Name + title: Reagan Burwash, West Coast Manager with Dermalogica and Founder of Pink Tank
On supporting women: We need to create a community of success and to share ideas and motivate each other. Society tends to portray women as not being as strong or successful or only relying on our looks. We need to make sure that we have enough role models to help shake up that perception and steer the younger generation on the right path.
Why Reagan kicks ass: I created Pink Tank and our mission is to “connect, inspire and motivate”. We provide educational events for women and also strive to create a community of success with our members. We want to highlight success stories, feature “out of the box” businesses and provide inspirational and relevant links through social media and our newsletter. The more we can connect, work and motivate each other as a community the more successful we all will be
Words to live by: “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage” Anais Nin. This has helped me conquer and achieve many things and is written on a chalk board wall in my condo!
Recommends: FWE – An amazing organization designed solely to help lead, mentor and inspire women entrepreneurs.
Movies: A League of Their Own – I love this movie and love the theme of women overcoming challenges to success.
Books: “Infidel” by Ayaan Hirsi Al – a bit controversial but it is an amazing story of a women who overcame many adversities and completely changed her life. “Living History” by Hillary Clinton. Was quite interesting to see how she was portrayed and what she had to overcome.
Role Model: My Grandma – she was way ahead of her time and quite the savvy business women! I have the utmost respect for her paving a way for herself (and others) as a business women in the banking world during the ‘30’s and ‘40’s.