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"rebecca minkoff" Discussed on Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff

Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff

02:32 min | 3 weeks ago

"rebecca minkoff" Discussed on Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff

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"rebecca minkoff" Discussed on Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff

Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff

03:39 min | 3 weeks ago

"rebecca minkoff" Discussed on Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff

"You're waking up. Some people were nice chips so some people wake up now after noon But you know. I would say that if you wake up every day then you have an opportunity to keep moving so i guess i would say i. I looked at things that didn't pan out the way that i had intended for it to. Or when i feel like blindsided right. And i'm sort of i feel like i am Vulnerable or wounded or scrambling or unsteady. Right i would say it's more of like you're here and you're doing the thing and then something sort of like boom you're like whoa okay How what what what is happening. And how how. What do i do. Those are moments where you really get to learn a lot about yourself. And what you're made of and i would say it's only through those moments. Can you really kind of like course correct. Yes and probably make the biggest difference in your character and who you how you're going to operate in the world because when things are you know easy and just happening. I don't know if you're always so aware of why things are flowing. I think a lot of times. We only wake up when they get sort of knocked sideways. So sometimes it's just like a wakeup call right in and it could be a wakeup call for you. Appreciate your life and appreciate your giardi and appreciate the successes because maybe year. You're not appreciating not. Sometimes it's in your journey. It's just a lesson that you haven't quite learned yet in order for you to move on to your next stage of who you need to be And so you'll continue to sort of repeat some of those really fine lessons obviously being sarcastic and you're like damn re back here again Passed this one. Okay here we go and i. It's just a moment for you to like really reflect on like what am i doing. Or what choices am i making knots. putting me in this situation time and time again right. And how can i and so for me. It was like a lot of my when i got knocked off my sort of like not sideways or really knocked. Hard to the left or the right. It was when i really started to go to therapy and really like look inside and really try to understand my patterns and try to understand myself better. Yeah and as. I grew person spiritually. Things started to open back up yet and things started to. I stopped getting not left and right so many times and i started thank started to flow now. Is it easy. No but if you find yourself getting knocked really hard left and riot where you're like. Should i even be doing this anymore. When you're that like when you're having that what the moment that moment for you to really like look inside. I think and go on some type of.

"rebecca minkoff" Discussed on Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff

Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff

02:04 min | 3 weeks ago

"rebecca minkoff" Discussed on Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff

"Yes yes you do and at the end of the day. What's interesting is like. Even people's ideas or notions of what success looks like. It's all so different because most of the time you're not making a ton of money off of ninety nine percent of what you put your effort into yet right. It's only a fraction of what you do. And it's usually not the thing that anyone really suspects is what you're making money off of but what your putting your time and your effort into his. I think most of what you do. And most of what i do is we just love doing it And and i think we both feel like financial success will calm in the spaces and open themselves up in the spaces Where they're meant to but not everything is one hundred percent a lying to this is going to be the thing that's gonna make me x. Amount you know what i mean like i. I think it's not that It's more holistic. I guess yeah. It's not linear. I think jessica gonzales. Who's incredible actress was like. I was on a tv show waiting tables. You know she's like being able to pay my rent by the tv show. I was on but i couldn't. It was my first show. And you have to love what you do so much that if you're waiting tables or making zero dollars at that's your star and it'll come or am i not that you have to love it no matter what matters and i thought that was when you we shared that would be yes especially when you're in doing something creative. Yeah yeah you have to really love it. I think the work really is everything else. Like what feels like work. Is the you know marketing. It now bucks. Hi everybody. I wanna tell you a little bit about the.

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"rebecca minkoff" Discussed on Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff

Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff

04:20 min | 3 weeks ago

"rebecca minkoff" Discussed on Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff

"People didn't take you seriously when you launched on us or they thought you were just gonna slap your name on something and taking endorsement deal and you had to convince so many people that not only did you know you were talking about. But you're you're leaning into conversations about health children in the environment and people were just like not going to happen and then you had your pretty. I call your pretty woman moment when you go public. If anyone in the audience too young for pretty women is this amazing scene where she was thrown out of a store essentially she comes back later saying to the store owners like big mistake big because she really did deserve to purchase all those things. So what gave you that drive like where did that come from. Do you think you were born with it. Is it because of how you struggled when you were younger or environment you grew and because so many people have imitations fail every day or have naysayers doubters and some of them are still it. Ain't worth it on out. You had to do that. Why i think it's a couple of things i i guess. The system was never sort of setup for may right to be successful at all. And i grew up like a sad where i come from a culture and community that anyone who was successful in an survived at in the context of what it is to be a successful person in america is to assimilate right. I guess i. I feel like i didn't want to. I wanted to be successful. I felt like just because they didn't see myself in the world and represented in spaces that i felt like it was important for us to be represented. It didn't mean that we didn't deserve to be there. And i guess i never got discouraged by by what was never mind in the first place right. I don't i..

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"rebecca minkoff" Discussed on Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff

Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff

05:32 min | 3 weeks ago

"rebecca minkoff" Discussed on Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff

"Back everybody hit. My next guys needs no introduction. But i'm going to give her one jessica alba. I am so proud to call her my friend. He's incredible talented humanitarian actress and entrepreneur founder of the honest company. There's nothing that this woman can't do..

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"rebecca minkoff" Discussed on Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff

Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff

04:37 min | Last month

"rebecca minkoff" Discussed on Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff

