Q&A: Sara Moylan
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Sara Moylan is the founder and chief creative officer at Shefit.
She had no intentions to start a business and said she was just trying to solve her own problems.
Moylan created the Ultimate Sports Bra — a fully adjustable sports bra for women.
Biggest career break?
Getting our company over the $1-million mark was a huge success for us.
As a mom, seeing the entrepreneurial spirit and drive within my daughters makes me so proud, because they can really find something they love and make it their own.
As for my business, I’m so proud of my team for helping the company get featured on the Inc. 500 list. This award and the constant reminders from our customers let us know that we’re doing this right.
Best advice you’ve ever received?
“As long as you’re always doing something right, then you’re not doing the wrong things.” -Jeffry Aronsson
How did you make your first dollar?
When I was a child, I would make hot-glue pins. I would decorate the pins with glitter and buttons, and I would go around my neighborhood and sell them.
My relationships with my kids and husband
My dream job would definitely be what I’m doing right now. I’m 100 percent in my role and wouldn’t change it.
Last book you read?
“Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win,” by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin
Last search term you googled?
Companies with best customer experience
Your worst habit?
Not resting, always going. Never shutting down.
To unwind, you like to … ?
Love going out to dinner and relaxing. Going on the boat with my kids.
I would love to go to the Maldives and stay in one of the huts that’s right on the water!
I love Mexican food. Chips, salsa and queso!
Person you most admire?
I really admire Sara Blakely, the creator or Spanx. She and I are very alike in the fact that we are female entrepreneurs. She took such an impactful, commonly used product that had a snowball effect in all areas of business, customers, community, womanhood and entrepreneurship. We both took a product that desperately needed change and really made it our own and are continuing to revolutionize the women’s athletic gear industry.