest in you.

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