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Soulful conversations with female entrepreneurs, executives and change-makers covering topics on personal growth, professional development, mindset shifts and an array of additional trending topics all created to uplift, elevate and collectively add inspiration, motivation and good vibes.

Jul 7, 2020

Shandee Chernow //  Founder + CEO of CertiStar 

Our featured guest Shandee Chernow joins FemCity Founder + CEO Violette de Ayala 

Shandee shares her founding story and how she created a business based on her knowledge and personal experiences to make the world a better place. 

Shandee reminds us that there will be bumps in the road--EVERY DAY--but you can figure it out! Don’t miss this interview.

About Our Guest // CertiStar Founder + CEO, Shandee Chernow discovered in her late 20s she had life threatening food allergies. And not by a standard "test," as many would think - by actually eating foods she had no idea she was even allergic to, only to discover she was by way of a traumatic reaction. You can imagine the anxiety and frustration that came with dining out to eat with friends, family and clients. Shandee knew the hospitality industry needed a solution - not only a software to make things easier on the restaurant, hotel, school or airline, but also on the customer - or person - with food allergies. Enter in CertiStar - a software launched in 2017 that allows for guests dining out to have a safer and easier experience by way of the MenuStar software. With a quick 3-second search, the restaurant server can tell the guest all the offerings on the menu they are in fact safe to eat by way of a green, yellow, red list of options. CertiStar is based in Phoenix, Arizona.

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About FemCity // FemCity is a members only networking community created exclusively for women founded by Violette de Ayala. With over 100 local communities, online classes and global connectivity, FemCity is more than just a networking group. Programs infuse purpose, intention, positivity with an immense focus on diversity and gratitude. FemCity has been seen in Gilt, Vogue, AP News, Entrepreneur, Forbes, and MarieClaire. Learn why FemCity is more than just a women’s networking group at and on all social platforms @FemCity

About Violette de Ayala // Violette de Ayala is the Founder and CEO of FemCity, a women's networking organization that infuses gratitude, positivity, purpose and soul through local gatherings, virtual networking and online connectivity. Violette is a spiritual self-help international best seller and the author of "The Self-Guided Guru, Life Lessons for the Everyday Human". She is also a motivational speaker, business advisor, investor and entrepreneur. Violette's been quoted in Forbes, Success, Entrepreneur, Fast Company and CNBC as a business expert. She has been seen in Parade, US News and World Reports, MarieClaire, BareMinerals "Women we love", People and InStyle publications and campaigns. FemCity has been seen in AP, Vogue, Gilt, Fast Company.  Connect with her on IG, FB, Twitter : @violettedeayala