Congratulations to Lulu Ge – on Inc.’s 2023 Female Founders 200 List! Her company Elix delivers personalized traditional Chinese medicine herbal blend formulas to help improve menstrual health and hormonal imbalances.
Anima Iris hitting new heights
Loved this post about Wilglory Tanjong, G22 WG22 (photo on right). Wilglory is the 27-year-old Cameronian-American Founder, CEO and Creative Director of Anima Iris. It’s a fully bootstrapped luxury handbag company, stocked in stores like Nordstrom and Saks, that has been featured in the holy grail, Vogue Magazine!
Novoloop a “Startup to Watch”
WOW! Novoloop was just named a “Startup to Watch“ by the Silicon Valley Business Journal and SF Business Times. Co-Founded by Miranda Wang C16 and high school bestie Jeanny Hao, Novoloop is an emerging leader in plastic circularity, transforming post-consumer plastic waste into the world’s first chemically upcycled performance materials. Headquartered in Menlo Park, California, the venture-backed start-up has raised $25M to date and is building and scaling new technologies to reinvent the chemical value chain. Have you seen the incredible running shoe they created with ON?
Forbes 10 Inspiring Founders
Featured in Forbes as one of the ’10 Inspiring Founders’ is Lina Chan WG09, Founder and CEO of Parla, a startup launched in 2019 connecting women with experts in nutrition, fertility and mental health to receive holistic support in an empathetic and empowering way. Read our WAFFA interview with Lina here, and here’s a deeper dive with Lina talking about changing the conversation about fertility here.
BBC features Thermaband
Thrilled to see Thermaband co-Founders Debbie Dickinson WEV91 and daughter Markea highlighted in this BBC feature covering tech that’s helping women manage menopause. Thermaband is a bracelet powered by AI software that monitors the wearer’s temperature and can deliver cool/heat as required. It’s due to go on sale later this year. (Read our WAFFA interview with Debbie here).
3D Printing for Chocolate!
FASCINATED by the idea of using 3D printing for chocolate. Read about Ellie Weinstein MFAM19 and her company Cocoa Press in this recent article.
NASDAQ Black Female Leaders to Watch
Congratulations to Lorrie King WG91, founder of Caire Beauty, named a NASDAQ Black Female Leader to Watch by NASDAQ. (Caire Beauty is featured in the WAFFA Shop!). And, here’s our interview with Lorrie last summer.
Also on the NASDAQ list – the incredible Markea Dickinson-Frasier, co-Founder of Thermaband with her mom, Debbie Dickinson WEV91. (Our interview with Debbie here)
“Women in Tech” Podcast features Alta
Running Group for Founders and Funders
Have you heard of Pitch & Run NYC? It’s a running group for founders and funders to hang. It was started in NYC by Nihal Mehta C99 ENG99 (Co-Founder of Eniac Ventures) and has now expanded to other cities. For those of you in NYC – they run every Monday and Friday at 9am from Chelsea Piers (meet at Bluestone Lane at 22nd/Hudson River). More details here.