In celebration of International Women’s Day, we are highlighting some of our favorite females – including the CEOs of a few of our favorite companies, as well as the editor of HUSTLER Magazine.
It may surprise you to learn that 60% of the entire HUSTLER staff is female. At HUSTLER Hollywood, we believe that owning one’s sexuality is empowering. We pride ourselves on offering products that allow women to feel sexy, stylish, and confident.
HUSTLER’s Editorial Director Anne Denbok (center) and Art Director Kelly Webb (right) on a photoshoot with adult stars Vanessa Veracruz and Jessa Rhodes.
Anne Denbok, Editorial Director of Hustler Magazine
Anne started out as a copy editor for HUSTLER magazine in 1987. Now as the Editorial Director in her 30th year with Hustler, she’s seen huge strides for women within the company and business as a whole.
“At HUSTLER we celebrate a woman’s right to embrace her sexuality and choose her own roles in and out of the bedroom. We strive for quality content in every issue while holding true to our bold freedom-of-speech roots. This will be my 30th year working for Larry Flynt Publications. I started as a copy editor in 1987 and was quickly impressed by the magazine’s high editorial standards. Those standards have not changed. As a woman, I am proud to produce the best, most provocative adult publication in America. Read HUSTLER today."
“It might surprise you to learn that Larry Flynt is a feminist. He has fought for women’s rights—including a woman’s right to equal pay and her right to make decisions concerning her own body—since the inception of HUSTLER Magazine. He has hired women to key positions throughout his company and to head the editorial and art departments of this magazine. And he has fully supported our vision for the magazine’s future—a future we see as porn-positive.”
Susan Colvin, Founder and CEO of CalExotics and Jopen
Susan Colvin is the Founder and CEO of CalExotics and Jopen. With a strong work ethic and a passion for empowering women and couples, Susan revolutionized the pleasure product industry, and founded the female-centric CalExotics over 20 years ago in an industry dominated by men with products targeted towards men. She made her feminine mark on the industry by being the first to develop toys in pink and purple colors, and packaging that appealed to women and couples. Over time, Susan became known as the industry leader, and introduced many innovative product features, such as waterproofing and USB rechargeability, that has transformed pleasure products to what they are today.
Metis Black, Founder of Tantus Inc.,
Tantus, Inc. is a female founded company that believes that sexual health is an integral component to living a happy, healthy, balanced lifestyle. Founded in 1997 by Metis Black, Tantus was the first company to bring silicone sexual health products to the mainstream market and has continued to be the leader in silicone sexual health products. They are known for our innovative, diverse, health conscious and eco-friendly products. Metis has helped change the profile of sexuality products and is considered a champion for sex educators (both academic and otherwise) and a mentor to other small sex positive business owners everywhere.
Alicia Sinclair, Founder and Managing Director of B-Vibe
Alicia has more than 15 years of experience in the Sexual Intimacy Industry. Through her extensive work in the adult space, she has led many training programs teaching people about being sex positive - an attitude towards human sexuality that regards all consensual adult sexual activities as fundamentally healthy and pleasurable, and encourages sexual pleasure and experimentation.
As a Sex Positive Advocate, Sinclair recognizes that sexual well being is an important facet of an overall healthy lifestyle. In 2015, Alicia conceptualized b-Vibe, a premium, body-safe collection of healthy anal sex products. The brand is committed to conveying sex positive education with a fun, friendly approach. She has also launched LeWand Vibrators and the Cowgirl Sex Machine.