Andrea Barrica is on a mission: to create the world’s most trusted sexual wellness brand to help people increase their sexual health, power, and confidence. As the CEO and founder of O.school, a judgment-free educational platform focused on sexuality and pleasure, Barrica wants to change the way people learn about sexuality. Growing up in a religious, conservative Filipino family taught her that abstinence and fear-based sex education was the be-all-end-all, and Barrica was unable to find reliable resources herself to fill in gaps in her schooling. In an effort to ensure no one else would have to struggle, she developed her own platform in 2017 to help provide those resources she couldn’t find as a child. “I chose to go into sexual wellness because I knew there was a huge opportunity to help people globally, and in a way, build the thing I needed when I was younger,” Barrica says. For her, the most rewarding aspect of the work she does isn’t necessarily getting to solve a problem that’s heavily impacted her, though. Instead, it’s the freedom of entrepreneurship that drives Barrica’s passion. It’s the same trait that saw her previously co-founding inDinero.com, a leading financial solution for startup growth that employs over 150 people globally, and working as a venture partner at 500 Startups, a global venture fund for small but growing companies. —IL
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