Hinda Miller has enjoyed a long career as an entrepreneur, elected state official, corporate executive, board member, certified coach, educator and business consultant specializing in entrepreneurship and advancement of women.
Ms. Miller co-founded Jogbra, Inc. in 1977, the original maker of the “jogbra” women’s sports garment. Together with her business partner, Lisa Lindahl, she identified the need for an undergarment that would support a woman’s breasts while running and created a prototype by sewing two jockstraps together. The original Jogbra is part of the collection at the Smithsonian Institute [American History Museum] and the Metropolitan Museum of Art costume collection. With a superb team, Miller built an international apparel brand with an emphasis on sportsbra technology until the company was sold to Playtex Apparel in 1990. In 2014, the Jogbra Archives were inducted into the American History Museum. The following year, Playtex Apparel was sold to the Sara Lee Corporation. Throughout these transitions, Miller continued to serve as President and became CEO of the Champion Jogbra division of Sara Lee in 1994. She left the company in 1997 to pursue other interests, including teaching at the University of Vermont’s Business School.
For a decade, she served as a Vermont State Senator, one of 30 individuals elected to the Vermont Senate. She served on the economic development and appropriations committees. In 2010, she was awarded Legislator of the Year by Vermont Businesses of Social Responsibility.
As board member of Keurig Green Mountain; NASDAQ: GMCR, 1999-2016, she was chair of Sustainability Committee and Governance Committee. She serves a co- chair of Mentoring Program University of Vermont’s Sustainable Entrepreneurship MBA program. She also earned certification from the International Coach Federation and Gestalt International Study Center to help others achieve their professional goals.
She lives in Burlington, Vermont, with her husband. They have two adult children making their way in the world. Hinda also has been a student and teacher of yoga for over 30 years.
Kids4Peace is thrilled to welcome Hinda to our team!