Tag: emma mcilroy

Dearest founders, please take care of your mental health

If you’re a founder, you know. For all of the veneer and hype, it’s incredibly draining to be the founder of a startup — or any company for that matter. It’s lonely. It’s grueling. It’s emotionally and mentally challenging. And it’s nearly impossible to manage everything you have to do.

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WILDFANG founder Emma Mcilroy among latest Aspen Institute Henry Crown Fellows

Sometimes, we have startup founders who have been at it so long — and so consistently — that we kind of just take their awesomeness for granted. And that’s why it’s always nice to be reminded of the amazing people we have here in our midst. Like Emma Mcilroy, founder of WILDFANG, who was recently named to the 2022 Class of Henry Crown Fellows.

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Helping parents approach challenging topics with A Kids Book About

In this day and age with the level of exposure and access to information, kids are often dealing with any number of topics far sooner than previous generations. And parents—who had a very different upbringing—are searching for ways to effectively support their kids. And that’s the opportunity that A Kids Book About is working to address. With books focused on kids that help parents discuss challenging topics.

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I respectfully ask that you stop what you’re doing and watch this. Right now.

I know you’re busy. I know you’ve got stuff to do. But you know, sometimes you just need to stop and take a minute. Like when Emma McIlroy of Wildfang takes the stage at TEDxPortland. So do yourself a favor and take a few minutes to listen to what she has to say. I promise it will be worth it.

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