This 25-year-old started a company in college to help others succeed

Alexa Settles (Photo credit: Evan Davies)

Alexa Settles, owner and creative director of Glamorous Planning, has always had a flair for organizing. It was as a young girl that her mom recognized her gift and began investing in planning tools. As a result, Settles achieved early success in academia. She earned a full-ride scholarship to college and thrived while juggling work, campus leadership positions and familial obligations. Settles saw that creating systems yielded positive results in college and life.

It was during college when she noticed many of her peers struggled to manage time, school and other responsibilities, and she began conceptualizing Glamourous Planning.  In 2018, her dream became a reality, and now her company designs planners and office accessories for modern working women.


Rolling out had the opportunity to sit down with Settles to learn more about her entrepreneurial journey.

What are your duties as owner and creative director of Glamorous Planning?


I run Glamorous Planning on a day-to-day basis, from developing creative marketing strategies to designing collections and managing business operations. It’s a multifaceted role and beyond worth it.

Describe your startup journey.

In 2017, I came up with the idea to create planners and office accessories. I spent about a year preparing. The information is not just floating on the internet, so the process was difficult. It required months of research. I invested money, lost money, and made mistakes. Ultimately, I was able to launch my first planner for the 2018-2019 academic year. This was one of the proudest moments of my life.

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