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Today is International Women's Day (IWD), a day to both celebrate the social, economic, political, and cultural achievements of women and continue the push towards women's equality. In the business world, women are founding companies at record rates. , their businesses employ over eight million workers and generate over $1.4 trillion in revenue.

They still only comprise 36% of the country's businesses and there's a lot of progress to be made (in fact, this year's IWD theme is #PressforProgress). However, as part of a team that has its finger on the pulse of up-and-coming consumer brands, I have to say we're certainly witnessing a wave of female entrepreneurship that provides inspiration and hope for the road ahead.

These female-founded startups should always be on your radar for the innovative products and services they offer, but especially today on IWD as many of these brands are putting forth powerful initiatives and campaigns to empower and support other women. 

ThirdLove/Instagram

Bra company ThirdLove offers a Try Before Buying program that lets customers try out bras for 30 days. When these gently-worn bras are returned, they're hand-sorted and then donated. Since 2013, ThirdLove has donated over $3.5 million worth of bras to women’s charities. In the last year alone, it donated over $500,000 worth of bras to more than 20 women’s charities, including donations to the victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, as well as the Northern California wildfires. 

 





Mejuri

The fine jewelry brand is revolutionizing the industry by keeping costs low and encouraging women to buy jewelry for themselves instead of waiting for someone else to buy it for them — and they are finding success, with a repeat purchase rate of 25%. Mejuri says that 87% of its community members are women, and if they’re not gifting themselves, they’re overwhelmingly gifting other women. 





Universal Standard

Plus-size inclusive fashion brand Universal Standard has a unique policy that reduces the anxiety of shopping: its Universal Fit Liberty (UFL) allows shoppers to exchange pieces from its core collection if their size fluctuates within a year of purchase. All gently worn clothing returned through UFL will be laundered and donated to charities like Dress for Success and First Steps that support women trying to return to the workforce. 







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10 female-founded startups to support for International Women’s Day


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Today is International Women's Day (IWD), a day to both celebrate the social, economic, political, and cultural achievements of women and continue the push towards women's equality. In the business world, women are founding companies at record rates. , their businesses employ over eight million workers and generate over $1.4 trillion in revenue.

They still only comprise 36% of the country's businesses and there's a lot of progress to be made (in fact, this year's IWD theme is #PressforProgress). However, as part of a team that has its finger on the pulse of up-and-coming consumer brands, I have to say we're certainly witnessing a wave of female entrepreneurship that provides inspiration and hope for the road ahead.

These female-founded startups should always be on your radar for the innovative products and services they offer, but especially today on IWD as many of these brands are putting forth powerful initiatives and campaigns to empower and support other women. 

ThirdLove/Instagram

Bra company ThirdLove offers a Try Before Buying program that lets customers try out bras for 30 days. When these gently-worn bras are returned, they're hand-sorted and then donated. Since 2013, ThirdLove has donated over $3.5 million worth of bras to women’s charities. In the last year alone, it donated over $500,000 worth of bras to more than 20 women’s charities, including donations to the victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, as well as the Northern California wildfires. 

 





Mejuri

The fine jewelry brand is revolutionizing the industry by keeping costs low and encouraging women to buy jewelry for themselves instead of waiting for someone else to buy it for them — and they are finding success, with a repeat purchase rate of 25%. Mejuri says that 87% of its community members are women, and if they’re not gifting themselves, they’re overwhelmingly gifting other women. 





Universal Standard

Plus-size inclusive fashion brand Universal Standard has a unique policy that reduces the anxiety of shopping: its Universal Fit Liberty (UFL) allows shoppers to exchange pieces from its core collection if their size fluctuates within a year of purchase. All gently worn clothing returned through UFL will be laundered and donated to charities like Dress for Success and First Steps that support women trying to return to the workforce. 







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