Mitchella Gilbert

CEO and Founder of Oya Femtech Apparel, Visionary Startup Founder, Innovator, Motivational Speaker

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Mitchella Gilbert is a startup founder, innovator, and creative visionary. As the CEO and Founder of Oya Femtech Apparel, a groundbreaking technical apparel brand addressing feminine health issues, Mitchella quickly grew Oya into a 2023 Fast Company Innovative Company Of The Year.

Born in Philadelphia, PA, Mitchella graduated from the University of Chicago, where they earned a B.A. in Public Policy, and later pursued an MBA with a concentration in entrepreneurship at the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

Their journey towards founding Oya was preceded by a remarkable trajectory in public speaking, beginning in high school as a spokesperson of their competitive robotics team, and later as the founder of a NASA and Google endorsed robotics team. These early engagements laid the groundwork for Mitchella's dynamic presence on prestigious innovation stages, from Ivy League universities to renowned business competitions and SoFi Stadium.

Mitchella's distinction as one of the first 200 black women to secure over $1,000,000 in venture capital speaks volumes about their impact and credibility in the business world. With endorsements from esteemed investors like Techstars, the 76ers Innovation Lab, and R.E.I., as well as features in leading publications such as Forbes, Essence, and Bustle, Mitchella's influence continues to resonate far and wide.

Their commitment to innovation and women's health has not gone unnoticed, earning them prestigious accolades like the John Wooden International Leadership Award and, most recently, the honor of serving as a 2024 diplomatic delegate to Japan on behalf of the City of Los Angeles.

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"It was great. Mitchella was exactly the right person for us to work with and their personalization of the content to our team was top tier. Everyone left the presentation feeling motivated and inspired.”

Kathleen Sikora
Director Talent Effectiveness & Development, Code42

“Mitchella is an amazing speaker with a powerful message. Her energy and enthusiasm are contagious! Her panel was the highlight of the conference.”

Melanie Nuni
Director of Programs at Alliance

“Mitchella is an incredible public speaker and her insights around women's health, apparel, and venture capital are second to none. She delivered an impressive panel in front of a room of educated women, including physicians."

Naseem Sayini
Co-Founder & Managing Director at Emmeline Ventures

"Mitchella brought an incredible level of energy to the panel, and her moderation was fantastic! I was not only inspired by her insightful responses but she also had the most well attended session of the summit."

Alexandra Marmureanu
Dir. of UCLAs Anderson Women in Business Club