Episode 175

Innovation in FemTech: Menstruation with Marlow with Nadia Ladak

Episode Overview

Nadia is the Co-Founder and COO of Marlow, a new FemTech start-up that has developed the first-ever lubricated tampon kit. 


Previously, Nadia worked as a management consultant at KPMG where she worked across a number of Fortune 500 retail clients. Nadia is committed to giving back to her community through her role as a catalyst board member at Holland Bloorview Children’s Hospital and as a mentor for the Junior Achievement Company Program where she provides weekly coaching to high school students as they operate their own small businesses.

In November of 2021, Nadia was one of four winners of our Canada and Israel joint pitch competition, recognizing Marlow for its commitment to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Nadia has spoken at universities across Canada to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders. In her free time, she enjoys reading, playing her guitar, and spending time outside biking, hiking, and backcountry camping. 

“It’s important to get comfortable making decisions with imperfect information as an entrepreneur.” 

On this week’s Startup Women Podcast, sponsored by the Business Development Bank of Canada and Scotiabank, Nadia Ladak shares how the Marlow team is erasing the stigma associated with menstruation, and why their product belongs in the wellness and health space. 

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