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Badass Women at Any Age

Nov 15, 2022

Ashley Grottoli learned from her parent’s example that she had the power to control her fate.  Armed with tenacity and a hunger for knowledge Ashley chose to pivot from her life as an arts educator and dance choreographer to invest in herself.  With a brilliant idea that she knew deserved her time and focus,  Ashley took the leap of faith that would catapult her to success in an industry she knew very little about.  Today she is a multi award-winning fashion designer who recently showcased her work at the New York Fashion Week in 2022.

 What You Will Hear in This Episode: 

Ashley’s journey

From arts and dance to fashion

Developing bra skins

Research and development

Fashion influences


Ashley’s perseverance and self belief

Living out of your comfort zone

Reality vs. Runway in fashion


“Every time I'm going to do something I'm going to do it to the best of my ability. I'm going to have 

no excuses.”

“At some point you have to just make a leap of faith and commit.”

“If you are solving a massive problem, especially one you experience, it’s a lot easier to

 develop it and to grow it because you are gonna be super passionate about it and you're gonna 

have a lot of knowledge around it even if you don't have the fundamentals, I think you don't need the 

fundamentals to start a business.”

“When  you don't worry about anything else other than being your best that day , you become the best 


“I don't expect anything, so I have no surprises.”

“It's like a piece of me is missing if I'm not wildly uncomfortable with what I'm doing.”


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