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This show is dedicated to empowering female leaders to express their authentic leadership style by feeling strong from within, aware of their full set of unique competencies, and mentally ready to take on any challenge that comes their way. At least twice per month, we feature uplifting interviews with women from all over the globe where you will get empowering messages, new perspectives, and useful takeaways that you can apply to your own life.
 
Go behind the scenes with Days for Girls International, an award-winning NGO, as we interview thought leaders in international development who work to empower women and girls around the world. You’ll hear from experts in the fields of menstrual health, social entrepreneurship, and international development, as well as get inside stories from the women and girls impacted by our vital work to create menstrual equity for every girl, everywhere, period. Visit daysforgirls.org to learn more about ...
 
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Anita Diamant is a New York Times best-selling novelist, journalist and the author of multiple books on menstrual equity – including Period. End of Sentence., based on the Oscar-winning documentary of the same name. In this episode, Anita shares wisdom and stories from her acclaimed books on menstrual equity; dives into her personal journey as a me…
 
Blanca Ordaz is a ten-year-old actress who is passionate about using her voice and platform make the world a better place. Through her leading role in the new PBS short film Death and Deathability: A Period Piece, Blanca hopes to shine a light on period poverty and shatter the stigma around menstruation. In this episode, Blanca (and her mother, Cec…
 
Brian Ford is the co-founder of For Purpose, a social impact platform that aims to rewrite the philanthropy paradigm and empower more people to make a positive difference through everyday actions. He is fiercely passionate about making social impact accessible to all - and believes that even the smallest of efforts can have a domino effect in creat…
 
Magie Cook is an award-winning mindset coach, international speaker and the CEO and founder of Magie’s Salsa LLC, which she started with just $800 while homeless. Her journey from an orphan to a successful business powerhouse/activist is nothing short of inspiring – and shapes her work helping others discover their personal power. Today, Magie shar…
 
Tara Costello is a UK-based writer, educator and menstrual health advocate with a passion for de-stigmatizing period talk – most recently, in her debut book, Red Moon Gang: An Inclusive Guide to Periods. In this episode, Tara sits down with us to talk about the importance of inclusivity in period talk (and what that means), the challenges in women’…
 
Melissa Berton is the Academy Award-winning producer of PERIOD. END OF SENTENCE., a documentary film about menstrual stigma which won an Oscar for Best Documentary Short in 2019. She is an LA-based teacher and writer, as well as the Founder & Executive Director of The Pad Project: a nonprofit (and Days for Girls partner) dedicated to the principle …
 
Jamila Mayanja is a gender equity champion and the founder of Smart Girls Uganda: a nonprofit that empowers young girls and women with the educational, vocational and practical tools they need to thrive – including access to safe, effective, reusable menstrual pads. To date, Smart Girls has reached 500,000 girls with their signature menstrual kits …
 
Are you comfortable when it comes to investing? Are you investing pro-actively or are you rather postponing important financial decisions? Research confirms that women are less likely to invest than men and are less likely to describe themselves as financially knowledgeable. In overwhelming majority, women are highly unsatisfied with the financial …
 
Mira Kaddoura is a feminist advocate, creative master-mind and the founder of Red & Co.: a female and minority owned boutique consultancy that helps brands make a meaningful impact on society. A staunch advocate of female leadership, gender equality and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Mira is passionate about harnessing creative campaigns to help …
 
Meet Jess Straight and Emma Cihanowyz: college students, menstrual equity champions and leaders of the Days for Girls Club at Penn State University – serving as president/founder (Jess) VP of Advocacy/Administrator (Emma). During the pandemic, DfG Penn State pivoted from sewing kits to running period product drives and polling hundreds of students …
 
Purpose creates meaning and can influence behavior and shape goals. In this wonderfully inspiring talk, you learn from Pranita Chettri, Co-Founder of Booksforchange.org, how she found the courage to live her purpose and what you can concretely do if you want to give your life a new direction. The choice to do exactly what you want to do is not made…
 
Kiya Gezahegne is a feminist researcher and lecturer specializing in migrant studies, adolescent research and gender policy. She is passionate about harnessing the power of research to drive more supportive policies for women, girls, youth and refugees across Ethiopia. Kiya currently serves as the in-country qualitative researcher for Gender and Ad…
 
'But I am not sure I can challenge the project distribution, though it seems unfair to me. Why have I ended up again with the more administrative pieces whilst my colleague gets the front-ending... How can I challenge my boss without derailing my career'? Starts a typical mentoring conversation... In this episode, Shivangi Walke, Founder of thrivew…
 
Christina Lowery is the CEO of Girl Rising: a nonprofit that’s shifting the way the world values and invests in girls. Decades of research show that girls’ access to education and opportunity is the single most effective factor in transforming global issues like poverty, gender equality and climate change. Through storytelling campaigns, youth ment…
 