"Hard time invulnerable which like i now know to be the most important part of success. I think you know it kind of just got thrown into so many different fields and careers. And i don't know i think it took me a very long time to be very honest about who i was and what i wanted and to know that was okay and what was sort of the the guide post along the way that you knew it was okay. I the world didn't follow part. You know what i made and people have loved me and it wasn't like you know you have these like dramatic things. Do think this is like the weird part. That kind of goes back to my upbringing. But i think so much of the assimilation process was kind of emulating. What other people were doing. So i could fit in and then be miss. Perfect daughter being perfect immigrants. Be miss perfect citizen than i tried so hard to do those things that when i had things i really wanted to do or when i was in situations where i was really unhappy happy. I was like well. It's okay. I should stay in this situation because this is what i'm supposed to be doing and not really being honest about what i wanted i on. I think the biggest mistakes. I've ever made were failing not fast enough like we're all gonna fail. It's just like how quickly do you accept it and move on. Do you realize this relationship socks. I'm over it. I'm gonna go past it at. This job is not for me. I'm gonna leave this campaign. That i'm working on isn't tracking. How do i change it. And so how do i pin it. How do i involved. How do i beat this up again. It was. I think i honor knowing things in my life weren't working because i didn't feel like how i felt about. It was enough. I felt like i. The more important focus was like no. This is going to be doing right now sir. Now when you when you're in a situation like that are you. Are you quick to be like nope. Yes i'm out. Yeah yeah and not you know. It's not just work right. It's people like how much how often g you really sit with someone and say like i don't feel good when i'm with this person and recognize that that's not where you should be. Maybe about relationship isn't working anymore. I think it's really important to underline what you said because so many people surround themselves with people because they feel they have to or. It'd be rude if you're already you know two years in with someone to end the friendship but course emotional toll that people who are sucking you dry can take is not to be underestimated and i and you we build these narratives in our heads right like but we got. We have to go to this thing and support this present. And i have to be nice. Oh this person's they're nice to me and they can support it's like we build all of these narratives for like why be situations that we sometimes no. We don't want to be. And i think the sooner we actually knowledge how he actually feel the quicker we can get to where we are really happy when i sit in the room with these twenty five women. I cannot explain to unlike like jumping out of my chair. I'm so happy. I feel like i'm exactly where i'm supposed to be with the people i'm supposed to be wet Inspired them and dot has been one of the biggest rewards of this whole process for me. I love it. Thank you for sharing that. Thank you for being vulnerable and thank you for the work. You do out more people out to vote. Thank you i like. I really don't know how to say this. But thank you for your support of the campaign. Thank you for being so early on and showing up. It really means so much to us. Of course you know. You're the first organization that i was like. I guess i could get excited passionate about voting fine fine although while we are all better for as quickly where can people support the organization etc. Just go to. I'm voter on instagram. And follow us and you'll get all the critical information that you need and most important text. The word voter two two six seven nine seven awesome. Thank you thank you. Thank you i to see you soon bye. Thanks for listening. Everybody and don't forget to head over to rebecca minkoff dot com. Show your love and support for the brand by something for yourself by something for another and also don't forget to try new fragrance again. It is available at all. Nordstrom macy's sent birds and birch. Fox's as well as our site..

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"rebecca minkoff" Discussed on Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff

Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff

02:14 min | 2 months ago

"rebecca minkoff" Discussed on Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff

"Get very honed in on what i want. We'll have that instinct. We don't have that intuition. You'll got vibes here. Call whatever you want. We all have that thing. So how do we empower that. Give it a microphone. You know let it speak to us. Stop being afraid of it. 'cause we all know what it is. I think all heard it. So you know the moment when you met somebody and something told you that one. There's a lot you know long. Resume they girl important. They've got a lot of money. Help invest in my business. They can do the data making me connections now. That was for you. Can't you shouldn't listen but you ask somebody else. They're advising depres person. They did well for this. They dwelt for that person. They did this business that business. Well and guess what they were wrong for you so back and for us. It's like we don't give enough enough value to ourselves. It is the challenge of our humanity that that we have stopped listening to ourselves. Because i think if we did that more i we for sure find more success because we'd be listening to our own destiny and we'd be for sure happier in that success. Yeah totally i love it. I cannot thank you enough for being here with me today. For sharing in my exciting book launch fearless and for giving such incredibly wise sage advice that i hope everyone listening is writing down. I hope you have a notebook and you've written all of went but it was down because you will find success through it so thank you thank you thank you thank you so much and i am incredibly proud of you. I'm so happy about this book. And i'm i'm incredibly honored that you'd invite me to talk about it so thank you. I'm barry thanks for listening. Everybody and don't forget to head over to rebecca minkoff dot com. Show your love and support for the brand by something for yourself by something for another and also don't forget to try new fragrance again. It is available at all. Nordstrom macy's sent birds and birch. Fox's as well as our site..

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"rebecca minkoff" Discussed on Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff

Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff

04:11 min | 3 months ago

"rebecca minkoff" Discussed on Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff

"Cut and so you really have to hold on sometimes to the long-term bowl you really have to be cognizant that if you if you take some of these risks they might not pan out but i think if you look okay over the next three years. How would we make this happen that eventually. It'll pay itself back and so because of that. We took market share. We stuck around a lot of competitors when business and are no longer even brands and so. I think we hadn't done that. That's probably where we would have ended up so many lessons to take from that. I want to jump actually talking about your see by wear fashion. Show 'cause when. I heard about that as like. I wanna go work for rebecca. What an amazing innovation talk to people a little bit about being some of the first in the entire industry to start making fashion accessible on the digital channels yes so fashion shows to be closed to insiders only buyers and editors showing this season ahead so they review it then buyers could buy it and it would get the designer Production time to make it. Once social media you know happened for the consumer to get a peek everything that was available for fast fashion to knock it off and get it on the floors cheaper and quicker than the designer basically cut the knees out of the actual designers not these cheap fast fashion places but also it wasn't special anymore nine months later. You've seen it everywhere. You really want it at that point. You have to have the address that you've seen on now ten celebrities in all the magazines and on instagram and walking and so we felt that for these two pinnacle points every year in february and september. You're putting a ton of money into that production. Why not have it be something. That is really gratifying. Why not have it be something that people can be like love. The draft thoughts day is at my doorstep tomorrow and so we worked really hard to change it and it wasn't like you just change it. It took a lot of work figuring out our supply chain in how we do business in winter orders placed and all that to take a stand and we were the first to announce it we were followed by tommy hilfiger and burglary. And so we were. We were really excited. These big huge companies were on board. A lot of brands are still not on board. But we know that for us. The best thing we can do is give something today and have shipped to her tomorrow. Yeah that's incredible. I mean the work you did with those fashion shows with the smart mirrors in your stores.

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"rebecca minkoff" Discussed on Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff

Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff

05:31 min | 3 months ago

"rebecca minkoff" Discussed on Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff

"And he was currently making the hottest designers bag of the moment. I was like oh he can make my bag. I don't know this is gonna look like but he could make it so. I quickly get something out. I went to home depot to get the hardware because it's not like you go online and those days In order things and I had a two week deadline and on the last vinyl day i- overnight it and got to set two hours late and missed the filming. The gut wrenching assistant called me and said. Where's the bag. It's not here. We started filming and to me. That was the last money that i had to. My name. And i was like cool. I just bought myself my first designer bag there i there. We go got what i got. You know something fancy and so what happened. Was i carried around the sample. Because i had made to enough women stopping that i was like. There's something magical about this fact like people wanna know who it is and how to get it in. So maybe maybe. I sell this bag recoup by money. That was my thought. I didn't think he was going to be this hit But that was the failure that really turned opportunity. Becca that's brilliant is. Your bags are so icon for the hardware. I'm hearing the original hardware was from home depot. Like that's crazy. Here's what's crazier. I didn't know where to get hardware again. You couldn't just go online today. We were making everything in the us. And there are no hardware suppliers like that in the us. And so i would literally had a boyfriend philadelphia. I would go visit him. Clean out all the home depots. Every time i went to visit my parents in florida. I'd come home with like a suitcase. Full of hardware like it was that was all the original hardware from home depot in the beginning. Wow home depot gets fine credits by credits. I wanna talk a little bit about your work ethic because that's something that i admire you so much for and i think it would really help this audience. The book fearless reflects the highs and lows of entrepreneurship particularly big milestones. That felt like make it moments for actually growing pains in disguise One example examples when you landed an opportunity to have the morning after bag and one of the most popular showrooms despite it being an it bag. The owner gave you critical feedback on every single detail. How did stepping into that moment. Teach you about embracing change up leveling so i walked into this showroom with likeness ego. Because i hadn't it bag..

