Rema Abedkader is the founder of Aparellel, a San Diego based clothing company. Driven by comfort and fashion, Rema strives to design and create clothing for woman of all shapes and sizes, to look and feel their very best. As a full time entrepreneur, she has founded/cofounded 3 businesses, all while being a single mother.
Mavis is an entrepreneur, photographer, cyclist and a solo traveller. She is a purpose driven leader, risk taker and enjoys living life with a meaningful purpose. Mavis started her brand, Mavis by Herrera, because she needed to be part of the Plastic Pollution solution. Today, they make beautiful and ethical handbags from recycled and upcycled materials.
Company: Mavis by Herrera
As former engineer, Naomi is driven by solutions. Once frustrated when throwing her food scraps into the landfill bin, Naomi decided to design and build a mid-scale decentralized composting facility perfect for composting a full community's worth of organic waste on a footprint so small its permit-exempt. Imagine a world where we revive our soils with nutrients from our discarded food, hyper-locally; that’s what she’s building.
Company: The Compost Group
Michelle Gallegos is the Co-Founder & CEO of The Y Group Inc. a commercial real estate pre-design and workplace consulting firm based in San Diego CA, and dedicated to helping organizations define their “why” and create powerful workforces. Her tactical and transformational strategies continue to impact the San Diego market through her work on the city’s highest profile projects. This work spans a variety of architectural and real estate practice areas including office buildings and high-rise development, technology, aviation, laboratory, government and defense, life sciences, R&D facilities, and tenant improvement projects.
Company: The Y Group, Inc.
Dr. Debbie Chen, PhD is the Founder, CEO of Hydrostasis, Inc., developing personalized, actionable hydration monitoring technologies. Her vision is to build a human-centric tech company that provides hydration information as standard of care. Debbie hopes to inspire other female founders, and to be a leader in valuing the whole human in the Hydrostasis community and beyond.