Shinola and Michigan Women's Foundation hosted the "Influence 2018" panel discussion featuring national fashion and media influencers at Cobo Center moderated by Forbes Media Detroit Bureau Chief to moderate discussion for this first-time event. Panelists included: Sophia Amoruso, Founder & CEO of Girlboss Media (and my Girlcrush!!); Rajni Jacques, Fashion Director of Teen Vogue; Katie Sturino, Founder of The 12ish Style & Megababe; and Jaclyn Johnson, Founder & CEO of Create & Cultivate.
I took so much away from this event and really enjoyed learning how each woman overcame major obstacles to get their businesses to be so successful. Staying true to your brand and preserving through the tough times (or at least looking like you have it all together) are key to making it where you want to be. Just being in a room with these strong women gave me a better outlook on starting something of my own, if I ever choose to do so ;)
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