PS: You talk often about your mom's influence on your style and your life in general. Who are the women who've contributed to your career, and how did their support inspire you to become a mentor yourself?
TB: From an early age, my mother taught me a very simple and fundamental truth: women are capable of anything. She and my grandmother both gave me incredible advice that I still use today. My mother always said, "Negativity is noise," which helped me in the early days of my company. So many people doubted or dismissed my ideas, but it only made me more determined.
My grandmother often said, "You never learn anything with your mouth open," which taught me to be a great listener and to surround myself with people with different perspectives, opinions, and experiences.
I always had people willing to help me in my career, and I want other women to have that, too. Through our foundation's signature Fellows program, we provide 50 early stage women entrepreneurs with mentorship, education grants, business resources, workshops, and access to an incredible network.