CANIE Micro-Grants Recipients

Nadia Ladak | The UPS Product Innovation Award

Nadia Ladak

Company: We are Marlow Corporation

The UPS Product Innovation Grant is awarded to entrepreneurs developing innovative products across any industry sector.

Nadia and her partners met at university where they developed a love for business. What started as a school project soon took on greater meaning and is now their growing and innovative business for women, by women.
Marlow’s mission is to provide a one-stop-shop for modern menstrual & sexual wellness, starting with the first-ever lubricated tampon to ease insertion pain. They are committed to creating a world where menstruators can flourish rather than be held back by imposed barriers, furthering the United Nations’ sustainable development goals of gender equality & good health and wellbeing.

86% of individuals have experienced tampon insertion pain due to anxiety, light flow, or medical conditions such as vaginismus. So Marlow created the first-ever lubricated tampon which consists of 100% organic cotton tampons & a bottle of lubricant engineered to perfectly coat the tampon in one easy, mess-free dip.

Beyond this initial product, Marlow plans to create new innovations such as a more environmentally sustainable tampon that uses a seaweed-based plastic applicator. Their innovations will be driven by the community so that they can continue to advance women’s health both here in Canada and internationally.



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