Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

Welcome to Her Success Story.

Women inspire me every single day. Their tenacity, wit, enthusiasm, power and grace have provided the world with amazing businesses that have transformed industries. Her Success Story is a podcast that allows these impactful and fascinating women to share their success journey with the world. Their triumphs, along with their failures. Their lessons, along with their leadership. And their determination to follow their dreams. Listen in each week as we talk to women in fashion, coaching, corporate, legal and so much more.

Our theme song is Irresistible Me by Cindy Rainne. 

Find me on LinkedIn - Ivy Slater
Follow us on Facebook - Slater Success Coaching
Twitter - @SlaterSuccessCC
Instagram - @ivyslaterssc

Dec 6, 2021

Clarissa Soto Josephs

Clarissa Soto Josephs began working at Pentacle in 2011 after earning dual degrees in Dance Performance and Entrepreneurship with a concentration in Legal Studies from Hofstra University. In 2016 she earned an MBA degree from Quinnipiac University, and was named one of the New York Hispanic Coalition’s “40 Under 40 Rising Stars” in the same year.

As a staff member of Pentacle for over ten years, Clarissa has provided services for hundreds of artists, trained hundreds of interns and fellows in arts administration, and has developed innovative ways to effectively serve artists through Pentacle’s programs. In July 2021, Clarissa was appointed Executive Director of Pentacle, the first BIPOC woman and the first non-founder to hold this top leadership role at the organization. As Executive Director, she is excited to continue upholding the organization’s 45-year mission of helping artists, while also taking a fresh look at how Pentacle can develop new equitable and sustainable business models and practices.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • How Clarissa started with Pentacle, and where her experience in arts management began
  • Clarissa’s path to finding her voice and dedicating herself to raising the voices of other artists
  • Pentacle’s commitment to helping artists focus their time on creating their art and the flexible programming that allows them to stay directly connected
  • The difference in running a non-profit vs a for-profit business
  • The passion and care that makes the non-profit business stand out as a mission driven vehicle for good
  • The impact being made on the business end of the arts world
  • How the infrastructure of Pentacle and its education programs are providing experience and career development in the arts