At TO THE MARKET, we love working with companies and makers who live their values – and Women’s History Month is an especially great time to honor their contributions. One such maker is Naa-Sakle Akuete, co-founder of skincare brands Eu’Genia Shea and Mother’s Shea, the latter of which is available in over 900 Target locations nationwide. She and her mother, Eugenia, teamed up to launch their companies, drawing on Eugenia’s extensive experience in the Shea industry and Naa-Sakle’s Harvard business education.
As the world hunkers down for the foreseeable future, telecommuting is at an all time high. Many of us are making huge adjustments to our daily routines, leveraging new remote work technologies, and experiencing blurrier lines than usual between our professional and personal lives. While the company I founded, TO THE MARKET, is fortunate enough to have an headquarters in NY that the whole team enjoys, we are also no strangers to telecommuting, including from overseas. At the moment, our senior leadership lives in six distinct cities, and while we love to be face to face, we’ve learned a few things along the way on how to effectively “show up,” if only virtually.