No Limits

Accompany CEO Speaks with Rebecca Jarvis of ABC News No Limits

From Rebecca Jarvis at No Limits:

This special episode features two entrepreneurs who have built successful businesses in different industries. First up is Amy Chang, a Cisco board member and former Googler who is the CEO and founder of Accompany. Next is Billie Whitehouse, the CEO and founder of Wearable X, who’s been called the “Elon Musk of the fashion world.”

Both of them give their best advice for aspiring entrepreneurs who are preparing to take a leap.

Learn more about Accompany: Follow Amy Chang on Twitter: @_amychang Follow Accompany on Twitter: @accompany

Learn more about Wearable X: Follow Wearable X on Instagram and Twitter: @wearableX Follow Billie Whitehouse on Instagram and Twitter: @BillieWhouse

Accompany Profiles of Previous No Limits Guests

About Rebecca Jarvis

Rebecca Jarvis speaks with the world’s most influential women about how they built their empires — from their earliest mistakes to their riskiest decisions to the worst advice they ever received to the moments that finally changed everything.

Listen to Amy’s interview and more on the No Limits podcast.

Episode Summaries

#25: Barbara Corcoran, Entrepreneur & 'Shark Tank' InvestorBarbara Corcoran had worked 22 different jobs by the time she was 23. She faced more than the usual amount of rejection growing up before famously taking a $1,000 loan from her then boyfriend and turning it into The Corcoran Group. Today she's a bestselling author and also a shark, using her own money to invest in companies on ABC’s hit show "Shark Tank." Barbara shares an unheard pivotal childhood moment about her father's drinking habit. She also talks about being the only woman at the table early on in her career, competing in a male dominated industry and her tangible advice for entrepreneurs. 5/22/17
#24: Jane Rosenthal, Executive Chair of Tribeca EnterprisesJane Rosenthal is one of the most influential people in the entertainment industry. She navigated her way through male-dominated Hollywood executive offices and then left it all behind to join Robert De Niro to create Tribeca Productions, one of New York’s most successful production companies (behind "Meet the Parents" and many more hits). As the Executive Chair of Tribeca Enterprises, she is the woman behind the Tribeca Film Festival, Tribeca Studios, Tribeca Film Festival International and the Tribeca Film Institute. Rosenthal talks about what it’s like to be a film and TV producer and her advice for those trying to pursue that path. She also discusses her latest HBO film with Robert De Niro, Barry Levinson and Michelle Pfeiffer, "The Wizard of Lies" and her latest Netflix project "The Irishman" with De Niro and Martin Scorsese. Like what we're doing? 5/15/17
#23: Gregg Renfrew, Beautycounter Founder and CEOGregg Renfrew is the founder and CEO of Beautycounter, a cosmetics company with a mission: making safer products accessible to everyone. Gregg has been an entrepreneur since college when she started a cleaning business on Nantucket to earn money to study abroad. In 1997, she launched The Wedding List - a company she sold to Martha Stewart Living. She continued to establish herself in the fashion and retail world, but it was the realization of the toxins and cancer-causing ingredients in makeup that propelled this mother of three to create Beautycounter. Renfrew explains how she is changing the beauty and skin care industry, shares her best advice for entrepreneurs She also dishes on her biggest mistakes along the way and why cold-calling can really pay off. 5/11/17
#22: Jeannie Mai, Style Expert & Co-Host of 'The Real'Jeannie Mai is a style expert, TV personality and executive producer best known as one of the co-hosts on Fox's Emmy-nominated show "The Real." She started her career as a makeup artist and stylist when she was only 16 and gained some major clients including Alicia Keys and Sarah Jessica Parker. Her tenacity and drive eventually led her to become the host of Style Network's "How Do I Look?" before she began co-hosting "The Real" in 2013. Mai is passionate about advancing women's interests and is currently an ambassador for the Pacific Links Foundation fighting to end sex trafficking. Mai shares how she built her career from scratch and her commitment to rescuing women and children from sex trafficking. 5/8/17
#21: Susan Ungaro, James Beard Foundation PresidentThe oldest of six children, Susan Ungaro was the first in her family to graduate high school and college. She served as editor-in-chief of "Family Circle" magazine for 12 years before becoming president of the James Beard Foundation (JBF), where she spent the last 10 years expanding the organization's national and global reach through scholarship programs, membership and thought-leadership initiatives. Among other things, JBF is responsible for the prestigious James Beard Awards which highlight outstanding chefs. Ungaro has been named one of Adweek's 30 Most Influential People in Food and she gives advice on how to make your mark in the culinary world. 5/1/17
#20: Kara Goldin, Hint Water Founder & CEOKara Goldin is the founder and CEO of Hint Inc. and former tech executive at AOL. You've probably seen Hint flavored water in your grocery store boasting no sweeteners or anything artificial. She thought of the idea while trying to kick her Diet Coke habit, which was up to 12 cans on some days, and couldn't find a naturally-flavored water with no additives. She started experimenting in her kitchen, boiling fruit and adding it to water. The result became the company that she launched in 2005 while pregnant with her fourth child: Hint Inc. Since then Goldin has been named one of Fortune's Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs and Forbes' 40 Women to Watch Over 40. In this episode she talks about how she created her company from the ground up, infiltrating the beverage industry, and her advice for any entrepreneur trying to build something. 4/27/17
#19: Anna Chlumsky, ActressEmmy nominated actress Anna Chlumsky first gained notoriety when she was only 10 years old when she starred in the movie "My Girl" alongside Macaulay Culkin. To the outside world it may have seemed like she was well on her way, but by the time she got to college at the University of Chicago (with Rebecca!) she had sworn off acting. After graduating, she moved to New York to work for Zagat and potentially pursue a career in publishing. After two years in the publishing world, she began to rediscover her love of acting. She started to pursue her craft with full force, honing her talent with classes and by performing free shows for the experience. Today she is one of the stars of HBO's Emmy-nominated comedy "Veep" which is entering its sixth season. Anna Chlumsky on Twitter @AnnaChlumsky "Veep" on Twitter @VeepHBO Check out Veep 4/24/17
#18: Laura Brown, Editor-in-Chief of InStyle MagazineInStyle Editor-In-Chief Laura Brown came to New York with $5000 only a few days before September 11, 2001. The Australian native began her career bouncing around the magazine world in London and Sydney before landing a job at Harper’s Bazaar where she rose the ranks to become the executive editor. After 11 years at Harper’s, she landed a dream job in 2016 becoming the Editor-In-Chief of InStyle where she oversees the entirety of the brand that reaches over 30 million people. Laura talks about following her passion, running InStyle, designing the perfect cover, and how to be a boss. InStyle website: Follow Laura Brown on Instagram and Twitter: @LauraBrown99 Follow InStyle on Instagram: @instylemagazine4/20/17

Recent Accompany Tweets

Accompany ( is a relationship intelligence platform for professionals that was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Los Altos, California. Available on mobile and the Web, Accompany’s intelligent, adaptive chief of staff app serves professionals everything they need to know about the important people in their network, anytime they need it. Accompany is funded by ICONIQ Capital, CRV and Cowboy Ventures and led by Amy Chang, Matthias Ruhl, and Ryan McDonough.