Like many visionaries, Miki Agrawal is known as a bit of a disrupter. As an author and businessperson, she tackles topics that are often seen as off-limits. Miki Agrawal uses disruption and off-limit topics to drive culture in what she views as a positive direction.
Graduating from Cornell University with an undergraduate degree in business and communication, Miki Agrawal began her career in investment banking for the large Deutsche Bank in 2001. Working in New York during the tragedy of September 11, 2001, she sought out ways to affect positive change in the world. She did so by seeking a career in things she enjoyed and treasured. Her first entrepreneurial venture was opening a gluten-free pizzeria. The pizzeria would eventually be known by its current name, Wild. Wild now has two locations in New York.
In 2008, Miki Agrawal started THINX, a different type of underwear company for women dealing with menstrual cycles.
Her latest dive into the entrepreneurial world is TUSHY. This company is known for bidet-style toilet aids. This attachment device brings the convenience of a bidet-style toilet to the masses. This venture became especially helpful during the toilet paper shortage surrounding COVID-19. Today, the company has sold nearly a million units.
Agrawal has won many awards for her environmentally friendly work from big names like Forbes, Time, INC Magazine, and many others. Her goal is to find uncommon solutions for common problems. She has found ways to do so efficiently and without environmental harm.
She credits creative scheduling for her ability to invent innovative products. For instance, she maintains a daily schedule that only allows meetings to occur in short increments within a two-hour window. If a long meeting is required, she only takes one per week. The rest of her time is spent thinking and creating.