Bow & Drape was created to fill a niche for affordable custom designed clothes. We interviewed co-founder and COO, Shelly Madick and here's what we learned...
Q: Can you share some of your favorite childhood memories and what you wanted to be when you grew up?
A: When I was in elementary school I wanted to be the first Jewish woman President of the United States of America. I was inspired by two teachers I had, Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Hughes, who pushed me to always do my best.
Q: How did you get involved with Bow and Drape and what do you like most about your job?
A: My best friend and college roommate came up with the concept and wanted my help running the company. I love a lot about my job. One of my favorite things is how creative I get to be in problem solving. Every day is challenging and very hard work but it is always different at my job and that is exciting.
Q: What motives you and who inspires you?
A: I really want to make a difference in the world and I am motivated by that to work hard everyday and learn as much as I can from as many people and experiences as I can. I am inspired by my grandparents who came from nothing and worked hard every day of their lives to make a better life for their families.
Q: What are some of the greatest challenges and opportunities that you see in the future?
A: I think one of the greatest challenges we need to solve and are already experiencing is the misallocation of our earth's resources. People's access to water, food, and energy sources is a huge issue that is going to continue and worsen if it is not addressed.
Q: What is the best advice that you've ever received and what advice would you like to give to our readers?
A: Some of my favorite thoughts:
Never, never, never give up. -Winston Churchill
Practice does not make perfect. Practice makes permanent.
Advice: Stay focused on your dreams, and don't let anyone tell you you're too young to pursue your goals and dreams. You have your whole life ahead of you. Dream big and work hard to make them come true!