Founder, Diva International
TELUS Trailblazer Award Winner
Carinne Chambers-Saini has led a 15-year journey to create and market the revolutionary product and brand, the DivaCup. As the only real innovation in feminine hygiene in decades, the DivaCup has completely disrupted the industry by providing the most eco-friendly, clean and comfortable way to address menstrual care on the market today. In addition to working towards her business dreams, Carinne is also a wife and mother of two kids, who continually motivate her to push for more.
My first job ever was… working as a fifteen-year-old at my mother’s retail jewelry kiosk in our suburban mall.
I decided to be an entrepreneur because… I was inspired by my mother and father’s entrepreneurial spirit—and I always knew I wanted to follow in their footsteps.
My proudest accomplishment is… creating a company that has changed the way people worldwide handle their menstrual experience.
I surprise people when I tell them… that I’m a dance mom, on the road on weekends to competitions with my 9-year-old daughter Maliya.
My best advice to people looking to disrupt the status quo is… to be persistent and to push past fear, never allowing the naysayers to stop you from pursuing your dream.
My best advice from a mentor was… to celebrate the small victories, savouring each step along the way, even if it feels like your miles away from your goal.
“Surrounding yourself with a tribe of people who are just as passionate about your vision as you are will go a long way toward helping you stay committed.”
My biggest setback was… experiencing executive burnout during the same period I had two children in quick succession.
I overcame it by… prioritizing my health and self-care, while trusting the team around me to provide needed support.
I never go a day without… reminding myself how grateful I am.
If I had an extra hour in the day I would… take a Salsa class!
I stay inspired by… reading health, leadership, parenting and/or spiritual-based books that help me become the best version of myself
The future excites me because… when it comes to menstrual care, we’re creating An Inner Revolution for people everywhere, and we’re really just getting started!