Welcome to “Seven Minutes in Heaven” GO Magazine’s brand new interview series that profiles a different queer lady each day, by asking her seven custom (sometimes random) questions. Get to know the thoughts, feelings, and opinions of the groundbreaking, fierce forces-of-nature in the queer community.
Any woman who longs to be a successful entrepreneur while remaining socially conscious and chock-full of integrity needs to know who the amazing Robyn Streisand is.
Streisand is a force of nature, a leader and visionary of her two businesses (The Mixx and Titanium Worldwide), a mentor, a wife, a mother, and general badass who was awarded alongside the likes of Ellen DeGeneres in the “Out 100” last year. What amazes us is that while Streisand manages to balance all of these impressive roles, she still has a reputation for being approachable, kind, cool and community-minded.
It is our deepest honor to spend “Seven Minutes In Heaven” with the fierce, Robyn Streisand today. We hope you learn as much from her as we did, in this amazing interview.
GO Magazine: Who are you and what do you do?
Robyn Streisand: As the Founder and CEO of two successful businesses, I am what you could call a “serial entrepreneur.” As leader and visionary of The Mixx, my marketing and creative agency, I am a big advocate for the LGBTQ community and have been working to connect renowned brands authentically, with LGBTQ audiences over the course of my career.
As the founder of Titanium Worldwide, a certified-diverse collective of media, marketing, and communication agencies, I built this company with the belief that diversity of thinking allows us to provide unique prospects to today’s most complex business challenges. All the members of the Titanium collective are LGBTQ, woman, or minority owned businesses.
I thrive in being a leader and a mentor, and am always looking for ways to give back to the community.
I am also a family woman, married to my partner of 20 years and proud mom of two beautiful daughters. A few of my biggest accomplishments are to have been named to last year’s OUT 100 list, accepting this award alongside icons like Ellen DeGeneres and Tom Ford, and to have been recognized as one of Ad Age’s Women to Watch in 2017.
GO: What is the driving force behind your career/activism?
RS: I would say that I follow opportunities and go through all the open doors that cross my path. I have a passion for people and a talent for always seeing the bigger picture. I know that in life nothing comes easy, and experience has taught me having a passion for what you do will always help you get through the tough days. With me, what you see is what you get and being so open has rewarded me in my career.
GO: Where do you go for inspiration when you’re feeling discouraged or depleted?
RS: As a small business owner, moments like that come and go and I always rely on my people to get through it. Whether we are talking about my family, my friends, or my Mixx and Titanium family—yes, they are like a family to me—I always find the support I need to overcome hard times and obstacles.
I am also very passionate about health and fitness and I work out every morning to ensure I start the day with a clear mind, feeling refreshed and energetic.
GO: Who are your biggest queer lady role models?
RS: I want to say Ellen DeGeneres because she’s real. She worked really hard to get to where she is and was 100% authentic along the way. She could be a different person, but she’s always been true to herself and ensured that she gives back while continuing to make people laugh along the way, and I think that’s really cool.
GO: Describe yourself in three words?
RS: My friends would probably say Fabulous, Fierce, and Driven… but my three words are Love, Community, and Happy, because to me it’s what matters the most!
GO: What music are you listening to right now?
RS: Lately I have been listening to Pride Radio, a radio station that plays Dance and Pop Music for the LGBTQ Community with DJ’s discussing the top news affecting the community.
I am also a Pandora and Sonos girl because I love that those platforms give you access to music and let you pick what you want to listen to.
GO: Where can people find you?
RS: I like to think that I am very approachable. Anyone can always send me an email, pick up the phone and call me at the office, or reach out to me on LinkedIn.
In the summer, you can also find me in Asbury where my wife Linda and I spend most of our weekends in our beach-front apartment. 😉