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Where Periods Are Stigmatized, This Tampon Startup Seeks To Improve Health And Empower Girls

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30 Under 30, FORBES, HEALTH & WELLNESS, LIFESTYLE, PROFILES, Start Up Tech, TECH, WRITING

Molly Hayward always knew she wanted to do something that would have a social impact, but she had no idea that she’d eventually devote herself to taking the taboo out of women’s periods.

Hayward is one of the founders of Cora, a premium organic tampon startup that donates a month’s worth of sanitary period supplies to a girl in a developing country for each monthly membership a customer buys. Since Cora’s founding in 2014, the company has delivered more than 5 million menstruation products to women and girls in need in Kenya and India.

I interviewed Molly Hayward for Forbes. Read my story, here, for more about the amazing work Cora is doing.

 

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Abigail Bassett is a full-time freelance journalist, content creator, and television, video, and podcast host whose work has appeared in publications like TechCrunch, Fast Company, Inc. Magazine, Forbes, Fortune, Motor Trend, Shondaland, Money Magazine, and on CNN. Her passion is telling unique stories that change the way we see, interact with, and relate to the world. She is also a Yoga Alliance Registered 200-hour yoga teacher.

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