MEET ELAINE KAO: Making periods healthier



President and owner at Lilli Pads


What is at the heart of your business?

I make periods healthier one woman at a time.

Why did you join a women focussed coworking and wellness community?



What does thriving look like to you?

Working with likeminded individuals who are all dedicated towards their own personal definition of success.

Shecosystem’s core values are openness, community, collaboration, accessibility, sustainability, feminism, and wellness. Which of these resonates most with you and why?

Community is always a key area of development when it comes to business and success. To me, there may be businesses that focus on financial success, but I feel like there is something missing if you cannot give back to the community that has built and developed you.


What would you like to give and/or receive from this community?


Life is a progressive series of steps: Your future outlook is largely dependent on the consistent habits that you develop today. Often times, social media makes it seem like results and success are instantaneous but that cannot be further from the truth. Real success is rooted in challenges and endeavours that push your mental and intellectual boundaries. There is no success without pain and pain builds character.


Tell us one way you integrate self-care into your working life

I like going to the spa from time to time. Meditation has been a big theme for me in the past year.

What’s your top piece of advice for other entrepreneurs?

Take it one step at a time and don’t give up. Patience pays off in the long run.