Hey Fearless Foxes,
I’m Alexis, and I’m ecstatic to be joining the Burgundy Fox team and community. I’d like to take this opportunity to share who I am. I’m from the East Coast, born and raised (a Jersey girl to my core, I don’t pump my own gas, sorry not sorry.) After attending Wheaton College in Massachusetts, I spent a couple of years on a journey learning more about myself and then moved to San Francisco.
My time in San Francisco was crucial in helping me to discover the type of person I want to be. I realized that I wanted to build something larger than myself and help others achieve their full potential.
[caption id="attachment_3968" align="alignright" width="238"] Co-founders, Alexis and Leslie[/caption]
Growing up I wasn’t allowed to read fashion magazines; it was my mother’s fear that I would see tall, thin, white models and think I’m not thin enough or pretty enough or worthy enough. Those feelings and thoughts crept into my mind without the magazines, thanks to television and movies.
However, I was blessed to grow up with a strong line up of female mentors. Each mentor was an authority in their field, and their beauty came from within. I learned that self-love is one of the most significant types of love to have. In high school (and sometimes still today), I would write words of encouragement on post-its and scatter them throughout my room. Every day as I’d walk out my bedroom door, on a neon green post-it, I would read, go get ‘em, girl!
My promise to every member of the Burgundy Fox community is as follows:
I am here to support you, advocate for you, be an empathetic ear, learn from you and be your cheerleader. It is a privilege to be building a company that believes in the celebration of all women. I’m looking forward to the days ahead :-).
About the Author:
Alexis Jenkins is a co-founder and the Head of Product for Burgundy Fox. Over the past five years, she has built a reputation in building a solid and scalable customer experience for companies. As the seventh person to join HoneyBook, she helped to build an award-winning company culture and a reputable customer experience. At Burgundy Fox, her mission is to build a community with diverse, confident and empowered women. Currently, she resides in New York City with her husband.