How my First Retail Job Made Me a CEO Today

Over 10 years ago I arrived in the land of opportunity in search of the American Dream. Due to my language barrier (I grew up speaking Spanish),  communicating was a struggle and connecting with others was hard. Let alone creating a resume. Virtually impossible. At least one thing was clear to me. I wanted to…

Building your Dream while Working a Fulltime Job

Building your dream while working a fulltime job I often wonder how many of us are in a place in our lives, right this minute, where we arrived at after following the path that our society or our family has carved out for us. Your father was a doctor or a lawyer, so it was…

A Letter to My Younger Self

Recently, it was my birthday, and I took the time to reflect on what has happened in my life in the past ten years. A decade ago, I came to New York City with only $200 in my pocket, clueless for what would happen next and no idea of how I was going to make a…

Journey to ModaBox

THE FOUNDER , MONICA PHROMSAVANH IMPORTED FROM ARGENTINA , HOME IS NEW YORK CITY My life began in a refugee camp in a small town called Misiones in Argentina.  My parents fled war in their native Laos to find a better future for themselves.  We lived among many other refugees in a camp without electricity…

It’s Me!

IT’S ME! I’ve been thinking about writing this blog to connect with other women and maybe provide inspiration the way so many women have given me.  I am the CEO and Co-founder of ModaBox– or as my team says- #modaboss! I first came to New York in 2006 and my journey to get here was…