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Meet Shan-Lyn Ma

Shan-Lyn is the CEO and Co-founder of ZOLA, the fastest growing wedding company in the country. 

Name: Shan-Lyn Ma

Occupation: Co-founder & CEO, ZOLA

Location: New York

Greatest Indulgence: Ice-Cream

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

I always try to keep in mind, how can this idea be bigger? Can it be even bigger than what we are imagining right now? One of my mentors gave me this advice and it's something I still think about every day.

2. How would you describe your personal style?

Sleek. I'd rather have a super well tailored black dress than a closet full of super trendy clothes. I also love a leather legging and a great pair of heels.

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

My dog, Noe! She is a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and she makes me laugh every day. She is always jumping around my apartment doing something crazy.

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

Besides drinking a lot of caffeine, honestly my pen and paper. If I don't check it off in my notebook it probably didn't happen.

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

Rachel Jarrett, the President of Zola. She's a fearless leader who is one of the smartest people I've ever met in my entire life. She's not afraid to ask tough questions and had an immediate impact as soon as she joined the team. She is also a very thoughtful and kind person. A real friend.

What's in your desk?
Desk items

Pen + notepad, lip balm, sunglasses, and makeup bag 

What's your power outfit?
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The Hudson Dress - Black

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