Shay Martin, Vibratex’s Owner and Vice President, as well as CMO of the Magic Wand brand, was recently featured in an in-depth interview for Authority Magazine, a Medium.com publication.
Authority publishes “thought leadership interviews” with pop culture, business, and tech influencers — and “Women In Wellness: Shay Martin Of Vibratex On The Five Lifestyle Tweaks That Will Help Support People’s Journey Towards Better Wellbeing” definitely fit the bill!
You can check out the full interview here. We’ve also included a few choice quotes from Shay below to help get you into the women in wellness vibe-space!
About learning the family business, which was started by her mother:
“Through it all, we’ve maintained the same philosophies with which we started: create and maintain strong relationships; remain open minded, understanding, and supportive; and be willing to compromise.”
About navigating the novelty industry’s “boys club” mentality”
“I was pushed around verbally and chastened for the way my products were designed and packaged… I let this fear get to me, and I regret accepting all the stress and self-doubt. Thankfully, though, I didn’t change course.”
About Sex and the City’s “The Turtle and the Hare” episode:
“We didn’t even have HBO at home, so our customer sent us a recording of the episode. As you’d expect, sales exploded … This brought endless copies of our design, all of which are now generically referred to as ‘rabbit’ vibrators thanks to the name that started it all.”
About surviving breast cancer:
“As Ice Cube says, ‘you better check yo self before you wreck yo self.’”
One great piece of business advice:
“Know when the best action is delegation.”
About one impact of being a “woman in wellness:”
“I wish someone prepared me for the hidden responsibility of running a company specializing in intimacy. Because I’ve chosen this career, I’ve had so many who are more comfortable talking about sexual issues to a woman who designs vibrators than talking to their doctor – but I gladly absorb the weight of that responsibility and never take it lightly.”