The Bourbon Friday Show

The Bourbon Friday Show with Ronke Faleti from korédé

On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show, we had the opportunity to talk with Ronke Faleti, Founder and CEO of korédé.

Bourbon Friday Show – Ronke Faleti // korédé

Join us today to see our interview with Ronke Faleti, Founder of korédé. Ronke designs beautiful genuine leather handbags for women!Every Friday at 4:30pm, we feature a new startup or business resource on The Bourbon Friday Show.

Posted by EQ – Entrepreneur Quarterly STL on Friday, 26 April 2019

korédé—Bringing Goodness

Like many entrepreneurs, Ronke Faleti started her business to solve a problem that she and many other women often face: the struggle for a beautiful, but truly functional purse that can handle the busy lives of women today.

“I was frustrated with the options that were available with my nice, name-brand bags,” says Faleti, “I have responsibilities for family at home, I have responsibilities at work, I have responsibilities outside of work and I wanted something that was clean, simple, beautiful—but with interiors that could go with me no matter what I’m doing.”

While on maternity leave with her third child, Faleti began sketching out what her ideal day-to-day bag would look like. Soon after, she began the arduous process of researching, hiring a technical designer, and contacting manufacturers in order to make her bag a reality.

Once her dream bag became a reality, korédé was born.

“The name of the business, korédé, means bring goodness, and it is our mission to bring goodness to all those women out there womaning, and we are on a mission to make the most beautifully functional work bag.”

Faleti and the products she creates are there to bring goodness and empowerment to all the women out there womaning, or put another way; for the woman who is a hero, doing the job of many, at times uncelebrated and often with style.

In fact, korédé plans to offer more products by the end of this summer thanks to the help of St. Louis Fashion Fund, of which Faleti is a Fashion Lab program inaugural member.

If you want to learn more about korédé and their products visit

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Bourbon Innovation

As always, the Bourbon Friday team does their best to choose a fitting drink for the occasion.

This week the drink of choice is TX Bourbon. As the name suggests, this bourbon is made in Texas, specifically the Dallas-Fort Worth area, which also happens to be where Faleti lived when she moved to the U.S. TX Bourbon is produced by Firestone & Robertson Distilling Co., and is made with the help of Whiskey Scientist, Ale Ochoa, who was recently named one of the top 6 women to watch in the whiskey industry.

Megan McDonnell is the Marketing and Communications Manager for Tenacity, an open source web development agency based in St. Louis. Originally from Kansas City, Megan graduated from St. Louis University in May 2017 with degrees in Communication, Marketing, Spanish, and Graphic Design. Besides managing all marketing and communication efforts for Tenacity, she also covers the Bourbon Friday Show hosted weekly by EQ, Tenacity, and Connect Marketing.