From pain to purpose, from failures to victory, The RealReal's founder and CEO Julie Wainwright is now the world's largest marketplace for authenticated luxury resale items. Wainwright has experience public failure but with that, she found the benefits and beauty in her failure because she came out stronger. From the shutdown of Pets.com to a divorce, hitting her all at once, the adversity Wainwright faced removed fear, which ultimately led to her current success. She grew up in a household where her parents who were artists believed in "upcycling" and rescuing clothes. This background and her love for consignment gave Wainwright the idea and she started her company in 2011. In 2019, The RealReal went public and now has a market cap over $1 billion. For any aspiring entrepreneurs, she advises them to look at their career as a long-term investment. There will be challenges on the way, but don't give up.


*There is beauty in the weeds of life and there is a light waiting to breakthrough the darkness. Keep pressing on!

"He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end." - Ecclesiastes 3:11