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Wonder Women Entrepreneurs! This is the place to join conversations with thought leaders who amaze, astonish and inspire you. Listen each week as entrepreneur and host Kalika Yap explores the challenges, wisdom and breakthroughs of extraordinary people. (An Entrepreneurs’ Organization production)

Featured guests include:
Lisa Sugar, cofounder of POPSUGAR
Toni Ko, founder of NYX Cosmetics
Devin Alexander, celebrity chef and nutrition expert who appears on "The Biggest Loser"

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Apr 1, 2020

The key to a successful business is finding a need and filling that need. That’s exactly what Maggie Drake did. As CEO of Bandolier, a luxury crossbody iPhone case and accessory brand, Maggie is full of creativity and innovation. Endorsed by numerous celebrities, Bandolier has truly set itself apart as a brand. Listen as Maggie shares her beginnings and gives some advice to aspiring female founders. Tune in!

Timestamped show notes
02:57 - Maggie tells us how she started!
06:32 - Filling a need that hasn’t been met yet
08:24 - Positive responses!
09:51 - It’s all up from here—magazines, newspapers, celebrities start noticing Bandolier
12:53 - Snagging Nordstrom
14:56 - How Maggie and her team come up with the styles
18:35 - Focusing on marketing and knowing your customers
21:52 - Maggie shares how her team keeps up with marketing trends
22:56 - Maggie wasn’t always planning to be an entrepreneur
24:07 - Entrepreneurial habits
29:42 - Important characteristics to have as an entrepreneur
31:39 - Advice for aspiring entrepreneurs