Episode 1: Elizabeth McGarry

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We just did it. I remember having the conversation with my family that people do so much more with so much less. What is the excuse? This just feels like the right thing to do.
— Elizabeth McGarry

Elizabeth McGarry has been on our #WCW list for decades. She’s an entrepreneur, a wife, a mom, stylish, creative, and one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet. She’s committed to making her family, her businesses and her communities the best possible. She’s currently the Creative Director for York Athletics Mfg. working alongside her husband, the brands CEO. Most recently she was head of her creative agency McGarry & Son’s servicing brands you know and love. In this episode she shares about her journey from suburban Oregon to high fashion in Europe to queen of Sportswear Design. She opens up about her brave decision to become a mother in her early twenties, what it’s like to close her first company to become a partner with her husband, the importance of raising two boys in a Girl-Power world, and how it feels to now be a mentor in the industry she calls home.

You can show Elizabeth your support by:

  • follow York Athletics Mfg on instagram @yorkathleticsmfg . Send her a DM & let her know about what this episode meant to you

  • Head over to York Athletics Mfg and trying out a pair of their amazing sneakers -they’re getting 5 star ratings with over 389 submitted reviews!

SHOW NOTES: People & Places We Mentioned
McGarry & Sons
York Athletics Mfg
Veronique Branquinho
Isabella Blow
Her By Bodega
New Balance

SHOW NOTES: Blogs, Podcasts, Books & Resources We Mentioned
10% Happier Blog
Oprah’s Super Soul Conversations
Malcom Gladwell’s Revisionists History Podcast
Malcom Gladwell & Rick Ruben’s Broken Records Podcast
This American Life
The “not good for your brain, but addictive” Serial Podcast
The equally “not good for your brain, but addictive” Dirty John Podcast


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Production, Audio Engineering, & Editing by Jordan Duffy

Music by Joakim Karud @joakimkarudmusic

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