Aubrie Pagano is the founder and CEO of Bow & Drape, an online retail brand that enables women to design their own clothing. The startup company, which manufactures all of its products in the United States, boasts that its customers’ personalities are built into every item Bow & Drape finishes to order. It’s a true labor of love for Pagano and her customers. In this exclusive interview with Women in Retail Leadership Circle, Pagano discusses the inspiration that led to Bow & Drape’s founding, what traditional retail brands can learn from her company, and why participation in organizations like WIRLC is so vital to career growth.

To hear more from Pagano, as well as a host of other retail disrupters, including Maxine Bedat, co-founder, Zady; Nikki Kaufman, CEO and founder, Normal; Christina Mercando, founder and CEO, Ringly; and Olga Vidisheva, founder and CEO, Shoptiques, join Women in Retail Leadership Circle at its Disrupters Dinner on June 16 in New York City. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn from and network with leaders in the retail industry by registering today!