Which entrepreneur do you admire the most and why?
Sara Blakely, the founder of Spanx. She followed her own timeline, built a household name brand and she lifts up female entrepreneurs whenever she gets the chance. I have always admired her.
What’s currently on your bedside reading list?
Personally, I am on a romance novel kick. I just finished—and loved—“Seven Days in June” by Tia Williams, and just started “The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue” by V.E. Schwab. At work, we are book-clubbing “Glossy” by Marisa Meltzer, about the rise of Glossier.
What is the best career advice you’ve gotten?
Don’t work with assholes. A mentor told my co-founder and me this when we first started Stix. One of the most amazing parts of starting your own business is that you get to decide who you work with. I think about it often—in hiring, fundraising, partnerships and more.
Name one brand, other than the one you work for, that you admire.
August. I love everything they do to normalize, destigmatize and remove gender from period care.
What is your secret weapon for business success?
Efficiency and time management. I fit a ton into a single workday, which allows me to be off and chill when the workday is over, get enough sleep and unplug.