Updated Apr 23, 2020
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Be Girl is disrupting the status quo for menstruation through our innovative, sustainable, high-quality products designed with and for girls to understand manage menstruation safely and comfortably.
Be Girl has received a utility patent and fully developed and field-tested our period products. In Mozambique, we are testing a sustainable markets-based approach to create affordable access to our premium period products for all womankind.
Menstrual Hygiene, Young Adolescence (10-14), Sexual and Reproductive Health and 5 MoreSEE ALL
Menstrual Hygiene, Young Adolescence (10-14), Sexual and Reproductive Health, Health, Enabling Environment, Human Centered Design, Education and EnvironmentSEE LESS
Ethiopia, Mozambique, Somalia and 24 MoreSEE ALL
Ethiopia, Mozambique, Somalia, Solomon Islands, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Papua New Guinea, Kenya, Mali, Malawi, Madagascar, Liberia, Nigeria, Jordan, Haiti, Guatemala, Ghana, Georgia, Morocco, Uganda, Dominican Republic, United States, Colombia, Cameroon, Nepal, Zambia and TanzaniaSEE LESS
Adolescent girls in low-resource settings are ill-prepared for menstruation because they lack information and products to manage their menses. Menstruation is steeped in taboo, and too often disposables are unavailable and unaffordable and reusables are low-quality and unsanitary. Difficulties in managing periods with normalcy and dignity is an obstacle to gender equality and negatively impacts women’s human rights to education, health, and work.
Be Girl leads long-term transformative change by making innovative, environmentally sustainable, and durable menstrual products accessible so that being a girl is not a barrier to health, dignity, and success. Lack of access to menstrual products is a market failure and solutions need to be environmentally sustainable because disposable products generate a massive amount of refuse that will add to current waste crises in many developing countries.
Be Girl makes period protection radically accessible to women and girls, with a special focus on those living in poverty and at the base of the economic pyramid. We reach the former through collaborations with relief and development nonprofits. The second group currently purchases sanitary products, albeit with difficulty. We serve them through a sustainable, markets-based methodology currently undergoing proof of concept in Mozambique.
|Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted||500,000|
|New Implemented Countries||Colombia, Angola, Mozambique, South Africa|
|New Feature||Disrupt the feminine care market to make durable, high-performance menstrual products accessible to the bottom of the pyramid.|
CEO and co-founder Diana Sierra (F) has 10+ years' experience in industrial design with a focus on products designed specifically for women’s use. COO Audrey Anderson (F) is a specialist in adolescent girl-centered programming with 10 years' experience in international education and development. CFO Amy Kelly (F) has 10+ years of experience in bookkeeping, financial planning, and public policy. VP of Operations Tatiana Reyes Jové (F) brings experience in data analysis, M&E, and project design.
EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES WOMEN