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Welcome to Her Success Story.

Women inspire me every single day. Their tenacity, wit, enthusiasm, power and grace have provided the world with amazing businesses that have transformed industries. Her Success Story is a podcast that allows these impactful and fascinating women to share their success journey with the world. Their triumphs, along with their failures. Their lessons, along with their leadership. And their determination to follow their dreams. Listen in each week as we talk to women in fashion, coaching, corporate, legal and so much more.

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Oct 7, 2019

Jules Pieri

Co-founder & CEO of The Grommet


Jules Pieri is Co-founder & CEO of The Grommet, a site that has launched more than 3,000 innovative consumer products since 2008. The company's Citizen Commerce™ movement is reshaping how products are discovered, shared, and bought.

Jules completed her undergraduate degree summa cum laude at the University of Michigan and people tell her she is the first designer to graduate from Harvard Business School, where she is an Entrepreneur in Residence Emeritus.

Jules was named one of Fortune's Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs in 2013 and one of Goldman Sachs' 100 Most Interesting Entrepreneurs in 2014.

Jules’ first book, “How We Make Stuff Now: Turn Ideas into Products That Build Successful Businesses,” was published by McGraw-Hill in April 2019.

 In this episode, we discuss:

  • The importance of education and how a college scholarship opened options
  • Identifying an opportunity in the marketplace
  • How the growth of B2B opened opportunities for entrepreneurs
  • The challenges of the start-up phase and funding
  • Discovering the unexpected support that comes from family and being viewed as a role model and mentor
  • Walking through the fear when making tough decisions or facing difficult situations
  • A 5-year business plan versus an 18-month plan versus a 5-Year life plan