Erica Reid is the founder and C.E.O. of the inclusive and health-conscious living platform nécessité. To extend her emphasis on self-care and health at home, the Colorado native has written a series of bestselling books. She penned “The Thriving Child” as a road map for navigating allergies and other common challenges of children. “Shut Up and Cook!” followed, presenting modern, healthy recipes for inspiring and nourishing meals in an easily delicious format. Most importantly, she gives back at every turn. For a decade, she mentored a group of young girls poised to graduate from college in 2020. A portion of proceeds from nécessité revenue go to charity. And she volunteers at soup kitchens in Los Angeles and New York City. Numerous magazines and television programs regularly spotlight her work.