Lives In: Miami
About Me: Mama to @thestevennesta. Wife to @dbaka. Gradaute of @brownu. Previously co-founded @bibandtuck (acquired by @crossroadstrading), an online community of shoppable personal closets named one of the 50 companies revolutionizing retail by Business Insider. Currently, I run @23hats, a digital agency that works with entrepreneurs to build software that blends the practices of design, technology, and branding. Always in desperate need of a manicure, always dreaming new ideas, always glass half full!
Hire Me For/I'm Good At: Taking concepts from idea to reality, creating websites and online experiences, startup launch strategy, branding, marketing, digital innovation.
Interested In: Advising and mentoring promising entrepreneurs, public speaking, creating new ideas and business plans (I’m particularly attracted to e-commerce, on-demand economy, and collaborative consumption)
Mama Likes: Yoga, Tennis, Travel, Coding, Pizza, Watching TED Talks
Mama Inspiration: Mara Hoffman, Joanna Goddard, Sheryl Sandberg. And all my entrepreneurial friends with babies who dream big, you girls rock!
Brands that most reflect your style or that you’d want to work with: I love well branded, socially minded companies offering quality goods– my favorites right now are Everlane, Warby Parker, and The Reformation.
Words you live by/quotes you love: You make a living by what you get, you make a life by what you give.
Best advice you’ve ever been given: Stop caring what others think of you. Life begins when you decide to be yourself.
Best advice you’d give to someone starting out: Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success
What are three things people would be surprised to know about you? I am deathly afraid of cats, I am NOT a morning person, I’ve never had a cheeseburger.