(My feature in the WhiteTable Newsletter, started by Kristina Han, founder and CEO of Own Your Wonder. Own Your Wonder is a trusted beauty resource providing curated video tutorials and personalized makeup lessons.)
Below, I copied the Q&A portion – feel free to share!
(Kristina) This week, I’m proud to have Sarah Carlson joining me at the WhiteTable. I met Sarah at the Tory Burch Embrace Ambition Summit last year. If I could have been half as poised, articulate and smart as Sarah is when I was her age (a college junior!) I may have a solution for world peace by now. Sarah has a laser jet focus on building a career in the field of analytics and fashion. She just got accepted into the Women@Dior Mentee program! As someone who bumbled along her zigzag careers, I’m excited to follow Sarah’s ambitious journey and cheer her on from the sidelines. (Listen to her thoughtful discussion on her experience of visiting her birth country as a transracial adoptee.)
what is your superpower?
(Sarah) My endless curiosity: eager to learn, I always ask questions to understand something beyond the surface level.
what’s your story in 6 words?
Courageous explorer with heart and s(e)oul
what’s the best advice you never got?
You’re the average of the five people you spend the most time with. I feel fortunate knowing that I look up to admirable friends and family who change me for the better.
you use your voice for…
Using data analytics for reshaping business models, production, consumption practices in the apparel industry.
what’s your off-the-beaten-path product/content you’re loving right now?
Classic rock! I enjoy listening to Led Zeppelin on runs; only after hearing Jimmy Page’s guitar riffs do I feel energized to pound the pavement and catalyst ideas.