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Meet Kate Foster Lengyel

Kate Foster Lengyel has been a Chief Marketing Officer and Head of E-Commerce in the fashion industry, and now she's founded her own business, SwearBy.  SwearBy is a word-of-mouth marketplace powered by discerning women and the awesome products that they honestly swear by. 

Name: Kate Foster Lengyel

Occupation: Founder, SwearBy

Location: New York

Recent Impulse Purchase: Hot Glue Gun

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5 questions for you...
1. What's the best advice you’ve ever given or received?

Be kind. Work hard. Have fun.

2. How would you describe your personal style? 

No fuss, comfortable and casual. Feminine with a tomboy edge.

3. What was the last thing that made you laugh out loud?

Yesterday, my son's pre-K had a "car show" at school...the kids were supposed to design their own vehicles out of a cardboard box. My son made a police car, quite adorably for a 4-year old, by gluing a paper plate inside for a steering wheel, cups for wheels, and polka dots for "sirens." We went to school and the other kids had brought in these INCREDIBLE vehicles, like an actual replica of the Batmobile and a nearly life-size fire engine that the parents clearly labored over, extensively. His car might have been good for a 4-year-old, but paled in comparison to a 40-year-old's! I had to laugh, both at his sad, sweet little cardboard box, and at how NYC parenting can be a blood sport

4. What’s a productivity tip you swear by?  

The subway can be a mini office...I write copy for emails, articles, and to-do lists on my phone while I'm on the go.

5. Think  of  the woman you most admire and name three qualities she exhibits.  

Curious, Generous, Funny.

What's on your desk?
Desk Items

AirPods, Muji Pen, Fresh Beauty, Laura Mercier Lipstick

What's your power outfit?
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The Chrystie Top and The Essex Skinny Pants

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