You are smart. You are pretty. You can do what others do, but better -Phylis (Aldatz) Tuthill. At 7 years old, Tina Aldatz had no idea of the impact and weight of her mother's words said at the time to an impressionable Tina to counter the snide remarks of classmates who teased her for dressing like the people on TV. The affirmation stuck, further validating Tina's childhood dreams of an improved life for her and her family, while building an unshakeable confidence that would later lead the young fashionista to creating the multimillion-dollar designer shoe accessories company, Foot Petals Inc. In this intimate, no-holds-barred autobiography, Tina candidly shares about her humble yet tumultuous upbringing, a freak accident at the beach that damaged the soles of her feet (and later inspired her brand), and lessons learned in corporate America that served as the impetus in her eventually calling her own shots. Filled with wit, wisdom, and unrelenting honesty, From Stilettos to the Stock Exchange offers a detailed look into the life of one of the most creative and successful serial entrepreneurs in the game. Complete with Tina's Six Essentials of Business and a play-by-play account of the creation of Foot Petals Inc., From Stilettos to the Stock Exchange proves that with faith, hard work, and confidence The American Dream is within reach for any person with the desire and will to make it her reality.
TINA ALDATZ made her mark as a self-starting entrepreneur and founder of Foot Petals Inc., the revolutionary line of designer insole cushions for women's high heels. As a child, Tina severely burned her feet after accidently stepping on buried hot coals at the beach. From her foot injury, Tina created Foot Petals to help fill a gap in the market for women s high-heeled foot support. Foot Petals became a successful multi-million dollar company that was recognized as one of the 500 fastest growing companies in America . Tina has also been featured in Forbes Magazine as an entrepreneur to watch and was honored to become the 2011 National Latina Business Women Association's (NLBWA) Business Woman of the Year . In 2011, Foot Petals created an endowment fund through the Two Ten Foundation, focusing solely on scholarship for Women in the Footwear Industry (WIFI). Currently, Tina is the CEO of Savvy Traveler, a premier lifestyle brand dedicated to the health and wellness of the on-the-go consumer and making the lives of travelers more clean and convenient. Tina is driven to inspire women in all walks of life to pursue the American dream. She strives to motivate and assist women in business to bring their power and passion to reality.