Described as a Force of Nature
This episode will publish to subscribers on iTunes on June 13, 2017
Active After 35 Thrive to 105 interviewed successful entrepreneur, innovator, and philanthropist Miki Agrawal who has accomplished an amazing amount for a woman under 40. Her story includes surviving 9/11, competing on a professional soccer team, starting 4 businesses (thus far), and becoming a new mother in a few months. There is quite a bit more to this young philanthropist who did not come by money without working hard for it. Read on and listen to the podcast for more details.
From Miki’s Bio:
“Miki Agrawal is a force of nature.” She was named 2015 Social Entrepreneur of the Year at the World Technology Awards and her Company THINX was named Time Magazine’s 25 Best New Inventions of 2015.
She is the CEO and Co-Founder of THINX, a high-tech, beautiful underwear solution for women to wear during their periods. Here is THINX’s 13-minute documentary breaking down the menstrual taboo, an entertaining, educational, extremely well produced film that will pique your interest every minute of the film.
Miki has delved into the light bladder leakage problem that women are facing today, giving women who leak the ability to feel like themselves again. 1 in 3 women pee a little when they laugh, jump, jog, sneeze or cough. So she and her team created a special gorgeous patented underwear called ICON to remind these women that they’re powerful women. For every Icon sold, Miki’s company funds the Fistula Foundation to fight the fistula crisis in Africa and other developing countries.
Her most recent side project is called TUSHY: For People Who Poop aiming to upgrade the American bathroom experience (alleviating U.T.I.s, hemorrhoids, yeast infections and gross butt syndrome) while helping fight the global sanitation crisis that affects 40% of the world.
Miki is also the Founder of the acclaimed farm-to-table gluten-free pizza concept WILD and has opened several successful restaurants in the US and abroad.
Miki is an identical twin, half-Japanese, half-Indian French Canadian, former professional soccer player and graduate of Cornell University.