[Make Yourself at Home E28] Eliza Blank, Founder & CEO, The Sill
You know Eliza Blank as the Founder & CEO of the houseplant retail brand The Sill — but who is Eliza Blank at home?
Eliza Blank’s home in upstate New York is filled with a lot of plants. And while that might not be surprising for the Founder & CEO of The Sill — the direct-to-consumer houseplant retail and delivery brand built on the simple idea that plants make people happy — Eliza’s roots with with plants are even deeper than you might think.
Her childhood home in Massachusetts was filled with greenery. Her mom, a nurse, spent her time off in the garden because it helped her feel connected to her home in the Philippines. In the same vein, when Eliza moved to New York City, she turned to plants to bring a feeling of home to her gloomy Chinatown apartment.
That moment of homesickness planted the seed for what would one day become The Sill, kicking off Eliza’s entrepreneurship journey and leading her to build a startup that’s turning a new generation of people into “plant parents.”
In a new episode of Make Yourself at Home, Eliza shares how her family influenced her vision for The Sill, what she’s learned about life from working with plants, and why, just as she moved her family from Manhattan to the Catskills, she feels home is both a place where you feel at ease and an expression of who you are.
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