Lauren Schulte Wang launched The Flex Co. 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 frequently speaks on women's health and entrepreneurship, and has been featured in TechCrunch, The New Yorker, WIRED, The Washington Post, and NPR.
Lauren is a member of YPO and a graduate of Y Combinator. She gives back to her startup roots by mentoring entrepreneurs through both organizations, as well as with the Norrsken Foundation.
Prior to founding The Flex Co., Lauren spent over a decade marketing leading consumer brands for companies including Coca-Cola, Upwork, and IBM, and advocating for issues she’s passionate about. She was the first in her family to graduate college, working full-time to earn her business degree from Georgia State University.
“There is a lot of noise in the alternative period care category but it always helps to go back to our roots. When I founded Flex, my vision was to make products that were better for the environment, solved real problems, and helped people live their best life,” explains Lauren Schulte Wang, Founder & CEO of The Flex Co. “Five years later, I’m extremely proud to see the positive impact we’re having on menstruators across the country who are thriving during their period without harming the planet.”12 November 2021
After suffering from chronic yeast infections for 15 years due to organic tampon use, Lauren Schulte Wang launched Flex to create body-safe, medical-grade alternatives thatoutperform traditional period products. “The Flex Co. was founded on the belief that people deserve innovative, sustainable, life-changing period products,” begins Wang. “Five years later, I’m humbled to see the impact our innovations have had on the industry and on the individual lives of menstruators.” Looking toward the future, The Flex Co. continues to push industry boundaries while maintaining its lead in the industry.12 November 2021