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When my son was born, my partner asked me: “I assume you’ll take time off, take all the time you need!” In that moment I realized, I can’t get very far from the company — it was like my first child.

The following months and years, our company went through challenging circumstances as it continued to grow. The need to balance home and work life led to some unique parallels between raising my child, and raising the company, some of which lent well to a piece at Forbes on parenthood.

“Similar to a child, it’s your responsibility as a ‘parent to the company’ to guide it on how to navigate the world and stand on its own two feet. This gave me a unique perspective on when to be patient versus when to provide the tough love necessary for it to grow and evolve.” (June 16th, 2019)

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