Fall Back Up with Lisa Drader-Murphy

Lisa Drader-Murphy is marking a milestone — 20 years of breaking barriers in fashion designs. Starting out with an investment of $250, the business has remained debt-free and without investors running entirely on retained earnings.

Lisa2President and owner of the Lisa Drader-Murphy collection, including the Turbine label. She now owns five boutiques across Canada, her own Shopping Channel Store and a mobile boutique. More recently she’s become the Hollywood & Luminaries Editor forStory of Fashion Magazine and National Style & Celebrity columnist for ReFINEd Magazine.

She has shown her styles in celebrity suites at the Golden Globes, Oscars and Cannes Film Festival.

Lisa is a Progress Club Women of Excellence award-winner in the category of innovator/entrepreneur and one of five women to be recognized by Atlantic Business Magazine’s Top 50 CEO Awards in 2016.

…and she still designs, cuts, sews and retails all her collections.

Lisa has also established the Turbine Fund. With a mandate to “Empower Women Through Education, Support, and Example,” the Turbine Fund has contributed cash in excess of $250,000 to various organizations.

She could run her fashion house from anywhere, but she opted to set up shop in a renovated 1700s sea captain’s estate in Falmouth, the gateway to the Annapolis Valley….

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