105: Saying I Do to Game-Changing Ecommerce with Zola’s Shan-Lyn Ma

With wedding season in full swing, there’s no better time of year to sidestep from our usual focus on fashion for FEST inspo from a founder who’s spent the last four years turning a revolutionary idea with an uncertain future into a reality that – not unlike the hundreds of thousands of romantic relationships fueling its growth – is based on solid partnerships and teamwork.

Meet this week’s guest, Shan-Lyn Ma, CEO and Co-Founder of Zola.

On this week’s show, Shan and I talk about how she moved from plum roles at well-known, style-driven companies such as Gilt and Chloe+Isabel into uncertain startup territory with an idea that – if it worked – would completely upend the wedding registry process. Now four years in, Shan is at once still in the thick of it, but far enough along the path to building a game-changing brand to share impressive growth and entrepreneurial insight that’s both practical and inspiring – a rare combination.

Listen in to hear Shan walk us through her approach to building a brand that’s very much of the here and now, why she devotes time to speaking and panel events whenever she can and what her typical day is like – right down to her favorite NYC coffee spot and the show she is currently obsessed with.

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