Oct 19, 2022
Have you met Nadia Ladak from Marlow yet?
In this weeks episode, I speak with Nadia Ladak, Founder of Marlow.
Nadia Ladak (she/her) is passionate about contributing to the start-up ecosystem and inspiring the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders. She is the founder of Marlow, a menstrual health brand that has created the first-ever lubricated tampon delivered through a direct-to-consumer subscription model. Beyond the product, the team is taking a community-driven approach to reduce the stigma around menstrual health through education and conversations. The brand has been featured in a variety of publications including Global News, Betakit, Canadian Living, The Kit, FemTech Insider, Vancouver Sun, and more. Nadia led the team's fundraising strategy and raised a $500,000 pre-seed round and obtained $100,000 in non-dilutive grants. She is a Canadian delegate at the upcoming G20 Young Entrepreneur Alliance summit where she will contribute to international policy regarding entrepreneurship and is also the Ontario representative on the Startup Canada Women Advocacy Network where she participates in government roundtables to advocate for female founders. Prior to Marlow, Nadia worked at KPMG in management consulting and at TELUS Digital in digital strategy. She graduated from the Ivey Business School as an Ivey Scholar (top 10% of her class) and was recently recognized as one of Canada's Top 30 under 30 leaders by Bay Street Bull. Nadia is committed to giving back to her community through her role as a fundraising catalyst at Holland Bloorview Children's Hospital and as a mentor for the Junior Achievement Company Program where she provides weekly coaching to high school students as they operate their own small businesses. In her spare time, you can find her backcountry camping, curled up with a good book, or trying new restaurants!
*In this episode we discuss:*
* How they found a gap to create a lubricated tampon business
* Why mensuration is not a niche market
* How she built a business with 3 friends from University
* How their company raised $500K for the development of their brand
* What the future looks like for women’s health and menstruation
* How menstrual leave in work places are becoming a way of the future
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*Nadia Ladak, Founder of Marlow.
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