A sense of wonder, belief in the power of education and the most incredible willingness to hustle are just some of the traits that made Chantel Waterbury into the rock star CEO she is today. As the daughter of a struggling single mum on an off welfare all her childhood, she is certainly the real deal.
After her own meteoric rise through the ranks of big name retailers and luxury brands alike, Chantel founded Chloe + Isabel with hopes of redefining retail for a new generation of women.
Honest with her opinions, not afraid to say where she stands on a given issue, never ruffled and super controlled; thousands of younger women joined Chantel in her mission.
Surely these fledgling entrepreneurs are keen on the jewelry, yet it might just be Chantel’s own extraordinary story — one that includes selling nearly $30,000 of knives door-to-door as a teenager in order to pay for college — that truly draws people into the world she’s created.
She certainly caught my attention.