HERstory: Lisa Kolodny Johnson

Meet Lisa

SVP Marketing and Business Development Indagare Travel

Name: Lisa

Occupation: Marketer, Storyteller, Mom

Tell me a little about your business: 

"I currently am the SVP of Marketing and Business Development for Indagare Travel. Indagare is a members-only, boutique travel-planning company offering curated content, customized trip-planning and bespoke group trips around passion points often in partnership with brands like Vogue, Architectural Digest and Tory Burch.”

What is your business/work or personal philosophy?

"I have a lot of words to live by, but most recently the one I refer to the most is: Surround yourself by people who bring you joy, fill in your gaps and energize you. Avoid people who are at their best when they're sending flowers to funerals.”

What makes you feel like a powerful woman?

"Earning the respect of those around me.”

Fill in the blank: I want my clothes to make me feel _______________.

“Confident”

Who are your top badass female role models?

“1. Dolly Parton: She is true to herself and lives to help others and she's not slowing down.

2. Melissa Biggs Bradley: The Founder and CEO of Indagare, she has taught me that grit, grace and determination are enough to get started on building out your dream business.

3. Lindsay and Lexi Kite of Beauty Redefined: Two sisters who have made it their mission to promote positive body images. Their message is “Women are more than just bodies. See more. Be more.” and I think this is critically important to shift society's obsession with commenting on women's bodies and making that central to their self-worth.”

What is your favorite tux couture piece and why? 

“The Illana Jacket because I love how I can wear this to work and then out at night, or easily take it off to tone down my look.”