I am very excited to post my conversation with Jane Winchester Paradis!
I loved listening to Janie’s story – she is 44, married, living in Wayne, PA with her two children and three step children (all in their teens!).
Janie has a long history in the fashion industry.
She started in NYC after college and worked at Adrienne Vittadini, Calvin Klein and Barneys. In 1998, she started her own handbag line called Buzz by Jane Fox – it was a huge hit and was sold in lots of boutiques and major department stores, such as Neimans and Bergdorf Goodman.
Then in 2006, Lilly Pulitzer called and asked her to head up the accessories line so she moved to Philadelphia and had tons of success at Lilly for 11 years.
Just this past May, Janie decided to take a leap of faith and she left Lilly to start her own jewelry line called Jane Winchester – it launches next month!!
Take a look at her Instagram account to learn more (@jane_winchester_paradis).
So not only do we talk about Janie’s career journey from NYC to Philadelphia but we also cover a lot of topics including taking risks and seizing opportunities, climbing the corporate ladder, how to manage and deal with people in the workforce, finding a job you are passionate about, and so much more! I hope you guys enjoy!!
0:35 Family Background
10:50 9 years at Buzz with Jane Fox
18:48 What drove her?
22:18 How did she manage work with kids?
27:27 Thoughts on managing people
31:53 How she came up with the name
35:29 Launching on Black Friday
38:14 How to remain happy
40:45 Being grateful and appreciative
43:32 How to overcome failure
46:37 Implementing “grit” in life
50:39 Advice to your 30 year old self