Felicity Chen | Founder, CEO of Potli
Founder of Potli
Q: Walk us through your story!
A: I have always loved to eat, especially asian foods. Growing up in the food industry in NorCal, I was exposed to a lot of delicious cuisines from a young age. I studied Operations and Supply Chains in undergrad at Boston University, and returned home to work in the tech space in Food. I was on the launch teams for UberEats, Gilt.com, and MealPal. And while I was living back at my parents house, I noticed my father had started an entirely new hobby, which was beekeeping for my mother. She’s an asthma patient, who ritualized this honey into her daily wellness routine, and could really benefit from Cannabis but there’s no way my conservative asian mother would ever share a joint with me. I put some weed into her honey and Potli created its first product!
Q: Who has been the most inspirational person in my life and at what stage?
A: When I was a little girl, I thought all moms knew how to operate a fork lift inside of warehouses. My mom in my inspiration and is who I started this company for.
Q: What advice would you give someone wanting to pursue a career similar to yours?
A: Be intensely passionate about what you love and just go for it.
Q: What are the best resources that have helped you along the way?
A: The women! We support one another and share resources!
Q: What are your top self care routines?
A: Microdosing all throughout the day. I start my day with Potli Honey, I am eating pickles that I have made with Potli ACV + Chili Oil all throughout the day, I make a stir fry with Potli Olive for lunch, and end my day with Potli Dream honey.
Q: What is the most challenging part about what you do?
A: The challenging and also the most rewarding portion of what I do is making sure our team at Potli has all of their needs met and have all of the tools to perform their absolute best.