Katie Lewis, the enthusiastic and kid savvy founder and CEO of Strollers and Stilettos® began her career as an elementary education teacher and nanny. While working as a household manager for busy professionals in Chicago, she began to notice a pattern among all of her families: they needed assistance in managing the many aspects that come along with having children. Whether it was hiring and managing the most qualified domestic staff, the anticipation for the arrival of a baby, designing a nursery, finding the perfect preschool or school, planning that special birthday party, scheduling and managing all appointments, activities, and play dates for kids and family, or personal shopping; Katie got the job done. Over the next few years, she brought her positive energy and experience to families in Chicago, and realized her passion for organizing and planning.
As is the case with most successful entrepreneurs, ideas blossom from the things we are the most passionate about. This was definitely the case for Katie, who realized that she loved the personal relationship with professionals and managing the various logistical components of their family. She realized the opportunity to serve a niche clientele of busy professionals, people who never seem to have enough time for the little ones who matter the most to them.
Thus, Strollers and Stilettos® was created with a mission to help make families’ lives easier by doing the things they don’t have time for or just might not want to do.