As a dedicated champion of women, Sam has devoted her career to advocating and supporting women in the pursuit of their dreams. She finds that spark within and turns it into a fire. In Sam’s quest to help women achieve financial independence, she launched Park Place Payments, a company disrupting the payment processing industry with a new kind of sales force.
Since earning her undergraduate and MBA degrees from Harvard, Sam has become a best-selling author of five books, a renowned speaker and co-host of What’s Her Story With Same & Amy, a weekly podcast for iHeart featuring leading women from Glennon Doyle to Gloria Steinem. Sam’s most recent book is The Pie Life: A Guilt Free Recipe for Success and Satisfaction. She writes a popular weekly work/life newsletter on the same topic.
Sam makes regular national television appearances on shows including NBC News, The Doctors, Access Hollywood, Good Morning America, Dr. Phil and the TODAY Show, among others. She has been featured and quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, Inc, Fast Company and Success Magazine. She was the host of leading Internet talk show Obsessed TV, which she created and produced with entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk.
Sam co-founded The Los Angeles Women’s Collective, aimed at supporting women to run for office nationally and win. She serves on the advisory board of the Forbes School of Business and Technology. Sam lives in Los Angeles with her husband and three children.