Krystle Mobayeni on leading through a pandemic
BentoBox's co-founder and CEO has learned some things over a decade working in restaurant technology.
This column highlights exceptional women in the industry. It’s also meant to serve as a reminder that representation matters and to highlight the ideas, platforms, companies, and technology that will change the future of hospitality. Why is this paywalled?
In the inaugural edition of this column, Meredith Sandland, CEO of Empower Delivery, told me she believes that the paths to leadership in the restaurant and restaurant technology industries have evolved. No longer is one way the only right way. It’s a statement about the skills the industry values now, and how this has changed over time. This is great!
The next step: recognizing and celebrating the different forms of leadership born of diverse backgrounds. I believe this diversity in thought and style is the best way forward, so it’s exciting to see it in action. The point of this coverage is to talk honestly about experiences — shared and otherwise — of working as a woman in the industry. I’m so excited to highlight these stories.
Krystle Mobayeni is co-founder and CEO of BentoBox, a restaurant website provider.
She’s led her company for nearly a decade, through changing conditions, a pandemic, an acquisition, and now, an economic downturn. She speaks candidly about her challenges and successes, many of which are tied to being a woman in the restaurant industry.