Talking with Carinne was like talking to a kindred spirit in the world of women’s health.She always knew that she wanted to follow in her mother’s footsteps, as both an entrepreneur and an advocate for women’s health. After graduating university, she joined forces with her mother to develop the DivaCup, a modern redesign of a concept from the 1930’s. They started Diva on a shoestring budget from their kitchen table. Challenging a male-dominated industry, their product was often rejected as an unwanted threat to disposables. Nineteen years later, DivaCup has taken menstrual cups mainstream and disrupted the industry. The DivaCup is now sold in over 40 countries. Internationally, Diva has sold over 6.5million DivaCups to date. Carinne is a highly sought-after speaker and panelist, joining conversations all around the world on the state and future of the menstrual care industry. She has won multiple awards for her entrepreneurship and innovation, including EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year, RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards Woman of Influence of 2019, and was named Canada’s Top 40 Under 40.
Our conversation took us from:
How she became an entrepreneur in the period cup business
What were some of her struggles in being a female founder
What was it like working with her mother as her partner
What was it like to carve out a new product in the women’s wellness space
How she got involved in the menstrual equity movement
Being a mamma and an entrepreneur what does her idea of balance look like
Her inspiration for other busy working moms and women in not only being healthy for themselves but also for their children
And lastly her personal health why and her personal wellness routine
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Instagram: @carinnedivacup Twitter: @CarinneChambers LinkedIn: Carinne Chambers-Saini
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