Lisa Sun

Founder and CEO, GRAVITAS Best-Selling Author

Lisa Sun is the founder and CEO of GRAVITAS, a company she founded in 2012 with a mission to catalyze confidence. Its origin was inspired by her first professional review where she was told she “lacked gravitas,” and “should go buy a new dress, big jewelry, and great shoes.” With those words in mind, an understanding of the transformative power of clothing, and a determination to create a game-changing company, Sun filed for a global patent to build shapewear directly into dresses. GRAVITAS offers innovative size-inclusive apparel, styling solutions, and content designed to makeover women from the inside-out. Two months after launch, her first collection was featured in O, The Oprah Magazine, PEOPLE, and "TODAY" in the same month. In addition to being a changemaker and entrepreneur, Sun is the national bestselling author of GRAVITAS: The 8 Strengths That Redefine Confidence. In the book, she shares her own journey, as well as the superpowers that anyone can call upon to be confident and successful. Prior to founding GRAVITAS, Sun spent 11 years at McKinsey and Company where she advised leading luxury, fashion and beauty brands and retailers in the US, Asia, Europe and Latin America on strategic and operational issues. She graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Yale University with distinction in Biology and Political Science.

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