NotesErika Alpern

Welcome to Tactile Stories!

NotesErika Alpern
Welcome to Tactile Stories!

A quick note from out founder...

Tactile was born out of a casual dinner series I hosted for women in tech, media, and art. Prior to launching, I ran marketing and communications for The New Republic and spent close to a decade in brand marketing and communications across media, tech, and the arts. As I grew in my career, I came up against the myriad challenges that women face in the workplace. In an effort to build a community of support, I started hosting these small dinners for women across industries and a common thread emerged: almost every woman was either running a side hustle, about to leave their company to run a business, or had recently left to run a company – often suffering through the challenges of fundraising while female. These dinners turned into strategy sessions, and the strategy sessions turned into clients, and Tactile was born. Side note: it wasn't as seamless as I’m telling it– starting a business is a leap of faith and it a risk, but that is another story.

Our humble beginnings are the reason that community is at our core. We are on a mission to change the ratio in business. We want more successful ventures led by women and diverse teams. We want more companies addressing the needs of women.

Additionally, we want a platform that highlights badass women across industries. I just want a link that I can send everytime I hear it was "too hard to hire for diversity or to find a female candidate." Today we are launching Tactile Stories – a space for ambitious women doing ambitious things. This is a series of interviews, but over the coming months, you will find interviews, resources, and more. You can also use this space to explore the events we host and new fun things we’re launching.

Here's to changing the ratio and transforming manspaining into femmesplaining ;)

CEO & Founder of Tactile