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Episode 6: Dressing For Leadership with Dara Lamb



In today's episode of the podcast, I’m delighted to introduce you to a woman I look up to and respect a tremendous amount, Dara Lamb. Dara is internationally recognized as the leading designer and manufacturer of Women’s Made-to-Measure and Custom Wardrobes. Dara's clients include some of the country’s most accomplished female business and philanthropic leaders. As you will hear in today's episode, Dara is well-versed and passionate about the relationship between how we dress and how we show up in the world. In this episode she touches on how her own frustrations with finding clothing that could take her to the next level in her professional life led to her business, she explains why getting dressed can be a powerful act of leadership, and how women can use their wardrobes to step more fully into their power professionally.


In this episode we also discuss:


How Dara got her start and revolutionized the custom clothing market for women


What we both see in our clients that sets them apart when it comes to building a personal brand


Dara touches on research in leadership and what it means for women when they get dressed to lead


How our image helps us manage up and out in our career and sphere of influence


Whether we should dress for ourselves or others


How customizing our clothes transforms our relationship with our bodies


The power of consistency in your personal brand during this uncertain time for leaders


The ways Dara is pivoting her business to make PPE supplies during the Coronavirus crisis


The book Dara mentions in this episode is How Women Rise by Sally Helgesen


CONNECT WITH DARA:

Website: https://www.daralambcustom.com/


Connect with me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nicoleotchy/


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