Not a Pivot, More a Plunge: A Startup Story Shifts
Early last year, I found myself unexpectedly accepting a Rising Star award at the annual Women in Toys gala. Unprepared and overwhelmed, I delivered an acceptance speech that can best be described as a comedy routine/confessional: lots of laughs at my own expense. Ironically, the biggest laugh of the night followed the one line that wasn’t a joke. “We’re not really a toy company,” I announced to a room of 600 toy company executives who were recognizing me for the work I do designing and producing toys: female action figures, to be exact. And I meant it.