Tanisha (T) Robinson is currently the founder of W*nder (pronounced "wonder"), is a sparkling water infused with natural flavors, vitamins, and 20mg of CBD (0% THC). She is fortunate to have the founders of BrewDog as her first investors.
Robinson served as BrewDog USA’s first CEO and under her leadership the USA division went from just starting up to becoming one of the largest and fastest growing craft breweries in the region. BrewDog USA added distribution to nine states, and sold 24,478 barrels in 2018, up 498% from 2017. BrewDog USA has also received numerous awards and recognition for their tap room (DogTap) and brewpubs in Franklinton and the Short North. The DogHouse Hotel, which was built and opened under Robinson’s tenure was recently named by Time Magazine as one of the “100 Greatest Places on Earth”.
Before joining the BrewDog team, Robinson founded several successful companies, including Print Syndicate, a design, technology and marketing company best known for LookHuman.com, which sold in excess of $40 million worth of products direct to consumers in its first four year, and made Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg a pop-culture icon.
Robinson also co-founded TicketFire, a mobile app that allows consumers to use, transfer and sell paper tickets. She has also successfully built and sold two other companies, and has burned a few companies to the ground.
Robinson is a US Army veteran, and after serving as an Arabic linguist studied Arabic at The Ohio State University. This gave her the opportunity to work as a civilian in women's and human rights in Damascus, Syria for two years.
She is a featured international speaker on entrepreneurship, conscious capitalism, innovation, disruption, and leadership, and currently serves on the board of The Columbus College of Art and Design (CCAD) and the Mount Carmel Health System. She lives in Columbus, OH with her wife and two dogs.
Women in Design Deep Dive 2020 Session Description
Creative Collisions and a Quest to Change the World
Join guest Tanisha Robinson and host Vanessa Melendez as they break down how inspirational sparks set fire to creative collisions and use that power for good. Step into the stories of two Serial Innovators, Side Hustlers and Dreamers and how they activate their secret sauce and inspire your own very special ingredients.