20 Mar Silicon Valley Vet Mauria Finley on Finding the Joy in Stress, Structured Living and Standing Out in a Crowded Market
Meet this week’s guest, Mauria Finley, Founder and CEO of Allume.
What you’ll learn
The market is changing, and Allume is taking advantage of the shift. With declining foot traffic in malls and the consumer demand for new brands and unique finds, find out why Mauria decided to fill in the gap and grow a successful business connecting women with real stylists who hunt down ideal fashion finds online and serve them up in curated, shoppable lookbooks that improve over time.
How you’ll be inspired
Is stress getting a bad rap? What about the joy that comes when you’re really in a flow state with the hard work you’re doing day-in, day-out? In this episode, Mauria breaks the mold and posits a new idea: that stress while building a new business isn’t necessarily a bad thing, especially if it’s part of what’s making you happy and excited every single day.
What you’ll tell your friends
By the way, you don’t have to be in your 20s to launch a successful startup. As Mauria shares in this episode of the Spirit of 608 podcast, she launched her first startup at 38, and it was acquired for $50M. Now, she’s onto her next venture and says you can feel just as confident and have success (cough, maybe more) when you’re “Silicon Valley old” as you can when you’re young.
Resource of the week
From Mauria, we get an IRL resource recommendation: a close circle of female entrepreneur friends. Listen to the show for how a trusted group of fellow entrepreneurs is the one thing Mauria says anyone building a business today needs to have on lock.
Connect with Mauria Finley
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T-shirt motto: I used to run with doubt, but then I left her behind.
Find more episodes featuring women at the forefront of FEST online at www.Spiritof608.com.