Meet Modern Age
We’re offering a new approach to aging that empowers people at every point in their journey.
Aging is a process that starts earlier than we think.
Shouldn’t mean feeling older. And doing something about it shouldn’t be seen as vain, or self-involved, or taboo. Because feeling younger is living longer, and that’s not vanity, it’s self-care.
Melissa Eamer is a technology leader with decades of experience building consumer brands.
Prior to starting Modern Age, she served as the COO for Glossier, the digital first beauty unicorn. Before Glossier, Melissa spent over 19 years at Amazon leading teams across both retail and product development.
For Melissa, the mission to help people live longer, healthier lives is a personal one after losing her mom too soon.
Our Leadership Principles
Start with customers
Every decision we make starts with the customer and works backwards. We know that customer trust is hard to gain and easy to lose. We value thinking big and creating bold solutions to address customer needs.
Show a bias for action
We won’t have perfect information so we make the best decisions we can and work to deliver results. We make 2-way door decisions quickly and are more considered with 1-way door decisions.
Engage in healthy debate
We pushback respectfully when we disagree with a direction/decision/plan. We make data driven arguments and aren’t defensive when challenged. We leave space for team members to voice alternative points of view.
Take smart risks
We believe smart failures with validated learning are wins. We appreciate when people say: I don’t know (but I’ll get back to you), I was wrong (and here’s what I have learned), I need help (and here is what you can do).
Be curious and inclusive
We are decisive but able to change our minds based on new information. We seek to understand alternative points of view. We are hungry to learn about new ideas. We actively solicit different perspective. We are low ego.
Take care of each other
We set high standards for each other, but we also realize every day can’t be our best day. We earn the trust of our teammates. We make work fun. We show appreciation for our teammates’ unique perspectives. We will celebrate our successes both for what they are as well as how we achieved them.