EP12: Chasing Your Passion: From College to a New Shoe Category by 26
The gender gap in entrepreneurship leads us to ask: why are women less likely to start a business, why do women show less intention to be entrepreneurs, and what can be done to encourage them?
It's always great when you find a diamond in the rough. Haley Pavone, Founder and CEO of Pashion Footwear not only invented a totally new category in the women's shoe category but she also reminds women everywhere, no matter their age, they can succeed in following their passions.
In this episode, Haley and I travel through the journey of building Pashion footwear out of her college dorm, some of the hurdles along the way like launching the business in the thick of a pandemic, and what she wants to tell all of you ladies out there about being relentless in the pursuit of your goals and dreams.
ABOUT HALEY PAVONE + PASHION FOOTWEAR
Haley Pavone founded Pashion Footwear as a junior in college. In the 5 years since, she has invented and brought to market an innovative new technology and category in the women's footwear market - fully convertible shoes. Pavone is a patent holder, has raised over $4M in venture funding, appeared on Season 12 of ABC's Shark Tank, and led Pashion to 450% growth in 2021 in spite of the COVID19 pandemic. Recently named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list, Pavone is just getting started as Pashion's mission to empower women through footwear continues to gain incredible traction across the globe.
Instagram: @haley_pavone and @pashionfootwear
SEE PASHION IN ACTION: LIVE DEMO WITH HALEY