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Madeleine Shaw and Suzanne Siemens

Co-founders, Lunapads

Madeleine Shaw and Suzanne Siemens are the co-founders of <a href="http://lunapads.com/" rel="nofollow">Lunapads</a>, a manufacturer and e-commerce retailer of natural feminine hygiene products, and <a href="http://lunapads.com/about-us/donate-pads" rel="nofollow">Pads4Girls</a>, a non-profit society that supports girls' education in the developing world. Their latest project, <a href="http://gdayforgirls.com/" rel="nofollow">G Day</a>, is a new global social movement anchored by day-long events that celebrate and empower girls ages 10-12. Tweet them at <a href="https://twitter.com/OhMadeleine" rel="nofollow">@OhMadeleine</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/Luna_gal" rel="nofollow">@Luna_gal</a>.
G Day: A Modern Rite of Passage for

G Day: A Modern Rite of Passage for Girls

As an adolescent girl, I was awed by the notion of becoming an adult woman. Like Margaret in Judy Blume's classic coming of age novel, "Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret," I was obsessed with all the details, particularly menstruation, and on a semi-conscious level hoped that there would be some sort of fanfare when the momentous time came.
03/13/2014 12:29 EDT
We Proved Selling 'Odd' Women's Products Can Create Social

We Proved Selling 'Odd' Women's Products Can Create Social Change

Since its inception in 1993, Lunapads' business philosophy has been firmly grounded in the belief that capitalism can in fact be a powerful force for positive social change. In the early days people not only thought our products -- reusable feminine hygiene products -- were a bit odd; some even found them off-putting: not exactly a "marketer's dream."
01/30/2014 01:33 EST