Sarah Lacy is creating podcast about motherhood and entrepreneurship
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patrons

$1,127
per episode
In the fall of 2017, Harper Business will publish my book about motherhood and entrepreneurship.

Specifically the book is about how becoming a mother needn't be a career setback. In fact, it can actually make you more successful at work and everywhere else in your life.

I wasn’t planning on writing another book anytime soon. But I felt compelled to write this one. I wish I’d known before having kids just how wrong society’s perception of motherhood is, and just how much of a life-changing and career changing advantage it would become. This is not a book that argues every woman needs to have children or every mother needs to work. But it is a book that argues being a mother will make you stronger at anything else you want to achieve. That being a mother is not a disability.

The book is also part memoir: The story of four years spent building Pando while growing my family and dealing with all the usual challenges of entrepreneurship (raising money, finding revenues, hiring a team) and a lot of very unusual ones (ousted board members, over $300m in legal threats, taking on some of the most powerful companies on the planet)... and one that was utterly horrifying: A $1m proposed plot by Uber to "go after" my family.

As part of the research for the book, I'll be interviewing dozens of women about how becoming a mother has made them stronger. Inevitably I'm going to end up with a lot more material than I can possibly fit into the book, and so I've decided to create a podcast. Each episode will feature an interview with a different woman (and the occasional man) about parenting, entrepreneurship and where the two overlap.

Every episode will be available to stream/download right here for free. But this is an entirely separate project from Pando, and I'm producing it entirely myself. For that reason I've decided to use Patreon to help cover the costs of production, and also hopefully leave a little extra to help cover some of the additional costs of writing the book (Harper is very kindly paying me an advance for the book, but I don't get the bulk of it until after I deliver the manuscript.)

For starters, I'll be producing one episode every two weeks. Backers will be charged for a maximum of two shows a month. But if the Patreon exceeds $1000 per episode I'll move the show to weekly. (Backers will still only be charged for the maximum two shows a month -- the extra two will be freebies!)

Thank you so much for your support! I hope you enjoy the show!

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19 patrons
Pledge five dollars per show (maximum two paid shows per month) and help cover the costs of producing each episode. Along with the perks above, I'll thank you on the show and you'll also get access to the show transcripts.
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12 patrons
Pledge ten dollars per show (maximum two paid shows per month) and I'll thank you on the show and, in addition to the perks above, I'll send you my "show notes" email, packed with additional information about each episode and sneak previews of the book in progress.
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6 of 20 patrons
Wow! If you're generous enough to back the show for $50 an episode (maximum two paid episodes per month), you'll get all the above rewards plus you'll become an official "sponsor." That means a namecheck/thank you on every episode for you or your company.
Pledge $100 or more per episode
4 patrons (sold out!)
Jeez! If you love this show and this cause enough to pledge $100 per show (maximum two per month) you will get all the above thank you's plus I'll send you a signed copy of my book once it's published.  
Platinum Sponsor
$250 or more per episode 3 of 5 patrons
Become the patron of patrons! For $250 per episode (maximum two per month) you be thanked/namechecked at the start of every show, will get your name and/or logo added to this Patreon page, will receive all the other rewards AND I'll send you a signed copy of the finished manuscript before it goes to press. You'll be the first to see the book, even before the reviewers get their hands on it!
Goals
$1,127 of $2,000 per episode
If we reach 2,000 per show, we'll add a fifth show per month where we interview dad entrepreneurs. This show and my book is primarily about the strength of mothers, but there are a lot of men out there who support amazing women, sharing the load and learning from their strength. And just as perceptions of mothers need to change in our world, perceptions of dads do too. At the $2,000.00/show goal, we'll bring their voices into the conversation!
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In the fall of 2017, Harper Business will publish my book about motherhood and entrepreneurship.

Specifically the book is about how becoming a mother needn't be a career setback. In fact, it can actually make you more successful at work and everywhere else in your life.

I wasn’t planning on writing another book anytime soon. But I felt compelled to write this one. I wish I’d known before having kids just how wrong society’s perception of motherhood is, and just how much of a life-changing and career changing advantage it would become. This is not a book that argues every woman needs to have children or every mother needs to work. But it is a book that argues being a mother will make you stronger at anything else you want to achieve. That being a mother is not a disability.

The book is also part memoir: The story of four years spent building Pando while growing my family and dealing with all the usual challenges of entrepreneurship (raising money, finding revenues, hiring a team) and a lot of very unusual ones (ousted board members, over $300m in legal threats, taking on some of the most powerful companies on the planet)... and one that was utterly horrifying: A $1m proposed plot by Uber to "go after" my family.

As part of the research for the book, I'll be interviewing dozens of women about how becoming a mother has made them stronger. Inevitably I'm going to end up with a lot more material than I can possibly fit into the book, and so I've decided to create a podcast. Each episode will feature an interview with a different woman (and the occasional man) about parenting, entrepreneurship and where the two overlap.

Every episode will be available to stream/download right here for free. But this is an entirely separate project from Pando, and I'm producing it entirely myself. For that reason I've decided to use Patreon to help cover the costs of production, and also hopefully leave a little extra to help cover some of the additional costs of writing the book (Harper is very kindly paying me an advance for the book, but I don't get the bulk of it until after I deliver the manuscript.)

For starters, I'll be producing one episode every two weeks. Backers will be charged for a maximum of two shows a month. But if the Patreon exceeds $1000 per episode I'll move the show to weekly. (Backers will still only be charged for the maximum two shows a month -- the extra two will be freebies!)

Thank you so much for your support! I hope you enjoy the show!

TOP PATRONS:







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Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per episode
20 patrons
Join the movement! For $1 per episode (maximum two per month) you'll help support the show's costs and never miss an episode. You'll also get the weekly newsletter.
Pledge $5 or more per episode
19 patrons
Pledge five dollars per show (maximum two paid shows per month) and help cover the costs of producing each episode. Along with the perks above, I'll thank you on the show and you'll also get access to the show transcripts.
Pledge $10 or more per episode
12 patrons
Pledge ten dollars per show (maximum two paid shows per month) and I'll thank you on the show and, in addition to the perks above, I'll send you my "show notes" email, packed with additional information about each episode and sneak previews of the book in progress.
Pledge $50 or more per episode
6 of 20 patrons
Wow! If you're generous enough to back the show for $50 an episode (maximum two paid episodes per month), you'll get all the above rewards plus you'll become an official "sponsor." That means a namecheck/thank you on every episode for you or your company.
Pledge $100 or more per episode
4 patrons (sold out!)
Jeez! If you love this show and this cause enough to pledge $100 per show (maximum two per month) you will get all the above thank you's plus I'll send you a signed copy of my book once it's published.  
Platinum Sponsor
$250 or more per episode 3 of 5 patrons
Become the patron of patrons! For $250 per episode (maximum two per month) you be thanked/namechecked at the start of every show, will get your name and/or logo added to this Patreon page, will receive all the other rewards AND I'll send you a signed copy of the finished manuscript before it goes to press. You'll be the first to see the book, even before the reviewers get their hands on it!