How to Become a Supply Chain Leader | Stephanie LaPierre | Purse Power


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Ep. 235 - Stephany Lapierre is the founder/CEO of Tealbook, a highly coveted supply chain thought leader and one of the most influential minds in emerging data technologies. In this episode, Stephany talks about advisory boards, diversity, and inclusion, and preparing for successful fundraising as a woman founder.  Listen in to learn how to develop confidence in your startup and find your voice to be successful with investors. You will also learn how to properly prepare and build a relationship with investors to increase your chances of getting funded.

Key Takeaways:

  • The benefits of selecting an innovative and supportive advisory board to help you grow your startup
  • How to get into advisory boards as a woman and the qualities you need to possess
  • The importance of building a team and fundraising sooner to be successful as a woman founder
  • Shift your mindset and develop confidence in your business to be successful with investors
  • How to welcome feedback but make the decisions yourself to grow your business

"Nothing is easy, if it was easy everyone would do it. When looking at challenges try not to get overwhelmed with all the things you need to accomplish in the future." - Stephany LaPierre

In this episode you’ll discover:

Stephany on her career journey and how she developed her business in supply chain leadership [2:04]

She talks about her vision of building a data platform technology and why it hasn’t changed [10:46]

How to carefully select an advisory board to provide guidance and to keep you accountable [12:59]

The mistakes to avoid to be successful as a woman founder [21:37]

She explains how she sold her vision and opportunity to win a good team at the beginning [31:04]

The diversity and inclusion strategy that they have at Tealbook and its impact on the minorities [32:21]

How to register and validate your business with Tealbook with or without a profile [40:13]

The 5 ways to prepare and set up for success with investors as a woman founder [41:32]

How she has learned to balance her work and life as a female entrepreneur [46:25]

Tips on how to grow your business with the right feedback and answers [50:06]

Top three actions to take in your business to drive it to greater heights [52:40]


Stephany is founder and CEO of Tealbook. TealBook’s mission is to transform the supplier data market to empower the digital enterprise. Stephany Lapierre, saw an opportunity to create a single source of truth for accurate, harmonized, and refreshed data, giving organizations the information they needed to remain competitive and agile. Today, TealBook leverages state-of-the-art machine learning concepts to deliver high-quality supplier data light-years ahead of traditional, manual methods. They are continually accelerating their data roadmap, introducing new partnerships and integrations, and expanding their team as they work towards their vision to advance the world through better supplier data.


Stephany has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Women in Supply Chain, and her company, Tealbook, has both been named a Top 50 company to watch by Spend Matters and was a recipient of the Cool Vendor Award by Gartner.




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Donna Miller is the founder and CEO of Purse Power, Let's Share the Journey. Purse Power promotes women-led, women-owned businesses by providing a Google extension that allows everyone who visits your website to locate nearby businesses.

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