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The Woman Behind DailyCandy

October 21st, 2009 by Lauren · 2 Comments

If, like us, you have admired DailyCandy for its smart, savvy style finds (not to mention stunning, uber-consistent, and classic design), you might enjoy this video I spotted over at the Harvard Business blog: biz blogger & venture capitalist Tony Tjan interviews DailyCandy founder and editorial director Dany Levy about her journey as an “accidental entrepreneur.” (There’s a text transcript of the interview, too, for those of you not inclined towards video content.)

The bit that resonated most with me was that she is clearly driven by her passion for content rather than a lust for world domination. “It was something I knew I’d love to have. I liked doing the digging; cutting out pages of magazines and tacking them to my bulletin board. And I knew progressively more people didn’t have time to do that. It seemed like a great filter for people, to know what was going on in their city.”

Smart lady. Definitely worth checking the rest.

Tags: Boss Ladies We Love · Entrepreneurial Inspiration

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Annemarie // Oct 27, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    I’m glad I saw this, I meant to watch it when you first posted it but I forgot. It’s great. And it’s reminded me why I’m doing this in the first place.

  • 2 carol // Oct 31, 2009 at 6:38 am

    i too believe that in order to be a successful businesswoman you need to follow your heart’s desire. this is the only way you can stick with your goals and make it right.

    so inspirational! :)