Authenticity Is a Leadership Superpower

Katrina Lake, Stitch Fix
In conversation with: Ravi Belani, Stanford University

Stitch Fix founder and CEO Katrina Lake explains that she started her company with almost zero management experience. As a result, she couldn’t lean on tested leadership expertise to gain respect. Instead, she built trust through authenticity and vulnerability. She urges other founders to do the same, suggesting that openness is a valuable tactic for creating connections and trust.