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Sat, Jun 29


Zoom Webinar

Empowering Workplace Wellness: Breaking Menstruation Taboos

Step into a new era of workplace wellness with our groundbreaking LIVE discussion hosted by the LedBy Foundation and the U.S. Embassy in India. This session is essential for anyone interested in entrepreneurship, women's health, and fostering supportive workplace cultures.

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Empowering Workplace Wellness: Breaking Menstruation Taboos
Empowering Workplace Wellness: Breaking Menstruation Taboos

Time & Location

Jun 29, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Zoom Webinar


About the Event

Did you know? Studies show that 58% of women have experienced period shaming at work, and 42% have felt the need to hide menstrual products. Breaking these taboos is crucial for creating a healthier, more productive workplace. Join the LedBy Foundation, in partnership with the U.S. Embassy and Papaya Women Health for 'Empowering Workplace Wellness: Breaking Menstruation Taboos,' a vital discussion aimed at transforming workplace culture.

Date:  29 June 2024 (Saturday)

Time: 11:00 AM

Venue: Zoom workshop


Meet Shagun Maheswari, a mechanical engineer turned entrepreneur and the visionary founder of Papaya, a groundbreaking femtech company in India. Shagun's company has revolutionized menstrual health with the launch of the entirely biodegradable pad in India, utilizing coagulation technology and 100% sustainable materials to ensure both comfort and environmental friendliness.

In this session, Shagun will share her personal journey, detailing how she confronted and overcame deeply ingrained menstruation taboos. Learn about the challenges she faced, the innovative solutions she developed, and the significant impact her initiatives have had on promoting a healthier, more inclusive work environment.


Entrepreneur revolutionized menstrual health: Shagun will share her journey of overcoming menstruation taboos, developing innovative solutions, and promoting a healthier, more inclusive workplace.

Understanding & Impact of Menstruation on Work: Gain a thorough understanding and unknown facts about the menstrual cycle and its impact on physical and mental health. Learn to identify and debunk common myths and misconceptions about menstruation at workplace.

Menstrual Hygiene Management: Learn about different menstrual products and effective menstrual hygiene management practices. Gain insights into implementing supportive workplace policies such as menstrual leave and flexible working hours.

Interactive Activities: Group discussions and role-playing to practice open communication about menstrual health and hygiene. Q&A session to address participants' questions and concerns. Sharing personal stories and experiences related to menstruation in the workplace.

Building Awareness and Advocacy: Acquire tools and knowledge to educate colleagues and employers about menstrual health and hygiene. Understand the importance of breaking menstruation taboos and fostering a supportive and inclusive workplace culture.

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