Kara Goldin, Guest Innovator at the CIA's Food Business School

Kara Goldin

Chief Executive Officer and Founder, hint, Inc.

Kara Goldin is chief executive officer and founder of hint, Inc. Since its official launch in April 2005, hint® has received numerous accolades from national publications including “Best Flavored Water” (in Health, Men’s Health, and SELF in both 2010 and 2012), “Best Enhanced Water” (BottledWaterWorld and BevNET), and “Top 25 New Products” (in Prevention).

Kara started hint, Inc. to make it easier for consumers to lead a healthy lifestyle. hint’s latest market innovation and brand extension is the introduction of hintfizz, a carbonated version of hint Water, that received the 2012 Better Homes and Gardens “Best New Product Award” as well as the 2012 Silver Stevie Award for “Best New Product or Service of the Year.” Her authority in the beverage industry has propelled her to be a leading media resource and contributor to national outlets including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, MORE, The Huffington Post, Forbes.com, Reuters, and Businessweek as well as appearances on national programs including CNBC and Fox News.

hint is one of the top beverages at Google, Facebook, and other forward-thinking companies. Kara currently lives near San Francisco with her husband Theo (hint’s COO), four children, and two Labradors. She is an active member of SFBay YPO.

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Kara Goldin: Healthy Beverage Innovator

Kara Goldin shares her story with Lean In and explains how her "aha" moment led to creating a top-selling brand and beverage company, hint, Inc.