Breaking Down Barriers: How Chelsea Monty-Bromer is Leading the Charge as a Female Founder

Jul 3, 2024 | Ideas

As a female founder, particularly in an industry where the network for female founders is not as expansive, Dr. Chelsea Monty-Bromer’s journey with SweatID has been marked by both victories and challenges. Learn more about SweatID’s founder, how she leads with resilience and what her advice is for other aspiring female founders.

Overcoming obstacles in the STEM industry

Reflecting on her experience as a founder in a male-dominated field, Dr. Monty-Bromer acknowledges the additional hurdles that female entrepreneurs often face.

“It’s definitely a challenge to be a female founder,” she notes. “Oftentimes, people don’t take us seriously. There’s this assumption that you’re not good enough, that you don’t know what you’re doing.”

Navigating these biases, Dr. Monty-Bromer and her predominantly female team, consisting of engineers specializing in biomedical and chemical fields, have pressed ahead with determination. Despite the skepticism they encounter, they continue to strive for excellence, driven by a shared passion for innovation and a commitment to their vision.

“We all struggle with getting people to take us seriously and listen to what we’re saying,” Dr. Monty-Bromer acknowledges.

Yet, it is this exceptional perseverance that propels them forward, fueling their determination to challenge expectations and make their mark in the industry.

As they plan for SweatID’s future, Dr. Monty-Bromer and her team serve as trailblazers, challenging stereotypes and breaking down barriers for future generations of female entrepreneurs. Their journey serves as a testament to the power of resilience, determination, and solid belief in one’s capabilities.

In Dr. Monty-Bromer’s words, “You have to really work twice as hard, maybe three times as hard to get as far.”

And with each milestone achieved, they pave the way for greater inclusivity and representation in the entrepreneurial landscape.

From one female founder to another

As a female founder in the world of STEM entrepreneurship, Dr. Chelsea Monty-Bromer embodies resilience and self-belief. When asked about advice for other women seeking to make their mark in technology and engineering, her response resonates with a powerful message of self-trust and perseverance.

“I think the most important thing is to trust yourself,” she asserts. “If you’ve developed technology, you know it better than anybody else.”

Dr. Monty-Bromer emphasizes the importance of maintaining confidence in one’s abilities, especially in the face of skepticism or doubt from others.

“Even when people are questioning you, or they might not think that your technology is going to work, you have to believe in yourself and know that you’ve developed something that’s really great,” she explains. This firm belief in oneself and in the value of one’s work is essential for navigating the challenges inherent in entrepreneurship.

In a landscape where women in STEM often encounter barriers and biases, Dr. Monty-Bromer’s advice serves as an inspiration to others.

“It’s easy to get beaten down and convinced that what you’re doing isn’t the right way to do it, or the best way to do it,” she acknowledges. “But no one knows you or your technology better. So, you can take advice from people, but really, at the end of the day, you’ve got to listen to yourself.”

Through her journey as a female founder, Dr. Monty-Bromer exemplifies the power of self-assurance and resilience in overcoming obstacles and making a lasting impact in the field of technology and engineering. Her words of wisdom serve as inspiration for women everywhere, encouraging them to trust in their abilities, embrace their unique perspectives, and push forward with confidence on their entrepreneurial journey.

Learn more about the technology that made Dr. Monty-Bromer’s story a success.

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