2020 Honorees

Melanie Travis

Founder & CEO

“I draw inspiration from my team.”

Tell us about where you work and what you do there.

I’m the Founder & CEO of Andie Swim, the leading digitally native swimwear brand. I established my career at some of New York City’s most successful consumer technology companies: Foursquare, Kickstarter, and most recently Bark & Co. I studied Comparative Literature at Haverford College and film directing at the California Institute of the Arts (MFA).

What do you think has been your biggest professional success so far?

Building the fastest-growing digitally native swimwear brand.

Where do you find inspiration?

I draw my inspiration from my team! 

Name an eCommerce brand you admire and why.

I admire Glossier: a great brand and an exceptional brand community. 

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We're curating an honoree playlist featuring all of your favorite songs! Name your top three.

Yummy – Justin Bieber
Julien – Carly Rae Jepson 

What do you geek out over?

Performance marketing. 

What's your guilty pleasure?

Reorganizing the office.