Join TNS Host Michael Lerner in conversation with Celeste Mergens, founder and CEO of Days for Girls, an organization that increases access to menstrual care and education by developing global partnerships, cultivating social enterprises, mobilizing volunteers, and innovating sustainable solutions that shatter stigmas and limitations for women and girls. Days for Girls reaches more than a million women and girls in more than 100 countries around the world.
Celeste founded Days for Girls after a trip to Kenya in 2008, when she learned that girls in an orphanage were facing huge challenges each month because they lacked access to hygiene options. What first began as an effort to supply disposable pads quickly evolved into a more sustainable solution. Her engineering and sewing experience drove the Days for Girls Kit design, which went through 28 iterations all informed by extensive feedback from women and girls around the world.