Business Women’s Day 2021 is a good time to highlight the superstar women in the startup world! These women started their own business, and overcame all odds by staying afloat during the pandemic. A huge shoutout of kudos to #womanpower.  

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Back to the Womenpreneurs we want to talk about, but a bit of context first. According to the Harvard Business Review, in 2020 women led startups received only 2.3% of all venture capital funding. This was down from 2.8% in 2019. These figures are pretty alarming as many women led startups are focused on health, wellness, personal improvement, and improvement of conditions for minority groups. Check out our list of human centered women led startups that are changing lives for the better. 

Ravina Anand and Michelle Kwok of FLIK  

FLIK, or the Female Laboratory of Innovative Knowledge was founded by Ravina Anand, COO and Michelle Kwok, CEO. FLIK is a portal that provides mentorship opportunities to women in business, and provides exposure to the world of business. It helps foster tangible skills to reach their goals. According to their website, FLIK strives to reach four of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development goals, quality education, gender equality, decent work and economic growth, and reduced inequalities. Not only are Anand and Kwok female entrepreneurs, but they’re working to spark this in many more women around the globe!  

Katherine Ryder Founder of Maven Clinic 

In 2014, Katherine Ryder founded Maven Clinic, a virtual clinic focused on women’s health, although she was told it would not succeed. According to a reputable online source, in 2020 Maven Clinic raised $92 million in venture capital funding. Currently, Maven Clinic has provided over 10 million women the medical support they need. It is obvious that Ryder’s perseverance and drive to create a better medical world for women was needed and well worth it! 

Kimberly N. Wilson, JD of Hued 

It’s no secret that in the United States, people of color experience different medical care than their white counterparts. This issue was the reason Kimberly Wilson founded Hued, a platform which connects patients of color and medical professionals of color. With this platform, patients can find a medical provider with better understanding of their cultural needs. This creates a highly positive impact on physical and mental health treatment.  

Kate Rosenbluth, PhD of Cala Health 

According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, about seven million Americans suffer from an essential tremor, a neurological disorder that causes uncontrollable shaking. Dr. Kate Rosenbluth, founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Cala Health created the company to shift the standard of care for those suffering with this illness. Cala Health offers a non-invasive, wearable therapeutic device that works to eliminate tremors. This innovation provides an alternative to brain surgery and medications. 

No doubt you’re feeling inspired now! Head over to @Eventcombo on Twitter and tell us about a bad ass woman entrepreneur who triggers your ambition!