Maria Murphy Minisode

How women can change the game of business by supporting each other

Madeleine Albright once said there was a “special place in hell” for women who don’t support other women.

The former US Secretary of State has a point because it’s very difficult for women to advance in business without forming deep bonds of mentorship and promotion.

Women are at our best when we collaborate and yet all to often we fall into the trap of self-isolating. Or worse, “comparisonitus” and the scarcity thinking that has us worried about supporting other women for fear it will take away something from us

Maria Murphy, who is busy changing the game in fashion with a socially-conscious e-commerce marketplace, shares her wisdom today on our mentoring Minisode about why it is vital to support each other.

Learn:

  • Why it’s important to mentor and be mentored by other women
  • How to avoid the trap of self-isolation
  • The advantages of an abundance mindset that enables you to succeed by lifting others
  • And more!

Learn more about Maria’s inspiring business at Lei-Lei.net on EP335 of Wings (https://wingspodcast.com/maria-murphy), where she talks about how she’s helping women workers in the developing world while educating consumers here about how to shop responsibly – all with a highly scalable business model that is global in scope. that showcases handmade fairly traded items by women artisans around the world.

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More about Maria Murphy:

Maria knew from a young age that she loved to dress up and shop. Her passion was fueled by her mother, who was a showroom model and Maria worked throughout high school and college at Macy's on the selling floor. After four years and a BS in Marketing and an AAS in Fashion Buying and Merchandising from FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology) in New York City, Maria began her career in wholesale fashion sales.

In time she knew she needed to do something more important and wanted to put money back into the hands of those that needed it most – the workers. She founded and launched Lei-Lei in 2013 with some help from our oldest daughter Ali in between her visits home from college.  Maria wanted to involve her daughter in something that she could say she helped create, be proud of, and learn about business while helping others in need.

Lei-Lei is founded on the principle that helping others in need makes the world a better place.  It started with beautiful beaded bracelets handmade in a Christian community in Kathmandu, Nepal. Word of mouth and a small website of loyal and repeat customers kept them very busy – and within two years Lei-Lei diversified and grew into an ecommerce global marketplace.   Products include Moroccan clutches and market baskets, sheep's wool animal booties for newborns from Kyrgyzstan, eco-resin and up-cycled horn jewelry, alpaca shawls, hats and gloves and many others.

Lei-Lei is committed to handmade products meeting the principles of fair trade and it carries products that benefit the planet and are renewable, sustainable and recycled – allowing consumers to shop guilt-free for cool items that support worthy causes.

Lei-Lei also contributes through a portion of its sales and donations to organizations such as VNA (Visiting Nurse Association), Bernards PEC (Parents of Exceptional Children), Hearts for Honduras (child education support and sponsorship), More than Me, PBA, PTO events, Heartworks and The Unatti Foundation, etc.

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356 MINISODE Maria Murphy: Lift As You Climb

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