The fight over feminism or equity has been a forever view. But has it been able to bring changes in the way we think, or the way in which we do things, or merely the lifestyle we live?
If not us, there are people outside in the world who have been thriving to own powers and work towards the betterment of the status of women in the current horrible society.
With the blessed hands of few, the world has been able to see changes. These changes have been in forms of talks, shows, videos, or even startups for that matter.
Following are information about a few startups that have been working to empower women worldwide.
Have you been facing trouble talking over topics of taboo? Contraception? Infertility? Periods?
Maven aims at bringing the healthcare services regarding all these without any taunts or embarrassment.
Founded by Katherine Ryder in 2014, Maven comprises of a team of-
- mental health counsellors
- women health specialists
The app makes it incredibly easy to schedule a convenient appointment via video or private message.
iSonoHealth is a startup that is utilizing the power of AI and 3D technology to help women with personalized at-home breast health monitoring.
Founded in 2015 by Maryam Ziaei and Shadi Saberi, the solution features a machine learning algorithm that helps doctors identify abnormal masses in real time and helps to provide a more accurate diagnosis. This is a game-changer in early detection when it comes to breast cancer and a breakthrough in health tech development.
3. The Pill Club
The Pill Club provides women with access to birth control online. Part of the company’s mission and value statement is that a woman should have the ability to decide what is best for herself when it comes to her health.
The Pill Club makes it extremely easy to obtain the right type of contraceptive and in most cases, provides it for free.
4. Gwynnie Bee
Given that the average woman in the United States is a size 16, the fact that struggling mainstream stores like Macy’s haven’t jumped at the opportunity to embrace this underserved market is baffling. Enter Gwynnie Bee, an online clothing subscription service specifically for plus sizes.
Founder Christine Hunsicker launched Gwynnie Bee after doing research that revealed that 80% of women in the U.S. are between the sizes of 10 to 32, yet most clothing stores don’t stock sizes to reflect that data.
Recently, the subscription service became so popular that women of all sizes wanted access. In January, Gwynnie Bee launched an “all-size inclusive” business model.
By “bridging the gap between media and impact,” Speakable makes it easy to take action on current news stories and events that inspire you. Through the “Action Button” you can instantly contact your congressional representative to voice your opinion and take the necessary steps to enact change.
Speakable was founded by Jordan Hewson in 2015 after she was inspired by reading an article about Malala Yousafzai and clicking on a link to petition support for girls’ education. She realized that by making it extremely easy to take action on societal issues from human rights to stricter gun laws, more people would be willing to make their voices heard and actually feel like they are having an impact.
This ability to try and change the course of the news stories one will consume in the future is especially popular among today’s millennial generation. In an interview with Quartz, Hewson stated, “They want to do more than just read headlines, they want to change headlines.”
This is just a small sampling of the many startups that are currently working the change the world for women. It certainly goes without saying that the future is indeed, female