She’s 35 -- and runs a $3 billion company
Stitch Fix founder, Katrina Lake, never imagines herself as a CEO, especially as a pre-med student at Stanford University. But an interest in economics led her to, within a matter of years, receive a Master's in Entrepreneurship from Harvard Law School, launched her company as a personalized shopping service, and become the youngest women ever to take a company public and one of the wealthiest self-made women in America. In this article, she shares insights about her journey and what it took to start a company.
- Lake shares that taking her company public was not without challenges and one of the hardest roadblocks was raising money in an industry dominated by male investors
- Just as the company was about to go public, the company was forced to reduce its share offering on the stock exchange
- Lake has become a role model for women and mothers everywhere who are trying to make it in the startup world
- What are your opinions on the gender bias from trying to raise money for her company from male investors?
- Why are resilience and grit crucial for entrepreneurs in any industry?