SPOTLIGHT: WOMEN IN THE WELLNESS SPACE
In honor of Women's History Month here are some women making history in the wellness space!
Kim Knight & Shanelle Mckenzie
Founders of The Villij.
The Villij is a wellness club designed to help women of color nurture their mental, emotional and physical well-being. They hope to encourage a shift towards increased representation for women like them. “We were inspired to begin our journey as entrepreneurs in the wellness industry due to an apparent lack of representation and opportunities available to the WOC community.”
Founder and CEO of Black Girl in Om.
Black Girl in Om is a monthly membership for black women and women of color that features monthly energy healing, moon gatherings, & more. They have a vision to create a world where women of color are liberated, empowered, and seen.
Afton Vechery and Carly Leahy
Founders of Modern Fertility.
They are a reproductive health company making personalized fertility information and support more accessible. Their fertility essential include at-home tests and tools to help you find power in your fertility info and get proactive about your reproductive health.
Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman
Co-founder of Call Your Girlfriend.
Call Your Girlfriend is a podcast for long distance besties Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman and every week they discuss everything from menstrual cycles to body shaming. They believe that friendship—particularly among women and femme-identified people—is a defining, important, and powerful relationship, and that conversations among friends can be the source of incredible social and political power.
Founder of Ritual.
Ritual is an online retailer of multivitamins and nutritional supplements for women. Ritual spawned during Katerina’s search for an ideal prenatal vitamin. When she couldn’t find a brand to trust due to their questionable ingredients, she decided to build her own. She founded Ritual with the belief that better health begins with better ingredients.