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When Aisha Christian left the top legal post at Rent The Runway Inc. back in 2016, she couldn’t have known that shortly after, she’d be working in a very different field—the pleasure toy industry.

Christian left the New York-based fashion subscription brand to launch her own business, Bigtooth Ventures, which helps employees of pre-IPO companies buy out their stock options. As a practicing attorney, she picked up clients on the side to bring in extra income.

Through networking, she discovered a community of women involved in the sex technology industry. Soon, she was taking some of them on as clients and advising them on legal issues plaguing an industry that has experienced censorship at a time when female empowerment has taken center stage in the national conversation.

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Stephanie Forshee

Stephanie Forshee is based in New York. She covers retail, fintech and in-house legal departments.

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