A version of this essay was originally published on Medium.
I've never published anything about what it's like to be a woman in business, but today is International Women's Day, and I decided to use my incredibly keen wit and personal experiences to speak some truths.
I have boobs. They are small boobs, but they are still boobs. I also run a business. It's bigger and more important to me than my boobs. These are just facts, but I'm sure I've already offended someone, so let's just keep this rolling.
I started my first business at 16, and have been a CEO with employees for the past seven years of my life. I'm 29 now. I started out life as a baby and then a little girl in Detroit, and now I live in LA and run Lumi. Yep, these facts make me a Female CEO. Similarly, a person who starts life out as a baby that turns into a little boy who then devotes the better part of a decade to building businesses might end up as a Male CEO.
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For anyone in the business community who interacts with people with boobs (cough, cough, 100 percent of the business community), these are five things I've never said about the things you shouldn't say, either. All of them are from personal experience.