Oksana Wright - Co-Founder of Social Health Registry
Immigrant. Empowered. Visionary. Oksana is a responsible citizen of society that aims to inspire the next generation of young women to take control of their life, health, and wellness.
She is a co-founder and majority owner of Social Health Registry (SHR), a company created in response to current trends of the swipe right dating culture in combination with continuously rising STD numbers.
SHR is a platform comprised exclusively of socially responsible individuals that subscribe to the theory that personal health and safety cannot be left to chance while living in the age of information. SHR is a web application that allows registered users to upload their STD/STI results, have them validated, and share their profile with potential sexual partners. The goal is to influence human behavior and encourage open conversations with sexual partners, more frequent STD/STI testing, and a more socially responsible community as a whole.
In February 2018, SHR was recognized as top 20 startups of the year at Global Conference 2018, organized by Startup Grind and backed by Google for Entrepreneurs. SHR was also featured in WTOP as a digital solution to asking about one’s STD status as well as in ABC7, recognizing that this might be the future of dating.
Oksana is originally from Ukraine and moved to the United States at the age of 19. She developed passion for technology when studying at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA, from which she graduated with honors in 2015. While still working on her degree at GMU, Oksana landed a job with a technology firm where she stayed until forming SHR in 2017.
Oksana is a mother of two young girls and is determined to serve as an example to them, and others, demonstrating how to recognize the need and create a viable solution to a societal problem in the digital era.