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These female entrepreneurs saw large gender-based gaps in the startup ecosystem — and set out to address them.

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A look at Parla

Tell us a bit about your company

What inspired you to start Parla?

What about your personal background, experience, or perspective fuels your passion for this venture?


A look at Superkin

Miriam Williams, Co-Founder Superkin

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What inspired you to start your business/ what opportunity in the market are you seeking to address?


A look at Double Dee’s Lingerie

Charity Migwi, Founder/CEO Double Dee’s Lingerie

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What inspired you to start your business/ what opportunity in the market are you seeking to address?


A look at Nouri

Irene Liu, Founder of Nouri

Tell us a bit about your company

What inspired you to start Nouri?


A look at Rise

Vivian Chen, Founder of Rise

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Why did you start Rise?


A look at NOMM

Gayatri Karandikar: Founder/CEO, Nomm

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What inspired you to start NOMM?


A look at Ilekun Health

Photo credit: Tobi Bosede

Tell us a bit about your company.

Why did you start Ilekun Health?

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