For us, safety is personal
As survivors, we built the product we wish we had when we needed it most.
We met at Harvard Business School and realized, like too many women, we had both experienced sexual assault. But our assaults were not the only encounters we wish we could have avoided.
Whether it was feeling trapped in an uncomfortable situation, being pressured to do something we did not want to, or being intimidated; we knew these problems were widespread and we wanted to do something about them.
Before Flare, men designed most safety products decades ago without understanding how dangerous situations escalate. Instead of empowering women to safely and discreetly take control, they gave us whistles, alarms, and pepper spray, which can end up doing more harm than good.
Every 73 seconds, someone is sexually assaulted in America. 44% of women experience sexual violence in their lifetimes.
Flare is personal for us because we know, far too well, the impact sexual assault and other traumatic experiences have on women’s lives.
We designed Flare to give you options early, before things get out of control.
Flare is discreet, easy to use, and faster than reaching for your phone. It’s exactly what we wish we had and what every woman deserves.
BACKED BY INDUSTRY-LEADING EXPERTS
Flare takes a smart approach to safety, recognizing that feeling safe means feeling empowered and confident wherever you go.
Flare's approach is fresh, unique, and actually practical. Safety is a problem that needs to be solved for in a way that will actually help women moment-to-moment.
Until behaviors, policies and laws are changed to hold people accountable, we must stand up and do what we can. Flare takes up that charge.
We need every tool in the toolbox to work to prevent sexual assaults across the country, and Flare is one of the most innovative, practical, useful tools I've seen.
Built by all of us, together
Our Flare ambassadors represent and help test Flare in the real world. We've always listened and we plan to keep listening, because when we support each other, we’re creating a better world for everyone.