Celebrity Baby Scoop sat down with powerhouse mompreneur, Sarah Pollack Boyd, founder and creative force behind SIMPLY. With 10-plus years in PR, Sarah ventured out on her own in 2012 with the support of her husband and created her brainchild, SIMPLY, a platform that connects fashion industry leaders with aspirants.
Known as the “Nice Girl" in the PR world, Sarah Boyd asked favors from her extensive contact list and held her first conference in 2012 that took place in the fashion capital of New York City. Sarah’s first event, which exceeded 1000 attendees, has since grown globally in such a short time. She went on to expand the SIMPLY brand and was named Forbes, “Female Founder to Watch," in 2013.
Approaching her upcoming event, Simply NYC, which is taking place during NYC Fashion Week February 10th, 2018, we picked Sarah’s brain and asked her what all mama’s out there are wondering, how does Sarah juggle motherhood, marriage and run her multi-layered company SIMPLY and keep it all running like a well-oiled machine?
She also revealed looking back what she would do differently, who her celebrity mama style doppelganger is, and advice for the working mom.
I read you started your career in Fashion PR, what made you want to break into the fashion industry?
I actually went to college for a career in Fashion (at Philadelphia University) and have always loved the business, just never was super creative so I knew design wasn’t an option. My sketch skills are on par with my 2 year old’s! I majored in fashion merchandising which is more of the business side, studied abroad in Rome for a semester and then moved straight to Los Angeles after I graduated.
When did you set out to start SIMPLY and what inspired you to do so?
I started SIMPLY back in 2012 because I absolutely loved to connect people in the industry and saw that there was no platform for that. I found myself doing it on a daily basis and thought ‘why not create a space that’s kind and all about connection’?
Was becoming an entrepreneur something you always wanted to work towards?
I’ve always had hustle and no fear which are two things every entrepreneur must have. But did I grow up wanting to have my own company? No.
What has been your greatest achievement thus far in your professional and personal life?
Personal life BY FAR was having my daughter, Ava. Professionally it was building a business to the point of an acquisition.
What is a typical day for you?
Every day is so different for me, which is why I love my job! I couldn’t do the same thing day in and day out. This week we’re busy prepping for our SIMPLY NYC conference so much of our day is on the phone with our production team, speakers, brand partners and internal meetings. Other weeks it’s a lot of time spent meeting with our Digital Talent and strategizing upcoming campaigns and collaborations. It’s an exciting time!