Art of the App

Kenzie Butera Davis on bringing the positive change we want to see in the world

May 04, 2021 Michelle Cherian Episode 8
Art of the App
Kenzie Butera Davis on bringing the positive change we want to see in the world
Show Notes

It isn’t easy to navigate tough growing-up conversations around mental health, reproduction, empathy, and diversity. The struggle certainly lies in the antiquated ways our society has decided to address them. That’s where Maro, an app for this exact problem, comes in.

In episode 08 of Art of the App Podcast, Kenzie Butera Davis shares the importance of using our voices to bring about the change we want to see in the world. We also discuss how you can have important conversations with your own kids about topics like mental health and sex education. 

Kenzie Butera Davis and her co-founder, Lilly Mittenthal, launched Maro because they truly believe (and have the research to back it) that preventative education has the power to incite transgenerational impact--decreasing rates of suicide, bullying, rape & sexual assault and more. 

Some of the things Kenzie and I discuss: 

  • Why she’s taking an entrepreneurial approach to solving these problems.
  • The guiding principle that Maro uses to meet parents where they’re at so that their product is inclusive and can be used by all families no matter where they are at on the liberal/conservative spectrum. 
  • How they plan to measure their impact using data and building a statistical model as the starting point (this is super impressive and something more companies can do).

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