A Successful Founder on Why the Risk of Starting Your Own Business Is Worth It

Sarah Boyd thinks of herself as "dot connector," someone who brings people together. It was this passion for kindness, inclusion, and empowerment that led Boyd to leave the hustle and bustle of public relations to create her own community of fashion, beauty, and entrepreneurial leaders and to host conferences that bring them all together through her own company, SIMPLY.

"I wanted to do something that really gave back to the industry," Boyd tells MyDomaine. With a background in fashion PR, Boyd knew her way around the fast-paced industry, but there came a time when she wanted to do more. Like many entrepreneurs, she started with a vision board. Now, her dream of connecting industry leaders and newcomers alike is a reality, but it would never have been possible without taking a risk. "I've always been quite fearless, so I didn't give myself too much time to think about the scary leap I was taking," she says. "I figured, if it didn't work out, I could always find a job, but I couldn't live with the regret of not trying."

In this installment of Second Life, a series in which we spotlight women who've made major career changes, we catch up with Boyd about taking a leap of faith, paving the way for a more inclusive space in the fashion and beauty industries, and how she balances it all.