Lauren Wang launched The Flex Company in 2016 with the dream of transforming the lives of people with periods.
After suffering from chronic yeast infections for 15 years related to tampon use, it dawned on Lauren that it was time to change the status quo--not just for herself, but for menstruators everywhere. She set out to create period products that were more innovative, sustainable, and made for the 21st century.
Lauren speaks frequently on women's health and entrepreneurship, and has been featured in TechCrunch, The New Yorker, WIRED, The Washington Post, and NPR. In 2021, Lauren is a mentor for the Swedish impact investor Norrsken Foundation’s newly launched accelerator, dedicated to impact startups. She’ll be joined by other mentors from brands including Acne Studio, Klarna, and Meltwater.
Prior to founding The Flex Company, Lauren spent over a decade marketing innovative companies and advocating for issues she’s passionate about. She is the first in her family to graduate college, working full-time while earning her business degree from Georgia State University.