In Episode 6 of the Disruptors for Good podcast I speak with Claire Coder, Founder of Aunt Flow, about quitting college at 19 to start an organic tampon company and fighting for women’s menstrual issues.
Claire Coder is the founder and CEO of Aunt Flow. Committed to ensuring everyone has access to menstrual products, Coder dropped out of college to pursue Aunt Flow. The social enterprise now stocks over 100 companies and schools with freely accessible menstrual products ranging from Viacom, Jeni’s Ice Creams, and Bark Box to Stanford and Brown University.
For every 10 tampons and pads the company sell, they donate 1 to a menstruator in need. The company calls this people helping people. PERIOD.®. They have donated over 350,000 menstrual products to menstruators in need in the USA.
Check out her blueprint and journal of how she raised $1.5 million here.
Things we talked about:
- Dropping out of college
- Mentration legislation
- Organic tampons
- Raising $1.5 million
- Pivoting the business from B2C to B2B
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Grant is the founder of Causeartist, one of the most influential impact business platforms in the world. Since 2013, Causeartist has been read in over 200 countries. Grant has personally interviewed over 600 impact entrepreneurs from around the world, highlighting innovations in ethical fashion, climate change, ethical technology, impact investing, and sustainable travel.