Taffi Ayodele, the co-founder of Thandos (pronounced tohn-dos, the “h” is silent) Shoes, joins me this week to discuss her thriving business and her path to entrepreneurship.
I met Taffi at a Tall Society event, where she was selling her unique Ankara-print foldable flats, and once I saw these shoes, I had to have a pair. As an owner of a pair of these flats, I can attest not only to the comfort and durability of the shoes, but also how stylish they are.
Interestingly enough, the inception of the business was generated when a stranger approached Taffi and offered to pay $100 for a $10 off-brand pair of flats she was wearing. At that point, Taffi had a light-bulb moment, and with her background in finance and government, vast network, and experiences garnered through her M.B.A. studies, she started her business. Taffi shares about the pitfalls and lessons learned throughout her journey, but also her mission to serve others along the way.
Web: thandos.comWHERE’S NACHE’