Lind­sey Scan­na­pieco, the brains be­hind BOK, talks about women’s in­tu­ition and why mil­len­ni­als mat­ter.

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First job: “Dur­ing high school, I worked at C’est La Vie bak­ery in New Hope.” Great­est ac­com­plish­ment: “Open­ing a bar in 30 days. It was wild! But see­ing BOK evolve ev­ery day, with each new ten­ant, into its own small-busi­ness com­mu­nity feels like a grow­ing ac­com­plish­ment.” Words to live by: “I be­lieve in hard work, but I also be­lieve strongly in fate. There is a word in Turk­ish, kismet, which ba­si­cally means that things hap­pen for a rea­son. Ev­ery set­back, op­por­tu­nity, and turn is a part of life’s bizarre des­tiny.” Morn­ing rou­tine: “I lis­ten to pod­casts while I get dressed, with my res­cue pup, El­win, loung­ing nearby. I live within a few blocks of BOK, so it’s ei­ther a short walk or bike ride into the of­fice. I love walk­ing; it is my med­i­ta­tion.” Guilty plea­sure: “Karaoke. Ray’s Happy Birthday Bar is my fa­vorite on Fri­days.” Women in the work­place: “We have a lot of fe­male em­ploy­ees. Ev­ery­one talks about real es­tate as be­ing about con­struc­tion or fi­nanc­ing, but it’s re­ally about peo­ple. Are you cre­at­ing an en­vi­ron­ment that peo­ple want to live, work, or play in? I think hav­ing women’s in­tu­ition helps.” The mil­len­nial move­ment: “We are mak­ing things hap­pen be­cause we are cu­ri­ous, coura­geous, and prob­a­bly a bit naïve. Be­ing young and a bit fear­less can also help make new things hap­pen.” What’s next: “BOK Bar will re­open around Me­mo­rial Day. We held a furniture de­sign com­pe­ti­tion this year, so there will be some re­ally wild, in­ter­est­ing new ad­di­tions. We are also start­ing to book wed­dings.” Me in three words: “Cu­ri­ous. Con­sci­en­tious. Curly.” Get so­cial: @Bok_bar

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