Every March women around the world are celebrated as Women’s History Month takes over. What started as Women’s History Week back in the early 1980s, in only the United States, has now grown into a global movement and month-long celebration. Today, women of all backgrounds, religions, and colors are honored for their progress and contributions. We’ve come a long way! And one of the women we like to celebrate each year is our Co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), Abby Taylor.
“I have learned so much working with Abby as my cofounder and watching her lead our employees….Abby has inspired me to grow as a leader and businessman. Also, how to adapt to certain situations I don’t believe I would have been able to do without her,” Co-founder Rob Giuliani.
Abby began Playa Bowls because she wanted to share the health benefits of açaí with everyone. And what began as a small acai stand in Belmar, New Jersey has now grown into a nationwide Playa Nation. Fun fact, she even hand painted all of our stores in the beginning (talk about true dedication to the company). Although she keeps the paintbrushes at home these days, Abby remains the key creative mind with all things Playa Bowls—she heads our marketing team, creates much of the content you love on our social media, and brainstorms ideas for new merch and crave-worthy products. She’s our true OG.
Get to know more about Abby
Favorite movie: Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Favorite book: The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine
Binge-worthy show right now: Summer House
The most valuable lesson of 2022: To spend as much time as possible with family and friends because life is short.
The most exciting moment coming up for 2023: Watching Playa Bowls open more locations across the United States. It’s Playa Nation!
Biggest level-up moment: To have Playa Bowls open at Newark Airport in the new terminal A.
The color of her favorite surfboard: The boards I ride are standard in color. But I usually add some small artwork to them myself.
Her favorite SOTM so far: The Bronco with the surfboard.
Best wave she ever caught: Definitely at Dogmans in Puerto Rico.
The woman who inspired her: My mom. She worked in retail my whole life. And those are super long hours and weekends. But she busted her butt to give us everything we ever wanted.
Another female founder she wants to shout out: I recently met the founder of the Little Words Project, Adriana, and she was awesome!
Guilty pleasure Playa Bowls item: Our peanut butter is next level.
Go-to Playa Bowls coffee: Sweet Cream Cold Brew for the win.
Go-to motivational quote: Don’t ever let someone tell you you’re too young to achieve something. A baby shark is still a shark.
Favorite workout: The 30-30 class at my favorite gym in Avon, NJ— Fitness By The Sea. It’s a mix of cardio and free weights.
Best hair product for post-beach: A great hair mask after drying my hair in the sun and salt water.
Here are some other fun facts about women today
In 2021 women age 25 and up outnumbered men with 36.1% having earned a bachelor’s degree or higher (men were only at 33.9%)
As of 2021, there are 4 million more women than men in the United States.
Over 20 years, women have made some stellar leaps in certain occupations as veterinarians, pharmacists, and dentists.
This Women’s History Month celebrate yourself and the women you love at Playa Bowls!