SheBrand Superstar: Marty Stevens-Heebner

Every week we’ll be featuring a smart, savvy female entrepreneur we think is just great. These are women who are out there in the trenches each and every day, making things happen and affecting other people’s lives for the better. So pull up a comfy chair, grab a cup of coffee and meet this week’s SheBrand Superstar. We can all learn a golden nugget or two from each other.
Name: Marty Stevens-Heebner

Occupation: Founder & President, Rebagz® Handbags




1. What are three words that best describe your personal brand?

Colorful, enthusiastic and diligent.

2. Tell us why you’re awesome in two sentences or less

I’m a cliff leaper.  I’m not reckless about it, mind you.  I check to make sure there aren’t any jagged rocks at or near the surface, figuratively speaking.  But I definitely prefer a daring life to a safe and dull one.

3. What are your three biggest indulgences?

1) Red velvet cupcakes

2) Scotch (single malt, please)

3) My two unruly dogs

4. What is your biggest pet peeve?

People who behave in an entitled manner, and people who complain constantly but don’t seek any solution.  I find these two peeves often cling to one another.

5. If you could have dinner with anyone (living or not) who would it be and why?

Aung Sun Suu Kyi, the Burmese Nobel Peace Prize winner.  I admire her for her thorough dedication to her democratic cause, despite decades of harsh punishment.  I would just sit there quietly so I could listen and learn.  She’s so well-spoken and has such extraordinary courage.  Also, if she were actually able to sit down to dinner with an outsider, it would finally mean she’s truly free of any kind of imprisonment.

6. Why is having a powerful personal brand important to you?

It gives you a clear mission, and also makes it clear to those around you, particularly those who might be able to help and be supportive in some way.

7. What is your #1 marketing tip for fellow female entrepreneurs?

Stand for something and don’t be shy about it!  I’ve always made our Rebagz Handbags in an eco- and human-friendly way – and I let anyone in earshot know about that.  Though at times it’s been tough to compete with companies that don’t care about people or the planet, we’ve found our customers to be incredibly loyal to us because of our style and our sustainability.


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