ABOUT OUR PODCAST
Welcome to Inside the Moms Club! This is a place where amazing women come together to share wisdom, funny stories and experience. We will take you by the hand and show you how to get through a difficult day with a laugh. We are your mothers, your sisters, your neighbors, and most of all, your emotional support system. And let’s face it, if you don’t laugh sometimes, you’re gonna cry. Join us in having a good laugh together! We are “Inside the Moms Club.”
Meet Monica Samuels, your host. Not only is Monica considered one of the funniest and most adventurous people that you could ever meet, but she is also a creative entrepreneur with a diverse background, including law, politics, and publishing.
While Co-authoring, “Comeback Moms: How to Leave Work, Raise Children, and Restart Your Career Even If You Haven’t Had a Job in Years,” Monica traveled on a promotional tour throughout North America, raising awareness of work challenges while also being a great mom to her two sons.
For fun, Monica and the team recently attended the 2022 MS Gala in Los Angeles and walked the red carpet and interviewed celebrities and sports figures at the Gold Meets Golden event to benefit Angel City Sports.
Monica is the “go to” person when you need to know something about current affairs. She will always have a unique perspective on any topic and will inevitably have a funny take on every situation. She is a history buff, a great listener and collects bookmarks for her ever-growing library. Her sense of wonder is boundless.
Co-Host Raha Dixon is wildly energetic, extremely smart, sensitive and fun. Raha is genuinely interested in the state of the world and how its top players conduct themselves.
A US native (by way of a study detour in Sydney Australia), Raha Dixon is not only an influencer in all things buzzworthy including entertainment, fashion and pop culture; she cares about how she got there as well as the people she’s met along the way.
She’s a proud single mom to her son and has reinvented herself numerous times. A lawyer in her past life, who has written for publications such as the LA Times, People Magazine and InStyle, Raha has more recently landed in the fashion world with the creation of her company, “Tailor Here.” Working with her mother Nanaz Hatami, they collaborate with prominent stylists to create glamorous looks on major celebrity clientele. Raha Dixon is a respected and established resource in the media and fashion industries.
Julie Orchid isn’t afraid to try new things and is enormously compassionate and caring. She’s also a lot of fun! Julie is a former Dell Account Executive who decided the corporate world was not her calling so she made a career pivot into nursing.
An emergency room nurse for twelve years, Julie is the steady hand needed in a crisis. Fiercely loyal to her college alma mater, Julie is mom to two daughters and caretaker of a fish, Smokey the Ferret, cats Spooky and South, Wally Eva the snake, and two Sheepadoodles, Scout and Sofi. Julie enjoys tennis, travel, and eating out.
Leslie Harrell is fun with a straightforward serious side. She walks miles before most of us have poured our first cup of coffee. Creative, empathetic, traditional, and trustworthy, she is the woman to ride a rollercoaster with.
Leslie is an entrepreneur extraordinaire. She and her husband have been in the land title business for 20+ years. Being a volunteer for her kids’ schools inspired her to create Blitz Concessions, a management platform designed for schools and other non-profits. Before that, Leslie owned a paint-your-own pottery studio.
Her creative spirit must always have an outlet. For several years, she coordinated a gingerbread house auction to benefit Habitat for Humanity in Brenham, Texas.
She raised over $60k over the years. Leslie is married to an amazing man, Marshall, and is a mother to a daughter and a son. She enjoys taking fiddle lessons, dogs, and currently, helping her son restore an old car.
Jennifer is that rare combination of great intellect with good heart. She is also the most organized person that you could know. Jennifer is a leader and organizer with a strong attention to detail.
She currently runs an Austin based architectural practice, Design House, founded in 2002.
Prior to operating her own business, Jennifer worked at architectural firms in DC, Baltimore, and Austin. She also taught design at The University of Texas School of Architecture.
As a true momma bear to a daughter and son, she is constantly managing school projects big and small. Jennifer spends her free time traveling and trying to keep up with her kids, dogs, and large extended family.
Angela McComb is a fierce, warrior red head and an advocate in any situation that she finds herself in. Angela is trust personified.
She is a founder of Innovative Health Resources, a healthcare consulting company. Angela has a never give up, take no prisoners approach that wins the day, every day. Angela has been married to her best friend since high school and is mom to two daughters and a son.
She is superstitious and sentimental in the most charming way. She is motherly in all things. Angela never lets a moment to be grateful go to waste. Angela is a woman who is not afraid to tell people how it is done and give you the best hugs when you need a shoulder.
She cherishes her family members which also include two dogs and three cats. She enjoys skiing, hiking, reading, and watching football and baseball.