Sarah Carson Founder, Leota
Ask for it.
Sarah was a Wall Street investment banker when the desire for fashion she could wear to work, to dinner, on weekends, and on world travels, first began. She needed the perfect dress that could do it all but couldn’t find it.
So, Sarah made it herself.
Inspired to make the most comfortable, versatile, vibrant fashion on the market, Sarah launched Leota in 2011 on the principles of empowerment, femininity, and optimism. Under Sarah’s leadership, Leota scaled up to become one of the fastest-growing women-led companies in the US. Sarah is a 2-time Inc. 500 CEO, a SmartCEO Future 50 award winner, honored in Women2Watch in Retail Disruption, and Game Changer of the Year for 2 years straight. Drawing on her experience growing up a world class martial artist, 2-time national Kung fu champion and world tournament competitor, Sarah knows performance under pressure.Sarah is a muse to women in the real world. Whether it’s fashion, interiors, career, or lifestyle, her taste and realness resonate. She is a sought after speaker on entrepreneurship and the business of fashion and hosts her monthly podcast, The She Suite. Her commitment to philanthropy, mentorship to emerging entrepreneurship, and mission-driven philosophy are game changing.