From The Bedroom To The Boardroom, How Lunya, A Sleepwear Company, Is Empowering Women

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Ashley Merrill began thinking about her innovative sleepwear company, Lunya, when she and her husband moved in together more than 13 years ago.

“I used to wear his old fraternity shirts around the apartment a lot. They were baggy and comfortable, but they never made me feel very sexy or empowered,” she said.

It wasn’t until years later when she enrolled in business school at UCLA — and she and her husband discovered that she was pregnant with their first child — that Lunya became a reality.

“In hindsight, I can confirm that starting a business at the same time you are in business school and having a kid is a bad time to do it,” Merrill said with a laugh. “But it was what changed my entire perspective.”

Read more from my interview with Ashley Merrill over at Forbes.

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Abigail Bassett is a full-time freelance journalist, content creator, and television and video host whose work has appeared in publications like Forbes, Fortune, Automobile, Motor Trend, Money Magazine, and on CNN. Her passion is telling unique stories using a variety of media and taking the visitor places that they have never been–whether it’s into the cockpit of a rare supercar, inside an exclusive home or hotel, or behind the scenes of a fashionable event. She is also a Yoga Alliance Registered 200-hour yoga teacher.

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