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Nine Female Founded Companies We Love

As another Breast Cancer Awareness Month comes to a close, Brilliantly is thrilled to share some of our favorite female founded companies.


These female founders have taken their stories of struggle, bravery, hope, and resilience to not only create businesses—but build brands that empower women to take ownership of their lives.


Supporting female founded companies is crucial to shattering glass ceilings, and empowering one another to have our voices heard. These are a few of our favorite female founded companies, but if you have more to add to the list—don’t forget to spread some love in the comments below!


We’re beyond thrilled to share these awesome brands with you (in no particular order!) to support this October and beyond:


1. Everviolet


Kiera Kotler founded Everviolet after she was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 40. She realized it was a near universal struggle for women to find comfortable undergarments during their healing journey and started Everviolet to solve the disconnect between fit, comfort, and beauty.


Everviolet garments are designed to help you feel comfortable and beautiful throughout your healing process and beyond! We personally love our Everviolet garments, and the brand’s commitment to making women feel beautiful, comfortable, and taken care of.


If you want to learn more about the story behind Everviolet, and how it expanded from a garment company to a community of awe-inspiring women—be sure to check out our post with founder, Kiera Kotler, here.


2. Higher Design

Higher Design is changing the apparel game for medical and health needs. Finding clothing that meets your unique health needs is challenging.


Whether you have a drain, swelling, or any need for clothing that accommodates ongoing medical intervention—Higher Design is committed to creating products that help you feel like you during your health journey. Their unique and versatile designs are caregiver, nurse, and doctor approved. Higher Design even lets you embrace the power of creativity and suggest a product that may help better fit your unique needs.


If you’re ready to say goodbye to the struggle of finding clothes that fit your lifestyle, be sure to check out Higher Design


3. Lady Suite

Lady Suite was founded by Therese, who is committed to breaking the stigmas surrounding sexual wellness and intimate health concerns. It’s difficult to speak up and advocate for ourselves about sexual confidence and comfort. But Therese and her new co-founder Cassandra are committed to opening the conversation around intimate health.


Lady Suite is skincare designed to empower your skin’s microbiome and support healthy pH levels when it comes to intimate care. This science backed skincare solution is designed to break stigmas, and promote sexual health and wellness.


And the best part is—it’s free of any harsh chemicals. Be sure to checkout Lady Suite if you’re ready to take ownership of your intimate care, and join in undoing the taboo surrounding sexual health and wellness.


4. Freedom Deodorant

Ira designed Freedom Deodorant when three of her closest friends were diagnosed with breast cancer. Ira learned through her friends’ cancer diagnoses the importance of using natural products on the body.


With so many harsh chemicals in antiperspirants, Ira went on the hunt for a natural alternative. Disappointed with all the options out there—Ira created Freedom Deodorant. This deodorant is completely safe and designed to keep you healthy, and odor-free.


Be sure to check out Freedom Deodorant if you’re looking for a natural antiperspirant that actually works!


5. Popped NYC


Lauren knows firsthand what it feels like to deal with anxiety, pain, and insomnia. Sometimes mindfulness, gratitude journaling, and meditation just weren’t enough for her when it came to coping with these kinds of feelings.


She was initially skeptical about trying CBD, but finally decided to give it a shot. Once she realized it actually helped, she set out to create CBD products that not only work—but that also taste good, smell nice, and look cute.


Not to mention they’re competitively priced and third-party lab tested! In the wise words of Lauren, if you’re ready to start to “give two less fucks”, then Popped has got you covered!


6. Une Femme Wines


Une Femme firmly believes in celebrating all of life’s important moments—no matter how big or small. A big part of celebrating is enjoying a great glass of wine with your loved ones!


Une Femme is 100% women-made wine, that’s toasting a glass to women raising the bar. The female winemakers from Champagne, Napa, and Sonoma have all come together to create wines designed for any occasion.


The best part is, a portion of the proceeds of their wine go to causes that support women and The Callie sparkling rose benefits The Breast Cancer Research Foundation- all year long!


So whether you’re celebrating a new job, breaking barriers, or just making it through another crazy week—Une Femme is here to pour your next glass. Be sure to check out all they have to offer here!



7. Complex Creatures


Complex Creatures believes breast care should be an essential part of your daily self care routine. They know far too many women don’t think about breast care until they have to.


This is why Complex Creatures is committed to changing the narrative surrounding breast care, and has designed products specifically for breast care.


Be sure to check out Complex Creatures to learn more about how their products can help you incorporate breast care into your daily routine. If you’re a breastfeeding mom, be sure to also check out our post on the benefits of breast massage for nursing moms. Here we dive deeper into how Complex Creatures Deep Reservoir Breast Oil can help you facilitate breast massage.


8. Aplós

Aplós believes in the beauty of the simple moments in life and designed their product around embracing the magic of our daily life so we can celebrate without any guilt.


Aplós creates one-of-a-kind non-alcoholic spirits that can get mixed with any number of things for tasty, celebratory treat but our favorite is with just ice, sparkling soda and a wedge of lemon.


Whether you’re staying away from alcohol due to health reasons, or simply just want a non-alcoholic alternative to your favorite drinks—grab a glass and get started pouring some Aplós magic here.


8. Style Esteem



Here at Brilliantly, we can't get enough of Style Esteem. Whether you're looking for a cozy, stylish way to keep your head warm as you go through chemo or hair regrowth after chemo, or just looking to feel absolutely gorgeous and unique, Sonya the founder, has a look for you!


Sonya founded the company after her breast cancer diagnosis at age 29. In an effort to find looks that still felt true to her during her chemo, she started creating one of a kind head wraps. Fashion became Sonya's secret weapon in self-preservation and StyleEsteem is the way she shares that strength with others.


Check out the seasonal collections here. And, if you're feeling generous, you can sponsor one for a cancer patient in need!


 

We hope this list gave you some inspiration on some female founded companies to support this Breast Cancer Awareness Month and beyond! If you have any other companies you love, be sure to drop them in the comments below.


The Brilliantly Community is a steadfast supporter of female founders out there looking to shatter glass ceilings, and committed to making a mark on their communities!


To all of you out there—thanks for all you do in giving a voice to the female experience. Your efforts are much appreciated!


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