Long won $10,000 that day — one of many times her company would be recognized for its efforts in this industry.
Her drive to succeed combined with being diagnosed with a cervical tumor in 2013 prompted Long to develop the natural products through her company Femly. Long believes her cancer was linked to chemicals in a feminine hygiene product.
Since 2018, Long’s Baltimore-based company has been awarded more than $1 million in funding from pitch competitions to philanthropic giving, including money from Beyoncé’s nonprofit organization.
Long’s products such as pads and cups are made in the United States and Italy, while her delivery boxes and other items are warehoused through Belts Logistics Services in Baltimore.
The 2013 Morgan State University graduate, with a bachelor’s degree in family consumer science and minor in analytical marketing, said she has an even greater…