Lisa Hu, PMBA ’16, failed at least 40 times before succeeding. It’s as simple as that. The founder of Lux and Nyx, maker of handbags designed for “jet-setter luxury and boardroom quality,” had the idea in mind, and worked on it while ascending the corporate ladder. Yet she failed over and over to find the right manufacturer to execute the vision she had in her mind.She tried doing it herself. She hired a seamstress. She looked at professional bagmakers—all the while, collecting prototypes that didn’t fill the bill. Mind you, all this was happening while she was still working as finance director for a large corporation. At some point, the process became unsustainable. The moment came. She had to make the leap. It was all or nothing for this handbag. She quit the corporate world in October 2017 and focused exclusively on Lux and Nyx.In some ways, this is a story about being unwilling to compromise. She wasn’t fulfilled in the corporate world. She wasn’t satisfied with the first 40 prototypes for the bag she envisioned. That may be what she means when she says the pivotal moment was the moment when she found her “ultimate voice.” “It was never really about just bags—it was what the bag made possible,” she said. “It made possible an emerging community of rock-star women, moving fluidly through daily challenges with confidence.”Cliff Holekamp, founder of Cultivation Capital, WashU Olin alum (MBA ’01) and former director of Olin’s entrepreneurship platform, lends professional perspective to a story that carries a lot of … well, a lot of baggage.RELATED LINKSSee the Lux and Nyx website. The site includes Lisa’s story.This podcast is a production of Washington University in St. Louis’s Olin Business School. Contributors include:Katie Wools, Cathy Myrick and Judy Milanovits, creative assistanceJill Young Miller, fact checking and creative assistanceHayden Molinarolo, original music, sound design and editingNate Sprehe, creative direction, production and editingAngie Winschel, production assistance and project managementOlivia Hanford, social mediaLexie O'Brien and Erik Buschardt, website supportMark P. Taylor, strategic supportPaula Crews, creative vision and strategic supportSpecial thanks to Ray Irving and his team at WashU Olin’s Center for Digital Education, including our audio engineer, Austin Alred.
Failing Like Champions Episode 10:From Finance to Fashion - Interview with Lisa Hu of Lux & NYX
Failing Like Champions
Lisa Hu talks with GW Slaughter and Matt Nagel about taking the leap from her corporate finance job into the world of creating, designing and selling women's handbags. As founder of Lux & Nyx her journey has not only revealed things in business it also shows the disparity in the workplace for women, confidence and competitive issues and how women can be supporting in their ambitions.
Delighted to talk to the fab Lisa Hu Chen for episode 66 today! Lisa was joint 4th in the USA on This is Reportage: Family for 2020, with 5 Reportage Family Awards, and she's picked up another three since the start of 2021 as well. Not only is she a great photographer, but she's a superb writer too, and has written some great, inspirational pieces for us. As well as all that, she's just a delight to talk to! Stick with us today, as Lisa shares all about:her journey into photography, how she's invested in herself during the pandemic, her experience of feeling awkward in front of the camera and how she makes sure to make her own clients feel at ease, the story behind one of her specific Reportage Family Awards, 80's and 90's films, composing your frames intentionally, and so much more...Head to https://thisisreportage.com/podcast-episode-66-this-is-lisa-hu-chen/ to see a link through to Lisa's website, the Reportage Family Award she speaks about on the episode, and her 'lasting impact' image, too.If you're not yet a member of This is Reportage or This is Reportage: Family, check out all the benefits of joining us, including an unlimited number of images on your profile, 60 individual Award & 18 Story Award entries per year, invites to our physical meetups and parties, exclusive discounts, hours of educational videos featuring tips and advice from some of the world's best photographers and much more.Submissions are now open for our second Collections of 2021; the deadline is the same for both our wedding site and our family site: Submit by 23:59 GMT on 24th March 2021.See all the benefits of membership and join our wedding site at https://thisisreportage.com/register/, or join our family site at https://thisisreportagefamily.com/register/
Lisa Hu is in 2013 tijdens haar studie aan de Design Academy Eindhoven met Terra Nova Minimaatschappij begonnen om ervoor te zorgen dat er op school niet alleen aandacht is voor 'het juiste antwoord' op maatschappelijke vraagstukken. In 2017 richtte Lisa Stichting Terra Nova - Democratisch Design op, o.a. om zoveel mogelijk mensen elkaar te laten spreken over de wereld waarin ze willen leven.
The inspiring Lisa Hu, the CEO of Lux and Nyx, and I talked about CPA, the conservative Asian culture, fashion designing, designing bags for women-on-the-go, accomplishment, career and happiness, work for ourselves, making an impact, being an entrepreneur, the story of bringing 5000 women, traveling after the pandemic, adding practical features in purses, optimism, where she is originally from, Greek mythology, exploring a country underneath the surface, and where to find her! www.luxandnyx.com
Is locum work the way of the future when it comes to preventing burnout? This week on the show, Shawn & Ivan are joined by Lisa Hu, the CEO of Roo, for a discussion about empowering veterinarians to work where they want and when they want. Lisa recommends Platform Revolution by Geoffrey G. Parker, Marshall W. Van Alstyne & Sangeet Paul Choudary (amzn.to/2DNcJQX). Learn more about Roo at roo.vet.
From Corporate to Luxury Handbags - Lisa Hu (St. Louis, MO)
“Life is short and if don’t take the chance, you’ll never know.” — Lisa Hu Today’s guest is Lisa Hu, Founder & CEO of Lux and Nyx. Lux and Nyx is a luxury hand and travel bag company that creates products with a social conscience. Lisa sits down with the team to discuss how she came up with her business idea, the importance of staying organized and creating a business plan, the demands of being a full time entrepreneur, how to network and market a new product, scaling up her business and her next steps for growth, and much more!
EP #1XX-S10-E01-Lisa Hu Joining us today is Lisa Hu, founder and designer of Lux and Nyx. Lux and Nyx is a line of luxury handbags designed with the working female in mind. Lux and Nyx handbags are a line of 'work and play' bags that take women from Yoga class in the morning through drinks on the rooftop at night with style. In this episode: Lisa shares her experience with jumping from the corporate world into entrepreneurship. Lisa explains how her need for a multi-functional handbag pushed her to the drawing board and then to Asia for prototype design efforts. Lisa talks about how her connections have manifested and how she chooses to tie in Women in History to her line of handbags. Lisa describes in detail the difference between a Lux & Nyx bag and other handbags on the market. Learn more: Email: Website: Facebook: Twitter:
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EP #1XX-S10-E01-Lisa HuJoining us today is Lisa Hu, founder and designer of Lux and Nyx. Lux and Nyx is a line of luxury handbags designed with the working female in mind. Lux and Nyx handbags are a line of 'work and play' bags that take women from Yoga class in the morning through drinks on the rooftop at night with style. In this episode:Lisa shares her experience with jumping from the corporate world into entrepreneurship. Lisa explains how her need for a multi-functional handbag pushed her to the drawing board and then to Asia for prototype design efforts. Lisa talks about how her connections have manifested and how she chooses to tie in Women in History to her line of handbags. Lisa describes in detail the difference between a Lux & Nyx bag and other handbags on the market. Learn more:Email:Lisa.Hu@luxandnyx.comWebsite:http://www.luxandnyx.comFacebook:https://www.facebook/com/luxandnyxTwitter:https://twitter.com/lux_nyx