Favorite Instagram account to follow:
Miroslava Duma, @miraduma: “Between fashion & technology.” Because Mira truly believes women can create the top companies in the male-dominated fashion and technology spaces. I would follow her anywhere, not just on Instagram.
What do you love most about your work:
We spend two years of our lives thinking about what to wear and another eight years shopping. The patented technology we’ve spent two years building on FINERY.com aims to give time, money, and MINDSHARE back to women to spend on the things that we don’t get enough of—our friends, family, and future.
Your motto in life:
I have two that I use regularly these days: “Don’t build YOUR brand. Build the best brand. Brands aren’t about you, they are about problems you can help solve.” AND “Never say, "It is what it is" …HELLO…IT IS what YOU MAKE IT.”
The trend you hope never goes out of style:
Which of the seven deadly sins are you guilty of:
Wrath. So. Don’t. Mess.
Your celebrity crush and why:
Brooklyn Decker. I know you are rolling your eyes because she is my friend and business partner. But I swear, even when I think I know all of her strengths, she surprises me with more. Her recent TED talk on the word “NICE” is one of the best I’ve seen yet. This girl seriously has limitless talent.
If you weren’t the founder and CEO of FINERY.com, you’d be a:
If I weren’t a female founder I’d be a female funder of female founders, like Jesse Draper of Halogen Ventures.
Something you never see going out of style is:
What is something that recently moved you:
HBO’s new doc "Becoming Warren Buffett.” In archival footage it talks about Buffett’s displeasure in America’s gender disparity. “Wait until women discover they’re the slaves of the world.” The documentary lays out how Buffett believes the country would be more successful if more women were in business.
What is the best gift you’ve ever received: