Spotlight: Lani Lazzari of Simple Sugars

Lani Lazzari may be 17, but she is already the creator and founder of her own business. Lani developed and grew Simple Sugars from a few homemade Christmas gifts into a successful skincare company. What struck me most about Lani was her drive. She started her first business at the age of 9!

After spending an hour with Lani, I truly felt inspired to go after my passions and make them a reality. See for yourself, and check out Lani's Q&A below!



Introduce yourself and business as if you were speaking from the cockpit.
Good morning ladies and gents. This is your captain speaking. My name is Lani Lazzari and I am the CEO and President of my company, Simple Sugars, which manufactures and sells all-natural skincare products.

When did you earn your wings?
December 2005, 7 years ago.

If you could name a nail polish color after yourself or your business, what would it be? 
Super Smooth Pink

Not all flights are smooth. Tell us about how you handle turbulence in your business. 
I make sure to always look at the big picture. While it seems like something that goes wrong is a huge crisis, if you look at how it affects the ultimate outcome and goals that you are trying to accomplish, it almost always seems minor.

Who is the wind beneath your wings?
My mother

Advice to other women as they navigate the business world?
Pick what youโ€™re passionate about and just go for it and donโ€™t be afraid to learn through your failures.