BIO Talia is the CEO and founder of Three Day Rule. After studying communication at Tulane University, Talia worked as a TV producer at E! True Hollywood Story, where she quickly became the office dating expert, setting up many co-workers with matches and handing out insightful dating advice from her cubicle. Recognizing her hidden talent for matchmaking, Talia quit her full-time job and began hosting popular singles events and offering personalized matchmaking services. Three Day Rule was officially created in 2013, allowing Talia to turn her lifelong hobby of matchmaking into a thriving business. After receiving an investment from Match/IAC in 2014, Talia has also secured partnerships with OkCupid, JDate, Christian Mingle and The League. Talia has appeared on Good Morning America, and has been featured in Fortune, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, The Huffington Post and more. Leveraging her extensive network of successful, attractive singles, Talia has found matches for hundreds of clients, including top executives, entrepreneurs, celebrities and everyday young professionals. She has made it her mission to help clients on their quest to find true love, and is thrilled that her work allows her to make a difference in people’s lives. Talia lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two children.
WHAT BIG PROJECT ARE YOU WORKING ON? Three Day Rule is currently in seven cities and we’re adding more matchmakers to scale!
HOW HAS PREGNANCY AFFECTED YOUR PROFESSIONAL GOALS? I’ve been pregnant twice while running Three Day Rule and both times I did not have one free minute to rest. Aside from my massive belly, I acted like every other member on my team. I hustled, attended events and fundraised. I have had the luxury of fundraising twice pregnant. The first time I hid my pregnancy by wearing trench coats in 90 degree weather and closed my funding quickly. The second time I decided to own my pregnancy, wear tight dresses and not be ashamed. I had investors ask me to stand up and twirl around and others who spent an abnormal amount of time asking me baby related questions. Of the nine investors who invested in that round, not one put money in while meeting me pregnant. They all met me before or after I had the baby. There is a very real and unfair stigma today about pregnant female founders. Being a mother and a founder should not be mutually exclusive terms.
ADVICE FOR OTHER CAREER-MINDED WOMEN WHO LOVE “THE HUSTLE” & WHO ARE ALSO THINKING ABOUT STARTING A FAMILY? There will never be a good time – EVER. If you want a family, do it. You will find a way to make it work.