The Real Female Entrepreneur

TRFE 194: 140 Rejections, Overwhelm, + Building Havenly with Lee Mayer

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”For me, one of the ways that I found myself in this role, and I’m really glad this happened, was I didn’t realize how big of a step it was going to be.”

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with Lee Mayer


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WHAT'S IN THIS EPISODE?

Lee Mayer founded Havenly, an online interior design and e-commerce platform, in 2014. Four years later, she shares about what have been the highs and the lows, as well as the most rewarding and overwhelming parts of this journey. Lee shares some of her best pieces of advice that have helped her build and grow a team, go through three rounds of fundraising, and deal with overwhelm.

Lee shares about…

  • How the pressure changes once you’ve taken on funding

  • The nonfinancial rewards of entrepreneurship

  • Going through a divorce while building a company

  • Getting 140 rejections before getting her first yes

  • How rejection has helped her learn to receive critical feedback

  • Embracing what makes you different as a leader


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WHO IS LEE MAYER?

Lee is the co-founder and CEO of Havenly, an online interior design and e-commerce company. She founded Havenly in 2014 to make decorating a home easier - and more affordable - for everyone. Previously, Lee was the VP & GM of the Auto Division at Bankrate here in Denver. She moved to Denver from New York City, where she worked at Bain & Company and was in the M&A and strategy function at Canon, USA. Lee earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS from Columbia University.


MORE OF LEE

www.havenly.com


OTHER LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE:

The Art of War