There are few things we love more than seeing women sparkle, shine, and support other women to do the same; today we get to talk with Kathy Rasmussen and Samantha Parker, the total boss-babes behind Badassery Magazine and the massive We Are Badassery online community.
We love featuring women on the Sparkle Hour who are out there changing the world through business, activism, and female empowerment. Today, we have the pleasure of having two of those women who have managed to do just that with a simple idea for a radical new kind of magazine. Meet Kathy Rasmussen and Samantha Parker, the fabulous females behind Badassery Magazine.
Brace yourself, because you are about to hear not just the story of Badassery Magazine, but the huge impact it has made on the lives of so many women. Samantha and Kathy are ruthlessly supportive of one another and the women they feature. The magazine comes with a fully engaged community of women from all walks of life. It’s not just a business magazine for women. No, Samantha and Kathy have found a way to highlight all the badass women who are balancing business with family life, personal wellness, and the impact of society.
Kathy and Samantha are what The Sparkle Hour is all about: living out your truth, making waves and leaving glitter and sparkle in your wake. Most importantly, they share what it REALLY means to be a badass and how we all can get there… without tattoos, colored hair and motorcycles. We can’t wait for you to get to know them better.
Samantha Parker is the co-founder of Badassery Magazine and the co-host of the Badassery Podcast. She’s ridiculously passionate about living a life of true Badassery, by definition, rendering all onlookers as awestruck. Badassery Magazine is more than just a magazine and Samantha supports a global community of female entrepreneurs who live bold, passion filled lives. She has been featured on NowThis, The Daily Vee, Bold TV and numerous interviews and podcasts. Samantha believes that we all rise together and puts community over competition. You can find her winning at wine (it’s a sport) and blazing the trail for other female entrepreneurs.
Samantha Parker: verb. Cool AF female entrepreneur changing the world by building a visible community and magazine. (syn). glitterbitch, risk taker, hikes in sparkly boots, CEO of kicking ass.
Kathy Rasmussen is the co-founder of Badassery Magazine and the co-host of the Badassery Podcast. She can truly see the gift in others when they can’t. Kathy is an idea cultivating machine and can strategically birth your idea to life. When she’s not busy connecting other entrepreneurs with fabulous experiences, you can find her being featured on NowThis, Bold TV, numerous interviews and podcasts. Kathy is passionate about owning who you are and stepping into the spotlight just as you are.
Kathy Rasmussen: adj. Creative ninja, wine warrior and community building artiste. “You’ve been rasmussened” I.e. exploded your business badassery. Not to be confused with the rasmussen popularity poll. Syn. Kickass painter, sparkle sassmaker, CEO of awesome shit.
- Samantha and Kathy share their super simple and powerful Origin Story. #00:03:00#
- It was only 45 days from the initial idea to the first issue of Badassery Magazine #00:07:00#
- How Samantha and Kathy bonded as friends and business partners. #00:10:00#
- Why a magazine is such a cool vehicle for Badassery. #00:14:00#
- You can’t do life running a business alone. #00:19:00#
- What the Badassery brand really means to Kathy and Samantha. #00:24:00#
- Community over Competition. #00:27:00#
- How Kathy and Samantha know they are being their most authentic badass #00:31:00#
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Quotes and Shareables:
“Community over Competition”
“My success isn’t reliant on someone else saying I’m worth talking about.” -Samantha Parker
“The Rebel in me the sees and honors the Rebel in you.” – Michelle Lewis
“The Glitterbitch in me sees the Glitterbitch in you.” – Samantha Parker
“I’m a jumper and Nicole is a little bit of a think this through ahead first.” -Michelle Lewis
“Samantha has this amazing way of infusing passion inside people.” -Kathy Rasmussen
“Kathy gets all of our shit together and lays it all out.” -Samantha Parker
“Martha Stewart is a complete badass.” – Nicole Lewis-Keeber
“I wanted to give a place where everyone can contribute, no matter what they do.”
“We want to showcase us, a few years ago. Those are the ladies we want to print.”
“Magazines give us a holistic approach. There is variety. So much goes into running a business, and we wanted to show it all.”
“Being an entrepreneur isn’t just about running a business; it’s a whole lifestyle.”
“If you really love your people and love them hard, they will love you back.”-Kathy Rasmussen
“Your brand shouts out loud who you are.” -Nicole Lewis-Keeber
“Being a true Badass isn’t about tattoos; it’s not about colored hair; it’s not about leather jackets or riding motorcycles… it’s about being you and not apologizing for it.” – Kathy Rasmussen