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Jun 23, 2021

Are you trying to figure out “what’s next” at this age of reinvention?

Meet a former Army Airborne Captain who is best known for her “Ready, Fire, Aim” personality. Laurie Reider-Jabbar was part of one of the earliest female graduating classes of the United States Military at West Point.  After serving her country for 6 years in multiple locations in Germany, she decided to try her hand at something completely new and out of her comfort  by entering the world of entrepreneurship.

After starting and selling multiple companies, coupled with an epic startup fail,  Laurie decided to focus on being a mom and volunteer within her community.  Leveraging "the year of being home" in 2020, Laurie decided to launch a podcast.  With its first Episodes airing in January of 2021, "She's a 10 Times 5," strives to provide a voice and relatable topics, as well as inspire those women who want to live some of their best years after 40.

In this episode, we are talking to Laurie Reider-Jabbar. First, Laurie opens up and tells the story of being a female graduating from the United States Military at West Point. She explains what it was like to be one of the few women in The Airforce Academy and gives her opinions on sexual abuse in the military. Later, Laurie speaks about the importance of vulnerability as a trailblazer and what she learned about leadership in the military. Tune in as Laurie opens up about her divorce and gives life advice that you don’t want to miss.

In This Episode:

  • Laurie Reider-Jabbar tells her story [ 6:40 ]
  • What it’s like being a woman in the military [ 16:15 ]
  • How the military made Laurie a good leader [ 20:45 ]
  • Laurie reveals her controversial opinions on sexual abuse in the military [ 28:10 ]
  • Why vulnerability is an essential trait for leaders [ 42:55 ]
  • Laurie speaks about her divorce [ 45:20 ]
  • How to let go of pain and establish positivity [ 54:30 ]



  • “I love nothing more than to help a woman try to reach her goal.”
  • “Don’t be afraid of being a woman.”
  • “No matter how hard things get, or how hard they seem - somehow you could pull up your bootstraps and just make it happen.”
  • “Sometimes we learn good leadership from really bad leaders.”
  • “Being flawed is okay.”
  • “I’m not perfect, and I don’t want to be.”

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