Abby Lou Walker is the CEO of Vivian Lou Inc., a single-product company with multi-million dollar annual sales dedicated to helping women look and feel better in high heels. She started her company as a “hobby” business (while being a full-time working mom) after picking up the phone and asking one simple question.
This “hobby” made her feel alive again. She had finally found something that quieted her burning desire for something more; and a short two years later, she strapped on a pair of her favorite high heels and walked away from Corporate America.
Her mission as the CEO of Vivian Lou is to empower women to wear heels 4x longer without pain so they can focus more on their dreams and less on their feet.
She’s written Strap On a Pair to inspire fellow middle-aged, middle-management, middle-class moms to take the first step—or the next step—toward finding their something more.
Prior to starting her own company, Abby served as Chief Marketing Officer for a natural supplements company; Vice President of Account Management and Communications for a financial services company; and Senior Director, Internal Communications at a large financial planning company. She received her Master’s degree in Business Communication from DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois, and her Bachelor’s degree in English-Journalism from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.
Abby currently resides in Denver, Colorado, with her amazing husband, and is Mom to two incredible elementary-school aged kiddos, a couple of cats and a lovable old dog.
Other Facts about Abby
She loves the color red, bubbly beverages, and all things chocolate. She laughs a bit too loud and uses words like Awesome, Amazing, and Great.
She craves long hugs from good friends, the smell of fresh-cut grass, and heart-printed pajama pants.
She believes in helping those less fortunate, in encouraging others to accomplish their dreams, and in women promoting and supporting other women.
She cheers for women who have found their niche, hit their stride, and silenced self-doubt.
She makes pancakes for dinner, loves South Haven, Michigan, and believes that a great pair of shoes can change your perspective on everything.