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Perfectly Strong Women: Nicole Ryan

We’re so excited to announce that we have teamed up with Nicole Ryan, Host of SiriusXM’s Morning Mash Up to bring you a video series interviewing some of the most inspiring Perfectly Strong Women!

What is your definition of a Perfectly Strong Woman? A woman who is confident and lives her life never letting anyone or anything stop her!

Name the one woman who has been most influential in pursuing your dream. My mom. She is the person who has been there through every second of every moment of self doubt these past 11 years. She’s constantly pushed me to keep going and picked me up when I thought I couldn’t do something. She reminded me that I was Nicole Ryan and was meant so to do whatever I was walking in to do!

Tell us more about what you do. I work on the radio every morning and have since I was got out of college; took a reception job at a fledgling company called Sirius (before they merged with XM) and got asked to audition to be a host on a show!  It’s a show called The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM Hits1 with about 10 million daily listeners. I do all the entertainment reporting on our channel and I interview some of the biggest celebrities on the planet. I do red carpet interviews, talking head pieces, host events and tv shows and am also a spokesperson for various brands. It’s an exciting industry to work in and I feel blessed to wake up every morning and love what I do. Follow all my craziness on Instagram and Twitter @mashupnicole

What is one piece of advice that you would give a young woman aspiring to fulfill her dream? Try to say yes to every opportunity that comes your way, whether it’s a meeting, an event, a dinner, even an experience-that scares you – you never know what might come from it or who you might meet that will help fulfill that dream!  Every success I’ve had was because I constantly met as many people as I could, tried new things and pushed my self out of my comfort zone.

As a busy woman, what is a time-saving technique or life hack that you would share? It sounds super cliche but waking up before the sun comes up makes it difficult to get your brain going and decisions made in the morning, but laying out my outfit and having my bag packed leaves me with nothing to think about when the alarm rings!

What is your one guilty pleasure? Bags and bags of bulk sour candy… gummies and belts and worms, oh my!

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