Eva Marie Carney is Founder and Board President of the Kwek Society: an organization working to eliminate period poverty in Native schools and communities across the United States. She is a human rights lawyer and an elected legislator of the Shawnee, Oklahoma-based Citizen Potawatomi Nation – of which is also a citizen. In this episode, Eva dives …
 
Our capability to take action is intimately linked to our emotions. Even more so, any action we take is triggered by an emotion that is all too often operating from the background without us realizing what is going on. In this recording of a live talk, Alexandra Cherali, Emotional Healing and Trauma Release Practitioner (golden-light.ch), shares co…
 
Emily Bell McCormick is the founder of The Policy Project: a nonpartisan group of individuals and organizations that advocate for healthy, long-term U.S. policy changes at the local and national level. She started the collective after a visit to South Africa’s Apartheid Museum awakened her to the massive power of “a thousand tiny policies.” Now, sh…
 
Pam Geist is the brand director of This is L.: a mission-driven period care brand dedicated to making exceptional menstrual products accessible for all. L. offers a wide range of beautiful, sustainable, body-friendly tampons, pads, liners and wipes at an affordable cost – while also working with non-profits like Days for Girls to support menstrual …
 
In this episode, Betty Encinales, Executive Headhunter and Founder of Becruit shares concrete and applicable tools on how you can increase your online network to create more career opportunities. Discover this compelling strategic approach that allows you to create your own networking plan to rock your career. The choice to do exactly what you want…
 
Beatrice Dixon is the founder and CEO of The Honeypot Company: an innovative, natural, plant-based feminine care system that’s changing the intimate wellness game for all people with vaginas (and a treasured Days for Girls partner!). The idea for The Honeypot came to Beatrice in a visionary dream – first as a means of solving her own vaginal health…
 
In this episode, Barbara Roux-Levrat will speak about taking ownership to create our ideal life. Find out more about what radical responsibility is all about, what role your mood plays in your life and why female energy will lead the world in the future. The choice to do exactly what you want to do is not made somewhere out there, but within you. Y…
 
Brittany Barreto is the co-founder, executive director and podcast host of FemTech Focus: a nonprofit that’s revolutionizing the women’s health tech (femtech) industry through connection, capital and collaborative innovation. She’s on a mission to disrupt the male-centric status quo in healthcare, and bring much-needed focus and funding to underser…
 
Puleng is a public health education and gender specialist with more than 20 years of experience managing programs within the HIV, gender, sexual and reproductive health and human rights spaces. She is passionate about Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health and also cares deeply about social change communications and co…
 
McAdam believe we all need our tribe around us. We are not born having the right people to turn to. We need others with similar experience to share our vulnerability with and to build up our confidence. It is good to have like minded people around us, McAdam believes. Women are great at networking and connecting women with other useful contacts or …
 
In this episode, Alma Moya Losada, Co-founder and CEO of Aequaland, shares with us how we can provide children the opportunity to celebrate their uniqueness, foster their differences, and become the person of their choice without the limitations set by stereotypes, rigid roles, and prejudices. Find out what impact we can make when setting the found…
 
Celeste Mergens is the founder and CEO of Days for Girls International. Since 2008, she has grown the organization from a small group of local sewists into an award-winning, global NGO serving menstruators and their communities in 144 countries (and counting). A heart-centered and compassion-driven visionary, Celeste has dedicated her life to showi…
 
Christine Mwangi is a social change agent, global citizen and founder of Be A Rose, Inc.: a nonprofit tackling period poverty in Grand Rapids, MI. Be A Rose, Inc is on a mission to connect local women and girls with sustainable period products (including those made by DfG!) and health education at zero cost – through partnerships with local orgs, s…
 
Turning adversity into strength is an art that we can learn. In this episode, Anna Stando shares with us how we can build resilience and turn adversity into strength based on her personal journey and the stories of others that she has witnessed in her work. Learn more about five concrete tips that you can apply in times of hardship to empower you t…
 
True partnership is about identifying shared value and leveraging the combined strengths of each partner to achieve a level of impact that cannot be accomplished independently. Partnerships founded on trust and respect foster an explosion of creativity and a multiplier effect – and can transform your life! In this episode, Ellie Nieves interviews t…
 
Chris Bobel is a scholar of social movements, an author and a professor specializing in the intersection of feminist theory and menstrual health activism. She lectures on Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies at the University of Massachusetts, served as president of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research and has helmed a wide range of groundbreaki…
 
Annie Scranton Booking the best Annie Scranton books guests for TV radio and media events. She has gone from working in network TV in the US where it was her job to find guests and experts for TV shows to now getting people onto shows. She has nearly a decade of experience as a TV […]Angela Mezzetti による
 
