Ep. 10: Kara Goldin, CEO of Hint Water

Kara Goldin is the founder & CEO of Hint Water.  Prior to starting Hint, Kara was Vice President of Shopping and E-commerce Partnerships at AOL, where she helped lead the growth of its startup shopping business to a $1 billion enterprise

Kara has been named among Fortune's Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs and Forbes' 40 Women to Watch Over 40. The Huffington Post listed her as one of six disruptors in business, alongside Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg.

In this episode we cover:

  • Critical skillsets that a CEO needs to succeed

  • Kara's hiring strategy

  • Building a personal brand

  • How a drive for learning propelled her success

  • A key ingredient in your sunscreen that may be doing more harm than good


What is the best advice that you have ever received?

Do what feels right.

Can you share what has been one of your secrets for success? 

Do as much today so that you don’t have leave things for tomorrow.



This episode is sponsored by the Center for Equity, Gender, and Leadership at the University of California, Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.  The Center focuses on addressing issues related to gender and diversity by promoting a fair and equitable work environment. Their mission is to develop diversity fluent leaders, advance progress, and transform the power base through four functions – thought leadership, curriculum and teaching, implementation and action, and serving as the central hub for activity at the Haas School of Business.