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Live Greatly

Nov 22, 2022

Looking for key insights into being a woman in a leadership role?  In this Live Greatly Podcast episode Kristel Bauer sat down with the co-founders of the handbag brand, Dagne Dover.  Jessy Dover, Melissa Mash & Deepa Gandhi share key insights to build resilience, set boundaries, boost communication and support your well-being at work and in life. Tune in now!

You can use the code GREATLY20 for 20% off full price styles at Dagne Dover for first time customers throught the end of 2022!

Key Takeaways from This Episode:

  • Why Jessy, Melissa and Deepa started Dagne Dover & how they all met (the backstory)
  • How they have overcome obstacles along the way
  • Tips for navigating the world of being a female founder
  • An important question to ask yourself to keep perspective as a founder
  • How they created the company culture they always wanted coming up in their careers and why it’s so important
  • Resilience building tips
  • Ways to boost confidence
  • How they navigate the pressures of their career with personal life and relationships
  • Key insights to create healthy boundaries between work and the rest of life
  • TIps for how employees can set healthy boundaries and boost communication
  • How they navigate stress
  • What makes their brand unique

A big thank you to Dagne Dover for sending Kristel 3 complimentary bags!

About Dagne Dover:

Dagne Dover creates problem-solving bags for humans getting the most out of life. Bags that keep up, stay organized, and look good doing it. Founded by three women with very different backgrounds but a similar drive and passion, Dagne Dover embodies simplicity, functionality, and good design. Goodbye chaos, #hellodagne.

About Deepa Gandhi:
Deepa Gandhi is co-founder and COO of bag brand Dagne Dover in addition to being an angel investor and advisor to other high-growth businesses. Deepa oversees all strategic planning, growth, operations, supply chain and finance for Dagne Dover. Deepa began her career on the trading floor of Lehman Brothers but quickly shifted her career path to the retail industry when she worked at Club Monaco driving double digit growth for the women's business on their merchandising and planning team. Her analytical rigor combined with her passion for building great brands has made her a key contributor in driving Dagne Dover’s exponential growth since the company’s inception in 2013. She graduated from Johns Hopkins University where she studied International Studies and Entrepreneurship and Management, and she received her MBA from The Wharton School of Business. She is also a 2015 Forbes 30 under 30 and member of Women in America. About Jessy Dover: Jessy Dover is Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Dagne Dover – the brand that designs bags for badass humans. At the helm of everything creative, Jessy leads the brand’s product design and creative marketing teams. With an adventurous, fun-loving spirit and based on her mantra, “good design is everything”, Jessy has helped Dagne Dover evolve from a small unknown brand to a household name in under 10 years. Today, she continues to raise the bar through innovation, challenging the brand to re-define the future of retail by creating fashion-forward products with optimal functionality that cater to ever-changing lifestyles. About Melissa Mash: 
Melissa Mash is CEO and cofounder of Dagne Dover, overseeing business development and retail partnerships for the brand. A graduate of NYU and The Wharton School of Business, Melissa was previously at Coach, where she led the turn-around of Coach's first European location. During that time, she saw an immense opportunity for a high-quality brand with a unique design, at a compelling price point. That brand became Dagne Dover. While she has always been passionate about products that help people feel more confident, Melissa now also focuses on how Dagne Dover can be an example of positive company leadership, company culture and evolved workplace policies for future generations.


Instagram: @dagnedover



About the Host of the Live Greatly podcast, Kristel Bauer:

Kristel, the Founder of Live Greatly, is on a mission to help people thrive personally and professionally while promoting vibrant company cultures. Kristel is a corporate wellness expert, Integrative Medicine Fellow, Top Keynote Speaker, TEDx speaker & contributing writer for Entrepreneur. 

Kristel brings her expertise & extensive experience in Corporate Wellness, Emotional Intelligence, Leadership, Mindset, Resilience, Self-Care, and Stress Management to in-person and virtual events as Professional Keynote Speaker.  If you are looking for a female motivational speaker to inspire and empower your audience to reclaim their well-being, inner motivation and happiness, Kristel’s message will leave a lasting impression. Kristel would be happy to discuss partnering with you to make your next event one to remember! Speaking Topics can be tailored to fit the needs of your group.

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