What's on your homescreen?My first home screen has zero apps as a reminder to not mindlessly play on my phone. This second screen has the apps I use the most e.g. Simple Habit, Runkeeper, 7MWC and Spotify because when I wake up I meditate then head out for exercise with my playlist.
A GPS fitness-tracking app for iOS and Android to help people get out the door and stick with running.
You're on a deserted island and you can only bring one product that you own. Which product will you bring and why?My kindle because reading is the best form of escapism and I can hold tons of books on my Kindle.
What beverage do you most enjoy on a Friday evening?A glass of Villa Maria Sauvignon blanc - crisp and refreshing and delivers that gentle buzz.
Is there any product, app, or gadget that you couldn’t go a day without? Why that one?WhatsApp! Its how I check in with my family, friends, and groups of other Black and female founders. It's my virtual living room in many ways.
Which podcasts are you listening to right now? What do you like about them?Obsessed with Brene Brown's Unlocking Us because it's free therapy in a time of great anxiety and upheaval. Also love Arlan Hamilton's Your First Million because I appreciate the lens through which she views the world
Your First Million
A podcast by Arlan Hamilton that goes behind-the-scenes and teaches you how to make your first million dollars, get your first million downloads or find your first million customers
What book has had the most impact on your career or life? How so?Mindset by Carol S Dweck made me realise that a lot of my limiting mindsets were a choice, and I had the power to change them.
Carol S. Dweck shows how success in school, work, sports, the arts, and almost every area of human endeavor can be dramatically influenced by our mindsets
What products do you use to stay fit?I love Simple Habit to maintain my mental health and keep stress and anxiety at bay.
What’s the most useful product you own that few people know about? Why do you love it?Lumie light. During the long dark winters of the UK it imitates sunrise so its easier to wake up in the morning.
Lumie Bodyclock Spark 100
Mimics the subtle light and colour changes of sunrise and sunset. Brightening sunrise alarm wakes you naturally refreshed, a fading sunset creates a relaxing mood at bedtime.
What’s your favorite smart gadget that you use at home? How is it useful?Does a Roomba count? I love being able to turn on my iRobot, leave the room and then return to find it sparkling.
Turn your roomba into a mobile DJ Parks and Rec style
I placed one of my bluetooth speakers on my roomba to turn it into a mobile DJ like Tom Haverford in Parks and Rec. Only issue is the roomba is so loud that even the speaker can't quite drown it out :(
What book or resource would you recommend to those looking to start a career in tech?I wrote my book "Dream Big. Hustle Hard." to help folks, especially multicultural women, navigate the challenging startup ecosystem. It's a great place to start.
Jun 17, 2020
Josh Constine - Principal & Head Of Content at SignalFireJosh is a principal investor, head of content at SignalFire and former Editor-At-Large at TechCrunch. Josh also writes a weekly newsletter called the Moving Product, sharing weekly deep dives on fresh ideas, examples of brilliant new designs, and commentary from top product experts.
Jun 19, 2020
Marco Marandiz - Co-Founder & Head of Marketing at ElliotMarco Marandiz is a co-founder and the Head of Marketing for Elliot, as well as a strategist for high-potential DTC brands.
Jun 24, 2020
Cherie Hu - Journalist, Researcher & Owner of Water and MusicCherie Hu is an award-winning journalist and researcher who has been covering the intersection of music, technology, and business for over 5 years. She runs Water & Music, a newsletter exploring innovation in the music business. Cherie is currently writing a book about the parallels between independent music careers and tech entrepreneurship.