Inc Magazine Female Founders List
We’re thrilled to announce that WellTheory’s co-founder and CEO, Ellen Rudolph, has been included on Inc. Magazine’s Female Founders 200: an exclusive list celebrating the most promising up-and-coming women entrepreneurs.
Ellen's impressive journey started with her graduation from Stanford University with a Distinction in Product Design Engineering. She then went on to hold Product Manager positions at several firms, including Oscar Health, a fast-growing health insurance company. Ellen's life took a turn when she was diagnosed with autoimmune disease at just 25. This life-changing event sparked her mission to combat the autoimmune epidemic that affects over 50 million Americans. Drawing from her background in product design and her personal experience as an autoimmune patient, Ellen founded WellTheory to fill gaps in current autoimmune care with personalized, evidence-based care plans that address the root cause of autoimmunity.
Ellen’s recognition on Inc. Magazine’s Female Founders 200 list is a win for women’s health since approximately 80% of autoimmune patients are women. Sadly, women typically wait 4 years longer than men to receive an autoimmune diagnosis, and almost half are told that their symptoms are all in their head.
“It feels like a ‘pinch me’ moment to be named to Inc. Magazine’s Female Founders list along with so many incredible women past and present. 3 years ago, I hit rock bottom in my health journey. At that time, never in my wildest dreams did I believe I’d be able to regain my health and fulfill my lifelong dream of starting a company.” Ellen said. “I’m truly honored to have received this recognition, and I hope that it can help amplify our mission to reach and help as many autoimmune patients as possible.”
Inc. Magazine's 2023 Female Founders list also includes inspiring women leaders such as Eva Longoria, Lena Waithe, and other trailblazers who are shaping the future of various industries, including health, education, finance, manufacturing, legal, and retail.