P.MAI Holiday Gift Guide 2018
You've got a list and you're checking it twice. Now get some gift inspiration for the whole family.
You might not be able to get her sparkling diamonds, but you can bet mom will appreciate a sparkling house via Amazon's service crew.
For your sister: LUNA BELT BAG
Versatile and trendy, our Luna bag can be worn around the waist, across the chest or over the shoulder.
Relive your childhood with the iconic console that changed your lives. The Duck Hunt Rematch of 2018 will go down in history.
The Baxtor of California razor offers a clean shave, the simple way—just like the way grandpa did.
This smart garden lets you grow your own herbs indoors with the click of a button. No green thumb required.
For the dog: CUSTOM PORTRAIT
Who needs baby photos on your desk when you've got this tail-wagging face to say hi to.
For the kitty: LASER TOY
This is the motherload of all lazor toys. Purrfect for all felines young and old.
Rock Your Style Giveaway - December 2018
Finish the year with a bang. We're partnering with some friends to give away the ultimate fashion wardrobe—from jewelry to luxury apparel and accessories—everything you need to look great. Contest ends 12/10/18.
Things Every Creative Needs Giveaway - November 2018
✨ NOVEMBER GIVEAWAY ALERT ✨
Are you or someone you know impossible to shop for? We're giving away our top picks of beautifully designed products that are sure to please.
Enter to win a $100 P.MAI giftcard, plus goodies from cool brands including Hemsmith and Brooklyn Candle Studio—a total package worth $1750! Winner will be chosen at random on November 29, 2018.
Follow the link to enter: https://bit.ly/pmainov18
P.MAI Pioneer: Georgene Huang, co-founder Fairygodboss
Meet Georgene Huang, the boss behind Fairygodboss. Fairygodboss is the largest career community for women. It provides millions of women with the hard-to-find intel on work-life balance, salary, maternity leave policies, and how companies treat women. Founded by women, for women, Fairygodboss connects female job seekers with employers who believe in gender equality. We caught up with her to hear how she got started.
When did you know you had a good idea on your hands?
I launched our first anonymous survey as an experiment while I was job searching. It was a small group, but the response I received was very encouraging, so I’d say the more I talked to women and the more responses I received from my initial outreach, I knew there was potential in the market to build something really valuable for professional women.
What was the inspiration behind Fairygodboss? Which came first—the desire to start something or seeing an opportunity that you felt must be created?
I founded Fairygodboss a few years ago, when I was suddenly fired from my executive role at a major company as part of an unexpected management shakeup. At the time, I was two months pregnant and hadn’t yet told anyone. So I was in this position of Iooking for a job and going on interviews — and feeling quite pressured to hide my pregnancy.
While interviewing, I wanted to ask certain questions — like, is work-life balance enabled here? Are women paid and promoted fairly? What’s the maternity leave policy? — but feared being judged as less than fully committed to my career if I asked. So, I turned to the internet for answers, and was surprised by the lack of information I found, given how crucial this information is to women’s careers. It was then that I decided to start an online database where women could anonymously crowdsource this information, and that’s how Fairygodboss was born. Today, we’re connecting millions of women with job reviews, salary info, maternity leave intel, career advice, and job postings at partner companies that believe in gender equality.
I’ve always been entrepreneurial, but I think my own experience definitely helped me see a gap in the market for everyday, working women.
What are some short and long term goals you have?
In the short-term, as a company, we’re focused on connecting with more women, continually improving our product, and building a company that our employees love working at. I believe doing this means we’ll end up being the career community for all women.
What has been one of your biggest career challenges? How did you overcome it?
I’d say one of the biggest challenges I’ve faced was losing my job. It was a tough time, especially trying to conceal my pregnancy while interviewing. But ultimately, it was for the best as it led me to found Fairygodboss!
What advice would you share with other entrepreneurs who are just starting out?
My best business advice is to go for it! If you have an idea or want to start your own business, do your research obviously, but go for it. This doesn't, however, mean taking risk recklessly. I believe there are a plenty of ways to "road test" your ideas without throwing all caution to the wind, and with so much technology at our fingertips, there are plenty of ways to simultaneously do market research and start building a business (while testing your idea) without quitting your day job right away.
What are some things you always carry with you?
I always have my laptop and iPhone, and since I am always trying to make sure I exercise when I have 30-45 minutes, I never leave the house without a change of gym clothes.
GIVEAWAY: Win a 5-night stay in Puerto Vallarta!
CONGRATULATIONS to Rebeccah Barbosa of Florida for winning our Vallarta giveaway!
Transport yourself back to summer with our free giveaway! Enter to win an epic 5-night stay at the Mayan Palace in Puerto Vallarta. We've team up with some friends to give one lucky winner the vacation of a lifetime. Contest runs until October 31, 2018.