Name: Alexandra Wilkis Wilson
Lives In: New York, NY
Kids Ages + Names: Conrad age 6; Arabella age 3
Birthday: November 2
About Me: I am a born and bred New Yorker. I have become passionate about startups and entrepreneurship ever since I co-founded the ecommerce site Gilt. I am currently Co-Founder and CEO of GLAMSQUAD, the at home beauty services company. Over the years, I have gotten involved as a mentor and advisor to so many fabulous entrepreneurs and startups including Rent the Runway, Birchbox, Carbon 38, and Send the Trend, among many others.
Hire Me For/I'm Good At: I love meeting diverse people and I love connecting people together. I never thought of this as a skill, as I build friendships genuinely. I had 16 bridesmaids at my wedding! However, as an entrepreneur, I have learned the importance of building and maintaining relationships. Start ups are hard and the more people who can help you, the greater your chances of success.
Tell us your #startupstory: Well, I wrote a book with Alexis Maybank, my BFF and Gilt Co-Founder, called “By Invitation Only: How We Built Gilt and Changed the Way Millions Shop”. This book tells our story of how we built the company, the ups and the downs!
Interested In: I am currently interested in creating partnerships for GLAMSQUAD that can drive new client acquisition or new revenue opportunities for the company. I also love meeting awesome women and am always game to grab a bite or a drink to share startup stories!
Mama Likes: My kids of course-- playing with them and teaching them things that I enjoy, from sports, to giving back to others, to making friends, to traveling, to having fun, to learning about people and the world we live in.
Mama Inspiration: My own mama and grandmothers are my best inspiration!
Words you live by/quotes you love: “If you don’t ask, you don’t get.”
Best advice you’ve ever been given: Don’t be afraid to fail!
Worst advice you’ve been given: I have been told by many naysayers over the years that my startup ideas aren’t going to work!
Biggest goal for this year? Finding balance!
Where can we find you?
@AWilkisWilson on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest