FEARLESS FOUNDERS | From the Founder, reflecting on 2023
From the founder, reflecting on 2023
portier's founder, Lia, takes a moment to express gratitude and reflect on the unwavering support throughout the transformative year of 2023, while also giving a glimpse into what is to come in 2024.
Reflecting on 2023:
How would you sum up the past year of business in just a couple of words?
Can you share a specific moment or milestone from 2023 that stands out as particularly memorable or impactful?
The most gratifying aspect of our brand's expansion has been witnessing our customers' global reach. By introducing International Shipping, we've organically connected with audiences beyond Australia which has been incredibly fulfilling.
How do you juggle the demands of running a business with the chaos of motherhood?
Juggling a growing business and raising two young boys has been a wild ride. It's important to embrace flexibility, set realistic expectations, and, above all, cultivate a supportive network. It takes a village. Surround yourself with a reliable support system.
Can you share any particular insights you've gained?
Although it's easier said than done, don't stress about the things that are out of your control.
Future Vision and 2024:
As you look ahead to 2024, what are you most excited about with portier?
The continual global expansion of our brand signifies an exciting journey at portier. We are dedicated to nurturing our brand alongside a steadfast community and extending our loyal following. Our commitment is to create a space where our community finds both inspiration and empowerment.
Do you have any key goals or milestones you hope to achieve?
In 2024, our goal is to cultivate even deeper connections within our community. We aim to foster meaningful engagements, amplify our brand's impact, and continue innovating to meet the evolving needs of our audience. The journey ahead is about elevating experiences, both for our team and the incredible community that inspires and supports us."
What can we expect from portier in 2024?
Newness and more Newness! 2024 promises a spectrum of new colorways and innovative products. Stay tuned for what lies ahead!
Do you have any New Years resolutions?
I don't believe in the tradition of waiting for the new year to set resolutions. If there's something I wish to change, I take action at the moment.
Our Fearless Quickfire (one-word answers)
Early bird or night owl? Night Owl
Wine or Gin? Gin.
Favourite productivity hack? Get it done!
Best source of motivation? Empowering others
Are you a planner or spontaneous? I'm fairly spontaneous and generally organise things last minute.
Must-have item in your entrepreneur/mum survival kit? Roll with the punches!
One word to describe your parenting style? Balanced.
Go-to stress-relief technique? A little self care.
One thing you wish you had more time for? Myself.
One word that describes the intersection of motherhood and entrepreneurship for you?
It's not a word, but a quote from Anna Lahey, The Founder of Vida Glow. It really resonated with me and it's exactly how I feel about Motherhood and Entrepreneurship - "It's the hardest thing I've ever loved".