Cortney Gumbleton’s New Podcast Series Tells Stories Of ‘Unapologetically Ambitious Women’

Shelbie Hamilton
The Dallas Morning News

WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) As Shelbie Hamilton reports, “Social worker and entrepreneur Cortney Gumbleton thinks there’s no better time than now for women to start their own businesses.”


To encourage more women to launch, she’s turning to those who’ve been there and done that.

Gumbleton, assistant director of Fort Worth startup incubator TechFW, created a podcast series called The FoundHers Club, where she tells the stories of “unapologetically ambitious women founders who are redefining the wild world of entrepreneurship.” She wants others to learn from the womens’ successes and failures.

“I just feel like there has never been a better time than right now for us to focus on women and women business founders. I don’t believe that the future is women; I believe right now is women,” Gumbleton said.

The podcast is named for Gumbleton’s eagerness to “actively welcome [women] to the club.” The first episode, released Jan. 21, featured The Bright Factory’s founder, Meghan Forest Farmer, who started a sustainable T-shirt factory that employs formerly incarcerated women.

Gumbleton, a 37-year-old Wisconsin native who now lives in what she describes as a “steel barndominium” in Azle, landed in Fort Worth during her eight years in the U.S. Navy, where she served as a military police officer and a plane captain.

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