Heather Williams, Class of 2011
Founder and President of Tallulah's Designs
Area of Study:
Masters of Business Administration, 2011
Favorite Faculty Member:
Dr. Franz Lohrke. He was my capstone teacher and really encouraged me to put Tallulah on paper.
The Founding of Tallulah:
For years, Heather has dreamed of designing one-of-a-kind clothing that not only covers our bodies but expresses our spirits. Heather founded Tallulah's Designs to serve the dual purpose of offering lovely yet accessible apparel to women in the South while dedicating resources to local and international communities in need. While attending Samford, Heather submitted Tallulah's Designs' business concept to the Region's New Venture Challenge, an entrepreneurial competition hosted by the Brock School of Business, and won first place in its Open Division. This was the catalyst for taking her idea of Tallulah's Designs and making it a reality.
"Beforehand, it was something I had always wanted and dreamed of doing, but wasn’t quite ready. The new venture challenge was a great opportunity for me to make my dreams a reality, " says Heather. "The opportunity to be creative every single day is so rewarding. I love that I get paid to do what makes me happy!"