28 Sep Using Entrepreneurship to Change the Future of Footwear (Plus, Crowdfunding Success) with Mary Sue Papale of Ashbury Skies + The BENDY
Meet this week’s guest, Mary Sue Papale, co-founder of Ashbury Skies + The BENDY.
What you’ll learn
Mary Sue Papale was working at one of the biggest brands of the 80’s and was enjoying a successful career in fashion when she suddenly witnessed something that changed her life forever. She saw firsthand the damage that the fashion industry levies on the environment – and more specifically, an entire lake. Find out how that experience has shaped her career – and future businesses on the show.
How you’ll be inspired
For so many entrepreneurs, the biggest challenge is not doing all the things – but really just trying to stick to one. If that’s you, you’ll draw essentialism inspo from listening to Mary Sue talk about the value of niching down to focus on one very special product. Hear why Mary Sue and her team chose this direction – and why it’s working for them – on the episode.
What you’ll tell your friends
OMG, I was listening to the Spirit of 608 podcast today, and the woman on the show was talking about a lavendar lake, like from fashion industry dye runoff. I know it happens, but can you imagine just standing there looking at an entire lake that essentially became a chemical dumping ground so we can have cool looking handbags? It’s crazy. But it led her to change the direction of her career and pioneer change – so inspiring!
Resource of the week
One Million By One Million Mary Sue recommends this global online accelerator program as a place for mission-based entrepreneurs to head, thanks to its goal of nurturing one million founders to reach a million in annual revenue.
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