Name: Polly Rodriguez
Occupation: CEO & Co-Founder, Unbound
Location: New York
Greatest Indulgence: Cheese & Bourbon
5 questions for you...
1. What's the best advice you've ever given or received?
Play your own game. Don't worry about what other people are doing, just focus on yourself and your own game. Because ultimately, you are your own greatest opponent. Malika Gandhi, my first Senior Manager at Deloitte told me this when I would get caught up in competing with the other consultants and it's been the best advice I ever received.
2. How would you describe your personal style?
Eclectic. I am obsessed with pairing things that seemingly don't go together. About 50% of my wardrobe is an A-line skirt with a vintage rock band t-shirt.
3. What was the last thing that made you laugh out loud?
This text from my mom. She drove around our local town with a laundry hamper stuck to the front of her car and thought people were waving at her because they "thought she looked cute."
4. What’s a productivity tip you swear by?
Keeping a journal with me wherever I go and incessantly taking notes when I'm in meetings. I also write my to do list first thing in the morning every day which helps me prioritize.
5. Think of the woman you most admire and name three qualities she exhibits.
Accountability, courage, grit.
What's in your desk?
The New York Times, a shamrock keychain, and a scrunchie