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"rebecca minkoff" Discussed on Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff

Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff

04:50 min | 3 months ago

"rebecca minkoff" Discussed on Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff

"An incredible launch event. It was so incredible. I wanted to take entire segments that we had and turn them into podcast so that you could get the wisdom of these fierce intelligent incredibly wonderful women. I am so excited to bring you my talk with the fear and wonderful and amazing swans it. I sat down with swan to talk about my new book fearless discussing my career. All of the events that led to this latest adventure becoming an author. I hope you enjoyed this episode and make sure you pick up a copy of fearless wherever books are sold enjoy. Hi everyone i'm swan. Sit and i'm here to interview the amazing rebecca minkoff about her new book fearless unlucky called rebecca a friend for a few years and watched her career astronomically rise. I was in the corporate world for most of my life. My last role was the global head of digital marketing at nike. But now i sit on the boards of a few public companies advise fax. Nbc's on an energy drink company with some tiktokers and our creator myself with three and a half million followers on clubhouse. I'm so excited to interview rebecca. Today i am in my archie. Rebecca minkoff dress feeling fierce and fearless. And we're so excited to dive into rebecca's history in her career in health culminated in this incredible book rebecca soon to see you today. Thank you sound like swan as someone that i have admired for so long and looked up to it is truly honored to have you here sharing this like really exciting moment where my babies being warned my fourth child while i can only imagine writing a book is probably justice hard if not harder in some ways i can't wait to dig into the elements of the book but also provide the audience some context in texture around it because your experiences in your career are so amazing so if that's okay i'd love to dive in and dig into actually the early years because i think that's where all of this started when look at your success today. I sometimes forget the struggles you had in the early years right. You told me about having eight dollars and sleeping on a mattress. You propped up on milk crates in the west village. I mean that's crazy. Why didn't you stay in new york when you had every reason to listen to your mom to go home. I have to have to assume that that grit came from experiences..

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Breaking Through the Male-Dominated World of Tech With Jo Lambert

Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff

02:08 min | 3 months ago

Breaking Through the Male-Dominated World of Tech With Jo Lambert

"One of the things that i think we we both know. And many women no is the lack of women in executive positions It's finance especially in technology. So what would you say you did to cut through that technology ceiling. I should say And really thrive as a leader. So one thing that i think's really interesting about actually all of the women in in technology finance and other industries that are predominantly male dominated. I think the thing that really is most interesting is. It's not one thing that defines or creates the opportunity for you to be out of cut through. It's it's a series of decisions and the various people that you meet that you interact with that actually ultimately shaped my experience in a in my and looking at other other colleagues and other women who have been successful they share similar stories. You sort of can create these different opportunities to loan and try new things. And i think there's a couple of pieces that contribute to that one is creating that Network of trusted advisers and supporters. Who you can bounce ideas off to is not being afraid to crowd source for ideas and recognize that you most things that you encounter at work actually in life someone else's sold before so one thing that i i wish i'd learned earlier. Is that power of crowdsourcing and the power of asking people how they solve problems like whether it be making a decision or getting a job or asking for an expanded role or responsibility all the way through to handling challenging. Hr problems or you know difficult relationships with teammates and things like that so i think that building that network is really critical and being confident enough to utilize it and as i said a crowdsourcing is something that i learnt probably about ten or fifteen years ago. I wish i'd done it. When i was younger.

Interview With Marla Beck of bluemercury

Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff

05:46 min | 9 months ago

Interview With Marla Beck of bluemercury

"Everyone welcome superwomen. Today's guest. I'm very excited. Talk you a superfan. And i haunt her location near my office frequently marla who is the co founder and ceo behind plumer the nation's largest and fastest growing luxury beauty retailer and spa in the country. So hello and welcome. I thank you for having me. I am super fan of you. Also so the feeling is mutual. So i would love to kind of go back to the beginning because i know you were acquired but i would love to go through kind of the initial idea that you had for blue mercury and your skin care lines but where did you start off. So i actually grew up in. California was a junkie. There were little beauty shops. Where people made handmade things in berkeley which is about five minutes from where i grew up and when i was in high school is a new brand called german logica and so i always knew what was new on what was going on in beauty When i moved east to go to graduate school in boston a chance to drive forty five minutes. Divide act lipstick which was only sold at bengals in one place and on top of that it was the beginning of the i e commerce bom in fact we had just gotten our own email addresses and google and all the search and all the businesses that are here today did not exist. There was an obscure moore came to business school to talk about his business. He was talking about how he was going to bring books to the internet. And i was completely floored. jeff bezos. Only thirty people came to his talk. I was inspired by this new potential world out there that i couldn't even imagine and so started to think about what products i could bring to. The internet moved to dc after grad school and started blue mercury to bring luxury beauty products to the internet so initially inspired by jeff bezos in my obsession with beauty and we were one of the first to bring brands to the internet. Act of nineteen ninety. Nine week quickly realized that were too early. Not everybody was shopping online in fact everybody was on. Aol dial up and it used to take forever to get online and so we were just too early with that idea and so we pivoted and i laugh because were pivot didn't exist then we we were actually. Almost bankrupt realized we needed to do something different. And so we opened our first beauty store in washington. Dc georgetown back then you could only buy cosmetics at drugstores or department stores. There was no such thing as a free standing beauty store and We thought why not create this environment. Where staff were trained in all france where you could touch and feel products and that You could get makeup application and spa services in one place if you think back to them and i know a lot of people up did not shout back then who may be listening but everything was behind glass counters at department stores and you go up to the counter and ask someone to touch things to try things and i was in my twenties and i felt like no one really wanted to help me because i will spend money so this idea. The freestanding neighborhood beauty store was revolutionary at the time. And i remember i was so happy. Our first clients used to come in and screaming that they could touch products find find obscure brands get advice on a bunch of brands in their beauty problems and also get spa services in the same location as so now is the start of blue mercury. We wrote a bunch of different ways. The ecommerce wave and this move from buying beauty products at at department stores to buy beauty products in specialty stores so it was really the beginning and it took us a long time to build business. I've been at it for twenty one years so excited to have been building blue mercury for all that time. I love that. What seems as an overnight success to people when they read about your acquisition is like oh no. I've been doing this for twenty one years. I almost went bankrupt. You know it just goes to show you. And i and i. I like to talk about that. Because i think people think that i'm an overnight success and i've been doing this for twenty years. Now there's a lot of blocking and tackling around and usually your initial idea is completely wrong right. I think you have to have humility to realize that you're wrong. You need to change directions and we were humble in the first year pretty quickly and made. It's really sort of try to deal in truth and build a real business that had value for customer saying i think we got caught up in the first internet craze and it was exciting and fun and then we realized that we had to spend our time knowing and understanding what people want what they need and beauty and then just really took our time building the business and building an enduring company so when you were faced with bankruptcy being too early to the e com days how did you guys have the bravery or even funds to open your first brick and mortar. It's it's a great question. In fact we had received investment for the e commerce business and our investors hated the idea of doing a store because back then all value was pure play e commerce. And so my husband. I barry actually used our own money to do the first store.

