On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Molly Hayward joins me to discuss passion as the driver for entrepreneurial success. Molly Hayward is the visionary female founder of Cora, a San Francisco startup and disruptive consumer brand pioneering products that fit women’s lifestyles, prioritize their wellness, and empower women globally. Molly was the first entrepreneur in the now-trendy menstrual management space to establish a modern, healthy, socially conscious brand, presenting the issues of healthier products and women’s global social justice to the mainstream female consumer.
In this episode, we discuss:
-The story behind Cora: from idea to successful subscription business
-How passion and perseverance disrupted the feminine product industry
-The importance of removing unessential daily tasks as your business grows
-How to position a product to enhance quality of life and foster a worldwide community
-And so much more!
Molly sought to create a mission driven company with Cora and has successfully helped women in developing countries continue their education during their monthly menstruation. Molly stresses, “Girls education and female empowerment is completely essential to economic development and poverty alleviation.”
Most entrepreneurial opportunities begin when you yourself find a need not being served in the marketplace as Molly reminds, “It does start from a problem that you yourself experience.” From Molly’s experience, she shares that, “It’s critical to get started because it’s such a learn-as-you-go process.”
Entrepreneurs tend to want to do it all and are eager as momentum starts to grow. In light of this, Molly advises, “Try to narrow your focus early on and do fewer things better rather than try to have your hands on every potential opportunity.”
Passion for your vision will help you as an entrepreneur navigate the many twists and turns on the road to success. Molly recommends, “Do what you love and trust that things are going to continue to move in the right direction.”
For more information on Molly:
Molly Hayward is the visionary female founder of Cora, a San Francisco startup and disruptive consumer brand pioneering products that fit women’s lifestyles, prioritize their wellness, and empower women globally. With body-conscious organic tampons, an elegant user experience, and sustainable menstrual products given to girls in developing countries for every monthly supply shipped, Cora represents the smart, chic, and conscious woman of today and is transforming the experience of womanhood on a global scale. Molly was the first entrepreneur in the now-trendy menstrual management space to establish a modern, healthy, socially conscious brand, presenting the issues of healthier products and women’s global social justice to the mainstream female consumer. Forbes writes, “Serial entrepreneur Molly Hayward has a fresh take on feminine hygiene, reimagining everything from the absorbent materials to the packaging, with a deep commitment to social justice." At 28 years old, she has been featured in major television and media outlets, and garnered awards for her innovative and holistic approach to elevating women globally through for-profit business. Molly has a deep knowledge of menstruation in both its commercial and cultural contexts, and has been described as a visionary badass with soul. Learn more about Molly and Cora at www.cora.life.
Resources discussed on this show:
Molly Hayward Twitter
Molly Hayward LinkedIn
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