Behind Her Empire Podcast: Real Talk On Building Family And Business with Ashley Merrill, Founder of Lunya

Yasmin Nouri

Yasmin is the host of the "Behind Her Empire" podcast, focused on highlighting self-made women leaders and entrepreneurs and how they tackle their career, money, family and life.

Each episode covers their unique hero's journey and what it really takes to build an empire with key lessons learned along the way. The goal of the series is to empower you to see what's possible & inspire you to create financial freedom in your own life.

Behind Her Empire Podcast: Real Talk On Building Family And Business with Ashley Merrill, Founder of Lunya

Ashley Merrill, founder of Lunya, is a serial-entrepreneur and investor whose personal mission is to elevate and empower women and girls.

In 2012, Merrill started business school and in the same month realized she was pregnant with her first child. The news lit a now-or-never fire and pushed her to overcome her fears and launch the company she had been thinking about for years: Lunya, a luxury sleepwear line that provides confidence to the modern woman.


On this episode of the Behind Her Empire podcast, we have an honest conversation about why we need more successful women in business, what the journey was like starting a high-growth company while raising two young kids and the importance of partnership in marriage.

Ashley is also the chairwoman of Outdoor Voices, an activewear brand; founder of Lahgo, a men's luxury sleepwear line and her newest project, the Deep, a platform for curious people that aims to change the way we have conversations with each other.

Want more? Subscribe to Behind Her Empire on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, Spotify iHeart Radio or wherever you get your podcasts.

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Why Women’s Purchasing Power Is a Huge Advantage for Female-Led Leagues

Samson Amore

Samson Amore is a reporter for dot.LA. He holds a degree in journalism from Emerson College. Send tips or pitches to samsonamore@dot.la and find him on Twitter @Samsonamore.

Why Women’s Purchasing Power Is a Huge Advantage for Female-Led Leagues
Samson Amore

According to a Forbes report last April, both the viewership and dollars behind women’s sports at a collegiate and professional level are growing.

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LA Tech Week Day 5: Social Highlights
Evan Xie

L.A. Tech Week has brought venture capitalists, founders and entrepreneurs from around the world to the California coast. With so many tech nerds in one place, it's easy to laugh, joke and reminisce about the future of tech in SoCal.

Here's what people are saying about the fifth day of L.A. Tech Week on social:

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LA Tech Week: Six LA-Based Greentech Startups to Know

Samson Amore

Samson Amore is a reporter for dot.LA. He holds a degree in journalism from Emerson College. Send tips or pitches to samsonamore@dot.la and find him on Twitter @Samsonamore.

LA Tech Week: Six LA-Based Greentech Startups to Know
Samson Amore

At Lowercarbon Capital’s LA Tech Week event Thursday, the synergy between the region’s aerospace industry and greentech startups was clear.

The event sponsored by Lowercarbon, Climate Draft (and the defunct Silicon Valley Bank’s Climate Technology & Sustainability team) brought together a handful of local startups in Hawthorne not far from LAX, and many of the companies shared DNA with arguably the region’s most famous tech resident: SpaceX.

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