I met Jill Brack, the founder and creator of Glow Gluten Free cookies back in November at Pamela Pekerman’sHoliday Accessories event. Although the room was filled with interesting, savvy, and powerful New York women, some how Jill and I met and felt like we were destined to be friends in that very instant. After getting to know Jill and her inspiring story I was able to see why we were meant to be in each others lives. Jill Brack started Glow Gluten Free as a mom on a mission. Her daughter Stella and her were both dealing with the dietary restrictions and changes that come up when you realize you can’t eat what most people can after being diagnosed with celiac, an auto-immune disorder in which the intestines become damaged by eating gluten, the protein found in wheat, rye and barley. Instead of allowing her daughter to feel frustrated she created something that was undeniably delicious, comforting, and down right cool. Now sold on over 700 stores across the east coast, including Whole Foods, she is changing the lives of gluten-free lovers everywhere!! Jill Brack is an amazing example of not giving up, giving in, or taking “no” for an answer. ~Nitika~
Bella Life: What is your favorite COLOR?
Jill Brack: This is a three-part answer. Favorite color to wear: black, favorite color to eat: green and all around favorite color: orange — the signature color of my company logo.
BL: What inspired you to create Glow Gluten Free cookies?
JB:When my daughter Stella was diagnosed with celiac disease we started baking gluten free goodies together and the rest is history.
BL: How do you add COLOR to your world?
JB: With a romantic date with my husband color is instantly added to my world.
BL: What is the most rewarding part about owning, running, and growing your own business?
BL: Being my husband’s boss. No really, it’s kind of fantastic.
BL: What is the biggest challenge running your own business?
JB: Being my own boss.
BL: What advice would you give someone who wanted to take a risk and start their own business?
JB: Enthusiasm trumps experience. If you’ve got a great idea, start small, think big!
BL: What are three things you can’t live without?
JB: My iPhone, a Glow Gluten Free gingersnap cookie and a blow dryer. Not necessarily in that order!
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