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"rebecca minkoff" Discussed on Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff

Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff

03:06 min | 1 year ago

"rebecca minkoff" Discussed on Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff

"Hey superwoman listeners. Your host Rebecca minkoff and up next in my corona edition. I'm speaking with the incredible Tracy. Byrnes of UBS tracy's dear friend and the matchmaker actually between the amazing female founder collective and UBS partnership that is sponsoring a cohort of over fifty female founded small businesses to get them financially and investment ready. And I'm thrilled to talk to her today. About tips tricks resources to navigate this not only as a small business owner but as an employee or as the unfortunate recipient of furlough or layoff so.

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"rebecca minkoff" Discussed on Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff

Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff

11:54 min | 1 year ago

"rebecca minkoff" Discussed on Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff

"It's the worlds kind of flip. You're now the one you were. You were telling retailers survive versus them telling you what you need to do to be able to survive. What else can you I assume the part of reason why you're doing this podcast and we'll talk a little bit about. The podcast is so that you can have this connection with your buyers with your consumers outside of the stores. That right is that what started got. You started in this. Yes so I had done. These talks in our stores where I said I WANNA be. Have you come into my store being my world environment? But I'm not selling you something. I want you to walk away with an incredible woman story and her advice and we were doing them once a month and that was great but I was only reaching a New York. You Know Ninety two people fire code and it's not an experience that I feel like is good enough to put on facebook live or instagram live. I mean no one's tuning in for that type of content at a store level so I thought how do I take this bigger? How do I amplify it? And get this out to the tens of thousands of my customers women who just needs out by boost so decided in the summer of eighteen to launch the podcast and didn't know what I was doing and I had a woman at the at my company. Who said we're not helping you? You need to figure this out and I was like what and that was great advice and I had to figure it out on my own and launch it on my own and that gives you a sense of You know after fifteen years of figuring out one thing to switch into an entirely different media format was like exciting to figure out and it's been soul food for me to tell these women's stories and to be inspired and to know that as a founder when you're having the roughest day you can imagine that there's another woman whose had just as rough of a day and here's what she did to get out of it just want to go back to one small point you brought this to someone at your company and they said Rebecca. We are not going to support you on this. Yeah that happened a lot For a good few years did happen. And it's Kinda takes me back to my days with my mom who is tough love of like if you want this great figure it out or if you want to buy this you need to work to make your money. And so when she said that to me. It didn't shock me. I was just like but we have all these. We have people here who can help me. And she was like now. Everyone's at maximum bandwidth go figure out the so funny. How how do you think about the Roi of doing stuff like this or do you think that way do you? I assume that as a founder as someone who is running constantly. You must have to think about how you're spending every minute. Yes what makes this podcast worth your time? I think I didn't start at looking at it from an Roi. I think in the same way that in the early days of instagram. You said this is another way to reach my customer and to impact her. That was my approach with the podcast. And then you get the reviews and you get the emails and you're like Oh my God. I'm I'm helping change people's lives because they're listening to these women's stories and taking great advice or brings them back from the brink or however it affects them and that's an Roi in itself. I'm not looking at it from a point of view of I. Have you know thirty thousand downloads? A week and thirty thousand purchase funnel. Exactly I'm saying I'M GONNA pump out this contact. I'm GonNa give you the soul food and I hope that it works and I know that I'm reaching the same age in Demo as my consumer because I can see those metrics And so maybe when she wants to support a female founder. She'll be like I want Rebecca minkoff but that's not the driving force and I think if it were it would feel a lot more sales. Let's talk a little about female founders. You've got the female founders collective fascinating idea so your ideas basically if you were going to help. Women reject empowerment the place to invest. Not The fortune five hundred and trying to get more women into the C. Suite but to invest in the twelve million small businesses or businesses. The women have started How far along is this collective? And what are you trying to? How will you know whether it's successful or not? So where year and a half in We have over seven thousand members and the seals on over three million products. Which I'm really excited about. Because as a consumer I turn over my products all day long and informs my purchasing decision you know is a non. Gmo ORGANIC So now you can turn over things. Like Birch box or Lola or cosmetics companies and turnover out woman. I'm in right And I think we just announced the project with UBS that gets It's called project entrepreneur and it gets women founders ready to actually take in capital and then know how to deploy it and I think being that the numbers are alarmingly small of women getting funding less than three percent. You know if you can educate the over two hundred women were going to in this cohort. That's two hundred more women who are primed for investment and then they know how to use those funds when they get so. I think I'll know it's working when I see that Eighty cents become eighty two eighty three eighty four but also as we can track these businesses as we get more sophisticated. I'll be able to say to you you know. These seven thousand companies or ten thousand companies have all grown by axe. Because of you know whatever it is we did to help them and you came into this from the fashion side. And what has been your personal story about how you learned how to navigate the business world so I would say that I over indexing in this because I didn't have that education and