Aside from the Damsel, Sazan Barzani, Joey Maalouf, & Corri McFadden all shared incredible insight from their past experiences. McFadden, a PLSR favorite who’s built quite the empire in Chicago, taught the importance of being strong & learning how to block out the negativity whether it be from Instagram trolls or business partners. Check out more of Corri’s story as well as her delicious birthday cake pancakes recipe here! Sweet as can be, Barzani shared her knowledge of starting from square one, realizing we’ve all been there & not to let intimidation get the best of you. Maalouf, possibly the funniest & most entertaining person around, led us through his entire journey including how he met Rachel Zoe. While working for Henri Bendels, Maalouf happened to be doing the makeup of an agent who soon would introduce the two & become fast friends. Maalouf, giving advice he stated was, “the most unprofessional” got a call from this agent, met Zoe, & the next day called Bendels saying, “I’m never coming back, sorry!”
All of the panelists strength along with their humor has contributed to their success majorly. Aside from the panelists, Lauren Gores of Lauren’s Lyst, Cara Santana of The Glam App (& a million other successful business ventures–seriously this woman does it all!), & so many others spoke sharing their stories giving all inspiration & determination to one day be where all of these incredibly successful people are at.