Jori Lacy, CEO

Jori Lacy, CEO of Soar Couture, is the only child of Angela Shaw, the founder. Soar Couture is distinctly and divinely designed to offer fashion, faith, and art in perfect harmony. Soar Couture is committed to the commission to spread the Gospel of our Lord and King, Jesus Christ, through our dynamic gift collections and accessories. Having been taught by her mom, Jori realized her faith at an early age to look to Christ for Salvation. She is a member of New Faith Baptist Church International in Matteson, IL. 

Jori’s mother started the Soar Couture business, and Jori acclaimed she would do her best to keep the company in the light. At the age of six, Jori also planned to start a business. While Jori's mother explained her company to family members, Jori interrupted, saying, "Hey, I have a business too."

Her mom immediately disregarded her outburst, but her aunt said, “Hold on! I think she’s on to something here.” Jori explained her business idea of selling batteries. She would purchase them from the dollar store for $1 and resell them for a higher price. Her aunt asked, “Why batteries?” She replied, “because little kids need batteries for their toys.”

Her aunt, interested in the plan, asked, “Who is going to work for you, though?” She replied, “my mommy will have a baby, and when my little sister grows up, she will work for me.” Her mom replied, smiling, “that is my baby and I am so proud of you.” Jori had it all figured out, but her mom passed from Leukemia in 2013 when she was ten. It was difficult for Jori, but she persevered through the storm.

In early childhood, Jori envisioned becoming a lawyer and writer. She graduated from Hillcrest High School in the top 10% of her class. ISAC recognized Illinois high school students named 2021-22 State Scholars for their outstanding academic achievement, which acknowledged Jori Lacy. Now, Jori wants to carry on with her mom's dream. By faith, Jori's mom inspired many people.

Angela’s passion for art inspired Jori to pursue her aspiration to become a fashion designer. Jori stated she would do her best to make her mom’s dream a reality. She expressed that she loves her mom and misses her dearly, and she is her role model.

In memory of our founder, Angela Shaw, let us show kindness through words of affirmation or gift- giving to loved ones. Congratulations to Jori A Lacy, leadership nomination from Clark Atlanta University to the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS), Fall Semester 2022. Jori is a Junior at Clark Atlanta University, and she lives with her grandmother in Illinois. 

 KJV Proverbs 3:5-6

 “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”