Stephanie Goldberg Glazer, Teana McDonald and Allyson Tomchin are three outspoken, entrepreneurial-minded women. They co-host an online lifestyle talk show, in which they share their unique life experiences and industry expertise about topics such as food, wine, style, business, therapy and wellness.
The ladies, who met as members of the Fort Lauderdale/Broward County chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners, unleashed the first professionally produced episode of “3 Loud Women” in May 2012. About 30 episodes and more than 20 sponsors later, they’ve built quite a social media following.
Every Wednesday, they distribute a new five- to nine-minute episode through their website, newsletter, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. As a Web series, “3 Loud Women” can be watched 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It also airs as a special segment of WEYW 19’s “Good Morning Florida Keys” at 7 a.m. Fridays. With a production crew but no studio, the co-hosts have been filming episodes in batches at local venues that have become sponsors of the show, such as Il Mercato Café & Wine Shop in Hallandale, the Flaming Buoy Filet Co. Restaurant in Key West and, most recently, IKEA in Sunrise.
After chatting with the trio — or ménage, as they call themselves — at Tomchin’s office in Hollywood, we can assure you that these Queen Bs are just as loud, no-holds-barred and delightfully meshed when the camera is off as they are on “3 Loud Women.”
Meet the personalities:
“Florida Keys Girl”
Stephanie Goldberg Glazer, 40, splits her time living in Hollywood and in Key West, along with her husband and her dog, Babka. She heads a full-service travel agency and personal assistant company, a gourmet dog-treat business and an award-winning travel, food and wine blog.
“The InStyle Diva”
Margate resident Teana McDonald is married and has a 3-year-old daughter and 6-year-old son. The 36-year-old is the founder of a lifestyle brand that offers style and social media services and serves as president of NAWBO Fort Lauderdale/Broward County.
Allyson Tomchin, 42, resides in Hollywood with her 12-year-old daughter, her husband and his three children ages 8, 9 and 12. She has a private practice as a certified family mediator and licensed clinical social worker.
How did “3 Loud Women” come to be?
Allyson: “We’ve been doing business with each other and networking with each other and even socializing with each other at times throughout the past five or six years. We [Stephanie and I] were talking and realized we shared the vision in really wanting to reach out to a lot more people in the things that we love and our field of practice. And then Teana and I were having separate meetings about her pushing me to get on a webcam and talk to my webcam and then broadcast it. And that’s when I realized, ‘Wait a minute here, we have a triangle, and I think we need to get together.’”
Stephanie: “And then we [Teana and I] met separately.”
Teana: “And we hit it off. We had a ménage. We didn’t know exactly what it was. We just knew we were all on some kind of wavelength and talking the same language.”
Allyson: “We got together one afternoon and we played around and brainstormed and realized, ‘Hey, what are we waiting for?! Let’s start this.’ Our first name that Teana and I love but got vetoed [by Stephanie] was ‘Two Jews and a Black Chick.’ That’s when ‘3 Loud Women’ was essentially born, on that afternoon, in October 2011.”
Stephanie: “We all really felt that we needed to do this.”
Teana: “I don’t think we even knew the next step. We just kept planning.”
Allyson: “We figured, ‘Let’s just film this stuff and see what comes out of it.’”