Miki Agrawal

An unstoppable force to turn passion into reality

One of INC's Most Impressive Women Entrepreneurs of 2016

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Miki Agrawal is a true “force of nature.” She was dubbed a 2017 Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, 2016’s Crain’s 40 Under 40 list, featured on the cover of Entrepreneur magazine, named one of the “Most Impressive Women Entrepreneurs of 2016” by Inc. Magazine and one of 2015’s “Most Creative People” by Ad Age. Between 2013 and 2015, Miki was given the Tribeca Film Festival’s “Disruptive Innovation” Award and named one of Forbes’ 20 Millennials on a Mission

Miki menstruates. She is Co-Founder / SHE-E-O / Chief Inventor-er of THINX: the period-proof underwear company that’s disrupting the $15 billion feminine-hygiene market. THINX was named Fast Company’s “World’s Most Innovative Companies of 2017” and one of Time Magazine’s “25 Best New Inventions of 2015.” In its first giveback partnership, THINX helped over 60,000 girls in Uganda return to school. But for Miki, that wasn't involved enough. So, 2017 marks the launch of the THINX Foundation, which will teach its very own newly-piloted health and entrepreneurship curriculum to girls around the world.

 

Miki pees. Actually, 1 in 3 ladies pee a lil’ when they laugh, jump, sneeze, or make sweet sweet lurve. So Miki ‘n’ co created another gorgeous pee-proof underwear called ICON to help women stay their most unapologetic selves. For every pair sold, money goes to the Fistula Foundation to provide care for women with obstetric fistula in developing countries.

 

Miki poops. Her newest brand  TUSHY upgrades the American bathroom experience with sleek installable bidets. Each purchase helps Samagra combat the global sanitation crisis affecting 40% of the world.
 

Miki eats. Which is why she founded the acclaimed farm-to-table gluten-free pizza concept WILD. The restaurant rang in its 12-year anniversary in 2017 (ding)!
 

Miki writes. Book numero uno, DO COOL SH*T, hit #1 on Amazon Bestseller List in Entrepreneurship. Book numero dos, F*CK YES, will grace shelves in 2018.
 

In sum, Miki does...a lot. She’s also an identical twin; the daughter of a Japanese mom and an Indian dad; an og French-Canadian; a Wall Street dropout; a former professional soccer player; a Cornell grad; and (drum roll please…) an expecting mama.
 

“Miki is an unstoppable force in successful pursuit of a rich and fulfilled life, and a source of practical wisdom for how you can be the same. The more people that follow her advice, the better the world will be.”

— Ben Rattray, Founder of Change.org
Testimonials

“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.”

TEDx Bethesda
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“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.”

3WCircle
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“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.”

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Speech Topics

Gender & Sexuality
Fighting For Equality The New Glass Ceiling
Feminism is a hot concept these days, but that doesn’t mean that equality in business and life comes any easier for hard-working women. In this buoyant and action-oriented keynote, Miki Agrawal shares unorthodox strategies to break the glass ceiling in a male-dominated world .
Business Strategy
3 Key Strategies Break Business Taboos
How can we challenge the taboos and conventions that hold us back in our work? In this talk, Miki Agrawal offers three key strategies that will change culture, break taboos and help build a massive business in today's world .
Marketing
Find Your Angle Creativity, Marketing, and PR

In this adaptable keynote, Miki Agrawal instructs on how to stand out in the noisy advertising and digital world. 

 
Entrepreneurship
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 behaviour in your organization for the better.

Motivational
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.

College
Post Grad 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.

 
Entrepreneurship
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.

Gender & Sexuality
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.

Audiences will:

•           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.