We are thrilled to officially introduce the #AlphaRising podcasts! This longer format means we get to spend more time with the amazing women that inspire us. And the best part is you now get to listen in on the whole conversation!

So be sure to subscribe to the #AlphaRising podcasts on YouTube and have them automatically downloaded to our phone or tablet. And to kick off our weekly podcasts, we were so excited to sat with Jane Newton, founder of the Wall Street Women Forum.

(Consider the video above a little taste of the full podcasts you can find here)

Newton, a managing partner and wealth advisor at RegentAtlantic, conceived the idea for the forum right after the 2008 financial crisis. "In 2008 and 2009, the world shifted for all of us," she says.

Sure did. But women, in particular, felt lost and needed help reinventing themselves.

"They kept constantly asking, 'What am I missing?'" says Newton.

So she decided to put together an event geared toward high-level women and that was the seed that blossomed into the Forum

Today, the Wall Street Women Forum is invite-only and made up of top female leaders looking to advance their careers and personal development.

Interestingly, Newton found that even though these women are at the top of their game, many of them had some common characteristics - like lack of confidence, if you can believe that (see -- that's why you have to listen in!) and the need for sponsors.

Newton's story is fascinating too. She went from being one of the few women in investment banking at JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) to "off-ramping" for a bit to take care of her small boys to being ranked #22 on Barron's 2015 list of top financial advisors.

So cool.  So sit back, listen in and enjoy! And be sure to subscribe to TheStreet on Youtube and watch all our #AlphaRising podcasts and more!!

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Editors' pick: Originally published Oct. 11.

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