Part II dives deeper into the story of Joanna Lau's early career, a lengthy catalog of diverse occupations. We hear the importance of preparation and independence as ingredients to success. Lau shares more wisdom in her belief that businesses and entrepreneurs must be constantly adapting and preparing in order to survive, often this takes incessant talent audits.
Guest Joanna Lau shares stories from her upbringing and immigration in this first episode. We discuss how early childhood family dynamics affect the development of work ethic and life expectations. Joanna expands on her personal philosophy of preparation and believes hard work never fails.
The Goldman Sachs executive-turned-designer, Joanna Lau, established her handbag line in January 2016 after experiencing first-hand a void in women’s workwear – men had suitcases, whereas women’s purses didn’t support their leadership roles, and so was born JEMMA. Designed to be highly functional with its unique organizational system and to keep up with the modern-day working woman, JEMMA still brings back the old-world elegance and glamour with its refined styles.JEMMA was founded with my work life in mind. The objective is to design handbags specifically for the modern day working woman who appreciates classic elegance and sensibility, while leading the way for her to connect with like-minded women through a brand community, we like to call #JEMMAGirls.http://www.jemmabag.com/