CEO & Co-Founder of THINX, author of Amazon Bestseller Do Cool Sh*t & Social Entrepreneur of the Year by Great Tech Awards
Agrawal is the CEO and Co-Founder of THINX, a high-tech, beautiful underwear solution for women to wear during their periods. She teamed up with AFRIpads in Uganda to fund a pack of reusable cloth pads for every underwear sold to get millions of girls back in school. To date, Miki and THINX have helped over 30,000 girls go back to school.
Her next big focus is creating an innovative solution for the 1 in 3 women who are dealing with light bladder leakage. So she and her team created a special gorgeous patented underwear called ICON to remind these women that they’re powerful women first and mothers second. For every Icon sold, they are funding Fistula Foundation to fight the fistula crisis in Africa and other developing countries.
Her book Do Cool Sh*t (with a foreword from Hsieh) “liberates readers from conventional thinking and restrictions, freeing them to pursue their passions and make a living at the same time” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). Agrawal has been featured prominently in the media, including on ABC, the Food Network, and in The New York Times. She has received a series of accolades, including 2015 Ad Age’s “Creativity 50,” naming Miki as one of 50 most creative people of 2015, 2015 “Social Entrepreneur of the Year” at the World Technology Awards, Good Magazine’s “2015 GOOD LIST 100,” and 2015 “LEVO 100” by Levo League. She is an active member of top change-maker organizations such as Forbes Women, Tribeca Film Festival, and Nexus Summit.
Empowered Entrepreneurship: Turning World Challenges into Compelling Opportunities
In this inspiring talk, Miki Agrawal reveals the three essential questions she asks herself before starting any entrepreneurial endeavour. She describes how she instills a sense of purpose in her teammates and colleagues to inspire motivation. She offers key insights into how her social enterprise THINX went viral several times, and grew from a small start-up to become an international company with global renown. And she shares tactics for thinking creatively to break down taboos, and transform the culture and behavior in your organization for the better.
Do Cool Sh*t: How to Go from Step 0 to Step 1 in Creating Your Best Life and Igniting Your Passion Projects
This motivating talk will convince college students, young leaders, and budding entrepreneurs that a cool life is closer than they think.
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 Agrawal shares her cool stories—from being the star midfielder on the W-USA women's soccer team, to opening WILD, a restaurant in New York City with no prior experience and being featured on the Food Network, to patenting an underwear solution for 2 billion women on the planet, to partnering up with her sister to launch Super Sprowtz, to writing a #1 bestselling entrepreneurship book, to setting a world record on NBC's Jimmy Fallon Show—and empowers her audience to believe that they can do cool stuff too… 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 to your spine and 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.
What Do I Do Now?
Just because you have a degree doesn't mean you know what you want to do with the rest of your life. Many college grads are tempted to wear t-shirts under their college graduation gowns that say "I Don't Know!" You're supposed to feel relief, satisfaction, and a feeling of anticipation when you graduate. Most college graduates feel anxious, fearful, and apprehensive.
In this eye-opening keynote, Miki Agrawal argues that the best way to figure out what to do, now that you're out of college, is not to look for a job. Instead, ask yourself key questions that will get you a lot closer to creating what you want instead of looking for what you want. This inspiring talk will help you understand that your destiny is in your hands, that the locus of control is in your power, and that you no longer need to look to the outside world to give you a job, a paycheck, or a future.
This presentation is ideal for colleges, empowerment conferences, and self-help seminars.
Anyone Can Be An “Intrapreneur”: How to be an Entrepreneur Within Your Organization
An intrapreneur is someone who operates with an FIO (figure it out) philosophy. An intrapreneur is someone who sees a problem, need, or opportunity and thinks, "Somebody should do something about that. I'm as much a somebody as anybody; I'll do something about that." Being an intrapreneur is a surefire way to rise up in the ranks of your company and get the respect and props you want for thinking outside the box and coming up with new and fresh best practices.
In this inspiring talk, speaker Miki Agrawl shares real-life examples of people who positively impacted their organizations by contributing more efficient and effective ways to do business. You'll be able to take her "Are you an intrapreneur?" quiz and see how many of the "five key characteristics" you have and discover how anyone can be more resourceful. You'll return to the workplace knowing that a "Don't Wait—Initiate" approach benefits you and everyone around you. Perhaps even more importantly, you'll have the confidence to voluntarily take on important tasks, instead of waiting to be told what to do.
This presentation is ideal for corporate audiences from front-line professionals to senior executives, women's groups, empowerment groups, and young leaders.
Confidence=Action: Empowering Women to Get What They Deserve
In this keynote, Miki Agrawal empowers female employees with the confidence and real-life strategies they need to win respect from their colleagues.
