Created by Women for Women: Disrupting Mainstream Standards and Creating Inclusive Products and Spaces

We asked these visionary female founders to share the why behind their businesses. From bridging the gap between tech and gender inclusivity, to challenging definitions of beauty and taking the taboo out of periods, this talk was packed full of passion, insights, and myth-busting power.

“It’s about creating new terminology and that’s partly the difficulty. You’re having to pave the way to disrupt some old, persistent language and habits.”

Amber Hawthorne

Founder, Bambu Earth

I'm Amber, the founder of Bambu Earth. My goal is to disrupt traditional fear-based marketing concepts and remind people that they were created on purpose and are innately beautiful. You're beautiful and there's nothing we can do about it.

Nikki Michelsen

Co-Founder + Co-CEO, ohne

Nikki Michelsen is the co-founder and co-CEO of ohne, the community-first brand reshaping the way women experience their menstrual cycles. With a range of organic period products, including the UK’s first pro-period CBD oil, ohne provides people with the products and support they need to manage their entire cycles.

Teresa Lee

Copywriter, Typeform

Copywriter at Typeform and resident Tarot reader. Avid reader, dancer, skater and language learner.

Laura Fernandez Gimenez

CEO + Co-Founder,

Laura is the CEO and Co-Founder of, a tech campus for women, by women. She is an expert in tech and innovative learning, as well as community building. Former COO of Makers of Barcelona. She enjoys dedicating time to mentor young female entrepreneurs.

Leslie Wong

Founder, Burgundy Fox

I'm a business owner, partner marketing leader and mother to one year old, Olivia, residing in Boston, MA. Life is never dull!