This episode of Below the Radar features mother, entrepreneur, creative, feminist Madeleine Shaw. Many of us now find the topic of menstruation significantly less taboo thanks to the work of folks like Madeleine. As one of the cofounders of Aisle (formerly Lunapads), Madeleine has been normalizing menstruation for nearly three decades.
Led by her creativity, she has more recently embarked on new projects including G Day, a national event series that celebrates the transition between childhood and adolescence in female-identified tween youth, and Nestworks, a work-friendly family space that will shape a better understanding of a healthy work-life balance.
About Our Guest
Madeleine Shaw is a social entrepreneur best known as the co-founder of Aisle (formerly Lunapads), a founding Canadian BCorp that specializes in sustainable menstrual products. She is also founder and Board Chair of United Girls of the World Society, a registered charity that produces G Day, a national event series for tween girls and their adult supporters. She is also the founder of Nestworks, a family-friendly shared work/life space launching in 2019/2020. Madeleine blogs about her adventures in social entrepreneurship at www.lunagals.com.
CITE THIS EPISODE
Roach, Melissa, and Saba Maria. “A feminist career — with Madeleine Shaw.” Below the Radar, SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement. Podcast audio, April 22, 2019. https://www.sfu.ca/vancity-office-community-engagement/below-the-radar-podcast/episodes/15-madeleine-shaw.html.