Rachel Kaplowitz: CEO & Co-founder of Honey

My NativeAdVantage: Co-Founder & CEO, Honey (www.sharehoney.com)


Rachel Kaplowitz is the CEO & Co-founder of Honey, an enterprise social network helping thousands of employees share ideas, grow their professional networks, and contribute in a meaningful way to their companies. Rachel is a graduate of Columbia University and earned her MBA at NYU Stern School of Business. Rachel is also a committee member of Coalition for Queens, a member of the NYC Venture Fellows program, and a brand new mom!

What do you do best?

Design Simply. Innovate Quickly. Support Infinitely.

What makes you the best?

Our engaged customers. Employees from Fortune 500 companies like Capital One and Coca Cola, entrepreneurs from companies like Curalate and Lyft, and creative geniuses from agencies like Big Spaceship and Huge all turn to Honey to help them stay connected, inspired, and one step ahead of their competition.

How will you stay the best?

Hiring more amazing people to our customer success team. We are obsessed with helping our clients succeed and have fun while they’re doing it. We’re always hiring people to help us in this mission. Send us your resume!

What are your aspirations: business & personal?

Personal: To live a life where I say many more yesses than nos. 

Business: To make work more fun – for my team, my investors, and for the thousands of people using Honey every day.

What fascinates you?

My 8-month-old daughter. It’s pretty wild to so clearly watch somebody learn brand new skills. When was the last time you learned something truly brand new?

Favorite Motto?

“It’s a good day.” – Anton Doudarev

Favorite People?

Business: Jesse Itzler & Kenny Dichter, co-founders of Marquis Jet. I’m not sure if they know this, but they were the first entrepreneurs/philanthropists I ever met. They inspired me to go to business school and become an entrepreneur myself so I could one day support the causes I believe in too. Personal: My husband, David Kaplowitz. In college, he stayed up all night to teach himself Astronomy (a course he wasn’t even enrolled in), so he could explain the complicated math to me for an exam I was sure I was going to fail. I aced the class. He has spent every day since helping me work hard to achieve the seemingly impossible.

Favorite Places?

My dining room table. There’s no place I’d rather be than surrounded by great friends, endless wine, and inspiring conversation.

Favorite Products?

Homage t-shirts. They are a perfect blend of comfort, fashion and storytelling.

Current Passions?

Bringing people together around music, food, and charity.