About

What’s Her Story with Sam & Amy is a podcast for women from two renowned entrepreneurs, Samantha Ettus and Amy Nelson. Each episode features a woman at the top of her field sharing her story - the personal and professional - as she has never told it before. Guests include Abby Wambach, Glennon Doyle, Padmasree Warrior, Arianna Huffington and more! As one review shared: “Listening to What’s Her Story with Sam & Amy is like eavesdropping on smart women having a conversation.”

The podcast is powered by Sam’s company, Park Place Payments, and Amy’s company, The Riveter.

Samantha Ettus

As a dedicated champion of women, Sam has devoted her career to advocating and supporting women in the pursuit of their dreams. In her quest to help women achieve financial independence, she launched Park Place Payments, a Sales Force as a Service business, transforming how financial services are sold to small businesses, while creating recurring revenue opportunities for populations who have been on the sidelines.

Since earning her undergraduate and MBA degrees from Harvard, Sam has become a best-selling author of five books, a renowned speaker and for four years was host of a nationally syndicated call-in radio show. Sam’s most recent book is The Pie Life: A Guilt Free Recipe for Success and Satisfaction. She writes a popular weekly work/life newsletter and makes regular national television appearances on shows including NBC News, The Doctors, Access Hollywood, Good Morning America and the TODAY Show, among others. She has been featured and quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, Inc, and Fast Company. She was the host of leading Internet talk show Obsessed TV, which she created and produced with entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk.

Sam is Co-Founder of the Los Angeles Women’s Collective, aimed at supporting women to run for office and win. She serves on the advisory board of the Forbes School of Business and Technology. Sam is a mom x 3!

Amy Nelson

Amy Nelson is the founder and CEO of The Riveter, a community built by and for working women. She has raised $30 million in venture capital funding, placing her among the 200 most funded women entrepreneurs in America.

Amy is also the proud mother of four young daughters born in four years, whom she shares with her husband Carl.

A native of Ohio, Amy is a graduate of Emory University and the NYU School of Law. She practiced corporate litigation with a focus on high-profile First Amendment matters for over a decade in New York City and Seattle. Amy has worked and volunteered for decades on issues of democracy, starting as a teenage intern with the Ohio House of Representatives and later serving on President Obama's National Finance Committee, chairing Gen44 (the under-40 arm of the DNC), and working around the world with President Carter's The Carter Center.

In addition to her work with The Riveter today, Amy is an active contributor for Inc. She has also been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Forbes, Fortune, and more. Amy appears frequently in national media as an expert on working women on shows like Good Morning America and Bloomberg Technology, and has spoken on stages across the world from Cannes Lions to SXSW and WSJ Women in Work. Amy has been named to Inc.’s Female Founder 100 multiple times and is the recipient of the 2019 Mom 2.0 Entrepreneur of the Year award.