She holds a PhD in Engineering from Dartmouth, Master in Biotechnology from Germany and Bachelors in Engineering from India. Previously she had dedicated a decade of her life working on renewable energy. She then took it upon herself to reimagine education by launching StemChef for the benefit of the future generations. Today, I'm excited to introduce you to, Dr. Ashie Bhandiwad!
- Ashie was inspired to save the world by her father, who worked for an environmental company in India. Whatever path she followed in her business life, it was always influenced by this.
- After spending several years making extensive use of her degree in chemical engineering, she really wanted to get back to the roots of that “saving the world” inspiration, and that led her to working with renewable energy and bioenergy (solar, wind, water, etc)
- Ashie was working as a research scientist at UC Berkeley as the mother of a 3 year old and it was actually her daughter that inspired her to pivot dramatically from that path to her current business. It was through the explanation of complicated things to her daughter using kitchen experiments, that would often get eaten, that she decided to try and package them together to be able to help others.
- Although she made the dramatic change in her path followed, she doesn’t really have an answer for why she decided to make the change other than she recognized her daughter growing up “too fast”.
- Ashie had always been entrepreneurial, however she never really envisioned STEM Chef being one of her entrepreneurial ventures. It was a very gradual, albeit seamless, transition and natural growth of what started as a side project.
- Ashie’s daughter has been an integral part of not just the start of the business, but it’s ongoing success and development as well. Because she still has all of these questions, the answers still need to be created and in turn, those turn into more and more classes.
Dr. Ashie Bhandiwad is the founder of StemChef. She holds a PhD in Engineering from Dartmouth, Master in Biotechnology from Germany and Bachelors in Engineering from India. Previously she had dedicated a decade of her life working on renewable energy. Ashie then took it upon herself to reimagine education by launching StemChef for the benefit of the future generations.
Sarah Talbert is a homeschooling mom of 3. She loves French Press coffee and the feel of sun on her skin. She is also a coach to Christian business moms who are struggling to fulfill their purpose without failing their families. She helps her clients begin their entrepreneurial journey to awaken their potential to create!
Dana Malstaff is the CEO and Founder of Boss Mom. She is a mother, author, speaker, business strategist, podcaster, blind spot reducer, and movement maker. She launched the Boss Mom brand with her first book Boss Mom: The Ultimate Guide to Raising a Business & Nurturing Your Family Like a Pro and quickly grew to a six-figure business within a year.
Now she has over 10,000 students in various courses, and helps women all over the world raise their businesses and babies at the same time. She believes that pursuing our passions and building our dreams while including our children in the process, is the best way to build thriving businesses and families, and ultimately we need to show our children that doing what we love can be financially viable.
About The Host
Meg Brunson has been marketing to moms for over 7 years. She is the founder and CEO of EIEIO Marketing, a digital marketing agency focused on Facebook Marketing for family-focused businesses.
Meg is also a former Facebook employee with a passion for helping bootstrapped businesses figure out Facebook so that they can promote like the pros! She left the 9-5 in 2017, so that she could be the mom she wanted to be to her 4 young daughters.
After helping her daughter launch her first business, Storytime With Kiki, at the age of 10, Meg began hosting the FamilyPreneur Podcast: an interview-style podcast for parent entrepreneurs, raising entrepreneurial children.