Ep. 008 - Tracy Lawrence, CEO and Co-Founder of Chewse

Our inaugural podcast guest is Tracy Lawrence, CEO and Co-Founder of Chewse. Chewse is an office meal program with a heart: Tracy calls it a "love company"—a company where emotional intelligence is a core tenet. To date, Chewse has handled nearly 2 million meal deliveries and has brought in more than $14 million in revenue, feeding thousands of employees delicious meals every day from local San Francisco and Los Angeles restaurants.

As for Tracy, she was recently named Forbes 30 Under 30 Class of 2018. She earned a BS in Business Administration from the University of Southern California, where she was awarded 2011 Student Entrepreneur of the Year. Tracy began Chewse from her college dorm room and has since raised $15M in financing for the company. Aside from being CEO, Tracy indulges in an unhealthy love of farmers markets, pita + hummus, and surfing. She also loves helping and mentoring entrepreneurs.

We first met Tracy at a "Women in Power" panel on leading through workplace patriarchy. We were immediately struck by her passion for advancing gender equity in tech. In this interview, Tracy talks to us about building a love company, the importance of leading with vulnerability, and what it means to live the questions.

References:

  • Learn more about Chewse on their website and also on Instagram.
  • Tracy was interviewed by Jerry Colonna on the Reboot Podcast (link).
  • Read Tracy's writing on her Medium channel (link).
  • You can also follow Tracy on Twitter.
  • Rilke's "Letters to a Young Poet" is available for purchase on Amazon here.


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