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Conversations with Samantha Moody

Today we’d like to introduce you to Samantha Moody.

Hi Samantha, so excited to have you on the platform. So before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today?
Being raised in Inglewood CA, I didn’t think I would be as motivated as I am today. Growing up was really strained and I didn’t have much influence in my life. Starting my company SAMILEECO when I turned 23 was a turning point for me, I learned the importance and values of being a woman. I wanted others around me to also feel the confidence I felt. Now that I’m 25, it makes me happy to have products that make women feel confident.

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
If it was smooth, I would be like Kylie Jenner by now. Honestly, it wasn’t an easy road. At one point, I had one or two people constantly supporting me and I had so many ideas with little to no money to make my vision come to light. I remember working as social media coordinator for a big company and making money that only paid my bills and not being able to put forth to my business and I’m a strong-headed woman so I never asked for help financially. I prayed and continue to work and I found a better way and that way helped with funding my business.

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
I’ve worked in Customer Service since I was 16, it wasn’t up until I turned 22 and started working as a Social Media Coordinator for Fashion Nova. Being around content and writers and understanding influences around Social Media really driven me to learn more. I transitioned into the car industry and took what I learned and built their social media’s accounts and also their website, I’m most proud of the position I had working with Santa Monica Buick GMC, only because I got the opportunity to bring my ideas to life and not be held back. I was in full control and being given that role, I knew that I can build my own business. What sets me apart is simply me being very motivated, I didn’t allow my trauma growing up to affect my future, I wanted more for myself and I worked towards that.

We all have a different way of looking at and defining success. How do you define success?
Success to me isn’t just being in a high position or making a lot of money. It’s about believing that you can do whatever you put your mind to. Success is making sure you are taking care of your needs and always doing your best.


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