• Learn Agrawal's "Just Ask" principles so they are comfortable asking for something when they need it
• Learn to leave every interaction on a high note
• Learn the "Five Ws" of clear and concise communication so that colleagues understand what you mean and respect what you say
• Learn how to make sure they get credit for their ideas and contributions
• Learn how to disarm, deflect, and diffuse bullying in the office
• Learn to accept, embrace, and leverage silence when it's appropriate
This presentation is ideal for women empowerment conferences, self-help seminars, colleges, and high schools.
Thank you @twinmiki for an EPTASTIC talk @twitter today. You are truly changing the world — @TwitterWomen ... @twinmiki Thx for joining us @twitter today!! You are an inspiration and a half!! #dayofficiallymade — @Sumeeta_Kumar ... Our fearless She-eo @twinmiki featured in @adage Top *50* Creatives #soproud — @SheTHINK ... disruptive, inspiring, and definitely contagious. #mostcontagious @twinmiki @contagious see you next year! — @bitmama ... Just coming from @SheTHINX event @Celestineeleven—what a product & what an inspiring lady @twinmiki get their panties until Sat. — @enikotsz ... #truth @twinmiki knows her sh*t! Thanks for the inspiration! #borntobefearless #fearlessphilly @FearlessPHLConf — @SweetBoxTruck ... Mind-blown from hearing her speak. @twinmiki @SheTHINX #borntobefearless RT @CityFitGirls — @yolo_ono ... Inspiring Keynote from @twinmiki of @SheTHINX and @EatDrinkWild #borntobefearless — @CityFitGirls ... The stigma and the shame of periods are — Wow!!! Mind blowing, crazy, and sad. Thanks 4 this short, educational film @SheTHINK @twinmiki — @OfficiallyAyana ... SO proud of @twinmiki for this incredible film for @SheTHINX THE WEEK — @meghatron5 ... I want EVERYONE to know about @sheTHINX and @twinmiki: Period panties. No more waste (and so much $!) every month. — @shanleyEM ... @SheTHINX Thank you for giving all the f*cks and for making a massive, femtacular difference around the world — @WeGALF ... Miki & Rada Agrawal: audacious, outrageous, innovative and reminding us that leadership isn’t … appropriate. @twinmiki #CCSummit2015 — @tdpolancic ... @twinmiki you are sensational! DO COOL SH*T is a game changer!! Pleasure to be speaking at @shrmAZ with you! — @mbgoodwin
Every meeting planner is looking for a speaker they can trust to capture and keep their audience's attention—from start to finish. Miki Agrawal is that speaker. She engages every group with her energy, vision, track record, provocative message, and inspiring call to action. I've seen Miki speak at 3:30 in the afternoon as the closing keynoter of a TEDx event. Within the first minute, she had the crowd on the edge of their seats and she had them on their feet the second she wrapped up. Why? The world is hungry for someone who walks their talk—who is DOING what they're suggesting, not just talking about it. She is the real deal and a sure bet.
While Miki Agrawal may be petite in stature, her energy radiates and uplifts an entire room! As a speaker, Miki is dynamic, authentic, inspiring and not only willing to share wisdom but also willing to connect others. With Miki’s resume, it could be intimidating to some but her enthusiastic and REAL personality immediately puts her listeners at ease and gives them a sense of rejuvenation. After an event my company 3WCircle did with Miki last week, people flocked towards her—eager to hear more and learn from the author and serial entrepreneur. With a contagious passion, Miki interacted with the guests and gave them confidence to openly discuss their ideas and feel supported. Having an event with Miki draws a magnetic audience and results in a fulfilling evening with tangible takeaways.
Miki is captivating not only because of her entrepreneurial nature and charm, but because she respects the audience enough to know that if she connects with it she can enlighten and challenge it to do great things.
Do Cool Sh*t: Quit Your Day Job, Start Your Own Business, and Live Happily Ever After
In Do Cool Sh*t, serial social entrepreneur, angel investor, and all-around cool sh*t–doer Miki Agrawal shows how to start a successful company—from brainstorming to raising money to getting press without any connections—all while having a meaningful life!
With zero experience and no capital, Miki Agrawal opened WILD, a farm-to-table pizzeria in New York City and Las Vegas, partnered up in a children's multimedia company called Super Sprowtz, and launched a patented high-tech underwear business called THINX.
Miki has seen significant growth in her businesses. She pulls back the curtain of how you can live out loud, honor your hunches, and leave nothing on the table.
Whether you’re a student with big aspirations or an experienced professional looking for new opportunities, Do Cool Sh*t will open your eyes, make you laugh, and give you the confidence to quit your day job, start your own business, and live happily ever after.
Do Cool Sh*t features a foreword by Tony Hsieh, the founder of Zappos.
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