Welcome to Second Life, a podcast spotlighting successful women who've made major career changes—and fearlessly mastered the pivot. Hosted by Hillary Kerr, co-founder and chief content officer at Who What Wear, each episode will give you a direct line to women who are game changers in their fields. Subscribe to Second Life on iTunes, and stay tuned.
There’s no denying there’s an innate confidence that comes with wearing an ensemble that both looks good and makes you feel good. At the forefront of the workwear revolution, Sali Christeson set out to create a ready-to-wear brand that offers functional, high-quality, and vibrant pieces that give women the confidence to become power players and that reflect the evolution of women in the workplace. After discovering hard-to-digest stats that women in the workplace are often judged based on their appearance, Christeson knew something had to be done. Thus, Argent was conceived. The brand immediately registered with women across all industries and caught the eye of some of the most influential women aiming to shatter the glass ceiling, including Hillary Clinton, Gloria Steinem, Kamala Harris, Awkwafina, and Elaine Welteroth. Since Argent’s launch in 2016, the brand has impressively raised over $6 million to date in VC funding with strategic investors and, in addition to its online business model, has retail locations in California, New York, and D.C. with plans to continue expansion.
The success of Argent lies in Christeson’s past career life. Prior to launching the game-changing brand and upon receiving her MBA at the University of South Carolina, Christeson spent a decade working in the Bay Area as a tech and finance executive. There, she struggled to find clothes that were practical and professional but also bold with a personal flair.
Head to iTunes to subscribe to Second Life, and listen to this brand-new episode to hear all about how Christeson used her past knowledge as a finance and tech exec to pivot into a new career that provides a solution for women around the world. And keep scrolling to shop some of Argent's new arrivals.
Next up, meet the inspiring interiors icon behind Jungalow, Justina Blakeney.