Here’s a first on my founder mom podcast: “I loved fundraising”
I have heard few entrepreneurs, male or female, say they loved fundraising.
But for Monica Royer, she was exhilarated by the chance at selling her vision for her organic kids’ clothing line. The kind of thing she never imagined doing, working in the pharmaceutical industry, for a job she wasn’t particularly passionate about.
Like so many of the women we’ve interviewed for our “Uterus is a feature not a bug” podcast series, Royer was changed by motherhood…in a way that lead to far more ambition and career success, not the change working women fear, the so called “biological imperative” of never wanting to work again once you “hold that baby in your arms....”
Royer was also changed by a relationship forged in her own childhood: Her tight, no-bullshit bond with her brother, Andy Dunn, who is the co-founder and CEO of Bonobos. He encouraged her to build this company, to remain CEO, coached her through raising funding, and invested himself. Her company-- Monica+Andy-- is named in honor of that bond.
That relationship of course-- one that valued a boy and a girl’s skills in creating a company equally-- had a lot to do with their own working mom and the example she set for her son and daughter.
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