Susan Koger

Susan Koger

Susan Koger, Creative Officer and Co-Founder of ModCloth 

"'Never apologize for your age.' Age doesn’t mean you know everything. Be aware of what you don’t know and be curious, but don’t look at your age or lack of experience as a negative; it can allow you to approach an industry from a different point of view."

"I’ve had to learn to listen to myself and trust my point of view. I think it’s important in a creative business to trust your gut as you’re developing the look and feel of your brand. The easiest way for a brand to be authentic is to put some of your person and personality into it, and if you’re not in tune with your inner voice and instincts, that can get muddled."

"When you start your own business, you have to expect good days and bad days. For instance, when we were first starting out, we had all of the merchandise stolen out of the back of our car. Another time, I deleted the entire product catalog accidentally (this was back when my husband and I were a two-person team). I really try to look at failures as learning opportunities."

Design Sponge, Photo via ModCloth

Julia Mancuso

Julia Mancuso

Patti Poppe

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