We talked to Olivia Jeanette—a fashion & beauty blogger and founder of premium styling service Corporate Catwalk—to find out more about what keeps her motivated every single day. Here, she shares her personal journey, what inspires her to be bold, and of course, how Birdies help her feel bold, bright, and confident.
What is your definition of bold and how do you incorporate this into your day-to-day?
Bold is finding your own path. Following your dream and not settling for the status quo. Each morning when I hug my son before walking out the door, his face reminds me to keep pushing and be bold in my pursuits. No matter what happens that day, I know I get to come home to my family and that is all the motivation I need.
What’s a bold move you’ve made in your life?
The one bold move that I think shaped my career was taking the leap and moving to Silicon Valley to start my career in technology. Had I not made the decision to move from the Midwest, I am not sure I would be where I am today.
Who or what inspires you to be bold?
My family is my inspiration. I want them to be proud of me and for my kids to see that hard work and perseverance will lead you to where you want to go. Hopefully, they use it as inspiration and become bold in their path to success, whatever that may be.
What advice would you give future generations of women to live boldly and with purpose?
My advice to the next generation of women is to truly be bold in your decisions. Success doesn't come easy, nor is it given. You have to earn it. Know what you want and go after it. Later on in life, you will look back at that moment when you just went for it and feel a huge sense of pride. It's an amazing feeling that I hope more and more women get to feel.
How do Birdies make you feel bright, bold, and confident?
I get a big, bright smile on my face every time I slip on my Birdies. They simply exude confidence and give me that extra pep in my step. I think it's the simplistic genius of being extremely comfortable yet stylish. New moves and bold decisions tend to follow shortly afterward.
Olivia is part of our new “Bright. Bold. Birdies.” campaign, featuring and celebrating women who embody what it means to be bold inside and out. In this series, they share their stories of success and how Birdies help them soar.