Jun 8 2022
Founder of STAGE Online Marketplace, Virginia Carnesale
Bustin' Out of Breast CancerNew Episodes are released Wednesdays at 7:00 am ESTEP 161-Straight Talk with Virginia CarnesaleVirginia Carnesale, founder and CEO of Stage, is a breast cancer survivor, wellness enthusiast, and information activist who is on a mission to create a community and shopping destination around breast cancer. During Virginia’s journey battling Stage II breast cancer, which included chemotherapy, radiation, and multiple surgeries, she was shocked to realize that the breast cancer conversation only happened every October. Virginia’s cancer journey was a turning point that gave her a new purpose and opened her mind and heart to the possibility of using her extensive experience in areas of retail management, marketing, merchandising, and e-commerce to help other women navigate through their own cancer journey. She wanted to pay it forward to women who may lack access to information and support and made it her mission to provide knowledge, community, a sense of levity, headscarves – and everything in between. Post-treatment, Virginia brought Stage to life in February 2022 – to see the modern woman through this uniquely personal journey. Important topics in this episode:● That she preserved her eggs prior to treatment● The organization that she gives back to for fertility preservation-The Chic Mission● How she went with an all-female team● Her tips to those newly diagnosed with breast cancerWays to reach Virginia and receive a 15% discount on your first purchase and sign up for the mailing list visit her on any of these platforms:STAGE LINKEDINVIRGINIA CARNESALE LINKEDINSTAGE INSTAGRAMSTAGE FACEBOOKHey, let's stay in touch:Where do you like to hang out on social media? Come find me and let's get to know each other.● Follow me on Instagram (and then send me a DM and say Hi:)● Follow me on Facebook (and then send me a DM to say Hi:)If you would like to be a guest on my podcast, know someone who would be a great guest, or have a specific topic you'd like to hear, please email me at SMILE@shannonburrows.com.