Hello! I'm Abby.
I'm excited to meet some (hopefully, most) of you at the NRF Foundation's Executive Mentor Experience in NYC.
For 15 years, I worked in Corporate America before mustering up the courage to pursue my dream and start my own company - Vivian Lou Inc.
A few months ago, I published a book that is a raw and humorous account of my venture into entrepreneurship written to inspire courage and curiosity in those who crave something more.
If you are looking to be inspired or to start your own journey or to follow your dream, give it a read!
Abby Lou Walker is the CEO of Vivian Lou Inc., a multi-million dollar company that markets and sells insoles that empower women to wear high heels without pain.
Abby started the company in 2014 as a “hobby” while working a full-time job and raising two children. Two years later, she ditched her day job to focus on her business. As part of her mission to support women in pursuit of their dreams, she donates a portion of every sale to organizations that support disadvantaged women.
Prior to starting her own company, Abby served in a variety of executive roles for various companies ranging from Fortune 500 companies to private-equity owned firms. She received her Master’s degree in Business Communication from DePaul University, and her Bachelor’s degree in English-Journalism from Miami University. Abby currently resides in Denver, Colorado with her husband and two elementary-school aged kiddos.