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Ran Ma, CEO of Siren in the office of San Francisco
Ran Ma, CEO of Siren

Siren is a finalist of the Cartier Women’s initiative award

March 4, 2019

We are excited to announce you that Siren is a finalist of the Cartier Women’s Initiative Award, alongside with 21 other finalists. The Cartier Women’s initiative award was created 13 years ago by Cartier, McKinsey & Company and INSEAD Business School. The objective is to encourage inspirational women entrepreneurs worldwide to solve contemporary global challenges.

The award aims to:

  • support and recognize creative women who are making concrete contributions to finding solutions for the future of our planet.
  • bring these business solutions to the largest audience possible.

Since 2006, Cartier has accompanied 198 promising female business-owners and recognized 70 laureates. More than 3000 companies around the world applied this year.

Who is Ran MA, CEO of Siren?

Ran Ma dropped out of her degrees at Northwestern and Copenhagen Business School to start Siren in early 2015. She handmade all early prototypes herself. Leading doctors wouldn’t believe it when she said she was making a smart sock that was machine-washable and -dryable, doesn’t need to be charged, and would save their patients’ lives.

In less than 3 years we have over 50,000 people on our waitlist, successfully completed our clinical trial, and the same doctors are on our clinical advisory board.

Headshot of Ran Ma, CEO of Siren
Ran Ma, CEO of Siren

Ran Ma: “I am really excited to see Siren recognized by the Cartier Women’s foundation. I hope this recognition will inspire more women to start businesses in the Med tech-field where they are still underrepresented.”

Why Siren temperature monitoring socks?

There are 450m+ people w/ diabetes worldwide & 600m+ by 2020. Neuropathy is the most common, costly, & deadly complication of diabetes. 80% of ALL amputations are caused by DFUs (diabetic foot ulcers). Temperature monitoring is proven to reduce DFUs by 87.5%. DFUs cost $70b+ dollars in the US alone; more than any form of cancer. 50% of people lose the other leg within 2 years of an amputation. 80% pass away within 5 years after a lower leg amputation.

40% of people with diabetes can’t feel pain, so a small injury can become an ulcer, gangrene, and ultimately amputation. By monitoring temperature, we’re able to catch these injuries before they turn into life-threatening ulcers

We want to thank the Cartier Women’s initiative award for this exceptional opportunity. We are looking forward to participating in the program. We hope this occasion will help us to raise awareness about diabetes and its consequences.

Do you want to try our diabetic temperature monitoring socks?

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