When Julia Takeda, CEO and Founder of a new aviation company Fly Louie, agreed in early March to speak at our upcoming breakfast, she had just launched their New York to Pittsburgh route in January 2019.
Little did I know that on May 22, 2019 I would receive a news blast alerting me that “Fly Louie, a startup charter service that offered shuttle flights from Pittsburgh to a New York-area airport, is suspending service on the route although Pittsburgh is still in the company’s plans.”
Upon reading this news my first call was to Julia, asking her to talk about the real-life challenges businesses face: pivoting, careful reflection, and making hard choices.
I look forward to hearing from her and seeing you.
Rebecca U. Harris
Executive Director, Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship