Michelle Horlbogen Bio
My life motto: ESTO QUOD AUDES - BE WHAT YOU DARE.
Two days after reporting ethical concerns to my employer, I was fired. Six months later, I launched The Gentlewoman Boss website and podcast as a platform to support others who experienced workplace abuse and retaliation. My story caught the attention of and was featured in Thrive Global.
As the Founder, and Host of The Gentlewoman Boss Podcast, I'm on a mission to foster civility, respect, and integrity (with a dash of sartorial elegance) in the boardroom and beyond.
The Gentlewoman Boss Podcast has received numerous accolades, including Top 20 Best Month Reporting Podcasts of 2021 by Welp Magazine, #36/200 in Top Entrepreneurship Podcasts by Podchaser, & Top 20 Best Whistleblower Podcasts for 2021 by Castbox Media.
I am a self-proclaimed autodidact with just a high-school diploma hanging on my wall. I also have an obsession with vintage clothing and fashion and I sell what doesn’t fit on my website, The Red Velvet Shoe Vintage, which I founded in 2007.
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Castbox Media has named The Gentlewoman Boss Podcast
Top 20 Best Who is the Whistleblower Podcasts for 2021.
Interviewed by Nathan Gobes, Mage LLC for Radio Entrepreneurs
The Gentlewoman Boss / Michelle Horlbogen - 3 Minute Video Promo Reel / February, 2020
The Gentlewoman Boss / Michelle Horlbogen - 1 Minute Video Promo Reel / February, 2020
"Michelle did an excellent job with her presentation! She did such a good job that I have asked her to present to my Leadership class this summer. The students enjoyed listening to her real world experiences and valuable insights for future reference. Thanks Michelle!"
~ Greg Hofe, Adjunct Professor
Georgetown University & Mount St. Mary's University
"It was excellent...I appreciated the insight. Thank you so much. You’re clearly doing what you were born to do! Thanks for being an advocate!"
~ David D., MBA Student
"I enjoyed hearing you lecture in my University class! You were enthusiastic, informative & empathetic. Thanks!!"
~ Alexis L., MBA Student
"There are millions of ideas in the world and only 1% who has the conviction to execute them. You are the 1%!!"
~ Heather Monahan, Author
"I trained and worked in the broadcasting industry in the 90's. It's apparent you are putting a lot of thought to your brand, how you present your brand, how you look 'on air'...on the web..., and the amount of preparation you put into your podcast before you go on-air. It shows and it looks and sounds good! I like your humility too :)"
~ Michael Lapointe
"Your story greatly resonates with me and I would love to follow your journey!! You are inspiring!!!"
~ Brenda M.
"I feel so empowered by just reading your LinkedIn profile...thank you for being so strong and empowering to others who have lived through such ridiculousness. You inspire me to help make change and bring light to this subject so others do not have to suffer as we did. Rock on, Rockstar!"
~ Anonymous by Request