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. Most recently, she was named Fast Company’s Most Creative People in 2018.
Miki is the founder of the acclaimed farm-to-table, alternative pizza concept called WILD (www.eatdrinkwild.com) with 3 locations in New York City, one in Guatemala and more on the way.
Miki co-founded THINX (www.shethinx.com), a high-tech, period-proof underwear brand and led the company as CEO to a valuation of over $150 Million and to Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies of 2017, all while 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.
Miki most recently founded TUSHY (www.hellotushy.com), 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, graduate of Cornell University and proud new mama of Hiro Happy.
THE SECRETS TO CREATIVELY DISRUPTING A CATEGORY
The only danger is not to evolve. This provocative, inspiring, funny, creative talk shares how anyone can disrupt their industry and evolve their business creatively so they can maintain a competitive edge. Miki shares hard-won wisdom and best practices from her experiences in building $150+ million brands in seemingly immovable categories. She shares her strategies that motivated people to transform from skeptics to fans. In this talk, Miki also offers strategic insights on how she designs her brands to stand out in the noisy advertising and digital world, and where creative innovation has been stagnant for decades. She will also share how to navigate and manage PR using atypical creativity and design in an ever-changing, click-focused media world.
5 WAYS TO TURN FAILURE INTO REVELATIONS
So often, in business and in life, we live safely so not to “fail and be embarrassed”. Society often makes us pay if we fail, so saving face is the game many of us feel forced to play, and this often prevents us from starting at all. In this powerful keynote, Miki shares 5 strategic steps to turn failure into revelations and offers clear insights on how to reimagine failure in a productive, courageous and tenacious way.
DO COOL SHIT: HOW TO GO FROM STEP 0 TO STEP 1 IN CREATING YOUR BEST LIFE AND IGNITING YOUR PASSION PROJECTS
With 54 percent of college graduates currently unemployed or underemployed and 39 percent of people between the ages of 22 and 34 moving back to their parents’ homes, entrepreneurship is not only a viable option, but the most vibrant option for an exciting future. In this presentation, Miki shares her eye-opening stories—from being the star midfielder on a Division 1 women’s soccer team, to opening WILD, a restaurant in New York City with no prior experience, to launching THINX, a massively successful period-proof underwear solution, to launching and scaling her innovative bidet product TUSHY, to writing a #1 bestselling entrepreneurship book Do Cool Shit (and soon Disrupt-Her), to setting a world record on NBC’s Jimmy Fallon Show (bc why not)—and empowers her audience with real life lessons and steps to live boldly and authentically – if they’re willing to work hard, act on their ideas, stand up for their beliefs, and turn their creativity into reality.
You will laugh, reflect, and receive a refreshing jolt up your spine and in your spirit. Most importantly, you will walk out knowing that regardless of your background, income, or education, it is possible to wake up every morning looking forward to a cool, fun, rewarding, make-a-difference life, which you created yourself. This keynote is ideal for colleges, high schools, women’s groups, empowerment groups, self-help seminars, and young leaders.