Sipiwo Matshoba is the Chief Director of Social Empowerment and Participation for South Africa’s Department of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities. He is fiercely committed to the pursuit of about gender equity and women’s empowerment - with a special passion for helping girls stay in school and go on to become productive members of society …
 
Kelly Olson is a highly-acclaimed puberty book author and former sex ed teacher, with a passion for helping youth navigate coming-of-age challenges. Her critically-endorsed book, “Chill Out & Stop Making This Weird: A Girl’s Survival Guide Extraordinaire,” follows the journey of a young girl going through the ups and downs of puberty – including st…
 
"Creative magic happens when you make things happen." In this talk, Iwona Fluda, Founder of Ministry of Creativity LLC., shares thought-provoking insights that will change your view of the power of creativity. Find out how you can re-activate your creativity and make the best use of it to tap into your full potential and to get unstuck in your care…
 
In this episode, Hannah Vanquaille, Founder at The Potential Seekers, shares a series of compelling actions that we can all take to advocate for ourselves in the workplace. Join this talk and be inspired by what you can do in your daily business life to increase visibility, success, and confidence in yourself! The choice to do exactly what you want…
 
Ina Jurga is a menstrual health innovator and sanitation engineer specializing in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) development. She has led partnership-building and education projects for international NGO (and Days for Girls partner) WASH United since 2012, and serves as the international coordinator for Menstrual Hygiene Day. She is passionat…
 
Marni Sommer is a renowned researcher, professor and author in the menstrual health field. She specializes in puberty research and adolescent-focused interventions, gender and sexual health, and the intersection of public health and education. Marni currently leads the Gender, Adolescent Transitions and Environment (GATE) Program in Columbia Univer…
 
In this episode, Astrid Sokman unveils 7 secrets that self-empowered women apply in their life. Find out more about the opportunities for the woman of today and tomorrow and leave this talk with a compelling list of effective and applicable tools for your own life. The choice to do exactly what you want to do is not made somewhere out there, but wi…
 
Are you wondering what you can do to stay true to yourself no matter what? In this episode, Bilge Apak, CEO of WeWent.com and Co-founder of Shake up the Workplace will share with us her belief that the future belongs to those who dare unapologetically. Find out why owning who you are makes all the difference and how you can reach this goal and acce…
 
Tamara Gillan CEO Wealthiher Network Tamara Gillan is the CEO of the Wealthiher network, an entrepreneur, change-agent and champion for female empowerment and equality. As a single mother Tamara has had to fight for her own success and passionately believes women’s needs deserve to be recognized. On the podcast she shares her wisdom and her […]…
 
Khayrieh Al Assaad is a women’s rights advocate, civil engineer and businesswoman from Akkar Al Atika in North Lebanon. Since joining DfG as our Lebanon Country Representative in 2017, she has led the distribution of more than 10,000 DfG Kits for Syrian refugee women and more than 3,000 Kits for Lebanese women affected by last summer’s Beirut explo…
 
Chipo Chikomo is an award-winning DfG Social Entrepreneur, businesswoman and innovator whose work is revolutionizing the menstrual health space in Zimbabwe. She is passionate about providing truly sustainable, locally-led solutions to period poverty - and empowering women and girls with the menstrual products, education and technical skills they ne…
 
Deborah Jordan Brooks, PH.D, (she/hers) is a university professor, author and researcher specializing in political science and female leadership. As an Associate Professor of Government at Dartmouth College, her teachings focus on women, politics, and the media - while her scholarly research examines female empowerment, public opinion, and politica…
 
In this episode, you meet Ronelle Naidoo who joins us from South-Africa. Ronelle shares with us a powerful message about mutual support as a game-changer. Find out how building up each other can become natural and learn how to leverage this important lever in your professional life. The choice to do exactly what you want to do is not made somewhere…
 
Janet Mbugua (she/her/hers) is a media influencer and gender rights advocate, especially when it comes to menstrual health. She started the Inua Dada Foundation, meaning “uplift the sister”, which works to change policy and provide education to girls and women in need with their period cycles. Among her many accomplishments, publishing her book “My…
 
A well known figure in the menstrual health space, Danielle Keiser (she/her/hers) brings global communities together through social impact and advocacy. She is the Executive Director and Founder of Menstrual Health Hub and a partner at Madamí, a consulting agency focused on gender and female health innovation. In this episode, Danielle talks to us …
 
Today’s guest is Tania Safi (they/them), an award-winner videographer and storyteller. Throughout their decade-long media career, they have produced everything from native digital entertainment for Buzzfeed to feature documentaries on human trafficking in India. They even created a few short documentaries for Days for Girls, which we will talk abou…
 
Nancy Muller is PATH’s former Senior Program Officer in women’s health and menstruation, with more than 30 years of experience in the global health field. She currently works as an independent consultant at the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition, where her team strives to break down the barriers of menstrual awareness by improving health system…
 
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