Robin Streisand is the perfect blend of business savvy and creative prowess. In March 2021, her creative agency, The Mixx, celebrated its 25th anniversary of delivering visionary, creative ideas that ignite emotion and generate action at Fortune 500 companies across the world. She’s a recognized figure in the LGBTQ+ community and was recently featured in OutMagazine as one of the top 100 most influential OUT people in the United States. Her commitment to working with diverse-owned businesses has been a lifelong passion and she continues to focus on leveraging the potential of independent and diverse companies, which led to the founding of Titanium Worldwide, the first collective of certified, diverse agencies in the marketing, media, and communications landscape. Her energy is infectious and her expertise obvious in this incredible interview.

Question Highlights:

  • What do you do today?
  • What is your advice for someone wanting to start a boutique business?
  • What do you do to be the best version of you?
  • How do you incorporate equity and inclusion into your business?

Business is all about people and culture.

-Robyn Streisand


  • How The Mixx started
  • What you need to know to build your own business
  • How to be at your best
  • Adapting during the pandemic
  • Taking on social issues


Helaine Knapp

Founder & CEO of CityRow Go. After spending years climbing the corporate ladder, Helaine Knapp left the world of publishing for tech start-up life. Group fitness was her outlet while working hard and taking on the hustle and bustle of New York City. However, months of spin and boot camp classes left her with a lower back injury, and she began searching for a workout that was low impact, but super effective. After a friend suggested rowing, Helaine initially rejected it as something “my dad did in college,” but following a few workouts on a sexy machine, and pairing it with total body sculpting moves, her mind was changed and the concept for CITYROW was born. With a mission of delivering a smart, fun, effective workout to all fitness levels, under Knapp’s leadership, CityRow has grown from one studio in New York City to a national, omnichannel fitness brand with 12 open studios and 65 franchises sold nationwide along with a top-ranked, on-demand, global program featuring at-home rowers and a fast-growing digital subscription business. Knapp has yet to row on the water and has been featured as a business leader and a wellness expert on TODAY, Women’s Health, ABC, Harper’s Bazaar, Shape, Well + Good, Vogue, Yahoo! Finance, and PEOPLE, among many others.


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