Podcast with Karla Gallardo, Co-Founder and CEO of Cuyana

On Season 2 Episodeof the Think Like A Founder podcast, Maureen Taylor interviews Karla Gallardo, Co-Founder and CEO of Cuyana. 

Karla Gallardo is the Co-Founder and CEO of Cyuana. Cuyana is a sustainable women’s fashion brand based on the mantra, “fewer, better”. They create pieces for the modern woman, using carefully selected fabrics and precise silhouettes, to encourage purchasing fewer but better quality and long-lasting items. Prior to founding Cuyana, Karla worked as a business analyst at Goldman Sachs. Karla was also featured on Entrepreneur’s 100 Powerful Women.

Podcast with Karla Gallardo

For the first time I felt I couldn’t come even close to being perfect. I just decided to let go and not try to be the best student in the class, but rather just listen and learn and understand, and also in a way, enjoy myself without that pressure. — Karla Gallardo

On this episode of the Think Like A Founder podcast, SNP’s Co-Founder & CEO, Maureen Taylor gets Karla’s thoughts on…

  1. Her childhood in Ecuador and making her own clothes as a girl
  2. Her first job on Wall Street
  3. How she feels a responsibility to do good in the world

To see more about how Karla Gallardo is inspiring innovation in fashion, check out Cuyana’s website

Think Like A Founder is produced by SNP Communications in San Francisco, California. Visit the Think Like A Founder website to learn more about the podcast and curriculum or connect with Maureen Taylor on LinkedIn to continue the conversation there. 

Series Producer: Róisín Hunt

Sound Design: Marc Ream 

Content and Scripting: Mike Sullivan 

Production Coordinator: Natasha Thomas

Thanks also to Selena Persiani-Shell, Jordan Bailey, Matt Johnson, Eli Shell, John Hughes, and Renn Vara.

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