Miki Agrawal is a self-professed “serial entrepreneur and business speaker.” Her topics of interest include diversity, entrepreneurship, and leadership. Miki also manages a website called Thinx that deals with the issues of women’s period management.
Miki Agrawal has been recently in the news for speaking out about sexual harassment in the workplace. She published an open letter shared thousands of times on social media and covered Good Morning America. “It’s time to come together,” she said. “This kind of behaviour must stop.”
In her letter, Miki called on a fellow female CEO and a male board member to end sexual harassment in the workplace. The letter came after she allegedly addressed this issue with the same female CEO but was met with indifference. “I have experienced my own share of harassment and abuse,” Agrawal writes in her post. “Too many times, I have been touched and/or grabbed by another entrepreneur or executive with an expectation of reciprocation for something I may or may not want.”
Miki Agrawal then details how sexual predators continue their patterns until they are publicised. “We are all willing participants in this dangerous game of allowing sexual harassment in the workplace,” she writes.
The letter concludes with a call for people to create safe work environments by treating each other with respect and ending sexual harassment. “With the hashtag ‘#MeToo,’ we must acknowledge the power of words and those who use them to make situations too difficult to bear.”
Miki Agrawal by the numbers:
-Founder of Thinx, a period-proof underwear company aimed at women in the workplace.
– Co-founder of TUSHY, a bidet attachment for smartphones and tablets. (TUSHY is no longer in operation.)
-2013 “Most Embarrassing Moment” Award by Inc. Magazine for selling fake festival tickets.
A woman is her word + word = authentic woman = authentic business.