Join us for an enlightening conversation with Celeste Mergens, the inspiring founder of Days for Girls, a global organization advocating for menstrual health equity. Listen in as Celeste shares her remarkable journey that began from an urgent call from a Kenyan orphanage, and evolved into a worldwide movement impacting more than 3 million women and girls in 145 countries. Hear about the groundbreaking work Days for Girls is doing to dismantle stigma and provide access to quality products and education about menstrual health.
We also discuss the power of awareness, understanding, and open conversation about menstruation. Celeste emphasizes the need to normalize these discussions and highlights the transformative role of products in facilitating these conversations. Learn about the importance of being prepared for unexpected menstrual situations, and discover the range of options available to manage periods. Be prepared for a few surprises as we discuss everything from menstrual cups to unique remedies and movements to manage menstrual cramps. It's a thought-provoking episode that underlines the power of collective action and the need for menstrual equity worldwide.
Celeste Mergens' Introduction
Celeste Mergens is an author, thought leader, and changemaker and has been featured in Oprah’s O Magazine, Forbes, and Stanford Social Innovation Review. She is the Founder of Days for Girls, a global award-winning organization championing Women's Health and Menstrual Health Equity. Days for Girls was named by the Huffington Post as a ‘Next Ten’ Organization poised to change the world in the next decade and has reached 2.9+ million women and girls in 145 countries. Typically averaging 52 speaking events a year, Celeste is a sought-after professional speaker and consultant. She was awarded the AARP Purpose Prize, Conscious Company Global Impact Entrepreneur Top Ten Women, 2019 Global Washington Global Hero, and Women's Economic Forum's Woman of the Decade.
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