Autumn Blum: Ocean Advocate, Cosmetic Chemist, Entrepreneur & CEO and Founder of Stream2Sea
Autumn Blum, formulator and CEO of Stream2Sea, was recognized last week and formally inducted into the Women Divers Hall of Fame at the DEMA Show 2022. Honoring contributions of women divers, Autumn was nominated for educating about the dangers of chemical sunscreens and creating safer alternatives for people and planet. She combined her love of the ocean and her 20 years’ experience as a cosmetic chemist, and collaborated with ecotoxicologists to develop Stream2Sea, the only suncare products in the world proven safe for fish and coral larvae. Leading the global movement to ban toxic sunscreens, Autumn testified before the USVI government and presented to the National Science Academies. During the COVID crisis, Autumn created a microplastic-free, eco-safe sanitizer, supplying over 200,000 bottles during our time of need.
Scuba certified at 14, she is a PADI Master Scuba Dive Trainer, Trimix CCR diver, and also the founder of Scuba Girls.
What is the WDHOF?
Women Divers Hall of Fame (WDHOF) was founded in 1999 to recognize and honor the contributions of women pioneers, leaders and innovators in the many fields of diving and to promote careers and opportunities for women in the diving community worldwide.
DHOF Members are the leaders, pioneers and record setting champions in every sector of the diving community, including arts, science, deep sea exploration, underwater archaeology, medicine, free diving, equipment technology, cave diving, wreck diving, military diving, commercial diving, media, training and education, and business. The WDHOF roster now boasts 229 women from 30 U.S. States and Territories and 19 foreign countries throughout six continents. WDHOF Members are selected on an annual basis. For a list of current members, biographies, nomination requirements and deadlines visit www.WDHOF.org.