This Period Tracker App Empowers Its Employees With Paid Menstrual Leave

Stardust is a menstrual tracking app that combines astrology, menstruation, and data encryption.

The company was founded in 2020 by Rachel Moranis, a designer and architect who wanted a better period tracker.

Stardust has over one million users and raised $2.2 million in its pre-seed round in 2022.

The company offers paid menstrual leave for its employees on the first two days of their cycle, when hormones are low and flow is heavy.

The company also offers a flexible workweek for working parents, who can take off either Monday or Friday every week.

The company believes that working according to the menstrual cycle enhances productivity and happiness for its employees.

The company has a four-person, all-female staff and plans to expand its team by the end of 2023.

The company operates with a “menstruating woodland witch” aesthetic and a “matriarchal subculture” within its culture.

The company uses dedicated Slack emojis to express the emotions that come with menstruation and encourages honesty and unfiltered communication among its staff.

The company challenges the “move fast and break things” mentality and the “patriarchal concept” of the workweek.