Miki Agrawal: The Modern Innovator

Miki Agrawal was born in Canada with a Japanese and Indian heritage. Along with her twin sister Radha, Miki has always had a love for adventure and a passion for entrepreneurial pursuits.

Miki Agrawal’s business career didn’t truly begin until graduating from Cornell University in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science in Business and Communications. After graduation, Miki took a job as an investment banking analyst in New York City’s financial industry. However, after the events on September 11, 2001, she decided she needed to reassess her life and what she wanted to do with her life.

From here, Miki jumped from professional soccer to video production work where she realized a need in the food industry: healthy pizza. In 2005, Miki opened her first gluten-free farm-to-table eatery in NYC. This was only the beginning of the disruption that Miki would create; she found a talent in challenging societal issues and forming her own solutions. By 2008, Miki had debuted her second company: Thinx, a line of sustainable women’s underwear designed for use during a woman’s period. As with all her business ideas, Miki Agrawal found a way to create even more change with the proceeds of her company. Thinx sales help to fund reusable pads for schoolgirls in Uganda.

In 2014, Miki once again found a way to disrupt the status quo in the form of toilet paper. Not only does the use of toilet paper create problems for people health-wise, it also destroys 15 million trees per year. With the launch of TUSHY, Miki Agrawal had found a way to eliminate the negative environmental impact of toilet paper. By 2017, the company began to generate profits, and by 2021, the product line was expanded.

Miki continues to disrupt the status quo in ways to create long-lasting positive impacts. In 2019, Miki published a manifesto for the modern woman to help others find their way to professional and business growth. As one of the “Most Creative People of 2018,” expect to hear and see more innovation from Miki Agrawal.