I didn't have that know how so I relied for the first seven years on my brother to make all business decisions. You're the CEO. You seem to know this all. Focus on design and at one point. He looked at me and I always hate admitting when he's right but he was a you need to evolve. You can't just be the designer in your ivory tower. You have to learn this. This is a language and a way of being so I was like resentfully started diving in and you know getting myself educated and your decisions are just vastly different when you're educated and your knowledge and what you can affect is different so if I can give a woman what I didn't have or didn't take advantage of the she can excel in her business. You know far earlier than that's my goal because I can tell you when I started my business. I'd one bank account. He said you know. Do you have a business bank account and I was like. I don't even have enough money in this one. Why would I make it to you? Know or what did? Llc what's a tax ID. What what should I be an inker? Llc These are all questions that women who have passions when they start their businesses. They don't know the answers to so if I can help affect just a couple of those micro decisions to get someone on their way. It's a lot less painful in the end. Did you ever have imposter syndrome? Was there ever a point where you're like? I don't know whether you removed out at your brother. Help push you out of the ivory tower four. Start picking up things where you might not have been where you might not have had the comfort level to ask the right even know whether these were the right questions. How did you fight through that? It was a lot of pretending I mean in our board meetings I would be looking upwards under the table what does EBA right like and and I think I was like well. They know that I don't know so they'll just ask the questions to my brother And I didn't like feeling that way. I didn't like knowing what they were talking about. The intricate details of a complicated global brand and so five years ago. I was like I gotta learn this stuff. It's my responsibility to be smart as I can and admit when you're wrong I think raising your hand and me like wait. What does this mean. It's okay and so I started doing that all the time. I was like wait. Stop explain this to me and now now I feel like I have a handle on the language and understanding. I'm not perfect. I'm still learning but I'm the first person would be like. How can you explain this and like Layman's terms to me? Do you do anything with your employees to make sure they feel that same comfort level? I tell them all the time if you don't understand what we're talking about. Raise your hand. If you have an idea. Raise your hand. We Really WanNA foster an environment of entrepreneurialism within our staff. So if you have a job like your trusted to do it and expand and grow it as if it was your company. Would you talk alluded about career advice? I'm sure you have people coming to you all the time saying. How do I want to start exactly what you started? I WanNa be where you're sitting one day. What do you tell people? I tell people a couple of things I think in our age of clicking you know you can your uber downstairs. Your Amazon packages arrive. I made a lot of young people who expect that their career. What I've spent fifteen years building is going to happen with the click of a button And I tell them. Put your head down hard. This is your career. It's the only thing I can think of today Were there are no shortcuts? You know there's definitely going to be people that are going to get you further along but this is a five year tenure passion and it might not end with the Unicorn status but you'll have a great business and you'll have a prosperous company and you have employed hundreds of people so that's something to be proud of two so you can't click your way to success and to really rely on your network. I've only here because of the network of women and men that have helped me and who've seen that I was hungry and ready to work hard and said okay you know. Here's this contact. Or here's this opportunity and then doing something with it. Do you think that when you're telling young people this they are embracing that message? Or do they want the click? I think they are like. Oh Man I want the click but probably it's probably more true that I have to actually work hard. And and how do you build that network? I mean it sounds easy but it sounds like it's just one thing. Go and build a network. What does that even mean so I tell the story and a colleague in my office last me all the time but when I used to go out to me I'd get home and count the business cards. I got each night like it was money I was like I met this person and this person this person and I do that today. Obviously I'm not counting business cards but I think it's like who did I meet what's the opportunity. How do I engage in an authentic connection? So it's not just social climbing What can I give to them? You know how is this a two way street and viewing that As an opportunity and I have a friend. She makes lead sheets. You know she actually writes down all Hurley's and what you know what the potentials are and really ticked off a list of like constantly. Sort of making. Sure you're in touch with these people or giving them something before you ever need anything. And I think that's great advice that I just received von Furstenberg Timberg and it was said that every morning she wakes up and sends one email to just help someone to bring people together. That might not have met. That doesn't help her at all just the way that she wants to start every day. It sounds like you've got something similar going on totally. Yeah I mean I get asked all the time. Do you know Can I have on my guess? Great we can all win. It doesn't have to be There's enough for everybody speaking of the Pie. What is your. What's the long term goal here? What is how big of the Pie? Do you want to get? Is this kind of thing where you look around offices and you're like every single woman should be wearing me. Every college graduate needs to get dressed in my clothing. Wh How do you think about the future of your brand? I think of it as all aspects of a woman's lifestyle I know from talking to my consumer. We're really on milestone moments brand. So were there for the girl that just got her as she goes out and buys my bag. She's going to quit her job. She walks in Rebecca. You know she's going on her I I don't know day. She puts on her leather jacket. So these are all these visceral moments that every single time. I meet my customer. I get a story I remember the first time I had my bag. X. Happened and so wherever I can touch you for that whether it's your first home or your you know your skin or your makeup like categories again..

