Democratizing Insights about Menstruation and Building a Sustainable Venture with Menstrupedia Cofounder Aditi Gupta
Aditi Gupta is a social entrepreneur and co-founder of Menstrupedia, working towards spreading awareness about menstruation. While studying at the National Institute of Design, as a Ford Foundation research Scholar she has conducted extensive research in understanding the scenario of menstrual unawareness in India and its impact on a girl’s life. She has designed effective educational tools for girls and schools using storytelling and sequential art for educating young girls about periods in a society where the subject is a major taboo.
Aditi was named Forbes India 30 under 30, 2014 for her work towards breaking the taboo around menstruation. She is a TED speaker and also an International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) alumni. Aditi was named as" Most Influential Women" by BW Business World Magazine.
Her work has been featured in TIME Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Channel 4 News, Forbes India, India Today, Vogue, Cosmopolitan and Femina Magazines. She is also a Global Shaper alumni at the World Economic Forum. Aditi aspires to create a future where menstruation is not a taboo but a welcoming change in a girl’s life.