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What are your style hacks for shopping as a petite?

For pants, I always go for cropped denim or ⅞ yoga pants, because it usually hits me just right. I also go for high-waisted pants, because it makes me look more elongated.

What advice can you offer petite women who aspire to a career in your industry?

My top 5 tips: 1. Find your focus; 2. Learn as much as you can about it; 3. Find your OWN voice and create your own path—don’t imitate someone else’s; 4. Be consistent; 5. Trust in your strengths, and strengthen your weaknesses.

What are your style hacks for shopping as a petite?

For pants, I always go for cropped denim or ⅞ yoga pants, because it usually hits me just right. I also go for high-waisted pants, because it makes me look more elongated.

What advice can you offer petite women who aspire to a career in your industry?

My top 5 tips: 1. Find your focus; 2. Learn as much as you can about it; 3. Find your OWN voice and create your own path—don’t imitate someone else’s; 4. Be consistent; 5. Trust in your strengths, and strengthen your weaknesses.

What do you think is the biggest issue petite women face in the workplace? What struggles have you had to overcome?

Growing up, I was not only petite, but I was also a year younger than most everyone in my class, which didn’t really help my confidence. I was always more on the shy/introverted side, but moving to New York City really helped me break out of my shell. In the workplace, I dealt with poor female leaders, who cared more about bossing those under them rather than developing and empowering their team. So, it honestly took starting my blog Om & The City, and growing my business from the ground up, to gain my confidence and realize my strengths to own my platform. Leaving the 9-5 grind to be my own boss last year was the best decision I could have ever made for myself and for my career.

Along with power positions & success, women are shattering preconceived body standards as well - curvy models have taken their position on magazine covers and petites have taken over catwalks. How do you see the industry responding to this shift?

I think it is a much needed shift. I love seeing real people who are influencers and innovators of all shapes and sizes, taking over magazine covers, brand campaigns, and headlines. It’s refreshing to finally see you don’t have to be a certain height or body type to feel equally celebrated in this world.

What do you think is the biggest issue petite women face in the workplace? What struggles have you had to overcome?

Growing up, I was not only petite, but I was also a year younger than most everyone in my class, which didn’t really help my confidence. I was always more on the shy/introverted side, but moving to New York City really helped me break out of my shell. In the workplace, I dealt with poor female leaders, who cared more about bossing those under them rather than developing and empowering their team. So, it honestly took starting my blog Om & The City, and growing my business from the ground up, to gain my confidence and realize my strengths to own my platform. Leaving the 9-5 grind to be my own boss last year was the best decision I could have ever made for myself and for my career.

Along with power positions & success, women are shattering preconceived body standards as well - curvy models have taken their position on magazine covers and petites have taken over catwalks. How do you see the industry responding to this shift?

I think it is a much needed shift. I love seeing real people who are influencers and innovators of all shapes and sizes, taking over magazine covers, brand campaigns, and headlines. It’s refreshing to finally see you don’t have to be a certain height or body type to feel equally celebrated in this world.

Where does your #PetitePowerCoat take you?

I love love love my Nora coat. It is chic, but really damn cool. I wear it everywhere from the dog park, to a brunch meeting. It’s comfortable and very well-made.

What does petite empowerment mean to you?

To me, it represents being proud of who you are and what you’re born with. Confidence comes from within and it’s up to you to work it. In high school, all I wanted was everything I didn’t have. I used to dream of being taller, thinner with a bigger bust and fuller lips. I wasted a lot of time wishing for something different. It’s okay, though, because I’ve since worked through my insecurities and feel more than grateful for the skin I get to wear everyday.

Where does your #PetitePowerCoat take you?

I love love love my Nora coat. It is chic, but really damn cool. I wear it everywhere from the dog park, to a brunch meeting. It’s comfortable and very well-made.

What does petite empowerment mean to you?

To me, it represents being proud of who you are and what you’re born with. Confidence comes from within and it’s up to you to work it. In high school, all I wanted was everything I didn’t have. I used to dream of being taller, thinner with a bigger bust and fuller lips. I wasted a lot of time wishing for something different. It’s okay, though, because I’ve since worked through my insecurities and feel more than grateful for the skin I get to wear everyday.

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