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"rebecca minkoff" Discussed on Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff

Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff

11:30 min | 1 year ago

"rebecca minkoff" Discussed on Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff

"Were airing the last episode of the old. This is working that our team creative while we were still going to work at an office if you can remember what that was like all right under Rebecca minkoff who's really excited to talk to Rebecca because she never set out to be a business person when she got her start fifteen years ago. She was sowing t shirts on her living room for now. Her clothes and her designs are found in closets of women everywhere from professional women to celebrities the all Glover Work Rebecca's constantly iterating her collection mirrors. Where she is so her first. Big Hit was the morning after bag or the it was the exact bag she needed as a single woman in New York at the then as Your Business Group. She.

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"rebecca minkoff" Discussed on Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff

Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff

10:33 min | 2 years ago

"rebecca minkoff" Discussed on Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff

"Sponsored content just released showing incredible recommendations of things you love by people you wanna follow an trust we talked about what life is like a start up the kind of mentality you need to have and how they built some of their core values into their new company take listen i'm here today with c co founders of mass elisabeth shafts unless he broke off welcome to the show thank you for joining us yeah there's a when they walked in elizabeth is three and a half weeks away from having her first baby we were talking about kids song baby sorry mom brain right now andy work definitely gonna get into the challenges of being a female entrepreneur in a mother a but first and foremost what is mass for those who are listening yeah so mass is a new app that we just launched in november and it's a platform that radio allows you to ask for and make product recommendations with their friends search and shop those recommendations but rudy crucially we actually have a zero tolerance policy for any paid for or sponsored content 'em one of the things we do differently to other apps out there other recommendations platforms as it we where do you wanna maintain haley authenticity and credibility of the content i know i've said this before when i meet a developer i'm like i have an idea for an app what made you go through is actually developing an app in in a market then i'm sure it's crowded and how do you how did you guys come together as cofounders yeah i mean i kicked off 'em we actually do have long experience working together how we first met six years ago when we were working modus operandi a luxury commerce business and then we actually moved across the jet dot com another ecommerce business it just had a big exit two years ago to walmart so we've got a history working together you know based on a professional and personal level we've got great life experiences now together and i think you know embarking on a start out with sort of a timing thing you know we spent six years in startups and when jack got acquired which was like a huge like endeavor for us the two years of working to get to that point we will close at that sort of crossword around like you know what's next for us and we both had the desire to start off and you know serendipitous lee we felt pregnant one day a pot and we just wanna kinda was on that opportunity and timing to to dive into it and so when you went about a did you get funding yeah okay we've received funding so when you went through that process because one thing i hear a lot is obviously you know i think we all know the statistics probably three percent of women founder companies are funded by vc's and that it's it's pretty hard to get funding as a woman did you encounter that are what were some of the challenges when you when you set out to create yeah yeah i think it's really interesting when you think about the challenges with with funding because like you said a lot of people have app ideas and they wanna start come up i think louisiana ready benefited from 'em working in startups for such a long time before we went out and did the fundraising so i think that definitely helped but i think you definitely have had wins and i know the stats around how many women get funded and it's pretty dismal right now what we did was some of the things that worked for us where we were coming at it wears a number of years and experience building digital products in the in the area that we were trying to develop into and then the other thing that we did when we went out and raised our seed round with the we we built the demo and we actually built like a little mini product kind of show that we could execute and show what we could build and help demonstrate the vision so those two things i think helped us out with the funding yes so those would be two things you might recommend someone else who wants to start out or launch something or or ending yeah i think if anyone fundraising is a challenging endeavor i think that the thing that i would say that helped us along the way was you know we had some amazing mental aws birth with any comments industry and the vc industry as well so actively getting feedback feedback on you know the product in the concept at a very early stage 'em help us push us to like solidify well what we were going to raise money off so i think that also like actively seeking feedback early is is a good way to corey yeah yeah i would die were just like second that i think it's kind of an art dna both furloughs but then also just from mass is the company is that were always trying to like talk to the experts talk get feedback from people not not develop an not create the product in isolation but rudy tried to get like brutally honest feedback and then listen to it really hard to it but it usually is helpful and then right yeah you talk a little bit about or from what i've read a book in tight influencer movement i feel that as a brand who so ingrained let's just say in an instagram and you're like almost dependent on these influencers what inspired you to create an tie ins you know have have mass banta influencer or or not have sponsored content be a part of that yeah i don't think they were anti influencer okay good yeah correct in a were not out to get anyone anything but there's definitely influencers when they first came on seen i think we kind of forget a little bit but when bloggers influencers first became big it was actually pretty profound i think it was much more democratic they were offering a point of view and he's ready individual takes it had grassroots appeal with people 'em that were being represented elsewhere in the industry so i think there's always gonna be room for that and there's always gonna be room for influencers but we just felt like there is a need that wasn't being served in the market and that was for like you're you need something you need your the right foundation or you need the right stroller you're you're researching and i think the problem is there's a lot of inspirational content out there but when you're ready getting down to evaluating the recommendations from people there is a lot of conflict of interest trust and helping people make those decisions and helping connect real people who are being sponsored by brands with something that was missing online so how long did it take from idea to launch we had dinner maternity leave leave from jet yeah okay well i would say it was a nine month period between having that like you know grain of an idea to sort of developing that and you know to to a point where we were ready to raise money and leave out a fulltime job so that was like a nine month endeavor and then from leaving a fulltime jobs to like raising that first round of funding it was about at eight nine month period to get a product you out to the market and launched which was mid november okay and i would love to hear about some of the challenges that have come since you launched that may be more you weren't expecting like obviously any business has its challenges and some are expected and then summer big surprises that are like oh fuck acting on wednesday on my name and china yeah it's only a month out so it's almost like hard to even talk about it and put it in perspective 'cause were so in it right now but whenever you launch a product this is losing my first guest community based product we've always worked in ecommerce before where you're you know setting up like landing pages in product detailed pages and thinking about checkout on conversion and now were dealing linguists like real users who are producing the content who are are users are merchandisers is how we think about it at the end of the day so you learn from what how people you take the directions of users at the end of the day and you learn from what they're doing and how they're using the platform sometimes they surprise you so it's harder to anticipate and i think build like a proactive road map and know what you're doing because it's it's a little bit more whiplash i would say you're like figuring out what they're doing and how they're using it and then turned overreacts from their face and so being that i'm impressed that you came up with this idea and you're maternity leave 'cause i had a brain as much on my maternity leave colonel very ambitious a week before we had the babies were like okay so just you know reconnect on lining up in a couple of weeks and i think with the months later we sort of like feel like you're doing guy i know not a lot of people talk about the fact that those first weeks as great as they are are really hard especially if yeah i dunno i layers of great new york times little video about this but i watched recently recently and it talk specifically around this this issue which is i think he's worthy not talked about which is how hard would cover is howard recovery is and then that you're alone you know potentially delete it yeah i think it's a suit and nothing can prepare you for what like your body will go through in that like for week two weeks priebus like two weeks post but it's just phenomenal that sort of roller coaster yeah but you're like exhausted and rudy board a lot of the time to is what i hear and like i had this experience like there's a lot of downtime but it's not like time to yourselves self great there's like a ticking time bomb in your little brass tacks so how i mean you have one in a one on the way annual one so what is it like was doing start up i know the answer for myself but curious to hear your experience having a start up having you know twenty two to twenty two month old baby on the way what's like kind of it's been headlights dodo someone i was laughing with a friend of mine injury about this because of the way the way he described it is you know you're always trying keep all the balls in the air yeah but like the balls actually aren't in the air at all like they're always falling on the ground and you're picking pulls up off the ground right it's just like you have to like be okay with not doing everything is perfectly as he could have done it before you had kids an i mean obviously guilt is a big thing on both sides you feel like oh i should be spending more time with my kid or like oh there's still more.

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"rebecca minkoff" Discussed on Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff

Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff

12:28 min | 2 years ago

"rebecca minkoff" Discussed on Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff

