It’s Woman Crush Wednesday (#WCW) and I’m so excited to introduce you to one of my favorite entrepreneurs, Patricia Green (www.patriciagreen.com) and her amazing comfort chic shoe collection. I had the pleasure of meeting Patricia in person last week. She’s one of those people that exudes possibility and that makes sense because she is the quintessential entrepreneur! She’s kind, savvy and is dedicated to staying true to her brand-comfort chic.
As any entrepreneur knows, staying true to one’s brand is no easy feat; there are lots of pressures to veer off. So when I see an entrepreneur like Patricia, know what she does well and stick to it, I’m more than impressed. Readers of youreneverstuck know I firmly believe that you don’t have to give up style to be comfortable. In my view, shoes that fold up lack style and originality and shoes that hurt your feet don’t exude style. It doesn’t have to be that way. So read on to read about this amazing woman’s career and her amazing vision!
The Patricia Green Career Story:
After graduating for University of Michigan, her love of all things beautiful beckoned Patricia to India. While in Kashmir, she met Mr. Mohamed Mohidin. He had a magnificent store in the center of Srinagar, Kashmir, filled with beautiful handicrafts, jade carvings, art and antiques. Sensing her passion, he encouraged Patricia to start an import company. And that is how she started.
Isn’t that wonderful when one person crosses our path and changes our lives forever?
Since then, Patricia – the perpetual entrepreneur – has had a pillow company, a fabric shop and a belt factory. In 2000, she was living in Montreal and wanted a beautiful, comfortable warm slippers. When she couldn’t find what she wanted, she ventured into the slipper business, producing fashionable slippers which were often mistaken for shoes.
Energized by the success of her chic slippers, expanding into shoes was a natural progression. The result: a variety of chic driver moccasins which became an instant hit. On the heels of her success with stylish mocs, Patricia introduced a line of ballet flats. They feature her unique sense of style and in my view are very “Audrey Hepburn”. Her collection has since expanded to include boots, espadrilles and chic sandals and wedges! I own 4 pairs of her shoes and after multiple foot surgeries, I can tell you nothing comes close to their comfort and style.
Readers of youreneverstuck know how important I feel it is for women to support women entrepreneurs and help each other succeed. So please check out her website at PatriciaGreen.com and order yourself a pair… or three. You’ll thank me later!