2020 Honorees

Trinity Mouzon Wofford

Co-founder & CEO

“I am obsessed with finding ways to level the playing field.”

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

I am the Co-Founder & CEO of Golde, a Brooklyn-born health and beauty company, powered by superfoods. As CEO of a growing company, my role is all encompassing, from product development to marketing strategy to finance and operations. At the core of it, my job is to set the tone for who we are as a company and how that translates across our business.

How would you describe yourself?

I am obsessed with finding ways to level the playing field. Since launching Golde at age 23, I’ve worked to make starting and running a business easier for the next generation of founders. I share my entrepreneurial journey on social media through my #office_hrs series, and in my digital column at Inc Magazine. I’m originally from Upstate New York and try to get back there from Brooklyn as often as possible. Outside of work, I like exploring food and wine and learning new languages (currently focused on Italian, Spanish and Japanese).

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

Launching and self-funding a business as well as partnering with some of the biggest retailers in the world has been an incredible journey. I’ve learned so much over the past three years, and still can’t wait to see what comes next.

Where do you find inspiration?

Lately I’m finding inspiration via our community. It’s really cool to see why people keep coming back to our brand. Focusing on what they see in Golde keeps everything feeling fresh.

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Name an eCommerce brand you admire and why. 

I think Brightland does a great job of encouraging offline experiences as a digitally native brand.

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

Got to Give it Up – Marvin Gaye
Nights – Frank Ocean
Hey Nineteen – Steely Dan

What do you geek out over?

Branding, of course!

What's your guilty pleasure?

Nothing I feel particularly guilty about! I find the greatest simple pleasures in a good meal or time outdoors.