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. Zak and Spector were selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a special black-tie gala event at the Fairmont San Jose on Friday, June 21.
ThirdLove has disrupted the lingerie industry with a focus on inclusivity, offering women 78 sizes in numerous styles to fit each woman’s individual needs. The Company is best known for its invention of half-cup sizes and innovative Fit Finder™ technology, which asks women a series of questions about the fit of their current bra and even their unique breast shape. The answers are used to build proprietary algorithms that get smarter as more women take the quiz. More than 13 million women have taken the Fit Finder™ to date.
“We’re truly honored and humbled to be recognized among such inspiring entrepreneurs in Northern California who are transforming their respective industries,” said Heidi Zak, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of ThirdLove. “We created ThirdLove for women with a mission to provide a better product, brand and experience and have gotten where we are today by listening to our engaged customers and with the help of our dedicated and passionate team. We look forward to continuing to disrupt the lingerie industry and to deliver on our promise of creating a bra for every body.”
With this award, Zak and Spector join esteemed leaders from the Northern California region who won in the past, including James Park, Fitbit; Jessica Herrin, Stella & Dot; Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner, LinkedIn Corporation. Additionally, as a Northern California award winner, Zak and Spector are now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2019 National Awards. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 16, 2019. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
With more than 350 employees, ThirdLove has been called the fastest growing underwear brand in America and is the largest donor of undergarments in the country, having given over $10 million worth of bras away in 2018 alone. Its invention of half-cup sizes and expansion into larger bras make it one of the most size inclusive brands in the industry, with 78 size options, including bands ranging from 30”– 48" and cups AA – I. By leveraging proprietary data and using real women’s measurements in its design process, ThirdLove is able to consider the unique needs of diverse body sizes and shapes and deliver on its mission to create that fit real women. To learn more, visit www.thirdlove.com.
About Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Entrepreneur Of The Year®, founded by EY, is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs. The program makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global awards program of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries. ey.com/eoy