Two friends shared a dorm room, a Bubble Tea obsession, and a love for entrepreneurship. Brought together through Next36, a highly competitive Canadian entrepreneurship program for young leaders, Ravina Anand and Michelle Kwok spent many hours discussing the disconnect between traditional entrepreneurial goals and social-impact mindset in between rom-com movie marathons.
During those conversations, they came to a single conclusion; the women they admired were at the forefront of incredible innovations and social movements, but many of these figures stayed relatively unknown to the public.
And with that realization, an idea was born: the Female Laboratory of Innovative Knowledge, a place where women can share their stories, discover an invaluable network, and aspire to inspire.
Meet Our Team
Ravina C Anand
Co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer
Chief of everything that needs to get done, Ravina finds a way to see the big vision and waves her magic wand to make it happen. Still waiting on her letter of acceptance to Hogwarts.
Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer
Chief–Slam–Dunker: Will find a way to level the playing field by any means necessary. Could take on Kawhi anytime. Still waiting on the invitation to Camp Half-Blood.
Head of Strategic Innovation
Powerful. Determined. Passionate. Sakshi is not afraid to speak her honest mind. As a researcher and advocate for diversity and culture, she envisions the future while eating spicy food and playing Bollywood tunes.
Head of Finance
A money handler who is immersed in the world of investment banking and fashion. While Kiersay enjoys her theme parties and living her best life, it is her NYC soul and boxing skills that take her to the next level.
Director of Ambassadors
Motivated by social change,
Emie is a doer, not just a talker. Between running her marathons, creating meaningful relationships, and all her impact projects, she still has time to conquer the world.
Research and Outreach Coordinator
Challah, bagels, and smoked salmon... Samara is the
caretaker who is constantly
advocating for positive global
impact and creating
across the globe.
Jacquie is a business guru. Always ready to take on a new project, a hard work out, or whip up a healthy meal. She's on it.