Society & Culture
38: Disrupt-Her With Miki Agrawal
Serial social entrepreneur, author, and disrupter, Miki Agrawal joins us this week and shares her wisdom from building four purpose driven companies that are creating a massive impact in the world. In this episode she shares her biggest lessons, blindspots and gives advice for anyone who wants to disrupt an industry and question the status quo. Tune in now for some truth bombs, tushy talk, and wisdom from this powerhouse!
Miki Agrawal is a serial social entrepreneur. She was the recipient of The Tribeca Film Festival’s “Disruptive Innovation Award”, she was named “2017 Young Global Leader by World Economic Forum”, “Social Entrepreneur of the Year” by the World Technology Summit, she was one of INC Magazine’s “Most Impressive Women Entrepreneurs of 2016”, Forbes’ “Top 20 Millennials on a Mission”, and made the cover of Entrepreneur Magazine in 2016.
She is the founder of the acclaimed farm-to-table, alternative pizza concept called WILD with 3 locations in New York City, one in Guatemala and more on the way.
She co-founded THINX, a high-tech, period-proof underwear brand and led the company as CEO to Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies of 2017, helping tens of millions of women period better. She also co-founded Icon, a high-tech pee-proof underwear brand that helps women manage light bladder leakage.
She most recently founded TUSHY, a company that is revolutionizing the American toilet category with a modern, affordable, designer bidet attachment that both upgrades human health & hygiene as well as the environment from wasteful toilet paper consumption. She and her team are also helping fight the global sanitation crisis by bringing clean latrines to underserved communities in India through their partnership with Samagra.
Harper Collins published her first book entitled "DO COOL SH*T" on entrepreneurship and lifestyle design and Hay House is publishing her second book “Disrupt-Her” coming out in the fall of 2018.
Miki is an identical twin, half-Japanese, half-Indian French Canadian, former professional soccer player, a graduate of Cornell University and proud new mama of Hiro Happy.
2:20 Personal Problem Turned Business
11:21 Treat Your Business Like A Baby
13:14 When To Know When It's The Right Time To Start A New Project/Business
14:18 Biggest Lesson In Business
15:39 Biggest Personal Lesson
16:23 Blind Spots
17:29 Learning To Release People
18:45 The Asshole Rule
20:21 Beware Of The Selfies
21:13 Non Negotiables In Business
22:17 Do Cool Shit
28:37 Biggest Personal Challenge Today
30:30 Her Rules
32:30 Go For It
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