Be Real: Speak in a Human Voice

Ellen Bennett, a self-described “millennial with an old soul,” struts across the conference stage, describing how five years ago she wanted to “make the world a better place.” “All I had was my phone,” she tells the audience. Fast forward to today’s event: the New York City 2015 Tech Table Summit, a collection of leaders and tastemakers in hospitality, and this proud, f-bomb-dropping, totally pumped CEO has taken the stage. Her company, Hedley & Bennett, is the go-to purveyor of chic aprons, outfitting pro and DIY foodies around the world. How did one young woman turn something as ho-hum as a kitchen apron into a booming lifestyle brand, worn and loved by employees in over 5,000 restaurants and hotels worldwide? ...

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