Episode #18: An Entrepreneurial Success Story with the Optimistic Maureen Doron
Hi everybody! I always love when I have the opportunity to interview guests from my high school, Notre Dame Academy in Villanova. So far I have had Martie Gillin who is 82 years old and started the non-profit Speak-Up and I have had September Rinnier Votta who was a year above me and co-founded the online retailer Tuckernuck. And now I’m super excited to share my conversation with Maureen Doron, another Notre Dame Academy alum! Maureen lives right outside Philadelphia with her husband and three young sons. She has made quite the footprint along Philadelphia’s mainline – she founded Skirt Boutique (located in Bryn Mawr, PA) back in 2001 at the young age of 24. They sell amazing women apparel and accessories. She then went on to open two additional locations, one in Stone Harbor, NJ (a very popular shore town) and the third in Rittenhouse Square in the heart of Philadelphia. Maureen has had a tremendous amount of success at all three locations.
I had so much fun hearing all about how Maureen founded Skirt and what her entrepreneurial journey has been like over the past 17 years. She was kind enough to not only share the success stories but also how she handled the setbacks. What I love the most about Maureen is her really optimistic outlook on life, which all three of her store locations reflect. I always love visiting Skirt because all of the stylists who help me are full of positive and vivacious energy, and always make my search for the perfect outfit easy and fun. I hope you enjoy my conversation with Maureen as much as I did!