One of our most inspiring interviews to date! We invited Days for Girls onto to the program, a worldwide organization of amazing people that provide girls in developing countries with the opportunity to have more education, safety and dignity through the distribution of sustainable feminine hygiene kits. They have already reached tens of thousands of girls and women in over 70 nations on 6 continents and have been featured by Oprah magazine and TEDx, among others.
(note: this episode touches on a few difficult topics, so use discretion with young children listening)
Celeste Mergens – Executive Director and Founder
Celeste has decades of experience in nonprofit organizational leadership, with emphasis on international relations and sustainable community development. She founded Days for Girls International in November 2008.
Leah Spelman – Development Officer
Leah came to Days for Girls with a strong background in women’s issues, most recently working in Jordan on women’s political participation under a Fulbright Grant.
Janine Keblish – Serves on the Board of Directors
Janine is a public relations specialist who was on the very first Days for Girls expedition, and has been a vital member of the team ever since. She also helped them break the Guinness World Record for “most pairs of underwear worn at one time.”
Susan Burri – Social Media and Events
She is the face behind the DFG Facebook page updates and the hand behind Days for Girls International events. (click below for photo)