Heidi Zak ExplainsHeidi Zak (left) and Ra'el Cohen, founders of ThirdLove. Running counter to an industry dominated by out-dated ideas of ‘sexy', Heidi Zak and the ThirdLove team, from their base in San Francisco, aim to empower women by allowing them to be comfortable and supported throughout their busy days as parents, professionals and at all times of the day.
That attitude and its hardworking Chico branch has meant success to the company, founder and co-CEO Heidi Zak and her husband co-CEO David Spector told a crowd of more than 500 on Wednesday evening during a celebration at the business for employees and the community.
For instance, she felt not enough people told her how hard it was going to be, whereas I wished more people had told me how doable it all is. It took Zak a few months to bond with her first child, something a lot of women go through, but few openly talk about.
SAN FRANCISCO-( BUSINESS WIRE )-ThirdLove Co-Founders and Co-CEOs, Heidi Zak and David Spector received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 Award in Northern California, which recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities, while also transforming our world.
Heidi Zak previously held a position in Google, and underpinned by this experience in the tech sector, and fuelled by her passion for retail and finding a bra that was a perfect fit—her research revealed that 80 percent of women wear bras that do not fit them correctly—and supported by the financial experience of her co-founder husband David Spector, ThirdLove was born in 2013.
From marketing to product development, data has allowed ThirdLove to grow faster than any other online bra and underwear startup. The chief marketing officer of Victoria's Secret's parent company had recently made controversial comments about transgender models during an interview with Vogue.
Once the company helps customers find their size, it's easy for them to order and reorder. Co-founding ThirdLove has been a rewarding experience for Zak. ThirdLove A screenshot of David Spector's Instagram Story about Victoria's Secret. Heidi Zak says she's on a mission to find the perfect bra for every woman.