THIS FASHION FORWARD ENTREPRENEUR REALLY KNOWS HOW TO LIVE; STYLISHLY. MEET LIZA, PR MAVEN AND ALL AROUND COOL CHICK.

RESUME: Liza is the Founder of Third Wave Fashion and has been consulting for brands and startups for over a decade. She previously owned a fashion-forward clothing boutique and was managing partner of a software company for seven years. She is deeply involved in the fashion tech world, and has been quoted by The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Wall Street Journal's Market Watch, NASDAQ, Fast Company, Entrepreneur, Cosmo UK, and more.

PATH TO THE TOP: "As a young single mom and college drop-out, I had to forge a path for myself by starting businesses. Luckily for me, I received a fantastic education in the real world, and have been able to take everything that I've learned in a hands-on way and help others."

DEFINING MOMENT: "Almost every time we hold an event or get coverage in the press, I am delighted. When I sold my shares in my last company and started Third Wave Fashion, I had an inkling that the fashion-tech world was about to explode. To see that borne out over and over feels amazing."

STATEMENT PIECE: "In my world, nautical stripes and leopard print are neutrals. I also can't live without black blazers and a good statement pump. I also have an enormous collection of skulls, both on clothing and throughout my home. The emploi Cherry Dress in berry is my absolute favorite. It's flirty, fun and dressy enough for practically any event or meeting. The zesty color goes especially nicely with all my bold shoes."

All images by Joe Leone