Thinx founder Miki Agrawal has been making headlines ever since the Racked article on March 14 exposed the hostile work environment at the company. Several former employees were interviewed, anonymously sharing stories of negative experiences working directly with Agrawal.
Earlier this week, it was made public that Agrawal was accused of sexual harassment by Chelsea Leibow, a former Thinx employee. We’ve been told her public relations team had been working overtime and even pulled her from speaking at South by Southwest (SXSW), the Austin festival combining film, interactive media, and music.
Agrawal was scheduled to speak at the 9th annual New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW) during a Women’s Summit on Thursday, March 23. The Idea Village has confirmed that she will no longer be participating in NOEW and that the programming has been updated with the change. The Summit is designed to provide an opportunity for female professionals to reflect on and discuss how to overcome the challenges women uniquely face in the workplace.
In a statement released yesterday, The Idea Village said : “We look forward to providing all our attendees from the Greater New Orleans area and beyond with a dynamic, inclusive environment in which they can develop their professional skills, discuss new ideas, gain new contacts, and learn more about emerging trends in entrepreneurship and business.”