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Claire Coder’s entrepreneurial journey started when she was 16 and sold homemade buttons on Etsy, eventually becoming a top seller on the ecommerce platform. Within two years, while still in high school, she grew the business to employ eight independent distributors and sell in boutiques across the midwest.

Today, Coder, 24, is the founder and CEO of Aunt Flow, a gender-inclusive company that supplies 100% organic cotton tampons, pads, display boxes, and sanitary products to over 500 businesses and schools across the country. The company’s goal is to make menstrual products available to all communities no matter where they are, for free.

In addition to a business owner, Coder’s also a Thiel fellow, Forbes “30 under 30” social entrepreneur, and public speaker. She shared her path to success with Insider. 

Dropping out of school to start Aunt Flow

Coder said she initially decided to go to college because it was the path that everyone in her hometown of Toledo, Ohio, was taking. 

“I was never really great at school,” Coder told Insider. “I was constantly trying to keep up with the classwork. I just wasn’t performing. But from the business perspective, I knew I could be successful, just not in …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Strategy


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