Kara Goldin is considered one of the most influential women in entrepreneurship today. For those of you who haven’t heard her name before, you’ve probably seen her products, Hint, at local grocery stores. Kara first started making fruit infused water just in her house, and began selling it in her garage to her neighbors in 2004. After seeing potential, she then quit her job and began Hint Inc. She created something that could change people’s lives, and it even changed her life after throwing away her sodas and replacing it with her flavored water. She quit a stable job and pursued something she was truly passionate about (and all while she was pregnant with her fourth child too!) This mother of four kids found an inspiration in creating a healthy lifestyle and began a company from her garage which grew into a life changing product to millions of people.
Kara truly embodies the idea of entrepreneurship. Since the start of her company, she has been listed one of Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs, Forbes’ 40 Women to Watch Over 40, EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 Northern California, and has received many other awards. Beyond her incredible story, she makes it very clear to all her consumers that you can drink Hint, or you can drink water, to her it doesn’t really matter, what matters to her is you living a healthier lifestyle.