28 Women Discuss Change (& We Learned A Lot)

October 26, 2020

Change is good.

We hear this innocuous phrase quite often throughout our lives, but in the moment, it doesn’t always feel good. Take one part unknown, two parts fear and five parts out-of-your comfort zone, and it can seem like a sticky, laborious recipe for a cake that you don’t want to eat. But when equipped with the necessary tools and support, we’re able to overcome the unknown and make the changes (or cake) that we seek.

2020 has been a year of change for everyone – from learning to adapt to the new “normal”, to changing zip codes and routines, to pushing for systemic changes, to yes, even changing in and out of sweatpants. Change can be challenging, exhilarating, daunting and a conduit for growth. But most importantly, it’s a chance to push ourselves towards positive momentum and meaningful ways forward. So, we’re celebrating moments of change — big and small — with our community.

Read, watch and listen on to hear about times of change from a few of our favorites in our fall campaign, Change the Way You Get Dressed.


Lauren Chan, Founder & CEO | Henning

Change the Fashion Industry.

Lauren’s a founder and CEO who’s seeking to change the fashion industry during a year of unexpected changes. Think: clothing production grinding to a halt in her first year of business. Lauren’s sharing her story and how she’s learned to approach change – by starting small, being unafraid and just talking more about it.

Napheesa Collier, 2019 WNBA Rookie of The Year

Change How Voices Are Heard.

Napheesa’s a playmaker, a shot taker and more importantly, a change maker. As the 2019 WNBA Rookie of the Year, Napheesa is no stranger to reaching new heights. Her trick to driving positive momentum? Embracing change and surrounding yourself with strong women. This year, alongside them, she’s championing social justice and getting the word out to vote, one step at a time.

Sarah Paiji Yoo, Founder & CEO | Blueland

Change Your Self Care.

Sarah is a busy entrepreneur, mom of one (with another on the way!) and luckily for her, has always found change relatively easy. That’s helped her navigate a year like no other – from growing her eco-friendly startup Blueland and her family to homeschooling a toddler all at the same time. For those of us who find change more jarring, she’s got tips: build in moments of self care, celebrate small wins and remember it’s progress over perfection.

Want more change? Follow us @renttherunway for inspiration from our community.