Lisa Sun

  • Founder & CEO of GRAVITAS
  • Established Luxury and Fashion Brand Strategist

A successful entrepreneur and brand strategist, Lisa Sun electrifies audiences with her insights into how to catalyze confidence and inspire innovation. She is the Founder & CEO of GRAVITAS, a company whose origin story dates back to Sun’s first professional review: that she “lacked gravitas” and “should go buy a new dress, big jewelry, and great shoes.” Realizing the transformative power that clothing can have, Lisa secured the global patent on building shapewear into dresses and launched GRAVITAS as a Confidence Company that offers innovative apparel and styling solutions designed to give every woman a confident sense of self. Lisa and GRAVITAS have been featured on CNN and in Forbes, Fast Company, New York Magazine, Elle and more. Prior to founding GRAVITAS, Sun spent 11 years at McKinsey & Company where she advised leading luxury, fashion and beauty brands and retailers in the US, Asia, Europe and Latin America on strategic and operational issues. 

Blending her 11 years at McKinsey & Company with her startup experience for GRAVITAS, Lisa demonstrates how innovation can enable human potential through the power of commerce. Praised for her passion and warmth, she has been sought out to speak at JPMorganChase, Mortgage Bankers Association Summit for Women in Real Estate Finance, HSN, Dress for Success Global Success Summit, The Nantucket Project, and more.  

 

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Lisa Sun is inspiring and authentic. She is relatable, warm, funny and insightful. Lisa has an immediate connection with the audience as she shares her personal story of how she found her passion and purpose. Lisa Sun is the speaker your attendees will talk about for years to come.

A Sample of the Groups That Have Hosted Lisa Sun
  • Moonshot Speaker Series
  • Mortgage Bankers Association
  • MIT Sloan School of Management
  • The Nantucket Project
  • JPMorganChase
  • Dress for Success
  • HSN
  • Bloomin' Brands
  • Team One
  • McKinsey & Company
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Choosing Self-Confidence

Lisa shares her personal journey with lessons for how we can channel our best selves everyday. Watch video of this presentation >> This talk can be a keynote + workshop format that includes audience participation exercises. Lisa has presented this talk to HSN/Bloomin’ Brands, Dress for Success ...

Lisa shares her personal journey with lessons for how we can channel our best selves everyday. Watch video of this presentation >>

This talk can be a keynote + workshop format that includes audience participation exercises. Lisa has presented this talk to HSN/Bloomin’ Brands, Dress for Success Global Success Summit, JPMorganChase Women on the Move, The Nantucket Project, and more.  

Diversity: Representation & Access

It’s widely acknowledged that the most-diverse enterprises are the most innovative and highest-performing. As an Asian-American woman, Lisa Sun shares her personal journey climbing the corporate ladder and launching her own venture, GRAVITAS. Through her story, she shares how minorities can be seen ...

It’s widely acknowledged that the most-diverse enterprises are the most innovative and highest-performing. As an Asian-American woman, Lisa Sun shares her personal journey climbing the corporate ladder and launching her own venture, GRAVITAS. Through her story, she shares how minorities can be seen and celebrated for their differences and ideas; and how everyone can create cultures where connection, equal access to senior jobs, and equal pay are the norm. Her unique insights provide concrete tactics to unlock the secret of making diversity work.

Braving Innovation from Our Strengths

Lisa blends her 11 years at McKinsey & Company with her startup experience for GRAVITAS to inspire innovation in this talk and/or workshop.  Lisa shares lessons from her own entrepreneurial mindset and the creation of GRAVITAS' global patent that can be applied in a corporate environment – and h ...

Lisa blends her 11 years at McKinsey & Company with her startup experience for GRAVITAS to inspire innovation in this talk and/or workshop.  Lisa shares lessons from her own entrepreneurial mindset and the creation of GRAVITAS' global patent that can be applied in a corporate environment – and how that connects with our sense of self, superpowers, and the notion of confidence.  

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Lisa Sun is Founder & CEO of GRAVITAS, a company whose origin story dates back to Sun’s first professional review: that she “lacked gravitas” and “should go buy a new dress, big jewelry, and great shoes.” Realizing the transformative power that clothing can have, Sun secured the global patent on building shapewear into dresses and launched GRAVITAS as a Confidence Company that offers innovative apparel and styling solutions designed to give every woman a confident sense of self. Prior to founding GRAVITAS, Sun spent 11 years at McKinsey & Company where she advised leading luxury, fashion and beauty brands and retailers in the US, Asia, Europe and Latin America on strategic and operational issues. Sun has always had a passion for style and for helping people look and feel their best, having been a size 22, a size 8, and now proudly a size 12. At every size and age, she has found creative ways to show off her style, having been named one of Washingtonian Magazine's Best Dressed Women. Sun received degrees in Biology and Political Science with Distinction from Yale University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa.