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Episode 94

Leslie Bradshaw

Managing Partner @madebymany | lives to lift spirits, weights, revenue, human potential, and professional standards.

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Leslie Bradshaw is the managing partner at Made By Many, a product innovation studio. Leslie has won several awards and accolades for her work, including Fast Company’s Most Influential Women in Tech, 100 Most Creative People In Business, Inc’s 30 Under 30, and AdAge’s Small Agency of The Year among many more. She writes a series on Forbes called “More (Power) Seats”, about issues facing women in a corporate environment and often speaks or writes about professional leadership. Leslie joins us to share her story, what motivated to get into tech & startups, why she helped launch Jess3, a creative and very successful agency at the age of 23, how she’s managed to execute so many amazing projects for partners, the true cost of success that most people don’t talk about, why having a good team matters, and so much more!

Main Objectives For This Episode

  • Learn more about Leslie.
  • Learn more about how Leslie got into tech & Startups
  • Learn more about the true cost of success.
  • Why it's important to keep in touch with talented people.
  • And more!

Episode Overview

Leslie Bradshaw is the managing partner at Made By Many, a product innovation studio.

Leslie has won several awards and accolades for her work, including Fast Company’s Most Influential Women in Tech, 100 Most Creative People In Business, Inc’s 30 Under 30, and AdAge’s Small Agency of The Year among many more.

She writes a series on Forbes called “More (Power) Seats”, about issues facing women in a corporate environment and often speaks or writes about professional leadership.

Leslie joins us to share her story, what motivated to get into tech & startups, why she helped launch Jess3, a creative and very successful agency at the age of 23, how she’s managed to execute so many amazing projects for partners, the true cost of success that most people don’t talk about, why having a good team matters, and so much more!


What You'll Learn In This Episode

  • Learn more about Leslie.
  • Learn more about how Leslie got into tech & Startups
  • Learn more about the true cost of success.
  • How she created a new type of agency and work with big brands.
  • Why it's critical to stay in touch with talented people.
  • And more!

Some Of The Questions We Ask

2:04
So let’s start off by getting to know a bit more about you. Where are you from and what did you study?

4:52
How did your passion for entrepreneurship develop?

7:03
You write a series on Forbes called “More Seats” where you write about issues facing women in a corporate environment. What advice do you have to share with young female entrepreneurs and leaders?

9:46
Before we get to what you’re working on today at Made by Many, you were the co-founder, president and COO of Jess3. What is Jess3 and what motivated you to start it?

12:41
How did you approach building a brand new agency? What set you apart from other agencies?

14:16
You did so many things there, but, looking back, what were some of the biggest wins or lessons?

19:09
You’re currently the managing partner at Made By Many. For those who might not know, what is Made By Many and what motivated you to join their team?

22:27
Based on all the amazing experiences with startups and what you’re currently working on with Made By many, what are some of the most important lessons on growth, partnerships, or product design that you could share with our listeners?

27:16
Any recommendations on some great content that you’ve come across lately?

32:00
Any last thoughts or personal mottos that you live by that you think others should know about?


Here are some of the most important links and resources mentioned throughout the show.

Twitter Handles & Websites

Leslie Bradshaw on Twitter
Leslie Bradshaw on the web
Made by Many on Twitter
Made by Many on the web
Tyler Copeland on Twitter
Franco Varriano on Twitter

Devices, Apps, and Books

More (Power) Seats
Just Enough Research
Team of Teams

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