"Rebecca you're listening to superwomen today my guest is the founder of a swat all you've seen all over the entire world in fact i can't imagine a world where you wouldn't have have seen this wattle evening may she also wrote a book called what it takes miss reagan morning a gym or ranked as they liked the caller and audi land today i have a lovely gas to i am very starstruck by because as a mom to be being gifted in aden annonay a blanket with a right of passage and then i was like collect them all for me at least and all my children have been swaddled to 'em as tight i could in her incredible falls on but she also has written a book called what it takes an i'm really excited to talk to miss reagan today you're not the first person actually rebecca that's told me they cannot pot with their i wanna it's crazy i've had people tell me that they've been given gucci and prada and all of those things get anything they will not let go of is it ten dollar adnan i blankets sides very a very lovely here well i moved from australia to new york back in two thousand and not know nineteen ninety six sexually and the reason i came here is because my then boyfriend now husband who is an engineer came over the telecommunications companies set up they a new york office and we thought we were gonna believe he's two years and twenty two years and for american daughter's life show we're still here so i kind of didn't work out the way we plan dish end the whole raised in the eighth inning they got start it is because i had a night in two thousand three when looking for this blanket so coming back home in australia every parent used them and they didn't exist it and i my initial reaction to that was how the hell do americans have babies without stuff because you used at the so many different things and so i thought ever jozy can't have it wrong and if i introduce it to american parents they'll respond to it the same way that was really the impetus for the evening tonight getting started so when we had a celebratory glass of champagne you had champagne and i think i had underground you did on my i would have champagne intravenous legit didn't mean if i can 'em you shared with me and it was nice founder the founder of this you know what you think you know as a story of someone and then the thee roller coaster of a ride you had mhm so if you wanna hear how you launched the company there's other their podcast i'm really excited to dig into your book mhm and then what happened you know which the company in what made you want to write the book she'd happened a lot of it she says not very found that ends well no a although so i was absolutely not down but refused stay down so i'm people who do read the book will hopefully look at it as i say positive ending despite having gone through a whole lot of very negative negative stuff to sort of get to where i am now very long story short i brought in an investor in two thousand and ten and they stay there a majority invest a greatest decision i ever made too good to be true they used paypal seidler equity partners i tribute a lot of the success of the business to they choose diligent in helping me become a better ceo in business owner and in two thousand instead of shane i sold adnan i in its entirety to a second private equity and and the reason i did that is because a lot of founders won't know this the business was a rocket ship multi million dollar global business and i was a very poorly paid ceo so i don't know what that's like it so it really was it was my fist first investors who came to me and said hey you know you could take some chips off the table here again for children in new york city and you know it's not it's not cheap to rise you're you're sadly in new york city and so they suggested this i take some chips off the table set my family up and then put the money back in that i feel comfortable to maintain a meaningful shareholder percentages the company so very long story short that's exactly what i did and i worked out very quickly that it was i had picked the wrong toddlers and i'm really upset with myself doing that because i pride myself from being a very good judge of character and they do me so i had sort of the best of private equity experience and the worst of private equity experience so became pretty obvious early on after the the contracted pain sign denying no longer controlled my own business that we did not see eye to eye on the way forward and they were they were power paypal they will all the things that many of us have found is headed about private equity and i'm no shrinking violet so i was pretty vocal about the fact that i didn't agree with them and eventually the relationship just became so broken that it was almost impossible in two thousand sixteen adnan enabled another company and i was told in november of two thousand sixteen after we had pitches right before we had close that deal that they were moving out of the ceo role because they did not think that i had the ability to run the combines companies together and that they were gonna move me out to replace me with the suit stasio that could do the job so that was very tough because from november two thousand sixteen it wasn't until july or august i think think it was they eventually replace me so i was kind of like the dead go walking for a long time because i wasn't able to tell the team so that got weird because i was really obvious to the ceo in their eyes but i wasn't really make any decisions people would say what the hell is going on you've always made decisions so that was a very uncomfortable period of time and then as i said they brought in their shoot the stasi a happened to be a middle aged white man of course but you know new heaps about soiling babies on handle and he lost in five weeks so then there was another gap and then they brought in one of the private equity found is personal friends who had never run a business in his life ata not the middle aged men and he's background was mortgage brokerage or something like ashed perfect for you and then he became the ceo and then in march of two thousand nineteen so last year they fired me completely while a lot of fun cell phone so when you assess back at the situation and you see that they're making mistakes did did you see that they could see that they were going down the wrong path or they never even thought no cowboys yeah that was at what would that was one of my biggest frustrations east point out you're in san francisco looking at numbers on the pace of pipe now you is a successful founder and business i know that what you see on a piece of pipe is not always translate to what's truly happening in you business and that's all they understand their money paypal right they're not operate is but they cowboys and i think they are so so they just plow right ahead despite the fact that the humidity is ours that they probably spend in brooklyn office of it at the time that they've earned eight and then deny has probably bain listen twentyfour out wow and yet they're making all these decisions on who should be doing wallets and the right direction the company so incredibly frustrating yet but just everything i said fell on deaf is you know they just always they couldn't understand that it wasn't about my role personally it was about all i cared about was the greater good of the business but they just didn't believe stash so in march of eighteen when you were fired from the company that you had birth and grown to be over a hundred million dollars in hugely successful can we just talk about what that feeling like in like how did you how did you pick yourself back up after that moment i in all honesty because it had been pretty bad for quite a while and you remember it was in november two thousand and sixteen that they said you're out as the ceo is so it's it's been a long time coming so it happened in a lawyer's office because i actually i had actually said to them come we made so you can tell me what my role is a diet i don't even know what i'm doing in my role i don't know what i'm here for you every decision i might just get so ruled by this new ceo mortgage broken guy and so on advisement from other people people did i trusted they said just get yourself a loyal and force them to talk to you so i did that end the point of that meeting was meant to be the clay possible i just wanted to know where i fit in an rather and then that they slid a termination agreement across the table and said it's gonna be very quick mating effective immediately with firing my absolute initial reaction rebecca which were life because i was very painful to be going in their everyday and not having a voice yet anymore and not agreeing with the decisions that were making in the people that were putting in get so the initial reaction was was released but ultimately lay it tend to anger in grave you know the the emotions that people have said you go through when somebody tells you you're dying a whiz i i really did fall into a very big hall turns out getting fired and makes you sat up here in about twenty eight pounds in ten months my even my my nicole adjust we know in my yearly exam when that you've been doing i i will firing they they fire that's that's what that's what's happened they outfits so you know i did i fell into a very big hall i wanna talk to anybody i was embarrassed i blame myself i went through all these crazy emotions and and it wasn't actually because i remained on the board until november of last year and it wasn't until i also resigned from the board and really remove myself from everything that i was able to start to pick myself the backup and get on with it so to speak and at that point had you already started writing the book where you thought this needs to be written about that is that it's a fun story to because i have been writing this book for three years wow and and that was not a fun cool having to cope penguin random house and say hey guys scott i just got fired so i actually had to go back and rewrite the end of the book wow because obviously it was a different ending you may end so yes the book was actually come.

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"rebecca minkoff" Discussed on Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff

Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff

01:33 min | 2 years ago

"rebecca minkoff" Discussed on Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff

"Every episode feels like a conversation between like minded women and provide valuable advice for women who wanna start their own business however one issue not taking anything away from his successful women that have been interviewed thus far it would be really valuable to hear from more women of color on the podcast wealthy white women from the upper east side will turn their ideas into businesses are marble undeserved recognition but mostly interviewing these types of women make this podcast lack an intersectional perspective but i feel would elevate the content and make this podcast more reliable i hope this is taken into consideration in the future thank you so much for sharing it is definitely one of my number one priority is to ensure at this podcast here from all kinds of women and i can safely say that probably ten of these women are the only ones from the upper east side and worked really hard show all facets of women from all over the place and i will definitely definitely be adding more women of color this podcast and i'm proud of the ones that have already done it and there are more to come but thank you for your honesty then extra views from kimball i love that name i listen the dozens and dozens of podcast this is one of the only ones where it feels like dick and informative and inspiring rebecca as thoughtful questions engages her gas and then does some things so few other podcast host ever do she listens it's lovely it creates a dialogue where the gas custer really open up and beautiful conversations and sue it's like sitting down with inspiring girlfriends thank you rebecca wow i love this one this one.

