Design That Empowers Women — Gabrielle Guthrie

Gabrielle Guthrie is the founder of Moxxly, a company that is redesigning the breast pumping experience for the modern mama. In this episode, Gabrielle shares her personal and professional journey into becoming a designer-founder who has thrown her life’s mission into building a product that re-humanizes the experience of breastfeeding for women. Gabrielle and her two female co-founders use the best of product design, business, and engineering to give mothers their dignity back. More about this episode: Show Notes: -Gabrielle shares her life as a creative little girl who loves to make things, growing up with two older brothers and her father who raised them. [2:50] -The challenges she faced in high school, her rebelliousness, and her relationship with her father. [6:28] -On her experience of freedom in college but how she hadn’t been thinking about the next step. [10:36] -While working on a thesis, she and her project partner talked about starting a company that will help change the lives of women and the challenges women faced throughout their lifetime. [14:47] -On her journey into failure, eventually selling the company and what she learned from the experience. [25:50] -Her travel to China after the acquisition of her company and her rise again after realizing the root cause of the product’s failure, leading to a comeback and a better product. [31:50] -Some tips for those who feel passionate about something or are planning on becoming founders. [40:37] References: Majo's website – Learn more about Moxxly – Music by Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs – Want to support women's voices? Go to & become a bigger part of the Heroine community. Check out our rewards for supporters.

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