Earlier this year, Miki Agrawal, co-founder of the period underwear-maker Thinx, stepped down as CEO of the company and faced a sexual harassment complaint from an employee. The complaint has been settled confidentially, and Agrawal now has a book deal on how women in the workplace can “remove the filters that are holding them back.”
Agrawal stepped down as CEO in March of this year, although she told us at the time she was still “SHE-EO” of the company, a term that was and remains opaque. Ten days later, a former Thinx employee filed a sexual harassment complaint with the City of New York Commission on Human Rights, alleging that Agrawal groped her breasts, stripped in front of employees, discussed her sex life with them, and engaged in boundary-busting behavior like FaceTiming them while nude or on the toilet.
In May, Jezebel learned that the EEOC complaint has been settled, although the terms are confidential. An attorney for the Thinx employee, Erin Lloyd, told us at the time, “All I can tell you is that the matter filed with the NYC Commission on Human Rights has been resolved, and the complaint has been dismissed. Thank you.” She couldn’t comment further or tell us if her client was satisfied with the outcome. Amy Gross, a public relations professional at a firm called Finsbury, told us, “I’m responding on behalf of THINX to say that the company is pleased to say that the matter is being resolved and dismissed.”
And now, as The Cut reports via Publisher’s Marketplace, Agrawal will be releasing her second book (her first, Do Cool Sh*t: Quit Your Day Job, Start Your Own Business, and Live Happily Ever After, came out in 2013), this one with Hay House, a self-help publisher. The book is to be titled Disrupt-Her. The Publisher’s Marketplace announcement describes it as “a personal development manifesto that explores the good, bad, and ugly for women who want to disrupt social norms, remove the filters that are holding them back, and design more successful and meaningful professional and personal lives.”
A definite must-read for anyone who aspires to follow Miki Agrawal’s unique career path.