KRIS JANDLER + EMOJIBATOR
JUL 05 2017 - Kris Jandler is a 24 year old Brooklyn transplant having the time of her life as she hustles, and side hustles, to create the entrepreneurial journey of her dreams. Did you know the average woman experiences 30% fewer orgasms than the average man? As the Co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer of EMOJIBATOR, the original eggplant emoji vibrator company, Kris is a dedicated advocate for orgasm equality.
why do you do what you do?
I live for the challenges that require purposeful work to create an impact. And it so happens I am a passionate workaholic obsessed with women's equality. For no reason, our society shames women who masturbate. This paradox energizes me to succeed in empowering women to explore and love their bodies. My college degree in public policy and prior career in political organizing miraculously led me to founding a sex toy business at 23.
what is the best compliment you've ever received?
I've had a lot of people tell me they'd vote for me if I ran for public office. My political science professor's response to me being elected President of my sorority was: "Well, she has to start somewhere." I like to think they see something in me before I could ever be labeled as a "corrupt politician," so that's definitely a compliment.
where do you thrive?
I thrive playing and listening to live music - I'm completely obsessed! I played classical violin for 13 years, so in a perfect world I'd push myself to become an improv violinist in the jam band community - which desperately needs more women musicians. I also thrive outdoors in the desert climate of a mountain town. I'm a Long Island girl born and raised, but the meditative benefits of nature are too important to me now. I'd love to move out west one day!
what's one bad habit you can't seem to shake?
Staying up late!! I am a late-night owl and an early morning nightmare. The nights I do get it right though, I wake up feeling rested and the early-morning sunshine and stillness is fascinating. I need to find a way to consistently prioritize sleep over late night laptop sessions.
What's the best idea you've heard recently?
I watched a Mashable video about new these plant pots that you plug in to continuously water your plants without you lifting a finger. My mom always killed our plants growing up, so that product is totally meant for her! (and future me with a home and plants).
What's the biggest lesson you learned this past year?
The only things that matter for my business are the ideas and vision that I want to explore. No one else can tell me what metrics matter most or what products we should make next. That freedom to innovate against my own standards has allowed me to worry less about what others think, and to trust myself to fail and succeed without judgement.