Goodpods Founder JJ Ramberg Named in Inc.’s Annual Female Founders 100 List
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Los Angeles, CA October 13, 2020—Inc. today announced its third annual Female Founders 100 list, honoring an influential, ambitious, and diverse group of 100 women who are building America’s most inspiring businesses.
Goodpods founder, JJ Ramberg, is honored on the list. Goodpods, is the social podcasting app (think Instagram or Twitter for podcasts) where you can follow friends and influencers to see what podcasts they are listening to and discover new shows.
There are apps that let you follow people for book and music recommendations, so JJ thought, with more than 35 million podcast episodes available, why didn’t the same thing exist for podcasts? That was the inspiration behind Goodpods. The app has spread worldwide and influencers including Malcolm Gladwell, Kim Kardashian, Gwyneth Paltrow, and others have jumped on-board.
The final list honors entrepreneurs of every age, background, and geography—from very early-stage founders with world-changing ideas to women who have taken companies public, sold them to big buyers, or spent decades building and running their businesses. These women are leading innovative companies in a vast range of global industries, including tech, retail, finance, fitness, health care, consumer products, food, and more.
“I am truly honored to be in a list with so many other amazing women, many of whom have been inspirations to me as I launched my own company. We created Goodpods to raise the voices of the hundreds of thousands of under-the-radar podcasters as well as help listeners with the podcast discovery process. It is incredibly exciting that Inc has recognized the importance of the work we are doing.”
Before launching Goodpods with her co-founder (and brother) Ken Ramberg, JJ and Ken founded the mission-driven coupon site Goodshop. JJ also anchored the MSNBC program Your Business for more than a decade.
Inc. editors and writers spent the past year researching candidates for the list, considering a wealth of exciting and accomplished candidates. For the first time, Inc. also invited founders to apply for the list—and to nominate another founder who has particularly impressed them. Each of the founders selected has left her mark on her industry in the past year, by setting audacious goals or by achieving business milestones. Taken together, they represent the female-led future of business.
“Our team vetted thousands of applications to find the 100 women highlighted on this list. It’s the most inspiring work we do all year, and we’re so thrilled to be able to feature these fierce, accomplished entrepreneurs and start to give them the recognition they deserve,” said Inc. editor-at-large Kimberly Weisul.
To see the complete list, go to: https://www.inc.com/female-founders
Introduced in 2018, the Female Founders 100 list was quickly established as one of Inc.’s most esteemed franchises. This year’s package includes a cover story on Sara Menker, founder and CEO of Gro Intelligence, a technology company that is bridging data gaps across the global agriculture sector, empowering decision makers, and creating a more informed, connected, efficient, and productive global agriculture industry; as well as business advice from all of the founders on the topics of big ideas, people, money, culture, and customers.
Inc.’s Female Founders 100 issue (November 2020) is available online now at https://www.inc.com/magazine and on newsstands beginning October 27. Join the Female Founders 100 conversation using #FemaleFounders.
About Inc. magazine
The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning, multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels, including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion among the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit www.inc.com.
Goodpods, is the social podcasting app (think Instagram or Twitter for podcasts) where you can follow friends and influencers to see what podcasts they are listening to and discover new shows.
There are apps that let you follow people for book and music recommendations. With more than 35 million podcast episodes available, the Goodshop founders thought, why didn’t the same thing exist for podcasts? That was the inspiration behind Goodpods. The app has spread worldwide and influencers including Malcolm Gladwell, Kim Kardashian, Gwyneth Paltrow and others have jumped on-board.
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