Career Code: This Fashion CEO Reveals Her Best Career Advice

Lauren Powell

In honour of our co-founders Hillary Kerr and Katherine Power’s latest book, The Career Code: Must-Know Rules for a Strategic, Stylish, and Self-Made Career ($19), we’re running an interview series featuring 17 questions (to parallel the book’s 17 chapters) about the work lives of inspirational female leaders who are at the top of their fields. So far, we’ve tapped Lisa Messenger, Pip Edwards, Kelly Wearstler, and more. Next up? Lana Hopkins.

After just 12 months of launching her company, Lana Hopkins’ leather goods start-up turned over more than $1 million in just three months, exceeded $10 million in 2016, and is set to reach over $20 million in financial year 2017. Impressed? Us too. 

The founder and CEO of Mon Purse, famed for its design-your-own handbag concept, launched the company in early 2015 after being unable to find a handbag with the right quality and design to satisfy her. After just one and a half years of trading, the label confirmed it had signed a deal with premier US and UK department stores Bloomingdale's and Selfridges late last year. World domination via leather goods? Quite possibly. The perfect Career Code candidate? Definitely. Scroll on to read our interview with the inspiring entrepreneur.


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