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"rebecca minkoff" Discussed on Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff

Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff

10:26 min | 2 years ago

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"Easter amy eleven i first met her when she had any in her apartment and we didn't interview and she was literally just starting out and i thought here is a girl who is going to be beyond successful cut to being pregnant she's had her baby since we did this episode soldier company the click media they own who elsewhere and i invite you to take a listen to amy on similar women i'm with amy eleven the founder and executive director of college fashion easter who i had the pleasure of meeting probably five years ago so again i i mean i think longer i feel like i met you when i first moved to new york which is in two thousand twelve okay so then that's where you're at and i went to her apartment yup we didn't interview yup a lot has changed even like thinking about my style and the way i had the apartment set up i can't go back and look at pictures yeah to in around that time 'cause i think i looked so fashion forward and i looked like an aide whole basically yeah no that's how i feel i obviously because of college fashion easter the girls always wanna see photos of me from college and i thought i was the coolest you know i had like a very grunge phase like very long hair flannel and i i also cringe when i look at the photos and like what was i thinking yeah for emitted i thought that if i had bleached bangs that were longer than the rest of my short short hair that would be cool and guess what it's not no now a crash that's that's the new kind of thing i'm going yes so you launch college fashion east and when you were in college and you probably had a lot of friends who were partying in goofing off an did you ever find that how card you know launching a business i launched early to and watch my friends party and have a great time but did you feel that tug you know i went to a really big greek university and i are you greek no like greek as in greek life okay now i'm not like a very greek life based university indiana on you know the kind of campus like the surrounded by the different sororities and fraternities and i feel like i got that out of my system pretty early on and you know going into my junior year i was no longer interested in those type of activities whereas my friends were still very much a typical college student so i you know studied abroad in london had this incredible experience came up with the concept called fashion east a and came back my senior year in launched it never felt like i was missing out i think for years is such a long period of time where i kind of got to do the best of both i got to have the college experience but also start to work on my career and so i never never he's kind of felt faced with that challenge and so as a woman 'cause you hear about all these young upstarts that are men you know who started war be or harry's you know did you find that pressure as a woman launching something that that was harder breakthrough or it didn't it might not even been something you struggled way yeah so i'm one of four two girls to boys and i have to say my father mother were very encouraging and kind of encourage just all four to do in become whenever we want it to be it wasn't based on gender and so i think i had that instilled in me that it didn't matter that i was a girl like i was amy move in and i could do whatever i wanna do and i think the age played moronta factor than me being a female i think when you're twenty two you have natural natural insecurities and especially when you're sitting in a meeting with men are people you know twice you're age you're gonna feel that tons of intimidation so that definitely came into play but i have to say been very lucky throughout my career that i've never felt like i couldn't do what wanna do because i was a female or i couldn't get the support i wanna get because i was a female i've had been incredibly positive experience and have had a lot of support from both males and females along the way that's awesome that's my experience too i mean i empathize with the people that have had those experiences and says greatly but i think you know my mom when i was born to to you know older brother two older brothers right like i gotta make this girl tough so whatever she did i'm like trying to instill that in my in my daughter now yeah exactly and you're mama's probably talk because i feel like you learned through example i totally she's probably you know showing you that to her actions without even telling you needed to be tough but it's true so what i love is that you established a grassroots network hundreds of writers style gurus is what you call yeah we have twenty thousand no no crazy you establish this incredible grassroots network of hundreds of writers actually you just corrected me earlier twenty thousand twenty thousand no big deal style gurus each with their own following so how did you build that community 'em and why did you think he was important to build the college fashiony so that way you know it was something that i want it to happen when i was in college they said like my first two years were more of the typical partying exploration phase of life and then the second two years where okay i need folks on my career what do i wanna do and i felt really you know isolated just being in bloomington indiana an assumed that students at other schools similar to mine also probably shared similar feelings and so it was something that didn't exist that people want it so it naturally grew and i still believe even today what social media everything that word of mouth is the best way to get information in art community really up until this point has grown through word mouth and i think if someone has a positive experience and get value out of what they're doing with you and what they're getting from your brand why would they not wanna tell their friend annex especially when it comes to careers like in college that is you know primarily what you're focused on so are bread is so impactful to students and so helpful with their careers that you know why would they not wanna share that with their friends and have their friends be a part of the same experience totally so one of the things that i sort of i don't lose sleep because i'm so tired i definitely get asleep but i worry about is there's so much research indebted about social media anxiety or depression or the isolation can cause and here i am a brand promoting it and using it to grow my business and ticket acting like customer and more importantly so i always wanna ride the line of i don't don't ever wanna create anxiety or depression and someone yeah do you sort of knowing that you have a younger demographic being that their own college how do you sort of deal with that with what you're doing on your platform i think that's so hard i mean i will say ars current students which are jen's ears definitely posts less frequently it's hard for us to know how frequent they are on their channels because you know we can't track that information but i the older more millennial bay students were definitely posting way more i so i think maybe they're conscious of this balance of not being on it too much but you have to understand in use the platform for what it is i think at this point everyone's well aware of what instagram use for in the kind of skewed reality that is created on it and if you understand that and you knowledge that then i think you can be like oh okay that's just an image of whatever and i'm not gonna get so worked up or get such anxiety over because i know that it's the kind of fake innocence but it's really hard and i mean i think everyone struggles at the end you know i'm about to become a mom and i can only imagine that i'm gonna experience a different set of anxiety watching all these people post about their kids and how amazing they make their kids look in their home looking at everything so i think that's just a part of life whether it's in front of you and social media you're hearing about it in the class you kind of just have to have confidence and take what you wanna take and not take what you wanna take i think that's a good that's a good way to look at it as you know you're looking at something that's not always real totally i mean some these moms i'm sure you know like how come you're kid always look like they don't they don't yeah it's very hard to actually get 'em to look good so i'm actually like talent there she got that perfect image unreal but it took a lot because kids do not listen and yet mind blowing to me so you start it small in indiana now you have a global platform what were some of the biggest obstacles to this growth in or pain points i majored in business and apparel and college answer so i had those kind of skills from my university experience and then i grew up with a very entrepreneurial father who is very financially german so i understood kind of finance certain extent marketing on opposite business but had no tech experience and i was trying to build a media company so that has always been the biggest struggle for me is finding good developers are reliable speaking the same language on managing timelines and the same way that they manage timelines and getting the functionality that i to get out of our platform that i thought would be best for are readers and are members finally i'd say like two years ago we found a developer that it just totally clicked you know he understood what i was trying to do where i want it to go and we just really got on the same page but that was definitely a huge pain point throughout the whole business and something that i wouldn't change anything because i i've been so fortunate have loved my experience but i do wish i had a little more kind of understanding of coding and development and in the basics of it so that i was more well informed throughout the process now you're in a family business yes you're siblings all of her siblings are business partners so they were until are acquisition like klay got it so two brothers and a sister and they were all part of the business up until two years ago and now my sister's just so in the business okay and so what were some of the challenges in the great parts of working my family 'em i think the great part there that a there's a sense of trust and commitment it meant that is on comparible when you're in a family business it's deeper than any work relationship i'm and i think that's really incredible when starting a business 'cause you definitely need that there is more flexibility and there's no better above this role because you're all in it together and you all just wanna see it success so i'm everyone kind of chips in in help support the different areas of the business that need it and i think that you're able to make changes quicker similar to the flexibility you're able to make changes quicker because the decision makers are kind of on the room and also there's a sense of being in it for the long haul i think when you're a family business you don't necessarily need to like me numbers quarter over quarter you know that if you set something up great and then has long jeopardy that that's gonna be a success so those things.

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