Female Founders: Evonna S Kuehner of ANOVÉ On Why We Need More Women Founders, and The Five Things You Need To Thrive as A Founder
Women are natural leaders, period. We get the job done — whatever the job is — under duress, with limited resources and against odds out of our favor. We juggle responsibilities across various areas of our lives continuously. The way we show up at work and for our families is so expected that it gets taken for granted. For anyone having trouble with this point of view, make a list of all the women you know and then make a list of all the things they do on a regular basis (both paid and unpaid) then ask them if you missed anything. We are such an integral part of our communities that it’s obvious to me that we possess the skills necessary to be successful founders and successfully hold any other decision-making roles in business.
As a part of our series about “Why We Need More Women Founders”, I had the pleasure of interviewing Evonna S. Kuehner.
After graduating from Stanford University with a degree in STS (focus on Product Design) and a successful career in program management, Evonna S. Kuehner was determined to bring more diversity and inclusivity to the luxury skincare market. Her academic and professional background, partnered with her years of research, led to the creation of ANOVÉ, a line of indulgent, plant-based products crafted for you to “live in your best skin” regardless of your skin tone, type or concern. Evonna’s mission for ANOVÉ is to provide all customers with high-quality, pure, luxury skincare created by ingredients that are found in Mother Nature.
Thank you so much for doing this with us! Before we dig in, our readers would like to get to know you a bit more. Can you tell us a bit about your “backstory”? What led you to this particular career path?