Female-Owned and Operated
As a woman-owned and operated company, Sportsheets is proud to celebrate Women’s History Month. This month we celebrate all women, including some of the amazing women who contribute to pushing the company forward.
Over the past three decades, Julie has led Sportsheets to multiple awards and global brand recognition with a collaborative, customer-driven company culture. Viewing Sportsheets’ initial creation and success as an opportunity to promote women’s sexual exploration and wellness, Julie remains focused on the desires and complete well-being of women and other underserved markets.
“As a woman business owner, in any industry, there are additional challenges. As a woman and a mother, the job of juggling parenting and running a company are a constant tug of war. It’s hard to ever feel like your kids or your business get the attention they deserve. Although this is hard emotionally, it provides many opportunities. My daughter and her friends get to see that yes, women do run companies, too.”
“Early on in the industry you could count the women owners on one hand. They were very inspirational, as they were truly blazing trails and risking jail and the scorn of their communities for wanting to provide pleasure to people. It’s great to see so many more women in decision-making positions today in our industry, but we still have a long way to go.”
“As people, we all make assumptions about others. As a female leader, I just had to disprove more assumptions that people made.”
How long have you worked at Sportsheets? 5 years
What’s your favorite part of the job? Collaboration is queen at Sportsheets. When a person has a seed of an idea that then becomes fully formed with the help of other team members, it’s a really sweet spot to witness and be a part of.
Who is your favorite woman in history? Two women come to mind immediately when I think of historic women, Harriet Tubman and Dolly Parton. I remember writing stories, doing school projects, and generally consuming any information I could about both women at a very young age, fascinated by the tenacity and passion they possessed.
What is your favorite Sportsheets product? Long before I joined the Sportsheets team, I was a fan of the Doggie Style Strap and its versatility. Years later, I’m still a fan.
How long have you worked at Sportsheets? Started with Sportsheets in October ’21 *newb*
What’s your favorite part of the job? One of my favorite parts of my job is seeing a product through every stage of conception to reality. It’s an incredible feeling to finally hold a product that you have been working on for months and started as simply an idea.
Who is your favorite woman in history? How could you choose just one?! It may be cliché but favorite woman in history is my mom. She created my beginning and has been a guiding force in my life since. She taught me how to be fiercely independent, to lead by example, and how to always come from a place of compassion.
What is your favorite Sportsheets product? Right now, I am loving our LaCire Torso candles. I have them scattered around my home as decoration, but they also serve as a naughty reminder of the fun that can be had with them behind closed doors.
How long have you worked at Sportsheets? 5 years
Who is your favorite woman in history? Lady Diana. Her charity work for sick children, raising awareness about those affected by cancer, HIV/AIDS, mental illness, and the banning of landmines.
What is your favorite Sportsheets product? So many wonderful products to choose from. Our Saffron vegan leather line is outstanding, and I adore our Saffron Flogger, those long tails across your body opens the mind to anticipation of what’s coming next.
How long have you worked at Sportsheets? 13 years
What’s your favorite part of the job? I get to use my creative side by developing new products for customers.
Who is your favorite woman in history? Rosa Parks, her courage to fight for change is always an inspiration.
What is your favorite Sportsheets product? Our Doggie Style Straps. I love how versatile they are and let’s face it, who doesn’t like better sex?
How long have you worked at Sportsheets? 6 months
What’s your favorite part of the job? I enjoy working alongside my motivated colleagues in efforts to reach our Intora vision and mission.
Who is your favorite woman in history? Ruth Bader Ginsburg. RBG was an incredible woman who left behind a lasting legacy. Most women would not be where they are today without her lifelong fight for women’s rights and gender equality.
How long have you worked at Sportsheets? Over 10 years
What’s your favorite part of the job? My job always changes. Every day is different and that makes it exciting – I am never bored. I’m like a sprinter at work so I enjoy lots of things to do in quick order. Long drawn-out projects tend to drain me.
Who is your favorite woman in history? There are a few, but Ruth Bader Ginsburg probably stands out the most. She was an amazing woman when women weren’t supposed to be anything but seen and not heard. She fought for separation of church and state, worker’s rights, and gender quality, just to name a few. She was a New York scrapper – attending Harvard with only 9 women in a class of 500. With her colon cancer she survived surgery, chemo, and radiation therapy. This woman’s strength and perseverance is astonishing and should inspire generations to come. Men and women alike. She was a strategist, an advocate who cared less for her career and more for her cause. She was a catalyst for social justice and societal progress. She’s an inspiration.
What is your favorite Sportsheets product and why? I don’t know that I have a favorite product. I appreciate that we as a business and as a big part of our culture believe in quality and stand behind it at all levels. We all care about what we do here.